James Maloch

James Maloch

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One of the world’s biggest photo editors, GIMP, suffers from an image problem (pun absolutely intended).It’s an undeniably sophisticated piece of software, and since 1995 has served millions as a free alternative to Adobe’s photoshop.But many also wince at its unfortunate name.GIMP is an acronym for the “GNU image manipulation program.” But to others, the name is also a troubling ableist slur, or an inappropriate sexual reference that feels fundamentally out of place in 2019.Remedying this problem is Glimpse.Speaking to The Register, project creator Bobby Moss, who also works at database giant Oracle as a technical writer, said a long-term ambition is to overhaul the entire UI.
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Google has some catching up to do as it's now dropped to third place in the global smart speaker market.2 spot to Chinese tech company Baidu, which sold a significant number of speakers to customers in its sole market of China.Amazon remains on top of the global smart speaker market, according to market research Canalys in its report for the second quarter of 2019, released Monday.The Google Home maker's placement comes as a surprise, as Google and Amazon were regularly in the top two spots for smart speaker sales.Baidu finished the quarter with 4.5 million units shipped, outdoing Google's 4.3 million.Amazon shipped 6.6 million units.
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Elfärjan Ellen kan ta 30 fordon och 200 passagerare.Båten väger 650 ton och har det mest kraftfulla batteripacket hittills i en elfärja – på 4,3 MWhMed sina fasta rutter och förutsägbara förbrukning är färjor mycket goda kandidater för batteridrift – och incitamenten är inte bara miljömässiga.Enligt ägaren Norled har Ampere sedan dess sänkt rederiets driftskostnader på sträckan med 80 procent, och dessutom kapat utsläppen med 95 procent.Ellen går mellan färjeläget Fynshav på ön Als och orten Søby på ön Ærø.Färjan är 60 meter lång, 13 meter bred och väger 650 ton.
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Apple launched fast charging support for iPhones in 2017, starting with the iPhone 8.But until now, the company has only been including chargers capable of a measly 5W power delivery with its iPhones.If ChargeLAB – a website focused on charging peripherals – has it right, the iPhone 11 will be shipped with a USB-C charger.That hints at the possibility of higher charging capacity.The site claimed that “a high-level executive” confirmed the development.However, this doesn’t mean Apple’s new phones will have a USB-C port.
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The world is facing enormous challenges, as outlined by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.We at the Founder Institute though firmly believe that entrepreneurs will drive the innovations leading to a more sustainable future - but the future of food and agriculture is a far from settled debate.Currently, unsustainable agricultural practices range from increasing pesticide resistance contributing to overspraying of dangerous chemicals, to fertilizer nutrient run-off eutrophication polluting global aquatic ecosystems, and from a growing global appetite for high-carbon footprint meats, to the utterly inhumane treatment of animals through much of the industrial livestock industry - and while these issues of course vary in magnititue of intensity from location to location, they all need to be solved to an extent if we hope to build a more sustainable food system.In conjunction with the FI Center of Exellence for Foodtech Helsinki Founder Institute's Fall 2019 program, we're proud to share this list of current top FI portfolio companies employing blockchain tech within their products.If you are building an agricultural or food tech business, then apply to the FI Helsinki Fall 2019 program today!Graduates of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $800M in funding, and building products people love across over 180 cities worldwide.
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NetherRealm Studios has revealed all of the fighters in Mortal Kombat 11‘s first Kombat Pack, and the characters that are featured cover a pretty wide range of franchises.Obviously, there are a handful of characters from the Mortal Kombat series, but there are just as many characters from other properties.Those guest star characters, if that’s what you want to call them, start releasing soon, beginning with The Terminator.Yes, with Shang Tsung and Nightwolf already available, the Terminator is next on the release schedule.He’ll be added to the game on October 8th, and that release date probably isn’t a coincidence given that the latest Terminator movie, Terminator: Dark Fate, is scheduled to premiere in theaters on November 1st.After The Terminator, we’re back to Mortal Kombat characters with the release of Sindel on November 26th.
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Arun Kumar, IPG's chief data and technology officer, recently told Business Insider that Acxiom has an opportunity to help clients build data products and practices that go beyond ad campaigns.Leslie Price, senior product manager at Acxiom, said 40% to 70% of Acxiom's clients have gone through the assessment process and have a plan in place for CCPA compliance, while another 20% of clients are wrapping up regulation work.For example, the firm created personalized emails for fashion brand Coach by matching customers' profiles with demographic, behavioral and transactional data.Similar to IPG's acquisition of Acxiom, questions have recently swirled about potential conflicts of interest from agencies owning data brokers and whether Publicis will be able to handle possible security and privacy issues from Epsilon's past, including a significant data hack in 2011 that affected millions of consumers.2019 fiscal year revenue: $286 millionLiveRamp helps advertisers onboard their own data like store purchase and loyalty card information to run targeted digital advertising.
