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Fintech platform Qianbaomu receives strategic investment of USD 14.5 MQianbaomuFounder: Chen FengFounded in: 2014Financing status: Strategic investment of RMB 100 million (USD 14.5 million) in 2017Qianbaomu is a fintech platform that started its business by providing financial products to women, and now it focuses its product offerings to supply chain assets.Founded in 2014 in Hangzhou, its core team members previously worked at Alipay, Tencent, China Construction Bank and some other financial institutions.The company first picked women in big cities with disposable income as its main target group.It then developed new financial products for its female customers, which contributed to its large user base.Qianbaomu has 1.4 millions users so far with a turnover of more than RMB 10 billion, and the assets it currently manages has reached RMB 500 million.This strategic investment was made by IMCIC, and the investment will be used to expand its company by recruiting more employees who are professionals at risk management and fintech technology, and create new financial products for its users.Sports social network Rejoice Sport Tech receives USD 14.5 M in Series C roundPhoto from 58pic.comRejoice Sport TechFounded in: 2014Financing status: RMB 100 million (USD 14.5 million) Series C financing in 2017Rejoice Sport Tech is a high-tech enterprise that provides users with health services via the development of a sports app and the sale of smart sports gadgets and sportswear.The app Yodo Run, which was developed by the company, is a data recording tool for running, fitness, cycling, and other sports.The app also has an online community where users share their sports experience and communicate with others to seek help with sports related matters.Launched in 2014 in Guangzhou, it has more than 100 million users.Rejoice Sport Tech also has an online store that sells smart sports gadgets including smart step counter bracelets, smart sport watches, smart weighing scales, and so on.
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Sling Media, the Dish subsidiary you probably know for its Slingbox and Sling TV service, is announcing its SlingStudio hardware today.With this, Sling Media is entering a completely new market because unlike its previous offerings, which targeted consumers, the $999 SlingStudio is meant for video creators who want to produce live video streams for Facebook Live or YouTube.Typically, that’s not only expensive — with the hardware from competitors like TriCaster maker NewTek costing $5,000 or more — but also comes with a steep learning curve.Using that app, a video producer can easily record, edit and monitor feeds from four HD video inputs.While you can connect a total of up to 10 cameras and smartphones (iOS and Android via Sling’s Capture app) to the box simultaneously, the editing software makes you focus on four feeds at a time for the live edit, which is typically enough for most setups.If you do have more than four cameras connected, though, it’s easy enough to switch those feeds in at any time (or play pre-recorded videos).
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Då var det framför allt norra Stockholmsområdet som var drabbat, vilket föranledde att polisen lovade att ta krafttag mot den organiserade brottslighet som låg bakom.Och den insats som inleddes då verkar ha gett resultat, i alla fall i det aktuella området.Men tyvärr är det långt ifrån att kedjorna ska kunna andas ut.Smash and grab-kupperna som företeelse verkar leva kvar, men tittar man geografiskt är det främst andra områden som har drabbats.– Min bild är att vi har sett en minskning och det kan förklaras av en rad olika faktorer, säger Joachim Lindell, operativ koordinator på Lokalpolisområde Järva.Både det utvändiga skyddet och det invändiga skyddet har förstärkts.
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Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham on "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," was found dead Saturday at age 56, CBS News confirmed.The cause of death was not immediately revealed.Moran's "Happy Days" family shared memories of the actress online.These HappyDays are sorta sad right now Fonz.— Vince 22 (@VinceGagliardi) April 23, 2017@hwinkler4real Some souls are too fragile for the constant vagaries of this world.
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"co-Founder and CSO at the Warpin Media which is a one-stop-shop for VR, AR and MR."If you did not, what you do, what would you do then?"When I simply get a hälsokoll of the whole body, when we can detect the disease before it is too late."Which behavior can tolerate, you really do not?"a Lot of talk, little action, fake people and meanness."Great, better than I thought was possible, almost."
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They seek out hateful language in video titles.So Google still depends on a phalanx of human workers to identify and flag offensive material to build the trove of data its AI will learn from.But eight current and former raters tell WIRED that, at a time the company is increasingly reliant on ad raters’ work, poor communication with Google and a lack of job stability are impairing their ability to do their jobs well.In March, however, in the wake of advertiser boycotts, Google asked raters to set that other work aside in favor of a “high-priority rating project” that would consume their workloads “for the foreseeable future,” according to an email the company sent them.On anonymous online forums, raters swap time-saving techniques—for instance, looking up rap video lyrics to scan quickly for profanity, or skipping through a clip in 10-second chunks instead of watching the entire thing.A timer keeps track of how long they spend on each video, and while it is only a suggested deadline, raters say it adds a layer of pressure.
