https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRsPnzcZ1VY When families all around the world get together over the holidays, chances are there will be more than a few members glued to their phones or iPads. Whether out of necessity, habit or boredom, these devices will be a constant presence at any gathering. But instead of bemoaning this as an unwelcome technological intrusion, Apple wants you to see just how its products can actually make the holidays better. To do that, the brand is once again aiming straight for your heart and hoping to get your iTears flowing. Again. Last year it was the unexpected gift from a solitary teen. This time, it’s a creative young woman using Apple’s music software to remix a song her grandmother recorded a a generation earlier. Oh, sweet, sweet technology. It’s almost enough to make you want to hug your computer. advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about Apple Wants To Play Your Heartstrings With Its New Holiday Ad
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhwhnEe7CjE Stop and think for a second. How many times have you seen in your Facebook or Twitter feed, or overheard at a party, or from someone at dinner, people complaining about other people walking around with their heads down and noses in their smartphone? And that’s just the adults. When it comes to kids and teens, the handwringing about the social effects of technology is at times deafening. So what does Apple do? Well, how about making an ad with agency TBWA/Media Arts Lab that combines a message about functionality (the kid did it all on his phone!), the impact of technology (he really does love his family more than his phone!), in a seasonal ad (happy holidays!). It’s an impressive feat, aimed to wash away all that anxiety and paranoia and turn it into a warm and fuzzy spot that may just have you weeping iTears by the end. advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about This New Apple Holiday Ad Almost Makes It Okay To Always Be Staring At Your Phone
No more are Salman Khan’s ventures reserved for the Eid holiday. Christmas is his new release haven. However, can his next film Dabangg 3 turn out to be a big success just like his previous Christmas release Tiger Zinda Hai?While the buzz for Dabangg 3 looks strong, only time will tell if the film will make it big at the box office. However, the film’s trailer sends out the signal that probably stardom will overpower content once again for a Salman Khan venture. That is something we saw for his last few offerings such as Bharat, Race 3 and Tubelight.Bharat and Race 3 told us that no matter who the star is, the audience will not come to the theatres if the story on the big screen is compelling. On its home turf, both Race 3 and Bharat turned out to be big disappointments with revenue of Rs 166 crore and Rs 197 crore, respectively, and with a budget of Rs 185 crore and Rs 240 crore, respectively.Close … [Read more...] about Will Dabangg 3’s run-of-the-mill content be another blip in Salman Khan’s career?
The Indian economy has grown by leaps and bounds after attaining Independence in 1947. The history of trade and commerce in the Indian subcontinent can be divided into many phases — deindustrialization induced by colonization, socialist central planning in the aftermath of Independence and free market economics after the liberalization reforms of 1991.India’s share of the world economy slipped from around 25 percent in 1700 to 4.2 percent in 1950. A century under colonial rule had sapped the country’s entrepreneurial spirit. The country was forced to divert its raw materials to feed the mechanized factories that had sprung up in Britain during the industrial revolution. Poverty and famine was rampant.After the British left Indian shores, the newly elected government charted a course for the country that entailed capital controls and central planning, much along the lines of the Soviet Union. Even though the ruling dispensation at the time had pledged … [Read more...] about The India growth story: Here’s how some macro indicators have fared since 1947
New data from Jumio, the leading AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, reveals that new account fraud increased 27.8 percent worldwide YTD in 2019, compared to full-year 2018 results, and more than 100 percent compared to 2014 levels.Surprisingly, attempted new account fraud was 19 percent less during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend (compared to the average 2019 fraud levels), when fraud attempts normally escalate.In the third edition of Jumio’s Holiday New Account Fraud Report, fraud is defined as an attempt by an individual to create a new online account by manipulating a government-issued ID.Close The company compared global ID fraud patterns from millions of ID verification transactions between 2014 and 2019 across various industries, focusing on the period between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, including Thanksgiving and the Tuesday after Cyber Monday. Jumio also analyzed new account fraud levels across regions, countries, industries and time period. … [Read more...] about Global New Account Fraud Increased 28% in 2019: Report