Val Strefeler

Val Strefeler

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It’s been tough for me to let go of that attitude when it comes to link building, but I’ve been doing much better lately after realizing that it really is beneficial to have more involvement from various people.PR: They’re (hopefully) naturally good at getting the word out about the business, but they also can teach you a lot about how to pitch an idea to someone.I’ve also found that in many cases, PR people can find some great opportunities that I’ve missed because we just go about things in a different way.SEOs: While any good link builder can analyze a link profile and keep the link momentum going, SEOs are needed to do all sorts of things (to overgeneralize).They’re needed to do redirects for old pages, to make sure there are no major technical issues, to figure out how to deal with duplicate content and more.Outreach specialists: Link builders, in other words, but this sounds less controversial.
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Last week, Microsoft made the inscrutable decision to retire Wunderlist, the beloved to-do list app it acquired in 2015, and replace it with a new offering called Microsoft To-Do.In its current “preview” state, Microsoft To-Do is a bare-bones task manager, with none of the powerful features that made Wunderlist great.Here’s the long list of features that Microsoft should consider bringing over if the company wants to offer a competent replacement:The biggest omission from Microsoft To-Do, by far, is the ability to collaborate with others.You also can’t assign a task to someone else, which is a feature of Wunderlist’s $5-per-month Pro plan.One reason Wunderlist is so powerful is that it hooks into several third-party services.
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Toyota is hoping the hydrogen fuel cell powertrain from its mid-sized Mirai will find more success under the hood of a big rig.The Japanese automaker on Wednesday at the Port of Los Angeles unveiled a prototype semi-truck called Project Portal that uses the same fuel cell stacks found in the 4-door sedan (plus a 12 kWh battery pack).As Electrek notes, the powertrain is reportedly capable of generating more than 670 horsepower and 1,325 pound-feet of torque.With those figures, Toyota says it’s good for a gross combined weight capacity of 80,000 pounds and can travel more than 200 miles per fill.Toyota first unveiled its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2014 but has only managed to sell a few thousand units cumulatively in subsequent years.Toyota said it is launching a feasibility study to examine potential use cases for the semi.
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Sensitive to changing trends in retail (especially the resurgent interest in high-quality, domestically made products), Winthrop dreamed of selling the kind of sweatshirts he wore as a kid: thick cotton pullovers, made in America, and built to last.Starting American Giant to prove that high-quality, domestically made garments could be commercially viable again, Bayard Winthrop (1) began by contracting with U.S. cotton farmers (2) and weaving high-grade, heavyweight fleece.American workers sew the garments by hand (3 and 4) in plants including Eagle Sportswear, which employs 200 people in North Carolina.“At the end of the day,” the brand attests, “the quality of your clothes is only as good as the craftsmanship of the people who make them.”But each time Winthrop made inquiries about sewing hoodies in the U.S.A., he was told it couldn’t be done anymore—not profitably, anyway.America was changing the world with technology being made up the street, yet it couldn’t make a hoodie?
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A few weeks ago, Amazon was selling the Moto G4 Plus with 16 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM for just $189.99, a $60 discount from its normal price.Today, both Amazon and Best Buy have lowered the price of that same phone again, down to just $159.99, a discount of $90.The Moto G4 Plus is still an excellent choice for a budget-price smartphone.It has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, a 16 MP rear camera, a wide-angle 5 MP front-facing camera, and a fingerprint sensor.It also has a 3,000 mAh battery that supports the TurboCharge technology, which offers up to six hours of battery use after just 15 minutes of charging.The unlocked phone is designed to work with all four major US wireless carriers.
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San Francisco-based agency Odysseus Arms has added three new members to its creative team: art directors Luisa Betancourt and Jarrod Gustin; and copywriter Clémence Pluche.Betancourt joins the agency from Eleven, where she was art director/designer for the past year, and junior designer before that, working with clients including Apple, Oakley, Dignity Health and the 3% Conference.Originally from Venezuela, Betancourt speaks English, Spanish and French.She studied at Miami Dade before earning a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Academy of Art University.Gustin relocated to San Francisco from Minneapolis, where he was most recently art director for independent agency, Solve.During his tenure, Gustin worked with brands including GMC, American Standard and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.
