first_imgMillerCoors cuts 350 jobs as part of new restructuring planPosted By: Martin Whiteon: September 05, 2018In: Alcohol, Beverage, Business, IndustriesPrintEmailMillerCoors has announced that it will cut 350 jobs as part of a new restructuring plan, as it aims to get its “business back on track” following several years of slumping beer sales.A statement from the company said that the cuts are necessary as its organisation and cost base are now out of line with the scale of its business and increasing costs.MillerCoors announced earlier this year that its half-year sales volumes had fallen 4.6% as demand for its beers fell among American consumers, and the company ceased production of its Two Hats beer brand in August, just six months after it launched the new brand.The company said that turning around the fortunes of its Coors Light brand was a “critical priority”, and the company has made several moves to address its faltering performance.Since July, the company began to search for a new chief marketing officer who would enhance the company’s marketing operations in an effort to reach more consumers and promote its brands.The restructuring has also seen MillerCoors appoint a new leader to oversee the conversion of its breweries to an integrated system.MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley said: “We are moving quickly and decisively to get our business back on track.“To accomplish this, we know we need the financial flexibility to invest in our brands and solutions at the right level, quickly capitalise on new opportunities, and maintain a robust marketplace presence. Our current fixed cost base limits our ability to do all this.“We’re committed to handling this restructuring with speed, dignity and respect for all involved and without marketplace disruption.“While we know we still have some challenges ahead. We’re establishing a realistic, achievable plan for 2019 to put us on the path to long-term sustainable growth.”Last week, MillerCoors announced that it would introduce a new range of low-calorie alcoholic drinks through the new Cape Line brand.Share with your network: Tags: beerMillerCoorsUSlast_img read more

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first_imgLily O’Brien’s introduces Winter Desserts Collection of chocolatesPosted By: Contributoron: December 14, 2018In: Confectionery, Food, Industries, Innovation, New productsPrintEmailColian Holding-owned chocolate brand Lily O’Brien’s has launched its Winter Desserts Collection to meet demand for seasonal premium chocolates.Inspired by some of the world’s best-loved dessert recipes with a seasonal twist, each box of 18 chocolates has been made “using the finest ingredients”.The collection consists of six different chocolates: dark orange, triple chocolate shot, spiced latte, apple pie crunch, berry eton mess and festive crème brúlée.Lily O’Brien’s international marketing manager Hilary Hughes said: “The winter-inspired collection wows with delicious festive flavours presented in a new elegantly designed, navy and metallic rose gold packaging, making it the perfect gift this season. It is the ideal premium trade up for retailers to stock to drive value sales at this time of year. “My standout favourite from the collection is the spiced latte, expertly blending double roasted arabica bean coffee with spice and white chocolate to create the most amazing latte chocolate. It’s a must try collection this season, I’m confident they won’t last long – so share wisely.’’The Lily O’Brien’s Winter Desserts Collection is available at UK supermarkets Tesco, Waitrose, Asda and Morrisons with a recommended retail price of £7. Earlier this year, Polish food producer and distributor Colian Holding, owner of UK chocolate brand Elizabeth Shaw, agreed a €40 million deal to acquire Ireland’s Lily O’Brien’s.The chocolatier exports premium chocolate to over 15 countries and currently employs 120 staff at its Newbridge factory in Ireland.Last month, Lily O’Brien’s released a new Share Bags range, in a move to tap into the trend of sharing chocolates. Available in 120g and 110g packs, the line includes four flavours: mega milk chocolate, dark Belgian chocolate, crunchy salted almond, and creamy caramel with sea salt.Share with your network: Tags: IrelandLily O’Brien’sUKlast_img read more

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first_imgTopics news North Korea will not abandon nuclear weapons if it cannot trust US – minister This article is more than 9 months old Ri Yong-ho speaks at United Nations in New YorkUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo aiming to restart talks Share on Twitter ‘All the time in the world’: Trump says no rush for North Korea to denuclearise The delegation from North Korea, seen on a video screen, watches the president of South Korea address the UN earlier this week.Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images Asia Pacific Associated Press in New York North Korea This article is more than 9 months old Share on Facebook North Korea needs more trust in the US and the developing relationship between the two countries before it will abandon its nuclear weapons, Pyongyang’s top diplomat said on Saturday. Share on Twitter Read more United Nations Nuclear weapons US national security Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn More than three months after a summit in Singapore, North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong-ho told world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly Pyongyang does not see a “corresponding response” from Washington to its early disarmament moves. Instead, he said, the US is continuing sanctions aimed at keeping up pressure.“The perception that sanctions can bring us on our knees is a pipe dream of the people who are ignorant of us,” Ri said, adding that continued sanctions are “deepening our mistrust” and deadlocking diplomacy.“Without any trust in the US there will be no confidence in our national security and under such circumstances there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first,” Ri said, adding that the North’s commitment to disarming is “solid and firm” but that trust is crucial.Washington is wary of easing sanctions or agreeing to another of the North’s priorities, a declaration ending the Korean war, without Pyongyang first making significant disarmament moves.Ri’s comments come as Donald Trump and his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, are trying to regain momentum in their quest to get North Korea to renounce its nuclear ambitions. Pompeo is planning to visit Pyongyang next month to prepare for a second Kim-Trump summit.Both Kim and Trump want to meet again. But there is widespread skepticism that Pyongyang is serious about renouncing an arsenal that the country likely sees as the only way to guarantee its safety.Pompeo and Ri met on the sidelines of the general assembly on Wednesday for what Pompeo described as a “very positive” discussion. He did not give any details.The North has traditionally said that the nuclear standoff is between it and the US, but recent summits between Kim and South Korean president Moon Jae-in have also dealt with the nuclear issue.Nuclear envoys from the US and South Korea have met three times during this week’s UN meetings to talk about ways to end North Korea’s pursuit of an arsenal of nuclear-armed long-range missiles. Share on WhatsApp First published on Sat 29 Sep 2018 11.41 EDT … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email North Korea Reuse this content Share on Facebook Shares6060 Share via Email Sat 29 Sep 2018 13.39 EDT Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest US foreign policy Share on Messenger Mike Pompeolast_img read more

