This is the official "I don't get it"-part. Ships have sonars, right? Make them better? It seems awfully bigger investment to cover the whole sea with sonars, than to embed ships with better sonars? Or is the sonar less efficient from near surface? Well couldn't it then be floated below?
Also, it seems, the wavelength of 10-15 kHz will be disturbing to marine life like dolphins and whales. *sigh*
It's a Norwegian company, just like a past project I blogged about, Hywind, floating windmills into the ocean. http://blog.rz.fi/2006/02/floating-windmills-into-ocean.htmlRead more: http://www.kongsberg.com/en/kog/news/featurestories/monitoring%20extreme%20ice%20conditions%20in%20the%20high%20north/ and https://www.newscientist.com/article/2093340-sonar-to-listen-for-moving-icebergs-near-arctic-oil-platforms/
I wrote about my first impressions on Google's image caching few weeks ago, and had some spare time to test the situation.
My tests weren't very wide, or with large recipient group, but it was consistent, and showed that the image caching is done "on-the-fly" by Google. And this was a relief. We can still have reports that show "how many percentage of recipients opened the email at least once", and even more, it's now even more reliable number, since the default setting in Gmail now is to show the pictures in each and every email.
If your email marketing system is sending images personalized, ie logo.jpg becomes crypted-text-that-includes-email-recipient-and-sendout-id.jpg (and I assume every commercial one is doing), you can track each individual's "first open", but not consecutive opens. So you will miss "cumulative open" or "sum of all opens" from Google Gmail service (and for Businesses, I assume), but that will not hurt a marketeer much.
The key reports are still successfully sent %, which gives you general idea of how current your email register is, and how well your messages are being sent and received by email servers (ie. not getting blacklisted), open %, which gives you good feedback on how well your "From" and "Subject" was perceived as interesting and trustworthy, and click %, which tells you how well your content was driving traffic to your site. With sophisticated systems you will continue into more important business reports, pull % over control group, how much revenue was created, and return-on-investment figures, if your system is integrated with your e-commerce and brick & mortar sales data.
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What happened: Google started fetching all external images in emails, scan them for known viruses and malware (trojans). This has already started on desktop users, and it will be roll-out to mobile early 2014.
Good results: Most HTML-formatted email will look better, ie. email users don't have to "trust" the sender to see the pictures. User privacy is enhanced.
Bad results: Email marketeers will not be able to report how many Google users (recipients) opened the email, ie. viewed email with pictures, since Google will fetch all pictures, your reports will display 100% open rate for Google Gmail and Apps for Business users. It will mean that companies wanting to learn how to communicate better with their customers, are not getting all the relevant feedback anymore.
Software vendros, EDM and Marketing Automation dominantly, will be updated accordingly, maybe filtering Google users out of the reports pertaining open success indicators, so it doesn't skew the reports. You can still have an estimation of how effective your email sender / subject was, ie. how many have viewed the email with pictures.
Open indicator has never been a very accurate number, but Google just made it even less accurate.
Next eyes will be focusing to Microsoft (Hotmail, Outlook.com), Yahoo and AOL, will they follow suit?
These are technically easy and relatively cheap to make, and they bring a lot of added value to the car. Make a deal with operators for EDGE/3G sims pre-installed, or have customers request clone sims. The manufacturer that leads the industry will brand itself as visionary.
Do you want to lead or play catch-up? Facebook has over a billion users, and next year it will celebrate it's 10th anniversary.
Imagine Connecting People and Think Different. Yes, that's you Nokia, Microsoft, Samsung and Apple. Innovation that excites, Nissan thank you for "Nissan Connect" photo. Maybe this is for You?
Apple does not support automatic syncing of videos to cloud from your device! You can publish them manually, see https://www.apple.com/icloud/icloud-photo-sharing.html
Microsoft SkyDrive doesn't sync 1080p videos, and with photos, it downscales them from 3552x2000 to lousy 1278x720 pixels, without notification! Before noticing this, I bought 100 gigs of space from Skydrive, and oh boy do I feel stupid now, I was ready to delete the photo originals! With world of 4G and fast Wi-Fi almost everywhere, this is just plain ridiculous. Well, ridiculous, as far as first world problems go.
You have to manually plug your Windows Phone (at least my Lumia) with USB-cable to PC, and copy your hi res photos and videos from there. With Apple, you can sync over local Wi-Fi but you have to start your iTunes first, or do the same USB-cable stuff as with Windows Phones.
Rant, rant, rant. Apple, Microsoft, is this the best you can do?
Bing's mouse hover brings text "Drag to modify your route", yes, after thousand times using it, I know what it does. How about using that space to say "Street name: xxxxxxx. Drag to modify your route."?
Google Maps has done a bit better lately, they've enlarged the street names, but still, why not use the hover function? When I use it for navigation, it draws the blue line from point A to point B, and if you mouse over the street, it gives you instructions like Microsoft, please drag yaadidaa.
If you feel that most of the people wouldn't like this feature, please add it as an option I can change from the settings! Though I'm pretty sure no one would take offense if you could see the street name when you hover your mouse over it. Ngggh, sorry for the rant. At least it got me off my blog-hibernation.
The price is rumored to be around 15-22 million US dollars.