Video advertising platform Teads has raised a further $47 million in debt financing.Providing the capital are a bank syndicate made up of BNPP, Bank of China, HSBC, Banque Palatine, and BPI.The European company says the new finance will be used to acquire ad tech companies in possession of technology that will consolidate what it claims is Teads leading position in the video advertising industry, and to fund further expansion into the Asian market.Tead specialises in so-called outstream ads, that is video ads that reside outside of video content, such as placed in an article between two paragraphs of text.Or, put another way, video ads that potentially perform better and are an alternative to vide pre-rolls.It last raised £20 million $30m in equity and debt funding back in January 2015.
Here s our recap of what happened in marketing technology, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.Why type provider Monotype bought UGC platform OlapicJul 29, 2016 by Barry LevineAccording to the Monotype CEO, his company will now have one more asset to help brands define their marketing identity.The Intent Lab opens and issues its first Digital Satisfaction IndexJul 29, 2016 by Barry Levine
Tesla held a grand opening for its $5-billion Gigafactory in Nevada last week.This massive facility, which will have the largest foot print of any building in the world when complete, is critical to achieving CEO Elon Musk's lofty goal of building 500,000 vehicles annually by 2018.That many cars will require more lithium-ion batteries than are currently available.By all recent accounts, Gigafactory 1 is an impressive, huge, still-under-construction space filled with industrial robots and Tesla vehicles.The partnership with Panasonic and the state of Nevada is slated to employ 6,500 people.And it's an integral means to an end for Musk's overarching vision, Tesla's Master Plan: accelerate the end of humanity's dependence on fossil fuels by attacking major challenges, such as carbon emissions into the atmosphere, at a monumental scale.But if Tesla is going to succeed with the Gigafactory — nd the future Gigafactories he want to build around the world — it needs to overcome a problem — one that we're familiar with from its current factory, in Northern California.Get better at building carsTesla has the capacity to build 500,000 vehicles a year at its Fremont, CA plant.But last year it barely managed to build 50,000.It has made some moves to that end this year, bringing on a former Audi executive to oversee car building and proposing that the Model 3 will be far simpler to construct than the Model X SUV, whose complicated design led Musk to admit that Tesla had been guilty of "hubris" is creating it and that they probably shouldn't have built it the way it was engineered.We can give them the benefit of the doubt in this point.But we should also note that with the opening of the Gigafactory, Tesla has just added yet another manufacturing challenge to its already overfull plate.Is making batteries different from making cars?Lithium-ion batteries aren't as difficult to construct as Tesla's vehicles.
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Apple Inc. has hired the former head of BlackBerry Ltd. s automotive software division as new leadership at the iPhone-maker s car team places increased emphasis on developing self-driving technology, according to people familiar with the project.Dan Dodge, the founder and former chief executive officer of QNX, the operating system developer that BlackBerry acquired in 2010, joined Apple earlier this year, the people said.The initiative is now prioritizing the development of an autonomous driving system, though it s not abandoning efforts to design its own vehicle.An Apple spokesman declined to comment.Apple has hundreds of engineers working on car design and has been targeting a release as soon as 2020.That goal has been affected by multiple departures, technical delays and confusion regarding the direction of the project, according to people with knowledge of the efforts.Tapering demand for the iPhone, which accounts for more than half of Apple s sales, has emphasized the importance of new sources of revenue.Research and development spending jumped by more than a quarter to $2.6 billion in the three months through June compared with a year earlier.To read more about the merging worlds of technology and cars, click here The products that are in R, there is quite a bit of investment in there for products and services that are not currently shipping or derivations of what is currently shipping, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in a conference call to discuss earnings Tuesday.
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Apple announced its quarterly earnings this week and beat analysts estimates so surely everyone is well-satisfied by the company s performance and…Apple s earnings beat has some analysts worried it was too impressive.Tip o the antlers to Philip Speicher.That one guy got 17!No follow-up question from him, of course.Before we go too far, let s look at the level of discourse about Apple you can find if you accidentally turn the channel to CNBC and your remote breaks at that exact moment and you are left only to view the horror unfolding before your eyes.
The oil was pumped at Bakersfield nearby in the United States. decline in the price of crude steepened on Wednesday night, when fresh data reported US oil inventories unexpectedly increased. US energy statistical authority EIA, the oil inventories rose last week to 1.67 barrels. Stocks have so far declined to record inorder weeks in a row. Bloomberg, gaining consensus forecast, analysts expected oil stocks to fall by two million barrels. Brent oil futures price for the quality was informed on Wednesday night after falling 2.4 percent to $ 43.81 a barrel.
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Surprise – BlackBerry is back.The once mighty and always business-minded smartphone maker has returned with its followup to the PRIV.The Canadian hardware company s second Android handset features a 5.2-inch full HD display, in place of BlackBerry s trademark physical keyboard.The rather formally named DTEK50 runs Android Marshmallow coupled with a slew of security features aimed at maintaining the company s long-standing privacy focus.Among them is the titular DTEK app designed to monitor account and hardware access, a secure boot process, full disk encryption, and a variety of additional security patches on top of Google s mobile operating system.In place of the physical keyboard is a new smart software version featuring word suggestions and the like.
