Cedric Sams

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YouTube TV is finally nearing nationwide availability.The streaming TV service first launched in February 2017 and has been gradually rolled out to additional markets since then; YouTube says the top 100 US markets already have access to YouTube TV.But today the company is announcing another significant expansion: 95 more markets are being added effective immediately — enough to cover “98 percent of US households” when combined with areas where the service is already available.And YouTube claims the remaining markets necessary for true nationwide coverage will be coming soon afterward.“That’s exciting news for living rooms, cord cutters, and cord-nevers from Bozeman to Gainesville, Anchorage to Yuma, and Erie to Topeka,” YouTube TV program manager Ben Moores wrote in a blog post.But there’s one downside to this availability expansion: not all markets will be able to stream all four of the major broadcasters: ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey did an interview with the Huffington Post, which was published on Thursday.The interviewer, Ashley Feinberg, characterised Dorsey's answers as "incredibly disorientating."Later on Twitter, Dorsey said he "doesn't care about looking bad."Jack Dorsey said on Twitter that he doesn't care about "looking bad" following a bizarre interview with the Huffington Post published on Thursday.Interviewer Ashley Feinberg challenged Dorsey on a number of subjects, such as harassment, doxing, and Twitter reaching out to conservative groups to consult on alleged liberal bias.She also asked him about some of his own PR mishaps, such as the backlash Dorsey experienced for tweeting about his 10-day meditation retreat in Myanmar during the ongoing Rohingya genocide.
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Watch out Sonos: Polk says its Command Bar will be the first third-party sound bar to support Amazon's multi-room music (MRM) ecosystem.As far as we can tell at CNET, it's the first such non-Amazon device, period.Amazon announced at a press event in September 2018 that third-party speakers, such as Polk, would soon get MRM capability.A software update for the Command Bar, due on January 15th, will enable users to group their sound bar with Amazon's Echo speakers for music throughout the house.Amazon's Multi Room Music enables users to listen to content on one or more compatible speakers in a home at once --- a.k.a.You can say something like "Alexa, play System of a Down everywhere" and every compatible speaker on the system would play "Bounce," simultaneously.
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A German court on Tuesday dismissed Qualcomm's latest patent suit against Apple, calling the claims "unfounded."The case is related to something called "bulk tension" or voltage in iPhones.Tuesday's Mannheim ruling deals a blow to Qualcomm, which has largely been successful in cases against Apple.Last month, a court in Munich found that Apple infringed Qualcomm's technology for power savings in smartphones and ruled that the iPhone maker must halt sales of the device in Germany.And earlier that month, a Chinese court ordered four of Apple's Chinese subsidiaries to stop importing or selling iPhones due to patent infringement."The Mannheim court interpreted one aspect of our patent very narrowly, saying that because a voltage inside a part of an iPhone wasn't constant the patent wasn't infringed.
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This winter marks 15 years since six people huddled together in a small office in Los Altos as the beginnings of the Barracuda you know today.We know better than most how rapidly this entire industry can shift, which is why we recently surveyed over 1,500 IT leaders and security professionals globally on how their security priorities have morphed in recent times, and what they believe their future holds.We’ve come on leaps and bounds since 2003, with the Internet being fully realised in every aspect of society.While their motivations haven’t changed in this time, their tools for doing so have matured; of these tools, respondents stated ransomware (24%) and phishing attacks (21%) as their biggest security concerns, compared to viruses (26%) and spam and worms (18%) which topped the list back in 2003.(Image: Image Credit: Everything Possible / Shutterstock)As the cloud has gained traction over the past 15 years, it’s clear that its place on IT teams’ list of worries has raised in accordance.
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You can stick with mainstream options like Philips Hue lights or a Nest thermostat, and there’s nothing wrong with that.At CES 2019, the variety only expands.TP-Link made a Kasa doorbell that has a 2K HDR camera, which is a step above most doorbell cameras that usually top out at 1080p.The camera can also sense knocks on the door and send you a notification.It shows a top and bottom view of visitors to supposedly cover a blind spot that other doorbells might have.Probably not, but they’d look great on a wall behind an RGB gaming PC.
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N26, a German fintech startup backed by venture capitalist Peter Thiel, raised $300 million in a series D funding round.The financing comes just 10 months after N26's last funding round and will be used to facilitate the company's expansion into the US market.N26, a German digital banking company backed by venture capitalist Peter Thiel, is now the most valuable fintech in Europe.The company on Thursday said it had raised $300 million in a series D funding round that values it $2.7 billion.That's more than red hot $1.7 billion UK-based fintech Revolut.Venture firm Insight Venture Partner is leading the latest funding round alongside Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC.
