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Agency content marketing statistics and budgeting trends for 2019 are examined in a new report from the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, with the release of the new “Agency Content Marketing 2019: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends” survey.LinkedIn debuts LinkedIn Live, a new live video broadcast serviceLinkedIn (client) has began launching a live video feature, LinkedIn Live, to build on the success of its standard video offerings which are already the fastest-growing format on the platform, the firm has announced.In-app ad spend grows but KPIs slow to catch up, study findsAdvertisers are spending 45 percent of their budgets on mobile formats, and 92 percent of firms expect to see those budgets expand during the next year, two of the take-aways from a new joint survey from Forrester and PubMatic.Influencer Study Puts Email Last In ROI
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Windows 10 Insiders sent screaming into a future where, er, nothing much has changed right nowMicrosoft fired up the speculation machine last night by issuing a fresh build of Windows 10 to lucky skip-ahead testers: and it contains code from 2020s Windows.While greybeards still enjoy drawers filled with dusty CDs of beta code for Windows NT, handed out years before final Release To Manufacturing, this is a first since Windows 10's release (unless one counts the leaked builds smuggled out through Redmond's walls.)Until yesterday, "Skip Ahead" meant opting to jump beyond the next version of the operating system for ever shinier toys.As such, anxious testers were wondering when 19H2 would put in an appearance, with 19H1 (likely called the Windows 10 April 2019 Update) nearing release.The "Skip Ahead" ring was briefly opened just over two weeks ago, and users have been impatiently awaiting their first glimpse of 19H2, likely the "October 2019 Update", ever since.
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Normally there's plenty of advance notice when a comet is visiting our cosmic neighborhood, but Comet Iwamoto (also known as C/2018 Y1) was only discovered in December.The new-to-us space snowball is also quite speedy, moving at 147,948 miles per hour (238,099 km/h), and has an especially oblong orbit that takes 1,371 years to complete.And because the comet passed by its closest point to us Tuesday, it's already on its way out of town and receding fast --not to return until roughly the year 3390.Fortunately, this green, glowing comet is bright enough to see with binoculars or a small telescope for a few more nights.If you're able to catch it Wednesday, you might be in for a special treat.That's because the comet will be passing near a spectacular spiral galaxy, NGC 2903, on February 13 in the constellation Leo.
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Before James Wan commits to directing a sequel to his billion dollar hit Aquaman, he’s going to have to see a script.And that script now has a writer.The Wrap is reporting that David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the first Aquaman, has been tapped to write Aquaman 2.He also wrote The Conjuring 2 for Wan, so he’s a trusted collaborator of the franchise master.Obviously, this early in the game no one outside of Warner Bros. knows the angle Johnson-McGoldrick is going to take with the film.The ending of Aquaman, specifically in regards to Black Manta and Orm, seems to offer some clues.
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On Tuesday night, it was revealed that Activision Blizzard, which owns the svenskbrittiska the company King, to say, up around 8 percent of its workforce.at the same time would speljätten focus on its larger titles, such as the King developed the game Candy Crush.Now it transpires that the King as a result of the austerity package will shut down two of its offices in the united states, in Seattle and San Francisco.It confirms the king's spokesperson in Sweden, Charley Tesch.According to data provided to Venturebeat will be 72 employees in Seattle will be affected.the Breakit was the first to report that the studio in San Francisco covered.
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The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like.The Air has enough processing power, memory, and storage to tackle just about any task from photo and video editing to web browsing and more.You can get the laptop with 128GB of storage inside for $1,099.99 (originally $1,199.99) or the 256GB model for $1,249.99 (originally $1,399.99).Best Buy doesn't say exactly how long this sale is going to last, but most deals last about a week at the big-box retailer.Apple's laptop line is a little crowded, but the new MacBook Air stands out in a few key ways, making it a great buy — especially at this lower price.As its name suggests, the Air is thin and light, but still powerful enough to handle most tasks you throw at it.
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Adientum, not to be confused with the fictional metal alloy adamentium, is a newly detailed security system for Android.The folks at Google that’ve created this system made it so that all devices could use encryption techniques – not just those with new and advanced hardware for said purpose.With this system, the whole world can rest a little more easy knowing their data is slightly more secure than it was before this system was put in place.Eugene Liderman, Director of Mobile Security Strategy, Android Security & Privacy Team, wrote a bit about Adientum today for Safer Internet Day.Note that Safer Internet Day was technically just the 5th of February, but Google (and other bits of the web) are continuing through the week.New data posted in support of a more safe web is in Google’s best interest – as is the security of mobile devices that connect to the web on a regular basis.
