ATFAQ029 – Dragon and Office 2016 Standing Desks Occulus Rift

first_imgShare this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedATFAQ070 – Q1Amazon Echo reading Kindle books Q2 English to German dictionary Q3 Transcript of church sermons Q4 Mandarin Speech to Text Q5 Hubs for Macs Q6 Themes in Windows 10 Q7 Kids these daysFebruary 26, 2018In “Assistive Technology FAQ (ATFAQ) Podcast”ATFAQ090 – Q1- Using Google Home to answer phone, Q2 – Talking scales, Q3 – smart switch for muting TV and activating Dragon, Q4 – Accessible Event planning what should I consider, Q5 – Moving from Office 2016 to O365 where did all my controls go, Q6 – App Showdown – Kurzweil 300 and ClaroPDF app, Q7 – Wildcard question: What would type of tech would you buy if you were given $10k this holiday season.December 24, 2018In “Assistive Technology FAQ (ATFAQ) Podcast”ATFAQ037 – Q1. Live Captioning Options Q2. Vocalize free cell pone equipment? Q3.Voicmail Transcriptions? Q4. Graphing calculator solutions for folks with dexterity and fine motor control issues? Q5. Hooking up iPad to a large 32” touch screen? Q6. Wildcard Question: How reliant are you on Internet connectivity?September 12, 2016In “Assistive Technology FAQ (ATFAQ) Podcast” Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadATFAQ029-05-09-16Show notes:Panel: Brian Norton, Mark Stewart, Belva Smith, Armando Rodriguez, and Wade WinglerQ1. Are there any accessible bi-lingual dictionaries? Q2. What’s the status of Samsung’s accessible TVs? Q3. Does Dragon 13 work with Office 2016? Q4. I need to change from Zoomtext to a screen reader, what should I consider? Q5. Can I convert my existing desk into a standing workstation? Q6. What does Oculus Rift mean for people with disabilities?——-transcript follows ——WADE WINGLER: Welcome to ATFAQ, Assistive Technology Frequently Asked Questions with your host Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads. This is a show in which we address your questions about assistive technology, the hardware, software, tools and gadgets that help people with disabilities lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Have a question you’d like answered on our show? Send a tweet with the hashtag #ATFAQ, call our listener line at 317-721-7124, or send us an email at tech@eastersealscrossroads.org. The world of assistive technology has questions, and we have answers. And now here’s your host, Brian Norton.BRIAN NORTON: Hello and welcome to ATFAQ episode 29. I want to welcome the folks in the studio today. Today we have Belva Smith. Belva?BELVA SMITH: Hi guys.BRIAN NORTON: Hey, how are you doing?BELVA SMITH: Good.BRIAN NORTON: We also have Mark Stewart. Mark?MARK STEWART: Hey, gang.BRIAN NORTON: And I also have Wade Wingler. Wade?WADE WINGLER: Hello. It’s me. I’m going to sing Adele at the beginning of the show.BELVA SMITH: And we are in the afternoon instead of in the morning.BRIAN NORTON: That’s right. Last time we recorded at 5 AM. We were a little loopy at five.WADE WINGLER: We are still tired for different reasons.BRIAN NORTON: All three of these folks work here at Easter Seals crossroads with me. Belva does a lot with folks who have vision issues, either are blind or low vision. Mark works on our mobility cognition team, works with folks all over the state of Indiana dealing with those types of issues. Wade –WADE WINGLER: Say it: we don’t know what I do.BRIAN NORTON: We are not really sure what he does, but he shows up and runs that board over there.BELVA SMITH: He is the Wade of all trades.WADE WINGLER: There you go. That’s nice.BRIAN NORTON: He’s the captain of our ship. How about that? No?WADE WINGLER: I don’t know about that.BRIAN NORTON: Of course my name is Brian Norton, Director of assistive technology. I’m really glad that you guys are here and joining us today.For those that are new listeners to our show, I just want to spend a little bit of time telling you about the format of our show. This is a question and answer show where we sit around and we take in questions all about assistive technology. It can be anything, how do you work with a screen magnifier, how do you deal with Dragon, how do you worry about sit/stand desks and things like that. We take in lots of different questions and we sit around in a panel and try to answer those questions for our listeners.I would encourage you guys to become active listeners. We have a very active group of folks who listen to our show, give us a call, email us, send us tweets with different kinds of questions. But also lots of listener feedback. If you guys are looking to do that, we do have a listener line. That listener line is 317-721-7124. You can send us an email at tech@eastersealscrossroads.org. Or send us a tweet with the hashtag ATFAQ. That’s how we collect information, feedback, and questions. But you can also tell your friends about our show if you like it. They can find our show on iTunes, ATFAQshow.com is our website. They can find is also on Stitcher. Lots of different ways to find us. And now we are on the Google Play Store. Is that right?WADE WINGLER: The Google Play Store just started including podcasts in general a few weeks ago, and we were there on launch day with all three of our shows, Assistive Technology Update, Accessibility Minute, and this show ATFAQ.BRIAN NORTON: Great. Our first feedback today is from a person, his name is Theodore. He sent me this message. He says, “I am a blind high school student studying French, Italian, and Latin. For school I am required to have access to bilingual dictionaries for each of these languages. The dictionaries must be able to be accessed off-line and should be both comprehensive and thorough as I must learn to use them for school examinations.” He talks about the school “preferring that the dictionaries were from well-known and reputable publishers of dictionaries; however, this is not necessarily a requirement.” I did a lot of digging in for this particular type of question, and I really didn’t find anything that touted accessibility, especially for someone who is probably using a screen reader and needing to get access to it with text to speech. I wanted to take a moment and throw this out to our listeners and see if there is any feedback that folks have had, and experience that folks have had with dictionaries as such, bilingual dictionaries like these. If so, I would love your feedback so that we can pass that on to Theodore.***BRIAN NORTON: The second piece of feedback that we got was a message. We are going to go ahead and play that for you now.SPEAKER: Wade, good morning, good morning to all of the team there at ATFAQ. You guys bring so many good memories. I’m a Perdue University graduate. My name is Charlie Alvarez. So is my older brother and sister, so we made it into a family affair. The people of Indiana were always so good to us. I have great memories of my four and a half years of living there in West Lafayette.Anyway, folks, I have a question, and it is related to specifically for Wade but I guess any other members of the team, Brian, or Belva, or Mark can answer. A lot was made a great deal on blogs and social networks about the accessibility of Samsung television sets. I think it was on the 14th, the program on the 14th that we discussed something about remote controls with accessibility. You guys had a little bit into the accessible TVs. Samsung apparently received in the Consumer Electronics Show this year, 2016, the big one that takes place in Las Vegas which includes everything from dishwashers to everything that’s been invented or will be coming out soon. They got the best of innovation award for assistive technology. This was given to Samsung for this television set. Now, they have expanded. There used to be only one of them that had accessibility, menus were read to you, had text to speech engines and so on. Now it looks like they have expanded this to four or five or six different models. I’ve been looking for one, not in the 50 inch television size but a little bit smaller, maybe in the 32, 36 inch. But I wonder if you guys had any information or if you knew about any of these television sets. Wade, I will be sending you an email with information, specifically with a page that talks about the award that Samsung got and the specific model. Also, the American Foundation for the Blind had an article, I think it was in August 2014, in their Access World publication where they talk about this one, first model that came with accessible menus and so on. I understood also from reading before that last year, by January 2016, according FCC rules, all television sets were supposed to be accessible. They had to have some kind of accessibility. I wonder where that went. If I’m not mistaken, maybe Laura Metcalf has information on that as well. I listen to her as well –BRIAN NORTON: I really think the root of his question was, I guess first off –WADE WINGLER: First off, thanks for being such an amazing listener who knows all of our folks on our shows.BRIAN NORTON: All of our names and all of our shows.WADE WINGLER: I don’t remember all of our names that well. Thank you so much for being a listener.BRIAN NORTON: I think his question, the root of it was have you heard anything about the accessible lineups of Samsung TVs, specifically because it won a pretty big award at the CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, one of the big shows for computer electronics. Kind of won the best of innovation award for accessibility in 2016. I looked up a list of those, and let me jump back over here. There seems to be quite a bit of accessibility available. So the first thing that comes out is there is now a voice guide which enables the television to read on-screen text back to you and provide verbal feedback about the selected volume, the current channel, and also program information. There is also audio descriptions now, so audio description is a service provided with, I guess a lot of UK television programs whereby an additional audio track is podcast which provides verbal description of the scene to aid in understanding. Also menu transparency, I think in a lot of television sets these days when you get a menu that pops up, you can typically see the show in the background, so the menu is actually transparent and there are things moving in and around. You can imagine how difficult that would be for someone who has low vision trying to be able to see something. Now I think they are more solid in their state, so you can’t see back through to the thing. Also high contrast modes for the TV helps to display all the information with really high contrast, so white text on a black background and color universals, those kinds of things. I also believe you can enlarge things to be able to see it better. There is also now a way to learn your remote control whereby the TV enters a teaching mode to help you get the most out of your viewing experience, kind of walks you through a lot of those things on that particular remote, specifically very helpful for folks who are blind or visually impaired, where they can quickly learn the location and operation of all the different buttons on the remote control, so on and so forth. So quite a bit of accessibility that is built into these TVs.WADE WINGLER: As I do research on this, I’m finding that the UK seems to be a little bit ahead of the products I am sitting here in the US. Big companies like Samsung and Toshiba and whatnot have UK versions of products and the US versions of products that might be similar but have some differences. As I look on the Samsung website, under the UK side of it, they have a really robust section on accessibility where they declare their vision and their principles as they relate to accessibility, spanning across all their products, not just TV but their phones and tablets and wearable devices. They even get into photocopiers and home appliances like refrigerators and things that they do to make drawers easier to slide out when it comes to refrigerators. They talk about things that make photocopiers a little bit easier to use. They even talk about their web accessibility. They have some stories and case studies of people with disabilities who are using their products. They do spend a lot of time talking specifically about the vision, hearing, and sort of general accessibility of their television products.Quite frankly, I’m someone who uses a Samsung TV. I have a big one on my wall at home that we watch – we watch mostly toddler programs on it. I’m not saying a lot of the accessibility I thought I was going to. The Twenty-first Century Telecommunications Act started in 2010. It first talked about the need for accessible hardware and the fact that set-top boxes and televisions and those kinds of hardware equipment needed to be made more accessible. The second title of the CVAA said that video programming would have more describe the videos. First the hardware, just the set-top boxes and TVs being more accessible, and then slowly rolling out more described video. There is clearly more to the Twenty-first Century Telecommunications Act than that, those of the two things that are relevant here.I know that they are rolling out over time. We are only five or six years into this, but I am seeing things like Apple TV, seeing pretty good accessibility, and the Comcast stuff we talked about a time or two I am seeing a lot of accessibility there. I was fortunate enough to spend some time at Comcast world headquarters not too long ago being introduced to their current accessibility initiatives and think they’re looking at in the future. I am seeing a whole lot of it there, but I haven’t found any of the Samsung TV that I have having that kind of accessibility built in. Now I’m not looking at them for that. I’m a consumer in that role. On the evaluating accessibility or even investigating that, but I’m just not seeing a lot of that. I wondered if you guys have seen anything.BELVA SMITH: I actually have four Samsung TVs in the house, the smallest one being a 26 inch. The largest one is 58 inch. I don’t think that they are doing the accessible features in the smaller version. I don’t think – I know that that is one of the things the listener was mentioning, that he didn’t necessarily want the 50 inch. But I do think that the accessible features are more than likely going to be found in the larger, because of the extra expense or cost I guess to get those things included. Though they are Samsung Smart TVs, none of mine have the accessible features. We are getting our accessibility features through the Comcast remote. But for those who might be fortunate enough to have one of the Samsung’s that has the accessibility features, I just wanted to throw out there that the shortcut on that smart remote to bring up those accessible features is to just hold your mute button for three seconds. If you think but maybe don’t know how to get to them, if you think you might have them and you have the smart remote, try holding your mute button for three seconds and see if that doesn’t bring up the accessible menu.MARK STEWART: I don’t have something new to add, but was the caller talking about 2016 CSON?BELVA SMITH: More than likely.BRIAN NORTON: He was actually talking about, there is a CES which is Consumer Electronic show. It is a really large for mainstream video games, TVs, electronics. It’s a general electronics show.MARK STEWART: So is this one that was at that show but isn’t on consumer floors?WADE WINGLER: Maybe that’s it. Maybe it’s just about to happen. Charlie, you may be ahead of us when it comes to your insight into this technology, which wouldn’t be the first time.BRIAN NORTON: It is pretty amazing what they are doing with those. He was talking about that lineup. Belva, you hinted on that. I looked all over about Samsung TVs in this lineup of TVs that are out there. Access World did an article about a very specific TV. I think you mentioned that in his voicemail. That’s a 50 inch TV that’s going to cost a lot. As far as the smaller TVs, I didn’t see anything that listed out the accessible features as a look at a whole line about different Samsung TVs. I couldn’t find a lineup that was referenced, but it sounds like hopefully they can they get into all their TVs down the road.BELVA SMITH: I know when we bought our last one, the salesman at H.H. Gregg was excited to tell us about the voice recognition features and stuff like that that were available in the much larger, more expensive version of the TV thankwe what we were getting.WADE WINGLER: Samsung is clearly, at least on their website, dedicated to this stuff. Hopefully they will be rolling it out. This is probably one of those situations where one of our listeners is jumping up and down saying, you guys didn’t realize. I would encourage other listeners who have more insight into this particular situation, give us a call, let us know. We’d love to hear what you guys know about this.