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Target Names Brian Cornell as New Chairman of the Board and CEO to Lead Company’s Transformation

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced today that its Board of Directors has named Brian Cornell as the company’s next chairman of the Board of Director, effective August 12.

ConocoPhillips Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Results; Strong Operational Performance

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today reported second-quarter 2014 earnings of $2.1 billion, or $1.67 per share, compared with second-quarter 2013 earnings of $2.1 billion, or $1.65 per share.

Brammo Welcomes Hollywood Electrics to Dealer Network

TALENT, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brammo Inc. partners with Hollywood Electrics, the world’s first pure electric motorcycle dealership with a flagship store in Los Angeles.

GSMA公佈Mobile 360 Series-北美首批演講者名單

倫敦--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美國商業資訊)--GSMA(GSM協會)今天公佈Mobile 360 Series-北美大會的首批主題演講者名單,包括AirWatch by VMware、AT&T、美國聯邦傳播委員會(FCC)、Jasper Wireless、Syniverse和中興通訊等組織機構的領導人。Mobile 360-北美大會將於9月22日至23日在亞特蘭大的W亞特蘭大酒店-中城區(W Atlanta – Midtown)舉行,且與Mobility LIVE! 2014共用一個場地。此外,GSMA還宣佈AT&T成為本次大會的白金贊助商。 GSMA首席行銷長Michael O’Hara表示:「Mobile 360-北美將審視行動產業的成長和創新基礎,特別是透過多場聚焦行動寬頻、智慧城市和消費者行為的研討會,探討數位商務和互聯生活等方面的議題。北美是許多以行動通訊為中心的公司的大本營,我們期待藉由一項傑出領導力議程來為這一充滿活力的多元市場歡呼,該議程得到來自日益成長的行動生態系統的C級(C-level)高階主管演講者的支持。」 在Mobile 36

GSMA、モバイル360シリーズ・北米の最初の講演者を発表

ロンドン--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- GSMAは本日、モバイル360シリーズ・北米カンファレンスの最初の基調講演者を発表しました。基調講演者には、エアウォッチ・バイ・ヴイエムウェア、AT&T、 FCC、ジャスパー・ワイヤレス、シニバース、ZTEなどの組織のリーダーが含まれます。モバイル360北米は、9月22~23日にアトランタ中心部のWアトランタで開催され、モビリティー・ライブ!2014と会場を共にします。GSMAは、AT&Tがこのカンファレンスのプラチナスポンサーを務めることも発表しました。 GSMAのマイケル・オハラ最高マーケティング責任者(CMO)は、次のように述べています。「モバイル360北米では、モバイル業界の成長と革新の基礎を検討します。特に、モバイルブロードバンド、スマートシティー、消費者行動に着目したセッションを通じて、デジタルコマースやコネクテッドリビングなどのテーマを見ていきます。北米はモバイルに傾注する多くの企業の本拠地です。私たちは、成長を続けるモバイルエコシステム出身の経営幹部レベルの講演者が支えるリーダーシ

GSMA公布Mobile 360 Series-北美首批演讲者名单

伦敦--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美国商业资讯)--GSMA(GSM协会)今天公布了Mobile 360 Series-北美大会的首批主题演讲者名单,包括AirWatch by VMware、AT&T、美国联邦通信委员会(FCC)、Jasper Wireless、Syniverse和中兴通讯等组织机构的领导人。Mobile 360-北美大会将于9月22日至23日在亚特兰大的W亚特兰大酒店-中城区(W Atlanta – Midtown)举行,且与Mobility LIVE! 2014共用一个场地。此外,GSMA还宣布AT&T成为本次大会的白金赞助商。 GSMA首席营销官Michael O’Hara表示:“Mobile 360-北美将审视移动行业的增长和创新基础,特别是通过多场聚焦移动宽带、智慧城市和消费者行为的研讨会,探讨数字商务和互联生活等方面的议题。北美是许多以移动通信为中心的公司的大本营,我们期待通过一项杰出领导力议程来为这一充满活力的多元市场欢呼,该议程得到来自日益增长的移动生态系统的C级(C-level)高管演讲者的支持。” 在Mobile 360

El Grupo Pediátrico de Monterrey se Une a la Red de Atención de Salud de Stanford Children's Health

STANFORD, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stanford Children’s Health, la empresa más grande para la atención de salud del Área de la Bahía con un enfoque exclusivo en niños y mujeres embarazadas, ha anunciado que el Grupo Pediátrico de Monterrey se ha unido a su red de atención de rápido crecimiento. Esta incorporación, a partir del 28 de julio, continúa la expansión en curso de acceso local a todos los niños y mujeres embarazadas que buscan la marca Stanford Children’s Health para la atención de

MSD Capital Invests in Dean Drako’s Cloud Video Surveillance Company Eagle Eye Networks

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eagle Eye Networks announced that MSD Capital, the private investment firm for Michael Dell and his family, has made a multi-million dollar growth capital investment in Eagle Eye Networks.

