Month: July 2019


A Fired Snapchat Employee Claims the Company Lied to Investors Ahead of


first_img The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. This story originally appeared on Business Insider 3 min read 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Rob Price Next Article –shares Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel. A Fired Snapchat Employee Claims the Company Lied to Investors Ahead of Its IPOcenter_img A former Snapchat employee is accusing the company of lying to investors as it pursues its IPO plans.In a lawsuit filed in California on January 4, former growth lead Anthony Pompliano alleges that the company has been “falsely misrepresenting” itself, that he was hired away from Facebook so the company could gain confidential information, and that he was fired under false pretenses after raising his concerns.”Snapchat will not let anything stand in its way of an IPO, including its obligations to represent material facts accurately,” Pompliano’s court filing reads.Snap Inc., as Snapchat is now called, has denied the allegations, and counters that they are “totally made up by a disgruntled former employee.”We first heard about the case via The Hollywood Reporter, and you can read Pompliano’s full court filing below.Anthony Pompliano joined Snapchat on August 31, 2015, according to the filings — and was abruptly terminated three weeks later.Much of the information in Pompliano’s court filing is redacted, so we don’t yet have all the details. We don’t know the specifics of what Snapchat has been accused of lying about to investors, for example.We do know that he also claims that he was hired away from Facebook because Snapchat allegedly wanted to steal the larger social network’s trade secrets.”The real reason Snapchat hired Mr. Pompliano away from Facebook was not to build a growth team, but for the nefarious purpose of obtaining Facebook’s confidential and proprietary information,” the filing alleges.Pompliano is seeking damages from Snapchat, as well as an injunction to prevent the company telling what he says are lies about the reasons for his termination.According to the filings, Snapchat says it fired him because he was “incompetent” and “not adequately performing in his position.” Pompliano alleges that the real reason is because he refused to provide confidential information on Facebook’s business, and concerns that Snapchat allegedly misrepresented itself to “the public, advertisers, prospective employees, or in connection with its planned IPO.”The former employee alleges that Snapchat has damaged his reputation, and hindered his efforts to find a job after working at the company. “Post-termination, Snapchat has sought to destroy his career and reputation by waging a smear campaign against Mr. Pompliano, by making false representations concerning the circumstances of his termination,” the suit claims.A Snapchat spokesperson declined to comment to Business Insider, and the company has denied the allegations to other outlets. A spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter: “We’ve reviewed the complaint. It has no merit. It is totally made up by a disgruntled former employee.” Image credit: Kimberly White/Getty Images for Vanity Fair Snapchat January 5, 2017 A lawsuit alleges that the company has been “falsely misrepresenting” itself. Add to Queue Apply Now »last_img read more


Facebook Invents New Unit of Time


first_img Matthew Humphries Facebook Invents New Unit of Time Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Next Article January 23, 2018 Nanoseconds simply aren’t good enough when it comes to perfectly syncing individual frames of video and visual effects. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Image credit: via PC Mag Register Now »center_img This story originally appeared on PCMag We already have a well-established way of representing time using years, months, week, days, hours, minutes and seconds. Want to go smaller? We’ve got milliseconds, microseconds and even nanoseconds. But none of these suited Facebook in terms of accuracy, so engineers at the social network came up with a brand new unit of time called Flicks.A flick, as described on the Flicks GitHub page, is “the smallest time unit which is LARGER than a nanosecond.” One flick is 1/705,600,000 seconds, where as a nanosecond is 1/1,000,000,000 seconds. But why did Facebook need to invent Flicks? It’s in order to better accommodate media creation and in particular visual effects.When creating visual effects for film, television or other media formats, it is typical for the action to be broken down into single frames and looked at per second intervals. The problem being, nanoseconds don’t allow for the perfect division of the most common frame rates. Flicks do. For example, a single 24fps frame is 29,400,000 flicks, a 30fps frame is 23,520,000 flicks, and a 60fps frame is 11,760,000 flicks.Regardless of the frame rate, Flicks allow for an exact representation without any fractional amounts of time making them easier to work with. At least, that’s the theory and Facebook is running with it. Flicks also works well with the most common audio sample rates (8kHz, 16kHz, 22.05kHz, 24kHz, 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz and 192kHz).The aim of Flicks is to offer a way of keeping everything in sync easily. Facebook has decided to share its work using the BSD License, meaning there’s every chance it could be integrated into some if not all of the popular video editing software out there. Even if it doesn’t, expect any internal media creation and editing at Facebook to be handled in Flicks from now on. Senior Editor Add to Queue 2 min read –shares Facebooklast_img read more


Unilever launches wrapperless Solero multipack to cut plastic


first_imgUnilever launches wrapper-less Solero multipack to cut plasticPosted By: Contributoron: June 14, 2019In: Dairy, Food, Industries, PackagingPrintEmailUnilever will launch a wrapper-less multipack for its Solero organic peach product in the UK, featuring 35% less plastic compared to the original ice cream.  Multipack boxes feature built-in compartments so the individual ice creams can be inserted without a plastic wrapper. The boxes are made from polyethylene-coated cardboard and can be widely recycled in the UK, Unilever said.The wrapper-less packaging will be trialled exclusively with Ocado as of 17 June, with a limited number of products, to gather consumer responses.“As we head towards summer, we’ve listened to our customers and are working hard to rethink plastic packaging for our ice cream ranges,” said Noel Clarke, vice president of refreshment at Unilever.“We’re delighted to be trialling this wrapper-less Solero multipack with Ocado in the UK. If successful and the feedback from customers is positive, this innovative pack could reduce the amount of plastic we use in the future to package our ice creams.”Earlier this year, Unilever launched its ‘#GetPlasticWise’ campaign, which aims to rethink plastic use in the UK. Globally, the company has committed to making all its plastic packaging fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.For the UK and Ireland, Unilever said wants to significantly accelerate this, as well as make a significant contribution towards the UK Plastics Pact targets.Helen Bird, strategic engagement manager at WRAP (which manages The UK Plastics Pact), said: “We’re really impressed with the level of innovation and creativity that Unilever, a founding member of The UK Plastics Pact, has shown in developing this new pack.“It will be welcomed by shoppers who we know want to be able to recycle the packaging they bring home from supermarkets. We look forward to seeing the results of the trial.”Share with your network: Tags: plasticSolerosustainabilityUKUnileverlast_img read more


