Charles Janow

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Nielsen, the world’s leading information and measurement company, announced a strategic cooperation agreement and a data-sharing protocol with China e-commerce giant JD.com that formalizes the collaborative launch of a big data product—Multi-Touch Attribution (MTA).This phenomenon is much more intense in China than it is compared to the US,” Vishal Bali, Managing Director at Nielsen China told TechNode in an exclusive interview.So why is this S 500 company, which has operations in over 100 countries, partnering with a Chinese e-commerce company?Chinese e-commerce companies are fast becoming advertisement platforms.China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba recorded mobile ad revenues of $11.1 billion in 2016 and are expected to grow to almost $20 billion by 2018, according to eMarketer.The idea behind this partnership is to bring clarity and transparency to that.
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A foodster is by definition someone who pretends to be a foodie or even a talented but misinterpreted chef.TOP DEFINITION on Urban DictionaryThe unholy fusion of a FOODIE and a HIPSTER.Persons that need to be annoyingly cool about using non-mainstream ingredients or techniques while cooking.Foodster: So, I made this vegan amouse-bouche with raw macadamia butter waffers and azuki beans, covered in coconut oil, but everybody was so ignorant that they didn't appreciate it.At the same dictionary we find the same mean definitions from people trying to earn likes and thumbs up, but this one is nice enough:
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Apple AirPods have been selling like hotcakes since their launch back in December 2016.Albeit some may complain their design isn’t too innovative and they’re really easy to lose, the convenience of being entirely wireless (with no wires between earphones) is something worth considering.That’s why we have decided to make a list of the top 5 Apple’s AirPords best alternatives coming out of China; let’s check them out!Top 5 Best Chinese Apple AirPods AlternativesIf you like Chinese smartphones, then you probably like saving money as well, thus let’s begin with the cheapest pair of completely wireless Bluetooth earphones, the IP010 Mini.You can find these cheap but not so compact Apple Airpods alternatives for about $24.
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There are clearer rules for bridge construction, according to professor Håkan Sundquist.And he did not give a lot of hypotheses about what triggered the accident in Ludvika, sweden.Images from the area shows that the building materials are still lying all over the place and the noise after the accident, in which 12 construction workers were injured.Often because of design flaws or a poor flow of information between the main contractor, the subcontractor and the consultants who perform the work, " says Håkan Sundquist, professor emeritus at the Royal institute of technology.the Accident in Ludvika, sweden is not the only one with a formställning have plummeted during ongoing construction, with dire consequences.Two people lost their lives when a formställning collapsed at the Ådalsbanans building bridges over Älandsfjärden outside Härnösand in the year 2008.
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wants China to know it's serious about their relationship.So on Wednesday, the iPhone maker announced the appointment of Isabel Ge Mahe as its managing director for Greater China, a new role for the region.Ge will be based in Shanghai, where she'll begin working "later this summer," said Apple.She will lead and coordinate teams across China, having previously worked with local telecom firms to develop iPhone and iPad features specifically for the country.The newly created role is Apple's latest move at advancing its efforts in China to localise services and deal with notoriously difficult Chinese laws.The company had previously run into trouble with local laws, where it was told to shut down its iTunes Movies and iBooks services less than a year after operations began.
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Apple Pay hasn’t really been a major success in France so far.France’s biggest banks still don’t plan to support Apple’s payment service.Crédit Mutuel Arkea’s banks also recently announced that they were working on that feature as well.Lydia is a peer-to-peer payment app that lets you send money to your friends and family in no time.It lets you spend your Lydia balance in stores that support MasterCard.And soon, you’ll be able to add this card to your Apple Pay wallet.
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WaveOptics, a UK startup that builds waveguide-based optics — technology based on hologram physics and photonic crystals — for augmented reality hardware, has raised $16 million (£12 million) to help build the next phase of its business.The Series B round of funding — which comes from previous investors Octopus Ventures, Touchstone Innovations plc and Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH; along with new investor Gobi Ventures (the prolific VC firm out of China that also manages one of Alibaba’s entrepreneur funds) — is one of biggest of the year for AR startups out of Europe, and comes on the heels of significant business wins for WaveOptics.Sumanta Talukdar, who co-founded the company with David Grey, confirmed to me in an interview that WaveOptics is working with some significant, large tech companies on AR hardware, beyond products with its strategic investor, Bosch.(For the record, he laughed but also declined to comment when I straight-out asked if those companies included Apple and Google.)Notably, when I saw WaveOptics pitch at a London event last year (at Pitch@Palace), the company touted its significantly more modest budget when compared to some others in the AR field: and in fact prior to this Series B it had just raised only around $400,000.Magic Leap, as one comparison, has raised $1.4 billion; and enterprise-focused Daqri has disclosed $15 million in funding, but we and others have heard through the grapevine that it’s secretly been raising significantly more and is now valued at $1 billion.
