Ralph Philbrick

Ralph Philbrick

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1,65 miljarder användare räcker inte, Facebook vill kunna sälja annonser till varenda internetbesökare.Målet är att kunna sälja riktade annonser till en bredare målgrupp.Den sociala nätverksjätten vill kunna sälja relevant reklam även till icke-användare, och har därför bestämt sig för att börja kartlägga deras internetvanor.Förut använde vi den inte när den inte kom från Facebook-användare.Nu kommer vi att använda den för att bättra förstå hur vi ska rikta oss till de människorna, säger Facebooks vice annonschef Andrew Bosworth till Wall Street Journal.En förklaring till Facebooks nya strategi kan vara att det sociala nätverket vill bli bättre på mobil marknadsföring.
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The timepiece had been due to arrive next month but it seems HTC engineers need yet more time to get everything right for the device.The release date has already been pushed back several times - obviously the Taiwanese firm isn't taking any chances.Don't forget HTC was named as an original Android Wear partner back in 2014 - that's two years ago, by our maths - and since then it's had nothing to show in the wearable space except some fitness devices developed in partnership with Under Armour.Wearable whereaboutsWhen the hardware finally does arrive, the software will be ready: Google just announced Android Wear 2.0, which brings with it better fitness tracking, more independence from tethered smartphones, and support for handwriting recognition.In the meantime, the company will be focusing on selling as many HTC 10 smartphones and HTC Vive VR kits as it can.Here's what we think of HTC's newest flagship, the HTC 10:
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But as working the wheel and pedals becomes more hobby than chore, I believe some will pursue it, and become especially picky about what they drive when they take the wheel.Related VideoI see sales of roadsters and sporty sedans spiking, and the market for collector cars surging as people snap up soulful cars, from the early Subaru WRX and Acura Integra to the Ford Mustang GT and that mid- 80s Audi Quattro coupe you always wanted.When Mazda introduced the Miata in 1989, I sat in one at an auto show and knew I had to have it.It took years to scrape the money together, but I ve never regretted it—and I ve driven all manner of modern machinery that trounces my wonderful little car in nearly every measure of performance and safety.That s increasingly vanished from today s cars, but you find it in the Miata, in the Acura Integra, in the air-cooled Porches.In the long run, though, I must consider the possibility that an autonomous vehicle could bring our family together in a way the little convertible can t. A few times each year we drive from our home in New Jersey to Deer Isle, Maine.
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Skall gå från USA till Europa under Atlanten och har en rekordhastighet på 160 Tbps.Ett monster på nästan 660 kilometer som skall sträcka sig under Atlanten mellan USA och Europa och ha en hastighet på 160 Tbps.Internetkabeln är till och med så grym att den har ett namn, Marea, och kommer att installeras senare i år.Microsoft utannonserade förra året att de planerade att lägga just en sådan kabel för att möta efterfrågan för förs databehov för molnet.De flesta av dagens transatlantiska kablar har nämligen sitt ursprung i New York och New Jersey i USA varför hela systemet är extra sårbart ifall en olycka eller liknande skulle hända.Mareakabeln kommer att byggas och drivas av Telxius, infrastrukturavdelningen för spanska telejätten Telefónica, som kommer använda en del av kapaciteten för sina kunder.
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The launch of Amazon's matleveranstjänst Amazon Fresh in Europe will take place in the German capital Berlin, according to data to Manager Magazin. Amazon plans to work with 15 companies to launch the service. Also read: Blog: Why grow IT giants heads of lettuce Amazon started the venture with deliveries of groceries for 18 months ago. The service means that customers can order everything from meat to milk products and have them delivered within 24 hours. It costs $ 299 to join and be able to get the food to your door. Amazon also intends to like other grocery chains begin to sell products under its own brand.
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The United States up to a large internet provider Comcast has been on the warpath abundant of Netflix viewing against a man and payment is required when customers than Netflix. - Now, consumers are spending more money on paid content than before. Also, the content of the rights of the sport are broken land and jakelukanavakohtaisesti. Wrapping content is a constant subject of negotiations with media companies. the contents of the major international service operator is unlikely, however, can be accessed. Thus, with the conventions of traditional television would be a sensible way to buy the content, it would be possible to obtain a semi-sports series.
