Most of them target the global market and develop their products in English, and many seek most of their revenues from Western European and US customers.They also tend to specialize in specific sectors.That is why governments are willing to support tech hubs by building infrastructure, or simply creating public VC funds.Of the top 50 European tech hubs, according to The European Digital City Index, 12 Eastern European cities rank as having the best ecosystems for startups.And 10 Eastern European cities rank as having the best European ecosystems for scaleups:Let s take a closer look at each one of them.It was actually founded in Tallinn before being acquired by Stratasys for $10 million.However the product team usually stays here, where the talent is, according to Wiktor Schmidt, founder of Netguru where I work , a Poland-based software consulting, design, and development company.YPlan, a curated guide to local events, raised €33.1 million $35.2 million and opened offices in London, as did Trafi, praised as the world s most accurate public transport app, which raised €6.55 million $7 million .Some notable scaleups that still operate out of Tallinn include Skeleton Technologies, a company providing graphene-based ultracapacitors and energy-storage, with $33.5 million funding, AdCash, an ad-serving platform that has raised $23.65 million, and Lingvist, a language learning software, which has pulled in $9.4 million in four rounds.Bootstrapped projects are also thriving.Tech talent is more abundant in Poland than in the UK or the US.
Det var bara en tidsfråga innan de hackare som tömde tusentals av MongoDB- och Elasticsearch-databaser skulle gå vidare till andra former av databaser.Nu har säkerhetsforskare upptäckt samma destruktiva attackmönster mot Hadoop och CouchDB.Men där de tidigare angreppen fungerat som gisslantagning av information liknar attackerna mot Hadoop mer vandalism, det menar säkerhetsforskarna Victor Gevers och Niall Merrigan som undersökt händelserna.För precis som innan tar hackare bort innehållet från databaserna, men nu ber man inte längre om en lösensumma utan det enda meddelande som lämnas är att säkerheten måste bli bättre.Vid angreppen mot CouchDB lämnar dock de skyldiga ett krav på lösensumma för att återfå raderad data, men rådet från experterna är att inte betala då många offer vid MongoDB-hacken betalade utan att återfå sitt innehåll.Enligt Merrigans senaste räkning har 126 Hadoop-lager raderats hittills, men den siffran lär öka med tiden då det finns tusentals.
AFI guitarist Jade Puget co-produced The Blood Album with Matt Hyde Deftones, Slayer, Hatebreed , and the two decided early on in the process to keep the band s overall production goalposts fairly wide open.We don t have a goal as much as we like to see what the best songs that we ve written are.They re the linchpins for telling us where you guys are at right now as artists.As far as my platform, I ve been using Ableton for years now, and I love it.Finally, when I got to Ableton, I knew that was what I was looking for.In the studio, we re using all-analog stuff and outboard gear, but when I bring in my layers and the guitar work I ve done at home, it s always been put down at 96/24.
President of Panasonic expressed that Tesla is deeply interested in Tesla s self-driving system.Panasonic has its sights set on the automotive business, as it looks to build sensors for Tesla s self-driving projects.Currently Panasonic are the exclusive suppliers of batteries for Tesla s Model S, Model X and upcoming mass market Model 3, with plans to contribute $1.6 billion to Tesla s $5 billion battery factory.Following this investment it has been rumoured that a second factory is destined for Europe in the future.Kazuhiro Tsuga, President of Panasonic expressed that Tesla is deeply interested in Tesla s self-driving system and that at Panasonic they are hoping to expand our collaboration by jointly developing devices for that, such as sensors.This change of direction for the electronics maker is driven by diminishing Japanese dominance in consumer electronics, as Asian contenders close the gap with low-cost goods.
Overwatch is bringing its team-based shooting to the next PAX.Next Generation Esports NGE announced today that it is partnering with Twitch to bring the finals for its Overwatch Winter Premiere league to the first two days of PAX South, January 27 and January 28.PAX South is a gaming convention taking place in San Antonio, Texas.It includes the Pax Arena, which focuses on esports like Overwatch.Four teams at PAX South will compete for a $100,000 prize pool in Overwatch s team-based competition.The event will stream live on Twitch here.Overwatch came out last May, and it has already become one of the most popular games in the esports market, which generates $493 million in revenues annually.The Winter Premiere was designed to highlight the best talent of Overwatch in North America, said Vander Woude, NGE co-founder and chief executive officer, in a press release sent to GamesBeat.