***BRIAN NORTON: So our next question is from Lindsay. Lindsay’s question is, I have a customer who will be using Dragon 13 Premium on a laptop. It’s a 64-bit system with an i5 processor and four gig of RAM. I would prefer it upgraded to a gig of RAM and are wondering if using a USB memory stick for the RAM is as effective as the installed RAM. Any thoughts?I think the answer is pretty much no. The memory stick is more of a storage device and doesn’t substitute for the RAM on your computer. Even if you store the user profile on the USB drive, you’re not using that as RAM. It’s just as a storage device. you are storing that as your user profile over there. I think the answer is no, that a memory stick would not substitute for RAM in your computer.WADE WINGLER: been on Mac for a long time, but there used to be some Windows trick where you could install USB flash-based RAM and trick Windows basically into using that as memory. But I never found it caught on or develop, because I think it was so slow, the RAM was an onboard, so I haven’t found that to be an accessible or effective solution. It may be technically, but I don’t think it would work so well.BRIAN NORTON: I guess for me that begs another question: how much memory would we recommend? What kind of processor for Dragon if you’re using it on a laptop?BELVA SMITH: That seems to be a good topic of conversation lately. We used to do so much with our computers with so little RAM. Now it’s like 8 to 16 gigs of RAM. Why? Are the programs that much more robust right now that they are begging?BRIAN NORTON: I think they are getting smarter and are thinking a lot more, becoming more intuitive. That’s causing it to use more processes.BELVA SMITH: It seemed like a standard computer nowadays is four gigs of RAM. then everything is wants eight gigs or more.BRIAN NORTON: If I were buying a computer, I wouldn’t go less than four.BELVA SMITH: I think eight. I feel like eight is where you have to start nowadays. Is that right, Mark?MARK STEWART: Of course you guys are right. My two cents is – of course this is all relative, right? I’m at no lower than six, would really like to have eight from the overall “usually everything considered cost effectiveness” standpoint. With Dragon, this is going to be from this field experience standpoint, not four any more. I want six as that general – not the basic specifications, minimal specifications, but what do I recommend from a practical standpoint from this “will perform at least adequately” standpoint. I’m at six. Again, that’s coming from not being frivolous standpoint. How many years – we’ve done Dragon at two gigs, at four for many years. Yeah, I think the speech engines in version 13 are much better, and I think that takes a lot more processing power. So they are saying, we have good technology now, but it’s going to take more RAM and a better processor. Sorry, we had to push you guys out there as the consumers to do your part so that our software will run better. Core i3, but the latest generation of Core i3. I really would like a fourth generation or higher Core i5 processor. In summary, more current Core i5, six or eight gigs of RAM are going to run Dragon 13 really well. We’ve had a lot of success with Dragon 13.I’ll slip in there, take a look at Nuance’s website. There actually is a form of what you otherwise would call Dragon 14 out there with regard to the speech engines. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Individual. It is around $300 now. It has speech engines that are beyond the level 13, they are still selling – if you want just the features that are in typically the Premium or Standard, they are still selling Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 13 for those models. But if you really want to push the limit on speech engine quality, for example if there is a speech impediment or you are a power user for any particular reason, you probably want the Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Individual.BRIAN NORTON: I’ll also throw out there, obviously performance on your computer is really important for Dragon and any adaptive piece of software these days. We are working with more sophisticated types of software out there. Zoom Text Fusion, we just had a rep from the company talked to our group today. That has a lot of things going on in the back and for the program to work correctly and requires more RAM. Just as a kind of rule of thumb, some of the things you can do to your computer to really increase its performance from a practical standpoint. You can go in and disable a lot of startup processes that are running, so unnecessary startup processes. Be careful when you do that because you don’t want to turn on the wrong ones, so definitely Google when you get in there and go to MS Config you run that, make sure that you are choosing processes that aren’t system critical for your system to run correctly. You can also work with the display themes as well, changing it from the default arrow theme back to kind of that Windows classic display. That will help increase the speed and performance of your computer. Now, in the control panel, you have things under power options to really choose the high-performance where it will use more resources, allow you to tap into more RAM cost for RAM memory, all those kinds of things. It will drain your battery a little bit quicker, but it will provide higher performance for your computer and. And then I always tell people, just don’t your computer fall asleep. Shut it down occasionally. Let’s clear it out, start over periodically to make sure it’s clean once in a while.BELVA SMITH: It’s like the old technician advice of reinstall Windows. Shut it down and reboot it. It really needs to be done at least every other day.MARK STEWART: Brian, you’re reminded me of something. This is almost where folks kind of take our word for it because Dragon does some strange things as far as not performing well. Dragon version 13 that we were just speaking about probably would basically run on two gigs of RAM, four gigs of RAM. It’s not just an all or nothing – a lot of times when something doesn’t run, it was run some and then stop, run some then stop. That kind of thing can happen with Dragon. Sure it will happen with two gigs of RAM given even though it could basically perform. Here’s my point: there is a more confusing phenomenon going on there. Actually when it doesn’t have plenty of RAM and processing hard to work with, it just sort of mysteriously has the voice recognition accuracy dropped off in percentage. It just isn’t as accurate. It just throws the wrong words. I think you could dial, come up with a digital analysis of that. It takes longer to process, probably after a certain amount of time will make a choice. It didn’t process as well so the choices aren’t as good as they would’ve been if it had had more promising processing power. It runs but it just isn’t as accurate.WADE WINGLER: I haven’t thought about that before but it makes you wonder if they adjust their accuracy threshold. I’ve been looking at artificial intelligence systems that do picture recognition stuff, and even weather apps will send an accuracy threshold. How sure glad to be of this guess that I’m making before I will go ahead and pop it out there? I wonder if, in order to recognize we are running out of cycles, running out of processing power, running out of memory, maybe we do over the accuracy rest threshold and let more check out than they would otherwise when we have more time to process it.MARK STEWART: That is part of how it works. You can actually change that threshold.WADE WINGLER: I didn’t realize.BRIAN NORTON: It’s like a little slider, right?MARK STEWART: Mhm.BRIAN NORTON: Most accurate, accurate, less accurate.WADE WINGLER: Backing down the accuracy threshold to conserve power.BRIAN NORTON: I never thought of that either.MARK STEWART: Of course, this problem, I didn’t learn about it – I knew about it from the beginning and I never wasted any time with it. I never sat in front – I never sat with four or five or six consumers for hours until I finally figured this out. Fortunately that is kind of how I learned about it over the years.BELVA SMITH: I know our light is red, but I wanted to touch on the listener’s question about, could she or he use the USB drive as RAM. It can be done. It is virtual RAM. The reason that people would choose to do something like that is maybe they don’t have any open slots. Maybe they don’t have the money to do the upgrade. But is it going to help – to do it is a pretty simple process: it is four steps. But is it going to help the improvement of your performance with Dragon? Probably not. Again, it is virtual RAM. It is not real. I wouldn’t recommend it. It’s not something that we and our world would ever do. It’s more of a geeky, techie thing that a person would do on their own.MARK STEWART: There are two possibilities here. One that might’ve been a very techie thought here, of course there is the wrong question or answer. It might’ve been a very techie creative thought or might’ve been a little bit of a confusion of hard drive space versus RAM. If it is the latter, a little bit of confusion, let me see this – we won’t go into this here, but get the right kind of RAM. Do you want to mention Crucial and Kingston? It is something that consumer can tell, but there is a little bit to learn about it. You want to get the right kind of RAM that goes with the computer.BRIAN NORTON: There are a couple of websites, Crucial.com. Kingston.com is another great website where they can break it down where you put in the model – it’s a Dell, it’s an Acer, it’s an IBM, Lenovo – you can break it down to model number. It gets really specific about the exact kind of RAM you need for your very specific computer. You don’t want to screw that up because you can fry your motherboard if you put the wrong kind in.BELVA SMITH: And if you don’t know what you’re doing, you don’t want to attempt to put it in.BRIAN NORTON: You don’t want to crack something.BELVA SMITH: It’s better to take it and let a technician do it for you to make sure he gets installed properly.***BRIAN NORTON: So our next question is along that very same line, this is a Dragon question as well. Have you tried Dragon 13 with Microsoft Office 2016, which is the new version of office out there? If so, how does it work? Does it work well? Any concerns? I’ll throw that out to the group.WADE WINGLER: We are looking at you, Mark.BRIAN NORTON: With that question, obviously Office 2016 is fairly new. I think we’re finding that assistive technology takes a little bit of time to work out the kinks when something so new comes out. We always deal with that. From what I have heard with Office 2016, that you’re going to find that some commands – I guess most commands seem to work fairly well; however, some of those commands that have been around for a long time like new sentence or new, all those kinds of things, may not work as well. I think it is a little glitchy; however, we usually tend to find that those things tend to work themselves out with incremental updates and other kinds of things. That just seems to be the way assistive technology roles when something new comes out from the productivity side like Microsoft Office or other kinds of things. It usually takes that adaptive software some time to catch up. Although there may be some concerns, some things that may or may not work as well, I’m sure that those things will be remedied very soon.BELVA SMITH: I think for us it seems like we may be quick to get the new releases of specific assistive technology, but a little bit slower to get access to the productivity software or the operating systems. I don’t know why, but maybe it’s because we do kind of wait for them to work out the bugs. I know that the adaptive software that I’m working with, they are all saying it’s accessible to 2016, but I personally haven’t had much interaction with it. I’m assuming it is the same thing with you and Dragon, Mark. You probably haven’t had the opportunity to really use Dragon with office 2016.MARK STEWART: I just have a few times recently. I actually wanted to make sure the question right, so thanks for going first, guys. I’ve had a little bit of an issue with it along the same lines, learning curve stuff. I know there is the Dragon add-in so everything is supposed to be certified to work together, but frankly it just doesn’t work as well for me as 2013. I’ve had accuracy issues. Just this last week, I had to do a workaround with someone who is an experienced Dragon user. DragonPad worked so much better that we are using that and copying and pasting it into word. We are going to keep working on it and keep investigating because it would be much better to go directly into word. But I think right along the lines of what you guys are talking about, I think the waters are still kind of rough in the marriage between the two programs.BRIAN NORTON: I would encourage anyone in our listening community, if you have had experience with Dragon or Office 2016 together in some way shape or form, then let us know what your experience has been so that we can pass that along to folks.WADE WINGLER: The only thing I would add isn’t based on knowledge but more supposition. I just wonder if we are seeing a change in the industry where people are using Microsoft Office and similar products less. I spend more and more of my time on the web and in emails and things like Word Press and dealing with creating material not in a traditional office environment. It makes me wonder if manufacturers of AT are more focused on making it work well with the web browser and those web-based Pro tools as opposed to working at Microsoft. Even Microsoft with Office 365 is moving into more web-based stuff. I just wonder if we are starting to see that overall move toward software as a service and web-based stuff as opposed to the traditional office software.MARK STEWART: Sorry for the non-tech comment, but I would agree with that by saying this: the experience I was referring to last week was kind of just like – there was too much going on with the software. It had too many hands into many pots and it just wasn’t focused on Dragon well enough. It was just having trouble with it.***BRIAN NORTON: Don’t forget, if you have a question, you can give us a call on our listener line at 317-721-7124. Our next question is, I am a long time Zoom Text user but recently experienced a drop in vision and should really move to a screen reader. Do you have any suggestions for me? I’ve heard about Zoom Text Fusion and am considering the option since I’m very familiar with the Zoom text. But should I also consider NVDA or JAWS or some other screen reader?BELVA SMITH: Yes.BRIAN NORTON: Yes to what?BELVA SMITH: Don’t rush to make a decision. Make sure that you consider all of your options, possibly try all of your options. The three that you just mentioned are all available in a trial version, so I would highly recommend trying it before you make your decision. Also I wonder, so you are an experienced Zoom Text user. Are you using this at home, at work, because that could make a big difference as to what you might want to do, because you have to make sure if you are using it in a work environment that it’s going to be compatible with any third-party programs that you might be using. You also need to consider the power of your computer, back to what we were talking about earlier. You may find that you can use, for example, NVDA or JAWS or Window Eyes — because you can still get Window Eyes, right? You may find that you can use any one of those with less needed resource. May be if it is home use that you are using this and your computer may not be brand-new, maybe a couple of years old, it may not have eight gigs of RAM. It might be a better solution to use a standalone screen reader. Just don’t make an uneducated decision. Try them all out. First check out what their requirements are, compared to what you have.WADE WINGLER: I also think it is important to talk about your comfort level with new technology. Are you the kind of person who always wants to try the newest, latest, greatest thing, learning a whole new set of keystrokes or commands doesn’t intimidate you? Or are you someone who is really more focused on the task and not the tool and don’t want to mess around with those big changes? If that’s the case, you might want to look at a product where the change is going to be minimal to how you use it? If you’ve been using Zoom text, then something like Zoom text fusion might make a big difference. The other thing I would like to suggest is, what are your friends and neighbors using? Do you have other people who are assistive technology users in your life? What are they using? Because if everyone is using ask and you decide to use Z, then you will be a little bit more alone in terms of that support in the informal stuff. Those personal factors I think matter a lot. Plus costs. Some of these are free options in some of these are $1000 or so.BELVA SMITH: I will say, and goodness all of the screen readers have pretty much gone together and the keystrokes are pretty much going to be the same from one to the other. It use to be a drastic change to go from one to the other. It’s just not the case anymore. So that’s good news. You probably as a Zoom text user haven’t really learned a lot of keystrokes. You’ve probably been a point and click her. Learning the new approach is going to be the same for you probably either way. Or whatever program you choose.BRIAN NORTON: I would also encourage folks, you mentioned try those things out, find your local tech act project, assistive technology act project. Use their loan library. A lot of them had a loan library where you can borrow equipment. I know here in Indiana, we have a loan library. We have software loaded on computers so you can borrow a computer to try out the software. See what you like, touch it, experience it, get to know what a little bit before you make the purchasing decision that will make a big difference for you and your satisfaction overall with a particular product.BELVA SMITH: One last thing you should consider, especially if you are using it in a work environment: NVDA cup because it is free, it is also open source. That could make a big difference if you’re using it in a work environment with your third-party software and you need tech support and that kind of stuff. You are going to find that you will have much better tech support with one of the prepackaged software then an open source.WADE WINGLER: Yeah, because a lot of time that relies on volunteers or paid consultants.