View photosMoreA "Pidgey" Pokemon is seen on the screen of the Pokemon Go mobile app, Nintendo's new scavenger hunt game which utilizes geo-positioning, in a photo illustration taken in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 11, 2016.By Makiko Yamazaki and Jeremy WagstaffTOKYO/SINGAPORE Reuters - The phenomenal success of Pokemon GO and the surge in Nintendo Co's market value by $17 billion in just over a week has been seized upon by one of its most vocal investors to press for a change of strategy at the company.Until Pokemon GO, a mobile game, was launched just over a week ago, Nintendo had taken every opportunity to say its main focus was still gaming consoles, and games for smartphones were just a means to lure more people to them.But the success of Pokemon GO - unforseen even by its creators - has shown the potential for augmented reality and for Nintendo to capitalize on a line-up of popular characters ranging from Zelda to Super Mario.Seth Fischer, founder and chief investment officer at Oasis Management, is one of Asia's best known hedge fund managers and has long been a small but loud shareholder.
So I've had mixed reviews about recommendations for which business degree I should pursue right now in college.Half of the people tell me that marketing is better because it is more specialized, but the other half tell me management is better because it is a general degree that can be used for almost anything.But quite a few people have also told me that marketing is a useless degree that you should never pursue.What do you guys think?
Mr. Lau, president of Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. TCEHY -0.17 % had just dropped out from the Clash Royale global top-100 players, and it was almost impossible to get his focus back to the topics we had to discuss, Supercell co-founder Ilkka Paananen wrote on his blog after the deal was announced last month.Tencent s $8.6 billion deal to buy the Finnish games maker from Japan s SoftBank Group Corp. 9984 0.23 % and other shareholders shines a spotlight on Mr. Lau, a low-key but polished former Goldman Sachs GS -0.55 % banker.The 43-year-old executive is central to the Chinese company s ambitions to grow outside China—where it leads in videogames and runs the biggest messaging platforms—into a global company.Mr. Lau s obsession with Clash Royale —colleagues say he plays it and other Supercell games in the office—and his assurance that Supercell s management would stay in charge after the takeover helped win the deal.For Mr. Lau, the Supercell buy is the latest in a string of bold bets, starting with his decision more than a decade ago to leave Goldman Sachs to join Tencent, which was then an upstart internet company valued at $1.3 billion.He has since led Tencent s growth through deals to buy into China s biggest startups and major U.S. videogame companies.
A few years ago, a burrito joint near my college campus installed computers so that customers could place their orders without ever having to make eye contact with a s fair to wonder if the robot uprising has already begun.According to a partial report on robotics in the workplace by global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, it s not as simple as one day you re employed and the next day, your boss rolls in a machine to sit at your desk.It also depends on predictability of tasks, how data is collected, and how employees are managed.If there are more one-on-one interactions in the workplace and more need for specific expertise, there is less chance of automation.In occupations most related to predictable tasks and data collection, robotic replacements were most likely.
A few years ago, a burrito joint near my university installed computers so that customers could place their orders without ever having to make eye contact with a s fair to wonder if the robot uprising has already begun.According to a partial report on robotics in the workplace by global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, it s not as simple as one day you re employed and the next day, your boss rolls in a machine to sit at your desk.It also depends on predictability of tasks, how data is collected, and how employees are managed.If there are more one-on-one interactions in the workplace and more need for specific expertise, there is less chance of automation.In occupations most related to predictable tasks and data collection, robotic replacements were most likely.
The carrier is eyeing a role in drone networking and even air traffic controlAt the AT Shape conference in San Francisco on July 15, 2016, the company remotely demonstrated a cell-tower inspection using a drone.The massive U.S. carrier is already using drones to inspect its cell towers and may someday put cells on drones to boost service at big events.They see the network as a future backbone for command and control of drones or even a drone traffic management system.Air traffic control is one of the big challenges looming over the future of commercial and recreational drones.Several companies, including Google and PrecisionHawk, have proposed ways to keep order in the skies.
