ABC News - Money
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KyivPost
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“Unlike other corporations, we’re not looking for startups we can buy something from,” said the head of IoT Lab Sergii Poplavskyy. “Our interest is that all startups we accelerate use Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform. The more clients the startup has, the better for us.” Same as Kyivstar and most corporate accelerators around the world, IoT Lab takes no equity in startups. The participants receive free access to all Microsoft’s products, as well as a subscription to the Azure platform for the duration of the program. In addition to that, Microsoft purchases equipment the teams need to work and covers costs of travelling to and exhibiting at different conferences. “Our goal as a platform company is to accelerate startups that create ready-made solutions based on Azure,” Poplavskyy said. “When we come to our customers and sell the cloud, we dont even mention the wordAzurem’ but offer the solutions from startups.
The Economic Times
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KyivPost
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They’ve done so partly because of the European Union’s low duty-free quotas in its agreement with Ukraine. EU quotas In the first two weeks of 2017, sugar exporters exhausted 64 percent of this year’s white-sugar quota to the EU, which totals 20,000 tons. In 2016, the EU quotas for sugar, as well as honey, chicken, corn and other grains, were used up. However, given that Ukraine has the capacity to produce 2 million tons of sugar per year, the duty-free quotas cover a tiny share of output. “We were promised the boundless horizons of the European market, but unfortunately we couldnt obtain (bigger quotas),” said Andriy Dykun, the head of the country’s sugar association Ukrsugar. “The Europeans dont want to see Ukrainian sugar on their shelves, because they’re afraid, as they know perfectly well that Ukraine can make better (products).” More than half of the EU export quota was used by Astarta last year, said Kovalskiy, and once the quota is used up, it’s no longer profitable to sell Ukrainian sugar in the EU.
Plymouth Herald
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RT News
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The Huffington Post
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But more realistically, if you're looking for a new place to advertise your products, this could be a more affordable medium with a bigger return on investment. I predict that many small companies will shift some of their advertising and marketing money here in the next few years. If you are planning to invest in video as a way of building your community, this will be a way for you to offset those costs with a revenue stream. Many companies -- both large and small -- are recognizing the popularity of video, particularly among the Millennial generation. Many of us are investing in educational and entertaining video content -- interviews, trainings, certifications, customer visits, case studies, etc., that can be shown live or prettied-up and streamed at a later date to draw more people to our products and services. But videos can no longer look like "Wayne's World.
France 24
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In a meeting earlier this month, Ma told Trump his online trading company could help deliver a million jobs to the US, a bold commitment the Chinese businessman staunchly defended in Davos. "I'm not talking to a normal person, I'm talking to the president-elect about the creation of jobs... This couldn't be a joke," he said. Chummier relations with the US will be a priority for Ma. In December, Washington put a division of Alibaba back on a blacklist of "notorious markets" known for selling counterfeit goods and violating intellectual property rights. "Things like fake products, counterfeit, we've been fighting for 17 years, since the day we set up," Ma said. "We have 2,000 people devoted to the problem, the largest counterfeit-fighting team in the world." - 'Die on the beaches' - Quick with a smile or jokey quip, the former English teacher was at ease before the elites gathered in Davos.
Techradar
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Opera automatically ducks out of the way if you're using secure sites like banks so your traffic is free and clear of any potential privacy violation. There's also an integrated ad-blocker - which can be switched off if you're morally inclined in that direction - and a battery-saving mode which promises to keep your laptop going for longer. Download here: Opera Edge works on all your Windows 10 devices, with sandboxing for security and a special reading mode to isolate the important content on pages 3. Microsoft Edge Edge - Microsoft's new, user-friendly browser - offers full integration with Windows 10 The default 'browsing experience' on Windows 10, Edge is an odd one. Quite why Microsoft needs to be running a pair of browser products in tandem is beyond us. The company's reason, it seems, is that Edge represents the more user-friendly end of Redmond's offering while Internet Explorer scales a little better for enterprise.
Al Jazeera
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The Economic Times
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Design Sponge
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In the small town where we live in New York, winter is a somewhat divisive topic. Locals who have spent their whole lives here wear their knowledge of driving in snow and ice like a badge of pride, where some of the newer locals (like us) are still getting used to the idea of snow tires, digging out your car, icing your walkway every day and bundling up in 4+ layers to walk your dog in sub-freezing temperatures. Most days I'm 100% in favor of snowy winter days, but every now and then I understand why some people escape to Florida or somewhere beachy when the greyest days set in. So rather than escape south, this year I'm trying to embrace wintery themes and find ways to embrace them creatively, too. Spoonflower has a great selection of fabric and wallpaper (often times you can get the same pattern in both forms) that celebrate winter, so today I'm sharing 10 of my favorite, from frolicking winter animals to modern snowflake prints.
