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This week we're bringing you a dynamic duo of deals to snap up if your current internet contract is coming to an end.You can read about them in detail below, but the first is the return of TalkTalk's cheapest fibre broadband price.It's free to activate and a mere £25 a month guaranteed for the 12 or 18 months of the contract.And second is Sky's attempt to wrestle your business its way - a £100 pre-paid MasterCard with any standard or fibre internet plan, which you can spend in-store or online.TalkTalk Broadband deal of the weekTalkTalk Faster Fibre broadband | 12 or 18 months | Up to 38Mb | Line rental inc. | No TV | FREE upfront | £25pm
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The same process that feeds the most voracious black holes at the galactic centers may also create dangling "tentacles" of newborn stars, a new study found.While most galaxies, including the Milky Way, hide massive black holes at their centers, only a few produce enough electromagnetic radiation as they eat to create active galactic nuclei (AGN).But jellyfish galaxies may help crack the case.Poggianti, a researcher at the INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Padova in Italy, is part of an international team of scientists using the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument on the European Space Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile to examine jellyfish galaxies.Of the seven galaxies with the longest tails, the researchers found that six housed a supermassive black hole, suggesting a link between the two types of object.Previous studies suggested that the powerful cluster winds stretched the tentacles out for tens of light-years in a process known as ram-pressure stripping.
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If there’s one thing we know about Netflix, it’s that the streaming giant isn’t afraid to spend big bucks to keep its growing subscriber base happy.As a prime example, it’s widely believed that Netflix earlier this year agreed to pay Jerry Seinfeld upwards of $100 million for two brand new stand-up specials along with a smattering of scripted content.More recently, Netflix managed to poach Shonda Rimes, the creative mastermind behind hit shows like Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder — away from Disney.While terms of Rimes’ new production deal with Netflix weren’t disclosed, it’s believed to be well into the millions.By the time 2017 comes to a close, Netflix will have released an astounding 1,000 hours of original content for the year.Coupled with the company’s existing library of previously released movies, TV shows, and documentaries, there’s no denying that Netflix is spending a fortune to ensure that its estimated 104 million subscribers never run out of things to watch.
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Amazon today announced a new program to bring revenue to developers of Alexa skills based on how much engagement their voice app is able to generate among users of Alexa-enabled devices.Amazon appears to be the first of the major tech companies with AI assistants and third-party integrations — like Google, Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft — with a program to compensate developers based on engagement created by their voice app.Metrics used to measure engagement of an Alexa skill include minutes of usage, new customers, customer ratings, and return visitors, an Amazon spokesperson told VentureBeat.Developers of Alexa skills in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany are eligible to join.Developers with a skill active in all three countries will receive separate payments based on engagement in each country.Developers making games for Alexa have been testing the payment program since May, Amazon developer evangelist Paul Cutsinger said in a blog post, but today a broader range of developers are eligible to join, including those working in education, food and drink, music, health and fitness, productivity, and lifestyle.
Sweden
Efter år av vinsttapp, neddragningar och omstruktureringar är Rovio, som utvecklingsbolaget bakom mobilspelet Angry Birds heter, tillbaka.Efter framgångarna med ”The Angry Birds Movie” så kan Rovio rapportera om en omsättning på 152,6 miljoner euro för första halvåret, vilket kan jämföras med 78,5 miljoner motsvarande period förra året.Även vinsten ökade kraftigt under perioden, från 11 milljoner euro första halvåret förra året till 41,8 miljoner i år.Spelförsäljningen har fått ny kraft efter filmen ”Angry Birds Movie” och ökade med 76 procent till 117,9 miljoner euro under perioden, skriver Reuters.
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There is an old joke about what to do if you’re ever stranded on a desert island with only a pack of cards: The answer is to start playing solitaire, because sooner or later someone will lean over your shoulder and say, “Why don’t you put that red seven on that black eight?”When we structure our marketing campaigns, either alone or as a well-oiled team, the last thing we want is for someone to come along and tell us how to do it better.And, let’s be honest here, the least wanted advice often comes from the client.We can live and breathe AdWords, breakfast on Bing Ads and snack on Facebook and Twitter; but the client pays for the campaigns.We were recently approached by a client who was unhappy with their current agency.But the other agency — hereafter known as “Opaque” (not their real name but incredibly appropriate) — advised the client that the account was theirs and that they, the client, could not be granted access for confidentiality reasons as it was within the agency’s MCC (My Client Center, now known as AdWords manager account).
