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Waymo isn’t the only self-driving company with on-demand autonomous car service news today: Dutch startup Amber Mobility, which designed a new vehicle specifically for shared commuter use, is putting a firm timeline on its plans to add self-driving capabilities to its fleet.Amber will provide self-driving vehicles for user with its business-to-business car sharing platform in Eindhoven in the Netherlands by midyear 2018, the company says, with a goal of expanding deployment rapidly from that to its other Dutch markets, including Helmond, and then to the rest of Europe after that.Amber Mobility is a very young company, which revealed its Amber One car design last year and business model.The company is starting out with standard electric vehicles and testing among a small group of corporate clients, however, and the autonomous features will be rolled out first with that first beta pool.The young company has some big competition, as mentioned – Waymo is piloting its own self-driving service in Phoenix, with applications open to all resident to sign up to ride as of this morning.Amber has strong partners, however, including support from local government, TomTom for maps, Nvidia for image and sensor data processing, and Microsoft for use of Azure and AI software.
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Xiaomi Mi MIX was undoubtedly one of the most impressive smartphones of 2016 and probably a concept phone worth having available in mass production.It is obviously a mixture of innovative technology right from the display and the ceramic coating, to the earpiece and its impressive build quality.Join GizChina on TelegramOne of the most groundbreaking features of the MIX was the Cantilever piezoelectric ceramic technology used in order to convert digital input into mechanical energy so that we can hear what the other person in the line is saying to us.To do this, Xiaomi engineers used a procedure that basically converts electric signal from the digital to analog converter, sends it to the piezoelectric ceramic which turns the signal to mechanical energy and then vibrates the phone’s frame so that the vibration can reach the ear through the display.However this procedure didn’t offer the best user experience and now Xiaomi decided to use a different alternative with better results.According to analyst Sun Changxu, the Chinese company is said to cooperate with AAC technologies in order to develop a new tech called AAC actuator that could achieve better screen sound and improved compatibility with 3GPP standards.Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is expected to launch along with Mi Note 3 (just like last year) in the coming months.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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When looking at landing pages for the B2C market this metric even goes up to about 91 percent, measured on 80 landing pages.The more qualified leads you generate, the faster you can acquire new customers.But what makes your landing page bad?Most businesses have certain thoughts that are stopping progress on these pages:“It works because we gather leads, so we are not going to change it”“We have no idea what to change”“We’re afraid we might lose more potential customers if we start changing the pages”
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For expat founders entering the China market, and for Chinese travelers visiting overseas countries, the language difference is the first and essential problem they run into.Aiming to help people have a conversation regardless of their language difference, Travis the Translator recognizes and translates speech in 80 of the most common languages within two seconds and is now launching in China.Google Translation can be of help, but it eats up your battery if you’re up for a longer period translation work.Targeting China market, Dutch startup is now selling Travis devices through their WeChat public account and will start receiving retail orders starting from the end of May.Their crowdfunding campaign just got funded 746% of their modest $80,000 goal on Indiegogo, summing up to US$ 596,848 with 1 days to go.The market is huge.There are 7.5 billion people in the world using 7,097 languages, and the 83% speaks only one language.Priced at US$ 139, the translator is a handheld, pocket-sized device and comes with a matching Android app.
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Deezer is a music streaming service with more than 43 million licensed tracks.Users can listen to or download music from most major record labels.It also has tens of thousands of radio channels and can present users with tailored recommendations.Deezer can be downloaded as a free app or subscribed to for a fee.The app is available on Web, Android, Kindle Fire HDX, OS X, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone and Symbian.It is a subscription service, with a premium option available that provides the ability to listen to the music at higher quality and download it to listen offline.
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Sverige är dock ett undantag, med musiktechbolag Spotify (NTL), Soundcloud (NTL) och Soundtrack Your Brand (NTL) samt en rad andra mer eller mindre lyckade startupbolag inom området.De kan bli fler, menar Grace McCallum och hennes medgrundare.Snart slår de upp dörrarna till Sthlm Music City, en sorts medlemsklubb där tanken är att musikskapare och entreprenörer ska kunna arbeta tillsammans.Hyresvärd för det hela är Pop House, bolaget som till exempel driver Abba-museet och har Björn Ulvaeus i styrelsen.”Tanken är att föra tech och musik närmre varandra”‚ säger Grace McCallum, en av fem grundare till Sthlm Music City.Läs mer: Så rika är grundarna av miljardbolaget Soundcloud
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Recently Huawei launched this year’s “P” model, the high-end P10 with its Leica-branded dual cameras and a sleek metal design.Therefore Huawei has also launched a cheaper version of the P10 called the P10 lite.I got the device a few days ago and I have been trying it out.On the back is the rear facing camera along with the flash and the fingerprint reader.Overall the display is crisp and vibrant and certainly a plus point in this “lite” version of the P10.It has an octa-core CPU configuration with four Cortex-A53 cores, clocked at 2.36 GHz and another four clocked at 1.7 GHz.
