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A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source. LED lights are often used in the lamps as a replacement of incandescent light sources. LED lighting delivers high efficiency, high level of brightness, long lifespan and high reliability than incandescent bulbs. Moreover, LED consumes lesser power and is available in smaller size. LED lights saves up to 80% energy cost. LEDs lights are use in many industries such as street lights, parking…

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Electric vehicles are also known as electric drive vehicles. Electric vehicles are growing in popularity and are seen as a potential option towards a less carbon intensive road transport. It can be powered by electricity from off-vehicle sources, or may be self-contained with a battery or…

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VoIP stand for Voice over Internet Protocol. VoIP is a service that manipulates assorted data and voice transmission technologies to provide communication services over a packet-switched network. The technologies used in VoIP Service include IP telephony, voice over broadband and Internet telephony. This service support digital signals for transmitting data over IP based network. VoIP services are executed by means of a broad range of protocols such as H.323, Session…

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The report covers forecast and analysis for the Waterproofing Membrane market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2015 along with a forecast from 2016 to 2021 based on volume and revenue (USD Million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the market along with the impact they…

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Skymind raises $3M to bring its Java deep-learning library to the masses

Network, conceptual illustration  Skymind, a company developing an open-source deep-learning library for Java, along with tools for implementation, today closed $3 million in financing from Tencent, SV Angel, GreatPoint Ventures, Mandra Capital and Y Combinator. Skymind was previously part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 batch and has taken money from Joe Montana’s Liquid 2 Ventures and a number of other… Read More

IBM releases DataWorks to give enterprise data a home and a brain

IBM DataWorks  While the gears of research are turning fast developing new methods of machine intelligence, another, perhaps more impactful, trend is brewing in the field. Open source frameworks like Apache Spark are hitting their stride at the ideal time to put data analytics in the hands of the business development analyst without forgetting about the needs of the data scientist. IBM’s new… Read More

Facebook At Work is launching next month

fb-work-briefcase  Facebook is ready to make work as addictive as socializing. The company plans to launch its enterprise communication and collaboration network Facebook At Work in the next few weeks on a per seat pricing model, The Information (paywall) first reported and a source close to Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch. Facebook believes it can keep individual employees engaged with the product, so… Read More

Kustomer, founded by Salesforce alums, nabs $12.5M to repair customer care

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-23-59-59  The need to contact customer support is the bane of many a modern consumer’s existence: not only is it likely that you are doing it because you have a problem that needs fixing, but you are inevitably sucked into a vortex where you have to sit on the phone for ages (or wait in stasis for emailed replies), repeat your details several times to subsequent assistants, and potentially… Read More

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Better Way to Building your Web Presence (Great for Restaurants)

Are you a restaurant owner looking for a better way to connect with your customers?  We, at Zaperly, are offering an opportunity to launch a website, or enhance an existing one, to improve your visibility on the web.   Zaperly was created to provide business owners (such as restaurant owners) with a stress-free, cutting edge, yet affordable web presence, so that you can get back to your business. While many competitors charge hundreds to thousands of dollars to design your website, our…

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In the Boston MA area? Free Gluten-Free Training Mon Sept 19

Beyond Celiac, Barilla, Allergy Eats and the U Mass Club in Boston invite you to attend a Gluten-Free training.  Learn to prepare and serve gluten-free food safely.  The GREAT Training's Programs will be held at: U Mass Club Boston, 1 Beacon Street, 32nd floor - two training's are available -  GREAT Kitchens 9:00 am - 12 noon 12 noon - 1 Complimentary lunch from Barilla - please RSVP Great Schools 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm learn more and register at www.greatgfkitchens.org/register The program is free…

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Latvian Cards and Payments Market Provides Detailed Insights into Essentials of the Segment: Ken Research

Incorporates in depth analysis and numerical for present and expected players in the market including segments like credit, debit and charge cards Timetric’s Comprehensive report on payments structure of the economy and its alternative payment devices Ken Research published a report on ‘The Cards and Payments Industry in Latvia: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020’ which discusses data on Latvian cards and payments industry using empirical analysis on major product type like debit cards…

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Minor’s wants to send you to the Bocuse d’Or in France! (Enter Before Sept 1st)

 Enter the Minor's® Flavor Expedition Recipe Contest and you could win a trip to watch the prestigious Bocuse d'Or culinary competition in Lyon, France.   To enter, operators must submit their original recipe using at least one Minor’s Base and one Minor’s Flavor Concentrate in an unheated format from the list of eligible Ready to Flavor™ products, which can be found online. The Flavor Expedition Recipe Contest is intended to inspire culinary creativity using Minor’s exclusive ready-to-eat…

