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‘Vision Zero’ road safety projects in Seattle found unlikely to have negative impacts on local business sales

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Seattle is routinely listed as one of the most walkable and bike-friendly cities in the nation. The city government has committed to Vision Zero, which aims to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries completely by 2030 and embarked on a slew of infrastructure projects: expanding the city's bike network, redesigning high-crash intersections, and enhancing crosswalks to protect pedestrians.…

Google removes option to see more local results in the search results

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Fractal AI: Kalaido.ai paints a pretty picture from local language text prompts

Homegrown AI unicorn Fractal has developed India’s first text-to-image diffusion model Kalaido.ai, capable of generating high-quality images from text prompts in English and 17 Indian languages including Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telegu and Sanskrit.“Kalaido, which was trained on a public dataset of 70 million images, has shown 40% higher efficiency in producing rich detail images than our global competitors during internal trials,” Fractal CEO and cofounder Srikanth Velamakanni told ET.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with…

‘We milked the hell out of it’: what happens after local food places go viral? | TikTok

Ben Newman, also known as the Spudman, spends as much time posing for selfies these days as he does selling jacket potatoes from his van in the middle of Tamworth.His shop is the latest viral sensation on TikTok and has seen people travel from all over the world to try his food – jacket potatoes with classic toppings such as butter, cheese and beans – although Newman isn’t quite sure why.He joins the likes of Binley Mega Chippy, Get Baked and Wakey Wines as one of a number of businesses to have seen a huge influx of…

Google investigating Local Services Ads bug

Google is investigating a Local Services Ads bug that’s causing businesses to appear in search results for their competitors’ names. The issue comes just weeks after the platform started piloting branded Local Service Ads (LSA) called Direct Business Search. This new ad type allows brands to show up in search results when someone directly searches for a brand or business. Google has clarified that through Direct Business Search, only your business should appear in search results when your brand is queried, and…

Teen Gets Couple Banned From Local Babysitters After They Reneged On An Agreement They Had Made

Going on a “workcation” can be a great way to see a new place while still being able to earn some extra cash. As long as your work is always completed, there’s nothing wrong with spending your evenings and days off relaxing by the beach.So when one teen decided to go on vacation with her neighbors to work as their nanny, she assumed that her free days would be available for whatever she wanted to do. Unfortunately, however, the parents had a different plan in mind. Below, you’ll find the full story of how the trip took…

Ford, UAW reach local labor deal to avert strike at Kentucky plant

Ford Super Duty trucks are seen at the Kentucky Truck assembly plant in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., April 27, 2023.Joe White | ReutersFord and a United Auto Workers local union reached a tentative deal on Wednesday to avert a strike at the automaker's most profitable plant.The UAW had threatened that nearly 9,000 workers at Ford's Kentucky truck plant would strike on Friday if local union demands were not resolved.The UAW said Tuesday the deal addresses local issues related to skilled trades, ergonomics and health and…

30-Pound Rescue Rabbit Brings Joy To Bay Area As A Therapy Animal At Local Hospitals And Airports

Imagine, if you will, a quiet room where your stress and anxiety are hanging in the air like a thick fog. Suddenly, the door opens, and in trots a happy dog who can swing your worries away with its tail. Or imagine the soft purr of a cat calming you down as it snuggles beside you when you’re anxious, or even the gentle nuzzle of a horse that reminds you that you are not alone with your problems.These are not just any animals; they are heroes covered in fur or feathers, a.k.a therapy animals.One such member of this furry…

Local search in 2024: Key trends and tactics for marketers

Local has evolved from listings management to real experience and engagement. Today, consumers are looking for more personalized experiences and relevant conversations across all touch points. The behavior of a local consumer is changing rapidly in the world of AI-powered search. Based on the searcher’s intent, search engines strive to surface results that will meet the searcher’s need – in other words, content that will engage them and provide a great experience. Whether you are a multi-location brand…

UAW threatens to strike Ford Kentucky Truck Plant over local demands

United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain during an online broadcast updating union members on negotiations with the Detroit automakers on Oct. 6, 2023.ScreenshotDETROIT – The United Auto Workers is threatening a labor strike at Ford Motor's largest U.S. plant if local union demands aren't resolved by next week.The Detroit union on Friday said nearly 9,000 UAW autoworkers at Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant could strike at 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 23 if local contract issues remain. The plant — Ford's largest in terms of employment…