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Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff has been one of the biggest hits in mobile gaming, maintaining its rankings in the top-grossing games charts since its launch in 2014.So it s not surprising to see multiple companies get together to create a special limited-time Halloween event for fans in the game.TinyCo, which Jam City, formerly known as SGN, recently acquired , has teamed up with Fox Digital Entertainment, Lionsgate, and Starz to bring a mix of film and TV horror characters to the event in Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff.In-game events are a good way to make money and get lapsed players to come back.Pokémon Go held its first ever event — for Halloween — and that was enough to push the title back to the top of the highest-grossing games.All told, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff has been downloaded more than 30 million times and it has generated neraly $100 million in revenue, according to measurement firm Sensor Tower.The release features Billy the Puppet from Lionsgate s Saw films, the long-running horror franchise; Ash Williams from Starz s popular Ash vs Evil Dead television series; and Leprechaun from Lionsgate s classic Leprechaun film franchise.The characters all check into a haunted hotel run by James Woods, a recurring Family Guy guest star.
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So far, the Helsinki stock exchange the company of about 70 has released the July-September results.It is about half of the listed companies and responsible for about 85 percent of the listed companies ' aggregate turnover.How analysts have fared in July-September, trade magazine analysts Ari Rajala?They predict about nine percent operating profit growth.to date, the average operating income has grown by around one per cent.Two-thirds of the companies has not been matched analysts ' forecasts , Rajala said.
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We all know Big G has a long history of playful doodles for the big holidays, as well as more obscure events.Rather than a static image, this one takes a little skill.According to Google, This year s Halloween Doodle follows freshman feline Momo on her mission to rescue her school of magic.Help her cast out mischievous spirits by swiping in the shape of the symbols above the ghosts heads.And you d better pounce fast — the ghost that stole the master spellbook is getting away!There actually is a real-life cat named Momo, which belongs to Google Doodler Juliana Chen.
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Applen uudet MacBook Pro -kannettavat otettiin vastaan ristiriitaisin tuntein.Tehonlisäys ja painonpudotus ovat vastaansanomattoman positiivisia asioita, mutta etenkin MagSafe-latausliitännän puuttuminen sai kritiikkiä.MagSafe esiteltiin ensimmäistä kertaa vuoden 2006 MacBook Pro -koneissa.Se on magneetilla kiinnittyvä virtaliitin, joka ehkäisi koneelle sattuvia putoamisvaurioita.Jos joku kompastui lattialla luikertelevaan virtajohtoon, johto irtosi siististi koneesta muttei vetänyt läppäriä mukanaan.Uusissa kannettavissa on puolestaan tarjolla enää vain uusia fyysisesti usb-c -standardin mukaisia Thunderbolt3-liitäntöjä, joista mitä tahansa voi käyttää koneen akun lataamiseen.
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the Rumors about an upgraded OnePlus 3 continued.the New model is expected nowadays hot OnePlus 3T and the addition of Qualcomm's fastest chipp Snapdragon 821 can also offer Sony's camera sensor IMX398.In general the said specifications shall be intact, although it was speculated on an AMOLED panel with 1440p instead of 1080p.another rumor has also claimed that the OnePlus bet on the LCD this time, due to lack of AMOLED.the Manufacturer, however, claimed recently that they will continue with AMOLED in the future.the Upgraded model is $ 80 more expensive than existing phone and costs around $479, according to @evleaks.
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In May earlier this year, Snapchat raised around $1.8 billion in a financing round that valued it at around $18 billion — and now it looks like that valuation could double in its upcoming IPO.Bloomberg is reporting that Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $4 billion in its initial public offering that could value it as high as $35 billion.Previously, the company was reportedly planning to IPO as early as March, though as usual all these things are subject to change.There s a couple important footnotes in these kinds of situations.First, these discussions seem pretty early in the process, and we probably won t know where things finally land until the IPO is priced closer to its listing.So setting these kinds of early expectations is often a tactic used to entice potential investors to the IPO.
