There are many areas of marketing technology that are considered “hot” right now.And yet MarketsandMarkets forecasts that the global event management software market alone is expected to grow from $5.10 billion in 2014 to $7.78 billion by 2019.Despite all the event creation, promotion, attendee check-in, and management solutions available — both at the low end and within the enterprise — many companies still run their respective seminars and conferences exactly as they used to decades ago.In B2B circles, the days of stapling business cards to manually completed “lead sheets” are still with us.Even now, with smartphones and tablets as prevalent as they are, double-entry of attendees is rife, and sales reps have no clue when an “important person” walks into the conference hall.Today, Attend wants to change that for good with the release of a new mobile app that augments its existing event management platform.
In a show of sensitivity carefully plotted nine month ago, the $2.2 billion Seattle-based sporting goods co-op is officially opting out of the shopping madness the day after Thanksgiving this year.In a touching email dispatched to its 5.5 million co-op members yesterday, the company pledged to keep its doors closed on Nov. 27, the day when all hell breaks loose at malls across America, sometimes fatally.That’s right: All 143 of REI’s retail locations, along with its headquarters and distribution centers, will not be open for business.The same goes for Thanksgiving Day, too.Gee willikers, Charlie Brown would be proud.Instead, they’ll shake a leg in the Great Outdoors to “reconnect with family and friends…” (We’re sure none of them will Netflix and chill, lazily riding out the tryptophan crash, like we can’t wait to do.)
the British brexit-vote could cost the country's economy tens of billions of euros.That the third research institute of CEBR's business leader survey participated companies have either postponed or cancelled investment to Britain after the vote.most of the arguments were plans to amend the pounds weakness or inflation in the expected to accelerate the.the Research estimates that the lost investment, the total value could rise to up to 75 billion.
Kesko believe Volkswagen has not diminished the slightest, though – depends on how you count – the world's largest or second largest auto giant Volkswagen AG is the world, as well as the USA and EU in the tooth for over a year the emissions scam.Volkswagen will have to pay for example the USA nearly 14 billion a variety of compensation and fines scam as a result.And it is worth noting that the actual car to the shop itself, sadly it has been only a minor effect.Car giant has done commercial still very well."Helanderin according to the positive is the fact that Volkswagen is moving now, the most direct possible path towards electric vehicles in the world."This problem actually sped up volkswagen's new strategy of birth", also said the Kesko owned by VV-Auto group's managing director Pekka Lahti.
On Nov. 23, APARTSMAN, an ELV end-of-life vehicle dismantling and processing company, received RMB 50 million USD 7.8 million in a round of pre-A series funding from Jiangsu Chenlong Group, boosting its valuation to USD 39 million.APARTSMAN, based in Beijing, has branches in places like Hong Kong, Guangzhou, America and Japan.APARTSMAN s main businesses include intelligent vehicle dismantling by experienced overseas technicians and selling dismantled parts to developing countries through its e-commerce platform.Zhu Jiangang, CEO of APARTSMAN, said the market for dismantled vehicle parts in China is expecting a surge in the near future, up to RMB 600 billion.Dismantled parts and second-hand parts are the future of China s auto parts in the after-sales market, according to Zhu.
the Sote-reform has been talked about mainly in savings and big structural reforms.Less has been discussed about the quality of care and effectiveness: the fact that Finland lost every year thousands of human lives the wrong kind of treatment, the treatment chain of disconnection and lack of communication.what is crucial is the treatment effectiveness concentration.it is Already seen that the social and health expenditure represents 15 billion additional bill to the national economy by 2030.value-based health care focuses on the treatment effectiveness.Unnecessary treatments and complications happen less – things are done right the first time.
the west metro's chairman of the board Olli Isotalo as well as the west metro's managing director Ville Saksi reveal the west metro estimated completion date of Friday.the western metro Aalto university, Keilaniemi and Tapiola stations, the so-called common testing testing have been successful.the Tests will continue in the other stations, but the west metro leaders dare to give an estimate of the project completion date of Friday, at 12 o'clock, starting the briefing.the Entire west metro project cost forecast is 1,186 billion, which is the crossing of 338 million euros of the original project plan index-adjusted price comparison.the Original estimate, according to the west metro operation was supposed to launch last mid-August.in June, was informed that this was delayed.
the Volkswagen group used the year 2015, more than 6,2 billion on advertising.industry as the car industry is the world's largest advertising money from the user, determine Advertising Agen listing.the Magazine by the century of the world's largest advertiser is on the list of seven car manufacturers.Volkswagen is ranked in the top four, General Motors six, eur 4.8 billion and Daimler seven 4.7 billion.more Than four billion advertising also used the Ford and more than three billion Toyota and Fiat Chrysler.BMW's investment was less than three billion, to clarify Automotive News Europe.
