Wednesday, 16 August 2017

HOW TO CREATE A VIDEO AND WIN $25,000 ON FREELANCER.COM CONTEST.




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Monday, 14 August 2017

10 Best Freelance Websites for Musicians

 If you thought that you need to be some sort of tech savvy to sing up to some freelance platform you were wrong, because these 10 best freelance websites for musicians that I am about to present to you will provide you the good money just for doing the thing you love: sing or play an instrument.

People tend to think that being a musician is the waste of time and talent and that this should only be a hobby. You can form a band and have some gigs on the side, but your main source of income should be some secure full-time job. The thing that most of them don’t understand is that, although gigs aren’t some real job for people older than 25, they can use their skills and knowledge to make some good money in this industry by doing some other things except these club gigs.



First of all, there is always tutoring, especially for children. Children are too young to manage to be self-thought by using different books or online lessons, which is why their parents, who are always supportive when it comes to their children taking some instrument in their own hands, are seeking for the best and most experienced people to help their children out. The truth is, they can attend some official music school, but they are too expensive in most cases and require full dedication, which is why, at least at the beginning, parents avoid them and look for some private tutor, who will teach their children in their own homes. Of course, you will be paid per a class, which isn’t too much, but most of these parents are going to recommend you to other people, which isn’t that bad for your job.

But, on the other hand, you don’t need to settle down with home visits. Besides that, you can find some long-term job in this field and the best ones that you can find are actually online jobs. And the best part of it, you don’t need to learn technical stuff. You can just apply as a composer or, again, tutor, and there is no chance that you will be left with no job invitations at all.

You see, many people count that hiring freelancers is a lot cheaper than taking even the private tutor. On the other hand, there are many freelancers on each platform and they can try each of them out for less money and pick the one that fits their need the best. And not just musicians. No matter what skill you have, you can be sure that there is someone across the world who is willing to pay you big time for your service. But we will talk about that some other time. Now, let’s concentrate on 10 best freelance websites for musicians.

1. Upwork

This freelance site offers many different job categories, among which are music freelance jobs. It is easy to search through those categories, you just need to sign up of course. In order to get hired quickly, and gain higher visibility to clients choose the preferences and skills to promote yourself wisely. The payment can be arranged as you wish, and Upwork charges a certain fee for freelancers.


2. Monster

Monster offers a great deal of jobs world widely, not only for musicians, and not exclusively stay-at-home jobs. The better account resume, the better job offers you are likely to get. A simple search engine offers exploring job opportunities fast.

3. Peopleperhour

This is yet another freelance job finding website that offers many job categories. Being here among best freelance websites for musicians is the nicely done transparent search engine that gives you direct insight into pricing, posting time and ease of access in terms of sending proposals.

4.Production HUB

This website offers a lot of jobs concerning film, TV, video, digital media, and live events. Apart from freelance music jobs, this website offers full- and part-time jobs as well. As a freelancer, you can get a great number of benefits on this website (in terms of number of categories your profile is listed on, and other useful things) for $59 per month license.

5.Gamejobhunter

This is a simple website for fast search of freelance job opportunities in game industry. Minimalistically built, it only gives you filtered search through game industry jobs classes. Good thing is that the registration and job posting is free.

6.Taxi

This website is targeting mainly musicians who compose and make music, in order to promote and publish their work. The great thing is that Taxi takes in mind songwriters, bands, composers, and accept literally any kind of music. Taxi members end up being involved in Hollywood, Discovery Channel, Vh1, Fox and many other major labels. The good thing about this website is that they do not charge any fee for any amount of money you earn except the $5 fee per song you submit, and a full membership of $299.95.

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Freelancer just hit 25 million users -- and 4.8 million are from one Asian country

        Australian labour exchange marketplace Freelancer surpassed 25 million users on Tuesday – and the company kicked off a $US25,000 crowdsourcing challenge to celebrate.

Freelancer claims it is now the “world’s largest online freelancing and crowdsourcing platform” by total users and jobs posted. Since its launch in 2009, more than 12.28 million projects have been advertised.

The platform is popular in Australia – which saw Freelancer surpass its local population last month – and the United States, which contributes 3.2 million users to the pool. However, the marketplace has caught fire in India, where 4.8 million users make up almost 20% of the customer base.