***BRIAN NORTON: Our next question is, is there a way to make the desk I currently use into a sit/stand workstation? I’ve look at options from Ergotron and Human Scale. But I would really like to simply raise my current desk to the appropriate height. Again, is there a way to make the desk I currently use into a sit/stand up workstation? Obviously we don’t know what kind of desk they are at, so knowing a little bit about that desk would maybe make our decisions a little bit easier. You have big executive desks; you have desks that have a lot of clear space underneath. I think we can talk a little bit about that.WADE WINGLER: I have to say I love my Ergotron desk. I have been using an Ergotron sit/stand add-on to my desk for a couple of years now. I don’t sit down at all. I get what the caller is getting at in wanting to raise the current desk to the appropriate height. But I love that Ergotron desk that I stand at all the time.BELVA SMITH: The two that I looked at were just basically converters. it really doesn’t matter what kind of desk the caller is using because they just attached to the top of the desk and then you can pick it up. They were cheap, way cheaper than what I thought. The uplift converter is only $219, and the high-rise converter from Amazon is $279. You can even get it to support dual monitors. it is yours dual monitor, Wade?WADE WINGLER: It is.BELVA SMITH: Because I know a lot of people do need that in a work environment. I was much surprised. I thought it would be much expensive than that.BRIAN NORTON: I’ve seen yours, Wade. We actually have one in our lab that is exactly the same thing. I worked with the company – and I knew we use them quite a bit for height adjustable desks. It is called populace furniture. Several years ago, I was working on a job accommodation. The lady I was working with did nails. What do you call that when you get your nails done?BELVA SMITH: Manicure.BRIAN NORTON: You can tell – I’m a guy. I don’t know what that is. and manicure table. She needed to be able to stand and sit periodically throughout the day. I worked with this company, and they actually sent me these custom legs. So they just bought onto the bottom of the desk. They are hydraulic lift legs. It is not purchasing the whole table. you can attach it –BELVA SMITH: That may be what he’s looking for.BRIAN NORTON: You can attach it to really any table or desk and it will raise it up or down. So there are four straight metal like that have four boats that built into the bottom of your desk. As long as you have enough service space and enough room underneath her desk to be able to bolt those underneath there, it will pick up the whole desk and move it up or down for you in a really easy, smooth fashion.BELVA SMITH: Wow.BRIAN NORTON: Populace is a great company. You have lots of questions about desks, they will get on the phone with you and help you figure out what they can do. They will recommend their own furniture and they will modify their own furniture, but they do have high levels of customer service and really try to make that custom fit for somebody.MARK STEWART: I’ve gotten some custom stuff with them as well. Things that would go on top of the desk, for sit to stand, there is the Varidesk which is lever-activated, non-power, pretty wide, pretty popular, fairly stable. The Taskmate that Wade talked about is a good concept. The Taskmate 6100 is a large power device that we’ve had a lot of success with that you can get a dual monitor extension arm. So you have two articulating monitor arms for wide angle monitors. That’s an interesting type because it can raise up to the appropriate standing height but then also, when you are sitting, if it needs to be lower than the desk – and a lot of time standard desks are too high for most folks – the keyboard and mouse tray coming down over the edge of the desk. That articulates see you can get that in the optimum position from an ergonomic standpoint or biomechanical standpoint. Kangaroo makes good products. I don’t think they have one – caller, check me on this if I am wrong. I don’t think theirs come down below the desk so you can optimize the positioning in sitting. Classic trade-offs for on the sit to stand units, usually they are a little less then a full power elevated desk, those price points are changing. Even if you buy a new desk – I know that’s not what this color is talking about – but picture the whole worksurface going up and down by the push of a button. It used to be those would be the real expensive – wouldn’t it be great to have all your stuff go up and down at any height you want, sitting to standing, but they are superexpensive, so I need to go to and on the desktop version. Those price points are coming together. While some of the on the desk versions have kind of gotten fancier with the whole movement towards sit to stand, the full table versions have been coming down in price, so if you’re talking about a new desk, you may want to consider the whole desk.WADE WINGLER: I’m looking at the autonomous line. I don’t know if you’ve had any spirits with those. They are entry-level, motorized, sit/stand table desk: $299.MARK STEWART: There are a couple reasons – and these aren’t absolutes. But there are a couple of reasons to consider that conceptually – Wade, your experience is what it is. I’m glad that’s working great for you and you are standing a lot. But textbook answers to this, when you put something now though she had one nice flat worksurface and you put this other device on top of it, only certain things go up like maybe the keyboard and the mouse. As the keyboard tray wide enough for an ergonomic keyboard? With many of these, it is really hard – one of the things the candor does well is a put a little – when it comes to the higher level, you can put a brace underneath the keyboard so that your keyboard doesn’t move much. It is not about the keyboard moving. It causes the monitors to shimmy. That can drive you crazy especially if there is a visual type of issue. Again, you lose a lot of your worksurface – or let’s say you’re doing it because you have a really particular back problem or something. Now you have to reach down for things. There are trade-offs.WADE WINGLER: I was in the only reason that moving to a full time standing worksurface has worked for me because it did two things at the same time: I went to a dual monitor setup and I also went to a paperless office. I don’t deal with paper and my keyboard and my mouth at the same time. I’ve got a scanner on my desk. I thought whatever document it is in my scanner or take a picture of it and it is on my secondary monitor. Because I’m not handling paper anymore, it works a lot better. When you do have a paper intensive activity like I need to sit down and look at budgets or a book or something, I’m moving away from my desk and going to sit at a table somewhere where regular chair environment.MARK STEWART: You guys know I’ve been doing lots of seating and positioning type access lately. I’ll roll with us a little bit more. There is another – back to the person’s question in particular. Again, we don’t know whether it is an executive desk or kind of more of a simple table. If it is more of the table thing, refer to what Brian said that is excellent. I love the company as well. Sometimes I’ve used – again, this is with always be safe double check. Bed risers. We’ve used bed risers to put under like sometimes. That gets it up a little higher. That is not the sit to stand. They did say they want both options. With wood, sometimes you can get an executive desktop. Well, if you raise the whole desk up to the work from standing position, now you can do – we don’t know the weight of this person and things like that, but another concept I do a lot is fixed height at the high level but now come in with a chair stool. Leading to a number of ergonomic chairs, Steelcase does it, ErgoGenesis, Bodybuilt does it and some others do it where you can – surprisingly it’s not a stool; it’s the full ergonomic chair, but on an extra tall cylinder with a foot ring. When you’re sitting, you can set high and then you just push the chair out and now you stand and the desk state at a higher height. That could be a trick that they might be interested in as well.BRIAN NORTON: Excellent. I think those are all really good options.***WADE WINGLER: And now it’s time for the about card question.BRIAN NORTON: So it’s time for our wildcard question. We do something a little unique today. We actually recorded the question first in our show. The reason we did that you will hear in a minute. Let’s go ahead and ask our wildcard question.WADE WINGLER: So for today’s wildcard question, I wanted to catch you guys while you were still fresh because we just do something just before stepping into the studio that I think is kind of cool. Late last week, we had preordered and got delivered our first Oculus Rift. We now have in our lab Oculus Rift and we’ve been doing demos and playing around with it a little bit. Today’s wildcard question is simply this: how cool was your experience just moments ago with Oculus Rift, and what is is going to mean for people with disabilities? Belva, you are the one saying “Oh, my gosh!” Tell me what just happened with this Oculus Rift deal.BELVA SMITH: I think it was amazing. First of all, the first one was Brian had me step out to the edge of this cliff and look down. Behind me were these big tall buildings and all around me. I was actually trying to reach and touch things because – did I feel it shake me at some point? Or was that my imagination?BRIAN NORTON: That’s your imagination. Belva and then there was this huge dinosaur that came walking up to me. I ducked because he walked over my head and I really – that’s what I felt like I was being shaken when he stopped behind me. Wow. I don’t know. I said can my visually impaired folks see this? Brian said no. I don’t know how it’s going to help us or what it’s going to do.WADE WINGLER: So if you are listening and are not familiar Oculus Rift is one of the first commercially available, eye and virtual-reality headsets. It’s a set of goggles that goes over your face and it fits tightly so it sort of blocks out all of the light in the room. Then it has these two high-definition audio earphones that slide down over your ears so that you have an immersive experience. You did the demo where you are standing on a skyscraper in this post-apocalyptic kind of world. Mark, you did a demo too, right?MARK STEWART: Yeah.WADE WINGLER: How was it?MARK STEWART: I did skyscraper and also the dinosaur.WADE WINGLER: Tell me about the dinosaur demo.MARK STEWART: The dinosaur demo was fantastic, but I put it in the category of being really fun and just I can’t believe how cool this technology is. I’m going to go to the skyscraper one because that was the first one I did. I thought I was in this category or I would like to be in the category of, I can control my emotions. I used to play sports and I can control my pain and this doesn’t really hurt. I can separate those sorts of things. Brian said step to the edge of the skyscraper – at least during that demo, I could not step four. I absolutely did not want to step forward. I was totally immersed. The whole time I was doing it, looking around, I was trying not to fall. But if you were going back and forth. I was concerned – I could have sworn I felt wind. It totally had me.BELVA SMITH: And you knew you weren’t going to fall, you you felt like you are going to fall.MARK STEWART: Yeah, I wasn’t trying it for 30 minutes and my goal wasn’t just can I step four. But while I was doing it for five minutes, I was like, I should step forward to see if – I didn’t. I was scared up there.BELVA SMITH: You felt the wind, and I felt the ground vibrating when the dinosaur was coming up. That’s crazy, isn’t it?MARK STEWART: I’m really surprised how immersive that was.BRIAN NORTON: I kind of look at it, because I’ve done both of those. I’ve done them all because I helped set it up this past week. I just think what an incredible opportunity for folks who have disabilities to be able to immerse themselves in an express they would otherwise be able to experience.BELVA SMITH: I of course immediately go for the visual impairments, but I have worked with clients who are either stuck or tethered to their bed or their wheelchair. So being able to put something like that on and maybe take a tour of a museum or take a tour of some sort of live sports event or something would be amazing, absolutely amazing.BRIAN NORTON: You guys didn’t get the footprints yet because there are other ones in there too. There is the virtual reality of the human body. Being able to better understand anatomy and physiology and all those kinds of things, it takes you through your lungs, it takes you through your brain and show you this real time, 3D, virtual-reality world of what’s really going on inside the body and how it works and red blood cells, white blood cells, things like that. I just wonder, just from a learning standpoints what a more subversive expense that can be for folks.BELVA SMITH: Are they using these things in school settings?WADE WINGLER: It’s so new that there not a whole lot of this particular virtual-reality headset being used yet like that. It’s still so new.MARK STEWART: Talk about visual-spatial. We all play off of multisensory approach to learning and multimodal learning. Sometimes it’s this, sometimes it’s that, sometimes it’s these two things. But as you’ve heard us say in other shows, and not a time for a lot of folks, just sort of the overlap itself really helps. Talk about taking something to another level. Isn’t that what we are all trying to do? Let’s do a little auditory, let’s do a little more visual. That’s the ultimate example.WADE WINGLER: Let’s sit under an oak tree with pictures and have a picnic well my penguin unicycles by.MARK STEWART: Exactly.BRIAN NORTON: It’s really an amazing experience.MARK STEWART: It’s unbelievable.WADE WINGLER: I’m sort of fascinated with what kind of opportunities might be for folks who have sensory issues or folks on the autism spectrum. If you want to learn to practice social interactions or learn to ignore distractions during conversation, what could you do for speech therapy where you are trying to recite stuff or learn to speak over a crowd or learn to deal with visual distractions during communication or social interaction? I think there is a whole bunch of stuff that you can do from the behavioral side of things. I’m fascinated with that.MARK STEWART: Immersive, we already said that word. But you are exactly right, Wade. We are here in the work building on Monday with all of our meetings and stuff like that. Brian takes me down to do this thing kind of as a surprise. Talk about my mind, everything is being off my mind in a flash. Totally immersive.BELVA SMITH: So you said this is one of the higher-end. How much is it?WADE WINGLER: I was impressed, we preordered this right at the release, so this one was ordered the last couple of weeks of April or so. The unit we bought, we just went to Amazon and bought a package that included an Alienware computer, the Oculus Rift, and all the accessories you needed to get it up and running including it’s got Xbox hand controllers, video game controllers, and stuff like that. It was just slightly under $2000 for the whole package, which I thought was remarkably inexpensive compared to what I was expecting. I was pleased. A couple of thousand dollars got the computer and everything.BELVA SMITH: Awesome.BRIAN NORTON: And for cost comparison, Google has done some things where you can take your phone, a six inch phone, and be able to stick it into a cardboard box looking thing and build to hold it up to your eyes and get yourself somewhat of a 3-D virtual reality subversive environment like that.BELVA SMITH: Tht sounded really help for me though. That sound is what really put me in the moment.BRIAN NORTON: Right.WADE WINGLER: The first time I experienced it, I didn’t have the earbuds or the earphones down correctly. Brian saw me messing with it, and he walked up and just didn’t say a word, just slid them down over my ears. I felt like he had put me into the world. It changed dramatically from having those earbuds slightly off to right over my ears.MARK STEWART: It was Star Trek holodeck stuff. You can look all around and it pans with you in real time and that’s just absolutely amazing. Is it full holodeck? No, in the sense that I can’t walk forward. Or if I put my hands out, I don’t see my hands. Otherwise –WADE WINGLER: That stuff comes though.The other thing I heard on public radio a week or so ago was the developers of Second Life, that virtual world that’s been around for years, are now working on how to take this new hardware and create – it’s called high fidelity, I think, which is a new version of Second Life based on not HoloLens but Oculus Rift kind of virtual glasses. Just imagine if two people sitting on opposite sides of the world can have this totally immersive experience. Mark and I could be in different hemispheres and sit in the park and played a game of chess using these sorts of things. I think about the other technology that is out there. We had that leave controller in our lab that you can hover your hands over and it will follow your hands around to allow you to play a game of chess or to control things in a virtual world. The marrying above this technology, I’ve messed with all the components I think that are required to give you this virtual world experience. They are all sorted out there individually. Marrying those up into a solution is the next step. Remarkable.BELVA SMITH: Wow.BRIAN NORTON: Excellent.MARK STEWART: Awesome.BRIAN NORTON: Thanks everyone. I appreciate you guys today. Thank you, Wade. Thank you, Belva. Thank you, Mark. But you are a little bit hesitant there.WADE WINGLER: You want to get out of here. But I have to get out of here. Thank you everyone. I appreciate it. I wanted to again tell folks how to find our show. You can find it by searching assisted technology questions on iTunes. You can look for us on stitcher, find us on our website at ATFAQshow.com. Also please don’t forget the question we had at the beginning of the show where we talked about if you guys know of an accessible bilingual dictionary for someone who is blind or visually impaired. I love to be able to pass information along to the folks that send that question in to us. Have any other feedback about the other question we ask today, we appreciate you sending that in today as well. You can get your questions to us, your feedback to us by calling our listener line at 317-721-7124. You can send us a tweet at the hashtag #ATFAQ. Or send us an email at tech@eastersealscrossroads.org. Again without your questions, we don’t have a show, so please send those in. We appreciate it. Take care and we will talk to you guys in a couple of weeks.BELVA SMITH: Thanks, guys.MARK STEWART: See you.WADE WINGLER: See you later.WADE WINGLER: Information provided on Assistive Technology Frequently Asked Questions does not constitute a product endorsement. Our comments are not intended as recommendations, nor is our show evaluative in nature. Assistive Technology FAQ is hosted by Brian Norton; gets editorial support from mark steward and Belva Smith; is produced by me, Wade Wingler; and receives support from Easter Seals Crossroads and the INDATA project. ATFAQ is a proud member of the Accessibility Channel. Find more of our shows at www.accessibilitychannel.com.last_img read more