Samenvatting: PEARL van OT in smartphone nubia 7Z

COLOMBES, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oberthur Technologies (OT) heeft woensdag bekendgemaakt dat zijn beveiligingselement PEARL is uitgekozen voor mobiele betalingen met de smartphone nubia Z7. Het element van de ontwikkelaar van beveiligingssystemen voor mobiele apparaten maakt betalingen met China UnionPay (CUP)-betaaldienst mogelijk. Nubia is het belangrijkste merk van de Chinese telecomgigant ZTE. Veilige en gemakkelijke mobiele betaling is een van de belangrijkste nieuwe functies van de nubi

新推出的nubia Z7搭載歐貝特科技嵌入式安全元件PEARL,為中國銀聯行動支付服務提供支援

法國科隆布--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美國商業資訊)--世界行動空間數位安全解決方案領域的領導者歐貝特科技(OT)今天宣布,該公司的嵌入式安全元件PEARL已經被中興通訊旗下的高階品牌努比亞相中,用於其新推出的智慧型手機nubia Z7,為中國銀聯(CUP)行動支付服務提供支援。 安全、便捷的行動支付功能是努比亞新手機nubia Z7最重要的功能之一。使用者無需更換或新增任何硬體,即可透過無線(OTA)方式將他們的中國銀聯銀行卡下載至nubia Z7內建的歐貝特科技嵌入式安全元件內。然後用戶便可以使用他們的智慧型手機進行支付。使用者只需在非接觸式支付終端機上揮動一下手機即可完成支付,目前中國共擁有300萬部非接觸式支付終端機。這種支付方式安全、快捷,而且非常方便。 中國銀聯是中國175家銀行和金融機構重整建立的一家組織,努比亞是一家主要的智慧型手機製造商,2014年智慧型手機計畫出貨量為6000萬部。 歐貝特科技電信業務部董事總經理Cédric Collomb表示:「我們很高興宣布我們的嵌入式安全元件PEARL by OT®雀屏中選,為nubia Z7的行動支付功能提供支

OTのPEARL eSEが新しいヌビアZ7に搭載され、中国銀聯のモバイル決済サービスを実現

仏コロンブ--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- モバイル分野のデジタルセキュリティーソリューションで世界をリードするオベルチュール・テクノロジーズ(OT)は本日、当社の組み込みセキュアエレメントであるPEARLがZTEの高級ブランド「ヌビア」に採用されたと発表しました。ZTE新発売のスマートフォン「ヌビアZ7」で中国銀聯(CUP)のモバイル決済サービスが使えるようになります。 ヌビアの新しいスマートフォンとなるヌビアZ7で最も重要な機能の1つが、セキュアで簡便なモバイル決済機能です。ユーザーはハードウエアを変更・追加することなく、ヌビアZ7に搭載されたOTの組み込みセキュアエレメントに、CUPの銀行カードを無線管理(OTA)で直接ダウンロードすることができます。そしてユーザーは自分のスマートフォンを中国国内300万台の非接触決済端末いずれかの上にかざすだけで、支払いをすることができます。支払いは安全で速く、非常に簡便です。 中国銀聯は中国の175の銀行・金融機関を再編成した組織であり、またヌビアは大手スマートフォンメーカーとして2014年に6000万台の出荷

