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New Phone featuresThe developer tools for iOS 10, due later this year, will include CallKit, a framework that lets developers of VoIP voice over Internet Protocol applications make it easier for iPhone and iPad users to take calls sent from communication apps.Users will be able to consult the virtual assistant to help with a variety of queries, including searching for images.First and foremost, people with iOS devices and Macs will have access to a unified clipboard, so that text and images copied on an iPhone can then be pasted on a nearby Mac.Its biggest improvement allows users to pick their favorite apps, which will be kept in memory and updated in the background.Those apps should then open drastically faster than apps under watchOS 2.They can walk through a guided tour of a development course to learn basic programming concepts.
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CarPlay on ultrawide screensApple's CarPlay interface - bringing your iPhone to the dashboard of your car, with a pared-back, driving-friendly UX - is getting smarter Siri in iOS 10, but so far, though, we've not seen a great deal of flexibility in how CarPlay looks.Considering how many cars - from automakers like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus, and more - are adding such wide-aspect panels to their high-end dashboards, that should mean a far more aesthetically-pleasing - not to mention flexible - way to use CarPlay moving forward.Avoid tolls in Apple MapsApple Maps has come a long way since its much-maligned first generation release, and as well as a fresh new interface in iOS 10, integration with Yelp, Uber, and other third-party services, and a new navigation system, there are some features which promise to save you money.Considering some states make heavy use of highway charges - which can add up over the course of a year's commuting, as well as sometimes requiring annoying exact change - this might well be one of those iOS 10 features which end up impacting a lot more people than you might expect it to.Usually, when you take a photo on the iPhone, it spits it out as a JPEG, but third-party apps will get access to the raw camera images and be, presumably, able to manipulate them for a greater range of tweaks and adjustments.Considering the iPhone has become one of the most popular cameras - used for recording feature films, no less - that could make a big difference for prosumers and professionals alike.
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Knowing the diverse composition of our nearly 150 active committee members, we expected diversity in responses, but one resounding similarity shone through which was that B2B marketers have moved well beyond the click as a leading metric of success and are moving toward a more holistic view of digital campaign effectiveness.As you ll see in the responses below, regardless of where the B2B leader sits in the B2B ecosystem, when it comes to KPIs, there is much for a B2B company to consider to evaluate the effectiveness of their campaigns including, but not limited to:Brand PerceptionLead to Conversion RateBusiness KPIs a la Corporate Culture Lead QualityClick Through RateLead VolumeConversion RatesReturn on Ad SpendCost per ActionRevenue Closed DealsCost per ClickRevenue GeneratedCross-sellsTime SpentCost per LeadUpsellsEngagement RateVideo Completion RateInteraction RateViewabilityThe below responses provide some good nuggets of wisdom and food for thought on the various considerations of companies as they consider their most important KPIs for themselves or the clients that they represent.KPI s managed correctly within ABM result in major increases in revenue for B2B Marketers, and given B2B s longer sale cycle, we need to incorporate leading indicators of success with lagging revenue metrics.In AdTech, and more specifically with CMPs, the KPIs are often bucketed by display and video; however those KPIs are starting to blur as viewability and engagement become increasingly crucial, and marketers realize that branding and performance can be achieved in the same campaign.The most commonly requested/prioritized KPIs are: Engagement Rate, Interaction Rate, Time Spent, Video Completion Rate, and CTR.Andrew Goldman, Global Lead, Agency Holding Companies, Global Sales Organization, LinkedIn and IAB B2B Committee Co-Chair From Mansueto Ventures perspective, we believe that today s most used KPI is inconsistent with how the end result supposed to look.