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Here are the five most popular bots this past week, as they appear on Botlist.Give them a try and let us know what you think.KeikoKeiko answers questions about people and companies like “Who is Sam Altman?” or “Where is Oracle located?” The bot can locate people based on email address, phone number, or Twitter handle and tell you things like company address, size, and its founders.Available on Messenger.WiredeltaWiredelta helps DIY website builders make sites with WordPress, Magenta, or Drupal.Tell the bot what issues you’re facing and it will help troubleshoot and solve the problem.Available on Messenger.Daily MotivationQuotes shared daily to keep you properly motivated.Available on Amazon’s Alexa.Botlist MessengerHow meta.The Botlist bot helps you find new and noteworthy bots on more than a dozen chat app platforms as well as the web, SMS, and email.Available on Messenger.DabBotDabBot shares music from YouTube, SoundCloud, and other sources.DabBot can enter any public voice channel in the Discord chat app for gamers.Available on Discord.
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The device is still a prototype but it’s yielded promising results.Omar Yaghi, one of the two senior authors of the paper on the new device, said in a conversation with Phys.org that this was a major breakthrough in the field.One vision for the future is to have water off-grid, where you have a device at home running on ambient solar for delivering water that satisfies the needs of a household […] To me, that will be made possible because of this experiment.Yaghi might need to work on the name, but the prototype is still truly impressive.Being able to run the device on only minimum sunlight could have a huge impact on water accessibility around the world.Providing similar solutions for water could improve the lives of millions of people.
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The Switch is beating expectations.Research firm SuperData revealed today that its analysis shows that Nintendo has sold 2.4 million Switches during its first month of release.The home console/portable hybrid launched worldwide on March 3.SuperData now projects that the Switch will sell 7.2 million consoles in 2017.That is up from its original forecast of 5 million units, showing that this is a better start than the research group was expecting.Industry-tracking firm The NPD Group noted yesterday that the Switch sold 906,000 consoles in March in the U.S., beating the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.Nintendo also managed to sell 925,000 copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, meaning that the praised open-world game actually had an attach rate higher than 100 percent.This is a strong start for the Switch, which is good news for Nintendo following the disappointing Wii U.That dead console has lifetime sales of 13.56 million since launching in 2012.If the Switch can manage 7.2 million in 2017, it’ll be halfway to matching its predecessor in just one year.But Nintendo will need strong software to keep console sales going.
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Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a US startup specialized in computer vision, according to Reuters.Details are sparse, but we know the startup has its own module for object recognition and depth perception that can be deployed on robots and drones.The Chinese tech giant has been active in machine intelligence M this year.Back in February it acquired Raven Tech, a Chinese startup developing its own voice assistant.This new acquisition is notable because it involves a US startup.It could also hold the key to Baidu’s future autonomous driving and augmented reality efforts.
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Jämföresletjänsten Elskling is likely one of the most profitable startups.Elskling, which helps businesses and individuals to change electricity companies, had sales in 2015 37,3 million made a profit of 13.6 million – a profit margin of over 35%.the financial Statements for 2016 is not clear, but the ceo and co-founder Faraz Azima said that the sale ends up a bit over 40 million, and the profit margin is still as high.Then Elskling also put a lot of money in the construction of a new service that impacted the income statement negatively.”We have invested a number of millions in a product that will help consumers to choose the right insurance.we are launching now, and it will contribute to the sales in the years”, says Faraz Azima.
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What are the best paying employers in the united states?It has Glassdoor taken out and listed the basic salary and the basic salary for the 25 companies which pay the most, writes CNBC.In the list we find no less than 20 techbolag.at the top of the list are, admittedly, two consulting company.But already on the third place we find teknikbolaget WMware.Even the more well-known techjättarna Google and Facebook find themselves on the top ten list.
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Tensions are escalating in the long-running dispute between two major groups over the research and rights to Crispr, a biological system that has been adapted to easily edit the genes of animals, plants and people.A group including University of California, the University of Vienna and researcher Emmanuelle Charpentier said on Wednesday that it seeks to overturn a patent decision related to the best-known Crispr system, Crispr-cas9....
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Alabama is launching a pilot program this year that will allow residents to more “securely” file their taxes by using an app that verifies their identity with a selfie.It’s a time of year in which they can buy or sell Americans’ personal information that’s then used to fraudulently file taxes and collect the refunds.In 2013, the U.S. government paid out $5.8 billion in fraudulent returns and it has already lost $30 million this year in a hacker orchestrated student loan scam.So, it makes sense that Alabama wants to try out this new system to help prevent those crimes from occurring.The app that has been chosen for the flagship program is called eID and it asks users to verify their phone number, scan the barcode on the back of their driver’s license, scan the front of the license and take a moving panorama selfie.The selfie is then compared to the state’s database and your app is activated.
