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Monday Tech Tip Adaptive Animalia Shows

first_imgA special guest, Joel Vanderbush, from Animalia explains how he tailors his animal show for kids with special needs. You can find more information at Animalia.usHaving trouble viewing the video? Click Here!Click here to visit our archived videos.To view Closed Captioning, click on the “CC” in the lower right corner of the video.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedMonday Tech Tip: Adaptive MarionettesJuly 2, 2012In “Easter Seals Crossroads”Monday Tech Tip: Amazing BarryJuly 16, 2012In “Easter Seals Crossroads”Monday Tech Tip: Aumax S Video MagnifierJune 4, 2012In “Products and Devices”last_img

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Zilliant Announces New Partnership with SAP and Major Expansion in Europe the

first_imgSaaS leader joins SAP PartnerEdge, releases Zilliant Price Manager on SAP App Center, and opens new European officeZilliant, an industry leader in AI-driven pricing and sales growth solutions, today announced that it is joining the SAP PartnerEdge program and releasing Zilliant Price Manager integration with SAP Cloud Platform. Additionally, Zilliant has strategically expanded by opening its third European office co-located at SAP headquarters in Walldorf, Germany.Zilliant’s Price Manager application is now available to explore and purchase on the SAP App Center, bringing immediate benefit to businesses running SAP solutions by consolidating core pricing tasks, eliminating manual processes and enabling pricing teams to identify and prevent profit leakage across the business. The new release rounds out Zilliant’s price optimization and management SaaS offering to businesses that use SAP solutions, many of whom already benefit from Zilliant’s industry-leading AI-driven pricing optimization and sales growth solutions. Supporting the SAP Cloud Platform also allows businesses with SAP on-premises solutions to leverage the latest technological innovations and cloud solutions from SAP and Zilliant.The SAP PartnerEdge program gives Zilliant access to leading intelligent technologies and platforms from SAP to rapidly design, develop and bring to market new integrated applications. In addition, Zilliant will now deepen its existing cloud-based offerings with SAP Cloud for Customer, SAP® C/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA.Marketing Technology News: New Global Report Reveals 9 in 10 Companies See ‘Self-Service’ as the Future for Customers“Zilliant is honored to expand our relationship with SAP through this technology and business partnership,” said Greg Peters, Zilliant CEO. “As leading B2B companies turn to SAP to help them digitally transform and create the Intelligent Enterprise, Zilliant’s AI-driven pricing and sales growth solutions enable our mutual customers to maximize the immediate value of every transaction and lifetime value of every customer. Customers that have deployed Zilliant as a part of their digital transformation have achieved return on investment within six months of deployment, funded additional initiatives, and accelerated their transformation initiatives.”Zilliant’s new office, co-located on the SAP world headquarters campus in Walldorf, Germany, allows Zilliant to accelerate its growth within the region in collaboration with SAP. With offices now in London, Paris, and Walldorf, customers across Europe benefit from Zilliant’s industry-leading strengths including best customer satisfaction, highest value delivered, and fastest time-to-value, per the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide B2B-Focused Price Optimization Applications 2018 Vendor Assessment.Marketing Technology News: Freshworks Joins Hands With OrangeOne Corporation, to Aid Digital Transformation of Businesses in JapanA world leader in end-to-end pricing solutions for B2B, Zilliant solves pricing and sales challenges for enterprise customers operating in complex B2B product and sales environments. Included in Zilliant’s comprehensive set of AI-based SaaS pricing solutions are the following:Zilliant Price Manager helps pricing teams establish, manage and automate the pricing process, adjust prices quickly and accurately, and visualize the financial impact of price changes.Zilliant Price IQ is a market-leading AI-powered price optimization solution, delivering predictive and proactive guidance to pricing, sales and management.Zilliant Deal Manager automates the ‘Deal Desk’ and creates collaboration between pricing and sales to ensure the best prices on every deal.Zilliant Sales IQ provides predictive analytics and sales guidance that identifies cross-sell, upsell and customer retention strategies for every customer account.Zilliant Sales Planner delivers AI-derived sales analytics and insights that help your sales teams spot customer specific opportunities, take actions that increase sales wins with existing customers, and provides closed-loop collaboration tracking to enable effective sales performance.Zilliant IQ Anywhere is an API framework that allows Zilliant’s insights to be delivered across every engagement with the customer, ensuring that every selling interaction, regardless of channel, is optimized.Marketing Technology News: Epicor Acquires Auto Care CRM Systems Provider MechanicNet Zilliant Announces New Partnership with SAP and Major Expansion in Europe, the Middle East and Africa PRNewswireJune 13, 2019, 3:34 pmJune 13, 2019 AINewsPartnershipSaasSAPZilliant Previous ArticleMarTech Interview with Waleed Al-Atraqchi, President at CJ AffiliateNext ArticleHow to Use Data To Achieve A Successful Life Sciences Product Launch?last_img read more

