How to Become the Go To Guy on your Niche – TheTrafficHQ.com

See the whole post, over here: So, you want to become the Go-to authority in your niche, right? It doesn’t matter if you are a roofer in Florida or have a pest control business in California, we can help you out. See more free advice at http://blog.thetraffichq.com

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About Us – The Traffic HQ

See the packages here: http://contractors.thetraffichq.com/packages/ http://blog.thetraffichq.com For the past two generations, our families have struggled to make a living in the contractor market. Getting new clients has always been a challenge. That’s why we created TheTrafficHQ.com. Go here to see how we can help your business: http://contractors.thetraffichq.com

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Doing Time for Trafficking: The New King of Coke (Part 4)

Watch Part 1 – http://bit.ly/1wvSe3S Watch Part 2 – http://bit.ly/166TbUR Watch Part 3 – http://bit.ly/1qxlYL0 The United Nations announced in 2013 that Peru has overtaken Colombia as the world’s top producer of coca, the raw plant material used to manufacture cocaine. For the past two decades, Colombia has been virtually synonymous with cocaine. Now that Peru has become the global epicenter of cocaine production, the Andean nation runs the risk of becoming the world’s next great narco state. The Peruvian government is trying to crack down on the problem by ramping up eradication of coca plants, and devoting military and police resources to interdiction efforts. Despite the response — and a hefty amount of foreign aid devoted to combatting cocaine production — Peruvian coke is being consumed in the nightclubs of Lima and in cities around the world like never before. VICE News travels to Peru to learn more about the government’s battle plan against cocaine, and to see how nearly every aspect of Peruvian society is caught up in the fight. We witness how the fine, white powder has forced an entire nation to the brink in the global war on drugs. In part four of the five-part series, VICE News correspondent Kaj Larsen visits Lima, where he speaks with foreigners who have served time in Peruvian prisons for drug trafficking, now stuck in Peru on parole. Read “The Opium and Heroin Business Is Booming in Southeast Asia’s ‘Golden Triangle'” – http://bit.ly/1B2tzCe Read “A Law Designed to Target Coke Lords Is Screwing Over Legal Pot Companies” – http://bit.ly/1ylCr6x Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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IBM Watson is Providing Business Analytics — Free

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The public was first introduced to the power of IBM Watson when it took down the best human Jeopardy players set against it. Then the supercomputer slipped out of the public eye. Now, it’s back and ready to help some small businesses with big-time brainpower and data, IBM says.

IBM has announced the release of IBM Watson Analytics in a public beta. The plan is to eventually turn Watson Analytics into a freemium app where users would pay to get more data and take advantage of more Watson services. IBM Watson Analytics is available as a mobile app or on the Web. It’s available for both iOS and Android.

Watson Analytics doesn’t work exactly like the supercomputer that toppled Ken Jennings in a trivia contest. Instead, it’s designed to provide companies with data that helps them make predictions about the future and present day data.

And today that includes small businesses too. Companies that once couldn’t hope to have the resources to use advanced analytics for data preparation, predictive analysis, and visual storytelling can now do so.

Here’s a look at some of what IBM Watson Analytics can do:

Watson is capable of reading documents and spreadsheets and providing data back to users in easy-to-read graphs, charts, and infographics. IBM released a private beta version of Watson Analytics back in September, and in an official release on its website says at least 22,000 people have signed up for service so far. You can try it for yourself here.

In the statement, IBM explains:

“As part of its effort to equip all professionals with the tools needed to do their jobs better, Watson Analytics provides business professionals with a unified experience and natural language dialogue so they can better understand data and more quickly reach business goals.”

According to a report from ZDNet.com, the public beta version of IBM Watson Analytics already allows users to enter data and create visual graphics that organize and add insight to their information. Experiments on Watson’s predictive abilities can also be done using the current beta version.

Of course, the more data IBM Watson is given, the more it can accomplish. As more services are added to Watson Analytics, users will be able to create their own infographics from the data they are provided and build their own business dashboards to monitor it.

In addition to the data you enter into Watson, IBM says the system is also drawing information from much larger sources, for example Twitter. The two companies recently struck a partnership under which all of Twitter’s vast database is being fed to the new analytics solution for future use.

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