“We know that a lot of people rely on the platform as their primary source of income or the tool to power their business idea,” said Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie.

“It motivates all of us when we read some of the comments from our users about how Freelancer has changed their lives — it should serve as a reminder for everyone about the power of technology when paired with human ingenuity.”

Brazil, UK, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh and Canada round out the top 10 countries, while the USA, UK, Canada and Australia are the biggest sources of employers.
Tasks set range from designing a VR headset to building a “recipe marketplace” from scratch. This year requests for Bitcoin skills have also grown in prominence, although the company says it does not yet accept the cryptocurrency as a payment method.

On average Freelancer gains more than 12,000 new users and 8,000 new tasks daily. And each minute 94 bids from freelancers and 360 messages are sent through the system.

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

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Digital Skills -- The New Literacy Debate

Image result for image of digital skillsThe definition of what it means to be literate has been transformed dramatically over the past decade. The purist’s definition — the ability to read — has morphed into an understanding of how to use a computer with skill, creativity and with considerable business effect.

With U.K. unemployment dropping to 1.49 million this apparently rosy employment figure is taking place without any real joy or prospects for some, while the race for the top jobs has never been fiercer.

With more than 90% of U.K. jobs requiring some level of IT competency and digital orientation, the so-called ‘digital skills gap’ is said to cost the U.K. economy more than £63 billion in lost additional GDP a year, while a $1 trillion a year loss in productivity is hitting the U.S. economy. The situation, the so-called digital impasse, or digital gap, with its resulting severe economic knock-on effects, should be a concern for all industries and government alike.

Universities and colleges of further education have a huge responsibility to develop students into individuals who can prosper in an era of digital information and communication. Those who are digitally literate are more likely to be economically successful, and these skills are especially important in higher education given that graduate white collar jobs are almost entirely performed on computers and portable devices, and with a large percentage now requiring advanced excel, programming and systems capability.

On a wider national level, labor productivity growth in the U.K. and the U.S, has slowed to levels not seen in decades, a fact that is worrying economists and policymakers alike. Labor productivity growth is a key ingredient in economic growth, and in raising the living standard of the population.

The digital gap seems to be at heart of this condition despite the proliferation of smartphones, laptops, social media use and so on.  Clearly training has not kept pace with technology, and workers, businesses and the entire economy are paying the price.

Today, there is not enough professional development focused on these broader 21st century skills. Deloitte’s human capital trends survey has revealed that despite being a declared the top priority for nine out of 10 U.K. companies, just 13% are ready to meaningfully respond, in terms of education and training, to the digital revolution.
Technology has long been a creator of jobs and wealth and as a personal statement I am confident this will continue to be the case, but the response from education establishments, employers and the workforce itself need to be radically re-set and reformed. For example, employers will need to train people how to get the best use from the digital systems their organisations use, and invest heavily and properly when they implement new ones. So many times organisations pay for a new system, and there is a weak roll out meaning the workforce don’t know how to maximize this to its full potential.  Employers also need to grapple with the changing dynamics of the workforce, such as the growing number of freelance and/or flexible workers. Given that the digital revolution has enabled people to remote in from almost anywhere, companies can tap into a much larger network of employees — but will have to work to ensure they are able to support these types of workers and keep them engaged.

At this juncture, one might feel obliged to conclude with a phrase such as, ‘in the future’, but in fact businesses and educational establishments need to respond today. They need to identify the right talents, while more completely understanding the technologies their business will require in the future.

The future’s for the taking — it’s up to us to make it happen.

                                                               SOURCE:Forbes

The 4 Ps of SEO and digital marketing

The 4 P's of Digital Marketing   It’s a peculiar time to be a marketer. Many of us in the SEO world, myself included, are not traditionally trained as marketers. In fact, I studied computer science and was initially a web and software developer.

My marketing career was a fortunate accident — a case of being in the right place at the right time. I was working developing e-commerce sites, and when that job was done, the question soon became, How do we get more traffic and more customers? This led me into the new and exciting world of SEO circa 1999.

Of course, there is more to marketing than just getting highly ranked on search engines, and it took me a while to figure this out. But over the years working as an SEO, I have learned the value of more traditional marketing processes and how they relate to SEO.