Long known to be a bit of a cynic in regards to artificial intelligence, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk decided to do what he does best and put his wealth to good use.Along with Y Combinator president Sam Altman, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and Musk’s PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, Musk hopes that this donation will to allow OpenAI to function freely without worrying about generating a financial return.In the company’s eyes, this fact alone is paramount to it prioritizing a “good outcome” over its own “self-interest.”“As a non-profit, our aim is to build value for everyone rather than shareholders,” OpenAI representatives said in a press release.“Researchers will be strongly encouraged to publish their work, whether as papers, blog posts, or code, and our patents (if any) will be shared with the world.We’ll freely collaborate with others across many institutions and expect to work with companies to research and deploy new technologies.”Despite the $1 billion pledge and celebrity affiliation, it isn’t completely obvious exactly how OpenAI intends to build value or collaborate outside of just plain research.“It’s hard to fathom how much human-level AI could benefit society, and it’s equally hard to imagine how much it could damage society if built or used incorrectly.”In addition to the founders, OpenAI plans on initially functioning with nine world-class research engineers and scientists, headlined by research director and Google Brain Team alum Ilya Sutskever.
Full Circle Insights, a sales and marketing analytics company, is announcing today a $4.7 million series B round led by Aligned Partners and Salesforce Ventures.Along with the company’s previous round, this brings the total raised to $9.5 million — with the plan to significantly expand sales and marketing and to develop new products.I caught up with CEO Bonnie Crater to talk about the exploding nature of the sales tech landscape and where her company fits within the spectrum of hundreds of companies and $10 billion in funding for the total sales tech landscape.“We call it marketing performance management,” Crater said.“Marketers today struggle to figure out which campaigns are impacting revenue.Full Circle Insights does this process of calculating attribution through a variety of methods, which can be customized for each client.
Finnish science is in stable condition as well as the world average, occurs in the Finnish academy of Science space 2016 -report.for Example, the number of scientific publications per capita in many OECD countries compared with the highest, and Finnish researchers ' international co-publications share has clearly grown in recent years.in the Years 2011-2014 international co-publications was more than half, when in the early 1990s, the number was 27 percent.the number of Scientific publications over the last ten years elevated a little bit, but other research-intensive countries are, however, progressed the fastest.according to the Report of Finland of the above were, for example, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark.University research expenditures last year were 1.45 billion euros, of which more than half of universities basic funding.
About 8,000 new cars sold to western car Tommi Köninki is a little stumped."in principle, I consider it incomprehensible, if the minister of the Bernese research group really raised the car tax elimination now in January and the executive not happen until almost a year later.This is a direct cost impact to the tax, so changing it would follow a dramatic impact on the entire industry.If the change is seen as a necessary, decision-making should be really fast", Köninki said."I Hope things dealing with regard to that Finnish consumers have hundreds of thousands of new cars, the value of which changes radically if the car tax is removed without proper compensation car track car owners.This could be the whole national economy devastating, because more than half of these cars have been financed with borrowed money."
western car Tommi Köninki suggest that if the car tax would be decided to remove the minister of transport and communications Anne berner in its presentation and in accordance with the motorist enters the vehicle, the use of the payment world, in the car, the remaining car tax will be able to get back.Practice Köninki suggest already a working system, i.e., how the tax is returned to the car from the country of export in connection with the so-called export refund procedure.export the recovery procedure, the tax is returned to the amount that the car has tax remaining – ie, the car, the fair value is assessed, and tax refunded emission tax rate according to amount.berner's ministry of the fairway on the tax returns a lot of talking, but only briefly, that the car trade continuity is this year somehow be secured, if the car tax will be completely removed next year.Debt should be more than the car value"Consumers' wealth is in these car tax in however, billion – and a large part of it is financed by debt", Köninki said.
minister of economic affairs, Mika Lintilä among its members, according to the ministry supports the project of the Tesla factory project in order to obtain in Finland."Toteutessaan it would be a billion-dollar project, very big project," Lintilä said in a press conference on Tuesday.Lintilä, Finpro has cleared the project for nine cities."makes the Final decision, of course, Tesla.in Vaasa we have a strong and functional energy of the cluster and the total consideration on the basis of it is we offer our factory location in Finland", explains minister of economic affairs, Mika Lintilä.we Play together at the same finish line, so the Tesla factory project will be in Finland.