Nokia Steel HR

first_imgSilent alarm feature can wake users with a gentle vibrationNo charging: battery lasts up to 8 monthsTracks steps, distance, swim (water resistant to 5 ATM), running, and calories burnedClick here for more information.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint Related4 Wireless Health Monitoring DevicesOctober 11, 2017In “Products and Devices”Nokia Thermo Smart ThermometerSeptember 28, 2017In “Products and Devices”ATU340 – Annual Holiday Shopping Show Part 1 – 2017December 1, 2017In “Assistive Technology Update” There are so many wearables on the market that it can be hard to sort through them all.  A couple weeks ago, I wrote about three activity trackers that encourage people to be more physically active.  A majority of these fitness trackers feature a sporty design.  The Nokia Steel is a sleek tracker you can wear in the pool or the boardroom!The Nokia Steel includes no buttons, no lights to unscramble, and allows users to go for a swim or jog – all without their phone.  The Steel features patented Connected Movement Technology which automatically tracks everything and syncs the info to the Health Mate app.Health Mate app:The Health Mate app provides users a detailed picture of their days and nights via color-coded graphs that show all activity.  The app provides a complete history of health data, such as activity, sleep, weight, and more.  This helps individuals view trends, track their progress, and improve over time.  The app is available on both Android and iOS devices.Other features of Nokia Steel:No buttons or lights to unscramble; analog subdial provides continuous, clear insights to each wearer’s daily activity progressFeatures 316L stainless steel case, chrome hands, double-domed glass, and a soft silicone sport strapSteel automatically detects when users fall asleep to deliver a complete picture of nights and naps:Wearers can view deep and light sleep, wake-ups, and sleep durationlast_img read more

Pramati Technologies Launches Chatletsai to Help Enterprises Optimize Website Conversion Rates

first_img AIchatlets.aiMarketing TechnologyNewsPramati TechnologiesVivek Lakshman Previous ArticleStore Brands Surge by 40% Plus in Mass Retail Channel over 5 Years, Far Outpacing National BrandsNext ArticleShutterstock Launches “View in Room” Augmented Reality for Mobile Pramati Technologies Launches Chatlets.ai to Help Enterprises Optimize Website Conversion Rates PRNewswireApril 23, 2019, 8:02 pmApril 23, 2019 Chatlets.ai Supports AI-Based Segmentation and Strategic Micro Conversions That Add up to Overall Conversion Goals Pramati Technologies, a software technology incubator, announced the launch of Chatlets.ai, a new conversational user experience platform that learns directly from website visitors and uses AI techniques to more accurately segment users and drive higher conversion rates. While conversational interfaces (also known as chatbots) have been prevalent, the use of AI and machine learning for driving conversions has not been fully explored by enterprises. Chatlets.ai is a groundbreaking tool for marketers who historically have had to “best guess” customer segmentation based on behavior and demographic information, which may not always paint an accurate picture. Launching in beta for enterprise users, Chatlets.ai enables marketers to enhance third-party data with first-party data and deliver more relevant content and more successful micro conversions.“Micro conversions, the smaller steps consumers take before they convert, are critical to delivering overall conversion goals such as purchase. However, executing an effective micro conversion strategy is difficult, as most marketers are unable to gauge user intent well enough to serve up the right content that will engage the user,” said Vivek Lakshman, Co-founder and Vice President of Products at Chatlets.ai. “Marketers are looking for ways to more effectively nudge users towards desired behaviors; Chatlets.ai provides a flexible and cost-effective way to influence behavior by helping marketers better understand website visitors.”Marketing Technology News: Userful Announces New Drag-and-Drop Command and Control Module for Visual Networking PlatformChatlets can be deployed exactly where needed on websites and landing pages to collect first-party data and combine it with third-party data from existing backend systems. Another key feature is that Chatlets.ai is non-intrusive to website navigation and does not require disruptive design or backend changes to websites to implement.Marketing Technology News: PCM Partners with RingCentral to Bring Cloud Communications Solutions to Enterprises“Chatlets combine the best of chatbots, conversational forms and third-party data in a purposeful way,” said Lakshman. “Most marketers say converting leads is a top priority; optimizing micro conversions using Chatlets can give them that essential competitive edge.”Marketing Technology News: Video Conferencing Solutions Provider, IVCi, Shares Tips for Choosing the Best Video Wall Solution for Your Spacelast_img read more