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That was effectively the only conversation missing from Facebook’s F8 conference — an event that even made time for a progress update on a moonshot project that might one day allow us to hear through our skin.Perhaps that’s the luxury of a company whose advertising revenue is up 57 percent year-over-year.And barring a black swan event, Facebook’s expensive DARPA complex is only going to grow more dominant.One in four engineers at Facebook are active users of its internal artificial intelligence platform.As it becomes more difficult to cram ads onto Facebook without sacrificing the user experience, targeting, engagement and connectivity become the next natural priorities.This explains why Facebook’s ten-year roadmap highlights exactly that — connectivity to get more users on the platform and AI to boost engagement and targeting.
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Get out your VHS cassette players, because it’s almost time for some schlocky horror … wait, I’m being told that murder thrillers now come out digitally.Friday the 13th: The Game is getting ready to launch on Steam as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $40 on May 27.This online multiplayer survival arena puts players in control of Jason or one of a handful of young campers who must evade the unstoppable serial killer.Developer IllFonic and publisher Gun Media also revealed new gameplay as part of a launch-date announcement trailer, which you can see above.In the game, you can customize your Jason and the victims to your liking.You can choose between the looks of the killer from his various movies, and special-effect artist Tom Savini even developed a new Jason that takes place after he returns from hell.In addition to choosing what color short-shorts your victim characters wear, you can also equip them with perks.One example in the trailer shows the ability to move quicker when in hiding spots, but your character will also take a little more damage.
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Since then, the various iterations and updates that have come and gone have been firm favorites with both new and more experienced users alike.We've seen a DIGIC 7 chip already in the likes of Canon's PowerShot G7 X II compact camera, but this is quite a different proposition.Canon claims it can handle 14 times more information than the DIGIC 6 processor that was in the T6i / 750D, which again should help deliver a better high-ISO noise performance, as well as an improved autofocus performance too.The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is 20% smaller than its predecessor, and a little slower (the older lens had a variable maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6) thanks to its collapsible design, but offers up to four stops of image stabilization.Aluminum alloy and polycarbonate constructionDesign little changed from previous models
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In the future, the Samsung Galaxy S8’s iris scanner may not be used just to unlock your phone’s screen — a report from The Korea Herald suggests that Samsung wants to utilise the new feature to authenticate financial transactions too.There are currently a few ways to unlock your new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 , such as a with a PIN, fingerprint scanner, pattern or password.But this year, Samsung upped its game with facial recognition and iris scanning technology.Facial recognition itself debuted in 2011 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and was criticized back then for being insecure.There are still questions regarding how secure it is as a method for unlocking your phone even now, but iris scanning said to be extremely secure.Samsung now appears to be targeting this for secure payments (and likely Samsung Pay) in South Korea, but it’s not certain whether this would make its way to other territories or when it might arrive.
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This years flagships look mighty beautiful but also delicate.That is true for the LG G6, the HTC U Ultra, and, of course, the Samsung Galaxy S8.With the new style of smartphones comes a pressing question: how durable will these smartphones be?Will scratches abound as much as fingerprint smudges?Will they crack under the pressure of your posterior?Based on JerryRigEverything’s test of the Galaxy S8, the answer to those is a reassuring “no”.
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Uber, Lyft, Grab and Hailo have conquered the on-ground, app-based, taxi service.Lilium wants to command the sky.The aviation startup, based in Munich, Germany, has ambitions to dominate airspace and offer an on-demand flying taxi service it claims will be five times faster than a car.And while the 40-engineer firm has a long way to go to reach this vision, it has just overcome its first major hurdle following the initial test flights of its electric plane.“The prototype is supposed to do two things," co-founder and CEO Daniel Wiegand told WIRED Germany.Secondly, it will help us collect data on test flights in order to develop the serial product in the next step."
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The gaming world is buzzing with a rumor that the reason Nintendo killed production of the NES Classic Edition is because they’re already spooling up to release the SNES Classic Edition, possibly as soon as this holiday.The report comes from Eurogamer, and would explain the sudden shutdown of the NES, although it’s still an odd move as you would imagine that they would want to exhaust the popularity of one must-have piece of hardware before abandoning it and moving to a second, but hey, that’s Nintendo!But the real story here is that the SNES Classic Edition has the potential to be even more coveted than the NES because frankly, it’s a better system with better games.The wheels have been turning in my head all morning about what games I’d like to see on the SNES Classic Edition, and while I may not have the most original list on earth, these are the 30 I came up with, in no particular order.I won’t go through each one of them to explain why they should be included, because many of these are self-explanatory, and I will admit to probably missing a few in my recall of the catalog.Also, I have literally no way of knowing what’s going on with the rights to various third party games other than a few obvious ones (I don’t think Microsoft will be giving over Killer Instinct to Nintendo, for instance).
