Postin liikevaihto kasvoi vuoden toisella neljänneksellä 402,3 miljoonaan euroon.Vuosi sitten liikevaihtoa kertyi 389,0 miljoonaa euroa.Oikaistu liiketulos heikkeni vuodentakaisesta ja oli 0,3 miljoonaa.Vuosi sitten oikaistu liiketulos oli 1,9 miljoonaa.Osoitteellisen kirjepostin määrä jatkoi laskua, ja Postin jakamien osoitteellisten kirjeiden määrä laski Suomessa 10 prosenttia.Postin kotimaan rahti kasvoi rahtikirjoissa mitattuna 4 prosenttia.
Lingerie brand Triumph says it will focus its spend more towards digital channels as its target audience, which is getting younger, spend more time online.The decision to start looking at shifting budgets online came as Triumph realised its younger audience was spending the majority of its time online, despite still preferring to shop offline.Sheryl Wong, commercial director at Triumph in Southeast Asia, said, “Although most Triumph sales still happen in-store where our customers can get advice and help from our staff, the audience’s time spent with media is now almost entirely digital – and especially on mobile devices.This presents a challenge where traditional channels are struggling to deliver the same returns.“Our online shopping audience is also growing rapidly, with year-on-year revenue growth up a third this year, but we also see our customers doing their research online and then purchasing in the store itself – even when they’re already physically in the store,” she added.The behaviour chimes with a recent Google study on the region, which aimed to cement the validity of search on customer journeys.
italy's biggest lender UniCredit has been a major data breach.the Bank told us that its systems in Italy broke into a third-party of the Italian service provider.UniCreditin according to the data breach have been compromised by about 400 000 customer data.Burglaries have occurred in two periods: the first in September and October last year, and again this year in June and July."Data, such as access to customer accounts open, or non-authorised transactions enabling passwords is not compromised, but some other personal data and IBAN-numbers may have been accessed", UniCredit tell a statement.Banks say they have taken measures and that he has informed the matter to the authorities.
Quilted Northern wants to prove it has a strong, sturdy product so it teamed up with Cheap Chic Weddings to sponsor the 13th annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress competition.Wedding gowns made out of toilet paper.This was the first year Quilted Northern sponsored the event, but it was an easy fit for the brand.“Quilted Northern wanted to make a big splash and really show how their product could really help out.It’s also a natural parallel between their big attention to detail.The competition was opened up to designers across the country earlier in the year.
India is resisting the push towards driverless cars in order to protect jobs, its transport minister has said.Nitin Gadkari said the government would "not allow any technology that takes away jobs".He said India needed to recruit about 22,000 more commercial drivers and would be opening 100 training facilities to address the need.India's road system and sometimes chaotic traffic makes it a difficult place to develop the technology.The Hindustan Times reports Mr Gadkari as saying: "We won't allow driverless cars in India."In a country where you have unemployment, you can't have a technology that ends up taking people's jobs."
Käytettyjen asuntojen kaupassa on alkuvuoden aikana ollut poikkeuksellista vaihtelua Suomen eri paikkakunnilla, kertoo Sp-Koti.Sp-Kodin mukaan vanhojen asuntojen kauppa kasvoi pääkaupunkiseudulla keskimäärin 1,6 prosenttia, kun taas Turussa ja Rovaniemellä kauppamäärät kasvoivat huomattavasti edellisvuodesta.Sen sijaan muutamissa muissa kaupungeissa jäätiin selvästi miinukselle.”Käytettyjen asuntojen kaupassa on tosiaan ollut kevään aikana poikkeuksellisen suuria eroja eri paikkakuntien kesken”, sanoo Sp-Kodin kenttäjohtaja Jussi Hurme.”Esimerkiksi Turussa vanhoja asuntoja myytiin yli 13 prosenttia enemmän kuin viime vuonna samaan aikaan.Rovaniemelläkin kauppamäärät kasvoivat noin 9 prosenttia.
It appears Chromebooks are pumping the brakes on the built-in "OK Google" voice search command to make room for Google Assistant.The Chrome OS-powered laptops look to be depreciating the voice command feature used for basic searches, according to a report from Chrome Unboxed.And with the shift, Google Assistant appears primed to take over for users' Google-related needs.Previously, users could go through their Chromebook's settings to set-up instant search via an "OK, Google" prompt, but the report claims this functionality is taking a back seat to a more front-and-center process for the feature-heavy Google Assistant.Since activating voice search and Google Assistant use the same hotwords, it's likely that Google is phasing out voice search to reduce confusion over the identical phrases on the Chromebook platform.It's too early to tell how close Google is to dropping its Assistant on Chromebooks, but as rumors also point towards Google potential working on a new 'Eve' model of its own, we wouldn't be surprised to see the tech giant make some moves sooner than later.