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first_imgTopics Law (US) After supreme court decision, commerce secretary says forms being printed without question that could affect elections Share on Pinterest US immigration Demonstrators gather at the supreme court as the justices consider the census case.Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email news Trump administration relents over census citizenship question Shares8080 Share on Facebook Trump administration Share on Facebook Lauren Gambino in Washington Share via Email Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Share on Twitter The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would begin printing forms for the 2020 US census without a controversial question asking about citizenship, following a key decision by the US supreme court last week blocking the proposal.A Department of Justice spokeswoman confirmed that the question would not be included on the census, which is constitutionally mandated to take place every 10 years.The commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, confirmed that the forms were being printed without the question, saying in a statement: “I respect the Supreme Court but strongly disagree with its ruling regarding my decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.”“The Census Bureau has started the process of printing the decennial questionnaires without the question,” Ross continued. “My focus, and that of the Bureau and the entire Department is to conduct a complete and accurate census.”The announcement follows a US supreme court decision last week that temporarily blocked Trump’s administration from adding a citizenship question to the form, arguing that the government had failed to provide an acceptable justification for wanting the information.The ruling in effect froze the administration’s plan to include the question but left unclear whether there would be enough time for the administration to provide the court with a better explanation that meets judicial approval. The administration had previously said a decision was needed by 30 June, though other officials have said it could be delayed until the fall.Hours after the Trump administration’s announcement, Donald Trump said on Twitter: “A very sad time for America when the Supreme Court of the United States won’t allow a question of ‘Is this person a Citizen of the United States?’ to be asked on the #2020 Census!” He added that he had asked the commerce and justice departments “to do whatever is necessary to bring this most vital of questions, and this very important case, to a successful conclusion. USA! USA! USA!” Share on Messenger Tue 2 Jul 2019 19.38 EDT US supreme court Read more Trump administration It was not immediately clear what course of action Trump had asked the departments to take, given that the printing process has already been initiated. As recently as Monday, Trump said he was considering the possibility of trying to delay the census forms being printed – a move that many experts said might not be legal.“I think it is very important to find out if somebody is a citizen as opposed to an illegal,” Trump told reporters on Monday. “It is a big difference to me between being a citizen of the United States and being an illegal.”Experts have said including a question on citizenship would lead to a less accurate accounting of the US population, in part because immigrants might not return their forms out of fear the information could be used against them.The result could have far-reaching political ramifications: the census is used to determine how many congressional seats each state claims as well as how much federal funding states receive.The decision is a major victory for Democrats who have argued that undercounting immigrants would skew the makeup of the House of Representatives in favor of Republicans. Undercounting immigrants, who tend to vote Democratic, would disproportionately hurt liberal states such as New York and California.The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, said on Tuesday afternoon: “Today’s decision is a welcome development for our democracy. House Democrats will be vigilant to ensure a full, fair and accurate census.”She continued: “We will continue to advance strong legislation to secure critical funding to guarantee maximum participation and inclusion so that every person in every community is counted.”Democrats and civil rights groups challenged the Trump administration’s desire to include the question, arguing that the intent was to skew the results in favor of Republicans and deprive minority communities of federal funding.The American Civil Liberties Union joined the New York Civil Liberties Union and the law firm Arnold & Porter to challenge the administration in court on behalf of immigrants rights’ groups.Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, said in a statement that the supreme court decision left the Trump administration no choice but to proceed without the question.“Everyone in America counts in the census, and today’s decision means we all will,” Ho said. @laurenegambino The latest major Trump resignations and firings Share on Twitter Last modified on Wed 3 Jul 2019 09.16 EDT Share on WhatsApp US politics Donald Trump Reuse this content Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

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first_imgOn April 15, 2016 The INDATA Project hosted a full day training on Adapted Driving. Each month we will bring you a tech tip on one of the adapted vehicles we had at the Vehicle Expo. In this last one, Mary Follman, O.T. and Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist shows us an adapted sedan.Check it out here:Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterest1LinkedInEmailPrint RelatedAdapted Driving Expo-Part 3-High-tech Accessible VanJuly 18, 2016In “Tech Tips”Monday Tech Tip: Adapted Driving Expo-Vehicle 1-Adapted Truck with Valley Plus UnitMay 23, 2016In “Tech Tips”Monday Tech Tip: Adapted Driving Expo-Part 4-high tech vanAugust 8, 2016In “Tech Tips”last_img read more

