Apple sent two engineers to a customer's house to troubleshoot after he wrote about how iTunes deleted swathes of his music collection, and his story subsequently went viral.The Cupertino company is now rolling out an update to iTunes in an attempt to solve the issue.James Pinkstone had detailed his frustrating experiences with Apple's music software in a blog post earlier this month entitled "Apple Stole My Music."In it, he laid out how 122 GB of music vanished from his library after signing up for subscription service Apple Music.Deleted.This time, the files remained, which was just one of many confounding elements of my whole saga.For example, one of the many confusing things about the initial file loss was that only most of my music files had disappeared.Let's hope the most recent update from Apple fixes the issue for good.SEE ALSO: Apple is on a charm offensive in ChinaNOW WATCH: There's a Keurig-inspired machine that makes individual tortillasLoading video...
Positive social media posts are often timed to coincide with Communist party meetings.Photograph: ChinaFotoPress via Getty ImagesThe Chinese government is fabricating almost 490m social media posts a year in order to distract the public from criticising or questioning its rule, according to a study.China s Fifty Cent Party – a legion of freelance online trolls so-named because they are believed to be paid 50 cents a post – has long been blamed for flooding the Chinese internet with pro-regime messages designed to defend and promote the ruling Communist party.The researchers believe such comments are usually posted in bursts , timed to coincide with politically sensitive periods, such as Communist party meetings, outbreaks of unrest and public holidays.The study, based on a cache of documents leaked from a government propaganda office in eastern China, claims about half of the 488m propaganda messages posted each year appear on government websites.They do not step up to defend the government, its leaders, and their policies from criticism, no matter how vitriolic; indeed, they seem to avoid controversial issues entirely, the study s authors write of members of China s enormous workforce of online propagandists.
Just arrived fills an important function as a digital service able to visualize and connect, newcomers and Swedish companies together, says Niklas Adalberth. We are in a position to take full employer responsibility through a partnership with the Freelance finance, said Andreas König, co-founder of Just Arrived. Just arrived is a non-profit foundation and the site has been built by some 80 volunteers from more than 20 different companies. The target audience we want to reach are those seeking their first job in Sweden. The app that will reduce exclusion The service is launched in its first version this week. Our basic thesis is that the thresholds to the Swedish labor market is too high.
David Hicks of Kayak Connection outfits Alex Koontz at the harborside kayak shop.Hicks is a featured guide on the new Outdoorsie social media startup that is creating a new online marketplace of outdoor activities led by experienced guides like Hicks.Dan Coyro -- Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ - A San Francisco social media startup is tapping into the rich vein of Monterey Bay adventure sports companies with a new online marketplace of outdoor activities led by experienced guides throughout Northern California.Outdoorsie is another way to reach out to customers in a more personal way on social media, said Cliff Hodges, founder of Adventure Out, a Santa Cruz-based company that sells climbing, wilderness, surfing and biking experiences.Outdoorsie users can watch videos of activities and read about guides who promise them a personalized athletic experience.Helping people connect with each other through shared passions is also a goal.
Michael Solomon is the founder of 10x Management, a talent agency for best-in-class freelance tech professionals like developers, data scientists, and designers.As co-founder for the first talent agency for best in class freelance tech professionals developers, data scientists, designers, etc , I am frequently asked about how to negotiate both short term and full time engagements since our firm has done both.You dont know when you will want to come back to this company or will run into this hiring manager again.When you have confidence in yourself and your abilities, it comes though.If you really don't like doing 1-9 for yourself or you want to play in the big leagues, you should hire professional representation to do the negotiations for you.These are people who can represent you, sing your praises and explain your value to the company in ways you could not because if you did, you would sound like a pompous ass .This is what athletes, movie stars, rock stars, senior executives and high level consultants do.NOW WATCH: This smart earpiece translates languages as they are spokenLoading video...
You also need to reach out to influencers every time they re mentioned in your content, and do this 10x over.But there s the rub -- success with content marketing has a lot less to do with quantity, and a lot more to do with quality and consistency.Take the time to examine what you learn and then adjust your strategy and goals based on what works and what doesn t. As entrepreneur Matthew Toren writes, Find the minimum quantity of content your website needs to achieve maximum results without affecting quality, then work from there.A service like Quuu.co makes it easy to curate content relevant to your audience, and it can feed automatically into your Buffer account to be scheduled out through your social channels.But some companies focus so much on the production value of the content, that they neglect the most important aspect: it needs to solve a problem.Everything you do should revolve around solving the frustrations and problems of your audience, and getting them the answers and solutions they desire.
One of the investors is Claes Ruthenberg who has been CEO of IT consulting intermediary Ework for thirteen years and has built it from near zero to a billion company. He goes in as one of the major investors and takes place in our advisory board. Claes is among the heaviest one can get in from the freelance industry in the Nordic countries and it is a great acknowledgment for us that he believes in the model, said David Smith, president of Pangara. What company would be valued at the Founders did not reveal. In the first instance, we will use the money for marketing and build up the team in both Sweden and Vietnam. The goal is to reach break-even in the middle of next year, said David Smith.
