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As LinkedIn's head of recruiting, Brendan Browne in charge of bringing the best talent to a company dedicated to helping matchSince joining LinkedIn in 2010, Browne has found two recurring mistakes that hiring managers make, he told Business Insider.They're applicable to managers at any company.He told us a story from his early days at LinkedIn when he was
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Are forces beyond your control putting your marketing team under the microscope, with severe pressure to remain ROI-positive, despite being spread across an increasing array of customer acquisition channels?A recent report from Ascend has found that more than 80 percent of marketing professionals believe that data helps them arrive at more accurate decisions and/or more cost-efficient decisions.It is therefore critical for marketing teams to be equipped with the tools required to ensure maximum productivity and transparency.There are plenty of powerful enterprise tools that are optimized for flexibility among large teams, and you can always go the build-your-own route, but these options are unnecessary when you re first getting started.You might find it worthwhile to temper costs and try some affordable and free tools that can help with boosting marketing productivity.Here are four of the best to choose from.
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You ve likely heard the phrase Internet of Things, or IoT, at some point if you have been following any tech news in the last several years.But at the same time, you might be scratching your head figuring out what it is or what it means past a flashy buzzword.Simply put, the IoT refers to the connection of devices other than typical fare such as computers and smartphones to the Internet.Cars, refrigerators, juicers, wine racks, heart monitors, ovens, watches, and more are all candidates for connection.A new report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, called IoT 101: The Essential Guide to the Internet of Things, outlines the basics of the IoT and what this next wave of technology means to the everyday individual.The report dives into key IoT terms, predictions and trends for the IoT in the next five years, the industries that the IoT will affect the most, and the biggest challenges facing the IoT.Here are the key takeaways from the report:The IoT will surge into the mainstream by the end of this decade to include 24 billion devices.This would mean that approximately four IoT connected devices would exist for every human being on the planet.Governments and companies will invest billions of dollars into IoT devices in the next few years.And that investment will pay off by generating trillions of dollars by 2025.The IoT will profoundly transform daily life for governments, consumers, and businesses.These changes will occur in transportation, agriculture, utilities, smart cities, and more.There are dozens of companies with their hands in the IoT space, and more will soon join them.
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The NSA is changing how it shares data with other federal intelligence agencies—like the CIA, FBI, and DEA—to include what s called raw signals intelligence, the original data that gets swept up by the NSA s various spying and data collection programs.Previously, when the NSA passed data it collected through its secretive, advanced, and sometimes illegal methods, an NSA analyst would strip the data that pertained to innocent people, and would only pass on what they deemed necessary.Now, when the NSA shares information with another intelligence agency, it will pass on the raw data, with no redactions.This means that employees and analysts at the 16 other federal intelligence agencies will now see raw, unfiltered data collected by the NSA.The New York Times neatly summed up the changes: Essentially, the government is reducing the risk that the N.S.A.will fail to recognize that a piece of information would be valuable to another agency, but increasing the risk that officials will see private information about innocent people.
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If there s one thing Verizon loves to do, it s bouncing around the cost of its smartphone upgrade fee.After Verizon introducing a $20 upgrade fee in April 2016, it's now raising the cost even further.Whenever you swap out your existing phone—whether through a straight-up purchase or a monthly payment plan with the carrier—Verizon adds $30 to your bill.Verizon will refund the charge to anyone who returns their new device within 14 days after purchasing it.When asked about the reason for the price increase Verizon didn t have much to say beyond a boilerplate statement.These fees help cover increased cost to provide customers with America s largest and fastest 4G LTE network, Verizon told Ars Technica.
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BRASILIA Reuters - Brazil will auction rights to operate fifth-generation mobile carrier licenses after 2020, once global regulators and carriers agree on terms for the bandwidth and frequencies of the new technology, the head of industry watchdog Anatel said Tuesday.Anatel President Juarez Quadros also said in an interview that local fixed-line carriers migrating from the existing licensing model would have to invest an amount equal to the value of the so-called reversible fixed-line assets they hold.The value of those assets is less than the 105 billion reais $32.8 billion calculated by the federal auditing court TCU because these assets depreciated overtime, Quadros said.A bill changing the licensing model has passed Congress, but a legal challenge has kept President Michel Temer from signing it into law.The new legislation transfers to carriers the ownership of assets related to their fixed-line concessions, clearing up lingering legal uncertainties from old regulations.In exchange, the carriers are expected to invest millions of dollars in the expansion of broadband services in Brazil.