With less than six months left in the hot seat, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his administration is not going gently into that good night.The 87-hectare site, which could easily swallow four Victoria Parks, will give the two neighbouring cities unprecedented space and opportunities to complement each other s advantages, officials say.But why does a city like Shenzhen, which has nurtured global giants such as Tencent and DJI, still need us?But other cities are desperate to attract the same kind of companies the Lok Ma Chau park will be gunning for – fast-growing technology start-ups and creative industries – and they offer attractive perks and a more nurturing environment.Michael Young, an industrial designer who moved to Hong Kong from Britain 10 years ago, says many designers think it is a no-brainer to set up shop in mainland China.That s why so many creative people from all over the world are heading to Shenzhen and Shanghai.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed new details about his 2014 deal to acquire the VR company Oculus during a public appearance in court on Tuesday.Zuckerberg visited the Dallas courtroom to testify in the ongoing lawsuit against Oculus by video game publisher Zenimax, which claims that the Oculus Rift VR headset is partially based on its stolen technology.
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Pirate versions of movies nominated for awards are starting to leak online ahead of Hollywood's awards season."Screeners" of critically acclaimed films like "Arrival" and "La La Land" have appeared on piracy websites in the last few days, and more are likely to follow.Ahead of the Oscars, the
The Financial Times is reporting that Facebook is to roll out its fake news filter in Germany.The move comes in time for Germany s federal elections, which are due to take place later this year.German lawmakers are troubled by the potential for hyper-partisan fake news to unduly influence the outcome of the upcoming election, and in recent months there have been a number of fake stories and hoaxes, the majority of which are critical of Merkel.Now, Facebook users will be able to report suspected fake news stories.These will then be sent to the Berlin-based media non-profit Correctiv.If they deem that story to be false, the article will be marked as disputed , along with an explanation of how Correctiv came to that conclusion.
A small autonomous bus called an Arma is running a short route along Las Vegas Fremont Street, marking, according to transit operator Keolis, the first time a self-driving bus has moved passengers on an American public road.The route is short—just three blocks.And this is only a pilot test, which started on January 11th and will end January 20th.While the test lasts, the fully-electric bus can carry around a dozen passengers, moving at a top speed limited to 16 miles per hour, though the bus is capable of hitting 30.The bus has sensors that detect obstacles and an emergency button that any passenger can use to stop the vehicle.During the test, there s also a staffer on board to monitor passenger safety.Navya, the French company that makes the Arma, has already deployed vehicles in Singapore, France, and Australia.The test helps strengthen Nevada s claim as a leader in 21st century transportation innovation.The state has attracted the testing facilities for Hyperloop One, as well as Tesla s new Gigafactory.The Navya test is part of a push by Las Vegas to develop a downtown innovation district, where it also aims to test green energy and other technologies.Nevada has a strategic interest in developing transportation technology.
Microsoft has faced criticism for Windows 10's privacy settings in recent months, and now it looks like it's doing something about it.The company is set to introduce an online privacy dashboard with the upcoming Creators Update, which is due to launch in Spring this year.This portal will allow users to see activity data such as location, search, browsing, and Cortana Notebook data across multiple Microsoft services.As Windows chief Terry Myerson explains in a blog post: "When you are signed in with your Microsoft account, you can go to account.microsoft.com/privacy to review and clear data such as browsing history, search history, location activity, and Cortana s Notebook – all in one place."This is our first step in expanding the tools that give you visibility and control over your data spanning Microsoft products and services, and we will continue to add more functionality and categories of data over time."That basically means you'll be able to choose between Basic and Full data collection levels, which is certainly more simple but seems a tad limited, especially seeing as the Basic level will now collect even less data than before.
