investment company Triton fund owned by a luxembourg investment company Solero Luxco rise of caverion's largest owners among 5,20% share.the Triton is a private equity investment company, which invests in medium-sized companies in Northern Europe, Italy and Spain.at the end of November situation of caverion's largest owners are ernroothin of the investment company Structor of 14.2 percent stake, Antti Herlin 12,34 percent stake and Ilmarinen 3.99 percent share.Foreign investors, the share of the company amounted to 15.44%.caverion's ownership structure has been quite stable, and holdings relating to notifications of changes in holdings must fall been at long intervals.
Fujitsu has launched a new global campaign in an effort to demonstrate how its products and services can help harness the power of data.Using the tagline Shaping tomorrow with you , the campaign features an online film showcasing different industries implementing Fujitsu technology.Interestingly, the film was shot live, in-camera and released without any post-production.To achieve this, the film s creators mcgarrybowen and Found Studio used 3D projection mapping and holographic technologies to transform a white set into a series of live-action scenarios.Jane Briers, creative director at mcgarrybowen London, said: "We had a real opportunity to make the medium of projections part of the message itself, and bring to life the theme of 'digital transformation' in a way that had never been attempted before.
'It cannot be certain' spending has increased at ALL – NAOThe Cabinet Office has lost its enthusiasm for prising open Whitehall's wallet and handing more cash to SMEs, according to a report by the Committee of Public Accounts today.But today the committee said: "It is not clear that SMEs are better able to compete with larger providers or whether they are actually getting any more government business than before."We continue to see larger providers dominating; for example, the Government s top five IT providers received over half of government s total spending on contracted out IT," said the report.The fact the government has changed its approach to measuring such spending in four of the last five years makes it impossible to properly assess performance.It s a simple point, but launching initiatives is not the same as delivering results."The government has failed to identify the areas of spending where SMEs could bring the most benefit and it remains difficult for SMEs to ascertain what bidding opportunities are available, said the report.
It s based on existing technology, including Google Now.The assistant will power Google s upcoming Amazon Echo competitor, Google Home.Speaking at the beginning of the keynote at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai described the technology as a conversational assistant that can carry on an ongoing two-way dialogue.We want to be there for our users asking them, How can I help?'Pichai said.The technology is voice-activated and available across devices, but the interface is packaged up inside of a chatbot — something like, say, Facebook Messenger s M. We are getting ready to launch something later this year, Pichai said.The Google Assistant is built into the Allo mobile messaging app, which is also being introduced today.Over the years Google has amassed a whole lot of AI talent and technology.And the systems are regularly improving — last year at I/O Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said Google s speech recognition technology was down to an 8 percent word error rate.Indeed, today Pichai said that 1 in every 5 Google search queries on Android in the U.S. is a voice query.But even though Google s AI technology represents value for the company internally, in the past year Google has shared some of that technology with the rest of the world as open source code.Now it s clear that Google is a few steps ahead of Apple.Earlier this week The Information reported that Google would give third-party developers access to speech recognition, some aspects of the Google Now personal digital assistant, and Android s Google Now On Tap feature for recognizing known entities mentioned in text onscreen and providing explanations and relevant links.While the world s biggest technology companies have been fixated on chatbots lately, the whole idea itself is not new.Voice-activated assistants like the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo speaker are another emerging medium, but currently bots seem more likely to be adopted by the masses.
Google today unveiled Android Instant Apps, a new project the company is experimenting with that offers users a subset of an existing app.That s a big frustration for developers who have invested significant amounts of time building beautiful and powerful apps.Android Instant Apps are designed for developers who have already built an existing Android app, not those looking to build one from scratch.It s the same Android APIs, the same source code, the same project, Android Instant Apps product management director Michael Siliski told VentureBeat.But the biggest restriction is that each module cannot exceed 4MB.The goal is to have Instant Apps launch in a timeframe that is comparable to a mobile webpage, Siliski said.That means existing links can be used to launch Instant Apps — Google Play Services does all the work behind the scenes.That means this is very much a Google Play affair.Google wants to progress very gradually with Android Instant Apps, as this is a big change for both developers and users.Right now, about a half dozen partners are trying Instant Apps: Buzzfeed, B Photo Video, Medium, Hotel Tonight, Zumper and Disney.