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A member of Russian Parliament is outraged after his son was handed down a sentence of 27 years in prison for computer hacking crimes in the US.Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, 32, was convicted in August for stealing credit card data from US restaurants, causing nearly $170m (£132m) in damages.Russian MP Valery Seleznev said the sentence was "passed by man-eaters" and that his son was "abducted".Seleznev made millions by selling the data on the dark web, US officials say.Mr Seleznev, a member of the lower house of the Russian legislature known as the Duma, is an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the New York Times reports."My son was tortured because being in jail in a foreign country after abduction is torture in itself.
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GM, Ford, Daimler and Renault-Nissan top, when companies with a focus on autonomous vehicles ranked.the Chicago-based market research firm Navigant research, with 2,500 employees, has made an analysis of the 18 companies position themselves in relation to each other in the pursuit of autonomous vehicles.Företegen has been placed in a matrix with performance on one scale and the strategy on the other.Four different categories have been defined: Leaders, contenders (the contenders), challenger (challenger), and followers.In the category of leaders of the ports of the four major car manufacturers, GM, Ford, Daimler and Renault-Nissan.Among the competitors are a number of companies of different character: Volkswagen, BMW, Google-the company Waymo, Volvo/Autoliv/Zenuity, the subcontractor Delphi, Hyundai, component ZF, Toyota, Tesla and PSA Peugeot Citroen.
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Amazon has quietly introduced a change to its Alexa Skills Developer agreement aimed at further restricting advertisements within Alexa’s voice apps, which it calls “skills.”Previously, the developer agreement stated that it would ban apps that used the Alexa app home cards – the cards that appear in the Alexa companion app – that can describe the skill in question or enhance the voice interaction with details provided as text-based content.Now the agreement simply bans skills that contain “any advertising for third-party products or services,” according to the updated documentation.Amazon carves out an exception for streaming music, radio and flash briefing apps (news briefings) where advertisements are not the core functionality of the skill.Others, however, are confident that Amazon will eventually introduce its own monetization platform – perhaps through in-app purchases, paid skills, or ways to leverage Amazon Pay (its payments platform) in their skills.While Amazon is following an ambitious path toward making its voice computing technology powerful and ubiquitous – including by opening access to Echo speaker technology, Alexa’s voice technology, and the underlying technologies that power Alexa’s abilities to understand language – it has yet to fully address the needs of developers who want to build their own app businesses on top of its voice computing platform.
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Danads has developed a sales system for publishers and media house ads.In the system, advertisers can themselves buy and customize their ads in real-time.There are therefore no real interaction between the publicistens annonsavdelning and the advertiser.just a few weeks ago, the company introduced the musikappen Shazam as its latest customer.Now it seems the company have gained a strong momentum on the american market, and signed an agreement with an even larger player – finanssajten Bloomberg.This is a new evidence that we are growing and that the major customers are ready for new technical annonslösningsplattformar,” says Peo Persson, product manager and co-founder at Danads.
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I thought this too until my colleagues and I started looking into thunderstorm asthma.Winds associated with strong thunderstorms dispersed the allergens throughout Australia's second largest city.I try not to write about research that I am involved with in this space too often, but our 2017 study just published in the American Meteorological Society's Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology is important and relevant to the Melbourne outbreak.Michelle Innis wrote in the New York Times about the November outbreak in Melbourne.She quoted Jill Hennessy, Victoria State's minister for health and ambulance services, who said,This was a health emergency of an unprecedented scale.....We have an obligation to ensure that we learn every lesson there is to learn from this event.
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For many people, 2017 has been unusually wet.Despite the wet season, there are still 10.5 million California residents that are affected by the prolonged lack of water.This causes rationing mandates and a higher price for water.With this added insight, users would be able to save over 12 percent on water and sewer costs.If the average home spends $1,000 each year on water, that saves $120.These small numbers add up, saving tens of thousands of gallons of water.
