Gaston Alexander

Gaston Alexander

Followers 5
Following 6
Sweden
I år kvalade 178 personer in på listan, vilket är en ökning med 22 personer jämfört med föregående år.Med sina 17 miljarder kronor är Minecraft-skaparen Sveriges rikaste techentreprenör.När han sålde sitt bolag Mojang till Microsoft för 18 miljarder kronor har Notch bland annat sysselsatt sig med att köpa Hollywoods dyraste hus.Han grundade Skype som gjorde honom till en förmögen man när han sålde bolaget till Ebay för 2,6 miljarder kronor.Spotify-grundaren Daniel Ek behöver ingen närmare presentation.Han är en av medgrundarna av Mojang som står bakom succéspelet Minecraft.
US
Image Credit: Shutterstock / 10 FACEFacebook s dynamic product ads are getting an upgrade.The social networking company is now letting brands use this marketing format to drive mobile app installs.Now, when users see these ads on a website or on Facebook, they may be directed to install the retailer, hotelier, or merchant s mobile app.It s about discovery by the right people who will do valuable things in the app and engage over time.She went on to explain that app businesses are focused on reaching the right users, those who will provide real value to brands.
US
It may be getting a late start, compared with streaming services from Amazon and Netflix, but today Google Play Movies & TV is adding 4K movies to its content library.Google says there are now over 125 movies in 4K resolution, using VP9, available for purchase via its web or mobile storefront.These can be streamed via a Chromecast Ultra, Sony Bravia Android TV, or Xiaomi Mi Box 3.The Chromecast Ultra, as you may recall, was announced earlier this fall as the first member of the Chromecast family to support 4K and HDR video streaming.At a $69 price point, it s an affordable way to get a 4K streamer into your home.With the launch of 4K support on Google Play Movies & TV, Google is sweetening the deal for those in the market for such a device, as it s offering one 4K movie title for free when you buy a Chromecast Ultra.
US
T-Mobile USA is looking forward to fewer regulations and more mergers in the telecom market under President-elect Donald Trump.With net neutrality rules possibly being overturned, the company says mobile Internet providers will have a lot more leeway for "innovation and differentiation."The election results will lead to a regulatory environment that is "more positive for my industry," T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said in a Q session at a UBS investors conference yesterday."You look at some of the earlier decisions that Trump has already made in choosing advisors , I think it's very clear there is going to be less regulation, and regulation often destroys innovation and value creation in bringing benefits to the consumer.T-Mobile was nearly purchased by AT in 2011 and Sprint in 2014, but it remained a separate entity as US regulators objected to mergers that would reduce the number of major nationwide wireless carriers from four to three.On the specific question of whether the four major wireless carriers will be reduced to three, Carter said that it's too early to tell.
3
UK
Russian officials were well into the investigation late last week into what happened to cause the loss of the Progress cargo spacecraft that was supposed to be heading to the ISS.The unmanned cargo ship burned up in the atmosphere above the Tuva region of Siberia shortly after launch.As of Friday no debris had been found in the area of the crash.The best indication so far of what happened points to some sort of issue with the Soyuz carrier rocket that is used in manned and unmanned launches.The Progress vehicle atop the rocket was supposed to take tons of food, water, and other items, including Christmas gifts, to the ISS for the crew.The carrier rocket has been blamed for two previously failed launches.
US
This week on The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Hayden Dingman, and Adam Patrick Murray debate the best PC hardware and games of the year.10-core Intel chips or AMD s new generation of APUs?The Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia s beastly GTX 10-series graphics cards?Battlefield 1 or Forza Horizon 3?The gang chimes in on all that and more.Spoiler: Some of the picks are so close that we needed to turn to the Facebook Live audience, as a tie-breaker—which helps to highlight that these picks are just the favorites of the Full Nerd cast, not official PCWorld awards.
UK
The holidays are an expensive time, so we re bringing you a special treat: a full, free, fun Windows program to download every day until Christmas.Behind our advent calendar's third door you'll find AirDroid - a brilliant app that lets you control your Android smartphone via your PC.It's incredibly handy, particularly for messaging friends while you're at your desk.Just connect your handset and you'll receive alerts in Windows whenever you receive a new message, and you can type your response straight away.Perfect for making plans and catching up with friends over the holidays!AirDroid also makes it easy to transfer those office party photos from your phone to your PC - just click and drag to move them across.
