This week it is all about Step Music.
Adam and Big Hass are in the house and another unpredictable week is before us.
Click for the podcast.
Lets talk CTS-liked it and ATS didn’t like it it was a chics car and chics said they liked it I didn’t
-Suzuki Swift Sport or jimny or sx4 http://www.globalsuzuki.com/automobile/lineup/sx4_s-cross/index.html
2017 Porsche Panamera 4S Review - will it change our minds?
This is cool ad for volvo xc90 love the tables!http://www.autoblog.com/2017/03/17/volvo-ubereats-rolling-restaurant-buffet-in-tokyo/
Earning over 200000 in usa you are buying one of these!http://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/americans-earning-over-200-000-year-prefer-vehicle-n728576?cid=public-rss_20170319
`Lexus voted most reliable but are they boring, YES!http://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/what-s-most-reliable-car-market-you-might-be-surprised-n724511?cid=public-rss_20170319
Love the look of the Maxima and the Camry taxis are sweet!
New Era of nissan design?http://www.autonews.com/article/20170319/OEM03/170319830/a-new-era-for-nissan-design
Buick regal Wagon testing! http://www.autonews.com/article/20170317/OEM04/170319848/buick-regal-wagon-spotted-testing-in-u-s-germany
2. Is the ChromeBook the Mac killer for education?
Google's Chromebooks gained a majority share of the K–12 mobile device market in the last year, pushing back Apple's iPad even further, while Microsoft Windows devices held steady in second place. Overall, the K–12 mobile device market saw double-digit growth in device shipments.
According to a new report released by market research firm FutureSource Consulting, Google's Chrome OS surged to a 58 percent share of school-purchased mobile devices in 2016, up eight points from 2015. (In other words, 58 percent of mobile device shipments to K-12 education institutions in 2016 were Chromebooks. These figures don't include personal purchases or BYOD.)
As FutureSource reported: "The strong combination of affordable devices, productivity tools via G-Suite [formerly Google Apps for Education], easy integration with third party platforms/tools, task management/distribution via Google Classroom and easy device management remains extremely popular with US teachers and IT buyers alike. The rise of Chromebooks has also set new industry benchmarks with regards to average device pricing, with prices reaching as low as $120 on certain projects."
Microsoft Windows held steady in second place with a 22 percent market share. FutureSource noted that several developments from Microsoft could portend stronger performance int he coming year.
3. Google applets!
4. Salesforce and IBM are joining forces!
Most people didn’t see this partnership coming—IBM and Salesforce are combining data sources and predictive capabilities to offer the latter’s customers a super-charged marketing cloud.
Both companies offer so-called marketing clouds, though Salesforce’s leans more directly toward brands’ customer relationship management needs (email, lead-generation, ad targeting) while IBM has gained notable recognition for its artificial intelligence system called Watson. Salesforce has an AI program of its own, dubbed Einstein.
Now, Salesforce clients will get the best of both futuristic entities. Most of the combined features will go live in the second half of 2017, including forecast data from IBM-owned The Weather Company, that allows insurance companies and hardware retailers to pounce on weather changes with targeted advertising and marketing.
"The combination of Einstein and Watson will make businesses smarter and our customers more successful."
- Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce
Their press release this afternoon described the development this way: “The partnership will bring new insights from Watson directly into the Salesforce Intelligent Customer Success Platform, combining deep customer insights from Salesforce’s Einstein with Watson’s structured and unstructured data across many sources and industries including weather, healthcare, financial services and retail. Together, Watson and Einstein will ingest, reason over and derive recommendations to accelerate decision making and drive greater customer success.”
“The combination of Einstein and Watson will make businesses smarter and our customers more successful,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce, in a statement. “I’m thrilled to form an alliance with IBM—no company’s core values are as close to Salesforce’s as IBM’s.”
5. Facebook adding City guides!
As you can see in the above image sequence, City Guides – which you’ll be able to access from the ‘More’ menu (the three, hamburger-like lines) – provides a listing of major cities and shows you who in your network has been to each. If you go into the city tab, you’ll be able to click on the profile image bubbles of your friends to see the places they visited while there, which is determined by Facebook check-ins and location services info.
Knowing where your friends went might make you more inclined to visit the same places, while you can also check the ratings and recommendations they gave for each. You could also, of course, ask them and get their thoughts when deciding where to go.
The tool looks to build on Facebook’s efforts to use your social graph to improve the relevance and value of recommendations – Facebook also released a new ‘Recommendations’ tool last October along similar lines, which enables users to post a query and have it highlighted to friends for advice.
The logic here is that you trust your friends more that you’re likely to trust review sites and marketing materials, and facilitating such connection is what Facebook can do better than anyone else. If they can provide improved contextual recommendation tools, it could make you come back to Facebook for such insights more often, boosting engagement.
For marketers, there’s obviously no immediate way to influence or control the recommendations listed, though it may inspire more businesses and places of interest to ramp up their efforts to prompt visitor check-ins and recommendations. If you can get more people posting about your business, that’ll increase your chances of showing up on the listing – it’s more indirect, but if the option sees significant take-up, the benefits could be worth the effort.
In addition, beneath the initial listing of places to go, there’s also a list of upcoming events, which could put more emphasis on the need for businesses to post events to Facebook.
5. What is google up to ?
Google’s self-driving division is one step closer to launching a ridesharing service, now that it has patented an accurate location pickup finder for autonomous vehicles.
The patent, first spotted by Patent Yogi, shows a concept app that finds the nearest location for pickup, taking the user’s current location into account. Once the user chooses a location, a self-driving vehicle is deployed to drive them to a destination.
Google filed the patent in 2015 and published it in December 2016. The search giant worries that some urban zones won’t be accessible for self-driving vehicles, meaning it will need a location finder to recommend the best pickup spots.
The location finder updates every few minutes to check road conditions and emergency service activity, providing the rider with the fastest route. It uses Google Maps to check for available locations.
The patent, like thousands of others from Google, could be unused, although it does show the company is interested in building a ridesharing platform. That should worry Uber, the dominant ridesharing platform, which is also working on self-driving taxis.
Waymo already racking up the miles
Waymo, Google’s car division, has over 150 cars on the road, including 100 modified Fiat Chrysler minivans. It tests the cars in San Francisco, Kirkland, Phoenix, and Austin.
Hi. I have 2008 Maserati QP GTS. Love it. It's in great physical condition and looks great. However I have an occasional rough idle and engine management system warning light. Been told it's the cam varieties and the engine needs to go back Ferrari in Italy for specialist work. Cost around 30k aed! What should I do? Can't see I would get value from the repair. It drives great usually. Just a problem at idling speed.
-can I get a sunroof installed after market?
-are there standardised fuses in cars?-can I buy my own diagnostic computer?-does doing my own oil change void my warranty?
Fan belt or some belt is squeaking sounds like EHHHHHHAHHHHHHEHHHHHHH and then is ok. Any idea?How do I know that they guy in Karama is putting the right battery in my car?Does that goo in a spray can they sell to quickly patch a tire in a jiffy emergency work?Had a friend jump start my car and now the sensors for the tires are pinging do you think there is any relation?