Demandbase ABM Ecosystem Launches to Connect Technology, Software and Data Providers for Better ABM Execution PRNewswireMay 6, 2019, 6:27 pmMay 6, 2019 Next Phase of ABM Brings Together Best of Breed ABM SolutionsDemandbase, the leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM), announced the launch of the Demandbase ABM Ecosystem, which brings together the Demandbase ABM Platform, CRM, marketing automation and other critical technologies necessary for executing an ABM strategy. The vision of the new ecosystem ensures seamless integration within the ABM tech stack to leverage data, intent and account-based audiences across technologies to deliver consistent cross-channel content, messaging and business outcomes. The current ecosystem includes organizations such as Salesforce, Salesforce Pardot, Marketo, Oracle, SAP, Drift, PathFactory, Uberflip, Folloze and Sigstr and will continue to expand throughout 2019.According to Chiefmartech, the marketing technology landscape consists of over 7000 vendors and the rise of platform ecosystems is cited as a key driver in this martech growth.“ABM has quickly become a core platform for B2B marketers, and the next phase of ABM will require tighter coordination across the ecosystem to integrate applications and data under an account-first architecture,” said Chris Golec, CEO of Demandbase. “As the pioneer of the ABM category, we are spearheading this effort to enable B2B marketers with the ability to deliver a coordinated, consistent message across multiple channels and ultimately increase the effectiveness and ROI of an ABM strategy.”Marketing Technology News: PDI Launches PDI Marketing Cloud Solutions to Broadly Serve Needs of Convenience Retailers and Petroleum WholesalersThe Demandbase ABM Ecosystem expands ABM from single-vendor solutions to include marketing automation, CRM, content management systems, content experience platforms, analytics engines, chat tools, sales enablement platforms and more to execute across various channels. At the core is the Demandbase ABM Platform, which allows marketers to identify, manage and segment target account audiences in a single place and measure the results holistically.This ecosystem of ABM partners facilitates easy technology integrations and provides marketers the ability to find a combination of solutions that work for them, including technologies that are currently in their tech stack, but also others that might fill gaps in their strategy.“Marketers are increasingly responsible for revenue-related KPIs and have embraced account-based strategies as a method to efficiently identify and cultivate demand.” said Nicholas Cumins, GM of SAP Marketing Cloud. “By extending SAP Marketing Cloud’s orchestration and analytic horsepower with Demandbase is a perfect fit with that strategy; enabling customers with better data and tools to identify, engage and close their most important target accounts. Our partnership will be a game-changer for companies looking to plan and execute a comprehensive ABM strategy at scale.”Marketing Technology News: Tetra TV Launches Transparent Advertising Network for Connected TVWith the Demandbase ABM Ecosystem, marketers can now connect accounts from Demandbase with known individuals in their marketing automation systems to reach high value individuals at their most important target accounts. Marketers can also leverage data and intent to build audiences across all their channels and deliver a consistent message. Additionally, data from partner technologies can be integrated into the Demandbase ABM Platform to provide a complete view of accounts and their activities.“We are excited to expand and grow our Drift ABM capabilities alongside Demandbase and its ecosystem of ABM vendors,” said Dave Gerhardt, VP of Marketing at Drift, the world’s leading conversational marketing platform. “By leveraging the segments created in Demandbase across multiple technologies, including chat, marketers will have a seamless way to ensure the consistency of messaging across all channels.”Marketing Technology News: Optimal Blue Extends Social Media Platform with Integrated Publishing Capabilities Account-Based MarketingcrmDemandbaseDemandbase ABM Ecosystemmarketing automationMarketing TechnologyNews Previous Article11 Must-Have Tools for Content OptimizationNext ArticleHow to Leverage Relationships Through CRM
Amanda TarpeyDigital Ad RatingsGlobal Measurementmobile appNewsNielsenYouTube Previous ArticleMiaozhen Systems Acquires RadioBuy to Deepen its Omni-Marketing Intelligence StrategyNext ArticleHow to Solve Latin America’s E-Commerce Problem Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings Provides Independent View of Key Digital Video Platforms’ In-App Audience in over 30 Markets, Helping Marketers Make Sense Of Campaign Reach and ROINielsen announced it has expanded advertising measurement on YouTube’s mobile app with Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings to 26 additional markets, including Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.Marketing Technology News: New iPad App for Food and Beverage Professionals Takes Menus from Paper to Fully Digital in Less than an HourNow available in 34 global markets, this service builds on Nielsen’s current measurement coverage of YouTube ads on desktop and mobile web browsers to provide marketers independent and comprehensive cross-device measurement of advertising audiences on YouTube across computer and mobile devices. Measurement of Digital Ad Ratings for YouTube’s mobile app was first made available in the United States in 2017.With this global expansion, media buyers and sellers will have access to age and gender demographics for consumers viewing advertising on the YouTube mobile app, as well as reach, frequency and gross