Microsoft has announced plans to lay off up to 1,850 employees, a move that will largely impact its mobile hardware division in Finland.The news is the latest in a long line of setbacks to emerge from Microsoft s doomed $8 billion Nokia acquisition.Three months after the deal was closed back in April 2014, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed that the company would be cutting up to 18,000 jobs, almost three-quarters of which belonged to former Nokia staff.A year later, in July 2015, Microsoft announced a major restructuring plan for its mobile business, with up to 7,800 job cuts.The company revealed that 4,500 employees would have the opportunity to join one of the two firms — a move that also heralded the return of Nokia to the mobile phone hardware realm.Microsoft hasn t entirely pulled the plug on its mobile phone business — it recently confirmed it will continue working on Lumia-branded phones, and it is also rumored to be working on its own Surface Phone under the stewardship of Nadella.But the company has announced its mission to reinvent productivity and business processes, build the intelligent cloud platform, and create more personal computing.We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation — with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same, said Nadella in a statement today.
How to join the networkApplication intelligence is the process of using machine learning technology to create apps that use historical and real-time data to make predictions and decisions to deliver rich, adaptive, personalized experiences for users.Now is an exciting time to be investing in the broader intelligent app ecosystem because several important trends are coming together in application development:The availability of massive computational power and low-cost storage to feed machine learning modelsThe ease of use with which developers can take advantage of machine learning techniques,The adoption of microservices as a development paradigm for applications, andThe proliferation of platforms on which to develop applications, and in particular platforms based on natural user interfaces like messaging and voice.This Intelligent App Stack illustrates the various layers of technology that are crucial to the creation of Intelligent Apps.Here are some of our thoughts on the key implications for companies operating at various layers of the intelligent app stack: Finished Services Applications will define the end user s experience with machine learningAt the application layer there will be two primary classes of applications: net-new apps that are enabled by application intelligence and existing apps that are improved by application intelligence.More broadly, it will be interesting to see if our thesis that the value proposition of machine learning will primarily be a revenue generator comes true.We think there will be value captured at all layers of this stack, and there is the opportunity to build significant winner-take-all businesses as the machine learning flywheel takes off.
It stands for wife acceptance factor and means that something is so neat that it will be on display in the living room. Soundbar speakers solves partially the problem of the front channels, but there is still a need for rear speakers. Philips' latest solution is Fidelio E6. The necessary rear speakers are not only completely wireless, you can also set them back at a discreet location when not needed: on top of the front speakers! The upper sections are removable and can be placed anywhere in the room immediately surround sound. Photo: Philips / Gibson A charge of sections lasts up to five hours and besides the TV audio speakers can be used for portable entertainment throughout the house, because they have the Google Cast and Spotify Connect built Fidelio E6 has a specified amplifier power of 270 watts RMS to the front channel, 90-watt subwoofer and 180 watts to each of the two rear speakers.
Machine learning is accomplishing Facebook s mission of connecting the world across language barriers.Facebook is now serving 2 billion text translations per day.And 800 million users, almost half of all Facebook users, see translations each month.Earlier, Pinterest s head of product Jack Chou revealed that just six months after launching its visual search feature, Pinterest sees 130 million visual searches every month.The product was built by a small team of four, and allows people to search using a source image instead of just text.In 2011, Facebook began using automated systems to translate users posts and comments in the News Feed.
Ever considered getting a peek inside your genes?Today, it seems easy.Find a personalized gene-testing service — there are more than a dozen companies in the US alone — spit in one of the tubes the company sends you, pop it in the mail, and check out your results online.But how much can the average person learn from one of these tests?We chatted with Columbia University professor Dr. Robert Klitzman, a bioethicist and psychology professor and the author of the recent book "Am I My Genes?" to find out: View As: One PageSlides
Asia s benchmark stock index rebounded from four weeks of losses as Chinese and Taiwanese shares gained while Japanese equities pared a steep loss.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.4 percent to 126.10 as of 4:16 p.m. in Tokyo, swinging from a drop of as much as 0.6 percent.The regional index began 2016 with a 14 percent slump through a February low on concern a devaluation of the Chinese yuan would curb global growth and amid prospects for a Federal Reserve rate increase.It then rallied almost 20 percent through this year s peak in April before retreating again, with the gauge dropping 19 percent in the last four weeks.Hong Kong s Hang Seng Index was little changed.The Topix pared losses of as much as 1.8 percent while the yen gained 0.4 percent against the dollar on Monday to trade at 109.74.Exports from Japan fell for a seventh consecutive month in April as the yen strengthened, underscoring the mounting challenges to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe s efforts to revive economic growth.Fed worries are coming back into focus and this could mean more uncertainty around the U.S. dollar, the yuan and commodity prices.
