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  • London-based Flawless AI’s ‘True Sync’ tech is a revolutionary approach to film dubbing

    Nov 28, 2022 | 22:21 pm

    London-based Flawless AI’s ‘True Sync’ tech is a revolutionary approach to film dubbing When British director Scott Mann’s latest film, Fall, was on the precipice of receiving an “R” rating from the MPAA over the number of “F” bombs dropped over its one hour and 47-minute run time, he did what any reasonable person would: he used artificial intelligence to digitally alter the actor’s performances in order to change the swear words into more palatable terms. A stroke of fricking genius, if you ask us. For those who are curious: about 35 “F” words stood between a PG-13 rating and an R rating. Mann’s dilemma, then, became trying to figure out how to…This[…]

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  • Twitter has launched 3 new ad targeting options

    Nov 28, 2022 | 20:44 pm

    The new updates have been in the works for months, but likely won't be a huge game-changer for most. The post Twitter has launched 3 new ad targeting options appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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  • Yahoo now has a 25% stake in Taboola

    Nov 28, 2022 | 17:16 pm

    Taboola revenues are reportedly declining, which they attribute partly to weakness in the digital advertising market. The post Yahoo now has a 25% stake in Taboola appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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  • Black Friday sales up nearly 12% from 2021

    Nov 28, 2022 | 16:34 pm

    Spending this holiday season is expected to rise 2.5% from a year ago, compared with 8.6% last year and 32% in 2020. The post Black Friday sales up nearly 12% from 2021 appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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  • Microsoft is planning to double the size of its ad business to $20 billion

    Nov 28, 2022 | 14:50 pm

    Microsoft's ad business is growing but still faces steep competition from TikTok, Amazon, and Apple. The post Microsoft is planning to double the size of its ad business to $20 billion appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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  • UK bets on green hydrogen for zero-carbon commercial aviation

    Nov 28, 2022 | 13:37 pm

    UK bets on green hydrogen for zero-carbon commercial aviation As much as we need to cut aviation’s emissions, batteries aren’t going to do the trick. To replace turbine-driven airliners with similarly-sized electric aircraft will require a monumental leap in battery technology — and we’re simply not there yet. So how can we make aviation sustainable? According to studies by the UK’s Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), aviation can achieve the net-zero 2050 target through the development of both sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and green liquid hydrogen technologies. They also highlight that green liquid hydrogen is the optimum fuel for the first generation of zero-emission aircraft. As per the ATI, targeted…This[…]

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  • Why the future of AI is flexible, reusable foundation models

    Nov 28, 2022 | 13:20 pm

    Why the future of AI is flexible, reusable foundation models When learning a different language, the easiest way to get started is with fill in the blank exercises. “It’s raining cats and …” By making mistakes and correcting them, your brain (which linguists agree is hardwired for language learning) starts discovering patterns in grammar, vocabulary, and word sequence — which can not only be applied to filling in blanks, but also to convey meaning to other humans (or computers, dogs, etc.). That last bit is important when talking about so-called ‘foundation models,’ one of the hottest (but underreported) topics in artificial intelligence right now. According to a review paper from…This[…]

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  • Rich results: 22 things every SEO pro needs to know

    Nov 28, 2022 | 13:00 pm

    Rich results, schema markup and structured data – where do you start? Get answers to your rich result questions from this article. The post Rich results: 22 things every SEO pro needs to know appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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  • Rail Baltica is the sort of infrastructure project every continent needs

    Nov 28, 2022 | 12:47 pm

    Rail Baltica is the sort of infrastructure project every continent needs All around the world, governments are investing in public transport to reduce car use and create a greener world. And, now, Eastern Europe is going all in with the rail infrastructure project Rail Baltica. Rail Baltica aims to integrate the Baltic States within the European rail network. It’s one of Europe’s most substantial investments to improve mobility and travel options, and it’s the largest Baltic-region infrastructure project in the last 100 years. The project includes five European Union countries — Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and, indirectly, Finland. It will connect Helsinki, Tallinn, Pärnu, Riga, Panevežys, Kaunas, Vilnius, and Warsaw. But…This[…]

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  • When to fire your content marketing agency: 7 things to consider

    Nov 28, 2022 | 11:00 am

    Is it time to fire your content marketing agency and move on? Here's what you need to weigh and consider before making this big decision. The post When to fire your content marketing agency: 7 things to consider appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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  • ‘What’s your motivation for working here?’ 5 non-cringey answers you can give

    Nov 28, 2022 | 09:51 am

    ‘What’s your motivation for working here?’ 5 non-cringey answers you can give This article was originally published on .cult by Mikaella C. .cult is a Berlin-based community platform for developers. We write about all things career-related, make original documentaries, and share heaps of other untold developer stories from around the world. Your professional experience is great. You’ve nailed the test problems. But halfway through the interview, they ask you, “What’s your motivation to work here?” and you find yourself rambling, or stammering, or staring blank-faced at them. Motivation is such a complex and nuanced feeling for each person that it can be difficult to sum up neatly in a job interview. Or…This[…]

