Ebay is rolling out an app update designed to make it easier to list items for sale on its online marketplace.Instead of filling out detailed forms on your mobile phone’s small screen, you can now scan the barcode on the item in question or type a description, choose the item’s condition, then click “list your item” to make the listing go live on eBay’s site.After scanning or entering the description, eBay’s app will do a one-to-one match to its catalog to help to fill in the necessary information for that product.It will also offer sellers a pre-populated stock photo, eBay’s price recommendation, and its shipping recommendations,The change is meant to reduce the number of steps it takes to list to a matter of seconds.And if the process is less cumbersome, eBay hopes more people will choose to sell on eBay as opposed to the growing number of resale apps like OfferUp or LetGo, which are currently ranking higher than eBay on Apple’s App Store.
In the current age where advertising on the internet is marred with data leaks, Programmatic can be a step forward towards transparency, according to Matt Brocklehurst, programmatic and platforms marketing lead, Asia Pacific at Google.Google has been pushing its Programmatic Guaranteed agenda in India to take advantage of the 400 million people who are online already and the number is set to increase to 650 million by 2020.Google recently ran a test, alongside Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Nielsen, to try to ascertain how much more efficient it is to run campaigns through a consolidated Programmatic Guarantee system.As to how Google is instilling confidence among the agencies and publishers, Brocklehurst says: “There are more conversations around transparency and we are taking it very seriously.Whether its India or other APAC countries, we are still a young industry.The move to Programmatic Guaranteed has helped both agencies and publishers in terms of achieving transparency as they now have one single report for both side to see in real time.
Evidence of this can be found in the new "vCenter Hybrid Linked Mode" which lets one version of vCenter, running on-prem or in the cloud, run other versions of vCenter – even different versions.Doing so means that VMware users don't need to keep their deployments in synch, thereby avoiding big-bang upgrades to build hybrid clouds.Late last week VMware also added its Hybrid Cloud Extension to the Core VMware Cloud on AWS Service.The effect is to make VMware-on-AWS friendlier to hybrid clouds, which in turn gives users a fine reason to keep running vSphere on-premises.That speed doesn't necessarily mean you'll see more 0.2 incremental vSphere releases from VMware.Now for the confusion: VMware has spent the last few months reminding users of vSphere 5.5 that support expires in September and hustling them to vSphere 6.5.
Following information revealed in a document published in mid-March, Los Angeles officials have confirmed that SpaceX will be leasing space at the Port of Los Angeles to work on its Mars rocket.The plans must be approved by the board of harbor commissioners, however that approval is expected this upcoming Thursday.The city is offering extensive perks to SpaceX for its work there.According to CNN, Los Angeles won’t charge SpaceX rent for the facility it plans to use…at least not for more than 20 years.That’s thanks to rent credits totaling about $40 million given in exchange for SpaceX’s plans to fix the place up.The targeted facility has been sitting vacant for more than ten years and will need renovated for SpaceX to move in.
FCC levies fine equivalent to 32 hours of quarterly profitThe US comms watchdog demanded the money from the mobile network – which refers to itself as the Uncarrier – after it lied about its efforts to improve reception for America's rural communities.Specifically, the FCC said, T-Mobile US had reported it was addressing reports of dropped calls from its network to three local carriers in rural parts of Wisconsin.It seems T-Mob wasn't able to connect citizens in those remote areas, where coverage can be spotty and service unreliable.This led to complaints from subscribers to the watchdog.FCC levies largest ever fine: $614m on Verizon (that's about three days of profit for telco giant)
Even after three films, we still don’t really know all that much about just who Wanda Maximoff is and what she can do.The Scarlet Witch is unique in that she’s the only living human whose abilities are the side effect of having been exposed to an Infinity Stone as part of dangerous experiments that left most other test subjects dead.With Thanos and the Black Order on their way to wipe out half of the universe, now seems like the perfect time for the Scarlet Witch to evolve.When we first met Wanda in Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s mid-credits sequence, Baron von Strucker marvelled at her and her brother Pietro’s abilities, and saw the twins’ existence as the beginning of a new age of miracles.While superspeed’s great and all, it’s really Wanda who demonstrates the potential of von Strucker’s experiments with the Mind Stone, encased in Loki’s staff, to create terrifyingly powerful people with the kind of abilities that could fundamentally change the MCU.Wanda’s capable of doing serious damage with her more physical powers, but it’s her mental abilities that make her such a disruptive force and useful ally to Ultron.