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Its dispute with Qualcomm seems to have pushed Apple towards developing its own modem in-house so it no longer has to rely on external suppliers.Apple has been making its own application processors for years thanks to the ARM IP licensing business model and the acquisition of PA Semi not long after the iPhone was launched.Making a competitive modem is a much trickier proposition, however, which is why Apple continued to pay Qualcomm for the job however deeply it resented doing so.Following the collapse in relations between them it looked like Apple was going to turn to Intel for all its modem needs, but a report from Reuters would seem to indicate that’s not the long term plan for Apple, and that it would rather have full control over its modem destiny.Apparently Apple has now shifted its modem silo from the supply chain unit to the hardware design one.Accordingly Johny Srouji, who heads up the hardware side of things at Apple, will now also have to deal with this future modem.
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Just when you were wondering who the cat is who won’t cop out when there’s danger all about, along comes the first trailer for Shaft with an action-packed answer.The fifth installment of the Shaft franchise, the upcoming film brings together three generations of men in the Shaft family — the original John Shaft, John Shaft II, and John Shaft III — for another adventure in the criminal underworld of Harlem.New Line Cinema released the trailer for Shaft, a follow-up to 2000’s similarly titled Shaft, which introduced Samuel Jackson as John “J.J.” Shaft II.The new film casts Independence Day: Resurgence actor Jessie T. Usher as John Shaft III, an FBI agent and Massachusetts Institute of Technology-educated cybersecurity expert who finds himself in Harlem investigating the death of a friend.Forced to enlist the help of his estranged father, John Shaft II (Jackson), J.J. soon gets caught up in a case that demands both his technical know-how and his father’s formidable street smarts to solve — and eventually draws in the man they were both named after, the first John Shaft.Original Shaft star Richard Roundtree reprises his most famous role as the “bad mother” who spawned three films featuring the hard-hitting, lady-romancing, smooth-talking private detective.
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Turnover amounted to 909 million u.s. dollars, compared with the Factset analytikerkonsensus which was 867.In the corresponding quarter of 2017, the low figure of 732 million dollars.Adjusted earnings per share was 0.31 the dollars, also higher than analysts ' consensus.In förhandeln in New York backs Twitter's share on the report.At 13.10 cet, the share price had fallen by 2.6 per cent to the 33.29 dollars.Seen over the past year, Twitter's share price has risen by 27 per cent, which is significantly higher than the average for the major listed techbolagen.
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It’s been rumored for a while now that Samsung will add a third Galaxy S10 model to its lineup alongside the standard S10 and super-sized S10 Plus.The latest batch of leaks confirmed both the design and the name for the cheaper and smaller Galaxy S10e, via Slashleaks.While the overall design of the S10e has already been thoroughly leaked by the ever-reliable Winfuture in a slew of press pictures, the latest leak has confirmed the final missing piece of the puzzle: the S10e’s name.(Previous rumors speculated that it might be called the S10 Lite.)The S10e is expected to be significantly smaller than its siblings, with a 5.8-inch display instead of the 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch screens on the S10 and S10 Plus, respectively.Like the regular S10, it’ll have a single front-facing hole-punch camera, although it’ll be limited to just two rear cameras instead of the triple-lens system that’s rumored for the S10 and S10 Plus.
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Former footballer John Barnes has hit back at Piers Morgan, after the Good Morning Britain presenter criticised his defence of Liam Neeson.Earlier this week, John made headlines when he stuck up for the Taken star, following comments he made about having walked the streets almost 40 years ago with the intent of “killing” a black man, after discovering a friend of his had been raped.John suggested the actor “deserved a medal” for his honesty, insisting it was reflective of stereotypes people learn from the media and our society, pointing out that Liam had said he was “ashamed” and “horrified” at his past actions in the interview.Following this, Piers Morgan – who had already condemned Liam’s comments a day earlier – said he felt “staggered” by John’s defence.“I’ve got a lot of admiration for him and he’s been a great campaigner for racism,” Piers said of John on Wednesday’s GMB.“However, he gave endless defences of Liam Neeson and said he deserves a medal because he prowled the streets for a week looking for a black person to kill.
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Facebook’s crack down on non-consensual ad targeting last year will finally produce results.In March, TechCrunch discovered Facebook planned to require advertisers pledge that they had permission to upload someone’s phone number or email address for ad targeting.That tool debuted in June, though there was no verification process and Facebook just took businesses at their word despite the financial incentive to lie.In November, Facebook launched a way for ad agencies and marketing tech developers to specify who they were buying promotions ‘on behalf of’.Soon that information will finally be revealed to users.Facebook’s new Custom Audiences transparency feature shows when your contact info was uploaded by who, and if it was shared between brands and partners
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Finally, 5G is well and truly on the way, with carriers around the country pouring billions into the development of their 5G networks and smartphone manufacturers planning when they’ll release their first 5G phones.When it comes to those manufacturers, however, it seems as though the likes of Samsung and Huawei are a little ahead of some of the other companies.Despite that, a recent study suggests that most American consumers think that Apple is in the lead when it comes to 5G development, and by a substantial amount.When it comes to the results of the survey, 42 percent believe Apple is leading the way in 5G, while 29 percent of consumers believe Samsung is.In third place is LG, with 12 percent, followed by Google with 7 percent, and Huawei with 5 percent.Most experts believe Apple will introduce a 5G-compatible smartphone almost a full year after the likes of Samsung.