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Why Online Coupons Connect With the Ultimate Smart Shopper The Millennial

first_imgWhy Online Coupons Connect With the Ultimate Smart Shopper: The Millennial Dan CohenJune 28, 2019, 9:00 amJune 26, 2019 Smart shoppers are, well, smart for a reason. While many of us simply browse e-commerce platforms for the best price, this consumer segment does not settle for the first offer they see. Rather, they want to get the best possible product for the best possible price and are willing to work for it. This means investing in research, mobile search and, ultimately, online discount coupons.Discount codes and coupons are still around for a good reason – they work all these generations later, with the internet bringing them a new level of ubiquity and usability. This marketing tool works well to attract the smart shopper, an important demographic which buys regularly.Smart shopping does not equate to budget shopping, rather customers are getting smarter with their money. That means using deals and discount offerings to their own advantage. Conversely, smart retailers have the ability to use coupons to attract the shopper of today with conditional, unique or time-limited coupons as an immediate call to action: something which we know works with millennials.A millennial worldSmart shopping is typified by an investment of time and effort to unlock price savings for the best product – and this is something millennials have been brought up doing. Aged between 23 and 38, Millennials will soon make up the largest single generation in the U.S. This demographic has grown up in a digital age where sleuthing and searching for the best deal is second nature.Millennials earn less than the previous generation and spend their money accordingly. They are a frugal group, with more than one-third reporting to use discount coupons frequently. Clearly, discount coupons are a useful way to attract and keep this increasingly vital consumer.Why coupons?Coupons empower smart shoppers to try new products and new brands at low prices – and it has been proven that coupons bring customers to purchase. Some in the marketing industry propose what is known as the coupon myth: customers get to the checkout stage but then leave to find a coupon. In reality, as highlighted by Google and comScore, coupons drive sales: 94 percent of shoppers were not on the website prior to finding a coupon. This supports the view that coupons persuade shoppers to purchase. Perhaps this tangible impact for both shoppers and retailers is why 31 billion online discount codes are expected to be redeemed worldwide during the course of 2019.The proof of coupon success is in the numbers: Research from inmar suggests more than 80 percent of respondents changed their shopping habits as a result of a discount code.Coupons have existed in one shape or form since 1887. The budgetary restrictions and uncertain economics we are facing, however, give renewed value to promotional coupons for both consumers and retailers. They are a tool – and the exciting part is that this transformation and integration of coupons into modern shopping is far from finished. Smartphone use and media partnerships are set to take the relationship to the next level.Coupons and smart shoppers: togetherThe truth is that online coupons are not simply for smart shoppers, but for smart brands as well. The connection between a savvy buyer and an attentive brand should not be underestimated. It is a two-way relationship, with coupons getting smarter and companies uncovering better ways to connect with consumers and the all-important millennial market.A prime example is that offered by media partnerships. The combination of trustworthy content alongside online coupons allows advertisers to tap into a new and significant audience through coupon sites in news outlets – a win-win for publishers, advertisers and customers alike.Methods of coupon advertising and technology are moving with the times and mirror how younger, tech-savvy people consume content. Two-thirds of the U.S. population owns a smartphone and spend more time on their phones than watching television. This creates the perfect opportunity to access and persuade a millennial audience. For example, Burger King used smartphone geolocation to offer hamburgers for 1 cent when ordered from their app within 600 feet of any McDonalds. This attention-grabbing mixture of a promotional campaign and location-based offering is appealing for the smart shopper.Cookieless Tracking, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain technology, Chatbots, and Proximity Marketing have already started to shake up the coupon industry, with even voice-activated voucher codes an example of what the future holds.Smart retailers are best advised to require calls to action and conditionality in their coupon advertising to convert into sales – and these can be crafted in such a way to ultimately benefit the retailer. Deals, for example, give a $10 discount on purchases of more than $100 encourage the shopper to make larger purchases in order to unlock the promotion. This can benefit advertisers by delivering a higher average basket price.Furthermore, unique coupons that offer immediacy or limited time discounts encourage the shopper to buy. The suggestion that coupon deals must offer big discounts which never run out and cover the entire store simply is not true. In reality, coupons today are being used in many intelligent ways and this is where the market seems to be going.ConclusionMedia partnerships, driving offline to online, and delivering deals in a way that cannot be ignored needs to be the aim of the game – and this can only be attained when advertisers, networks, and voucher code partners work together as one. The goal is the same here, so one consistent strategy across partners is a sure-fire way to convert browsers into shoppers.The millennial is ready and waiting to buy – advertisers just need to give them a smart enough reason to.Read more: Does Gen Z Marketing Hold Key to Brand Loyalty? advertisersArtificial IntelligenceGen Z Marketingmillennialonline coupons Previous ArticleVonage Reinforces Its Position as Innovator in Programmable Business Communications With Strategic Partnership With SendinblueNext ArticleTechBytes With Kevin Dean, President of Marketing Services at Experianlast_img read more

