Didi Mobility Japan, a taxi-hailing joint venture by China’s Didi Chuxing and Japan’s SoftBank, said it will expand its service to 13 cities across Japan, Reuters reports.The company has launched in Tokyo and Kyoto today, with 10 more locations to follow in the current financial year.The app was first rolled out in September 2018 in Osaka, where the company worked with 40 taxi firms in an increasingly crowded market for such apps.
Didi-SoftBank taxi-hailing JV expands to 13 cities across Japan – ReutersWhat happened: Didi-Softbank joint venture Didi Mobility Japan has launched its taxi-hailing services in Tokyo and Kyoto and will expand to 13 cities across Japan.The service initially landed in Osaka last year, targeting Chinese tourists and residents alike.The company joined forces with taxi firms as it sought to take on rivals backed by Sony and Toyota.Why it’s important: Didi has been pushing to increase its presence internationally as it faces regulatory difficulties and driver shortages at home.The company this year plans to focus on internationalization and aims to take on rivals like Uber in international markets.
Kenneth formed north of Madagascar and east of the Aldabra Atoll.An atoll is a ring shaped coral reef.The Aldabra is the world's second-largest coral atoll.It is part of the Aldabra Group of islands and part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles.At 6:45 a.m. EDT (1045 UTC) on April 23, 2019, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard Aqua captured a visible image of Kenneth.The Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC forecasters noted "Satellite imagery shows deep convection (rising air that forms thunderstorms that make up a tropical cyclone) beginning to wrap symmetrically around a low-level circulation center and forming the early stages of a central dense overcast."
In a joint collaboration, researchers from Denmark and Switzerland have shown that bacteria produce a specific stress molecule, divide more slowly, and thus save energy when they are exposed to antibiotics.The new knowledge is expected to form the basis for development of a new type of antibiotics.This fundamental principle is particularly prominent in the world of microorganisms, where free-living bacteria live in a constant fight to be the most well adapted and thus those who divide fastest in any given natural habitat.This amazing adaptability of bacteria is a contributing factor to the severity of infectious diseases in humans, including tuberculosis and severe urinary tract infection, for which the disease often resurfaces after treatment has ended.In a new research paper, just published in the high-impact journal Molecular Cell, researchers from Aarhus University have collaborated with experts from the University of Copenhagen and the technical university ETH Zürich in Switzerland and taken a close look at how bacteria handle this difficult balancing act.The results show that bacteria very quickly reduce their rate of cell division when exposed to antibiotics in order to maintain the highest possible tolerance, but quickly start growing again when the substances are removed and fitness is the most important factor.
AT will reportedly get to keep using its misleading "5G E" marketing for its 4G network after settling a false advertising lawsuit filed by Sprint.AT and Sprint met with US District Judge Vernon Broderick yesterday and informed him "that they had reached settlement in principle," Broderick wrote in an order paving the way for the case to be dismissed.Broderick ordered the carriers to "submit a stipulation of voluntary dismissal no later than April 24, 2019" or a joint letter on the status of their settlement talks if they aren't ready to dismiss the case yet."Terms of the resolution weren't available, but a person familiar with the situation said the carrier will continue to use the 5G E brand—short for 5G Evolution—in advertising and on its phones," the Houston Chronicle wrote today.We asked AT and Sprint whether there will be any changes to AT's use of 5G E on phone network indicators, but we received only short statements from each carrier that they have "amicably" settled the lawsuit.If Sprint didn't win any concessions on the 5G E front, it's possible that it's receiving a financial settlement from AT5G E is 4G LTE
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"Our work is part of an ongoing, multiagency effort to protect soldiers and civilians from chemical warfare agents (CWAs)," said Anatoly Frenkel, a physicist with a joint appointment at Brookhaven Lab and Stony Brook University and the lead author on the paper."The usefulness of the filtration method is limited, because once a filter reaches its capacity, it needs to be regenerated, removed, or replaced," Frenkel said.To dive deeper into this approach, the research team focused on the decontamination of sarin, a nerve agent that prevents muscles from contracting and relaxing.If those signals are compromised, muscles remain in the contracted form, which becomes fatal as key muscles, such as the heart, are unable to move."Our focus is to develop smart air filters that destroy sarin before the molecules even reach an individual," said Virginia Tech scientist John Morris, who assembled the research team.To make the decomposition method effective, the researchers needed to identify a catalyst that could break down sarin efficiently, but also one that has longevity--a catalyst that would not be inhibited too quickly or create a reaction product that would block active sites and render the catalyst ineffective.
