Thomas Crain

Thomas Crain

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Putting all your eggs into one basket is never a good idea, and the same could be said about companies using cloud providers to store data.A case in point was the outage at Microsoft’s Azure cloud management system on February 29, 2012, affecting users in parts of the US and Europe for several hours.On February 28 this year, an outage at the Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage service panicked IT departments, with websites and services - such as Imgur, Medium and the Docker Registry Hub - going offline and losing images.According to a recent study by Microsoft and 451 Research, nearly a third of organisations work with four or more cloud vendors.“In computing, redundancy is a good thing,” says Mart van de Ven, director and consultant at Droste, a data consultancy.“If one provider is ‘nuked’, our services would not be affected because [as a company using multiple providers] we are also running our services on another provider.”
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Many people know I have been doing and teaching high ticket sales since before the internet (mid 1990s) so they want to know the "magic bullet" I use.There IS a SCARCITY mentality that causes people to lose out on these sales.It gives the prospect the heeby jeebies.Zig Ziglar said: "People will LISTEN to you if they LIKE you, they will BUY from you if they TRUST you"Now here is where your scarcity mentality kicks in.MY DEFINITION SCARCITY MENTALITY: when one says to themselves "I CAN NOT DO (something), Because I DO NOT HAVE (something)"
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M3TV Jimmy Conrad från IDG i USA åker till Japan för att kolla in det seanste inom teknik.Han fastnar i en diskussion om Lady Gaga - med ett gäng robotar.
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”There is still a risk that I be deported when my work visa runs out in the summer of 2018.It is valid two years at a time,” explains Bruce Yinhe.he came To Sweden as an 18-year-old, 2009 and began studying programming at the university the following year.since Then he has worked at it consultant, Erlang Solutions.But in 2016, introduced the Swedish migration board, stricter checks on foreign citizens in Sweden, something Di Digital has reported recurring.Since its need a person with arbetesvisum be able to demonstrate it continuously received the pay and benefits you promised.
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Astronomers have observed a pair of Milky Way-like galaxies so distant they can be seen when the Universe was only eight percent of its current age.The discovery, which will teach us about the early history of our galaxy, comes thanks to a breakthrough in galaxy detection methods.For decades, astronomers have found distant galaxies by detecting the way their gas absorbs light from a bright quasar in the background.But actually finding the light emitted by these same galaxies has been difficult, because of the bright background."Imagine a tiny firefly next to a high-power search light," said Marcel Neeleman from the University of California, Santa Cruz, author of the new paper, published in Science."That's what astronomers are up against when it comes to observing these youthful versions of our home galaxy."
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The German software giant has recently been acting bait to get large corporations on the hook for both Apple as Google.But even the old partnership will of course be cared for.But in this case it is far from something new in cooperation. "We have had a formal partnership in 27 years," says HPE:s Sweden-ceo Anna Granö and notes that the companies are ready to enter the next phase.above all, get the companies to take the new common tag now is HPE's acquisition of SGI, a company that works with analysis and data management in general and SAP Hana in particular. SAP is one of our most important alliance partners and our companies complement each other in the ecosystem.
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Andrew Ng helped create two of Silicon Valley’s leading artificial intelligence labs.First, he built Google Brain, now the hub of AI research inside the internet giant.Then he built a lab in the Valley for Baidu, the company known as the Google of China.Ng was one of the primary figures behind the enormous and rapid rise of AI over the last five years as everyone from Facebook to Microsoft rebuilt themselves around deep learning.And he didn’t immediately respond to our request for comment.But odds are, he will show up at some other big name sometime soon.
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World War I food propaganda included “Meatless Mondays,” “local is best” and “eat less wheat.” Speaking of war, Rabbit Island in Japan has a dark history.The Pink Trombone is a simulator that shows how your mouth works when you talk.And where to hide if a nuclear bomb goes off near you: Think thick, dense walls.Photo: A rabbit, but not on Rabbit Island.
