Jim Evans

Jim Evans

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Videostreamingtjänsten Netflix, som gick till börsen 2002, har de senaste åren sett en enorm tillväxt med egna tittarsuccéer som "the Crown" och "Stranger Things”.Som Di Digital tidigare har rapporterat, ska Netflix nu även göra en interaktiv serie som baseras på Mojangs spel Minecraft.Även på börsen har Netflix varit en succé och bolaget har nu tagit andraplatsen för största ökningen hittills i år 2018 av bolag på S 500-listan.Netflixs börskurs tog ett nytt kliv uppåt under torsdagen och nådde därmed en ny toppnivå på nästan 400 dollar.Toppnoteringen är även ett rejält kliv upp från streamingtjänstens börsvärde för ett år sedan.Ökningen från ett år sedan ligger på 103 procent, skriver tidningen.
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AT has completed its acquisition of Time Warner, just two days after a federal judge ruled the merger could clear despite the objections of the Justice Department and just hours after the Justice Department said it would allow the deal to close.The $85 billion deal puts the many massive media properties owned by Time Warner — including HBO, Warner Bros., and CNN — under the ownership of one of America’s largest internet, TV, and phone service providers.It creates a whole mess of potential conflicts of interest when it comes to content favoritism, with opponents of the deal drawing concern around AT’s ability to promote its own shows and movies over those of other companies.AT initially signed a deal to buy Time Warner in October 2016, but its closure was delayed after the Justice Department sued to stop the acquisition, saying it would lead to higher prices for consumers.This week, a judge decided in AT’s favor, allowing the deal to close without any conditions.The Justice Department may still appeal the ruling, but it declined to seek a legal stay that would have blocked the merger from going into effect.
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Of all the torrenting and piracy-related services out there, The Pirate Bay is by fare the most well known.That's probably one of the reasons why the people behind the site are always ending up in court, and the majority of the time those appearances do not end up in their favour.There's good news for co-founder Peter Sunde, though, now that he's been relieved of a €1 million fine and €350,00 worth of damagesSunde hasn't been involved with the Pirate Bay for over ten years at this point, but he's still a figure strongly associated with the torrent database thanks to his co-founder status and role and spokesperson.He spent five months in prison for his trouble, but even though he was released three years ago his past has continued to haunt him.Sunde had been ordered to pay €350,000 (£307,932) in damages to a Swedish record companies over 60 music files shared over TPB, and had been warned returning to the site would land him a whopping €1 million (£879,805) fine.
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Following a report alleging as much yesterday, Comcast has officially placed a bid for 21st Century Fox, countering Disney’s own effort to acquire the assets.The company doesn’t shy away from calling its offer “superior” to Disney’s, pointing out that it is putting forward straight cash versus Disney’s own all-stock offer.The business decision was reportedly spurred by the recent favorable AT – Time Warner merger ruling.Comcast officially announced the all-cash bid this afternoon, saying it has delivered the offer to 21st Century Fox’s Board of Directors.Comcast directly calls its bid “a superior proposal” in contrast to Disney’s own previous all-stock offer.The company goes on to claim that:
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If you’ve been paying any attention to social media for the past five years, or have simply dined out, you know that the rosé craze is real.From influencers who have devoted their entire digital careers to the wine, to $207 million in annual sales, you could be forgiven for assuming that rosé is the only summer drinks trend.VinePair has access to a lot of reader data, which allows us to predict what’s next.Here are the biggest summer drinks trends of 2018, based on our own readers’ consumption.Pinot Freezio and Friesling are the fun, causal drinks of the moment, and they’re going to start taking over your social feeds.Last week alone, we saw a major spike in consumption of content around the drink, with our recipe for Pinot Freezio going viral on Facebook and Apple News.
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Mountain Safety Research is a well-known entity in the outdoor industry, remarked for its construction of lightweight and technical equipment.Recently, the company has taken a new direction — highlighted by efforts to provide for disaster relief and global health, including six different technologies that will help bring clean water to remote communities.MSR created the SE200 Community Chlorine Maker, which in 2017 allowed the company to provide safe drinking water to more than 250,000 people in more than 30 countries.On Tuesday, June 12, it announced its new MSR Impact Project, which will accelerate the work it is doing for global health and disaster relief.“Readily available, life-saving technologies like the MSR Community Chlorine Maker are desperately needed in communities far and wide,” Doug Sanders, vice president of MSR, said in a press release.“The launch of the MSR Impact Project is exciting because it empowers the outdoor community to play a vital role in improving access to safe water and hygiene worldwide.”
