Yhdysvaltalaisen verkkokauppajätin Amazonin perustaja ja toimitusjohtaja Jeff Bezos on noussut maailman rikkaimmaksi ihmiseksi ohi Microsoftin perustajan Bill Gatesin.Bezos ohitti Gatesin aamulla Yhdysvaltojen aikaa, kun Amazonin osakkeet kallistuivat ennen yhtiön tulosjulkistusta.Pörssin avauksessa Amazonin osakehinta nousi 1,8 prosenttia.53-vuotias Bezos omistaa noin 17 prosenttia Wall Streetille listatusta Amazonista, jonka kurssi on noussut tänä vuonna huimat 40 prosenttia, mikä on kasvattanut Bezosin nettovarallisuutta 24,5 miljardilla dollarilla.Tällä hetkellä Bezosin nettovarallisuuden arvo on noin 90 miljardia dollaria, millä hän ohittaa Gatesin täpärästi.Tänä vuonna Bezon on ohittanut varakkaimpien listalla espanjalaisen yritysjohtajan Amancio Ortegan ja sijoittajalegenda Warren Buffettin.
LG’s mobile business is in a sticky patch after the company admitted its flagship LG G6 smartphone hasn’t sold as well as expected.LG Electronics itself posted a business-wide operating income of KRW 664.1 billion (USD 588.2 million) on overall revenue KRW 14.55 trillion (USD 12.89 billion).While LG’s operating income rose by 14 percent year-on-year to outpace a four percent annual growth in revenue, its overall numbers were curtailed by a mobile business that posted a KRW 132.4 billion ($117.27 million) loss for the quarter.The “challenging” quarter was down to “weaker than expected premium smartphone sales and increase in component costs,” LG said.In the previous quarter, Q1 2017, LG’s smartphone shipments jumped over 10 percent to 14.8 million with the G6, which ditched the experimental modular approach of its predecessor, among its top performers.The company didn’t disclose sales for Q2.
the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which includes Apple, HP, Intel and Microsoft included, presented yesterday the USB-standard USB 3.2 that will eventually replace the current USB 3.1.With USB 3.2 will USB-C have the opportunity to transport the data twice as fast towards what today is possible, while at the same time retaining backward compatibility.USB was originally designed to send data in a so-called "single-lane" but when you developed the USB Type-C standard took the opportunity also to introduce the "multi-lane", or "two-lane", just to take the height for future improvements of the USB standard.Brad Saunders, chairman of USB 3.0 Promoter Group says:"When we introduced the USB Type-C to the market, we intended to assure that the USB Type-C cables and connectors certified for SuperSpeed USB, or SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps would, as produced, support the higher performance of USB as newer generation of USB 3.0 were developed.The USB 3.2 update delivers the next level of performance."
Hade Transportstyrelsens skandal kunnat avvärjas?Fanns det verkligen bara två lösningar: att göra “avsteg” från lagen – det vill säga att bryta mot den – eller avbryta verksamheten?De högsta ansvariga cheferna menar att det var de två lösningar som f.(Har du missat bakgrunden, eller aldrig riktigt begripit vad hela säkerhetsskandalen handlar om, läs då min tidigare genomgången av förloppet.Transportstyrelsens IT-direktör var tydlig: Myndigheten hade inget val.Man hade kniven mot strupen och det stod mellan att stänga ner ett samhällskritiskt system, eller att göra avsteg från lagen.
Eleven phones will support Google's Daydream virtual reality software by the end of 2017, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai said in parent company Alphabet's earnings call Monday.The statement was later confirmed to CNET by a Google spokesperson."We continue to work on the next generation of computing platforms, virtual and augmented realty.By the end of this year, there will be 11 Daydream ready devices on the market from manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Motorola and Asus."Last year Google revealed its Daydream View VR headset, which made Google Cardboard look like, well, a cheap piece of cardboard.Upon its release the only phones that could work with it were the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, and since then only a handful of Android devices have become compatible.
pursues mission to begin new era of financial services innovation, making it easier and more affordable than ever before for consumers to manage their moneySAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 25, 2017–Varo Money, Inc., a mobile banking startup helping customers solve financial problems, manage money and reach financial goals, today announced that its leaders have applied to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for a national bank charter and to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for federal deposit insurance to form Varo Bank, N.A.View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170725005537/en/“We founded Varo because we believe many people could benefit from an easier, more affordable way to manage their money and reach their financial goals with just a few taps on their mobile phone,” said Colin Walsh, co-founder and CEO of Varo Money.“To do this, we got customers involved in an iterative process from the beginning.
