Non-cheesy quotes?

Most quotes in business presentations are cheesy cliches uttered by people you never heard of. What can you do to avoid falling in this trap?Decide whether your story actually needs a quote at all. In many cases the answer might be “not really”. That workplan deck for a major cost cutting project does not get any more cheerful with a happy “let’s do this together” quote at the end.If you want to give it it a try, make the quote very specific to your situation. Googling “inspirational business qu...
Tags: Google, Oscar Wilde, Speaking

Tantalizing But Preliminary Evidence of a 'Brain Microbiome'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science Magazine: We know the menagerie of microbes in the gut has powerful effects on our health. Could some of these same bacteria be making a home in our brains? A poster presented here this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience drew attention with high-resolution microscope images of bacteria apparently penetrating and inhabiting the cells of healthy human brains. The work is preliminary, and its authors are careful to note that t...
Tags: Tech, Birmingham, Uab, University Of Alabama, Society For Neuroscience, Roberts, Walker, Courtney Walker, Rosalinda Roberts

Twitter: We Might Have Some Time for a Vague Discussion on the President's Voter Fraud Lies Next Year

Twitter is never, ever going to ban or otherwise take direct action against the president, who besides being the site’s number one power user has in the past skirted uncomfortably close to using it as ground zero for nuclear war. The logic goes that as the president, Trump’s tweets are inherently newsworthy—a sensible…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elections, Science, Technology, Social Media, Donald Trump, Trump, 2018 Midterms, Conversations About Conversations

How Will Digital Change Your Business? (Thinks Out Loud Episode 233)

How Will Digital Change Your Business? (Thinks Out Loud Episode 233) Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. How Will Digital Change Your Business? (Thinks Out Loud Episode 233) – Headlines and Show Notes This episode of Thinks Out Loud asks “How will digital change your business next year — and beyond?” Even better, it offers a series of answers to get you started. Here are the full show notes: What Won’t Change: The Trends Shaping Digital Next Year (Thinks Out...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Seo, Expedia, Mackie Onyx Blackjack USB, Tim Peter

This Wearable was designed to make you a better musician

The Soundbrenner Core is perhaps the world’s first profession-specific smartwatch (or second, if you consider diving to be a profession rather than a hobby). It comes with features packed to give musicians an edge while they practice or perform, allowing their skills and sense of rhythm/tone to be heightened.Like most smartwatches (or even smartphones) that take external products/experiences and internalize them – case in point, the Apple watch now serving as an ECG – the Soundbrenner does the...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Gadgets, Music, Design, Wearable, Smartwatch, Audio, Watches, Core, Product Design, Musician, Tuner, Metronome, Soundbrenner, Soundbrenner Core

Meet Jennifer Tejada, the secret weapon of one of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing enterprise software startups PagerDuty, an eight-year-old, San Francisco-based company that sends companies information about their technology, doesn’t receive a fraction of the press that other fast-growing enterprise software companies receive. In fact, though it counts as customers heavyweight companies like CapitalOne, Spotify, and Netflix; it employs 500 employees; and it has five offices around the world, it has largely operated out of the spotlight. That’s changing. For one thing, the comp...
Tags: TC, San Francisco, Tech, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Wellington, University Of Michigan, T Rowe Price, Proctor Gamble, Tejada, Jennifer Tejada, CapitalOne Spotify

IMF says governments could set up their own cryptocurrencies

Christine Lagarde praises rebel technology as ‘safe, cheap, and potentially semi-anonymous’Governments should consider offering their own cryptocurrencies to prevent the systems becoming havens for fraudsters and money launderers, Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund said referring to the fast-growing fintech industry.Lagarde said central banks had to work quickly to establish digital cash for burgeoning networks of private financial transactions or risk their mushrooming i...
Tags: Business, Technology, Economics, Bank Of England, UK News, World news, Banking, E-commerce, Bitcoin, International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, Cryptocurrencies, Imf, Lagarde, International Monetary Fund (IMF

OK Google, what is African ISP Main One, and how did it manage to route your traffic into China through Russia?