Facebook Launches Slingshot Its Snapchat Competitor


first_img June 17, 2014 Snapchat Next Article Guest Writer –shares The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Poke, Facebook’s first attempt at building a Snapchat competitor, belly flopped. But that hasn’t stopped the social network from taking another jump.For some time now, rumors have swirled about Slingshot, Facebook’s sophomore take on the ephemeral messaging app. Mark Zuckerberg was reportedly “personally involved” in its development, and last week the app briefly appeared in some countries’ app stores before disappearing.Today, all the speculation can be put to rest: Slingshot is here, for real this time.Unlike Poke, Slingshot is not a direct Snapchat ripoff. “With Slingshot, we wanted to build something where everybody is a creator and nobody is just a spectator,” Facebook said in a blog post announcing the launch.That’s right – lurkers aren’t welcome on the app.As with Snapchat, users can send photos or videos — adorned with text or coloring, if desired — that last up to 15 seconds with Slingshot. Each message can be viewed exactly once by the recipient before disappearing for good.Related: Facebook Reportedly Developing Its Own Snapchat — AgainUnlike Snapchat, however, opening a message on Slingshot requires that you send a message of your own back to its sender. “Here’s the deal: friends won’t be able to see your shot until they sling something back to you,” Facebook explained.While it’s good news that Slingshot isn’t another straight-up Snapchat clone and while the intent is admirable, it’s fair to wonder whether Facebook has overestimated our collective desire to share versus our collective desire to consume. After all, plenty of people use social networks to “lurk,” spending most of their time checking up on other people’s posts instead of posting themselves. For those types, being forced to respond to a message on Slingshot might be a tough sell.Still, Facebook is determined to try. “[Venture capitalist] Fred Wilson once said that the cardinal rule of social networks is that 1 percent of people create content and 90 percent of people consume it,” Slingshot designer Joey Flynn told the Verge, “and we want to flip that on its head.”Related: This Is the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Just Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook Facebook Launches Slingshot, Its Snapchat Competitorcenter_img Laura Entis 2 min read 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Apply Now » Add to Queue Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more


Pladis launches onthego Jaffa Cakes format for lunchboxes


first_imgPladis launches on-the-go Jaffa Cakes format for lunchboxesPosted By: News Deskon: February 14, 2018In: Confectionery, Food, Industries, New products, PackagingPrintEmailMcVitie’s owner Pladis has launched Jaffa Cakes Pocket Packs, a new format for the brand as it aims to cater for increasing demand from young adults for on-the-go consumption.Suitable for adult lunchboxes, the individual pocket packs contain three cakes and are sold in a multipack of six.Pladis said the new packaging format is in line with insight that identified a demand amongst young adults for products that are convenient to drop into lunchboxes and consume on the move.Kerry Owens, Pladis UK and Ireland marketing director for sweet, said: “We constantly look for new ways to innovate our most popular products and ensure they cater for the needs of all our shoppers.“Food to go is a growing trend which our new McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes packaging format taps into, providing a convenient solution for portion control, portability as well as long-lasting freshness.”Earlier this month, Pladis unveiled new Jaffa Cakes packaging following a partnership with creative agency Anthem Worldwide.The permanent redesign includes new product photography and illustration applied across all formats and secondary packaging. Consumers are encouraged to ask themselves which one of the four kinds of Jaffa Cake eaters they are. Each of these four expressions is showcased on the top panel of the pack.Share with your network: Tags: Jaffa CakesMcVitie’sPladisUKlast_img read more


Croxsons creates new closure for HMS Spirits Companys new gin


first_imgCroxsons creates new closure for HMS Spirits Company’s new ginPosted By: Jules Scullyon: October 12, 2018In: Alcohol, Industries, Innovation, New products, PackagingPrintEmailGlass packaging firm Croxsons has collaborated with UK distiller HMS Spirits Company to create a closure for its Mary Rose Gin.HMS Spirits turned to Croxsons after it found itself without a closure for the small batch London dry gin, which has been produced to celebrate Henry VIII’s warship.Croxsons said a bar top cork closure was the natural choice to complement both the bottle design and double-sided back label.“The cork required multiple side print as well as much top print coverage as possible,” said Tim Croxson, of Croxsons. “The top coverage is part of the key look of the brand, so it has to carry depth of colour and excellent registration. As a first, we used 3D printing to create a mock-up to reduce the timeline as the customer had been let down and we knew that we had to pull out all the stops.“The extra width of the top, which had to be flush with the bottle, wasn’t a challenge due to our experience in producing luxury and distinctive bar top closures. The customer opted for a micro-agglomerate cork, which was specifically cleaned and treated to meet the standard required for the premium spirit inside the bottle.”HMS Spirits Company managing director Ben Maguire said: “The end result is fantastic, it’s exactly what I wanted and is frequently commented on by our customers. Croxsons aren’t just a supplier, they are a partner to your business and I hope to work with them for the long term.”In 2016 Croxsons produced a “distinctive” new bottle design for the House of Elrick, a new in the premium spirits market.Share with your network: Tags: CroxsonsUKlast_img read more


Denali Ingredients expands into baked inclusions with new facility


first_imgDenali Ingredients expands into baked inclusions with new facilityPosted By: Contributoron: June 26, 2019In: Bakery, Confectionery, Food, Industries, Ingredients, Manufacturing, SnacksPrintEmailFood ingredients supplier Denali Ingredients is boosting its manufacturing capabilities with a new US facility focused on baked inclusions.Located in New Berlin, Wisconsin, the 90,000-square-foot plant will produce baked inclusions such as brownie and cheesecake pieces used in ice cream and sweet treats.The expansion is also expected to improve the company’s current production of extruded doughs, bits, flakes and bark products.“Adding a new capability – baked inclusions – expands our portfolio of products for our customers,” said Neal Glaeser, president of Denali Ingredients.“This is part of fulfilling our long-term vision, which is to become the go-to ingredients supplier. This expansion of our portfolio, along with our emphasis on hands-on customer collaboration, provides our R&D team a broader platform to effectively address trends in today’s complex food environment.”Denali said the new plant design includes a focus on food quality and safety, with “modern sanitation equipment and processes, isolated production spaces and a quality control lab outfitted with updated testing equipment”.Wisconsin-based Denali Ingredients also produces a range of variegating sauces, such as caramels, fudges and fruits, as well as stabiliser, texture and sweetener systems.Last year, the firm introduced several extruded cookie dough products in a range of shapes and sizes as it looks to capitalise on US consumer demand for products featuring cookie dough.Share with your network: Tags: Denali IngredientsUSlast_img read more