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A new study out today in Science details the protocol followed by a team of researchers at the University of Southampton to turn carbon emissions into rocks.The team took carbon emissions from the atmosphere, dissolved them in water, and sealed them in an underground well in Iceland with basalt rocks.Over the course of two years, the carbon solution reacted with the basalt, eventually crystallizing into these carbon storage rocks.The high-percentage of basalt in the rock at some places up to 90 percent was key to the technique.Professor Zhiyong Jason Ren, who directs the University of Colorado s Bioenergy and Bioresource Recovery Lab and was not involved in the research, stressed how important it would be to choose the right kind of site for the method.The next step for the research team is an attempt to test a larger-scale carbon rock formation in a carbon capture program at a geothermal plant in Reykjavik, which stores 5,000 tons of carbon a year.
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fotograf: TTTEKNIKFRÅGAN.Varför ser bladen på en fläkt och en vindsnurra olika ut?Ge besked i Ny Tekniks läsarfråga.Läsarfråga:Bladen på en fläkt och på en vindkraftsnurra ser olika ut, varför då?Har du nya intrikata frågor?Mejla till [email protected]ölj Ny Teknik på Facebook!
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Australian mother appealed for help to the voice-activated iPhone assistant Sirir, after she discovered her baby wasn't breathing.An Australian mother found out when she appealed for help to the voice-activated iPhone 'assistant' after she discovered her baby wasn't breathing.But now she particularly appreciates the technology.Installed on the latest editions of iPhones and iPads plus all variations of the Apple Watch , Siri can be activated simply by saying "hey Siri."Siri can perform other tasks, such as opening music, swtting and executing reminders, sending text messages and make phone calls, all on demand."Everybody, everybody should be aware of the abilities of their phone," said Nic Gleeson.
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He then spent a year on a fellowship in Rome and came back to Britain to teach at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in London and at the University of Nottingham.Harold became well known in London as an abstract painter, representing the UK at the Venice Biennale, Documenta – the German modern art show – and other international exhibitions in the 1960s.He stayed on to research the application of computing in the arts and remained in the US for the rest of his life.Over time, he constructed a painting machine that would apply brush on paper.He remained in the visual arts department at UCSD, serving also as department chair and director of the Centre for Research in Computing and the Arts there.He is survived by his partner, Hiromi Ito; Becky, his wife, from whom he was separated; his brother, Bernard; his son, Paul, four daughters, Jenny, Kanoko, Sara and Zana, and seven grandchildren.
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Android: A few years ago, we featured a handy little Facebook client called Fast.Earlier this month, Fast got a big update with a new design.If you re sick of the regular client, this one s worth another look.The new design features an embedded mobile site, so you can get the best of both battery-friendly worlds.Unfortunately, Facebook has been pushing people towards the Messenger app more and more, but for now at least, Fast can let you message people without having to install a separate app.Fast Google Play Store
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View photosMoreThe end is nigh.Changes to Instagram s news feed have been met with criticism, with some users threatening to quit the site.In a statement on its blog, Instagram reassured users that all the posts will still be there, just in a different order .I hate it on Facebook, I hate it there.The site said the changes will mean users are less likely to miss things they most want to see – stating that currently users miss on average 70% of their feeds.The post added: We re going to take time to get this right and listen to your feedback along the way.
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Entrepreneur Network partner Alex Berman is a Chicago-based expert on business-to-business B2B sales, startups, entrepreneurship, digital nomad life and interviews with top business people.In this video, the marketing director for mobile app innovators Dom & Tom shows you how to do so much more with what-should-never-be-just-a-random cold email.OLD EMAIL:Subject: Dom & Tom & Perfect SearchHi Alex,We're a search and social-ad agency in Chicago, and we work with a lot of remarkable companies like yours, including 7 VC backed startups in Chicago.We're a search and social-ad agency in Chicago, and we work with agency partners like the Code Design Academy and dozens of others in both NYC and Chicago.Thanks,MindyCheck out more from Alex Berman at Inspire Beats if you need more leads for your SaaS startup or agency.Please click here to continue.