Search engines want to connect people with the best possible results — so user engagement and satisfaction is likely an SEO ranking factor. Certainly, on-page signals and links are still super-important, but these won’t help if users do not engage with your site. SEO is now firmly a part of the overall marketing process, and good marketing will only help improve rankings and drive more traffic.

And so it follows that the SEOs I respect and admire are all highly savvy marketers. It’s not enough to focus on delivering more traffic. To do great SEO in 2017 and beyond, you have to be a great marketer.

In this article, I am going to look at the marketing mix and a classic marketing tool known as “the 4 Ps of marketing.” I’ll discuss how you can use this tool to improve your marketing and SEO.

The 4 Ps of marketing
The classic definition of marketing is simply “putting the right product in the right place, at the right price, at the right time.”

Stripping away the complexity can be powerful. The 4 Ps of marketing helps us here by focusing on these four key areas:

Product
Price
Place
Promotion
As it happens, SEO does a lot right by default. When a user searches is certainly the right time, and a search engine is often the right place. Yet, we also have to ensure the product and the price are right as well — after all, there will be a lot of competition on that search engine’s results page. And, of course, there is more to digital marketing than just search engines, however important they may be.

Let’s have a look at each of these four key areas:

Product/service
Who are your customers? What are their goals? What jobs do they have to perform that you could do better? What are their pains? Ultimately, how does your product help your customer? Understanding your customer and how your product relates to their needs is fundamental to your pricing and promotion of your product (or service).

At my agency, for example, we provide a digital marketing service. This helps our customers achieve their business goals and takes away the work and pain involved in trying to stay abreast of the digital marketing landscape. We try to save our customers time and money and improve their results, so they can focus on doing what they do best.

Your product or service is the foundation of your marketing approach. You need absolute clarity here. Price and promotion will all be influenced by your product.

Getting found is only half the battle — you have to convince your prospective customers that your product or service can deliver.

Price
Price is intrinsically tied to value. But price must also consider established price points in your industry. If you are too expensive, your product won’t sell, no matter how desirable. If you are too cheap, profit margins will suffer.

There is something of a pendulum with price, where a lower price will typically generate more sales, but a higher price will generate more profits. You have to find what your perfect balance is here, and that will depend on your marketplace and lead generation strategies.  

SEO is a great example of how difficult pricing can be. Typical wisdom will say that SEO costs around $100 an hour. However, when we spent some time analyzing SEO packages and SEO prices, we found some very different perspectives on what people were willing to pay — particularly when it came to small business SEO services.

Pricing is fundamental, and you need to carefully consider price points to ensure you can deliver the service but still make a profit. Brand and online reputation will play into this, of course, but most of us are not Apple — so you might be able to pull off being 10 percent more expensive than a competitor if your product is right, but push too hard on the pricing and you will typically lose work.

Place
Where will customers look for your product? Will your customers search for you? Will you generate business through offline channels or in person? Does your marketing mix include a combination of online and offline marketing channels?

If you are an emergency plumber, then people are going to grab their phone and go straight to Google, so that one is fairly obvious. But, for many services, different people will buy in different ways: networking, referrals, search engines and so forth. Determine where your customers are and where you need to be to sell to them.

Promotion
Where will you get your marketing messages in front of your prospective customers?

Search engines? Search ads? Social networks? Online banner advertisements? Press? TV? Direct mail? Billboards? Do you use ads or top-of-the-funnel strategies like content marketing? Do you try to sell, or do you use lead generation and nurturing strategies?

Is time of day a factor? Is there any seasonality in your marketplace? Are there other external factors that can be leveraged to improve your marketing?

What do your competitors do here? Are some channels highly competitive? Where are the opportunities? A SWOT analysis can be useful here (another traditional marketing tool).

This really depends on the customer, and often the best approaches strategically integrate marketing channels to maximize results.

In our business, we find that higher-funnel activities like content marketing work best for us in contrast to ads. As an example, we have a piece of content that details 30 small business SEO tips. This generates some good exposure and leads for us. Whereas, if we run search ads, we will get leads, but we are often in competition with other agencies. It also tends to come down to price, and while we are not expensive, there is always someone cheaper.

You have to figure out how your marketing, lead generation and sales work together to fine-tune your approach. If you can find some way to provide comparable quality while being measurably the cheapest service, you can likely be aggressive in all channels.

