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company /p p Elon Musk's Boring company published new images of concept vehicles that could one day be used in its underground tunnels./p p The electric vehicles were briefly first shown in a video during a Ted Talk presentation, but in the new images, you can clearly see that these are passenger vehicles that can
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And Huawei has finally launched the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus in China.The Huawei Nova 2 sports a 5 inch display with a 1080p resolution.Under the hood it runs the octa core Kirin 659 processor clocked at 2.36GHz.The Mali T830 MP2 GPU powers the graphics on this phone.The Huawei Nova 2 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage which is expandable via a microSD card.In the camera department, the phone sports a dual camera setup of 12MP and 8MP sensors on the back and a 20MP sensor on the front.
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p Many people who don’t use Medicaid think of it as a federal health-care program for the impoverished and destitute, but it’s much more than that.In March of this year, according to , 74.6 million people were enrolled in plans supported by Medicaid or its sibling, the Children’s Health Insurance Program.Since 2013, the number of Medicaid and CHIP enrollees has risen by almost twenty million.The expansion under Obamacare focussed on working families with incomes just above the official poverty line.Many Republican-run states have refused to accept Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid, but some—including Arizona, Iowa, Ohio, and Pennsylvania—have agreed to participate.Although the details , the common thread is that Republican governors and legislatures in these states have seized the opportunity get more of their citizens health-care coverage.
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p Everything you need to know about building and scaling a SaaS sales team: who to hire, how to onboard sales staff, evaluate performance, and scale successfully.
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p class "column small-12 medium-10 medium-offset-1 large-offset-2 text size-1x-large line-height-large _10M0Ygc4" HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler wasted no time in describing his company’s latest quarterly earnings as a “breakthrough.” /p p class "column small-12 medium-10 medium-offset-1 large-offset-2 text size-1x-large line-height-large _10M0Ygc4" In a call with analysts on Wednesday, Weisler said HP’s third-straight quarter of rising sales shows that the company’s turnaround since splitting with data center specialist sibling Hewlett Packard Enterprise is working.In particular, he emphasized, revenue increased for both HP’s PC and printing businesses, something that hasn’t happened since 2010./p p class "column small-12 medium-10 medium-offset-1 large-offset-2 text size-1x-large line-height-large _10M0Ygc4" So it came as a surprise to Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz that despite the apparent momentum, HP’s “guidance seems conservative,” as he put it in talking to executives./p p class "column small-12 medium-10 medium-offset-1 large-offset-2 text size-1x-large line-height-large _10M0Ygc4" If the latest quarter was such a blockbuster, why didn’t HP forecast an even bigger one to follow?/p p class "column small-12 medium-10 medium-offset-1 large-offset-2 text size-1x-large line-height-large _10M0Ygc4" The reason is that despite the small rebound of overall personal computer sales, as research firms like International Data Corporation have shown, HP Inc. is still facing challenges.Among them is a global shortage of computer components like hard drives and memory chips that has driven up manufacturing costs for computer makers.
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p Havas Group is expanding its foothold in India by adding health and wellness agency Sorento to its roster, the company announced today.Sorento will integrate the Havas Health & You business unit and be rebranded Havas Life Sorento.This acquisition will allow Havas to further develop its regional presence in India.Sorento's current client base includes Abbott, Johnson & Johnson and MSD along with local pharmas including Alkem, Dr. Reddy's, Finlinea Healthwits, Glenmark and Torrent.Sorento is the only Indian healthcare agency to have won the prestigious Cannes Lion.Yannick Bolloré, CEO of Havas Group, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Sorento to our group.
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p Digital Extremes is taking a new spin with online multiplayer first-person shooters by introducing a card deck-based strategy.Seems like it was just yesterday when developer/publisher Digital Extremes teamed up with Epic Games to create the ground-breaking first-person shooter Unreal and the multiplayer-only shooter Unreal Tournament.The studio’s most recent shooting effort for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 is the free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter Warframe.This deck is fully customizable, providing players with weapons, abilities, and gameplay benefits.And because Keystone will be a free-to-play title, we suspect that it will offer the ability to purchase in-game currency, cards, and specific card decks in exchange for real-world money.“Keystone originates from our roots in the FPS world and mixing genres like we have done with Warframe,” said Sheldon Carter, studio head at Digital Extremes.
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p Facebook's moderation policies have been in the spotlight this week, after The Guardian published leaked documents detailing how the social network decides what is and isn't acceptable on its platform./p p The company's head of global policy management, Monika Bickert, has now responded to the leaks with a lengthy column defending its practices — also published in The Guardian./p p From the offset, Bickert strikes a conciliatory tone, lauding The Guardian's coverage (its "reporting on how Facebook deals with difficult issues/images such as this gets a lot of things right"), and defending particular issues that Facebook has been criticised for following the reports.This is because, she says, "experts in self-harm advised us that it can be better to leave live videos of self-harm running so that people can be alerted to help, but to take them down afterwards to prevent copycats ...When a girl in Georgia, USA, attempted suicide on Facebook Live two weeks ago, her friends were able to notify police, who managed to reach her in time.We are aware of at least another half-dozen cases like this from the past few months."
