2016 - Restaurant Cloud Technology Changes Everything

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Fitness equipment are used for physical exercises to manage overall weight, improve physical stamina, and develop muscular strength. The most commonly used cardiovascular equipment are treadmills, elliptical and stationary bike. They stimulate the heart rate, help in burning excess body fat and maintaining the overall health and fitness. Strength training equipment are used to gain muscular strength and improve one’s appearance and personality. They comprise free weights and other strength…

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The world ultrasound devices market is projected to reach $10,476 million by 2022. Ultrasound is a medical imaging modality that uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize the internal organs of the body. It is equipped with a probe that transmits the high-frequency ultrasonic sound waves into the body of the patient. These sound waves are then reflected back by the…

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The increased usage of smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, and laptops lead to faster battery consumption compelling the demand for a portable battery power bank source. Adoption of power banks or external batteries is on the rise to charge devices compatible with USB power banks. The portable, battery power bank case, and solar power banks are the major types of power banks in the market. While the portable power banks are compact and charge devices with USB functionality, battery case power…

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The world stents market would reach $16,666 million by 2022. A stent is a tube like implant that is implanted into the lumen of any blood vessel or a duct in order to keep the passage open. Varieties of stents for different clinical conditions are available in the market. A stent implant is most commonly used for the treatment of cardiac abnormalities such as blocked blood…

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Print and ebook revenue down as Amazon slashes prices

books on a table  It’s good news and bad news for the publishing industry. The good news is that print revenue was up 3.4 percent in April, primarily in trade paperbacks, with some solid grown in young adult print and religious titles. The bad news is that revenue is down 4.3 percent year-to-date with a 7 percent loss in April compared to 2015. Further, ebook sales were down 22.7% compared to last year.… Read More

Watson Financial Services is born out of IBM’s purchase of Promontory Financial Group

Lighthouse shining beam into thick clouds  If Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest had a big data eating contest brother, IBM would be a serious contender for first place. Today the tech stalwart announced that it had come to an agreement to acquire Promontory Financial Group.  To make sense of this deal, you have to avoid relegating Promontory into the small box of financial services. Instead, it’s most practical to think… Read More

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 rebrands its business apps as G Suite, upgrades apps & announces Team Drive

screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-1-46-46-pm  Google announced today that its now ten-year old service Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Your Domain), is getting rebranded yet again. This time around, the company will call it “G Suite.” Sounds more hip, right? Alongside the news, Google also noted a handful of upgrades and improvements in G Suite’s existing product lineup, which includes apps like Drive,… Read More


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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Messaging platform Line ups its chatbot game

techcrunch.com - Line is ramping up incentives for third party developers to make chatbots, and thereby expand the utility of its platform, as the great scramble of messaging giants applying AI to keep users engage...

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Get ready for TV ads and billboards pushing Facebook Live

cnet.com - If not, Facebook would very much like you to start. The social network is planning to launch a major ad campaign, which includes TV commercials and billboards, trying to convince regular people to ...

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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 Guardian is the latest publisher to join Amazon Echo

Amazon launched its challenger to Apple Siri and Google Now -- Amazon Echo with Alexa virtual assistant -- in the U.K. this week with Spotify, Just Eat and Uber as launch partners. The Guardian also hasn't wasted any time in getting hooked up to the connected audio speaker, so it can serve its news via voice commands to people in the home. "This allows us to build a fantastic experience for anyone with visual impairments," said the Guardian's group product manager for off-platform Chris Wilk.

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Best of the week: I want my Snapchat TV

Today's word of the week is transparency, which comes in all kinds of different flavors. Bleacher Report has a show on Snapchat -- but you can't watch it in the States. Verizon is gobbling up content companies -- but can't guarantee itself an audience. There's nothing technically illegal about rebates -- but clients end up holding the bag for four or five times what they should. And MasterCard is working to establish primacy -- but they won't tell anyone how. If you missed these stories in Digiday, they're still new to you.

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How Refinery29 is expanding in Europe

U.S. fashion and women’s interest publisher, Refinery29, expanded to the U.K. nine months ago. Since then, it has doubled its readers to 2.3 million, according to comScore. It opened a Berlin office in June, and France is on the roadmap. We talk to Kate Ward, vp of international about global content strategy, getting the translation right, co-creation between local teams, and drawing on data to shape content.

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320,000 downloads in, what WWF has learned from its iMessage app

Following the roll-out of iOS 10, brands like Disney and Burger King have flooded Apple's Message store with branded stickers. Two weeks in, wildlife charity WWF has had 320,000 downloads on its sticker pack. Diane Quigley, WWF's senior director of digital platforms, says stickers can be cost-effective in helping reach a large, young audience as app downloads decline. However, questions remain around attribution and ROI.

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