David Carter

David Carter

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It's money, money, money for the information technologists of the world.Global IT spend is projected to reach $3.5 trillion in 2017, according to Gartner.This includes all enterprise hardware, software services, and telecommunication services.Those trillions of dollars are 1.4% more than what the research group projected spending would look like in last quarter's report, and a 2.4% increase over actual spending in 2016.Gartner says the U.S. dollar has declined against many foreign currencies.It just costs more to do the same amount of business.
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”Vi vill göra det riktigt enkelt att driva bolag och bygga den globala standarden inom bokföring samt visa att det går att bygga något stort från Sverige”, säger Bokios vd Viktor Stensson.Han var endast 24 år gammal när han som student vid Handelshögskolan i Göteborg grundade bolaget ihop med tre kompanjoner.Redan följande år, 2015, fick Bokio stöd från Chalmers Ventures och Vinnova, och lanserade sin första produkt.Ambitionen har hela tiden varit att erbjuda gratis, automatiserad bokföring till små och medelstora bolag.Målsättningen är att Bokio ska andvändas av bolag som vill ha friktionsfri administration utan kostnad.Det handlar om företag utan egen ekonomiavdelning, med cirka 0-50 anställda”, säger vd Viktor Stensson.
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Nestled in the heart of Milan is one of the most stunning apartment blocks we think we’ve ever seen.The Bosco Verticale is one of the world’s first vertical forest skyscrapers, combining thousands of plants with thousands of residents in the perfect pairing of man and nature.Completed in 2014, it contained two towers boasting a total of 900 trees and 20,000 plants.If laid flat each Vertical Forest would equal, in amount of trees, an area as large as 7,000sqm.Previously only seen from the surface, this stunning drone footage gives us a true sense of just how impressive the building really is.Among a sea of concrete and tarmac this green tower was designed as the apex of architect firm Boeri Studio’s way of thinking.
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Did you know that Twitter’s likes, retweets, lists, followers are fake?I consider Twitter a dying platform and 90 % of Twitter users are bots.Twitter friends are a lot more likely to be important to your competitor and they are our customers or influencers.If you want to see these friends in one sheet hit export as CSV as shown in the screenshot.Here you can read some facts about FOF:CSV export is a Pro-function – it’s about $10 a month.
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All Redmond's major business offerings have become The OneMicrosoft is squishing its major biz products into a single solution called – wait for it – Microsoft 365, CEO Satya Nadella announced at Inspire, Redmond's annual event for businesses that flog its wares.Not a single chair was flung, we can report.Office 365, Windows 10, and enterprise mobility and security, will be peddled in two flavours: Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Business, Nadella said.Also announced was a "Relationship Sales Solution", wherein colleagues can combine Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and LinkedIn.Microsoft-based office workers can also share info with contacts who also use the software, which might or might not be a good feature for Microsoft, depending on your perspective.
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“Personalized learning” is one of the hottest trends in education these days.The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has reportedly spent more than US $300 million on personalized learning R, while the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative—the investment and philanthropic company created by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan—has also signalled its commitment to personalized learning (which Zuckerberg announced on Facebook, of course).Just last month, the two groups teamed up for the first time to jointly fund a $12 million program to promote personalized classroom instruction.It can be done, with difficulty, for well-structured and well-established topics, such as algebra and computer programming.It’s ironic that the inventor of the world’s leading social media platform is promoting education that’s the opposite of social.Interestingly, one early proponent of personalized learning had a far more expansive view.
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Last week’s poll summary: Alright, we heard ya.Out of over 20,700 total votes, 54.6% of our readers said their favorite Android launcher is Nova Launcher, followed by Action Launcher and Google Now Launcher, both with 14.4% of the votes.4.8% said they prefer to use Evie Launcher, while 3.7% said their favorite is Arrow Launcher.It’s about that time of the year — Google is putting the finishing touches on Android 8.0, and we should expect the final developer preview to roll out to devices sometime in mid-July (so, any day now).While the final version of Android O likely won’t land until sometime in August, we can expect Google to reveal the official Android O name sometime very soon.For reference, the name Android Nougat was revealed on June 30, 2016.
