On Nov. 23, APARTSMAN, an ELV end-of-life vehicle dismantling and processing company, received RMB 50 million USD 7.8 million in a round of pre-A series funding from Jiangsu Chenlong Group, boosting its valuation to USD 39 million.APARTSMAN, based in Beijing, has branches in places like Hong Kong, Guangzhou, America and Japan.APARTSMAN s main businesses include intelligent vehicle dismantling by experienced overseas technicians and selling dismantled parts to developing countries through its e-commerce platform.Zhu Jiangang, CEO of APARTSMAN, said the market for dismantled vehicle parts in China is expecting a surge in the near future, up to RMB 600 billion.Dismantled parts and second-hand parts are the future of China s auto parts in the after-sales market, according to Zhu.
Miners dug hundreds, even thousands, of feet into the ground here, extracting one of humanity's most treasured minerals: salt.They've since left the mine, having extracted its treasures, but they left behind an incredible patchwork of passages as tall as cathedrals.Proponents claim the salt keeps the air inside the mines free of allergens, and low in bacteria.Nearly 1,400 feet underground, the potassium and stone salt mine near the town of Soligorsk, south of Minsk, in Belarus is a popular destination for medical treatments.The Republican Clinic of Speleotherapy says more than 7,000 children and adults go to the mine each year to relieve their respiratory illnesses.The US Food and Drug Administration has approved medications called mucolytics that can thin the mucus in the lungs in a similar way.
You're on an island, completely alone, and it's a beautiful day.There are structures all over the island that appear to be human-made.But often, they're in sets:Everything I've just described about "The Witness," a new PlayStation 4 and PC exclusive game from acclaimed game developer Jonathan Blow and his team at Thekla, Inc., is factually accurate on paper.Factually accurate, yes, but not anywhere near as fascinating as the game itself.You walk around, unable to do anything more than walk, look, and activate a puzzle solution mechanism — pressing the X button the PlayStation 4 controller freezes your character in place and presents him with a white dot you can move around the screen.
Finnvera, Nordea, Danske, CREDITS and Svenska Handelsbanken are opposed to talvivaara mining company Plc's restructuring program for the strengthening and demanded the company's liquidation, survives Winterfell release.talvivaara mining company said it and redevelop the procedure prescribed for the administrator to provide in his own statement to the Espoo district court in the near future.the liquidator left to the district court a request to the company's restructuring program acceptance in early march, but the above mentioned bank and Finnvera opposed to the show.the winter risk, according to the company itself is "properly fulfilled its creditors in a separate voting procedure adopted by the draft restructuring programme entry into force required by the special terms and conditions".the Company expects the Espoo district court decision in the matter of a few weeks.talvivaara mining company reported that in January he was investing in new technology and development was new to the business of, inter alia, the manure processing in the field.
the Trade federation and YTN association were today conciliator Minna Helle's house to discuss the trade of upper situation and stop the threat.the kingdom of the mediator noted in a conversation after you currently have the conditions for mediation.a Strike in the trade sector are possible in the near future.the strike threat relates to the upper staff, so the trade will remain in principle open."the Trade federation is ready to cooperate with YTN's with their raised their themes, but in this case we do not negotiate collective agreements.Unions demanded collective bargaining is not the solution YTN ry raise questions trade senior staff workload and workplace relations of cooperation or the development of earnings.
Get ready for a whole lot of Google news.On Wednesday, the company kicks off its annual, three-day long developers' conference at a big stadium near its headquarters in Mountain View, California.Besides schooling the thousands of attending developers on how to best integrate its products and services, Google uses its biggest event of the year to show off all the cool new tech it's been working on and to lay out its vision for the future.Here's everything we're expecting to see at Google's I/O conference:   View As: One PageSlides
Amazon has announced a host of forthcoming improvements for its Fire TV devices that ll offer greater voice commands and more 4K content.In a press release on Tuesday, the firm announced a new range of Alexa voice commands that ll make it easier to find and play content.Users will be able to launch apps, play content by speaking into the Fire TV remote.More skills borrowed from the Amazon Echo speaker are also coming, including the ability to find local movie show times, read Kindle books and find local businesses.to find out what movies are playing in theatres near you or specific movie timesYouTube 4K Ultra HD—Access YouTube s full 4K library via the YouTube.com app on Amazon Fire TV when connected to a UHD-compatible TVSearch for local businesses and restaurants using Alexa—Ask What Mexican restaurants are nearby?to get convenient information on businesses nearbyAccess Kindle e-books via Alexa—Say Read The Nightingale to listen to text-to-speech enabled books from your Kindle library through Amazon Fire TVcomments powered by Disqus
Circuit breakers broke bad, workload moved but array flipped out under heavy loadSalesforce.com has revealed that a bug in the firmware of its storage arrays was behind last week's data loss incident.That mess took the company's NA14 instance offline, so it took steps to move it into a Chicago data centre.Once these timeout conditions began, a single database write was unable to successfully complete, which caused the file discrepancy condition to become present in the database.The data loss came about because while Our internal backup processes are designed to be near real-time, however the local copy of the database had not yet completed.Salesforce says the circuit breakers that started the mess passed March 2016 tests, but have been replaced anyway.We do know, thanks to a 2013 post by site reliability engineer Claude Johnson that Salesforce has in the past used ZFS and Solaris-powered servers for storage.