The team behind project management service Wrike spent the last few years building a general-purpose project management service that businesses can adopt to their own needs.That clearly worked, because as Wrike CEO Andrew Filev told me, the company s revenue grew 120 percent last year and it now has about 400 employees and 12,000 businesses on its paid platform.Now that this platform is in place, the team is looking at how it can better serve certain verticals through more specialized products.With Wrike for Marketers, the company launched the first of its new vertical solutions this week.We achieved great results in horizontal layers, Filev said.We built a work management solution for everybody, but now we can go deeper in certain verticals.
Tyre manufacturer Goodyear has announced the winner of its first ThinkGoodMobility challenge, a competition which asked "millennials to develop innovative ideas to revolutionise future mobility".The challenge was won by Artur Ząbczyk, a student at the Silesian University of Technology in Poland, who created a "two-part system called the Management and Recovery System" which recycles energy produced by a car to apply real-time traffic data to decide the most efficient journey routes.Judges included Warwick University's Professor Paul Jennings, WIRED's Jeremy White and Camille Feyder from Delphi.Ząbczyk's system "minimises carbon footprint, travel time and costs" and "improves efficiency for both the driver and the environment".Ząbczyk will now present his idea to a group of tech start-ups in Silicon Valley."I m thrilled to have won the first ThinkGoodMobility Challenge," Ząbczyk said.
TechWeekEurope lists the best apps to streamline your social experience and make a bigger impact for your businessTwitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google , Snapchat: if these names strike a chord with you, then it s quite likely that you re locked in a battle of keeping up appearances online, whether that be at work, for your business, or in your everyday life.With social media now so integral to business and, indeed, life as we know it , app developers have struck gold by bringing out a range of social media management apps to help you keep on top of the plethora of accounts that you re no doubt manning, be it for work or leisure.Here s our guide to 10 of the finest on the market.Never fear, for Snowball is here.Well, remain in fear if you re not an Android user, for this app is exclusive to that particular operating system.
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Tired of sub-standard 720p Netflix streams in your current web browser?Then you clearly need to take Microsoft Edge for a spin.The Windows 10 default browser is the only one promising HTML5 streams at full HD 1080p resolution for a premium video site read: Netflix , although Apple's Safari does so within Mac OS X via Engadget .Chrome, Firefox and Opera only received 720p streams at a much lower maximum bitrate.According to a post on the Windows blog, Microsoft is also promising these streams will optimise battery life thanks to the way it is built to work with Windows 10.Microsoft says edge keeps CPU usage in low power states during video and audio playback by offloading processing to other peripheral hardware designed to handle it.
You probably know that Facebook is the number one social media platform, which most people use.Apart from the fact that we are using it for chatting with our friends or sharing the things we love such as photos, videos, or even document files, some people especially business owners use it as their number one source of traffic and sales and a spot for branding.Facebook has become one of the best drivers in terms of conversions and sales for most of my clients.Facebook marketing client 1: This client approached me to do full social media marketing and management for them.Although Facebook is not the platform that best gives them the most traffic, I ve found out that the social platform that best gives them conversions such as sign-ups and sales is Facebook.Facebook marketing client 2: This client approached me to do Facebook marketing only for their new brand.
O2 CEO decides its time for a change as Telefonica abandons plans to leave the UK market and appoints CFO Mark Evans as new chiefRonan Dunne will step down as CEO of O2 at the end of the month and will be replaced by the current operator s CFO Mark Evans.Long-serving Dunne has been with O2 for 15 years and became CEO on 1 January 2008.Last Septemer, he suggested he would resign once negotiations for the proposed sale of O2 to Three s parent company Hutchison were complete.The merger was blocked by the European Commission EC on the basis that competition in the UK mobile market would be negatively affected and there had been rumours Dunne would lead a management buyout with the support of private equity firms.However following the successful completion of a strategic review, Telefonica has decided to keep its UK business and reconsolidate it within the wider group.
