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Traditional network television programming has always followed the same script: executives approve a pilot, order a trial number of episodes, and broadcast them, expecting viewers to watch a given show on their television sets at the same time every week. But then came Netflix´s House of Cards. Netflix gauged the show´s potential from data it had gathered about subscribers´ preferences, ordered two seasons without seeing a pilot, and uploaded the first thirteen episodes all at once for viewers to watch whenever they wanted on the devices of their choice. In this book, Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, experts on entertainment analytics, show how the success of House of Cards upended the film and TV industries - and how companies like Amazon and Apple are changing the rules in other entertainment industries, notably publishing and music. We´re living through a period of unprecedented technological disruption in the entertainment industries. Just about everything is affected: pricing, production, distribution, piracy. Smith and Telang discuss niche products and the long tail, product differentiation, price discrimination, and incentives for users not to steal content. To survive and succeed, businesses have to adapt rapidly and creatively. Smith and Telang explain how. How can companies discover who their customers are, what they want, and how much they are willing to pay for it? Data. The entertainment industries, must learn to play a little ´´moneyball.´´ The bottom line: follow the data. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Andrés Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008542/bk_brll_008542_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you been coding for a while now, but could still use some useful Java coding tips? Do you have some basic knowledge with Java and want to learn more? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then look no further - this book is for you. In this definitive Java intermediate level guide, you´re about to discover that Java is a program that allows you to use different techniques to do different things. Each aspect of Java is going to help you to better understand how the program is going to work so that you are able to use Java so that it can benefit you better. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn.... Building custom code that is going to assist you in a way that writing normal code would not Simplifying your code that helps you so that you can make your code easier to understand not only to you but to your user as well Using multiple environments that is going to be best for you because they are going to show you how your code is going to work with different applications Sharing documents with other people in live time so that what is changed by them is added to what you have - without having to worry about not being on the same page And much, much more! Other benefits of owning this book: Gain more knowledge about the capabilities of the Java programming language Learn the intermediate essentials of Java in order to gain the confidence to tackle more advanced topics Gain the critical steps in your path towards Java programming mastery By implementing the lessons in this book, not only would you learn one of today´s popular computer language, but it will serve as your guide in accomplishing all your Java goals - whether as a fun hobby or as a starting point into a successful and longterm programming career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083155/bk_acx0_083155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Libraries have historically played a role as a community builder, providing resources and spaces where knowledge can be archived, shared and created. They can also play a pivotal role in fostering the public´s understanding of science and scientific processes. From makerspaces to data visualization labs to exhibits, many libraries already delve into scientific explorations and many more could join them. Scientists often need to include ´´broader impacts´´ goals in grant proposals, but they might not know where to begin or feel that they do not have the time to devote to public engagement. This is where libraries and librarians can help. Research in science communication also supports tapping into libraries for public engagement with science. Studies show that it is important for scientists to present findings in an apolitical way?not aligning with one solution or one way of thinking and not being seen as an activist (Druckman, 2015; Jamieson & Hardy, 2014). One of the core tenets of librarians and libraries is to present information in a neutral way. Research also shows that Informal conversations about science can have a greater effect on people than reading about it online or hearing about it on the news (Eveland & Cooper, 2013). Again, libraries can play a role in fostering these types of conversations. Given this landscape, this book will demonstrate concrete ways that libraries and librarians can play a role in fostering public engagement with science. In addition to background information on the current landscape of public knowledge and understanding of science, it will also include best practices and case studies of different types of programming and services that libraries can offer. Often libraries do not jump to mind when people think about science education or science literacy, and many librarians do not come from a science background. Literature on science programming and sharing science is largely absent from the library field. This book will help give confidence to librarians that they can participate in engaging the public with science. At the same time, it will provide a conduit to bring informal science educators, communication officers from universities or research organizations who share scientific discoveries with the public, and librarians together to explore ways to align their work to promote scientific literacy for all.Demonstrates concrete ways that libraries and librarians can play a role in fostering public engagement with scienceFeatures best practices and case studies of different types of programming and services that libraries can offerProvides a conduit to bring informal science educators, communication officers, and librarians together to explore ways to align their work to promote scientific literacy