Booked Trump staffers who cried Wolff and a week of fire and


first_img Lucia Graves Twitter Sun 7 Jan 2018 09.55 EST Reuse this content Share on Facebook Pinterest The latest major Trump resignations and firings Support The Guardian Share on Twitter 0:39 Read more The senator for South Carolina shifted awkwardly in his chair and grinned: “I like me too, so we have something in common.” There was a ripple of laughter. Later, when 71-year-old Trump turned to Senator James Lankford and called him “Tom”, everyone pretended to ignore it.Here in the elegantly appointed Roosevelt Room, cocooned in the West Wing as if in a wartime bunker, Trump and the loyalists who lavished praise on his leadership could maintain the pretence of business as usual. But outside, political fires were burning. The White House had been hit by a bombshell book that portrayed it as a hive of discord, dysfunction and farce, and the president himself as ignorant, capricious and clinically unfit for the office once occupied by the Roosevelts.Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by Michael Wolff, a devastating fly-on-the-wall account of life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, has stirred speculation over the mental health of the man who began the week boasting to the world of the size of his nuclear button. “His stability,” Carl Bernstein, a veteran Washington Post reporter best known for his work on the Watergate scandal, told CNN. “That’s really what this book is about.” Booked! Trump, staffers who cried Wolff and a week of fire and fury … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. 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Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. First published on Sun 7 Jan 2018 02.00 EST Share on Facebook Shares577577 1:18 It was an ugly, very public political divorce, the end of a relationship that had transfixed the political world. In August 2015, Bannon, a former naval officer, investment banker and film-maker, boasted that he had turned the rightwing website Breitbart News into “Trump Central” and joked that he was the candidate’s hidden “campaign manager”, the New York Times reported. He hosted Trump for friendly radio interviews and, in August 2016, took over as chief executive of his long-shot presidential campaign.The scruffy, unshaven Bannon came to personify Trump’s darkest, nativist impulses on immigration, building a border wall and threatening a trade war; he fanned the flames of “America first”, white nationalism and a blow-everything-up philosophy. In a November 2016 interview with Wolff for the Hollywood Reporter, the liberal bete noire boasted of his influence, declaring with relish: “I am Thomas Cromwell in the court of the Tudors.” It was grimly prophetic – Cromwell was eventually executed on the king’s orders.‘Sloppy Steve’ Wolff, who parked himself for long hours on a West Wing sofa, says he interviewed more than 200 people in Trump’s inner and outer orbit and they reached a joint conclusion. “They all say, ‘He is like a child,’ and what they mean by that is he has a need for immediate gratification,” the author told NBC on Friday. “It’s all about him.”On Saturday, he spoke to the BBC. “I think one of the interesting effects of the book so far is a very clear ‘emperor has no clothes’ effect,” Wolff said. “The story that I have told seems to present this presidency in such a way that it says he can’t do his job.” ‘Treasonous’ and ‘unpatriotic’The new year had barely rubbed the sleep from its eyes when, on Wednesday morning, the Guardian published excerpts of Wolff’s book a week ahead of its scheduled publication. It vividly depicted chaos and conflict as a default setting in the administration, even worse than many already suspected. At the centre of the palace intrigue was Steve Bannon, the hardline nationalist who helped put Trump in the White House. Michael Wolff on the set of NBC’s Today show. Photograph: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters Read more Twitter Share on LinkedIn Bannon, former chief strategist, had spilled the beans to Wolff with stunning candour. He described the decision by Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr, to meet a group of Russians at Trump Tower during the 2016 election campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”. He predicted that the continuing investigation into alleged collusion with Moscow would run and run: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.” And he called Trump’s daughter Ivanka “as dumb as brick”.Bannon was not alone in his unflattering verdict. The book also reported that Rupert Murdoch once mocked Trump as “a fucking idiot” over his incoherent views on immigration policy, while Thomas Barrack Jr, a billionaire who is one of the president’s oldest associates, allegedly told a friend: “He’s not only crazy, he’s stupid.” (Barrack has since denied this.)Other claims by Wolff include Melania Trump’s reaction to an election win that her husband and his team thought impossible – she was “in tears – and not of joy”; the couple’s preference for separate bedrooms; and Trump’s habit of going to bed with a cheeseburger at 6.30pm, watching three TV screens and making phone calls. The president reprimands housekeeping staff “for picking up his shirt from the floor” and “imposed a set of new rules: Nobody touch anything, especially not his toothbrush”. His paranoia about being poisoned leads him to turn up without warning at McDonald’s, according to the book, which Trump has branded “boring and untruthful”.The barrage of damning revelations caught the White House off guard. The Washington Post reported: “Trump spent much of the day raging about the book to top aides, officials and advisers said … As he fumed, some aides were still frantically searching for a copy of the book, and even senior aides like [Hope] Hicks had not seen it by the afternoon, officials said.” Trump mounts extraordinary defence of his ‘mental stability’ Bannon made two fatal mistakes. One was overreach: he featured on the cover of Time magazine, was portrayed as more powerful than Trump on Saturday Night Live and was dubbed “President Bannon”, all bound to infuriate the Trump ego. He also displayed visceral hatred for Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, chronicled by Wolff in lurid detail. After seven months, he was ousted as chief strategist and returned to his perch as executive chairman of Breitbart.He reportedly continued to speak to Trump by phone; officials say the last such conversation happened in early December. Around the same time, the Bannon-endorsed Roy Moore – accused of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls – lost a US Senate special election in the Republican stronghold of Alabama, casting doubt on Bannon’s so-called strategic genius.Now, Bannon has not only lost Trump. Soon after, he lost his patron Rebekah Mercer, the billionaire Republican donor, who turned off the financial tap. If, as is speculated, he loses Breitbart too, he could be banished to the political wilderness. Reader comments on Breitbart’s site seemed overwhelmingly supportive of the president. The alt-right, of which Bannon was once the rock star, appeared to be uniting around Trump.In a tweet on Friday night, Trump said Bannon “cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad!”But Kurt Bardella, a political commentator and former Breitbart spokesman, predicted that Bannon may prove difficult to oust from the organisation, and may yet use it as a platform to get back into the president’s good graces. “If there’s one thing we know about Donald Trump it’s that he’s susceptible to being sucked up to,” Bardella said. “The ego of Trump would love nothing more than a humbled Steve Bannon