Is voice control the real game changer?

first_img 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Hudson Dr. Michael Hudson started his first business when he was just 7 years old…riding his bicycle from house to house selling greeting cards and holiday gifts. Since then he … Web: michaelhudson.com Details Convenience, simplicity, and ease of use drive consumer behavior. The more seamless you can make your product or service, the more appealing it will be to today’s consumer; and the more value you will deliver to them when they do business with you.As one who essentially speaks for a living, when you can marry something I want with a way for me to use my voice to get it, I’m all in.That’s why I am delighted with the Amazon Echo—a black cylinder named Alexa that has been ‘living’ on my kitchen counter for about three months now.The Echo is part music player, part personal assistant, part encyclopedia, and part shopping assistant. It is controlled with your voice and uses your wifi network to make your life easier.Here’s why I find the device valuable…Who else can actually answer the questions that I am asking myself in my head when I simply speak them aloud?Who else cares enough to listen when I announce that I am out of a certain spice, condiment, or sauce and adds it to my shopping list (so I won’t forget it next time I’m in the store)?Who else knows my musical tastes well enough to make a quick selection and start playing something I’ll like when I say: “play some music?”Who else will look up the weather and tells me the forecast (without reminding me how easily I could do it myself)?Who else knows my schedule and can recite it to me instantly after a simple one-sentence query?And, perhaps this is the best thing of all, who else actually stops whatever it is they are doing when I simply say “Alexa, stop?”So why am I sharing all this with you?It’s not to promote the device (though I do recommend it), but rather to suggest that you start thinking about how your credit union can make life easier for your members—as easy as speak it and it will be done.Because as your customers gain more and more experience with tools like this that remove friction from their lives, they are going to demand more from every business they patronize.Are you ready to figure how you’ll do that? Because it’s going to take some real creativity and some new thinking about how you deliver your products and services. And, it’s time to get started because voice control may be the real game changer!last_img read more

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German bribes scandal hits JLL

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Lovgreen lights up Pleasant Valley

first_imgPSC Golf from The Café KronborgMonday, March 7, Silky Oak – StablefordA Flight (0-23)1st Henning Olsen (17) 39pts2nd Peter Bygballe (18) 33pts 3rd Elias Magnusson (23) 33pts4th Arne Pedersen (18) 32ptsB Flight (24+)1st Karl (30) 37pts2nd Kaj Aabling (25) 36pts3rd Torben Sorensen (27) 36pts4th Jan Lovgreen (24) 35ptsLong Putts: #18 Hanne ErbsNear Pins: #3 Jan Johansen, #6 Elias Magnusson, #8 Ronnie Ratte, #14 Hanne Erbs, #16 Kenneth MadsenSilky Oak was the big challenge today and after a swift check-in we were off the first tee 20 minutes early in hot and sunny conditions.The course was in fine condition but with elevated tees and greens it was tough work, even though we had carts.Two flights today with the cut at handicap 23 and a full lineup of pins to shoot for.Henning Olsen took the A Flight with 39 points, six ahead of Peter Bygballe in second who won a count back over Elias Magnusson.  Arne Pedersen completed the podium in fourth with 32 points.Karl Beter won the B Flight with 37 points and Kaj Aabling claimed second on a count back from Torben Sorensen, both with 36 points.  Jan Lovgreen was a further point back in fourth.Thursday, March 10, Pleasant Valley – StablefordA Flight (0-23)1st Kenneth Madsen (18) 41pts2nd Ronnie Ratte (23) 39pts3rd Richard Kubicki (12) 38pts4th Peter Bygballe (18) 37ptsB Flight (24+)1st Jan Lovgreen (24) 42pts2nd Hanne Erbs (29) 39pts3rd Kaj Aabling (25) 38pts4th Daryl Evans (24) 37ptsLong Putts: #9 Daryl Evans, #18 Kurt SandgaardNear Pins: #5 Hanne Erbs, #8 & #17 Peter Bygballe, #13 Jan JohansenPleasant Valley was on the schedule for Thursday and once again it was another very hot day.We teed off 30 minutes early on a course that in good condition but with slowish greens.Two flights again today with the cut at handicap 23 and a full bevy of near pins.Kenneth Madsen topped the A Flight with a fine 41 points while Ronnie Ratte was second with 39.  Richard Kubicki rolled in third with 38 points and Peter Bygballe was another point back in fourth.Jan Lovgreen won the B Flight with a fine 42 points, three ahead of Hanne Erbs in second with Kaj Aabling third on 38 and Daryl Evans fourth on a count back from Eddie Glinsek and Gordon Clegg.last_img read more