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Proper hot coffee is one of camping’s greatest omissions.Oh, sure, there are stunning vistas, the great outdoors and the general joy of snoozing beneath canvas.But, unless you’ve stuck George Clooney’s coffee maker in the car, getting a decent cup of the brown stuff can be pretty tricky.Back the NowPresso on Indiegogo (from US$168) and you’ll have a cup of hot, steaming caffeine at the touch of a button.Keep the 50ml water reservoir topped up and it’ll do up to 100 cups on a single charge, heating the water in 10 minutes.Yes, that’s slower than your kettle, but it’s worth the wait for Lungo on the go.
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Where the heck are the "Home" and "End" keys?No, the ones on the numbers don't count.This thing is completely useless for writing code or serious text editing for that matter.PageUp, Down, Home, End keys are used ALL THE TIME when doing said tasks.And screwing up these keys just ruled out a chunk of power users ever buying this laptop.
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Amazon Prime Day kicked off at 6pm yesterday, with large savings to be found on personal technology and home appliances.It ends at midnight tonight.Amazon has slashed the price by nearly half from its hands-free, artificially intelligent Amazon Echo.Play music, make calls, send and receive messages, get the weather report - all by simply saying the word "Alexa".Amazon continues to add to the Echo's repertoire of abilities and you can now order an Uber cab or a Domino's pizza via the device.The smaller but still skilled Amazon Echo Dot also is taking a cut, with 30 per cent off for a price of £34 today.
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Every numbered Final Fantasy stands apart, calling back to past incarnations without continuing old storylines or necessarily maintaining the existing game mechanics.Yet there's something about Final Fantasy 12 that makes it feel even more distinct.Is it the experimental attitude the team took, transforming battle and progress systems and moving to a primitive version of an open-world?Buy Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age from Amazon UK | Amazon.comWhile its tale is classic Final Fantasy – warring empires, armed occupation, a brave resistance, intrigue and sorcery behind the scenes – the way it's told is quite unusual.You don't even have to field Vaan if you find his young-pup swagger a bit annoying, and he's not even centre-stage in every cut-scene.
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The original T was not Leica’s best camera but the TL2 brings more resolution, speed, and 4K video to the elegant and minimalist design.In the camera world, Leica is the closest thing we have to a Ferrari — a name that all have had heard of, many covet, but few actually get to use.With the original T (and a slight update in the form of the TL), Leica looked to expand downward into the market with an approachable — if not altogether affordable — APS-C mirrorless camera, but slow performance held it back.The new Leica TL2 looks to fix all of the old issues, all while adding in much needed new tech and features to the same physical format.As is common for any announcement from the company, the first paragraph of the Leica TL2’s press release was dedicated to the design and engineering of the camera body.Calling the manufacturing process “unique in the history of camera construction,” the TL2 is milled from a single block of aluminum, yielding an elegant and minimalist design that will look as good as any other Leica sitting on your camera shelf.
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Ennustelaitokset ovat nostaneet arviotaan Suomen talouskasvusta."Emme tiedä, kuinka paljon korotusten taustalla on suhdanteiden paranemista ja kuinka paljon potentiaalista kasvua."Metsäteollisuuden päätuotteista 90 prosenttia menee kansainvälisille markkinoille.Kiinan kysyntä on ollut ensimmäisen neljänneksen tulosten perusteella merkittävä tekijä."Siitä hallitus on pystynyt aika hyvin pitämään kiinni.""Syksyn työmarkkinaneuvotteluihin poliittisten päättäjien ei pidä sekaantua."
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After years of losing money in the mobile division, Japanese electronics giant Sony finally found a way to stop the bleeding by significantly downsizing its mobile line and narrowing its scope to focus on just the premium markets, where devices sell for higher margins.Of course, merely not losing money is hardly a formula for success, and Sony’s smartphones remain mostly a niche product, with almost no market penetration in the US, Europe or China.Sony’s latest release, the Xperia XZ Premium, is not likely to turn the tide.Despite the entire industry trending towards sleek, curvy, small-bezelled phones, the Xperia XZ Premium opts for the absurdly large top and bottom bezels and a blocky, rectangular build.The chrome finish, on this mostly glass phone, is highly reflective, and light bounces off the chamfered top and bottom edge in a pleasing way.The 195g weight is a wrist strainer, the hard corners dig into your palm, and the phone is harder to fit into a male trouser pocket than any other 2017 release so far.