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I höst kommer GM-märket Cadillac att lansera en CT6 med ”Super Cruise” – en semi-autonom funktion som enligt tillverkaren är ”industrins första äkta handsfree-teknologi för körning”.Tidigare krävde inte Teslas system att föraren höll händerna på ratten när bilen körde autonomt.Dock finns det säkerhetssystem som hindrar föraren från att lämna stolen.I Super Cruise sitter en förarriktad kamera på ovansidan av rattstången.– När vi utvecklade Super Cruise så visste vi att det var viktigt att hålla förarens fokus.Det är därför vi har lagt till en förar-uppmärksamhets funktion, för att insistera på övervakning, säger Barry Walkup, ansvarig för Super Cruise.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild arrived just over a month ago, making an impact that could put a Hinox’s lumbering footfalls to shame.If you’ve been playing this early game-of-the-year contender since day one, you may already know more about Hyrule than your own hometown.Heck, the most seasoned Hylian heroes have probably secured the Master Sword, saved the princess, and slain Ganon by now.As Breath of the Wild‘s massive open-world is absolutely brimming with exciting opportunities beyond its main quest.If you’re seeking further adventures following your final boss encounter, we have some idea for how you can keep the fun going even after you’ve finished the game.These mini-dungeons — hosting some of the game’s coolest combat encounters and most complex puzzles — are a worthy challenge whether you tackle them before or after the main quest is buttoned up.
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A disturbing new video has emerged showing the bloody outcome after a United passenger was savagely dragged off his overbooked flight after refusing to give up his seat to a United employee on stand-by.The video shows the man gripping the curtain at the back of the plane, repeating “I have to go home,” and “just kill me.”Passenger Audra Bridges, who uploaded an earlier video of the incident to Facebook, told The Courier-Journal that United initially offered customers $400 and a hotel room if they offered to take a flight the next day at 3pm.Nobody chose to give up the seat that they paid for, so United upped the ante to $800 after passengers boarded, announcing that the flight would not leave until four stand-by United employees had seats.After there were still no takers, a manager allegedly told passengers that a computer would select four passengers to be kicked off the flight.
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Eisenhower may never have served as a governor or a senator, but he did manage to win a little conflict known as World War II, as the commander of the Allied forces in Europe.Can you imagine a higher-stakes situation in which to prioritize your daily decisions and tasks?“In every case, not being able to prioritize effectively leads to failure,” says Nicholas Dragon, digital marketing manager at Intermountain Healthcare.If you’re not feeling as victorious as you’d like to be with your content marketing efforts – or you’re struggling to distinguish whether you’re even working on the right content or not – it could all come down to five simple prioritization problems.Address each of the following in your organization, and you’ll finally be able to lead your team out of urgent land and into unimportant territory, where the cool stuff gets produced.“We allowed their problem to become our problem,” he says, “which caused a domino effect with deadlines for all of our other projects.”
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The Shadow Brokers, the infamous hacking group that declared its retirement from the circuit, is back with yet another dump of NSA hacking tools and this time it has something to do with US President Donald Trump.The hacking group that first appeared in the summer of 2016 exposing some of NSA's most guarded hacking tools said it is disappointed with Trump and his policies as he is not standing up to be the president they hoped.They accused the 70-year-old of turning his back on people who voted for him.In a blog post detailing their reason in a not so articulate manner, the group said, " Dear President Trump -- Respectfully, what the fuck are you doing?TheShadowBrokers is losing faith in you....It is appearing you are abandoning 'your base', 'the movement', and the people who got you elected."
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Oman taloyhtiönsä asioihin vaikuttaa parhaiten ryhtymällä itse hallituksen jäseneksi, tiedottaa SKH-Isännöinti.Osakkailla on taloyhtiössä sijoitettuna huomattava omaisuus, jota pitää hoitaa.Osakkaiden intressit omaa asumistaan kohtaan ovat kuitenkin hyvin erilaiset.Kiinteistöliiton tekemän kyselyn mukaan 75 prosenttia hallituksen jäsenistä on yli 55-vuotiaita, eli jäsenten keski-ikä on varsin korkea."Hämmästyttävän vähän oman omaisuuden arvon turvaaminen kiinnostaa asukkaita", sanoo toimitusjohtaja Markku Kulomäki SKH–Isännöinnistä.Taloyhtiön hallituksen jäseneksi voidaan valita täysi-ikäinen, luonnollinen henkilö.
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