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Den tidigare finansministern Anders Borg började under 2018 investera i snabbväxande teknikbolag.Under sommaren och hösten framkom det att Anders Borg hade gått in i de tre fintechbolagen Lysa, Dicopay och Lendify samt i Regily, som hjälper företag att snabbare registrera sina kunder digitalt.Hur mycket Anders Borg hade investerat ville varken han eller bolagen kommentera.Nu kan Di Digital rapportera att det i tre av fyra fall rör sig om investeringar på omkring eller strax över en halv miljon kronor.Anders Borg vill inte kommentera beloppen men säger att han räknar med att fortsätta investera i dessa bolag.”Tanken är att kunna gå vidare med dem i senare rundor i takt med att man lär känna bolagen”, säger han.
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You won't find the Samsung Galaxy S10 at CES 2019, but a lot of what is likely to power the new smartphone is in Las Vegas, from 5G to 7nm chipsets.In fact, the Galaxy S10 is the biggest imminent product not at CES today.Of course, the South Korean firm's rivals are trying to launch their own 5G phones in 2019, including OnePlus and Motorola.Rumored Samsung Galaxy S10 specsAlso at CES 2019 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, the chipset that's expected to power the Galaxy S10 in some countries including the US (other regions, including the UK, may use Samsung's own Exynos 9820 chipset).The Snapdragon 855 is just 7nm in size, but it's more significantly powerful than the Note 9 from six months ago.
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A trip from New York to London, once a week-long steamship journey, can be completed in just six hours.Today, major digital advertising platforms are rife with risk, like privacy issues, data misuse, measurement chaos and brand safety neglect.It’s time to stand up for a better way of doing business, creating a risk-free, open and connected advertising environment that benefits everyone and welcomes more brands.It’s entirely possible to open up advertising to more marketers while still ensuring that the medium is safe for consumers and brands.For decades, audiences have loved premium content, and advertisers have trusted networks’ multiscreen advertising ecosystems.That’s why the premium media industry has refused to compromise its core values for how that content is created and distributed, even as we disrupt legacy mindsets and reinvent how we operate.
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Amazon just over a year ago launched its first in-home furniture brands, with private labels Rivet and Stone & Beam.This past fall, it began experimenting with a new, more visual way to shop for furniture and other merchandise with its Pinterest-like recommendation service Scout.You can access it from the “Accounts & Lists” drop-down on the web; the Home, Garden & Pets department on the web; or the Home & Kitchen department on the mobile app.In a virtual setting, you can make adjustments to the wall color and the flooring, then swap out each item in the space with one of your own choosing — including the sofa, coffee table, chair, end table, lamp, rug and even the art on the wall.This selection can be filtered by a number of factors, as well, like price, style, color, material, brand and star rating.Not surprisingly, Amazon’s own home furnishing brands are heavily featured here.
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The american game developer Niantic takes 190 million u.s. dollars, equivalent to sek 1.7 billion, in a new financing round.the Company is best known for its interactive mobile game Pokemon Go, which became a huge success upon its launch in 2016.There is a so-called augmented reality game that lets players capture, fight and train virtual Pokémon that pops up in the real world with the help of the phone's GPS and camera.Pokemon Go reached one billion dollars in revenue, a mere seven months after the game was released, which was a new record for mobile games.the electronics giant Samsung is one of the investors in the round that values Niantic to 3.9 billion dollars, or 35 billion.With the new money in the cashier preparing game developing company now facing the next big mobile spelsläpp in the form of Harry Potter: the Wizards United – based on the famous book series of the same name.
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The company partnered with Toyota to show off a concept vehicle that could not just deliver pizza without a human driver on board, but also cook your pies on the way over.Ahead of Valentine’s Day this year, we had four billion humans to keep us company on the Internet, with more than three billion of them being active social media users.The story raised questions about whether Facebook cared about users’ privacy, whether it was getting too big for its own good, and whether it required government regulation to function.This was a testing month for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as he had to testify in front of Congress and explain how the Cambridge Analytica debacle went down.According to the framework, businesses can store and retrieve user data only after obtaining their consent, and they have to inform the authorities of breaches into their systems (which could affect customers) within 72 hours of the incident.Also, WhatsApp’s co-founder Jan Koum left Facebook over his differences with the company regarding its advertisement policy and privacy issues.
