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It was only a matter of time: Disney has set an industry record for biggest global box-office haul in a single year.The studio announced in a press release on Monday that it hit the $7 billion mark globally for 2016.It marks the first time a movie studio has reached that figure.The new milestone comes amid a year of megahits and titles that overperformed."Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" opened to huge numbers globally last weekend and is likely to dominate the box office for the rest of the year , both "Finding Dory" and "Captain America: Civil War" earned over $1 billion globally, and "The Jungle Book" just under $1 billion globally and "Zootopia" over $1 billion globally did much better than Disney expected.This beats last year's record-breaking year by Universal, which earned $6.89 billion globally thanks to its hits "Jurassic World," "Furious 7," and "Minions."NOW WATCH: A style expert explains what 'business casual' actually meansLoading video...
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Soft skills are crucial to getting the necessary cooperation with the rest of the business to float.But in recent years, the it department's teknikmonopol become blurred, it can no longer control what employees bring with them into the form of hardware, software, or apps.An extended byod trend, bring your own device, there is.It does not mean that the it department should retreat.the Need for cooperation has also changed the need of skills that are valued among the employees in the it department.Now the call is for a person who is "versatile and willing to cooperate with each other to solve problems as a team rather than individual experts," according to Patric Palm, ceo and founder of Favro which provides tools for project management and collaboration.
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But once you've got a taste from the more approachable ones, you'll be approaching tabletop monsters in no time.Yet its popularity is clear from the many settlement-building games around, like Quadropolis.This bright, colourful, family-friendly title sees players jostling to get the best city blocks from a random grid.However, their selection gets limited by the architects at their disposal.An axiom proven by endless children's games that require you to balance various oddly-shaped pieces atop one another.It even manages to be scary, with creepy music and unexpected sound effects.
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the web service giant Google has announced a move to use only renewable energy sources during 2017, told The New York Times.Last year, the company spent approximately as much energy as the city of San Francisco, with a population just under a million people.Google has over the past decade, made several big contracts to renewable energy producers.the most Typical forms of contract are guarantees purchase of wind and solar energy producers.These agreements with help of the producers have been able to apply for funding for new turbines.Unlike carbon-based energy prices, wind energy prices did not throw, which will help google to better plan energy costs.
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On Thursday, China seized an unmanned sub in the South China Sea that belonged to the U.S. Navy.Following a diplomatic complaint from the Pentagon, China now says it will return the vessel and that Americans were hyping up an incident that s really no big deal.According to U.S. officials, the drone submarine was just off of the coast of the Philippines and about to be retrieved by the USNS Bowditch when a Chinese Navy vessel took it.The sub was reportedly collecting data about the salinity, temperature and clarity of the water.For its part, China s Defense Ministry says that its vessel simply came across a piece of unidentified equipment and they wanted to check it out for any navigational safety issues.The message also says that people need to take a chill pill.
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Following growth in the car-hailing market, bike-sharing apps are becoming next big thing in China s sharing economy as growing startups backed by venture capitalists and technology giants have flocked into the battle to be Didi or Uber for bikes.Shanghai-based bicycle rental platform YouBai, established in July, last week said it had raised 100 million yuan HK$111 million in its third-round financing from several domestic investors led by Black Hole Capital, according to the 21st Century Business Herald.In September, the company raised 150 million yuan in A round financing and 10 million yuan in its angel round from several domestic investors and local state-owned enterprises.Bluegogo, another bike-sharing application backed by bike manufacturer SpeedX, also said last week that it would close financing of several dozens of millions US dollars by the end of this month, the Herald report said.In September, three other Chinese startups - Mobike, oFo and XiaoMing Danche, also raised funding of between 10 million yuan and US$100 million.Colours are running out for those bike-sharing startups bikes across China s cities – Mobike in orange, oFo in yellow, ekuaitu and Youbai in green, Bluegogo in blue, hellobike in white and Qibei in grey - as much of the investment optimism in the sector stems from the huge untapped potential in the last kilometre short trip market focusing on students and urban commuters.
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After resisting smartphones for years, Nintendo has adapted Super Mario for the iPhone.As recently as five years ago, Nintendo s late president, Satoru Iwata, was adamant that Super Mario would never make the leap to smartphones.Before he died, Iwata was forced to acknowledge that the world had changed, and that Nintendo, a company founded in 1889 to make playing cards, must again change with it.In January of 2014, faced with a predicted two-hundred-and-forty-million-dollar annual loss for the company, Iwata asked Mario s creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, to meet with the character s other three aging custodians—Takashi Tezuka, Toshihiko Nakago, and the composer Koji Kondo—to explore how Mario might be adapted for the miniature screen.The resulting game, Super Mario Run, came out on Thursday for the iPhone.As its name implies, it is an auto-runner, a design tradition popularized on smartphones in which the character moves through the environment without provocation, the player s only real role being to tap the screen to trigger an obstacle-leaping jump.