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So much for Beto O'Rourke's cow-related capersThe youthful doings of US presidential wannabe Beto O'Rourke are in sharp decline, according to threat intel biz Recorded Future, which reckons folk have fallen out of love with hacktivism.The company's Insikt Group division said that over the past two decades hacktivism has been associated with everything from the infamous Lulzsec hacking crew to state-sponsored groups providing plausible deniability for their handlers, such as Guccifer 2.0.One of the earliest hacktivist crews was CDC, the Cult of the Dead Cow, which shot out of the history books and back to modern-day relevance earlier this year when US Democrat senator O'Rourke admitted having been a member of the collective.Yet it appears his is not an example that has resonated with today's politically aware technofolk."Insikt Group assesses with high confidence that nation-state entities have increasingly used hacktivism in association with strategic campaigns, by coordinating with legitimate hacktivists of like mind, and false-flag operations made to appear as unassociated, independent hacktivist activity," it said in a report titled "Return to Normalcy: False Flags and the Decline of International Hacktivism".
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Singular said it has released a first-in-industry tool that detects far more ad fraud on Android mobile devices than existing solutions, saving customers millions of dollars annually.You can look at the big picture: Consider the $19 billion eMarketer says advertisers lose to fraud or the $42 billion Juniper Research says fraudsters drain from marketers’ pockets.More specifically, you can look at what your fraud prevention tool says it has saved you.The San Francisco company says publishers make ad-buying decisions for the future based on results in the recent past.The suite includes features for iOS install validation and hyper engagement (when shady actors flood ad networks with fake clicks, trying to gain credit for an app install or a conversion), as well as addressing many other types of fraud.So a deterministic solution to identify fake app installs on Android is a big deal.
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the Zound, sales rose by 16 per cent in the second quarter compared with the same period of the previous year, to 494,8 million.”We are pleased to announce that we are growing in many of our markets where there is a higher proportion of sales from our new generation of products.as We continue to scale up our operations and are investing in both the product and the organization for the growth we see ahead of us the next few years,” writes Martin Axhamre, deputy managing director and the chief financial officer at Zound Industries.in the Di, the Digital could be the possible reveal of that Zounds cancellation of mobile will continue to cost a lot of money.Read more: Two years later, in the mobilfloppen cost is still Zound millions of dollars.the Zound announced earlier this year that the company's shareholders that control more than 90 per cent of a sale or stock market listing of the company.
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Cybersecurity, a huge industry worth over $100 billion, is regularly subject to buzzwords.Cybersecurity companies often (pretend) to use new state-of-the-art technologies to attract customers and sell their solutions.According to Kolochenko, one of the main causes of data breaches and security incidents is lack of visibility on company data and assets.they have, and all this leads to a very expansive, continuous and inevitable incidents and data breaches,” Kolochenko says.“We consider using artificial intelligence only when software solutions that don’t use big data and machine learning can’t provide you with meaningful outcomes, where we don’t know in advance all possible combinations, all possible use cases,” says Kolochenko.Not having data in proper amounts and quality will result in AI models that give the wrong signals or produce biased results.
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Beyond Meat's "bleeding" veggie burger has become a popular alternative to traditional meat patties.We asked four nutritionists to evaluate the 22 ingredients in a Beyond Meat patty, which include coconut oil, an item with more saturated fat than butter or lard.Beyond Meat's signature "bleeding" veggie burger, which mimics the taste, look, and feel of real meat, is now on menus at TGI Fridays, Carl's Jr., and Canadian fast food chain AIt's often billed as a healthier and more environmentally friendly alternative to beef.So we asked four nutritionists to evaluate the 22 ingredients in a Beyond Meat patty.Read more: How the Beyond Burger and the Impossible Burger actually compare when it comes to calories, sodium, and moreCoconut oil might be the most concerning ingredient
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At a Brooklyn press event on Aug. 7, Samsung announced the Note 10, Note 10 Plus and Note 10 5G, three phones that have big screens, an embedded S Pen stylus and multiple rear cameras.Since the first Galaxy Note launch in 2011, the Note phones have stood out as part of Samsung's ultraluxe line.The devices are usually outfitted with a steep price and top-of-the-line hardware, and represent the best of Samsung's best.But Samsung is not alone.With phone sales slumping globally, the crowded phone industry is more competitive than ever.Samsung's main rival, Apple, has the iPhone XS Max, a phone with a brilliant 6.5-inch screen, a superfast processor and excellent dual rear cameras.
