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The Autonomous Delivery Platform would put Amazon Locker-like containers on the back of self-driving trucks, letting users type in a code or scan an NFC chip to retrieve their packages.

Google also presents the idea that customers could pay for their items right there, which could turn self-driving trucks into rolling vending machines.
Drone deliveries and self-driving cars are both right around the corner. Amazon showed off functioning, autonomous Prime Air drones last year, and Teslas a
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Ted Cruz: Net Neutrality is NOT Obamacare for the Internet.
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Wrong. The real goal is to take actionable insights and create a system that can take those conclusions and change marketing priorities/tactics on a per customer basis; in real time.

Analysis and insights are great; but only applicable to policy decisions. Where Big Data and AI really pay off is when you find and implement [new] ways of focusing on the needs and character of the customer.
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Create Adword ads that target keywords based on your landing page content, and which use headlines adapted to user searches. 
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Ouch... that's one hell of a bill.
 
Google paid Apple $1 billion to be the default search on iOS

$1 billion. That's how much Google paid Apple in 2014 to be the default search app on the iPhone, according to court transcripts obtained by Bloomberg.

As you might imagine, neither company is too happy about their business deal being made public, and as the publication notes, the court transcript "vanished without a trace" late yesterday.

Perhaps the big takeaway here, as Bloomberg notes, is that even though Apple is quick to call out Google for questionable privacy practices, so long as the money keeps flowing its way, Tim Cook and Co. will keep doing business with their rival. Talk is cheap, but a billion dollars is still a billion dollars.



And then the court transcripts with the revelation 'vanished without a trace.'
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Journalism is a crime or a terrorist act in his mind because what has been portrayed about [his dad],” Serkalem explained to me through a translator. “Not only his dad, but if you mention any journalist he will scream and say ‘I don’t like journalists!’”

Their story is a weaving tale that mirrors how Ethiopia, home to over 90 million people, became a digital hermit nation. How Nafkot come to believe journalism is a crime equivalent to terrorism is a case study of how governments have used the internet as a tool for repression.
Written by Justin Lynch - February 1, 2016 Nafkot Nega thinks journalists are terrorists. When I visited him and his mother, Serkalem Fassil, at their tiny apartment in the outskirts of Washington, DC, in early January, 9-year-old Nafkot intermittently murmured and jabbed his hands, pretending to be a superhero fighting criminals. Perhaps some of those…
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This planet has a year that's one million of our years.
Astronomers discover the largest known solar system, consisting of a large planet that takes a million years to orbit its star.
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Well at least you could cover a lot of territory in just one day eh!
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Australia is upset that the notorious Indonesian government has been using their proxy servers in finfisher attacks.

"We were able to identify one specific government user inside Indonesia, the National Crypto Agency (Lembaga Sandi Negara) but we also found evidence that there were many other government users inside Indonesia, in other words many separate agencies that were using many separate deployments of FinFisher," he said.
A Sydney proxy server is being used to run the FinFisher spyware, according to technology researchers. ABC News: Nic MacBean. The notorious spyware FinFisher, used to infect mobile phones and computers to place targets under surveillance, has been found in a Sydney data centre.
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And I didn't even know those mobile menu icons were called hamburgers.

I like this one. Although it looks like you'd have to tweak it if you wanted to use it on the right.
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QR Loyalty Cards give small businesses several new and powerful ways of rewarding customers for actions that grow your business.
 
"According to research by Cap Gemini, 97% of loyalty programs reward participants for “spend and get”. Yet, 84% of consumers, as reported by Loyalty360, said they would spend more with retailers that offer points for activities other than spending."

Actually; QR Loyalty Cards isn't just about Customer Loyalty; it's also about Customer Acquisition. Customers are rewarded for becoming Brand Advocates and for direct sales leads.
According to research by Cap Gemini, 97% of loyalty programs reward participants for “spend and get”. Yet, 84% of consumers, as reported by Loyalty360, said they would spend more with retailers that offer points for activities other than spending.
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QR Loyalty Cards can give your small business a great Loyalty Program.

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Google's using their new Loyalty Program to get your customers to use their payment system.

Shouldn't you have a Loyalty Program to increase your sales?

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