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The internet has created a unique vocabulary, but we've stretched some of these new words beyond their limits and "trolling" should be the first to go.For most people, "trolling" still refers to a form of online pranking — a provocation in search of a response.But using the word suggests the vitriol directed at the comedian Leslie Jones on Twitter was some kind of low stakes comedy rather than a targeted campaign of racist and sexist abuse."Trolling" allows malicious behaviour to be set apart from acts we would strongly resist offline."At its best, trolling is a brand of internet humour that pokes fun at hypocrisy and self-righteousness," Michael Salter, a senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Western Sydney, told Mashable, "although it can quickly cross over into abuse and prejudice."Like noticing original Twitter egg Milo Yiannopoulos' is not a natural blonde, you know it when you see it.
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Microsoft has since announced that the project has indeed been canceled.We re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves, and other great experiences.Scalebound was slated for release sometime this year, after being pushed back from its original 2016 release window.Revealed at E3 2014, the game was supposed to be a new direction for Hideki Kamiya and PlatinumGames.After years of focusing on stylized action titles, Scalebound was developed with heavy RPG elements elements in mind.PlatinumGames wound up developing The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2 for Wii U, before finally getting back to Scalebound.
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We're pretty good at building viral apps.In the last 9 months, we've launched 11 apps and have 4 million users.We haven't mastered the art of the app by any means, but we've learned a lot and decided to put it all to the test.
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Nina Waite writes in on behalf of her traveling daughter, who is running out of storage while on the road.Her daughter set up iCloud Photo Library before she left, and now wants to get rid of images—she didn t realize that deleting media now would delete it everywhere.Nina writes in with several related questions:Her daughter is using a library on an external hard drive attached to her MacBook Air.Nina notes, Then she has no protection if her phone is stolen or lost.And, Will the pictures she already has in iCloud stay there if she disables the service?
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One of the most common—and commonly broken—New Year s resolutions is to learn to play a musical instrument.A lot of people aspire to make music, but many find the barriers to entry too overwhelming to overcome - like knowing where to start, paying for proper lessons, or even getting familiar with the basics of music.Contrary to popular belief, you don t need to spend a ton of money on a personal instructor to learn to play.With a powerful, versatile computer like the Lenovo Flex 4, you can take advantage of the wealth of resources the Internet has to offer.Musicians as renowned as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Kanye West couldn t read or write staff notation.Read Music Free provides a wealth of games, tools, and free lessons to teach you how to sight read music.
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Tesla's giant battery factory in Nevada, US, has rumbled into life and started producing the battery cells that will be built into the firm's future electric cars.The lithium-ion cells, which Tesla is creating with Panasonic, are part of the Gigafactory that will produce 35 GWh per year of cells by 2018.This, it is claimed, is almost as much as the rest of the world's current battery production combined.When complete the battery cells will be incorporated into Tesla's Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2, which serve as energy storage products that can be built into homes.In the middle of 2017 the factory will also begin to produce battery cells that are used in Tesla's Model 3 electric car.At Panasonic's CES 2017 press conference the firm's North America CEO Joseph Taylor said production at the factory had stared and would play an important roll in how electric cars are produced in the future.
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civil party chairman Paavo Väyrynen told that the survey indicates that he is in Helsinki and Uusimaa more support from the prime minister as Timo Soini.He told the civil party from opinion research the New Finnish in his blog.the survey according to Väyrynen worth in Helsinki and in uusimaa as prime minister less than 7.5% of the respondents, if the parliamentary elections were held now.the finns party chairman soini's corresponding figure is just over 5%."the Survey shows that the civil party has a good chance to rise high in the party and the government party.the civil party as chairman, I received equal support in the next government as prime minister as the true finns chairman Timo Soini", He writes.
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Britain s data watchdog find itself guilt of failing to safeguard public dataThe Information Commissioner s Office ICO has confirmed it investigated itself for failing to meet British data protection laws in a number of cases since 2013.And even worse, the ICO found itself guilty, after it upheld 14 complaints against its own office over a four year period.The self investigations were revealed after Freedom of Information requests by Liberal Democrat peer Lord Paddick, the former Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner.Most of the complaints against the ICO it seems were sent in by members of the public, but according to the Evening Standard, on at least three occasions, the commissioner s own officials self-reported breaches after they discovered that they had lost or accidentally released people s private data.And one of those cases where ICO staff self reported themselves, involved the accidental release of a small amount of personal information about five individuals to a customer of the same name .
