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p Samsung's Galaxy S8 is one beauty of a phone but it's still missing one promised feature, the Bixby virtual assistant.This is the case in the US at least, disappointing since Samsung said it would debut on the company's flagship handset.Launched on April 21, Bixby failed to make an immediate appearance.To explain this absence, the electronics giant clarified that of its assistant did actually make it to the S8, such as "Vision, Home and Reminder" and that the main Bixby Voice function will arrive on US versions of the phone "later this spring."Unfortunately that deadline has come and gone.It might not be astronomically correct according to the Farmers Almanac, but in America summer starts Memorial Day weekend (this weekend just gone).
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Määräaikaisissa työsuhteissa olevien henkilöiden palkkatulot jäävät myöhemmässä työelämässä pysyvissä työsuhteissa olevien palkkatuloja paljon pienemmiksi.Asiasta kertoo Palkansaajien tutkimuslaitoksen Talous ja Yhteiskunta -lehti.Pidemmällä aikavälillä määräaikaisten ja pysyvässä työsuhteessa olevien palkkaerot kapenevat, mutta ne eivät silti yllä samalle tasolle.Määräaikainen työskentely vaikuttaa selvästi kielteisesti myöhempään palkkakehitykseen.Kun palkkoja seurattiin kahdeksan vuoden ajan, havaittiin, että määräaikaisessa työsuhteessa olleen palkkatulojen yhteismäärä oli noin 15 prosenttia pienempi kuin jos henkilö olisi ollut pysyvässä työsuhteessa.Myös työpaikkojen laatu on määräaikaisissa työsuhteissa keskimäärin pysyviä työsuhteita heikompaa.
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p It may contain the root word “ad,” but the realities of the current ad tech world could not be further from its impetus.There is no thoughtful creative, no careful planning and targeting involved.Countless large brands have pulled out of these streams entirely, forcing Google most of all to reevaluate how it does business with regard to ads and brand safety.Turns out, context does matter to advertisers.Advertisers have been sold down the river, and they’ve lost their focus on delighting the consumer with the creative they deliver.Ad tech promised clicks and eyeballs — those imperative measurables for any advertising budget — but never expanded on the solution it was providing.
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One day they’re titans of the tech industry; the next, their ideas are rightly referred to as “toxic assets.” And with millions in funding and an ever-moving finish line, that unpredictability leads to constant backstabbing and double-crossing.That zero-sum dynamic applies to rivalries within Pied Piper as well as without.But in the cases of frenemies Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) and Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and the hostile partnership of Erlich (T. J. Miller) and Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang), that antagonism takes on racial overtones that reinforce pernicious stereotypes about Asians in tech and other industries.Silicon Valley grapples with the difficulty of translating genius into profit—but only its white characters get the privilege of suffering that dilemma.Loyal Jared (Zach Woods) has come through for his team time and again by looking at the larger picture when the rest could only focus on the details.And Erlich, who last season conjured up a $6 million bidding war over lunch, continues to turn stems and seeds into medicinal-grade sativa.
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p Asus' ZenBook Pro was the most expensive machine on offer at Asus' press conference at Computex, but once you peek inside you'll see why.Weighing 1.8kg and keeping it tight with the "nanoedge" slim bezel design that kept popping up across Asus' new range, it's a slim solution when you need grunt on the go.A quad speaker setup shows off the Harmon Kardon audio.Though this is a picture, and it's hard to tell from that.Equipped with Asus' fast charging, you'll get 60 percent of your battery life back in 49 minutes.A full charge will keep the ZenBook Pro alive for 14 hours.
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p Hola kind people of Reddit.Last year I had a small e-commerce business to dull the boredom of being unable to work.I'm still sick but I stopped trading due to moving home, I have been putting off resuming trading because the artistic side of it (hand making products) just doesn't excite me.I spent so much time last year learning as much as possible about social media marketing and SEO, and I quickly found that the more I learned the more passionate I felt.I'm still sick but I would absolutely love to learn all about marketing, ideally doing a distance learning course that is a recognised qualification, and start from the very basics.What I'd really love to know is what would you, as an employer, be looking for on a CV?
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p At C2 Montreal, marketers from companies including Molson Coors and The North Face gathered to discuss what exactly brand purpose means in today’s world.Christine Jakovcic, chief marketing & consumer excellence officer of Molson Coors Canada, said that this can be particularly difficult when it comes to beer marketing.“In the very competitive and crowded beer category, it is very difficult for brands to really have meaningful purpose and a meaningful place in the hearts and minds of consumers,” she said.“One of the big things that we’ve learned is that going back to our authentic core truth of what we stand for is what’s working with consumers right now.”Jakovcic said that Molson Canadian recently harkened back to its roots to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary this year.Since Molson has been brewing beer in Canada since before the country was even officially founded, the beer brand is celebrating the anniversary with a campaign called ‘A Taste of Who We Are’ that stars seventh-generation family member Geoff Molson and puts a spotlight on what it means to be Canadian.