Sub cable biz raises hand, 'fesses up to causing BGP hijack drama Monday's prolonged Google cloud and websites outage was triggered by a botched network update by a West Africa telco, it is claimed.…
Tags: Google, China, Russia, Software, West Africa

Roivant Sciences, a four-year-old biotech holding company, just raised $200 million in fresh funding at a whopping $7 billion valuation

Roivant Sciences has had a bumpy couple of years, but that isn’t stopping investors from pouring more money into the four-year-old company, which aims to one day be a giant holding company for dozens of independent biopharmaceutical spinoffs — and is fulfilling that vision by creating one independent company at a time. Roivant’s newest financing event: a $200 million raise at a post-money valuation of $7 billion, led by NovaQuest Capital Management, which is an investor in two of Roivant’s compa...
Tags: TC, Softbank, Tech, Harvard, Yale, GlaxoSmithKline, Biotech, DLB, Lewy, Ramaswamy, David Hung, Roivant Sciences, Vivek Ramaswamy, SoftBank Vision Fund, RTW Investments, Axovant

Lawsuit targets secrecy agreements surrounding Google's new campus

Google’s plan to expand their campus into a new city has echoes of Amazon’s secretive year-long second headquarters process Officials in San Jose, California, negotiating with Google over the tech company’s plan to build a massive new campus are improperly withholding documents, a lawsuit alleged on Tuesday.The suit argues that non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) signed by San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo and as many as 18 city staffers at the request of Google were “illegal and invalid”. It seeks to fo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, California, US news, San Jose, Sam Liccardo, San Jose California

Google Is Absorbing DeepMind's Health Care Unit To Create An 'AI Assistant For Nurses and Doctors'

Google has announced that it's absorbing DeepMind Health, a part of its London-based AI lab DeepMind. "In a blog post, DeepMind's founders said it was a 'major milestone' for the company that would help turn its Streams app -- which it developed to help the UK's National Health Service (NHS) -- into 'an AI-powered assistant for nurses and doctors' that combines 'the best algorithms with intuitive design,'" reports The Verge. "Currently, the Streams app is being piloted in the UK as a way to help...
Tags: Google, UK, London, Tech, NHS, Cnbc, Deepmind, National Health Service NHS, DeepMind Health

Understanding DNS

Pointing your domain name to a webserver is done via "DNS". Name Servers, A Records, C Names (Alias)... ACK! Here's a DDS (Drop Dead Simple) explain-o on DNS Continue reading → The post Understanding DNS appeared first on AreWeConnected is - Custom WordPress Websites that Rock!
Tags: Technology, Seo, DNS Name Servers A Records

Designing the Right Physical Workspaces

In my work as a human resources and leadership consultant, I’ve observed that many organizations have dedicated spaces where employees come together to receive training. Most of the time, these locations are basic conference rooms, which led me to wonder: what if companies could build facilities uniquely equipped to meet the needs of the human learner? Seeking to find out what such spaces might look like and what best practices organizations would be smart to integrate, I spoke with Jonathan We...
Tags: Productivity, Technology, Careers, Culture, Best Practices, Jonathan, Alexandra, Jonathan Webb, Job Satisfaction, HR Issues, Creativity & Innovation, Life in the 21st Century, DeVry

Waymo To Start First Driverless Car Service Next Month

Alphabet's self-driving car company Waymo is planning to launch the world's first commercial driverless car service in early December. According to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the plans, the service "will operate under a new brand and compete directly with Uber and Lyft." From the report: Waymo is keeping the new name a closely guarded secret until the formal announcement. It's a big milestone for self-driving cars, but it won't exactly be a "flip-the-switch" moment. Waymo isn't pla...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Phoenix, Chrysler Pacifica, Waymo, Waymos

These tech execs stood out as the big winners and losers in a turbulent Q3 (AMZN, FB, AAPL, INTC, AMD, SNAP, GOOGL, NFLX, DBX, ROKU)

The third quarter was a tough one in the tech business. Scandals abounded. Many companies saw their sales growth slow or user numbers falter. Stocks that once seemed to defy gravity, got knocked down. And the president of the United States made a sport out of publicly attacking many companies and executives in the industry.  Whether at startups or public companies, tech executives were challenged to show their mettle. Some provided a steady hand at the wheel or a reaped the rewards of a prescie...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Trends, Intel, Netflix, United States, Investors, Brian Krzanich, Bennett, Luca Maestri, Swan, Kelly Bennett, Maestri, Bob Swan, Bob Swan Intel

