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.
Zalando Helsinki office was Punavuori housewarming party last August. most of them are mobile developers. Helsinki Office has a key role in the development of customized e-commerce services. Zalando is currently building a scalable platform and a reactive fashion. Radical agility Zalando means that there is a small independent teams who organize their work themselves, and choose teams, the modern technologies they want to use for building products, "says Tech Hub Engineering on behalf Pekka Kosonen. Helsinki office is another Zalando abroad opening technology centers, first opened in Ireland last year.
Printed electronics pilot factory is located in Oulu. VTT's printed electronics pilot factory has entered a new era. We wanted to change this by developing electronics production line is easily a post-production sensor assembly and visualization system, which allows the associated data value-added services opened out via the interfaces, explains lead researcher Marko Jurvansuu VTT. Pilot Factory offers companies a research environment, where the new sensor assembly and IoT solutions can be customized and tested in a real production environment. The solution also enables big changes in practice, as, for example, the printing press condition monitoring and predictive maintenance can also be partly outsource the measurement data. The first VTT's solution utilizes the company has Offcode by ADN IoT platform is integrated into the model.
Not content to simply allow you to respond to your friends posts with text chat or its recently launched Reactions which no one uses anyway , Facebook is devising a way to turn you into an emoji.Here s how it would work, according to the patent: When a user goes to enter a common emoji using its text-activated outline in a comment or message thread, Facebook will identify an image of the user that corresponds to the selected emoji an image of the person smiling in exchange for a smiley emoticon, for example .Facebook s personalized emoji process as illustrated in its patentThe patent will likely rely on Facebook s facial recognition software, which scans tagged photos for biometric data that can help it identify corresponding faces in other images.Despite legal action banning the auto-tagging system in parts of Europe and in Canada, it is still widely used in the U.S. on Facebook, and its Moments app.We re guessing it will be limited to smileys and other emotive face icons that can be customized to fit user images.Seeing as Facebook patented its Reactions feature almost two years prior to its release, we could be in for a bit of a wait before we can run rampant with our very own miniature icons.
At its I/O 2016 developer conference today, Google announced an expansion of Firebase, its service for helping developers build apps for Android, iOS, and the Web.Now the company has decided it s time to turn Firebase into a true Google service.Jason Titus, head of Google s developer product group, told VentureBeat his team has been working with a wide range of developers to gather feedback on other major pain points for app development.A new C SDK beta is also available.On top of Firebase s existing features, Realtime Database, User Authentication, and Hosting, Google is adding tools to help developers build faster, improve app quality, acquire and engage users, and monetize apps.Crash Reporting also works with Audiences so you can tell if users on a particular device, in a specific location, or in any other custom segment are experiencing a specific problem.After an app has launched, Firebase offers the following growth features:Dynamic Links is by far the most interesting.Test Lab still does the same thing: helps developers find problems in their app before their users do, using automatic and customized testing on real devices hosted in Google data centers.Firebase Storage isn t a rebranding, though the new feature is powered by Google Cloud Storage.For the four paid products Test Lab, Storage, Realtime Database, and Hosting , Google has simplified the pricing to:So, what exactly are you paying for?
This fall, customized mobile phones and headsets begin to be sold to consumers. Clay Bavor, who leads Google's VR division, told CNET News that a Daydream kit will cost around $ 800 in the US, which is about the same price as the Samsung Gear VR. It has also been speculated healthy whether Google would launch a new messaging for I / O. Allo has features such as search results directly in the chat, photo identification and automatic responses. A video chat app, which can be used between two people, like FaceTime. It will also serve as a control center for the home, said Google product manager Mario Querioz.
China s government fabricates about 488 million social media comments a year -- nearly the same as one day of Twitter s total global volume -- in a massive effort to distract its citizens from bad news and sensitive political debates, according to a study.Three scholars led by Gary King, a political scientist at Harvard University who specializes in using quantitative data to analyze public policy, ran the first systematic study of China s online propaganda workers, known as the Fifty Cent Party because they are popularly believed to be paid by the government 50 Chinese cents for every social media post.Contrary to popular perception inside China, the Fifty Cent Party avoids engaging in debates with critics and doesn t make fun of foreign governments."In retrospect, this makes a lot of sense -- stopping an argument is best done by distraction and changing the subject rather than more argument -- but this had previously been unknown, King said in an e-mail.Although those who post comments are often rumored to be ordinary citizens, the researchers were surprised to find that nearly all the posts were written by workers at government agencies including tax and human resource departments, and at courts.The archive included a mix of multiple e-mail formats, programs and attachments that required King and his team to build customized computer code to crack the archive and deploy automated text analysis and extraction.Typically, the Fifty Cent Party workers would go into action right after some kind of social unrest or protest and try to distract public opinion with a wave of social media that researchers said was interesting, but innocuous and unrelated topic.They researchers said they deduced the rules for the messages: First, don t engage in controversial issues.Second, stop discussion about potential collective or street protests by active distraction.