rating points (GRPs). Measurement of YouTube ads uses a consistent methodology with all other mobile publishers in Digital Ad Ratings – enabling both media buyers and sellers to leverage truly comparable and deduplicated persons-based measurement across publishers in their media planning and execution. With this measurement, publishers, advertisers and media agencies will be able to gain a deeper understanding of their audience across YouTube using metrics comparable to those used for TV.Marketing Technology News: Digital Shadows Reveals a 50% Increase in Exposed Data in One Year“Providing marketers with independent measurement of YouTube’s mobile audiences globally is a major step forward for the industry,” said Amanda Tarpey, SVP of Digital Product Leadership. “With the expansion of Digital Ad Ratings to measure audiences inclusive of YouTube’s sizeable mobile footprint, advertisers in more than 30 markets will have the comparability, coverage and transparency they need to maximize the impact of their digital media around the world.”Marketing Technology News: Lightspeed POS Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Chronogolf Nielsen Launches Global Measurement For YouTube Mobile App PRNewswireJune 3, 2019, 5:42 pmJune 3, 2019
The Ad Council Board consists of accomplished senior executives from media and technology companies, advertisers, and agencies (advertising, public relations, digital and social). As Chair, Fischer will work in collaboration with the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Ad Council’s Board, and Ad Council leadership to further the organization’s mission to use the power of communications to address more than 30 critical social issues. He will also manage and advise on business affairs and chair the Ad Council’s 2019 Annual Public Service Award Dinner, the organization’s largest annual fundraising event that will be held on December 5, 2019 at the New York Hilton.Marketing Technology News: Selligent Marketing Cloud Study Reveal Digital Marketers Struggle to Deliver Consistent Omnichannel Experiences David Fischer, Chief Revenue Officer of Facebook, has been named Chair of the Ad Council‘s Board of Directors. He succeeds Linda Boff, Chief Marketing Officer of GE, and will serve in the role for one year. David Fischer Ad Council Announces Facebook’s David Fischer as Board Chair PRNewswireJuly 3, 2019, 3:40 pmJuly 3, 2019 Ad CouncilDavid FischerFacebookLinda BoffMarketing Technology NewsNews Previous ArticleWhy B2B Brands Are Ramping up Investments in Social, Video and Short-Form Content?Next ArticlePunchh Launches Machine Learning for Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) “David’s commitment to purpose driven marketing has been invaluable to the Ad Council and our social good campaigns,” said Lisa Sherman, President and CEO of the Ad Council. “With David’s leadership, we will continue to use the most innovative tools and technologies to drive measurable impact on the most important issues facing our country.”Fischer joined the Ad Council Board of Directors in 2011 and became a member of the Executive Committee in 2012. Prior to his appointment as Board Chair, Fischer served as Vice Chair. Under his leadership, Facebook has become an instrumental force in extending the reach and impact of Ad Council campaigns. In addition to donating significant media to support Ad Council campaigns, Facebook provides creative production through the Facebook Creative Shop and leverages its latest technologies and ad products to drive greater impact on issues including girls’ participation in STEM and diversity and inclusion.“I’m deeply committed to the Ad Council’s mission to create ongoing dialogue and action around key issues to drive societal change,” said Fischer. “It’s an honor to lead this incredible organization and have the opportunity to help advance progress on these important topics.”Marketing Technology News: Aprimo Recognized as Winner for 2019 Microsoft Media & Communications Partner of the YearDuring his nearly 10-year tenure at Facebook, Fischer has spearheaded the company’s rapidly growing advertising business while managing its Sales and Marketing teams worldwide. His many accolades include recognition as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He also serves on the boards of the Alterra Mountain Company and Equal Opportunity Schools.Prior to his role at Facebook, Fischer was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, where he built and directed Google’s online sales channel and helped turn Google’s online advertising network into the largest in the world. He has also served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Treasury Department and contributed to a variety of economic policy issues within the federal government. Previously, he was an Associate Editor at U.S. News & World Report covering economics and business.With the election of Fischer, the Ad Council will continue its ongoing tradition of rotating Board Chairs every year between the organizations’ four sectors: media companies, technology platforms, agencies and advertisers.Marketing Technology News: Say It Now and Booxscale win Amazon’s European Alexa Cup