At long last, it appears the Siri virtual assistant is making it to Mac desktops.MacRumors reports that sources close to Apple have shared screenshots that show Siri icons appearing both in the dock and menu bar of early versions of Mac OS X 10.12, due in the fall of this year.9to5Mac was one of the first Apple news sites to report on the inclusion of Siri in the next version of Mac OS back in February.The site did not have any other evidence at the time beyond what its sources were telling it.The Siri integration is likely to be one of the main new features of the new operating system release.Still unknown yet is whether desktop Siri will gain any new commands as a result of the Mac OS X integration — we d guess it would — or will just focus on the list of commands it is already programmed to answer.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. s newfound love for Apple Inc. comes as the rest of Wall Street is souring on the technology stocks.Hedge funds and large speculators raised short positions in the Nasdaq 100 Index e-mini futures for a third straight week, pushing net bearish bets to the highest level in five years, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.The divergence highlights the age-old challenge: do you wait for prospects to improve before buying, or jump in when things look bleak?Sentiment toward technology has worsened as disappointing earnings from International Business Machines Corp. to Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. fueled skepticism that the industry will quickly restore growth amid sluggish global demand and rising competition.Earnings in the current period will fall 5.9 percent, worse than any S 500 groups except for commodity producers, analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg show.While Buffett has historically avoided technology stocks, Berkshire has nibbled on the industry in recent years, adding stakes in IBM and Visa Inc.The firm held 9.81 million Apple shares, or $1.07 billion worth, as of March 31, according to a regulatory filing from the billionaire s Omaha, Nebraska-based company.Even after a 3.7 percent bounce triggered by Berkshire s disclosure of a stake Monday, Apple shares are still down 30 percent from the all-time high reached in 2015.At 10.5 times reported profit, Apple is at valued at about half the multiple of the S 500.Other tech stocks are nowhere near as cheap even after trailing the market by the most at this time of year since 2002.
Mexico, home to the world's second-largest Catholic population,  has proposed legalizing gay marriage.President Enrique Peña Nieto said he would seek to add same-sex marriage provisions to Mexico's constitution and the national civil code.2.ISIS is recruiting on dating websites, in addition to platforms like Twitter and messaging app Telegram.Shocking photos show Kenyan police brutally beating protesters in central Nairobi.Google on Wednesday kicks off its biggest event of the year, a three-day long developers' conference near its headquarters in Mountain View, California.And finally ...A mommy blogger confesses that most of her stuff is "fake nonsense" and the mommy blogging industry is 'b------t.' NOW WATCH: How one simple mistake cost 'Real Housewives' superstar Bethenny Frankel millionsLoading video...
Lippakioskit are part of Helsinki. Figure Hietalahden lippakioski. The City of Helsinki sells Käpylän, Bear Park, Vuorimiehenpuistikko and Munkkiniemi kiosks operating in the summer season 2015 entrepreneurs. The Real Estate Committee deals with performances on Friday, according to which sold in kiosks are a 15-year length of the lease. Kiosks 34-70 square meter area, with an annual rent is about EUR 1000 to 1200 depending on the location has been determined. In addition to kiosks now sold in the sale is becoming an open invitation to a transaction in the near future Eira park, the museum park, Liisanpuistikko, Mutton little park, and John's little park kiosks.
Tencent Holdings Ltd. warned of possible challenges to its ad business due to China s economic slowdown, despite the Chinese Internet giant posting strong earnings growth for the first quarter thanks to solid revenue from mobile games and advertising.To create a new source of revenue, Tencent has been expanding its advertising business on its social networks, following in the footsteps of Facebook Inc., FB 0.15 % which has built a successful ad platform.For example, Tencent last year started placing brand ads in WeChat s Moments section, where users post photos and updates.Tencent said in its earnings release Wednesday that its brand-advertising business could face near-term challenges due to the uncertainties of the macroeconomic environment in China.Tencent executives have said that the company is building an ecosystem by connecting WeChat and QQ with a wide range of services that cover online shopping to ride-hailing and food deliveries.So far, Tencent has invested in a number of Chinese companies, including ride-sharing app Didi Chuxing Technology Co. and group-buying service Meituan-Dianping, linking their services with its apps.