coming grovelling for his forgiveness. He may have imagined just that scenario.”On Thursday, Bannon called Trump a “great man”, but reconciliation still seems a long way off. His demise has been embraced by the Republican establishment, which had feared an insurgent movement by Bannon-backed candidates with an “America first” agenda ahead of November’s midterm elections. Recently, Bannon warned the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell: “You’re like a deer that’s been shot, you’re just going to bleed out, brother.” After the White House released Trump’s statement denouncing Bannon as a self-aggrandising hanger-on who had “lost his mind”, McConnell’s campaign account tweeted a gif of the senator with a victorious smirk forming on his lips.Bardella said: “Steve Bannon’s crusade for 2018 is over. Instead of Republican versus Republican, the general election between Republicans and Democrats starts now.”He warned McConnell of a mixed blessing, however: “You may have sidelined Steve Bannon but you still have to deal with Donald Trump. Republicans are going to be responsible for whatever’s going to happen going forward. They’re not going to be able to say that there were no signs of diminished capacity. They’re not going to be looked on kindly by history.”‘The danger has become imminent’ US politics Share on Messenger The book chronicles feuding between Steve Bannon, second from left, and Jared Kushner, second from right. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Trump made a similar argument in extraordinary tweets from 7.19am on Saturday, accusing Democrats and the mainstream media of “taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook”. Reagan, whose record Trump broke as the oldest person to be elected president, came under scrutiny from opponents for forgetfulness and contradicting himself. Five years after leaving office, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In comments unlikely to have the desired effect of quelling speculation over his own health of mind, Trump continued: “Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart… I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star…. to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!”Debate over a president’s erratic behaviour often invites comparisons with Britain’s King George III. But Wolff’s portrayal of a man prone to wild mood swings, liable to call someone a friend one moment, an enemy the next, is also redolent of actor Forest Whitaker’s portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland. “You’re a child,” his despairing doctor tells him. “You have the mind and ego of an angry, spoiled, uneducated child. And that’s what makes you so fucking scary.” Trump administration Said by officials to be “disgusted” and “furious”, Trump launched an abortive legal attempt to block the book, which doubtless boosted sales, and wasted little time in brutally disavowing Bannon. Usually he is content to hammer foes with a vituperative tweet – not this time. The White House released a bilious 266-word statement that played down Bannon’s role in Trump’s electoral success and declared: “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.” Facebook Play Video features The Republicans are now the party of identity politics Republicans Since you’re here… Read more Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Portraits of Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt loomed watchfully. Five US senators with decades of collective experience stood in deference at their chairs. Donald Trump was about to enter the room, a prospect that assures a frisson of unpredictability.The president strode in, shook hands with Chuck Grassley and patted Lindsey Graham on the back. Graham playfully punched the air. “Lindsey used to be a great enemy of mine,” Trump told the gathering when all were seated a few minutes later, “and now he’s a great friend of mine.” Fire and Fury: Key explosive quotes from the new Trump book – video The week in Washington was dominated by Michael Wolff’s account of life in Donald Trump’s White House.Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images,When the Guardian published extracts of Fire and Fury, Washington was rocked. Now many are questioning the president’s chances of staying in the jobby David Smith and Lauren Gambino in Washington,Main image:The week in Washington was dominated by Michael Wolff’s account of life in Donald Trump’s White House.Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Facebook Donald Trump has ‘lost it’, says Michael Wolff – video Michael Wolff Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House review – tell-all burns all Share via Email Share on Twitter Share via Email Play Video Wolff’s book has revived swirling speculation about the state of Trump’s mental health and the 25th amendment, which allows a majority of the cabinet and vice-president to remove the president by deeming him “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office”.The Trump who emerges from Wolff’s account is chronically incurious, contemptuous of experts and beholden to his gut instincts. “Trump didn’t read,” he writes. “He didn’t really even skim … He could read headlines and articles about himself, or at least headlines on articles about himself, and the gossip squibs on the New York Post’s Page Six.” Some allies tried to explain this away as an attribute of his populism. “He was postliterate – total television.”In another passage, Wolff recounts how Trump is repeating himself with greater frequency. Whereas he used to repeat, “word-for-word and expression-for-expression”, the same three stories every 30 minutes, now it is within 10 minutes. And in another anecdote, he wrote in a column for the Hollywood Reporter: “At Mar-a-Lago, just before the new year, a heavily made-up Trump failed to recognise a succession of old friends.”Bandy Lee, an assistant clinical professor at the Yale School of Medicine, briefed a dozen members of Congress last month on the potential risks associated with the president’s behavior. Lee said this week she and other psychiatrists were speaking out because they feel “the danger has become imminent”.Democratic congressman Jamie Raskin, who attended Lee’s presentation and has proposed legislation to create a commission that would determine whether the president is mentally fit for office, said Trump’s behaviour was “increasingly delusional”. He told CNN: “It’s a very dangerous and unstable situation as a number of Republican senators have themselves observed”. No Republican in Congress has yet called publicly for an evaluation of Trump’s mental state.Chris Ruddy, a longtime friend of Trump, believes the president has attention deficit disorder. “He’s easily bored,” he told the Observer. “He likes moving around a lot of topics and asking a lot of questions. He’s so smart, he’s easily bored. It’s a big leap to say he’s psychologically unfit for office.”Ruddy said he saw Trump several times over the Christmas holidays. “I think he’s mentally fit. I didn’t see anything untoward. His conversation was consistent with any time I’ve known him. He seemed to recognise everyone around us. I brought a New York Times journalist, Michael Schmidt, to meet him and at first he didn’t recognise him but, when he did double take, he realised who it was.”He added: “I would say Donald Trump’s mental acuity in remembering faces and information is much higher than average.”Ruddy, chief executive of the conservative Newsmax Media, accused liberals of trying to use the issue to overturn the 2016 presidential election result. “It’s a highly politicised time and they’re trying to weaponise psychology and psychiatry. It makes no sense.” Read more Pinterest Topicslast_img read more