Getting out of your own way and making more money have never been so easy! After 20 years of helping thousands of sales professionals and entrepreneurs break through the limiting beliefs that kept them anchored in a not-so-comfortable comfort zone, sales expert and coach Ursula Mentjes has distilled her process of creating a new ´´Belief Zone´´ and astounding sales (and life) results into simple steps that anyone can apply to create more money and a truly blessed life. On a mission to help entrepreneurs and sales professionals quickly and easily make a lot of money, so they can give back to the organizations they care about and live a meaningful life, Ursula is sharing the seven-step blueprint she has used to create everything from million-dollar revenue streams and powerful teams to multiple best-selling books and award recognition, sharing the stage with speaking legends. Using this blueprint, she´s experienced dream vacations and a cross-country move to her sweet home and welcomed the arrival of her own precious son. Ursula’s unique goal-setting, neuro-linguistic programming, and sales strategies combined with cutting-edge quantum physics, raw personal accounts of her own learning process, and the simple tools she uses make The Belief Zone a must-have for anyone struggling to break through their current financial ceiling and successfully create a life in alignment with their truest desires. In The Belief Zone, listeners will: Discover a fresh new take on belief and the law of attraction Learn to leverage quantum physics to achieve sales and other life goals Acquire the processes and technologies required to step into a new belief zone and stay there 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ursula Mentjes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/motv/000571/bk_motv_000571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The only security book to be chosen as a Dr. Dobbs Jolt Award Finalist since Bruce Schneier´s Secrets and Lies and Applied Cryptography! Adam Shostack is responsible for security development lifecycle threat modeling at Microsoft and is one of a handful of threat modeling experts in the world. Now, he is sharing his considerable expertise into this unique book. With pages of specific actionable advice, he details how to build better security into the design of systems, software, or services from the outset. You´ll explore various threat modeling approaches, find out how to test your designs against threats, and learn effective ways to address threats that have been validated at Microsoft and other top companies. Systems security managers, you´ll find tools and a framework for structured thinking about what can go wrong. Software developers, you´ll appreciate the jargon-free and accessible introduction to this essential skill. Security professionals, you´ll learn to discern changing threats and discover the easiest ways to adopt a structured approach to threat modeling. * Provides a unique how-to for security and software developers who need to design secure products and systems and test their designs * Explains how to threat model and explores various threat modeling approaches, such as asset-centric, attacker-centric and software-centric * Provides effective approaches and techniques that have been proven at Microsoft and elsewhere * Offers actionable how-to advice not tied to any specific software, operating system, or programming language * Authored by a Microsoft professional who is one of the most prominent threat modeling experts in the world As more software is delivered on the Internet or operates on Internet-connected devices, the design of secure software is absolutely critical. Make sure you´re ready with Threat Modeling: Designing for Security.
Jaron Lanier, a Silicon Valley visionary since the 1980s, was among the first to predict the revolutionary changes the World Wide Web would bring to commerce and culture. Now, in his first book, written more than two decades after the Web was created, Lanier offers this provocative and cautionary look at the way it is transforming our lives for better and for worse. The current design and function of the Web have become so familiar that it is easy to forget that they grew out of programming decisions made decades ago. The Web´s first designers made crucial choices (such as making one´s presence anonymous) that have had enormous and often unintended consequences. Whats more, these designs quickly became locked in, a permanent part of the Web´s very structure. Lanier discusses the technical and cultural problems that can grow out of poorly considered digital design and warns that our financial markets, and sites like Wikipedia, Facebook, and Twitter, are elevating the wisdom of mobs and computer algorithms over the intelligence and judgment of individuals. Lanier also shows: How 1960s antigovernment paranoia influenced the design of the online world and enabled trolling and trivialization in online discourse How file sharing is killing the artistic middle class How a belief in a technological rapture motivates some of the most influential technologists Why a new humanistic technology is necessary Controversial and fascinating, You Are Not a Gadget is a deeply felt defense of the individual from an author uniquely qualified to comment on the way technology interacts with our culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002141/bk_rand_002141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.