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If you use Gmail and your office uses Google Apps or you like to maintain multiple Facebook accounts, than operating on a phone can be a nightmare.Here are a few tips to help make your life easier.In fact the apps do a much better than the web interface does.On Android, tap your avatar then tap the downward arrow at the top of the menu and pick Add existing account.Up to five different accounts can be added (switch between them by tapping the username on the profile page), and you get push notifications for all the accounts where alerts are switched on.If you tap your profile image at the top then choose Switch Account, you can log in using different credentials, allowing you to keep up with your conversations across several different accounts.
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Men i gengäld skulle det skära av en del andra vägar in i branschen.Jo, för att hans föräldrar rådde honom till det.– Min bästa vän och medgrundare Jobert Abma och jag började programmera när vi var elva år, säger han.– Vi upptäckte snabbt att det var enkelt att göra misstag som påverkade säkerheten.– Jag är fortfarande imponerad över att de såg att våra hackarkunskaper kunde användas till något bra.Att starta företag så ung är inte helt lätt men efter att de två vännerna gått runt i grannskapet och brutit sig in i trådlösa nät för att sedan erbjuda sig att säkra dem blev deras första användare Internet Bug Bounty som erbjuder pengar till personer som hjälper till att förbättra säkerheten i internetinfrastrukturen och open source-mjukvara.
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Social media can make celebrities out of the most unlikely people.And his fans have taken to Facebook to express their grief.You guys did an amazing job caring for him all these years.Patrick lived in the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia and was the oldest wombat in captivity in the world—roughly 130 in human years.Not only was he the oldest, he was the heaviest, tipping the scales at roughly 88 pounds during his fattest period.“I’m so sorry to hear this,” another Facebook commenter said.
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Take something as simple as using a smartphone.We use them to traverse our interpersonal relationships.Imagine if you suffered a significant accident that cost you the use of your arms.Consider what life would be like if you couldn’t write a tweet, or swipe right on Tinder without the assistance of an intermediary.Working in a Toronto spinal clinic, Tecla founder and CEO Mauricio Meza regularly saw people’s lives changed in this manner.And after the launch of the iPhone, he started to contemplate how best to bridge the gap between these now-ubiquitous mobile devices, and those suffering from acute mobility issues.
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Database technology giant Oracle has announced plans to acquire Wercker, a Dutch startup that offers tools for automating the process of testing and deploying code.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Founded out of Amsterdam in 2012, Wercker offers developers a container-centric platform that helps automate the development of applications and microservices.It operates in a space that includes competitors such as Shippable, Codeship, CircleCI, Drone.io, and Semaphore, though Wercker cites its ability to integrate with Docker containers as one differentiator.It’s all about helping companies that are building software specifically for deployment in the cloud.Wercker had raised around $8 million since its inception, including a $4.5 million round last year.Today’s news comes just a few months after Oracle snapped up API development startup Apiary, and five months after it bought DNS provider Dyn.As for its plans for Wercker, Oracle says that together they will “democratize developer tooling for the modern cloud.” According to a company statement:A separate FAQ document states that Wercker will be integrated into Oracle’s existing developer-focused tools and services once the transaction closes, with Oracle noting that Wercker customers will “benefit from better integration and alignment with Oracle’s other product offerings.”
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Den 18 april kommer Google att anordna ett nytt event på Whitney Museum of Art i New York.På agendan står en helt ny version av Google Earth, den virtuella jordgloben som laddats ner över två miljarder gånger sedan lanseringen 2005.Exakt vilka nyheter vi bjuds på den här gången är fortfarande hemligt, men de flesta experter är övertygade om att en storsatsning på virtuell verklighet (vr) är dragplåstret.
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Roku's licensing deal with Tivo could result in your devices knowing what you want to watch before you do.A little less than a year ago, TiVo was acquired by video metadata company Rovi for $1.1 billion, giving the newly merged company a library of more than 6,000 patents.Now, Roku has access to those patents, thanks to a deal between the two companies announced by TiVo on Wednesday.“This license agreement with Roku underscores the importance of TiVo’s comprehensive patent portfolios for the fast-growing streaming entertainment industry,” Samir Armaly, executive vice president of intellectual property for TiVo parent company Rovi, said in a statement.“We look forward to supporting Roku with innovative entertainment enhancements that will be enjoyed for years to come by its current and future customers.”Given that the name TiVo is essentially synonymous with DVRs, it would be easy to speculate that Roku could be looking at offering a stand-alone DVR or building DVR technology into Roku TVs.
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