I sat inside a luxurious, air-conditioned Maserati Ghibli to experience how Google hopes Android N and Android Auto can work in conjunction with one another.But it s a neat concept that could do wonders for propagating the Android platform beyond just smartphones and tablets.Android Auto currently requires that you have a compatible receiver installed inside your car s dashboard and a smartphone running the app.More than half of it uses Android Auto s cards motif, while the remaining portion offers switches for features like air conditioning, seat warmers, power windows, and even a seat massager—a feature I had no idea even existed until I sat inside the Ghibli.First off, notice that the screen produces a lot of glare.This much information behind the wheel seems too distracting.
Web: You already know your resume should look good, stand out from the pile, and be customized for every job you apply to, but doing all of that isn t easy.EnhanCV can help, and makes sure your resume is suited for the job you want, and optimizes it to get through applicant tracking systems and screening robots.The service is free to start, and starts you off by asking you questions about your career, interest fields, background, and experience.Once you fill in all of the fields, the site offers tips and career advice to help you make sure your resume is readable and full of the information you need to land a new job—and that s attractive to hiring managers and HR reps.In addition to the usual information about your skills, work history, education, and experience, EnhanCV also lets you add things like your day to day in graph form, some of your hobbies and other personal tidbits to add flavor to your resume, your volunteer work, and other interests that may tip the scales in your favor.If you d like other options, consider the previously mentioned CV Maker, Sumry, another webapp we love, or our own Lifehacker resume template.
I hope you re strapped in…DON T MISS: How I added microSD support to my iPhone 6sWhile you were sitting at your desk in an office or at school earlier this month, Jon Olsson was stomping on a gas pedal inside a heavily customized Lamboghini Murcielago and doing donuts on a glacier.I m not positive since I ve never tried it myself, but I m reasonably certain that it s physically impossible to speed around a glacier in a Lamborghini without making this face:Olsson floors it on the straightaways and really opens up the Murcielago s V12.Straightaways are no challenge for brand new snow tires though, so he also navigates a slalom course at high speeds and then does a bunch of donuts.The whole thing was filmed from above by drones and, needless to say, sponsored at least in part by Red Bull.Watching the video obviously isn t nearly as fun as filming it was, but we ll just have to make do.Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
As an experienced programmatic and performance company, Matomy understands that one size SDK does not fit all , said Sagi Niri, Mataomy s chief operating officer, in a statement.Our mobile initiative is focused on eliminating the stress faced by mobile publishers by offering easy-to-use smart monetization solutions to help grow their mobile advertising business whilst alleviating time spent on menial tasks.MobFox s superior technology is able to accommodate the requests of publishers connecting them to the largest advertisers in the world competing for the best inventory.The company offers demand- and supply-side-platforms DSP and SSP and a single gateway for mobile, video, and native ad inventory management via a real-time bidding RTB marketplace.MobFox also offers easy integration to open-source SDK s for iOS and Android and provides a rich creative service.Matomy Media Group was founded in 2007 and creates customized performance and programmatic ad solutions.It is listed on the London and Tel Aviv stock exchanges.
ANALYSIS: SAP is counting on its HANA in-memory database to help retain established customersThe tale of the large, established enterprise IT vendor in the 21st century is now quite familiar.Enterprise resource planning giant SAP made sure it stuck to the story line at its Sapphire user group conference here this week.Modernizing data centers and applications?SAP, EMC and the other usual suspects are all saying the same things.Cloud stacksSAP s effort in the cloud, the HANA Cloud Platform HCP , is the key to the company s future—it is that simple, said SAP Enterprise Platform President Steve Lucas.The good news for SAP is its customers don t always have a viable choice of moving to another vendor or provider.
