My main KPIs are generating SQLs and Sales.Ideally, I am looking for a tool that will help me track what content potential customers are touching throughout their buying process so that I can then calculate the ROI of every piece of content I produce.We aren't currently using any sort of marketing automation tool and I am simply examining GA for base-line statistics and then looking over Bizbible attribution to Sales.
A survey of 1,205 people working in tech has found that 74% of tech workers think Brexit is going to make the UK economyThe research — carried out by government quango Tech City UK — found that access to talent is the biggest concern among UK tech workers, with more than half 51% saying they think it will get more difficult to
Comcast says it is still investigating the cause of outages that killed its business phone service in the US on Tuesday.Reports of problems with the phone service began around midday, and the American telecom giant said that as of approximately 2:30pm Pacific time it was still trying to figure out why those on its small business phone plan were left unable to make or receive calls.Other services, including internet service and the enterprise business phone plan, have not been reported down.A map by monitoring service Downdetector showed the outage to be nationwide, affecting most major population centers around the US.More red spots than your middle school yearbook Map via Downdetector "As of 5:37 EST outbound and inbound phone service for our Comcast Business customers is still impacted," Comcast said on its status page.
Together with a solar chariot, the internet profile January Ainali walked 100 mil to raise the issue of open data. January Ainali manage the Open by default, and former head of the Swedish Wikimedia. This summer, he conducted a hike from Ystad to Stockholm to spread knowledge about open data in the municipalities he passed, and to report how the available open data is and how it can be used in practice. During the trip, he held meetings with representatives of several of the municipalities he passed. In an interview by journalist Anders Frick says Jan Ainali more about their migration: On the Internet Infrastructure Foundation, you can read more about the project.
Older versions of the Honda Freed. The new technology will be used in the new hybrid version of the car to be released this fall. Breakthroughs will reduce dependency on raw materials such as dysprosium and terbium, which is largely controlled by China. When Japan and China were involved in a row over the territory in 2010, China imposed a temporary export bans on metals, which stressed automakers to try to find alternatives. The new technology will be used in the Honda Freed released this fall, and will require neodymium. But at the rare earth metal is present, except in China, even in North America and Australia.
There's no denying that Pokémon Go, the Niantic-developed augmented reality mobile game, has been a breakthrough hit.However, for Apple iOS users signed up to the app with their Google account, a security nightmare has emerged as some players are finding the game is granting "full account access" without asking for prior permission.The findings were first revealed by cybersecurity expert Adam Reeve, who slammed the situation as a "huge security risk" and revealed that, at the time of writing, iPhone and iPad users are affected.Despite facing its own security woes, the Android OS is not believed to be impacted.As noted by the Google support page, any app that has "full account access" will give its developers the ability to "see and modify nearly all information in your Google account."This includes email inboxes, calendar entries, search histories alongside content in Google Drive and Google Photos.
Reuters – Alphabet s Google self-driving car project said on Monday it appointed its first general counsel, as U.S. regulators increase their scrutiny of autonomous vehicles.Google has logged more than 1.7 million miles 2.7 million km of autonomous driving in testing in Texas, California, Arizona and Washington state.It has said it has no timetable for making self-driving vehicles available to the public.But a number of crashes involving the vehicles has caught the attention of regulators.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in March it was collecting information after a Google self-driving car struck a municipal bus in California in a minor crash.But it did not open a formal probe.The agency has opened a formal investigation into the May 7 death of a Tesla Motors Model S driver in a Florida crash who was operating in Autopilot mode.U.S.regulators are working on guidelines for such vehicles.They were supposed to be unveiled by July 14, but U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told reporters last month they might not be released until later this summer.Google named Ken Vosen as the top lawyer for its self-driving car project.He was most recently chief legal officer at The Climate Corporation, an environmental analysis firm and a unit of Monsanto.