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p Tottenham Hotspur have renewed their shirt sponsorship agreement with life insurance company AIA Group in a deal that will allow the club to strengthen its presence in Asia.The long-term extension sees AIA promoted to a global principle partner and ensures its branding will continue to feature on Spurs’ kit until 2022.Financial details of the deal have not been released, however the London Evening Standard claims the Premier League club will receive more than the £16m annual sum it earned through the previous deal which commenced at the beginning of the 2013/14 season.AIA’s status as one of the largest Insurance firms in the Asia-Pacific region will go some wau to helping Spurs maintain and grow their fanbase in the region and is expected to result in more summer tours taking place in Asia.“We look forward to continuing to work closely with AIA in the coming years as we look to further support the objectives of both organisations in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Daniel Levy, chairman of Tottenham Hotspur.He added: “The renewed partnership comes at a significant time in the club's history with a new world class stadium currently under construction.
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p Over the last month, it’s been hard to miss talk in the media and on social channels about initial coin offerings, or ICOs.When the popular investing platform AngelList announced on Monday that it’s jumping into the business of making ICOs easier to coordinate, attention reached a fever pitch, prompting my colleague Alex Wilhelm to yesterday tackle the question, “WTF is an ICO?”Because this editor was still confused (I’m not proud), I talked yesterday with Stan Miroshnik, a UC Berkeley grad with an MBA from MIT who today runs L.A.-based Argon Group, one of the first digital finance-focused investment banks.Once the company collects the money, the sale is concluded, the smart contract is deployed, the tokens are issues via the smart contract, and delivered to the token purchasers.Token holders are effectively prepaying for a product or service.If I run a video game company, for example, I can sell you tokens that represent in-game purchases once the game is built.
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p On April 10, Complex News launched its biggest video series yet, a daily morning talk show called “Everyday Struggle.” Hosted by Complex News anchor and MTV News alum Nadeska Alexis, each episode features lively debates between rapper Joe Budden and YouTube news personality DJ Akademiks on all things hip-hop and urban pop culture.Recent debates have covered topics such as male rompers, a rapper fantasy league draft and Ja Rule’s role in the controversial Fyre Festival.Most episodes of “Everyday Struggle” run for 50 minutes or longer and get 300,000-400,000 views.“When you look at how cable news has been programmed around the political news cycle or how ESPN is programmed around the sports news cycle, that’s my aspirations for Complex News,” said Noah Callahan-Bever, chief content officer for Complex Networks.“On any given day, I would like Complex News to be the ESPN for all the narratives that matter in hip-hop, streetwear and pop culture.”The longish format wasn’t the original plan, with Callahan-Bever originally envisioning a 15-minute daily show.
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p As mobile developers and publishers wrestle with how to keep users engaged with their apps, Mavin Motion co-founder and CEO Shailesh Nalawadi said it’s time for new strategies.The startup started by building engagement products for mobile apps in India, but today it’s announcing its U.S. launch — as well as a $3 million seed round from Mousse Partners and Montane Ventures.Yes, there are other platforms that can help app makers send push notifications, emails and SMS messages to their users, but Nalawadi said that most app engagement campaigns have “a very long cycle,” where messages are planned out well in advance.Mavin, on the other hand, is designed to support “very topical” messaging.Nalawadi (who was previously a product manager at Google) told me that just as a social media marketer at a company like Oreo can capture eyeballs and headlines by jumping on breaking news, mobile marketers bring users back to their apps by staying topical.Mavin says its products include a dashboard where marketers can create push campaigns using a drag-and-drop interface, as well as 100 different options for engagement incentives (like vouchers and cash rebates).
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p Mark Zuckerberg flat out stated he’s not running for president or any public elected office, the Facebook boss said in a blog post about his listening tour./p p The chief executive officer and co-founder of Menlo Park-based Facebook has embarked on an odyssey to all 50 states, and said a presidential run isn’t in the cards./p p During his wanderings, Zuckerberg has formulated an observation that might seem self-evident to some: Relationships are important to people./p p “My biggest takeaway so far is that our relationships shape us more than we think — how we consider opportunities, how we process information, and how we form habits,” Zuckerburg stated in the blog post./p p Zuckerburg said he’s still got a lot more to learn during his quest to talk to people in all 50 states./p p “After my early trips, people asked me what I was learning but I wanted to be careful not to generalize because every state is so different,” Zuckerberg stated in the post.
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p The WannaCry ransomware attack takes advantage of a vulnerability in out-of-date versions of Microsoft Windows.The worst hit so far: people using Windows 7.Over the past week, the world faced one of the worst cyberattacks ever, which struck hospitals, schools and businesses around the globe.The attack encrypted, or scrambled, the files on more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries and demanded victims pay ransom of at least $300.Roughly 98 percent of infected PCs were running a version of Windows 7, according to data released Friday by security firm Kaspersky Lab.About 1.5 percent of infections hit 2008 R2 Server clients, while Windows XP infections were "insignificant," Costin Raiu, director of research for Kaspersky Lab, said in a tweet.