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first_imgVoice-controlled functionality provides a fun, interactive learning experienceExperience special effects like funny hats and masks in real time using facial detectionCollect stickers and fill your sticker book as your child progressesAvailable to try for freeCheck it out on Google Play or the App Store to learn more!Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint Related5 Apps for Speech DelaysMarch 16, 2016In “Apps”Articulation CarnivalFebruary 4, 2016In “Apps”Articulation with The Speech WizardOctober 6, 2015In “Apps” There are so many language therapy apps that it can be overwhelming to find one that works for your child or student.  Speech Blubs is a speech therapy app that uses voice-control and video technology to develop speech articulation for young children with or without speech difficulties.  It was developed by Blub, Blub Inc. which is a team of parents, digital experts and speech therapists.While using Speech Blubs, children will learn new sounds and words while practicing in a “stimulating, educational environment.”  The app uses scientifically-proven learning techniques:“Speech Blubs uses video modeling to create an immersive learning environment, allowing children to observe their peers on video as they learn.  When children watch their peers in real-time, their mirror neurons fire up.  This is scientifically proven to be highly effective in speech development, as confirmed by the University of California, Los Angeles study published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).”Features of Speech Blubs:Can benefit toddlers, late talkers, children with apraxia, autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and moreOver 1000+ exercises, activities, funny hats, videos, mini games, and moreNew content released regularly14 fun sections:Early Sounds, When I Grow Up, Get into Shapes, First Words, Living Colors, This is My Body, Mouth Gym, Sing Along, Yummy Time, Ride Your Wheels, Guess the Word, Guess the Sound, Animal Kingdom, and NUMB3R5last_img read more

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first_img online salesonline trafficonline visibilitySEOWebsite Audit Previous ArticleMarTech Interview with James Sandoval, Founder and CEO at MeasureMatchNext ArticleCSDC Launches New Amanda Freedom of Information Solution If you have an online business website, you will want it to perform well. And by that it means, you will want it to garner the best online Traffic, increase online Visibility, Brand Awareness, make more online Sales, increase ROI and the entire customer base. Often websites make the mistake of not checking how their SEO and marketing initiatives are performing. Here it’s essential to opt-in for a detailed website audit, to take note of where you are excelling and where you need to perform better.Website audits get conducted for multiple segments. It is essential to know whether Google views your site as an authentic or authoritative. For this, you need to do an audit to enhance onsite authority. To know more about this, you can visit the site improve website audit. Read More: What AI Has in Store for the Marketers in 2019?Some of the essential things to consider for improving onsite authority are as follows:Assess the Website NavigationIs your site navigation friendly? Will it be easy for an online user to find what he/she is searching for? It is essential for the web pages to get linked vertically, using both broad categories and sub-categories, in separate pages. Does it take fewer clicks to get to a web page? If yes, then it’s a good sign. If it’s more, you need to address the issue and solve it at the earliest.Evaluate the Website SpeedYou can resort to tools such as Pingdom, to check your website speed. The faster a site loads, the better it is for getting high ranks. You can manage the site speed problems by solving issues related to hosting, clearing the extra Metadata and plug-ins that at times can slow the speed of data transfer.Make Sure of Site SafetyWhen you address this aspect, it will add a minimal boost to your search engine ranks! But it is worth making this update and signing up for SSL encryption. A secure site is always a bonus for Google search ranks.Get the URL’s FixedEvery URL in your website needs to be short. You should also be able to read it easily. Hence, the URL’s should have words instead of numbers. You can also add essential keywords here. However, make sure that there are no excesses.Read More: The Evolution of Audio Advertising and What’s Next in 2020Identify the Broken LinksIt is essential to examine the internal links to ensure that they ensure your web pages are proper.Reduce the Poor RedirectsJavaScript, 307 and 302 redirects are not good. They don’t bring any value for a new page. You can resort to the 301 redirects instead.Make a Compatibility TestWhen you have conducted all these checkpoints, your website is expected to be compatible with both mobile and other browsers. Check this making use of the Webmaster Tools. Else you can review the pages manually as well, but that might be time-consuming.Use Google AnalyticsMaking sure that scripts get installed well is essential. Also, ensure there’s information on each web page.If you want to enhance the onsite authority, make sure your website audit has these essential checkpoints. If you are unsure about what else to add-in you can refer to your service provider from time to time.Read More: Marketers Shouldn’t Have to be Data Scientists Website Audit for Enhancing Onsite Authority – Things to Consider Evans WalshJune 13, 2019, 8:00 amJune 13, 2019 last_img read more

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first_imgElon Musk: Starship, Super Heavy Will Have 41 Total Engines Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 1shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. 6 Comments Most spaceflight firms would never hang around on Twitter and randomly tweet information on upcoming rocket designs. But most companies aren’t SpaceX, and most CEOs aren’t Elon Musk. During his daily Twitter ramblings, Musk revealed that the Starship launch platform is now up to a total of 41 Raptor engines. Although, he jokes that the design is begging for just one more. In his initial tweet, Musk announced that the Starship Super Heavy would have 35 Raptor engines in total. After a request for clarification, Musk explained that the “full stack” of the Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle will have 41 engines — 35 of those will be on Super Heavy and another six on the Starship itself. From what we know of the Starship’s design, the craft will have three Raptors optimized for use in the atmosphere and three others designed for vacuum usage.Before this most recent update, the Super Heavy was slated to have just 31 Raptor engines. Traditionally, rockets have relied on smaller numbers of more powerful engines. However, SpaceX has always gone the other way. According to Musk, the added complexity is outweighed by the redundant nature of having many engines. If one or two fail, the vehicle can still fly its mission. Full stack is 41 rn, but kinda beggin for just one more …— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 21, 2019Musk has explained many of the Starship’s design updates and milestones on Twitter. For example, the momentous test firing of the Raptor engine earlier this year and the name change from BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) to Starship, perhaps a more suitable name for something that could one day ferry 100 passengers to Mars. SpaceX is closing in on the first real test flight of the Starship in a configuration known as the StarHopper. That vessel will lift off, hover, and land safely. Late this year, the company could launch a high-altitude sub-orbital version of the Starship later this year. The first orbital flight is currently scheduled for 2020. At 41 engines for the full stack, the count is just one shy of the answer to life, the universe, and everything from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. No one really knows why Elon Musk does the things he does, so it would not be shocking at all to see another engine pop up on the final Super Heavy. After all, this is the man who launched his car into space on top of the most powerful rocket in the world.Now read:SpaceX Starship Moves Closer to Launch With Successful Engine TestSpaceX Successfully Launches, Partially Recovers Falcon HeavyElon Musk Explains Why the Starship Will Be Stainless Steel Tagged In sciencespaceelon muskrocketsstarshipSuper Heavy Post a Comment 6 Comments Don’t Watch These Movies With Your Parents Petition Is Trying To Convince Marvel To Keep ‘Blade’ Rated R We Now Understand Why Tom Welling Disappeared By Ryan Whitwam on July 23, 2019 at 7:23 am You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Little Rudy From ‘Cosby Show’ is Absolutely Gorgeous Now at 40 Disturbing Details in ‘Harry Potter’ You Didn’t Notice as a Teen Jon Favreau Has a Funny Idea for ‘Iron Man 4’ We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappeared 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beardlast_img read more

