the banking group Nordea has opened its own equity crowdfunding platform for businesses and investors, told the trade magazine.the risk of companies financing is difficult for banks to face tougher regulation.Equity crowdfunding platform provides therefore nordea for the opportunity to be involved in growth companies in the field.the Service is included in the book-entry system and, according to end up in the companies that pass the Nordea sieve."Companies should be running and they are certain of the approval process through.we Aim, at least initially, to encourage youth entrepreneurship.
Telecommunications company Elisa to buy the Estonian cable tv operator AS Starmanin the entire stock of two investment companies.Polaris Invest and Com Holding -investment companies with a transaction price is € 151 million.Trade has no effect on elisa's ability to pay dividends and profit distribution policy, the company says.Starmanin the Estonian business ' revenue last year was eur 37 million and ebitda of eur 18 million.Starmanin Lithuanian business are not included in the transaction.the Transaction is subject to Estonian competition authority approval and other customary transaction-related implementation conditions.
a Faulty fireworks is after the new year become a Safety and chemicals agency Tukes complaints many times the amount compared to previous years.the agency's website was the feedback form through notifications has become almost a hundred, from dozens of different Previous years, notifications have come up about 30.Tukes according to the fireworks industry control is developed.Fireworks is now a pre-approval, but they are controlled at random.
Us fresh president Donald Trump has attacked the fresh support for the measure the opinion polls by saying they're fake news.the CNN/ORC International announced Friday opinion poll, according to which Trump has the lowest approval ratings of previous presidents.Trump's support is 44%, told the Independent. All the negative polls are fake news, just like CNN's, ABC's, NBC's polls in the election.I'm Sorry but, people want border security, as well as extreme background checks.Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election.
Done right, your editorial calendar will help you manage ideas, streamline content production and promotion, align content with key touch points along the buyer s journey, and craft content that addresses key customer pain points while providing the fuel for marketing and sales to nurture prospects and turn leads into customers.If you choose to utilize an existing template, eliminate extraneous fields that you won t use; they re only a distraction.Here s a look at a few essential elements most businesses will use for an effective editorial calendar:Title or topic: You may not have a finalized title for every piece of content that goes into production, but you should have a general topic or working title.Product or service offering: If your company sells multiple products or services, aligning each content asset with the related offering in your editorial calendar results in more relevant content.In either case, it s helpful to document writers and editors responsible for each content asset for historical analysis over time.This field allows for quick reference and filtering when you re looking for ideas or assets relevant to an upcoming promotion or event and also helps you get more traction out of ideas – rather than disappearing into the black hole of a months-old email thread, you can rediscover ideas you can use today that would have gone unutilized otherwise.
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LinkedIn Corp. is investigating whether a breach of more than 6 million users passwords in 2012 was bigger than originally thought, following a hacker s attempt to sell what is purported to be login codes for 117 million accounts.It appears that more had been taken then, and just posted now,  spokesman Hani Durzy said.We are still determining how many of these are still active and accurate, since the data would be about four years old now.At the time, LinkedIn reset the passwords of everyone it believed was part of the breach, which amounted to 6.5 million users, Durzy said.Vice Media LLC s Motherboard website earlier reported that a hacker is selling the e-mails and passwords of the affected LinkedIn users for about $2,000, and provided about 1 million sample logins for verification.The passwords are encrypted but in a format that is easily cracked.In September 2015 LinkedIn s $1.25 million settlement over the breach received final approval by a court.The latest disclosure raises questions about why LinkedIn didn t reset passwords for all of its more than 160 million users at the time, which is considered good due diligence for Internet companies that experience a major breach.
New upstarts like DriveClub have tried to steal the crown, but Polyphony is finally back to defend it with GT Sport.With some serious sponsorships and FIA approval, the first Gran Turismo to hit the PS4 is gearing up for its parade lap, but after I got the chance to sniff the virtual petrol at Sony's London launch event, I'm wondering if there have been a few missed gears in the run up to launch.There were 20 on show at the reveal event, with 137 promised for the full release, split between four power groups.Beginners should stick to the hot hatches and stock sportscars of Group 4, but eventually you'll progress up to the mental race-spec road warriors and fictional GT Vision concept cars of Group 1.Anyone can jup into an official FIA race weekend, with winners from each region progressing to an international finals event, with full race commentary and global broadcast online.Polyphony has a long way to go to hit the eSports big time, but the in-game spectator camera looked as slick as anyting you'd see on Sky Sports F1.