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– Det här borde väcka funderingar inom stora delar av samhället, säger Göran Gräslund, ordförande i Integritetskommittén.Delbetänkande heter "Hur står det till med den personliga integriteten?"och Göran Gräslunds korta svar är:– Det blir sämre och sämre.Bland de allvarligast utsatta områdena finns hälso- och sjukvård, "big data" enorma datamängder om konsumenter till exempel , skolan, sociala medier och arbetsgivares övervakning av anställda.Men redan nu vill kommittén att Datainspektionen, där Göran Gräslund tidigare var generaldirektör, årligen börjar rapportera till regeringen om vad som hänt på temat personlig integritet.Kommittén pekar också på att dagens sanktionssystem har stora brister – många överträdelser med mycket få rättsliga följder – och att integritetsskyddande regler om till exempel gallring och samtycke har lakats ur.
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View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f108443%2fcdf763126c764f9f955ecf6f6ae92324As a DJ, Björk is a stunning virtual reality experience.The iconic producer of lush music and complex visual worlds premiered her new virtual reality exhibition, Björk Digital,at Carriage Works in Sydney, Australia on Friday and Saturday with a DJ set of more than five hours.Tucked into the corner of a carnivorous hall Saturday night rather than on a stage, the singer was surrounded by plants and barely visible, except to those who managed to elbow their way to the front.That's likely what most of the audience paid more than A$100 to experience — not a confusing DJ set in an anonymous dance hall, but a chance to commune with an artist whose creative output through music, fine arts and technology has been so rich.Visitors can also see Björk's dramatic "Black Lake" music video made by Andrew Thomas Huang for the Museum of Modern Art, as well as use the virtual reality headsets to enter two previously released virtual reality experiences, "Stonemilker VR" and "Mouthmantra VR."Another two rooms allow visitors to play with apps and musical instruments from Björk's Biophilia science education project, as well as watch a reel of some of her most groundbreaking music videos.
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The brazen theft is a painful lesson showing that the bad guys never sleep, and what was once good enough in terms of digital security is no longer so.To perpetrate this brazen, film noir-worthy heist, digital thieves snuck into what was thought to be the most secure financial messaging system in the world, known as SWIFT, a Belgian co-operative owned by member banks and used by 11,000 financial institutions globally.The attack on the SWIFT banking network did not showcase a new type of computer attack, but it did reveal a shrewd scheme combining several existing attack methods in a devious, sophisticated, and unique way.SWIFT said the thieves stole legitimate operator credentials allowing them to send seemingly authentic messages that were used to conduct fraudulent transfers.Protecting SWIFT and its members, or any similarly interconnected eco-system, today requires a collaborative, multi-faceted approach that must be managed like a serious business challenge, not simply a technological issue.The bank thieves also took advantage of a weak link in the security chain-a lowly PDF reader used to generate reports of payment confirmations.
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The company averages about 11 million rides a day, and has 300 million users across 400 Chinese cities.So far, both Didi and Apple have kept mum about how exactly that money would be used, but the company did tell Tech Insider several ways it plans to grow its business in the near-term.The app lets you hail a private car or taxi, just like Uber.Also similar to UberPOOL, Didi has a service called Hitch that lets you carpool with others to cut down on costs.But Didi also lets you book a chauffeur for an extended period of time, test drive a car from a local car dealer, and find and purchase tickets for a Didi shuttle bus.That poses problems for apps like Didi, which want to give accurate pick-up estimates, especially in situations like Hitch where a driver is picking up multiple people from different locations.Having an underlying algorithm that can make it easier for drivers to pick up riders in a timely fashion is important in China.More from Tech Insider:This summer's hottest pool accessory is a giant inflatable swan floatThere s an HDTV antenna that s literally made from dead cable boxesWatch this crazy time-lapse of Dutch builders putting a tunnel under a highway in 48 hours20 amazing things you can do with Pebble's new $70 deviceA new app called Recharge lets you rent hotel rooms by the minute for extremely short staysNOW WATCH: We tried the 'Uber-killer' that just landed a $300 million investment from VolkswagenLoading video...
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Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram...what are they used for?Facebook offers a range of different mobile apps which fulfil slightly different functions.For users familiar with the web version of Facebook and looking to import the same experience onto their smartphone, the main Facebook app for iOS and Android provides largely the same experience.It allows group chats and video calls.WhatsApp has less added extras, while Messenger offers the ability to share gifs or videos directly from other sites.Instagram is another app owned by Facebook which, as of September 2015, had 400 million monthly active users.