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p US lawmakers try to clear up FTC control over data collectionThe US Representatives who just weeks ago repealed privacy rules for ISPs now want to enact a new set of restrictions.Tennessee Republican rep Marsha Blackburn is sponsoring the bill [PDF], known cheekily as the "Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly (or BROWSER) Act of 2017."The bill would explicitly set the terms under which ISPs could collect and distribute information on their customers, and when they would need to get opt-in or opt-out permission.It would also establish US trade watchdog the FTC as the governing body for internet privacy rules.The BROWSER Act would require ISPs to get user consent when using collected information for purposes other than billing, security, or emergency response.
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p In partnership with TechCrunch, The Europas Conference & Awards, is a different kind of tech startup event which features smaller breakout sessions on key subjects for startups, as well as main-stage speakers and panels.The Europas conference is followed by a glittering awards show for the hottest startups in Europe, based on voting by expert judges and the industry itself.There’s no “off-limits speaker room” at The Europas, so attendees can mingle easily with VIPs and speakers.So we thought we’d give you a taster of who’s coming!The conference and awards are supported by TechCrunch, the official media partner.Attendees, nominees and winners will get deep discounts to TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin, later this year.
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p In addition to Facebook’s announcement of a new partnership with the MLB to live stream a number of regular season games, the social network this week also signed a deal with global esports company ESL to bring over 5,550 hours of esports events and other original content to Facebook, including 1,500 of original programming.The move will aid Facebook in challenging Amazon-owned Twitch as well as Twitter, both of which have esports deals as part of their efforts in the live streaming space.For example, Twitter in March announced its own partnerships with ESL and DreamHack to bring over 15 events from the ESL One, Intel Extreme Masters and DreamHack circuits to Twitter, where they’ll be made available for live streaming on the web and mobile, directly through the Twitter app.Meanwhile, video game streaming site Twitch is still today the de facto home for esports content.Last June, a report indicated that over 100 million Twitch users had streamed 800 million hours of esports in the last ten months on the service, with event and league organizers gathering the lion’s share of those views – accounting for 71.3 percent of all esports viewership.Facebook’s deal will kick off next month, beginning with content from the Rank S competitions, a ladder for the Counter Strike:Global Offensive community.
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p Alibaba has posted another strong quarter of growth with total revenues up 60% to RMB 38.6bn ($5.6 bn) as its customer base reached half a billion people.The ecommerce giant’s first quarter results revealed revenues from Alibaba’s core commerce business, which includes the Taobao and Tmall marketplaces, increased 47% year-on-year to RMB 31.6bn ($4.6bn).Alibaba’s investments in new business areas, such as entertainment, digital media and cloud computing, appear to be paying off with revenue growth across the board.However, while revenues exceeded expectations, Alibaba’s earnings fell short of forecasts with the company posting net income of RMB 9.9bn ($1.4bn) and adjusted EBITDA of RMB 16.6bn ($2.4 bn).Alibaba’s digital media and entertainment businesses increased 234% year-over-year to RMB 3.9bn ($571m).The growth reflects the consolidation of video streaming platform Youku Tudou, which Alibaba acquired in 2015, and the content sharing deal it inked with Amblin Entertainment in October.
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Senior director of product management for Chrome OS Kan Liu say that future Android updates may make its way to Chromebook devices before coming to phones, according to a report from The Verge.It's remains highly recommended if you can find it – especially now that it's been updated to Android Nougat.Its metal design is undoubtedly a step up from the plastic Nexus 5X, and every previous Nexus.While the upgrades seem great, is it worth going all the way up to the iPhone 6S, or would the 6 do?When something is so visually similar, the onus is on the brand to show that the upgrades are really worth the extra cash.The iPhone 7 is now here too, bringing a water-resistant design, more power and an improved camera, and a (allegedly) completely redesigned iPhone 8 isn't too far away, either.
