What Are The Top Tools for Digital Marketing in 2021?

Aren’t you relieved that 2020 is over? It was one long surreal trip that affected almost every kind of business.

Now that things are beginning to look up again this February, it’s time to set your business strategies into motion for 2021.

Indeed, we have learned many lessons this trying year. However, picking one of the most valuable ones would be to adapt to new marketing methods using a deluge of efficient digital tools around us. Why digital? Given the present circumstances, which will likely spill over in 2021, can your brand still retain visibility with customers spending most of

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iPhone wins Christmas, claims top 9 spots for new smartphone activations in the US

Apple once again dominated Christmas day smartphone activations in the US, according to new data from Flurry Analytics. The data indicates that the iPhone accounted for nine of the top ten smartphone activations on Christmas day this year, although total activations were down compared to 2019.

Interestingly enough, the iPhone 11 was the most popular iPhone activated on Christmas day, followed by the iPhone XR and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Compared to the prior 7-day average of activations, however, the iPhone XR was flat, indicating that it was not necessarily a popular gift, but that it remains a

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Quantum network is step towards ultrasecure internet

Hanson lab at TUDelft.

An experiment at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands links diamond-based devices through quantum entanglement.Credit: Frank Auperle

Physicists have taken a major step towards a future quantum version of the Internet by linking three quantum devices in a network. A quantum internet would enable ultrasecure communications and unlock scientific applications such as new types of sensor for gravitational waves, and telescopes with unprecedented resolution. The results were reported1 on 8 February on the arXiv preprint repository.

“It’s a big step forward,” says Rodney Van Meter, a quantum-network engineer at Keio University in Tokyo. Although the network doesn’t

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Busted by Mumbai police, how apps streaming porn thrived

A DAY-long shoot. A bungalow in Madh. A crew of seven including ‘actors’. A two-page script including dialogues. A mobile camera and halogen lights. That is all it takes subscription-based porn streaming platforms to produce movies for which the demand has spiked since the Covid-19 lockdown.

Based on nine arrests made so far by the Property Cell of the Mumbai Crime Branch, the police have uncovered a thriving business of pornographic subscriber-based apps on the lines of popular OTT streaming platforms where short 30-minute porn clips are uploaded once a week as “episodes”. Some of these platforms that thrived especially

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Unlimited computer fractals can help train AI to see

The trouble is, assembling a data set like ImageNet by hand takes a lot of time and effort. The images are typically labeled by low-paid crowdworkers. Data sets might also contain sexist or racist labels that can bias a model in hidden ways, as well as images of people who have been included without their consent. There’s evidence these biases can creep in even in pretraining.

Natural forms: Fractals can be found in everything from trees and flowers to clouds and waves. This made the team at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the

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