UK
The UK's wine makers might be about to enjoy a few decades of global dominance, thanks to research that suggests climate change and the warmer, wetter weather we can expect to see, could turn parts of the UK into mini-Frances perfect for growing the classic old types of grapes.The University College London team based its research on the assumption that average temperatures will rise by 2.2C by the year 2100 and that this will be accompanied by a 5.6 per cent increase in rainfall.That should mean that the Black Country in the West Midlands might undergo an industrial revolution of another kind, as conditions there might become perfect for growing the chardonnay and pinot noir varieties of grapes that thrive in warmer climates.Professor Mark Maslin from UCL said: "This study could signal how we think long-term about British wine production and redraw the future wine map of the world.However, exactly where would be best for particular grapes will depend on site, slope, aspect, soil and drainage as wine-making is as much an art as it is a science."Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
UK
Ubisoft has confirmed that all its virtual reality titles will feature cross-platform multiplayer on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Sony's PlayStation VR.Publisher and developer Ubisoft has announced that it plans to offer full cross-platform multiplayer support in its upcoming virtual reality titles, including on console devices.In an update to its Eagle Flight package, which puts the player into the body of a bird of prey flying above a post-apocalyptic abandoned Paris, Ubisoft has unlocked full cross-platform multiplayer support across Windows players with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets and PlayStation 4 players using Sony's PlayStation VR hardware.While that's welcome enough, the company has also pledged launch-day cross-platform support on its other 'multiplayer VR experiences' as and when they are released to the public.'Making our VR titles cross-platform has been a goal of ours from the start and we re happy to announce that Eagle Flight, Werewolves Within, and Star Trek: Bridge Crew will be playable cross-platform on PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive,' said David Votypka, senior creative director at Ubisoft subsidiary Red Storm, in the announcement.'Our games feature a strong multiplayer experiences sic , so letting friends play together regardless of which headset they own will enhance the social nature of our games and let them be played the way we envisioned.'
US
In the 10 days following the election, 867 incidents of hate crimes against immigrants, Muslim-Americans, and others have been reported around the US, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center SPLC .Now, a growing number of city police departments are launching special efforts to combat them.San Francisco authorities are planning to
2
US
Beme is shutting down, and its 11 employees, including Neistat, will join CNN to start a new media brand focused on millennial viewers.The Wall Street Journal reports that the deal is valued at $25 million.Hackett, who once was the vice president of engineering at Tumblr, will help build the brand's core technology while also helping to build new mobile video features for CNN's digital properties.Neistat, who has almost 5.8 million subscribers on YouTube, will serve as the brand's executive producer and shape its "editorial vision."It's likely that CNN will want to incorporate some of Beme's technology into this new brand or possibly some of its existing digital properties.Beme essentially forced the users to film what's around them rather than turning the camera on themselves.
3
UK
Analysis The value of distributed ledgers and blockchain tech to the financial sector has again come under the spotlight following the departure of several entities from prominent blockchain consortium R3: namely Goldman Sachs, Santander, Morgan Stanley and the National Australian Bank.All four left the consortium this month, and with little public explanation.R3's official statement on the departures isn't particularly revealing either, essentially claiming only that it has always accepted and expected a high churn rate among its members.Spokespeople offer the line that developing technology like this requires dedication and significant resources, and our diverse pool of members all have different capacities and capabilities which naturally change over time.The departed's capacities and capabilities have not significantly changed however, relative to other R3 members.What has obviously changed for Goldman Sachs a founding member Morgan Stanley a second tranche introduction and Santander a third tranche member is the swollen size of the consortium those businesses were joining.
UK
Your browser does not support HTML5 videoPlayPausePlayPauseMute0%00:00 / 00:00FullscreenSmallscreen CloseEmbed Feed Man outside Ecuador embassy reads out the internet to Julian Assange IBTimes UKTo continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has no "quick way out" of the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he has been residing since June 2012, Ecuador's prosecutor said.Earlier in November, Assange was questioned at the embassy by Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren and an Ecuadorean state attorney over allegations that he committed rape and sexual assault in Sweden in 2010 - charges which the 45-year-old Australian denies.Assange said he fears extradition to Sweden as well as the United States where he could face espionage charges based on the publication of thousands of classified documents that were given to the whistle-blowing website by Chelsea Manning.