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first_img By Ryan Whitwam on July 13, 2019 at 8:20 am We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappeared ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 Images Introduce Charles Manson and More Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beard You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Conventional wisdom holds that most large galaxies harbor supermassive black holes at their centers. Scientists also believe that only so-called “active” galaxies should have visible accretion disc of matter, but the Hubble Space Telescope has found one around a black hole with unusually low luminosity. This galaxy might bend the rules a bit, but it offers an opportunity to study how the theory of relativity applies in the real world. NGC 3147 is a large spiral galaxy just a bit smaller than our own Milky Way. It sits about 120 million light-years away — you’ve probably seen pictures of it because it’s quite stunning. Active galaxies like quasars are easy to spot. The matter falling into them produces emissions across the electromagnetic spectrum, and the accretion discs are quite visible. Everyone thought NGC 3147 was far too dim to have a disc of its own, but a new analysis from an international team suggests otherwise. Hubble collected data from the central black hole in NGC 3147, which has a mass about 250 million times greater than our sun. The object turns out to have a thin disc of material similar to what you’d find around an active galactic nucleus. Observations from Hubble show the disc spins at about 10 percent the speed of light. Researcher Stefano Bianchi from the Università degli Studi Roma Tre in Italy says this discovery indicates the current models for low luminosity galaxies have “clearly failed.”This discovery could have far-reaching effects on the way we model galaxies and black holes, but it also could lead to a better understanding of the physics underlying supermassive objects. The fast-moving disc combined with the low apparent brightness of NGC 3147 could make it possible to test both general and special relativity. General relativity deals with the mechanisms of gravity in the universe, and special relativity describes the relationship between space and time. Since NGC 3147 is dimmer than a typical active galaxy, we can make out the accretion disc around it much better. The disc is inside the black hole’s powerful gravity field where scientists can study the way it affects light. Based on findings in NGC 3147, astronomers may now go on the hunt for other weakly active galaxies. Some may even be closer to Earth where we can make even more precise measurements to test Einstein’s theories.Now read:Cold Quasars Could Change Our Understandings of Galactic DeathAstronomers Capture Historic First Photo of Black HoleResearchers Use Supersonic Fluid to Test Hawking’s Black Hole Theories Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous Why Billy Hargrove from ‘Stranger Things’ Looks So Familiar Hubble Spots a Black Hole That Shouldn’t Exist The Stunning Transformation of Shailene Woodley 13 Comments Actors Who Could Barely Stomach Kissing Each Other on Screen Tagged In sciencespaceastronomyphysicsblack holeshubblegalaxiessupermassive black holes Post a Comment 13 Comments Little Lucy From ‘Narnia’ is Head-Turningly Gorgeous Now at 23last_img read more