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Airbnb announced today that they are doubling down on China (in Chinese).They have introduced Trips, a service that gives travelers tips and ideas, is now live in Shanghai.In addition, Airbnb China has now been renamed 爱彼迎 (aibiying) which the company claims to mean “to welcome each other with love.” It could also mean “love to welcome you”, “a loving welcome”, or even “love mutual welcome”, if you’d like to get more literal.Translating from Chinese to English (and vice versa) is not easy.However, when a company comes to China, choosing a name that not only sounds like the English name and accurately reflects their brand is even more difficult.Coca Cola went with 可口可乐(kekou kele).Both words (可口 and 可乐) sound like the English and have positive meanings in Chinese: 可口 roughly mean “delicious” and 可乐 roughly means “funny.” Uber’s name is similar: 优步 (youbu) sounds like the English and has positive meanings; 优 can mean “excellent” and 步 can mean “step” or “move.
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Foursquare continues to bulk up its enterprise offerings, unveiling a new way for retailers to better understand the habits of their customers.The location and data app unveiled Foursquare Location Intelligence for Analytics, which will enable brick and mortar companies to analyze traffic patterns and better target customers with advertising.Retailers will be able to use the dashboard to see foot-traffic data across metrics like gender, age and new versus returning customers — on a national or citywide scale.They also can compare their foot traffic against a set of competitors and their category as a whole.The service will provide aggregate trends for over 5,000 retail brands along with individual brand performance.Key metrics include: loyalty and defections analysis, penetration and visit frequency, and cohort tracking and analysis.
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I’m sure you’ve heard it many times that short keywords tend to get tons of searches per month, while the long ones are never popular.But I don’t recall any substantial research that didn’t qualify their findings with vague words like “tend” or “rarely.”So I pinged our data scientist on Slack and asked:- Do you think we could run a few queries on our ENTIRE keywords database (*that is 1.4 billion keywords for the United States), and not just a sample of a few million like we usually do?So today I’m happy to share a bunch of cool insights that we’ve got from studying 1.4 billion keywords.As it turns out, 96.54% of all search queries in the US have less than 50 searches per month.
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As Game of Thrones enters into its final season, HBO is upping the merchandising around its top property, by rolling out wines that could be straight from the show.The broadcaster has released a Chardonnay, a red blend and a Cabernet Sauvignon via a partnership with Vintage Wine Estates.Winemaker Bob Cabral said: “I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan, and these wines capture the complexity of the drama.But the wines also have great pedigree.We source grapes from premier vineyard sites and use the finest winemaking techniques to create wines of incredible richness and texture.”The merchandise will carry banners and sigils from the noble houses from the show, including House Lannister’s golden lion, House Targaryen’s three-headed dragon and House Stark’s dire wolf.
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As director of services at an agency, one of my main responsibilities is creating account teams for new clients and making sure existing teams are properly resourced.At Hanapin Marketing, we staff account teams according to the philosophy of available capacity, and we believe that achieving the best possible fit is the first step towards building a solid client relationship.As the saying goes, “Get the people right, and the rest takes care of itself.”A powerful way to staff up larger accounts is what we call the “team of teams” approach.The purpose of a “team of teams” is to ensure account managers have proper support so they can focus on strategy creation and have the resources needed to handle the implementation.Each individual within the team of teams has a specialized area of expertise — hence they are a part of that specialized “team” as well as the account team — and each person has clear responsibilities.
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Apple adds to Beijing and Shenzhen R centres in 3.5 billion yuan Chinese investmentApple has announced plans to build two research and development (R) centres in China, as the company attempts to turn the tide and bolster its recent stuttering performances in the region.The two new centres will be located in Shanghai, the country’s biggest city with a population of just over 24 million and Suzhou, located approximately 100 km northwest of Shanghai and home to around to 10 million residents.Apple already has two other Chinese-based R centres in Beijing and Shenzhen, both of which were announced last year, with all four expected to officially open later in 2017.In a statement on its Chinese website, Apple said that it is committed to investing 3.5 billion yuan (£410 million) in R in China and will focus on working with “local technology partners” to develop technology and services.“We are looking forward to working with more local partners and academic institutions through the expansion of R centres in China,” said Dan Riccio, senior vice president of hardware engineering at Apple.