Cisco has patched two vulnerabilities, including a remote denial of service bug in its Network Convergence System routers.Attackers can send packets to TCP listening ports running SSH, secure copy protocol, and secure FTP that can overwhelm NCS 6000 routers and cause processors to reload.The Borg rates the vulnerability CVE-2016-1426 as highly critical on account of it offering a method to remotely disrupt routers in certain configurations."The vulnerability is due to improper management of system timer resources," Cisco says in an advisory."An exploit could allow the attacker to cause a leak of system timer resources, leading to a non-operational state and an eventual reload of the route processor on the affected platform."The second, more boring, bug is graded medium severity and strikes SNMP configuration management messes in ASR 5000 enterprise routers older than versions 19.5 and 20.1.
Security boffins at ANZ, one of Australia's largest banks, have offered their nightHawk incident response tools for organisations running free Mandiant tools.Mandiant's open source platform is fit for enterprises requiring incident response at scale, and can run off a laptop for many investigations.ANZ bank security analysts Daniel Eden and Roshan Maskey published their work to GitHubThe custom asynchronous forensic tool depends on Mandiant Redline and operates on Amazon ElasticSearch backend."The application was born out of the inability to control multiple investigations or hundreds of endpoints in a single pane of glass," the pair say.Eden steps through the application's features in a demonstration video adding that the platform is available as a dependancy-preloaded CentOS ISO install.
A large sign at the curb greets arrivals at Building 9 of the Cisco Systems campus in San Jose, California, on Oct. 5, 2015.Cisco Systems released patches this week for several vulnerabilities in its IOS software for networking devices and the Cisco and WebEx conferencing servers.The most serious vulnerability affects the Cisco IOS XR software for the Cisco Network Convergence System NCS 6000 Series Routers.Unauthenticated, remote attackers can exploit the vulnerability by initiating a number of management connections to an affected device over the Secure Shell SSH , Secure Copy Protocol SCP or Secure FTP SFTP .Because it can affect the availability of a critical piece of equipment, like a router, Cisco has rated this vulnerability as high severity.There is no workaround and customers are advised to install the newly released patches.
See larger image See larger imageThe APC Surge Arrest Performance series from APC offers the highest level of protection for your professional computers, electronics and connected devices, as well as provides surge protection for all of your data lines.The P11VT3 features 11 heavy duty outlets.Telephone and coax cable line surge suppression jacks are available to protect against dangerous surges traveling along data lines.Wiring Fault LED proactively notifies you of potentially dangerous building wiring conditions.Additional features like a ten foot power cord, safety shutters, status indicator, cord management, lifetime equipment protection policy and more make this their most complete surge offering.
Samsung s latest move comes as more technology companies tap into the automotive industry as it undergoes a shift toward next-generation vehicles such as electric and self-driving cars.Google parent Alphabet Inc. and Apple Inc. are accelerating efforts to develop electric cars of their own.This investment will strengthen our chip business for electric cars.We ll continue to expand our partnership with BYD in various sectors, Samsung said in a statement Friday.It said that it has no intention of participating in the management of BYD, which is backed by Warren Buffett s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.In a regulatory filing to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, BYD said Samsung s plan reflects the Korean conglomerate s confidence in the company, and the two parties will work together in the future on electric-vehicle components.
Xerox in January announced plans to break into two businesses, splitting its business-outsourcing operations from its legacy printer and copier division.As is often the case with such breakups, Xerox has drawn some interest in potential deals since then, people familiar with the matter said.Donnelley, which is also in the process of breaking up, expressed interest in putting its operations together with Xerox s remaining copier business, the people said.The proposal called for a deal that would have been structured as a so-called Morris Trust, a tax-efficient set-up in which Xerox would get a slight premium, one person said.Donnelley proposal called for its executives to take control, and for several hundred million dollars in new cost cuts, the person added.The Xerox board reviewed the proposal with its advisers before telling R.R.