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  • A guide to the quantum workforce of tomorrow

    Nov 28, 2022 | 08:40 am

    A guide to the quantum workforce of tomorrow Welcome to the future. It’s 2022 and the near billion-dollar quantum computing sector has gone from a passion project for forward-thinking physicists to a thriving B2B industry. Experts predict the market for quantum technologies will quadruple in value by 2029.  Simply put there’s never been a better time than right now for potential jobseekers to get in on what, arguably, could be the greatest technological revolution since the advent of the internet. But what if you don’t have a PhD in physics or a background in quantum research?  Fret not. The world of quantum technologies will require a lot more…This[…]

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  • Europe’s first licensed cargo drone is edging ever closer to action

    Nov 25, 2022 | 14:46 pm

    Europe’s first licensed cargo drone is edging ever closer to action If you want to see drones flying through Europe, we have good news. This week aircraft company Dronamics was awarded a €2.5 million grant by the European Commission under the prestigious European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator program.  Dronamics is Europe’s first licensed cargo drone airline and The International Air Transport Association (IATA’s) first Strategic Partner for drones. This has taken far too long. But, first, let’s talk about Dronamics. The company develops large long-range drones built specifically for cargo, like its Black Swan, which can carry 350 kg for up to 2,500 km. This method of shipping is up to 80%…This[…]

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  • Startups, take note! These are the tech sectors the EU’s funding in 2023

    Nov 25, 2022 | 14:16 pm

    Startups, take note! These are the tech sectors the EU’s funding in 2023 On Tuesday, the European Council approved the EU’s general budget for 2023. This was agreed in negotiations with the European Parliament a week earlier. The two institutions have committed to a total budget of €186.6 billion next year — an increase of 1.1% compared to 2022. According to the Commission, 2023’s budget aims “to boost the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, to put Europe on the path towards a sustainable future, to protect and create jobs, and to strengthen the Union’s strategic autonomy.” Notably, a significant amount of funding is being allocated to sectors that can benefit startups and SMEs…This[…]

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  • Europe wants to harness the power of the sun… from space

    Nov 25, 2022 | 08:57 am

    Europe wants to harness the power of the sun… from space Transitioning to clean energy is imperative — and Europe is committed to achieving net zero emissions by the year 2050. But relying on existing renewable energy sources alone won’t do the trick. Intermittency of supply, pressures on land use, scalability, and toxic waste limit how quickly and effectively those solutions can be rolled out. But there’s hope. The European Space Agency (ESA) has been exploring a new technological solution that could overcome all these challenges: solar power delivered wirelessly from space to Earth — also known as space-based solar power (SBSP). Although this might seem like science-fiction, the concept is…This[…]

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  • The ESA backs European space tech — what will this mean for local startups?

    Nov 24, 2022 | 15:09 pm

    The ESA backs European space tech — what will this mean for local startups? It’s official. France, Germany and Italy, the three biggest contributors to the European Space Agency, have joined forces to compete with SpaceX. At a meeting this week, the ESA agreed to guarantee the future of the next-generation Ariane 6 and Vega-C rocket launcher systems.  According to Stars and Stripes, the deal follows months of bickering between Paris and Berlin over issues “including intellectual property rights, export licenses, and the budget”. The ESA is asking its member states to contribute €18.5 billion to fund the next three years of space programmes — a significant increase of more than 25% from the previous…This[…]

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  • Link juice: Is it the new snake oil of Google SEO?

    Nov 23, 2022 | 11:00 am

    Should you reject any SEO advice mentioning "link juice"? Here's a look at the term's origins and why you shouldn't completely dismiss it. The post Link juice: Is it the new snake oil of Google SEO? appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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  • Google is testing new Rewarded Ad Gate beta program for publishers

    Nov 22, 2022 | 13:55 pm

    The program will give publishers an opportunity to monetize their most engaged users. The post Google is testing new Rewarded Ad Gate beta program for publishers appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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  • Use this SEO forecasting template to gain insights for 2023

    Nov 22, 2022 | 13:00 pm

    Learn how to use SEO forecasting to glean directional insights and set traffic expectations for the year ahead. The post Use this SEO forecasting template to gain insights for 2023 appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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  • NPS for agencies: How to capture client and employee satisfaction

    Nov 22, 2022 | 11:00 am

    Client and employee churn is part of running a business. Understand if your agency is on the right track by measuring your NPS and eNPS. The post NPS for agencies: How to capture client and employee satisfaction appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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