Join us for this live webinar on Thursday, September 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.The face-to-face B2B sales process of the past — the many phone calls, the gratuitous lunches, the exhausting trade shows, followed by more phone calls — has been transformed by the digital landscape.The number of touchpoints and opportunities that now exist to intercept prospects and turn them into viable leads is unprecedented.That doesn’t mean lead generation has become easy.It takes a healthy mix of art and science to succeed in a hyper-competitive, crowded space.And it takes a well-honed knowledge of all the available channels and how they can compliment one another.
Four weeks later, his grisly fate was revealed.This case spawned a fearful rumor that tapped into the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, that cultists were planning to kidnap children for their rituals.The man who d convinced his followers to join in his madness—the bodies found at Rancho Santa Elena were just some of the casualties—was El Padrino, the Godfather his real identity: he was 26-year-old Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo , with help from 24-year-old Sara Aldrete, a.k.a.Rolling Stone s in-depth investigation of the case excellent reading if you re not faint of heart, as is this Texas Monthly take on the story quotes an anthropologist as calling Constanzo the Pied Piper of death.Costanzo had grown up in the Santería religion, but his beliefs had morphed into something far darker, of his own design, as he gained more power.Jouret, a doctor, was the face of the organization, delivering the lectures that—despite warning of the looming environmental apocalypse—were magnetic enough to attract new followers.
the banking group Nordea has opened its own equity crowdfunding platform for businesses and investors, told the trade magazine.the risk of companies financing is difficult for banks to face tougher regulation.Equity crowdfunding platform provides therefore nordea for the opportunity to be involved in growth companies in the field.the Service is included in the book-entry system and, according to end up in the companies that pass the Nordea sieve."Companies should be running and they are certain of the approval process through.we Aim, at least initially, to encourage youth entrepreneurship.
in Finland, has opened a virtual ideatori, who wants to consumers, according to food product development.Consumers and businesses as the meeting place for a functioning online marketplace trying to take consumers according to the product development idea evaluation or, for example, asks consumers view on a suitable packaging solution and product expression on her face, told the university of Turku in a statement.behind the Market is Southwest Finland and Satakunta area of food chain development and cooperation project, Innotori.on Its website, consumers have the opportunity to influence the kind of food the grocery store shelf is in the future to find.Although the idea market creators are the southwest finns, the service is targeted at all consumers."for businesses, consumers' views are important in order to produce just the right kind of products for their customers and distinguish themselves from competitors.
A photograph of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging through the smog in downtown Beijing has prompted a torrent of comments – not all of them flattering – on Chinese social media.Zuckerberg, who is in the Chinese capital for an economic forum, posted the photo of himself and five others running through Tiananmen Square on Friday, with the gate to the Forbidden City imperial palace in the background.None wore the air-filtering face masks that are ubiquitous in Beijing and other Chinese cities in the photo, posted to Zuckerberg s Facebook page.At the time the picture was taken, Beijing s air pollution index was well into the hazardous zone, at about 15 times of the level considered safe by the World Health Organisation.Experts urge people to avoid any outdoor activities when pollution is high.Zuckerberg is a much loved personality in China where Facebook is banned along with other overseas social media platforms.
During a flight between Beijing in China and Melbourne in Australia exploded a woman's headphones, about two hours after that flight, the lift from the airport in Beijing reported by many media outlets.the Woman must have been sleeping when the explosion took place, said after the accident:"As I went to turn around I felt the burning on my face.I just grabbed my face which caused the headphones to go around my neck.I continued to feel the burning so I grabbed them off and threw them on the floor.They were sparking bar and had small amounts of fire."
a Truck has been driving in Stockholm restaurants in the mall below.the Swedish police told Aftonbladetille that a person from harm is not spared.Sveriges Radio reporter Martin Svenning told me earlier he saw at least three dead people.aftonbladet's reporter Staffan Lindberg tweet that the area smells like burnt and the police have gas masks on her face.Aldrig sett that sådant polisuppdrag i Stockholm.— Staffan Lindberg (@staffan lindberg) 7. April 2017
America is still under dire threat of an electromagnetic pulse sending it back to the dark ages, according to Chris Currie of the US Government Accountability Office.In testimony given to the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Committee's subcommittee on oversight and management efficiency, Currie reckons there's not enough effort going into protecting the electricity grid from a catastrophic attack.To bring down cities currently needs an air-burst nuke-scale attack, something that would probably draw a catastrophic response against the perpetrator.The thrust of Currie's testimony is that with no single federal program or entity in charge of EMP risks, the US is still unprepared for either event.While the Department of a Homeland Security has been working on the question, Currie feels there's still confusion about who is responsible for EMP risks: DHS had not clearly identified internal roles and responsibilities for addressing electromagnetic risks to the electric grid or communicated these to external federal and industry partners , his testimony states.Existing DHS programs can be used to collect electromagnetic risk information: better collection of threat, vulnerability, and consequence information through existing DHS programs and strengthened collaboration with federal partners could help DHS better assess the relative risk ranking of electromagnetic events versus other risks and help inform asset protection priorities , his testimony says.