MarTech Interview with Tom Smith Founder and CEO GlobalWebIndex

first_imgAbout TomAbout GlobalWebIndexAbout Tom AI in MarTechAutomationGlobalWebIndexInterviewInterview SeriesMarketing Tech InsightsMarketing TechnologyMarketing Technology InterviewMarTech InterviewMarTech Interview SeriesMarTech SoftwareMartech stackMarTech UpdatesTom Smith Previous ArticleIDnow Pushes for 100 Million Euro Sales Target with New CEO and CFONext ArticleLiveIntent Tap Software Provider Narrative To Accelerate Next generation of Onboarding Service Built for Brands, Platforms and Publishers Demanding Open Ecosystem MarTech Interview Series The MTS Martech Interview Series is a fun Q&A style chat which we really enjoy doing with martech leaders. With inspiration from Lifehacker’s How I work interviews, the MarTech Series Interviews follows a two part format On Marketing Technology, and This Is How I Work. The format was chosen because when we decided to start an interview series with the biggest and brightest minds in martech – we wanted to get insight into two areas … one – their ideas on marketing tech and two – insights into the philosophy and methods that make these leaders tick. Tom founded GlobalWebIndex in 2009 and the company has transformed from a simple idea to the world’s leading provider of consumer insights to the global marketing industry. His goal is to expand their reach to represent every connected consumer on the planet, with data that helps businesses of any size connect with the right audience. “Marketing Automation is baked into our own marketing processes, however, it’s no short cut for real people working with prospects and customers in a non-scalable way“center_img Tell us about your role and journey into marketing technology. What inspired you to start GlobalWebIndex?I had previously worked in a market research role at a large global advertising agency. My job was to help clients understand who they should target their marketing at, why and how to reach them. I utilized all the industry research and data sets that existed, however it was increasingly apparent to me that I was unable to do my job as all the data sets were collected offline and focused on TV, radio and print. The data I was using was often up to 18 months old and all made for local markets, which is the global connected digital era was completely non fit for purpose.Knowing this problem inspired me to build the solution that enabled modern marketers to understand their audience anywhere in the world.How do you see the modern automation industry evolving from the dot-com bubble era?Marketing automation is baked into our own marketing processes, however, it’s no short cut for real people working with prospects and customers in a non-scalable way. We have large teams of designers and content writers producing custom and bespoke content. We encourage our sales development and new business teams to take the time to contact people in a personal and one-to-one way.Within our own product, we are building in automation to help researchers, analysts and non-experts quickly derive insights by identifying relevant data points. However, really people have to interpret what it means. Automation should mean that people have more time to think, spend less time running data. Automation will never replace people.How does GlobalWebIndex fit into a modern marketing technology stack?The most fundamental part of successful marketing and business strategy is audience insight. Knowing who and how to target is the first stepping stone in success. Most of our customers use out data in silo and develop audience insights through our platform, however an increasing number is integrating our data into their data stacks and DMPs and also utilize our pixel to deliver incredibly detailed audience analytics. We also have an API and a number of clients have used this to combine our data with other data sets.How does GlobalWebIndex technology maximize the campaign effectiveness at each step of the user’s journey?No campaign is effective without understanding the fundamentals of who you should target, why and how to engage. This is our core value. Often in a world of optimization and direct response, marketers can jump past these fundamentals, but without it, money is being poured down the drain. Also with our analytics solutions you can measure the exact audience you reach, from any combination of over 35,000 variables. Reaching the right audience is vital to digital marketing and can drive perceptions and build brands.From the time you started GlobalWebIndex, how much has the customer data and analytics market evolved?I started a market research business when everyone was saying it was dying and going to be replaced by actual data from social networks, behavioral tracking and analytics. Many thought third-party data could replace market research. Nothing has been further from the truth and market research is now more relevant than ever. Analytics is incredibly inaccurate and with GDPR, consumers have to opt in and knowingly participate.Tell us about your go-to strategies to support rapid growth, lessons learned through periods of massive shift and transition.Last year we hired over 100 people. This is a monumental challenge and I’ve learnt (sometimes the hard way) that you need to invest more than you could imagine on learning and education. Also huge over-communication on the business journey and the vision of where you are going. Those 100 new hires had no concept of where the business evolved from and it’s easy to forget that. I try to imagine what it would be like to join my business today and make that an awesome and inspiring experience.Which marketing and sales automation tools and technologies do you currently use?We use SalesLoft and HubSpot.What are your predictions on the most impactful disruptions in technologies/innovations for marketing and sales in 2019-2020?We are in the midst of a data disruption, but it’s all coming back around to market research and sample-based data sets, complete and accurate data with no holes.What startups in the technology industry are you watching keenly right now?Our own, Pollpass, which is an AI-powered chatbot that turns surveys into a one-to-one conversation. We built a start-up inside our business and I am incredibly proud of what we have built.How do you prepare for an AI-centric world as a business leader?I think AI-impact is over-hyped and I’m not taking specific steps. People are the core of all companies and that’s not changing any time soon. It can massively improve products and we are using it to deliver a better surveying experience by creating real-life type conversations in our new data collection platform, Pollpass.How do you inspire your people to work with technology?I have the opposite problem. I want people to get off technology. I encourage employees to get off Slack and pick up the phone or to leave their phones and laptops out of meetings and bring maximum attention. Meetings with total attention are incredibly productive.One word that best describes how you work.Persistent.What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?Of course Slack! Also Salesforce and email which is massively underrated and frankly without it I would have no business.What’s your smartest work related shortcut or productivity hack?I review and delete all my email in my inbox every single day, this takes 10-15 minutes’ tops, but the productivity gains are insane. Communication is 90% of my job and a huge part of that is digital. If you are not responsive you lose the respect of the team. Most people’s inboxes really freak me out.What are you currently reading? (What do you read, and how do you consume information?)I am reading about five books in one go, all extremely slowly. The best ones I am reading now are “The Hard Things about Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz and “Peak: How All Of Us Can Achieve Extraordinary Things” by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool.What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?Don’t worry about competitors.Something you do better than others – the secret of your success?I really believe in what we’re building and I can clearly see where it’s going to go in the next five and ten years. My main job is to sell that to other people.Thank you, Tom! That was fun and hope to see you back on MarTech Series soon. MarTech Interview with Tom Smith, Founder and CEO, GlobalWebIndex Sudipto GhoshMay 7, 2019, 6:27 pmMay 7, 2019 About GlobalWebIndex GlobalWebIndex is a leading market research company that provides digital consumer insights across 45 countries to the world’s largest brands, marketing agencies and media organizations. Our data represents more than 2 billion connected consumers, which we leverage to create 35,000 data points to profile internet users around the world.last_img read more

ET Deals Samsung 75Inch 4K QLED HDR TV 1499 Samsung 512GB MicroSDXC

first_imgET Deals: Samsung 75-Inch 4K QLED HDR TV $1,499, Samsung 512GB MicroSDXC $88, Dell 9th Gen Core i7 Desktop $999 Black Friday isn’t the only time to find excellent deals on high-end electronics. Today you can get a large 75-inch Samsung QLED TV for just a fraction of its original retail price.Samsung QN75Q7FN 75-Inch QLED HDR 4K TV ($1,499.99)Samsung’s large format QN75Q7FN TV measures 75-inches diagonally and uses QLED technology to create an image with exceptional clarity and rich blacks. The TV also supports HDR, and it has several smart TV functions including support for Bixby voice commands. Right now you can get it from Walmart marked down from $4,799.99 to just $1,499.99.Dell XPS 8930 Intel Core i7-9700 Desktop w/ Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB HDD ($999.99)Dell’s XPS 8930 desktop comes with an Intel Core i7-9700 processor with six Hyper-Threaded CPU cores that push their clock speed up as high as 4.7GHz. The system also comes with 16GB of DDR4 memory, a 1TB 7,200RPM HDD, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card that has plenty of power to run the latest games. You can get this system marked down from $1,349.99 to a more affordable $999.99 from Dell.Samsung Evo Select 512GB MicroSDXC ($88.80)In addition to its large 512GB capacity, this microSDXC card is also fairly fast and able to transfer data at up to 100MB/s. Currently, you can get it from Amazon marked down from $99.99 to $88.80.Asus GeForce RTX 2080 O8G ROG Strix OC Edition GDDR6 ($703.48)Asus built this RTX 2080 graphics card with a large 2.7 slot thermal solution that has an exceedingly large heatsink and three of Asus’s axial-tech fans. This helps to keep the card’s 2,944 CUDA cores from overheating well enough to permit Asus to factory overclock this card to 1,890MHz. Right now it’s marked down from $799.99 to $703.48 on Amazon.HP Pavilion 590-P0050 Intel Core i5-8400 Windows 10 Refurbished Desktop w/ 8GB RAM, 16GB Optane Memory and 1TB HDD ($399.99)This desktop comes equipped with a six-core Intel Core i5-8400 processor that has plenty of power for everyday tasks. The system also has 8GB of RAM and a 16GB Intel Optane memory chip to help speed things up. This PC has been refurbished and is on sale from PCMag’s storefront marked down from $599.99 to $399.99.Logitech Z313 Speaker System ($27.72)This affordable speaker system is marked down from Amazon from $49.99 to $27.72 and includes a 15W subwoofer that can produce deep bass notes that you can feel as well as hear. The two included satellite speakers each have a 5W power rating and will provide a clear audio experience.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the relevant retail sites for more information. For more great deals, go to our partners at TechBargains.com. The Most Offensive Video Game Characters of All Time Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Cartoon Episodes So Controversial They Were Banned 0 Comments We Finally Understand Why ‘Criminal Minds’ Got Canceled This Is Where ‘The Man With the Golden Voice’ Ended Up Quentin Tarantino’s 50 Greatest Quotes Extremetech may earn affiliate commissions from the shopping links included on this page. To find out more, read our complete terms of use. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet ‘Frozen 2’ Theories That Just Might Be True Artist Reimagines Iconic Disney Scenes with a Hilarious Twist 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beard Tagged In et deals Post a Comment 0 Comments By Michael Sexton on July 12, 2019 at 4:35 pmlast_img read more

NASA Sends Tiny Atomic Clock to Space

first_imgNASA Sends Tiny Atomic Clock to Space ‘Endgame’ Directors Apologize To Tom Holland By Ryan Whitwam on June 27, 2019 at 11:35 am Tagged In sciencespacenasaspacexatomic clock Post a Comment 5 Comments You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet ‘IT Chapter Two’ Director Has Another Horror Remake In Mind The Real Reason Emma Watson Refuses to Do a Nude Scene Wesley Snipes Sounds Off On The Latest ‘Blade’ News Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 Images Introduce Charles Manson and More Don’t Watch These Movies With Your Parents The Possibility Of An ‘Iron Man 4’ Finally Addressed 5 Comments Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Traveling through space isn’t just about knowing where you are. You also need to know what time it is, and a wristwatch won’t do. Spacecraft rely on extremely accurate measurements of time to coordinate maneuvers, and these systems will become even more important as we aim for distant destinations. That’s why NASA is testing a new type of mercury-ion atomic clock, which is smaller and more versatile. NASA’s new clock headed into space earlier this week aboard the second commercial Falcon Heavy launch. That rocket carried 24 different payloads including a prototype light sail spacecraft, NOAA temperature monitoring satellites, a NASA test of hydrazine fuel alternatives, and more. The Deep Space Atomic Clock was a very small part of the Falcon Heavy’s total payload, but it could be one of NASA’s most important current experiments. Most current spacecraft rely on signals from Earth-based systems to do all the work. A signal goes to the spacecraft from Earth, and the spacecraft sends one back. Atomic clocks on Earth measure the time it took for the signal to come back, allowing controllers to calculate distance and speed for the probe. The problem with this system is how long it takes light to travel between Earth and the probe. On a trip to Mars, it would take about 40 minutes for each navigation measurement, which is impractical for real-time autonomous navigation and crewed missions. The Deep Space Atomic Clock launched aboard the second commercial Falcon Heavy.To fix this, you need an atomic clock on the spacecraft, and that’s what the Deep Space Atomic Clock is. It’s about the size of a toaster oven, attached to the General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Orbital Test Bed satellite. Atomic clocks on Earth are usually the size of a refrigerator. It could effectively make navigation calculations a one-way system. Signals from Earth could allow the spacecraft to instantly measure its speed and position. NASA says the Deep Space Atomic Clock has a high degree of stability, so it should remain accurate far longer than any mission would last. It should only be off by one or two nanoseconds in nine million years. NASA will gauge the clock’s performance in the coming months with the aim to integrate similar devices with small and mid-sized satellites. Atomic clocks may also end up on spacecraft in the Artemis program’s moon missions.Now read:SpaceX Successfully Launches Starlink SatellitesNASA Installs Wheels on Mars 2020 RoverNASA Needs $20 Billion in Additional Funding to Reach Moon by 2024 last_img read more