The Moon holds more water than we thought in its interior, according to research published today, meaning humans could one day make the most of it as a space resource.The study looked at a substance found on the Moon called pyroclastic deposits, which are made mostly of volcanic glass beads formed during ancient explosive eruptions.In the past, these have been thought of as potentially useful sources for elements like iron and titanium.Now we have reason to believe they also contain water, that could be extracted by astronauts on the Moon.Our Moon formed as the result of a giant impact with Earth, billions of years ago.But that view started to change in 2008 when professor Alberto Saal of Brown University studied volcanic glass beads brought back from the Moon by the Apollo mission, finding trace amounts of water.
scientists estimate that in the future, for example, mobile phones or other portable smart device can recharge itself by utilizing only the moisture in the air.Lappeenranta university of technology is going on research, looking for ways to take energy recovered moisture in the air.the Aim is to develop solar cells corresponding to the renewable energy concept, which allows the air humidity based energy production.”About 10-20 years from now, this technology can be at that point that the first prototypes will be on the market”, says Lappeenranta university of technology professor Erkki source beach bulletin.the Relative humidity is usually at least 25%.When the air humidity the water particles move, their surfaces creates an electric charge.
The U.S. tech IPO window may have reopened in 2017 following a lull last year, but the outlook is also looking rosier for another listing platform located on the other side of world.The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) is experiencing a renaissance of sorts among the tech industry.Selfie app company Meitu held the largest listing from a tech company for nearly a decade in December — raising more than $500 million with its floating — while in recent weeks PC gaming brand Razer and Tencent-controlled e-books service China Publishing have both announced their intention to list in the city-state.Hong Kong was widely thought to have blown its chance to put itself on the global map when Alibaba opted for a New York listing in 2014 because the HKSE was unable to accommodate its company structure.Speaking on stage at our TechCrunch China event in Shenzhen last month, a senior executive for logistics on-demand company Lalamove said his firm is eying a public listing in Hong Kong before 2020.At the Rise event in Hong Kong this month, TechCrunch spoke to two founders who anonymously revealed that their Asia-based companies, each of which has raised more than $100 million in investment and does business worldwide, are devoting significant time towards a potential HKSE IPO in the future.
'Please stop leaking info to The Reg' says UK bossExclusive Less than four months after DXC Technologies was created and the Frankenfirm is already embarking on a second round of jobs cuts with hundreds of frontline support techies earmarked for the chop.The company - an unholy alliance between CSC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services - is planning to chop $1bn in costs globally in its first fiscal year by consolidating real estate, including data centres and chopping heads.The first round of redundancies at the new organ started in May, just weeks after DXC was formed, but it was largely staff working in roles duplicated across the two merged entities that were being made redundant.“As part of the merger that created our new company, DXC Technologies has committed to achieve cost savings through improvements in efficiency and effectiveness, which is typical in mergers of this scale and nature.“The UK business must play a part in achieving these savings whilst delivering on the commitments to grow our business and improve our margins.
And assembling meals for the week ahead can be so easy.Follow these ten simple steps and you can free up your weeknights and become the Queen of Carrots, for starters.Go to Whole Foods, or any other grocery store that assaults your wallet and forces you to ogle its cheese selection slack-jawed and drooling.Locate the thickest, most handsome carrots and fill your cart to the brim with them.When you check out and the clerk asks, “Are you sure you want this many carrots?” say, “Of course.I am to become their Queen.”
Marvel Powers United VR, announced at Disney’s D23 event on Saturday, will allow players a chance to step into the shoes of some familiar heroes as they destroy lots of stuff in VR.Powers United VR, an Oculus-exclusive, looks pretty similar to existing VR wave shooters like Robo Recall, though its multiplayer could spice things up a bit.The main highlight will obviously be having IP from Marvel; players will be able to choose from 12 different Marvel characters as they exact righteous mayhem.The title is being developed by Sanzaru Games, which has already done a couple VR titles for the Rift, including VR Sports Challenge and Ripcoil.Facebook and Oculus have devoted $500 million to funding made-for-VR content.Oculus has been doing so largely with the hopes of attracting exclusives and interest from top AAA game publishers who have been reticent to invest significant cash into a space with so few users relative to console and PC audiences.
As Uber continues to work through a huge amount of internal management turmoil, the company is also consolidating and rationalising more of its international business.Today, the company announced that it will be combining its rides-on-demand business and UberEATS, its food ordering and delivery business, in Russia and neighboring markets with Yandex.Taxi, the ridesharing business built up by the Russian search giant over several years and the current leader in the market, in what will be a separate, joint venture valued at $3.72 billion.The deal — which will cover operations in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus and Georgia — is expected to close in Q4 of this year and has already been approved by the boards of both companies.Currently it covers 35 million trips each month across 127 cities, with the bulk of those coming from the Yandex.Taxi part of the JV; Uber was only in 21 cities.“This combination greatly enhances Yandex’s ability to offer better quality service to our riders and drivers, to quickly expand our services to new regions, and to build a sustainable business,” says Tigran Khudaverdyan, CEO of Yandex.Taxi, in a statement.Since founding Yandex.Taxi in 2011, we have connected tens of millions of riders and drivers tobecome the largest and most trusted ridesharing business in Russia and neighboring countries.