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British tech firms brought in more funding from venture capital firms than any other country in Europe in 2018, as well as achieving the highest amount of exits.Startups in the UK attracted £6.3bn in venture backing this year, according to new figures released today by Tech Nation and Dealroom.In the same period, the UK produced sales, IPOs and mergers worth $40bn (£31.5bn), placing higher than every other country in Europe.It even beat Sweden to the top spot, which had the largest exit of the year with Spotify’s IPO in April at $29bn.Britain has consistenly placed as the biggest source of sucessful company exits in Europe for the past five years, worth a total of $119bn since 2013.Landmark exits this year included luxury retailer Farfetch, online property group Zoopla and Sky Betting & Gaming.
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Two months ago, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) got hacked, yesterday it told employees.For just over eight weeks, employees were blissfully unaware they were the victim of cyber-crime.In an internal memo sent to staff on December 18, the NASA management team informed employees servers containing personal information on current and former employees had been hacked on October 23.The agency still does not know the full extent of the breach, though personal information has been compromised, included social security numbers.Or, the personal information stolen could be used for a number of different things including ruining credit scores or open credit card and bank accounts in the individuals name.“NASA and its Federal cybersecurity partners are continuing to examine the servers to determine the scope of the potential data exfiltration and identify potentially affected individuals.
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China’s “super app” WeChat now supports personal and corporate tax payments, as private enterprises and the Chinese government push to digitize public services, reports Tencent Tech.Pilot programs, backed by China’s central bank and tax administration, have been rolled out in the provinces of Hunan, Fujian, Henan, as well as the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao.After declaring their tax online or offline, taxpayers can use WeChat to scan a QR code generated by the tax department to make a payment.The process can be completed online or at a tax office.WeChat payments are linked to a state tax information processing system established in 2006.Payments are cleared and confirmed by the state tax department.
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Alphabet's Google will invest more than $1bn (£793.6m) on building a new campus in New York, following in the footsteps of fellow tech giant Amazon in picking the US financial capital for expansion.Named Google Hudson Square, the new 1.7m square foot campus will consist of leased properties on New York’s technology corridor.The company said it has its hopes set on moving into the building by 2022.The announcement follows a similar move made by tech giant Apple last week, which said it will splurge the same amount on expanding its existing campus in Austin, Texas, and building five new data centres in the US.Amazon similarly chose New York for one half of its upcoming second headquarters last month, in a race that saw Crystal City in Virginia also beat other US favourites for the spot.Each of the new tech campuses are expected to create thousands of jobs, with both Amazon and Apple intending to give birth to between 20,000 and 25,000 jobs each through their respective investments.
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A report prepared for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) due to be released later this week concludes that the activities of Russia's Internet Research Agency (IRA) leading up to and following the 2016 US presidential election were crafted to specifically help the Republican Party and Donald Trump.The activities encouraged those most likely to support Trump to get out to vote while actively trying to spread confusion and discourage voting among those most likely to oppose him.The report, based on research by Oxford University's Computational Propaganda Project and Graphika Inc., warns that social media platforms have become a "computational tool for social control, manipulated by canny political consultants, and available to politicians in democracies and dictatorships alike."In an executive summary to the Oxford-Graphika report, the authors—Philip N. Howard, Bharath Ganesh, and Dimitra Liotsiou of the University of Oxford, Graphika CEO John Kelly, and Graphika Research and Analysis Director Camille François—noted that, from 2013 to 2018, "the IRA's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter campaigns reached tens of millions of users in the United States... Over 30 million users, between 2015 and 2017, shared the IRA's Facebook and Instagram posts with their friends and family, liking, reacting to, and commenting on them along the way."While the IRA's activity focusing on the US began on Twitter in 2013, as Ars previously reported, the company had used Twitter since 2009 to shape domestic Russian opinion."These misinformation activities began in 2009 and continued until Twitter began closing IRA accounts in 2017."
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With a host of innovations launched this year, it’s an exciting time for Taiwan, a country known for efficiency and production.Some of the best new innovations in information and communications technologies will be showcased at CES 2019 through the efforts of Taiwan Excellence.Highlights of the Taiwan Excellence PavilionWhen it comes to mobile gaming, the ROG phone gets all the glory.Developed by multinational Taiwanese company ASUS, the ROG phone takes gaming performance to the next level.It’s an ROV system that utilizes interchangeable, modular components residing on a single, intelligent network.
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Employment has been kept secret by the doctors has not updated their Linkedin profiles with Apple as a new employer.CNBC did a review and succeeded as most track 20 doctor on the Apple through the jobbnätverket.Many of the doctors reported to be prominent such but they are not working in a single group.They are scattered in several areas in which a large part is engaged around the Apple Watch.the Second is reported to help to develop the software for the collection of medical patient information and store it in a safe way.Of the doctor who CNBC received information that they are working within the company to Sumbul Desai have an important role.
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