Australian team uses Sir Isaac Newton's parlor trick to suck more photons from sunlightUNSW's Mark Keevers with the cell.Image: Rob Largent/UNSWUniversity of New South Wales boffins have laid hands on another record, with a solar cell demonstrating 34.5 per cent conversion efficiency.A simple prism - the device that led Isaac Newton to theorise about the nature of light based on the colours he found in sunlight - is the basis of the demo.The Keevers/Green work used a four-junction module 28 cm2 in area, embedded in a prism.A silicon cell is installed on another face of the prism, to capture energy from the infrared portion of sunlight.In the short term, manufacturing costs mean the beam-splitting approach is more likely to turn up in commercial-scale kit such as the heliostat technology being developed by RayGen and others.
First, there was the Bob Marley blackface feature, and now, there s the alleged skin-lightening filter.A number of Snapchat users have recently lambasted the popular social media app for filters that seem to make users complexions seem whiter.Particularly problematic, some users note, is the association of words like pretty and beauty with lightness.pic.twitter.com/bSK2yQFqP3— panda @pandaprince ss March 9, 2016For Coachella, Snapchat debuted a flower crown filter that does indeed whitewash the entire photo or video in question, but Snapchatters are also taking issue with beautify, a filter that makes the skin lighter, the face slimmer, the eyes wider, and blemishes disappear.But the effects were a bit less noticeable on a colleague, who said that her own change was fairly subtle.The filter evened out her skin tone and added pink and yellow hues to her complexion.
The first trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot was met with a flurry of dislikes and negative comments when it dropped in March, but Sony Pictures is ready to make a second impression.The firestorm of criticism may very well have had something to do with the fact that Sony opted to make its leads women.Many of the negative comments referred to the gender swap, as the Washington Post pointed out when the controversy erupted.In the new trailer, stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon face a grave threat: Someone is creating a device that amplifies paranormal activity, according to Erin played by Wiig .The situation is apparently apocalypse-level bad, and it ends up going all the way up to the government, from which the women seem to find more resistance than assistance.There are plenty of funny moments in the trailer, from the women finding out that they re the only ones who should have to deal with such an evil to Kevin the receptionist Chris Hemsworth acting as more hindrance than a help.
Plodding third act, over-familiarity, repetitive sequences.'Cinematic', while the go-to adjective for almost any scripted action-adventure game, is key.The siblings' relationship is central to the game, woven through the narrative with a flashback to their orphaned childhood, and contrasted against Nathan's doubts over his future and discomfort at settling down.So, paragon of maturity, he runs off to track down the ultimate historical stash - $400 million worth of plunder, with a quest that takes him to the furthest reaches of the planet.Multiplayer has always seemed a strange addition to Uncharted, even though it's been a fixture since the second game; a bit like hugging a friend at a train station and then realising you're walking to the same platform.It packs in four modes, including ranked and unranked Team Deathmatch shootouts, king-of-the-hill style Plunder, and Command, where factions battle to take out the opposing team's captain.
GizChina regulars will know that it isn t going to be a phone, courtesy the impending legal hassles.Anyway, US citizens will still be interested in what Xiaomi will soon have to offer in the country.According to sources in China, it is going to be Xiaomi s own MIUI-powered TV box, which will turn any dumb TV smart.The Xiaomi TV box is sold in a few different versions in the company s homeland of China.However, expect one version to go official in the US — perhaps the most powerful of the lot.This version costs 399 Yuan in China, so a price tag of around the $70 mark is what US folks can expect to pay.Xiaomi already sells some accessories and gadgets in the US.However, this is probably the first time Xiaomi will be launching a device as standalone as the TV box.Will the Apple TV finally face some competition?
Photo: AFPEstablishing a human colony on the moon and travelling to Mars has been the stuff of dreams since the dawn of the space age.They are growing vegetables in soils similar to those found on the moon and Mars, looking for ways to help space pioneers grow their own crops.The US space agency makes ground similar to that on the moon from sand found in an Arizona desert, while Mars crimson soil is scooped from a volcano in Hawaii, Wamelink says.If analyses show that the vegetables contain arsenic, mercury or iron, making them unfit for human consumption, the soil can be purified by growing other plant species such as violets, which absorb the poisons.Extremely cold temperatures – dropping to minus 62 degrees Celsius on Mars – as well as a lack of oxygen, means that lunar or Martian vegetables and fruit could only be grown in a closed and controlled environment.Technology and the know-how to keep astronauts alive on Mars still has a long way to go says Christophe Lasseur, a European Space Agency life support expert, who deals with metabolic aspects of space travel.