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Lucky China, always getting the good stuff.First pandas, and now the Huawei Honor Magic.This curvy beauty is packed with interesting tech, from a dual-camera system on the back to an eye-tracking sensor from Tobii on the front — and a whole lot of custom software in between.The display underneath that lovely smooth glass is a 5-inch AMOLED one with a 2560 1440 resolution, giving it an exceedingly high 577 PPI.Dual 12-megapixel cameras on the back, one color and one monochrome, should produce excellent imagery.The frame is itself a sensor, the home button is also a fingerprint reader, and on the front is an eye-tracking unit from Tobii, which generally builds them into laptops and monitors — this is the first smartphone they ve put one in.
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the Buzz around the New feature warns your friends if you share some of the so-called fusknyheter .We have previously reported on Facebook's plans for the control of false news on the flow.Among other things, the company revealed that a new anmälningsfunktion was under development for its users.to flag a suspicious link, the information could be passed on to third party companies, which in turn controls the legitimacy of the news.don't Miss: the New fraud is spreading on Facebook – attracts with nakenfilmer on celebritiesNow announcing Facebook that the feature is ready to be rolled out, with a couple of new additions.
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Delivery Hero, with Kinnevik-backed Rocket Internet in the owners, recently bought rival Foodpanda, in a major deal.Now, it transpires that the company, with Swedish Niklas Östberg, co-founder and ceo, is about to sell Hungryhouse, a supplier of takeaway food in the Uk.Delivery Hero sells Hungryhouse for sek 2.3 billion, according to a press release.the price tag could rise to 2.8 billion depending on how the company is performing until the deal is completed.the Buyer Just Eat is the Uk's largest caterer on the network.Hungryhouse seems only in the Uk and is expected to help the Eat to accelerate its growth and consolidate its geographical presence, according to a press release.
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the American Consumer report has published an annual list of their epäluotettavimmista car brand.the European manufacturers will come this year with a bang down.Also medijulkisuudessa bask in the Tesla ended up for the first time epäluotettavimpien brands top 11 list.Top 11 -list of open Swedish Volvo, which ranked in the Consumer reports on the list at number 11.the Volvo fell out of the investment last year from seventh place. # 10 ended up in Lincoln, for which investment last year fell four notches.
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To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.Facebook has confirmed that it will not help the US government build a national Muslim registry if asked.On the campaign trail, President-elect Donald Trump said he wanted to build a government database to track Muslims in the US.A Facebook spokesperson who accidentally sent an email to a BuzzFeed reporter, instead of a colleague he thought he was addressing, called the proposed idea a "straw man".A company spokesperson later said in a statement to BuzzFeed News: "No one has asked us to build a Muslim registry, and of course we would not do so."In November, Trump told MSNBC he "would certainly implement" a database system to track Muslims in the United States.
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För drygt ett år sedan presenterade tidningen New York Times sin nya VR-app och delade i samband med det ut en miljon Googles pappheadset till sina prenumeranter.Nu börjar även Dagens nyheter med VR-innehåll och kommer även att dela ut Google Cardboard-headset i ett samarbete med den amerikanska techjätten.Vi vill ta publiken till platser de normalt inte kan komma och få dem att se hela bilden, i en ny form av berättelse.Det är ett oerhört spännande format att arbeta med och att uppleva , säger Martin Jönsson, redaktionell utvecklingschef på DN och projektledare för satsningen, i ett pressmeddelande.Till en början kommer det att finnas fyra VR-upplevelser på DN:s sajt och kommer att fyllas på med nytt innehåll kvartalsvis.Nu finns bland annat scener från det krigsdrabbade östra Ukraina och tittare kan få möjligheten att kliva upp på scen med DJ-duon Rebecca och Fiona.
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When CBS All Access launched more than two years ago, the $5.99-a-month service only live-streamed in certain markets and offered relatively little programming compared with the likes of Netflix.CBS has beefed up the online service dramatically since then, making live station feeds available across nearly the whole country, offering full current seasons of shows like NCIS, greenlighting a new edition of Star Trek for the platform, and inking a deal this month to stream its Sunday and Thursday NFL games.Winning over young consumers on digital platforms will be key to CBS s future as a stand-alone broadcaster and will be in the spotlight for investors, particularly after plans unraveled this week to merge CBS Corp. with sister company Viacom Inc.While other media companies have prioritized gaining carriage on every new digital distributor, CBS hasn t been afraid to stay on the sidelines.It wasn t on AT s DirecTV Now at launch in November, hasn t signed a deal with Dish Network Corp. s Sling TV in nearly two years and hasn t struck a pact with Hulu, the service owned by many of its rivals that is set to launch a cable-style streaming offering early next year.1 broadcast network did sign a deal with Alphabet Inc. s YouTube and remains in talks with DirecTV Now and Hulu.