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Reuters – Verizon is working on its bid for Yahoo s core assets with an investment bank which was, as recently as last year, one of the U.S. internet company s top advisers, people familiar with the matter said.Verizon has added former Yahoo adviser Bank of America to its roster of investment banks, as the U.S. telecommunications carrier seeks an edge over other bidders ahead of a June 6 second-round bid deadline in the auction for the core assets, the people said this week.The sources asked not to be identified because details of the auction process are confidential.Verizon, Yahoo and Bank of America declined to comment.Bank of America has intimate knowledge of Yahoo.The bank was listed as its lead adviser last year on a plan to spin off its 15 percent stake in China s e-commerce company Alibaba, whose value is equivalent to 84 percent of Yahoo s $35 billion market capitalization.That plan was abandoned in December on concerns that the spin-off could result in a tax bill that would have potentially exceeded $10 billion.Bank of America can also help provide financing for Verizon s offer.The three other investment banks working on the bid — Guggenheim Partners, LionTree and Allen & Company — are boutiques with limited or no balance sheet for deal financing.While Verizon is prepared to buy all the core assets, the New York-based company is primarily interested in Yahoo s advertising technology tools, according to one of the sources.It is also examining how the other assets up for sale, such as search, mail and messenger, could be combined with the corresponding businesses of AOL, which it acquired last year for $4.4 billion, the source said.Given its synergies with AOL, analysts see Verizon as the most likely candidate to prevail in the auction for Yahoo s web business, which has garnered interest from a host of private equity firms and other bidders such as a Warren Buffett-backed consortium led by Quicken Loans Inc founder Dan Gilbert.While valuation estimates for Yahoo s core assets vary, sources have suggested that first-round bids for the assets ranged from $4 billion to $8 billion.Beyond AOL, Verizon has taken other steps to advance its advertising-backed internet business, including taking over Microsoft Corp s advertising technology unit and buying a company called Millennial Media.Reporting by Greg Roumeliotis in New York and Liana B. Baker in San Francisco; Additional reporting by Malathi Nayak in New York; Editing by Richard Chang
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View of the paintings from interior of the shelter with the rock art colors enhanced with DStretch Photo: Loïc Damelet, CNRS/Centre Camille Jullian; enhancement: C. Defrasne Archaeologists have produced a vivid, high-tech scan of ancient art on a sandstone ceiling at a shelter in the French Alps, capturing prehistoric paintings at an altitude of about 7000 feet.The shelter, called Abri Faravel, is on a plateau in France, and the paintings in it are said to be the highest-altitude prehistoric animal art in Europe.Humans inhabited the Abri Faravel shelter, first discovered in 2010, in different periods over thousands of years from the middle Stone Age to the medieval, and besides the striking cave art, flint tools, pottery, metalwork, and even a human leg bone have been found there.The scanning was logistically complex as our only source of electricity was car batteries, which, along with all of the scanning equipment, had to be carried up to the site.The images and research about the site were published in the open-access journal Internet Archaeology.Follow Rob Verger on Twitter: @robverger
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The company has been accused of playing a nasty trick on those people who haven t yet upgraded their PCs to Windows 10.Anyone who hasn t upgraded yet has been receiving fairly regular hints and popups suggesting that they do so.Well now Microsoft has gone a step further: When a user tries to close the popup box by clicking on the X in the top right-hand corner the computer registers that as a consent to upgrade.This has unsurprisingly gone down about as well as a USB drive full of ransomware and experts are already taking to Twitter to express their anger.https://t.co/OdVMYBb2kD— Simon Roth @SimoRoth May 24, 2016This is incredible, this is precisely why UWP worries me Microsoft can t be trusted https://t.co/wD3gxwmNEl— Byron, game designer @xiotex May 24, 2016Microsoft claims that the update can still be cancelled pointing out that the popups are only appearing because Windows 10 is listed as a Recommended update.Deploying these dirty tricks only frustrates long-time Windows users who have very valid reasons to stick with operating systems they already know and love, In a post on the update, Chacos goes on to explain that there are countless small business owners who have created very stable working environments using Windows 7 or 8.1 and are reluctant to move over to Windows 10.