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first_img Tagged In et deals Post a Comment 3 Comments Hidden Secrets Disney Just Assumed You’d Ignore Celebs Who Were Sadly Killed By Their Fans Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Amazon Prime Day Deals: Save Big On Smart Home, Electronics, SSDs, Computers, and More Extremetech may earn affiliate commissions from the shopping links included on this page. To find out more, read our complete terms of use. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet The Inside Scoop On How ‘The Batman’ Is Coming Along Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous Jim Carrey’s Tragic Life Just Gets Sadder and Sadder Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 and Unrecognizably Gorgeous Amazon’s Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping events of the year with countless deals on just about everything you could want. After hours of sifting through deals, we’ve compiled the following list with the best deals available on everything from high-end smartphones and computers to home appliances. Many other retailers are also offering strong deals at this moment in an attempt to compete with the online retail giant. The full list can be found below and will be updated throughout the next few days as new deals go live and old deals expire, but first, you should take a look at these exceptional deals that stand above the rest.AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8-Core Processor w/ Wraith Prism LED Cooler ($199.99) AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X is a fast processor with eight CPU cores. The processor is clocked in at 4.3GHz and offers plenty of performance for gaming and extensively heavy multitasking. It also comes with a decent cooler with RGB LED lights. Right now it’s marked down from $329.00 to $199.99 for Prime Day.Samsung Galaxy S10 Factory Unlocked w/ 128GB Storage ($599.99) During Amazon’s Prime Day sale you can get one of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 smartphones with 128GB of storage marked down from $899.99 to $599.99. This phone is one of the fastest smartphones available on the market today with a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and 8GB of RAM. It also features a relatively high-quality camera and it comes fully unlocked.Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset ($69.99) Kingston designed its HyperX Cloud II gaming headset to work with both the PS4 and Xbox One in addition to PCs. It features high-quality 53mm Neodymium magnetic speaker drivers to produce audio with excellent clarity. The memory foam padded ear cuffs also help to cancel out exterior noise. You can get it for a limited time marked down from $99.99 to $69.99.Ring Alarm 5-Piece Kit w/ 3rd Gen Echo Dot ($118.99)The Ring Alarm 5 gives you comprehensive security for your home. It includes a contact sensor that can warn whenever the door or window it is connected to is opened. This set also has a motion detector, an alarm speaker, a range extender, and a keypad for setting and disarming the alarm. You can get this set with an 3rd gen Echo Dot from Amazon marked down from $248.90 to $118.99.Amazon Fire TV Stick w/ Alexa Voice Remote ($14.99)Amazon’s Fire TV Stick essentially turns your regular old LCD TV into a smart TV by allowing you to stream content from a wide range of sources. It also has a remote that supports Alexa voice commands, and Amazon is now offering it marked down from $39.99 to just $14.99.Featured DealsFeatured DealsFree $5 Amazon Credit with $25 Amazon Gift Card Purchase at Amazon (use code: GCPRIME19).Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart Speaker (3-Pack $60) for $22 at Amazon (list price $49.99).Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Media Player with $45 Sling TV Credit for $24.99 at Amazon (list price $49.99).Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player with $45 Sling TV Credit for $14.99 at Amazon (list price $39.99).Echo Show 5 5.5″ Compact Smart Display for $49.99 at Amazon (list price $79.99).iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum for $229.99 at Amazon (list price $374.99).iRobot Roomba 891 Robot Vacuum w/ 5x Power for $299.99 at Amazon (list price $449.99).Ecovacs Deebot 500 Robot Vacuum (110-min Runtime) for $169.99 at Amazon (list price $279.99).HP Pavilion AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Desktop w/ RX 580 GPU for $479.99 at Amazon (list price $769.99).23andme DNA Test + Health 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Wireless Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones for $89.99 at Amazon (list price $199.99).Apple AirPods with Charging Case for $144.99 at Amazon (list price $159).Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for $169.99 at Amazon (list price $199).Apple iPad 9.7″ 32GB WiFi Tablet for $249 at Amazon (list price $329).Apple Watch Series 4 40mm GPS Smartwatch for $329.99 w/ No-Rush Shipping at Amazon (list price $399).Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB Unlocked Smartphone for $599.99 at Amazon (list price $899.99).Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB Unlocked Smartphone for $699.99 at Amazon (list price $999.99).Samsung Galaxy S10e 128GB Unlocked Smartphone for $549.99 at Amazon (list price $749.99).Ancestry Dna Kit with 26 Personalized Traits for $69 at Amazon (list price $119).AncestryDNA Genetic Ethnicity Test for $49 at Amazon (list price $99).Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Wired Headphones for $99 at Amazon (list price $177.99).Logitech HD Pro c920 1080p Webcam for $39.99 at Amazon (list price 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(use code: GCPRIME19).4 Months Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99 at Amazon (list price $31.96).Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart Speaker (3-Pack $60) for $22 at Amazon (list price $49.99).Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Media Player with $45 Sling TV Credit for $24.99 at Amazon (list price $49.99).Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player with $45 Sling TV Credit for $14.99 at Amazon (list price $39.99).Echo Show 5 5.5″ Compact Smart Display for $49.99 at Amazon (list price $79.99).Ring Video Doorbell Pro 1080p Camera for $169 at Amazon (list price $298.99).Ring Video Doorbell 2 1080p Camera for $139 at Amazon (list price $199).Ring Alarm 5 Piece Kit + Bonus Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $119 at Amazon (list price $248.9).Ring Alarm 8 Piece Kit + Bonus Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $144 at Amazon (list price $318.97).Fire HD 10 32GB 10.1″ 1080p WiFi Tablet with Special Offers (2 for $180) for $99.99 at Amazon (list price $149.99).Fire HD 8 16GB 8″ HD WiFi Tablet with Special Offers (2 for $80) for $49.99 at Amazon (list price $79.99).Fire 7 16GB 7″ WiFi Tablet with Special Offers (2 for $50) for $29.99 at Amazon (list price $49.99).Kindle Paperwhite 8GB 6″ 300ppi WiFi E-reader with Special Offers + $5 eBook credit and 3 months Kindle Unlimited for $84.99 at Amazon (list price $129.99).Kindle 4GB 6″ 167ppi WiFi E-reader with Special Offers + $5 eBook credit and 3 months Kindle Unlimited for $59.99 at Amazon (list price $89.99).Echo 2nd Gen Smart Speaker for $49.99 at Amazon (list price $99.99).Echo Plus 2nd Gen Smart Speaker with Built-in Smart Home Hub for $109.99 at Amazon (list price $149.99).Fire TV Cube 4K Streaming Media Player for $69.99 at Amazon (list price $119.99).Fire TV Recast Over-the-Air DVR (4 Tuners, 1TB, 150 Hours) (2 Tuners/500GB for $130) for $179.99 at Amazon (list price $279.99).Blink XT2 1080p Smart Security Camera 2 Camera Kit (1 Camera $70, 3 Camera $160, 5 Camera $250) for $99.99 at Amazon (list price $179.99).Ring Stick Up Cam Wired HD Security Camera for $124.99 at Amazon 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See the relevant retail sites for more information. For more great deals, go to our partners at TechBargains.com. Willow Smith’s Transformation is Turning Heads We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappeared 3 Comments By Michael Sexton on July 16, 2019 at 8:57 pmlast_img read more

V12 Launches Revolutionary Database of 125 Million InMarket Diners Providing Restaurants with

first_imgV12 Launches Revolutionary Database of 125 Million In-Market Diners, Providing Restaurants with Groundbreaking Insight into Their Customers and Competitors PRNewswireApril 24, 2019, 4:05 pmApril 24, 2019 AcquisitionAndy FrawleyMarketing TechnologyNewsRestaurant Intender DatabaseV12V12 Velocity Previous ArticleTD and Microsoft Enter into a Strategic Relationship to Power the Future of Digital Customer ExperiencesNext ArticleCrypto Terminal Offers a Market Intelligence Platform for the Digital Asset Industry Featuring Quick Service, Fast Casual and Casual Dining Restaurant BrandsV12, a leading provider of customer acquisition solutions, announced the launch of its Restaurant Intender Database, the industry’s largest and most inclusive database of consumers actively shopping for quick service, fast casual and casual dining restaurant options. The in-market database is an integrated component of V12 Velocity, the company’s end-to-end customer acquisition package featuring first and third-party data integration, analytics and omnichannel program and campaign delivery.Powered by V12 Signals technology, V12’s intender database was built over a three-year time span using proprietary mobile location intelligence, browsing behavior and in-market behavioral triggers.“One of the biggest challenges restaurant owners and marketers face is cost-efficient customer acquisition and retention. However, the existing marketing ecosystem has been highly ineffective due to the lack of effective data sources and real-time, actional consumer insights,” said Andy Frawley, CEO of V12. “V12 has developed a remarkably powerful solution to identify high quality prospects for acquisition based on behavioral indicators and in market intent.”Marketing Technology News: Welcome to the Eventbrite App Marketplace and Our New Partners: Constant Contact, Gift Up!, Lennd, and PrismThe three pillars of V12’s Restaurant Intender Database include:80 million monthly consumers who are actively browsing online for restaurants and dining options. V12 provides visibility into behavioral data and searches occurring on over 90% of internet-connected devices.17 million monthly consumers visiting restaurants including quick service, fast casual and casual dining establishments. Unlike other mobile solutions which only target the device, V12 Signals proprietary mobile location intelligence connects devices to actual consumer identities.27 million new movers looking for new dining options in their local area.Marketing Technology News: Sales Engagement Leader Outreach Reaches Unicorn Status, Raises $114 Million Series E“Consumers are eating away from home more often and are looking for a range of dining options to fit their lifestyles. As they research online or visit dining establishments, we are able to capture these signals and provide restaurant marketers a wealth of insights into who they should be targeting for acquisition or retention” said Anders Ekman, President of V12. “We are extremely excited to bring our restaurant intender solutions to market and are encouraged with the high engagement rates and reduced acquisition costs our clients are enjoying.”Marketing Technology News: US Companies Seek Providers to Help Manage Enterprise Use of Salesforcelast_img read more

Synthio Introduces Contact Data Maintenance for Salesforce

first_imgContinuous data cleansing and enrichment improves the quality of Salesforce contact databasesSynthio, the leader in contact data maintenance solutions for B2B companies, announced the immediate availability of its Contact Data Management for Salesforce (CDM-SF) platform. CDM-SF continuously compares a customer’s Salesforce contact database against more than 160 million data records and automatically updates it with complete and correct information.Marketing Technology News: Valassis’ Marketing Technology Platform Earns Tech AwardA company’s contact data is the lifeblood of its marketing and sales campaigns, its customer relationships, billing and invoicing, and supply chain. Therefore, current and correct data is essential to a company’s operations. Data hygiene – the regular and frequent correction of inaccurate or incomplete records – has long been a laborious and time-consuming task that can often introduce new errors.Synthio solves this dilemma by connecting directly to a customer’s Salesforce database and automatically updating incorrect or incomplete records without requiring manual inspection and editing. Companies implementing CDM-SF are assured of a complete and correct database on which to build Account Based Marketing and demand generation programs, customer billing, and partner management.Marketing Technology News: JumpCrew Announces Inaugural Conference “JumpCon: The Digital Sales Transformation Summit”“Historically, data maintenance has been expensive and burdensome, costing American companies upwards of 3 trillion dollars per year, according to a survey by IBM,” says Bill Curran, Synthio’s chief executive officer. “And bad contact data affects more than the bottom line. Synthio’s CDM-SF platform will give B2B companies the satisfaction of knowing that they have complete and correct data as the foundation for their mission critical programs.”Marketing Technology News: Inpixon to Acquire Indoor Mapping Leader Jibestream Synthio Introduces Contact Data Maintenance for Salesforce Business WireJuly 12, 2019, 11:00 pmJuly 12, 2019 Data MaintenanceMarketing Technology NewsNewsSalesforceSynthio Previous ArticlePalo Alto Networks Welcomes Jean English as New Chief Marketing OfficerNext ArticleB2B Marketing Hacks: Lead Follow-Up at Shows … No Excuses!last_img read more