Prolific swatter and bomb hoaxer who broke up FCC’s net neutrality vote pleads guilty

It was a dramatic moment during the FCC’s net neutrality proceedings last December when the Commission’s public meeting was abruptly evacuated and bomb squads moved in — all while thousands watched on the live stream. The person who called in that threat has just entered a guilty plea to that and numerous other crimes, including a SWAT hoax that killed a man last December. Tyler Barriss is a Kansas resident who has racked up dozens of charges of swatting, calling in bomb threats, and other “pran...
Tags: Gaming, Fcc, Government, Tech, Commission, Kansas, Gaskill, Swatting, Barriss, Tyler Barriss

Facebook Patches Vulnerability That Could Have Exposed User Data

Yet another vulnerability has been patched that could have exposed user data. According to security company Imperva, the bug "allowed websites to obtain private information about Facebook users and their friends through unauthorized access to a company API, playing off a specific behavior in the Chrome browser," reports The Verge. From the report: In technical terms, the attack is a cross-site request forgery, using a legitimate Facebook login in unauthorized ways. For the attack to work, a Face...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Imperva, Facebook From

Couple Who Ran ROM Site To Pay Nintendo $12 Million

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Nintendo has won a lawsuit seeking to take two large retro-game ROM sites offline, on charges of copyright infringement. The judgement, made public today, ruled in Nintendo's favor and states that the owners of the sites and, will have to pay a total settlement of $12 million to Nintendo. The complaint was originally filed by the company in an Arizona federal court in July, and has since lead to a swift purge of self...
Tags: Tech, Arizona, Nintendo, Jacob, Cristian Mathias

An official Google account on Twitter was hacked by cryptocurrency scammers trying to convince people to send them bitcoin (GOOG, GOOGL)

The official Twitter account for Google's G Suite was the latest to fall victim to a cryptocurrency giveaway scam on Twitter. The scam tried to convince people to send them bitcoin to be entered into a sweepstakes.  The post has since been deleted, and spokespeople from Google and Twitter say the companies are working together to investigate the hack of the G Suite account. Many verified Twitter accounts have been hacked to promote similar cryptocurrency scams — the hackers will commonly imper...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Fox, Burton, G Suite, Pantheon Books India

Digital Media Installation in Péronne, France Reveals the Brutal Truth of War

100 years ago, World War One ended. Many of our ancestors paid the ultimate price in the Great War. An estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a direct result of the war. It was bloody and brutal. Today, we remember. Liberté, égalité, fraternité! The Face of History To commemorate 100 years […] The post Digital Media Installation in Péronne, France Reveals the Brutal Truth of War appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Photography, Video, Technology, Advertising, Digital, Advocacy, BRUTAL TRUTH, Creative Review, Advertising Technology, Digital Media Installation, Péronne France, Brutal Truth of War

Deepfake: BBC newsreader 'speaks' languages he can’t

Artificial intelligence creates a computer generated video which manipulates the newsreader’s mouth.
Tags: Tech, Bbc

'Worrying' lack of diversity in Britain's tech sector, report finds

Almost two-thirds of boards in technology have no female representation at allBritain’s technology sector has a “worrying” lack of diversity among its senior leadership, according to a report that shows the sector lags far behind the FTSE 100 and the wider economy on measures including gender, race and class representation.Just 8.5% of senior leaders in technology are from a minority background, according to the report from agency Inclusive Boards, while women make up only 12.6% of board members...
Tags: Business, Gender, Technology, Race, UK News, Britain, Ftse, Women in the boardroom, Inequality

Festive advertisers dump TV for online media

TV ad spend expected to fall by almost £44m in final quarter, despite overall riseUK advertisers are cutting almost £44m from their TV ad campaign budgets in the run-up to Christmas, as a shift in focus to targeting shoppers on digital media could give Google, Facebook and YouTube a bumper festive season.As the annual Christmas advertising battle hots up – Burberry’s campaign featuring Matt Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas and Naomi Campbell the latest to be unveiled – TV companies are feeling the sq...
Tags: Business, Technology, Media, Internet, Youtube, Advertising, UK News, Retail industry, Television industry, Naomi Campbell, Christmas Ads, Google Facebook, Matt Smith Kristin Scott Thomas