By Kerry DoyleThe landmark environmental treaty recently signed by nearly 200 countries may seem to put an unfair burden on developing countries that don t have what many consider the luxury of focusing on greenhouse emissions.Cement is a fundamental part of every infrastructure, from the tunnels, bridges, dams and highways on which we drive to the buildings we work in and the sidewalks down which we stroll.The manufacture of this powdery lime-based mixture requires a process of firing at consistently high levels to melt the minerals.In general, DGK sees cloud ERP adoption as a key enabler of greater sustainability thanks to industry-specific logistical planning and supply chain capabilities.Oracle ERP Cloud not only enables better production planning, it can increase on-time deliveries of customer orders.In addition to modernizing the manufacturing process and lowering IT costs, the technology removed barriers that had previously caused internal divisions, such as a lack of communication between financial and sales departments on the one hand and plant production on the other.
If you run your own small business, then you likely wear many hats.Most small business owners do the work of two or three employees.That's why you re likely always interested in finding new tools that can help make your life easier.This article will help you do so by introducing you to some new apps that will allow you to better manage your time and your business.Operator is a much talked about app that was launched by Uber co-founder Garrett Camp s incubator.With Operator, you can get a virtual assistant to do things like send thank you gifts, book your flights, book dinner reservations, or do a number of business or personal shopping tasks that would otherwise take up your time.By getting an app to do this work for you at a relatively low cost, business owners are better even able to leverage their time toward things that will actually help improve or increase your company s performance.Related Article: Game Changers: 20 Essential Online Tools to Use in 20162.Backed by some of the same people who created Netsuite, the PocketSuite app lets you accept credit card payments, 2.5 percent processing fee, send mobile invoices to clients and set up customer auto-billing.But far from just being another payments app, PocketSuite also helps you schedule client appointments, set up and sell service packages,  and send automated text reminders for appointments, all while integrating with iCal and Google calendar.For those business owners who require customers sign contracts, it allows you to import and send contracts to clients, request e-signatures, and send questionnaires and evaluations.With a number of other features too numerous to list, PocketSuite promises to help freelance workers, and small businesses integrate and consolidate their work using just one app.In fact, it was voted by Forbes as the "Best App for Solopreneurs" and featured by Apple as one of the "Best New Apps.
A few months after the Paris attacks by Isis terrorists, Sheryl Sandberg, a senior manager at Facebook, sat down at a warmly-lit gray and blue stage at a conference hall in snow-covered Davos.It's as if we forget that the people behind screens are actually real people and not just avatars.A concept named after the medieval Iranian mathematician, Al-Kharazmi, who lived at the height of the Islamic civilization.To imagine different rules and thereby different algorithms , we should discover the underlying existing values based on which the dominant Facebook algorithms work, and then think of alternatives.I've always wondered how depressing it would be to walk in the streets of New York City or London or Brussels – and sadly many other vibrant cities around the world including Tehran – when I'm sixty-something, and feel like an alien.Which state allows unregulated utility?
Comcast Ventures and Route 66 Ventures led a $2 million seed investment for insurance marketplace Bunker, the startup announced today.Bunker says it created the first ever contract-related insurance marketplace, aimed at helping freelance workers and companies with coverage.The startup s first product, focusing on the gig economy, will launch this summer.Insurance carriers Hiscox and American Family Venture also joined in Bunker s investment.
A provocative white hat hacker who has previously disclosed vulnerabilities in both California s ObamaCare portal and FireEye's core security product has now revealed a serious flaw in the Council of Better Business Bureau s CBBB Web-based complaints application, which is used by nearly a million people annually to file complaints against businesses.His exploit set a cookie and increments the attachment ID:n '10000044'; curl -s -b 'OurBBBODRExtranet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https://bluecomplaints.bbb.org/MessageAttachment.aspx?MessageID $ n 0" /tmp/10000044.pdf"Pick any number n, Hermansen said.Alarmed, Hermansen contacted the BBB to alert them to these issues.CBBB wrote:Through its complaint handling system, BBB collects the following PII: name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.Porup is a freelance cybersecurity reporter who lives in Toronto.When he dies his epitaph will simply read "assume breach."
The rest of the rebel team descriptions are as follows:Captain Cassian Andor Diego Luna — an officer in the Rebel AllianceBaze Jian Weng — freelance assassinK-250 voiced by Alan Tudyk — Imperial Vollstreckerdroide Executor droid who joins the rebelsBodhi Riz Ahmed — rebel soldierChirrut Donnie Yen — the spiritual warrior Pao and Bistan — a pair of aliens both described as fierce warriors Clearly, we re dealing with a far more grizzled and gruff crew than we re used to seeing in Star Wars films.However, some rumors point to Mikkelsen s role being important, not just to the characters in Rogue One, but also to the broader Star Wars canon.In an interview with Sky News, Mikkelsen said that he will play the father of Felicity Jones Jyn Erso.I read the script and it was very beautiful, and Felicity is playing this lovely, strong woman and I play her father, said Mikkelsen, before quickly quipping that he had shared too much.Rumor has it that Galen is one of the scientists in charge of the development of the original Death Star.The only details gleaned thus far about Whitaker s stern character have been gathered from the trailer: he seems to be a hardened, battle-wizened warrior of some type.
