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On Wednesday, the company announced The Facebook Journalism Project, a group of initiatives designed to make sure "that a healthy news ecosystem andAs part of the project, Facebook will give participating media organizations access to new features and tools for sharing their stories on its network, including reader subscriptions and free
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Due to the GFW and the fact that most Chinese can t get access to mainstream foreign social networks, China s own social networks are booming.We can see a Chinese version of Google, Baidu; there is Sina Weibo, like Twitter in China; Renren or Xiaonei – which is not used anymore – could be considered as the Chinese Facebook.Zhihu, which means Do you know in Chinese, was launched in January 2011, just one year after Quora.At its early stages, the app was indeed a shadow of Quora.But now its functions and its impact on Chinese users extend far beyond those of Quora.To me, Quora is a platform where people raise and answer questions.I used to search Quora several years ago to find the answers that I want.But now Zhihu, just like WeChat, aka China s Whatsapp, is already part of my life.I search for information and browse Zhihu during my daily commute, and I ve found new friends via the app.
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Joggers run along the Charles River past the Boston skyline on a sunny winter's day in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. January 9, 2017.BOSTON – Lacking authority to change the laws of physics to allow more sunlight on the darkest days of winter, a special commission is instead considering whether Massachusetts should change the laws of man and observe daylight saving time year-round.If adopted, Massachusetts residents wouldn't have to set their clocks back in November and forward in March, as most of the U.S. does.Benefits of having daylight saving time throughout the year could include energy savings and less seasonal depression, proponents suggest.Skeptics argue it would be impractical for Massachusetts to make such a change on its own if the rest of New England does not.And if the sun sets later in the day it also would rise later in the morning, posing dangers for children walking to school in the dark.
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If you're looking for a name brand but are willing to consider less than the latest and greatest, there are deals to be found.But if you're willing to consider a tablet that isn't from Apple, Samsung, or Sony, you can find prices that dip a lot lower.But you don't have to wait for a shopping holiday to get a deal like that; we've seen off-brand Android tablets with similar specs to the Fire go for around $30 in recent months.You can spend a lot on a high-tech alarm clock, but you'll never find a clock more customizable than a tablet.And if you'd rather see the latest weather or the top social network posts, you can do that, too.Do you still keep a notepad and pen on the kitchen counter, by the phone, or in some other central space to use as a place for the family to keep notes?
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alibaba's founder Jack Ma met with Donald Trump on Monday and promised him to create a million new jobs in the united states, reports the UPI.After the meeting, Jack Ma, that job creation would be by giving u.s. companies access to the market in China through alibaba's e-commerce site.Read more: So shall techstjärnorna save the world Alibaba to create u.s. jobs by helping u.s. small businesses and farmers to sell to China's strong middle class of 300 million , it was in a statement.But this does not mean that Alibaba itself is to stand for the new jobs.Instead, they add their hopes that the availability of the company's platform to receive the demand in american goods to increase, and thus also the need for new people, as Alibaba, therefore, estimated at a million.
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Attribution is important, no matter your industry or your buying cycle.As more attribution models are created, it becomes more difficult to understand which one is the right one, and it seems that conversations about attribution models tend to occur with the expectation that each person has chosen a camp and believes in one particular model.The reality, though, is that no single attribution model can be the standalone source of truth — because no single attribution model can paint the full picture.Each person, team or agency is likely to be partial to the attribution model that gives the most credit to their work.Obviously, if you bring your team — or your agencies — into one room to agree on an attribution model, you ll make them very uncomfortable.So how can you decide which model to use?
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If you thought London s pollution crisis couldn t get any worse, take a look at this terrifying photo from Beijing.Beijing from the air as smog blankets the city.Just otherworldly - and alarming pic.twitter.com/P8oTLRFomR— Jim Sciutto @jimsciutto January 4, 2017Captured by CNN s Jim Sciutto, it shows smog covering all but the tips of the tallest skyscrapers in the Chinese capital.One of the causes of the heightened pollution is the burning of coal fires over winter months.
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Screenshots that purportedly show an upcoming UI change as part of an update for Windows 10 codenamed 'NEON' suggest that a return of Aero Glass-like transparency and a new effect called "Acrylic" will form the basis of the visual tweaks.According to MSPowerUser, early builds of the UI changes put an emphasis on smooth animations when performing actions, the use of transparency and the new Acrylic element, which provides blurred elements around and within apps.The report suggests that these elements all adjust their appearance depending on what's open behind the current item, and form a part of what Microsoft is calling the "Conscious UI and Connected Animations."The NEON update is also expected to introduce UI elements designed specifically for Microsoft's HoloLens technology, like eye-tracking that's highlighted by on-screen UI changes.Non-HoloLens users will also reportedly get the new interaction animations, they'll just follow the mouse instead of your eyes.That most of the good news.
