In the first trading day has been on the Helsinki stock exchange riotous rise.on Monday afternoon stock exchange general index OMX Helsinki exceeded the 9000-point barrier.the Last index has been over 9000 points in the spring of 2015.the OMX Helsinki index has produced during the year by 4.7 percent.the Rise is largely a good December.Donald Trump the choice of the Us president as well as Trump's election promises of infrastructure investment and regulatory hölläämisen prevent stimulate, inter alia, raw materials, shares and banking sector.
Raw material prices rose to the end of the year is scheduled for the new Us president Donald Trump's choice in early November, the estimates of the confederation of research institute Etla.the Reason is Trump to drive a strong recovery, infrastructure, construction and it through the traditional industry.mining companies have got about buoyancy, which is reflected in the price of raw materials.
Transport and communications minister Anne Berner among the insurance trade magazine interview that motoring costs will be reduced in the next year, when part of the tax euros from the change in bus use fees.at the Same time, new bodies begin to produce motorists and heavy transport services, bus maintenance, rehabilitation and construction.at the Same time it becomes possible for new infrastructure projects co-financing, for example, the EU, the Nordic investment bank and the European investment bank.Also foreign heavy traffic will pay.so far, motorists bear the burden of yet to self-fuel taxes and vehicle-, car - and use the power to tax."the Calculations are very long and we will tell you the details mid-January.
employee organisations SAK's industrial policy expert Sauli Hievanen told me he was worried about Finland and the rest of Europe between the relative distance.Hievanen tells about his views on SAK's website."Finland needs a number of electoral-scale infrastructure program, which will improve with our accessibility", Hievanen to write.Finland's relative distance to the rest of Europe growing according to him, neighbouring countries with large investments in fast and the remote connections."even Though Sweden, Denmark and Norway are practically closed to the European continent, they are investing heavily in international train connections to accelerate", Hievanen said.SAK was involved in the infrastructure survey, which survey the various industries of the future needs of the transport corridors.
Fang Binxing was forced to use a VPN to circumvent the Great Firewall of China Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty ImagesThe Father of China s internet censorship infrastructure, known as the Great Firewall of China, has been caught having to circumvent his own creation after attempting to display a website during a talk at the Harbin Institute of Technology in the Heilongjiang province of China.According to local reports, Fang Binxing attempted to display a South Korea website, which he said showed the views of South Koreans attempting to build similar infrastructure to China s firewall, but was blocked by said censorship system.Fang then had to resort to setting up a virtual private network VPN to circumvent the censorship, in full view of the lecture attendees, to display the site.Using VPNs to effectively make a tunnel through the Great Firewall of China to the outside internet world is a common, but frowned upon, practice used by many within China wishing to access western sites such as Facebook and Twitter.The UK also operates a system of censorship through court-ordered blocks of piracy sites by internet service providers, including the notorious Pirate Bay, which requires users to employ similar techniques such as VPNs to access.
America is still under dire threat of an electromagnetic pulse sending it back to the dark ages, according to Chris Currie of the US Government Accountability Office.In testimony given to the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Committee's subcommittee on oversight and management efficiency, Currie reckons there's not enough effort going into protecting the electricity grid from a catastrophic attack.To bring down cities currently needs an air-burst nuke-scale attack, something that would probably draw a catastrophic response against the perpetrator.The thrust of Currie's testimony is that with no single federal program or entity in charge of EMP risks, the US is still unprepared for either event.While the Department of a Homeland Security has been working on the question, Currie feels there's still confusion about who is responsible for EMP risks: DHS had not clearly identified internal roles and responsibilities for addressing electromagnetic risks to the electric grid or communicated these to external federal and industry partners , his testimony states.Existing DHS programs can be used to collect electromagnetic risk information: better collection of threat, vulnerability, and consequence information through existing DHS programs and strengthened collaboration with federal partners could help DHS better assess the relative risk ranking of electromagnetic events versus other risks and help inform asset protection priorities , his testimony says.
