Benny Parkhurst

Benny Parkhurst

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Delivery Hero, hämtmatsbolaget där Kinneviks delägda tyska startupbolag Rocket Internet är storägare, utvärderar flera olika finansieringsmöjligheter inklusive en potentiell börsnotering.Det uppger vd Niklas Östberg i ett e-postmeddelande till Bloomberg News på tisdagen, samma dag som Rocket Internet avlämnat bokslut för 2016, inklusive rörelseresultat för utvalda innehavsbolag (däribland inte just Delivery Hero).Läs mer: Miljardförlust för Rocket Internets matleverantörDelivery Heros intäkter i jämförbara verksamheter steg med 71 procent 2016, och Niklas Östberg väntar sig fortsatt stark tillväxt under 2017 och på "medellång sikt".Den totala tillväxten uppgick till 79 procent, och omsättningen till 297 miljoner euro.Fortsatta investeringar i expansion står på agendan, säger Niklas Östberg vidare.
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One of the more important components is a camera, which is a secondary feature in PCs.Cameras are aiding mirrors in allowing cars to self park, and they will serve as the eyes for autonomous cars, helping capture and analyze images.The number of cameras on cars will only grow as drivers seek a better view of the vehicle's interiors and exteriors.For car makers, the next big goal is to bring context and understanding to those images.Combined with data from radar, lidar, GPS, and other sensors, cameras can help cars and drivers make better decisions.ARM has come up with a specialized camera chip for cars, with the goal of bringing context to images and improving driver and passenger safety.
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The Internet Archive has made the controversial decision to begin ignoring robots.txt, a directive file used by web servers to keep automated content crawlers away from selected content, in an effort to increase its coverage.Despite being entirely funded by donations and troubled by the occasional fire, the Internet Archive is making considerable inroads into its self-appointed task to create a publicly accessible archive of everything it can get its hands on.The organisation has, in the last few years, launched in-browser vintage computing emulation, playable classic arcade games, a museum of de-fanged malware, an Amiga software library, a trove of internal documents from interactive fiction pioneer Infocom, to say nothing of its archive of vintage computing magazines.Its most popular feature, however, is the Wayback Machine, a service which allows users to insert a URL and view any copies the Internet Archive's robots have captured through time.A fantastic resource both for research and for securing information which would otherwise be lost to history, the Wayback Machine has previously respected the robots.txt directives file that allows webmasters to lock automated content crawlers away from chosen files and directories, but now it will do so no longer.'Over time we have observed that the robots.txt files that are geared toward search engine crawlers do not necessarily serve our archival purposes.
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In case you missed it, I took friendly issue with some Scott Brinker's thoughts on marketing tech consolidation this week.Scott's blog is here; my response here.Scott tweeted: "Good counterpoint — and certainly a possible outcome.As a data point, I'll share the 2017 marketing automation category next week."Billed as "the world's largest digital advertisement search engine," New York-based MOAT's proprietary tech verifies that ads run alongside appropriate content — increasingly important in a programmatic environment, where reputable brands have recently found themselves aligned, for example, with terrorist group videos.MOAT has partnerships with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Snap, and it brings a bunch of other ad measurement tools to Oracle Data Cloud.
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Tesla Inc. plans to double the number of chargers for its electric cars at its stations globally, after owners complained of long wait times and crowds at popular locations.The Silicon Valley auto maker began the year with more than 5,000 individual chargers at its 790 so-called Supercharger stations globally.The plan announced on Monday calls for increasing the number of chargers to more than 10,000 this year.
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I recently found them and am building a tool to create them with two friends, but haven't talked to marketers about it, only end users (B2C), so I'd love to know your take.Do you maybe even have a large IG account and have experimented with video quotes there?Curious to hear r/marketing's thoughts on this!
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Read on for our detailed analysis of each programYou might be able to manage without a spreadsheet application or a tool for making slideshows, but everyone needs a good word processor.Here we’re looking at the very best word processors that can be used offline (particularly useful for distraction-free writing), but there are also several excellent browser-based tools to consider if you'd rather do your writing online.Google Docs is the most obvious choice, and has the advantage of saving your work automatically so you don’t have to worry if your connection fails.It’s also a good choice for collaborative working, and means you don’t have to upload work to a separate cloud storage service.However, it has a limited selection of templates, there’s no way to import content from other Google applications, and any online tool is going to be surrounded by distractions like social media.