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The new product is a hyperconverged hardware and software bundle that Nutanix says starts at US$25,000 for an entry-level three-node cluster capable of running from 10 to 400 or 500 virtual machines.Nutanix says the secret sauce is its software, which aims to make administering VMs and hardware simple enough that outfits of any size won't need specialists dedicated to wrangling servers and storage.Xpress takes that concept even further by omitting some of Nutanix's higher-end and more complex features: out go erasure codes, availability domains and multi-site disaster recovery.Also gone, presumably for the sake of performance, is encryption for data at rest.And The Register recently learned that SimpliVity has found some tactics it thinks has put a rocket under its channel sales.A broader portfolio therefore looks like a fine idea for Nutanix, not least because it still intends to float some time during 2016.
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Repository management vendor JFrog has hopped into the container and binary scanning market with the launch of Xray.While container technology has taken the market by storm over the last year, there has been a growing awareness of the lack of visibility into the components of containers.He scotched any suggestion it had been rushed into announcing Xray, saying it was always going to be the marquee launch at its swampUP customer event in Napa Valley this week.While it could be used in conjunction with other platforms, he argued that access to Artifactory's metadata meant a unique potential for analysis.The launch also represents a tie-up with German-based notification vendor VersionEye.It's another product that will be included in our enterprise solution."
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Until people get their hands on it, the photonics chip remains a mystery.There are some subtle differences between mixed and augmented realities, with the latter tending to lay stuff onto surroundings while the former mixes the person into them.I watched miniature humans wrestle each other on a real tabletop, almost like a Star Wars holographic chess game.The focus on fun means the headset is closer to the Oculus VR than Microsoft s HoloLens, which has been demoed doing work-focused tasks.Facebook, which bought Oculus for $2 billion last year, has been promoting VR heavily and Google announced a new platform for the technology at its I/O 2016 keynote event, which was held this week.Ultimately, Magic Leap s secrecy means no one can accurately judge the technology without trying it, and the world is unlikely to see it anytime soon.
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This new generation of skyscrapers range from 50 to 100 stories, are almost uniformly filled with luxury housing—and some are wedged into the city with astoundingly tiny 45-feet-wide footprints.A new exhibition at the Skyscraper Museum in New York looks at how the slender movement came to be: from the air rights laws that made them possible, to the design innovations that allow architects to build such spindle-thin towers.In the last few years, newer buildings have been able to achieve even more jaw-dropping ratios.The Nordstrom Tower going up on 57th Street has a ratio of 1:23!From left to right, the grey buildings are: Shanghai World Financial Center, CTF Finance Centre, One WTC, Lotte World Tower, Mecca Royal Clock Tower, Shanghai Tower, Burj KhalifaAlthough some of these towers are going to be among the tallest in the US—depending on who you ask, the Nordstrom Tower will just barely top 1 WTC for Western Hemisphere bragging rights—they re still in the shadows of the world s tallest structures.One can only imagine that as advances in engineering and elevator tech progress, we ll soon be seeing buildings as tall as the Burj that are only a handful of yards wide.
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If you like jigsaws, you d love to be on the team at the European Space Agency that created this image.Made up of 7,000 separate files — totalling 32 terabytes of data — the picture provides a completely cloud-free view of the whole of Africa.Each of the vaguely vertical strips in the image was collected by the ESA s Sentinel-2A satellite and measures 180 miles wide.The majority of the images were collected between December 2015 and April 2016.And the space agency is pretty proud of the feat: it says that being able to capture the Tropics cloud-free over the five months is remarkable .
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Pittsburgh s mayor said the city is hoping to develop a $100 million smart city war chest by leveraging funds from the federal Smart City Challenge and from the state.According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said the city is looking to leverage up to $100 million dollars if Pittsburgh is chosen winner of the Smart City Challenge from a field of seven cities.The winning city will receive $50 million in funding from private and federal government sources for the introduction of new technologies that will improve mobility and transportation.The funding would support the city s ambitious proposal to redesign its transportation and energy infrastructure, said Wolf spokesman Jeffrey Sheridan said of the $11 million state pledge.The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has worked closely with the city regarding this proposal and has committed to provide additional state funding if the city s proposal is successful.May 20 is the deadline for final application, and the government says it plans to announce the winning city at the end of June.
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Back then, roughly 6.5 million users had their passwords shared online, thanks to a hacker that was able to obtain them.Thankfully, the released passwords didn't have the account email addresses listed with them, which meant that there were likely no unauthorized logins to the site.Since it appeared that no real harm came from the hack, it was forgotten about not long after.However, today that same hack appears to be causing some major headaches for the site, and its users.Linkedin changed the way they store passwords after the hack four years ago.This means that the data that's up for sale is around four years old.
