Danny Martinez

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The news (extracted from The Financial Times):Singaporean internet company Sea is seeking to raise more than US$1 billion via its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange later today, The Financial Times reports.Sea has priced its stock at US$15 per share, above the range of US$12 to US$14 it had indicated in an earlier regulatory filing.Chinese tech giant Tencent, which currently owns a 39.8 percent equity interest in Sea, told the Times it may participate in the IPO by subscribing to up to US$100 million of shares.The higher share price is due to a “greenshoe option” allowing the IPO’s underwriters to sell more shares than initially planned.This typically occurs when demand for the stock is higher than expected.
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In August, CNN replaced its Snapchat Discover channel with a daily news show called “The Update.” It was an interesting move for the news giant, which joined Snapchat Discover in January 2015 as a launch partner and averaged 12 million unique viewers per month on the platform by the time it made the show announcement.But as Samantha Barry, CNN’s executive producer for social and emerging media, describes it, CNN’s decision also made a lot of sense.“We learned a lot from our Discover editions, which were a mix of both text and video, but as Snapchat evolved and the show format became available, it was an obvious shift for us to make.”The decision was also endorsed by Snap, which is steering TV networks and studios to produce TV-like, episodic video series for Snapchat Discover instead of daily, magazine-style publisher stories, according to multiple sources.At the same time, sources said Snap remains committed to its network of print and digital publishing partners that have daily and weekly Discover channels.According to an executive from another TV network that has produced a show for Snapchat, after initially approaching Snap about doing a Snapchat Discover channel, Snap executives encouraged the network to create a show instead.
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Americans should be concerned about how these apps collect, save and share their personal health data, she said.Ostherr, who is a professor of English and director of Rice's Medical Futures Lab, has been doing research on health and medical media for over 20 years, from "old" media like celluloid films used for medical education to "new" media like smartphone apps."With the rise of mobile apps and the growth of smartphone and wearable-device use, people's daily lives have become experiments 'in the wild.'"The data collected through these devices offer new opportunities and challenges to researchers who want to gather information about human behavior outside the controlled settings of lab-based studies, she said.She said apps that make medical or therapeutic claims are considered a medical device and must go through the FDA procedures for approval and regulation.For some companies, that process is worth the time and effort, because their product could become covered by insurance.
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CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Researchers at MIT have developed a synthetic gene circuit that triggers the body's immune system to attack cancers when it detects signs of the disease.The circuit, which will only activate a therapeutic response when it detects two specific cancer markers, is described in a paper published today in the journal Cell.Immunotherapy is widely seen as having considerable potential in the fight against a range of cancers."There has been a lot of clinical data recently suggesting that if you can stimulate the immune system in the right way you can get it to recognize cancer," says Lu, who is head of the Synthetic Biology Group in MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics."Some of the best examples of this are what are called checkpoint inhibitors, where essentially cancers put up stop signs [that prevent] T-cells from killing them.However, despite this success, the use of immunotherapy remains limited by the scarcity of tumor-specific antigens -- substances that can trigger an immune system response to a particular type of cancer.
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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Small UAS Rule (also known as Part 107) has provisions to obtaining waivers to the usual requirements for flying drones in the United States.But another rule is that you can’t fly drones over people who are not part of your operations, and until about a week ago, the FAA hadn’t waived that rule for anybody.The FAA is allowing the cable news network to use a drone to obtain video over uninvolved people, even crowds assembled at places like sporting events.And it’s held together with magnets, allowing it to come apart on impact—say, with your head—which makes it less likely to do any lasting damage.AeroVironment has been using the same strategy with hand-launched military drones—not so that they don’t do inadvertent collateral damage, but so that they don’t damage themselves during their rather hard deep-stall landings.That’s not uncommon for drones, particularly those you might fly inside.
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Is your desktop PC placed too far away from the router, so you’re unable to connect it directly via an ethernet cable?Or maybe you want to add 5Ghz WiFi to your older laptop?Then check out the Dodocool DC23, a small and smart WiFi dongle!The Dodocool DC23 is a tiny USB WiFi adapter that will allow you to add Dual Band WiFi AC600 connectivity to any compatible device.The DC23 works on 5Ghz networks with speeds of up to 433Mbps and 150Mbps in 2.4Ghz mode, so you’re pretty much never getting slowed down by the WiFi connection.The adapter supports the 802.11ac standard but it’s backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n as well.
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Oppo is one week away from releasing the Oppo F5, but is it really just one device?Well, according to this new leaked brochure from Thailand, there are more than just one Oppo F5.The brochure shows three variants of the device, the F5, the F5 6GB and the F5 Youth.So, what are the differences between these devices?The plain Oppo F5 is pretty much in line with what we already know.That means there’ll be 4 GB RAM, the 20MP camera, the 18:9 FHD+ FullView display.