When the Dieselgate emissions scandal billowed into the public eye in September, it left 475,000 Volkswagen customers with a lot of questions.Is my vehicle OK to drive?Can I sell it back?On Tuesday, many of those questions were finally answered.Volkswagen has announced that its 2.0-liter diesel settlement program has been preliminarily approved by a United States District Court judge.The engine — found on 2013-2015 VW Beetles, 2010-2015 VW Golfs, 2009-2015 VW Jettas, 2012-2015 VW Passats, and 2010-2013 and 2015 Audi A3s — was fitted with an illegal defeat device used to fool emissions tests, and VW has been scrambling to find a solution ever since.
Bluetooth tracking keyfobs have gone from novelty to must-have for many, and TrackR is stepping up its game with custom printing as well as new group support.Roughly the size of a large coin, but just 3.5mm thick, the TrackR Bravo relies on Bluetooth LE to help your phone figure out whereabouts your keys, pets, or anything else might be.The custom image uses UV-LED printing, which TrackR claims should never rub off the Bravo.It's in color, and covers the entire front of the circular keyfob rather than having a blank border.TrackR sent along a couple of custom-printed Bravos so that I could see what the results are like and, though I probably wouldn't choose to have a photo of myself dangling from my keys, the quality isn't bad.There's definitely some graininess in the photo, but the Bravo with the SlashGear logo looks better.
Google recently made some visual changes and additions to its popular mapping application designed to make it a bit easier on the eyes and user-friendly.Zhou Bailiang, UX Designer, Google Maps and Mark Li, Software Engineer, Google Local, explain that it starts with a cleaner look.For example, they ve removed non-essential elements like road outlines and improved the typography of street names, points of interest, transit stations and so on to make them more distinguishable from other items on the map.The cleaner canvas, they said, opens up the possibility to highlight areas of interest through subtle orange shading that is determined via an algorithmic process.In high-density areas like New York City, however, Maps also relies on some human intervention to highlight the most active areas.When you see a shaded area, you can zoom in further for more information about venues in that area.
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Rice spoon, measuring cup, steamer plateDimensions: H35 x W28 x D33cmPressure cook, saute, steam and slow-cook functionsWhat is the Bella Housewares 6QT?Other presets include pressure-cooker programmes for risotto, rice, soups and stews, as well as chicken and meat.It's a practical design with a stainless-steel exterior and a large, clear control panel.
Conceptual rendering of a 'battery case' style introspection engine, piggybacked on an iPhone6Whistleblower Edward Snowden has co-designed a new iPhone case that helps protect the user from surveillance by showing when the device is transmitting information.Mr Snowden and co-designer Andrew Bunnie Huang, a well known hardware hacker who holds a PhD in electrical engineering from MIT, have presented the mock up of the case via video link to an event at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday.The initial mock up of the "introspection engine" looks, and functions, like a battery case with an added display showing whether the device is "dark" or transmitting.Additionally, the system would also feature an audible alarm that can be set to trip in case any activity is seen on any set of radios, the pair explained in a paper released alongside the presentation.Whistleblower Edward Snowden Credit: Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitra
Pandora rejected an offer to sell itself for $15 dollars a share, a deal that would have valued the company at over $3.4 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.The offer came from Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei, whose company controls Sirius XM, but was more of a "fishing expedition" than a formal offer, sources told the Journal.Pandora's board "rebuffed the advance," primarily because it believes the company's value is closer to $20 per share.The sources also said Pandora had courted other buyers like Apple and Amazon.NOW WATCH: The most advanced warplane ever built just landed in BritainLoading video...
It s hard to believe that it s been 20 years since Lara Croft first captured our imaginations in the original Tomb Raider.The latest iteration in the popular action-adventure game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, dropped late last year for Xbox One and Xbox 360 followed by the PC this January.Now, it has been revealed that Tomb Raider will finally come home to roost on the PlayStation 4 in time for the holidays.Rise of the Tomb Raider will arrive on the PS4 as more than just a simple port.Instead, gamers will be offered a new 20 Year Celebration Edition which includes the full game and all DLC content from the Rise of the Tomb Raider season pass, an art book, a brand new chapter, virtual reality support and more.Those on the Internet are already comparing the box art to that of Uncharted which, as you can see, does bear an uncanny resemblance.
We spent two months and logged a total of 1,000 miles putting 15 bike tools through dozens of en route and at-home repairs, and found the Topeak Mini 9 to be the best multi-tool for casual cyclists.If you re a mountain biker, the Crank Brothers m19 has the additional tools you need.And for you single-speed/fixed-gear folks, the Park Tool MT-30 has a wrench for removing bolted wheels.Not only will this save you money, it can be personally rewarding as well.Minor things go wrong on a ride sometimes, and most of them are fixable.As the former editor-in-chief of Bicycling magazine and an avid cyclist for three decades, our reviewer Peter Flax has been fixing bikes for a long time.
Federal auto-safety regulators are weighing requiring approval of automated-driving technologies before they reach the road, potentially expanding government oversight of auto makers after the first fatal crash involving a vehicle driving itself.Existing motor-vehicle safety rules don t address autonomous vehicles, meaning regulators have no authority to block automated-car technologies before they are introduced.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is often limited to addressing potential safety problems after mishaps occur.A May 7 fatal crash involving the system in Florida gave regulators an opportunity to effectively scrutinize the technology.Mr. Foxx said Tuesday that U.S. regulators may soon demand a say before such technology reaches drivers.This change would be one that could help us assure not only ourselves but the industry and also consumers that the vehicles they are getting into are ones that have been stress-tested.