ADK, Japan’s third-largest ad agency has chosen military-grade ad-verification firm CHEQ to provide AI-based brand safety, viewability and anti-fraud prevention for its roster of advertisers.In a statement announcing the pilot, the agency said: “We are committed to offering an ad-serving environment that keeps advertisers safe. In order to make the sector more healthy, we have been making huge strides. The services offered by CHEQ, using AI, ensure protection before an ad is served.Marketing Technology News: AUDIENCEX Continues Momentum with 300% Revenue Growth and Strategic Leadership Appointments“This enables real-time prevention of ads from being served on unsuitable sites. More concretely it is done on a per-impression level. Using CHEQ, we have confirmed the viability and effectiveness to provide a brand-safe and viewable environment.”ADK will now be offering CHEQ as a service for its clients who are seeking real-time prevention of fraud, and brand safety incidents.Marketing Technology News: CreatorIQ Announces $12 Million Series B Funding Round By TVC Capital, Affinity Group, And Unilever Ventures For Its Enterprise Creator CloudAlong with Dentsu, and Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Asatsu-DK is among the top-three agency companies in Japan. ADK has won awards for clients including Toyota and Unilever, and it has offices in many Asian cities, as well as in New York, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. The move comes as the $8.1 billion Japanese online advertising sector has prioritized measures to prevent fraud, brand safety violations and lack of viewability on campaigns.Marketing Technology News: Databricks Accelerates APJ Expansion Following $250 Million Funding Round ADK, Japan’s Third-Largest ad agency, partners with CHEQ for Brand Safety and Anti-Fraud Prevention PRNewswireJune 20, 2019, 1:50 pmJune 20, 2019 ADKAnti-Fraud PreventionBrand SafetyCHEQNews Previous ArticleExpanse Appoints Sherry Lowe as Chief Marketing OfficerNext ArticleAmazon Display Ads Shown To Drive Sales In Channels Other Than Amazon
MarTech Interview with Andrew Fingerman, CEO at PhotoShelter Sudipto GhoshJune 27, 2019, 1:30 pmJune 24, 2019 “Achieving the full benefits of Visual Content Marketing is not as simple as posting a picture of a brand’s product on Instagram with a witty caption.” PhotoShelter’s mission is to empower effortless visual storytelling. We offer a unified platform of technology, tools, and insights that help more than 80,000 professional photographers and 1,000 brands manage their visual media every day. PhotoShelter accomplishes this through two solutions: PhotoShelter for photographers and Libris for brands. Andrew FingermaninterviewsMarTech InterviewPhobioPhotoshelterSocial Media Previous ArticleTechBytes with Ryan Horn, SVP of Marketing at Simpli.fiNext ArticleShare a Coke, Report a Story- It’s All in the Localism of Video Andrew Fingerman is Chief Executive Officer at PhotoShelter. PhotoShelter supports the people and brands who create and share visual stories—the people who inspire us to see the world a little differently every day. Our Digital Asset Management tools for brands help hundreds of creative teams worldwide centralize, store, and distribute their content. Our archive and workflow tools help thousands of professional photographers manage their content, do business, and collaborate professionally with their clients. What is PhotoShelter and how does it fit into a modern Marketing Technology stack?Marketing is no longer the industry it was five or even 10 years ago, and brands have had to diversify their strategy as new technologies emerged. From the rise of digital to the growing popularity of social media, the visual appeal has become more important for brand marketers than ever before. However, managing all of those digital assets has become particularly challenging, and poor media management, disorganization and inefficient use of time can cost brands upwards of $1 million over a five-year period, according to research by Stacks. With PhotoShelter, marketers and photographers are able to easily organize, collaborate on and share their photos and videos.Leveraging its own private cloud technology, PhotoShelter has the capacity to handle media at scale and provide clients with a cost-efficient solution to access, upload and store their assets from any location globally. We work with major brands and organizations including, The Associated Press, New York Jets, Los Angeles Chargers, National Aquarium, Chick-fil-A, Special Olympics Inc., and Pandora. PhotoShelter helps more than 80,000 professional photographers and 1,000 brands manage their visual media every day.Tell us more about Libris by PhotoShelter and how it makes publishing easy?As a publisher, Digital Asset Management is a crucial factor for success. With stringent editorial timelines, if one asset is misplaced or one deadline missed, then it could throw the entire operation off. This is why the ability to collaborate in one centralized hub is so important for publishers. Imagine being a culinary magazine and having an amazing photo shoot, but then needing to manually share the assets with the five other parties involved in the project.Libris, one of the two solutions that we offer, is a powerful media library that centralizes users’ assets and changes the way they communicate visually. As a leading Digital Asset Management tool, Libris houses more than 600 million assets on its platform and is used by major publishers such as The Associated Press, Politico, and PBS. On average, our customers manage over 81,000 visual assets on the Libris platform. In addition to hosting publishers’ assets, Libris also partners with major social media engagement companies, allowing users to update visuals to their social media channels in real-time. We’re empowering publishers and brands to be able to share content on the go.Why should marketers leverage professional Visual Content for their marketing efforts? How does it compete with User-generated content at Social media and online review platforms?A picture is worth a thousand words, and this has never been truer than in the age of social media. Visual Content is at the center of storytelling, and marketers are beginning to embrace the impact of a well-placed visual. In a recent report we conducted in collaboration with Contently, we