That last bit is particularly important—if virtual worlds don t respond to your rapid head-turning, you won t feel immersed.After consulting with chip manufacturers and various other hardware makers, Google s rolling out a Daydream-ready certification for phones.Numerous Android phone makers—including Samsung—are already lined up to offer Daydream-ready phones when the platform launches this fall.Google Photos will let you explore your photospheres in VR; Google Street View will let you explore the world without actually exploring the world; and Play Movies will come with support for copy-protected high-res videos, complete with a virtual movie theater to rest in.It ll be interesting to see how Daydream headsets and the Daydream platform perform once they finally hit the streets this fall.If it can find a happy price-to-performance medium, Daydream could help push VR into far more hands than PC-based headsets ever could.
SAP and UPS combine software and logistics to let customers order parts instantly – if it s cheaper than traditional manufacturingSAP and UPS are working together to deliver an on-demand 3D printing service that links the former s supply chain software with the latter s industrial manufacturing and logistics networks.Customers will be able to approve and order custom 3D printed parts directly from within SAP software, which will then be manufactured at one of 60 UPS facilities cross the US.SAP UPS 3D printing partnershipUPS 3D printing 2It is claimed the partnership will allow companies to simplify supply chains and open up 3D printing to smaller companies without access to a machine, those who cannot justify a long production run or those who need a prototype made quickly.This agreement with SAP adds an important UPS capability to help customers right-size inventories and lower short-run production costs, and help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life faster than ever, added Stan Deans, president of UPS Global Distribution and Logistics.3D printing has come down in price in recent years with analysts predicting the technology will become more mainstream.Makerbot has targeted small and medium businesses, while HP s recently announced 3D Jet Fusion range is looking at bigger firms, costing between £94,000 and £114,000 per unit.
As the co-founder of a 142-proof software development agency in the Silicon Valley catering to pre- and post-money companies, I ve observed quite a bit of variance when it comes to the development process.In the first few chapters of The Lean Startup, Eric Ries explains how they honed their process such that any developer could commit code to production on their first day at work.It means the tech team has enough process in place, as well as checks-and-balances, that nobody can break things — not even a newbie.The challenge that many enterprises face is a lack of innovation and a slow response to change.I prefer positive reinforcement — after the sprint demo, a medium-sized trophy adorned with Mardi Gras beads is awarded to the geek with the best feature of the week, such as the geeks do at Lyft.When the company knows what it needs to build, but the roadmap seems so daunting and talent so limited, it seems only natural to skip functional tests for now.
Simply put, it s a way to bring app experiences to the mobile web and provide access to deeper app functionality without a download.Without knowing much right now about the technology, Instant Apps appeared to me be a new manifestation or evolution of App Streaming, which most people haven t yet experienced.With Instant Apps, app content is rendered in a modular way; only parts of the app are made available.Upon completion of the desired task or content, the consumer can be given a prompt to download the full app.This then becomes another way for Android developers and publishers to get their apps in front of people without the front-end friction of downloads before content can be accessed.Google said it has tested the functionality with only handful of partners: BuzzFeed, B Photo, Medium, Hotel Tonight, Zumper and Disney.