Telangana chief minister Chandrashekar Rao meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook in IndiaApple will set up an office in southern India to develop the Maps feature for its products, the company said on Thursday in its second such announcement since CEO Tim Cook arrived in the country."Apple is focused on making the best products and services in the world and we are thrilled to open this new office in Hyderabad which will focus on Maps development," Cook said in the statement."The talent here in the local area is incredible and we are looking forward to expanding our relationships and introducing more universities and partners to our platforms as we scale our operations."The country is an incredibly price-conscious market where smartphones are available for as little as $100, and Apple must bring in cheaper version of the iPhone to make successful inroads.The tech company is trying to get Indian government approval to sell refurbished iPhones, a proposal likely to face stiff opposition from local manufacturers.With a massive 1.25 billion population, including 6 million new Internet users every month, India has become a key focus of Silicon Valley tech giants over the last few years.
Launched out of Y Combinator and Kickstarter in 2012, Boosted Boards makes electric longboards controlled with a handheld wireless remote.The Gen 2 boards also include some other cool new features:Accessory Port – so you can plug in onboard headlights and taillights, or charge your phoneImproved Water Resistance – so you can handle hitting the odd puddle or damp street, though you still shouldn t ride in the rain or through significant standing waterStronger, More Secure Connectivity – to prevent your handheld remote from disconnecting from the board if you hit a Bluetooth interference, and protect you from hackersBetter Deck, Wheels, And Drivetrain – for a smoother ride on a lighter board, plus better carving, torque, braking, acceleration, and hill climbingModular, User-Swappable Components – so you can customize, upgrade, and repair your boardInternational Sales Approval – so you can finally buy one no matter where you liveThe improved security is especially important after Wired reported last year that researchers discovered they could hack the Boosted Board over Bluetooth and take control of it.Me, riding a Boosted before my accidentAfter 13 years of longboarding and 2.5 on my Boosted without injury, a giant pothole swallowed me up.Boosted s are the best not just because of the specs, but because of the more subtle mapping of the controller to the board.Flooring it every chance you get might feel fun and look cool, but your body could pay the price.Sick of walking from the train to the office?
The tech world is built and rewarded on hockey-stick growth, wild valuations, beta launches and speed: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Uber.When people without medical degrees rely on data from companies that may not have FDA approval, there s a risk that they could make dangerous decisions about their own health.At a recent pitch contest, one founder attempted to sell an idea for an electroencephalogram EEG that provided biofeedback for a chronic medical problem.There may be many reasons for that disconnect, but one indicator of trouble for this company was the lack of any medical professional on the founding team or the board.Without any kind of regulation, this product could be mass-produced, cost investors and consumers millions of dollars, and, even worse, produce inaccurate results about vital health functions.And let s be clear, consumers in mobile health are you, your parents, your children, your spouse and your loved ones.
Just ahead of Google s keynote at its I/O developer conference yesterday, the company updated developer documentation with new details about a feature called Family Library, which will allow up to six family members share Google Play Store purchases with each other.The documentation change was first spotted by Android Police, which noted that the feature had been previously spotted while in development.According to Google s documentation, Family Library will become available on July 2, 2016, meaning that all paid apps purchased after that date will become eligible for sharing with other members through this new feature.Developers are now being encouraged to update their apps to support family sharing, which is as simple as launching the Developer Console, heading into the Pricing & Distribution section, then checking a checkbox to enable Family Library.There will be some restrictions on sharing, the blog pointed out – for example, videos will only be able to be streamed on one device at a time, it claims.Family Library also involves allowing a family group to share one payment method, and lets parents invite others and restrict purchases by requiring download approval.