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Det ligger väl under det kapital som GKGI investerat i plattformen och sina fem portföljbolag.I fjol lyste dock siffrorna röda på sista raden med en förlust på 36 Mkr, enligt det preliminära bokslutet.Intäkterna steg med i sammanhanget blygsamma 11 procent till 177 Mkr, enligt preliminära siffror för 2018.Det är ändå där vi har sett tillväxt”, säger Goodbye Kansas vd Peter Levin.Spelutvecklaren meddelade samtidigt att bolaget förvärvat Milanobaserade Milestone, amerikanska Gunfire Games samt svenska Goodbye Kansas Game Invest.THQ:s aktie steg på beskedet och var upp med 8 procent i den inledande handeln.
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One of of the best pairs out there, the Sony WH-1000XM3, is discounted on Amazon right now, making it available for $298 instead of the usual $350.The retail giant also adds an instant $50 off upon approval for the Amazon Rewards Visa card, which further drops the price to $248.From design and comfort to features and performance, there’s so much to love with this pair.For starters, it comes with an incredible noise-canceling function that effectively blocks out sound emitted by appliances, humans, and vehicles.It’s all thanks to Sony’s industry-leading noise cancelation technology, which means you’ll hear every word, note, detail, and tune with superb clarity no matter how loud the environment.Additional microphones also help in isolating the sound while you talk on the phone, ensuring improved phone call quality.
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If you’re a young YouTube celebrity known for unboxing and toy reviews, getting access to a limited-edition Lego set tied to the newest Forza Horizon video game expansion is pretty cool.The video star, who has more than 6 million subscribers and nearly 4 billion combined views on YouTube, was the beneficiary of agency 215 McCann’s “Ultimate Unboxing” stunt, made to promote Xbox’s Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions Expansion Pack.As you can see in the reveal video below, he assumed he was just assembling a Lego set of the McLaren Senna featured in the racing game’s new add-on content.But there was a lot more to it than that:A popular YouTuber since creating his first videos at age 5, Evan is a leader in the booming niche of unboxing videos, which unwrap, unpack and assemble new toys.Obviously he got to make his own video version of the branded promotion as well:
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, which is set to launch in 2020, will reportedly be “even more gritty and gruesome” than this year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, from developer Infinity Ward, is an aggressively familiar reboot of the series that presents players with “the morally complex realities of modern war.” Set to launch on October 25 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, the new Call of Duty promises a “raw, gritty, and provocative” story that will not shy away from controversy.Developer Treyarch, however, will apparently try to make an even bigger splash with Call of Duty: Black Ops 5.YouTuber LongSensation, who is regarded as a reliable source after leaking the title of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare before its official announcement, provided information regarding next year’s Call of Duty through Twitter.Call of Duty: Black OpsCall of Duty: Black Ops V
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The Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL have leaked quite a bit recently, but most of those leaks have been centered around the design.Today, courtesy of our friends at 9to5Google, we’re getting more details on the Pixel 4’s specs, displays, batteries, and more.Previous leaks have suggested the Pixel 4 will sport a 5.7-inch Full HD+ display and the Pixel 4 XL will have a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ display.According to this new leak, both Pixel 4 devices will supposedly have 90Hz AMOLED displays Google will call “Smooth Displays.” Odd name aside, this means the Pixel 4 line will be one of the few flagships on the market to sport displays with a higher refresh rate.9to5Google also notes that the Pixel 4 will have a smaller battery than the Pixel 3 (2,800mAh vs 2,915mAh), while the Pixel 4 XL will have a larger battery than the Pixel 3 XL (3,700mAh vs 3,430mAh).Both devices will also reportedly have 6GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage, the Snapdragon 855 SoC, and stereo speakers.
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University of Houston researcher Chandra Mohan is reporting in Arthritis Research and Therapy that clotting proteins, both those that promote blood clots (pro-thrombotic) and those that work to dissipate them (thrombolytic), are elevated in the urine of patients who suffer from lupus nephritis (LN)."Among the proteins examined, urine plasmin emerged as the strongest independent predictor of kidney function and renal disease status," reports Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering."Urine biomarkers represent promising candidates for the early diagnosis as well as the monitoring of disease activity and therapeutic responses in lupus nephritis."The discovery of the new biomarker for active LN opens the door for clinical monitoring of the disease.Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body attacks its own tissues and organs.Inflammation from the disease can impact many different parts of the body including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain and heart.