While Yahoo may be currently touting its merits to attract the highest bidder, the former web giant is continuing to ramp up its product offerings with the launch this week of its esports app on iPhone.The launch comes less than three months after Yahoo first made a push for the burgeoning esports market by introducing a dedicated section for the category on its website, followed by the Android incarnation last month.With Yahoo Esports, the company is setting out to be the premiere destination for esports content, covering syndications, scoreboards, video interviews, highlights, and livestreams of matches.While the iPhone version is largely the same as the existing web and Android apps, it does come with one unique feature: reminders.Users will be able to set alerts for themselves and receive push notifications when a match is about to begin.The esports market is big business, expected to grow to $1.1 billion by 2019, which is why Amazon acquired Twitch, and Google is increasingly embracing the trend — with YouTube seeing 144 billion minutes of game videos every month.In 2016 alone, it s estimated that esports will drive $325 million in sponsorship and advertising spending from brands seeking the attention of the young gaming demographic.And this is why Yahoo has jumped on the bandwagon despite its troubles elsewhere — esports offer a potentially lucrative opportunity to boost its revenues in the short- and medium-term.It also adds to Yahoo s existing sports coverage, along with fantasy sports.
Medium seems to be the most popular blogging platform choice for businesses as of lately, but what many don't know is that it isn't the best for SEO and its terms of service might cause issues with legal.
So we went to the program s spring exhibition, to see what madness they dreamed up.Scanalogue works with 35mm and medium format film, and is set to hit Kickstarter later this summer.So far she s tested these role plays on 10 kids with autism spectrum disorders with positive results!The prompts were guided by SD cards which contained statistical models culled from literature, and which told the devices whether to format their output as a novel, poem, or screenplay.In Haunt you watch moments past and present unfold from the perspective of a girl who has recently died.The six-odd-minute film takes one of the major limitations of VR—that you re no longer inhabiting your body—and makes it its strength.
When auto parts supplier Robert Bosch began offering data storage and software services to industrial customers this year, it realized that, in addition to its knowledge of machines and production, it had another advantage over tech giants such as Microsoft and Google: its nationality.We made a conscious decision to locate the Bosch cloud in Germany, says Stefan Assmann, head of its Connected Industry program.On its website, ProfitBricks touts what it calls 100 percent German data protection, underneath the black, red, and gold colors of the German flag.Germany has some of the most stringent data-protection laws, and cloud-service providers with domestic data centers are of course highlighting that.Small and medium enterprises are afraid that those monsters we sometimes call Internet companies will suck out the brain of innovation, says Joe Kaeser, chief executive officer of Siemens, which in March began offering cloud services using a network managed by German software powerhouse SAP.In a case being closely watched in Germany, the U.S. Department of Justice has demanded that Microsoft hand over e-mails stored on a data server in Ireland.I m being invited in by many, many customers in Germany, because fear about security is very, very real.
Out now on iOS and Android, Rhapsody VR offers a prerecorded concerts optimized for Google Cardboard that teleports viewers right on stage with the artist.Rhapsody VR currently offers performances by artists such as Talib Kweli, Low Cut Connie, Sweet Spirit, Shannon and The Clams, The Blind Shake, and Flatbush Zombies, with the app promising to update with more artists every month.The studio producing Rhapsody's concerts is Visual, a VR-specialized company with experience in the music biz, having also worked for radio stations, orchestras, and the bane of Metallica, Napster.Chuck Olsen, Visual's co-founder and CEO, attributes Rhapsody's interest in VR to the prominence of 360-degree video, saying the medium is "emerging as an exciting way to experience music and entertainment."While the app is free, Rhapsody VR can still be resource-intensive, as each virtual concert needs to be downloaded to the device, rather than streamed.Deleting the setlist once you're done is easy enough, but just be sure to plan ahead before crowd diving into any cyber-symphonies.
TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Alchemist Accelerator s demo day live from PARC, a Xerox Company.Pitches today will span products that help businesses leverage drones for delivery, keep food fresher with RFIDs, personalize the cost of healthcare, increase crop yields and yes, manage their cloud infrastructure.Multitude: Cloud software service for aggregating, unifying and interpreting air quality data for cities and device OEMs.Mobile Enerlytics: End-to-end solutions that enable energy-aware mobile app development.Employee engagement 5x higher than alternatives.Quantiply Corporation: Delivers data-native self-learning applications that can sense and learn which empowers business users in medium-to-large enterprises to improve business outcomes via continuous deep learning.