新推出的努比亚Z7搭载欧贝特科技嵌入式安全元件PEARL,为中国银联移动支付服务提供支持

法国科隆布--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美国商业资讯)--世界移动空间数字安全解决方案领域的领导者欧贝特科技(OT)今天宣布,该公司的嵌入式安全元件PEARL已经被中兴通讯旗下的高端品牌努比亚选中,用于其新发布的智能手机努比亚Z7 (nubia Z7),为中国银联(CUP)移动支付服务提供支持。 安全、便捷的移动支付功能是努比亚新手机努比亚Z7最重要的功能之一。用户无需更换或添加任何硬件,即可通过无线(OTA)将他们的中国银联银行卡下载至努比亚Z7内置的欧贝特科技嵌入式安全元件内。然后用户便可以使用他们的智能手机进行支付。用户只需在非接触式支付终端上挥动一下手机即可完成支付,目前中国共拥有300万部非接触式支付终端。这种支付方式安全、快捷,而且非常方便。 中国银联是中国175家银行和金融机构重组建立的一家组织,努比亚是一家主要的智能手机制造商,2014年智能手机计划出货量为6000万部。 欧贝特科技电信业务部董事总经理Cédric Collomb表示:“我们很高兴宣布我们的嵌入式安全元件PEARL by OT®被选中,为努比亚Z7的移动支付功能提供支持。我们很高兴向OEM厂

Man Adds Hundreds of Dollars To Gift Cards Without Paying a Cent

Mashable - 35 min 35 sec ago

A Springfield, Virginia man is under investigation after telling a coworker he hacked into gift card databases to add credit without paying for it.

Muneeb Akhter, 23, claims that he found holes in the software used to load prepaid gift cards and was able to add value illegally, NBC Washington reported. He is president of cyber security firm Warden Systems

See also: How You Get Hacked at Starbucks

However, Akhter said in a statement that he did it in the name of research and planned to use the data to counteract gift card theft

"I'm a researcher," Akhter told NBC. "I've been researching the field for a long time and a lot of my work shows it ... I'm not a malicious guy." Read more...

More about Gift Cards, Theft, Tech, Apps Software, and Us

Winners of Raspberry Pi Photography Contest 2014

Slashdot - 43 min 35 sec ago
coop0030 (263345) writes Adafruit held a 2014 Raspberry Pi Photography contest that has completed with the winners selected. You can see the winning photographs as well as all of the entries. Andrew Mulholland, using a Raspberry Pi powered LEGO panobot, is the winning photographer. He's also provided a video of how his winning photographs were put together.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Toshiba Launches H Bridge Driver IC for Low-voltage (2.5V) Drive

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba launches H bridge driver IC for low-voltage (2.5V) drive. Small package (SSOP16) type is added to the H bridge driver series to support downsizing and cost reduction.

A bigger logo?

Seth Godin's Blog - 48 min 35 sec ago

The original reason for brands was to let the buyer know the source of the goods. "We made this," says the organization we trust when we buy something.

Over time, though, brands have evolved into something we want other people to see, not just us. "I bought this," says the person who wears or drinks or drives something with status.

The essence of a brand with social juice, of one that matters as a label, isn't how big the logo is. No, what matters is that the buyer thinks the brand is important, and that the logo is a signifier that they're paying for.

So no one complains that the logo on the wine bottle is not in tiny 18 point type, or that the BMW convertible has 8 or 9 or 14 logos on it, or that we can tell it's a Harley just from the sound it makes driving down the street.

If you are angling to make your logo bigger but your customers don't care (or resist), if your customers aren't eager to say, "I bought this," then you're doing the wrong angling. The work that needs to be done is to create a product and a story that makes your customers want you to make the logo more prominent.

       

UK Prime Minister Holds First Ever Startup Pitch At No.10 Downing Street

TechCrunch - 55 min 11 sec ago
 UK Prime Minister David Cameron played host to the first ever tech startup pitch event at his residence yesterday, entertaining 10 high-growth tech companies, venture capitalists, angel investors and invited guests on a hot Summer’s day in London. This was the equivalent of holding a pitch event at The White House. Despite its name, the “Pitch 10” event at No.10 Downing… Read More

Delta mulls oil pipeline to help cut transport costs

Delta Air Lines Inc. is considering building a 5-mile underground pipeline that would move oil from near Philadelphia to its refinery in Trainer, Pennsylvania, reports Reuters. The pipeline would help the Atlanta-based carrier reduce use of costly barges, Reuters says. Delta currently uses barges that can carry about 150,000 barrels, which adds around $1 per barrel of transport costs, the news service said. Delta has been meeting with community groups in recent weeks to discuss the proposed pipeline,…

'I Can Hear the Bombs Falling': Fighting Engulfs Libya

Mashable - 1 hour 18 min ago

In recent weeks, news have come out of Libya that is all too familiar

Guns rule the streets. 'Freedom fighters,' who once battled against oppression, now battle each other. There has been a bloody fight for the airport in Tripoli. The American Embassy has been evacuated, and the French and German governments have told its nationals to leave as has China.