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first_imgThe worldwide augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset market returned to growth after a year of decline as global shipments during the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19) reached 1.3 million, up 27.2% from the same quarter last year. The overall AR/VR market has begun to grow again thanks to a surge in shipments of standalone head-mounted displays (HMDs) and tethered HMDs that helped to offset the decline in the low-end, screenless viewer segment, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker.VR headsets represented 96.6% of the combined AR/VR market during the quarter with strong volumes from top companies such as Sony, Facebook, HTC, Pico, and 3Glasses. The top five vendors captured 65.1% of the total VR headset market.Marketing Technology News: Comm100 Launches Agent Assist to Boost Agent Performance and Customer Satisfaction“Facebook has promised to bring VR to the masses and it took its latest steps toward realizing this vision with new standalone and tethered headset releases during the quarter,” said Jitesh Ubrani, research manager for IDC’s Mobile Device Trackers. “The company’s new $399 standalone Oculus Quest began shipping this quarter and has enjoyed positive reviews, and its new Rift S offers an updated take on its pioneering tethered headset. These products, along with other new offerings from companies such as HTC and Valve, should position the VR market for solid growth through the rest of the year.”While AR market volumes remain low, there is clear momentum here as well. Top AR headset makers included Epson, Lenovo, Vuzix, Google, and RealWear during 1Q19.“Enterprise AR is evolving quickly and many companies are actively looking for hardware solutions they can use to improve existing business processes and drive new ones,” said Tom Mainelli, group vice president, Consumer and Devices Research at IDC. “Vendors shipping robust, ready-to-use products today are seeing increased traction and we expect their volumes to increase notably through the rest of this year. We have also seen new product announcements from players large and small that should help drive increased momentum and shipments when these products begin shipping later this year.”Marketing Technology News: Orange County United Way and Salesforce Team Up to Revolutionize PhilanthropyIDC anticipates the growth trend established in the first quarter will continue as global shipments for AR/VR headsets are forecast to reach 7.6 million units in 2019, up from 5.9 million in 2018. Much of this growth will occur in the commercial segment, which will consume roughly one of every three headsets shipped in 2019.IDC expects standalone and tethered headsets to drive the VR market growth. Standalone VR headsets will capture 38.2 % of the VR market in 2019, up from 26.6% in 2018. Tethered VR headsets will have a share of 46.1% this year, versus 44.1% last year. Finally, screenless viewers will decline to 15.7%, down from 29.3% last year.Standalone will play an even larger role in AR for 2019, where IDC expects it to capture 53.9% of the market, up from 47.8% last year. Tethered and screenless viewers will capture 27% and 19.1% in 2019, respectively. While the tethered segment is small today, IDC expects it to play a larger role in the future, as it’s likely the first truly consumer-oriented products will use this form factor down the road.Marketing Technology News: New Study From Wunderman Thompson Commerce Reveals Amazon Lacks Loyalty Among Gen Z ARIDCJitesh UbraniMarketing Technology NewsNewsTom MainelliVR Previous ArticleXactly Named Bay Area Top WorkplaceNext ArticleSnowflake Achieves ISO Certification to Help Keep Customers’ Data Safe AR/VR Headsets Return to Growth in the First Quarter As New Models and Use Cases Restore Momentum to the Market, According to IDC PRNewswireJune 27, 2019, 3:40 pmJune 27, 2019 last_img read more

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first_img ClairolCynthia Elmastiane-commerceGlossyMarketing Technology NewsNewsZoovu Previous ArticleiQIYI Delivers Integrated Online and Offline Entertainment Experience Through the 2019 iQIYI VIP Fan CarnivalNext ArticleTaxi2Airport.com: The Taj Mahal – The Most Popular ‘Wonder of the World’ on Social Media Zoovu digital consultation assistant designed for personal care brand Clairol leverages AI and machine learning to cut down on product choice overloadZoovu, the world’s ultimate AI-driven conversational marketing platform, announced that it has been recognized by Glossy with the “Best E-Commerce Experience – Beauty” award for its partnership with Clairol, part of the Coty Inc. family, to bring human-level, personalized hair consultation to the brand’s digital channels. The Glossy Awards honor leading organizations transforming the fashion and beauty industries, with companies including Aerie, Rent the Runway and Stitchfix previously winning.The health and beauty industry offers an abundance of product options and variations, and while this is valuable for empowering consumers with choice, it can also lead to an overwhelming shopper experience in such a personal space. Recent research found that 70% of beauty shoppers are overwhelmed by the number of products available, while Zoovu also discovered that 54% have stopped making purchases because “choosing” was too difficult. With a catalogue including more than 1,000 combinations of hair color, conditioner and activator products, Clairol wanted to remove the complexity and choice overload that often plagues the digital shopping experience by helping consumers easily find the perfect items for their specific hair coloring needs.Marketing Technology News: Blue Prism Collaborates with Microsoft to Deliver Free Cloud Trial on AzureWith this, Clairol turned to Zoovu to deploy a tailored-made digital assistant on its website. Combining machine learning, AI and behavioral analytics, with the knowledge of Clairol’s hair color experts, Zoovu and Clairol are able to better provide highly-personalized consultations and a customized hair color kit recommendation for every consumer. Ultimately, this resembles the same, intimate, 1:1 experience found in salons and in-store.“We are incredibly proud of the partnership between Clairol and Zoovu and remain steadfast in our commitment to creating the ultimate consumer experience, building upon our award-winning work,” said Cynthia Elmastian, senior marketing manager, Coty, Inc.Marketing Technology News:Aussie Anthony Capano appointed Managing Director, International at Rakuten MarketingFactoring in millions of data points stemming from explicit answers, product details, sales information and behavioral data from the Clairol/Zoovu “consultation quiz,” Zoovu’s machine learning algorithm builds a hair profile for Clairol consumers and recommends products, along with personalized user instructions and a before/after comparison. Of note, after launching the solution, Clairol saw over 90% of consumers who start the consultation quiz complete it, with 42% of these users then clicking on the product’s detail page after receiving a recommendation.“Choice overload and the desire for unique, catered experiences are increasingly coming into play in today’s shopping landscape, and digital technologies that provide context, personalization and transparency are must-haves for competitive brands,” added Rob Mullen, CEO, Zoovu. “Working with Clairol, we were able to develop a tailored solution that enables their consumers to navigate a vast product set in order to help guide them to their ideal choice as quickly and low-touch as possible. We’re thrilled with the recognition from Glossy and look forward to partnering with additional brands to bring similar human-level engagement to the shopping journey.”Marketing Technology News: ANSYS Welcomes Lynn Ledwith as Vice President of Marketing Glossy Recognizes Zoovu with “Best E-Commerce Experience – Beauty” Award MTS Staff Writer3 days agoJuly 18, 2019 last_img read more

