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Trucks market can be classified as light, medium and heavy based on their dimensions and load capacity. Heavy trucks market is solely dependent on the industrial progress in a country as it is used in carrying the raw materials for the industries as well as the finished goods from manufacturing location to its intended market. The logistics industry includes transportation modes in land, air and waterways. Land transport is further segmented into rail transport and road transport. The…

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Passenger vehicles are the most common mode of conveyance in the developed countries and they are increasing in numbers in the developing countries as well due to increasing per capita income. Passenger vehicles market in a country is by large dependent on its present economic condition which is why this industry tumbled down during the U.S. and European recessions. Many of the passenger vehicle manufacturers including General Motors, Ford and Chrysler had to seek for a heavy sum of loans to…

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Refrigerated vehicles are used for transportation of vulnerable food, pharmaceutical and healthcare products. The increasing population and consumer spending on food products has surged their production globally. Among food products, dairy products and fresh fruits and vegetables require cold storage and transportation for their sustainability. The increasing global warming has been emerging as a matter of great concern for the food producers globally which is reducing the shelf life of…

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Road maintenance is very important in order to keep the road in its originally constructed condition, protect its close resources and user safety and provide smooth and convenient travel along the route. A proper maintenance of the road is required as it is impossible to build maintenance free roads. With the help of road maintenance machinery, roads can be maintained for a longer period of time. Additionally, drainage system should be maintained so that drainage should be free of trash and…

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IBM Watson Teams With Toronto Raptors On Data-Driven Talent Analysis

Toronto at Washington 04/26/15  IBM announced today that is has teamed with the Toronto Raptors to bring cognitive analysis in the form of IBM Watson to the NBA team’s talent evaluation process. The new tool called IBM Sports Insights Central, pulls in data from a variety of sources including statistics, video, social networking sentiment analysis, medical records and much more. It compares this data against the… Read More

WorldRemit Gets $45M At A $500M Valuation To Grow Its Mobile Money Transfer Business

worldremit africa  A year after raising $100 million, London-based startup WorldRemit has picked up more funding. To compete against the likes of Western Union in the world of money transfers — and tap a remittance market that the World Bank estimates will be worth $610 billion in 2016 — the company has added another $45 million to its coffers. This latest round, a debt round… Read More

GitHub Updates Its Enterprise Product With Clustering Support, Updated Design

2b38e278-8c46-11e5-8a25-06aa80342ad1  GitHub Enterprise, the company’s on-premises solution for managing code, is getting a major update today. It comes at a time when there seems to be some upheaval in the company around the importance management has been putting on this product. The marquee feature of GitHub Enterprise 2.5 is support for clustering. With this, businesses can now set up a cluster of GitHub Enterprise… Read More

ThinkingPhones Becomes Fuze And Grabs $112 Million Investment Led By Summit Partners

Woman on phone in front of two big computer screens taking notes.  ThinkingPhones, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, cloud service that offers messaging, phone service and video streaming, announced $112 million investment round today. The company also announced it was changing its name to Fuze, which happens to be the name of the cloud video company it purchased last fall. The round was led by Summit Partners with help from current investors Bessemer Venture… Read More

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Hi All, We are owners of 2 very popular breakfast/lunch restaurants.  We hired a woman that worked for us as a manager for about a year at which time, we needed to fire her. We just recently found out that she is now opening a breakfast/lunch restaurant in somewhat of a shabby area in a restaurant building that has not had very much success (various restaurants have tried but all went out of business). Our dilemma is this: She contacted our head cook of 10+ years and has offered him $75 more…

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Tipping: Good or Bad?

Lately I've been hearing a lot of debates about whether or not tipping is good for servers and diners. On the one hand, tipping is not generally based on performance and gives servers an unreliable income. On the other, it creates incentives and increases a servers opportunity to make more money. Here's a few articles I've read recently with some good information. I would love to hear some thoughts and personal expeirneces! A Restaurant Server Explains Why We Shouldn't Abolish Tipping Should…

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United States Baked Snacks Industry 2015 Market Research Report by ReportBazzar

ReportBazzar has announced a new report titled “United States Baked Snacks Industry 2015 Market Research Report “To their offerings.Browse Report summary with TOC:http://www.reportbazzar.com/product/us-baked-snacks-industry-2015-market-research-report/The United States Baked Snacks Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Baked Snacks industry.The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications,…

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Europe Cookies Industry 2015 Market Research Report by ReportBazzar

ReportBazzar has announced a new report titled “Europe Cookies Industry 2015 Market Research Report “To their offerings. Browse Report summary with TOC: http://www.reportbazzar.com/product/europe-cookies-industry-2015-market-research-report/ The Europe Cookies Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Cookies industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry…

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United States Cyclamate Industry 2015 Market Research Report by ReportBazzar

ReportBazzar has announced a new report titled “United States Cyclamate Industry 2015 Market Research Report “To their offerings. Browse Report Summary with TOC: http://www.reportbazzar.com/product/united-states-cyclamate-industry-2015-market-research-report/ The United States Cyclamate Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Cyclamate industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions,…

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Yelp Ads

Hello all, I would love to hear some success stories with yelp ads.  Has anyone noticed an increase in business?  Has anyone done more than a 1 year contract because they have seen a difference? Did your rating go up?

