Amazon’s Alexa is leading the AI assistant pack. Echo devices are dominating smart speaker sales, and that was before Amazon brought the devices to more than 80 nations around the world. To defend its crown, Amazon moved fast this year to outpace competitors like Google Assistant and Microsoft’s Cortana.

For example, an independent film studio is about to produce a movie with a total budget of $15mn (of which half is ad spend) and they want to eliminate the risk a financial loss. They can then enter into a pre sale agreement, in which MoviePass gives them a quasi IOU of $15mn. Essentially promising the sale of at least 1.7 million tickets at $8.65 per ticket.

Yep. BTDT. Bleed the system, and then adjust the clutch pedal. In a speech last week, the crown prince said he hopes to turn his country toward a more moderate version of Islam. He described plans to build a futuristic city run solely on alternative energy. A promotional video for hisproposed development shows women running in sports bras and working alongside men in co ed offices without the hijab covering their heads..

His 1980s music videos, including an “Alice in Wonderland” inspired video for “Don’t Come Around Here No More” (1985) in which Mr. Petty played a sunglasses wearing Mad Hatter, introduced him to some members of the MTV generation. And his recordings with the Traveling Wilburys, a supergroup that formed in 1988 with Bob Dylan, George Harrison of the Beatles, Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra and Roy Orbison (who died later that year), connected him with an earlier era of rock music..

These fit me, but I don love them. Bought them at the sample sale but they are not a second, just a one off. That makes them completely unique. Pics to come. What a fair offer, $1K? A lot of people don like shearling but a couple of things. First, you barely see the shearling when it on your foot.

Our entrepreneurial model is very successful,and it has a social aspect. Santa Cruz has the best HDI (humandevelopment indicator) in the country. These are justsome examples of our balance between the productive,economic and social aspects of our growth..

Looking at these stats show just how much an elite back can add to a team despite what surrounds them. Gurley had a below average offensive line, the worst in the group, and still produced 1294 yards from scrimmage in 12 games. Doug Martin’s offensive line was only slightly above average and he turned in a monster rookie season..

I first met Simon just over two years ago, but not in person. I had read a piece in the Modern Love section of The New York Times that had touched me very deeply. His story was about trying to become everything to his daughter, to make her feel safe, in a very unsafe world..