Last year Public Health England backed the availability of e-cigarettes on the NHS, yet millions have given up tobacco already via an unregulated consumer product.Every part of the e-cig supply chain is affected in some way.New liquids and hardware now require a six-month approval period, and approval costs.The maximum nicotine concentration in a liquid is 20mg/ml – short of the 24mg/ml smokers look for when they start to vape.But compared to the USA, where the Federal Drug Administration s busybodies have set out to destroy large sections of the market overnight via their proposed regulations or even parts of the EU, the UK may see comparatively much less disruption.Because of the huge uptake of e-cigarettes in the UK, a pioneering market for the tech, and an effective and articulate grassroots effort, e-cigarette campaigners have been assured by the Department of Health and the designated approval agency the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency MHRA that implantation of the rules will be as light as possible.
The plan was to purchase as much as $10 million in preferred shares from Uber s most recent round of financing and package them in an investment fund to be sold at a premium, according to offering documents obtained by Bloomberg.SharesPost said it wouldn t pursue the transaction, citing a lack of investor interest.Brogger is now SharesPost s chief executive officer and chairman, and the company is registered with the SEC.SharesPost's spokesman called the 2012 settlement completely irrelevant to a 2016 fund that never got off the ground.She highlighted the lack of transparency in such deals as cause for concern.For the proposed Uber transaction, the documents said a fund managed by a member of SharesPost s board of directors would buy the shares at a 2 percent premium to their price in last year s funding round, which valued the company at $62.5 billion, and then resell them for 5 percent more.VC Experts, a private-market research firm, estimated that the transaction would give Uber an implied valuation of more the $70 billion.If the deal had moved forward, Uber would need to give approval to the fund manager, SharesPost said.Our disclosures and risk factors are significantly deeper and broader than anybody else in the marketplace, Brogger, the SharesPost CEO, said in an interview.Prospective investors need to meet the SEC definition for accredited, meaning they make at least $200,000 in two consecutive years or have a net worth of $1 million or more excluding their home .
Indiegogo knows that better than most, and is teaming up with Arrow Electronics to help entrepreneurs deliver products through engineering assistance and go-to-market support.Qualifying campaigns will get direct access to Arrow s design tools, prototyping services, manufacturing support, supply chain management assistance and — most importantly — engineering experts.Campaigns that are receiving the Arrow treatment receive a special Arrow badge signifying that the campaign has an army of Smart People behind it, which in theory should increase its chances of delivering successfully.Over the last year, Indiegogo has introduced new services meant to support entrepreneurs beyond the crowdfunding stage of their business, including InDemand, which enables campaigns to continue accepting pre-orders after their crowdfunding efforts end, and Marketplace, which is Indiegogo s leap into e-commerce, offering a service for business owners to sell products that are ready to ship.Integrating with Arrow is a tremendously interesting move from Indiegogo s side, but it remains to be seen whether it s a good business decision; the introduction of the Arrow badge could potentially create a two-tier system, where campaigns with the badge find it easier to get funding and campaigns not so adorned wither away, unloved and alone.It is unclear whether the Arrow deal is exclusive, but my hope is that this deal is the first step.
Indiegogo Crowdfunding ScamsIndiegogo is the lesser-known cousin of Kickstarter, and it has something of a bad reputation for harboring particularly unrealistic crowdfunding campaigns Lazer Razor, anyone?To try to give people more confidence in some campaigns, Indiegogo has partnered with Arrow Electronics, a design and production firm.As reported by TechCrunch, Indiegogo campaigns will get access to expertise to help with the manufacturing and prototyping, and get an official stamp of approval from Indiegogo to help lure in backers.DON T MISS: 5 Android N features you won t find on any iPhoneThe partnership with Arrow would be hugely beneficial for any budding crowdfunder: the company will reportedly offer design tools, prototyping services, manufacturing support, supply chain management assistance and engineering experts.Even if the science behind an idea is solid, there s a big difference between making a one-0ff prototype, and doing a run of tens of thousands on units in a far-off country while remaining under budget.Indiegogo also attracts more scammers due to its Flexible Funding option: while on Kickstarter, campaigns need to meet their funding goal in order to get the money, Indiegogo will let campaigns take whatever cash they raise, even if it s clearly not enough to go into production.