But resolving tragedies often requires an immense amount of human effort, and that effort results in new knowledge.Another tragedy, the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 three years ago, is starting to yield its own benefits to the scientific community.A nearly three-year-long search for the plane ensued after the flight disappeared on March 8th, 2014.MH370 has eluded search efforts, but the Australian Government has now released the incredibly detailed maps it created for the search.Search efforts for the plane included sonar sound waves sent by a moving ship to the seafloor and back up.The returning waves contained information about the seafloor’s shape.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands was released back in March on consoles and PC, but so far the game has only consisted of story-driven PvE gameplay.Fortunately developer Ubisoft has finally revealed that the long-awaited PvP mode will be released this fall, and an open beta will be available to players this summer.Dubbed Ghost War, the multiplayer mode promises the tactical 4v4 team combat the Ghost Recon series is known for.“Teams will choose from a roster of varied classes that fill specific roles on the battlefield, as they navigate large-scale, open maps and take down their enemies,” Ubisoft’s announcement says.“Ghost War will also integrate new PvP mechanics, including suppressing fire and sound markers, to create a true military strategic, team-based multiplayer mode.”Players will be able to choose from six classes to make up their teams, however details on each will revealed later.
After almost a decade of warfare taking place in the present day, the near future, and the not-so-near future, the Call of Duty franchise will finally return to World War II in the appropriately titled Call of Duty: WWII.Created by Advanced Warfare studio Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: WWII takes players into the vicious European conflict during the last year of the war, and replicates many of the deadly battles that eventually led to the downfall of Nazism and Germany’s surrender.Sony showed off an official multiplayer reveal trailer at E3 2017, which in addition to the competitive gameplay footage, gave a solid sampling of the title’s return to the iconic Allied and Axis weaponry that will be featured in the next chapter:Call of Duty: WWII‘s competitive multiplayer component will also focus on the fast-paced, grounded action seen in the campaign, but Sledgehammer has also introduced a few new features that should help to separate the game from others in the series.Instead of creating a class from scratch, which CoD players have done in some form since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare‘s introduced the “create-a-class” loadout system, WWII asks players to choose from a set of classes called “Divisions.”Players can choose from five different “iconic World War II divisions” with their own combat training and skills, which should allow for easier strategy planning.
Biometrics move as TSB readies iris recognition technology for its mobile banking appTSB claims it is the first European bank to commit to rolling out iris recognition technology in its banking apps.The thinking is that TSB customers will soon be able to use a smartphone to access their bank accounts, simply by looking at the device’s iris scanner.They can also access their account via the existing fingerprint feature.A study last month found that both banks and their customers overwhelmingly favour the use of biometrics, but adoption remains sluggish.Biometrics of course are popular asd they often remove the need for the customer to remember lengthy IDs or passwords.
If you want to learn a new skill, it's entirely possible you'll pay a fee for online course which over a period of weeks or months allows to you take part in online lectures, webinars, discuss ideas with a teacher and other students and ultimately walk away with the ability to do something new.Now even cybercriminals are providing this level of training, with one example being a six week online course offering webinars, online tutorials and support to wannabe crooks who want to get in at the ground level of credit card fraud.Online courses with instructions on how to become a cybercriminal aren't new, but one course examined by researchers at security company Digital Shadows reflects the level of professionalism now being adopted by online scammers and the increasing levels of skill of those who want to run scams.Conducted in Russian - likely pointing to where in the world it's run from and where its target audience is - this online course promises to take a complete novice and turn them into a specialist in card fraud in six-weeks by taking part in online classes."There's lots of training courses available, but often they're not curated, they don't cost a more than a couple of dollars, if anything.Whereas this is a much more like an e-learning class you or I might take to learn something new via a commercial online learning setting," Rick Holland, VP of Strategy at Digital Shadows told ZDNet.
Another example of the Chinese government’s ongoing efforts to control the internetBusiness travellers to China could have problems accessing WhatsApp following reports the Facebook-owned messaging services has been censored by the government.It has been claimed Chinese authorities are partially blocking the mobile messaging app so that photo, video and voice messages cannot be sent within the country.Text messages have so far remained unaffected and the block appears to be sporadic in nature, according to the Guardian, although some local users have reported a total blackout on WhatsApp services.China is notorious for having a tight grip on internet access, having made moves to block several of the worlds most popular digital services over the last few years, including the likes of Facebook, Google and Instagram.Many services, including Facebook, Google and Instagram are inaccessible in the country, meaning meany turn to VPNs (Virtual Private Networks).
Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesI don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself).If you are a startup and want to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and I’ll wear it in an episode.I’m not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but it will be there.No offensive stuff, it’s totally at my discretion if I wear it.
Google has unveiled Hire, a new way for businesses to find and hire job seekers within the familiar confines of G Suite.Originally teased back in April, Hire lets employers keep tabs on potential candidates using familiar Google-made applications in place of other competing recruitment tools.Hire syncs up directly with G Suite, allowing businesses to perform tasks like contacting candidates directly though Gmail, scheduling interview availability though Google Calendar, and tracking stats on potential employees through Sheets.Intended for small-to-medium-sized businesses, Hire also keeps track of candidates that made an impression but didn't make the cut, allowing employers to find "silver medal" applicants easier if another position suddenly opens up.Though Hire hopes to expedite the hiring process, (a 2015 study claims the average time for US companies to fill a job position is 52 days) the use of Google accounts — both professional or personal — for tracking job hires did raise concerns earlier this year.While syncing up Hire to a Google account is a major part of the process, a Google spokesperson assured TechRadar a few months back that "only information that a candidate voluntarily provides would be passed to a prospective employer as part of their online application."
You already know that texting and driving is against the law, but for a few years now cities across the US have considered making texting while crossing the road illegal.Honolulu is one of those cities.Honolulu’s City Council passed a bill Wednesday that makes it illegal for pedestrians to use their phones while they’re crossing the road.If they are caught, they can be fined anywhere between $15 and $99 ( £11.50-£76)—depending on how many times they’ve broken the law.There’s only one way to get around the rule: calling emergency services.The bill is currently on its way to Honolulu’s Mayor Kirk Caldwell, who has 10 business days to sign it.
Around 50,000 residents of Zimbabwe’s Western province were without electricity on Sunday, after a baboon wandered into a power station and fiddled with the equipment.Incredibly, the baboon managed to survive the incident.As Africa News reports, the blackout affected homes and businesses in Livingstone, a popular tourist town near Victoria Falls, and the surrounding area.The baboon likely wandered in from a nearby national park, and its curiosity likely led it to the strange, high voltage machines.“The baboon tampered with the A station and the B3 and B5 machines in our power station cutting electricity to Western Province and of course Livingstone town so we have about 28,000 customers in Livingstone and 22,000 customers in Western Province.So the baboon cut our power station around 06:50 hours,” Henry Kapata, a spokesperson for the state-run power company ZESCO, told a local radio station, according to Africa News.
But judge narrows scope of US Labor Dept requestGoogle has been ordered to hand over personal details of 8,000 employees as part of an ongoing US Labor Department investigation into equal pay.A judge provisionally ruled Friday that Google must provide names, personal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses to the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) for 5,000 employees, upon request.After the OFCCP has interviewed a selection of these employees, it may request an additional 3,000.The case began in January, when the OFCCP filed a lawsuit requesting salary structure details and employee information from Google in order to verify that the company is meeting Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contracts from discrimination based on race, colour, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or national origin, and gives the OFCCP authority to verify.But the Labor Department has said that it had "found systematic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the workforce" and requires additional information from the tech giant.
When your daily grind involves making do-it-all multi-tools, you might expect your first watch to be similarly equipped with every flip-out bit of equipment known to Bear Grylls.Thing is, that would also be properly predictable - and, as every good spy knows, predictability is a one-way ticket to a date with destiny.It makes sense, then, why Leatherman has gone simple and stylish with its first ticker.A corrosion-resistant stainless steel construction ensures that this timekeeper stays true to its sturdy heritage, mind - not to mention its 200m water resistance and sapphire crystal face.One of the 160 UK pieces will set you back £420 for the black-coated steel edition, or £360 for plain old stainless steel.
Embarrassing BO is everyone's worst nightmare, but luckily, there's now a device that can help you avoid all that.It’s called the Kukun Body, and it’s a tiny little device that connects to your smartphone and will tell you if you smell.Finding its place among the sometimes outlandish yet wonderful ideas to come out of Japan, the Kukun Body will scan four odor-producing body parts — the feet, the area behind the ear, the head, and the pits.The device scans for three different smells, namely sweat, middle-fat odors, and what the Japanese call karesihu, or “old age smell.” Once the device is done doing its thing, the companion app will tell you what you need to hear, even if it’s unpleasant.But of course, telling someone they smell bad is an even bigger etiquette no-no.But what if you want those features without paying the $399 premium that the GoPro commands?