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  • Researchers built an AI that automatically generates movie trailers

    Nov 29, 2021 | 22:47 pm

    Researchers built an AI that automatically generates movie trailers You can have Citizen Kane and The Godfather. Keep your 3D films and IMAX experiences. Miss me with epics, sequels, and experimental cinema. The only real film-based art form is movie trailers. When you go to a theater there’s no guarantee you’re not about to sit through a 90-minute stinker. That’s the chance we all take when we fork over $25 bucks to see this year’s blockbuster sequel. But, for my money, it’s always worth it as long as I get there early enough to enjoy the previews. Which is why I’m exceedingly excited over this pre-print research paper from…This[…]

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  • Does the right to bear arms cover AI guns and killer robots?

    Nov 29, 2021 | 21:57 pm

    Does the right to bear arms cover AI guns and killer robots? The US 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms was added to the Constitution in 1791. In the two centuries since, firearm technology has changed significantly. But the 2nd Amendment hasn’t. In 1791, for example, US citizens were given the right to carry a single-shot firearm or sword in public. Because, well, that’s all there was. In 2021, however, there exists a vast array of weaponry ranging from easily-concealed handguns to assault rifles capable of firing hundreds of rounds per minute with uncanny accuracy. It’s so-far proven pointless to debate whether the US founders would have viewed the right…This[…]

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  • Scientists developed ‘living robots’ that reproduce

    Nov 29, 2021 | 20:04 pm

    Scientists developed ‘living robots’ that reproduce The world’s first “living robots” are now capable of something that’s essential to the survival of any species: reproduction. Known as Xenobots, the organisms use an entirely novel form of biological self-replication, according to new research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study authors discovered that the machines can gather hundreds of single cells and assemble them into “baby” Xenobots. After a few days, the offspring evolve to look and move just like their parents. The progeny can then repeat the process over and over again. “People have thought for quite a long time that we’ve…This[…]

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  • Jack Dorsey is no longer Twitter’s CEO — by choice, this time

    Nov 29, 2021 | 17:34 pm

    Jack Dorsey is no longer Twitter’s CEO — by choice, this time Jack Dorsey is no longer the CEO of Twitter. Starting today, that title goes to Parag Agrawal, formerly the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Dorsey explained the reasoning for his departure in an email sent to employees and later shared on Twitter: not sure anyone has heard but, I resigned from Twitter pic.twitter.com/G5tUkSSxkl — jack⚡️ (@jack) November 29, 2021 Agrawal provided his own response: Deep gratitude for @jack and our entire team, and so much excitement for the future. Here’s the note I sent to the company. Thank you all for your trust and support 💙 https://t.co/eNatG1dqH6 pic.twitter.com/liJmTbpYs1 — Parag Agrawal…This[…]

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  • 23 new models and $18B: The staggering numbers behind Nissan’s new all-electric plan

    Nov 29, 2021 | 17:19 pm

    23 new models and $18B: The staggering numbers behind Nissan’s new all-electric plan On Monday, Nissan unveiled its “Ambition 2030” grand plan, which — surprise, surprise — is all about electrification and sustainability goals. Too many pledges have been made, so we’ve broken them down for you in this handy list, by the numbers. 23: The number of total electrified vehicle models (15 EVs and 8 PHEV/hybrids) the automaker will introduced by 2030, representing more than 50% of its global sales 4: The amount of revealed concept cars that showcase Nissan’s tranformation 75%: How much of its Europe car sales are planned to be all-electric by 2026 55%: How much of its Japan…This[…]

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  • Why Meta’s $315M acquisition of Giphy is set to get BLOCKED

    Nov 29, 2021 | 15:59 pm

    Why Meta’s $315M acquisition of Giphy is set to get BLOCKED Meta, the corporate conqueror formerly known as Facebook, looks set to lose a chunk of its gargantuan empire. According to the Financial Times, the UK’s competition regulator is expected to reverse the company’s acquisition of Giphy. The move, which would be the first time that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has reversed a big tech deal, could set a precedent for future action. The CMA’s investigation Facebook agreed to buy Giphy for $315 million in May 2020. Announcing the deal in a blogpost, Vishal Shah, then-Facebook VP of Product, said the GIF-hosting platform would join the Instagram team: Giphy…This[…]

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  • You’ve just been accepted into a startup accelerator — now what?

    Nov 29, 2021 | 15:26 pm

    You’ve just been accepted into a startup accelerator — now what? Almost every startup has flirted with the idea of joining an accelerator program. When done right, they can be an invaluable opportunity to learn from experts, get feedback on your product, business, or strategy, and get access to lucrative funding opportunities. But just how beneficial are they? The answer really depends on you. Taking time out of your daily operations for three to even six months is a big deal in a startup’s hectic life cycle. There are so many founders who apply to accelerators thinking it’ll be a great opportunity and then, when the program actually starts, it gets…This[…]

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  • South Korea will use VR to determine if the elderly can keep driving

    Nov 29, 2021 | 15:02 pm

    South Korea will use VR to determine if the elderly can keep driving The Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) is pushing for the implementation of conditional licenses for elderly drivers by 2025, Yonhap News reports. That in and of itself is, well… boring. But the real story is about how they’ll determine who gets to keep their license: virtual reality. As of Monday, a three-year research project has been introduced, which will employ VR tech to assess whether drivers aged 65 years and older can remain behind the wheel. The program’s total budget is expected to reach approximately $3 million (3.6 billion won). Why now? Contrary to other countries around the word, South Korea…This[…]