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The Global Organic Electronics Market is expected to make its mark as one of the fastest growing markets worthing billions of dollars by 2027, registering a significant rate of CAGR during the forecast period 2016-2027 The key drivers aiding the market growth include growing consumption of electronic goods, increasing investment by market players in the production of organic electronic items, and rise in disposable income of consumers.However, factors like the presence of competent technology and technical limitation can hinder the growth of organic electronics market.Get Free Sample Report @ https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/sample_request/1162Key PlayersThe major key players in the global organic electronics market include Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan), AU Optronics Corporation(Taiwan), BASF SE (Germany), Bayer Material Science AG (Germany), Evonik Industries (Germany), Fujifilm Dimatix (USA), Merck Kgaa (Germany), Novaled (Germany), Samsung Display (South Korea), and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (USA).Global Organic Electronics Market – OverviewAs organic electronic items incur the low cost of production and are nominally priced, their market is growing.Market Research Future (MRFR) has published a research report about the global organic electronics market that predicts growth for this market during the forecast period between 2016 and 2023.Observing the market structure, this report estimates the future growth potential of the market.It evaluates the strategies of the key players in the market and follows the competitive developments like joint ventures, new product developments, mergers and acquisitions, research and developments (R & D) in the market.As per application-based segmentation, this market has been segmented into displays, memory devices, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting, photovoltaic cells, solar batteries, and others.Based on materials, the market has been segmented into conductors, dielectric, electrochromic, and luminescent materials among others.The regional segmentation of the global organic electronics market segments the market into continent-based regional markets known as The Americas (North America & Latin America), Europe, Asia Pacific, and rest of the world (RoW).
(Detailed analysis of the market CAGR is provided in the report) Large Format Printer Market is any computer controlled printing machines that support a print roll width ranging from 18" and 100", It prints on a large single sheet of paper instead of printing on individual papers.Large Format Printer Market is used in applications which require longer width printing such as banners, vehicle image wraps, posters, murals, trade show graphics, and architectural drawings.Rising adoption of UV-curable inks in outdoor advertising, the growing importance of digital document production in commercial printing applications, increasing demand for large format printing in the textile, advertising, and packaging industries are some of the major factors driving the growth of Large Format Printer Market.Demand for large format printers for outdoor advertising and indoor signage applications is more in Americas as compared to other applications.Walmart and Carrefour are mainly driving the growth of the market for signage applications in this region • APAC is expected to hold the largest share of Large Format Printer Market by 2026 owing to the presence of key players in countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea in this regionFor More Information Visit https://www.maximizemarketresearch.com/market-report/large-format-printer-market/2500/ Key Highlights: • Analyzes competitive developments such as contracts, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, collaborations, product launches & developments, and research and development (R) in the Large Format Printer Market • The objective of the report is to provide a detailed analysis of the Large Format Printer Market on the basis of offering, printing technology, ink type, application, print width, and geography • Complete quantitative analysis of the industry from 2017 to 2026 to enable the stakeholders to capitalize on the prevailing market opportunities • In-depth analysis of the industry on the basis of market segments, market dynamics, market size, competition & companies involved value chain • Analysis of the Large Format Printer Market with respect to individual growth trends, prospects, and contribution to the total market • Segment wise business performance detailed in a report will be worthwhile for the organizations willing to enhance its business • Provides detailed information regarding the major factors influencing the growth of the Large Format Printer Market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges) • This report would help stakeholders understand their competitors better and gain more insights to enhance their position in the businessYears that have been considered for the study are as follows: • Base Year – 2016 • Estimated Year – 2017 • Forecast Period – 2017 to 2026 For company profiles, 2016 has been considered as the base year.In cases, wherein information was unavailable for the base year, the years prior to it have been consideredResearch Methodology: Bloomberg, Hoovers, Factiva are some of the sites that are being referred to gain insights about Large Format Printer Market.
Sony last year announced it would enter Japan’s taxi-hailing space and, good to its word, the electronics giant has kicked off its S.Ride service in Tokyo.The service — which was first noted by CNET — is a joint venture between Sony, its payment services subsidiary and five licensed taxi companies.Since ride-hailing with civilian cars is illegal in Japan, the service will focus on connecting licensed taxis with passengers.The electronics giant previously played up its use of AI to match supply and demand and, on the payment side, it supports QR scans as well as Uber-style cash-less credit card.All together, S.Ride claims to cover 10,000 licensed taxis in Tokyo.Its largest competition is JapanTaxi, a venture from the taxi industry that’s backed by Toyota among others, which claims 50,000 vehicles across Japan as a whole.
The Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform has already proven its worth by breathing new life into all manner of new Toyota vehicles, from the 2019 RAV4 to the 2020 Corolla.In the future, it might even become the platform for the second generation of Toyota's small joint-venture sports car.A source told Australia's Motoring that the upcoming replacements for the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 might move to the TNGA platform.The choices are, according to the information, moving to TNGA or staying on the current platform, which also underpins the latest Subaru Impreza.There is reportedly a third option, but it's been nixed.Subaru also has a new platform on its hands, the Subaru Global Platform, but it's engineered with all-wheel-drive cars in mind, since that's Subaru's forte.