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Ken Segall is a veteran advertising executive who worked closely with Steve Jobs at Apple for years.In his Guardian article, Segall criticises Apple's policy of "S" upgrades for iPhones.After every major upgrade the iPhone 6, for example comes another, more subtle upgrade like the iPhone 6S.Segall joins in the criticism, saying that the product deserved to be attacked, and that he found "parts of it to be bewildering.EXCLUSIVE FREE REPORT:25 Big Tech Predictions by BI Intelligence.Get the Report Now NOW WATCH: Hidden Facebook tricks you need to knowLoading video...
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Det är extremt tråkigt men det var ett beslut som vi i ledningen har beslutat att ta , säger vd:n och medgrundaren Patrik Fagerlund.Nu väljer vi att ta ett aktivt beslut och väljer att fokusera på lönsamhet mycket tidigare än vi hade tänkt oss , säger han.Di Digital kunde i april berätta om e-handelssajten Fyndiqs beslut att sparka en fjärdedel av personalen och avbryta sina expansionsplaner i Tyskland.Samtliga fall är en tydlig signal om att investerarnas förväntningar på startupbolagen att bevisa sin lönsamhetspotential har skruvats upp rejält.Vi vill fortfarande sälja vår teknologi i hela världen men det behöver inte betyda att vi behöver kontor överallt.Läs även: Malmöbolaget Brisk går i graven
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Google self-driving car safety-testing lead Stephanie Villegas with one her company's self-driving cars at Google's offices in Mountain View, Calif., April 14, 2016."I've been here since the Prius," said Villegas, referring to the series of vehicles Google has used for its cars, from the Toyota Prius to a Lexus SUV to the bubble-like prototypes currently under testing.Children running in the road after balls.Q What weather-related issues make driving difficult for the robotic cars?Contact Ethan Baron at 408-920-5011 and follow him at Twitter.com/ethanbaron.Stephanie VillegasAge: 29Birthplace: San FranciscoPosition/title: Structured testing leadEducation: UC Berkeley, bachelor of fine artsCity of residence: San FranciscoFive facts about Stephanie VillegasHours worked per week: 50-60Number of speeding tickets, lifetime: 0Favorite Google cafeteria dish: It was a cheese platter that existed at a cafe that is no longer open.
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Tesla Motors vd Elon Musk tror att det blir snarare Apple än Google som kommer att stå för konkurrensen inom elbilsbranschen.Det uppgav han vid Vox Medias konferens Code, skriver Tech Crunch.Bakgrunden till detta är säkert Elon Musks insyn i branschen enligt techsajten, men också hans uppfattning om att Google, som han anser har gjort mycket bra inom branschen för förarlösa fordon, är detta till trots inte att betrakta som ett bilföretag.Apple, ja..det kommer att bli mer direkta , sade Elon Musk om den potentiella konkurrensen från den andra storjätten med bas i Silicon Valley.Jag tror att de borde ha inlett detta projekt tidigare.Finwire / Di DigitalLäs även: Kommentar: Därför miljardsatsar Apple på Kinas Uber Apple och Google framstår nu som två giganter som slåss om att ersätta personbilen med en global flotta av självkörande taxibilar, skriver Di Digitals Jonas Leijonhufvud.
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Photograph: TroncTribune Publishing, the parent company that owns several storied and proud newspapers in the US including the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, announced on Thursday that it would be changing its name to tronc Inc. That s with one lowercase t and one uppercase I.tronc pools the company s leading media brands and leverages innovative technology to deliver personalized and interactive experiences to its 60m monthly users, the release continued, using the lower-case t despite the word coming at the beginning of the sentence.The release also announced the launch of troncX , an online curation and monetization engine which utilizes artificial intelligence technology to accelerate digital growth .— @yurivictor June 2, 2016the future of media pic.twitter.com/bvPkbOwDGDJune 2, [email protected] @AlexKoppelman pic.twitter.com/UbWlMamPcg— Alan Yuhas @AlanYuhas June 2, 2016Lil Jon: YEAHHHHH!pic.twitter.com/abCAUjrhTx— Lauren M. Davis @L McCormack The company, which employs 14,000 people, has been facing financial woes for some time, with journalists at the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times facing round after round of layoffs and buyouts.In response, Tribune chair Michael Ferro said that Tribune would buy Gannett instead.