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China’s Insta360 has announced it is taking preorders for its Insta360 Pro 8K professional virtual reality camera, the Insta360 Pro, as part of its ambitions to raise the bar for 360-degree VR films.The company originally announced the 6-lens camera at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas in January.The Insta360 Pro camera is designed for shooting 360 films that can be viewed with virtual reality headsets.It sells for $3,500, and it’s on display at the National Association of Broadcasters event in Las Vegas this week.The standalone camera can capture 8K 3D photos or 6K 3D videos, and it is also suitable for livestreaming.It is aimed at professional photo and video creators, as well as non-professionals who demand excellence from the camera they use to pursue their creative visions.“The VR industry needs steady content from a strong base of creators to keep growing, but before now, high-performing cameras have been overly complicated or cost-prohibitive,” said JK Liu, founder and CEO of Insta360, in a statement.“With the Insta360 Pro, we’re giving broadcasters and creators the tool they’ve been asking for.We can’t wait to see what they come up with.”What are consumers and professionals going to do with it?
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Fans await the Samsung Galaxy S8 as companies all over the world get ready for tomorrow’s triumphant launch.It is all but guaranteed to be one of the year’s best sellers.It is also guaranteed to not be cheap, though, which means finding the right deals is a must if you need to keep your wallet healthy.Those looking to get a couple Samsung Galaxy S8 handsets might find going with Sprint could be the best bet.The carrier is offering a BOGO deal in which users can get two devices for the price of one (with a new line activation).This means one can lease two Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones for $31.25 a month.
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One of the largest changes underway in the way we create software is that cybersecurity is no longer an afterthought, but instead is being built into every application.In a series on how companies can create the right security portfolio for their needs, I’ve put forward a five-step approach: 1) Determine Needs, 2) Allocate Spending According to Risk, 3) Design Your Portfolio, 4) Choose the Right Products, and 5) Rebalance as Needed.For this piece, I spoke with Jeff Williams, the co-founder and CTO of Contrast Security to get a sense of where his company’s products fall into the larger security portfolio.A terrible choice: Innovation or security“Companies face a terrible choice: either they turn their business into software and they accept the fact that they’re going to have rampant vulnerabilities and breaches or they let their competition win the innovation race.“But as a result, we’re going to have 111 billion new lines of code in 2017.
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The following video will be of interest to anyone who is interested in Chinese smartphones and how they are made.Have you ever wondered how a Chinese smartphone is manufactured?Well, Ulefone has shot just the video for you.In the video, we get to see inside the factory where the all new Ulefone Power 2 is made.During the factory tour, we see the mammoth 6050mah battery installed into the all new Ulefone phone, along with all the other essential components that make the smartphone beat and come to life.The Ulefone Power 2 is on sale now for just $169.99 and customers buying the large battery phone through Aliexpress can enjoy $40 of free accessories with their purchase too.Join GizChina on TelegramThe Power 2 boasts a Mediatek MT6750T 1.5Ghz chipset, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 16 megapixel main camera, 13 megapixel front camera and fingerprint scanner.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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I have been connecting needs with expertise for years, I've just realised how useful this is.I may start a business on the back of this but for now.What problems are your business facing?I'll recommend an agency or individual who can help.
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After NASA’s announcement last week, Enceladus is the icy moon on everyone’s mind—not that are are many others (sorry, Europa).So if you’re an astrobiologist or tinfoil hat believer like me, this is very exciting because, well, aliens.While discovering hydrogen is certainly exciting, astronomers and nerds alike have long hypothesized that Enceladus could harbor life.In 2015, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft flew through one of Enceladus’ icy plumes and collected fragments of organic compounds.“I think that, within the solar system, if we’re going to find anything extant [i.e.Because Enceladus’ surface reflects so much light, it reaches unbelievably cold temperatures, plummeting as low as -330 degrees Fahrenheit (-201 degrees C).
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In recent years, Microsoft, Facebook and Slack (and many more) have all built new productivity platforms for workers to integrate and communicate about dozens of other API-enabled enterprise apps, but what about productivity tools for those enterprises that have no appetite or budget to rip out and replace software that they’ve been using for years?Sapho, which has developed a platform that lets you build “micro apps” for older legacy software packages (often without any APIs at all) to make them more useful and used (“as easy as using Facebook” is the pitch from CEO and cofounder Fouad ElNaggar), has picked up $14 million in a Series B round of funding — raised as the startup continues to pick up speed among enterprises using older software, growing revenues 320 percent and customers 200 percent in 2016.Typical categories covered in Sapho’s range include expense reporting, sales software, IT support tickets and HR tasks.Sapho added a Microsoft Teams integration earlier this month, and it also added an integration with IBM Domino (the server side of the legacy service IBM Notes) this past February.That momentum has also meant that Sapho has been attracting M attention: close sources tell us that both Microsoft and IBM are among a group who have talked to the startup about buying it outright as a route to offering micro apps building and administering services to enterprises direct, rather than letting a third party do it for them.Sapho’s valuation is not being disclosed, but ElNaggar tells us that its increased nearly three-fold since its last round, a Series A of $9.5 million in June 2016, announced at the same time as Sapho launched out of closed beta.
