Donald Broussard

Donald Broussard

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While at Apple, Scott Forstall was in charge of developing the software that runs on iPhones, and he was a close friend of late CEO Steve Jobs.Jobs has a famously deserved reputation as a difficult person to work with, but during an on-stage talk at the Computer History Museum on Tuesday, Forstall said Jobs also had a great sense of humor.Apple is well-known in Silicon Valley for making its employees pay for coffee and food from its cafeterias, in contrast to companies like Google that provide meals for free.But even though the lunches were inexpensive — around $8 according to Forstall — multi-billionaire CEO Steve Jobs still found a way to get around paying for them.Here's the story in Forstall's words:"He and I would go to the cafeteria at Apple all the time, and he would insist on paying.
China
Geotel has sent over a double whammy today, first showing off the dual camera feature of the new GT6000 and then following up with details of mid-year sale!Geotel is pretty excited about the Geotel GT6000 and it’s not that surprising really.The phone is the companies dual camera darling and boasts a 13 megapixel Panasonic MN34172 sensor with 4x zoom and F2.2 aperture.The dual camera design of the GT6000 is used primarily to offer a fast zoom feature and also create a Bokeh effect.To give us an idea of how the effect looks, Geotel has sent us a few photo samples to look at;The second piece of news is that Geotel has teamed up with JTD on Aliexpress to offer the GT6000 at a special mid-year price of only $99.99.
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Animated GIF capture tool and social network Phhhoto is shutting down its app due to server costs becoming unsustainable after getting slammed with competition by Instagram’s copycat Boomerang.Phhhoto will pivot to focus on its parent company HYPNO’s original business — a physical photobooths for events service.Phhhoto launched in July 2014, making it easy to hold down its shutter button and capture a sequence of photos that were turned into a back-and-forth looping GIF that could be shared to the app’s feed.But in April 2015, Instagram cut off Phhhoto from its social graph, then launched a clone called Boomerang in October that went on to be integrated into the popular Instagram Stories feature.So it wasn’t a surprise at all” co-founder Champ Bennett tells TechCrunch about being copied by Instagram.“They even secretly tried to hire RON – our spiritual leader.
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Eager to enter The Twilight Zone again?A planned movie based on the iconic TV series is now in the works.A new movie based on the classic television show The Twilight Zone is in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures and now has a writer attached.But anyone expecting it to take the same form as the 1983 version that featured segments from Steven Spielberg and John Landis might be disappointed.The studio has reportedly hired writer Christine Lavaf to pen a draft of the screenplay, which is expected to tell a single story instead of presenting an anthology of weird tales in the way the original Twilight Zone television series and the feature film did.Lavaf’s résumé is highlighted by work as a writer’s assistant on the series Falling Skies and 66 Park Avenue.
Sweden
It is the fuel and its emissions, not the actual flight, that is the problem.Stimulate the transition to renewable jet fuel and more efficient aircraft, instead of taxing passengers, writes Rickard Nordin (C) and Anders Åkesson (C).today the airport for a relatively small part of global emissions.How aviation affects climate are discussed extensively and there is no doubt that aviation's impact must also be reduced.It can be done in various ways, for example through more direct routings, green approaches and more efficient engines.We in the Centre party wants to encourage the transition to more renewable aviation fuel and more efficient aircraft.
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Many companies just starting out launch products -- a new innovation or new way replacing the old way, assuming there is an old way.Here is where they’ve gone wrong before they’ve even left the gates: They should have launched a brand.Companies that launch “original” products, not brands, eventually realize their rocket-science innovation can be quickly commoditized by a competitor with a better-faster-cheaper version of their original product.Take, for example, the point-of-view video camera category.GoPro, on the other hand, launched an aspiration for athletes to “Go Pro” and capture their limelight moment with the brand.The company launched a brand by laser-focusing their brand value on providing a single aspirational emotion of feeling like a “pro.” The GoPro brand first became an emotion athletes sought after and aspired to feel.
Finland
Suomalainen Acon kasvoi verkkokauppansa avulla USA:ssa.YouTube taas on siivittänyt Vipukirveen vientiä rapakon takana.Vapaa-ajan tuotteita valmistava suomalainen Acon on saanut tuotteitaan maailman suurimman kauppaketjun, Walmartin valikoimiin Yhdysvalloissa.Acon tekee muun muassa trampoliineja ja erilaisia pallopelien välineitä.Acon on mukana Finpron eCom Growth-kasvuohjelmassa, joka valmentaa verkkokaupan yrityksiä vientiin.Acon ennakoi Yhdysvaltain kasvavan liikevaihdolla mitattuna yrityksen tärkeimmäksi markkinaksi ensi vuoteen mennessä.
