Albert Colburn

Albert Colburn

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With Amazon’s third annual Prime Day just days away, new research out today estimates that the program has grown by 35 percent in the past year.Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) has been tracking Amazon Prime’s growth for the past couple of years, and its latest research estimates that there were 85 million Prime members as of June 30, 2017, the end of the second quarter.CIRP’s June 2016 estimate had the number at 63 million.And a year earlier, the number was just over 40 million — meaning the program has essentially doubled in size in the US in the past two years.Amazon doesn’t give out exact Prime membership figures, so estimates are the best anyone can do at this point.But, in a regulatory filing earlier this year, Amazon did specifically call out $6.4 billion in revenue from a line item labeled “retail subscription services.” That led other analysts to estimate Prime membership at between 65 and 80 million.
Sweden
Ett av dem är Yepstr (NTL) som grundades av Jacob Rudbäck för cirka två år sedan.Vi har snittat 43 procent tillväxt varje månad det senaste året”, säger Jacob Rudbäck.Han uppger att Yepstr har ökat omsättningen från 60 000 kronor i april till 100 000 kronor i maj. Den senaste månaden har bolaget omsatt 170 000 kronor.Han ser också att det kommer att fortsätta i samma takt de närmaste månaderna.Bolaget, som fortfarande går med förlust, tog in 7 miljoner kronor för drygt ett år sedan.En av Investerarna då var redarmiljardären Dan Sten Olsson, som Jacob Rudbäck träffade när han klippte Stena-grundarens gräsmatta som ung.
UK
According to a poll by radio 5 live, football fans are turning away fom Sky Sports and BT Sport as their main platform to watch games, and turning towards streaming using methods such as the popular free Kodi TV player.Nearly half of 1,000 people questioned said that they had streamed content at least once on a service other than Sky or BT sports, who hold the rights to broadcast live games in the UK.However, although some fans were aware that watching online for free is against the law a third said they did not know unofficial streams were illegal.Kodi-style set-top boxes were one of the main devices being used by streamers to watch games, with nearly a quarter of those surveyed making use of one for illegal streaming.Kodi is not illegal but its open source platform allows users to install add-ons which can then access illegal content such as football and movies.This news comes as Sky Sports subscribers have been surprised with the possibility of a lower monthly bill with the firm rumoured to announce some major changes.
Sweden
Fredrik och Kristoffer snackar också om begränsningars fördelar för kreativiteten, mobbprogrammering - vore orgieprogrammering ett bättre namn?- och risken att man ser saker som dogma eller facit istället för tumregler eller visdomsord.Gillar du Kodsnack får du hemskt gärna prenumerera och recensera oss i iTunes!
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There are some technical issues here, but overall Goose VPN is a likeable service, and a reliable one.Goose VPN is a young privacy provider based in the Netherlands.It's small in comparison to the top VPN providers – the front page talks of around 13,500 Goose users worldwide – but the company still manages to offer some appealing products and plans.Goose allows installing and using the service on unlimited devices, and there are custom clients available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, as well as instructions for setting it up on some routers.A one-year Unlimited Goose plan gets you unlimited traffic for €4.99 (£4.40, $5.60) a month, paid annually.You can get the same product with monthly billing, although there's a big price hike to €12.99 (£11.50, $14.60) a month.
US
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday reinstating the National Space Council—a panel to be led by Vice President Mike Pence —as part of an effort to establish closer coordination among civilian, military and budding commercial activities.Mr. Trump said the move “sends a clear signal to the world that we are restoring America’s proud legacy of leadership in space.” Without disclosing any specifics, Mr. Trump said “we’re going to lead again,” pursuing what he called “the next great American frontier.”Friday’s announcement, long anticipated by lawmakers and industry officials, was decided before the GOP president was sworn in, according to people familiar with the details.The goals include speeding up big-ticket government space programs, while leveraging commercial projects to streamline federal efforts and reduce taxpayer costs.Mark Albrecht, the council’s last executive secretary before the panel effectively ceased operations in 1993, helped establish the framework for the new group.Mr. Albrecht said Friday that the order “provides all the necessary authorities” to address every component of space—from civil to commercial to national security operations—“separately and as an integrated whole.”
Sweden
Men vad behövs egentligen om det ska spelas spel?En spelkontroll är nästan oumbärlig för kampsportsspel och andra spel där snabba kombinationer avgör striden.Sist men inte minst har vi tittat på ljudet i spelen.De finns i många prisklasser och kvaliteter, och även möjligheten för personlig anpassning varierar stort.Trots sin blygsamma storlek finns det hela 10 knappar att välja på.Allt går att styra med en programvara där du kan fintrimma de olika tangenterna.
