The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) – the country’s central bank – today revealed a streamlined framework for the regulation of VC fund managers.The relaxed requirements for managing VC funds are intended to make it easier for startups to access growth capital.The revised rules largely reflect proposals put forward by MAS alongside a public consultation earlier this year, after the Singaporean government’s Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) recommended that VC regulation be simplified in order to encourage more investment into the country.Previously, VC fund managers have been treated similarly to managers of other types of investment fund – with the authorization process for new fund managers sometimes taking up to 12 months.After the CFE published its report back in February, MAS noted that VC investment activities are substantially different from other fund types, since they exclusively invest in unlisted companies that are usually less than five years old, and do not accept new subscriptions after the close of a fund.Moreover, it is typically only accredited and institutional investors that are able to participate in VC funding activities.
More than 40 percent of tech workers worry about losing their jobs because of age, a new survey shows.Jobs site Indeed also found that 18 percent of those who work in the tech industry worry “all the time” about losing their jobs because of ageism.The release of the survey Thursday comes amid other news about diversity — or lack thereof — in tech workplaces.Often when we report about diversity issues, readers wonder about older workers.The Indeed survey offers insight into the age of the tech workforce: It’s young.Indeed concluded from surveying more than 1,000 respondents in September that the tech workforce is composed of about 46 percent millennials, with 36 percent of respondents saying the average employee age at their company is 31 to 35, and 17 percent saying that the average worker age at their company is 20 to 30.
Twitter has been criticized for dragging its feet when punishing accounts that violate its terms of service.This time around, instead of a failure to stop harassment or death threats, the social network may have let a Russian government troll flourish on its platform.The Russia-linked account, known as @TEN_GOP, claimed to represent the Tennessee Republican party and sent out tweets that said unarmed black men killed by police had deserved it, according to a report in BuzzFeed.Created in November 2015, the account amassed about 136,000 followers before being suspended, this past August.It was created by the Internet Research Agency, a Russian-government affiliated troll farm, according to BuzzFeed, which cited a Russian news report.Twitter was warned "repeatedly" about the account, including by Candice Dawkins, the actual Tennessee GOP's spokeswoman, who told BuzzFeed the fake account was not affiliated with her office.
I guess the rumors were correct once more, don’t you agree?it had been discussed during the past weeks that the OnePlus 5 stock was seriously depleting and some other rumors suggested that OnePlus is preparing to follow the 18:9 display trend in their upcoming model- OnePlus 5T!So things are more clear today, as the Chinese company started sending out press invitations for a November 5 event (set to be held in China), with the invite image featuring a phone outline containing a T in it.I guess it’s safe to suppose that the event is for the next OP5 flagship, the one with the T letter of course.This seems to agree with all those info we had during the past weeks that the OnePlus 5 has reportedly gone out of stock across the world (except India, where it’s peak festival season currently), indicating the device is being discontinued.So far there are no confirmed specs for the upcoming device, apart from the fact that it will feature a full display, with 18:9 aspect ratio – and that’s also a rumor at this time.
London’s famous Piccadilly Circus is getting an immense and terrifying new video display called Piccadilly Lights.According to Wired, the screen and its concealed cameras won’t go live until later this month, but Landesc’s original press release contains more than enough dystopian marketing spin to start worrying now.In it, Piccadily Lights is praised as a “live, responsive site” with “one of the highest resolution LED displays of this size in the world.” The hidden cameras go unmentioned, of course, but the installation is advertised as “creating experiences that emotionally resonate” using “social listening” so it can “be more agile and tailor our messages in real-time.”Make no mistake, however, this is an enormous consumer surveillance apparatus that is being advertised as a way to monitor a public space to sell people TVs and sports bras.Police departments currently use object recognition to spot the make and model of cars.And back in February, the company formerly known as Taser announced their body cameras will soon recognise and sort people in real-time based on their age, gender and even what they’re wearing.
An Apple Watch notification helped save a man’s life after it alerted him to needing immediate medical attention for a blood clot in his lungs.James Green, a podcast and reporter, from Brooklyn, New York, tweeted: “Never thought a stupid lil wrist computer I bought two years ago would save my life.“Saw my heart rate go up, ended up being a pulmonary embolism.”The 28-year-old says he owes his life to the HeartWatch app, which monitors a person’s heart rate constantly throughout the day and notifies them when it goes above or below a certain threshold.Never thought a stupid lil wrist computer I bought 2 years ago would save my life.Saw my rate go up, ended up being a pulmonary embolism pic.twitter.com/r97uRcX0En
The new product could possibly reach consumers by 2020.US computer data storage company Western Digital (WD) has devised a way to make use of microwave technology on its write heads that can expand storage in hard disk drives (HDDs) by up to 40 TBs.The technology will make use of traditional HDDs that have 3.5 inch disks rather than solid state drives (SSD) that have become popular over the last few years.In spite of the compact nature of SSDs and their seemingly more reliable operation, most people still make use of hard drives simply because it is cheaper, Gizmodo reports.While a HDD right now has a maximum capacity of between 10 and 14 TB, the new type of write head, a small arm-like device that moves above the disc, creates a magnetic current and enables the writing of information.It copies data at a lower magnetic field by creating the right amount of energy necessary for it to work.
