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On Friday morning, Okta crossed over from the startup world into the big-leagues and became a public company.It's been an exciting journey for Todd McKinnon and Freddy Kerrest, who launched their company in 2009 right after theIt makes it easy for IT departments to add or remove employee access to accounts
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Intel's large-capacity Optane is like the Ferrari of storage: It's super fast, it's cool and it's expensive.Also, it isn't for everyone yet.That was reiterated by Intel when it introduced its first large capacity SSD, the Optane SSD DC P4800X, last month.Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich has said that Optane could play a unique role in buffering chapters of video games so they load up quickly on PCs.Intel claims that Optane DC P4800X SSD's random writes are up to 10 times faster than conventional SSDs, while reads are around three times faster.Intel has said the P4800X is not meant for everyday applications or sequential tasks.
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Fintech platform Jucaicat receives USD 15 M for Series AJucaicatFounded in: 2014Financing status: RMB 100 million (USD 14.5 million) Series A round in 2017Jucaicat is a fintech platform that provides financing and lending services.The Shanghai company has 4 million users so far and cumulatively gained more than RMB 600million in revenue.Jucaicat founder Xue Liang used to work for Alipay and JD.com, and is a professional in financial business and technology.Now, the fintech startup has a team of more than 100 members who are mainly focusing on technology development.It has developed a risk management information system called TaiJi, which offer users precise information and services based on its big data.Jucaicat received its angel round financing led by Banyan Capital in 2014, and its Series A round from TIZA.Jucaicat will use this fund to enhance its risk management information system and expand its market share.Power bank rental startup Ankerbox receives millions in USD for Series AScreenshot from Jiediankeji.comAnkerboxFounded in: 2015Financing status: Close to RMB 100 million (USD 14.5 million) in 2017 Series A roundAnkerbox is a power bank rental startup that provides portable power banks in various places for users to rent.
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Microsoft has been teasing Project Scorpio – it’s successor to the Xbox One – for quite some time, but now the company is gearing up to give us our best look at the console yet.That is, on the inside – Eurogamer says its Digital Foundry team will reveal Project Scorpio’s specs, following a tour of the product’s internals at Microsoft.The announcement is slated for 2PM UK /9AM ET on Thursday.To clear up the speculation: @digitalfoundry will have an exclusive Xbox Scorpio reveal on @eurogamer this Thursday at 2pm UK / 6am Pacific.— Eurogamer.net (@eurogamer) April 4, 2017So far, we know the device will be powerful enough to handle 4K gaming, and that it sports 6 teraflops of processing power (the PS4 Pro, by comparison, is 4.2 teraflops), but little else beyond that.
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Telia has announced today that the operator's retail customers from april 11 can surf the web and making calls within the EU/EEA for the same prices as at home.the maximum Limit for data traffic, however, is the 20GB.If the boundary is crossed, customers can buy more surf for the same price as in Sweden.Telia also write that they increase the limit for the monthly data traffic, with ”50 per cent or more”.This applies to all subscriptions with over 1GB of data.the Operator's free surf on social media, whose legitimacy has been questioned by the national Post and telecom agency, also applies in the EU/EEA from april 11.
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Map Maker was a Wikipedia-style Map editing service that launched in 2008.The site created a sandbox version of Google Maps and gave users powerful editing tools, allowing them to build roads, terrain, landmarks, and buildings from scratch.While Google notes that it has "started to graduate functionality from Map Maker to Google Maps on both desktop and mobile," for now there is a huge functionality gap between Google Maps and Map Maker.Maps has several "editing" features to change existing content but none of the "build it from scratch" features of Map Maker.While the map creation tools were great for new construction and creating more detailed maps, Map Maker was most valuable in countries that didn't have great maps to begin with.It seems "Mapping the rest of the world" was the primary purpose of Map Maker.
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I discovered this about an hour ago and watched as my fiancee frantically ran to stream it and we watched it twice.Definitely stoked for the new season, I feel this episode is a strong start!
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Among Babbel's workforce are 32 Brits who are somewhat concerned about their future in Germany as a result of Brexit, according toSpeaking to Business Insider at Babbel's office in Mitte, central Berlin, Witte said "at first they were very scared" before going on to add that they're slightly less concerned now that they know it will take a while for the impacts of Brexit to be realised.