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Back then, we got the Find 7 with its QHD screen, super-fast charging, and 50MP images from a 13MP sensor.We also got the N-series which came with a camera on a swivel and rear touch panel gestures.It used MediaTek chips for devices like the R15, but the Taiwanese silicon giant doesn’t have a bona fide flagship chip this year.Among the more notable details are a 2.8GHz octa-core processor — the same clock speed and core count as the SD845 — and 8GB of RAM.The report also claims the phone will have a 6.4-inch 2,340 x 1,080 AMOLED screen and a 3,645mAh battery.Oppo Find X: More like fastest charging
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Rättegången mellan Apple och Samsung har pågått i flera år nu men det var för några veckor sedan domen föll och Samsung förlorade.Samsung dömdes för att ha stulit och använt design-patent från Apple och fick en böteslapp på 539 miljoner dollar.Dom flesta trodde nog sagan var slut där men Samsung ger sig inte så lätt utan har nu överklagat domen.Samsung vill att bötesbeloppet ska sänkas till 28 miljoner dollar eller att bolaget ska få en ny rättegång med motiveringen:”No reasonable jury could have found that any of Apple’s asserted design patents was applied to Samsung’s entire accused smartphones.”Om det blir någon sänkning av bötesbeloppet eller en ny rättegång återstår att se.
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Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler is recalling nearly a quarter of a million diesel vehicles after German regulators accused the company of installing deceptive software designed to trick emission tests.The so-called “defeat device,” which keeps emissions low just long enough to gain government certification, is the same tactic that spurred Volkswagen’s blockbuster emissions scandal in late 2015.Since then, several automakers have used similar tricks—most recently, Porsche pulled 60,000 cars in May and BMW recalled 12,000 in February—but no company has incurred heavy fines or charges since Volkswagen’s punishment.The 238,000 cars covered in the latest recall include the Mercedes C-Class, the Daimler Vito van and GLC models.Daimler has agreed to refit the vehicles with new software before returning them to the road, despite its stance that it did nothing wrong, according to BBC.Daimler didn’t immediately respond to our request for comment.
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Uber has applied for a new patent which, using artificial intelligence to determine if passengers want to be picked up is intoxicated or not.the System makes use of Ubers app that can sense if the potential passenger is using the app in an abnormal manner.It is all about the user misspells, it takes a longer time and then click the error in the app.If the AI register such a behavior of the passenger as suspect AI:n that the person is drunk and can notify Uber-drivers in the area about this.Uber may consider the use of an AI like this to be able to warn its drivers.Feel the AI of that potential passengers are behaving extra strange so could possibly only drivers with special training or experience to be sent to the runtime.
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The study also examined what sort of podcasts were benefiting the most from the increased interest in the audio format, as well as what sort of advertisements were preferred.As you may have guessed (if you spend any time listening to podcasts), host-read ads were the more heavily used ad type, accounting for a whopping two-thirds of all ads in 2017.Direct response ads transacted on a cost per thousand basis made up the majority of the campaigns, followed by brand awareness ads at 29 percent.In fact, the top four content genres, out of the 14 measured, generated over half the advertising revenue in 2017.These were: Arts & Entertainment (17%), Technology (15%), News/Politics/Current Events (13%), and Business (11%).IAB has particular insight into the podcasting market, thanks to member companies like Audioboom, Authentic, ESPN Radio, Gimlet Media, How Stuff Works, Market Enginuity, Midroll Media, National Public Media, Panoply, Podcast One, PMM, Turner Podcast Network, Westwood One, WNYC Studios, and Wondery, who underwrote the industry study.
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Chief information security officers (CISOs) must prepare for the ending of intel and law enforcement agreements with the EU post-Brexit, a report from Forrester has warned.The key concern for CISOs is the future cooperation on cyber security, said the report.Current arrangements will continue until the end of the transition, and a new security treaty will need to be effective on January 1, 2021.It went on to outline three specific issues at stake because of Brexit.Uncertainty around the continued cyber threat intel exchange was one key area highlighted, with the possibility Blighty will lose much of its access to EU institutions, operational capabilities, and cyber threat intelligence.It also warned law enforcement cooperation with Europol could be threatened.
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An enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts.The 5-centimeter (2-inch) sculpture is an exceedingly rare example of figurative art from the Holy Land during the 9th century B.C.While scholars are certain the stern bearded figure donning a golden crown represents royalty, they are less sure which king it symbolizes, or which kingdom he may have ruled.Nineteenth-century archaeologists identified the site, then home to a village called Abil al-Qamh, with the similarly named city mentioned in the Book of Kings.During the 9th century B.C., the ancient town was situated in a liminal zone between three regional powers: the Aramean kingdom based in Damascus to the east, the Phoenician city of Tyre to the west, and the Israelite kingdom, with its capital in Samaria to the south."This location is very important because it suggests that the site may have shifted hands between these polities, more likely between Aram-Damascus and Israel," said Hebrew University archaeologist Naama Yahalom-Mack, who has headed the joint dig with California's Azusa Pacific University since 2013.
