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Panic Introduces Hand-Crank Playdate Gaming Console

Most people know Panic from their phone-based Firewatch adventure game, now the brand has created the pocket-size Playdate portable gaming system. It features a small black & white screen, a directional control pad with A and B buttons, and hand crank on the side for creating your own untethered power. Instead of buying new games, users receive a “season” of 12 surprise games delivered over 12 weeks by high-profile developers.

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Salesforce launches Datorama Marketplace for creating apps with marketing intelligence

Last summer, Salesforce announced it was buying marketing intelligence provider Datorama.

On Thursday, the CRM giant said that it is launching a Datorama Marketplace to help developers create custom and specialized apps that employ the marketing intelligence platform. And, to get the ball rolling, the company is launching a contest for innovative app ideas, with cash prizes.

As we reported after the initial acquisition,

“Salesforce’s acquisition of Datorama is significant because it represents a broader trend of consolidation within the marketing industry. CRM and analytics providers are realizing that the siloing of data has become a serious problem in the marketing space, and many firms are looking to solve that by creating platforms that merge multiple streams of data into one unified interface that can rapidly surface insights to marketers.

Having Datorama inside its fold will provide significant benefits for customers already in the Salesforce ecosystem, not the least of which is more accurate tracking of their marketing data – even if it’s stored outside of Salesforce today. As the trend of industry consolidation seems set to continue, Salesforce’s acquisition of Datorama will help it face the rising tides of competition while giving its customers enhanced analytics capabilities.”

And indeed, we’re seeing now an example of that consolidation, and the industry’s trend toward data-driven analytics in marketing.

For Salesforce and partners’ platforms

The apps themselves will be available through the Salesforce AppExchange, and designed for use on Salesforce’s platform, as well as for the Google Marketing Platform, Pinterest, and other partners. Currently numbering 14, the apps include ones from Salesforce, as well as ones from customers and partners that have been built using the Datorama Developer Portal.

By opening up the Datorama platform, the apps are intended to highlight Datorama capabilities, such as measurement analysis, data visualization, and insights powered by AI.

In its announcement, Salesforce pointed to Land O’Lakes, which said in a statement that the Marketplace apps can help “uncover new performance data and gain faster insights to improve our campaigns.” Ad platform AppNexus said that its apps on the MarketPlace can help advertisers determine the best campaign outcomes, without spending time “manipulating manual spreadsheets.”

Current apps in the Marketplace

Apps in the Marketplace currently include:

  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email, which provides interactive analytics for measuring the effectiveness of email campaigns.
  • A Salesforce Sales Cloud app to help B2B marketers connect paid, owned and organic campaigns to lead results, velocity and opportunities.
  • AppNexus Essential Monitoring presents ad server discrepancies and KPI performance trends for ad campaigns.
  • Workspace Health shows data quality across all marketing sources.
  • Social Intelligence presents a comparative view of brand presence across major social platforms.
  • And various SmartLens apps shows enhanced reporting from ad environments, like Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn.

Dashboards, Alexa

Headquartered in New York City, Datorama has more than half of its 400 employees in Israel, and its clients include PepsiCo, Ticketmaster, and Unilever. It focuses on providing a single dashboard with data from a variety of advertising and marketing tools, enhanced by automated reporting and AI-derived insights.

Last year, it also launched the ability for brands to create a separate dashboard for a specific data stream, and it went beyond its foundational AI for organizing incoming data to launch Genius, an embedded AI layer that makes suggestions about data the user is employing. In late 2016, Datorama became one of the first marketing analytics platforms to provide a voice interface integration with Amazon’s Alexa voice agent.

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Beltox Fine Men’s Casual Leather Jeans Belts 1 1/2” Wide 4MM Thick Alloy Prong Buckle Work Dress Belt for Men(Black Belt with Black Buckle,46-48)

Beltox Fine brand are being working hard to make quality belt at very competitive price. The quality will be better if the price is same as the others and the price will be much cheaper if the quality is the same as others. The other great pro is the service that beltox fine offers. If you have any problem with the purchase, just contact the seller and you will get best service with no excuses. Beltox fine hopes more and more buyers could get what they want for the belts.
Beltox fine have 6 designers to design new styles of belts every year, and those designs are wellcome to most people in the world. Men will feel rich and confidence with those belts on.