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Bizzabo Launches New Innovative Podcast Series INPERSON

first_imgWeekly Podcast About The Power of In-Person Experiences and Events Debuts Featuring Guests from Yext, Dow Jones and SXSWBizzabo, the world’s leading end-to-end Event Success Platform, announced the launch of its new podcast Series, IN-PERSON. The first three episodes will air on June 26, at 12:00pm ET, and will feature Lindsay McKenna (VP of Revenue Marketing at Yext), Kira Willner (Executive Director of Brand Experiences at Barron’s Group, a division of Dow Jones & Company) and Hugh Forrest (Chief Programming Officer at SXSW). Each episode of IN-PERSON will explore the origins, perspectives and best practices of leaders – both inside and outside of in-person marketing.IN-PERSON tells the stories behind the world’s biggest professional events and the leaders who make them happen. Each episode of IN-PERSON will treat listeners to an in-depth conversation between IN-PERSON’s host, Brandon Rafalson, and leaders from companies such as Forbes, Sprint, InVision, plus many more.“At SXSW, we are passionate about bringing together people and communities,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer at South by Southwest (SXSW). “It’s great having the opportunity to share our values and our approach to events in the hope that it may provide inspiration to others. Given that there are so many more events today than there were 30+ years ago when SXSW launched, I think now is the right time to engage in more conversations around best practices in this industry.”Marketing Technology News: Chris Torres Writes First Ever Marketing Advice Book for the Tours and Activities Industry“Podcasts like IN-PERSON are a great resource for professionals in the global events and media industries,” said Kira Willner executive director of Brand Experiences at Barron’s Group, an investment and luxury lifestyle publishing unit within Dow Jones. “In-person experiences are shaping the media and marketing landscape, and it’s an honor to have been one of the first guests on the show.”Bizzabo, which has more than doubled its revenue in the last year, is already working with event leaders such as INBOUND, SaaStr, Forbes, Gainsight, Drift and many of the world’s most impactful professional events. The company’s data-powered technology enables enterprise and mid-market organizations to unlock the full value of events. By making it easier to create, manage and execute every aspect of the event lifecycle, the platform helps companies maximize ROI for their event marketing strategies.Marketing Technology News: Taptica International Rebrand Reflects Video Advertising Leadership“A recent study conducted by our team shows that 84 percent of C-suite level executives at leading companies believe in-person events are a critical component of their company’s overall success,” said Alon Alroy, Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer of Bizzabo. “This further strengthens our belief that in an increasingly digital world, person-to-person exchanges are key for a winning marketing strategy. Our new podcast series, IN-PERSON will explore the viewpoints of leaders, across many different industries on their in-person marketing strategies, creating a touchstone of best-practices for marketers looking to stay one step ahead of the competition.”Marketing Technology News: SEMI Teams with Cornell University to Accelerate Technology Development Using Machine Learning and AI Bizzabo Launches New Innovative Podcast Series “IN-PERSON” MTS Staff WriterJuly 1, 2019, 2:56 pmJuly 1, 2019 BizzaboEvent Success PlatformIN-PERSON”Marketing TechnologyNewspodcast Series Previous ArticleMarTech Interview with Jeanne Hopkins, CMO at LolaNext ArticleLanguage I/O Enhances Zendesk Integration with Live Chat Translationlast_img read more

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The Worst CPUs Ever Made

first_imgThe Worst CPUs Ever Made Sun Baby From ‘Teletubbies’ Is 22 Now & Unrecognizably Gorgeous 134 Comments Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 4shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We Finally Know Why This Kid Returned in ‘Endgame’ Anna Kendrick’s Transformation is Turning Heads By Joel Hruska on July 23, 2019 at 7:40 am We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappeared Tagged In amdintelsonycpussemiconductorsps3bulldozeritaniumCell Broadband EnginePowerPCCyrixDeschutesFDIVg5Merced6x866x86MXG4 Post a Comment 134 Comments Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous Intel Itanium Intel’s Itanium was a radical attempt to push hardware complexity into software optimizations. All of the work to determine which instructions to execute in parallel was handled by the compiler before the CPU ran a byte of code. Analysts predicted Itanium would conquer the world. It didn’t. Compilers were unable to extract necessary performance and the chip was radically incompatible with everything that had come before it. Once expected to replace x86 entirely and change the world, Itanium limped along for years with a niche market and precious little else.<><>12345678910 Yesterday, we celebrated the Best CPUs Ever Made. Today, we’ve decided to revisit some of the worst CPUs ever built. To make it on to this list, a CPU needed to be fundamentally broken, as opposed to simply being poorly positioned or slower than expected. The annals of history are already stuffed with mediocre products that didn’t quite meet expectations but weren’t truly bad.Note: Plenty of people will bring up the Pentium FDIV bug here, but the reason we didn’t include it is simple: Despite being an enormous marketing failure for Intel and a huge expense, the actual bug was tiny. It impacted no one who wasn’t already doing scientific computing and the scale and scope of the problem in technical terms was never estimated to be much of anything. The incident is recalled today more for the disastrous way Intel handled it than for any overarching problem in the Pentium microarchitecture.We also include a few dishonorable mentions. These chips may not be the worst of the worst, but they ran into serious problems or failed to address key market segments. With that, here’s our list of the worst CPUs ever made. The Truth About Thor’s Jane Foster The Tragedy of Marie Osmond Just Keeps Getting Sadder and Sadder Mahershala Ali Gives Respect To Wesley Snipes’ Role As Blade You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet  Now Read:Moore’s Law is Dead, Long Live Moore’s LawHappy 40th Anniversary to the Original Intel 8086The Myths of Moore’s Law last_img read more