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p Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has posted a video showing the moment he found out he got into Harvard, as filmed by his dad, Edward, about 15 years ago.Zuckerberg actually dropped out to found what is now the biggest social network on the planet - but he's due to pick up an honorary degree at Harvard next week.He also wrote on his profile: “Before I went to college, my mom bet me I'd drop out and my younger sister bet me she'd finish college before me.I bet them I'd get a degree.Now I suppose the cycle is complete.”Video produced by Dave Lee /p
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p I hope that the show’s creators don’t feel obligated to repeat themselves, and that they manage to create something that reflects changes to the culture and their own artistic development over the last two decades, while still maintaining the original atmosphere, themes, cast, characters, sense of humor, pacing, score, cinematography, sets, costuming, plot, and sound design.I hope that the new season addresses all of the mysteries left unresolved at the end of Season 2, but that none of these revelations contradict any of the theories I’ve posted on Reddit.I hope that the show is accessible for new audiences and becomes an enormously successful hit so that all the screen caps I use in my Tinder profile attract a fellow-fan for once instead of another undercover cop.I hope that it turns out that “Diane” is the name Special Agent Cooper uses to refer to his tape recorder, and not a real woman, because I once bet my ex-wife ten bucks that this was the case, and it would be nice to have an excuse to drop by her place without her fiancé, Skyler, getting all up in my face about how I have to move on with my life.I hope that there is a scene in which Sherilyn Fenn, reprising her role as Audrey Horne, muses about how she’s attracted to slightly overweight men in their thirties.I hope that there are hundreds of hidden callbacks to past episodes, and that they’re so subtle only a total diehard fan could catch them all, and that the prize for identifying every reference is that David Lynch calls your parents and tells them that they should be proud to have you for a son.
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A real-life "Eye of Sauron" like the one from "The Lord of the Rings" series isn't too far away, cosmically speaking.An international team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have captured the most detailed and slightly intimidating images yet of the Fomalhaut star system, which is surrounded by rings of rubble, dust and gas that give it an eerie, eye-like look.The image is a bit of a cheat, though.If we were able to do a sightseeing cruise by Fomalhaut, which is about 25 light-years away, it probably wouldn't look quite so dramatic, or at least not in the same way.It's a very bright star, and the empty, dark ring around the center of the "eye" is actually created by a coronagraphic mask, a tool that filters out much of its overwhelming brightness.The orange dot in the center is the deliberately dimmed star, the blue section is what NASA's Hubble Space Telescope picked up when it observed Fomalhaut directly, and the orange elliptical is the ring of debris ALMA observed, superimposed on the Hubble image to create this creepy composite.
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p Appear Here, a marketplace for short-term retail space that originally launched to ride the ‘pop-up’ shop craze, has raised $12 million in Series B funding.Leading the round is Octopus Ventures, with participation from Simon Venture Group, and existing investors Balderton, MMC, Meyer Bergman and Playfair Capital.It brings total funding for the company to $21.4 million, according to CrunchBase.Founded in London in 2013 by then-20-year-old Ross Bailey with the support of Forward Partners (the idea-stage and seed investor that offers operational support to burgeoning founders), Appear Here offers a marketplace for short-term retail space.The idea is to connect brands, retailers, designers and entrepreneurs with available space, and as frictionless as possible and all done online.The company launched first in the U.K., but has since expanded to France, and most recently New York in the U.S.
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The Swedish techsektorn since last year protested against the Migration board's tendency to expel foreign employees whose employer in Sweden has not lived up to the authority's requirements.Among other things, a dozen high-ranking employees at Spotify have been threatened by expulsion on the basis of previous carelessness with the working conditions.the Issue began to attract the attention during the autumn when it became clear that Tayyab Shabab, a pakistani citizen and the employees in the it consultancy Dynamo in Stockholm, was threatened by expulsion on the basis of a temporary försäkringsmiss of his former employer.Read more: Spotify-employees under threat of deportationOn Tuesday, the verdict in the migration court in Stockholm, which establishes that Tayyab Shabab and his wife should be expelled from the country.And despite the fact that the minister of justice Morgan Johansson (S) said that the regulatory framework needs to change.
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p As of this writing, there's no more cost-effective way to reach a targeted group of consumers than Facebook Advertising.Facebook has a great, data-backed ad platform that can drive some serious business results when used properly.But in order to maximize your Facebook ads, you must understand the different Facebook ad objectives and how to use them.Using the wrong ad type can cause a campaign to grossly under perform, thus wasting time and money.The ad copy should showcase the app’s features and functionality.Brand Awareness Ads are a terrific way to promote content to a targeted audience to generate impressions and engagement.
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p Microsoft wants to be a key asset in your digital toolbox -- regardless of whether you're using Windows, iOS or Android.Unlike the high-level wonkiness of the previous day, day 2 of the company's Build developers conference had a lot for average consumers across the operating system spectrum.Microsoft is staying totally focused on its recent "creative" bent for Windows, while highlighting its more cloud-centric, platform-agnostic approach to software and services.The next version of Windows 10 will be called Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.(Microsoft had previously announced that Windows will get major updates every six months.)Microsoft has unveiled a new app called Windows Story Remix lets users edit photos and video with 3D and mixed reality elements.
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