Finland
Liikenteen turvallisuusvirasto Trafi on tyytyväinen siihen, että kannettavia tietokoneita, tabletteja ja muuta kannettavaa elektroniikkaa saa sittenkin viedä edelleen matkustamoihinYhdysvaltoihin suuntautuvilla lennoilla.EU ja USA ovat sopineet, että puheena olleiden kannettavien tietokoneiden kuljetusrajoituksen sijaan käyttöön otetaan tehostettuja turvatoimia.”Olemme tyytyväisiä neuvottelujen lopputulokseen, joka on erittäin hyvä lentomatkustajien mukavuuden sekä turvallisuuden kannalta.Myös globaalin toimintamallin saaminen oli erinomainen asia, mikä selkeyttää käytänteitä kaikista maista USA:han suuntautuvilla lennoilla”, toteaa ilmailujohtaja Pekka Henttu Trafin tiedotteessa.”Kannettavia elektronisia laitteita voi siis jatkossakin kuljettaa matkustamoissa kaikilla lennoilla.Päätös tuo kuitenkin turvatoimiin lisäelementtejä, esimerkiksi tarkastustoimenpiteitä USA:han suuntautuvien lentojen lähtöporteilla koneeseen siirryttäessä lisätään jonkin verran.
Finland
Yksiselitteisesti", kirjoitti Sdp:n kansanedustaja Timo Harakka Twitterissä.Orpon ilmoituksen aiheuttama ihmetys johtuu siitä, että juuri tätä kokoomuksen ajamaan valinnanvapausmalliin liittyvää yhtiöittämispakkoa pohtii parhaillaan eduskunnan perustuslakivaliokunta.Valiokunnalta odotetaan perjantaihin mennessä lausuntoa perustuslain suhtautumisesta sote-uudistukseen."Minusta on erikoista, että ministerin aitiosta ministeri toteaa tämän ennen kuin perustuslakivaliokunnan lausunto on saatu.Siellä käydään nyt parasta aikaa keskustelua siitä, mikä on lausunnon sisältö ja nyt ministeri Orpo sitten totesi tuolta, että se on perustuslain vastainen", ihmetteli Harakan puoluetoveri, eduskunnan sosiaali- ja terveysvaliokunnan puheenjohtaja Tuula Haatainen puoluelehti Demokraatin mukaan.Keskustan kansanedustaja Mikko Kärnä puuttuikin Orpon yllätysilmoitukseen Puheenvuoron blogissaan.
UK
A small UK company that suffered a cyber attack has been fined £60,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).An investigation by the ICO found Berkshire-based Boomerang Video failed to take basic steps to stop its website being attacked, a hacking incident that led to the exposure of the personal details of 26,000 back in 2014.An unidentified attacker used SQL injection (a common hacking technique) to access 26,331 customer details.The ICO hopes the enforcement action (pdf) will prompt other small businesses to review their security policies.Sally Anne Poole, ICO enforcement manager, said: "Regardless of your size, if you are a business that handles personal information then data protection laws apply to you."If a company is subject to a cyber attack and we find they haven’t taken steps to protect people’s personal information in line with the law, they could face a fine from the ICO.
Sweden
Lite i skymundan, samtidigt som många av oss redan gett oss av på midsommarledighet, kunggjorde News55 i ett pressmeddelande att bolaget fått in 8 miljoner kronor i en nyemission.Teckningstiden i nyemissionen flyttades fram ett antal dagar vilket indikerar att bolaget har haft svårt att locka investerarna att gå in med pengar.Men till slut blev ändå nyemissiomnen fulltecknad med hjälp av ett konsortium som tecknade sig för 65 procent av nyemissionen.Totalt har News55 nu drygt 300 aktieägare och planen är att notera bolaget på handelsplatsen NGM Nordic MTF.Något datum för noteringen är dock inte spikat."Det är med stor tillförsikt vi önskar våra många nya ägare välkomna som ägare till News55 och ser fram emot att slutföra vår noteringsprocess.
US
I’ve mentioned SSAddin on this blog before, but not given much detail about it.SSAddin is an XLL Excel addin exposing APIs for Google Analytics, Baremetrics, Quandl, Tiingo as worksheet functions.It’s distributed under a permissive Apache 2.0 license, so you can use, repurpose or redistribute however you like with no fees so long as you include license and copyright notices.You can download 32 and 64 bit .xll binaries from here: http://spreadserve.com/s3/downloads.htmlDon’t forget to take a copy of SSAddin.xll.config too and put it next to SSAddin.xll on your PC.You’ll need to edit the .config to add your license keys for Google, Baremetrics, Quandl and Tiingo.