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Nvidia vs AMD Do GPUs Degrade in Performance Over Time

first_img New TV Shows That Will Absolutely Get Canceled in 2019 This Is Where ‘The Man With the Golden Voice’ Ended Up One of the areas where reviews sometimes fall short is in providing perspective on how component performance evolves over time. While the yearly new hardware launch cadence provides periodic opportunities to revisit how older components stack up to newer ones, the focus in any given launch is going to be on the CPU or GPU that’s being launched, not previous cards. Title-specific coverage, meanwhile, is typically measured and written in the days immediately following a launch, often as part of a game or product review. Stack these two trends together, and it can be more difficult than it ought to be for gamers to figure out how performance has changed over time and to tease out which GPUs are holding their value better than others.With this in mind, we’ve completed an analysis of the data sets we gathered in our recent review of AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT, as well as the Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme 8GB. We updated all of our GPU data sets in late June / early July of 2019, which makes this a good time to look back at how Pascal, Turing, and GCN performance have each evolved over the past nine months.We’re specifically watching for two trends. First, there have been a number of general concerns from gamers about the ongoing impact of Meltdown and Spectre patches on game performance. Second, there is a perception in certain circles that Nvidia GPUs lose performance more quickly than their AMD counterparts, either because of intrinsic characteristics of Nvidia GPU design or because the company deliberately handicaps older cards to make newer GPUs look better by comparison.If I’m being honest, I’ve never believed the more sinister version of this argument. Nvidia and AMD pursued somewhat different optimization strategies in the pre-DX12 era, and Nvidia can reasonably be assumed to focus its optimization efforts on newer GPUs rather than older cards. This is not unique to Nvidia, however. Now that AMD has RDNA in-market, it may have to make decisions about how to prioritize its time when working to optimize for its various architectures as well. There is a difference between saying that Nvidia may focus more on optimizing for newer cards and saying that Nvidia deliberately handicaps older GPUs. In any event, the goal here is to measure how performance has evolved over time in the same suite of titles. We’ll see where the results take us.Test SetupAll of our tests were run on an Asus Prime Z370-A motherboard, with 32GB of DDR4-3200 using an Intel Core i7-8086K. The September 2018 Nvidia GPUs were tested using the 411.63 Turing launch driver, while the June retest used the 430.86 Nvidia driver. The AMD Radeon 64 and Radeon VII used the Adrenaline 19.5.2 driver. A Samsung 1TB 970 EVO was used for storage. The September 2018 tests were run using Windows 10 1803, while the June 2019 tests were run under Windows 10 1903. All Meltdown, Spectre, and related patches were left in default states.While the dates for the comparison are set to September 2018 and June 2019, this is obviously a bit of a fudge in the Radeon VII’s case (the Radeon VII didn’t launch until February). The Radeon VII’s June performance is being compared with its launch performance in this case.Two games showed performance declines across both Radeon and GeForce hardware: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation and Warhammer II. Both games showed declines in all APIs, though AotS: Escalation lost more performance. This is theorized to be the result of Spectre et al protections. No other games showed performance declines, and the declines in these specific titles were not large enough to change the overall trend across our suite of games.We measured performance in Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Hitman, Metro Last Light Redux, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Warhammer II, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and Far Cry 5. The performance figures given for each GPU in each resolution reflect the geometric mean of our results. We used a geometric mean instead of an arithmetic mean to calculate averages to account for the fact that minimum frame rates can vary widely by game — Hitman, for example, regularly returns minimum frame rates for all GPUs between 4 – 12fps.Our September coverage used a standard GeForce RTX 2080, while the June 2019 data is based on the Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme, which has slightly higher clock rates. This may have had a slight impact on performance (1-2 percent), but the difference is not large enough to be an issue for our purposes.ResultsThe slideshow below contains our results, graphed by resolution and by minimum versus average frame rates. Here’s What the Cast of the Matrix Trilogy Looks Like Today Why Oliver Won’t Be Miserable In ‘Arrow’ Season 8 Gamora’s Fate Is Finally Revealed After Tony’s Snap in ‘Endgame’ ‘Far From Home’ Brought Back An Old Character No One Noticed Nvidia vs. AMD: Do GPUs Degrade in Performance Over Time? Conclusion:The minimum frame rate improvements at 1080p and 1440p are quite solid for Vega 64, the RTX 2080, and the GTX 1080 Ti. The average level of improvement is smaller across the board for all cards, but this isn’t necessarily surprising. Vega 64 and Radeon VII are both based on GCN, and GCN has been AMD’s lead architecture for a number of years — long enough to be well-optimized, at this point. Nvidia’s RTX 2080 picks up the most consistent gains across all resolutions, probably thanks to the minor clock tap or the fact that Turing is the newest architecture and had the most performance still on the table. Even the GTX 1080 picks up a few frames at 1080p.There is no evidence that Nvidia has taken any action to harm Pascal performance or to make its older, 2016 GPUs look less attractive than more recent cards. There are no Pascal performance regressions or frame rate issues in any game that do not affect every GPU (that’s why we think the performance decline in Ashes and Warhammer II is CPU-related, not GPU-related). Vega 64’s performance may have come up the most, but Vega 64 has been on the market for less time than the Pascal family. Despite these improvements, it also only matches or slightly underperforms the GTX 1080 at every resolution and in both minimum and average frame rates. The relative performance of these AMD and NV cards relative to each other has shifted only modestly.The implication of these findings is only to the good, no matter which GPU you own. AMD or Nvidia, Vega and Pascal cards both show continued expected performance, while Turing’s slightly larger improvements are what we’d expect for a relatively newer architecture. Obviously the particulars of how a GPU architecture ages are going to be specific to each architecture, and since this review didn’t focus on older cards from the Maxwell or Kepler era, we can’t speak to the situations with those GPUs. But as far as Pascal is concerned, Nvidia’s last-generation architecture appears to be aging quite well, while AMD has also improved on Vega’s performance.Now Read:AMD’s RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT Reviewed: RDNA Puts Radeon Back in the GameNvidia RTX 2060, 2070 Super: Better GPU Performance, Same PriceMeet RDNA: AMD’s Long-Awaited New GPU Architecture The Radeon Vega 64 is the big winner here, climbing 1.14x, while Turing and Pascal both pick up about 1.11x. The GeForce GTX 1080 still gains 1.07x. The Radeon VII is the only GPU to show flat minimum performance.<><>123456 By Joel Hruska on July 15, 2019 at 7:39 am Fans Are Absolutely Furious About That ‘Rise Of Skywalker’ Rumor 98 Comments Jim Carrey’s Tragic Life Just Gets Sadder and Sadder You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet 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. Tagged In amdgamingnvidiagpusPascalVegaturingGTX 1080RTX 2080Vega 64GTX 1080 Tirise of the tomb raiderCore i7-8086KRX 5700assassin’s creed originsshadow of the tomb raiderRX 5700 XTWindows 10 1903hitmanGigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Xtremefar cry 5Deus Ex: Mankind DividedWarhammer IIWindows 10 1803Ashes of the Singularity EscalationMetro Last Light ReduxMiddle Earth: Shadow of War Post a Comment 98 Commentslast_img read more