Microsoft's Cortana assistant can now remember what books, TV shows, movies, recipes, and restaurants you like and don't want to forget.The company just introduced its new Cortana Collections feature, which essentially works like a Pinterest board built into your Windows 10 device.Cortana pops up whenever a user is on a webpage that might have content worth saving, like on a page to buy a book.It'll ask the user to either create a list to save the content, add it to a favorites list, or dismiss the notification altogether.You can see how it works in this video from Microsoft:Microsoft writes in its post announcing this feature, "Cortana is always learning, so the more you let Cortana help you, the more Cortana does for you."
CoppaFeel, a breast cancer charity for young people, has won the rights to screen the first uncovered set of boobs on British TV in an ad created for its latest TrustYourTouch campaign.The advert was created by Fold7 for and encourages viewers to touch their boobs any which way they fancy, in order to detect unusual changes that may signify breast cancer.The creative is bright and zany and riffs on verbs such as 'fiddle, twiddle, jiggle, juggle' to convey that however you use it, the human touch is incredibly sensitive – and useful when it comes to personal health checks.Shots of hands on breasts – both male and female – are cut with clips of irreverent but relevant objects.These include jellies, piano keys, bubblegum, doughnuts, peaches and basketballs.The film ends by slowing down the fast pace of its percussive track and focusing on the chest of a woman who has undergone a single mastectomy.
Black Friday is best known for stampedes of shoppers fighting over the last remaining $79 32-inch TV, but good TVs get discounts, too.The best TV of 2017 so far, and the best I've ever tested, is the LG OLED C7P series.A few days ago it fell to a new low price of $2,000 for the 55-inch size and $3,000 for the 65-inch size.Meanwhile the essentially identical B7A series dropped to $1,800 and $2,800, respectively for the same sizes.That's a lot for a TV, of course, but if you've decided it's worth it, the drop could entice you to pull the trigger.LG says those price drops are promotional, not permanent, for what it's worth.
Bitcoin was trading on Thursday for 5 053 dollars, according to Coindesk.Already at the end of August, the currency and sniffed at the border.Then followed, however, a kursnedgång which was heightened by that China banned new kryptovalutor.According to the medieuppgifter also began the country to consider shutting down the bitcoinbörser with base in the country.so Far this year, bitcoin has risen by over 500 per cent, a rise that got the skeptics to warn of a bubble.It is foolish to believe that bitcoin will ever replace the debt money
This 76-piece repair kit contains everything you need to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, stereo, or anything else that requires precision instruments.Everything from screwdrivers, to a suction cup to a plastic spudger, whatever that might be.This kit is highly rated and a 1 best seller on Amazon, where its typical list price of $69.99 has been reduced 63% to $25.99.See this deal now on Amazon .This story, "Get 63% off This 76-in-1 Precision Tool Set For Smartphones, Laptops and Electronics - Deal Alert" was originally published by TechConnect.
After spending more than a year away from the agency world, The Barbarian Group co-founder Keith Butters has returned to join KBS as global chief technology officer.I wanted to see that [the agency] was going in a new direction itself.”Butters was the last of six founders to leave Cheil Worldwide’s Barbarian, which was formed in 2001, amid a chaotic restructuring last May.He almost joined a digital startup, Hello Alfred, that provides personal concierge services.But his time spent helping transform Barbarian from a marketing project to a full-service agency was what got the attention of KBS.“I have a huge respect for the type of work, from a digital standpoint, Barbarian put out,” KBS global chief creative officer Patrick Scissons said.
CNBC reports today that Amazon is trying to figure out ways to ensure deliveries make it to their destinations.The company is reportedly in talks to partner with Phrame, a maker of “smart” license plate frames that serve as a secure box for car key storage.CNBC notes that people could remotely unlock the box and give delivery drivers access to their car's trunk so a package can be securely left behind.Phrame notes on its website that users can give "secured one-time and time-limited access for a courier to open your trunk and deliver your package."This is what the Phrame device looks like:CNBC also says that Amazon is developing a smart doorbell device that could give delivery drivers one-time access to a person's home to drop off a package.