Putting the P(ieces) together
So, there are a lot of moving parts here. You can tackle product, price, place and promotion in any order. And in all honesty, I tend to merge place and promotion when we do this for ourselves and our clients. Product informs price. Price points inform the product. No point adding some radical new features if they push the price up too high.

You must consider the marketplace you operate in and your competition. Scalable marketing success will very much depend upon getting all of these factors aligned. If you measure the success of your SEO by how many conversions you generate from organic traffic, then you can improve your SEO by tweaking your product pricing.

The point I am trying to make here is that great SEO does not exist in a bubble. It is part of a broader marketing framework. As marketers and SEOs, we have to consider these other factors to ensure we can keep on improving the work that we do.  

If you have a product that is not selling, try considering each of these factors. Is it the product itself? Is it the pricing? Or is your promotion just not up to scratch? Use the simple 4 Ps framework to interrogate your marketing, and your results will only improve.

I certainly hope this helps, and I’m always happy to answer any questions via the author contact form — or you can reach me on Twitter or LinkedIn, where I am happy to connect with other marketers.
                                      Source:searchengineland

Monday, 7 August 2017

WhatsApp Marketing for Business: A Guide to Getting Started


WhatsApp Marketing for Business: A Guide for Getting Started | Hootsuite Blog When you think of social media, sites like Facebook and Twitter probably come to mind immediately. But messenger apps have actually caught up to social networks in terms of users. And increasingly messenger apps are being used for marketing.

