Maurice Brown Performs Two Tracks From Upcoming Hip-Hop/Jazz Album [Watch]

first_imgMaurice ‘Mobetta’ Brown is widely recognized for his tenure with Tedeschi Trucks Band, but the Grammy-Award-winning trumpet virtuoso has also been featured on dozens of stellar recordings alongside greats like Aretha Franklin, Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Diddy, Lettuce, and Cee-Lo Green, to name a few. Specializing in jazz, hip-hop, and blues, Brown is dedicating 2016 to his own band with a highly anticipated album coming out in June, entitled “The Mood.” Recently, he brought his outstanding band to CongaHead to perform a few original compositions from the new album, “Moroccan Dancehall” and “Stand Up.”“Moroccan Dancehall”“Stand Up”last_img read more

Building brands in a voice-activated world

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Voice technology has made great leaps in the past few years. Speech recognition error rates are approaching human levels, and machine learning continues to improve the ability to understand the nuances of natural language such as meaning or intent. Last year, 20% of Google’s mobile search queries were voice queries. While Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon dominate with widely used assistant, Facebook and Samsung as well as a handful of other brands are exploring how to incorporate voice into their customer experience.Voice represents a logical next step in the evolution of how we interact with information. It’s more natural than using a touchpad or keyboard, takes less brain power, and creates even more opportunity for tech to move further into the background where it doesn’t require precious attention. And it’s quickly getting to a place where it will deliver what consumers want most from it: A fully integrated experience that connects their platforms and devices with a layer of context and a smarter assistant that incorporates preferences and behaviors to get predictive.The broadest application for voice tech with consumers will continue to be realized through digital assistants, primarily through smartphones and home devices. The more a voice assistant can connect with the user’s personal data, the better it will be at layering personal context and making recommendations. According to a report compiled by JWT 60% of smartphone users agree that “if voice assistants could understand me properly and speak back to me as well as a human can, I’d use them all the time.” continue reading »last_img read more

The loss of LRH of almost 17 million kuna damages the image of the entire destination?

first_imgAlthough LRH is on sale, it is still uncertain who the new buyer will be. At the moment, the only thing that is certain is that it will not be Singapore Investment Fund because the company, for technical reasons, cannot provide them with a five-star lift. What deters potential buyers from the company is allegedly the price, but also the idea of ​​separating non-functional assets into a separate company, and selling only the core business of the company, which is not in the interest of the local community. When the company will be sold, to whom and at what price, remains to be seen. Although the total revenues of LRH of HRK 322,7 million for 2018 are at the level of the previous one, total expenditures increased by almost 12 percent, to HRK 339,4 million. Expenditures for employees had the largest impact, rising by HRK 33,7 million. Among the figures is that the loss of LRH amounted to as much as 16,7 million kuna, but it is an interesting fact that now the former President of the Management Board Igor Šehanović was paid a bonus of 14,1 million kuna. ( ZSE report ) Source: ZSE / Novi List – Photo: Remisens Hotels & Villas / Facebook In June last year, the Supervisory Board of the Republic of Croatia approved the termination of the contract of the President of the Management Board Igor Šehanović, which agreed on the payment of bonuses of HRK 14,1 million, while the total gross amount is slightly more than HRK 28 million. Last week, the Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) published a report on the financial condition of Liburnija Riviera Hotel for 2018. Mayor of Opatija Ivo Dujmić, for Novi List stated that this business result greatly damages the image of the Opatija Riviera. “And that is why I think that such moves must not damage the image of the destination. Given that LRH is the most economically important hotel group in Liburnia, the City, through the company Nova Liburnija, warned in an open letter that this payment could result in such a negative business result. But now the situation is as it is and I believe that the current and future owner and management will no longer make such decisions, or that the business will go in the direction of destination development. In previous periods, it was not a practice to pay a dividend, but it was reinvested in raising the quality of facilities, and I hope that a new investor will come on this path who will further invest in the development and raising the value of the company and the destination itself.”, Commented Dujmić. SINGAPORE INVESTMENT FUND WANTS TO BUY LIBURNIA RIVIERA HOTELS RELATED NEWS:last_img read more