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Gretel’s large battery GT6000 has been photographed in Hong Kong.While all eyes are on Xiaomi today, there are other phones approaching launch in China and many of them are breaking cover at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics show in Hong Kong.One of those phones that have been spotted and photographed is the Gretel GT6000, a large battery smartphone which was originally hinted at around a month ago.The major feature of the Gretel GT6000 is the large battery that weighs in at a whopping 6000mAh.The large battery is offered so give maximum battery life and usage while fast charging allows the user to top up to full quickly.Join GizChina on TelegramGretel has designed the GT6000 with a 5.5-inch HD display (a clever way of maximising battery life), fingerprint scanner, Mediatek MT6737, 2GB RAM, and 16 GB internal memory.All of that hardware fits nicely in an alloy body with 5 megapixel camera up front and 13 megapixel rear.Gretel has customised the GR6000 and offering the handset in either blue or black and with their own custom UI based on Android 7.0 out of the box.A final launch date hasn’t been revealed, but we do believe that they hope to launch the phone soon, plus if any of you are planning to visit the HK trade show be sure to head over to the Gretel booth where you can see the GT6000 and also possibly get to see the upcoming Gretel A6 and Gretel 7!Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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You can’t be hanging around in the world of crowdfunding for as long as Kickstarter without spotting a few trends here and there.Taking a leaf out of Y Combinator’s Request for Startups, the crowdfunding site is highlighting what it thinks are opportunities in the coming year.While Kickstarter’s goals are significantly more fuzzy than Y Combinators’, it sends a clear signal to potential campaigns, hinting what Kickstarter will throw its not inconsiderable weight behind.The crowdfunding site specifically identifies “Tools for Creating.” The category, Kickstarter says, includes both literal creation tools, such as Wazer, which was launched at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, and more a more liberal take on creation, such as Artiphon’s Instrument 1.The two other topics of focus are even less helpful, and include “Boundary Pushers” and “Delightful Design,” which, frankly, could mean anything.It’s not entirely clear what it is that Kickstarter is trying to achieve by posting the request for projects, especially without clear goals attached.
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The Financial Times is spending money to make money.In the past month, the Nikkei-owned financial news publisher has launched two separate marketing campaigns, one for a new weekend product that offers digital access plus a print copy of the FT’s Saturday edition, as well as a separate brand campaign, “Black and White,” it produced with the help of Essence Digital.Those join “Facts, Truths,” and a fourth reader-focused campaign that it launched with several broadcast partners in the UK.Overall, the FT’s marketing expenditures are up 28 percent on consumer-facing campaigns and 30 percent on B2B campaigns year over year, making this the highest amount spent on marketing in years (it declined to share a hard dollar figure).U.S. publishers like the Washington Post and the New York Times have been enjoying post-Trump subscriber surges, and in the U.K., Brexit’s begun driving gains anew since Prime Minister Theresa May signed Article 50 at the end of last month.But the FT’s also motivated by a realization that its journalism is what drives subscriptions, and so it should be out front helping to sell it, thanks to programmatic targeting of prospective subscribers.
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We have previously written about konsultjätten Capgemini is one of the companies who want to deal with customers in a better way and therefore have invested in purchasing a number of digitalbyråer.But it is not the only step when you want to build a fresher and more innovative companies.the Company's global chief technology officer, Larry Cohen, who is in Stockholm this week for a big teknikchefsträff, says that this is a purposeful work which is becoming increasingly important. When our ceo, Paul Hermelin visit customers globally may he always hear the same thing.So we got tired of hearing it time and time again and has put a lot of time to talk with customers about what they want from us, " says Larry Cohen on the background to the new initiative where the hunt for exciting start-up company is an essential part. " Stockholm is an important place for the startup.
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I'm looking to create my frist sales page for my physical product.I've been researching psychology and ways to build a converting sales page.I'm looking for sales pages that are well made, in any niche/industry.An article/video that breaks down a great sales page for any product would be wonderful.
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We’ve already seen a couple of press renders leaked of the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus, but we’ve now obtained new CAD renders and another 360 video in collaboration with OnLeaks.Much like the Moto Z2 Force renders we recently shared, these renders don’t tell us too much we didn’t already know, but they do give us a look at Motorola’s fancier new Moto E4 from every angle.The first thing you’ll notice is the presence of a front-facing fingerprint scanner and a LED flash for the front-facing camera.There’s a 3.5 mm headphone port on the top edge, volume rocker and textured power button on the right hand edge and a microUSB port on the bottom.The display will measure 5.2 inches and it looks like there’s a bit of 2.5D glass action going on.You’ll also notice a fingernail groove on the bottom edge, meaning the back plates will be user-replaceable, presumably via Moto Maker in the pre-purchase phase and then via Moto and third-party accessories afterward.
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Along with FinTech industry guru Ron Suber, Prosper's president, Kimball is intent on growing loan volumes, offering lower average rates compared to traditional lenders, delivering higher returns to investors and returning Prosper to profitability.As with any industry, as this one matures, it continues to find what works and what doesn't work.As a result, the focus has shifted to new ways to partner and ensuring sustainable companies.Ultimately, the long-term success of platforms will be dependent on their ability to deliver a great product and a consistent experience.These companies are still designing their value equations or pivoting into adjacent spaces, but I already see great opportunities to bring more of these technologies together to use new data to automate steps of the lending process, and provide more comprehensive solutions.Page 1 / 2 Continue
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