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  • New AI system counts endangered elephants from space

    Jan 20, 2021 | 17:09 pm

    New AI system counts endangered elephants from space Scientists have unveiled a new tool for monitoring endangered wildlife: an AI system that automatically counts elephants from space. The tech combines satellite cameras with a convolutional neural network (CNN) to capture African elephants moving through forests and grasslands. In tests, the surveying technique detected elephants as accurately as human observers, while eliminating the risk of disturbing the species. The research joins a growing range of AI projects that are seeking to protect endangered animals. “Accurate monitoring is essential if we’re to save the species,” said Dr Olga Isupova, a computer scientist at the University of Bath who created the detection algorithm. “We…[…]

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  • Sofa Summit is the first virtual event you need to join this year— here’s why

    Jan 20, 2021 | 16:39 pm

    Sofa Summit is the first virtual event you need to join this year— here’s why Much of the world is still online, but just because we’re at home doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy an event with great speakers, sessions, and networking potential. Most conferences in 2020 went fully virtual so that no one would miss out on the experience — TNW 2020 included — and now we can begin the year right with the Sofa Summit. Sofa Summit is organized by Smartly.io, and it’s the world’s largest social advertising event. Lasting for almost 15 hours and running from January 27-28, Sofa Summit features over 50 sessions, as well as networking opportunities and a closing…[…]

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  • 5G-powered drones will soon deliver packages in Florida

    Jan 20, 2021 | 16:30 pm

    5G-powered drones will soon deliver packages in Florida This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. Verizon has announced a collaboration with United Parcel Service (UPS) to test 5G to deliver retail packages via drones to residents at The Villages retirement community in Florida. The announcement was one of several made by Verizon’s Chairman and CEO, Hans Vestberg, during a keynote at the virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which opened yesterday. In 2020, Verizon,…[…]

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  • Stone River eLearning is almost 5,000 hours of premium tech training for under $100

    Jan 20, 2021 | 14:30 pm

    Stone River eLearning is almost 5,000 hours of premium tech training for under $100 TLDR: Stone River eLearning offers more than 800 courses covering dozens of tech training staples to help get you hired or ready to tackle new challenges in your current job. Almost a year into the upheaval of COVID-19, the reverberations are still being felt. Jobs are upended, careers are in doubt, and millions are looking at other options for what to do next professionally. While charting a new life course can seem demoralizing at times, take heart — the tech industry remains eager for skilled new talent and they’re waiting with open arms. When half of LinkedIn’s top 15 job…[…]

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  • Tesla backtracks on hiring someone to fight Elon Musk’s Twitter critics

    Jan 20, 2021 | 14:16 pm

    Tesla backtracks on hiring someone to fight Elon Musk’s Twitter critics Reports published yesterday suggested that EV maker Tesla was on the hunt to hire someone specifically to fight against social media messages directed at the company’s CEO Elon Musk. However, it seems the company has already gone back on the idea. It hasn’t even been 24 hours yet, and the job description for a customer service post at Tesla has been changed to now omit any mention of them being required to fight messages leveled at Musk. [Read: How Netflix shapes mainstream culture, explained by data] As spotted by Jay Boller on Twitter, the original job posting required an “Energy…[…]

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  • Social media marketing is more competitive. This collection can help you master Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more

    Jan 20, 2021 | 14:00 pm

    Social media marketing is more competitive. This collection can help you master Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more TLDR: The Silicon Valley Social Media Marketing Course and Certification is a complete package to understand how to sell and engage on seven of the most popular social platforms. Social media is the town square of the 21st century. Today, even your grandparents have an Instagram account. No, really…about half of the Baby Boomer generation uses social media now. As a brand manager, when you’ve got half of the world’s population all in one place, you better be able to take advantage of it. Those are the marching orders behind The Silicon Valley Social Media Marketing Course and Certification ($29.99,…[…]

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  • Astronomers just detected the oldest and most distant quasar ever

    Jan 20, 2021 | 14:00 pm

    Astronomers just detected the oldest and most distant quasar ever More than 13 billion light years from Earth, the quasar J0313–1806 radiates vast quantities of electromagnetic radiation. This body, formed just 670 million years after the Big Bang, is seen shining with 1000 times the total light produced by the Milky Way Galaxy. The supermassive black hole at its center is more than 1.6 billion times more massive than the Sun. At a distance of more than 13.03 billion light years from Earth, J0313–1806 is the most distant— and thus the most ancient — quasar yet seen by astronomers. This supermassive black hole is seen radiating vast quantities of radiation…[…]

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  • 3 EV economy metrics you need to know

    Jan 20, 2021 | 13:13 pm

    3 EV economy metrics you need to know Welcome to SHIFT Basics, a collection of tips, explainers, guides, and advice to keep you up to speed with mobility tech. Humans have measured the efficiency of gasoline cars using miles per gallon (MPG) and liters per 100 kilometers (L/100km), for as long as anyone that’s alive can remember. Both these figures offer drivers a quick and understandable number that represents the efficiency of their vehicle. For MPG a higher number is better, and with L/100km a lower number is better. The more you drive and pay attention to these figures, the more you’ll understand what kind of efficiency your…[…]

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  • After firing Timnit Gebru, Google is now investigating another researcher in its ethical AI division

