finance minister Petteri Orphan (ioc) is annoyed by the confederation of Finnish industries EK:no recent president Veli-Matti mattila's assessment, according to which Finland is still 10-15% too high pay levels.Mattila said at the weekend Helsingin sanomat in an interview that Finland is still needed in several competitive contracts, so that competitors a head start, we'll be caught.That speech was not built for employment, but rather tearing it, what has been achieved”, the Orphan said to the Economy.in His view, Finland should now find the "together in new ways to improve the employment situation"."we Need reforms in the labour market, as more local agreement; the confrontation with them is not getting at the time.""Also, the employees have been ready to find solutions to the Finnish problem," the Orphan answered Mattila.
Android apps are coming to Chrome OS.First spotted by 9to5Google in the session Bring your Android App to Chrome officially discuss the merger of mobile and desktop:Today we announced that we re adding the best mobile app experiences in the world, Android apps and the Google Play store, to the best browser in the world, Chrome!You will get hands on help from our friendly engineers on how to optimize your Android app for Chromebooks.Oh, and we will also be giving the first 50 developers to show up a free Chromebook so they can get a head start bringing their apps to Chrome!It makes a good bit of sense for Google to add Chrome Web Apps to the Play Store and just make it a one-stop destination for all of its users.Read next: Everyone chill, Android N won t be named Nazi or those kinds of N-words
We reported last month that there had been signs Google was preparing to add Android app support to Chrome OS in a recent developer build.A recent session description on the Google I/O website read as follows:"Today we announced that we're adding the best mobile app experiences in the world, Android apps and the Google Play store, to the best browser in the world, Chrome!You will get hands on help from our friendly engineers on how to optimize your Android app for Chromebooks.Oh, and we will also be giving the first 50 developers to show up a free Chromebook so they can get a head start bringing their apps to Chrome!"One thing's for almost sure, though - we'll soon be using Android apps on our Chromebooks.Next, take a look at our Tablets vs Laptops video:Would you be interested in using Android apps on your laptop?
Finland's cost competitiveness compared to Germany improved by 7.2 percentage points over the period 2015-2017, if the competitiveness of the agreement is fulfilled. Catching the year 2017 can not be more than four percentage points. Finland must also adhere to the Swedish head start. Koev estimate narrowing of Finland and Sweden, the difference is 5.3 and the competitiveness of the agreement succeeds by 3.7 percentage points in the case that it was thwarted. Confederation of Finnish Industries Economist Penna Urrila Koev does not dispute the figures, but points out the importance of productivity and wage drift. If competitive agreement is completed, unit labor costs declining by almost one percent in Finland.
We ve dug through all the online tutorials on the web, and gone the extra mile to pinpoint projects that are equal parts easy, affordable, and fun.Though UAVs have stolen a considerable amount of the RC spotlight in recent years, there still exists a wide range of remote controlled vehicles which prove just as fun to play around with.Sure, it might not pack a gorgeous 4K camera, tout a suite of autonomous extras, or toe the line of FAA regulations, but a proper RC car has just as much electronically-powered allure as your tried and true drone.So anyone with a little soldering know-how, a few power tools, and a Raspberry Pi B, among a few other materials, can easily build their own RC car in a matter of hours.shano274/InstructablesTo help give you a head start on the project, we pieced together an accurate tools and materials list from shano274 s walkthrough.MDF thinner than 1/2″Extruded acrylic .239 inches thick BreadboardRaspberry Pi BAssembled Pi Cobbler with breakout cable for Pi BArduino T010051 motors 2 9v batteryRaspberry Pi B charger compatible portable phone charger Matrix robotic beamsScrews and nutsRubber bandsEdimax WiFi USB adapterLEDs for headlights and/or under glow optional After amassing all required tools and materials, it s now time to get started on putting together your very own Raspberry Pi-powered RC car.
