NPR
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Just five years ago, there were only around 2,000 U.S. craft brewers. More than 800 opened for business in 2016 — and they're finding a changing market. (Image credit: Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
Forbes
an hour
The makers of the hit Vegas show Absinthe have taken the brilliant adult playground, combining circus acrobatics, raunchiness, dance music and a lot of fun to L.A, with equal success on the horizon.
The Event Chronicle
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We may note the level of strangeness of many of Kent's reports as well as a number of predictions that he made which did not come true. There is a reason for this, I believe, but before getting to that, let's get to the verifiable developments of recent days. News from Cobra Over the last few weeks, there have been a number of reports coming forward about massive progress toward global liberation. These reports come to us from sources that are highly respected, consistently followed, and constantly trolled by paid online trouble-makers. COBRA Full Etheric Liberation Report March 1, 2017 These are sources that seem to have such a high level of credibility that the waning Cabal establishment perceives them as clear threats, and attempts to smear and defame them in every possible way. One of these sources is Cobra which is a pseudonym that refers to the Compression Breakthrough event.
Make:
2 hours
Invention platform Quirky is back from bankruptcy, plus the latest news about making and business. Read more on MAKE The post Maker Pro News: Quirky Reboots, Lawyers for Maker Pros, and More appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers .
The Hill
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The Dem senator is asking drug makers to turn over information on the marketing of opioid drug
Mondoweiss
3 hours
Hayes ended his talk on another dark note. “Israel’s abuse is a disgusting thing to witness,” he said emphatically. “The Israeli occupation couldn't last for one month without the support of the U.S.” Ilan Pappe argued, in the last keynote of the day, that as much as the lobbies are important in influencing U.S. policy, there’s a “fundamental misunderstanding of what the conflict is really about.” The peace process was not “born in Washington, DC, but in Tel-Aviv, as a means of creating a charade of peace, he said. Part of the problem, Pappe claimed, is that America deals with conflict in a way that implies that both sides want peace. His talk focused on the need to see Zionism as a settler-colonial structure instead of as a movement. Pappe argued that having “two-states will never appease the settler-colonial project,” and said this idea has “not been digested by the American policy makers.
Hackaday
4 hours
For hardware aficionados and Makers, trips to Shenzhen's Huaqiangbei have become something of a pilgrimage. While Huaqiangbei is a tremendous and still active resource, increasingly both Chinese and foreign hardware developers do their sourcing for components on TaoBao. The selection is vastly greater and with delivery times rarely over 48 hours and frequently under 24 hours for local purchases it fits in nicely with the high-speed pace of Shenzhen's hardware ecosystem. For overseas buyers, while the cost of Taobao is comparable to, or slightly less than AliExpress and Chinese online stores, the selection is again, many, many times the size. Learning how to effectively source parts from Taobao will be both entertaining and empowering. XKCD: Up Goer Five Understanding How Chinese Works is Helpful You can find nearly anything on TaoBao, if you know the Chinese name for it.
Bristol Post
4 hours
The film, which is set to be called Mayors Race, has been made already, and is currently in post-production
WinBeta
4 hours
A survey of more than 400 mobile technology decision makers in the United States and Europe shows that 86% of firms have stated that they would upgrade to Windows 10 within 3-4 years.
Techradar
5 hours
Razer is giving its biggest gaming laptop a Kaby Lake refresh and a slew upgrades to make it the first THX-certified gaming laptop. THX has brought its sound- and picture-tuning expertise to make the new 17-inch Razer Blade Pro a studio-grade machine for editing movies and producing media. On the audio front, you can expect cinema-quality sound with low-distortion and little hissing when you pump up the volume. Similarly, the 4K display now comes with a THX-certified color profile that meets all the studio requirements for peak brightness, color gamut and black levels. The result is a great-looking and sounding machine thats tuned for movie makers and production artists. Of course, if youre not in the business of creating media, you can also enjoy games and movies with the same audio-visual quality in which they were made.
Make:
5 hours
Making a handheld Linux device with the Raspberry Pi Zero W may seem a daunting task, but is easier than you think with the right materials. Read more on MAKE The post This Pi-Powered Linux Terminal Is the Size of an iPhone appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers .
The Northern Echo
5 hours
ADELE ROSSI has a foot in two Italian ice-cream making camps: her mother was a Cellini, whose ices sustained visitors to Richmond, and her husband was from the Bishop Auckland family whose café has been much talked about here.
