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TikTok introduced TikTok Brand Life Study, a first-party measurement solution aimed at helping brands measure and optimize their advertising resonance on the video creation platform. TikTok Brand Life Study is an immersive, in-feed polling experience that brings the music and motion graphics TikTok is known for to their feeds or For You pages, prompting users...
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Google announced the launch of a new, collaborative ad creation tool. Here's what we know so far!The post Google Announces New Ads Creative Studio appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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(University of California - Santa Barbara) The word "tsunami" brings immediately to mind the havoc that can be wrought by these uniquely powerful waves. The tsunamis we hear about most often are caused by undersea earthquakes, and the waves they generate can travel at speeds of up to 250 miles per hour and reach tens of meters high when they make landfall and break. They can cause massive flooding and rapid widespread devastation in coastal areas, as happened in Southeast Asia in 2004 and in Japan in 2011.
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The definitive collection of the best investing stories Business Insider published during the week ended June 19.
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Edible oil brand Dhara in its Father’s Day special digital film subtly conveys a father’s love for the newly adopted daughter who is shown addressing him as 'Papa' for the first time which fills his heart with absolute joy
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Business Email Compromise (BEC) is a fast-growing cybersecurity threat that all businesses. That means you and your employees play a major role in protecting against them
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It looks like the Epic Games Store may soon be getting two big-name games. Users have discovered references to both Final Fantasy VII Remake and Alan Wake Remastered lurking in listings published to an Epic Games Store data tracker. The listings suggest that both games are on the way to the Epic Games Store (and PC in general) before either … Continue reading
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Stock markets, gold and oil dipped after the Fed's outlook showed officials see an interest-rate rise in 2023.
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Facebook today introduced a new set of tools aimed at helping Facebook Group administrators get a better handle on their online communities and, potentially, help keep conversations from going off the rails. Among the more interesting new tools is a machine learning-powered feature that alerts admins to potentially unhealthy conversations taking place in their group. […]
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Small businesses have traditionally been underserved when it comes to IT — they are too big and have too many requirements that can’t be met by consumer products, yet are much too small to afford, implement or thoroughly need apps and other IT build for larger enterprises. But when it comes to neobanks, it feels […]
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(SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics) As reported in Advanced Photonics, researchers from Tongji University in China recently demonstrated an all-electric scheme able to flexibly control the propagation direction of near-field light.
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After Summer Game Fest reveal, we got co-creator Chet Faliszek (ex-Valve) on the phone.
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Reliance Jio has launched a new WhatsApp bot that allows users to recharge their accounts, as well as access several other services
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Apple just previewed iOS 15, the latest version of its mobile operating system. Here's what's new.
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Barbara Jones will review the documents and records seized in the Giuliani raid and filter out privileged materials.
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OnePlus is well known for following Google closely with every newer Android version. The company is taking more time to update its smartphones now that ... The post OnePlus resumes Android 12 Developer Preview program for OnePlus 9 series appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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If you ask UrbanStems or Brooklinen, you can't purchase a new set of sheets without buying a matching bouquet of flowers for your bedside table. And while partnerships across seemingly unrelated industries are nothing new--you may remember that pair of Kentucky Fried Chicken-themed Crocs from early 2020--it can be hard to predict what the consumer...