Trump signs trade pact with Canada and Mexico to replace Nafta


first_imgLast modified on Mon 3 Dec 2018 05.00 EST Enrique Peña Nieto, Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau at the signing ceremony in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 30 November. Trudeau referred to it as the ‘new Nafta’ as Trump hailed the agreement a rewrite of the ‘worst deal ever made’.Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Share on Facebook Trump appeared with Trudeau and outgoing Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires for the formal signing ceremony. Each country’s legislature must also approve the agreement.“It’s been long and hard. We’ve taken a lot of barbs and a little abuse and we got there,” Trump said of the pact. “It’s great for all our countries.”Legislative approval is the next step in the process, but could prove to be a difficult task in the US, especially now that Democrats – instead of Trump’s Republicans – will control the House of Representatives come January. Democrats and their allies in the labor movement are already demanding changes to the agreement.Within hours of the signing, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the deal must have stronger labor and environmental protections in order to get majority support in Congress and “must prove to be a net benefit to middle-class families and working people”.The three countries agreed to the USMCA just hours before a US-imposed 30 September deadline. Many trade analysts say the successor to Nafta isn’t all that different from the old one, despite Trump’s claim that it would “transform North America back into a manufacturing powerhouse”. Share via Email Canada Share via Email Each country’s legislature must also approve the agreement but Democrats in the US are already demanding changes Justin Trudeau Donald Trump and the leaders of Canada and Mexico signed a revised North American trade pact, a deal that fulfills a key political pledge by the US president but faces an uncertain future in the US Congress. Share on LinkedIn Sign up for the new US morning briefing Share on Messenger ‘No jobs on the horizon’: workers respond to General Motors’ decision to close plant G20 summit: can world leaders find unity – or is it simply showboating? Since you’re here… Reuse this content Read more Topics Nafta This article is more than 7 months old Share on Facebookcenter_img Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Nafta While Trump hailed the revised trade pact, Trudeau was more measured and used the event to call on Trump to remove steel and aluminum tariffs the US slapped on Canada and Mexico. Trudeau also referenced recent downsizing moves by GM in North America as a “heavy blow”.“With hard work, good will and determination, I’m confident that we will get there,” Trudeau said.Peña Nieto, who will hand off to his successor Saturday, said he was honored to be at the signing on the final day of his administration, calling it the culmination of a long process “that allow us to overcome differences and to conciliate our visions”.The new agreement requires that 40% of cars eventually be made in countries that pay autoworkers at least $16 an hour – that is, the US and Canada and not Mexico – to qualify for duty-free treatment under the trade pact. It also requires Mexico to pursue reforms of labor law to encourage independent unions. International trade Donald Trump Shares6363 Enrique Peña Nieto news Trump signs trade pact with Canada and Mexico to replace Nafta Read more Guardian staff and agencies Mexico This article is more than 7 months old Fri 30 Nov 2018 12.03 EST Share on Pinterest The celebratory moment was dimmed by ongoing differences over Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as plans for massive layoffs in the US and Canada by General Motors.The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is meant to replace the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), which Trump has long denigrated as a “disaster”.But while Trump has hailed the new agreement as a radical rewrite of the “worst trade deal ever made”, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau pointedly referred to the deal as the “new North American Free Trade Agreement”. Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApplast_img read more


California family furious after hospital uses video call to tell grandfather hes


first_img … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. California family furious after hospital uses video call to tell grandfather he’s dying Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn This article is more than 4 months old news Share on Facebook Shares716716 Share on Facebook Topics Share via Email California Since you’re here… California Associated Press in Fremont, California Share on WhatsApp Ernest Quintana dies of chronic lung disease, aged 78Hospital defends ‘tele-visit’ with doctor on rolling screen Ernest Quintana’s family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to breathe. But they were devastated when a robot machine rolled into his room in the intensive care unit that night and a doctor told the 78-year-old patient by video call he would likely die within days.“If you’re coming to tell us normal news, that’s fine, but if you’re coming to tell us there’s no lung left and we want to put you on a morphine drip until you die, it should be done by a human being and not a machine,” his daughter Catherine Quintana said.Ernest Quintana died on Tuesday, two days after being taken to the Kaiser Permanente medical center emergency department in Fremont.Michelle Gaskill-Hames, senior vice-president of Kaiser Permanente Greater Southern Alameda County, called the situation highly unusual and said officials “regret falling short” of the patient’s expectations.But the hospital also defended its use of telemedicine and said its policy was to have a nurse or doctor in the room at the time of remote consultations.“The evening video tele-visit was a follow-up to earlier physician visits,” Gaskill-Hames said in a written response. “It did not replace previous conversations with patient and family members and was not used in the delivery of the initial diagnosis.”Hospital officials say the technology doesn’t replace in-person conversations with the patient and loved ones.Granddaughter Annalisia Wilharm, 33, was alone with Quintana when a nurse popped in to say a doctor would be making his rounds. A robot rolled in and a doctor appeared on the video screen. Wilharm figured the visit was routine. She was astonished by what the doctor started saying.“This guy cannot breathe, and he’s got this robot trying to talk to him,” she said. “Meanwhile, this guy is telling him, ‘So we’ve got your results back, and there’s no lung left. There’s no lung to work with.’”Wilharm said she had to repeat what the doctor said to her grandfather, because he was hard of hearing in his left ear and the machine couldn’t get to the other side of the bed.“So he’s saying that maybe your next step is going to hospice at home,” Wilharm is heard saying in a video she recorded of the visit. “Right?”“You know, I don’t know if he’s going to get home,” the doctor says.Steve Pantilat, chief of the palliative medicine division at University of California, San Francisco, said he did not know the details in the case but that the robot technology had done wonders for patients and their families, some of whom are too far away for in-person visits.The video meetings were warm and intimate, he said, adding that not all in-person discussions have empathy and compassion.“No matter how well we deliver very difficult news, it’s sad and it’s hard to hear,” he said.Wilharm said her grandfather, a family man who kept every childhood drawing she ever gave him, deserved better. She said that after the visit, he gave her instructions on who should get what and made her promise to look after her grandmother.“He was such a sweet guy,” she said.The headline on this story was amended on 9 March 2019 to clarify the technology used to relay the message to the family. A 2009 photo provided by Catherine Quintana shows her father, Ernest Quintana, in Fremont, California.Photograph: Catherine Quintana/AP Share via Email Share on Messenger This article is more than 4 months old US healthcare First published on Sat 9 Mar 2019 07.19 EST Support The Guardian Sat 9 Mar 2019 12.34 EST Reuse this contentlast_img read more


Block Letter Communicator


first_imgImage Source: AbleData.comThe Block Letter Communicator is a communication device for individuals who are deaf-blind. It’s an assistive technology device that is helpful for people who need to communicate with people who are sighted or have hearing.This small, lightweight device enables individuals who are deaf-blind and who do not know Braille to communicate with sighted individuals. When a sighted person types on the unit’s QWERTY keyboard, the characters are presented as extra large tactile block letters. This device uses rechargeable batteries.This device is available for AbleData.com, an organization that provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. The organization serves the nation’s disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedCommunication for Deafblind IndividualsMarch 9, 2010In “Loan Library”BraillephoneMarch 12, 2013In “Products and Devices”Battery Tester for People who are Deaf BlindApril 16, 2013In “Products and Devices”last_img read more