The company said it will be releasing the developer edition in Q4 2016, and it s already working on a consumer version that s scheduled to be released next year.Ara has made so much progress this year, it s actually spun out into a new business unit run by Richard Woolridge the chief operating officer of ATAP , Google said.Enabled devices will have six generic slots that can be customized to your heart s desire.The idea of Ara is to ensure that your devices are future-proofed, meaning that the whole upgrade every two years mentality is no longer a thing.When you want to eject it, you can either specify the module you no longer want within the settings app or simply tell Google using your voice.Google is working on giving developers more access to tools that it calls the first truly modular computing platform.Created by former DARPA director Regina Dugan, who has since departed for Facebook, ATAP specializes in projects that could be developed within two years, which is a much shorter time from Google s other innovative program, X, which focuses on moonshots.In previous years, the company has shared details around some of the things it s been working on, including its wearable technology effort Project Jacquard, touch-sensitive textiles Project Soli, and Project Vault, which specializes in encrypting a microSD memory card.Other efforts in the group include augmented reality technology Project Tango, modular smartphone customization effort Project Ara, and a smart contact lens that helps you manage your glucose levels.Google also shared updates today relating to Project Jacquard and Project Soli.
You d have more control over the nutrients, with the same emotional benefits of sharing a meal with your pet that you d have with a human.The following infographic from Breeder Retriever shows some basic guidelines for using your slow cooker to make dog food, one layer at a time.But we have to urge you to use caution: this is a formula, not a recipe.Homemade food is a great option for many pets, but we recommend that owners avoid general recipes from books and the Internet and instead consult with a board-certified veterinary nutritionist, said Jennifer Larsen, an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis and lead author on the study.These specialists have advanced training in nutrition to help formulate customized and nutritionally appropriate recipes.So use this infographic as a guide click here to enlarge — and then show it to a veterinary nutritionist to get their thoughts about which ingredients are best for your pet.
Snapchat is going all-in on stickers.The ephemeral messaging app released an update on Monday that lets you add playful stickers to photo and video messages or "snaps" in the app.The stickers were first introduced in Snapchat's redesigned chat interface last month, but now they can be placed on any snap like emojis.Once you have the updated version of Snapchat installed, tap on the emoji picker next to the text button to see stickers.Letting snaps be customized with stickers is another example of what Snapchat has been nailing: making messaging fun and creative.The company recently added the ability to "pin" emojis to objects in videos and make them look animated.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.Copyright 2016.More from Tech Insider:A veggie burger that 'bleeds' is now sold in the meat case at Whole FoodsYour Android smartphone will get rid of passwords this year GOOG The future of shopping is this unmanned grocery store in a tiny Minnesota townI tried a $330 hoodie designed to slow down your nervous systemThis high school has no classrooms and spends each semester in a different countryNOW WATCH: A college student declared her love on Snapchat and captivated the whole campusLoading video...
From the Sculpt s funky ergonomic design to the elegant and innovative Type Cover, some of the finest keyboards are adorned not with looped squares but with Windows logos, and many iMac users are more than happy to swap out Apple s for one of Microsoft s.But with the release of its Windows Phone keyboard for iOS, a whole lot of iPhone users might be dumping Apple s keyboard, too.While Microsoft s prediction and auto-correct suggestions are about as good as Apple s, the lack of a way to hide the bar cuts down on some of the available space.There s a cool animation that lights up the keys as your fingers tap them while typing normally, but most people will choose to use to use Word Flow s top-notch swipe system.Despite animated letters, however, the unclear shift key makes capitalizing a bit of a pain.This isn t the usual shifting and scrunching to move things closer to the edge of the screen; much like it does with its Sculpt keyboard, Microsoft engineered Word Flow s compact mode to not only condense the keys but also rearrange them in a clever fanned pattern that might be the first virtually ergonomic keyboard.The keyboard can be customized with one of several colorful themes or a picture of your choosing, but the auto-detecting dark/light mode will suffice for most.