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How to Boost Your Mobile Photography Workflow

first_img Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 and Unrecognizably Gorgeous 6 Comments The Real Meaning Behind These Movie Titles Since we last visited this topic a year ago, phone cameras have become even better, and more options have become available for shooting with them. We’ll take you through some of the biggest changes and give you tips on new ways to capture, process, and store your images and videos.Capture: Should You Rely on Your Phone’s Camera App?When we reviewed the top camera apps for Android phones in 2017, one reason was that vendor-supplied apps left a lot to be desired. Quite a bit has changed since then. For example, most native phone apps now support RAW captures and a “pro” mode that gives you more control over your settings — although Google is still dragging its feet about adding a manual or pro mode. In many cases, using the native app has become the only way to unleash all the capabilities of a phone’s camera. For example, the super-wide and telephoto cameras on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro only operate in the native app (at least I haven’t found third-party apps that can use them). This is often also true for camera-specific computational imaging features, like night modes and some HDR modes.Of course, standalone apps often have their own version of these features. So, for example, if you have a phone without a built-in night mode, using an app like A Better Camera will equip you with one.The wide-angle camera on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro makes a big difference when it comes to taking in the broad expanse of outdoor scenes like this wave in the Valley of Fire State Park.Capture: Should You Shoot RAW or JPEG?Conventional wisdom dictates that for best results, shooting in RAW format (which means DNG for just about all phone cameras) and performing custom post-processing is the way to go. For standalone cameras that rely on single-capture images, that’s basically still the case. However, phone cameras have thrown us a curve ball, with sophisticated computational imaging that combines multiple captures to create a better image.As an extreme example, Google’s Night Sight and Huawei’s Night Mode take many captures over the period of a few seconds to create an impressive final image even in low light. There isn’t any way to replicate that effect by shooting a RAW image and post-processing. (Of course, you could try and shoot a burst of images, and do all the AI-based alignment and color matching they do after the fact, but it might take you most of the day.) Even fairly standard captures in good light benefit from the built-in multi-capture technology loosely described as HDR.Conveniently, most camera apps turn off RAW when you switch to their specialized modes that require multi-capture processing, as those modes usually only output JPEGs. So I typically leave my camera apps set to capture RAW (or both RAW and JPEG if that is supported) to make the most of times when I’m just shooting a conventional image. For quick sharing, that’s overkill; all you need is the JPEG, of course.This image from a slot canyon in the Valley of Fire conveys scale but isn’t much good as a portrait.With a simple tap of the Zoom icon, the 3x Zoom camera on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro turns the scene into an environmental portrait.Processing Images on the GoThe gold standard for image processing on the road is still a traditional laptop. You can run your choice of full-on image processing tools, and pick a model that meets your needs for display size, horsepower, and memory. For heavy-duty photo and video editing, I travel with my Dell XPS 15. However, it typically stays in the hotel room, and I use something smaller like a Surface Pro or Google Pixel Slate when I’m out and about during the day. Now that Google’s newer-model ChromeOS devices run most Android apps, you can fire up Lightroom Mobile on them and have your work automatically synced back to your main catalog. Ironically, that isn’t possible if you use Lightroom Classic on a Windows or Mac laptop when you travel, as Lightroom Classic doesn’t know how to sync multiple desktop/laptop computers. You can go cloud-first with Lightroom CC, but then you are beholden to paying Adobe for enough cloud storage for all your images (it would amount to about $1,000 per year in my case) and you’re also stuck needing enough bandwidth to keep all your images synced.So if you’re okay with the feature set of Lightroom Mobile, a Chromebook is an easy-to-maintain choice for image editing. Unfortunately, for video, the options aren’t as rosy. Adobe’s Premiere Clip is reasonable when you’re limited to a phone screen, but it won’t load on the Pixel Slate. What I’m waiting for is to see Adobe’s Premiere Rush available for Android.Even with a wide-angle camera, sometimes Panorama mode is needed. Flagship phones now do an excellent job of automatically capturing and stitching scenes.Syncing Photos to the CloudIt’s easy to forget how many images start to pile up on your phone, and how upset you’d be if they were all suddenly lost or deleted. Fortunately, it’s almost as easy to back them up to your favorite cloud service. Google Photos is by far the most popular, with unlimited free storage of images and videos in reasonable quality. Photos are down-sampled to 12MP if needed, and are re-compressed to save space. Videos are down-sampled to 1080p if needed.With Google Photos, like iCloud, Amazon Photos, Adobe Cloud, and others, you can of course store original images as long as you pay for the storage space — which averages about $100 per year per terabyte. Amazon Photos also offers unlimited photo storage for Prime members. In my case, I have all my phones set to backup in original quality to Google Photos. Since I’m just using it for my phone photos (and not my main image archive) I can get by with a relatively small and inexpensive amount of storage. Plus, my Pixel photos don’t count against the total.Besides taking competent images under a variety of conditions, Google’s Pixel 3 comes with unlimited photo storageCreating a Smart Local Photo ArchiveWhile it is unlikely that any of the major cloud vendors will disappear anytime soon, plenty of photo sharing sites have — sometimes taking user content with them. Personally, I’m more comfortable always having my own backups of my images. I’ve written about how I do that for my main photo archive, which mostly starts when an SD card is unloaded. But for mobile, manually transferring images is unnecessarily painful.Fortunately, there are a few ways to have automated backup to your local archive. Lightroom users have this capability already built in. If you turn on automatic import of images on your phone, they will be pulled into Lightroom Mobile and synced to your desktop catalog (once you enable syncing, of course).Synology Moments will recognize and tag common objects but you can see from these examples that it isn’t perfectWhile I do use Lightroom, I don’t want to rely entirely on it snaring every single image, so I use two other systems to create copies of my phone photos. The first is a Cloud Sync task on one of our Synology NAS units that pulls all of my Google Photo contents down from the cloud and stores them in my main local photo library (which I think periodically resync with Lightroom Classic). That’s fairly easy to set up as long as you tell Google Photos that you want your photos to be a folder within your Google Drive. You can then tell Cloud Sync to pull that folder and put it somewhere local. Remember, though, that if you set it up as a two-way sync, images you delete from Photos will also be deleted from your local machine.A different approach, which I also use, is Synology’s Moments package. Moments mobile app will automatically sync your images to your Synology NAS, which in turn will do some fancy face, object, and location-based tagging (if you want). Plus, you can create and share albums. You can then view images organized that way from your mobile devices or any web browser. The result is a totally private version of a system similar to Google or Amazon Photos, but one that’s completely under your control.[Image Credit: David Cardinal]Now Read:How to Store and Backup Photos, for Those Who Care About Their ImagesHow to Create Your Own Private Photo Sharing CloudIt’s World Backup Day: Here’s How the ExtremeTech Staff Stays Backed Up<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>  How to Boost Your Mobile Photography Workflow 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. 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TechBytes with Chemi Katz CoFounder and CEO Namogoo