TechBytes With Kevin Dean President of Marketing Services at Experian


first_img Kevin Dean is Experian’s President of Marketing Services for North America, the primary data, identity linkage, and audience activation partner in the advertising industry today. Under Dean’s leadership, Experian Marketing Services has emerged as the centerpiece of today’s data-fueled revolution in advertising, serving as the common link and trusted data execution partner for the advertisers, agencies, technology vendors and publishers that make up the advertising and marketing technology industry today.Prior to joining Experian, Dean was in leadership roles at Equifax and Vita-Mix Corporation. Kevin received his MBA from the University of Akron and holds a BA in History also from the University of Akron. Tell us about your role at Experian and the team/technology you handle. Many brands strive to have more relevant conversations with their customers – and data and technology are core components to achieving that objective. As president of Experian’s Marketing Services, much of my focus is ensuring brands have the necessary data, linkage, audience activation and measurement capabilities to better understand their customers and create an improved customer experience across all marketing channels.What makes Experian’s Marketing Intelligence so powerful?With hundreds of customer touchpoints across online and offline channels, identity resolution has become the foundation of all marketing and advertising efforts. And accurate customer identities can only be built on quality data. The combination of our datasets and use of advanced technology can help brands bridge the gap between online and offline customer interactions to more accurately identify customers, create relevant messaging and optimize future campaigns.How did you find the gaps and opportunities in Identity Resolution? How does it help to build a unique customer profile? First, and foremost, identity resolution is built on quality data and advanced linkage capabilities. Every customers’ path to purchase varies by transaction. For instance, a customer may see a commercial for a new pair of shoes and begin researching the product on their mobile phone. Before the customer can purchase the pair of shoes on their smartphone, they’re distracted by a text. Later that week, the customer finishes the purchase on their laptop at home.With so many different digital touchpoints, brands need to connect the dots to better understand which campaign elements were most effective and which truly influenced purchase behavior. This level of insight can help brands optimize future campaigns and ensure relevant messages are delivered across the most effective marketing channels.In 2019, how would you define Customer Analytics? How do these analytics fit into Customer Experience and Personalization efforts? We often look at customer analytics and identity resolution as two sides of the same coin. It’s imperative for brands to connect the dots across online and offline data points – most times it requires a combination of first- and third-party data.For brands to be successful and relevant, they need to gain a more complete understanding of their customers, as well as what channels are most effective. Does the customer prefer outdoor activities or movies? Is the customer more engaged on their smartphone? The more a brand understands about the customer, the more likely they can create messages that resonate with them.How do you connect every customer data with Marketing Automation and Targeting tools?  We continue to invest in data, and constantly look to expand our network of data and media partners to help brands connect disparate datasets to create a single customer identity. But beyond our current products and capabilities, our research and development group, Experian DataLabs, constantly use breakthrough experiments to test new Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques to help brands better connect customer identities.What does your product and solutions roadmap look like for Mobile Marketing and Omnichannel Customer identification? With such a strong focus on identity and linkage, we are continuously exploring new data sets and advanced technology, such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, to help brands crate a more holistic view into their customers.What technologies in AI/Machine Learning have you deployed, or plan to deploy in the coming?Advanced technology, such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence can open the door for marketers to use data more effectively and gain a deeper insight into their customers – particularly customer preferences. We are constantly exploring new data sets and experiment with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques to better connect disparate datasets and create more accurate customer identities. About KevinAbout ExperianAbout Kevin Bringing data to life requires creativity, passion, flexibility and expertise.We want you to share in our success. That’s why we offer rewards that recognise great performance.Working in a culture of collaboration, achievement and respect we will give you the support and encouragement you need to develop your skills and talents and progress your career. Everyday our people bring enthusiasm, innovation and inspiration to work and if this sounds like you connect with us at Experian. TechBytes With Kevin Dean, President of Marketing Services at Experian Sudipto GhoshJune 28, 2019, 1:00 pmJune 28, 2019 About Experian AIcustomer analyticsExperianKevin Deanmachine learningTechBytes Previous ArticleWhy Online Coupons Connect With the Ultimate Smart Shopper: The MillennialNext ArticleMarTech Interview with Gurman Hundal, CEO at MiQlast_img read more


Apollo 11 at 50 NASA Is Streaming the Landing


first_img By Joel Hruska on July 20, 2019 at 6:27 am The Real Reason Marvel Didn’t Bring Back Snipes For ‘Blade’ The Transformation of Daisy Ridley Is Turning Heads 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. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet 12 Comments Buzz Aldrin descends onto the moon’s surface. Credit: Neil Armstrong/NASAUpdate (7/20/2019): Today’s the big day. NASA TV will live-stream the original moon landing and then, six hours later, the moon walk. Broadcast times on the YouTube channel linked below are 4 PM EST (for the Moon landing) and 10 PM EST (for the moon walk).Original story below:Fifty years ago yesterday, the Apollo 11 mission took off for the Moon. You can see CBS’s coverage now on YouTube, showcasing not just what happened, but how it happened. It’s the same way you, your parents, or your grandparents saw the event.I am admittedly not much for watching video. I use YouTube almost exclusively for listening to music when I use it at all. But there’s something fascinating about seeing the real-time broadcast, complete with commercials and with breaking news coverage of then-current events happening in… well, not “real-time” obviously, but what real-time looked like 50 years ago. The original launch occurred at 9:32 AM on July 16, 1969, with the later lunar touchdown on July 20. Armstrong actually stepped out on the lunar surface six hours later.Watching the full live stream is fascinating for another reason — it highlights the degree to which both the takeoff and landing were extended, live affairs, carried out over hours with extensive footage. The idea that the moon landing was some kind of hoax carried out by Stanley Kubrick or through some other form of visual effects wizardry has been debunked more times (and from more angles) than I can think of. But one of the better treatments of the topic is by S. G. Collins of Postwar Media.Collins details in the video above why the special effects technology of the 1960s literally wasn’t capable of this kind of feat. Both launches and landings were live broadcasts that went on for hours and were seen by millions of people worldwide. Today, those kinds of issues would be no object for special effects wizards to solve. Fifty years ago, it was an entirely different matter.I hadn’t planned on watching any of the moon landing details this weekend, but after watching some of the Apollo 11 launch broadcast I may change that plan. Seeing the moon landing lift-off sent chills up my spine, grainy video and bad color reproduction be damned. Seeing the Saturn V in action is a joy, blurry video and all.It is unfortunate that the triumph of Apollo 11 and the following Apollo missions remain the last time we have sent humans to another world beyond our own. I do not know if I’ll be around when the 100th anniversary of Apollo rolls around, but I hope that by the time we hit the 75th — and I do hope to be around for that one — we’ll be able to say that we eventually exceeded the achievements of my grandfather’s generation. “We came in peace for all mankind” is too good of a slogan to leave it isolated and alone on the lunar surface. There are further worlds, farther worlds, to explore. Hopefully, one day, we’ll reach them.Now Read:NASA’s Restored Mission Control Shows the Glory Days of the Apollo EraApollo Guidance Computer Restored, Used to Mine BitcoinHow Space Exploration Has Evolved Over the Years Tagged In sciencespacenasaapollomercuryApollo 11CBSBuzz Aldrinmoon landingGeminiGene KranzNeil Armstrong50th Anniversaryspace programWalter Cronkite Post a Comment 12 Comments Maisie Williams’ Transformation is Turning Heads Why Billy Hargrove from ‘Stranger Things’ Looks So Familiar ‘Abominable’ Is Going To Be A Beautiful Tear-Jerker Apollo 11 at 50: NASA Is Streaming the Landing Proof Henry Cavill Isn’t a Very Good Dude at All This Movie Will Have More Fight Scenes Than Any Other MCU Film The Most Inappropriate Comic Book Characters Everlast_img read more


