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Marketing / Peeing on this ad may change your life
« on: January 14, 2018, 03:38:40 PM »
It's not often that I think an ad is brilliant. (But when I do, they sometimes don't actually produce sales.)

https://news.sky.com/story/ikea-encourages-pregnant-women-to-wee-on-advert-to-reveal-coupon-11203547

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Marketing / Marks & Spencer website isn't delivering on sales
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:43:26 AM »
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the sales growth at M&S.com was a miserable 3% in an online market for non-food goods that is generally reckoned to be motoring at about 8%

https://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2018/jan/11/m-and-s-website-sales-marks-spencer

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100 mile range and a $15,500 price tag

Delivery supposed to be late 2018.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/11/electrameccanicas-solo-is-a-single-seat-ev-commuter-car/

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Reports developing in other states indicated initially that the total store closings could top 260

http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2018/01/walmart_abruptly_closes_sams_c.html

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Hardware & Technology / Voice to text using Chrome
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:36:42 PM »
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Dictation stores everything in your browser locally and not a byte of your data is uploaded anywhere.

https://www.labnol.org/internet/speech-recognition/30967/

Quick thought; wonder what it would take to port the basic functionality to a local-only version?

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Dictation uses the HTML5 Web Speech API that is currently implemented only in Google Chrome on the desktop. For Text to Speech, it uses the SpeechSynthesis interface of the Web Speech API that is available in Chrome, Microsoft Edget and Firefox.

The rich-text editor is built with Quill while the voice command interface is made possible with Annyang. Dictation uses the Github API to publish dictated notes online as anonymous gists.

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This decision shores up the good precedent from 2012 and makes clear—if it wasn’t clear already—that violating a corporate computer use policy is not a crime.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/01/ninth-circuit-doubles-down-violating-websites-terms-service-not-crime

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Mildly ironic.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-10/power-outage-dims-lights-on-new-tech-at-ces-show-in-las-vegas


Musk should come in and save the day with one of his battery packs.

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