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Adobe’s acquisition of Neolane Rp 5.8 Trillion

  • Posted on March 23, 2018 at 5:59 pm

Adobe Systems announced the company’s acquisition of Neolane marketing company. The transaction value of U.S. $ 600 million (about USD 5.8 trillion). The marketing company itself only has annual revenues of approximately U.S. $ 60 million (approximately USD 580 billion).
“It would make a better leader on Adobe’s digital marketing services and strengthen the Adobe Marketing Cloud,” said Brad Rencher, Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing.
Established in 2001, Neolane is headquartered in Paris, France, and serves a number of large clients such as Accor Hotels, Alcatel-Lucent, IKEA, Samsung, Sony, and Dior.
Neolane is the sixth product from Adobe Marketing Cloud service, which includes Analytics, Target, Social, Experience Manager, and Media Optimizer.
Neolane This acquisition will improve the management of electronic mail services and a large amount of real-time recommendations.

Official feedback on OpenGL 4.4 thread

  • Posted on March 23, 2018 at 4:53 pm

 SIGGRAPH – Anaheim, CA – The Khronos™ Group today announced the immediate release of the OpenGL® 4.4 specification,bringing the very latest graphics functionality to the most advanced and widely adopted cross-platform 2D and 3D graphics API (application programming interface). OpenGL 4.4 unlocks capabilities of today’s leading-edge graphics hardware while maintaining full backwards compatibility, enabling applications to incrementally use new features while portably accessing state-of-the-art graphics processing units (GPUs) across diverse operating systems and platforms. Also, OpenGL 4.4 defines new functionality to streamline the porting of applications and titles from other platforms and APIs. The full specification and reference materials are available for immediate download at http://www.opengl.org/registry.

In addition to the OpenGL 4.4 specification, the OpenGL ARB (Architecture Review Board) Working Group at Khronos has created the first set of formal OpenGL conformance tests since OpenGL 2.0. Khronos will offer certification of drivers from version 3.3, and full certification is mandatory for OpenGL 4.4 and onwards. This will help reduce differences between multiple vendors’ OpenGL drivers, resulting in enhanced portability for developers.

New functionality in the OpenGL 4.4 specification includes:

Buffer Placement Control (GL_ARB_buffer_storage)
Significantly enhances memory flexibility and efficiency through explicit control over the position of buffers in the graphics and system memory, together with cache behavior control – including the ability of the CPU to map a buffer for direct use by a GPU.

Efficient Asynchronous Queries
(GL_ARB_query_buffer_object)
Buffer objects can be the direct target of a query to avoid the CPU waiting for the result and stalling the graphics pipeline. This provides significantly boosted performance for applications that intend to subsequently use the results of queries on the GPU, such as dynamic quality reduction strategies based on performance metrics.

Shader Variable Layout (GL_ARB_enhanced_layouts)
Detailed control over placement of shader interface variables, including the ability to pack vectors efficiently with scalar types. Includes full control over variable layout inside uniform blocks and enables shaders to specify transform feedback variables and buffer layout.

Efficient Multiple Object Binding (GL_ARB_multi_bind)
New commands which enable an application to bind or unbind sets of objects with one API call instead of separate commands for each bind operation, amortizing the function call, name space lookup, and potential locking overhead. The core rendering loop of many graphics applications frequently bind different sets of textures, samplers, images, vertex buffers, and uniform buffers and so this can significantly reduce CPU overhead and improve performance.

Streamlined Porting of Direct3D applications

A number of core functions contribute to easier porting of applications and games written in Direct3D including GL_ARB_buffer_storage for buffer placement control, GL_ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev which creates a vertex data type that packs three components in a 32 bit value that provides a performance improvement for lower precision vertices and is a format used by Direct3D, and GL_ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge that provides a texture clamping mode also used by Direct3D.Extensions released alongside the OpenGL 4.4 specification include:

Bindless Texture Extension (GL_ARB_bindless_texture)
Shaders can now access an effectively unlimited number of texture and image resources directly by virtual addresses. This bindless texture approach avoids the application overhead due to explicitly binding a small window of accessible textures. Ray tracing and global illumination algorithms are faster and simpler with unfettered access to a virtual world’s entire texture set.