Not to sound like a shamelessbrag cause I need a legit advice you guys.On the 2nd of my internship, I was offered a full-time position to basically handle all the marketing initiatives of the company both digital and print well maybe not all cause partnerships weren't asked but that's like development, idk .The founder who offered me the job also asked if I could work on one of her other companies which her mother runs.Does this mean two positions in two diff companies for two salary ask?Or one ask for her company and then a freelance sort of thing on the other one—I suck at negotiating, so helpppp
When you re working remotely, it s easy to get distracted by all the nagging tasks you have to do around the house.If you want to keep those chores from pulling your focus, it can help to indulge in them in short bursts so you put your mind at ease.If your to-dos at home are keeping you from getting any real work done, Stephanie Taylor Christensen, freelance writer, yoga instructor, and mother, recommends the three-minute rule at Fast Company:I allow three minutes to tend to anything I feel I need to respond to immediately that is not on my to-do list.Give yourself three minutes every hour of your official work hours to scan and respond to important emails, put shoes that accumulate around the doorway in the closet, etc.—if it takes no more than three minutes.You ll be able to focus on important work tasks more if you address the little things that are bugging you and clear them from your mental to-do list.And if you keep it short at three minutes, you ll be able to dive back into your work without losing track of what you were doing.
How much can you possibly make as a freelance writer, and how many words specifically would you need to write a month to live in New York, Seattle, San Francisco- and many other cities?We did our own research and put together an interactive database on some of the top paying and bottom paying publications on the web.Use this as a guide when deciding which publications to pitch if you want to live a life of luxury while writing : 1 Visit the page2 Select up to 10 cities to compare3 Select top, middle or bottom percentage tabs, or all of the above to see how many words you would need to write a month to live in the selected cities.
According to Content Marketing Institute s latest report, only 28 percent consider their efforts effective.That s less than B2B or B2C content marketers reported, suggesting that enterprise businesses face some unique challenges when it comes to building an effective content marketing campaign.This likely poses major challenges for managing all the component parts of a successful content marketing campaign, such as:Setting goalsCreating contentManaging social mediaPromoting contentAnalyzing your effortsContent marketing is a continuous process that only works well if all these tasks are consistently managed.The right freelance or agency talent can provide a quick solution to the need to create a variety of content as well.Writers, designers, programmers, social media specialists and more can be found affordably online and the potential return on investment ROI can be high compared to retraining current employees or hiring new ones.Enterprise companies, much more than other B2B companies, say the lack of integration across marketing is a major challenge.
Uber's food delivering pivot thing has launched in London today, promising to deliver a selection of foods from around 150 restaurants to those living in certain central-ish city post codes.UberEats operates as a separate proposition to its car drivers, with a newly hired fleet of freelance bike and moped couriers dropping off the foods to their local areas.To get your baps drought to you by a person, users need to install the iOS or Android UberEats app on their phone first, seeing as it's primarily a mobile business, then there's a selection of restaurants, cafes, sandwich bars and other assorted paid food banks to browse, and away you go.It has a couple of decent ambitions.The plan is to broaden the delivery market away from the usual pizza and curry takeaway to include a wider range of choices, plus the fact it operates between 11am and 11pm means Uber would also like us to start thinking of lunch time as another time when it's OK to have food brought to us by a person we can pretend is a servant or personal chef.Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.
Uber's food delivering pivot thing has launched in London today, promising to deliver a selection of foods from around 150 restaurants to those living in certain central-ish city post codes.UberEats operates as a separate proposition to its car drivers, with a newly hired fleet of freelance bike and moped couriers dropping off the foods to their local areas.To get your baps drought to you by a person, users need to install the iOS or Android UberEats app on their phone first, seeing as it's primarily a mobile business, then there's a selection of restaurants, cafes, sandwich bars and other assorted paid food banks to browse, and away you go.It has a couple of decent ambitions.The plan is to broaden the delivery market away from the usual pizza and curry takeaway to include a wider range of choices, plus the fact it operates between 11am and 11pm means Uber would also like us to start thinking of lunch time as another time when it's OK to have food brought to us by a person we can pretend is a servant or personal chef.Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.
In this edited excerpt, Leland explains how you can determine exactly what your unique branding proposition is so you can use it to attract business.I honestly think that if you re great at what you do or make, or build, or offer , there s enough work to go around.A good fit in terms of personality, style, and ways of workingKeep in mind that depending on your client s objectives, the attributes they re looking for won t be of equal importance.Next, label column three Zone, review each attribute, and assign it a zone according to the following scale:Not Zone.Label column four Competition, and rate your competitors as a whole or by specific name on a scale of 1 to 10 for how well their current brand matches each desired attribute.It can be something as simple as depth or breadth of experience.
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