ET Deals Dell XPS New Core i5 Desktop 649 Apple AirPods wWireless


first_img With Independence Day just a few days away, online retailers are pushing out excellent deals are just about everything you can imagine. In addition to a well-built desktop and a Google Home mini speaker, you can also save today on a pair of Apple’s AirPods and a high-quality 4K TV.Dell XPS Tower Intel Core i5-9400 Gaming Desktop w/ 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD and 1TB HDD ($649.99)This desktop comes loaded with an Intel Core i5-9400 hexa-core processor and 16GB of RAM. As is, it has plenty of power for everyday tasks and work projects. It can also be turned into a capable gaming desktop just by adding a graphics card. You can get it from Dell marked down from $899.99 to $649.99 with promo code 50OFF699.Apple AirPods w/Wireless Charging Case ($179.99)This set of Apple’s AirPods comes with a wireless charging case. Simply set the earbuds into the case whenever you are finished using them and they will automatically start charging. They also have support for Siri to quickly access your iPhone, and they can last for over 24 hours while listening to music. Amazon is offering these AirPods currently marked down from $199.00 to $179.99.Google Home Mini Smart Speaker ($25.00) Google’s Home Mini smart speakers come with several useful functions built in. As the name suggests, one of the key uses of this device is as a speaker for playing music, but it can also be used as an alarm clock and to make phone calls. It becomes more useful when used in conjunction with select other devices such as a Google Chromecast, as the Home Mini speaker can work as an interface to control these devices. Right now you can get one of these versatile speakers from Walmart marked down from $49.00 to $25.00.Alienware Aurora Intel Core i5-9400 Gaming Desktop w/Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 128GB M.2 SATA SSD and 2TB HDD ($971.99)With a hexa-core Intel Core i5-9400 clocked at up to 4.1GHz and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, this system’s ready to tackle the most graphically challenging games on the market today. Gamers will also appreciate the edgy Alienware case that features LED lights on the side panels. By using promo code LCS10OFF at checkout on Dell’s website, you can get this system marked down from $1,329.99 to just $971.99.TCL 65R617 65-Inch 4K HDR Roku Smart TV ($648.29)In addition to supporting both 4K and HDR content, this TV also has a localized dimming feature that helps to improve image quality by giving you deeper blacks with reduced light bleeding. You can get it from Amazon currently marked down from $1,299.99 to $648.29.Amazon Music Unlimited 4-Month Subscription ($0.99) For a limited time, you can get four months of Amazon’s Music Unlimited service for just $0.99. This service will allow you to listen to countless songs, and you can download and save them to your phone for easy listening when you don’t have access to the net. This deal is available exclusively to Prime members, however, and after this four-month period, the price raises to $7.99 per month. Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the relevant retail sites for more information. For more great deals, go to our partners at TechBargains.com. By Michael Sexton on July 2, 2019 at 3:19 pm Edward Furlong is Returning in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beard 2 Comments Extremetech may earn affiliate commissions from the shopping links included on this page. To find out more, read our complete terms of use. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet 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. We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappeared ET Deals: Dell XPS New Core i5 Desktop $649, Apple AirPods w/Wireless Charging Case $179, Google Home Mini $25 The Hate for ‘Captain Marvel’ May Never Stop Deleted ‘Endgame’ Scene Showed Us Tony Stark In The Afterlife This ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Star is Breathtaking in Reality Mahershala Ali Gives Respect To Wesley Snipes’ Role As Blade Huge Scandals That Rocked The History Channel Tagged In et deals Post a Comment 2 Commentslast_img read more


SentinelOne Announces 120 Million Series D


first_img ActiveEDRfundingInsight PartnersMarketing Technology NewsNewsSentinelOneSentinelOne Ranger Previous ArticleFireside Chat with James Ontra, Co-Founder at ShufflrrNext ArticleIf First-Party Data Is the High Ground, Customer Experience Is the Escalator SentinelOne Announces $120 Million Series D PRNewswireJune 7, 2019, 8:13 pmJune 7, 2019 Expanding the Cybersecurity Platform of the Future, SentinelOne Capitalizes on Unprecedented Global Market Traction in the Largest Endpoint Security Funding Round of 2019 SentinelOne, the autonomous endpoint protection company, announced it has raised $120 million in Series D funding led by Insight Partners, with participation from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, NextEquity and previous investors including Third Point Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Granite Hill and Data Collective (DCVC), among others. The round brings SentinelOne’s total funding to more than $230 million. The funding will be used to accelerate the company’s rapid displacement of legacy and next-gen competitors in connecting endpoint, cloud, and IoT protection through its autonomous AI platform deployed throughout the enterprise.As enterprises continue replacing legacy antivirus at scale, their expectations have evolved.  SentinelOne’s patented Behavioral AI delivers real time prevention and ActiveEDR from edge to cloud – through a cloud-native platform with no reliance on connectivity or updates. With SentinelOne Ranger, IoT devices are capable of discovery and enforcement, bringing unprecedented innovation to endpoint security and expanding the definition of an enterprise security platform. Delivering unrivaled efficacy and nuanced EDR capabilities through fully autonomous technology, SentinelOne is achieving extremely high proof of concept win rates across all next-gen and legacy AV vendors on a global scale. SentinelOne will use the new funding to accelerate go-to-market efforts to meet overwhelming global demand and deliver product enhancements to continuously evolve enterprise security.Marketing Technology News: Calabrio Acquires Teleopti to Create the Global Standard for Customer Experience Intelligence“We’ve built a team and technology to disrupt and broaden the endpoint space: as the network perimeter is drastically changing, so does the notion of the endpoint,” said Tomer Weingarten, CEO and Co-founder, SentinelOne. “Endpoints are everywhere today, from classic laptops and desktops, to workloads in the cloud and the datacenter, and all IoT devices – the network edge is the real perimeter. We were the first to unify EPP and EDR – prevention, detection, response, and hunting – in a single autonomous agent. We were the first to stand behind our product with a cyber warranty. Now we are the first to take AI-based device protection to the edge, covering IoT endpoints and workloads in the cloud. We have delivered unrivaled product innovation through a sustainable growth model that’s unique to others in the space, positioning us as a leader into the future.”Today, with over 2,500 customers, SentinelOne is the fastest growing endpoint security company on the market – operating with efficient, low burn mechanics – while demonstrating market leadership and growth:217% YoY growth in ARR140% YoY growth in Fortune 500 bookings3 of the Fortune 10 sold and deployed over past 12 monthsMarketing Technology News: Extreme Reach Launches AdBridge for Sellers, A New Ad Distribution Platform for Sell-Side Teams and Their Advertising Partners“Endpoint security is at a fascinating point of maturity, highlighting a massive market opportunity for SentinelOne’s technology and team,” said Teddie Wardi, Managing Director, Insight Partners. “Attack methods grow more advanced by the day and customers demand innovative, autonomous technology to stay one step ahead. We recognize SentinelOne’s strong leadership team and vision to be unique in the market, as evidenced through the company’s explosive growth and highly differentiated business model from its peer cybersecurity companies.”“As an investor, SentinelOne’s combination of best-in-class EPP and EDR functionality is a magnet for engagement, but it’s the company’s ability to foresee the future of the endpoint market that attracted us as a technology partner,” said a representative from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. “Extending tech stacks beyond EPP and EDR to include IoT is the clear next step, and we look forward to collaborating with SentinelOne on its groundbreaking work in this area.”Marketing Technology News: SDI Marketing Set to Fly High with Launch of New Stand-Alone Loyalty Agency, kitelast_img read more