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If you’re not a programmer, you’re probably not going to know this, but there’s a vicious rivalry lurking in the code of every app you use.If code isn’t written consistently — using either the tab or the space button to create indentations — the format can get all wonky, making it difficult for multiple authors to contribute to the code.While the methods produce virtually the same result, lines have still been drawn.But now, thanks to science, the fight may finally have its knockout punch: space fans apparently make more money with their code than tab fans.Which means there really is one winner.This news comes from Stack Overflow — a popular online resource for developers — which issued a survey earlier this year to programmers.
Sweden
Det franska företaget Théoriz har utvecklat ett rum som anpassats för att man ska kunna ta del av en slags mixed reality-upplevelser utan att behöva ett speciellt headset.Man har konstruerat sin än så länge ej namngivna teknik med hjälp av ett eget system som följer användarens rörelser genom ett par HTC Vive-sensorer.Därefter används fyra stycken projektorer som projicerar olika miljöer i rummet som reagerar på hur användaren rör sig.Som synes i klippet ovan så kan det antagligen bli rätt så trippade prylar man kan uppleva med hjälp av den här tekniken och jag kan tänka mig att jag personligen skulle bli ungefär lika sjösjuk som jag blev när jag spelade VR-versionen av Minecraft på HTC Vive.
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Amazon revealed it was entering the grocery market in a big way today, with news that it plans to acquire Whole Foods Market for a whopping $13.7 billion.But where does the deal sit on the grand scheme of Amazon acquisitions?Well, the Whole Foods deal will represent Amazon’s biggest acquisition by quite some margin — more than ten times, as it happens.Here we take a quick peek at Amazon’s five biggest acquisitions of all time.Whole Foods Market (2017): $13.7 billionAmazon has made no secret of its desire to infiltrate the lucrative grocery market, having debuted its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service way back in 2007.
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Dropmix is a fun and unique musical party game from Harmonix and Hasbro that combines competitive card battling with a music remixer like DJ Hero.But convincing anyone to buy yet another plastic gaming accessory might be a hard sell.Between Rock Band VR and ongoing updates for Rock Band 4, Harmonix has plenty on its plate at a time when some believe the rhythm game genre — at least the kind that requires big, expensive plastic accessories — to be more or less dead.At E3 2017, the company is showing off Dropmix, yet another new experiment in convincing players to shell out more than the average price of a game to get a big plastic doohickey to go with it.Harmonix has partnered with toymaker Hasbro on the new game, which is a surprisingly slick combination of a competitive collectible card game (think Magic the Gathering) with something like DJ Hero, one of Harmonix’s previous games.The board includes a slot for your smartphone or tablet to stand on its side at one end, and five indents for cards, each of which contains an NFC chip coded with an instrument track from a popular song.
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If you noticed something different about Twitter, your eyes aren’t deceiving you.The tech firm on Thursday started rolling out a new look for its website and mobile app.Some of the changes are subtle.The profile pictures, for example, are round instead of square.The reply icon on the bottom of the tweet was changed from an arrow to a speech bubble.This makes it clearer especially for new users that the symbol is to reply to someone’s tweet not to go back to a previous page, the company said.
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Melodramatic twists and turns at Uber have sent the biggest shockwave yet through the ride-hailing app after under fire CEO Travis Kalanick agreed to take indefinite leave following publication of a damning report into Uber's workplace culture.Announcing his decision to go in an email to staff Kalanick said: "I need to take some time off of the day-to-day to grieve my mother, whom I buried on Friday, to reflect, to work on myself, and to focus on building out a world-class leadership team."Uber’s board discussed whether Kalanick should take compassionate leave or adopt a reduced workload on Sunday following the sudden death of his mother two weeks ago, since which he has been on bereavement leave.It is the latest blow for a firm which has been knocked for six by a crisis in confidence stemming from multiple overlapping scandals which have sent a slew of executives heading for the exit door, most recently its head of business Emil Michael.This follows recommendations made by former US attorney general Eric Holder for a shake-up of the company’s workplace practices.Michael was a key ally of Kalanick who was already considering his position as he comes to terms with a death in the family while simultaneously juggling fallout from a succession of revelations pertaining to sexual harassment, industrial espionage and a lack of ethics – all of which had taken hold under his watch.