You know things are bad when even #China urges its nationals to leave #Libya, v @XHNews http://t.co/5pKLlR89We

— Borzou Daragahi (@borzou) July 28, 2014

This week 75 bodies were found in Benghazi after days of fighting between the military and Islamist groups. As one piece put it: ‘Tripoli is burning.’ Read more...

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Choose the right monetization model for your blog

Socialmedia.biz - 1 hour 24 min ago


Photo by Julia Manzerova on Flickr (CC BY)

Target audience: Bloggers, small businesses, self-publishers, nonprofits, educators, Web publishers, journalists.

Everyone has different reasons why they decide to create their own blog or website. Many use it as a platform to share their opinions with others. Others see it as a great way to build up their name or business.

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus can also play a big role in a blogger’s effort to promote themselves, but they have their drawbacks too. Facebook is a great tool, but when it comes to self-promotion they use a pay to play kind of system where you only see limited content and if you want to be more viral you need to pay for it. Twitter is widespread, but also limited, a maximum of 140 characters per tweet will only get you so far. As for Google Plus, well, it may claim big numbers, but when’s the last time you actually hopped onto your account?

Anyone who runs a blog knows that it takes a fair amount of time (and sometimes, money) to create the kind of interesting content that keeps visitors coming back — or to entice others to contribute to it. Getting a return on your investment can be challenging, but for many bloggers and personal website owners having your own blog is a great opportunity to make some extra cash.

Advertising is one of the most common and profitable ways to make an additional, or even your entire, income through your website or blog. The question is how can you best monetize your website so that it can make you money.

Find the right advertising platform for your blog or business

The main issue is finding the right partner, one that can bring the best results without requiring daily maintenance or optimization. But with so many good monetization platforms to choose from, it’s tough to decide which one is right for you.

Here’s a short list of just some of the top platforms out there for monetizing your blog, whether it’s a small business blog or your personal blog:

1Many websites use Google AdSense to monetize their content; it is the most well-known and popular advertising network on the web. These advertisements are administered, sorted, and maintained by Google, and they can generate revenue on either a per-click or per-impression basis.

2Chitika is very similar to AdSense. The company allows you to customize your ads, and it only serves contextual ads. One good thing is that you can use it along with AdSense and there are no problems at all.

3When it comes to Qadabra, simplicity is the name of the game (disclosure: Qadabra is a Blonde 2.0 client). Qadabra’s performance-based advertising platform was created by Marimedia. Their platform’s registration and account handling is very easy, you can see the reports and earnings each day, and its support team is very responsive. Qadabra pays you 70% of the revenue generated from its advertisers. Since Qadabra supports all geographic locations and pays via PayPal, it’s a great option for starters and another good alternative to AdSense.

4Infolinks is a pay-per-click ad network that allows you to make money through your blog based on specific keywords. Infolinks indexes your pages and automatically adds some hyperlinks in your text. Of course, since this isn’t a CPM program, it might take you a while to start earning a regular passive income through it, but it’s still an alternative to AdSense. Infolinks is great for big websites and it works in English, Spanish, French and German websites.

5Kontera is a well-known network very similar to Infolinks. It’s also a text-based network that adds links to your content based on specific keywords showing a doubled-underlined text and pop-up ads. This is also a pay-per-click program, so it depends on your click-through rate percentage to earn money. However, Kontera is definitely a better option if you have a small blog or you’re just starting your website, because it allows small sites to be added to your network. You can also use it with AdSense at the same time.

6Clicksor is an ad advertising network that allows you to serve text, contextual and popup ads. With more than 150,000 pages working on Clicksor, its become quite a good alternative to Google AdSense. They share up to 60% of the revenue depending on the ad (popup ads usually generate more) and they can pay you via check or PayPal.

In conclusion, when seeking to monetize your blog there are various online platforms to choose from, it’s just a question of finding the one that’s right for you.Ayelet Noff is a partner in Socialmedia.biz and founder and co-CEO of Blonde 2.0, specializing in creating brand awareness, engagement with consumers and overall buzz for brands online. Contact Ayelet via The Blonde 2.0 website , email, or follow her on Twitter and Google Plus.