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Google is expanding support for rich cards globally.Yesterday, Google updated the blog post that originally announced this feature back in May 2016.In this update, Google said rich cards are now available globally.Originally, rich cards launched in the US just for movie and recipe websites.That has expanded over the months, both in terms the types of websites that are supported and what geographic versions of Google search support it.Now, rich cards are fully supported globally.
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Svenska mjukvarubolaget Palette Software, vars produkter används i processen från inköp till betalning, byter vd.Många företag vill automatisera sina administrativa processer, och Palette är väl positionerade att möta den ökade efterfrågan för lösningar inom inköp till betalning, säger Johan Harrysson.Men han lämnar inte bolaget helt utan kommer att fortsätta som styrelsemedlem framöver.Vi är övertygade om att Johan Harrysson är rätt person för tjänsten, han har en väl dokumenterad erfarenhet inom internationell affärsutveckling från andra mjukvaruföretag, och specifikt inom saas och automation software, kommenterar styrelseordförande Anders Ingeström utnämningen.Byter Brightstar mot Enfo IntegrationEfter köpet av E-man vill Enfo satsa mer på systemintegration.
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve seen the seemingly ubiquitous native ad that’s been running since October with some variation of the headline, “Meet the two MIT grads that have disrupted the auto insurance industry” over a photo of two fresh-faced young women.The headline directs to a performance ad for a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company, EverQuote, that makes money by generating leads for car insurance companies.Content ad network Taboola has had the ad in heavy rotation.We tracked down the women in the ad, who are not actors or stock models but Laura Zhang (she’s the one on the left, with the ponytail) and Denise Tang, both 24 and quantitative SEO analysts at EverQuote.(A company rep said EverQuote was phasing out versions with headlines that contained the word “two” because they caused confusion by suggesting the women actually started the company.)The actual founders also are MIT grads, by the way (apparently many of MIT’s best and brightest go into direct-response marketing).
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A missing 15-year-old Chicago girl who was reportedly sexually assaulted by several attackers in a Facebook Live recording has been found, her uncle confirmed to reporters.The high school freshmen went missing on Sunday (19 March) and was finally reunited with her mother on Tuesday (21 March), authorities said.The girl had spent Saturday (18 March) with her uncle, Reginald King, before she went missing, he said.King told The Chicago Tribune that the next time he saw his niece was on the Facebook Live video, when she was being gang-raped."She was heinously raped, beaten and abused and assaulted on tape — on Facebook Live.No human being deserves for that to happen to them" King told ABC 7 Chicago.
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This morning the folks at Niantic responsible for developing Pokemon GO have made one big change to Evolution Items.Also known as “Special Items” in the game, Evolution Items are a series of special items that only drop very rarely in the game from Pokestops.Or at least they were very rare in the past.Now they’ll be dropping one whole heck of a lot more commonly – at least for the time being.The update comes as a sort of footnote to the rest of the updates that are in the mix as of this morning.The rest of the updates – or at least the biggest update – has to do with the Water Festival that’s happening later today.
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Today, we're going back three decades to 1987, when Maggie Thatcher was re-elected, British Airways was privatised, and that immortal Rick Astley song hit the airwaves for the first time.Back then, of course, Never Gonna Give You Up wasn't a meme, it was just a catchy pop song by an unsexy ginger guy (the Ed Sheeran of his day).However, it wasn't until a full 20 years later, in 2007, that Rickrolling began on 4Chan and quickly spread to the rest of the internet.Never Gonna Give You Up turns 30 this July, and is often spotted discussing house prices in its local wine bar.8-bit stereo sound, RISC OS (well, if you paid for the upgrade), BBC BASIC, a three-button mouse, a whopping 256 colours on the monitor...!We watched Sylvester McCoy regenerate into Sylvester McCoy
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When it appears on Google Home, apparently.That’s what the search giant is claiming after some users of its smart speaker heard a promotion for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast remake while it announced their daily schedule.When asked “Tell me about my day,” Google’s assistant finished the briefing with what sounds suspiciously like a 15-second ad.“By the way, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast opens today.In this version of the story, Belle is the inventor instead of Maurice.That rings truer if you ask me.