first_img Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle.I am Co-Founder and CEO of Namogoo, the company leading the fight against Online Journey Hijacking — a rapidly growing challenge facing e-commerce brands. We have 100 employees across our offices in Israel, Boston and London. To date, we’ve raised $29 million in investments and are working with over 100 of the world’s largest online brands by protecting their digital investments. Amongst our customers, you can find Asics, Tumi, Dollar Shave Club, Argos, Office Depot, Build.com and many others.What is Online Journey Hijacking? How does it impact e-commerce experiences?Online Journey Hijacking happens when unauthorized ads are injected into consumer browsers. These unsanctioned promotions are injected by digital malware that infects browsers and devices when users install software downloads or program updates, or in other cases, when they connect to public WiFi networks. Once digital malware is running on the web browser or device, online consumers are exposed to injected product ads, pop-ups, banners, and in-text redirects when browsing e-commerce sites. Because this malware resides on the consumer’s browser or device, server-side security solutions lack visibility or control over the problem. In short, the e-retailer probably doesn’t even know the problem exists.This comes at a significant cost to online brands, and it robs them of between 2-5% in annual revenue.In the digital commerce arena, any interruptions distracting customers away from the intended online experience hurts the ability of businesses to convert and retain site visitors and generate revenue. These brands make huge investments into building a winning customer journey, but at the end of the day, 15-25% of their users are not receiving this experience as it was intended, and instead undergo an experience littered with unauthorized ads that redirect them away from the original site, and possibly even harm brand reputation.How do you leverage AI and Machine Learning to prevent and warn against the hijacking of online journeys?Most online shoppers and retailers are not aware of Online Journey Hijacking. It is our mission to educate the industry about this problem. Namogoo’s proprietary code identifies which users are impacted by unauthorized ads and makes sure these ads or interruptions will not show up on their browsers while visiting a Namogoo customer website.To combat this problem, Namogoo is using Machine Learning and AI technology to classify web patterns, identify new and suspicious web activity, and flag new malware-driven injections. This capability is critical since these malware injections keep evolving with new mutations on a daily basis. To put this into perspective, Namogoo’s technology is analyzing hundreds of millions of web session on a weekly basis.Which geographies and customer groups are most infected with these hijacking cases?Namogoo’s data shows that Online Journey Hijacking is impacting users across every region in the world. Since it is a client-side problem, consumers from the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and other locations are impacted in the same manner. Between 15-25% of consumer traffic is infected with unsanctioned injections.One of the most common misconceptions regarding infected users is that they are less digitally savvy and are not as important a target audience for e-commerce businesses to focus on. But our data shows exactly the opposite: The most active online shoppers are more inclined to download extensions and other web services that are surreptitiously bundled with digital malware — and consequently, become infected. While unauthorized injected ads disrupt these users, they are still, on the whole, more active online consumers than the rest of the population. When these distractions are removed from their online experience, they end up converting at more than double the rate of regular, “clean” users whose journeys weren’t hijacked.How can e-commerce brands benefit from your products and services?While there are many benefits to providing an optimal digital experience, the main benefit our customers report is a marked increase in conversion rate and revenue. Our customers are reporting a conversion rate increase of 2-5%. Since we are working with the world’s largest brands, such an increase in conversion rate is a game-changer for these retailers — many of them mention Namogoo as the best-performing solution they have ever used.In addition to the increase in conversion rate, e-commerce brands benefit from overall improvements in their sales funnel, including an increase in Revenue Per Visitor (RPV), and a decrease in checkout abandonment and bounce rates.Last but not least, protecting brand equity is also a major benefit. Today, the online store has become the flagship store that represents the brand, and usually the first go-to destination for both online and offline shoppers. For legacy brands, which have spent years establishing their reputation, having ads from competitors on their homepage or unsavory content featured anywhere on their site has a sharply negative impact on the brand, as most consumers do not realize these ads are running on their browsers and hold the retailer responsible for the poor experience.How do you see Mobile Marketing and Customer Experience platforms growing better with AI and Machine Learning applications?Customer experience is becoming the number one priority for online retailers today. The main benefit of engaging users digitally is the amount of data accessible for retailers to inform better decisions. But capturing these insights efficiently also poses a challenge, as it requires abundant resources to process the data and extract insights. This is where AI and Machine Learning come into play. Retailers today are not looking to collect more data, but rather prefer to buy technology that provides valuable insights extracted from existing data, or even better, to independent actions.What are your predictions on the state of Online Customer Journeys in 2019-2020? How do you see email, video and social media maturing further with better technologies and innovations?The retail world is still undergoing rapid transformation. While the number of channels available for retailers to communicate with consumers has multiplied, consumers are ultimately looking to buy a good product for a good price, and to have a good experience throughout. Retailers must continuously ask themselves who their target audience is and where they can be found and ensure they have a relevant and engaging presence there, be it on social, email, or other channels. Moreover, the amount of “noise” consumers must deal with today is greater than ever. Thus, brands which find creative ways to cut through this noise will emerge as winners.To summarize, I will quote our customer Build.com’s Senior Director of Brand Technology Patrick Berry, “The user experience is not about the flashy feature you have on your website, it’s about making sure the customer is getting what they need without anything in their way.” With over 17 years of experience in the security, commerce and advertising spaces, Chemi is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of leading some of the tech industry’s most innovative companies. Prior to co-founding Namogoo, Chemi was General Manager of DoubleVerify Israel and co-founded Seapai and Reissod. Earlier in his career, Chemi led Production Operations at LivePerson (NASDAQ: LPSN), was Global Business Technology Manager for Aladdin and managed IT Outsourcing for Bynet. TechBytes with Chemi Katz, Co-Founder and CEO, Namogoo Sudipto GhoshApril 30, 2019, 2:30 pmApril 30, 2019 About Namogoo Namogoo is pioneering the field of Online Journey Hijacking Prevention. Namogoo’s holistic platform enables online businesses to deliver a distraction-free customer journey by identifying and removing unauthorized product ads injected into consumer web sessions that divert the customer journey and harm conversion rates. The world’s largest online brands rely on Namogoo to gain control over their online customer experience and consistently improve conversion and business metrics. Leading global brands such as Tumi, Asics, Argos, and Dollar Shave Club have reported increase in conversions by 2-5% with Namogoo’s cloud-based solution. 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Digital Technology Automation and Sourcing for Contact Centers the Focus of ISG

