Frances Hill

Frances Hill

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Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing platform Grab announced the completion of its latest round financing of USD2.5 billion, including USD2 billion joint investments from Didi Chuxing and SoftBank.Grab operates the largest traffic network in Southeast Asia and it is one of the most active mobile platforms in this region, with total downloads of over 50 million.The company has the largest fleet in local areas of over 1.1 million drivers and it provides various ride-hailing services in 65 cities of seven countries in Southeast AsiaThe statistics also reveal that Grab has daily orders of nearly three million.It holds 95% market share of the third-party taxi market and 71% market share of the private car ride-hailing market.In December 2016, Grab launched its rechargeable payment method GrabPay Credits to free users from cash payments.
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Exitspecialisten Cipio, a new fund worth more than sek 1.5 billion.the private Equity firm will in a few months to make its first investment by the fund.One of them is Cipio Partners, based in Munich and Luxembourg, which has just closed a new fund of eur 174 million, corresponding to 1 670 million.”the Opportunities in Europe have changed significantly in the last ten years and there are many more experienced entrepreneurs and more larger companies.We invest in the early stages but what we think is noteworthy is that there are a significant number of techbolag as both are well-kept and has a turnover of between 300 and 500 million.Stockholm is actually a hotspot for such companies.”
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A trio of processors from Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake lineup have allegedly been leaked online.While Intel has yet to confirm them in any capacity, the leaks are piling up and a new information dump reveals much more about a trio of Core i7 processors, all featuring six-cores and 12 threads.Built as a successor for the Skylake and Kaby Lake generations of Intel’s CPU lineup, Coffee Lake is built upon a 14nm process and is expected to offer up to 30 percent improved performance over mobile chips from the Skylake range.Its most standout feature though is a move toward more cores.Core i3 CPUs will come with four cores for the first time, while i7 and possibly i5 chips will sport six cores apiece.If the specifications leaked by Eteknix prove to be accurate, however, we now have a lot more information about the upcoming Coffee Lake lineup.
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The twist in the study - and there’s always a twist in psychology experiments - was that the students didn’t all receive the same list of aphorisms.Each group received a slightly doctored list of sayings.(If you learn nothing else from this article then at least you’ve picked up pretty sage advice about playing with scissors).Rhyming sayings were judged as 22% more accurate than non-rhyming ones.As the examples above show, marketers at Heinz, Kia-Ora and Typhoo are aware of the power of rhyme.They are all more than thirty years old.
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Alexa is primarily accessed through Amazon’s Echo products, but she has also made her way onto other devices over past months.The personal assistant is, for example, available on the Kindle Fire tablets, and it has also made its way onto iPhone via Amazon’s iOS shopping app.Those on Android have had access to a standalone Alexa app, but that’s just the start: this week Amazon is rolling out its personal assistant in its Android shopping app.Yes, Alexa is arriving in the same Amazon app you use to browse and purchase items.That may seem odd, but it’s largely a good thing, and one that’ll no doubt grow on Amazon users in coming weeks.Because unlike your Echo or Kindle tablet, your phone is likely with you at all times.
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You might even be aware that the "big 5" live streaming TV services, namely DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and YouTube TV, offer the local feeds of ABC, CBS, Fox and/or NBC in select markets.But maybe you don't know what local channels each one delivers to your neck of the woods, or how they compare nationwide.I put them together into the big chart above, showing local streaming coverage from Miami to Anchorage and everywhere in between.Streaming local TV has a ways to goAll five of those streaming services have continued to add local stations since they launched, but local TV streaming is still sparse in most of the country.An important caveat: Many services offer on-demand shows from those networks, often with a day or two delay, even if the live network affiliate isn't available.
