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This Christmas, Nutella will launch a dedicated £1.1m TV campaign as part of a wider investment into the brand over the festive period.The campaign will feature new TV creative, festive snowman sleeves on its 400g, 750g and 1kg packs, and digital, social and experiential activations.Nutella-owner Ferrero will be investing £8.2m altogether this Christmas to deliver new products across its brands, including advent calendars and new boxed chocolate products.Following a successful Christmas in 2016, it is important as a leading confectionery manufacturer, to offering products and ranges that help to cater for the different types of festive shopping needs," said a Nutella spokesperson."Whether it’s to gift, to share or simply to treat and enjoy with loved ones, we know shoppers love our products and that they are a staple at Christmas.”Nutella, worth £50.8m and growing at 55.8% in the past four years alone, is moving into the biscuits category for the first time in the UK, following a trial period and success in global markets.
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Google is working on new tools to help news organizations sell subscriptions, a move that could help ease its strained relationship with publishers.The tech giant said it is testing changes to its “first-click-free” policy that allows access via Google search results to articles that require a subscription.Google might reduce the number of free articles users can access from three a day, said a person familiar with the plans.Google believes free sampling of articles helps sell subscriptions, the person said.The Alphabet Inc. GOOGL -0.16% unit is testing tools with the New York Times and the Financial Times, such as sharing Google’s data on which users are likely to buy subscriptions and using its online-payments system for subscriptions, the person said, adding that talks with publishers are ongoing and the changes might not happen.Any new tools are expected to be unveiled in the next few months.
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The Wisconsin Assembly voted 59-30 on Thursday to approve a bill to give incentives worth $3 billion to Taiwan-based Foxconn so that the company would open its first US plant in the state.Foxconn, best known for supplying parts of Apple's iPhones, will open the $10 billion liquid-crystal display plant in 2020, according to Reuters.The bill still has to be approved by a joint finance committee and the state Senate.Both houses of Wisconsin's legislature are controlled by Republicans, and the deal is supported by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican who negotiated the deal.Three Democrats joined 56 Republicans in supporting the deal.Two Republicans and 28 Democrats voted against it.
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Suitable for adventures both on and off the trail, this lightweight backpack compresses down to easily fit inside a carry-on bag, yet expands to 30-liters of capacity for both urban and backcountry adventures.Gobi Gear has an intriguing new backpack that active travelers are going to love.The new Free Spirit pack recently launched on Indiegogo and it promises to provide plenty of capacity and convenience for those who want the option to hit the trail when they are traveling, but do not necessarily need to lug a larger, bulkier hiking pack along with them.Made from lightweight, durable, and water-resistant nylon fabrics, the Free Spirit features a 30-liter capacity for hauling plenty of gear.In fact, when compressed to its smallest form, the bag is just 8 inches across and 7 inches wide, making it easy to slip inside a carry-on bag for use later.When you are ready to hit the trail, simply take it out, expand it to its full size, fill it with gear and supplies, and get moving.
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Just when you thought you could chitchat with authority about USB standards at your next dinner party, a new one comes along to shake everything up again.The latest USB 3.2 standard is going to be confirmed in September, and here’s what that means for your laptop, your phone, and those new USB-C cables you just went out and bought.While we have a certain amount of dongle hell to deal with today, it’s nothing compared to the early 90s, when computer peripherals used all kinds of weird and wonderful connectors, and it took at least half a morning to install and configure your latest purchase.The big computing beasts Compaq, DEC, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, and Nortel started work on the USB standard in 1994, with the original USB 1.0 specification arriving in January 1996, with its blazing standard speed of 1.5 Mbit/s.There’s also support for providing 100W of power, which is why laptops can now be charged via USB.It was also developed by the USB-IF, and it was announced around the same time as USB 3.1, but it also works with USB 2.0 cables and gear.
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Reddit today announced it was rolling out a native video player, meaning Reddit users can upload their footage directly to the site as opposed to an outside service.Redditors will be able to upload videos up to 15 minutes in length, and 1 GB or less in size.You can upload from both desktop and mobile apps.When you start playing a video, it will remain pinned to a corner of your screen while you scroll, and will keep playing.Reddit will also be rolling out a GIF-making tool that can be used in conjunction with video.My first thought would be that this is geared towards sponsors and advertisers.
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Their latest advances on this front see them introducing pinch to zoom, already a common function on many other sites, and moving the visual search button to make it more prominent.First, on pinch to zoom – exactly as it sounds, you can now pinch on your screen to zoom in on any object within a Pin image.In itself, this is a fairly basic, yet beneficial, update, but as noted by Marketing Land, Pinterest has plans to use the functionality to further their visual search efforts.For example, in future, when you pinch to zoom on a section of a Pin, Pinterest may use that as an indicator of the product/s you want to search for – zoom in on shoes, like the GIF above, and Pinterest could show you relevant pins related to that segment of the image, helping to connect you to similar products.Right now, pinch to zoom only functions as a zoom device, but Pinterest is investigating how they can use it as a prompt for further discovery.The second update relates to Pinterest’s visual search tool, which enables users to highlight and search for specific items within a Pin.