George Koob, head of the NIH s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, said he expected the device to be a valuable resource for alcohol research community.It can help doctors accurately measure a patient s drinking history, and not just depend on the most recent tests, Koob said.The blood alcohol monitoring devices used in legal and medical circles are big and bulky, like a ball and chain for the ones using it, said Keith Nothacker, president of BACtrack.The device in its current form will not, however, be a substitute for breathalyzers or blood tests used by law enforcement, because the device does not provide real-time blood-alcohol levels.Nothacker said it takes about 45 minutes for ethanol to be transmitted through the skin, and that the device is designed to provide a recent history of alcohol use.BACtrack has been experimenting with consumer-centric alcohol testing for several years.Corrects third paragraph to show that the product has not been submitted to regulators for approval, not that it is awaiting approval and is expected to be on the market by year-end.And corrects ninth paragraph to say it takes about 45 minutes for ethanol to be transmitted through the skin, not for it to show up in the blood Reporting by Mir Ubaid; Editing by Jonathan Weber and Cynthia Osterman
Wearables can track can track all kinds of health a fitness data these days, but here's one that focuses on something different: how much alcohol you drink.Called BACTrack Skyn, the wristband acts like a wearable breathalyzer, even though you don't technically breathe into it.Instead, it measures blood alcohol levels through you skin using fuel cell technology similar to what law enforcement relies on.One intended purpose is for the band to help doctors and researchers get an accurate measurement of someone's alcohol use.The Skyn connects with a smartphone app over Bluetooth, so it offers features that you'd expect, like warn the wearer that they've been drinking too much if it detects they're driving.While the device that took part in the NIH's competition was a prototype, and BACTrack hasn't submitted anything to the FDA for testing or approval yet, the company says it's offering pre-orders for a limited release of bands this fall.
But Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, still isn t convinced.Sweeney started a discussion with bold allegations that Microsoft was slowly moving to close off the open platform of the PC.But even after that, Sweeney isn t satisfied.During a fireside chat on Tuesday at the GamesBeat Summit in Sausalito, California, the Epic Games founder the maker of the Unreal Engine game-making tool and games like Gears of War and Paragon said that game industry is acting like a frog in a boiling pot.If you put a frog in boiling water, it will jump out.But if you put it in a pot of water and slowly raise the temperature, the frog won t move and it will eventually boil, Sweeney said.This could simplify development for a lot of studios, but Sweeney argues that you can t release a UWP app without getting an approval from Microsoft.He also worries that Microsoft will start taking its 30 percent cut of platform revenues on the PC.Sweeney doesn t want the game industry to be a boiled frog.Here s a video of our conversation.
Following last week s report of a wristband that shocks you for spending too much money, another innovative device has been developed - one that can monitor the levels of alcohol in your blood."The blood alcohol monitoring devices used in legal and medical circles are big and bulky, like a ball and chain for the ones using it," said Keith Nothacker, president of BACtrack.One notable entry was a tattoo that changed colors called BioInk.BACtrack Skyn, which connects to a phone app via Bluetooth, won t be able to replace standard breathalyzers as it takes 45 minutes for ethanol to be transmitted through the skin.But it can warn wearers if they re consuming too much alcohol when driving, record drinking habits, and possibly help in the treatment of alcoholism by notifying family members and friends if it a detects alcohol in the system of someone who is trying to remain sober.While the system has not yet been submitted to the FDA for approval, BACtrack said it will be releasing a limited number of the devices toward the end of the year.
A wristband able to read your blood alcohol content has been created as the latest wearable gadget to help monitor and improve your health.The wristband, which looks like a simple fitness tracker and fastens like a watch strap, connects to a smartphone app via Bluetooth, where blood alcohol readings are stored for analysis.The gadget is far more compact and portable than current blood alcohol testing kits, reports Reuters, and should cost significantly less than their $1,000-plus price tag.What the Skyn cannot do, at least for now, is produce a live reading."The blood alcohol monitoring devices used in legal and medical circles are big and bulky, like a ball and chain for the ones using it," said Keith Nothacker, president of BACtrack.Before the Skyn can be put into mass production, it must first be submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for testing and marketing approval.