A suspicious object found near the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant on Monday. photographer: TT Police do not yet know what kind of objects found yesterday at a telecommunications mast outside Skutskar. - Right now, we know nothing and awaits the national team bomb clearance, which is expected sometime today, said police spokesperson Christer Nordström. It was a passerby who alerted at 17:54 that there was a suspected dangerous objects at the mast. On Sunday sabotaged the high TV and radio mast in Borås so much that it collapsed. The state power grid company Teracom, which owns the mast, have increased security at their masts around the country.
Alphabet decided to update and re-brand the service last September after Apple launched Apple Pay in 2014 with a stronger business model due to some key alliances with banks.Android Pay's launch in the UK will arrive with support for Visa or MasterCard debit or credit cards from a variety of supported banks including Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M Bank, MBNA, and Nationwide Building Society.Barclays said earlier this week that it is not planning on participating in Android Pay in the UK.Google is promising that businesses that already have contactless terminals need do nothing to accept payments from Android Pay.Finally, Android Pay will be launching a deal-focused program called Android Pay Day that will be exclusive to the UK, at least initially.To encourage sign-ups and continued use of the service, which already has quite a lot of competition in the mobile and contactless payment world, a new deal will be posted the week before pay day every month.
View photosMoreA battery charger sign for electric cars is painted on the ground of a parking ground near the soccer stadium in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 6, 2016.Under the new plans, electric cars will be exempt from paying vehicle tax for ten years with retroactive effect from Jan. 1, 2016.Employees who charge their electric vehicles at work will also pay a reduced tax rate of 25 percent on this non-cash benefit, the Finance Ministry said.The tax breaks come on top of plans agreed last month between government ministers and the car industry to give buyers of electric cars a 4,000 euro incentive, while buyers of plug-in hybrid cars will get a premium of 3,000 euros.Germany, the biggest carmaker in Europe, currently has only about 50,000 purely battery powered vehicles and plug-in hybrids among the 45 million cars using its roads.The government hopes the new incentives will help sell an additional 400,000 electric cars.
The mobile payments solution will be available on all near field communication NFC -enabled Android devices running KitKat 4.4 and above.The application doesn't need to be open to make the transaction and does not require any user input for payments of less than £30.The technology will work anywhere that contactless payment is available now, including many commercial outlets and on public facilities such as the Transport for London transport network.Android Pay works with both MasterCard and Visa as well as banks including Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M Bank, mbna and Nationwide.Barclays is notably absent from the list, having unveiled plans to launch its own contactless mobile payments solution in June.It is also a more secure way of paying than a card, as it can be used to add additional layers of authentication such as fingerprints.
Apple Pay vs Android Pay: With the launch of Android Pay in the UK, both Apple and Google s mobile payment systems are now available for US and UK users.Of course, this is what makes the relationship between Google/Apple and the banks so important, since the interaction is quite different to the standard contactless approach.Where Apple Pay and Android Pay can actually be used is limited by the country you reside in.This is pretty telling: it looks like Apple has done most of the groundwork, then Google has come in and done deals with a lot of the same companies.Android Pay is really a development and branching out of this service, which launched four years earlier in 2011 without much success.A teardown of the iPad Air 2 revealed it has an NFC chip, but doesn t have the periphery antennas or boosters needed to make the chip work properly.
Developers, start your Nexuses.Here s a couple of the highlight features you ll find in the new preview, which build on the features already found in the Android N Developer Preview 2.The Daydream program, complete with specially designed VR headsets, will launch this fall.Sustained performance mode API—This lets developers understand how performance will behave when an app s active for an extended duration, taking system-on-chip throttling into account once processor temperatures hit their peak.That more granular information is intended to help developers create apps that avoid performance fluctuations over time.Developer Preview 4 will offer final APIs and the official Android N software developer kit, while Google says Developer Preview 5 will deliver near-final system images for final testing before the final release that s scheduled for later this summer.
Fitbit s future plans clearly extend well beyond simple fitness tracking, as evidenced by products like the Blaze, which leans much more heavily into smartwatch territory than before.Instead it s focused, fittingly, on the mobile company s wearable payment platform.Still, it s hard not to wonder aloud what this means for Coin s future, moving forward.Also on the outs are the Coin Rewards and the Coin Developer Program.For Fitbit, the purchase means extending toward an active NFC payment solution that could be embedded into future Fitbit devices.The fitness hardware developer was still careful not to spill the beans entirely adding that there are no plans to integrate Coin s wearable payments technology into the 2016 Fitbit product roadmap.
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