Monthly Archives: October 2018

Google Assistant Helps You Kickstart The Day With A Visual Snapshot | CoolBusinessIdeas.com

When Google launched the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on October 9, it announced a number of new features coming to Assistant — but only on Pixel phones. Now, however, it’s revealing a few new features coming to Google Assistant as a whole, meaning all Assistant-enabled phones will get them.

Perhaps the most interesting new feature is the ability to see a “snapshot” of your day, similar to how Google Now operated back in the day. Now, when you activate Google Assistant, you can swipe up on the display to see things like event recommendations, show recent notes and lists, reminders, and so on.

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Rumor says TSMC will supply chips for iPhones, Macs, and Apple Car | Mashable

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is often right about Apple’s plans well before they become public. And his latest report might sound tame at first, but — if correct — it has tremendous implications for Apple products down the line.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is the sole supplier of Apple’s A-series chips, which ensures the company’s iPhones perform well. Now, in a note shared with MacRumors, Kuo claims that TSMC is so superior to its competitors, that it will continue to be Apple’s only chip supplier for A13 and A14 chips, which should be coming in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

So far, so good. But more importantly, Kuo claims TSMC will also start making ARM-based chips for Macs in 2020 and 2021, replacing Intel.

And finally, TSMC will manufacture chips for Apple’s upcoming Apple Car, starting in 2023.

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eBay sues Amazon for allegedly poaching sellers | CNN

As Amazon continues its rise as the world’s largest online marketplace, rival eBay charges that it got there by crossing a legal line.

eBay filed a lawsuit against Amazon in Santa Clara County on Wednesday alleging it fraudulently poached its high-value sellers by infiltrating an internal messaging system called M2M, In the filing, Ebay says its rival is “unwilling to fairly compete for third party seller business.”

Amazon declined to comment on the lawsuit.

eBay says the Amazon “scheme” violated its user agreement policies and “induced eBay sellers to do the same.”

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NASA Wants to Send Humans to Venus, to Live in Airships Floating on Clouds | Live Science

Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs. In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Natural History Museum were soliciting reservations for the first space tourism mission, well before the modern era of Blue Origins, SpaceX and Virgin Galactic. All you had to do was supply your address and tick the box for your preferred destination, which included Venus.

Today, Venus is unlikely to be a dream destination for aspiring space tourists. As revealed by numerous missions in the last few decades, rather than being a paradise, the planet is a hellish world of infernal temperatures, a corrosive toxic atmosphere and crushing pressures at the surface. Despite this, NASA is currently working on a conceptual manned mission to Venus, named the High Altitude Venus Operational Concept —(HAVOC).

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Social Media Screenings Increase for Job Seekers | Business News Daily

What you post on social media could have serious repercussions on your professional life. It could cost you your current job or job opportunities in the future.

According to a 2018 CareerBuilder survey, 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process, and about 43 percent of employers use social media to check on current employees.

Managers look at social media accounts for an array of reasons, but many employers want to make sure a candidate will be a good fit with their company.

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How to Tell Symptoms of Social Anxiety And What to Do About It | Life Hack

Social Anxiety Disorder (formerly known as Social Phobia) can be a significant hurdle to your happiness, health, and ability to achieve your potential in relationships and at work.

Here’s a common scenario:

You’re the kind of person that likes others. You want friends, you want to hang out with your co-workers for hors d’oeuvres after work, and you definitely don’t want someone to hang out with on Friday nights. You just can’t make your reality fit with your wishes.

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Setting This Vague Daily Goal Totally Transformed My Productivity | Fast Company

Do your best. If it sounds like advice from a kindergarten teacher, well, I get it. Vague goals produce vague results, right? So I thought, too. But over the past few years I’ve discovered that, when combined with a system of concrete daily goal-setting, there’s one nebulous goal that can prove a surprising punch-in-the-gut reality check, and lead to concrete results. Skeptical? Hear me out.

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Do This If You Win The $1 Billion Lottery | Forbes

What would you do if you won $1 billion?

There’s almost $1 billion up for grabs in the latest Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots.

Here’s what you need to know and what to do next if you strike it rich.

1. Stay anonymous

If you win the lottery, your natural inclination may be to let everyone know that you hit the jackpot.

Imagine how many long lost cousins and childhood friends suddenly may appear to celebrate your newfound wealth.

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How to Tackle Lead Generation: Tips From Top Agency Marketers | AllBusiness.com

Marketers are busier than ever. Every new season brings new trends and projections for what channels, platforms, and mediums will produce the highest conversions and be the next big thing in lead generation.

As the means for generating leads changes, the conversion process is also changing. This is causing companies, and most of all marketing agencies, to reassess how they capture and convert leads. Marketers have to find new ways to build relationships and nurture prospects to gain their trust. Businesses are being more selective about which agencies they choose to work with and are taking into consideration things like personalized service, audience segmentation, and how they are a cultural fit within the agency.

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10 Tips and Tools for Bringing Your Business into 2019 | Small Business Trends

Every year, small businesses need to look back and determine what worked for their business and what strategies may need to be adjusted for the coming year. But these adjustments don’t need to be reserved for January 1. If you want to get a head start on preparing your business for 2019, check out these tips, insights and resources from members of the online small business community.

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