Skincare startup Heyday raises $8M

Heyday, a startup aiming to make facials more affordable and personalized, announced today that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding. I first wrote about the company a year ago, when it raised its $3 million seed round. At the time, co-founder and CEO Adam Ross said his goal was to offer something that sits between expensive, high-end facials and “random little places that are generally cheap in a bad way.” (Heyday pricing starts at $65 for a 30-minute session.) The company currently ope...
Tags: Startups, Ecommerce, La, Funding, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Ross, Campos, Adam Ross, Fifth Wall Ventures, Heyday, Lerer Hippeau Brainchild Funding M3 Ventures, CircleUp Fifth Wall, Kevin Campos

A LinkedIn exec explains how the company will hit $2 billion in ad revenue this year, and why it's betting big on video

LinkedIn says it will make $2 billion from its media business that sells advertising in 2018, primarily from sponsored content. The platform has redesigned brand Pages with more tools and analytics to help brands build a following on the platform. Video in particular is growing, and 50% of LinkedIn members see a video in their feed daily. LinkedIn wants to be the go-to platform for brands to talk to both employees and potential hires, and it's rolling out a bunch of new tools to help them. As...
Tags: Google, Facebook, NFL, Trends, Linkedin, Tesla, Walmart, Austin, Johnson, Cto, Trump, Cohen, Company Pages, LinkedIn Businesses, Tomer Cohen, Lauren Johnson

Notes From A Legal Industry Binge (Part I)

Legal technology has gone from something that no one cared about to #AI, #legaltech, and #unicornlawyers -- and the conversation continues to mature.
Tags: Technology, Law, Innovation, Legal Technology, Zach Abramowitz

This $199 PS4 and ‘Spider-Man’ Black Friday bundle has my bargain-sense tingling

I’m calling it — this is the best deal of this year’s Black Friday season, for gamers anyway. It’s amazing. It’s spectacular. Sony is selling a PlayStation 4 Slim with the new Spider-Man game for $199. That’s way too little money. The 1TB PS4 slim currently retails for $300, and that used to be the cost of the 500 GB one. So a $199 price for the improved, terabyte-capacity console would already be a great deal. But throwing Spider-Man in there? I’m not usually one to call out individual detai...
Tags: Black Friday, Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, Tech, Sony, Nintendo, Playstation 4, Ps4, AAA, Red Dead Redemption, Creed Odyssey

Blue Apron lays off 4 percent of employees as it seeks profitability next year

Meal kit company Blue Apron announced small layoffs today as part of its Q3 2018 financial results. The layoffs, which affected four percent of Blue Apron’s workforce, are part of Blue Apron’s path to profitability. “We are taking decisive actions to prioritize our highest-impact opportunities and build a stronger, sustainable business,” Blue Apron CEO Brad Dickerson said in a press release. “As a result of these actions now underway, we expect to be profitable on an adjusted EBITDA basis in ...
Tags: Layoffs, Finance, Tech, Blue Apron, Earnings, Jared, EBITDA, Dickerson, Brad Dickerson, Personnel, Jared Cluff

Meet the Magecart hackers, a persistent credit card skimmer group of groups you’ve never heard of

There have been few hacker groups that have been responsible for as many headlines this year as Magecart. You might not know the name, but you probably haven’t missed their work — highly targeted credit card skimming attacks, hitting Ticketmaster and British Airways, as well as consumer electronics giant Newegg and likely many more sites that have been silently hacked to scrape consumer credit card data at the checkout. Nobody knows those attacks better than Yonathan Klijnsma, a threat researche...
Tags: Security, Newegg, Tech, New Jersey, British Airways, Ticketmaster, Skimmers, Yonathan Klijnsma, Joel Lerner, Klijnsma, Magecart, Magecart Willem de Groot

Nigerian Firm Takes Blame For Routing Google Traffic Through China

Earlier today, it was reported that Google suffered a brief outage on Monday that pushed some of its traffic through networks in Russia, China, and Nigeria. Soon after Google said it would conduct an investigation, Nigeria's Main One Cable Company fessed up to the incident. According to Reuters, the company says it "accidentally caused the problem during a network upgrade." From the report: Main One said in an email that it had caused a 74-minute glitch by misconfiguring a border gateway protoco...
Tags: Google, Nigeria, Tech, West Africa, China Telecom, Reuters, Russia China, Google Traffic Through China, Main One Cable Company, Main One

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