Edgar Williams

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Alcohol retail chain Alko board of directors has appointed the company as the new managing director Leena Laitinen.Laitinen's degree in economics and he has a strong background in the grocery and food industry.Laitinen start the Alko ceo in the fall of 2017.Alko cfo Anton Draw works acting. as ceo, until the company selected for the ceo to take up its responsibilities.the Previous ceo Hille Korhonen moved to the beginning of June, nokian tyres ' president and ceo.Leena laitinen has, 46, has a long and varied experience in the grocery and food industry.
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Snap just announced a brand new feature today called Snap Map, which lets you view your friends on a map in real time and browse stories around you.If this sounds familiar, it’s because French startup Zenly has been working for years on a location sharing app so that you can see what your friends have been up to.According to a source, Snap approached Zenly late last year about a potential acquisition but the talks remained very informal as Zenly immediately turned down the idea.When you open the app, it shows a giant map with your location and your friends’ location.You can send emojis and messages, but the main content is the location of your friends.For instance, the app knows where you sleep and where you work, so it can automatically display a status icon next to your friends.
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US networking giant Cisco has unveiled what it claims is one of the most significant breakthroughs in enterprise networking in years.The announcement is more of a heralding of a new era rather than a specific product launch, with the emphasis on intelligent, intuitive, semi-automated networks that are focused on outcomes rather than processes.This is essentially Cisco’s version of intern-based networking, in which you tell the network what you want and it works out how best to do it.“The network has never been more critical to business success, but it’s also never been under more pressure,” said Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO.“By building a more intuitive network, we are creating an intelligent platform with unmatched security for today and for the future that propels businesses forward and creates new opportunities for people and organizations everywhere.”Security seems to be a major intent for this initiative, with the ability to screen even encrypted traffic for cyber-nasties a significant USP.
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JerryRigEverything is used to putting every new high-profile through the wringer and, save for a few rare occasions, every one of those have been more or less great.Lately, however, Zack Nelson has been running into less impressive premium devices, like the HTC U11 and the BlackBerry KEYone.With the new OnePlus 5 and its promise of even better build quality, one has to wonder if third time’s a charm.Almost all phones have scratch resistance now down to “T”.That’s mostly thanks to the rather standard Gorilla Glass 5.Where phones vary, however, is whether the home button, if it has one on the front, is equally impervious.
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A week after saying he was taking a leave of absence, Travis Kalanick has stepped down from his position as Uber's chief executive officer.The move came at the behest of five major Uber investors, reports The New York Times, who requested Kalanick's immediate resignation.He will, however, stay on the company's board of directors."I love Uber more than anything in the world," Kalanick said in a statement to the Times, "and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight."Turmoil hit Uber back in February after former engineer Susan Fowler wrote a blog post about her "very, very strange year at Uber," detailing a chaotic company culture rife with gender bias, sexual harassment and unprofessional business practices.After Fowler published her blog post, Uber hired former US Attorney General Eric Holder to lead an inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment at the San Francisco startup.
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As a cheapskate (and The Cheapskate), it's always been challenging to be an iPhone owner.I know full well I'm paying a crazy premium for Apple's handsets, but I've sucked it up because, well, I don't care for Android.Can't wrap my brain around that, yet it's true.Getting back to phones, last year's flagships often turn out to be this year's deals.(Ebates users can score a 4 percent rebate, or around $8.)So this phone is more than two and a half years old?
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Netflix has confirmed longstanding rumors it has been working on interactive storytelling content that emulates the Choose Your Own Adventure books that emerged in the 1970s.Reports first started to surface back in March that Netflix was preparing to launch a new kind of program that gives viewers options to impact the storyline using their remote control.Now the video-streaming giant has revealed the first fruits of this effort.Kicking off today, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale is available to Netflix subscribers globally, while Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile is arriving on July 14.Both the Adventures of Puss in Boots and Buddy Thunderstruck are existing Netflix kids’ shows, but the interactive incarnations are landing as completely new standalone episodes, with Netflix working in close collaboration with DreamWorks Animation Television, American Greetings Entertainment, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.“While the mantra of our collaborations has been ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if…?,’ the objective has been to bring something completely new to Netflix that pushes the boundaries of storytelling and the way you engage with it,” explained Netflix’s director of product innovation, Carla Engelbrecht Fisher, in a blog post.