found that 80 percent of marketers surveyed use social media to distribute visual content to engage their audiences.However, achieving the full benefits of Visual Content Marketing is not as simple as posting a picture of a brand’s product on Instagram with a witty caption. In order to share meaningful visual stories, creative teams must have a strategy in place to streamline the production, organization, and distribution of their creative assets. When conducting Visual Content Marketing, it is important for marketers to remember the importance of ensuring authenticity and relevance in the content. Whether it’s user-generated content or traditional advertising, campaigns won’t be able to achieve the desired results without ensuring authenticity and relevance to the user.How can businesses maximize their ROI from investing in their photography marketplace?There is so much noise in today’s advertising ecosystem that can make it difficult for brands to reach their target audiences. Consumers are so used to being marketed to that advertisers need to go above and beyond in order to be noticed. However, that’s part of the beauty of Visual Content Marketing; visuals can be even more impactful than the written word. In just last year, there was a 13 percent spike in companies investing in full-time staff photographers and videographers to create branded content.It’s not only about having beautiful visual assets though. You also need to be able to distribute those assets in a quick and speedy manner. For example, if you are a baseball team who just won the World Series, being able to get the photo of the winning run out as soon as possible is crucial. Through Libris, clients were able to save over 26 hours a week by streamlining workflows and easy to use features.What’s your smartest work-related shortcut or productivity hack?I’m constantly experimenting with new ways to drive my productivity, but there is one “hack” that has shown sustained results. I’ve banned meetings from my schedule every morning of the week, and leave 9 am to 12 pm open for personal time. I try very hard to not book a single meeting, even high priority matters that require discussion with my executive team. I do this to reserve the time to ensure I address my own most important work. When the workday morning kicks in, all CEOs will testify that the inbound flood can take your day in all kinds of unplanned directions. This approach is designed to block out that flood, cut down on the attention shifting and force me to have three hours of quiet time every day to be productive with deliverables, decisions or matters that require independent thinking.What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?It doesn’t matter what your title is. When you know what’s right, make sure you express it. When I was a young account executive at a PR firm pitching new business, the prospective client asked an important question and the senior executive gave a fluffy, generic response. As the junior expert, I quietly watched him crash and burn in slow motion but didn’t want to “make him look bad” by talking over him. We lost the business right there. It was a meaningful loss that stung.Following this simple rule has given me credibility and has earned me respect in so many situations since then. Now as CEO, I encourage the value of speaking up across my organization. We can’t be effective if people are afraid to offer a better answer, or constructive feedback, just because they’re less tenured or less experienced. We undoubtedly see better outcomes when our staff members embrace this value.Thank you, Andrew! That was fun and hope to see you back on MarTech Series soon. 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. About PhotoShelter About AndrewAbout PhotoShelterAbout Andrew MarTech Interview Series
Sehore: Days after being served two notices by the Election Commission for violating the poll code, BJP’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur once again stirred controversy on Thursday by calling Congress’s Digvijaya Singh aatanki (terrorist). However, on Friday she denied making the statement. “Uma Didi had defeated him 16 years ago and a sanyasin is here again to defeat this aatanki (terrorist),” Thakur said at a rally in Sehore on Thursday. She was inaugurating campaign office here. “He will be destroyed again and will not be able to return to politics,” Thakur had said. The Election Commission took suo motu cognizance and sought a report from the District Returning Officer on Thakur’s speech.Taking a dig at the Congress, Thakur had also said that the Congress brands sadhu-sants as terrorists and sends them to jail.Since her candidature, Thakur has been in controversies over her statements. Soon after she was picked by the BJP from Bhopal, she had said that Mumbai Anti-terror Squad chief Hemant Karkare died during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks as she “cursed” him for torturing her. Thakur had also said that she was among those who had razed the Babri mosque. The BJP top brass, including former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh, have asked her to practice refrain in her speeches. bhopal-s12p19BJPDigvijaya Singhelection commission First Published: April 26, 2019, 1:21 PM IST | Edited by: Sana Fazili
