New Genesis SUV could be a game changer for Hyundai's luxury brand
- After the new GV80, Del Rosso said, Genesis plans to soon add at least one more SUV to its lineup and an electric vehicle.
- Genesis's growing lineup increases the possibility that the auto maker could one day mimic the success of Lexus, just 30 years old but already one of the world's leading luxury car brands in both sales and prestige.
- In the most recent Consumer Reports auto reliability rankings, Hyundai was the sixth most reliable car brand, ranking just behind Genesis.
- A direct competitor to the performance sedans, like the BMW 3-series, it won both Motor Trend Car of the Year and North American Car of the Year awards last year, as well being named one of Car & Driver's Top 10 cars.
- Genesis vehicles do not come with Bentley prices, though, and the brand makes a strong appeal to value conscious consumers, said Fisher.
The magnetic closure on the new Yeti Hopper makes the popular cooler even better, proving it's worth it to occasionally fix things that aren't broken
- Its soft-sided Hopper cooler, with its zippered closure and daisy chain attachment points, might be the most ripped-off item in the outdoor industry — and for good reason.
- Now, there are soft coolers everywhere, all touting the same portability, durable design, and convenience as Yeti's Hopper.
- This also has the benefit of making sure you don't leave the Hopper open after quickly taking something out, a feature designed to keep ice intact longer.
- There are two buckles on the outside of the Hopper that reinforce the magnetic closure, as well as daisy chain attachment points where you can use a carabiner clip to carry other accessories.
- The old Hopper was one of the most reliable coolers I've used, but the new M30, led by its magnetic closure, quickly took its place.
Shopify to boost Vancouver presence with 1,000 hires, new permanent office
- E-commerce giant Shopify Inc. is expanding its footprint on the West Coast with plans to hire 1,000 workers in Vancouver, where it will also build a permanent office.
- The focus of the operation will be on building software and expanding its research and development team, which supports about one million website customers around the world, the Ottawa-based company said in a statement Tuesday.
- Retail e-commerce in Canada in November rose 6.6 per cent from the same month a year earlier to $2.4 billion, according to Statistics Canada.
- Shopify said earlier that it’s spending more than US$1 billion to build and operate a network of fulfilment centres across the U.S. to help retailers cut shipping and improve delivery times.
- In May, Shopify opened its newest office in Toronto and plans to double its workforce in the city to 1,500 by opening more new space in 2022, the company said.
Google aims to unify its workplace tools and messaging apps into one service
- Google is working on another communications application, this one for workplaces, that will combine several different platforms it already operates, according to a new report from The Information.
- Then there’s Android Messages, Google’s custom SMS app that is supposed to be superseded by the RCS-based Chat, and the defunct Gchat, which got replaced by Hangouts a few years back.
- As for why Google is planning yet another app, The Information reports that it could be a way for Google to win over enterprise customers who’ve moved all their communication, chat and otherwise, into central collaboration hubs like Microsoft Teams and Slack.
- Both of those products provide a variety of voice and video-based calling features and also integrate with countless other productivity apps and workplace tools like Dropbox and Salesforce.
You can have any room in your home made over by an expert interior designer through this online service — here's how it works
- The Havenly platform reflects and solves for these common problems by connecting people to experienced interior designers and acting as a shopping portal for them to buy all their newly recommended furniture in one click.
- No matter where you are on the interior design experience spectrum — can't tell the difference between an ottoman and a pouf, or should be an honorary member of Bobby Berk's team — you'll get great use out of Havenly's services, without wasting time or money.
- You can see how many designs she has completed during her time at Havenly, areas she specializes in (e.g. merging styles for couples, using color to create particular moods), and her portfolio of work so you'll know what you're getting into.
- If you have multiple projects going on at the same time, want to explore more designers, and view your favorite furniture and decor items, you can do so without getting overwhelmed.
Shares to rise; Treasury Wine lowers earnings outlook
- China's Hubei province on Wednesday said another 25 patients had died as a result of the virus and reported 840 new cases as of the end of Tuesday.
- The company said production growth of 12 per cent in the Western Flank and 4 per cent at its Cooper Basin JV was offset by a 40 per cent fall at its Kupe operations and 17 per cent drop in the Victorian Otway Basin.
- Copper and gold miner Sandfire Resources has maintained full year production guidance after a solid quarter from its Degrussa operations.
- Auckland Airport's Australian-listed shares have gained 15 per cent over the past year.
- Iluka Resources said that total mineral sands production reached 273.0 kt in the fourth quarter, down from 299.7 kt in the third quarter.
Product Hunt launches beta of YourStack, a home for your favorite things
- The team behind Product Hunt is launching a new social network called YourStack, a platform aiming to connect people that are passionate about products and help them discover what things their friends love.
- Product Hunt was acquired by AngelList just over three years ago, and since then Hoover and company have grown the platform into a go-to hub for makers looking to launch tech products.
- The team of 20 is now splitting their time between Product Hunt and YourStack, hoping that the new venture can lead to a platform that’s more centered on people and the products they use.
- Platforms like Twitter have been great for this inside the tech industry, but there’s no UI for it, so you sort of have to be at the right place at the right time, and, furthermore, the tech folks who have these great product insights are too busy being thought leaders.
How analytics maturity models are stunting data science teams
- A strong reason why teams get bogged down at the lower end of the maturity model is that management paradigms that make descriptive and diagnostic analytics effective may be a death knell for predictive and prescriptive work.
- As an example, if I am building a machine learning model for predictive maintenance, and find that the available data carries no useful signals, failing after two weeks of experimentation on a laptop is much better than failing with a six month budgeted project and a team of ten.
- To recap: a primary way maturity models damage teams is when companies take the methods of management that worked for delivering descriptive analytics solutions, and impose them on advanced analytics work without modifying the approach to account for data uncertainty.
- It requires mature processes that acknowledge data uncertainty, safe spaces to experiment to de-risk advanced analytics work, proper model operations post go-live and financial models that are tailored for products instead of projects.
This candle startup has a beautiful gifting and unboxing experience, making them foolproof gifts
- Otherland, a relatively new startup, is making some of the most beautifully packaged and scented candles we've seen in a long time, and at a super affordable price point ($36 each) when compared to some of the luxury brands like Diptyque and Byredo.
- Previous offerings included the Manor House Weekend Collection, inspired by cool weekends in the countryside and full of sweet and fresh fragrances like corn, hay, lilies, and burnt maple; and the Gilded Winter Collection with rich, smoky, sweet scents — the kind you may smell in a Narnian Christmas-tree forest.
- The scent includes notes of sandalwood, golden amber, and musk.
- The scent includes notes of washed denim, white musk, and mimosa flower.
- We operate independently from our advertising sales team.
This reusable K-cup filter saves me more than $1,000 a year on coffee
- Our Keurig machine was great — it made OK-ish coffee (we're not picky, we just need caffeine) and K-cup pods were cheap compared to how much money we'd spend buying coffee every year.
- It's an inexpensive reusable coffee filter that fits any Keurig-brand at-home coffee machine, so you can use it however many times you want without guilt or going to a coffee shop.
- Just fill the interior gray filter up to one of two fill lines with whatever ground coffee you want, pop it into the exterior black canister, secure the lid, and brew.
- I keep the exterior black canister in my Keurig machine when I'm not using it and the interior gray filter in my dishwasher so I haven't lost any of the pieces either.