The goal is a peer-to-peer serverless hosting, storage and serving solution that is DDOS-resistant, fault-tolerant, has zero-downtime, and is censorship-resistant.This gave way to Web 2.0 and a "Faustian bargain" which traded control of content, access and user data for scalable hosting infrastructure which is kept cheap or free by selling on their profile info to third parties for targeted advertising.Swarm lead developer Viktor Trón told IBTimes UK: "It occurred to the founders of Ethereum quite early on that this could be a very good skeleton for a new generation of the web, a vision they termed Web 3.Firstly, as a content distribution system for Dapps; secondly for certain application logic which is not consensus critical which you don't want to be replicated on every node, think the database component of web applications; and thirdly, the blockchain itself could be stored in a decentralised way."And similarly if you had a decentralised Airbnb, then you would have all the accommodation offerings with the photos of everything on Swarm.The solution proposed in the orange paper uses cryptographically verifiable proof of custody combined with erasure coding a method of data protection in which data is broken into fragments, expanded and encoded with redundant data pieces and stored across a set of different locations or storage media .
Oliver Samwer, the billionaire founder of Berlin startup incubator, Rocket Internet, has teamed up with London-based venture capital firm LocalGlobe to back a new property company Goodlord in a £2 million seed funding round.Cofounded in London in 2014 by former Foxtons estate agent Richard White and brothers Philip and Tom Mundy, Goodlord is an online service that allows tenants to pay their holding deposits, complete their references and sign the agreement from their computer, or mobile phone."Our platform connects all the stakeholders and it does it in a way that is transparent and fair to all sides," said White, the company's chief executive, in a statement.Tenants want to go and see a property and say 'Yes I ll take it' and for the deal to happen right there."Goodlord — already transacting thousands of tenancies a month — said it will use the new funding to hire more people to help build out its infrastructure and to add new features across its platform.The company currently has between 15 and 20 staff."Samwer pledged the money through his new fund, Global Founders Capital.NOW WATCH: Bumble founder: Men should stop putting these 4 things in their profilesLoading video...
Fossil fuels are choking the atmosphere, and their supplies are dwindling - which means the combustion engine is on a limited lifespan.The market then, is crying out for more alternatives to come to the fore, and currently second place in the renewable, eco-friendly race is hydrogen.In the UK, for example, there are only four publicly accessible Hydrogen refueling points - all of which are based in and around London.Hydrogen is an exciting new technology, but it's currently crippled by lack of infrastructure.Early verdictI managed to clock up some decent mileage during my weekend with the ix35 Fuel Cell and it was an enjoyable one.Normal drivers aren't Hyundai's main focus though.
Last month, Apple posted its first quarterly decline in revenue in 13 years, as iPhone sales slowed.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected per-share profit of 75 cents and revenue of $847 million.Analog Devices specializes in chips that convert radio and other analog signals into a digital format.In prepared remarks, Chief Executive Vincent Roche said that in the latest quarter broad strength in the company s business-to-business industrial, automotive, and communications infrastructure more than offset weakness in the consumer market.For the current quarter, Analog Devices expects its business-to-business markets to grow in the mid-to-high single digits on a percentage basis from a year earlier, with its consumer revenue to return to growth quarter-to-quarter, Mr. Roche said.For the period ended April 30, Analog Devices reported a profit of $170.6 million, or 55 cents a share, down from $205.3 million, or 65 cents a share, a year earlier.
Google has begun to build its own custom application-specific integrated circuit ASIC chip called tensor processing units TPUs , Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said today at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California.The name is inspired by Google s TensorFlow open source deep learning framework.When you use the Google Cloud Platform, you can take advantage of TPUs as well, Pichai said.Specialty hardware — sort of taking a cue from the holographic processing unit HPU inside Microsoft s HoloLens augmented reality headset — will not be the only thing that will make the Google public cloud stand out from market leader Amazon Web Services AWS .Also, over time Google will expose more and more machine learning APIs, Pichai said.Our goal is to lead the industry on machine learning and make that innovation available to our customers, Google distinguished hardware engineer Norm Jouppi wrote in a blog post.Building TPUs into our infrastructure stack will allow us to bring the power of Google to developers across software like TensorFlow and Cloud Machine Learning with advanced acceleration capabilities.Machine Learning is transforming how developers build intelligent applications that benefit customers and consumers, and we re excited to see the possibilities come to life.
And though expanding our knowledge of the subatomic realm remains her main focus, she s acutely aware that she is now a high-visibility role model for women around the world.The range of issues I have to deal with is much broader than before and includes scientific strategy and planning, budget, personnel aspects, relations with a large variety of stakeholders, etc.There is the question of the lack of role models, and there is the question of making workplaces more family friendly.We need to enable parents, men or women, to take breaks to raise families and we need to support parents with infrastructure and facilities.What are your goals for CERN during this period?CERN recently signed a set of agreements with the U.S. outlining U.S. participation in the upgrade of the LHC and CERN participation in neutrino projects at Fermilab in the U.S.