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Or North Korea finally builds a nuke that can reach American soil.Each booth might answer the question that saves your life.As far as merchandise goes, there’s something for everyone — bulletproof backpacks for kids, off-grid solar-powered water heaters, a stun gun disguised as a Vape pen capable of delivering 18 million volts, gardening tools, swords."Considering that we’re surrounded by people discussing the collapse of civilisation, there’s a real lack of urgency."Robertson, who looks like the world’s oldest Boy Scout in his pressed khaki shirt and eggshell white, wide-brimmed outdoorsmen hat, along with 60 percent of all Utahns and nearly everyone at PrepperCon, is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — the original preppers of American history, thanks to an emphasis on readiness and the faith that we’re deep in the “Last Days” epoch of creation.And yet, considering that we’re surrounded by people discussing the collapse of civilisation, there’s a real lack of urgency.
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p SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 19, 2017– /p p Nerdify, a leading educational platform that connects students and personal assistants, is excited to announce the launch of Nerdy Bot – a new educational project on Facebook Messenger.Nerdy Bot will help students speed up their studying routine by instantly delivering answers to simple homework-related questions./p p Nerdy Bot is a smart Facebook Messenger bot that is powered by a combination of AI and Human Personal Assistants.Designed by Nerdify to tackle a range of college-related tasks through Messenger, Nerdy Bot relies on AI to quickly answer simple questions and refers to Human assistance to deal with advanced requests.The AI component of Nerdy Bot excels at solving math equations, plotting graphs, looking up definitions, and finding historical events.On complex tasks where AI falls short, Nerdy Bot gives students an option to find a qualified human assistant to handle their task.
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Microsoft issued a patch, or update, for the vulnerability in its older Windows operating systems in March.Although the hackers are thought to have extorted just £60,000 worth of bitcoins, the disruption was significant, with some patients having operations and appointments cancelled and some corporate data being lost for ever.He says: "There are a lot of practical challenges in deploying patch updates; from having unsupported operating systems [OSs] that don't have patches available, through to the practicalities of rolling out sweeping changes across massive networks, potentially globally.Media playback is unsupported on your device Enable it in your browser or download Flash Player here.Sorry, you need Flash to play this.WannaCry fix is about leadership not money says Europol directorAnd Rob Wainwright, director of Europol, believes that the recent failings in cyber defences were more to do with lack of leadership in large organisations than lack of IT investment.
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p Gillette has deepened its ties to eSports by sponsoring League of Legends team EDward Gaming, the brand’s first team investment.The Chinese team comprised of seven players Yang “Koro1” Tong, Kai “Clearlove” Ming, Yechan “Scout” Lee, Seong-min “Zet” Lee (ADC), Ye “Meiko” Tian, Yuhao “Mouse” Chen, Zhao “Fireloli” Zhiming and Minmin “Minn” Huang, they will no doubt boost the brand’s foothold in Asia while further cementing ts backing of the fledging eSports field.Gillette last year partnered with the ESL, and secured eSports personality xPeke as its first ambassador in the space.John Mang, vice president global Gillette admitted that it wasn’t until this partnership was established that he “truly understood the incredible passion of the gaming community”.“The commitment to precision and performance under pressure displayed by professional League of Legends teams was inspiring to us and ultimately led us to partner with Gillette’s first eSports team EDG, the top team in China and one that’s posed to break out on the global stage in 2017.”David Ng, president of EDG, admitted that the team was “proud to join the brand’s prestigious roster and have its support moving forward.”
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p Mainland Chinese pilots of recreational drones such as the Phantom and Mavic models sold by DJI will have to register with the country’s civilian aviation regulator starting June 1, according to a statement by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).China’s civil aviation watchdog will introduce a real-name registration policy for drone owners in a bid to address concerns over aviation safety and national security posed by increasing adoption of drones in the country.The CAAC will require all civil-use drones that weigh more than 250g to be registered on its online system from June 1, China’s state media Xinhua said in blog post on Weibo on Tuesday.“Just like there is traffic regulation for cars, there ought to be regulation for those who operate their vehicles in the sky.The move is the latest by Chinese authorities to tackle the drone safety threat after the illegal use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) made headlines at least a dozen times since the beginning of 2017.The latest case was in April when more than 240 flights were disrupted by drones flying near Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in southwest China, leaving 10,000 travellers delayed.
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You have a relaxed yrkesrelation – but there are times when the boss does not want to have your input.It is a high ceiling – but even if you have a relaxed yrkesrelation with your parent so there are times when the boss does not want to have your input.Therefore, it is likely that the boss never tells you that you have crossed the border.When the boss has made their decisionWhen the employees are sitting in a meeting and the boss says, ”I have made a decision – we can not include your project in next year's budget”.During the meeting, you can say, ”I accept your decision, but could you tell us a bit more about how you have been arguing”.
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