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YouTube is giving creators a new mobile-friendly End Screens tool to encourage viewers to keep coming back.With End Screens, creators can include small overlays during the last 20 seconds of a video that prompt viewers to subscribe to their channel, watch another video, and more.It s worth noting here that YouTube has offered a similar tool called annotations since 2008, one it has iterated on and improved in the years since, and which was capable of creating something similar to what End Screens promises.However, these weren t compatible with mobile screens — a problem given that more than half of YouTube s traffic emanates from mobile devices.Moreover, End Screens are also easier to create, according to YouTube product manager Muli Salem s blog post.The new tool also seems a lot like YouTube s previously announced interactive cards feature, which the Google-owned video giant had indicated would eventually replace Annotations altogether.But given that YouTube was actively soliciting feedback on cards when it launched 18 months ago, this led me to believe that today s news represented the official launch of the cards product — with a new name.A quick peek inside the Creator Studio, however, reveals that End Screen and Annotations are bundled together, and Cards remain as a separate item.We ve reached out to YouTube to seek clarification on how it intends Cards and End Screens to work together, given they are so similar — there are some differences between the two tools, but instinctively it makes sense to roll them into a single product.End Screens can be configured to display from the last 5-20 seconds, and the viewing device must a PC / Mac-based browser, Android, iOS, and the mobile web on iPads only.The overlays won t show up on YouTube s separate apps, including YouTube Music and YouTube Kids.In terms of what creators are allowed to promote, well, YouTube permits additional videos and video playlists, and this can be configured so that the most recently uploaded video is always featured.
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Apple s annual sales may have fallen for the first time in 15 years, but its cash and investments on hand swelled to a record $237.6 billion, the company said Tuesday.That s an increase of $6.1 billion from the previous quarter, Apple CFO Luca Maestri said during the company s earnings call.He noted that $216 billion, or 91 percent, is held outside the United States.That amount, $216 billion, was Apple s total cash hoard at the end of 2015.The company held about 93 percent of that overseas at the time, according to a Moody s report.The year before that, the company was said to have kept $181 billion overseas, according to a study we wrote about then.The Silicon Valley tech giant has been slammed for years over how much cash it keeps abroad.However, CEO Tim Cook said during an interview with Irish radio last month that the company was planning to bring billions of dollars in profit to the U.S. next year.That plan was not addressed during yesterday s call.Prior to that interview, Cook had repeatedly said the company pays its fair share of taxes.
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As you grow older, you start realising that you might never get to see certain cities or visit some places around the world.Like, I m fairly confident that I ll never visit the Arctic.And, whatever, that s okay, it s too cold up there anyway.But my oh my, is it beautiful.It looks almost unreal; the white of the ice looks completely pristine and the structures just look untouched.Just check out this video of Ben Brown s trip to the Arctic.
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Fintech is disrupting the financial services industry and leaders are turning to HR technology for strategic competitive advantage.According to Julia Wagner, Vice President of Business Transformation Advisory & Strategic Industries at SAP, who moderated a panel at the recent SuccessConnect 2016 event, startups are upending traditional financial services companies along with their outdated business models.Every aspect of the industry is up for grabs including retail banking, payments, lending, investing, real estate and insurance.However, using the right HR technologies, financial services organizations can transform business models to harness the dynamic power of fintech – provided they move quickly to deliver valuable online services.There s a huge market opportunity for financial services companies to leverage technology, more than we ve ever seen before, said Wagner.Many experts are saying if you re not on board now with a strategy to transform your business and do things differently, you are probably too late.
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By selectively capturing and storing this information in Google Analytics, you can better analyze your website traffic, create segments, or even define remarketing audiences.Capturing this information is actually pretty easy when we use Google Tag Manager to pull out values from different fields of a form and record them in Google Analytics.
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the Number of apps has exploded - but it is still possible to earn a bit of money with the right strategy, according to the app-expert Johan Sanneblad.Johan Sanneblad has launched over a hundred applications, both in-house and as a consultant.It began with the he built own spelutvecklingsplattformar in the 90's, which he sold to companies like Sony and Microsoft.During a lecture on the startup event Orange, which was organised by the incubator Science park in Jönköping, sweden, during Friday, he shared with his top tips on how you can manage to reach out with your app in the sea of apps that are available.For if the 2008 is, in principle, almost enough to release an app to get rich so look the climate is completely different now.According to Johan Sanneblad has smartphoneanvändarna gone from home 10 apps of the month in 2009, to more than half of the downloaded zero apps in a month in 2014.
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Niklas Lindström founder Skout in 2007, along with Christian Wiklund.At the beginning of the summer, the u.s. listed company Meetme its bid for the mobile flirting app Skout.the Valuation landed on the 470 million, lasts 240 million paid in cash.Then Skout has just picked up around 185 million in venture capital, the founders likely had to share a generous part of this sum.the Deal, which was expected to be finished in October, however, has largely gone under the radar in the Swedish affärspressen.They both värmlänningarna Christian Wiklund and Niklas Lindstrom was the duo who founded Skout in 2007, then as a mobile site.