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Given a theoretical opportunity to win 1000 euros for a small essay."Describe where would you find taxis."Given the task it should be brought upon to think outside the box.where's the taxy stop sign.medium: Scan taxy apps .Hard: find taxy communities.
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It would be housed in a train station remodeled as a fake comedy club in one corner and George will be onstage, performing like old times.In response to the report Carlin s daughter tweeted to say that there were no plans for such a ridiculous misuse of the late comedian s legacy in the immediate future.It s unclear how he made the leap from we have all this cool stuff to let s make a dead guy play the hits in a basement until the heat death of the universe.Conductor, among other contributions to art and society.No one should be hard-pressed to find extant media with which to remember his talents.Perhaps the best thing we can do to keep Carlin s legacy alive is simply to keep him in our thoughts, right between my ass hurts in this chair and let s fuck the waitress, as he once wryly suggested in a routine about death.
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Chrome: If you re the type who enjoys a little motivational push through the day in the form of an inspiring quote, New Tab Motivation for Chrome delivers, with a random quote each time you open a new tab.The extension itself is pretty simple.Every time you open a tab, you get a new quote by someone like the Dalai Lama, Lao Tzu, Dale Carnegie, Tony Robbins, and more—obviously some quotes more interesting and thoughtful than others.You ll probably have to plug through some eyeroll-worthy ones to find something that ll help you get motivated to push through the low points of the workday, but since you get a new quote with each tab, it s as simple as closing and opening another, or ignoring it until you have a reason to open a new one.If you re interested, it s free and you can check it out at the link below.
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Microsoft and its Mojang subsidiary said Tuesday that they will begin blocking corporations and politicians from using Minecraft to promote their own agendas, including the sale of products, movies, or political views.We want to empower our community to make money from their creativity, but we re not happy when the selling of an unrelated product becomes the purpose of a Minecraft mod or server, Mojang wrote in a blog post.As long as this doesn t explicitly promote a King Kong sequel, you re good.Many of those users are also watching Minecraft-themed videos on YouTube, which can also serve as vehicles to promote products.The new rules apply mainly toward players developing mods or shared servers, where they can control what content players see.However, there s one enormous loophole: Fans of a show or a product are still free to build things in Minecraft that represent or celebrate it so long as the goal or focus is not to promote or sell that stuff, Mojang wrote.
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So aptly, ASUS has unveiled, in addition to its more professional and suave ZenBook products, a whole host of ROG, short for Republic of Gaming, desktops, laptops, and components that promise to give gamers the ultimate, no holds barred gaming experience that money can buy, including what ASUS claims is the world's most compact gaming desktop, the ROG G31 Edition 10.ASUS is also bringin out the GX800, which it naturally dubs as the most powerful gaming laptop.Of course, those aren't the only gaming computers for show at Computex.The Rampage V's design is based around the new X99 chipset for Intel Core i7 Skylake generation chips, particularly the LGA 2011-v3 socket.As a gaming-oriented motherboard, the Rampage V features ASUS-exclusive tools to make overclockers' lives a little bit easier and safer.Other ROG accessories and products include the Swift PG248Q Full HD monitor that boasts of narrow bezels and built-in NVIDIA G-SYNC support, the Centurion headset that promises true 7.1-channel surround sound, the Claymore keyboard with its Cherry MX RGB mechanical keys, and, last but by no means least, the ROG XG Station 2 graphics doc, that can give your laptop the needed boost to support virtual reality headsets.