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first_imgThe Amazon Prime Day sale has come to an end but the online sale fever still goes on as the Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale will be running till July 18. The Big Shopping Days sale includes deals and offers on popular smartphones, laptops, TVs, and other major product categories. Similar to Amazon, Flipkart is offering 10 percent instant discount (up to Rs 1,750) for customers using State Bank of India credit card. Flipkart’s big sale will end on Thursday, July 18.So in case you missed out on some of the deals during the Amazon Prime Day sale, then here are some offers that you can still grab from Flipkart. The Mi A2 is selling on a discounted price of Rs 9,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model while the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage model is priced at Rs 15,999. You can get additional exchange discount of up to Rs 9,900.. The Redmi Note 7S is selling with a price cut of Rs 1,000 effectively making the cost come down to Rs 9,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant. The handset also comes in 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option, which will be available for Rs 11,999. Flipkart is also offering an additional exchange discount of up to Rs 9,500.. The Poco F1 can be purchased for Rs 17,999 if you opt for the base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The 6GB RAM + 128GB model will cost Rs 20,999 while the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage model will be available for Rs 27,999. You can avail additional exchange discount of up to Rs 17,500The Google Pixel 3 is selling at Rs 49,999 for the 64GB variant during Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale this week. The exchange offer promises a maximum additional discount worth Rs 17,900.The Realme 3 Pro is now available at a starting price of Rs 13,499 (4GB + 64GB) during Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days sale. You further get a discount of up to Rs 13,000 when you exchange an old smartphone. The Honor 20 series was recently launched in the country and the Honor 20i is selling for a discount of Rs 1,000 during the sale when you purchase using any mode of online payments. You can get additional instant discount worth up to Rs 13,500 when you exchange your old smartphone. big shopping daysdealsdiscountsFlipkart First Published: July 17, 2019, 3:19 PM ISTlast_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Regional satraps, all astute politicians and mostly from southern states, are positioning themselves to play kingmakers if the Lok Sabha results do not throw up a definite mandate.The list of these possible kingmakers is impressive: Mayawati of the Bahujan Samaj Party, Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy of the YSR Congress Party, N Chandrababu Naidu of the Telugu Desam Party, K Chandrashekhar Rao of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti and M.K. Stalin of the DMK. One of these leaders, Mayawati, has already declared her prime ministerial ambitions — not once but twice, the latest being on Wednesday. It is easy to see why she backs herself in that position. Apart from being from Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most important state politically, she is India’s preeminent Dalit player and a master practitioner of caste politics.Her younger mahagathbandhan partner Akhilesh Yadav, with whom she has had a smooth alliance without the friction that one would have expected given their history as political adversaries, could position himself as an important post-poll player. However, he does not have the political heft that Mayawati does.Naidu has emerged as the most politically active leader among the possible kingmakers. He has veered towards the UPA after supping with the NDA and is now running a campaign to mobilise opposition unity. Among the key leaders apart from Sonia Gandhi that he has met recently are Sharad Pawar of the Nationalist Congress Party, Naveen Patnaik of the Biju Janata Dal and Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress.Two regional leaders who have kept their cards close to their chests are Reddy and Chandrashekhar Rao. Rao had first proposed a non-Congress, non-BJP federal front — an idea that went out of favour soon after only to be back on the table now. His idea of a federal front appears to be to create an alliance that would give outside support to the ruling alliance at the Centre, much like the Left parties between 2004 and 2008 during UPA-I. He might not bring in huge numbers in the Lok Sabha — Telangana has 17 Lok Sabha seats — but an agglomeration of parties behind him would make him an important leader.Reddy has played a wait-and-watch game. This has also meant confusion for those who have watched him from outside. If he has praised the Prime Minister, he has also said that he has forgiven the Congress party, presumably for not backing him for the chief ministership after the death of his father, YS Rajasekhara Reddy, in 2009. He might not bring in huge numbers, but has shown that he can be a sharp political player.Stalin is clearly in the UPA camp, a powerful regional satrap who is expected to do well in these elections. Sources say he has given an assurance that if it is touch and go on government formation at the Centre, he will deliver the numbers for the UPA with the help of other parties in the south. 2019 election resultsakhilesh yadavChandrababu Naiducounting of vote 2019 First Published: May 23, 2019, 7:24 AM ISTlast_img read more

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first_imgMumbai: A person injured in the July 2 Malad wall collapse incident died Tuesday, taking the toll to 30, a BMC official said.Officials identified the deceased as Abhijit Ganpat Gade (23). He died at BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai Central, the official said. The incident happened around 2 am on July 2 when the compound wall in Pimpripada of Malad East area collapsed and people living in shanties adjacent to the wall got trapped under the debris. NDRF officials said the deceased were people living in the slums. BMCMaladMalad Wall Collapsemumbai First Published: July 17, 2019, 8:05 AM ISTlast_img read more