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We got a big surprise from Respawn Entertainment’s CEO Vince Zampella during Electronic Arts’ presentation at E3 2018: There’s a new Star Wars game coming and it will take us to a dark time in the Star Wars universe.Its title gives us a hint about its content: In Jedi Fallen Order, players take on the role of a Jedi during the purge, when the budding Empire is hunting the Jedi to extinction.Zampella confirms that the game takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and Episode VI and we’ll likely see it hit store shelves around the 2019 holiday season.No gameplay, concept art, or even a logo.Still, these details are the first we’ve really seen from this game, which EA and Respawn Entertainment teased in early 2016.“I have been playing Star Wars games my whole life, now I get to make a Star Wars game,” wrote game director Stig Asmussen on the Respawn Entertainment blog in early 2016.
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Delta Air Lines introduced the new uniforms in late May.Delta Air LinesDelta Air Lines' new uniforms are causing discomfort and beginning to fall apart for some employees, Chicago Business Journal first reported.Delta Air Lines' new uniforms are causing discomfort and beginning to fall apart for some employees, Chicago Business Journal first reported.The most common problem has come from an apron strap that irritated the necks of some flight attendants.The airline is working on a new version of the strap and has allowed employees to not use the apron or tie it around their waists.A Delta Air Lines representative confirmed to Business Insider that a handful of employees have reported complaints and said the airline is working to address them.
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Verizon said on Friday that Lowell McAdam will leave his role as the company's chief executive in August, with Hans Vestberg chosen to take over.McAdam will serve as the board's executive chairman until he retires at the end of the year.
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Beats by Dr. Dre brought aboard Guy Ritchie to deliver a gritty look at the formative years of top footballers.The short film contains some of the Ritchie charm, and a strong soundtrack to match it.1 features Fyodor Smolov, David De Gea, Eden Hazard, Thierry Henry, Patrice Evra, Raúl Jiménez, Serena Williams, Neymar Jr, Harry Kane, Mesut Özil and Benjamin Mendy, to name a few.The work explores the moment each kid ‘turned an obstacle into an opportunity,’ showing how the top players made it to World Cup, using their hometowns as compelling backdrops.Peaky Blinders’ Paul Anderson gives the cutting regional narration you may come to expect from a Ritchie film, and from a product perspective, the Beats by Dre Decade Collection headphones feature prominently.Like World Cup sponsor Adidas, which recently claimed to have “re-engineered advertising” with its star-studded, music lead creative, Beats' work also converges at a cultural crossroads, transcending what you may expect from a football campaign.
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With Apple's AirPower still very much missing in action, those looking to wirelessly charge their AirPods can look to Ortek's aptly named Wireless Charging Receiver for AirPods APR-100.Resembling the old iPhone docks, the APR-100 plugs into the AirPods case's Lightning port and acts as a receiver for Qi charging.It does increase the size of the AirPod case by a bit, which may not be as aesthetically appealing.The $30 Ortek dock will come with safety features, such as a thermal shutdown and over-current protection, so you won't accidentally melt your $159 AirPods.It will take about 1.5 hours to fully charge the case (as well as your AirPods).You will be able to get it worldwide through distributors soon.
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On May 31, Xiaomi released the Xiaomi Mi 8 flagship in Shenzhen and also brought a small-screen flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 SE.Now, the first official sale of this smartphone is set to kick-off by 10:00 on the morning of June 8.The 4GB+64GB version is priced at 1,799 yuan ($282) while the 6GB+64GB will sell for 1999 Yuan ($313).Xiaomi Mi 8 SE became the first smartphone to be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset.This chip uses the 10nm process as the Snapdragon 845 and it has an 8-core architecture with CPU frequency of 2.2GHz and the GPU is Adreno 616.The Mi 8 SE is equipped with a 5.88-inch full screen and it also comes with 6GB of RAM and a 3120 mAh battery.
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We are all of us producers.I think we can all agree that Web 2.0 didn't quite work as advertised.It gave us Wikipedia, collaborative spaces, online tools.But it also gave us Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, Gamergate, incels, toxic communities, Logan Paul wandering into a suicide forest."Taking this approach allows us to focus less on trying to police what should be on Steam, and more on building those tools to give people control over what kinds of content they see."An old-fashioned solution to a problem that literally on the internet is currently trying to solve.
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