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Chronic pancreatitis is a long term inflammation of pancreas which leads to permanent damage and digestion capability of pancreas. Most common symptoms include severe abdominal pain, diabetes, weight loss, producing greasy and foul-smelling stools etc. Common cause associated with chronic pancreatitis is heavy alcohol consumption. Other causes include hereditary disorders of pancreas, gall stones, cystic fibrosis, certain medication etc. CT scan, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography,…

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Customized online prescription acne treatment provider Curology raises $15M

curology  David Lortscher was one of a few dozen people practicing dermatology in New Mexico when he realized a huge problem in the field: There weren’t enough dermatologists, and people were skipping out on visits because they thought it was for more affluent people or took too long. So Lortscher decided to start Curology, which provides acne and anti-aging treatment and prescriptions through… Read More

SkyGiraffe raises $6M for its enterprise mobility platform

Low Angle View Of Giraffes Against Sky  SkyGiraffe helps enterprises give their employees access to their line-of-business apps and enterprise data from virtually any device. The company today announced that it has raised a $6 million funding round led by SGVC, with participation from Trilogy Equity Partners and a number of angel investors, including Heroku founder and CEO James Lindenbaum, Lookout founder and CTO Kevin… Read More

Authentication startup Auth0 raises $15M as it beefs up security features

auth0  “Identity-as-a-service” startup Auth0 (pronounced “auth zero”) has raised $15 million in Series B funding. CEO Jon Gelsey said that for many website and mobile app developers, integrating with different login systems can turn into a big headache — and also create security risks. So the company helps those developers manage identity and authentication, whether… Read More

DroneDeploy raises $20 million to help any business put drones to work

An elevation map created using DroneDeploy.  A San Francisco-based startup called DroneDeploy has raised $20 million in Series B funding to grow their drone data management platform. The drone tech startup closed its Series B deal just before the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is scheduled to implement new rules governing commercial and industrial drone use. The Part 107 rules, announced by the FAA in June this year, will take… Read More

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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 IT Robotic Automation Market Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts 2015 --2021 - Acute Market Reports

IT robotic automation gives enhanced adaptability to effectively increasing or diminishing production levels at low expense. In businesses where interest for items and administration is similar to the case with financial items, enhanced versatility offered by robotic automation serves to adequately scale throughput at a settled level of value and known administration levels. IT robotic automation builds security of procedures inferable from diminished human mediation and constrained access to…

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Global Cloud Security Network Market Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts 2015 - 2021 - Acute Market Reports

Demand for Cloud computing is strong from corporate data centers as it enables data centers to work in similar manner to the Internet through the process of enabling computing resources to be accessed and shared. Among diverse end-use commercial ventures, IT and telecom fragment is the biggest and represent total market. Besides, IT and telecom portion is required to witness solid development amid the estimate period. The utilization of distributed computing among telecom transporters is relied…

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Global Specialty Chemicals Market Set for Rapid Growth, To Reach Around USD 473.7 Billion by 2020

Zion  Research has released a new report titled “Specialty Chemicals (Agrochemicals, Polymers & Plastic Additives, Construction Chemicals, Electronic Chemicals, Cleaning Chemicals, Surfactants, Lubricants & Oilfield Chemicals, Specialty Coatings, Paper & Textile Chemicals, Food Additives, Adhesives & Sealants and Others) Market - Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2014 – 2020” According to the report, global specialty chemicals market was valued at around USD…

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Facebook Messenger Is Testing "Add Contact" Request

buzzfeed.com - Facebook is testing an “Add Contact” feature in its Messenger app, the company confirmed to BuzzFeed News today. The feature allows people to connect on the popular messaging app, used by more than...


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Joule proves sous vide cooking doesn't have to be intimidating

engadget.com - Chefsteps, a company best known for its online cooking school, aims to change that image. They've invented the Joule, a slim, stylish immersion circulator its leaders hope will finally take sous vi...


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Words Of Wisdom: On Community Involvement

Ed Wolak will open his 100th Dunkin' Donuts location next year. He's a dedicated multi-unit franchisee who has served in all kinds of industry leadership roles since forming his company in 1975. But he will tell you that his philanthropic commitment to the communities he serves is paramount to his ongoing success. He operates in Maine, New Hampshire, and New York and has developed a reputation for social responsibility and community involvement.

Digital Media Updates

Google, Facebook or Bing? Shopping ad benchmarks for Q4

Sampling the Marin Global Online Advertising Index, composed of advertisers who invest more than $7 billion in annualized ad spend on the Marin platform, we analyzed data from around the world to create our 2016 Cross-Channel Marketing Report. The report includes performance benchmarks for shopping ads on Bing, Google and Facebook; clicks, spend, and conversion data trends on desktops, phones and tablets; recommendations to maximize revenue during the 2016 holiday season, and more. Get your copy of the report today. Sponsor content by Marin Software.

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2.2 billion views: How NBCU and BuzzFeed scored on Snapchat during Rio Olympics

NBCUniversal’s Rio Olympics coverage attracted 35 million viewers on Snapchat. The content was available via a Discover channel, which was produced by BuzzFeed, and five to seven daily Live Stories, which curated content from NBCU’s social team, athletes and fans in Rio. It’s unclear if social hurt NBC’s prime-time TV ratings, which were down 17 percent versus London. NBC doesn’t believe so and thinks social will play a bigger role with marketers for future Olympics.

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‘You can’t get the buy-in’: Marketers confess their biggest content challenges

Marketers at the Digiday Content Marketing Summit admitted their biggest challenges this week. "If you don’t have a CMO who is willing to invest some of the media budget in the content and understand it has different metrics than a banner ad, then your life is hell," said one marketer who is worried about buy-in from senior management. "There is so much internal competition," said another, who said organizational silos are what stop them from making good work.

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