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first_img 1 of 10 Next Audi does a brisk business selling racing versions of its road cars, and the automaker just unveiled its most powerful racer yet. With 640 horsepower on tap, Audi claims the R8 LMS GT2 will offer more power than any other race car it has sold to customers. The R8 LMS GT2 made its public debut at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and Audi expects it to be eligible to compete in multiple race series in 2020.Aside from the headline horsepower figure (which is 38 hp more than the most powerful road-going R8), Audi was light on details. The LMS GT2 will presumably use the same 5.2-liter V10 as the R8 road car and other racing versions of the R8. Photos released by Audi show typical racing modifications, including more aggressive aerodynamic elements and a stripped-out interior with a very complicated-looking steering wheel.The R8 LMS GT2 was designed to compete in a new racing class called, not surprisingly, GT2. Created for modified production cars, it will fill a gap between the existing GT3 and GT4 classes, according to Audi. Racing fans will remember that GT2 was the name used for the top level of production-based cars in international racing during the 1990s and early 2000s, featuring manufacturer-backed teams with professional drivers. The new incarnation of GT2 will have a different focus.GT2 cars will be built with amateur racers in mind, specifically wealthy enthusiasts willing to buy a seat at a race or just looking for a fun track toy. These so-called “gentleman drivers” (when it comes to gender equality, the racing world has a lot of catching up to do) are an important part of the racing industry, and have become a lucrative source of revenue for automakers like Audi. In addition to the R8 LMS GT2, Audi has GT3 and GT4 racing versions of the R8, as well as a racing RS3 that competes in the TCR class. These are all considered “customer racing” cars, meaning they’re sold to individual buyers or teams, rather than being fielded by Audi itself.If you’ve always wanted your own race car, and have lots of cash to burn, Audi is taking orders for the R8 LMS GT2 at a price of 338,000 euros ($379,000). Deliveries begin in December, and Audi expects the car to qualify for race series’ in North America and Europe beginning in 2020. Audi TT will get the ax to make way for electric cars — and the R8 may be next The technologies your car inherited from race cars Hyundai is flying Veloster N owners to the Nürburgring to watch its cars race 2019 Audi E-Tron U.S. spec first drive review Acura shows the tech differences between a sports car and a race carcenter_img Previous Editors’ Recommendationslast_img read more

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first_imgWhile the majority of online destinations are known for various degrees of toxic behavior, the app tbh aims to be different. The app promotes compliments and good behavior from users who are asked generally positive questions. The user picks one of their friends as the answer to the question, and that user is then notified that someone chose them as the answer.The recipient isn’t shown who that person is, keeping it anonymous at the same time. Though new and still with limited availability, the app has proven highly popular. The team behind the app explains that more than 5 million people have downloaded it, and that more than a billion messages have been sent with it. That’s all in the last few weeks.Here to capitalize on that is Facebook, which has acquired the app. The tbh team says that nothing will change for the end user, but that it now has more resources to grow the app. In what way Facebook may alter the app wasn’t stated, though it is probably safe to assume that it will rollout to more high schools around the nation at a clipped rate with Facebook’s backing.SOURCE: tbh The teen-centric app ‘tbh’ has been acquired by Facebook, the company announced in a statement today. The acquisition marks a big success for the tbh team, and highlights Facebook’s own attempts at targeting the youngest tech users. While the core Facebook social platform has been losing teenage users for years, others like tbh have been flourishing.last_img read more

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first_imgNow, I lined up and bought a Motorola V3 RAZR the day it was released. It should probably come as little surprise, therefore, that I’m automatically drawn to the idea of a rebooted RAZR. One with cutting-edge specifications as well as that ever-rewarding “snap!” as you click it closed. My interest is more than just nostalgia, though. Depending on how closely Lenovo sticks to the original Motorola RAZR apparently inspiring this new smartphone, we could potentially see a phone that addresses a huge complaint in the industry today. Just like the original RAZR made the candy bar cellphone more pocketable, so could this new RAZR do the same for the modern breed of vast smartphones. Details around actual hardware and specifications are in very short supply right now. Beyond the fact that Lenovo is making the new Motorola RAZR with a Verizon exclusive in mind, and in vanishingly small numbers in the grand scheme of cellphone mass production, the only real tidbit is a price tag. Think along the lines of around $1,500, and only around 200,000 devices actually made. The foldable phones we’ve seen so far – and, admittedly, there aren’t exactly many of them – have looked at the form-factor from the perspective of a collapsable tablet. Samsung’s foldable Galaxy prototype, shown off at the company’s developer summit last year and expected to make its official debut on February 20 alongside the Galaxy S10, is a chunky candy bar when closed. It opens out to a roughly 7-inch tablet.The Royole FlexPai takes a similar approach. As we saw at CES 2019 last week, the “world’s first commercial foldable smartphone with a fully flexible display” opts for a 7.8-inch square screen that folds roughly in half for phone purposes. There are some good reasons why a phone-that-becomes-a-tablet design is a safe place to start. A bigger device can be thicker without running such a risk of upsetting potential customers. That allows for more space for batteries, not to mention for the hinge mechanism.That last part is important. As insiders have whispered about Samsung’s foldable, we’re not at the point where you can crisply bend a display down the middle, unfold it again, and expect it to be unaffected by such treatment. Instead, you need a more controlled curve as the two halves come together; Samsung and others have patents galore demonstrating the elaborate hinges they believe will prevent their flexible displays from cracking.Squeezing that sort of mechanism into a clamshell phone that folds up like a RAZR is going to be tough. That is, if you also want something which isn’t as chunky as an early analog flip-phone. There we have a problem, then, because I think that’s what a lot of people might be hoping for. Perhaps I’m unusual, but I don’t particularly want a smartphone that morphs into a tablet. What I’d much prefer is a small device that opens up into a big-screen phone. Something that doesn’t bulge out of my front pocket like an iPhone XS Max or Galaxy Note 9, yet which still gives me the same display size when I open it up. Clamshell smartphones aren’t new, though they’ve not managed to gain traction in markets like North America. China, South Korea, and other Asia markets, however, have a range of flip phones to choose from. Just in October 2018, the latest Samsung W2019 with Galaxy-esque specifications but in a folding form-factor was spotted. The problem there – and the reason they’ve not caught on more broadly – is that you sacrifice a lot of screen size in the process. With half of the inside of the flip phone dedicated to a physical keypad, the remaining real-estate for the display tends to amount to around 4.2-inches or thereabouts. A far cry from the 6.2-inches of a Galaxy S9+ or the 6.5-inches of an iPhone XS Max.I love having a big display on my phone, and indeed I suspect my dramatically reduced use of tablets is down to phablet-scale smartphones being “big enough” to do double-duty. However it would be nice to have that sort of screen space in a device that didn’t dominate a pocket, purse, or hand. If Motorola, Lenovo, and Verizon can do that with a reborn RAZR, then I think that would be a better demonstration of flexible displays’ potential than anything else we’ve seen so far. IMAGES OptoScalpal; Jonas Dähnert The Motorola RAZR is reportedly returning, the iconic flip-phone rebooted as a cutting-edge foldable screen smartphone, but there’s the potential for something far more interesting than just a cynical branding revival. It’s fair to say that Motorola has never returned to the dizzying heights it attained on the success of the RAZR and its successors. What better way to pay homage to its innovation by bucking the trend in foldable phones today?last_img read more