Gusto wants to help business owners better manage their employee needs, so it s extending beyond payroll into health benefits.Lauren Fifield, a benefits operations manager at Gusto, said that insurance for employees was emotional, deeply important, and an expensive problem for business owners everywhere.That s why Gusto not only stores the information online, but employs an algorithm that uses input from its engineering team and advice from brokers to provide customized information for its customers.You can only sign up for the health benefits service if you re already enrolled in Gusto s payroll offering, but there s no additional fee to use it.The algorithm is always learning, constantly evolving to be more accurate.When using Gusto, benefit administrators are presented with an analysis of their company and a recommendation on plans that fit their price-per-employee needs.In fact, while the service is being unveiled today, health benefits has been around for a few months — 60 percent of Gusto s customers switched over from a legacy broker.That s because it s a manual process and it s prone to errors, Schuchman explained.This health benefit offering competes not only against Zenefits and SimplyInsured, but also TriNet, JustWorks, and even traditional insurance brokers that come to your office armed with printouts.
From the Sculpt s funky ergonomic design to the elegant and innovative Type Cover, some of the finest keyboards are adorned not with looped squares but with Windows logos, and many iMac users are more than happy to swap out Apple s for one of Microsoft s.But with the release of its Windows Phone keyboard for iOS, a whole lot of iPhone users might be dumping Apple s keyboard, too.While Microsoft s prediction and auto-correct suggestions are about as good as Apple s, the lack of a way to hide the bar cuts down on some of the available space.There s a cool animation that lights up the keys as your fingers tap them while typing normally, but most people will choose to use to use Word Flow s top-notch swipe system.Despite animated letters, however, the unclear shift key makes capitalizing a bit of a pain.This isn t the usual shifting and scrunching to move things closer to the edge of the screen; much like it does with its Sculpt keyboard, Microsoft engineered Word Flow s compact mode to not only condense the keys but also rearrange them in a clever fanned pattern that might be the first virtually ergonomic keyboard.The keyboard can be customized with one of several colorful themes or a picture of your choosing, but the auto-detecting dark/light mode will suffice for most.
Woven into one of the sleeves is a patch of conductive fibers—so subtle you can barely tell it s there—that lets you tap or swipe across its surface and toggle a series of customizable commands, from silencing calls to querying Google Maps for directions.The tech components are twofold.The metal-based conductive fibers are fully washable and sewed into the denim, and a button-sized piece of removable hardware called the smart tag allows the jacket to connect to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth.Gesture controls and specific functions can be customized with the help of a companion app, but there's no word yet as to whether that app will be immediately available for non-Android users.Among the tasks the jacket can perform: offering up suggestions for nearby coffee shops or other types of venues , providing an ETA to your destination, and changing tracks on your playlist.By next spring, Google will release further details on battery specs and whether smart tags can be interchanged between garments; those logistics and the jacket's price are still in the works.Though Levi s is Google s first Jacquard partner, the platform will ultimately be open to third party designers and app developers—just like Google s smartwatch line, Android Wear.The conductive fibers that power Jacquard are compatible with any commercial loom, which means that any designer of textile-based products will easily be able to incorporate the technology into their wares.In other words: clothing is just the beginning, and furniture may well be up next.The Commuter Trucker jacket will be available as part of Levi s Spring 2017 collection in stores and online.
Twilio stormed into the telecoms market several years ago with a set of services that turned core communications features once controlled by carriers, like text messages and phones numbers, into API-based services that any developer could easily customize and use in whatever app or site she or he chose.Today, the company is unveiling its next step in its bid to take on more telecoms infrastructure: Twilio is launching a new product called Programmable Wireless — a SIM-based service that it has built in partnership with T-Mobile so that developers can build full-featured, all-in-one cellular services, to be used wherever they want, whether that s in an object as part of an IoT network, or even a consumer product, like a new mobile phone service.While the old-guard carriers stifle innovation and try to lock up all the value for themselves, T-Mobile has a different philosophy; we openly partner with world-class companies, like Twilio, to empower entrepreneurs and ignite wireless innovation.Second, using these services is typically a lot less expensive than working to get the same service by way of the telco directly.For now, Lawson tells me that the most immediate users of its SIMs for phone-based services are likely to be enterprises, which might develop phones for their workers that are customized with a very limited set of calling options, or are simply more easy to track in a bigger bring-your-own-device program, where workers provide their own handset or choose whichever handset they want to use, but get the SIM put into it.Pricing — specifically how people will respond to it — is one of the biggest, but so is security and how its SIM will work with third-party programs to help track and lock down phones in an enterprise network.
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