Twitter and politics go hand in hand, but the latest announcement by the company is still a bit of a surprise: Twitter will livestream both the Republican and Democratic national conventions as they happen over the coming weeks, through a partnership with CBS News.You ll be able to watch the streams on both mobile devices and the Web using Twitter s new Live platform.Recently testing the tool with the Wimbledon tournament, the set up is fairly similar manner to other livestreaming services, with a video on the left or top, and a series of adjoining tweets with a relevant hashtag.To be clear, this isn t a Periscope stream.It s odd that Twitter wouldn t use its own platform made specifically for livestreams, but the choice is probably because Twitter is simply better known.Deeper integration would still be nice to see, however.
Lumo Lift, $50 for Prime membersThe world is full of fitness trackers that can count your steps and estimate calories, but today only, we ve found a deal on a wearable device that can also help you improve your posture.The Lumo Lift is a tiny clip that you attach to your clothing like a Fitbit One, but in addition to counting your steps, distance, and calories burned, it ll also start vibrating whenever you slouch.Assuming you heed its warnings and start sitting or standing up straight, this has the potential to meaningfully improve your life in a way that counting steps might not.Today only, Prime members can snap one up for just $50, which is $30 less than usual, and a match for the best price we ve ever seen.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.
Dallas police used a bomb robot today to a kill a suspected gunman involved in the murder of five police officers and the wounding of seven others.The decision to kill the suspect using a robot armed with an explosive, was made after an hours-long standoff.Dallas police chief David Brown said, after negotiations broke down, the suspect and police officers exchanged gunfire.Although it s not new for police agencies to use robots, typically used for non-lethal force, it is new for cops to use a robot to kill a suspect.As robots become more sophisticated and potentially automated, using them as weapons will spark tricky legal and ethical issues for law enforcement.As a legal matter, the choice of weapon in a decision to use lethal force does not change the constitutional calculus, which hinges on whether an individual poses an imminent threat to others, and whether the use of lethal force is reasonable under the circumstances, Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the ACLU, said in an email to Gizmodo.
Last week there were widespread reports that the AMD Radeon RX 480, the company's new Polaris-based graphics card, suffered from power draw issues.Specifically, the card would draw more power from the PCIe graphics slot than the specificiation allows, which could cause damage to motherboard components down the track.As promised, AMD has released a driver update to address the problem.Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1 is now available, and offers two solutions to the RX 480's power draw: either shift the excess power draw to the PCIe power connector, or limit the total power consumption of the card.AMD's primary solution is to shift the power draw to the 6-pin connector, although this does cause the connector to draw more power than its specification allows.However, unlike with the graphics slot on most motherboards, power supplies tend to be very tolerant of PCIe power connectors drawing more power than typically allowed.
Sony is losing one of its top executive faces.PlayStation third-party relations vice president Adam Boyes revealed he is exiting Sony Interactive Entertainment.He is returning to game development, which is where he started before joining Sony in April 2012.I ve made the super difficult decision to leave PlayStation, Boyes announced in an appearance on the PlayStation Blogcast.I want to go make games again.That s the next chapter of Adam s story: Making games.Boyes admitted that leaving Sony was a tough choice, but returning to development marks a return to his roots.
The $200 Radeon RX 480 is a wonderful graphics card that launched with a troubling problem: It draws an excessive amount of power through your motherboard s PCI-E slot, as discovered in extensive testing by PC Perspective and Tom s Hardware.It shouldn t be a problem for most PCs, but systems with cheap or dirty motherboards could theoretically be damaged by the highly over-spec power draw, especially when overclocking.To AMD s credit, the company immediately owned up to the problem while downplaying its severity and threw engineers at developing a fix over the long holiday weekend.AMD just released Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.1, which includes the promised fix for the Radeon RX 480 s power consumption.If you picked up a reference edition of the card, you ll want to download it immediately.Radeon Crimson 16.7.1 implements a change to how the Radeon RX 480 draws its power, shifting things around so it consumes extra juice via the 6-pin power connection rather than the PCI-E slot in your motherboard.