It s already unveiled the world s first virtual reality department store, but eBay isn t quite done making it easier for you to spend money without ever leaving your home.Last week, the online auction house launched a series of new browsing modules and search features meant to help shoppers better discover the right products for their needs or perhaps, their desires .As such, the bid-taking giant promises that it will be introducing a number of enhancements throughout the year aimed towards helping buyers find and purchase selected items.And it s all reliant on big data.As such, the two functionalities are being developed in tandem with hopes of achieving the best possible shopping experience.By leveraging what we learn, and the data we collect through our new browsing experiences, we ll be better able to give shoppers relevant ways to narrow down their search sessions.
Researchers at Lund University have concluded that long-eared bat uses body and ears to get the lift when flying. This means that the body and ears creates lift, says Christoffer Johansson Westheim who is a lecturer at the Department of Biology at Lund University. - We have found a mechanism with flapping wings that allows one to create a forward force during slow flight, says Christoffer Johansson Westheim. By copying the bat's technology would small drone with flapping wings instead of thrusters to maneuver as surely as a bat at low speed in confined spaces, such as indoors. Christoffer Johansson Westheim believe that it will take a while before there is a mechanical bat that can compete with the flesh and blood. To get the bats to fly properly train researchers them to chase a meal worm on a stick in one part of the tunnel.
If only they applied the same efforts when it comes to Google My Business GMB .Here are the top four ways spam is flooding Google Maps.Improper business namesThe Google My Business guidelines state the following with regard to business names:Adding unnecessary information to your name e.g., Google Inc. — Mountain View Corporate Headquarters instead of Google by including marketing taglines, store codes, special characters, hours or closed/open status, phone numbers, website URLs, service/product information, location/address or directions, or containment information e.g.It matters because having keywords in the business name actually helps improve ranking.Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.Staff authors are listed here.
Google Home has just taken up the battle for the living room toward the Amazon Echo, but the two do not seem to be alone in wanting to infiltrate into our homes. Microsoft seems to have a similar product on the drawing board. This AI will be used to communicate in a variety of platforms such as Skype, Messenger, Whatsapp and via SMS. "We are building a very intelligent productivity agent that communicates with a conversation platform ... The agent does the same things as a human assistant would do: run the file on the user's behalf by automatically perform certain tasks," writes Microsoft. There is of course no guarantee that Microsoft will stop Bing Bot in a box in your home, they figure, after all, a variety of existing platforms. On the other hand, the bottom has the same features as Amazon and Google diton, and would probably be able to easily fit into a smart home.
Do you want to work from home? When and where the work is done is less important. But employees who work at home must be prepared to report what they have done, says Pia Wiséen Wernblom the employers' organization Ikem. - The presence in the workplace is still that which applies in the first place. It is not enough to put up a note on the bulletin board, I work at home today, says Pia Wiséen Wernblom. Read more about the rules of your working at Ny Teknik's career site Ingenjörskarriär.se
The market for vegetable sources of protein are currently under strong growth - In a few years you may be buying the waste product as a high-protein meat substitute or a sponge smoothie, says Emma Nordell, innovation and business development at Lantmännen R & D unit. - We have invested in research in colleges and universities for 30 years, and are good at it. New Technology recently wrote that Swedish companies are late when it comes to latch on to the global trend with their own accelerators. Some figures on how the venture increased sales, she can not give the grounds that development takes time. The Accelerator program is now underway attend three internal project managers and six external contractors. An internal ideas is an instrument for non-contact measurement of consistency of Danish pastry.
Meet BB-8 - the app-enabled Droid that's as authentic as it is advanced.BB-8 has something unlike any other robot - an adaptive personality that changes as you play.Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands.Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings.It currently averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon read reviews .With a regular list price of $149.99, you can buy it now with this deal for just $124.