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Sutthisa strikes as United beat BBCU

first_imgBEC Tero Sasana281279043 Chonburi2717642657 Army United289118-138 Muang Thong United2821703570 Osotspa2811413337 TeamPWDL+/-Pts Chiangrai United2871110-832 Buriram United28131052049 Bangkok Glass2891271339 Thai Premier League Football 2012 SeasonPattaya United kept alive their slim hopes of a top six finish in the league by beating struggling BBCU 2-0 at the Nongprue Stadium in Pattaya last Saturday. Samut Songkhram289712-634 TOT289109037center_img Pattaya United278910-433 TTM Chiangmai2821115-1917 Wuachon United277128-433 Esan United289136240 United piled on the pressure from the opening whistle and took a deserved first half lead when midfielder Rangsarit Sutthisa fired in a superb free-kick from the edge of the area that gave the visiting goalkeeper no chance.Pattaya United’s Sompob Nilwong, right, defends against BBCU’s Junior Guimaro during the second half of their Thai Premier League fixture at the Nongprue Stadium in Pattaya, Saturday, Sept. 22. (Photo/Pattaya United)Against the run of play BBCU had a great chance to equalize soon after but Guinean forward Moussa Sylla headed wide of the Pattaya goal when it seemed easier to score.  United continued to lay siege to the BBCU goal but were unable to extend their lead before the half-time break.The visitors reorganized during the interval and were unlucky not to get back on equal terms early in the second half when Junior Guimaro saw his excellent free kick rebound off the Pattaya woodwork with goalkeeper Narit well beaten.Chances continued to be created at both ends of the pitch in what was a lively and entertaining second half but when the goal eventually came it fell once more to the home team as Ludovick Takam followed up to knock home a rebound and his seventh goal since his return the Dolphins after the BBCU keeper failed to hold onto a speculative long range effort.United struck the woodwork again before the end of the match but there was to be no further addiction to the scoring before the final whistle sounded, with the home team running out 2-0 winners.United are looking for a good return from their final seven matches of the season to give them as high a league placing as possible.  The Dolphins’ were due to take on Police United in Bangkok in a rearranged match this past Wednesday and on Sunday will travel to Esan United for another tough away fixture.At the top of the table, Muang Thong continued their relentless procession to the league title with a 2-1 win over Osotspa while Chonburi look guaranteed to finish in second spot following their 3-1 home victory against Army United.Thai Premier League Results & Standings (Sept. 23) Chainat2861210-1430 Police United2751012-925 BBCU2841113-1723 Thai Port286913-1727 Results:  (Sat. 22/09) Pattaya United 2 – 0 BBCU; Chonburi 3 – 1 Army United; Muang Thong United 2 – 1 Osotspa; Chiangrai United 0 – 1 TOT; (Sun. 23/09) TTM Chiangmai 2 – 3 Chainat; Samut Songkhram 3 – 2 Bangkok Glass; BEC Tero Sasana 0 – 2 Thai Port; Wuachon United 2 – 1 Buriram United; Police United 0 – 1 Esan Unitedlast_img read more

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Bruh moment of 2nd December 2019: Watch Gareth Bale’s priceless reaction to the Bernabeu…

first_imgImage Courtesy: beIN SportsAdvertisement kb8wNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vspyq9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Es4l30( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) w185Would you ever consider trying this?😱w2jxCan your students do this? 🌚9p2vtw8Roller skating! Powered by Firework “Wales, Golf , Madrid- in that order” is the phrase that turned Gareth Bale from a fan favourite to the bête noire at Santiago Bernabéu. The Welshman’s flag celebration incident after qualifying for Euro 2020 has made himself into a subject of slack from the Real Madrid fanbase and the Spanish media. A prompt expression was seen from the stands in the Real Sociedad match last week, but the Galactico took it like a champ.Advertisement Image Courtesy: beIN SportsBale was subbed in for the youngster Rodrygo in the 67th minute as Real faced Sociedad at home last Sunday. As the forward was warming up in the sidelines, the supporters started loudly jeering and whistling at him. However, the Welsh international didn’t throw a fit, and chuckled it off and continued his pre-sub warm up drill.Check out the clip below, courtesy of Twitter account @LosBlancoStan.Advertisement Along with the taunts, the fans even made a banner for themselves with: “Rodrygo. Vini. Lucas. Bale. In that order” written on it.Los Blancos gaffer Zinedine Zidane reprimanded the action of the fans, as he spoke in the post match conference.“There is too much noise with Bale, he wants to be here and do as well as he can, that’s why we don’t want to talk too much about this.” he told reporters.“I hope this doesn’t carry on for the rest of the season. We want the fans to be with us from the beginning to the end but we can’t control this.” Zidane added. Advertisementlast_img read more

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