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We're here to help you compare all the best deals on the most popular Instax Mini cameras, including the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 prices, the newer Instax Mini 9, or the retro-themed instant cameras like the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 or Instax Mini 90.Prices alone might not be enough though, so we've given each of these Instax Mini cameras a rundown of information to help you choose the one that's right for you.The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is one of the most popular instant cameras on the planet thanks to its super cheap price and bold, cheerful and colourful design.Simple to use and with brightness controls, built-in flash and cool 1.8-inch x 2.4-inch images printed straight from the camera, this really is a bargain.But could you be tempted by the newer Instax Mini 9?The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 requires two AA batteries and is available in black, grape, raspberry, pink, blue and yellow.
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At the end of last month, the company behind the VR service AltspaceVR that it would shut down its service, but now seems not so be the case, writes the company in a blog post.Furthermore, you write that you have received enormous support from users behind the AltspaceVR then it became known that they would be closing down.Whether this support has been economically is not clear but I assume that this is the case, then, the company previously said it would shut down its virtual world due to profitability problems.A rumor circulating on the net is that Palmer Luckey founded Oculus could have possibly gone in with cash to save the service.however, There is no concrete information on that as would be the case.AltspaceVR has about 35,000 users and some of them, you can check out in the video below.
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From simple sliders and skins to full-on, triple-A-like expansions, ‘modifications’ have become the creative bridge that’s combined developers and fans into one talent-infused organism.Through a set of dedicated amateur programmers and designers, a game can live on when its creators move on to pastures new, or be reborn in a wildly different tangent.No, seriously, the proper beginning of the PC modding community really found its origins with a bunch of miniature blue characters with white hats and a penchant for mushroom-based accommodation.Modding (or ‘cracking’ as it was originally called, referring to the idea of cracking open a game’s source code) had slowly started appearing as early as the ’60s and ’70s.Hardcore programmers, or ‘crackers’, were splitting open titles on the Apple II and Commodore 64, adding in changes to gameplay, replacing story elements and updating audio.However, like most subcultures in their infancy, cracking was an ultra-niche endeavour that was hardly going to bother the mainstream.
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On Friday, however, it sunk off the coast of Denmark and authorities are concerned about a missing woman who had allegedly been on board the vessel reporting a story for Wired.The Associated Press reported early this morning that Peter Madsen, the owner of the vessel and co-founder of Copenhagen Suborbitals, was returned to shore by a private boat after a technical malfunction sank the sub.“I am fine, but sad because Nautilus went down,” Madsen told Denmark’s TV2, “a minor problem with a ballast tank... turned into a major issue.”Soon thereafter, Copenhagen police confirmed that an unidentified woman had been reported missing and her boyfriend told authorities that she had been on the submarine doing a story for Wired.The boyfriend is said to be the one who first alerted police that the submarine was missing when it didn’t return on time.According to Swedish outlet Berlingske, a spokesperson for the Danish police said that Madsen claims he dropped the woman off in Copenhagen the previous night.
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The UK's data watchdog has hit TalkTalk with its second major fine in a year for failing to protect customers' information from scammers.The Information Commissioner's Office fined TalkTalk £100,000 for leaving its customers' data open to "exploitation" when sharing the information with a third party supplier.The penalty is a result of a three year investigation into the protections TalkTalk had in place when sharing data with its customer service outsourcer Wipro.An inquiry began in 2014 when TalkTalk contacted the ICO over suspicions that employees at Wipro were "abusing their access" to non-financial data, the company said.The ICO found Wipro had "unauthorised and unlawful access" to excessive amounts of customer data, including the names, addresses, telephone numbers and account details of between 25,000 and 50,000.It reprimanded the firm and said TalkTalk should have been aware of the risks, which it had failed to mitigate despite having "ample opportunity over a long period".
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Social scientists increasingly are using online data to study our individual or collective behaviour on a scale and with an accuracy normally only seen in the natural sciences.Sure, we are still far from having large experimental social science data sets similar to the ones produced in CERN, but at least we have digital observational data like that collected and analysed in observational astrophysics.One of the key topics in understanding social behaviour is what scientists call “collective memory”: how members of a social group will remember an event in the past collectively.Even though collective memory is a fundamental concept in sociology, there have been very few empirical studies on the subject, mostly because of a lack of data.In a recent study, published in Science Advances, our team consisting of a sociologist, a computer engineer and two physicists made use of data from Wikipedia, through its publicly available daily statistics of page views of all the articles in the encyclopedia, to study collective memory.This was because such events are well documented, but also because, unfortunately, there has been a rather large number of such crashes – making the statistical analysis robust.