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Insights from quantum physics have allowed engineers to incorporate components used in circuit boards, optical fibers, and control systems in new applications ranging from smartphones to advanced microprocessors.But, even with significant progress made in recent years, researchers are still looking for new and better ways to control the uniquely powerful electronic properties of quantum materials.A new study from Penn researchers found that Weyl semimetals, a class of quantum materials, have bulk quantum states whose electrical properties can be controlled using light.The project was led by Ritesh Agarwal and graduate student Zhurun Ji in the School of Engineering and Applied Science in collaboration with Charles Kane, Eugene Mele, and Andrew M. Rappe in the School of Arts and Sciences, along with Zheng Liu from Nanyang Technological University.Penn's Zachariah Addison, Gerui Liu, Wenjing Liu, and Heng Gao, and Nanyang's Peng Yu, also contributed to the work.His group was able to control the movement of electrical current by changing the chirality, or the inherent symmetry of the arrangement of silicon atoms, on the surface of the material.
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The BT Sport 4K UHD channel is getting a re-brand and will henceforth be known as BT Sport Ultimate, and will be the first channel in the UK to do live HDR broadcasts.You can watch all of your sporty goodness in 4K, UHD, HDR, and BT TV viewers will get Dolby Atmos to round out their experience.The first live HDR match on the channel is going to be the Liverpool v Manchester City on Sunday, August 4, and obviously to enjoy that you'll need a telly that's capable of supporting HDR and a BT TV set-top box.While restricted to BT Sport Ultimate for the moment, the company has said it will "extend to other BT Sport customers, such as EE 4G pay monthly customers and those who watch via the BT Sport app or via Sky".Back in June, EE announced its 5G home broadband plans that will include Apple TV 4K and BT Sport, so it's good to know that customers will be able to get in on the action.
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the E-handelsjätten Amazon is going to launch a modeinriktad personal shoppingtjänst, which sends you on a monthly basis to selected klädboxar to their customers.the Service is called the personal Shopper by Prime the Wardrobe,” and will allow all Amazon Prime members, to answer a number of questions related to their clothing size and preferences of the public, in order to have the clothing sent home to suit their needs.the Cost is of 4.99 dollars a month, and the service is currently only available for women.According to The Verge, Amazon plans to launch a version for the men.Amazon is now investing more in the apparel and fashion market.in the Past, it has launched an AI-controlled app, named ”Stylesnap”, which allows people to take pictures of a piece of clothing, in order to find it on-line.
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iPhone revenue was $25.99 billion compared to $29.47 billion a year ago.Wearables saw a big boost, likely thanks to Apple’s second-generation AirPods.“This was our biggest June quarter ever — driven by all-time record revenue from services, accelerating growth from wearables, strong performance from iPad and Mac and significant improvement in iPhone trends,” CEO Tim Cook said in a press release.“These results are promising across all our geographic segments, and we’re confident about what’s ahead.The balance of calendar 2019 will be an exciting period, with major launches on all of our platforms, new services and several new products.”Analysts were expecting earnings per share of $2.10 and revenue to come in at $53.4 billion, with the iPhone making up $26.5 billion of that.
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Right now, the HW-Q90R is available on Amazon for $1,398, 18% less than its suggested retail price of $1,700.This soundbar looks exactly like its predecessor, the HW-N950, which is our choice for the best Dolby Atmos soundbar of 2019.It consists of one soundbar, two satellite surrounds, and a wireless subwoofer.The bar alone weighs nearly 20 pounds and measures 48-inches long, with the same slim aesthetic of most soundbars that will perfectly complement even the biggest TVs.All the speakers are solidly constructed with metal grilles on the top, front, and sides, painted in a dark metal finish that’s contemporary-looking and sleek.The system boasts a powerful 7.1.4-channel Atmos configuration.
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The Fortnite World Cup didn’t just make one young player very rich.Gamers in other events also bagged huge cash prizes during the contest in New York City last weekend.Among them was 15-year-old Jaden “Wolfiez” Ashman, a gamer from London, U.K. who, together with his playing partner Dave Jong, picked up a tasty $2.25 million for finishing second in the duo event.But the route to victory clearly wasn’t an easy one.In comments likely to elicit knowing nods from parents of young kids around the world, Jaden’s mom revealed that in recent years she’d been battling to keep him away from his games machine in an effort to get him to focus more on his schoolwork.“If I’m honest with you, I’ve been quite against him gaming,” Lisa Dallman, Jaden’s mother, told the BBC in an interview, adding: “I’ve actually thrown an Xbox out [and] snapped a headset.