Google s annual developer event, Google I/O, brought big news last week with the introduction of Google Home, a new device powered by what the company is calling the Google assistant.Yes, lowercase a. Google Home will compete directly with Amazon s popular Echo device and its Alexa-powered siblings, Echo and Tap, and indirectly with Apple s Siri, Microsoft s Cortana and other smart assistants.In the latest episode of our weekly video show, Marketing Land Live, we talk about where Google may have an advantage over Amazon, despite the latter s lengthy head start in the in-home device/assistant space.Joining me for this week s show are Marketing Land s Amy Gesenhues, Ginny Marvin and Greg Sterling.The show runs about 55 minutes and you can watch the replay below.Show NotesGoogle I/O 2016Google Product Listing Ads officially launch in Image search, among announcements for retailersBing Ads Editor 11.0 debuts with multiple account management, better search, easier loginGoogle beta testing a real-time indexing API
In truth, the concept isn't actually new.There have been other attempts at using the same plastic cards that are familiar to consumers with an added benefit: they can be programmed or reprogrammed to hold different bank details inside, which required the presence of a programmable chip inside.LG will be facing an uphill battle to set itself apart from Apple Pay and especially Samsung Pay, which has had a head start in its home turf.Apple Pay relies completely on NFC while Samsung Pay uses both NFC and, for some smartphone models, MST-based technology acquired from LoopPay.LG Pay is expected to launch in full in September and, at least for now, is solely focused on the South Korean market.VIA: ET News
Good news for game developers around the world — the .game domain extension has officially launched for anyone to register.The Internet has seen a flurry of new top-level domains TLD beyond the likes of .com, .net, or .org, a movement that was spurred when ICANN first revealed plans to extend things back in 2011.This has meant that companies can buy their very own unique closed TLD, such as what a certain Internet giant did with .Google, but it has also led to a bunch of industry-specific domains, such as .florist and .game.Five registrars had applied to operate the new .game domain extension, including the likes of Google and Amazon, but Cayman Islands-based Uniregistry won out last year, with the company s general counsel Bret Fausett announcing it in a tweet.Uniregistry also owns other notable domain extensions including .audio, .auto, .car, .christmas, .flowers, .help, .hiphop, and .photo.Before the new .game extension was opened to the public, there were several earlier pre-registration phases allowing brands and trademark-holders to get a head start, and according to Uniregistry, virtually all of the high-profile gaming brands had snapped up relevant names.We are especially pleased to see the early adoption of the name by the world s leading gaming companies, said Frank Schilling, the managing director of Uniregistry, in a press release.And although a quick search confirms that many of the popular gaming brands are no longer available, many can still be bought — for example Mario.game is yours for a mere $1,430 per year.At any rate, the new public offering should serve as a boon for software companies and app developers who have found memorable .com domains harder to come by..Game domain names are where the art of marketing intersects with computer science and the technology of the web.
With the Launch Locator, you can pick what select shoe releases you want to reserve, find stores near you, and follow the store s specific reservation procedure before selecting your shoe size and completing your reservation.You can check the My Countdowns section of the app to see how long it will be until you can waltz into your local Foot Locker and pick up your new kicks.You must show photo ID and the app confirmation page on your device when picking up the reserved shoes.VIP members will be eligible for a three-minute Head Start, with Platinum VIP members receiving a five-minute advance.Last February, Adidas sold out of Kanye West s Yeezy Boost 350 a mere 22 minutes after people could reserve it using the Adidas Confirmed app.If you build the app, they will follow.
Apple may be interested in the media sector to expand their businesses, writes the news agency Bloomberg. Apple is currently seeking new growth in their business, because the iPhone business has begun to decline. The company has already launched music streaming Apple Music service, in addition to which it has recently released an improved version of the AppleTV set-top box. - If Time Warner - in practice, therefore, HBO Reviews - should be Apple's exclusive partner, it would help it to achieve Netflix and Amazon head start on the substance, commented Atlantic Securities analyst James Cordwell Bloomberg. In this case, Apple tried to put together a $ 40 per month paying software package. The company will make a television series with the rapper-producer Dr. Dre.
HoloLens is one of Microsoft s most important new products, but it soon won t be the only holographic experience around.While current virtual reality platforms are highly isolated experiences, Microsoft s approach wants to bring people, objects, devices and headsets together under single mixed reality platform.Perhaps that s why Microsoft calls it mixed reality; it s not about simply supplement our current world with data or creating a completely artificial world – it s about the seamless integration of the virtual and the real.Oculus and Google may have gotten a head start, but Microsoft has the breadth of an ever-growing Windows 10 ecosystem behind it.It took a few years, but that approach seems to finally be paying off.Not only are Windows manufacturers like Samsung, Lenovo and HP embracing the tablet-with-a-keyboard form factor, but we re seeing it from Apple and Android devices as well.
Samsung Electronics Co. is considering introducing two new smartphone models that will feature bendable screens, including a version that folds in half like a cosmetic compact, people familiar with the matter said.The devices using organic light-emitting diodes could be unveiled as soon as early 2017, the people said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private.Using advanced display technology may help the company recapture customers from Apple and boost earnings that have slumped for the past two years.Codenamed Project Valley, Samsung could unveil one or both of the devices as soon as February, when Mobile World Congress takes place in Barcelona, one of the people said.That timing would give Samsung a head-start on Apple s iPhone using OLED screens that may be released later in 2017, the person said.The company may also name the next version of its Note device as the Note 7, skipping a number, to bring it in line with its flagship Galaxy S smartphone range, one of the people said.The displays are thinner, have brighter colors and are less draining on the battery than those in most current phones.While the Suwon, South Korea-based company has previously released slick videos featuring foldable concept phones, it has never made such a device commercially.Moxi Group, a Chinese company based in Chongqing, has shown off a bendable phone with black and white screens.Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae Yong is accelerating a push beyond phones as growth in the market slows.The company has held talks to supply OLEDs to Apple, people familiar with the matter have said.