Government plans to introduce broadband USO, reform communications code and implement driverless car framework all confirmed in state opening of parliamentThe government has confirmed plans to introduce a 10Mbps universal service obligation USO and reform to the Electronic Communications Code ECC to make it easier for communications providers to rollout broadband and mobile phone infrastructure.As detailed in the Queen s speech, a new Digital Economy Bill will give every household the right to demand the new USO, but might have to contribute financially to the cost of connection in the most remote areas.BT has already indicated a willingness to help deliver the new USO, but industry body techUK has warned against using the USO to connect the final five percent and has urged the government to look at other measures such as removing barriers to investment and further public subsidy.The legal mechanisms of the proposed USO allow for the speed to be increased – something other companies have urged the government to do in the future.Communications providers have generally welcomed the proposals to reform the ECC.They long called to have the same access to sites as the level enjoyed by utilities firms, claiming the cost of upgrading and deploying new infrastructure was too expensive because of the rents demanded by landowners.
Drones may help keep the lights on and the stove fires burning.PG is testing drones for monitoring electricity infrastructure and is working with NASA to use the unmanned aerial vehicles to spot gas leaks.The utility has two testing programs underway, to address issues in both gas and electricity services.A recent drone flight over a hydroelectric plant in the Sierra Nevada mountains outside Fresno marked PG s foray into drone testing.For humans to inspect facilities such as the Balch Powerhouse in the Sierras, fall-protection equipment is required for the risky work that requires a significant investment in training and protective equipment, according to PGThe utility hopes to use drones to assess power lines and other equipment in remote areas.for increasing reliability of our service and response time to outages, PG executive Pat Hogan said in a press release.On the gas side, the utility is working with NASA s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other researchers to test a drone-borne NASA laser-based sensor to detect gas leaks from the air.The ability to deploy and aerial methane-detection tool over long distances and in remote areas could signal a major turning point in future gas-leak detection capabilities for PG, and the larger utility industry as a whole, said PG executive Jesus Soto.The utility said it was also looking ahead to using drones for storm and disaster response.Using drones to capture high-resolution imagery in real time will help speed up damage assessments and the deployment of the right resources to restore power.
The TPU is in production use across Google's cloud, including powering the RankBrain search result sorting system and Google's voice recognition services.Part of that has to do with the way application development is heading -- developers are building more and more applications in the cloud only, and don't want to worry about managing hardware configurations, maintenance and updates.Another possible reason is that Google simply doesn't want to give its rivals access to the chips, which it likely spent a lot of time and money developing.Analyst Patrick Moorhead said he expects the chip will be used for inferencing, a part of machine learning operations that doesn't require as much flexibility.Right now, that's all Google is saying.Holzle said that the company will reveal more about the chip in a paper to be released this fall.
Only 26 percent of Brits agreed that privacy should be prioritised over security.Yet despite these concerns, consumers are still willing to share the most information with social networks – despite trusting them the least.And firms should be careful when dealing with people s data, after the survey found that three quarters 75 percent of Brits view sharing their data with third parties without their permission as a misuse of their data.Companies with a traditional focus on security, such as banks, are by far considered the most trustworthy but interestingly, we share the most information with social media channels despite the fact that we trust these companies the least to keep our data safe.As we all become more aware of the risks, it becomes even more important to get a security and data protection infrastructure – technology, education and processes – in place that is stringent enough to protect against threats, but does not harm the customer experience.The survey highlights the struggle for both security and privacy in today s increasingly digital world.
It s generally agreed that optical fiber is the most effective way to transmit an internet connection — but the costs of setting up this infrastructure are often prohibitive.Things like online gaming, HD video uploads, and some VR and AR experiences require strong upload capabilities as well as brisk downloads, so a healthy symmetric data speed is only going to become more vital in coming years.The speeds achieved in these tests are only possible over relatively short distances, so it would only be used to connect individual households with the street-level network.However, this should still prove to be a major benefit — that s generally the most expensive part of the process, so switching out fiber for XG-CABLE could well make robust internet speeds accessible to far more homes.XG-CABLE is still being referred to by Nokia as a proof-of-concept, and is obviously still a way off practical implementation.Still, the project looks set to be a potent tool in the struggle to improve internet infrastructure without costs becoming prohibitive.