And it s not just for tech obsessed uber nerds like me—Ryan is normally the first one to push back when I go on grandiose rants about the future of technology.This time was different though—this time he got it.Virtual reality, by its very nature, has a unique hold over us because it can draw us into any world and show us any scene.Fearmongers and hate groups will create lifelike simulations showing their worst predictions coming to life.If you re looking to capitalize on that, focus on authenticity and adding value rather than exploiting your buyer s insecurities.I don t want to name any names, but gaining users for these games can be as easy as taking CANDY from a baby, allowing you to CRUSH your competition.
As the world continues to struggle with the Syrian refugee crisis, one game studio wants to show a perspective from the refugee s point of view.Inner Void Interactive announced That Day We Left, a 3D adventure game for the PC and Mac.The Rome-based studio said today that its intent is to provide a realistic view of the political and humanitarian issue that is the refugee crisis — from a refugee s point of view, according to a press release.This isn t the first game about the civil war in the Middle Eastern country — Endgame: Syria did this in 2013 — but it differs with its focus on the refugee experience.The studio did not provide a release date.More than 4.5 million people have fled Syria since the civil war started in 2011.He leads his family in the dangerous journey from Syria to Europe.That Day We Left blends resource management with choices and narrative, which is based on the experiences that refugees have reported.Inner Void Interactive s first game, Icy, debuted last year after a successful Indiegogo campaign.
I have to hear dozens of horror stories every week about wasted budgets, sites damaged beyond repair, digital campaigns that produce zero results and everything else business owners and marketers are terrified of.Except now, they end in the loss of millions of dollars.Or to bring me thousands of visitors in a matter of weeks liar liar pants on fire .You see, this company relied heavily on their search results for new leads to their call center.As I mentioned earlier, the reason these groups are able to prey on consumers is because of the lack of information.By doing this, you ll be able to avoid the bottom-of-the-barrel snake oil salespeople that can t even face mild scrutiny.
Disney-based VR startup Littlstar has developed a way to measure where people are looking while immersed in a VR experience or watching a 360-degree video and is mapping those viewing patterns so that content creators and brands can track what is and isn t grabbing people s attentions.79 viewsThe technology and more importantly the data it unearths could be a significant catalyst for entertainment studios, production firms and brands still trying to wrap their heads around how people are wrapping their heads around the emerging medium.To give themselves a better shot of guiding audiences through their all-encompassing entertainment, content creators do things to signal where someone s attention should be, like lighting only part of a scene or having someone on screen point the viewers eyes in the right direction.47 viewsUnlike eye tracking studies and test audience surveys that are limited to a sample viewership, Littlstar can create these heat maps for all viewers, but with one big caveat.It currently only works for videos distributed through Littlstar s VR service or a company s own platform that has integrated its tech, but not videos viewed on Facebook or YouTube.With all the discussion about viewability and engagement, here is a really exciting way to be able to showcase exactly what the engagement, what the viewability is of the sponsor s assets, said Weinstock.
£439m gets ST Telemedia 17 data centres across key Indian and Singaporean cities, including Delhi, Mumbai and BangaloreThe Asian data centre market has undergone a massive shift this week as Tata Communications offloaded 74 percent of its Indian and Singaporean data centre business to ST Telemedia.ST Telemedia, one of Singapore s largest communications companies, has bought the stake for $640 million £439m and marks the latest expansion of the company s data centre operations.Key citiesCustomers of these data centres include e-commerce platforms, global multi-national companies, and some of Asia s largest blue chip businesses.Since ST Telemedia s initial investment in the data centre business in mid-2014, we have made remarkable progress in building a formidable data centre footprint internationally, said ST Telemedia executive director Sio Tat Hiang.The latest addition of India to the STT GDC network will be a major impetus to advance the company s ambition to be a significant global data centre service provider.This is thanks to a massive push towards cloud and IaaS workloads from small and medium businesses in the subcontinent, boosting spend on cloud storage.
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