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President Donald Trump went to Detroit on Wednesday to announce that a review of fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emission standards would be re-opened.The review was concluded in January, before Scott Pruitt took over Trump's EPA.Swift and aggressive lobbying by 18 car companies paid off, as Trump needs hiring in Midwestern auto stronghold states to make good on campaign promises.The carmakers were vocal in their displeasure about the EPA's action, and although they might not ultimately see the so-called Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards rolled back, they'll get their chance to present their case.They've argued that the market has turned against smaller, higher MPG vehicles in favor of big pickups and SUVs, which bring in higher profits.Automakers also aren't keen on continuing to invest in electric vehicles when the global market for them has thus far disappointed; EVs make up just 1% of global sales.After the Trump announcement, several consumer and environmental groups expressed their own objections to both the decision to re-open the review (originally designed to check progress on the goal of achieving by 2025 a fleet average of 54.5 mpg for all automakers selling cars and trucks in the US)."They had ample time to comment," Mark Cooper, Director of Research for the Consumer Federation of America, said on a conference call with reporters.The [EPA] did its job and reached a fair conclusion."A short-circuited reviewAutomakers accused the Obama Administration of short-circuiting the review process and failing to take into account that both car companies and government had taken a long-term view on the more stringent CAFE standards, with the understanding the review would provide an opportunity for Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and 15 other car makers to point out the costs of developing new vehicles and to assess the realities of the market.Shannon Baker-Branstetter, Energy and Environment Policy Counsel at Consumers Union, which deals with public policy for Consumer Reports, wasn't buying it."The EPA worked many many thousands of hours with NHTSA and automakers and found the standards to be cost effective," she said on the Wednesday conference call.
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the insurance company localtapiola economist Timo Vesala not accept claims for prevailing on the market, the stock market bubble of existence.stock market valuations rise has provoked quite recently, also the very words warnings castles in the air collapse.Vesala however, the direction of the valuation of the risk the other way."the valuation of risk we consider now a peak in a low-risk bond investments.Interesting opportunities can still be found, as well as the stock market that the risk of interest rate investments," Vesala said in the announcement.Vesala, however the actual the fact that hard have strengthened expectations have increased their stock market status, the disillusion and the political risks are growing closer.
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One of the chief culprits is Fitbit, whose range – which now stands at eight devices – seems to have been designed to confuse as much as coach casual exercisers.It looks like another unassuming band, but the Alta HR might just have the broadest appeal of any tracker so far.Heart-rate tracking isn’t just useful for endurance training – it can also help boost the accuracy and insights of broader health-tracking, in particular sleep.The sport-mad will still want trackers with built-in GPS, but for everyone else the Alta HR looks to have joined the Samsung Gear Fit2 and Fitbit’s own Charge 2 in the low calorie sweet spot of features, size and price.The main physical difference between the Alta HR and the likes of the Charge 2 is the size of its OLED screen – while big enough to show snippets of info like the date and time (you can add heart-rate to its clock face), it’s not large enough for the continually checking live exercising stats.While I personally prefer the look of the Misfit Ray and the comfortable fit of an Apple Watch, the Alta HR seems a fair compromise between the two – light enough to forget you’re wearing it, but with the bonus of heart-rate tracking.
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If you're a Matrix fan, you may need to sit down.For better or worse, there's talk of remaking the 1999 sci-fi classic.Get ready to re-enter The Matrix.Buckle up and put on your sunglasses, because Neo and friends coming back … maybe.According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is “in the early stages of developing a relaunch” of the 1999 hit film, which helped catapult Keanu Reeves into stardom.As per the Reporter’s sources, Zak Penn is “in talks to write a treatment.”
China
Homtom phones are usually among the more affordable pieces available in the market, but with the right sale events the affordable can easily get a totally new meaning.And the latest brand sale with discounts up to 50 % is the prime example of that.Let’s start the Homtom ride with the Gearbest offering where you can find quite some limited deals for their phones, but what stands out is a white version of Homtom HT10 for just $169.99, phone with Helio X20, 4 GB RAM and iris recognition.Moving on to Coolicool sales where the prices are slashed majorly by 50 % for selected super deals, like the budget Homtom HT30 for mere $32.99.Join GizChina on TelegramAnd last but not least stop of the discount train is at the Tomtop station where is for example the rugged by stylish Homtom HT20 Pro available for $119.99.And that’s quite good for a phone with MT6753, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB of storage, IP68 certification and 3500 mAh battery.As you can see if you are a Homtom fan it’s just easy to succumb to the temptation, check out the offers and decide.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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