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Google is making it even easier to look up the dictionary definition of words straight into Search.It appears the company has quietly updated the dictionary box in Search to include its own search function.While the change might seem somewhat counter-intuitive and unnecessarily meta, it makes it easier to look up multiple words at a time without having to fill in a new Search query each time.We’re not entirely certain when the Big G rolled out the update, but this is how the revamped dictionary box looks now:Despite this minor modification, the feature practically works exactly like it used to before.There are at least three different ways to pull up the dictionary:
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Nintendo is releasing Splatoon 2 for the Switch this Friday.Alongside that ink shooter, the publisher is also planning to introduce its new online app that enables players to group up and voice chat when in multiplayer matches.And it turns out that playing online without that app is a real pain.We’ve put some time into Splatoon 2, and reviewer Mike Minotti thinks the series is still fresh now that it has migrated from the Wii U to Nintendo’s newest hardware.What is not so fresh is that you can’t party up with your friends through the game itself.Instead, during our play sessions, I had to wait for Mike to get into a game and then join him from the friends menu.
Sweden
Kassan rör företag utanför finanssektorn.Ökningen var 9,2 procent från 2015.De fem företagen Apple, Microsoft, Google, Cisco och Oracle som alla tillhör teknologisektorn står för 32 procent av detta belopp, och Apple på egen hand står för 13,4 procent av beloppet.Totalt står teknologiföretag för 47 procent av beloppet, följt av läkemedelsbolag, konsumentbolag och energibolag.I kronor motsvarar teknikbolagens andel på 47 procent hela 7,14 biljoner (7.140 miljarder).Det är mer än hela Sveriges BNP på cirka 4.400 miljarder kronor.
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With more than 500 million users, and more than 44% of them earning at least $75,000, is it any wonder that LinkedIn has become a prime platform for marketing?The world’s largest professional network is designed for social selling, with some 50% of B2B buyers indicating that they use it when making purchasing decisions.As a business owner, you can develop a strong professional brand and also get a leg up on the competition by connecting and engaging with potential customers and nurturing relationships with them via LinkedIn.Here are some tips for utilizing LinkedIn to help grow your business (via SalesForce).This post originally appeared on Irfan Ahmad's blog.
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Wanting a more full-featured documentation tool for large JavaScript projects, Mozilla has unveiled Sphinx-js, a plug-in that pulls JSDoc-formatted JavaScript documentation into the Sphinx documentation tool used in the Python world.Sphinx-js consumes documents and tags from the JSDoc markup language used to document JavaScript APIs and libraries.Sphinx-js delegates the parsing to JSDoc itself.The Sphinx tool, meanwhile, is used to initialize a docs folder in the root folder of your project, whereupon the plug-in is activated and you document your code using the reStructuredText plain text markup syntax and parser system.“When it comes time to call in some extracted documentation, you use one of Sphinx-js’s special directives, modeled after the Python-centric autodoc’s mature example,” Mozilla’s Erik Rose said.Documentation stays compatible with JavaScript tooling.
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Snapchat rolled out a new tool on Tuesday that lets you change the colors of objects in your photos.OK, that sounds like a minor feature update, primarily of interest to people who like to geek out on photo editing.But it's actually an important update that's already starting to change what you see in Snapchat: Using the new tint brush, you can turn your friends into colorful aliens, and gray skies purple.You can also use the tool on photos saved in your memories, so your old pictures can get a fun update.The tool is super user friendly and requires no artistic skill at all.Here's a step by step guide to using the tint brush:
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A new survey pit Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg against President Donald Trump in a 2020 presidential contest, and the results showed a tight theoretical race.The Tuesday poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling found Zuckerberg, pegged in the survey as the Democratic presidential nominee, in a dead heat against Trump at 40% support each.The remaining 20% of respondents were unsure.Zuckerberg won the support of 69% of voters who said they cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and 9% of those who said they voted for Trump.On the flip side, Trump received the backing of 85% of Trump voters and 5% of Clinton voters in the matchup.Zuckerberg's favorability rating was found to be below water.
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Web developers have standard processes and techniques to get their jobs done.They also have informal habits and opinions that influence their work — the kinds of things that no one is formally trained on but picks up from peers over time.In this article, I’ll share a few common beliefs from developers that I’ve experienced — as a developer — since 2004.Confessions of an Ecommerce DeveloperThere are, typically, two root causes to this: failure in communication and not enough resources.The other cause is scarce resources.
