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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 view of the ongoing and future phases of the Smart Grid Managed Services industry based on parameters such as major commercial events, research initiatives, government guidelines, market drivers, restraints and opportunities and detailed industry…

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The world advanced wound care market was valued at $7,117 million in 2015 and is expected to reach $12,454 million, growing at a CAGR of 8.3% during 2016-2022. Advanced wound care products and traditional wound care products are used to treat acute and chronic wounds. Chronic wounds take considerable time to heal and are expensive to treat. Due to their high cost, advanced wound care has emerged as a standard solution for treating chronic wounds. Advanced wound care products are gradually…

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Transparency Market Research has recently published a research report about the global commercial aircraft market. This research report, titled “Commercial Aircraft Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019,” offers a complete analysis of the global commercial aircraft market. The research report evaluates the strengths,…

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

Network, conceptual illustration  Today, Skymind, a company developing an open-source deep-learning library for Java, along with tools for implementation, closed $3 million in financing from Tencent, SV Angel, GreatPoint Ventures, Mandra Capital, and Y Combinator. Skymind was previously a 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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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

The express guide to in-image ads: Publisher edition

Consumers may have tuned out banner ads and 300x250 sidebar units, but they’re laser-focused on carefully curated image embeds from their favorite publishers. Editorial teams are working overtime to create and curate quality images to accompany their text posts. Learn how publishers are monetizing the eyes that land on this new real estate with in-image ads. Sponsored content by GumGum.

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How publishers can solve the 3 biggest challenges to audience engagement

Why does engagement matter? Because engagement is intimately tied to revenue. Visitors who stay longer and read more pages see more ads; return visitors present opportunities to promote premium access; and social engagement on a site is tied to whether a visitor will pay for the services or not. Download the publisher's guide to overcoming three of audience engagement's biggest challenges. Sponsored content by CrowdyNews

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In the shadow of Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter take potshots

At Advertising Week, Snapchat and Twitter both touted how they resembled TV -- and how they were different from Facebook. For instance, both companies mentioned the importance of video ads that play with the sound on. Twitter also noted its use of TV metrics like average minute audience for live video, which “other social platforms” don’t offer. While these factors differentiate Snapchat and Twitter, Facebook is too big to fail, advertisers say.

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It’s lit: The definitive Digiday guide to millennial terms

Jargon is a virus that has infected the media and marketing industries. From the thicket of techno-babble that dominates ad tech to the marketing gobbledigook spread all over everything, nonsense words have crawled into every corner of our conversations. But all of that lingo seems downright transparent compared to some of the millennial slang being thrown around by publishers and marketers these days in an effort to appeal to that demographic. Here is our attempt to decode some of it.

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