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Target has been pulling Just Mayo and other products from San Francisco-based food startup Hampton Creek because of food-safety concerns.The removal is a big blow for the former darling among health-conscious Bay Area startups.In addition to food safety concerns, Target also had a spate of other concerns regarding Hampton Creek that resulted in the product removal, according to Bloomberg.For example, Hampton Creek incorrectly labeled some of its products as non-Genetically Modified Organism food.Target said it received allegations of pathogens in Hampton Creek’s facilities and that some products tested positive for salmonella and listeria.Target said it voluntarily pulled the products rather than waiting for an order from government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration.
Sweden
How will pc vendors respond to the fact that the (often) younger tech-savvy employees are increasingly places demands on the devices they want to use?Lenovo want to tackle it by offering a pc as a service.Diane Croessman, who is global head of the it business says to Computer Sweden, the company has big hopes on this concept In the future.They have built up a dedicated department, with vendors, architects and project managers. " We have really slipped up and running on this launch, and I can say that we have a huge pipeline.then, Once we have references, so I think that this is going to be how large as you want.
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In a new developer update, Overwatch lead designer Jeff Kaplan detailed changes coming to Blizzard’s hit team-based shooter.Players will be able to bookmark their own highlights while they play the game, and they can also export them as videos.Meanwhile, Blizzard is promising that loot boxes will soon give out fewer duplicate items.Overwatch has been a huge hit for Blizzard since its release in May 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.Quality-of-life updates like these can keep those players happy (and likely to spend more money on the game).Overwatch already has a highlight system, but players only have limited control over how that works.
UK
Each and every high profile smartphone gets a round of leaks and speculation before launch.Especially when you’re as high-profile as the Samsung Galaxy S8.Some of those might have been just wishful thinking, but others turned out to be actually planned features that were later scrapped.Another photo of an abandoned prototype again “confirms” that this was a planned feature that, sadly, never saw the light of day.Everyone’s jumping on the dual camera train.Even Apple did with the iPhone 7 Plus.
UK
Wherever you go and whatever the context, there will always be people who try to game the system.That’s especially true if you’re a highly popular and addictive game like Pokemon GO.From day one, developer Niantic Labs have been playing a game of cat and mouse with cheaters and hackers, who seem to always be a step ahead.Oh, they can still play the game and even use their Pokemon, but they might be in for a nasty surprise.But sometimes, especially in the desire to get a rarer Pokemon, these players resort to unauthorized services that “circumvent normal gameplay”.Hacks and cheats, in other words.
UK
Looking for the best Samsung Galaxy S6 deals?On this page, we've rounded up the cream of the crop in June 2017, with the best value Galaxy S6 deals from top UK networks.We'll keep this page up to date with the best bargains deals as they pop up, so you shouldn't have to look elsewhere to find a pay monthly contract that suits your needs and budget.Well, it might not be Samsung's latest and greatest phone anymore since the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8 came to town, but it's still got presence.It's got a great camera and has just been updated with the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS, so it's definitely still holding its own next to the 2017 flagships.That tiny upfront cost does help keep the price down in the long-run, too.
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Microsoft this morning announced a series of new features coming to its Outlook for Mac 2016 software for Office 365 users, including those that will allow you to schedule your emails, track the message’s delivery, and find out if the email was read, among others.Some of the changes are rolling out first to those who receive early updates through Microsoft’s Office Insider Fast program, while other new additions, like email templates, will arrive today.Being able to schedule delivery is something Outlook has supported for some time in other versions of its software across platforms, including Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016, through its “Delay Delivery” feature available in the Options menu in the Message.The new “Send Later” feature in Office for Mac 2016, however, adds a drop-down next to the Send button itself.After clicking on this option, you’re then able to select the date and time you want to send your email, which is saved to your Drafts folder until it’s time.Also new to Outlook 2016 for Mac is support for delivery and read (opened) receipts when sending messages.
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Super Mario Odyssey was the best reason to spend the last week in Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, and we spent some significant time with Nintendo’s big Switch game for this holiday during our adventures at E3.We were also able to capture some footage that we want to share with you.This new Mario is bigger and more open than any previous entry in the series, and the two worlds Nintendo showed us at E3 demonstrated that by offering dozens of diverging paths and objectives.In the clip above, we run through Odyssey’s icy desert, “cap-ture” (possess) a bullet bill, and warp into a two-dimensional plane.But that’s not all we played, we played through desert stage a second time and discovered an icy cave as well as a sphinx-like Jaxi character that Mario could ride through toxic sludge.Finally, we also explored some of New Donk City.
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