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This week the youngest member of Charles Manson’s “family” of followers was recommended for early release from prison by California’s parole board.Leslie Van Houten was just 19 when she took part in the cult’s 1969 killing spree, in which a total of nine people killed under the direction or involvement of Manson.The decision on whether to release Van Houten, now 69, lies in the hands of California governor Gavin Newsom, whose predecessor has twice denied her bids for freedom.Manson himself, a cult leader whose wild-eyed image became synonymous with evil across America after masterminding the murders, died in prison from natural causes in November 2017.His ashes were claimed by his grandson Jason Freeman, who said he planned to spread them “free in the air”.In 1969 Manson reinvented himself as a hippie leader who, using a combination of drugs and charisma, inspired a band of young followers consisting of runaways and other lost souls to murder the heavily pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people during two bloody nights in August that terrified Los Angeles.
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Unilever is creating a cross-measurement initiative with tech and measurement companies to help it understand how its ads perform across platforms.CMO Keith Weed told Business Insider he hopes Unilever's involvement with the World Federation of Advertisers will get other marketers to join the effort.Unilever's efforts may have limited impact unless other brands follow its lead, though.The cross-measurement effort fits into a larger initiative called the Digital Responsibility Framework that Unilever launched last year to focus on brand safety, measurement, and verification.Unilever has been pushing for more transparency into its advertising buys for several years.The packaged-goods giant behind brands like Lipton and Dove is working with the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), Facebook, Google, Twitter, Nielsen, and Kantar Media to create the cross-media measurement model.
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the Swedish e-sportsplattformen Strafe, which is backed by techprofilen Tommy Jacobson, takes up two heavy names in the board of directors and new capital.the stockholm-based Strafe, which was founded in 2014, has worked in the hidden with to develop their social nyhetsplattform for e-sports.Now take the company in over 5 million while at the same time strengthens the board with two sole name when the King-veteran Marcus Jacobs and David Nordberg, who in the past has led bettingbolaget Mr.Green's marketing.”E-sportmarknaden developed in a very strong pace but is still young and immature.and with the competitive position, one must have a strong product that is constantly evolving and getting better,” says co-founder and ceo Einar Ahlström.the User can customize what content they want to take part of.
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iFixit, the company that sells gadget repair kits, said today that it’s going to keep selling its iPhone battery replacement kits for $29.99, the price that Apple charged for its official replacements in 2018.If you want to get your iPhone repaired at an Apple Store, the price now ranges from $49 to $79.The iFixit kits include everything you need to replace your iPhone battery, including tweezers, a suction handle, the battery itself, and a precision bit driver.The company is selling kits for every model between the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 8 Plus.(The 4S battery kit is cheaper at $16.99.)Of course, remember that if you take your phone apart and replace the battery with unofficial parts, it voids your warranty.
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When a trailer for a new Crocodile Dundee movie, titled Dundee, dropped roughly two weeks before Super Bowl LII, the internet was in shock.And it wasn’t really, but it did stump people and get them talking for two whole weeks before all questions were finally answered.The goal was not just to show people all that Australia had to offer, but truly boost intent to book a trip with a campaign ad cloaked as a movie.“The 1986 film Crocodile Dundee helped shape the American view of Australia and resulted in a massive spike in travel to Australia,” so it only made sense that Tourism Australia fall back on that strategy again, but with a major twist.A Super Bowl ad disguised as a movie production starring Chris Hemsworth, Danny McBride and even Paul Hogan.With U.S. travel to Australia on the decline, the country’s tourism group needed to convince Americans that beyond great beaches, food, wine and adventure—something you could find with a shorter flight time in, say, Europe—Australia is worth the 14-plus hour trek.
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China Tech Investor is a weekly look at China’s tech companies through the lens of investment.Each week, hosts Elliott Zaagman and James Hull go through their watch list of publicly listed tech companies and also interview experts on issues affecting the macroeconomy and the stock prices of China’s tech companies.Make sure you don’t miss anything.Check out our lineup of China tech podcasts.In this episode of the China Tech Investor Podcast powered by TechNode, hosts Elliott Zaagman and James Hull discuss Vancouver real estate, Wang Qishan in Davos, make a prediction about Baidu and discuss other updates on the watchlist.Shlomo Freund, the host of the China Business Cast, who has spent 15 years as a cross-border entrepreneur, joins the guys to talk about entrepreneurship in China and managing personal finances to achieve life goals.
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