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In total there are about 24518 bitcoin, which corresponds to approximately 97.5 million Swedish kronor. Representatives of Ernst & Young organizes the auction says the currency confiscated in criminal investigations, without going into detail on some details. Read also: Craig Wright does not give up - will soon convince us that he actually created bitcoin Crypto-currency may come from a study of the state of Victoria in 2013, when a man was arrested on suspicion of selling drugs on the Internet. Two years later confirmed the authorities responsible for the confiscation of seizures that they recently received such a sum in his possession. The setting, in general, is that times 10,000 bitcoin sold at once, it affects significantly the price, he says. The auction will be open to bidders from all over the world.
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Photo: Getty ImagesGiphy is a revenue-less three-year-old start-up, gets 150 million unique monthly visitors on its site, and all it does is curate and allow users to search for GIFs.It was invented 29 years ago but has taken off in recent times and is often used for comedic effect in messaging apps.New York-based Giphy is able to create GIFs and host them on a searchable database on its site and has also integrated with the likes of messaging app Slack and social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.Like Google, Giphy could monetise via sponsored GIFs, instead of sponsored search results.Currently, advertisers do not have access to Slack for example, but potentially could do through GIFs.Giphy is not booking ads or working to monetise the platform yet, but Leibsohn explains that all the content - such as that from movie studios or sports leagues - is in essence branded content.
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Twitter is becoming the place to be for livestreamed lacrosse, as the social network followed up March’s announcement of a pact with the with Friday’s news of an agreement withTwitter will livestream the MLL Game of the Week during the 2017 season, and its slate consists of 15 regular-season games and two postseason clashes.The livestreams will be available free-of-charge to logged-in and logged-out Twitter users via mll.twitter.com or @MLL_Lacrosse.The livestream schedule is (all times ET):Saturday, April 29, 6 p.m., Denver Outlaws at New York LizardsSaturday, May 6, 7 p.m., Rochester Rattlers at Ohio Machine
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När juryn presenterade sin dom stod det klart att Googles användning av Java är helt okej.Var det okej av Google att, utan att betala licensavgiften, använda sig av 37 Java api:er i Android?Vi är övertygade om att Google utvecklade Android genom att olagligt kopiera kärnan i Javatekniken för att skynda sig in på mobilmarknaden.Oracle tog detta till domstol för att få ett slut på Googles olagliga beteende , säger Dorian Daley, en av företagets advokater.Enligt Google var det snarare Suns misslyckade som gjorde att de inte tog sig in på smartphonemarknanden, inte Androids fel.Hade det varit en straffrättslig process hade det krävts bevisning som ställde frågan utom allt rimligt tvivel.
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http://content.blubrry.com/analyseasia/Episode 115 Singapore Startup Ecosystem Asia Funding Trends with Arnaud Bonzom.mp3Arnaud Bonzom from 500 Startups continued our conversation on his two interesting reports prior to the 500 Corporations report which we discussed earlier that focus on the Singapore startup ecosystem and funding trends across Asia Pacific.Last but not least, we discussed how funding trends are changing in Asia.Download MP3 33.9 MB or Subscribe via RSSAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong is a weekly podcast dedicated to the pulse of technology, business & media in Asia.Analyse Asia is a content partner of TechNode.TechNode does not endorse any commentary made in the program.Notes:Arnaud Bonzom, Director of Corporate Innovation @ 500 StartupsSingapore Startup Ecosystem & Entrepreneur Toolbox Report  1:12 What is the motivation behind building this report?4:00 What are the key observations on the Singapore startups Sparks, Rising Stars, Stars, Unicorns ?Where do they work out from, for example, co-working spaces?The Singapore government is definitely one of the main stakeholders in the ecosystem.What are the challenges faced?What are the work permits and passes to allow the individual operate in Singapore?StartintX Index on Asia Pacific Funding TrendsWhat is the motivation behind StartintX?What are the key findings in your first report on Asia Venture Capital?What are the interesting comparisons across China, India and Southeast Asia ecosystem?
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