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Say hi to the roar-some T-Rex, go quackers over Rubber Duck, & start flapping with excitement for Penguin!— MonopolyUK (@MonopolyUK) March 17, 2017Your browser does not support the video tag.More than 4.3 million of you, from 146 countries, voted and the new Monopoly pieces have now been revealed.Gone are the days of the thimble, boot and wheelbarrow.In their place are the Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin and a 'rubber' duck.
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Aquaman, one of the most-anticipated movies in Warner Bros. Pictures' line of superhero films has been delayed two months.It’s going to be a wet winter holiday season for fans of Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero universe next year.The studio announced plans to push back the release of its upcoming Aquaman movie two months, from its original October 2018 premiere date to a December 21 arrival in theaters that year.There was no official reason provided for the scheduling shift.More: From Aquaman to Darkseid, here’s everything we know about ‘Justice League’Set to be directed by Furious 7 and The Conjuring director James Wan, Aquaman will bring Jason Momoa back as DC Comics’ famous water-borne superhero after the character’s brief debut in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and what’s expected to be a more prominent role in the upcoming Justice League team-up movie.
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This will chill you to the bone.A tech geek has turned an Alexa, Amazon’s AI personal assistant, into a talking skull who will deliver information to you through its chattering teeth.The creepy cranium is also equipped with a set of unblinking eyes.If one is unfortunate enough to make direct eye contact with it, they will be left with a feeling that the bot has eaten a part of their soul.Mike McGurrin, a computer and robotics hobbyist, used the Amazon Echo smart speaker to create his animatronic abomination as part of The Yorick Project, which he discussed in detail on his Aspiring Roboticist blog.“I like to decorate for Halloween, including various talking skeletons that I’ve set up over the years,” he explained in the blog.
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Very interesting results from an experiment to completely removing a disavow file for a previously penalised domain in Google.5 months later, organic traffic is up by 37.31%!
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IoT-företaget Evrythng har stängt en Series-B finansieringsrunda på 24,8 miljoner dollar, skriver Venturebeat.Rundan leddes av Sway Ventures och såg även deltagande från Generation Ventures och Bloc Ventures.De befintliga investerarna Cisco Investments, Samsung Ventures och Niklas Zennströms riskkapitalbolag Atomico avstod medverkan denna gång.Evrythng erbjuder en företagsinriktad IoT-plattform och uppgav sig använda den senaste kapitalinjektionen till att bland annat fortsätta utveckla den.Vidare tänker bolaget använda en del av pengarna till nya rekryteringar och att växa genom partnerskap.Evrythng grundades 2011 och har idag 58 anställda vid sina kontor i New York, San Francisco och London.
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A federal judge is agreeing with the FBI's contention that publicly disclosing its methods on how it spies on journalists could hamper national security.A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the Freedom of the Press Foundation sought FBI procedures surrounding the agency's protocol when issuing National Security Letters (NSLs) against members of the media.Without a court warrant, an NSL allows the bureau to obtain "subscriber information and toll billing records information, or electronic communication transactional records" from third-party wire or electronic communication providers if such information is "relevant to an authorized investigation to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities."The items withheld from the organization, according to US District Judge Haywood Gilliam, included "instructions for managing and conducting cyber investigations," the "instructions for investigating and charging members of the news media," an NSL "PowerPoint training presentation," and other materials in draft form.Judge Gilliam, in deciding Monday that the FBI does not have to disclose the information sought, ruled (PDF) that the FBI "described with particularity that the withheld documents all contained non-public information about the FBI's investigative techniques and procedures.The San Francisco-based Freedom of the Press Foundation sued (PDF) the government in 2015 seeking the information, arguing that keeping it secret was chilling the press and its sources.
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