congressCongress chiefLok Sabha elections 2019Rahul Gandhi First Published: May 2, 2019, 3:24 PM IST Simdega: People are the ‘maalik’ (masters) in democracy, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Thursday, asking them to tell his party’s government what to do and it will be done.Addressing an election rally here, Gandhi said, if voted to power, the Congress will ensure that Rs 72,000 is deposited every year into the bank accounts of families that earn less than Rs 12,000 every month, covering five crore households. “Don’t forget that your are the ‘malik’ in democracy. Narendra Modi, or for that matter any other leader, is not your master. You just tell us what to do and we will do it,” he told the rally.Gandhi said the alliance (mahagathbandhan), of which the Congress is a constituent, listens to the voice of people.”I have not come to speak out our ‘mann ke baat’ but listen to yours,” he said, obviously targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ during which he spoke his mind on topical issues.Gandhi said if voted to power, the Congress will introduce free treatment to the poor in hospitals and set up technical institutions in districts to create a large base of skilled workforce.He appealed to electors of Khunti Lok Sabha seat to vote for Kalicharan Munda of the Congress who is pitted against BJP’s Arjun Munda, a former chief minister.The Congress president attacked the prime minister for not waiving farm loans despite the agrarian distress, and alleged that Modi’s government only benefited 15-20 industrialists close to it.The Congress leader said his party was committed to ensuring that the land of tribals was not taken away.He also assailed the Centre over alleged slip-shod implementation of the GST, which he claimed, hit the poor hard.
Amit ShahBJPcongressIshwar Chandra Vidyasagar First Published: May 16, 2019, 9:12 AM IST Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday conducted a protest march against the vandalism during BJP president Amit Shah’s roadshow in the city on Tuesday.Accompanied by leading intellectuals of the city, Banerjee walked for about 6 km from the Gandhi Bhavan in Beleghata to Shyambazar five-point crossing in north Kolkata area in the northern part of the city. TMC supporters who took part in the march shouted slogans against Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and condemned shattering of the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.Kolkata witnessed wide-spread violence during BJP president Amit Shah’s massive roadshow Tuesday. A bust of 19th century Bengali icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalised during the violence.Carrying posters and replicas of Vidyasagar’s bust, TMC cadres demanded immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the vandalism.Banerjee and several top TMC leaders have changed profile pictures of their Facebook and Twitter profiles with photo of Vidyasagar on Wednesday to protest the desecration of the bust of the great social reformer.Trinamool Congress’s official profile on Twitter and Facebook was also changed with an image of Vidyasagar. The vandalism took place at Vidyasagar College, an institution named after the icon.
Amber HeardCameron DiazClaire Elise Boucherelon musk First Published: June 28, 2019, 2:44 PM IST Birthday boy Elon Musk might be one of the most successful entrepreneurs, yet the Tesla Motors CEO does not have ‘the one’ in his life. Born on June 28, the 48-year-old Musk has been looking for a long-term relationship, and a soul mate, as told in a magazine interview. While Musk has been quite reserved with his personal life, unlike his business, he has dated and married quite a few famous celebrities.Here’s a look at some of the most famous relationships of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk: Justine Wilson The longest that Musk has been in a relationship was with Justine Wilson, or Justine Musk (as she decided to keep the name after the two got divorced). The ex-flames met when they were both going to Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. The pair got married in 2000, and had a son, Nevada, who died of sudden infant death syndrome. Even after having twins and triplets, the couple filed for divorce in 2008. Talulah RileyAfter his first divorce, the billionaire investor got married to a British actress. Musk started dating Talulah Riley in 2008, before marrying her in 2010. However, they went their separate ways two years later. However, the duo remarried in July 2013 and again filed for a divorce in December 2014, but withdrew it later. They finally got divorced in 2016. Grimes While the pair have kept it low-key, Musk and musician Claire Elise Boucher (Grimmes) fueled the news when they attended the 2018 Met Gala together. The two met online around April 2018 after reportedly making the same joke about artificial intelligence. Cameron DiazWhile neither Musk nor Diaz confirmed it, it was reported that the duo began a romantic relationship in 2013. The rumors began doing rounds after Diaz purchased a Tesla early on in 2013. Amber HeardTurned out to be an on-and-off relationship, Musk started dating Johnny Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard in 2016. By 2017, the two started stepping out in public together. After breaking up later that year, the couple once again rebounded in early 2018. Follow @News18Movies for more