Qualys Expands Global Cloud Platform to the Canadian Market

first_imgQualys Expands Global Cloud Platform to the Canadian Market PRNewswireJuly 3, 2019, 11:29 amJuly 3, 2019 Cloud PlatformMarketing TechnologyMarketing Technology NewsNewsQualysQualys Canadian CloudVulnerability Management ServicesX-Force Red Previous ArticlePixability Announces PixabilityONE, an All-In-One Solution for Audi-Ence Targeting, Optimization, and Reporting for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Connected TVNext ArticleThe Alesco Group of Companies Announces the Addition of Exact Data Qualys, Inc., a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, announced the launch of the Qualys Canadian Cloud. The addition of this new location marks another milestone for Qualys’ expanding global operations, which now includes eight locations on three continents.Cloud momentum is accelerating, and bringing an increased need for local regulations and compliance demands to which organizations migrating to the cloud must comply. The Canadian Qualys Cloud Platform now gives customers the ability to comply with Canadian data residency regulations.Marketing Technology News: Connected TV is Transforming the Digital Advertising Ecosystem: ExtremLatest Video Benchmarks Report Shows 49% of Video Ad Impressions Going to CTV“IBM integrates with Qualys through our X-Force Red Vulnerability Management Services to help identify, prioritize and remediate security flaws impacting clients’ most important assets. Qualys’ new location in Canada gives joint customers the strategic advantage they need when addressing Canadian data regulations,” said Charles Henderson, global head of X-Force Red at IBM.“We are excited to see Qualys’ investment in and support of the Canadian market, which allows us to use the full suite of Qualys tools without worrying about data being stored outside the country,” said Mike Patterson, manager, Information Security Operations at the University of Waterloo.Marketing Technology News: Cognitiv Launches First Deep Learning Incrementality Solution To Help Marketers Find New CustomersThe Qualys Cloud Platform is built on a modern, cloud-native, microservices-based architecture that delivers an extensible, scalable, powerful and, above all, more secure IT environment. “This dynamic platform provides a highly-scalable environment that delivers full visibility across on-premises, endpoint, cloud and mobile environments allowing companies to have a continuous view of their security posture and respond accordingly,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys, Inc. “We are excited to bring our Cloud Platform to the Canadian market.”Marketing Technology News: Broadvoice Welcomes Kim McLachlan as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketinglast_img read more

SpotX Integrates IAB Tech Labs Open Measurement SDK

first_imgSpotX Integrates IAB Tech Lab’s Open Measurement SDK PRNewswireJuly 16, 2019, 6:17 pmJuly 16, 2019 SpotX Clients Can Now Easily Access Third-Party Viewability and Verification for In-App Mobile AdsSpotX, the leading global video advertising and monetization platform, announced the certification for and support of the IAB Tech Lab’s Open Measurement Software Development Kit (OM SDK). The new integration helps facilitate third-party viewability and verification measurement for ads served to mobile app environments without using multiple measurement provider SDKs.As content consumption on mobile continues to increase around the world, so has advertising spend on the medium. In fact, nearly a quarter of digital advertising budgets are allocated to mobile apps, according to a report conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of PubMatic.“With so many marketers investing in mobile app advertising, measuring mobile impressions is more important than ever, and yet it remains a challenge across the industry,” said Nick Frizzell, VP, brand safety and inventory operations, at SpotX. “The OM SDK allows publishers to access multiple SDKs collapsed into a single integration which simplifies the process without sacrificing functionality, which is why we are advocating for all of our clients to adopt it.”Marketing Technology News: Ad Fraud to Cost North American Advertisers $100 Million a Day by 2023By updating to the latest SpotX iOS or Android SDK, publishers will have access to Open Measurement support, automatically get the benefit of IAB Tech Lab certification, and improve overall load performance. Additionally, the OM SDK gives advertisers peace of mind and enables them to make media buys more confidently, knowing that OM-compliant inventory provides unprecedented transparency and measurement.“As one of the founding members of the IAB Tech Lab’s Open Measurement working group that manages the creation and adoption of the OM SDK, DV applauds the steps SpotX has taken to integrate and promote adoption,” said Matt McLaughlin, COO at DoubleVerify, the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software, data and analytics. “The OM SDK is a critical tool that enables advertisers to get consistent media quality signals across environments – resulting in greater transparency and giving brands greater confidence in their digital investment.”Marketing Technology News: Accelerators Launched for Rapid Execution and Faster Time to Market“The creation of the Open Measurement SDK has been an industry-wide initiative, with 39 companies now certified by the IAB Tech Lab, enabling hundreds and thousands of mobile apps,” said Dennis Buchheim, Executive Vice President and General Manager, IAB Tech Lab. “Continued ecosystem adoption and support will drive the entire supply chain towards increased efficiency, transparency, and flexibility.”Marketing Technology News: SynergySuite Closes $6 Million Series A Led by First Analysis IAB Tech LabMarketing Technology NewsNewsOpen Measurement SoftwareSpotXvideo advertising Previous ArticleNew Competitive Report by BIA Advisory Services Shows Similarities and Differences Among Leading Call Tracking PlatformsNext ArticleFree Email Marketing Tools Now Available in Free HubSpot CRMlast_img read more

Animoto Investigates Marketing Potential For Branded Videos on Instagram Stories

first_imgIn 2019, Instagram Stories is rising fast as the new social media marketing platform. We investigated how marketers are navigating the platform’s success. For marketers, Stories content plays a key role in driving action. Animoto’s 2018 survey of 1,017 consumers and 501 marketers found that marketers are doubling down on sharing video on Instagram Stories and seeing results in the form of direct customer communication.“In today’s social landscape, Instagram Stories is an undeniably powerful marketing tool. The rise to 500 million daily active users poses a unique challenge for marketers to differentiate their brand. For the team at Animoto, making sure our customers stand out on Stories and beyond is at the heart of our mission,” said Animoto co-founder & CEO, Brad Jefferson.Marketing Technology News: Gigapaces Partners with Tableau to Accelerate Machine Learning and Data VisualizationOpportunity for Branded Video on Instagram Stories Businesses are quickly catching on to the key advantage of marketing their brand with Stories. Since video is the #1 type of content consumers prefer on social, marketers are sharing their message with video on Stories.74 percent of marketers post at least 2 videos on Instagram Stories a month.A third of the most-viewed Stories are from businesses.The Future of StoriesSharing stories affords a tremendous opportunity for businesses to interact with their customers, measure the impact of their marketing efforts, and apply these learnings to drive real-world results. Story ads, in particular, are helping businesses reach their target audience, and drive traffic from a brand’s Story to its website.96 percent of marketers using Story ads intend to continue in the next 6 months.62 percent of businesses received a direct message from a customer because of a branded Instagram Story.What This Means For Your Business According to Instagram, 80 percent of users visit the platform to decide whether to buy a product or service. On Stories, consumers are already active and browsing branded content daily. Eye-catching, mobile-friendly content optimized for Stories can demonstrate products or services in action and drive real-world results for your business.Marketing Technology News: Verve Releases SDK 4.0 To Supercharge The Revenue-Generating Power Of In-App InventoryMethodology:Animoto surveyed a representative sample of U.S. adult consumers and adult marketers at companies that have created at least 2 videos in the past year to learn about social media and video marketing practices. The web-based survey was fielded August 25, 2018 through September 5, 2018, with a sample size of 1,017 consumers 18 years or older and 501 video marketers at companies of 3 employees or larger. For the consumer survey, the margin of error was 3.1%; for the marketer survey, the margin of error was 4.4%.Marketing Technology News: Invoca Survey Finds Over Half of Consumers Only Offered Automated Communications By Brands Feel Frustrated When They’re Unable to Speak with a Live Person AnimotoBrad JeffersonNews Previous ArticleSequent Appoints Neil MacDonald VP and GM for EMEANext ArticlePowerChats Updates Home Service Customer Experience with Latest Software Advances Animoto Investigates Marketing Potential For Branded Videos on Instagram Stories PRNewswireJune 28, 2019, 3:40 pmJune 28, 2019 As of January 2019, Instagram’s daily active user count has reached 500 million users, up from 400 million users in June 2018. The broader adoption of the Stories format has created a key growth opportunity for brands to reach new prospects, drive brand awareness, and engage with current customers more effectively.Marketing Technology News: Absolutdata Named Best Overall AI-Based Analytics Company in 2019 AI Breakthrough Awards Program Animoto takes a close look at stats behind the rise of Instagram Stories in 2019 with the release of an infographic aimed at marketers. The company that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos compiled data about the rapid growth of Instagram Stories, its effect on the social media marketing landscape, and how marketers and small businesses can stay ahead of the curve. 74 percent of businesses post at least 2 videos on Instagram Stories each month, with 62 percent saying a Story prompted a direct message from a customerlast_img read more

Brave Expands Advertising Platform to Mobile Devices and Launches Brave Ads Certified

first_img Advertising PlatformBraveBrave AdsCertified Vendor Programclick-through ratesMarketing Technology NewsNewsPadsquad Previous ArticleM-Commerce Not Living up to Consumer Expectations, New Research FindsNext ArticleAccelerators Launched for Rapid Execution and Faster Time to Market Privacy-Preserving Brave Ads Now Available on Brave Android Browser, Rewarding Users With BATTwo months after launching the first advertising platform built on privacy for its desktop users, Brave is making it available on its Android app. Users who consent to viewing privacy-preserving ads are rewarded with 70% of the ad revenue share in Basic Attention Tokens (BAT).Brave Ads: Opt-In, Private, and RelevantWhen a user opts into Brave Rewards (click on the triangle at the right of the URL bar in the Brave browser app), they start seeing Brave Ads and accumulate BAT, which they can claim on a monthly basis via the integrated wallet in Brave. Users can customize how many ads they’d like to see (1 to 5 per hour), or choose not to see any ads.Users can donate the BAT earned from viewing Brave Ads to their favorite websites, YouTube creators, or Twitch streamers. Soon they will also be able to redeem BAT for real-world rewards, such as hotel vouchers and gift certificates via TAP Network’s 250,000 brand partners.Brave Ads don’t replace current Web page ads, they are separate and uniquely different. Users see them as offers in the form of notifications. When users click to engage with these notifications, they’re presented with a full page ad in a new ad tab of the Brave browser. Because ad matching happens directly on the user’s device, the user’s data is never sent to anyone, including Brave.Marketing Technology News: New ISG Study Focuses on Digital Business ServicesBrave Ads Certified Vendor ProgramSince Brave Ads are opt-in, brands know that their ads are viewed by people with a confirmed interest in an inclusive and rewarding ad experience. With Brave’s anonymous-but-accountable campaign reporting, brands are able to view hourly and daily report data, and export campaign reporting on demand from our reporting interface. Brave removes the intermediaries that stand between people and offers, and delivers ads and reporting that are private by default.“Code to Inspire is looking forward to spreading awareness about our cause through Brave’s ad platform. We also recognize and value the importance of user sovereignty, control and privacy and are very much aligned with and share the ethos behind Brave,” said John Lilic, Co-Founder and Treasurer at Code to Inspire.“As a company focused on helping brands create websites, software, and campaigns, we were very interested in running ads on Brave. The results we’re seeing to date have exceeded our expectations,” said Jesse Parenteau, CEO at Ettrics.Jesse added, “Brave appears to have the right features, support, and audiences to help us attract and engage with brands. We’re excited to see Brave move forward with more engagement-based rewards for brands and users.”“Brave stands apart from your typical media and ad-tech company. Not only was I impressed with the overall outcome of the campaign, the opt-in rewards experience for brands and users is truly pioneering,” said Ray Barnes, Digital Marketing Manager at Indochino.“PadSquad has spent 6 years building strong relationships with brands and agencies to produce the best interactive creative experiences for their ad campaigns. Brands such as The Home Depot, Kia Motors, Ben & Jerry’s, Nickelodeon, Red Bull, and Levi’s rely on our team to design, develop and activate unique brand experiences that drive results on their behalf,” said Daniel Meehan, CEO and Founder at PadSquad.Daniel added, “We’ve observed the progress that Brave made with bringing their innovative ad platform to market, and we’re excited to be the first ads certified vendor with Brave to deliver rewards-based creative experiences that are privacy-preserving for people and brand-safe for advertisers.”“As one of the first partners to go to market with Brave Ads, we’re pleased with the early results that we’ve seen from the ad platform,” said Todd Garland, CEO and Founder of BuySell Ads. “We’re honored to be the first desktop vendor certified with the Brave Ads Certified Vendor Program, and we’re looking forward to innovating further with Brave on rewarding advertisers that respect people’s privacy in the months ahead.”The Brave Ads platform is also helping advertisers achieve outstanding results in terms of click-through rates (CTR) and campaign sign-ups, since Brave Ads are local to the device and ad delivery is relevant to the user’s browsing experience. Users see rewarding Brave Ads, without sacrificing their privacy, and brands get direct opportunities to highlight offers and engage with users.Marketing Technology News: Nordic XR-company Bublar Group Acquires Finnish Augmented Reality Pioneer Sayduck“With over 90 campaigns that have run from 71 advertisers to date, Brave Ads have delivered a 22.3% clickthrough-rate across the platform, compared to an industry average of under 2%,” said Brendan Eich, CEO and Co-Founder of Brave. “28% of clickthroughs have resulted in landing page visits of 10 seconds or longer. This validates our privacy-preserving approach that treats users as sovereign and rewards them for their attention, and that reconnects advertisers and users directly, for best in class results.”“I have been very impressed with the BlockCard campaign on Brave’s advertising platform. Ternio has generated over 1,000 sign-ups in just 60 days from Brave for BlockCard,” said Ian Kane, Founder and COO at Ternio. “Matching Brave users with BlockCard, and providing them the ability to spend their crypto, has proven to be a great fit. I’m glad Ternio’s BlockCard was featured as an early ad partner and look forward to continuing our advertising on the Brave platform.”“This partnership between Brave and The Giving Block on our Brave Ad Grants program is delivering significant attention for our partners. The platform and team care deeply about using their innovative technology for good,” said Alex Wilson, Co-Founder at The Giving Block. “We expect the Code to Inspire campaign to be just as big and look forward to on-boarding additional nonprofits as the program expands. This program is a game changer for nonprofit organizations – especially those who seek the support of the blockchain and cryptocurrency communities.”Marketing Technology News: SeQuel Response Hires New Director of Marketing to Propel Brand AwarenessBrave’s Early Access Program initiated the process of bringing brands and ad networks to launch ad campaigns for our Brave Ads Preview phases that were introduced in January. Today, we are announcing the creation of our Brave Ads Certified Vendor Program. This new program provides the opportunity for vendors to learn about Brave Ads and become certified to integrate the token into rich media mobile and desktop creative experiences for brands and agencies, and assist with creating a library of certified creative templates for Brave Ads. Brave Expands Advertising Platform to Mobile Devices and Launches Brave Ads Certified Vendor Program MTS Staff WriterJuly 11, 2019, 7:32 pmJuly 11, 2019 last_img read more