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Tidal s £20 a month HiFi membership is one of the best quality streaming options for those discerning listeners with speakers and headphones good enough to make the extra tenner a month worthwhile.Now the company is upping its game a little further by introducing Tidal Masters, a selection of recordings that promise studio-quality sound from some of the best known artists on earth via WhatHiFi .Among the thousands of albums available include titles from Led Zeppelin s first album, Beyonce s Lemonade and Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.Only Warner Music Group artists are available at the moment, but Queen Bey s relationship with Tidal owner Jay-Z means her music makes the cut too.The quality upgrade is made possible thanks to Tidal s agreement with the Master Quality Authenticated MQA tech developed my Meridian.MQA Ltd which promises to bring the sounds of the studios to smaller music file around the size of a CD track without the usual drop off in quality.
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GRAPEVINE, Texas — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration FAA has issued a launch license to SpaceX for the upcoming return to flight of its Falcon 9, although its planned launch has been delayed by at least one day.FAA spokesman Hank Price said in a Jan. 6 statement that the agency had reviewed and accepted SpaceX s investigation into its Sept. 1 pad explosion.That accident destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket being prepared for a static fire test in advance of the launch of the Amos-6 communications satellite.With the report accepted, FAA then issued the license required for the launch of the first batch of 10 Iridium Next satellites."The FAA accepted the investigation report on the Amos-6 mishap and has closed the investigation," Price said."SpaceX applied for a license to launch the Iridium Next satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
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It has long been thought that as far as our brains are concerned, everything starts to go downhill once you reach adulthood.All those long foggy student nights drinking all the wine finally catch up with us and the slow process of pruning those neurons begins.Well it turns out that this isn t strictly true as one part of our brain actually continues to grow, even well into adulthoodIt is the part of our brain that s responsible for facial recognition, thus essentially helping us prevent one of life s most agonising social faux pas.Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine used quantitative magnetic resonance imaging to compare brain tissue between 22 children and 25 adults.What they found was that in adults the region of the brain that helps recognise faces had increased, while the part of the brain that recognises places had remained the same.
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Intel has taken the wraps off a new modular computer called Intel Compute Card at the CES 2017 event.The credit-card sized device will transform the way computing and connectivity can be integrated in future devices, the company says.According to Intel, the Compute card, featuring a range of processors including the latest 7th generation Intel core processor, will be available in the middle of this year.It comes with a simple and portable design, making it easier to install, maintain and upgrade independently of the certified devices.The Compute card, claims the company, will offer optimal solution to power everything starting from entry-level to full features host devices.It has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
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If your business is struggling, you re not alone.Follow these steps and see if your business is able to recover before closing your doors for good.Determining the issue is half the battle.If you can narrow down the reasons as to why your business might be suffering, you can focus on how to address the issue head on.Putting your customers needs first is one way to ensure success.If you re not entirely sure what your customer wants, ask!
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We ll have digital assistants in our vehicles to book last-minute restaurant reservations, and we ll never have to touch a steering wheel again because our cars will drive themselves.At CES, I got a glimpse of how this technology is coming along, and though it was in the context of a carefully designed demo rather than a real-life experience on the city streets, I walked away thinking that a driverless society is a long, long time away.My big realization came during a self-driving car experience that was put together by six big companies: Microsoft, NXP, IAV, Swiss Re, Esri, and Cubic Telecom.The ride-along was pitched as a demonstration for how future vehicles will communicate with infrastructure like street lights and rely heavily on artificial intelligence to give people like me—a tourist in an unfamiliar town—a fully automated cruise around an unfamiliar city and suggest places to visit.The concept was freaking awesome, and I should have had a great time taking the tour.I was supposed to jump in the car and have it drive me down the Las Vegas Strip as the AI system pointed out a bunch of interesting locations that I could potentially visit.