New Delhi, Jul 17 (PTI) Russia is likely to deliver the S-400 missile systems to India by April 2023, the government said Wednesday.Asked about the US pressure to scrap the missile deal with Russia, the government said it takes sovereign decisions based on security challenges facing the country. “A contract has been signed on October 5, 2018 for delivery of S-400 system from Russia. The deliveries are likely to be made by April, 2023,” Sripad Naik, Minister of State for Defence, said.He was replying to a question in Lok Sabha. On whether the US was putting pressure on India to scrap the deal, Naik said government takes sovereign decisions based on threat perception as well as operational and technological aspects to keep the armed forces in a state of readiness.The US has been maintaining that that New Delhi’s deal to procure the lethal missile system from Moscow will have “serious implications” on India-US defence ties.India signed an agreement with Russia last October to procure a batch of the S-400 missile defence systems at an estimated cost of Rs 40,000 crore. India went ahead to seal the deal notwithstanding the US’s warnings against it. India believes that it meets the US waiver criteria for procuring the S-400 missile defence system from sanctions-hit Russia.Last month, India conveyed to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that it will go by its national interest on the missile deal.The US announced sanctions against Russia under the stringent Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for its alleged meddling in the American presidential election in 2016.India wants to procure the long-range missile systems to tighten its air defence mechanism, particularly along the nearly 4,000-km-long Sino-India border.The S-400 is an upgraded version of the S-300 systems. The missile system, manufactured by Almaz-Antey, has been in service in Russia since 2007. India-Russialok sabhamissile dealS-400 missiles First Published: July 17, 2019, 10:52 PM IST
As if the smartphone platform wars weren’t bad enough, the rivalry between iOS and Android also threatens to invade our homes. Lines are drawn between Apple’s HomeKit and Google’s Android, with some smart home products supporting one but not the other. Fortunately, companies like Schlage want to be embrace as many as they can. Better late than never, the security company is proudly announcing Android support in their Sense Smart Deadbolt. The cherry on top is the new Sense Wi-Fi Adapter that will let you keep in touch with the Smart Deadbolt no matter where you are. There is no lack of smart door locks in the market, and some of those do take sides. What makes Schlage Sense unique, even when it supported only one mobile platform, was that you didn’t actually need an existing smart home setup to use it. This makes it an easy way into the whole smart home trend. Next to smart light bulbs, of course.Part of that is because the Sense actually relies on keycodes rather than sometimes easily spoofed wireless control. It does use Bluetooth to help ensure that the person entering the code is really the person linked to that code. The closest you can get to an automated smart lock is if you have an Apple TV nearby, allowing you to remotely control the deadbolt.Android users need no longer feel left out, now that the free Android app will let them access almost all those functions, save for the Apple TV part. You can set as many as 30 unique access codes for family and friends, set times for when you allow guests to use those codes, or view which codes have been used. All without having to connect the Schlage Sense to a smart home system. You also don’t need any paid subscription for such functionality.But with Schlage’s new Sense Wi-Fi Adapter, the deadbolt gets some new powers when you do decide to connect it to your home network. You can easily check the Sense’s state remotely or have it send you notifications when it gets unlocked. And, no, you still don’t need to connect to or pay for a smart home platform.The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is available for $229 from Apple, Lowe’s, and Home Depot, both online and in brick and mortar stores. Meanwhile, the shiny new Sense Wi-Fi Adapter retails for $69.99 from the same stores.
Story TimelineiPhone X Face ID spills secrets as Apple talks securityThis Google Ultra Pixel 2 just hype-blocked iPhone XSamsung making more from iPhone X than their own GalaxyGoogle Pixel 2 XL tipped to ‘copy’ iPhone X in these 3 waysA wild iPhone X appears in unofficial videos Report comes from Nikkei where their source is an unnamed “tech executive familiar with iPhone X production.” Earlier delay reports tipped two iPhone X parts names as Romeo and Juliet. Romeo for the dot projector, Juliet for the reader. SEE HOW: Samsung’s making more from iPhone X than their own Galaxy S8It would appear that Romeo continues to be the issue in this extended series of production delays. This would all be part of the iPhone X’s premiere feature – aside from it’s display – the TrueDepth camera system. The previous report also originated with Nikkei, appearing in late September. Despite the reports of delays in manufacturing, Apple has not changed their target date for iPhone X sales to the public. The TrueDepth camera system up front of this device is one of an array of features that set it aside from all previous iPhone releases. Our iPhone X VS iPhone 8 guide from earlier this month sets the stage.This all plays in well with previous analyst projections on supply and demand for the iPhone X. In another early October report, KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo released an investor’s note which suggested Apple’s next super-cycle would happen in early 2018 rather than late 2017. This tip included word that comparatively little bottlenecking of supply and manufacturing would continue into 2018.That report was also part of an extended analysis by our own Chris Davies on why The iPhone X launch will be a nightmare. Not like flaming horses galloping through your mind’s eye – but the possibility that not every person who wants an iPhone X will be able to purchase one. Cross your fingers and cross your toes, too! A report from Taipei suggested today that the iPhone X is struggling with a bit of a production delay. Sources suggest that this delay has to do with manufacturers struggling to perfect the dot projector portion of the 3D sensor setup in the iPhone X’s sensor array. Analysts believe that while Apple’s manufacturing speed at the launch of iPhone X may not be ideal, but mid-October remains the go-date for mass production.