first_imgDigital Technology, Automation and Sourcing for Contact Centers the Focus of ISG Smartalks Webinar PRNewswireJuly 2, 2019, 10:48 amJuly 2, 2019 July 9 Event to Cover the Importance of All Three Facets to Maximize Contact Center ValueThe use of new technologies and approaches to meet evolving customer expectations for contact center experience will be the focus of an ISG Smartalks™ webinar on July 9, hosted by Information Services Group, a leading global technology research and advisory firm.Wayne Butterfield, director, ISG Automation, and Eleanor Winn, director, ISG Digital Sourcing, will host the live, one-hour session, “Contact Centers of the Future,” at 10 a.m., U.S. Eastern Time, July 9. They will be joined by David Baughan, client services director for Acrinax, a specialist consultant and implementer of customer experience and engagement solutions, and an expert on core contact center technology, to discuss the latest developments in the contact center industry, the gains contact centers are achieving with digital technology, automation and sourcing, and strategies for leveraging technology to meet customer expectations.Marketing Technology News: SEMI Teams with Cornell University to Accelerate Technology Development Using Machine Learning and AI“Contact centers are an important focus for many companies, and the industry is constantly evolving,” Butterfield said. “Customers demand more, and that is driving real change in how businesses communicate with them. Contact centers must transition now to support a broad new range of digital interactions. Our July 9 ISG Smartalks webinar will look at the benefits and options for leveraging digital technology in contact centers, and the steps to take in a digital transformation.”The impact of automation technology is radically transforming the contact center industry, where speech analytics and conversational AI have been major disrupters, and systems pull data from past contacts to provide a holistic view of a customer’s history. Recent ISG research found many enterprises using contact center vendors are also looking for more ways to enable customer self-service and to respond to customer queries made through social media.Marketing Technology News: Chris Torres Writes First Ever Marketing Advice Book for the Tours and Activities Industry“Artificial intelligence and other automation technologies are enabling contact centers to become more intelligent and responsive to customers, in many cases turning them into revenue-generators and profit centers,” Winn said. “Companies that provide customers with an end-to-end customer service experience and the personalized, relevant and timely responses they demand, will differentiate themselves with that level of service. Our July 9 webinar will show enterprises how to start – or make further progress on – leveraging automation to enhance customer experience.”Marketing Technology News: Taptica International Rebrand Reflects Video Advertising Leadership Information Services GroupISG Digital SourcingISG researchISG SmartalksMarketing TechnologyNews Previous ArticleCustom Solution Publishers Should Be Tracking in Google AnalyticsNext ArticleConnected TV is Transforming the Digital Advertising Ecosystem: Extreme Reach’s Latest Video Benchmarks Report Shows 49% of Video Ad Impressions Going to CTVlast_img read more