Sparse Texture Extension (GL_ARB_sparse_texture)
Enables handling of huge textures that are much larger than the GPUs physical memory by allowing an application to select which regions of the texture are resident for ‘mega-texture’ algorithms and very large data-set visualizations.

OpenGL BOF at SIGGRAPH, Anaheim, CA July 24th 2013
There is an OpenGL BOF “Birds of a Feather” Meeting on Wednesday July 24th at 7-8PM at the Hilton Anaheim, California Ballroom A & B, where attendees are invited to meet OpenGL implementers and developers and learn more about the new OpenGL 4.4 specification.

Insurance Affiliate Program – How To Choose The Insurance Affiliate Program With The Highest Payouts

  • Posted on March 23, 2018 at 3:11 pm

An is one of the most profitable fields in affiliate marketing and can certainly be used as a residual income generator for entrepreneurs across the marketplace. It is a fact that everyone needs insurance in one way or another. This translates into insurance and insurance quotes being some of the highest searched terms across the board for consumers shopping online. With that being said, it is important for any affiliate in insurance to choose the affiliate program for insurance that offers the highest payouts. In this article I will describe my experiences with insurance affiliate marketing and their programs and hopefully help you make a more educated decision on which insurance affiliate program to join.

It has been statistically proven that over ~70% of consumers actively searching for an insurance policy have done so online. For an insurance program affiliate, this translates into some serious potential for high traffic to your landing page. Since insurance is one of the most actively searched keywords on the internet this means more traffic to your landing pages. When I first got into affiliate marketing I was involved with a low paying insurance CPA offer. It took me quite sometime to narrow in on the program that offered the highest payouts and took the most amount of traffic. I am paid very high payouts every time a consumer fills out a free quote form on my website and the insurance affiliate program that pays me the most actually provided me the form to host on my site. Thus, this leads to more money in my pocket in insurance affiliate marketing.

Before choosing which to work with ask yourself these three questions:

1.) Does this program pay me everytime a consumer requests a free insurance quote?

2.) Does this program offer some of the highest payouts in the industry?

3.) Does this program work with the affiliate on a personal level to help them drive more converting traffic to their sites?

I have used over ten insurance affiliate programs in the past and the one found below offers some of the highest payouts and has superior service to their existing and new affiliates.

Using musical instruments to help children learn

  • Posted on March 23, 2018 at 3:06 pm

As parents we are always seeking new ideas and ways of promoting healthy development skills in our children. For years studies have shown that children who actively partake in musical education have developed faster and more effective skills in a variety of areas. Studies have also shown that nearly every child has some sort of musical ability. We as parents simply need to provide the support necessary to help them fine tune these skills.
The first question we usually have is “what instrument should I choose?”. The answer to this is not a cut and dry, one size fits all type of solution. Many parents choose children’s piano’s as a first instrument as kids seem to be open to the ease of use and the different sounds a piano makes. Others will go for a more complex instruments such as a kids size guitar or school band instruments such as cello’s, harps, violins, xylophones and so on. Drums are also a great early musical instrument as children tend to enjoy the noise and fun of banging a drum. The bottom line is no matter which they choose the benefits are almost endless.
When a child begins to engage in musical activity numerous brain activity is being used. This activity is just the spark that some kids need to help them grow mentally and even build better physical attributes. Some of the most common benefits of instrument playing and musical instrument lessons are;
-Enhanced motor skills
-Stronger math and science skills
-Increased concentration
-Better ability to complete patterns and maze activities
-Parent and teacher bonding
-Higher sense of self worth
-Teamwork

While not every child will grow to be a professional musician, many will enjoy playing for years and some will even join their school band or form their very own Garage band someday. Others will simply turn toward other interests and that’s fine too. The point is to provide a healthy and fun way to enhance their development and early learning.

An Ultrasound Therapy Machine Can Significantly Improve the Results of Physical Therapy

  • Posted on March 23, 2018 at 1:53 pm

More and more health care professionals are recommending the use of quality home ultrasound devices to patients that suffer from chronic pain conditions and other injuries. In fact, doctors now advise the use of an ultrasound therapy machine in physical therapy. This is because ultrasound therapy has been found to improve the results of physical therapy.