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has accused Chinese tech giant Huawei of accepting funding from the “People’s Liberation Army, China’s National Security Commission and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network,” the Times of London reported on Saturday, citing a “UK source.”According to the Times (non-paywalled version here), the CIA presented the evidence to other members of the “Five Eyes” (signatories to the joint signals, military, and human intelligence-sharing agreement between Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.S., and the UK) earlier this year.The Times wrote that the CIA “awarded a strong but not iron-cast classification of certainty” to its findings, adding that a separate U.S. government source affirmed that the feds believe the Chinese ministry of state security approved funding for Huawei.While the U.S. government has long insisted Huawei poses a national security threat, has banned federal agencies from using its technology, and has reportedly been pushing allies not to let the company build out their infrastructure for next-generation 5G wireless networks, it hasn’t presented hard evidence.Some U.S. allies, particularly Germany, have seemed sceptical of the claims.Huawei has also been in the news regarding the fate of its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who has been detained in Canada for possible extradition to the U.S. over claims of violations of Iran sanctions and banking fraud.
Earlier this month the University of Nottingham published a study in PloSOne about a new artificial intelligence model that uses machine learning to predict the risk of premature death, using banked health data (on age and lifestyle factors) from Brits aged 40 to 69.This study comes months after a joint study between UC San Francisco, Stanford, and Google, which reported results of machine-learning-based data mining of electronic health records to assess the likelihood that a patient would die in hospital.One goal of both studies was to assess how this information might help clinicians decide which patients might most benefit from intervention.As the conversation around artificial intelligence and medicine progresses, it is clear we must have specific oversight around the role of AI in determining and predicting death.And even though researchers are talking about the problem, issues remain.Case in point: The launch of a new Stanford institute for AI a few weeks ago came under scrutiny for its lack of ethnic diversity.
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WarnerMedia, which two years ago created the OpenAP audience targeting platform alongside Viacom and Fox, said today it is pulling out of the consortium.“As our company has transformed, our advanced advertising strategy has evolved.As a result, we are withdrawing from OpenAP.We appreciate what OpenAP has supported to this point in widening the adoption of audience-based buying on television,” said a WarnerMedia ad sales company spokesperson.The other companies involved, meanwhile, including NBCUniversal, which signed on a year later, said they remain fully committed to OpenAP in a joint statement:“OpenAP is a strong and collaborative effort among leading television publishers dedicated to further increasing the effectiveness, transparency and security of the video advertising business for both viewers and brands.
As smartphones become more powerful, they’ll be able to offer better artificial intelligence performance for gaming and other applications.Qualcomm wants to make sure that it stays at the bleeding edge of AI mobile technology, so the chipmaker is working with Tencent and Vivo on a new initiative called Project Imagination.The companies announced their joint partnership earlier today during Qualcomm AI Day in Shenzhen, China.According to a press release, Project Imagination is meant to “to bring smarter, more efficient, and more immersive experiences to consumers” through AI.The first step involves Vivo’s new iQOO line of hardcore smartphones for gamers.They use Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 855 chipset, which includes the company’s fourth-generation AI engine.
Actors union SAG-AFTRA and ad industry trade groups The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) have come to an agreement on new commercial contracts that they say are better fit for the digital age.The two entities first reached a tentative agreement on April 2 and released the full memorandum of agreement documents yesterday on the website of the Joint Policy Committee, which includes both the aforementioned trade groups.That release was held until the union approved the new contracts on April 13.A summary of the agreement is embedded at the bottom of this story, though the full revised contracts have not yet been released."This is a giant leap forward that more accurately reflects how the industry is creating and distributing commercials."Stacy K. Marcus, partner, Reed Smith
Google and Amazon, rival tech giants with massive interests in streaming video services and hardware, are about to kiss and make up.In a joint announcement, the two companies say an app for Google's YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Kids services will be available "in the coming months" on Amazon's Fire TV streamers and TVs worldwide.Separately, the phone and tablet apps for Amazon Prime Video will be able to connect to Google Chromecast streamers as well as devices that run Chromecast built-in and Android TV.These two separate upgrades to Fire TV and Chromecast streaming devices address longstanding incompatibilities and improve their users' access to YouTube and Prime Video, respectively.The upgrades also help Fire TV and Chromecast better compete against the likes of Roku, Apple TV and most smart TV systems, which have long had YouTube and Prime Video apps.Things have changed since then; the newest Chromecast has been on sale at Amazon since soon after its fall 2018 launch.