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Maybe you've heard that Tiangong-1, China's 19,000-pound prototype space station, is scheduled to rain down on Earth ... eventually.Most of the spacecraft will burn up in orbit—but sizable chunks (up to 220 pounds, by one estimate) could end up making landfall.In which case, please allow me to introduce you to the supremely fascinating world of object reentry risk analysis—the science of predicting which of the tens of thousands of derelict spacecraft, spent launch vehicles, and various other hunks of technology orbiting our planet will survive their inevitable plunge through the atmosphere and pose a threat to people here on Earth.This Russian-doll effect can dramatically impact whether components live or die.With detailed enough blueprints, researchers can use software to model atmospheric disintegration.NASA uses a program called the Object Reentry Survival Analysis Tool; the Aerospace Corporation uses AHAB, short for Atmospheric Heating and Breakup.
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More than 20 years after an unknown actress satirised sexy perfume ads with her distinct northern tones for Boddingtons, Melanie Sykes is back with the beer brand in a new ad ripping the high-intensity tropes of sports ads.In a further nod to the power of female creative humour, ‘Tour de Formby’ was created by Mcgarrybowen creatives Holly Fallows and Charlotte Watmough.It sees an American cyclist zipping up his yellow jacket – interspersed with shots of sweat and gloomy landscapes – as he reels off banal and meaningless inspirational quotes such as “take the punishment” and “take the road less hilly”.Sykes interrupts close-ups of his bum crack with the line: “Eh Bradders – giddy up lad, I’m spitting feathers ‘ere”.It’s revealed she’s the passenger of the cyclist’s tuk-tuk, which is struggling up the hills of Manchester’s surrounding countryside.The ad ends with Sykes enjoying a pint of Boddingtons in a beer garden, admitting that, decades later, “it’s still gorgeous”.
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They're still cylindrical, still have the chunky rubber buttons, and still covered with woven material that seals out water.But inside, you'll find new guts.The most notable addition is Alexa—you can bark voice commands at these speakers, asking them to turn the music up and down or to play specific artists, genres, podcasts, or radio stations.(Ultimate Ears says Pandora and Deezer are coming in an update, with Spotify likely to follow later.)The Boom's rounded edges have been replaced by sharp angles on the Blast, and the power button and its status LED are larger.The screw-in D-ring is still there on the bottom of the new models, but now you can swap that standard black D-ring for a silver one that works with a new charging base.
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Timing is everything, especially when you’re trying to get the attention and engagement of your customers and prospects.Interest rates are reasonably low right now, so plenty of banks are competing to get homeowners to refinance.You can hammer me with emails and phone calls amidst my usual busy day and I’m likely to ignore them.I’ve known we should refinance our mortgage to take advantage of lower rates for months now, but finally two days ago started the process with our mortgage broker.This morning I got an email from my current mortgage provider who noticed our credit had been pulled for the purpose of a refinance and wanted to ensure they got the business again.Sure it might be a tad bit scary that had such quick and clear access to that information, but they were also smart to reach out to me right now, today, when clearly I have started something they can help with.
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No difference in protons and antiprotons have yet been found which would help to potentially explain the existence of matter in our universe.However, physicists in the BASE collaboration at the CERN research center have been able to measure the magnetic force of antiprotons with almost unbelievable precision.Around the world, scientists are using a variety of methods to find some difference, regardless of how small.The multinational BASE collaboration at the European research center CERN brings together scientists from the RIKEN research center in Japan, the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), the University of Tokyo, GSI Darmstadt, Leibniz Universität Hannover, and the German National Metrology Institute (PTB) in Braunschweig.The BASE collaboration published high-precision measurements of the antiproton g-factor back in January 2017 but the current ones are far more precise.This is the equivalent of measuring the circumference of the earth to a precision of four centimeters.
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It’s the largest crowdfunding effort ever and even its backers realize it has the slimmest chance of possibly succeeding.SRG executive creative director Adam Wohl told Adweek the campaign grew out of the ways in which AB InBev and other macrobreweries responded to craft’s increase in market share, namely, buying up independent breweries and forging “relationships that enabled them to have a little more control of the production of beer, control of the distribution of beer and control of ownership of hops.”Back in March, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control reached a $400,000 settlement with AB InBev over alleged “pay-to-play” activities with Southern California retailers, following an investigation by the organization.Last October, of course, AB InBev acquired SABMiller in a deal worth around $100 billion.This past May, AB InBev decided to stop supplying South African aroma hop varieties from ZA Hops, an independent hop distributor which formerly had a deal with SABMiller, to independent breweries, instead reserving them for formerly independent breweries owned by AB InBev.Part of AB InBev’s SABMiller acquisition also included SAB Hop Farms.