Deeper penetrating ultrasound waves While physical therapy is already considered to be one of the best non-invasive treatments for relieving pain, incorporating the use and application of ultrasound therapy can enhance its results. Ultrasound therapy complements physical therapy in many different ways. One of these ways is that the sound waves produced by an ultrasound machine deeply penetrate the skin.

The high frequency sound waves produced by an ultrasound device have the power to penetrate the surface of the skin up to 4 inches. These sound waves are focused on affected and injured areas so that symptoms can be alleviated. There are two key advantages that ultrasound therapy poses: The first is that it increases cellular activity, oxygen flow and blood flow to the affected area; the second is that it diminishes edema and inflammation (swelling), which are two of the main sources of pain.

Speeds up the body’s healing process

In all of the clinical studies concerning ultrasound therapy, the majority of participants reported that they experienced less pain, faster recovery and greater mobility. In a nutshell, ultrasound therapy produced thermal benefits, which allows the muscles to relax and reduce pain and swelling. 20-minute daily sessions using this device can accelerate the body’s healing process when it comes to fractures. The same duration can also improve the physical functions of older adults, as well as decrease the pain that they experience, especially those suffering from osteoarthritis.

Other benefits of ultrasound therapy

In addition to complementing physical therapy, ultrasound therapy also provides many other benefits. One of the most obvious of which is the fact that through this type of treatment, there will no longer be a need for patients to completely depend on pain relievers and other drugs. While aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen are helpful for relieving pains affecting the joints, muscles and tendons, as well as chronic conditions such as back pain and arthritis, these do not come without risks. With regular use, these drugs increase the risks of kidney damage, ulcers and even heart failure.

Incorporating the use of an ultrasound therapy machine in physical therapy can be very beneficial. Visit a reputable provider of quality home ultrasound devices by visiting ezultrasound.com for more details.

June Hamilton resides in San Diego, California. She is a diehard music enthusiast and can often be found at the hottest concerts or festivals. In addition to her love of music, June is interested in healthcare and often provides information about home ultrasound devices , such as those available from EZUltrasound.

How To Make A Mini Spy Camera At Home

  • Posted on March 23, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Here is a project that you can do for entertainment or personal use. Make your own homemade mini spy camera. I do not think that the word mini spy camera could mean that only very well trained electricians can make them. If you break it so that the average Joe can understand the Blog, this will obviously save on headaches, then gives you a more simplistic over basic view and the necessary equipment. So do not worry there must be the following things to make a mini spy camera at home.

* Mini video camera

* Create something to conceal camera

* Transmitter and receiver to send photos and pictures.

* Any energy source

* Recording device, a TV will do well.

We need to do a bit of exploring around to find a camera small enough to use. Most security alarm magazine and Photo shops will have just the right size camera for your project, lower right, make sure it comes with instructions how my need to adjust the signal to a later stage. OK now you can get a little creative, select an object to hide the mini camera, a good idea would be a coffee can, inside an ornament, in the ceiling, where it is non-obvious to UN suspecting people.

There are good mini spy camera which are wired, but for our purpose a wireless camera is the best. You will have the necessary instructions to tune into your camera wireless receiver, make sure that you get a quality signal to receive the best movies. The transmitter would give a good picture and sound through video and audio. The receiver can be connected to a VCR or DVD to get any images sent from the camera.

Most spy camera you will need only a small power input, so make sure you have the correct up to the camera, check to see if the instructions is safe. A mobile phone will provide the right amount of power to these cameras; this will take a bit of customizing pump connections. This should not be a problem, such as the power cord with the camera when you buy it. After you have set up everything and then you can simply adjust and fine tune your camera and receiver until you have a clear picture and sound. And there you have it, your very own homemade mini spy camera.