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An old adage says that the way the rich stay rich is by not spending money.If you are one of the lucky folks who parted with some of your cash to buy or lease a Porsche sometime between 2007 and 2016 with a certain interior color, a class action suit might net you some money from the iconic sportscar maker.A class action suit against Porsche alleges that the glare coming off the interior panels of some Porsche models creates enough discomfort that owners had to go out and buy polarized sunglasses to drive the vehicles safely.The class action suit covers anyone who purchased or leased a 2007-2016 Porsche vehicle of any model with Sand Beige, Cognac, Luxor Beige, Natural Brown, or Platinum Grey dashboards.Those who had to go out and buy sunglasses or make other modifications to their cars to be able to comfortably drive them and avoid the glare can get between $50 and $175 from Porsche as compensation.The suit has its own website, DashboardGlareClassAction.com and if you own one of these covered Porsche models, you are running out of time to get money for those sunglasses.
Sweden
the Value of Bitcoin has risen to over 4 000 dollar for the first time on expectations that the faster transaktionshastigheter to increase the spread of the digital currency.It is reported by many international media, including Bloomberg News.... many people are very optimistic right nowBitcoin has risen to a maximum of 4 125 dollar on Monday, a rise of 15 percent since Friday, after a measure last week to increase the speed.the Solution, called the SegWit2x, has been so contentious that a new version of Bitcoin, called the Bitcoin Cash, was launched earlier in August as an alternative.Read more: Bitcoin is to share – why should you care
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Overwolf has enabled PC developers to build apps that enhance their games, and now it is moving into the mobile game market with the acquisition of StatsRoyale.com, the largest fan site for players of Supercell’s popular mobile game Clash Royale.The StatsRoyale.com web site provides information for Clash Royale players, aggregating statistical data and providing strategic advice about cards, decks, and the current game meta.The site has more than 20 million monthly active players.“I wasn’t really a mobile gamer before Clash Royale,” said Uri Marchand, Overwolf’s cofounder and CEO, in a statement.“Supercell’s amazing execution on the game captured me completely, and I was actively thinking on how we could help the Clash Royale with tools and services.I felt that there’s a very strong alignment between our core offering in Overwolf and StatsRoyal.com.
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Uber is losing another executive.Ryan Graves, the ride-hailing company's senior vice president of global operations, sent an email to Uber employees Thursday saying he's stepping down, CNET learned from a source familiar with the matter.Graves said that though he'll no longer stay in his SVP role, he'll continue on as Uber's board director."In the past 7.5 years of building Uber, I've learned so many different lessons, one of which is the fact that people who embrace uncertainty and change have the best grip on reality," Graves wrote in the email.Graves is the latest in a long line of executives to leave the company.Mired in scandals, Uber has lost more than a dozen high-level execs over the past few months -- mostly notably its notoriously aggressive CEO Travis Kalanick.
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When FaceApp went from a curious gimmick to a full-blown viral sensation earlier this year, it was proof that random, quirky apps could still catch fire on the App Store.It gained a lot of attention in a very short time, reaching the top of the download charts and gaining lots and lots of fans.Seemingly unhappy with how beloved the app had become, the developers launched a new update this week that added “ethnicity” filters, and subsequently ruined its reputation in one fell swoop.It’s not particularly hard to see the issue here.The filters — which were named simply Asian, Black, Caucasian and Indian — turn anyone’s photo into a strange ethnic caricature of the real person.Many, many of FaceApp’s millions of users saw the filters as racist, and saw the very obvious potential for misuse and harassment.
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Vad händer när allt färre aktörer dominerar vissa segment för molnapplikationer?Företag som använder molnapplikationer som crm, hr och finansiell styrning bedöms vara mer sårbara för inlåsning än med traditionellt licensierad mjukvara.Analytikerna medger att deras slutsats kan verka överraskande, med tanke på att många cio:er som använder Oracles eller SAP:s system känner sig fastlåsta i dessa.Men med licensierad mjukvara finns det möjligheter att exempelvis skippa uppgraderingar, skriver rapportförfattarna: "För saas-kunder finns inte det valet – om de slutar betala leverantören så blir de av med sina tillämpningar.Linus Malmberg, grundare och vd på managementrådgivningsföretaget Cordial, tycker att det är en intressant spaning, men att det i grunden snarare handlar om en förskjutning av makten över systemen.– Ta till exempel Adobe, som bestämde sig för att gå över till en prenumerationsmodell för sin mjukvara.
Finland
Us president Donald Trump to harness last week the daughter in law news anchor fight the mainstream media.the president continued to himself looking of news published to Facebook on their website, but the news anchor was replaced miniästä conservative tv fabulous face.Trump annealing the piece dates back to this time, the news channel CNN as a commentator previously worked Kayleigh McEnany.McEnanyn the presenter of the video released on Sunday, and on Monday the republican national committee announced hiring her spokesperson.host exchange and grandiose music with the exception of the video content adapted from the first release of the line.Trump, ' was calculated again, economic growth and more jobs, nor a veteran of the remuneration forgotten.