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Actis has also promoted Nicolas Escallon, another director in its energy infrastructure team, to the position of a partner
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(University of Notre Dame) The study, led by Tengfei Luo, a professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, will be initiated by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
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You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening.This was meant to be a quiet week. Commons in recess, a ‘holding pattern’ on Covid, Whitehall treading water while it waits for the latest data on the pandemic. Aside from an update on foreign travel from Grant Shapps on Thursday, the big ‘event’ marked on the No.10 grid was today’s catch-up cash for schools. An emergency £1.4bn, on top of an extra £1.7bn already announced for pupils, could have been spun as a statement of intent, an interim measure pending a bigger funding settlement in the chancellor’s spending review later this year. But thanks to some great work by the Times, which exclusively revealed earlier this week just how much cash had been requested, the PR plan was smashed to bits.Sir Kevan Collins, the catch-up czar, had wanted £15bn but instead got less than a tenth of that, at least in the short term. And his resignation words tonight blasted both barrels not just at the hapless Gavin Williamson (whose departure from Education in a reshuffle seems all but guaranteed), but also at Boris Johnson himself.By referring explicitly to the failure to provide help to pupils in deprived areas in the north, Collins appeared to expose the PM’s “levelling up” agenda as a hollow trick played on all those who voted Tory in May. “In parts of the country where schools were closed for longer, such as the north, the impact of low skills on productivity is likely to be particularly severe,” he said.It’s worth remembering that Collins was never going to be a government pushover. He is widely respected for his work in education, and as recently as March he told the education select committee that the £1.7bn first pledged was “not sufficient”. He wanted a comprehensive recovery plan, not a sticking plaster, so it’s perhaps no surprise he’s ripped it off to lay bare the wounds underneath.This isn’t just about the education gap. For Johnson, this underlines once more the yawning gap between his rhetoric and actual delivery. Back in June 2020, he promised “a massive summer catch-up operation”, but nothing of the kind materialised. Yes, the fresh lockdowns knocked things even more off course, yet parents, pupils and teachers won’t easily forget the promises made.This March, I remember vividly Johnson telling a No.10 news conference how much catch-up mattered. “The legacy issue I think for me is education,” he said. “It’s the loss of learning for so many children and young people that’s the thing we’ve got to focus on now as a society. And I think it is an opportunity to make amends.” If the PM can’t deliver on his own professed personal priority coming out of the pandemic, what chance do all the other policy areas have?Critics will point out too that unlike other areas of government (social care, anyone?), there is at least a plan worked up by Collins to “make amends”. His bigger package was about extra teaching time, not just tutoring. Still, there are some in government who tonight are pointing out the idea of an extra half hour on the school day did not go down well with teachers.The longer day was “not thought through” and not “evidence based”, both of which are red flags to the Treasury. Moreover, doling out £15bn – half the annual primary and pre-primary school budget – between spending reviews was seen as imprudence fiscal management. Allies of the chancellor insist this isn’t about being stingy. “If we just start signing off massive cheques outside of a formal process, there lies mismanagement of taxpayers’ money!” one says.Yet ultimately the PM is, as he joked in recent months, the First Lord of the Treasury. If he’d really wanted a big, bold plan for education catch-up with big, bold spending to match, he could have got it. The political problem is that an independent expert in schooling has now delivered a damning verdict on Johnson’s central “levelling up” policy, or rather the lack of oneCollins has also made early years education his priority, stressing its social as well as academic benefit, and its underfunding in recent years. The Tories’ closure of SureStarts is perhaps one of their biggest policy errors in the past decade of austerity. Amazingly, Labour has failed to ram home that very point, and has shown a woeful lack of focus on childcare and early years (evidenced by Jeremy Corbyn’s priority of student tuition fees, but under Starmer there’s been no real grabbing of the agenda either).A cynic might say that the expected grade inflation in this year’s GCSE and A-level exam results will smooth over the problem. But if metrics emerge that younger children of all backgrounds are falling behind expected benchmarks, the lack of a proper “catch-up” or “recovery” plan will be received bitterly by parents who struggled with the home-schooling imposed on them this past year.It’s possible Johnson will again wriggle out of this latest tight spot. But remember that two of the biggest U-turns forced on him over the past year both involved education: the A-levels fiasco and free school meals. And both were issues of competence.Collins’ resignation may have gifted Starmer his most powerful weapon yet, offering at the next election a simple way to sum up broken Tory promises and incompetence. Whether Labour can capitalise is another matter.Related...Schools Catch-Up Tsar Quits Saying Gavin Williamson 'Failing' ChildrenBoris Johnson's £1.4bn Schools Catch-Up Fund Branded 'Paltry' And 'Disappointing'Is Lockdown Over? When We’ll Know If Covid Rules Are Changing
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