    Jan 20, 2021 | 12:03 pm

    After firing Timnit Gebru, Google is now investigating another researcher in its ethical AI division Google has suspended the corporate account of Margaret Mitchell, Timnit Gebru’s former co-lead of the Big G’s ethical AI division, claiming she shared thousands of internal files with people outside the company. A source told Axios that Mitchell had been using automated scripts to find messages showing discriminatory treatment of Gebru, whose recent ousting from the tech giant sparked outrage among colleagues. A Google spokesperson said the company was investigating the incident: Our security systems automatically lock an employee’s corporate account when they detect that the account is at risk of compromise due to credential problems or when an automated rule involving…[…]

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  • MediaTek’s 2021 flagship chip comes with big promises: 168Hz display and ray tracing

    Jan 20, 2021 | 11:20 am

    MediaTek’s 2021 flagship chip comes with big promises: 168Hz display and ray tracing When it comes to smartphone chipsets, usually, Qualcomm, Apple, and Samsung rule consumer debates. However, Taiwanese firm MediaTek, which became the largest chipset vendor in Q3 2020, is no small fish. The chipmaker released its new flagship processor, called the Dimensity 1200, today. The chip is the firm’s first high-end mobile CPU since 2019, when it released the Dimensity 1000. It also released a toned-down cousin of the 1200, called the Dimensity 1100. The 6nm chip follows an architecture of 1 ultra-high performance core, 3 high-performance cores, and 4 efficiency cores. However, the most interesting feature of the process is support for 168Hz…[…]

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  • DuckDuckGo’s focus on privacy-minded users pushes it past 100 million searches in a single day

    Jan 19, 2021 | 15:52 pm

    Although it’s a long way from being a Google competitor, DuckDuckGo’s business model may serve as a playbook for new search engines.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • The SMX Report agenda is live!

    Jan 19, 2021 | 10:23 am

    Your journey to mastering search marketing analytics begins here. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google crawl stats report now showing more crawls

    Jan 19, 2021 | 09:10 am

    Google said this is just a reporting change and the change you see in crawling is not reflective of any change in search results.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Video: Phillip Thune on finding good writers and writing good content

    Jan 19, 2021 | 08:46 am

    We also spoke about how SEO behavior changed around content around both the Panda and Penguin releases.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • LinkedIn launches LinkedIn Marketing Labs on-demand courses for advertisers

    Jan 15, 2021 | 16:18 pm

    LinkedIn launched Marketing Labs video course to teach advertisers how to succeed on the platform.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Award-winning tips from the 2020 Search Engine Land SEM and SEO agencies of the year

    Jan 14, 2021 | 12:05 pm

    Adam Heitzman from Higher Visibility and David Dweck with Wpromote give their best advice for running a successful search agency.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Why we’re creating a new content experience for SMX

    Jan 13, 2021 | 15:18 pm

    This year we’re offering topic-specific events that offer attendees guided learning paths for becoming sharper marketers.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google pauses all political ads through inauguration

    Jan 13, 2021 | 12:33 pm

    Amidst the volatile US political climate, Google has banned all ads mentioning political topics until after the inauguration.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Yelp launches “health and safety measures” community feedback feature

    Jan 12, 2021 | 11:04 am

    Yelp launches new rating feature for community to leave feedback on local business social distancing and mask compliance.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Unlock actionable search tactics at SMX Report

    Jan 12, 2021 | 10:10 am

    Grab your value-packed All Access pass now for just $99 or bundle with a workshop for extra savings! Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google News performance report added to Google Search Console

    Jan 12, 2021 | 09:00 am

    Google Search Console now lets you dive in to how well your news site performs in Google News and the Google News App.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Facebook blocks Trump for remainder of term while Twitter sets permanent ban

    Jan 11, 2021 | 11:27 am

    Numerous advertisers have paused their social media campaigns over the events at the Capitol.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google updates the Search Console coverage report

    Jan 11, 2021 | 10:55 am

    The updated report now gives you very specific categories and labels for errors and responses.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Video: Phillip Thune on FindWhat competing with GoTo, Overture, Yahoo and Google Ads

    Jan 11, 2021 | 08:09 am

    We also speak about his current position running a company named Textbroker.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • How to use schema markup to make an impression in search

    Jan 11, 2021 | 08:00 am

    Every business is unique in its own way and schema markup can help convey that in Google search.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google launched subtopics ranking in mid-November

    Jan 10, 2021 | 11:14 am

    Google subtopics ranking helps deliver search results with a greater diversity of content when you search for something broad.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Halting campaigns shouldn’t be your only brand safety precaution

    Jan 8, 2021 | 16:29 pm

    After the storming of the Capitol, some brands are going dark with their social media ads, but a rapid response workflow and diversifying channels can help them continue to drive business.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google Ads and SMBs: How to drive results on a low budget

    Jan 8, 2021 | 13:08 pm

    A low ad budget doesn’t have to mean minimal results. SMBs with spend under $5,000 can use these tips to improve their conversions.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google My Business launches new performance reporting

    Jan 7, 2021 | 19:27 pm

    You can access these new reports within Google My Business under the insights section.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Selecting better KPIs for your business: What to consider and how to bolster your most important metric

    Jan 7, 2021 | 13:55 pm

    It all comes down to what stage your business is at, its goals, and identifying the supporting metrics that can help you get there.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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