These are the wives of Silicon Valley: women who are integral to the continued success of the Valley s multibillion-dollar computing industry – but also entirely invisible to it.Of the 125,000 H4 dependent visas granted in 2015, 80% were issued to Indian passport holders.A year ago, H4 visa holders won a partial victory: the US government decided to allow those who had been approved for green cards permanent residency to apply for work permits.But unlike their husbands – whose engineering skills mark them out as highly desirable global migrants – many have less-immediately transferrable skills, and so continue to struggle to find employment.Yet the impact of tech s gender bias on families is not limited to H4 wives alone.I could never have gone to grad school if he didn t work in tech … but I am also the one holding the baby.
Others successfully sue governments about not doing enough about greenhouse gas emissions.Aided by the Conservation Law Foundation and the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance, four teens won a case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Tuesday that will force the state to follow through on its greenhouse gas emissions goals.The state s 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act pledged to reduce emissions to 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, but the Department of Environmental Protection DEP never created any emissions regulations to make that happen.The lawsuit argued that the 2008 legislation required the DEP to actually do something, while the state said it interpreted the law to mean it would merely need to define numbers that would be consistent with the goal.This case joins others brought elsewhere by young people with the assistance of a group called Our Children s Trust.The list includes a case that compelled the state of Washington to fulfill its public trust doctrine obligations by creating emissions regulations.
Google just announced Android will be able to use apps without downloading them.Android Instant Apps takes Google's concept of Accelerated Mobile Pages, which loads webpages near-instantly, to Android apps.Users will no longer need to download an app in order to use its features.The big news is that you won't need to be using the latest version of Android, Android N, in order to use Instant Apps.Google showed off Android Instant Apps on a phone running Android Kit Kat, and the feature will work with devices running all the way back to Jellybean 4.1 Android Instant Apps works by breaking apps up into modules, requiring users only to download the modules they need for a specific feature.The app loads instantly, you tap to pay, and you're on your way.
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The most productive people on Earth aren t superheroes.They have the same amount of hours in their day as you do, and often find ways to work far fewer hours, too.When I was struggling to stay on top of my new responsibilities, I was asking the same question.Over time, I discovered task management techniques, to-do list apps and how to stay off Twitter to focus on work that matters.
This system will be released into the wild as soon as Google's done working on it - which doesn't appear to be all that long from now.That's just the beginning - it requires a smooth system to run in order to be adopted, and indeed accepted - by users worldwide.As such, Google suggests that Android Instant Apps will "Run Android apps as seamlessly as loading a webpage."Perhaps just as important as the speed at which these app bits open is the fact that this will all work on Android devices on Android versions as old as Jelly Bean.It's a system that lots and lots of smartphones are still running today - we can't all be Nexus users.Google's next step is, of course, allowing you to see just that one tiny portion of the app with the option to download the whole thing.
Shares of the small tech company MGT Capital Investments were up more than 37% on Tuesday at $4.08 per share.With over 108 million shares traded, it was the most active stock, ahead of Bank of America.Tuesday was another day in a stream of strong upward moves for the stock after the company announced on May 9 that it was naming John McAfee, founder of antivirus firm McAfee Security, as CEO and re-branding the firm John McAfee Global Technologies Inc.The surge followed the McAfee announcement, which included a sudden shift in the business from online gaming to cybersecurity.MGT acquired D-Vasive, a company that produces software that protects cellphones, on May 9.Before the shift, the company focused on online games such as slots simulator SlotChamp and had a 10% stake in daily fantasy site DraftDay.com.The firm had no holdings regarding cybersecurity before the acquisition, according to its most recent annual filing.Here's what we know about the abrupt pivot so far:September 8, 2015: MGT sells all but 11% of its stake in DraftDay.com, according to its annual report.April 14: After delaying its annual report from March 31, MGT files its report, saying it has $359,000 in cash on hand.The report does say that following the sale of DraftDay, the firm is "considering all methods to create value for shareholders, including potential mergers, spin-offs, distributions and other strategic actions.Brauser has been sued numerous times for fraud involving small, publicly listed firms, though some of those allegations have been dismissed.The most recent was dismissed in September 2015, for the company IDI Inc. Brauser was also CEO of an email-marketing company, Naviant, which was acquired and eventually sued by credit agency Equifax after the firm accused the shareholder sellers of fraud.According to that filing, Silverman and his firm no longer have any representation on the board.May 9: McAfee is named chairman and CEO, and the company buys Wyoming-based cybersecurity firm D-Vasive for $300,000 in cash and 4,760,000 in shares of MGT.