Product Features

  • Belt: black, brown, burnt umber, coffee and cognac colors available, genuine leather belt, stitched, 38MM wide, 0.15 inch thick
  • Size: please buy one size larger than your waist size if you want to be flexible. Size 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 are all available. Men’s plus size belt and even more bigger and taller men will find their fits.
  • Buckle: Silver Brushed Design, size 2.08*2.48 inch in width and length, single prong and zinc alloy.Removable buckle: just unscrew the privet and cut the belt to your size if you happen to order larger or smaller size and cut the belt to fit.
  • Occasions: the belts fit dress, work, pants, jeans, casual daily wear in formal or informal places.
  • Buy with confidence: 365 days free buy return or refund if quality problem occurs. Just contact seller first for best service.

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Portable Bass That Bumps: Sony’s Palm-Size SRS-XB12 Speaker

It’s easy to find a portable bluetooth speaker with weak, embarrassing bass. We hunted & found the exact opposite. Sony’s SRS-XB12 is compact, portable, IPX 67-rated waterproof but most importantly: the bass kicks. And punches. Indoors & out. The battery gives you 16 hours of run-time & a strap is included for carrying & hanging it.

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“Video is the future of marketing.” But what video do people actually want to watch?

As a journalist, I spend way too much of my day clicking around the internet — but one of the first things I do upon opening my laptop in the morning is turn the sound off.

“Video is the future of marketing,” I’ve heard over and over at every conference I’ve covered since 2014. But there’s another truth, one that doesn’t often come up in keynotes: video is often irrelevant, annoying, and impossible to escape.

According to Wyzowl, 63% of marketers currently use video as part of their marketing strategy. And for good reason — Google loves video. Businesses that include video in their strategy can increase their chances of turning up on the first page of Google SERPs by a factor of 53

YouTube boasts around four billion video views per day, making it the second largest search engine after Google. Video traffic is also expected to boom in the coming months, with video traffic predicted to account for 75% of all mobile traffic by 2020.

So you should probably sink your entire budget into video, right?

Not so fast. Studies show that audiences have a love/hate relationship with video, and marketers need to be extra careful that they’re creating the video content audiences want, rather than producing video for video’s sake.

Some studies say audiences love video — and that nearly half people watch at least an hour of Facebook or YouTube videos per week

It’s no lie that most of us are watching more videos than ever before. A 10-second scroll through my Instagram feed turned up a video from a candle company of incense being lit, a baker adding tea party-inspired decorations to a cake, and shots of a pretty cute pair of Oxfords in different colors from different angles.

According to Wordstream, 45% of people watch Facebook or YouTube videos for more than an hour a week. And, overall, those videos seem to be pretty well received. 52% of marketing professionals worldwide say video is the content type with the best ROI.

So what’s the problem?

Other studies say audiences are annoyed by video — and that 85% of Facebook users watch video without sound

There’s a chance people don’t love your video as much as all these studies have led you to believe. It seems I’m not the only person who mutes my laptop and phone before venturing online.

Digiday reports that 85% of Facebook users are watching video without sound. What’s more, the overwhelming majority of consumers, 82%, say they have closed a webpage because of an autoplaying video.

And people seem to have a long memory for videos that interrupted their browsing, with 51% also reporting that they think less of a brand that uses autoplaying online video ads.

So, people like videos, but they don’t like videos? Pretty much.

Customers look for utility in video content

Turns out the average web viewer is pretty focused on their own interests and needs when consuming video. Which makes sense. Never once have I felt like helping a brand out by clicking on their ad. Marketers who are looking to make video should be concerned, first and foremost, with making useful video.

According to Accenture Interactive, 54% of consumers are relying on video to learn how to use a product. Focusing on the customer — what they might need to know about a product to get the best experience — is one way to make sure your video adds value.