Watch Dogs 2 World Premiere Live StreamWe re still a few days away from the first E3 2016 press conferences, but Ubisoft decided to get a head start with a world premiere live stream for Watch Dogs 2 on Wednesday.Thanks to a leaked advertisement, we already know that the open world sequel will take place in San Francisco and will launch this November, but there s still plenty for Ubisoft to reveal on the stream today.SEE ALSO: Watch Dogs 2 release date, setting confirmed in leaked advertisementTwo years ago, we asked the following question: Does Watch Dogs live up to the massive hype?When we saw our first glimpse of Watch Dogs at E3 2012, the game looked like nothing we d ever seen before.By the time it actually launched on consoles and PC in 2014, Ubisoft had scaled down the graphics dramatically.Of course, Watch Dogs 2 isn t the only game that Ubisoft will be featuring at E3 2016.
Launching its latest smartphones at its Tech World conference in San Francisco, the Chinese firm showed off some of its experimental technology, including a foldable smartphone and tablet.Officially known as the CPlus, Lenovo's CTO, Peter Hortensius, said the bendy handset would come in two sizes, large and small.Codenamed Project Valley, Samsung could unveil one or both of the devices as soon as February, when Mobile World Congress takes place in Barcelona, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.That timing would give Samsung a head-start on Apple s iPhone using OLED screens that may be released later in 2017, one of the sources said.While the Suwon, South Korea-based company has previously released slick videos featuring foldable concept phones, it has never made such a device commercially.Moxi Group, a Chinese company based in Chongqing, has shown off a bendable phone with black and white screens.
We ve dug through all the online tutorials on the web, and gone the extra mile to pinpoint projects that are equal parts easy, affordable, and fun.Like death and taxes, it is certain that every laptop you purchase will one day be nothing more than an expensive paperweight.But what if, instead of letting it amass a healthy dose of dust bunnies in the closet, you could turn one into a unique, multi-colored wall lamp?Anyone who knows their way around a hot glue gun, has a few LED light strips, can assemble a bit of pliable wire, and owns a dead laptop, of course, can make one of these in a mere matter of hours.Ivenuss/InstructablesTo help you get a head start on the project, we ve gone ahead and combed through Ivenuss Instructables walkthrough to piece together an exact build list for the project.Here s what you ll need to get started:Tools:Hot glue gun and hot glue stickSoldering ironX-Acto knifeMaterials:Back to a broken laptopLED light strips — any colors work, though the walkthrough lists red, green, and blue strips with a remote control20mm x 20mm wood blocksSmall pliable wireReflection tapeLight defusing materialFrame holders 2 With all the necessary tools and materials at the ready, it s now time to get started on constructing your own unique laptop wall lamp.
It has long been rumored that Samsung was looking for ways to free itself from dependence on Google, despite how Google's Android operating system brought it much needed fame and revenue.Although Samsung already does use Tizen for some of its devices, those are mostly limited to low volume products, like smart TVs and smartwatches.While it does have its fair share of popular apps, the selection is far from ideal.Should Samsung decide to lean exclusively on Tizen even for smartphones, it will face the same problems that BlackBerry and Microsoft are desperately trying to solve.The Samsung exec was quoted to claim that "if you don't have your own ecosystem, then you will have no future", comparing Samsung to Apple, who of course has its own iOS platform.Apple has had a long head start in that area, corralling support from developers over the years.
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It may require some adjustments for the form factor, but don t reinvent the wheel.Yes, mobile has grown to represent the lion s share of Facebook s ad revenue — but it s 100 percent of Instagram s. The landing-page experience in Instagram advertising must be 100 percent mobile-optimized to give advertisers a shot at high conversion rates.Pro tip: When you have identical audience segments on Facebook and Instagram, take note of where they re converting better, and use this to guide budget between the two platforms on mobile.That s staggeringly young, and it also means that the audience as a whole has slightly lower purchasing power than Facebook s more evenly aged audience.What it all meansIf we ve taken anything from our early Instagram campaigns, it would be that while there s a boatload of developing potential to tap in the platform, there are few cut-and-paste Facebook advertising initiatives that wouldn t benefit from a little Instagram-specific tweaking.Rest assured, though, that any company advertising on Facebook — thanks to data on targeting, segmentation, and top creatives — has a huge head start on ROI-positive Instagram campaigns.
First, the video-sharing site announced that it would be picking up a full season of a TV show based on the popular film franchise Step Up.On the same day, YouTube s Kurt Wilms revealed in a blog post that live streaming will soon be baked right into the core YouTube mobile app.The debut series were nothing to write home about, but the Step Up film franchise has grossed $650 million at the global box office.After five exciting and successful movies, we re proud to partner with YouTube Red, a major new force on the programming landscape, to adapt the films into an adrenaline-filled original drama series driven by its non-stop energy, spectacular dancing and A-list creative talent, said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs.Honestly, I was somewhat surprised to learn that this wasn t already a feature of the YouTube mobile app, but now that the big red capture button will be sitting in the corner of everyone s screen, who s to say that users won t pick YouTube s streaming feature over Facebook s or Periscope s?As with the original series, it s going to be a bit of an uphill climb for YouTube especially considering how needlessly difficult it can be to find a live stream on YouTube.com as opposed to Facebook or Periscope , but with a user base of over a billion, it s hard to count YouTube out of this race just yet, even if some of its fiercest competitors got a big head start.
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