Is Amazon working on a new messaging app called Anytime?

Messaging apps today are one of the most popular ways consumers communicate today, not just with each other but, increasingly, with businesses and services. Now there are signs that we could see another big player enter the messaging fray, alongside more established services from Facebook, Snapchat, Wechat and more. Amazon appears to be sounding out…

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Daily News: International Lookalike on Facebook, Reaching Digital Maturity, MarTech Buyer Behaviors

Here is today’s roundup of news related to local marketing and advertising, local media, technology, local commerce, consumer behavior and more. Facebook Expands Lookalike Targeting to International Markets (July 14, 2017) LSA Insider: “Facebook is exploring new ways to help marketers and businesses reach audiences in international markets.” What Marketers Need to Overcome to Reach…

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Facebook tests a GIF maker on iOS

Facebook confirmed it has begun testing a new GIF maker in the camera feature of the main Facebook mobile application. The feature, which is available with the tap of a button at the top of the screen, lets you shoot footage that you can then save in GIF format to your device’s photo gallery, post…

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Uber acqhires social app studio Swipe Labs

Why would Uber buy a team that builds Snapchat competitors? To make its driver app feel more human. Uber has acqhired Swipe Labs, the social product studio run by Marwan Roushdy. He and a selection of engineers from the dozen-person startup will join Uber to work on the driver experience within the driver earnings team.…

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Re-Introducing Eloquent’s Polymorphic Relationships

You’ve probably used different types of relationships between models or database tables, like those commonly seen in Laravel: one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many, and has-many-through. But there’s another type of relationship that’s not so common: polymorphic. So what is a polymorphic relationship? A polymorphic relationship is where a model can belong to more than one other model…

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Introducing NumPy

Numeric is a package that was originally developed by Jim Hugunin. It is considered the ancestor of NumPy, a Python library and an open-source project created by Travis Oliphant which stands for Numerical Python. Travis created NumPy by incorporating features of the Numarray package into Numeric. The fundamental idea of NumPy is support for multidimensional…

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Another concept of the phone with a flexible body

The market continues to expect real devices with flexible enclosures, well, or at least only displays. But the manufacturers or are not yet ready technically to implement their ideas massively, or they need a quality creative push.The concept of new flexible phone Halcyon has become something middle between a superintelligent smartphone and a classic “clamshell.”…

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