Nest is giving Nest Cam IQ indoor camera early-adopters a free wall mount, filling in one of the more commonly complained-about omissions in the box. The more intelligent version of Nest’s indoor security camera, the Nest Cam IQ out-performed its predecessor in just about every way, aside from one: it didn’t come with a wall mount. Indeed, Nest’s original suggestion was to find a third-party wall mount for the camera, or use the standard screw fitting on the base to attach it to a tripod. Owners, unsurprisingly, weren’t entirely convinced that either of those solutions were as elegant as the rest of the product, and so eventually Nest relented. Now, it offers a wall mount of its own. It’s available to purchase for $15, and is fairly straightforward. Two screw holes, a rubber pad to stop the metal base from scuffing your wallpaper or paint, and a tripod screw on the other side for the camera to fix onto. Nest even includes two metal drywall screws, two plastic drywall anchors, and four plastic cable clips with matching nails to get the whole thing installed. According to a recently updated Nest support page, new Nest Cam IQ indoor camera purchases should come with the wall mount in the box. However, the company has begun emailing existing owners of the camera to not only inform them of the new mounting option, but offer it to them free. In fact, it’s even throwing in free overnight shipping, too, just in case you’re on a serious deadline to get the motion-sensing camera up on your wall. If you’re a Nest Cam IQ buyer, but you didn’t get the email, the advice is to contact Nest support. Either way, it’s a small gesture but a welcome one, and it does make fitting the camera in a less-accessible place for greater security more straightforward. Nest recently took the hardware of its Nest Cam IQ and transplanted it into an outdoor-friendly enclosure. The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is, unlike its indoor-only predecessor, weather rated to survive rain and other such conditions. However, it keeps the onboard person recognition, support for activity trigger zones, and access to Nest’s new, cheaper cloud video storage plan. That offers 5 days of video history – including intelligent alerts and the ability to download clips and time lapses – for $5 per month, half the price of the previous cheapest plan. Story TimelineNest Cam IQ Review: Impressive face-recognition comes at a priceNest Cam IQ gets familiar face merging, better Activity Zone notification controlNest Cam IQ Google Assistant update makes camera a smart speaker
A few months back, Google overhauled its mobile news experience, deprecating the seldom-used Play Newsstand in favor of a new Google News app. More than just a simple Material Design 2 facelift, the app added Google’s favorite AI sauce to personalize news selection and discovery. Now it’s going back to its roots of making news available for everyone, including those with less than favorable Internet connections or less than capable smartphones. Google’s entire business runs on the Internet, from ads to services to devices. While it probably wishes good Internet connections were prevalent everywhere, it has to live in a world where things aren’t as such. Fortunately, it is now taking steps to make sure its apps and services still work as much as they can under less than ideal conditions.It’s no News Go app, but Google News is being given some features to help save you some data usage. Perhaps the best one of them all is the ability to download articles for offline reading later. Of course, those have to be downloaded over a Wi-Fi connection, otherwise what would be the point.There are other features too, like making Newscasts previews text-focused instead of using data-hogging images. When images are really necessary, they will be compressed and will take up less cache on the device. Videos and GIFs won’t autoplay either. And when YouTube Go is installed, Google News will use that instead of the full YouTube app for even more data savings.Google says that these core features will be available for those who are using a “lighter connection”, though it doesn’t specify what falls under that category. Android Go phones, of course, immediately make use of these.