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  • Skoove can turn 2022 into the year you learned to play the piano

    Nov 29, 2021 | 14:00 pm

    Skoove can turn 2022 into the year you learned to play the piano TLDR: Skoove Premium Piano Lessons can train you up from a novice to an experienced piano player with their AI-aided learning system. You always knew you were smart. But did you know learning to play the piano could actually make you even smarter? It turns out that’s actually true. In a study of almost 4,700 volunteers, those who spent part of their COVID lockdown learning to play an instrument saw their intelligence increase by 10 percent. Now, nobody’s saying that enrolling in Skoove Premium Piano Lessons ($39.99 for 1-year subscription, 66 percent off from TNW Deals) will definitely make you…This[…]

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  • The anti-snoring mouthpiece that can finally give you a good night’s sleep is on sale for Cyber Monday

    Nov 29, 2021 | 14:00 pm

    The anti-snoring mouthpiece that can finally give you a good night’s sleep is on sale for Cyber Monday TLDR: The VitalSleep Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece is a non-invasive method for knocking out snoring once and for all. It’s also almost half off with this latest Black Friday deal offer. Almost 6 of every 10 men do it. So do 4 out of 5 women. Even about 10 percent of kids do it. In some cases, it’s harmless. In others, it’s a nuisance. And in still others, it’s downright dangerous to the person’s health. It’s snoring. And while it’s tempting to write off a snorer as no big deal, there are very real consequences, ranging from breathing concerns like sleep apnea…This[…]

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  • Cyber Week may be giving way to Cyber Month, according to Adobe

    Nov 29, 2021 | 13:55 pm

    Online consumer spend over Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend have failed to outperform last year’s figures, but the full season is still expected grow 10% YoY. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google says it values all local reviews, both positive and negative

    Nov 29, 2021 | 10:50 am

    Google has updated their help documents to say it finds a mix of reviews more trustworthy. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google Merchant Center now automatically displays badge eligibility for products

    Nov 29, 2021 | 10:15 am

    Merchants no longer have to manually figure out which badge is being applied to each of their items. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Tell us if you are planning to attend in-person events in 2022

    Nov 29, 2021 | 10:14 am

    Please answer this quick, 3-minute survey and tell us how you are feeling about attending conferences in the coming year. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • November 29: The latest jobs in search marketing

    Nov 29, 2021 | 04:00 am

    On the hunt for something new? Check out who’s hiring in search marketing this week. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google drops its mobile-first indexing deadline, leaves it open-ended

    Nov 26, 2021 | 10:10 am

    Google said because of some difficulties that some sites may have moving to mobile-first indexing, it has decided to not move those sites over yet.. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • How marketers can adapt to Google’s local SEO changes

    Nov 24, 2021 | 12:19 pm

    SEOs should prepare for the coming changes in local reviews, knowledge panels and mobile displays. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google AdSense’s Matched content widget will only show ads starting on March 1, 2022

    Nov 24, 2021 | 10:07 am

    Matched content will be rebranded as “Multiplex ads” and only show ads, even if monetization is turned off. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google had a crawling issues that impacted some sites

    Nov 23, 2021 | 17:02 pm

    Between November 11th and November 17th, Googlebot slowed crawling on some websites. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • 6 tactics to rank better in Google Discover

    Nov 23, 2021 | 15:18 pm

    While you can’t target users or interests, you can increase your chances of ranking better in Google Discover. At SMX Next, John Shehata shared the tactics he uses to up the odds and analyze what works. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Microsoft Bing launched Page insights

    Nov 23, 2021 | 13:03 pm

    After months of testing, the lightbulb icon in the Bing Search results are live for all. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Why consumer privacy is Google’s ace in the hole

    Nov 23, 2021 | 10:00 am

    Google’s ad business changes mean that advertisers should prepare and tap into their first-party data to stay ahead. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google’s November 2021 core update hit fast and hard; here is what the data providers saw

    Nov 23, 2021 | 08:13 am

    The results from this data showed that this rollout hit hard within the first 24 hours of the announcement and then slowed fast. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • 4 ways to optimize your responsive search ads

    Nov 22, 2021 | 12:51 pm

    ETAs will be deprecated in less than a year. At SMX Next, Frederick Vallaeys provided marketers with tactics that can help them get the most out of their RSAs, before they’re forced to make the switch. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Campaign creation, search trends and performance insights explanations arrive on Google Ads mobile app

    Nov 22, 2021 | 11:51 am

    The new mobile app features can be used to identify emerging trends and act on them from anywhere. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google Search Console rolls out new design

    Nov 22, 2021 | 06:14 am

    Google has rolled out a new look for Google Search Console aimed at improving accessibility and user experience. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • November 22: The latest jobs in search marketing

    Nov 22, 2021 | 04:00 am

    On the hunt for something new? Check out who’s hiring in search marketing this week. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Advertisers can adapt to supply chain issues without pausing campaigns

    Nov 19, 2021 | 16:21 pm

    Pausing your campaigns may save some budget in the short term, but it’s likely to cost you more over the long haul. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Facebook’s topic exclusion controls test rolls out to more advertisers

    Nov 19, 2021 | 09:42 am

    In its early tests, advertisers were able to avoid appearing next to exclusion categories 94-99% of the time. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • We’re turning off AMP pages at Search Engine Land

    Nov 18, 2021 | 14:19 pm

    We’ve seen a big drop in traffic to AMP pages, suggesting that the inclusion of non-AMP pages in Top Stories is taking a toll. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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