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This article was originally published on SEXTECHGUIDE, an independent publication that looks at the intersection between sex and technology in a non-explicit, as close to a ‘safe for work’ way as possible – including app reviews, adult VR info, sextech devices, privacy, security issues, and much more.It was founded by ex-TNW European Editor Ben Woods, and can be found on Twitter and Facebook.Yes, teledildonic devices can connect you to someone else on the other side of the world, so of course they can now also estimate how many calories you’re burning while using a vibrator.It works by tracking the overall time spent using the time and combining it with your selected vibration, stopping the count when you turn the vibrator off.In order to download the app, it also requires permission to track your precise location and take pictures and videos, (so let’s hope encryption is a priority for the company, right?).While the company’s PR insists “it’s just a bit of fun,” others have taken to Twitter to call out this feature, for turning what should be a really fun activity into something that’s fixated on weight loss – like so many other “wellness” products on the market.
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From workflow support for sectors like manufacturing where factory floors are made consistently more safe and productive, to teaching employees soft skills that allow them to better adapt to the ever more nuanced demands of the modern workplace, these “embodied” digital formats inherently drive positive results because both our cognition and bodies believe the experience to be real.Starting in 2016, I began to cover the education niche of VR and primarily through the lens of the remarkable journey traveled by U.K.-based VirtualSpeech; a startup that has never raised a single drop of venture funding and yet (or despite of) has found a viable product-market fit that the team reached through a process of trial and error that has, since last year, positioned them in revenue-positive territory.We’ve read about how engagement for online courses is typically low, so we are pleasantly surprised by our engagement levels.” says Dominic Barnard, a cofounder at VirtualSpeech.“As we progress forward, I see the B2B route for us becoming a key avenue for growth, as companies begin to shift budget away from expensive in-person training and into VR training, where users performance can be monitored and ROI accurately measured.”That most of the success cases in the news about VR and AR education have been fairly isolated to the needs of the enterprise isn’t surprising, thanks to the simple fact that the public education sector is by comparison a bureaucratic jungle of red tape that makes it that much more difficult to penetrate for spatial computing startups that have limited resources and runway.Last month on The AR Show, host Jason McDowall interviewed Amy Peck, the CEO at EndeavorVR, who spent a good chunk of the podcast discussing the promise of spatial computing for early education, a subject that particularly resonates for Peck since she is the mother of two children she describes as being “diametrically opposed learners.” Her eldest, for example, is a very linear academic learner that does well on tests and therefore tends to excel in traditional academic environments.
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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has indicted a Pennsylvanian man for allegedly defrauding $7 million from prospective Bitcoin BTC investors through an effectively fake “escrow” service.Authorities say Barry Thompson (48), head of two cryptocurrency “businesses” collectively known as Volantis, fraudulently promised to minimize risk when purchasing large amounts of cryptocurrency.This was based on the notion that Volantis would act as a custodian for both sides of the transaction, but Thompson allegedly never intended to offer any escrow services at all.“Thompson allegedly thought no one would ask where their actual money went when they trusted him to invest in Bitcoin,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Sweeney.“Using phrases and terminology that the victim companies didn’t understand, he allegedly preyed on their ignorance of the emerging cryptocurrency,” added Sweeney.Two victims, same ballsy Bitcoin plot
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in The us it giants are being squeezed hard by the government's requirements and the general economic slow-down, but this is not noticed very much in their interim reports for the second quarter of the year.in the Past, has, both, Microsoft, IBM, and Facebook reported better earnings than had been expected, and a strong report from Google, the parent Alphabet.in Their turn, landed of eur 38.9 billion u.s. dollars, an increase of 19% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.net Profit rose sharply, to 9,95 billion u.s. dollars, up from 3.2 billion.Google does not usually give a lot of details about their cloud computing within, Google's Cloud, but in the context of this report, does the president Sundar Pichai said, an exception, write to news channel CNBC.Pichai is saying that the molnverksamheten has a turnover of $ 8 billion annually, and that they were planning to triple its sales force over the next five years.
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Well, it’s official — after a report surfaced that Apple would be buying Intel’s 5G modem business, Apple announced the $1 billion acquisition.The acquisition includes thousands of wireless tech patents, 2,200 employees, and more — and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019.“We’ve worked with Intel for many years and know this team shares Apple’s passion for designing technologies that deliver the world’s best experiences for our users,” Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies, said in an Apple blog post.“Apple is excited to have so many excellent engineers join our growing cellular technologies group, and know they’ll thrive in Apple’s creative and dynamic environment.”With its existing portfolio of patents, Apple says that it will now hold 17,000 wireless tech patents — which range from cellular standards to modems.That makes it an even more important player in the development and licensing of wireless communication tech.
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