Atlassian, the $5.7 billion business software company that also snuck in its much-anticipated IPO at the tail end of 2015, just bought tiny startup StatusPage in its first acquisition since going public.Notably, Atlassian has a pretty good track record with acquisitions: Its first and still-flagship product, the issue-tracking s0ftware JIRA, was built in-house.But chat app HipChat and code management tool BitBucket, its two other biggest businesses, both came to Atlassian via acquisition while they were still very young startups.What the Y Combinator-backed StatusPage brings to the table is all in the name.When a website or service goes down or is having other issues, the company operating the site need a way to tell customers.StatusPage gives an easy way for its customers to quickly build a website that keeps users appraised of the status of their service."A service without status is like a mobile phone without service bars," says Atlassian President Jay Simons, insofar as you have no clue if it's going to work.If you're anything like me, you probably wish that "Pokémon Go" had this kind of status indicator, to tell when the hit game's servers are too overloaded so you know to stop trying.
Two votes taken by the Federal Communications Commission today could have big implications for the transition to faster mobile networks and the discontinuance of old landline networks.In one item, the FCC voted to open up high-frequency spectrum to help carriers create 5G networks that would be faster than existing 4G ones.The second vote will make it easier for carriers to turn off old landline phone networks as long as they replace them with either wired or wireless equivalents."These new rules open up nearly 11GHz of high-frequency spectrum for flexible, mobile and fixed use wireless broadband—3.85GHz of licensed spectrum and 7 GHz of unlicensed spectrum," the FCC's announcement said.The frequencies are in the 28GHz, 37GHz, 39GHz, and 64-71GHz bands.Carriers have begun 5G research and testing, but the industry hasn't settled on what standards and technologies will be used to deploy next-generation networks.
When Fujifilm announced the X-T2 earlier this month, the company made a promise: it would bring that camera s improved autofocus algorithm to the X-Pro2 through a firmware update.This gave some X-Pro2 users reason to speculate that 4K video, a feature introduced with the X-T2 but not available on the X-Pro2, could also be added through firmware, since the cameras share much of the same internal hardware.Sorry, X-Pro users, but it looks like that s a great big nope, according to an interview several Fujifilm executives gave to DPReview.The difficulty with 4K video, as many Sony mirrorless users have found out, is heat management.The X-T2 has a heat sink to help mitigate the risk of overheating, a physical component the X-Pro2 lacks.Even with the heat sink, 4K clips are limited to 10 minutes on the X-T2, unless the optional Vertical Power Booster grip is attached.
As the product matures, internal teams, customers, and partners will all have ideas on how to make the product even better.Product managers then must collect, curate, and promote those ideas into features.Idea management ensures that key feedback and requests are seamlessly integrated into your product planning and development processes.It also allows you to confirm which ideas will add value to customers and the business.After all, that next idea could be the thing that makes your product a winner.we evaluate them on two axes: impact and effort.
Yesterday we told you about one of Knightscopes K5 robots had run over the foot of a 16-month-old child, and today announced the management of the shopping center where it was that the robot is now taken out of service while investigating the incident. Knight Scope pray also apologized for the incident and manager of the company says in a statement: "Our primary mission is to serve the public's overall safety, and we take any circumstance That would compromise That mission very seriously." K5 robots are provided with 30 pieces of sensors and the registered event. Knightscopes description of the event, however, differs slightly from the mother to the child involved. According Knighscope child must have run backwards into the robot and that's when the child fell and later had his foot run over.
eBay today announced that it has acquired Ticket Utils, a company that built a system for managing the distribution of tickets to multiple services.eBay will be incorporating the technology into its subsidiary StubHub, with which Ticket Utils is already integrated.Terms of the deal weren t disclosed.Ticket Utils is already a favorite among ticket sellers because of its ease, reliability and multi-device accessibility, eBay wrote in a blog post.Ticket Utils platform and feature set are expected to help maximize sell-through and better automate the inventory management process for large sellers on StubHub.Ticket Utils also supports multiple currencies and language, which will enable sellers to operate more effectively in international markets and take advantage of StubHub s significant global expansion through our planned acquisition of Ticketbis.Other point-of-sale systems for tickets include Ticket Evolution, TicketNetwork, and VividSeats SkyBox.Ticket Utils started in 2010 and is based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.StubHub announced its plans to become a primary ticketing platform earlier this year.Other recent eBay acquisitions include SalesPredict and ExpertMaker.