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Maailmanpolitiikassa eroa on vielä vaikeampi havaita, koska Venäjän valtapuolue on eräänlainen kokoomuksen raakalaisversio ja Yhdysvaltojen johtajalta ovat menneet omat ja valtion rahat sekaisin.Suomessakin se kelpasi pienpuolueen nimeen vain, koska puolueen alkuperäinen nimi viskipuolue närkästytti terveysfasisteja.Nyt tulee tehtävä: koettakaa sijoittaa seuraavien lainausten esittäjä poliittiselle kartalle:”Vahva kansakunta ei elä muiden rahoilla.””Maa voi olla vahva vain, jos tukeva enemmistö sen strategisesta teollisuudesta on kansallisessa omistuksessa.””Valtio on käyttänyt yli kolme miljardia euroa palauttaakseen omistuksen strategisilla aloilla ja yhtiöissä, jotka oli aiemmin hölmösti yksityistetty.”
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Since then, data analysis have developed by leaps and bounds, and today is considered to be an integral part of our daily lives.For businesses, data analysis has shifted the professional landscape to become more human-centric, resulting in effective ways to boost revenue while simultaneously improving customer service.Today, you’d be hard pressed to find a company that didn’t dedicate significant resources to data analysis.Yet, just because data analysis is commonplace, doesn’t mean that there isn’t always room for improvement.There are still companies that often fail due to the following reasons:1) You have unrealistic expectations
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Kauppa on kaapannut ketjussa hankinta- ja hinnoitteluvallan lisäksi nyt myös aloitevallan.Kesko nappasi viime vuonna Suomen Lähikaupan.Tänä vuonna S-ryhmä ostaa Stockmann Herkun.Ohjaamisen ja pakottamisen ero on kuitenkin pieni, kun yritysten markkina-asema on näin hallitseva ja kilpailijat harvassa.Osa ruokavalmistajista näkeekin jo painajaisia kaupan uusia piirteitä saavasta hankintapolitiikasta.Ne ovat kotimainen kala, terveelliset mutta houkuttelevat lastenruuat ja kasviksiin perustuvat vaihtoehdot.
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Enligt Gadgets 360 kommer Lenovo, som äger Motorola, att lägga ned sitt egna gränssnitt Vibe Pure UI till förmån för ett mer oförändrat Android.K8 Note blir Lenovos första mobil som kör Android 7.1.1 redan från början.Tillverkaren kommer fortfarande lägga till en del egna finesser, som stöd för Dolby Atmos och TheaterMax.Kunder ska dock kunna räkna med ett renare Android utan bloatware och utan förändringar av grundgränssnittet.Lenovo menar att valet att överge egna gränssnittet är baserat på feedback från kunder, samt att det kommer bli lättare för företaget både att uppdatera enheter snabbare och under en längre tid.There’s no more Vibe UI going forward and we are moving to complete stock Android for all our future Lenovo phones.
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Korkea eläköityneiden määrä on seurausta jo pitkään tiedossa olleesta ikärakenteen muutoksesta.Vanhushuoltosuhde – vanhusten suhde työikäisiin – kasvaa jyrkästi 2030-luvulle tultaessa.Eliniän pidentyminen on yksilön näkökulmasta mahtava asia.Samalla se luo kuitenkin haasteen julkiselle taloudelle ja eläkejärjestelmän kestävyydelle.Hyvinvointiyhteiskunnan rahoituspohjan kaventuminen aiheuttaa paineita julkisen talouden kestävyydelle.Maksurasitus työntekijän ja työnantajan lompakolle on huomattava.
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Hyperloop One has achieved a new milestone in terms of making its Hyperloop vision a physical reality: The company completed a test on July 29, 2017 at its full-scale Nevada test track that travelled at high speed, running nearly the entirety of the 500 meter (1640 foot) test route.XP-1, the company’s first Hyperloop pod, reached speeds of up to 310 km/h (192 mph) during the test, which is getting closer to the planned functional speeds of future Hyperloop installations planned for Dubai and elsewhere.The new test breaks the recorded speed record for any Hyperloop tests ever conducted, including those done by research organizations participating in SpaceX’s pod design competition.It was conducted on July 29, 2017, and included a 300 meter acceleration phase, with gradual breaking to come to a stop after that point.Hyperloop One depressurized the tube for the test track down to conditions similar to those at 200,000 feet above sea level, which is part of the Earth’s atmosphere where there is very little friction and resistance to the rarified air.The company says that all aspects of the system, from motors, to electronics, to the vacuum pump and magnetic levitation mechanism worked well during the test.
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is launching what it calls the world's first professional virtual reality wearable, in the form of a convenient portable backpack.With the new HP Z VR Backpack, you can avoid the usual VR hassle of cords and wires -- since you're actually wearing the computer.It's complete with battery, ports and the right PC parts for VR creation.The PC, a very flat-looking mini-desktop, slides right into the backpack harness, and the whole thing weighs around 10 pounds (4.5 kg).The company is no stranger to VR backpacks.Back in 2016 it launched the HP Omen X VR backpack, a consumer version -- like other VR backpacks we've tried, it was kinda ridiculous.
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