Ideas For Wedding And Baby Shower Floral Arrangements

  • Posted on March 23, 2018 at 1:28 pm

Beautiful floral arrangements do reflect the creativity and the idea that you have within yourself to make things more gorgeous. Quality floral arrangements are nothing but a multi-textured presentation of flowers. Perhaps flowers are the most readily accessible decorative matter for any type of occasion. There are a variety of open air arrangements available in the market. The natural flower garden, green house cultivations, flower bowers, poolside arrangements and rock gardens are some of the very common open air arrangements we can see. But if we compare the options with indoor floral arrangements offer more opportunities for creativity and variation. In this article we will be explaining some of the ideas related to wedding and baby shower floral arrangements.

Since many years the wedding flowers symbolized love and good wishes to all the attendants. It was ancient Greeks who have first incorporated weddings’ floral arrangement in their ceremonies. They believed that it keeps the evil away and increase love and lust between the bride and the groom. The colour of flower and their smell add much of elegance and brightness to the wedding ceremony. The best combination is to blend warm colours like red, orange and yellow along with cool colours such as purple, blue or green.

To choose an appropriate theme for your floral arrangement is definitely a difficult task especially with the fact that different flowers do grow in different seasons.
However if you contact an expert weddings’ florist such as Wyong Village Florist, there would be some compromising without sacrificing much of your preference or style. The floral arrangement theme should also match your wedding theme. Also for the colors, you should consider the colors of your dress as well as the colors of the surroundings too, like wall colors, curtain colors if they exist and the table cloth color as well.

Now when it comes to some baby shower floral arrangements its a very huge event. A bouquet that features ideas for baby shower floral arrangements that include baby’s breath is one of the best ideas you can ever have for this ceremonial occasion. A proper blend of hardy flowers along with other flowers types for a floral babys breath is a unique combination. Daisies are another type of infant shower flower arrangement that highlight simplicity and innocence. A bouquet of daisies symbolizes newness, freshness, and new beginnings.

If you are looking for some more baby shower floral arrangement ideas then you should definitely visit www.wyongvillageflorist.com.au. A complete shop that offers every type of floral arrangements that includes online flower delivery system.

For Performances By Internationally Famous Bands And Singers, Get To Ireland!

  • Posted on March 23, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Between world class venues, various 2 and 3-day festivals attended by visitors from around the globe, to the local and Irish-born international talent, there is no shortage of famous bands and singers performing in Ireland. Welcomed by diverse music tastes and audiences that appreciate good music of all genres, international artists make Ireland a regular feature on tour calendars.

A thriving music scene sees big names in the music industry visiting Dublin, Belfast and other cities across Ireland to perform. The O2 and Vicar Street in Dublin have hosted Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithful, Leona Lewis and Slash of Guns n’ Roses fame, to name a few. Smaller venues feature local artists regularly – but remember that Ireland is home to some of the world’s best talent, so don’t be surprised if the local artists outshine the international stars.

One music festival that is said to rival Glastonbury for the calibre of the acts and the size of the audiences it draws is Oxegen. Oxegen takes place over 3 days at the Punchestown Racecourse, about 20 miles outside of Dublin. Visitors can camp at the festival site, or stay nearby and attend as day visitors. In 2010, Jay Z, Eminem and the Black Eyed Peas will cater for the younger, modern tastes, while Earth Wind and Fire and Echo and the Bunnymen will take care of the older crowd. The festival also features performances by Cathy Davey and other popular Irish artists.

The Dublin City Soul Festival is another must-see event, catering for a variety of music tastes, not just soul. Artists lined up for the 2010 event include The Three Tenors, Carlos Santana, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, The Cranberries and more. Diverse music genres cater for a diverse audience making this a popular event each year. The famous bands and singers this event attracts are a testament to its success and popularity with Irish music-lovers.

The Music Show, held on the first weekend of October In Dublin each year is becoming increasingly popular with up-and-coming musicians. This event not only features live performances by the likes of Imelda May and The Coronas, it includes music workshops and talks by professionals from the music industry. Anyone interested in breaking into the music business should attend this event. Irish and international artists are featured, giving audiences the opportunity to enjoy the music while learning about the industry.

As a travel destination for music lovers, it’s hard to beat Ireland. The beautiful countryside, historic buildings and fascinating heritage of Ireland make the perfect background for international and local artists who perform regularly in Ireland. With famous bands and singers in Ireland having given rise to the likes of The Cranberries, The Corrs and of course U2, even the up-and-coming musical talent in Ireland is well worth catching between the international shows.