Customers who are in the decision-making stages of their buyer’s journey are also looking for video that helps them better understand a product. In fact, 50% of internet users search for video related to a product or service before making a purchase.

It might be time to stop thinking in terms of “viral” videos

While video is increasingly becoming an essential part of most brands’ marketing strategies, experts agree that the expectations for what video and can can’t do might need to be re-evaluated.

In a recent webinar with ClickZ, Kurtis Thomas, manager of video marketing for OpenText, said it might be time to remove the word “viral” from our video vocabulary.

“Rather than shooting for the success reserved only for baby sharks and dogs reuniting with family members, it’s important to focus on your organizations real and tangible goals,” Thomas says. “Define what success means early on. Is your video mainly to help close a sale? If so, one million views are not nearly as important as one view from the right person. Having defined goals can inform your content, and can also give marketers and content creators a means of defining your own success.”

There’s no magic number for what your video to text-based content ratio should be. But asking the question, “How will our video content help our customer understand our brand?” might be the best place to start.

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ECOWHO Christmas Projector Light, LED Snowfall Lanscape Lights with Remote for Outdoor, Indoor, Xmas, Holiday, Party Decorations

Feature

❄Magical white spotlights create a romantic and fairy atmosphere

❄Wireless remote control & timer function for easy use

❄Round base & vertical stake for indoor and outdoor use

Specification

Light source:LED

Coverage: 60sq.yd

Material: ABS plastic

Number of LED: 4pcs

Power consumption:4W

Product size: 6*4*4.8 inches

Cable Length: 8 meter: 26ft

Certification: CE RoHS ETL

Remote Control Distance: 16ft

Working temperature:-20℃ (-28℉) to 50℃ (45℉)

Power Requirement:Input AC100V~240V, 50Hz~60Hz Output 7V Max 800mA

Packaging Details

1 x Round Base

1 x Ground Stake

1 x Remote Control

1 x Power Supply Transformer

1 x LED Snowfall Projector Light

1 x LED Snowfall Projector Light English user manual

Product Features

  • ❄【Large Coverage Fairy Snowflake Effect】: 60sq.yd projected area and 17ft projection distance provide an optimum visual effect; white spots like snowflakes create fairy-tale and romantic atmosphere. You do not worry about missing the snow falling day, feel free to enjoy our never-stop snowflake projector lights the whole winter!
  • ❄【Remote and Timer Function】: The LED Christmas projector lights equipped with a 9-button remote control, enabling you to change the speed to slow, medium and fast. For Timer, built-in automatic timer and remote control timer. It will automatically go out after 6 hours of operation, and start up after 18 hours. (Available with the remote control to adjust the cycle time such as 2/4/6).
  • ❄【4 Speed & Brightness Modes 】: The LED Snowflake Lights could be easily adjusted the speed of snowfall to exhibit fast, moderate, slow and stop snow scene. The snowflake projector lights from dark to bright produce a fascinating festival atmosphere.
  • ❄【Excellent Water Resistance】: Both light and plug are waterproof with rating of IP65 (light) and IP44 (plug), perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. The snowflake projector lights are ideal for decorating your garden, house, fence, bush, tree, etc at Christmas New year, making an outstanding snowflake show among your neighborhoods.
  • ❄【Multiple Mounted Ways】: The LED snowfall projector lights come with a base and a stake, the snowfall lights can be fixed on the surface of the ground or wall, or can be stuck into the ground. Collocated with 180°adjustable projector head, it is quite convenient to aim the fairy lights to the place where you are going to decorate.

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Wine Ziz Wine Air Pressure Pump Bottle Opener | Foil Cutter | Amazingly Simple Wine Opener Air Pressure Wine Opener | Wine Pump Easy Cork Remover Corkscrew | Screw Out Tool | Great For Wine Lovers

The new Wine ZIZ air pump wine opener comes in just the right size to fit in your bag or travel bag. It is also lightweight,
which makes it easily portable.

Wine ZIZ is also giving you a no-questions-asked Moneyback guarantee if you are not satisfied with your purchase.