Finland
Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos THL valmistelee yhteistyössä muiden kansallisten tahojen kanssa ehdotuksen kansallisen sisäilmaohjelman käynnistämiseksi.Ehdotusta tekemään THL kokoaa eri alojen yhteistyöryhmän, joka kartoittaa, kuinka vakavia ja laajoja sisäilmaan liitetyt ongelmat ovat, sekä arvioi käytettävissä olevan tutkimustiedon.Yhteistyöryhmä tekee ehdotuksen kansallisen sisäilmaohjelman alustaviksi tavoitteiksi syyskuun loppuun mennessä.Yhteistyöryhmän kokoaa ylijohtaja Marina Erhola.Vaikka huonoon sisäilmaan liitettyjen oireiden ja terveyshaittojen syy-seurausmekanismia ei täysin tunneta, ovat huonon sisäilman aiheuttamat inhimilliset kärsimykset kuitenkin kiistattomia ja niiden yhteiskunnalle aiheuttamat kustannukset yhä merkittävämpiä, arvioi pääjohtaja Juhani Eskola."THL haluaa yhteistyössä eri tahojen kanssa tarjota oman asiantuntemuksensa kansallisen sisäilmanohjelman käynnistämiseksi.
Sweden
De senaste dagarna har fokus på världens finansmarknader legat på ”the big five” – techbolagen Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Facebook och Amazon.Under fredagen tappade de här fem techgiganterna tillsammans motsvarande 850 miljarder kronor i börsvärde och i måndags fortsatte nedgången.Tech-raset i New York har sänt chockvågor runt om i världen och rädslan har tilltaget för att vi nu bevittnar en utdragen nedgång i sektorn."Det kan komma att bli så att amerikanska it-aktier, som har lett det globala börsrallyt nu, kan komma att agera glädjedödare", sade förvaltaren Mitsuo Shimizu på Japan Asia Securities till Bloomberg News på måndagskvällen.Apple var den techjätte som utvecklades sämst på måndagen med ett fall på 2,5 procent, bland annat efter att just Mitsuo Shimizu sänkt sin riktkurs för aktien.Det innebär att Apple ensamt tappat nästan 450 miljarder kronor i börsvärde.
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Häromdagen lanserades nya modeller av Ipad Pro på 10,5 respektive 12,9 tum.Samtidigt pensionerades den gamla modellen av Ipad Pro på 9,7 tum.På Apples webbplats kan du jämföra de olika modellerna av Ipad, Ipad Pro och Ipad Mini med varandra.Till exempel kan nämnas att samtliga plattor finns i färgerna guld, silver och rymdgrå, men endast Ipad Pro på 10,5 tum finns i rosa guld.Vad gäller lagringsutrymmet är det 64, 256 eller 512 gigabyte som gäller för Ipad Pro, så vill du ha 128 gigabyte får du välja Ipad eller Ipad Mini.Nöjer du dig med 32 gigabyte är det endast ”vanliga” Ipad som gäller.
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In 2015, Microsoft launched Docs.com, a service where you could upload Office documents and Sway presentations which those who visited the site were able to take part of.But now informs the company that they put down Docs.com.the Reason is that Linkedln's Slideshare and Onedrive now has the same features as those that Docs.com offered.don't Miss: Here are 11 sites that replaces your expensive computer programs - completely free.This means that it is now no longer possible to make new accounts on Docs.com while the uses of the site instead been offered the opportunity to switch to Office 365, starting June 19.From the 1st of August it will not go to upload new material or editing old material on the Docs.com and on the 15th of december is added to the service down for good, at the same time as all the content will be removed.
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It has raised far more in its preceding capital tranche.When the markets offer you lots of cash on good terms, you tend to say yes.But let’s explore the round for a minute so that when this particular decacorn does finally file, we’ll be on solid footing.$150 million is a small portion of $12.3 billion.That sum, $1.32 billion or so, comes to $1.47 billion when you include the company’s newest round.Further putting the $150 million in context, Pinterest’s last round was tectonic.
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After about a week on the market, BlackBerry's big comeback phone, the KeyOne, faces a stiffer challenge than just convincing people physical keys are cool again.It might have trouble simply holding together, according to some user reports and a YouTube bend test.A durability test from YouTube channel JerryRigEverything shows the apparent issue:Unlike most phones, says the video, the screen on the KeyOne seems to be held to the phone without adhesives.An aggressive bend in the video popped it right off.Users on a BlackBerry forum also report the screen becoming detached after minor drops.
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