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A new mobile application which was meant to warn all frenchmen in the case of hazardous events has serious flaws.The conclusions drawn in a new report from the French parliament.the App was launched ahead of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in football in 2016, and would alert the public to the dangerous and major events.It would play an important role in how the French authorities, after several attacks and acts of terrorism, increased security.In a new report from the French senate will now get the application and the system to warn and inform the public with harsh criticism.A 20-odd leaders of the central authorities have been interviewed and the overall sense is that there are parts of it that are completely ”obsolete”, ”failed” and ”contested”.
Finland
the German and Norwegian electricity markets to connect the sea cable to install the bottom of the sea began last week.a Major project that aims to enhance the marine cable of the renewable electricity market operation in Europe.the Idea is to combine the electricity market, so that Norway can export hydropower generated electricity to Germany and from Germany to Norway wind and solar electricity.Very windy day, Germany produces more electricity than it needs and the price of electricity will go at times negative.the Norwegian water reservoirs act as electricity storage; structure of the companies according to the Norwegian water reservoirs can be filled on the day when German power in Norway wind and solar electricity.less windy or a very cloudy moment germany's own renewable production is less and then Norway may be imported hydroelectric power to Germany.
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A protest will be held on Saturday calling for the ouster of the CEO and staff at the Florida museum where Snooty, the oldest manatee in captivity, recently drowned.The 69-year-old manatee died last month after becoming trapped in a maintenance tube at the South Florida Museum’s Parker Manatee Aquarium.The ‘Justice for Snooty’ protest will be held Saturday afternoon outside the museum in Bradenton, The Ledger reports.The protest is hosted by animal rights group Florida Voices for Animals, which alleges that negligence led to Snooty’s death.“We are demanding for the museum (and staff) to be held accountable for their negligence,” the group wrote, on its Facebook page.“The public demands accountability for those who attributed to our beloved Snooty's terrifying (drowning), preventable, needless, and premature death.”
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After persuading The Rock to co-star with Siri in some ads, Cupertino has co-opted Will Smith to get you excited about its new "Carpool Karaoke" series.In a new ad released on Thursday, we have Smith and the concept originator James Corden rolling down the road in a car and taking the singing-and-driving thing to extremes.Corden doesn't always seem to be looking where he's going.Next they're poking their heads out of the sunroof and hanging with a marching band.But then it all becomes Helicopterpool Karaoke, as they soar to the heavens and intone a little R. Kelly.Can there be a more exciting way to get you, well, excited?
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Comms watchdog back up to full strengthAmerica's broadband watchdog, the FCC, is finally back to its full complement of five commissioners following the confirmations of Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel by the US Senate.The federal regulator, which is caught up in a controversial battle to get rid of net neutrality rules that it approved only a few years ago, has been working with just three commissioners since the beginning of the year.One of the new commissioners – Rosenworcel – was in fact booted off the FCC when her confirmation became embroiled in a larger piece of partisan warfare last year.As a Democrat put up for re‑nomination by President Obama, Republicans in Congress simply refused to hold confirmation hearings for Rosenworcel, eventually trying to use her as a pawn to get FCC chair Tom Wheeler to resign early.In the end, Wheeler agreed to step aside if Rosenworcel was confirmed – but only after the presidential election and at that point Democrats decided to block her renomination in the seemingly endless game of partisan one-upmanship.
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Location-based VR startup The Void announced today it will be partnering with Lucasfilm and ILMxLAB to bring a Star Wars-branded experience to Disney resorts.The new experience,”Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire,” will be coming to Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort later this holiday season.The Utah-based startup is best known for its Ghostbusters VR experience, which is now available in four locations, including Utah, New York, Dubai and Canada.Not to be confused with regular, plain-old awesome virtual reality, The Void is referring to its new Star Wars experience as “hyper-reality.” Other than the teaser image above, we haven’t been given a ton to go off of in regards to what these VR experiences will look like, though it looks like it will definitely involve some gun play.What The Void does is quite unique; the company utilizes its own hardware along with deep integration of the physical space and its VR software so that users can reach out and touch environmental game objects like a wall or railing and actually feel them.It’s a bit of a mix between what you can do with a consumer VR headset and one of those 4D movie theaters where you can sometimes smell what’s happening onscreen or feel temperature changes.
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Axel Johnsons investmentbolag Novax tillsammans med övriga ägare säljer bolaget Medius som tillhandahåller en tjänst för molnbaserad fakturahantering.Köpare är det amerikanska riskkapitalbolaget Marlin Equity Partners, men vad köpeskillingen uppgår till framgår inte.Novax har under de senaste sex åren successivt ökat sitt ägande och hade vid försäljningen ett innehav på knappt 40 procent i Medius som grundades 2011 och förra året hade en omsättning på omkring 235 miljoner kronor.Novax vd Eric Persson ser tech som ett intressant segment även framöver."Vi har lite grejer på gång.Vi spänner en båge där vi kommer att expandera både teamet och det investerade kapitalet.
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