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Google entered the smart speaker space with the original Google Home, a device that was designed to tackle the Amazon Alexa but as Amazon went and created the smaller Dot Google followed suit with the compact Google Home Mini.The Google Home Mini was announced during the Pixel 2 announcement, and in actual fact was joined at the launch by a larger smart speaker with beefier audio capabilities, but it’s the affordable Google Home Mini that we’re interested in today so let’s take a look at it.Google has given the Mini seriously competitive pricing and at just £49 (in the UK) the cost is small enough to buy one to experiment with.They’re also cheap enough and small enough to own more than one and place them around your home.3 colour options are available at the time of writing including white, coral, and charcoal, the colour that I chose for my own device.The simple little speaker comes in a small cube box that includes the speaker, some quick start instruction cards, and a mains power adapter.
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I know that most of you Xiaomi fans out there are eagerly waiting info and scoops about the upcoming Redmi Note 5 model, so we’re here to… confuse you a bit (I guess).The most awaited Xiaomi model appeared recently on the database of Geekbench equipped with a poor, old Snapdragon 617 chipset (MSM8952), 3GB RAM and a really aging GPU that resulted in these mediocre results you see above.Don’t get me wrong, the SD617 packs eight Cortex-A53 cores at a low clock speed, but they’re no match for the eight Kryo cores the Snapdragon 660 chipset the device was rumored to be equipped with.All of the above suggest however that probably something messed up the benchmark and it wasn’t able to reveal the processor of the device.Or perhaps the Redmi Note 5 was running on an early software that confused Geekbench metrics.In any case, here’s what we know so far about the upcoming model: it will be equipped with a Snapdragon 660 (or SD636) chipset, along with 3GB RAM, a 5,5 inch full display screen, a 16MP + 5MP dual camera and a quite potent 4,000mAh battery!
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A new survey compiled by VoucherCodes has found that British retailers are now taking digital seriously with 50% of those quizzed adopting a joint approach to investment in both physical and digital shopping.At the other end of the spectrum the proportion of respondents prioritising High Street investment alone has slumped to just 8%, highlighting the clear direction of travel toward cross-channel retail.Key takeaways from the report include the fact that 56% of British retailers have put money into payment technology over the past year while 47% have invested in digital receipts – with three quarters doing so in response to consumer demand.Paul Lewis, senior director of marketing at VoucherCodes commented: “It is hugely satisfying to see more retailers than ever before investing in a joint approach to the shopping experience – an approach retail experts have been championing for years to encourage a step away from siloed, ineffective teams.“What this research shows is retailers are finally beginning to understand that the industry is incredibly fickle and requires constant adaptation in order to keep up with consumer demand.Ultimately, consumers are in the driving seat, and retailers can no longer sit regimented if they want to boost sales and keep up with the constant pace of change.”
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Worker appetite for new applications, particularly mobile ones, is running high.Gartner predicts that demand within enterprises for mobile application development will grow some five times faster than IT’s capacity to deliver it through 2021.Gartner cites the continuing growth in smartphone sales as fueling demand for company apps that match the performance and usability seen in consumer apps.To cope, organizations are turning to low-code/no-code platforms.And they’re using them for both mobile and desktop app development.In the process they’re not only speeding up delivery, but they’re also enabling workers to build better products.
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By Paul Miller, HPE Vice President of Marketing, Software-defined and Cloud GroupDigital transformation is affecting businesses of all sizes and across all industries.Many, including media, entertainment, and retail, have already made the transformation, while others, such as healthcare, government, and manufacturing, are on the cusp of major changes.Those that are maximizing this opportunity are treating IT not just as another function but as a core competency that drives competitive differentiation while also supporting typical business processes and outcomes.While they understand the need for innovation, they’re responsible for keeping typical business functions running smoothly without hiccups or downtime – threats that could mean major revenue loss for an organization.It’s a sophisticated combination of multiple, different forms of IT that allow businesses to innovate while meeting their own unique organizational needs.
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Didi Chuxing, the world’s arguably most dominant ride-hailing player, just went through the largest reshuffle for its biggest business group, the Express Mobility Group.The group sees the addition of ten new business units including carpooling, a platform for drivers, and a platform for customers.Founded in February this year, the Express Mobility Group was the ride-hailing giant’s first attempt to integrate its three core businesses—Didi Taxi, Didi Express, and Uber China.Concurrently, the Chinese O2O titan Meituan added a car-hailing function to its all-encompassing app that lets one get everything from food delivery to flight tickets.The organizational integration, some insiders observe, might have been instrumental in Didi Chuxing’s fightback against Meituan.“In the past the units fight the battle on its own.
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Google has been declared as the most authentic brand in India followed by Microsoft and Amazon according to Cohn & Wolfe’s Authentic Brand Study this year.Maruti Suzuki, Apple and Sony were ranked forth, fifth and sixth respectively.The 2017 Authentic Brands study is based on the combination of primary and secondary research, including surveys on more than 1,400 brands, measuring more than 200 global brands over two months (May to June 2017) to over 15,000 consumers.Donna Imperato, chief executive of global communications agency Cohn & Wolfe said: "Consumers today want to buy from companies that engage with them in a genuine way.Our research shows a link between brands that behave and communicate authentically and their ability to attract and keep customers and, ultimately, build stronger businesses."The research was done in 15 markets which includes Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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