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Extreme Reach Launches AdBridge for Sellers A New Ad Distribution Platform for

first_imgExtreme Reach Launches AdBridge for Sellers, A New Ad Distribution Platform for Sell-Side Teams and Their Advertising Partners MTS Staff WriterJune 3, 2019, 7:32 pmJune 3, 2019 Extreme Reach (ER) announced the launch of AdBridge for Sellers, a solution built to address the challenges faced by programmers and ad operations teams in a content-everywhere world. The viewer expectation of finding content they love on a myriad of screens and platforms has added tremendous complexity to sell-side workflows as teams look to ensure that quality ads align with quality content everywhere it is seen.AdBridge for Sellers connects the buy and sell sides to simplify the distribution of ad creative to every serving point: OTT, VOD, CTV, Digital and linear TV.  The current complexity of this workflow, industry-wide, has prompted many players to begin building their own siloed solutions that essentially act as Operational Walled Gardens that prevent ads from being efficiently distributed and trafficked. This, in turn, creates significant redundancies for brands, agencies, programmers and MVPDs as it multiplies the number of requests for the same creative assets. The multiple hand-offs of those assets that take place between receipt from the buy-side and serving the ad, can result in missed opportunities for all. The buy side misses the chance to get in front of valuable eyeballs and the sell side loses the opportunity to monetize valuable content.Marketing Technology News: New iPad App for Food and Beverage Professionals Takes Menus from Paper to Fully Digital in Less than an Hour“Fragmentation of audience based on new and innovative video delivery platforms is creating complexity on the sell side as ads need to be positioned everywhere,” said Bunker Sessions, VP Sell-Side Solutions at Extreme Reach. “AdBridge for Sellers is shedding light on these challenges and the friction that exists in campaign execution on the sell-side, and delivering a true solution that ensures the industry can realize the full value of every ad impression.”VAST Tags Are Key to Simplified ProcessUsing AI, AdBridge for Sellers taps into the power of VAST tags which enables simplified campaign trafficking and also preserves the original Ad-ID through a maze of sell-side point solutions and Operational Walled Gardens. This is a key differentiator in the sell-side workflow. Unifying inventory across all Dynamic Ad Insertion opportunities allows sellers to serve ads more quickly, almost in real time, into environments that have traditionally been very hard to serve into and to monetize.Marketing Technology News: Digital Shadows Reveals a 50% Increase in Exposed Data in One Year“With AdBridge for Sellers, we’re bringing our powerful technology and deep expertise to bear on the serious complexities of asset management on the sell-side,” said Extreme Reach CEO and Co-Founder, Tim Conley. “We must make it easier for publishers and programmers to monetize their premium content across every platform by transforming the most fundamental element of campaign execution—the sourcing, preparing and deployment of the ad assets themselves down the waterfall of parties that need them to launch on time and with precision. AdBridge for Sellers leaves sluggish, legacy processes behind in exchange for a modern solution, leveraging powerful technology.”Marketing Technology News: Lightspeed POS Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Chronogolf Ad Distribution PlatformAdBridgeExtreme ReachNewsTim Conleyvideo delivery platform Previous ArticleSDI Marketing Set to Fly High with Launch of New Stand-Alone Loyalty Agency, kiteNext ArticleCalabrio Acquires Teleopti to Create the Global Standard for Customer Experience Intelligencecenter_img Solution simplifies the complexity caused by today’s fragmented viewership; taps into AI capabilities within VAST tagslast_img read more

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