8
UK
You might think: Giraffe is a weak creature.Silly tongue, flimsy legs, small brain.If you were thinking this about Giraffe, you are wrong.In fact, Giraffe is strong.Watch video of majestic Giraffe:
US
This has the potential to be the most important and lucrative platform ever made available to developers and marketers — it is orders of magnitude bigger in reach from the very start than the original Facebook canvas platform or even the Apple and Google mobile app stores.Messengers can now enable application distribution, delivery, and discovery platforms for three reasons:HTML5 and open standard web-based technologies enable the possibilities of having fully decentralized distribution of rich mobile experiences across any mobile device within any messenger or native applications.This bypasses a half dozen or more steps, such as having one or more friends in a group chat environment install an application or find each other inside of a game lobby.In 2004, members of Apple, Mozilla and Opera met to develop the next open standard and the result was HTML5.In 2010, YouTube launched a beta version of its player in HTML5 and many others followed suit including Twitter, Pandora, Flickr, and LinkedIn.Long development times with an output that was less responsive and lower quality than native made it challenging.Most famously, Mark Zuckerberg admitted that investing in HTML5 was Facebook s biggest mistake, and it shifted their focus to easier to develop native apps.Despite being four years removed from the initial HTML5 publication, the dream of easy-to-make, cross-platform applications was not becoming a reality.While HTML5 has its challenges, it also has benefits.
UK
View photosMoreA photo illustration shows the Uber app logo displayed on a mobile telephone, as it is held up for a posed photograph in central London, Britain October 28, 2016.LOS ANGELES Reuters - Drivers for ride service company Uber will join planned nationwide protests on Tuesday, when activists and low-wage workers renew their call for better pay and the right to join a union in the wake of Donald Trump's U.S. presidential election win, organizers said.Hundreds of Uber drivers in two dozen cities, including San Francisco, Miami and Boston, for the first time will add their voices to the union-backed "Fight for $15" campaign that has helped convince several cities and states to raise starting pay significantly above the U.S. minimum wage of $7.25.Justin Berisie, 34, drives for Uber in Denver and is joining Tuesday's protests."Someone who lives in America and goes to work every day, that person deserves a decent living," said Berisie, who has a 5-year-old daughter and is struggling to make ends meet.He said he earns $500 or less, before expenses such as gasoline, during an average week where he is on duty for 50 to 60 hours.
2
US
Google may have disabled Map Maker earlier this year to stop the public at large from trolling Google Maps, but apparently, where there s a will, there s a way.On Saturday, November 26, someone succeeded in changing the name of Trump Tower to Dump Tower on Google Maps, because trolls will always be trolls.At some point yesterday, Donald Trump s Fifth Avenue home was given a rather unceremonious rechristening, and a search for Trump Tower revealed a pin for Dump Tower instead.It was rather tricky to find for some, and required zooming in on the building itself at just the right angle which is perhaps how the culprit got away with the stunt in the first place .At a separate angle, someone else or perhaps the same person transliterated the skyscraper s name in Russian Cyrillic, perhaps meant to be a jab at Trump s alleged ties to President Vladimir Putin and company.Of course, the vigilant Google Maps team soon corrected the spelling to its original version, and on Saturday evening a Google spokesperson told New York s PIX11, Some inappropriate names were surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused.
Sweden
När Breakit hälsar på är en ung nybliven investerare från ett av de tongivande vc-bolagen i Stockholm i stan.Men vet ni vad det verkligt intressanta är?Vi andra är ganska tysta.Pengarna kom från egna besparingar, stipendier och en stiftelse.De var inte alls intresserade, Facebook då handlade bara om manuell taggning , säger Jan Erik Solem.Men fortfarande fanns ingen kommersiell produkt.
US
If you re thinking ahead to next year s holiday travel season, either to score a bargain or because this year s was particularly painful, Cyber Monday is a good time to score airfare deals.Here s why you should keep an eye on Cyber Monday sales from your favorite airlines.Hopper, an airfare deals alert service we ve mentioned before, analyzed their data from last year and found that fare sales spike on Cyber Monday, along with the following Tuesday and Wednesday.December is typically a low-sales time of year for airfare since most people have already purchased their holiday flights, so many airlines use Cyber Monday as a chance to boost sales for vacations you may take in January, February, and next spring.Check your favorite airline and travel booking sites or create a price alert so you can snag a deal this Monday on next year s travel.
US
Does the certificate benefit you in your current role or just if you're looking to make a move?Are there any negatives to signing up?
More

Top