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In what’s either the best art project, the best business move, or both, someone has made what I assume is a bot that’s churning out thousands of unique iPhone cases for sale on Amazon.Pretty much all of them are masterpieces.Bots mocking up one-off products in the hope that just the right person comes along to buy it are nothing new.The bot behind “my-handy-design” is really, really, exceptionally terrible.And in its quest to slap stock photos onto cheap cases, it has succeeded in being the best smartphone case maker around.Plenty of the image choices are banal, like “fishing on a lake before sunset cell phone cover case Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime G5306” or “Woman using a washer dryer macine cell phone cover case Samsung S5.” Sometimes the banal ones acheive a sort of aesthetic beauty that could pass for found art.
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Uber was sued in February, when Waymo dropped the bombshell allegation that a former Uber engineer, Anthony Levandowski, stole more than 14,000 files while working at Google.Levandowski hasn't denied the downloads, instead asserting his Fifth Amendment rights.Meanwhile, Uber fired Levandowski and defended itself, saying Waymo's trade secrets never made their way onto Uber servers.With fiery disputes over discovery erupting practically every week, Waymo's patent case was a kind of corollary to the main show.Uber has used two different types of "lidar," the main technology at issue in the case.Lidar is a system for using lasers to allow self-driving cars to "see" the streetscape around them.
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En gång i tiden var vi tvungna att skaffa mjukvara för tusentals kronor för att använda datorn till något vettigt.Men nuförtiden kan vi faktiskt göra det mesta direkt i webbläsaren, detta tack vare allt snabbare bredband och ny teknik som html5.I den här artikeln tipsar vi om hur du kan använda smarta webblösningar i stället för att hålla fast vid dina gamla datorprogram.De flesta av oss klarar oss alldeles utmärkt utan ett Office-paket på datorn, detta tack vare molntjänster som Google Drive och Office Online.Som grädde på moset är det dessutom betydligt enklare att samarbeta med andra användare om du väljer en webbaserad lösning.Google Drive består precis som Office av flera separata program.
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LeEco’s dream of breaking into the US market and competing against Apple is now farther from reality than ever before.The Chinese tech firm’s American operation has had a difficult year with missed payrolls, disappearing employees, and overall poor sales.But the latest development in LeEco’s financial woes is sure to make things go from bad to worse.A Chinese court froze $182 million is assets tied to LecEco founder and chairman Jia Yueting due to unpaid loan payments, according to The New York Times.The ruling also affected assets linked to Yueting’s wife and three other LeEco affiliates.The Shanghai High People’s Court made the ruling last week, which clamped down on the assets linked to loan for the LeEco’s private smartphone brach, Le Mobile.
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Inspired by the biblical reptile of the same name, its long, skinny build makes it perfect for squeezing into tight spaces, guided by the camera embedded in its head.It can wind around rubble and coil around and climb poles for a better view — all in all, a pretty impressive piece of engineering.CMU’s Biorobotics Lab started work on the project around a decade ago, producing its first viable robotic snake two years later.Since then, a small handful of companies have been working on commercial applications for the reptilian robot, focused mainly on search and rescue missions deployed in places people can’t reach.More recent versions have brought force sensing to the snake, so it can determine how tightly it needs to wrap around an object in order to cling on, eliminating the need for roboticists to preprogram it based on conditions.In order to do so, the team turned to a more modular design for the robot, with interchangeable segments that can be added and subtracted to change the length of the robot.
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Today’s business expectations continue to evolve with the customer-driven need for convenience, making the once hyped digital economy a reality.Of course, as this digital economy grows, IT needs to keep pace with a modernized infrastructure.Cost efficiencies need to stay at the forefront as well, which is driving the ongoing evolution to the next generation of hyperconvergence.Hyperconverged infrastructure – which is expected to drive mainstream adoption for businesses of all sizes – brings together containers, VMs and storage into a single software solution that can run on any x86 hardware platform, or from the Cloud.It’s the rise of software-based solutions that makes this modern, more flexible approach to a hyperconverged infrastructure more feasible – and much easier for companies to start their journey to hyperconvergence.“With the rise of software-defined storage, in which storage services are implemented as a software layer, the whole idea of data storage is being reimagined,” writes Mike Matchett of The Taneja Group.