Story TimelineHuawei Nova 2s brings two cameras front and backHuawei ‘leak’ shows 2019’s big gambitSamsung, Huawei battle for holes starts next week But if Huawei aims to make the smartphone invisible, they appear to have done a not-quite-perfect job on the thickness, here. According to the leaker himself, this device is “feeling a little thick.” As all good first-gen phones are, this one’s packing a little hefty.AdChoices广告The display up front is an LCD, which means it’s not too terrifically bright, but it looks pretty gosh-darned decent regardless. This device’s backside has another trope for 2019 – a gradient. This trend started earlier in 2018, but it’s sure to take the whole industry by force throughout the year 2019.It’s expected that the Huawei Nova 4 for late 2018 (and early 2019) will have a 6.4-inch display with 1440 x 2880 pixels covered by Gorilla Glass 6. This device will likely sport a Hisilicon Kirin processor with a dual-camera setup on the back and either 6 or 8GB RAM. Pricing is not yet known – but look to the Huawei Nova 3 for clues. Right now, the Huawei Nova 3 costs around ₹34,999 or around $500 for a maxed-out version. Look to the lowest end version and you’re closer to a surprising $350 USD.For more information on this device, have a peek at the timeline below. These images very much appear to show the final product in-hand, but we still have a first official event to look forward to – and hopefully a review device in due course! The Huawei Nova 4 shows the world what we’ll be seeing a lot of in the year 2019. That’s a nearly full-frontal coverage of a smartphone with a single display. That’s a punch in the display for a single front-facing camera. It’s all about making it appear that the phone is barely there. The next-gen smartphone Huawei Nova 4 was just leaked in a set of photos, showing both front and back of the device. This device was teased on the 3rd of December by Huawei’s official Weibo account – now it’s time to see some in-hand leaks. What’s surprising isn’t the fact that this device leaked. What’s surprising is that it didn’t leak several weeks in advance.
The black car you see in the images in the gallery here is said to be the Porsche Mission E in production bodywork. It looks a lot like the concept car that spawned it, albeit with more Panamera in its style than the concept. The car in the photos was spied near the Porsche R&D center in Weissach outside of Stuttgart. Those tail pipes in the images are said to be fake to help disguise the fact that the car is an EV. The car looks very cool, the headlights in particular are attractive. The images in the gallery of the car driving in snow are older and show the Mission E when it was rolling on a Panamera-based chassis for testing in the Arctic circle. Porsche is making the car specifically to fight the Tesla Model S. Mission E rides on a EV platform being developed by the Volkswagen Group known as the J1 structure. The structure offers a lower floor than the C-BEV platform being developed for SUVs.AdChoices广告Rumors peg the Mission E to use a battery pack good for over 330 miles of driving per charge. That battery feeds a pair of electric motors that deliver 590 hp and can push the car to 62mph in 3.5 seconds. Word is that the production car will use the 800V charger than the Mission E Concept uses.That high-end charging system is rumored to be a partnership with Hitachi. The batteries are said to be rechargeable to 80% capacity in only 15 minutes. Mission E is also getting Level 4 autonomous driving tech, which doesn’t require driver attention.SOURCE: Autocar.co.uk
Story TimelineXiaomi Mi Laser 150in Android TV projector debuts as Walmart exclusiveLG CineBeam 4K projector works with just a few inches of spaceBenQ MH535FHD Full HD projector is made for budget home theaters Home projectors are often low-resolution, but BenQ has introduced a number of options with 4K resolutions, the latest being its new CinePrime HT3550. This DLP projector features an Ultra HD resolution, HDR-PRO support optimized for the projector, and factory color calibration. Users get DCI-P3 color, which is a first for 4K DLP projectors. The new CinePrime features 100-percent Rec. 709 coverage and 95-percent super wide color gamut. Users get a proper 3840 x 2160 resolution alongside 8.3 million pixels. This is made possible by the device’s 0.47-inch single DMD DLP tech and an optical system optimized for 4K video. Users aren’t required to manually adjust the color; the projector has automatic tone mapping and color.Other features include a natural flesh tone rendition, according to BenQ, plus motion-adaptive 4K pixel enhancement and color enhancement features. The model likewise has CinemaMaster Audio 2+ tech, AV personalization options, a 1.3x big zoom, and vertical lens shift.Digging into the specs, users can also project video at 640 x 480 VGA resolution. There’s a 30,000:1 contrast ratio, 1,07 billion colors, and 2000 ANSI lumens. The projector features a lamp light source with between 4,000 and 15,000 hours of operation depending on whether the projector is used in Normal, Economic, and SmartEco modes.The BenQ HT3550 will launch the end of this month for $1,499 USD. BenQ has launched a new home entertainment projector, the CinePrime HT3550. This short-throw DLP projector offers both 4K and HDR, as well as the maker’s CinematicColor and a pair of integrated 5 watt speakers. The projector is targeted at consumers and is the first 4K DLP model to offer DCI-P3 color; this is paired with a ‘true’ Ultra HD resolution, according to the company, for a solid home theater experience.