There are a lot of ways information about new phones and phone software can leak, which is why they're so prevalent.What isn't as common is a company accidentally leaking its own stuff, but it happens.Case in point, Google seems to have accidentally revealed that Android P will have gesture controls similar to those found on the iPhone X.But obviously better because it's being done by Google and not Apple.Over on the Android Developer's Blog, Google announced that the Android P Developer's Preview would be prioritising DNS over TLP, which is a technical network security improvement that nobody cares about unless they're a developer or a huge nerd (possibly both).But the original blog post came with a little extra, in the form of a screenshot that seemingly displayed a brand new type of navigation menu.
Whether we’re currently in a market correction, a consolidation, or a bubble burst, one thing is clear: the industry is adapting.Global policy-makers will take a cautious approachFollowing the meteoric rise of crypto-related awareness towards the end of 2017, local governments and international institutions started taking a closer look at the new big thing in tech and finance.At first, there was a lot of skepticism, with plenty of influential people rejecting the whole crypto movement as speculation, fraud, or a bubble.One of the most well-known examples was Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan, who called Bitcoin a fraud last fall.It caused a lot of turmoil within the community as many other unresearched claims about cryptocurrencies circulated.
Want to watch the next season of Westworld but don’t want to pay premium for an HBO subscription?If so, Hulu’s latest deal will no doubt be appealing.For a short time, the streaming service is offering its customers HBO as an add-on service for about one-third its normal monthly rate, making it about the same price as a fancy coffee.The slashed rate is temporary, though.Hulu, as with some other streaming options, offers some add-ons to the main service, which expands the number of shows the user has access to.Though anyone can subscribe to HBO’s own streaming service independent of Hulu (or any other platform), adding it onto the account simplifies things.
Barton F. Graf announced the appointment of Caroline Winterton as the agency's next chief executive, beginning May 7.Winterton has been a partner at Grey, overseeing Kellogg's, Downy, Febreze, Bose and Walgreens.Prior to joining Grey, Caroline was the executive group director at TBWA\Chiat\Day in New York, running McDonald’s, multiple Kraft brands and Vonage.Winterton also spent time at Wieden+Kennedy, on Jordan brand, Motorola and Jaguar at Ogilvy, and worked client-side at Sirius/XM, with Barton's executive creative director Jeff Benjamin.This is the second hire since January, when the independent shop brought on Droga5 vet David Cardinali as the new head of production.This hire marked a reunion between Winterton and founder and chairman Gerry Graf, who she worked with at Ogilvy and TBWA.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy J7 Duo in India after it was spotted on the company’s website yesterday.The smartphone features dual rear cameras and also has a front flash for improved selfies in low-light conditions.Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo specificationsThe Galaxy J7 Duo features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution and a 2.5D curved glass.It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Samsung’s custom skin TouchWiz on top.Powering the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo is an octa-core chipset with the processor clocked at 1.6GHz, coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.
A new bill from Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ed Markey (D-MA) would place significant new constraints on data collection by Facebook and other online services.Dubbed the CONSENT Act (short for Customer Online Notification for Stopping Edge-provider Network Transgressions), the bill requires explicit opt-in consent from users to use, share, or sell any personal information, as well as clear notification any time data is collected, shared, or used.The bill would also add new security and breach reporting requirements.Crucially, the CONSENT Act relies on the Federal Trade Commission to enforce any violations of those new rules.If the bill passes, the result would be a significant expansion of the commission’s power and role in online advertising more broadly.The commission is already expected to take action against Facebook in response to a 2011 consent decree, which many believe the Cambridge Analytica data collection may have violated.
In what it has called its Hoth release, Broadcom said it enhanced its gen 6 Fibre Channel products with new NVMe technology, automation technology, and higher density hardware.Starting with the hardware, the G630 is a 128-port Brocade switch and a FC32-64 64-port X6 Director blade has also been announced.Together with previously acquired Emulex technology, Broadcom now has a set of Fibre Channel HBAs, SAN switches and directors, SAN storage HBAs, RAID and IO controller chips with a single management domain.Ethernet tried to kill Fibre Channel (FC) before with FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet), and failed.Brocade thinks not, especially if it can convert its Fibre Channel base to run NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMeoFC) cabling.Fibre Channel is running at 32 Gbit/s in what is called its Gen 6 iteration.
