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In a sweeping talk at the Association of National Advertisers conference last month, P&G Chief Brand Officer (and ANA Chair) Marc Pritchard laid out a five-step plan to address systemic problems in the marketing and media industries. Each step addresses serious challenges and opportunities — in diversity, inequality, and creative and business practices. But perhaps no step is more challenging — and crucial — than Pritchard’s Step Four: Eliminating all harmful content online. 

“There is still too much harmful, hateful, denigrating, and discriminatory content and commentary in too many digital sites, channels, and feeds,” Pritchard said. “There is no place for this type of content.”

While nearly everyone agrees with the idea of eliminating harmful content, key actors across the digital media industry seem paralyzed when it comes to how best to take action on the problem. What’s really going on? To understand, we must dive

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Windows can stop working, in fact, fail to start because of any hardware and software change. These changes interfere with the regular boot process, and the bootloader becomes clueless. When that happens, it becomes painful because you can get access to it. In this post, we will try to resolve the problem with the troubleshooting tips.

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might have

Windows failed to start; A recent hardware or software change might be the cause

The problem is usually with the missing bootloader or connected hardware. You will need to make a bootable USB drive to boot into advanced recovery. Since you cannot access your computer, you can use another Windows 10 PC to create the bootable disk. The options you have are:

  1. Check Hardware
  2. Automatic Repair
  3. Rebuild BCD
  4. Set Correct Boot Order

You will also need an admin account in one of the processes so make sure you remember that.

1] Set Correct Boot

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When Google announced last month it was pulling the plug on a lease for a new office space in Dublin, Ireland, it set off alarm bells.

Google is a large presence in Dublin’s “Silicon Docks,” where it holds its European headquarters, a part of the city around the docklands area where a who’s who of Big Tech are located, including Facebook, Twitter and Airbnb.

But during the coronavirus pandemic and with the need for remote working, questions are being raised about the viability of large office spaces. Google said it remains committed to Dublin — where it has over 8,000 workers — and has purchased two more buildings that it still plans to fill.

The commercial property market in Dublin slumped in the second quarter as the country was in the depths of lockdown, according to real estate firm CBRE, which reported just 15

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New Amazon technology, introduced at two Amazon Go stores this week, lets shoppers pay for purchases by holding their hands over a scanner. The system, called Amazon One, may herald a new way of identifying yourself and paying for things that could change the way people shop, enter concerts, use public transportation, and many other things.

You’ve probably used a fingerprint scanner or facial recognition to unlock your smartphone. You already know that your voice and your retinas can be used to positively identify you and give you access to your various devices, and possibly to secure government or corporate facilities. Amazon’s new Amazon One technology takes biometrics a step further by allowing shoppers to pay for purchases with a simple scan of their palms.

To stave off privacy concerns, the company says it is encrypting biometric data before storing it in the cloud, and that the data will be

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Non-profit organisation Code for Change is offering high school students the opportunity to get experience with front-end web development and coding. 

The free-to-use training platform works using CodeJIKA programme. It has been used in over 250 schools since its launch in 2017. 

“Our goal is to build a vibrant eco-system of student-run coding clubs in secondary schools throughout Africa,” said the company on its website. 

Code for Change has major investment from key partners including Google, HKLM and Adobe which all make offering this key skill feature easier. 

South Africa’s education is attempting to reform to meet new world standards which include students learning to code earlier in their schooling career. 

Currently, many only find out about computer science once they’re at university which is considered quite late to pick up these skills. 

CodeJIKA teaches foundational coding, web development, and computer science skills, specifically with schools and communities that are

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By Julia Ponzini, SAP Customer Marketing 

It was at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21), when history was made as nearly the entire world signed the landmark Paris Climate Agreement to counter climate change. Since that 2015 agreement, COP21 has been the most significant business-focused event driving sustainable development and advancing the “green economy.”

Renewable energy leader Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management of Germany was driven by the COP21 agreement and has since revolutionized investment in zero-emission energy. They accomplished this by utilizing SAP technology to create an IoT Platform, capable of early failure detection within wind turbines, inter alia. 

How Data is Driving Renewable Energy

Established in 2012, Kaiserwetter serves investors, financing banks, and governments within the renewable energy field – offering specialized data analytics as part of their investment process throughout the entire investment lifecycle.

Generating easily understood and actionable intelligence for its customers, Kaiserwetter uses IoT for

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  • Google’s Pixel 4a offers a larger, borderless screen, a great low-light camera, and useful features like quick access to the Google Discover feed compared to the iPhone SE.
  • Both phones offer great value for the price, but the Pixel 4a is best suited for those who prioritize having a larger screen and a camera that can shoot in a variety of lighting conditions.
  • But Apple’s iPhone SE does offer some advantages over the Pixel 4a, especially when it comes to power and durability. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The days of having to pay around $1,000 for a new smartphone may be over.

Both Apple and Google have released commercially successful smartphones over the past few months that cost hundreds of dollars less than their main products while still offering some high-end features. Of course, these new phones — the $350 Pixel 4a and $400 iPhone SE —

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday unveiled a proposal to reform a legal immunity for internet companies and follows through on President Donald Trump’s bid from earlier this year to crack down on tech giants.

FILE PHOTO: Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS/

The proposal aims to curb Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which offers big tech platforms like Alphabet’s Google GOOGL.O and Facebook FB.O protections from liability over content posted by users.

WHAT IS SECTION 230?

The core purpose of Section 230 is to protect the owners of any “interactive computer service” from liability for anything posted by third parties. The idea was that such protection was necessary to encourage the emergence of new types of communications and services at the dawn of the Internet era.

Section 230 was enacted in 1996 as part of

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A solar power plant co-owned by Longi Green Energy Technology Co. and China Three Gorges Corp. in Tongchuan, Shaanxi Province, China operates on July 20, 2020.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

After a week of far-reaching climate promises measured over decades, four of the world’s six largest economies have now proposed ending dates for their carbon emissions.

President Xi Jinping’s surprise announcement at the annual United Nations climate meeting this week committed China to reaching carbon neutrality by 2060. That brings the third-biggest economy by nominal GDP into a loose but vitally important consensus with the second largest (EU), fourth largest (Japan), and fifth largest (California). The end of emissions has been set even if the target dates remain varied—and at least a generation into the future.

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An image of Chinese President Xi Jinping appearing by video link at the United Nations 75th anniversary is projected on an outdoor

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Fresh content still is powerful currency when it comes to search.

Ever since Google’s Freshness update, the more recent and relevant your content is, the higher its chances to rank in SERPs.

But what about the “appearance” of freshness?

What happens when a website tweaks old content a bit and changes the date on an article from 2014 to today?

What are the SEO benefits – and the consequences?

Most importantly, how do you keep “evergreen content” – content that’s meant to withstand the test of time – current and relevant year after year?

In this article, I’ll answer these questions by examining how key influencers in the SEO and digital marketing industry treat date stamps.

I’ll also discuss my strategy for combating outdated content.

Why Change Article Dates?

Let’s start at the beginning.

First off, as explained by Google’s Martin Splitt, it’s preferable to update an old page, rather

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