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Över 1,5 miljarder euro, motsvarande nästan 15 miljarder kronor, fördelat på 496 rundor.Så mycket investerades i den svenska techsektorn under 2016 visar en genomgång gjord av Nordic Tech List, en databas med investerarna och bolagen på den nordiska startupscenen.I genomgången ingår onoterade svenska techbolag.Streamingjätten Spotify NTL dominerar på listan.Bolaget tog in över 8 miljarder kronor i ny finansiering genom lån.Men även utan Spotify regnade det miljarder över techbolagen.
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MoreDavid VanderWaal, vice president of marketing for LG Electronics USA, unveils the LG Signature OLED TV W during an LG news conference before CES International, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas.LAS VEGAS AP -- What's new in television sets this year?Incrementally better pictures, larger screens and cheaper prices — and that's about it.True, set manufacturers are bombarding consumers with a whole series of buzzwords — OLED, 4K, 8K, HDR, QLED, wide color gamut — intended to spur excitement and generate sales.Flashy new sets with these supposedly "must have" features are getting the spotlight Wednesday at the annual CES gadget show in Las Vegas.Instead, the brains behind such features have largely migrated to set-top boxes offered by the likes of Roku, Apple and Amazon — or by cable companies themselves.
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Apple has removed apps from The New York Times from its app store in China, after "what it said was a request from the Chinese authorities," according to the Times itself.Apple took down both English and Chinese-language apps from China's iTunes store on December 23, the Times said.According to app analytics company Sensor Tower, China was the app's second largest market after the US.Apps from other publications like The Wall Street Journal and FT haven't been banned.It's worth noting that China began blocking the Times' websites in 2012, "after a series of articles on the wealth amassed by the family of Wen Jiabao, who was then prime minister," the Times said.We have been informed that the app is in violation of local regulations, Fred Sainz, an Apple spokesman, told The Times.As a result, the app must be taken down off the China App Store.When this situation changes, the App Store will once again offer the New York Times app for download in China."China didn't say why they wanted the NYT app pulled and Apple wouldn't say what law it was complying with," the Times' Katie Benner, who reported the story, wrote on Twitter.She also pointed to this piece, which the Times published the day before its apps were taken down though neither Apple nor China cited it as a reason, and Benner said it could be unrelated : The day before the NYT app was pulled from the App Store in China, the NYT pubbed this story.
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Getting the recommended eight hours of sleep every night means you ll spend at least a third of your life in bed.So if you re going to splurge on a piece of furniture, it might as well be a bed that constantly adjusts its comfort to match your sleeping position and warms your feet so you can fall asleep faster at night.Sleep Number s adjustable beds have seemingly existed as long as infomercials have ruled late-night TV, but in recent years the company has bolstered the technology inside the beds so users can do more than just adjust their firmness.The latest Sleep Number bed to use the company s SleepIQ technology, which automatically monitors your sleep and makes recommendations to help improve your slumber, is the new Sleep Number 360, which introduces even more intelligent features.Previous versions of Sleep Number beds allowed users to silence a snoring partner with a spoken command.But the new Sleep Number 360 uses additional sensors to detect when someone is snoring in their sleep, automatically raising the upper portion of the mattress up to seven degrees to help clear their airways so they can breath through their nose again—all without waking the other sleeper.
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Kingston s HyperX gaming brand has already established itself as a high-quality peripheral manufacturer that sells its wares at relatively low prices, and it s aiming to build on that reputation with the introduction of its latest high-end headset.They HyperX Cloud Revolver S is the company s newest headset, and it debuts in March for $150.The company aims to set it apart from the competition by including a special USB dongle that adds Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound instantly without additional software.You can get a similar setup from other headsets, like Sennheiser s PC373D, but these kinds of products start at around $250 — and that s $100 more expensive than the Revolver S. The surround-sound dongle will join HyperX s focus on sound quality and comfort to help fill out its product lineup that includes some of the best headsets in their respective price ranges.The HyperX Cloud Revolver S headset delivers one-click premium sound, premium performance, and premium comfort to pro gamers, HyperX audio boss Tyler Needles said in a statement.Simply plug it in and one click later, Dolby quality sound is instantly on.Game, watch movies, or listen to music with Cloud Revolver S to immerse yourself in cinema quality audio.
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contact the company Directa was largely Ville Komppa creation.the Company filed a self-bankruptcy petition, the Päijät-Häme district court 16. December.founded In 1999 contact information the company was for many years quite a money-maker.the Company made in 2009 a turnover of eur 7.6 million and the result eur 1.2 million.the Following year, turnover halved, when entrepreneurs accuse the company of fraud.entrepreneurs make the Company more than 1400 criminal report.
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