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first_imgThe truck is based on the Big Horn model and comes in Crew Cab 4×4 with short or long bed body styles. Power is from an eTorque 3.6L Pentastar or 5.7L Hemi V8. Ram 1500 North is priced at $45,890 plus a $1,695 destination charge. Ram is unclear on which states have access to the North Edition truck. Ram says that the North Edition is aimed at the truck buyer out there that needs more capability and warmth on a frozen drive. A standard feature on this model includes three-peak mountain snowflake severe snow service Falken LT tires that are for on and off-road use. The truck has four-wheel drive with 4×4 Auto, 4×4 High, and 4×4 Low settings.North Edition buyers get a one-inch factory lift, electronic-locking rear axle, tow hooks, engine block heater, and heated seats and steering wheel. Remote start is included as standard along with all-weather floor mats to contain slush and snow.Convenience features include a Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen, 12-way power driver seat with 4-way power lumbar, heated folding mirrors, and front and rear Park Sense system. The truck also has body-color steel bumpers, grille, mirrors, door handles, and rear fender 4×4 decal. Anyone who lives in a colder state knows that you often need some special gear to make it through the winter. Ram knows that people in northern states have needs that are different from those in the south and it has rolled out the 2019 Ram 1500 North Edition packed with features to make surviving winter easier. The truck is available at dealers now.last_img read more

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first_imgGT-R fans wanting the most performance will be interested in the GT-R Track Edition that starts at $145,540. The top of the line GT-R for 2020 is the GT-R Nismo, and the car costs a lot of money. GT-R Nismo buyers will have to plunk down $210,740.The Nismo version of the car packs a 600 horsepower 3.8L twin-turbo V6 engine with 481 lb-ft of torque. The Nismo uses turbocharger tech directly from the GT-R GT3 racing car; the car also includes carbon-ceramic brakes. The 2020 GT-R Track edition has 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. It also features forged aluminum wheels, a dry carbon-fiber rear spoiler, and special Recaro seats.GT-R Premium rolls on 20-inch RAYS forged wheels and has a new headliner color for 2020. The car can also be had with a “Hai Gray” premium interior with hand-stitched semi-aniline appointments. The twin-turbo V6 in this version is rated at 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque and includes a standard titanium exhaust.AdChoices广告 The special GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition is offered in three heritage two-tone color combinations. Colors include Bayside, which is a blue color with white racing stripes. Pearl white with red stripes and super silver with white stripes round out the available color options. All 50th Anniversary editions get the same gray interior color scheme. All of the prices are plus a $1,695 destination and handling fee. The 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition takes the nameplate to a level that was unimaginable when it was first introduced 50 years ago. To celebrate the half-century of the GT-R, engineers challenged themselves to find undiscovered performance potential while still making sure the car can be enjoyed by drivers at any level. The 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition takes the nameplate to a level that was unimaginable when it was first introduced 50 years ago. To celebrate the half-century of the GT-R, engineers challenged themselves to find undiscovered performance potential while still making sure the car can be enjoyed by drivers at any level.center_img Nissan has announced pricing for the 2020 GT-R line, and the cars are costly. The starting price for a 2020 GT-R Premium, the entry-level car for 2020, is $113,540. The next rung up the ladder is the cool GT-R Premium with 50th Anniversary Edition tidbits. That car starts at $122,040. For the 2020 GT-R NISMO, Nissan engineers set out to take race-proven technology and make it accessible and comfortable for drivers of all skill levels. Vehicle control and predictability were critical in achieving this; thus, they adopted the theme “absolute street and track performance” when developing the car.last_img read more

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first_imgThe car’s exterior is “virtually unchanged” compared to the prototype seen in July says, Nissan. In addition to being allowed to choose their exterior color, buyers will also be able to select interior colors and packages. The gray and gold prototype certainly looked better than the blue and gold Nissan is showing in the images here. The last time we talked about the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign was when the car was on hand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to a run up the hill. Rumors swirled that the vehicle might enter production as a very limited run ride. Nissan has now confirmed its production plans and offered up pricing on the car. Nissan will make only 50 of the cars, and each of them will sell for 990,000 euros before taxes and options. That euro price converts to over $1.1 million here in the States. That is one expensive Nissan.Nissan notes that while the prototype GT-R50 was covered in gray with gold accents, customers will get to specify their preferred color. The car is based on the NISMO version of the GT-R making 720ps.center_img The prototype car will be on display at the Nissan Gallery in Yokohama from December 7. Anyone wanting to buy one of the 50 cars can go to GT-R50.nissan and start to create their vehicle. Deliveries are set to begin in 2019 and continue through 2020.last_img read more

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