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Hidden wonders of the universeBlack hole – spaghetti visualisation.NASA will embark on a new mission to explore supermassive black holes, neutron stars, and pulsars hidden within the depths of space.The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer IXPE mission was chosen among 14 other proposals during the rigorous selection process for NASA's Astrophysics Explorer programmes.It's expected to launch in 2018 and will cost $188m – a modest price tag compared to NASA's largest missions on the Flagship programme often valued at over $1bn.The IXPE mission will send three telescopes to analyse the powerful cosmic X-rays emitted from objects with extreme gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields.
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Online dating app Coffee Meets Bagel is teaming up with Spotify and Yelp to help shape users entire first-date experience.The San Francisco-based startup on Tuesday announced two new apps, Mixtape and DateSpots.co, that go beyond matchmaking, VentureBeat reports.Mixtape creates a playlist of Spotify songs you and your match have in common, which you can play during your first date to help get the conversation flowing.The app also displays your top three Spotify songs and suggests new tracks to check out.Mixtape was created by a Coffee Meets Bagel engineer who wanted a way to break the ice during his own dates.Apparently it worked for him.The Mixtape website assures us that he is now in a happy relationship with his bagel.DateSpots.co finds the perfect venue for that oh-so-important first date.
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Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA; Judy Schmidt geckzilla The name's boring but the science isn't: an entire galaxy spied by the Hubble Space Telescope is acting as a microwave-emitting laser, or maser.Think of the process going on here: in a laser, molecules in a crystal are stimulated to add energy to electrons, and when they shed that energy, they emit coherent light or, at longer wavelengths, microwaves .The megamaser galaxy IRAS 16399-0937 Hubble imaged is 370 light years from Earth, and it's huge.NASA Goddard's announcement says it's about 100 million times brighter than masers found in the Milky Way.In megamasers like IRAS 16399-0937, NASA says some parts of a galaxy – like a gas cloud – are in the right stimulated physical condition to radiate the microwaves.
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Visa inte Pryl-artiklar Pryl / Virtuell verklighetNyligen började ett rykte spridas om att HTC skulle visa upp en ny version av Vive under CES-mässan som drar igång senare i veckan.Detta då företaget visade upp den sista utvecklarversionen av Vive under förra årets upplaga av teknikmässan, vilket tydligen lett till att vissa börjat tro att företaget kommer visa upp en uppföljare av VR-headsetet under årets mässa.HTC meddelar nu att detta inte kommer ske.I ett pressmeddelande från HTC skriver företaget detta:There is no truth to the rumor of launching Vive 2 at CES 2017.
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Fuji Xerox, the biggest supplier of multifunction office printers and document management systems in Asia Pacific, plans to launch its cloud business in mainland China s major cities later this year, as the company starts to sharpen its focus on more sophisticated products and services in the world s second-largest economy.The Tokyo-based company is also looking to enter the mainland s fast-growing market for 3D printers, according to Fuji Xerox executive vice-president Masataka Jo, who is also president of the firm s Greater China operations.Cloud services enable companies to buy, lease or sell software and other digital resources online, just like electricity from a power grid.These operations are hosted and managed in so-called data centres.The Fuji Xerox package combines a new smart multifunction device with technical support, apps-based automated document workflow and XpressGateway, an online hub that allows users to upload content to multiple cloud storage services – including Box, Google Drive and Dropbox – and print directly from those sites.According to a Forrester Research report, the largest public cloud platforms on the mainland as of the fourth quarter of 2016 were Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Tencent Holdings and Microsoft.
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With soundbars now available at your local supermarket or bundled free with new TVs, you don t have to break the bank to boost your TV s sound quality.Get up close and personal with the soundbar and you can feel its quality; the aircraft-grade aluminium enclosure is rigid and robust, while the black fabric grille, brushed top panel and engraved logo are classy touches.Similarly, the subwoofer s compact size makes it easy to accommodate, while the all-black styling is easy on the eye and matches the soundbar perfectly.The soundbar sports a row of buttons on top to adjust the volume, toggle through inputs and pause playback, while a row of illuminated dots on the front displays the volume levels.It s a bit small and not a patch on a text-based display, but it s easy to follow.The lack of HDMI sockets will no doubt raise a few eyebrows at this price, but it s understandable given the soundbar s svelte dimensions.
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