The leader in most of the world is WhatsApp (a pun on the phrase “what’s up”), with 1.2 billion monthly active users around the world.
That kind of market penetration can’t be ignored. But how can you effectively use WhatsApp for marketing? Like all relatively unexplored frontiers, there are equal measures of risk and reward for early adopters. Here’s our marketer’s guide to WhatsApp.
What is WhatsApp?
WhatsApp is a free mobile app that uses your phone’s internet connection to let you chat with other WhatsApp users, without SMS text message charges. The app also lets you share files and images, and supports free voice and video calls.
Its support for a wide range of phones has made it especially popular in areas with high SMS charges, including Brazil, Mexico, and Malaysia—where 60 percent of the population uses WhatsApp. In fact, it’s the most popular alternative to SMS in 109 countries, or 55.6 percent of the world.
While Facebook acquired WhatsApp for US$19 billion in February 2014, it’s been operating as a separate entity since then, and hasn’t yet seen the same marketing-friendly features as Facebook Messenger.
 How to use WhatsApp
WhatsApp has versions for iPhones, as well as Windows phone, the Nokia S40, BlackBerry, the Nokia S60, and the BlackBerry 10. There’s also a web app and desktop versions for Mac or Windows PCs, but you need to have it installed on your mobile phone first, since each WhatsApp account is tied directly to a single phone number.
Once you download and install the app, you need to confirm your country and enter your telephone number. To set up your profile, you can either import your Facebook information with a single click, or manually add an image and add a profile name (which you can change later).
WhatsApp uses the phone numbers from your phone’s contact list to show you an up-to-date directory of WhatsApp users who you already know. Anyone who has your phone number in their phone’s address book will automatically see your listing, too, unless you change your privacy settings.
There are three basic ways to share messages, photos, and videos using WhatsApp.
One-to-one chat
Like other chat programs, you can chat directly with another user who is in your phone’s contact list. You can also call or video call them, or even record snippets of audio to text to them.
Broadcast lists
When you send a message to a broadcast list, it will go to anyone in the list who has your number saved in their phones’ address book. They’ll see the message as a normal message, similar to the BCC (blind carbon copy) function in email. If they reply, it will appear as a normal, one-to-one message in your chats screen, and their reply won’t be sent to anyone else in that broadcast list. Broadcast lists are limited to 256 contacts.
Groups
Group chats let you message with up to 256 people at once, sharing messages, photos, and videos. Everyone in the group chat can chime in and also see everyone else’s responses.
Why should you use WhatsApp for business?
The best reason to use WhatsApp for business is that many of your customers are probably already using it. More than 50 billion messages are sent through WhatsApp every single day.
Surprisingly, users of WhatsApp and similar services are willing to engage with businesses. According to Nielsen’s Facebook Messaging Survey, 67 percent of mobile messaging app users said they expect to use chat more for communicating with businesses over the next two years. What’s more, 53 percent of respondents say they’re more likely to shop with a business they can message directly.
If your customers and prospects are young, they’re more likely to be comfortable using messaging apps for their day-to-day communication. A study by Pew Research Center shows that 42 percent of smartphone owners between 18 and 29 years old use messaging apps like WhatsApp, compared with only 19 percent of smartphone owners who are 50 or older.
Plus, messaging apps like WhatsApp have incredible engagement rates: 98 percent of mobile messages are opened and read, with 90 percent of them getting opened within three seconds of being received.
WhatsApp may already be a key way for your audience to share content via dark social—a term to describe when people share content through private channels such as email or chat apps like WhatsApp, as opposed to more public networks like Facebook.
In fact, a huge majority of sharing online—84 percent—now takes place on private channels like messaging apps, so even if you’re not using WhatsApp to market your business, your prospects are likely using it to extend your content’s reach already.
WhatsApp marketing strategies and tips
Since WhatsApp doesn’t sell ad space or have any business-specific features (yet) you have to be innovative in your marketing approach.
While WhatsApp is different in its reach and features than other messenger apps, it’s important to develop your WhatsApp strategy alongside your general messaging app marketing strategy.
There are a few limitations you need to address when developing your WhatsApp marketing strategy. First of all, there is no such thing as a business account, so if your brand is creating an account it faces the same limitations as any other user.
Since each WhatsApp account is tied directly to a single mobile phone number—and you can only message with up to 256 WhatsApp users at once—it isn’t a good choice for large-scale, one-to-many marketing. So your chances of success are higher when you use its limitations to your advantage.
Remember that, like other mobile messaging services, part of the power of WhatsApp is that it’s tied to our phones, which tend to seem more personal to us than our computers—they’re not shared and we carry them everywhere. So any marketing campaigns you tackle should reflect (and respect) the personal aspect. This is where consumers interact with their friends, so trust and creativity is key.
Not surprisingly, some of the best examples of effective WhatsApp campaigns hail from regions with the highest penetration, including South America. Here are some case studies of brands who have made an impact using WhatsApp for marketing.
Create a brand persona to chat with users and build buzz
When Absolut Vodka launched their Limited Edition Absolut Unique bottle collection in Argentina WhatsApp was a natural place to try and build buzz, since 84 percent of the country’s mobile phone users were on the app at the time.
For the launch they decided to host a very exclusive party. The catch? There were only two invitations available to the public. Anyone wanting to win these tickets had to use WhatsApp to contact an imaginary bouncer named Sven and convince him to let them go.
The campaign generated over 1,000 unique images, videos, and audio messages people created to convince Sven, and built buzz in the community.
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Thursday, 3 August 2017

IoT applications spreading over crosswise over businesses

   Internet of Things examples extend from smart connected homes to wearables to healthcare. In fact, IoT is slowly becoming part of every aspect of our lives. Not only are Internet of Things applications enhancing our comfort, but they also give us more control to simplify routine work life and personal tasks.
The recent hype about our IoT future has forced companies to consider the basic building blocks for the Internet of Things—i.e., hardware, software and support—to enable developers to deploy applications that can connect anything within IoT’s scope.
We know the potential of IoT markets is huge, but some domains will mature more quickly than the rest. Here are Internet of Things application areas that have the potential for exponential growth.