Causes Of Error 823 In Sql Server And How To Fix It

  • Posted on March 23, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Do you encounter Input/Output (I/O) errors while accessing a MS SQL Server database? Are you unable to run queries on or access data from MDF (Master Database File)? This behavior indicates system or hardware problems with SQL Server that corrupt the database and renders it inaccessible. It leads to critical data loss situations. In order to extract data from Microsoft SQL Server in such situations, you need to opt for solutions.

Hardware and system problems in SQL Server are generally indicated by an error message, similar to the following one:

Error 823
I/O error detected during at offset in file ”

You come across this error message when SQL Server attempts to read data from and write data to the database files. Format of this error message can be different, depending upon the version of SQL Server.

Cause

You come across this error message, if any of the below conditions are true:
Operating system error.
I/O logical check failure.
MS SQL Server database corruption.

If any of the above situations occur, it becomes essential to perform SQL Server Recovery by resolving it, to retrieve inaccessible data.

Solution

Try out the below things to fix up this issue, as per the cause of the the problem:

Operating system error: The read Windows API (Application Programing Interface) call or the write API call is unsuccessful and MS SQL Server experiences operating system errors, which is related to Windows API call. Run operating system integrity checking tools. Following is the example of operating system error:

2003-07-28 09:01:27.38 spid75 Error: 823, Severity: 24,
State: 2
2003-07-28 09:01:27.38 spid75 I/O error 1117 (The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.) detected during read at offset 0x0000002d460000 in file ‘e:\program files\Microsoft SQL Server\mssql\data\mydb.MDF’
I/O check failure: If specified logical data checks are unsuccessful, you may encounter this problem. Run DBCC CHECKDB to solve this issue.
Database corruption: Restore the database from recent backup. If the backed is unusable, Recover SQL database through third-party applications.

The software are powerful enough to handle most of the database corruption issues. The applications use high-end scanning methods to ensure absolute recovery. They are incorporated with rich graphical user interface to provide quick and easy recovery.

SQL Recovery is the most advanced and powerful utility that is able to effectively handle all database corruption scenarios. The software works well with Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2005, and 2000. It restores all MDF file objects such as tables, reports, forms, constraints, stored procedures, triggers, data types, and more.

An Owner’s Guide to Coccidia in Cats

  • Posted on March 23, 2018 at 11:29 am

Coccidia in cats are smalled one-celled organisms called protozoans that are very contagious. They cause an infection in the intestinal tract that results in feline coccidiosis. Kittens that are less than six months old are usually affected since their immune systems aren’t fully developed yet. However, adult cats with a compromised immune system can also be affected. So, how are these protozoans transmitted to your cat?

Transmission

Infected kittens and cats pass immature coccidia in their stool. If your cat is around these feces and ingests the coccidia, they will infect the intestinal tract and start to multiply. Most kittens become infected when around their infected mother’s feces. Mice can also ingest these protozoans and infect your cat if he eats one.

Symptoms

Coccidia in cats start causing symptoms about two weeks after ingestion. The most prominent symptom of this disease is diarrhea. Depending on how advanced the infection is, your cat can experience either mild or severe diarrhea.

Common signs of a severe infection include loss of appetite and vomiting. Diarrhea coupled with vomiting can quickly lead to life-threatening dehydration, especially in younger cats. The disease proves to be fatal in some cases.

Diagnosis

Intestinal parasites like worms can be diagnosed by examining a stool sample. Worm eggs are much easier to detect than immature coccidia in cats. Therefore, the veterinarian will have to examine the stool sample closely. Sometimes, this disease will have to be diagnosed with a blood test.

Treatment

If your cat is diagnosed with coccidiosis, he will have to take antibiotics. They are usually given for up to two weeks to ensure the infection is treated successfully. Also, it’s common for cats to become infected again when exposed to the same environment. Therefore, disinfecting the environment with bleach and water will help prevent coccidia in cats.

Coccidia in cats is usually a mild disease. However, there are many other illnesses that can affect your cat such as . Luckily, cat-illnesses.com provides all of the information you need to learn about these illnesses. So, stop by today to read up on common conditions like .

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