The 18.0 megapixel Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit is currently discounted by 27% on Amazon from $749.99 down to $549.The complete bundle includes EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Zoom Lenses.It also has built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, providing easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.The Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit currently averages 5 out of 5 stars read reviews .For more information and buying options, see the discounted EOS Rebel T6 Kit on Amazon.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Comcast is going to add Netflix to its X1 set-top boxes in the latest deal to blur the lines separating cable TV from internet video services.The arrangement announced Tuesday signals an apparent truce between two companies that have been antagonistic toward each other in recent years as they publicly bickered how much each side should pay for delivering Netflix's video to Comcast's internet subscribers.Netflix also attacked Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable last year as a bad deal for consumers before the sales agreement was canceled in the face of regulatory opposition.In a joint statement Tuesday, Comcast and Netflix said further details of their alliance will be released later this year when Netflix becomes available on X1 boxes.File photo: The Netflix Apple TV app icon.It's likely that Comcast, the nation's largest cable-TV operator, will receive a cut of each new subscriber that signs up for Netflix's service through the X1.Netflix charges $8 to $12 per month, depending on the type of plan selected."We have much work to do before the service will be available," Comcast and Netflix said.This won't be the first time that Netflix will be available on cable-TV boxes, but it has the potential to significantly expand its reach at a time that its growth in the U.S. is slowing.
OnePlus has confirmed plans to increase the price of its flagship OnePlus 3 smartphone.The OnePlus 3 is set to rise from its current price of £309 to £329 as of July 11, 2016 – that's next Monday.The decision is in response to the fluctuating value of Sterling following the UK's decision to leave the European Union.While we've held off action for as long as we can, the sharp drop witnessed in the currency markets following the Brexit decision has forced us to re-evaluate the OnePlus 3's pricing in the UK at a time of significant demand.""Given the effects of the unstable market son our extremely thin margins, we're reluctantly going to have to make some small changes to our pricing structure for the OnePlus 3 .There's still time to pick up the device at the current price of £309.
Google and the U.K. s government health service have partnered to study whether computers can be trained to spot degenerative eye problems early enough to prevent blindness.Google DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence unit owned by Alphabet Inc., announced a research partnership today with the National Health Service to gain access to a million anonymous eye scans.DeepMind will use the data to train its computers to identify eye defects.The aim is to give doctors a digital tool that can read an eye-scan test and recognize problems faster.Earlier detection of eye disorders related to diabetes and age-related macular degeneration could allow doctors to prevent loss of vision in many people, according to a statement by DeepMind Tuesday announcing the project with the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.Google acquired DeepMind in 2014 to expand its artificial intelligence capabilities.Co-founded by child chess prodigy Demis Hassabis, the firm specializes in machine learning, the increasingly important area of technology where algorithms allow computers to learn and figure things out on their own.DeepMind has taught computers how to defeat a champion of the complex strategy game Go and play Atari s classic 1970s video game "Space Invaders."Separately, DeepMind has announced the creation of a health care review board to scrutinize its work with the NHS.
Micron made a loss of $215m in its latest quarter, job losses are coming, and the Seagate eSSD partnership hasn t taken off.Its fiscal third 2016 quarter revenues were $2.9bn, compared to $3.85bn a year ago and $2.93bn a quarter ago, when it made a $97m loss.It plans to lower its staff count by about 2,400 jobs - about 7.5 per cent.The damage was done by a fall in NAND sales, to around $900m, with trade units down 10 per cent compared to the second quarter and average selling price down 6 per cent.Micron s gross margin of 17 per cent was 3 per cent lower than the second quarter primarily due to lower average selling prices partially offset by manufacturing cost reductions.To address the current market environment and strengthen our competitive position, we are implementing a number of initiatives to reduce costs, drive greater efficiencies, and increase focus on our strategic priorities."
There s a huge fascination behind how things are made – simple toys like a kaleidoscope, for example, are more complicated than you think.A new video from Super Deluxe that gives us the behind the scene look at how sex dolls are made, however, is even creepier than the concept of sex dolls itself.The obviously NSFW video details how a manufacturer mixes the dyes to match human skin tones, fill the silicone into lady-shaped molds, and even give the dolls a manicure for realism s sake.But the scenes where the bodies are just hanging up to dry look straight out of a horror flick when you realize the murderer has butchering experience.Even the way they store and ship the dolls is creepy.Also this screenshot in general.