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Last Thursday, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy made headlines by boldly proclaiming that teen e-cigarette use is a major public health concern.The assertion came alongside a government report with some eye-popping figures, including that e-cigarette use among high school students increased by more than 900 percent between 2011 and 2015.The apparent blaze in popularity led Murthy and other public health experts to worry that vaping could blow up rates of teen smoking and life-long nicotine addictions.In 2016, e-cigarette use among teens dipped for the first time since the devices gained popularity in the last decade or so, according to public health researchers at the University of Michigan.In a statement, the lead researcher of the Michigan study, Lloyd Johnston, noted that there are still many kids at risk of substance abuse but that drug use trends are going in the right direction."In terms of e-cigarettes, "it s still too early to know if this year s dip shows a peak or pause, said Richard Miech, another Michigan researcher.
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Veterans are not only great for serving our country, they are also great at running technology businesses.Due to the stress and discipline needed to serve in the military, veterans have an advantage to the business world.The selection is based on influence, the uniqueness of their tech business, diversity of employees and potential of future growth.Here are the top 5 emerging veteran tech founders of 2017.Jeff Shuford Ph.D., President of Tech From VetsDr. Shuford s technology company Tech From Vets has been making major waves in the technology industry for the majority of 2016.
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Obi the parrotlet wearing protective goggles.As the bird flaps its way through the water particles, its wings generate disruptive waves, tracing patterns that help scientists understand how animals fly.In a new study, a team of scientists measured and analyzed the particle trails that were produced by the goggle-wearing parrot's test flights, and showed that previous computer models of wing movement aren't as accurate as they once thought.Computer models can interpret these air disturbances to calculate the forces that are required to keep a flyer aloft and propel it forward.A team of scientists had recently developed a new system that tracked the airflow generated by flight at an unprecedented level of detail.For the study, the researchers enlisted the help of a Pacific parrotlet — a type of small parrot — named Obi.
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The whole Note 7 overheating saga has been going on for some time, but it isn't quite over yet.Owners of the ill-fated handset should, by now, have taken notice of Samsung's globall recall following numerous reports of the phablet overheating and, in some instances, exploding.But if you live in the US and have thus far ignored the recall and clung to your Note 7, Samsung appears to be gearing up to force you to comply.According to a report from The Verge, Samsung could be about to release an update for the Note 7 that will prevent it charging, thereby essentially disabling all the remaining handsets that are yet to be returned.An image obtained by the site seems to show an alert which went out to at least one Note 7 owner on US Cellular, informing them of the impending update.Samsung issued a global recall following reports of Note 7s exploding
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Kakao, the Korean mobile and web giant, is beefing up its social media and content businesses after its Podotree affiliate raised 125 billion won around $107 million .The deal values it at 500 billion won, Kakao confirmed, that s approximately $428 million.The company is best known for its Kakao messaging service, which is Korea s most popular chat app with 150 million users worldwide, but Podotree manages two of its upcoming services, its Kakao Page social network and Daum Webtoons, its take on the increasingly popular digital comic space.Kakao said the money will go towards growing the Webtoon business, acquiring new IP and licensing rights, and expanding into video content.Webtoons — digital comic services — are increasingly popular in Korea, Japan and other parts of the worldKakao confirmed that the funding was led by Anchor Equity Partners, with Singapore investment fund GIC one of a number of other, undisclosed backers that participated.
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Digital transformation is changing everything about information technology, and even the business itself.As IT morphs from a back-office function, to a knowledge-worker enabler, to an all-encompassing, integrated part of every employee and most things in a company, the traditional IT staff s role is changing rapidly.They are helping their companies build a digital strategy—including internal IT capabilities, such as next-generation collaborative mobile environments; digital marketing strategies, such as the company s online presence; and digital business strategies, or the integration of technology into products the company sells.That s not an easy transition, particularly as most companies are having trouble finding people with the skillsets they need to execute on the new business-technology functions.As a result, they must rely on their partners and trusted advisors to offload select IT functions, with flexible rollout schedules.Instead of running every IT capability, IT staff members will manage their partners, who in turn, will handle a variety of capabilities—from mobile device programming and management, to LAN/WAN management, to security capabilities, to application development.
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