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A new system by University of California, Santa Barbara researchers Yasamin Mostofi and Chitra R. Karanam uses two drones, a massive Wi-Fi antenna, and a little interpolation to literally see through solid walls.The one drone blasts Wi-Fi through the structure and another picks up the signal.Then, working in tandem, the two drones fly around the solid structure until it maps the differences in wave strength at different points.Using this information the researchers have been able to create a 3D model of a closed building.In the video below you can see the drones idly flying around a brick structure.As the waves penetrate the brick they change as they pass through other structures behind the wall.
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Karoliina Hanhisuanto oli 13-vuotias perustaessaan yhden hengen leipomoyrityksen 4H-yhdistyksen kautta.Tänä keväänä 18-vuotias Hanhisuanto siirtyi viralliseksi yrittäjäksi.Kesäkuun alussa hän avasi Rovaniemelle koirakahvila Makijaan, johon tulee aliyrittäjäksi hänen 16-vuotias siskonsa.Nuorten yrittämisessä on nähtävissä selvä kehitystrendi, sanoo Suomen yrittäjien järjestöpäällikkö Joonas Mikkilä.Ennen arvostettiin perusduunia, nykyään halutaan työn olevan merkityksellistä ja vapaata”, Mikkilä sanoo.Mikkilä nimeää teknologian yhdeksi syyksi nuorten innokkuudelle perustaa oma yritys.
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Sverige klättrar en plats på listan över länderna med bäst innovationskraft.För sjunde året i rad toppar Schweiz listan över de länder som är bäst på innovation.Det visar en mätning från FN-organet World Intellectual Property organisation, den franska ekonomihögskolan INSEAD och Cornell University i USA, där de analyserat data och jämfört ländernas innovationskraft.Sverige kommer på plats två på listan och hamnar således i topp tre för sjätte året i rad.Vad gäller resten av de nordiska länderna hamnar Danmark på plats sex, Finland på plats åtta, Island på plats 13 och Norge på plats 19 på listan.Här är de 10 länder som toppar listan:
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the European approach to the past more favourably to the European union, told a us research institute Pew Research Center report.the EU support was declining before years ago in the united Kingdom organized eroäänestystä, but after the support has gone upward.according to the Study, the EU should be more also in the Uk, although the british voice last year in the country to resign from the union.the Report also reveal that although the union is growing, in many countries a large part of the respondents hope the membership referendum.the Difference between hope still just, on average, 18 percent of respondents, the most erohaluja was in Greece and Italy.in the Survey, most of brexit for a bad thing for the EU, but were not sure how it will affect Britain itself.
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In a joint statement, six operator and technology associations criticized European Union lawmakers for a "timid approach that will do little to improve Europe's chances of success" and demanded a new regulatory environment with 5G investment and innovation at its heart.COCIR (European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT industry)ETNO – (European Telecommunications Network Operators Association)Meanwhile, Nokia’s CTO, Hossein Moiin, said European operators were already lagging behind their peers in Asia and the US in 5G investment.He said he was "not optimistic" about the region’s 5G outlook, and also blamed the regulators, saying they did not have "investor-friendly" policies, and made it hard for MNOs to take risks.The groups expressed concern that current discussions in the EU Parliament and Council about the proposed Electronic Communications Code (ECC) and the ePrivacy Regulation make “ the outlook for innovators appear quite grim ”.
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Record numbers of older people are embracing social media and smart technology, according to a report from watchdog Ofcom.But many of them remain wary of about using the internet, with a fifth of over-65s saying they are not confident online.Despite that, four in 10 baby-boomers - aged 65 to 74 - use a smartphone.And nearly half of net users in the same age group now have a social media profile.About nine in 10 of those opt for a Facebook account, with only 6% choosing WhatsApp and 1% signing up for Instagram.Meanwhile, most of the older age group - over-75s - say they have no plans to go online.