HG Insights Elizabeth Cholawsky Wins Comparablys 2019 Best CEO for Women Award


first_img ComparablyElizabeth CholawskyHG InsightsMarketing Technology NewsNewsWomen Award Previous ArticleGartner Says Marketers for US Spirits Brands Must Tap Into Search to Gain Competitive AdvantageNext ArticleLivePerson Integration Makes SAP Upscale Commerce Solution Conversational HG Insights, the global leader in technology intelligence, was recently recognized as having one of the best CEOs for women by Comparably, a culture and career monitoring website. Comparably honors businesses that are deemed outstanding by anonymous employees, and this specific award is based entirely on female employee feedback ratings on their chief executives.“We’re dedicated to creating a company that encourages growth and opportunity and constantly strives for diversity of thought. That translates into a supportive company culture and fun place to work for everyone”Elizabeth Cholawsky, HG Insights’ CEO, received a Comparably score of 95/100, placing her in the top 5% of small and mid-size company leaders in the United States.“We’re dedicated to creating a company that encourages growth and opportunity and constantly strives for diversity of thought. That translates into a supportive company culture and fun place to work for everyone,” said Elizabeth. “I am delighted and honored to be recognized by the Comparably team and by the HG Insights women who made their voices heard to recognize me as a Best CEO for Women.”Marketing Technology News: LivePerson Wins 2019 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award“Comparably’s annual Best CEOs for Women Award is based solely on how female employees rate their CEOs,” said Jason Nazar, Comparably CEO. “These outstanding leaders are being recognized for creating workplaces that inspire, encourage, and support women’s voices and contributions.”Marketing Technology News: Selligent Marketing Cloud Study Reveal Digital Marketers Struggle to Deliver Consistent Omnichannel ExperiencesHG Insights is the global leader in technology intelligence. Every day, HG Insights uses advanced data science methodologies to process billions of unstructured digital documents to produce the world’s best technology installation information, IT spend, and contract intelligence. The world’s largest technology firms and fastest growing companies achieve a tremendous advantage by using HG Insights to accelerate their sales, marketing, and strategy efforts.Marketing Technology News: Digital Communication Tools Leave Many Workers Feeling Squeezed out by Tech-Savvy Colleagues HG Insights’ Elizabeth Cholawsky Wins Comparably’s 2019 Best CEO for Women Award Business WireJuly 2, 2019, 7:02 pmJuly 2, 2019 last_img read more


Infosys Continues to Impress Clients with Digital Process Automation Wins Partner Excellence


first_imgPegasystems recognized Infosys at the annual PegaWorld conference in Las Vegas for excellence in growth and delivery.Infosys won the Pega partner excellence award in recognition of their innovative practice development and continued investment in the growth of a strong delivery practice.Infosys has implemented countless transformation projects for Fortune 500 companies since 2006. Currently, backed by its strong Pega credentials, solutions, and accelerators, Infosys empowers global enterprises to achieve their business vision.Infosys has redesigned its practice from traditional Business Process Management (BPM) to Digital Process Automation Practice by stitching services across BPM, case management, real-time decision making, robotics, AI and ML. Infosys Digital Process Automation goes beyond process automation to enable true digital engagement. It entails simplifying the business process and enabling the straight-through process across organizations, with access to real-time information and recommendations with digitized operations to support the end-to-end customer experience.With over 17+ years of experience in delivering high-quality process management services to close to 200 customers, Infosys continues to drive Digital Transformation journeys in the modern era.Recently, Infosys BPM was also named a winner in the HfS Blueprint Grid: Retail Customer Engagement Services Report 2018.Then, Infosys McCamish Systems, a U.S. based subsidiary of Infosys, was also positioned as a ‘Leader’ in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems (PAS) for North America.This recognition from various institutions and partners demonstrates Infosys’ current roadmap for the Digital Transformation ecosystem. Infosys Continues to Impress Clients with Digital Process Automation; Wins Partner Excellence Award at PegaWorld 2019 Sudipto GhoshJune 5, 2019, 3:37 pmJune 5, 2019 crmdigital process automationDigital TransformationNewsPega PartnerPegaWorld 2019 Previous ArticleInfobip Launches Rich Communications Services With Google to Businesses in MexicoNext ArticleFigure Eight Secure Data Access Solution Provides Customers With Comprehensive Security Controlscenter_img Infosys is a Strategic Partner for Pegasystems Inc. At the PegaWorld 2019, Pega recognized Infosys’ valuable contribution to Digital Transformation processes for clients and partners. Infosys helped Pegasystems to implement large-scale complex Digital Process Automation platforms and solutions.Infosys and Pega bring a robust customer ecosystem experiences to life with innovative and creative solutions based on actionable data insights.In an official press release, Infosys revealed that the ‘company’ is a key catalyst in the design and execution processes of innovative Digital Process Automation on the Pega Platform TM. It stated, “With its strong Pega credentials, solutions and accelerators, Infosys empowers global enterprises to achieve their business vision, by bringing robust customer ecosystem experiences to life with innovative and creative solutions based on actionable data insights.”Recognition for Infosys Based on Expertise in Digital Process Automation Platformslast_img read more