With Rs 193 Crore Shatrughan Sinhas Wife Poonam is Richest Candidate in

first_imgNew Delhi: Poonam Sinha, wife of Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha and the Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from Lucknow, is the richest candidate with declared assets of over Rs 193 crore in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls, according to the National Election Watch (NEW) and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).Sinha topped the list of rich candidates with declared assets of over Rs 193 crore followed by Vijay Kumar Mishra, Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) candidate from Sitapur, with over Rs 177 crore assets. The third on the list was BJP candidate from Hazaribagh Jayant Sinha, with declared assets worth over Rs 77 crore. Three candidates in the fray have declared zero assets.According to NEW and ADR, 184 of the 668 candidates contesting in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, have assets worth Rs 1 crore or more. Most of these 184 candidates are from the BJP.The ADR has analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 668 out of the 674 candidates contesting in the fifth phase of polling on May 6 across 51 Lok Sabha constituencies in seven states. “Six candidates have not been analysed due to unavailability of their properly scanned and complete affidavits, till the time of making this report,” the organisation said.”Among the major parties, 38 of the 48 BJP candidates, 32 of the 45 Congress candidates, 17 of the 33 BSP candidates, 8 of the 9 SP candidates and 31 of the 252 independent candidates have declared assets more than Rs 1 crore,” it said.It added that the average worth of assets per candidate contesting in the fifth phase of polling was Rs 2.57 crore.”Among the major parties, 48 BJP candidates have average assets of Rs 6.91 crore, 45 Congress candidates have average assets of Rs 8.74 crore, 33 BSP candidates have average assets of Rs 3.32 crore, and 9 SP candidates have average assets worth Rs 31.57 crore,” it said.While 264 candidates have declared their educational qualifications between Class 5 and Class 12, 348 candidates have declared themselves as graduate or above. “Forty three candidates in the race are just literate and six candidates are illiterate,” said the oragnisations. ADRJayant Sinhalucknow-s24p35Poonam Sinha First Published: April 30, 2019, 10:58 PM ISTlast_img read more

Listed in Rajgarh Rolls Bhopal Congress Candidate Digvijaya Singh Misses Out on

first_imgNew Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh Sunday expressed regret over not being able to cast his vote in Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh.”I regret that I could not reach Rajgarh to cast my ballot. Next time, I will ensure that my vote is registered in Bhopal,” Singh told ANI. Rajgarh is over 130 kms away from Bhopal from where Digvijaya Singh is contesting elections against 2008 Malegaon blast accused, BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur.Throughout out the day in Bhopal, Singh was busy visiting a various polling station to track the voting underway, ANI reported. The former Madhya Pradesh CM urged people to exercise their franchise in large numbers. “Go in large numbers and cast your vote. Vote without fear,” he said.The capital city of Bhopal went to polls today in Phase six of the Lok Sabha elections. bhopal-s12p19BJPcongressDigvijaya Singh First Published: May 12, 2019, 7:52 PM ISTlast_img read more

Congress Has to Pay for Navjot Singh Sidhus Pakistan Visit Punjab CM

first_imgChandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the Congress has to pay for his cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s visit to Pakistan.”The loss of Bathinda for the Congress is because of Sidhu’s reckless remarks on the desecration of the religious texts in 2015,” he told reporters here. “Indians will not tolerate anyone hugging the Pakistan Army chief,” the Chief Minister, who once served in the Indian Army, said.The Congress in Punjab is set to win at least eight of the 13 seats.The Chief Minister’s wife Preneet Kaur managed to win the Patiala seat again and that too with a record margin. This is her fourth victory.Amarinder Singh expressed gratitude to the voters and party activists for the win. Amarinder SinghcongressNavjot Singh Sidhupunjab First Published: May 23, 2019, 5:47 PM ISTlast_img read more

This is how much better an 8GB OnePlus 5 is

first_imgAs a bit of a preamble, RAM or memory is used by programs to store their code and sometimes their data when they’re running. This is an optimization because fetching those data from internal storage like SSDs or especially eMMC is really painfully slow and inefficient. The more RAM there is, the more room apps can run in and the more apps can store their code and data on memory.Running out of memory is a common occurrence in computing but mobile platforms handle them differently from desktop systems. On Android and iOS, apps and processes are often “killed” to make room for newer or more important apps. If the user loads an app that has been kicked out of memory, it would be like running the app from the start again, sometimes forgetting where you left off.Most high-end smartphones so far have 4 GB of RAM, so with the OnePlus 5 having 6 and 8 GB of RAM, there’s definitely a lot of wiggle room for apps. But what of the 6 GB vs the 8 GB version? As it turns out, there’s really not much of a difference, although the lower RAM model naturally kicks apps out of memory sooner. The OnePlus 5 has a lot going for it, if you do manage to escape or forgive some of its flaws. In terms of specs, save for the screen, it pretty much trumps most flagships this year. But then OnePlus went above and beyond the call of duty and offered one of the very few and first smartphones with a whopping 8 GB of RAM. But what does this $60 addition to your bill really give you? Someone finally made an unscientific test to find out. So why bother with the 8 GB RAM model? It’s really about future proofing. For now, there is no compelling reason to get one, but the mobile industry grows at a rapid pace. With features like Samsung DeX and similar, it might only be a matter of time before 8 GB is going to be the minimum. It’s also the only way to get a OnePlus 5 with 128 GB of storage that can no longer be expanded. So if you have $60 more to burn, sure, why not.last_img read more

Note 8 leak Retailready phone revealed

first_imgThe three images in question were initially posted to MyEverydayTech.com, but in the time since then, the post has been removed. The internet, of course, never forgets, and now that those images are out there, they can continue making the rounds. The photos don’t show off anything too extreme – just the front and back of the device, along with the S-Pen that will ship with it.Fairly standard stuff as leaks go, but there’s one important distinction between this and other leaks. In these photos, we see the familiar Samsung always on display, which has graced Samsung’s phones since the Galaxy S7. While this could indeed be a prototype, the presence of that always-on display could mean that this is the finished product.Though it’s somewhat hard to tell from the angle and resolution of the images, it looks like the Galaxy Note 8 features the same distinctive curved display of the Galaxy S8. That it does shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as Samsung used the Galaxy S8 to phase out flagship models that used a more standard, flat display.We’re just a little more than two weeks out from the reveal of the Galaxy Note 8. When Samsung holds its Unpacked event on August 23, expect it to pull out all the stops, because with the Galaxy Note 7 still fresh in the minds of consumers, it’ll have to impress. SlashGear will be covering the event in its entirety, so stay tuned for more. Story TimelineGalaxy Note 8 real renders leak: Looking kinda edgyiPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8 aren’t playing the same gameGalaxy Note 8 launch date has been tippedNote 8 specs leak: The iPhone 8’s big competition We’re inching ever closer to the reveal of the Galaxy Note 8, and as expected, the number of leaks and rumors hitting the internet seems to be on the rise. Today we’re getting yet another set of leaked Note 8 photos, and this time around, those photos appear to show off a device that’s ready for a retail release. Make no mistake: what we see in these images could be the very same phone that’s revealed later this month.last_img read more

Plex News brings personalized news broadcasts from around the world

first_imgPlex is a media product that enables anyone to create their own media server and access it anywhere using a mobile device. The service has expanded in some big ways in past years, including a DVR feature and support for Live TV (in certain cases). This time around, Plex has introduced a way to get news coverage within the app from various providers without a media server or live television.In order to use Plex News, you do not need a Plex Media Server; you can both access it and personalize it without one, providing an easy way for new users to jump onto the platform. You will, however, need a Plex account, which can be acquired for free. You’ll also need to download the Plex app, which is available on Android and iOS, plus on some other platforms like PlayStation 4 and even Kodi via a plugin.Plex says that it has partnered with more than 190 publishers around the world, and that the number keeps growing. Its local news sources cover more than 80-percent of the US, and it is able to offer regional content for ‘many’ countries, a number that itself will grow in time as more partners are added.The feature was announced today, but it won’t reach everyone right away; Plex says it is rolling out over the course of the next 48 hours. Users with a Plex Pass subscription will get access to it first, followed by all the free users. The feature will also first be available on the following platforms: Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, NVIDIA Shield, and Amazon Fire TV. You can sign up for Plex here.SOURCE: Plex Blog Plex has announced a new product called Plex News that brings news content to anyone, including people who aren’t running or using a Plex Media Server. The new product follows Plex’s acquisition of Watchup, and makes it possible to find news segments on a variety of topics from major networks, including CNN, Scripps, CBS News, Financial Times, Tribune Media, The Street, Sky News, and more.last_img read more

LG Pay US launch date confirmed

first_imgSamsung Pay has one advantage over its biggest competitors, Apple Pay and Google Pay, formerly Android Pay/Google Wallet. In addition to the regular NFC method, it uses Magnetic Secure Transmission or MST, a technology it acquired from LoopPay. That makes it compatible with traditional swipe-based point-of-sale terminals, making it available on more stores and outlets than any. LG Pay uses the same technology. Or rather, it finally did after several iterations. Initially, LG was rumored to be developing a programmable “White Card” to be used in traditional terminals. It eventually dropped that and adopted what it calls Wireless Magnetic Communication, though the source of the technology is still unknown.LG says that it plans to launch LG Pay in the US by June, though it will curiously be using “LG Wallet” as the name. This would probably introduce some confusion and people might end up calling it LG Pay anyway. There is also no word on whether its use of a similar MST feature will land it a patent lawsuit from Samsung.AdChoices广告Also like Samsung, LG is planning to expand LG Pay’s, or LG Wallet’s, compatibility to its mid-range devices like the K series phones. Those won’t, however, support the WMC feature due to lack of the required hardware. And it won’t be happening soon anyway, as LG plans to only bring LG Pay to such phones by 2019.SOURCE: Yonhap News Agency On the heels of Google merging Android Pay and Google Wallet into one Google Pay to rule them all, another mobile payment system looms over the horizon. While CES was ongoing half a world away, over at Korea LG revealed its plans to bring its existing LG Pay system to the US by the middle of 2018 but with a confusing name change. If and when it does, it will be directly competing with Samsung Pay in features.last_img read more