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Global Edible Insects Market size worth $522 million by 2023: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Insects offer a sustainable and economical source for human as well as animal feed, with comparatively lower greenhouse emissions as well as costs. Sustainability-based diets are safe and healthy, affordable, nutritious and easily accessible for animal and human consumption. To access sample pages from our latest Research Report @ https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/edible-insects-market Beetles dominated demand and were valued at USD 9.7 million in 2015. Key human consumption patterns…

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Importance of mobile payment solutions

Technology is becoming more important in the hospitality and restaurant industry.  There are 83 million millennials.  44% of them prefer a mobile payment solution when dining out at restaurants. This is over 38 million customers. Our company launched a mobile app that is free to restaurants and customers, integrates with restaurant's current POS and makes it easy for customers to pay their bill and even divide the bill among friends with a few clicks.  We are currently launching this in the New…

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Global automotive transmission size has been more than 90 million sets in 2015, up 1.1% year on year, of which, the Chinese market increased by 3.3% to exceed 24 million sets. The permeability of automatic transmission in both global and Chinese mar…
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The Latin America nutraceutical products market is likely to grow smoothly in the coming years due to the conducive environment created by the rising health awareness among the region’s population. According to Transparency Market Research, the Lati…
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Textile dyes belong to Bronze Age. If we compare this to the 21st-century, these constitute an important segment of the whole business of specialty chemicals. Dyes that are used by the textile industry are now mostly synthetic. They are mostly deriv…
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Credence Research has recently issued a new market assessment report titled “Smart Grid Managed Services – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2022”. The global Smart Grid Managed Services Market study provides a comprehensive…
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Yum! Brands, Inc. Appoints Paget Alves to Board

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) today announced the appointment of Paget Alves to its Board of Directors, effective November 17, 2016. With Mr. Alves’s appointment, the Yum! Brands Board will consist of 12 directors, 11 of whom will be independent.

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Ford takes to social media to defend itself against Trump's debate remarks

csmonitor.com - A nontraditional fact checker was on social media during and after the presidential debate Monday night. Ford Motor Company and its employees took to Twitter and Facebook to defend themselves again...


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Nissan’s autonomous chair is your line waiting buddy

techcrunch.com - Nissan’s ProPILOT tech might mostly be used to help provide its cars with autonomous driving features, but a new project puts it into a chair. Yes, a chair. The chair propels itself, detecting the ...


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Momento for iMessage turns your photos into GIFs

techcrunch.com - Although the iMessage App Store is currently dominated by sticker packs, there are a few clever apps breaking through. One such app is Momento, an iMessage-only app that automatically turns your ph...


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Google Play Music is now available in India

techcrunch.com - Google looks to have finally launched its Play Music store in India. The company announced a slew of new products related to India yesterday, but the local launch of its music service was not among...


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Franchise News

South Florida's Largest Wendy's Franchisee Gets Bigger

JAE Restaurant Group acquires 97 additional locations from Wendy's corporate making the multi-unit franchisee company one of South Florida's largest employers with over 5,000 employees and 177 locations throughout Florida, Texas, and New Mexico.

A Cry For 'Yelp': Tips For Franchisees

Social media review sites such as Yelp can provide challenges and opportunities for savvy multi-unit operators to take their business reviews and online image into their own hands.

Digital Media Updates

Learn how to combine location, push, in-app and more for multichannel mobile campaigns

Join us on Wednesday Oct. 5 as we dive into proven multichannel mobile campaign strategies inspired by brands like Urban Outfitters, 1-800Flowers and more. You will learn how to combine channels like in-app, push, email, and OTT messaging to engage your users contextually and much more. Can’t make it? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording afterward. Sponsor content by Appboy.

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How the Radio Times, the TV Guide of the UK, is drawing a younger web audience

The Radio Times has been going after younger viewers. In the last year, the number of people visiting the site between the ages of 25 and 34 has increased by 42 percent, making up 21 percent of its 8 million monthly uniques (Google Analytics). Rather than more content being produced, the site is using search more effectively, commissioning content based on what people will be searching for. But because much of this traffic is from search, how loyal the readers are is questionable.

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5 charts: The global state of programmatic now

Programmatic continues to grow, but marketers are also becoming more concerned with its issues. These five five charts document programmatic's projected growth in the U.S. and abroad, the formats where programmatic is expected to grow the most, the biggest challenges that stand in the way for marketers to use programmatic effectively, and how media buyers' and sellers' thresholds for acceptable levels of fraud have shifted.

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