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"We want to help you get things done in your real world.and see a list of show times, but with Assistant you'll be able to follow that question up " I want to bring the kids this time."This kind of voice-guided, frictionless conversation is currently the Holy Grail of modern computing.Amazon has the Echo, Microsoft has Cortana, and the creators of Siri are releasing a potentially revolutionary AI assistant called Viv later this year.Google Assistant is entering a crowded space, but Google's advantage is that it already owns web search and loads of data on user habits that it can mine.Whether normal people want to use virtual assistants or not remains to be seen, but Google has as good a shot as anyone to convince them when its Assistant comes out later this year.For an even better idea of how Google Assistant will work, watch this demo video:Read the original article on Tech Insider.More from Tech Insider:Airbnb is being sued for ignoring racial discrimination by hostsGoogle's 'Allo' messenger looks like an awesome app you'll never useThe best way to stop a mosquito bite from itching is surprisingly simpleA Nobel Prize winner in economics just backed basic incomeRolls-Royce just revealed its Phantom Zenith and it's incredibly luxuriousNOW WATCH: This is Google s answer to the Amazon EchoLoading video...
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Sospendo Smartphone HolderIn a world of Bluetooth-connected fart trackers and hipster-friendly tinfoil hats, I am aware that describing a Kickstarter as the worst is a bold claim.But hear me out: from idea to execution to the innumerable GIFs littering the crowdfunding campaign, this particular wearable smartphone accessory ticks all of the boxes.The SOSPENDO is, according to the press release, an innovative, ergonomic hands-free device that will hold smartphones, tablets and GoPro cameras.Fall off the treadmill while wearing SOSPENDO, and you ll get punched in the face FOR FREE!Those have been around since the first iPad and probably before , and will continue to exist for as long as lazy people buy tablets.People go on holiday to unwind and relax, not POV-video every waking second, and parents should consider paying attention to their toddlers, not positioning an iPad to block them out of view.
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Bhavin TurakhiaThe most successful companies are built on great people, and how well they are able to hold on to good talent.Startup cultures are defined by the leadership of a company and the people that work for organisations.Also Read: How to find the right business partner for your startupCompanies slowly adopt the collective conscience of their leadership, and so in a sense, they become an extension of the personalities of their founders.Competitive founders tend to birth startups that are progressive, and CEOs that tend to take time over-analysing data to come to decisions will probably create slower moving organisations.A startup s culture in the early days becomes its guidebook, and eventually grows to represent the identity by which it is perceived.A recent Forbes article that summarised the findings of an employee engagement study conducted by Tinypulse hypothesised that  employees who give their work culture low marks are nearly 15 per cent more likely to think about a new job than their counterparts.The knowledge that you are changing the world, or creating something that is potentially earth shattering is profound.Also Read: The trick to attracting Millennials to your startup brandFor good talent, it s the reason why they will wake up to come to work every morning.Another aspect to this is adopting a flat organisational structure — flat structures are more conducive to ideation, discussion, and rapid development and execution, which is exactly what startups need.Perks and the WorksThis comprises the likes of flexible work hours and vacation days, no dress code, free food, an ever buzzing workspace et al.
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One in Finland, the market was also a carbon monoxide detector the model does not pass the authority test, the Finnish Safety and chemicals agency, Tukes told the bulletin.Tukes according to Housegard CA105S -also a carbon monoxide detector is removed from the market because it did not react in the test of 55 ppm häkäpitoisuus do.in Total, the Agency tested five co alarm model.Two models passed the tests pass.in Two model shortcomings, but the shortcomings did not affect the devices ability to say excessive häkäpitoisuus.One of the device model it was decided to remove from the market inaction.
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the economic survey asked the Finnish Grocery trade association:no by nearly 2 to 100 consumer assessment of what strength beer, cider and tendrils consumers to buy preferably in the grocery trade.the respondents were all of age, because their age ranged from 18-79 years.the most Surprising information concerning cider and tendrils, which the Finnish consumers are really not particularly interested, because cider would not buy at all, 49% of respondents and tendrils already more than half, or 51% of the respondents.Still, as much as 26% of the respondents reported that did not buy beer at the store.Stronger oluitakaan don't want to really buy from the store, for now, alko of purchased a 5.0-to 5.5% beer would buy in the supermarket for 37% of the respondents.a Slight 7% of the minority would like to purchase a maximum of 4,7-4,9% beer.
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