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This morning an incident occurred that sent an apparent $7.4-million USD worth of cryptocurrency Ethereum to a malicious entity.As a rather sizeable ICO (Initial Coin Offering) opened its doors for investors, this hacker changed the website’s target wallet.According to the official Coindash channel on Slack, the ICO opened at local time 8:59 – and four minutes later, they made clear: “WEBSITE HACKED, don’t believe the website.”The screenshot above comes VIA Motherboard.Even after the 9:03 message, $ETH continued to roll in – of course – at which point the Coindash account wrote “GUYS WEBSITE IS HACKED!Investors were less than pleased.
UK
The US government’s laptop ban for travelers on Middle Eastern airlines has been lifted, with the rules squashed for the last airline to be impacted.The Department of Homeland Security had begun the restrictions back in March, with nine predominantly Middle Eastern airlines impacted.Passengers were unable to bring large electronic items, including laptops, into the cabin as hand luggage.Instead, they needed to be stowed in checked luggage in the hold.Subsequent reports, however, suggested that an iPad bomb threat had been the cause.While there were fears that the electronics ban could be escalated, and indeed impact more countries and carriers, in the end the security services opted to ramp up security requirements for all airlines.
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The days of budget televisions offering poor picture and audio performance appear to be over if the Hisense H32M2600 is anything to go by.However, this TV is far from perfect, with a TV OS that’s clunky to use and exceptionally light on the app front.If you’re planning on buying this set then you’re going to need to invest in a streaming box or streaming stick for your on-demand content, as the built-in software simply can’t cut it.They were the size every TV manufacturer aspired to, and they were consistently the sets that sites like TechRadar would regularly review.While the Samsung can be found online for prices in excess of £300, the Hisense retails for a much cheaper £220.It might be a plastic construction, but the black plastic is at least narrow, and the simple Hisense logo on the bottom of the set is the TV’s one piece of flair.
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of flying a consumer drone close to planes as they prepared to land in Tel Aviv.The 21-year-old was held after footage was posted to YouTube and shared on Facebook and Twitter.Israeli reports say that he has been put under five days of house arrest and the police have confiscated a drone and mobile phone while they carry out further investigations.Israel's Transport Ministry described a "disturbing and serious incident".However, the suspect was later quoted on the Hebrew-language Israel Today news site as saying that the true distance had been more than three times that figure.The video, which is still online, states a Mavic Pro drone was used to capture the footage of aeroplanes making their final descent to Sde Dov airport.
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Andy Rubin’s Essential smartphone missed its June release date in the US and suffered a bit of a blow in recent days after its VP of marketing, Brian Wallace, left the company.But despite these setbacks they’re already working to launch the upcoming flagship phone in more markets — specifically the UK, mainland Europe and Japan.According to a report by the Financial Times, the company is already in talks with UK carriers including EE around an exclusivity deal.Over in the US, Sprint is confirmed to be the exclusive launch partner for the near bezel-less, stock Android smartphone.While the company missed its launch target of June, today's FT report quotes Essential COO Niccolo de Masi as saying the release is "iminent."Essential’s first smartphone will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, USB Type-C, a 3040mAh battery, and 128GB of UFS 2.0 internal storage.
Finland
”Monet ihmettelevät miksi presidentti Donald Trump ei puhu kaupan työpaikoista mitään, vaan keskittyy lähes marginaaliseksi kutistuneeseen hiiliteollisuuteen, jonka juna on mennyt jo aikaa sitten.”Verkkokaupan megayhtiö Amazon järjesti tiistaina kanta-asiakkailleen vuotuisen Prime Day -shoppailukarnevaalinsa.Kaupankäyntiä vauhditettiin heinäkuun helteillä kovilla tarjouksilla, jotka olivat voimassa 30 tunnin ajan.Amazon pyrkii nostamaan Prime Daynsa vuoden suurten ostospäivien joukkoon myöhäissyksyn Black Fridayn rinnalle.Erona on se, että Black Friday -juhlintaan osallistuvat kaikki vähittäiskauppiaat, mutta Prime Day on pelkästään Amazonin oma kulutusjuhla.Samalla se on riuduttanut perinteistä kauppaa monella alalla.
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