One97 Communications Ltd., the owner of an Indian online payment processor backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. s finance arm, said funds at its disposal were enough to last five years, enabling it to build a business model that s predictable.We have enough money in the bank to last 21 quarters if we keep spending at the same rate as last year, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, chief executive officer of One97 that owns Paytm, said in an interview to Bloomberg TV in Hong Kong.One97, which was founded in 2000 by Sharma, doesn t plan to sell shares in an initial public offering for at least three years, Sharma said.The company has received funding from Intel Capital, private-equity firm SAIF Partners and Fitbit Inc.-backer Sapphire Ventures LLC.A Morgan Stanley fund marked down the value of its investment in Flipkart by more than 25 percent, paring the valuation to $11 billion in less than a year from as high as $15 billion.India s only food-tech unicorn, Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt., saw its billion-dollar valuation slashed in half this month by analysts at HSBC Securities and Capital Markets India .Paytm started as a provider of value-added-services for mobile phones and later evolved into a marketing platform for consumer brands to reach customers via text messages and voice calls.The payment-processing system Paytm is the public face of One97.Its businesses include mobile-recharge services and an e-commerce platform where consumers can find goods including clothing and cameras.
Dead writers perfume, In the Library and other book smells for your home and body.Superlative trees, from tallest to most goats to one you can drive through.Study: Being busy may be beneficial to your brain.And a by-the-numbers look at the changing demographics of San Francisco.Photo: The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group
Tencent Holdings Ltd. warned of possible challenges to its ad business due to China s economic slowdown, despite the Chinese Internet giant posting strong earnings growth for the first quarter thanks to solid revenue from mobile games and advertising.To create a new source of revenue, Tencent has been expanding its advertising business on its social networks, following in the footsteps of Facebook Inc., FB 0.15 % which has built a successful ad platform.For example, Tencent last year started placing brand ads in WeChat s Moments section, where users post photos and updates.Tencent said in its earnings release Wednesday that its brand-advertising business could face near-term challenges due to the uncertainties of the macroeconomic environment in China.Tencent executives have said that the company is building an ecosystem by connecting WeChat and QQ with a wide range of services that cover online shopping to ride-hailing and food deliveries.So far, Tencent has invested in a number of Chinese companies, including ride-sharing app Didi Chuxing Technology Co. and group-buying service Meituan-Dianping, linking their services with its apps.
Android has been leading the way in smartwatches ever since the market was born back in 2013.Google has since taken the route of open collaboration – partnering with other tech manufacturers and even watch makers to come up with a range of designs.With each of the speakers wearing a smartwatch, it was only right that Google address wearables during the I/O keynote.As part of the update, two new features stand out that will make both those already with or without a smartwatch sit up and take notice.The actual interface is being broadened too, with handwriting tool for replying to messages, and a keyboard to enable users to reply on their watch face has also introduced.The Apple Watch s arrival has caused some disruption and more attention to fall upon the wearables market, so Google has opted to go for increasing functionality and untethering the device from the phone as a way to hit back.
If you purchase either of these two flagship Android phones, you can rest assured that you ll posses one of the finest smartphones ever crafted.We know they re both spectacular on paper, but which flagship Android is the fastest in real-world use?DON T MISS: 5 free apps that will help you hack your financesWhen YouTube user PhoneBuff isn t busy torturing smartphones by dropping them repeatedly with a professional drop test machine until they re destroyed, he s putting handsets through the paces in real-world speed tests.In order to help gauge everyday performance, PhoneBuff has devised a smartphone race of sorts.So what happened when the class-leading HTC 10 and the sleek and powerful Galaxy S7 edge were pitted against each other?Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
Courts in the US have consistently held that search engines have almost total discretion over the content on their pages and ranking algorithms under the First Amendment of the US Constitution.However, a court in Florida has now allowed a case against Google to proceed, in which the search engine manually removed links it categorized as pure spam and in violation of quality guidelines.According to the facts laid out in court documents, in 2014 e-ventures was notified by Google that 231 websites owned by e-ventures were being manually removed by Google from all of Google s search results because they had been identified as pure spam.'The plaintiff argues its sites were not spam, that Google delisted it erroneously and that it has suffered irreparable harm as a result.The factual essence of those claims is that Google capriciously removed plaintiff s sites in violation of its own policies and sought to use delisting as a tool to force plaintiff to buy AdWords.But the ruling is noteworthy because it seems to fly in the face of established legal precedent.