The tart, lime-y daiquiri tends to get classified as a summer beverage, which is unfortunate, given the abundance of citrus fruit we are awarded every winter.Luckily, the beverage gurus as PUNCH have developed a few tweaks to ready the classic cocktail for cold-weather imbibing.First, start with the rum.Instead of reaching for something funky and light, try a darker offering such Appleton Estate s Signature Blend or Hamilton s Black.Punch actually has a ton of tasty dark rum suggestions, so be sure to click the link below to read up on all of them.Once you have your spirit picked out, try one or more of the below add-ins to really ready your drink for winter:
Amerikanska försvarets forskningsavdelning, Darpa, tar ständigt fram nya drönare och robotar och de ser till och med ut att vilja skapa en cyborgarmé.Nu har de siktet inställt på säkrare metoder att dela information mellan olika bärbara enheter.När ett förband befinner sig i otillgängliga områden måste soldaterna fortfarande kunna skicka känslig information utan att den riskerar att hamna i orätta händer.Inom ramarna för projektet Share ser de nu närmare på hur mjukvara och nätverksteknik kan göra det möjligt även när de använder såväl militära som kommersiella nätverk.Det ska sedan användas för bärbara enheter som datorer och taktiska radioapparater, skriver IDG News.Enligt Joe Evans som är programansvarig på Darpa använder trupperna som skickas ut på uppdrag ett stort antal olika datorer och andra enheter.
Tesla har rekryterat Matt Casebolt, en av Apples framstående designer som jobbat på att utveckla nya Mac-modeller de senaste åren.Nu kommer han istället att utveckla elbilar, skriver 9to5Mac.Rekryteringen bekräftas även av hans LinkedIn-profil, uppger Markets Insider.Beskedet kommer bara dagen efter att en annan Appleanställd också gått till Tesla.Det är Chris Lattner som haft en chefsroll inom utveckling och är upphovsman till programmeringsspråket Swift.På Tesla är han ny mjukvaruchef på självkörande bilar, skriver Markets Insider.
Following Amazon s recent decision to ramp up efforts to rid its online store of counterfeit goods, eBay has this week announced similar plans.The initiative involves a so-called authentication program aimed at boosting consumer confidence when it comes to shopping on the site and hitting the buy button.Initially focusing on high-end products such as branded handbags and other fashion-related items, the system will be powered by a network of professional authenticators charged with checking whether an item is the real deal or a cheap knock-off.Sellers handling pricey products can sign up to the authentication service, though they ll have to pay a fee, the amount of which is currently undecided.Of course, if the item is found to be fake, the transaction will be canceled and the shopper reimbursed.If the seller doesn t want to enroll in the program, the buyer can request an inspection, though the fee will be charged to them instead.
almost a year ago came the news that the u.s. it distributörsjätten Ingram Micro would be bought up by the chinese Tianjin Tianhai, which is part of the logistikkonglomeratet HNA Group.the company's Ceo Ulrich Egeskov, who has long led the mobildistributören Brightpoint, what is now the business area Mobility within Ingram Micro, the nordic market is nothing new.What is new is that the entire Ingram Micro is back in the Nordic countries, not only mobildelen.– In mobility, we have always been good in Norway, Denmark and Finland.But when the companies are still merging, we saw a good opportunity to get back on the nordic market for real, " he says.that means competing more on an equal footing with, for example, Tech Data and Also.
Usually, clouds look like fluffy puffs or big, mean anvils.But these clouds... these clouds look like stripes.Virgin Australia shared a picture of these weird clouds yesterday on their Facebook page after Instagrammer Ilya Katsman noticed that the clouds were weird.Here is another picture of these weird clouds. That is striking, said Rodney Kubesh, professor of atmospheric and hydrologic sciences at St.Cloud State University, a school I called specifically because it had the word cloud in its name.
Two Wall Street trading startups are in talks to combine forces.Electronifie, a bond-trading platform led by former Goldman Sachs trader Amar Kuchinad, is in exclusive talks to be acquired by TruMid, another trading startup backed by George Soros and Peter Thiel.Electronifie announced the talks in a note seen by Business Insider that was sent to clients January 10.
Audi s Q8 concept made its world debut at the Detroit Auto Show.The design study accurately previews a production model that will arrive in showrooms as early as next year.The Q8 is a four-door crossover-coupe in the vein of the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and the BMW X6, but it s a little bigger than its two rivals so it inaugurates a new segment, according to the company.It elevates Audi s design language to new heights by adopting styling cues such as a grille with vertical slats that s wider than the one found on the company s current models, and ultra-thin tail lamps connected by a light bar.Audi points out the muscular-looking front end and the pronounced, vented rear haunches pay homage to the original Quattro coupe that dominated the rally scene during the 1980s.The soft-roader undeniably puts a bigger emphasis on form than on function, but it nonetheless offers 22 cubic feet of trunk space with four passengers aboard.