The UAE's biggest digital marketing solutions provider for small & medium businesses - bfound - has brought to the region a new unique service "Listings Management" to help businesses in UAE claim and manage their business listings on sites like Google Maps - giving them the ability to view and respond to customer reviews, set the accurate pin drop on the map, upload images, update business hours, manage duplicate listings, and let customers call up the business directly, all through one zero-hassle platform.

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By Andy Marken

2015 hasn't exactly been a blockbuster film release year but SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) 2015 Symposium attendees are eternally optimistic that tomorrow's releases will be richer, better and there will be more.

While VR (virtual reality) has gxhdfgsdgdfgsdfg VR and augmented reality, as well as mixed reality in media and entertainment.

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By Andy Marken

The great thing about living in Silicon Valley is that all of the car companies have advanced technology labs here so you hear about all the new gee-whiz stuff before it appears in the cars you actually buy.

The tough part of that is that also means that every time you hear about something really new, really sexy, you wonder if you should wait on your next vehicle.

The really bad thing about living in Silicon Valley (in addition to the cost of housing) is traffic sucks!

In fact San Francisco, congestion is the second worst in the U.S, 26th worldwide. San Jose is right up there also, coming in at number 51 worldwide in congestion. But the way technology businesses are expanding here, we'll catch up ... soon.

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By Andy Marken

Kids can be such a pain:
- Mine doesn't watch TV but he streams a bunch of stuff to his tablet/smartphone
- He loves to tell me how Stewart Brand was right at one of the earliest Hackers Conferences – information wants to/needs to be free
- He doesn't like ads, isn't even influenced by them

To help him on his quest for straight-from-the-source information/entertainment, people developed the ad blocker app, promising that life is going to be great. Or, it's doomed if you're the advertiser/delivery mechanism rather than the target.

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By Andy Marken

It's plain to see that NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) doesn't mean the sole focus is on big TV nets or huge studios.
It hasn't been for a number of years.
It's a bunch of small/really small studios, government/business in-house studios and tens of thousands of independent filmmakers who want to create/distribute content – documentaries, educational films, entertainment – that they believe in ... and make a decent living while they're at it.

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