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Restaurant Loyalty Programs- Worth It?

Lately I've been reading a lot about restaurant loyalty programs and whether or not they are worth it. The Menu Shoppe recently wrote about how loyalty programs increase revenue. I was sold until I read this blog post about how they reduce profits. I am hoping to hear from small restaurant owners who have used these programs and can talk about their results. So restaurant owners, what do you say? Is a restaurant loyalty program worth the effort?

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Livio LauroSouthern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s senior director of key accounts, and Armando Rosario, Southern’s director of mixology in Orlando, Florida, perused multiple bookstores before finally putting pen to paper. “We noticed that the cocktail book scene has become an interesting story: 500 recipes, 700 recipes, 800 recipes, 1,000 recipes, 2,000 recipes—the more the better,” Lauro says. So rather than contribute a tome boasting 2,001 recipes, they did the next logical thing: The Twelve Cocktails Everyone Needs to Know ($15,TwelveCocktails.com).

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Restaurant Social Media And SEO - Boost Search Rankings! via RestTech News

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The New Social Media: How to Stand Out From the Crowd via RestTech News

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Hans Cafe Belmont responds to storm via RestTech News

communitynews.com.au - HANS Cafe in Belmont has reported a drop in business since photographs of small insects in a woman’s takeaway meal went viral on social media last week. The woman bought takeaway tom yum soup from…

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True Made Foods Wins the Food+City Challenge Prize for 2016 - SiliconHills via RestTech News

siliconhillsnews.com - True Made Foods took first place in the second annual Food+City Challenge Prize competition held at the University of Texas at Austin campus on Saturday. The New York-based startup won the $30,000…

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PSA: Email Introduction Etiquette – Always Always Always Use the Double Opt-In Intro via RestTech News

cbinsights.com - If you are introducing two people without using a double opt-in intro, you have a high likelihood of being a terrible person.  Yup – I said it. Very simply, a single opt-in intro is where you are…

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Twitter Has a New Video Ad Unit That Will Be Hard to Miss via RestTech News

recode.net - Twitter is looking for new ways to make money, and it found one that could be lucrative: A new, mass-reach video ad unit that will be hard for you to miss. Twitter rolled out a new ad called First…

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Social Media News @ NewsAboutAnything.com: National Restaurant Association Launches Social Media Initiative via RestTech News

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Why India rejected Facebook's Free Basics via RestTech News

mashable.com - It's hard to remember, but things looked good for Facebook's ambitions in India last fall. "India has 600,000 villages, and most people get scared when they hear this number. My vision is to…

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Buffalo Wild Wings-owned R Taco Sets Growth Plan

Buffalo Wild Wings today announced plans to grow the R Taco fast-casual restaurant chain, which the company invested in as part of its strategy to partner with emerging restaurant concepts that have the potential for significant growth. Currently R Taco has 11 company-owned and franchised locations serving street-style tacos in Dallas, Denver and Minneapolis/St. Paul, with plans to open in Omaha, Neb. next month.

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Restaurant Brokers on Social Media: How Important is it?

blog.wesellrestaurants.com - Restaurant brokers, Robin and Eric Gagnon are joined by a panel of industry experts as they discuss “Food Technology “on Atlanta’s AM Talk 920. The panel of industry experts includes President of D...


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Restaurant Social Media And SEO - Boost Search Rankings!

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The New Social Media: How to Stand Out From the Crowd

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Facebook will automatically add captioning to video ads

Facebook will soon automatically add captioning to video ads. The change is to get people to watch videos longer, appeasing brands who worry that people will tune out if their sound is off. Facebook suggested to brands to adjust to the change by using attention-grabbing questions as text and showing the logo at the beginning to reel people in and read.

The post Facebook will automatically add captioning to video ads appeared first on Digiday.

Versace’s new emoji app is so last season

Versace released an emoji app yesterday. The (free!) download lets people customize the logo with a variety of expressions and clothes to be shared on social media. It's also a bit of marketing for the brand's new $700 emoji t-shirts. But for a fashion line known for its cutting-edge fashion, the move feels so last season: People don't download branded emojis.

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The rise of the publisher video polymath

In digital media, video producers are increasingly expected to do it all. Not only must they shoot and edit, but many are being pulled into having a greater role in both ideation and distribution. It's a product of the business pressures many publishers are under. Being forced to do more with less means asking more from existing staff. That's efficient, but it risks pulling video production people in too many directions at once.

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Forbes: Ad blocking test hasn’t cost us technology readers

The conventional wisdom holds that tech news readers are more likely to use ad blocking software and are and less willing to disable it, to the detriment of tech journalists and the advertisers trying to reach them. But in Forbes' latest post on its ad-blocking experiment, it revealed that people visited content sections in roughly the same proportions, whether they were ad blockers or not. Forbes also said it would stop running those annoying autoplay video ads on the top of posts and start monitoring ads for how slow they load and how targeting-heavy they are.

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