The Huffington Post
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In third place in his rankings is the application of smart data, sensors and other technology in everyday products. He cites the example of L'Oreal's "smart" hair brush, which counts strokes, analyzes the force used when brushing and recommends the company's Kérastase products, as CNBC reports . Such products show the promise of connectedness for a variety of daily activities, "Even the most banal one, brushing your hair," de Nardis says. "There is a value out of it, even at 200 dollars. But eventually we go down to 50." This video was produced as part Beet.TV's coverage of CES 2017 presented by 605 . For more videos from the series, please visit this page . You can find this post on Beet.TV. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Dover Express
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The wait is finally over and the finalists for The Taste of Kent Awards 2017 have been revealed today (January 19). From over 520 Kent nominated businesses, the top three from each category will now enter the final stages, with the hope of being crowned a winner on March 9, 2017. The Taste of Kent Awards is a showcase for Kent's finest food and drink products and provides the general public with their only opportunity to choose and vote for their favourite producers, retailers, eateries and...
The Huffington Post
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This capacity to look outwards also relates to thinking about the future. 2016 has brought to light our collective difficulty in this regard: our ability to predict events and the consequences of those events is becoming increasingly challenged and has no doubt contributed to the lowering of trust seen in the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer. This is clearly a problem that needs to be addressed. Secondly, we have to think differently about how to structure and operate organisations. Public companies (and their associated models of management), hierarchies, risk management and HR policies appear in general to be failing to create organisations that can innovate, utilise employees' potential, and develop the right products and services. This is causing an increasing number of people to question their utility. In his 2014 book Reinventing Organisations Frederic Laloux describes a number of organisations that are experimenting successfully with new models of management, trusting people to manage themselves and recognising that economies of scale often lead to diseconomies of motivation.
ScienceDaily
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The Huffington Post
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Core77
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The employees would make recommendations, help with sizing, and even would tell her when a piece of clothing wasn't her style." Thus the Innisfree baskets. Cosmetics pros who know what they want and are just looking to get in and out grab a green basket. Noobs grab an orange one and get the service they need. Even the little icons represent a loner and someone with a staff "buddy." I realize that the "problems" engendered by the absence of server-summoning buttons and color-coded shopping baskets can seem trite, but I find these simple products to be great examples of what happens when folks really think the user experience through. Lastly, and this is a bit extreme, but here's what happens "when a befuddled customer at a Japanese subway ticket machine hits the Help button:"
BMW Blog
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This is our second home,” Robertson tells journalists. “There’s more investment here than in any other country in the world. From that perspective, I think we will work with the new administration in the same way we’ve worked with administrations before.” Robertson also talked about the upcoming additions to the X family, starting with the X7 luxury SUV . “We’ve got more (luxury utes) than anyone else,” he says. “We started this trend with the X5. I think we’re filling every potential niche, and we’re increasing our capacity all around the world on those particular products equally.” Another hot topic in the last year was the future of diesel engines after the VW emission scandal in 2015 . Robertson says that BMW still sees diesel as “a very strong technology in some markets in the world, primarily Europe,” but it continues to remain low in the U.
Adweek
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Asia Today
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ZDNet Apple
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The Apple Store - both virtual and physical - is an Aladdin's cave of technological wonders that can pound even the most bounteous of wallets. But there are certain products that Apple offers for sale that you should give a wide berth to.
Adweek
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Im going shopping has been replaced by Im always shopping, said Ann Mack, Facebooks head of content and activation. According to Facebook-commissioned research conducted by Kantar, 30 percent of those surveyed reported using Facebook to discover a new product in the past month, while one in three said Facebook and Instagram were good places to find out about new products and services. While thats obviously good for Facebook to hear, its also good news for marketers spending money on those platforms to promote their products and services. Facebook data points out that those in the U.S. now use their mobile phones for 4.5 hours a day. Global Apple iPhone data shows that time is often split into as many as 80 shorter moments in time. Mobile conversions also are faster than desktop, shoppers take 1.8 fewer days to buy something than they do on desktop.
Digital Trends
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Smart-home devices sometimes require complicated installation that just doesnt make sense for renters. Plus, apartments have different needs than single-family homes. That’s why we decided to outfit a whole condo with smart devices that dont require rewiring or permanent installation. Each week, we’ll tackle a different category and look at various products, then explain how [...] The post How to build a smart apartment: Digital Trends is picking the best IoT devices appeared first on Digital Trends .