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The British prime minster Theresa May is expected to renew her long-running campaign against technology companies by announcing international sanctions for those that fail to take sufficient action against terrorist propaganda, in a joint statement with French president Emmanuel Macron.The two leaders, meeting in Paris on Tuesday, will discuss creating a legal requirement for technology companies to aid in the fight against terrorism online and reportedly face fines for failing to comply, in the wake of a series of attacks in the UK and France over the past year.It is not yet clear what form those requirements may take, but May has led calls for firms to be more proactive in finding and taking down terrorist propaganda and other materials, wherever they are found on the net, from videos on Google’s YouTube to Twitter accounts and search results.All major technology companies already voluntarily enforce a number of rules against terrorist propaganda.The disagreement with politicians comes over where to draw the line: in a fiery debate in March, for instance, home affairs committee chair Yvette Cooper described YouTube’s enforcement of its community standards as “a joke”, and said that Twitter and Facebook were too slow to deal with hate-filled content.But when it comes to dealing with specific national legislation around illegal content, technology firms have shown willingness to comply.
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Demand generation is one of search marketing’s leading pain points for a reason.Ideally, search marketing is meant to build brand awareness and drive interest and sales for your unique product/service.But there is a huge difference between a functional search marketing campaign and a cost-effective one.To make more out of their digital campaigns, many companies have niched their service or target market.For example, we here at Directive Consulting niched our business to focus on B2B.But, keep in mind that niching comes with its risks and rewards.
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Google's follow-ups to last year's Pixel and Pixel XL are two of the flagships we've still not seen this year - with a reveal expected October time - but judging by the specs that just leaked onto the web, they're going to be worth the wait.The posted benchmarks show a phone with a 2.4GHz Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage space and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4K video support.On the front there's a 7-megapixel snapper.Those specs more or less match up with earlier rumors of what the Pixel 2 phones are going to be packing, and if they're right then these handsets are going to be a match for the 2017 flagships from the likes of Apple and Samsung.Remember we're anticipating that two or maybe even three Pixel 2 phones will make an appearance.The spec that really stands out from the benchmark listing is a 2,560 x 1,312 pixel, 5.6-inch display - not only does that suggest this is the larger XL model but it also hints that Google is joining the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 in going for a 18:9 screen.
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2011 blev Twitter integrerat i IOS.Året därpå integrerades Facebook och sedan har Apples mobila plattform fått stöd för fler och fler sociala medier-plattformar.Fram tills IOS 11 det vill säga.Riskkapitalisten Sean Cook upptäckte nämligen, kort efter att betan släppts igår, att varken Facebook, Twitter, Flickr eller Vimeo går att ställa in via Inställningar-appen i IOS.Detta har bekräftats av sajten Axios.End of an era pic.twitter.com/YL9fNt38xA
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Vodafone has weighed into the fake news and hate speech saga by redefining its existing policy on advertising transparency and integrity, while at the same time hedging its position.It’s an interesting move from the telco, in an area which is potential political and PR minefield.Many of the telcos and OTTs will have rules of combating hate speech and protecting corporate reputations, Facebook’s were leaked recently, though few have been brave enough to put forward their position into the public domain.In reality, this move seems like nothing more than an attempt to distance the telco from any negative perceptions associated with editorial pieces or opinions of individuals.By publishing these guidelines, Vodafone is saying to the world ‘this is our position, we don’t like hate speech, but if anything slips through the net, it’s not our fault’.It puts the responsibility of monitoring such behaviours on the doorstep of the brands that facilitate Vodafone advertising, as opposed to the telco itself.
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Investigators posing as Apple customers have told a court they were given misleading information about devices previously serviced by third parties.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) began legal action against Apple in April.It alleges that Apple "routinely refused" to repair devices disabled by an error if they had previously been fixed by an unauthorised provider.The court documents reveal that Apple has denied the ACCC's allegations.In the documents, seen by the Guardian, Apple said it had not misled or caused any harm to its Australian customers.The files reveal how the ACCC's investigators called all 13 of Apple's Australian retailers, posing as customers whose iPhone speakers had stopped working after the screen had been replaced.
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Since I started my position in chronic disease prevention, I've been the media person for my team on top of my other projects.Although it's only been a small focus in my work, I've really enjoyed the creative aspects of the tasks.I was recently approached by my supervisor and was told that there's a marketing & communications specialist position open.I know he meant well by informing me since we have a good relationship and know he has my best interest at heart.Anyway, he told me that I am talented in media despite not having a marketing background and I should think about applying.I'm a bit intimidated in applying for the position because don't have marketing experience.
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