Smart Homes

A smart home is one in which devices have the capability to communicate with each other, as well as with their environment and the Internet. Smart homes enable owners to customize and control their home environments for increased security and efficient energy management. There are already hundreds of IoT technologies available to monitor and build smart homes.
Consumer product manufacturers like Belkin, Philips, Amazon and Haier have established themselves as prominent companies in this market. Here are some ways to build your own smart home with the Internet of Things.
Nest Learning Thermostat is a revolutionary concept with many benefits. Its breakthrough technology and IoT-based concepts make it a highly efficient addition to your home. Usually, about half of your energy bill can be attributed to your thermostat. With Nest, you can save up to 15% on cooling and 12% on heating bills on average.
Image: Philips Hue, image copyright: www2.meethue.com
Image: Philips Hue, image copyright: www2.meethue.com
With products such as Philips Hue, the Internet of Things continues to show real potential in smart home design. One bulb gives you 600 to 800 color lumens, which means there is a light for every one of your moods. It’s compatible with smart home platforms like Amazon Echo and Apple’s HomeKit for the iPhone.
Image: Air Quality Egg, image copyright: airqualityegg.com
Image: Air Quality Egg, image copyright: airqualityegg.com
Based on the concept of a “community-led air quality sensing network,” the Air Quality Egg is a smart sensor system designed to track traces of CO and NO2 in home environments. These two gases are high contributors to air pollution and can be easily detected by inexpensive DIY sensors. Community participation puts you in touch with like-minded people concerned about air quality and the environment.
Image: Amazon Echo, image copyright: amazon.com/echo
Image: Amazon Echo, image copyright: amazon.com/echo
Take control of your home with your voice: Amazon Echo was built around this concept. Designed to be a highly sensitive listener, Echo has seven built-in microphones so you can be heard from across the room, even through other noise. Get answers, hear news, play music, listen to audio books and integrate with other smart home devices, like Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings and WeMo. It’s backed with 360º omni-directional audio.

Smart Cities

Smart surveillance, safer and automated transportation, smarter energy management systems and environmental monitoring are all examples of IoT applications for smart cities. Smart cities have real, substantial solutions for complications that arise due to population surges, pollution, poor infrastructure and energy supply shortages. Here are some examples of IoT devices at work in smart cities.
Image: Bigbelly, image copyright: bigbelly.com
Image: Bigbelly, image copyright: bigbelly.com
The Bigbelly smart waste and recycling system is a waste management system. Completely modular, Bigbelly gives historical and real-time data collection capabilities via a cloud-based service. It helps with smart trash pick up, helps avoid overflows, and generates other notifications to help cities manage waste better and keep them both cleaner and more beautiful.
Image: CitySense, image copyright: tvilight.com
Image: CitySense, image copyright: tvilight.com
Based on a patented presence-detecting technology, CitySense is a smart and wireless outdoor lighting control system. With features like adaptive lighting, it helps save electricity by intuitively adjusting the brightness of street lights, based on the presence of automobiles and pedestrians. And, it is smart enough to filter out interferences like animals and trees.
Image: Libelium, image copyright: libelium.com
Image: Libelium, image copyright: libelium.com
Libelium has launched a new smart parking solution for smart cities to allow citizens to find available parking spots. The new surface parking device—with LoRaWAN and Sigfox—features a smaller size, higher accuracy and faster detection time, facilitating lower installation costs.

Health Care

Image: UroSense, image copyright: www.future-path.net
Image: UroSense, image copyright: www.future-path.net
UroSense is a smart fluid management solution offered by Future Path Medical. It automatically measures the core body temperature (CBT) and urine output of patients on catheterization. The smart monitoring of these vital signs helps avoid infections while starting early care of medical conditions like diabetes, prostate cancer, heart failure and sepsis. UroSense can wirelessly provide report data directly to nursing stations anywhere.
Image: Medication Dispensing Service, image copyright: NYT
Image: Medication Dispensing Service, image copyright: NYT
Philips is one of those tech giants making full use of Internet of Things opportunities available for business. The Medication Dispensing Service is one of the most successful IoT healthcare applications from Philips. Focused on elderly patients who find it difficult to maintain their medication dosages on their own, MDS dispenses pre-filled cups for the scheduled dosage. It notifies automatically when it’s time to take or refill medications, or when there are malfunctions or missed dosages.

Agriculture

The Phenonet Project is designed to help farmers monitor vital information like humidity, air temperature and soil quality using remote sensors. This project helps farmers improve yield, plan more efficient irrigation and make harvest forecasts. It also helps biologists study the effects of genomes and microclimates on crop production.
Image: CleanGrow, image copyright: www.cleangrow.com
Image: CleanGrow, image copyright: www.cleangrow.com
Based in Ireland, the CleanGrow project helps monitor crop nutrients with a carbon nanotube-based sensor system. This information helps farmers to alter crop maturity rates or colors. As opposed to conventionally used analog devices, CleanGrow’s nanotube sensor device detects the quantity and presence of specific ions in crop production to optimize quality and yield.
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