Instructions how to use the wine opener:

Use the foil cutter to remove the foil cap. (Free) Insert the needle into the middle of the bottle and make sure the needle has
passed through the entire cork, ensure the protective tube on the wine pump. Press the corkscrew to pump air into the bottle
by lifting and lowering corkscrews coat, until the cork slides out of the bottle. (Normally, 3-7 pumps per bottle is appropriate.)
Push the plastic slider sleeve to make the cork away from the corkscrews needle.

Includes:
– 1 Wine ZIZ Air Pump Wine Bottle Opener
– 1 Wine ZIZ Foil cutter,

Caution: Do not use this wine opener with plastic corks. Keep out of reach of children, the needle is sharp and might cause harm. If the bottle is defective, the times of pumping must not over 12 pumps per bottle.

Heavy duty, Unique, quality, gift box kit for men and Women. – Mini manual Wine popper solution.

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Product Features

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Top rated by BGR ★ The new air pump wine opener is a simple, easy and fast way to open up a bottle of wine without the hassle of pulling and twisting, simply slid the needle in, pump a few times and the cork is out. Eliminates cork damage.
  • ★ The most efficient and convenient way to open a wine bottle. No pulling, twisting, or broken cork pieces. Compatible with all types and sizes of wine bottles. there are no fumes, and no gas is needed for the Air Pressure pump to work properly.
  • ★ The wine opener, comes with a durable blade foil cutter, The ZIZ Wine foil cutter removes the foil top from your wine bottle effortlessly, with a quick turn of the wrist and it’s done, leaving your glass bottle looking great, with smooth edges and ready for cork removal.
  • ★ Great for bar, cafe, restaurant or home use. smooth finish makes it very easy to clean. Excellent gift idea for wine lovers, Wine ZIZ is also giving you a no questions-asked Moneyback guarantee if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Click Add to Cart and Buy Now!
  • ★ The new Wine Ziz air pump wine opener comes in just the right size to fit in your bag or travel bag. It is also lightweight, which makes it easily portable.

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ZILIN Women’s Cold Shoulder T-Shirt Long Sleeve Knot Twist Front Tunic Tops (0, S)

Size Chart:
SizeS : Bust: 95cm/37.1″ —–Shoulder: 39cm/15.2″ —–Sleeve: 62cm/24.2″ —–Length: 77cm/30.0″
Size M: Bust: 99cm/38.6″ —– Shoulder: 40cm/15.6″—–Sleeve: 62cm/24.2″ —– Length: 77cm/30.0″
Size L: Bust: 103cm/40.2″ —– Shoulder: 41cm/16.0″—–Sleeve: 62cm/24.2″—– Length: 77cm/30.0″
Size XL: Bust: 107cm/41.7″ —– Shoulder: 42cm/16.4″—–Sleeve: 63cm/24.6″—– Length: 78cm/30.4″

Product Features

  • Note: This is not sweater material, it is t-shirt material!! Some sellers are using CHEAP MATERIAL and LOW QUALITY so make sure to check before purchasing.=This item is only provided by Clivia2013, and did not authorize any second stores to sell our items!! And we willn’t provided any service(replace/returned) for poor quality shirts. The problem of the shoulder strap we have improved.
  • Features: Loose fit, Short sleeve, Cold shoulder, Pullover, Solid color sweatshirt, Tunic tops, Knot side pullover t-shirts, Crewneck front knot twisted detail,Cold shoulder cutout top.
  • Occasion:Suitable for daily wear, home, working, sport, party, school, holiday etc.
  • Perfectly paired with jeans, shorts, skinny leggings, jeggings for a decent look.
  • It’s a super soft and breathable t-shirt. Pretty casual top. New for this season. * Colors may not appear exactly as seen on photo in real life due to variations between the computer monitors and naked eye color difference.If you have any question, please feel free to contact us.

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Assouline's The Impossible Collection takes a look at the world of cigars

Assouline puts its lens on those perfectly hand-rolled masterpieces in The Impossible Collection of Cigars. The jumbo-sized coffee table book takes a look at some of the finest cigars out there and the people and companies behind those celebrated smokes.  “In the highly anticipated new volume …

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