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We recently looked at over 1.5 million pins, all sent in 2016, to see what patterns we could find.We looked at when pins were sent, when people were pinning, and what words they were using.Here are some interesting discoveries:The most pins are posted on Mondays and Tuesdays.For engagement, Monday and Saturday are the most popular.The 5 most common words in popular pins are: Make, One, Easy, Recipe, and Free
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5G is on the way – no, really, it's on the way, stop giggling – but outside the telcos and their suppliers, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute ETSI is having trouble getting industries to care.That's a problem, because the business case for 5G depends not only on flogging fast broadband dongles, but flogging low-latency services to industrial Internet of Things applications.At Broadband World Forum, the chief technology officer of ETSI's specifications group Adrian Scrase said getting interest from industry verticals – the putative customers that will help push billions of Things into industry – is difficult.LightReading says he identified factory automation, agriculture and mining industries as problematic.Without their input, he said, 5G's roadmap is hard to achieve: we need actors to work together coherently with this challenging timeline .ETSI, he said, isn't used to dealing with these industries, nor the disparate government departments that are assigned responsibility for them around the world.
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According to Amazon, the cop of the future won t just be a robot, it will be one that fits in the palm of your hand.On Tuesday, the retail giant was granted a patent for a miniature, voice-controlled unmanned aerial vehicle assistant to be used by everyone from officers making traffic stops to shoppers just trying to figure out where they parked their cars.According to the patent first discovered by GeekWire, off-board processing could be used to greatly reduce the size of the assistants compared to today s drones while greatly increasing their capabilities.In one scenario described by Amazon, a UAV assistant would launch from a dock on a police officer s microphone to act as a mobile dash cam and miniature partner.Image: United States Patent and Trademark Office6B, during a routine traffic stop, for example, the officer can command the drone to hover or follow me, reads the patent.
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The following excerpt is from Craig Simpson's The Advertising Solution.You can provide a ton of arguments to convince the intellect of the advantage of making a certain choice, but unless you make readers feel that they have to have what you offer and that it will be worth any effort to get it, your sales letter will be worthless.Rather, it s to arouse in readers the feeling of Let s go!From there, they must consider what kind of argument should be presented to inspire that feeling in readers so that taking action will become irresistible.Of course, people don t want to feel as though their emotions are being manipulated.They want to believe they re making decisions based on logic i.e., you have to placate that good old cerebrum .
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A project fostering JavaScript s panoply of projects has been established by the Linux Foundation.The JS Foundation will cultivate JavaScript application and server-side projects.The thinking is to create a centre that drives broad adoption and development of JavaScript technologies and that fosters collaboration.It should help devs and tools builders make sense of the rapid pace of change.The focus on standardization and mentoring, JS Foundation executive director Kris Borchers told the Open Source Business Conference in London on Monday.The Linux Foundation and Node.JS will, in particular, work to advance the JavaScript language through bodies such as ECMA TC39 and the W3C.
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the Purchase involves, inter alia, that Safello will get into the competitor's co-founder as chief technology officer.The past year has meant a turbulent journey for the kryptovalutan bitcoin.But the interest remains high - something that became apparent not least in the spring, when Safello, which is a marketplace for buying and selling bitcoins, carried out a successful crowdfundingkampanj.Now, buy Safello up competitor BT Technology, which has driven the marketplace Icbit.Icbit was founded in 2011 and has since implemented 11,6 orders to over 12,000 customers.When the american authorities recently demanded that they should get a license, something that would be costly, the group decided, however, to shut down the site and look for a buyer.
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Samsung has announced a new pair of curved monitors aimed at gamers, in 24-inch and 27-inch form factors.Known as the C24FG70 and C27FG70, their major selling point is that they use quantum dot technology, which can make a big difference to the perceived resolution and clarity of an image.The only spec that may turn gamers off is that these are only 1,080 pixel displays.With the introduction of quantum dot technology to our pioneering curved monitors, Samsung offers a look into the future of gaming, along with a level of picture quality like the industry has never seen before, said Samsung s SVP of visual display business, Seog-gi Kim via Hexus .These screens are marketed at gamers and their specifications reflect that.Both feature a response time as low as 1ms, so there will be no ghosting whatsoever on these displays.
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