Ecommerce sites such as Amazon play a more significant role in the customer journey than other channels including TV advertising, social media, online display and search engines, according to exclusive new research published today by ClickZ Intelligence.The Age of Amazon: Maximizing the B2C Marketing Opportunity research, produced in partnership with Catalyst, part of GroupM, was first released at a breakfast briefing on September 20 in New York, and previewed globally during a webinar last week which is now available for on-demand viewing.The webinar audience heard that Amazon and other ecommerce sites, such as Chewy.com in the pet care space, are becoming increasingly influential in the customer journey from research to purchase, with only product reviews (themselves a feature of ecommerce sites) ranking above them as a more important channel or reference point when consumers want to buy something.The ClickZ research is based on an online survey of 1,600 U.S. consumers, looking at usage of Amazon and comparing research and buying behavior for eight categories of retail goods, including grocery, clothing and personal care products.The chart below shows data for the pet care category, with similar data available for all other categories in the full report, published this week.Percentage of consumers rating each channel as ‘important’ when they want to buy pet care products
The app eventually went on to get nearly 7m downloads in total before I licensed the software to News Corp and got offered the position of Head of Digital Product Innovation, but that story’s for another time.This new environment allowed me to play with unusual ideas in a world where people were taken by the novelty of being able to grill a digital steak on their phone’s screen or drink an electronic pint of beer by tilting their phone near their mouth.Facial recognition’s gone from being a fun experiment for myself and others in the early days, to being adopted by some of the biggest companies in the world.The fact Apple’s latest handsets can now replicate your face digitally and use this as a security measure to grant you access to your phone - or bank account - is taking things to a whole other level.The difference between how difficult it is to replicate your face versus your fingerprint makes your device - all being well - so much more secure.If my phone gets hacked and someone has access to my biometrics, they can go take loans or mortgages out in my name without me knowing; this kind of infringement could literally ruin peoples’ lives.
Over the weekend, despite good buzz and glowing reviews from critics, Blade Runner 2049 opened by bringing in a meager $31.5 million domestically at the box office, a figure well below expectations and one that looks particularly bleak when you factor in that the film reportedly cost more than $150 million to make.Did women not want to see a movie where they had such limited roles?Or did the performance of Denis Villeneuve's Runner reboot just speak to the fact that not that many folks wanted to spend nearly three hours watching a moody—if stunning—sci-fi film when things are already so gloomy outside the multiplex?It's hard to say, though industry analysts suggest lack of interest from people under 25 and a runtime that allows for fewer screenings per day are contributing factors.I think you liked this sequel more than I did, but I think we can both agree it's a solid film that deserved to sell more tickets than it did.When we were talking about it in the WIRED Culture Slack, our colleague Peter Rubin pointed out that after editing Devon Maloney'a piece analyzing the representations of women in the movie he thought maybe the movie didn't get the boost it could have from female fans, à la Mad Max: Fury Road.
Apple’s new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are fantastic smartphones that we highly recommend to anyone looking for a new high-end smartphone.If you’re willing to pay between $700 and $1,000, it doesn’t get any better.If you want an iPhone but don’t want to spend quite that much, you should know that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are still fantastic options that are definitely worth considering.Amazon has killer deals going right now on unlocked iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models, including both refurbished and new models.They’re definitely worth considering before you spend twice as much on an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.Here are some key details from the product page:
Microsoft has released a beta of its browser Edge for IOS.the Developer has also launched a new version of its hemskärmsapp, which at the same time has been renamed from the Arrow Launcher Microsoft Launcher.Both the Edge and the Microsoft Launcher has a ”keep on the PC”features that creates a link between mobile devices and Windows.In the browser, it means that the page you have reached on the cell phone can immediately be opened on your computer.Microsoft Launcher is already available in Google Play, although users must first register for the beta program.We have tested new version and it is a competent alternative to hemskärmsappar like Nova and Action Launcher.
Banks want to know what around the corner is trying to put them out of business, so it’s no surprise that a spate of fintech-focused accelerator programs has sprung into existence in recent years.Wells Fargo also provides money and mentoring to companies that enter into its semi-annual accelerator program in San Francisco.Another program that gets high marks from founders is the Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab), an offshoot of the Center for Financial Services Innovation, a 13-year-old nonprofit focused on serving unbanked and underbanked customers.Broadly speaking, it’s a five-year program that aims to find and nurture fintech startups that are helping Americans save, access credit and build assets, and it is itself fueled by a $30 million, five-year grant from JPMorgan.As far as JPMorgan is concerned, FinLab’s mission is a solid one.Among those startups it has worked with so far is Propel, a startup that helps people who receive food stamps manage their benefits.