Yle news at the time, that also Kokkola has been in contact with.in Kokkola, for example, is Freeport Cobalt's factory, as well as Finland's third largest port.in Addition, the mining company Keliber open Europe's first lithium mine 50 kilometres from the Caustic."of Course, the choice should be at all significant to the entire Finland level," he continued.Yle estimates that around four billion euros to pay the factory will employ about 3,000 people."But it would be places in Finland, then Kokkola, or any other, so let's talk nationally is a very significant issue.
It has been a tradition since 1991 for China s state television broadcaster, CCTV, to co-hold an annual gala with government agencies on March 15, World Consumer Rights Day, for the sake of protecting consumers rights.The program this year featured mostly tech companies, including the biggest e-commerce site, Taobao, and the food delivery unicorn Ele.me, exposing their acts of infringement and fraud.Let s have a look at what Chinese consumers are complaining about and how companies responded to the charges.Photo from Baidu ImagesEle.meSafe and healthy foods are almost like a luxury product for Chinese people.Reports allege that this platform has provided food from unsanitary, and even unlicensed, restaurants due to the loose process Ele.me employs to authorize a restaurant to operate and the slack regulations they use.Ele.me responded through its official WeChat account saying, Dear consumers, we pay close attention to the problems reported and have formed a new task force to investigate the license validity of all restaurants, and will delist all illegal restaurants.On Thursday, Ele.me announced it had delisted 25,761 illegal restaurants.This still didn t save Ele.me from being singled out by CCTV for criticism.Last December, Alibaba invested USD 1.25 billion in Ele.me, pushing its valuation to USD 4.5 billion.Photo from www.jiqiren365.comDJIThe red-hot drone maker is also on the blacklist .Experts expressed concerns that once a security hole emerged on smart terminals or equipment, criminals could take advantage of the loophole to remotely control the equipment, threatening the physical and property security of consumers.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff in 2001.Eric Risberg/APIt seems like Salesforce CEO and founder Marc Benioff never leaves the spotlight.Here's how Benioff, with a net worth of $3.9 billion, worked his way up to the national stage from humble origins.His father, Russell Benioff, owned a local department store in San Francisco.Salesforce CEO Marc BenioffBusiness InsiderWhile in high school, Benioff sold his first app — software called "How To Juggle" for the TRS-80 Model 1 computer — to a computer magazine for $75.
the technology company Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the fourth year in a row the world's richest people, out of economic magazine Forbes in the list.gates's fortune is estimated at 86 billion dollars, or about 80 billion.Second-ranked investor guru Warren Buffett about 70 billion.for Example, the fifth is facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg.the Us president Donald Trump investment plunged more than 200 # to 500 below.Trump the value of the property is over 3 billion.
Today he's the cofounder of Qualtrics, working with his younger brother Ryan Smith, who is founder and CEO.The company was also founded with their father Dr. Scott Smith, a professor at Brigham Young University.While younger brother Ryan has always been the flashy, stylish frontman of Qualtrics, Jared was the behind-the-scenes product genius that built the first version of the product (as well as subsequent versions) that brought the company initial success.He had been working as a successful exec at Google before his brother prodded into joining Qualtrics instead.He got an internship at word-processing-software maker WordPerfect, which was bought by Novell.He worked his way up to product manager by age 18.
the electric car industry revolutionized the way Tesla has risen to the America's second valuable most car manufacturers.Strong symbolism can be seen in the fact that the Tesla accelerated in the second place, leaving third place for over a hundred years of cars make of Ford.electric car manufacturer's shares rose on Monday all-time peak, when the company reports analysts ' expectations of a high level of car delivery volumes.Ford shares fell after the company reported expectations for the march car sales.ford's market value is now 45 billion dollars, while tesla's market capitalization rose almost 48 billion dollars.Also General Motors stock fell Monday as the company reported analysts ' expectations of weaker revenue growth.