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For the past few years, Apple has released a redesigned iPhone one year before upgrading its components the year after, giving that model an "S" designation.But in the next two years, Apple appears poised to totally break its typical release cadence, according to a new report from Nikkei.Apple may be planning to release three new iPhones in 2018, according to the report.All three of these new phones will have a kind of screen called OLED, which is a newer, superior technology with darker blacks and better power consumption.But before that, Apple is expected to launch a premium handset later this year that's being called the iPhone 8, for lack of a better term.This model is expected to get a full redesign without a home button, an OLED screen, and a price tag that may top $1000.
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Microsoft's browsers last month continued their free fall, again shedding a significant amount of user share, an analytics company reported today.According to data from California-based Net Applications, the user share of Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge -- an estimate of the proportion of the world's personal computer owners who ran those browsers -- fell by nearly a full percentage point in May, ending at a combined 23.2%.May's decline was the largest since January, and could signal a resumption of the precipitous plunge IE and Edge experienced in 2016, when the browsers lost more than 22 percentage points, almost half their total share at the start of that year, and ceded the top spot to Google's Chrome.Microsoft's problem, as it has been since mid-2015, stemmed from two factors: A persistent decline in the demoted-to-legacy IE, which was expected after the launch of Windows 10, and the inability, to put it mildly, for Edge, 10's default browser, to make up the difference.The second was certainly not in Microsoft's projections.In the last 11 months, IE's share dropped by 41%, while Edge's increased by only 11%.
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Netflix, Deezer, TVPlayer and SoundCloud won’t cost you a thing and Three says other services can sign up tooThree is to let customers use certain audio and video streaming services without using their monthly data allowance.The operator says ‘Go Binge’ is a response to how people are consuming content.Three claims people are watching or listening in large bursts, usually on the move, but worry about using up too much data.‘Go Binge’ is available to SIM only and contract customers with allowances of 4GB or more.New customers are automatically enrolled into the service while existing subscribers can move onto a new contract to take advantage.
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There have been numerous rumours surrounding the Google Pixel 2, the follow-up to last year's Pixel phone.First, Google's hardware head, Rick Osterloh told Android Pit: "You can count on us to follow [the Pixel].Following that revelation, we started hearing rumours that we'd see three different devices: a Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2, and a mysterious larger device.Related: Pixel 2 – What you need to knowNow, it seems the word is that Google will be sticking with just the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, and while many expected HTC to manufacture both, recent rumours have it that LG will actually be manufacturing the XL 2.That came via 9to5Google, which spotted a bug entry on the Android Issue Tracker from March, which was reported by an LG employee.
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Ice cream brand Halo Top’s Instagram account features image after image of its carton pints swimming in melted swirls of vibrant oranges, purples and browns.It’s such organic social posts that have helped launch the 5-year-old brand in stores nationwide without spending a penny on advertising.Halo Top’s Instagram account, which has 461,000 followers, emphasizes the packaging, with photos and GIFs of these pints set against minimalistic backgrounds and pops of color.“Instead of cluttered or busy images with loads of messaging, we focus on clean images that allow our packaging and ice cream to shine through a bit,” said Justin Woolverton, CEO and founder of Halo Top.Over the past 10 months, the brand has seen a 160 percent increase in social followers, from 400,000 in August to 1 million today.According to Woolverton, sales have increased by 2,500 percent over the last year and the product is now available in grocery stores nationwide.
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One of them is Yepstr (NTL), which was founded by Jacob Rudbäck about two years ago.We have average growth of 43 percent each month in the past year”, says Jacob Rudbäck.He said that Yepstr has increased net sales from sek 60 000 in april to 100 000 sek in may. The past month has the company traded the 170 000 kronor.He also sees that it will continue at the same rate in the next few months.the Company, which is still loss-making, took in 7 million just over a year ago.One of the Investors was redarmiljardären Dan Sten Olsson, Jacob Rudbäck met when he cut the Stone-founder's lawn as a young man.
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North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile that could take it a step closer to fielding long-range weapons.This was North Korea's 13th missile test in 2017.Reuters reports claims by North Korean media that the launch was the country's first intercontinental ballistic missile.The missile was fired at 9:40am from North Korea's Western coast and flew for 40 minutes towards Japan, landing in the Sea of Japan.The test was launched just before the US Independence Day holiday and this week's G20 political summit.Expert David Wright estimates such a long-range missile would be unable to hit mainland United States, but could potentially reach Alaska.
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