An Elon Musk probably isn’t going to move the needle in the same way as a Boring Co. flamethrower, or — I hate myself for this — a Model 3 that actually moves off the production line.But look, it’s Friday and in an effort to keep things light heading into the weekend I thought this might make you chuckle a bit, like it did me.Over at the aptly named ElonMask.co, you can grab one of four printable cutouts of Elon Musk’s face.The expressions range from neutral to badass, and each is free to download assuming you’re one of the lucky few that still has a printer.But hey, there’s always Kinkos, right?The project is a just for shits and giggles side gig for two Tesla and SpaceX employees, both of whom assure us that the masks really work, and that everyone should wear them — “even the richest man on the planet.”
As Mitchell Baker, executive chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation says, the mood had turned around completely since 2010 – the year of the Arab Spring, when web companies were hailed as a tremendous force for positive change.Prototyping, testing out things, showing how something else is possible."Then, social media was a way for people whose voices were stifled by mainstream media channels to spread awareness and organize protests.Now, Facebook and Twitter are struggling to encourage civil conversations, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal has thrust their privacy practices into the public eye."We’ve always been a technology organisation that’s focused on the impact of technology on society," Baker said.Baker doesn't claim Mozilla has all the answers to this problem, but thinks the tech industry can do better and should spend time experimenting with alternatives to current practices.
On Tuesday Alan Carr revealed the signer was “ordained” in the US in order to conduct a wedding ceremony between him and husband Paul Drayton in Los Angeles in January.If the news has made you think about asking a friend to deliver your vows Joey-from-Friends-style, there are a few things you have to consider.“There are only certain registered people who are given licences to perform a marriage in this country, this is either someone who is part of the Church and has a licence to do so, or alternatively if you are a registrar whose job it is to conduct marriages,” he tells HuffPost UK.By contrast, in the US some organisations allow people to get ordained online for free.Being a vicar or a priest can take years and is a vocation as well as a religious commitment, meanwhile a registrar is someone who is employed to record details of all births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, and is employed by the local council.All parties just need to be aware the ceremony has “no legal effect whatsoever” and the happy couple with have to pop to the registry office before or afterwards to make their commitment legally binding.
Chip giant Intel is selling its Wind River subsidiary to private investment firm TPG, nine years after buying it to boost its mobile and IoT efforts.Wind River has a long history in embedded software, which encouraged Intel to drop $884 million on it back in 2009.The stated rationale at the time was to help Intel in its efforts to diversify beyond the PC and server markets and came at a time when Intel still thought it could take on the ARM ecosystem in embedded processors.“Wind River is a leading software vendor in embedded devices, and is part of Intel’s strategy to grow its processor and software presence outside the traditional PC and server market segments into embedded systems and mobile handheld devices,” said Intel when it completed the acquisition.“Embedded systems and mobile devices include smart phones, mobile Internet devices, other consumer electronics (CE) devices, in-car “info-tainment” systems and other automotive areas, networking equipment, aerospace and defense, energy and thousands of other devices.”A decade and billions of dollars have produced very little ROI for Intel in the embedded processor market, although it’s still hoping to have a significant piece of the 5G pie via modem subsidiary Infineon, which it acquired a year or so after Wind River.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose Saputo’s acquisition of Saputo after Saputo offered to sell Murray Goulburn’s Koroit dairy processing plant.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had raised concern that if Canadian beverage giant Saputo was to acquire Murray Goulburn (MG) there would be less competition for raw milk in south-west Victoria and south-east South Australia.The ACCC was concerned as Saputo already owns Warrnambool Cheese and Butter and the acquisition would have given Saputo the region’s two largest dairy processing plants.Chairman of the ACCC, Rod Sims, said the offer to sell the plant has remedied the ACCC’s concerns.“The undertaking creates an opportunity for a viable competing milk processor to enter or expand in the local region,” Sims said.“When approving a new owner of Koroit, we will focus on its ability to be a strong and effective competitor for raw milk in the region”
The US government has issued Microsoft with a new warrant to get access to emails held on the firm's Irish servers, while asking the Supreme Court to dismiss the existing legal battle.The long-running wrangle began back in 2014, when Microsoft was taken to court by American prosecutors who wanted access to suspects' emails that Microsoft had stored overseas.The Feds demanded the private messages under section 2703 of the US Stored Communications Act, but Redmond refused, saying that the search warrant couldn't extend beyond US borders.In contrast to existing laws, the CLOUD Act specifies that authorities can demand that firms pass on data, even if it's held outside the US.And so the DoJ has filed a motion (PDF) with the Supreme Court saying that, given the passage of the CLOUD Act, the court should vacate the judgment made by the Court of Appeals and dismiss the case as moot.The US government insisted it was still possible for Microsoft to fully comply and disclose the information in question under the existing warrant, but complained Microsoft wasn't playing ball.