21stCenturyWire
6 hours
The Brookings Institution published a policy paper in summer 2015 titledDeconstructing Syria: Towards A Regionalized Strategy For A Confederal Country ”, which built on the PYD-YPG Kurdsown self-proclaimedfederal/confederalmanifesto from February of earlier that year. Nine months later in March 2016, the Kurds declared to the world that they would be carrying out their earlier-issued manifesto and implementing a “federalsystem in northern Syria. Over the summer of 2016, one year after the Brookings Institution was the first think tank to seriously introduce the idea of a “confederalSyria to America decision makers and strategists, the RAND Corporation published the second edition of their “Peace Plan For Syria” that looked at “Options For Future Governance”, the most appealing of which they said was a “decentralizedtrajectory that would eventually lead to some sort of de-factofederalism” (though taking care to note that “this term connotes a Western conspiracy to many Syrians” and should avoid being mentioned if possible).
Techradar
7 hours
The Echo Dot, the cheapest device to integrate Alexa, costs $90. The standard Echo unit costs $180. For a still unknown reason, however, no Echo devices are currently available outside of the US. Meanwhile Google Home has been priced at $129 (around £100, AU$170), which significantly undercuts its rival. Verdict Amazon's Echo functionality is proven, and has been refined over the course of its first year of release. It's on a successful trajectory that, if it should continue, will make the Amazon Echo a mainstream commodity in the next few years. Meanwhile, Google's existing services already heavily integrate a number of different external apps and functionality, and it looks as though the search giant is planning on making full use of its existing services, including Google Translate, Google Maps and YouTube. The one disadvantage Google might have, however, is that it's already in competition with many of the smart home services it will want Home to work with it might be hard to convince other smart thermometer makers to build Google Home functionality into their devices while Google Nest continues to bogart the market for itself.
Lancashire Telegraph
8 hours
CRAFT makers, food vendors and buskers are being sought to take part in a family-friendly park event in May.
KyivPost
9 hours
When the first wooden mechanical models created by Ukrainian startup Ugears went on sale, they were an immediate hit with adult model-makers all over the world, while their “little helpers” could only watch. But now kids as old as five can take up the absorbing hobby of modeling, with a range of Ugearswooden models designed for kids now available. The new products, called Ugears4kids, are aimed at the eco toys market niche, while the main product line remains in the 14+ age group. To make the toys safer for children to assemble, Ugears4kids models dont use toothpicks to hold parts together, as in the adult models. There are fewer parts too: while a model from the main line can have from 50 to 450 parts, the models for kids have from eight to 23 parts. The line for kids has 20 different models so far, including a helicopter, a bear, a clock, and a windmill.
The Economic Times
10 hours
Open Culture
10 hours
SiteProNews
14 hours
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW: Become aware early on if your prospect need is near-term or long-term. Spend your time and energy with those who are ready to buy now, but use automated marketing systems and create digital assets via automated e-mail systems to keep those longer term buyers in a closed-loop. Whether you use more robust systems like Pardot or Infusionsoft or other more affordable systems like AWeber, Constant Contact or Mail Chimp, it doesnt matter. Use whatever works for you, but keep ALL of your prospects engaged for the long haul. 2. In B2B there are typically multiple decision-makers and influencers. This eliminates the “impulsebuying that often accompanies consumer marketing: Whether a purchasing agent, a structural or design engineer, a quality manager, a project manager or even a metallurgist, each of these people-types have their own criteria when considering a product or service.
Voice Of America
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BBC News 24
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still send their produce overseas. The prospect of Brexit has not harmed industries like car makers. More cars have been made.
BBC News 24
18 hours
German carmakers such as Mercedes sell 900,000 cars per year to British car makers. They may not want.
Washingtons Blog
19 hours
In fact, how likely is it that Trump will ever even get to see that open letter? The press hound him about Russia, but not about Saudi Arabia. After all: Saudi Arabia is America’s ‘ally.’ That’s to say: they’re the biggest foreign buyer of American-made weaponry . If you’re a good customer of Lockheed Martin, Boeing, etc., then the U.S. government will call you an ‘ally’, and its press wont slant its ‘reporting’ to suggest that you’re an ‘enemy’, much less “America’s number one geopolitical foe.” (That statement from Mitt Romney about Russia could be interpreted to have indicated: Russia is the biggest competitor against America’s weapons-firms. By contrast, Saudi Arabia is America’s weapons-makers’ best market, instead of their biggest competitor. So, Saudi Arabia is very much an ‘ally’ — notwithstanding Kirsten Breitweiser’s letter, and all the rest, to the contrary.
Forbes
19 hours