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Soso Sazesh is the CEO and Founder of Growth Pilots, a digital marketing agency that partners closely with a select group of high-growth companies to manage and scale their paid search and paid social advertising channels.Soso founded Growth Pilots after constantly coming across companies that were not able to properly manage their paid advertising channels internally yet were also not able to find an agency that could keep up with the pace they needed to operate at, leaving them stuck somewhere in the middle.Growth Pilots was created to become a partner for these companies, some of which include Betterment, Formlabs, and Gusto.Soso has been solving customer acquisition problems for the past 8 years and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.You can follow him on Twitter: @sososazeshHe will be live on May 16 starting at 930 AM PT for one and a half hours during which he will answer as many questions as possible.
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Theranos, Inc., the infamous and embattled blood-testing company, has agreed to pay the state of Arizona more than $4.65 million dollars in consumer restitution for blood tests that were allegedly misrepresented and, in some cases, voided.The agreement, announced Tuesday by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office, comes after Brnovich alleged that Theranos’ advertisements in the state “misrepresented, omitted, and concealed material information regarding its testing service’s methodology, accuracy, reliability, and essential purpose,” the consent judgement reads.The state also alleged that Theranos was out of compliance with federal regulators.Theranos denies any wrongdoing but agreed to pay to avoid a trial.As part of the agreement, Theranos will pay out $4,652,000 in full refunds to all customers who purchased tests between 2013 and 2016.That includes approximately 175,940 Arizona consumers who ordered about 1.5 million blood tests yielding around 7.8 million results.
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Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry ordered a review (PDF) of electricity markets and reliability late last week, saying that "certain policies" have hindered the development and use of baseload energy sources like coal.That seems to be a direct allusion to the record amount of renewable capacity that has been added to the grid in recent years.Although wind and solar power are intermittent resources (meaning they only produce power when there’s wind and sun), government agencies including the DOE have funded research (PDF) to improve renewable energy efficiency and energy storage.It also decreases the grid's reliance on large fossil fuel-burning facilities and allows more distributed energy generation.The Trump administration, on the other hand, has been openly critical of climate change science, with the president even falsely claiming that climate change is a hoax made up by China.Perry, too, spent most of his early career rejecting climate change science, but during his January Senate confirmation hearing the former Texas governor said he now accepts science showing that the Earth is warming.
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The Moderators är en ny dokumentär från filmskaparna Field of Vision, som går bakom internets flöden och tittar in i ett av de många kontor i Indien som försöker tygla dem.Missa inte: Citizenfour-regissör visar trailer för ny film om Julian AssangeDet är en fascinerande film på bara 20 minuter som är väl värd din tid om du är det minsta intresserad av internet och teknik.Att vara moderator tycks vara ett väldigt krävande arbete, inte minst psykiskt.Du kan se filmen nedan.
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Another lawsuit centering on “bootloop” issues may be coming in the near future.The law firm of Chimicles & Tikellis is currently conducting an investigation on whether or not to fill a class action lawsuit against Google for those kinds of problems that have been reported in its Nexus 6P phone, along with early shutdown issues with the same device.Of course, these kinds of bootloop issues have been reported on other devices as well.Another law firm has already filed a class action lawsuit against LG for these kinds of problems that have affected some owners of the LG G4 and V10 devices.That same firm may expand their lawsuit to cover other devices with similar reports like the G5, V20, and the LG-made Nexus 5X.In this case, Chimicles & Tikellis are looking into filing something similar for the Huawei-made Nexus 6P.
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Our readers have bought thousands of OxyLED’s T02 stick-anywhere LED night lights over the years, and now they come in sizes to fit any cabinet, closet, and hallway.But like any family, each individual light has its own quirks.Less than 4" long, the T-02 Mini runs on two AAA batteries, does not have an on/off switch, includes six LEDs, and mounts with a magnetic strip.The standard T-02 is just a larger version of the Mini, utilizing 10 LED bulbs, and requiring four batteries instead of two.My favorite light of the bunch, the T-02U is the same physical size as the T-02, but with twice as many LEDs arranged in a 2x10 array, a USB-rechargeable battery, an on/off/auto switch, and optional screw mounts.The T-02S is the oddball of the family.
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