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Google’s Cloud Machine Learning service is now in public beta

dsc06889  Google announced a number of updates to its cloud computing services at a small event in San Francisco this morning. These updates touch Google’s machine learning services, as well as its database and analytics services, and include an update to how it supports its users. The company’s focus today, though, was clearly on machine learning. Google launched the private alpha of… Read More

Google combines all of its cloud services under the ‘Google Cloud’ brand

img_20160929_094337-01  Google for Work, Google’s Cloud Platform and the rest of the company’s cloud-based services are getting a new name. They have now been combined under the “Google Cloud” moniker. Google’s Diane Greene made the announcement at a small invite-only event in San Francisco. If you’ve been following along, today’s news doesn’t come as a total surprise. Read More

Rocketspace and Alchemist accelerator partner up to go international

Rocketspace in San Francisco.  The accelerator and seed-stage fund for business to business startups, Alchemist Accelerator, and the curated co-working community called Rocketspace, have partnered up in a way that should help both expand their influence beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. According to Alchemist managing partner Ravi Belani, startups admitted to the next cohort of the accelerator will work together in… Read More

Front launches a mobile app for its inbox for teams

newsletter  Front has been around for three years, but the startup is only releasing a proper mobile app now. If you’re a Front user, it brings all the features from the desktop version to your phone so that you can manage emails and other communication protocols in multiplayer mode. Front’s basic premise is quite simple. With Front, you can collaborate, comment, assign and reply to those… 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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Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep self-driving cars safe from hackers via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

techcrunch.com - A cybersecurity startup based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, Karamba Security, has raised $2.5 million in new series A funding to protects internet-connect cars and self-driving vehicles from hackers.…

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Blaze Pizza Arrives in Fenway This Week With a Flurry of Free Pizza via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

boston.eater.com - A growing California-based pizza chain whose investors include basketball star LeBron James and Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner is opening its second Massachusetts location this Thursday. Blaze…

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Future Market Insights (FMI) delivers key insights on the Asia Pacific heart health functional food market in its upcoming outlook titled, “Heart Health Functional Food Market: Asia Pacific Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016–2026”. I…
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Chat app Line backs VC funds to unlock global growth opportunities via inFOH | Restaurant Newswire

techcrunch.com - Chat app company Line is investing in international opportunities after it announced that it is backing two VC firms outside of its home-turf in Asia: DAG Ventures in the U.S.…

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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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Blaze Pizza Arrives in Fenway This Week With a Flurry of Free Pizza

boston.eater.com - A growing California-based pizza chain whose investors include basketball star LeBron James and Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner is opening its second Massachusetts location this Thursday. Blaze ...


Tweeted by @EaterBoston https://twitter.com/EaterBoston/status/781463565723013120

Line invests $45 million into Snapchat clone Snow

techcrunch.com - Line, the messaging company that went public in the year’s highest IPO to date, is diversifying its business and focusing on social after it invested $45 million (50 billion KRW) in Snow, a Snapcha...


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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.

The post Learn how to combine location, push, in-app and more for multichannel mobile campaigns appeared first on Digiday.

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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