Day: November 4, 2019

5 healthy pantry meals that use 11 non-perishable staples

There are about a million things I’d rather do than go grocery shopping. It’s a hassle (ask me how long I waited in line last week at Trader Joe’s!) and it can quickly get expensive, especially if you’re trying to prioritize buying organic or sustainable foods.

Food waste is also a big part of your standard bad grocery experience. Fresh food goes bad so quickly (looking at you, pre-packaged spinach) that it’s hard to guarantee you’re getting the most bang for your buck by using your entire grocery cart haul on time. That’s why keeping pantry staples—which have longer shelf

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Nest Mini vs Nest Wifi Point: What you need to know about the dedicated ML chip

At its annual hardware event last month, Google unveiled the Nest Mini as well as the Nest Wifi Router and Nest Wifi Point. The former went on sale for $49 on October 22 while the latter goes on sale today starting at $269 for a two-pack and $349 for a three-pack. Unlike their predecessors, Google Wifi and Google Home Mini respectively, these devices come with a dedicated machine learning (ML) chip.

For those who don’t care about the technical details, the equation is simple. If you need a Google Assistant speaker, get the Nest Mini. If you need a router

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Small Business Guide to SBA Loan Default

  • Do your homework to find out what your options are
  • Gather as much data as you can
  • Work with the SBA on a settlement

Running a business can be tough ⁠– it doesn’t always work out the way we planned. This can leave us worrying about paying back those pesky business loans. This guide is crafted to help anyone who:

I’m Jason Milleisen, the founder of Distressed Loan Advisors. As an SBA default expert, I use my wealth of professional experience to negotiate settlements. This is thanks to my stint as a workout officer for the largest SBA in the

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Microsoft debuts Azure Synapse Analytics, updates database offerings

Workflow automation was a predictable focus as Microsoft Ignite kicked off in Orlando, Florida this morning. To this end, the company took the wraps off new cloud-hosted AI, data analytics, and managed database services in preview and announced updates to existing offerings like Azure SQL Database Edge.

Azure Synapse Analytics

Perhaps the headliner is Azure Synapse Analytics, a service now in preview that leverages on-demand or provisioned resources to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for business intelligence and AI apps. It’s the evolution of Azure SQL Data Warehouse and pulls together insights from data warehouses and big data analytics

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Microsoft beefs up Word, Excel, and Outlook with machine learning

Microsoft’s Ignite conference starts today in Orlando, Florida, where the company is expected to announce updates across its product portfolio. More than a few were revealed this morning on the Microsoft 365 side of the business, which encompasses not only Office 365 products like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook but Yammer, OneNote, and OneDrive.

Word and Excel


A preview of Ideas in Word for the web is rolling out for Office 365 commercial users. It’s an AI-powered proofreader that taps natural language processing and machine learning to deliver intelligent, contextually aware suggestions that could improve a document’s readability. For

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Modzy is a marketplace for enterprise AI software and models

Companies are trying to find the most efficient ways to use machine learning models in their businesses. Modzy, a product of Booz Allen, is designed to make that process easier and safer for enterprises. Seth Clark, senior associate at Booz Allen, described Modzy in an interview with VentureBeat as a machine learning operationalization platform. More colloquially, it’s an online store where you can find and acquire AI tools.

“What we’re trying to do is help organizations get AI capabilities out of the lab, off of someone’s laptop, and into a production system,” said Clark. “And that’s something that designers typically

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8 Ways Analytics Helps Your Business Grow

There’s a wealth of information available to any business that’s ready to embrace it. Data is probably the most important resource a business can possess. With data, you can drive change with positive outcomes and support your business’s growth.

It’s important for every business decision to be grounded in solid data. Data analytics can provide you with key insights that help you make the best choices to serve your business and customers.

Data analytics tell you about the health of your business. You’ll have a clear idea of whether you’re on the road to achieving your business goals, what’s happening

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 sales top the U.K. chart

Luigi’s Mansions 3 sales surpassed all other Nintendo games in the U.K. for 2019 during their launch week, according to industry-tracking groups GfK and UKIE (via, Luigi outsold both The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Super Mario Maker 2. Here’s the full top 10 for physical sales in the U.K. over the last week:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  3. FIFA 20
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  5. The Outer Worlds
  6. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Medievil

While Luigi’s Mansion 3 comes up behind Call of Duty:

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How to Freshen Up Your Email Marketing List

  • A stale email list has a low click-through rate and minimal user engagement.  
  • Segmenting your list allows you to target inactive subscribers.
  • Marketing to mobile users can improve your open-rate. 
  • Lead magnets can help you attract your target audience for a more engaged list. 

For the first couple of months after launching, your business was thriving. People were signing up for your email list, subscribers were opening your messages and sales rose considerably. However, that level of success is often quick to disappear. 

Email open rates can dwindle at one percent. Website traffic can drop rapidly, and sales can decrease

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