CompTIA is an industry-standard certification that IT hiring managers use to select their talent - and it isn t hard to understand why.CompTIA offers a variety of disciplines for IT-savvy newcomers to devour, whether they have visions of careers in web design, security, network management, or more.Right now, you don t have to choose.By picking up this Ultimate CompTIA Certification Bundle over 90% off retail now in the TechSpot Store , you can study up in eight different IT fields.Access comprehensive materials that will help you pass the CompTIA certification exam--a sound launching pad to a potentially lucrative career.In this package, you ll receive course materials for those eight separate disciplines, including:
Redmond released a free videoconferencing tool for SMBs, noting that Office 365 business subscribers get similar facilities on a much grander scale via Skype for Business.Outlook received some new features to help users better manage their travel plans and track the status of package deliveries.Excel got a new set of Power Query features designed to make working with and getting the most out of your data easier.All five people get an extra 20GB of storage on SkyDrive to keep documents on and 60 free Skype world calling minutes a month which can be calls to a landline or a mobile and from your PC or from a smartphone with Skype installed .If you're at college or university or you teach at one it's possible to get Office 365 University on a four-year subscription for $79.99 £60, AU$99 that you can use on up to two PCs or Macs.Office 365 Business Essentials allows you to use online Office Apps only no desktop applications plus 1TB of online storage per user and a 50GB inbox with email, calendar and contacts functions for £3.10 $5, AU$5.61 per month per user on an annual contract.
The worldwide security software market was worth $22.1bn last year - up by 3.7 percent from 2014.Firms are tackling the unrelenting hacker threat by investing in security information and event management technology.The tech handles threat detection and security incident response through the real-time collection and analysis of security events.Spending in this area is growing faster than in any other segment of the security market, up 15.8 per cent, according to analyst Gartner.The sharpest decline in the security spending was on consumer-focused software, which fell 5.9 per cent year on year.Gartner said interest in technologies focused solely on preventing security breaches is on the wane, in contrast to offerings that enable detection and response.
Worldwide security software revenues rose 3.7 per cent to reach $22.1bn in 2015, according to analyst Gartner.Security information and event management SIEM remained the fastest-growing sub segment of the cybersecurity biz last year, experiencing 15.8 per cent growth.By contrast, consumer security software recorded a 5.9 per cent year-on-year decline.In 2015, the top five vendors Symantec, Intel, IBM, Trend Micro and EMC together accounted for 37.6 per cent of the security software revenue market share, down 3.1 percentage points from 2014.These vendors also displayed a collective decline of 4.2 per cent in 2015, while the rest of the market grew strongly at 9.2 per cent year on year.Of the big five, only IBM grew, increasing its revenue by 2.5 per cent to reach $1.45bn thanks to good performances by its security services and SIEM technology businesses.
Salesforce 'has to draw the line somewhere,' one analyst saysAn upcoming update to the Salesforce1 mobile app will dramatically reduce the number of supported devices and effectively leave users of all but the latest and most popular devices out in the cold.With its Winter '17 release, due to arrive this October, Salesforce is dropping support for all Android phones except the Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, and S7 along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Google Nexus 5X and Google Nexus 6P.All Android tablets are being dropped as well, with the exception of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Samsung Tab A 9.7.Also being excluded are the iPhone 5 and 5C and the iPad Mini 2, Mini 3, and iPad 4, according to an end-of-support announcement uncovered Thursday by The Register.With mobile tools for functions including managing sales leads, collaborating, and reporting, Salesforce1 aims to help companies manage their customer relationship management CRM efforts.