LONDON — Digital currency Ethereum's volatility continues.The cryptocurrency, the second most popular after bitcoin, fell 25% against the dollar across Monday and Tuesday.The price stabilised in early trade on Wednesday before rallying above $200 again.Ethereum is dipping again on Thursday morning, down almost 5% to $212.22 at 7.57 a.m. BST (2.57 a.m.The choppy trade follows a 5,000% price rise for the digital currency since the start of the year.Mati Greenspan, an analysts with trading platform eToro, told Business Insider earlier this week recent falls are a price correction that has been "a long time coming."
Larmet kom vid 12.30-tiden på onsdagen.Temperaturen var då uppe i 71 grader, den kritiska gränsen för explosionsrisk.Räddningstjänsten monterade en kylslinga på containern, och vid 16-tiden var temperaturen nere i 36 grader.Containern står på ett industriområde och tillhör ett företag som tillverkar plaster.Under eftermiddagen sjönk temperaturen, för att sedan stiga igen under kvällen.Polisen gör bedömningen att ett brott kan ha inträffat, men i nuläget finns ingen misstänkt, skriver polisen i Östergötland på webben.
Företaget Ecovative har utvecklat en teknik som gör att man kan odla fram diverse prylar med hjälp av hampa och rotstrukturen på svampar.Man kan bland annat odla fram en lampskärm liknande den som syns på bilden ovan men det går även att odla skålar, krukor och fraktemballage.Att odla fram och forma en lampskärm ska ta cirka åtta dagar och sedan ska den brännas i ugnen för att behålla formen i framtiden.Ecovative tar 85 dollar för ett paket för att göra en lampskärm medan ett paket för att göra en kruka kostar 25 dollar.
Hangzhou-based Alibaba is focusing on Internet of Things and e-commerce in the setup of an umbrella group within the Chinese tech behemoth being called "Five-New".According to a report from China Money Network, the unveiling today of Alibaba's "Five-New" Committee comes direct from an event held at the company's headquarters to celebrate entrepreneurship in China.Alibaba's 2017 Global Entrepreneur Summit brought together hundreds of top technology leaders in Hangzhou this week.The "Five-New" Executive Committee will lead the execution of a new strategy under the same name initially announced by company founder Jack Ma.The strategy is initiated in response to a future envisioned by Ma that will be defined by five new trends, namely new retail, new manufacturing, new finance, new technology and new energy.The committee, named Wu Xin in Chinese, has short-term, mid-term and long-term objectives, Ma wrote in the internal letter without detailing those goals.
Amazon put out The Big Sick, a slightly-fictionalized version of the real story of how Kumail Nanjiani (who plays himself) and Emily V. Gordon (played by Zoe Kazan) met and how her sudden illness defined their relationship at an early point.Amazon, in partnership with Lionsgate, put The Big Sick in theaters before it’s available on its own streaming network.It’s that difference in release mindset that’s made Amazon, to date, somewhat more attractive to filmmakers since theatrical release is still the ultimate possible outcome.Those numbers show Netflix accounts for 40% of all over-the-top viewing hours, more than Amazon, Hulu or YouTube combined.While there are some areas where Hulu or YouTube win out, Netflix dominates not only that category but also in the number of OTT-subscribing homes (74% use Netflix) and in how half of single-app viewers, those who only subscribe to one service, make Netflix their sole choice.Unlike something like HBO or even broadcast TV, Netflix isn’t beholden to advertisers or shareholders to release those numbers, something that’s frustrated media analysts.
Sometimes you want to block out the world so badly, you don't mind looking totally ridiculous while you do it.While most people would probably reach for noise-isolating headphones, Ukrainian design firm Hochu rayu wants to offer you an entire oversized helmet to hide out in.The Helmfon, brought to our attention by Designboom, looks like a sleeker version of the headgear worn by Dark Helmet, the Darth Vader knockoff from "Spaceballs."Hochu rayu designed the conceptual prototype for workers who need a break from the hustle and bustle of the office.Hochu rayu says the helmet can be worn on the shoulders or mounted to a wall or ceiling.It uses foam to dampen external sounds, offers a place to hold your smartphone and comes with speakers and a microphone so you can work and stay productive.
2017 will go down as the year that APAC – and particularly China – landed in Cannes.These brands were there to share knowledge and inspire fellow creatives with learnings from the East, but did their presence there represent a bigger power shift making its way through the industry?In its first Postcards from Cannes series, The Drum chats to marketers from the likes of Isobar APAC and H+K’s Shanghai Edition to explore why the region is investing more and more in a festival now bruised from the criticisms of western delegates.Catch up with more from The Drum's coverage of Cannes Lions 2017 here.