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Sherlock actor and Doctor Strange himself, Britishname Complicated will be signing his name, assuming he can remember how to spell it, at the London Film & Comic Con.Sadly he probably won't be signing Benadryl Constipated on a photo for you unless you're going to pay £85 for the privilege.However, if you can live with the disappointment of not having Voice of Smaug, Bunsenburner Curdledong's paw print then there are a load of other options including Buffy and How I Met Your Mother star Alyson Hannigan, Rogue One robot, Firefly actor Alan Tudyk plus a bunch of other famous names that will excite geeks and nerds alike.Pamela Anderson will be there as well, having recently made a return to Baywatch in its new, Rockier, movie iteration.The show also features the usual amount of adult dressing up, which is called cosplay to differentiate it from what children do.There's the chance to win £1000 too, although it's not clear what for - presumably looking the most like the thing you dressed up as.
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Kiinalaisjätti Tencentin osake halpeni selvästi sen jälkeen, kun yhtiö otti käyttöön aikarajoitukset lasten suosimassa hittipelissä.Markkina-arvoltaan Aasian suurimman yhtiön, internet-jätti Tencentin arvo painui tiistaina noin 15 miljardia dollaria, kun yhtiön osake halpeni Honkongin pörssissä yli neljä prosenttia, talouslehti Financial Times kertoo.Päiväpudotus oli syvin lähes kahteen vuoteen.Yhtiön markkina-arvo on tiistain kauppapäivän jälkeen noin 327 miljardia dollaria.Syy halpenemiseen on Tencentin päätös ottaa käyttöön aikarajat yhtiön suositussa Honour of Kings -pelissä.Peli on tuottanut yhtiölle 876 miljoonaa dollaria yksin vuoden ensimmäisellä neljänneksellä.
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Few things are more pointless than lighting fireworks in broad daylight, which explains why America's northernmost town doesn't bother with them on Independence Day.Why waste the money when the sun never sets?The 4,200 residents of Utqiagvik, Alaska, find far more entertaining ways of celebrating the Fourth.Vlad Sokhin discovered this last year when he spent six weeks roaming around north of the Arctic Circle photographing some of the places affected by climatechange.He arrived in Utqiagvik—the town once called Barrow—on June 30 and caught the end of Nalukataq, the annual whaling festival that features dancing, lots of whale meat, and the blanket toss.Most people in this small town earn a living hunting bowhead whales, seals and fish.
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Too busy to spend hours watching Wimbledon champ Andy Murray try to win back-to-back titles against the likes of past winners Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic?IBM thinks it can help within a matter of minutes.Using its ubiquitous Watson artificial intelligence platform, the tech giant's research and iX teams are now curating the biggest sights and sounds from matches to create "Cognitive Highlights," which will be seen on Wimbledon's digital channels.The AI platform will literally take key points from the tennis matches (like a player serving an ace at 100 mph), fans' cheers and social media content to help create up to two-minute videos.The two-week tourney at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, complete with a Google Doodle to celebrate Wimbledon's 140th anniversary, began Monday.IBM's new Wimbledon highlights package comes about three months after experimenting with the system during The Masters, one of golf's biggest tournaments.
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The Federal Communications Commission's empty slots are about to be filled.President Donald Trump will nominate Republican Brendan Carr to the FCC's fifth and final commissioner position, the White House announced last night.Carr served as FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai's Wireless, Public Safety, and International Legal Advisor for three years.After Trump elevated Pai to the chairmanship in January, Pai appointed Carr to become the FCC's general counsel."Brendan has a distinguished record of public service, having worked at the agency for over five years, including most recently as the FCC’s General Counsel," Pai said after the White House announcement."In particular, Brendan’s expertise on wireless policy and public safety will be a tremendous asset to the Commission."
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Bompas & Parr, the agency behind most of the past decade’s bonkers brand activations, is preparing to take its unique brand of content creation far beyond British shores: eyeing a studio in the US and launching its ‘Tongue Town’ installation in Brazil.The Drum sat down with the eponymous founders to discuss how they remain perched on the outlandish spectrum of creativity, in between the worlds of brands and art.Bompas & Parr began life as a maker of fine English jellies, before the pair were dubbed architectural foodsmiths by the London press sometime around 2010.Now they have settled on the moniker of “experience design agency”, which co-founder Harry Parr admits is “a bit of a mouthful”, but one they finally arrived at after eight years in business.Parr is referring to the agency’s British Museum of Food, 2016’s elaborate passion project featuring a 4D journey of the human digestive system, a tropical butterfly zone and a ‘sonic chocolate wonderland’.Eighteen months later – or last week – the agency housed a retrospective of itself at the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, where Brazilians could wander through a fictionalised old English market town and experience Bompas & Parr’s best work of the decade.
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