Cisco just reported its third quarter earnings and we're examining them now.It reported:EPS Q3 EPS $0.57 versus expectations of $0.55, that's a beat.Revenue of $12 billion versus expectations of $11.97 billion, another slight beat.Investors are also happy with Cisco's solid guidance.It expects the next quarter to show 0%-3% Y/Y growth which excludes the set-top business that Cisco sold and EPS of $0.59-$0.61.Analysts were expecting actual revenue to decline 3.3% and EPS of $0.58.The stock is up about 5% in after hours trading.Here's the full press release.Cisco Reports Third Quarter EarningsSolid Quarter Driven by Strong Execution; Continued Strong Margins and Momentum in Growth AreasQ3 Revenue : $12.0 billionGrowth of 3% year over year -- Q3 guidance was 1% to 4% growth year over year normalized to exclude the SP Video CPE Business for Q3 2015 Q3 Earnings per Share: $0.46 GAAP; $0.57 non-GAAPQ4 Guidance:Revenue: 0% - 3% growth year over year normalized to exclude the SP Video CPE Business for Q4 2015 Earnings per Share: GAAP $0.48 - $0.53; Non-GAAP: $0.59 to $0.61Cisco today reported third quarter results for the period ended April 30, 2016."We delivered a strong Q3, executing well despite the challenging environment," said Chuck Robbins, Cisco chief executive officer.A reconciliation between net income and EPS on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis is provided in the table following the Consolidated Statements of Operations.Cisco continued to build a greater mix of recurring revenue as reflected in deferred revenue.Days Sales Outstanding in Accounts Receivable DSO -- was 33 days at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2016, compared with 33 days at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2016, and compared with 37 days at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2015.Other Financial HighlightsIn the third quarter of fiscal 2016, Cisco declared and paid a cash dividend of $0.26 per common share, or $1.3 billion.The remaining authorized amount for stock repurchases under this program is approximately $16.2 billion with no termination date.AcquisitionsDuring the third quarter of fiscal 2016, Cisco completed the following acquisitions:Jasper Technologies -- provides a cloud-based Internet of Things IoT service platform to help enterprises and service providers launch, manage and monetize IoT services on a global scale.Acano -- provides on-premises and cloud-based video infrastructure and collaboration software.Synata -- will enable us to deliver search capabilities for collaboration cloud applications.Leaba -- a fabless semiconductor company whose semiconductor expertise is expected to help to accelerate Cisco'snext generation product portfolio and bring new capabilities to the market faster.CliQr -- provides an application-defined cloud orchestration platform that is expected to help Cisco customers simplify and accelerate their private, public and hybrid cloud deployments.Business Outlook for Q4 Fiscal 2016 Cisco estimates that GAAP EPS will be $0.48 to $0.53 which is lower than non-GAAP EPS by $0.08 to $0.11 per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 as follows: Q4 2016 Share-based compensation expense $0.05-$0.06Amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition-related/divestiture costs 0.03- 0.05 Total $0.08-$0.11 Share-based compensation expense is expected to impact Cisco's results of operations in similar proportions as the third quarter of fiscal 2016.
Today Nokia announced that it will license its brand to a new Finnish company founded by former Nokia execs.The company, Global HMD, plans to use the Nokia brand to sell Android-based phones and tablets.Since selling its phone business, Nokia itself has mostly focused on the lucrative telecommunications infrastructure market, buying competitor Alcatel-Lucent earlier this year for $16.6 billion.Its Nokia Technologies division makes an Android-based tablet for the Chinese market.And last month the company acquired French gadget maker Withings in deal that signaled Nokia s ambitions to get back into consumer electronics were on the rise.Think of getting back into phones as Nokia hedging its bets.
As Google announced at its I/O developer conference today, the company recently started building its own specialized chips to expedite the machine learning algorithms.These so-called Tensor Processing Units TPU are custom-built chips that Google has now been using in its own data centers for almost a year, as Google s senior VP for its technical infrastructure Urs Holzle noted in a press conference at I/O.Google says it s getting an order of magnitude better-optimized performance per watt for machine learning and argues that this is roughly equivalent to fast-forwarding technology about seven years into the future.Google also manages to speed up the machine learning algorithms with the TPUs because it doesn t need the high-precision of standard CPUs and GPUs.If you are using Google s voice recognition services, your queries are already running on these TPUs today — and if you re a developer, Google s Cloud Machine Learning services also run on these chips.Holzle said that Google decided to build these application-specific chips instead of using more flexible FPGAs because it was looking for efficiency.