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Apple’s first original video series has been hit by delays, latest reports have suggested.With the Cupertino company having last year purchased the rights to James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, the original series was scheduled to drop in April.With Apple having now twice postponed a major launch party for the series, originally pencilled in for March and most recently this week, the show’s release has now officially been pushed back according to Reuters.Back in February Apple released is first Carpool Karaoke: The Series trailer, with the teaser building excitement as it showed the likes of Will Smith, Alicia Keys, John Legend and Ariana Grande belting out tunes while driving to work.Apple snapped up the rights to the show which is based around the popular segment from Corden’s Late Late Show last year.Every Carpool Karaoke clip has gone on to rack up millions of views on YouTube.
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HR and benefits platform provider Hibob has raised $17.5 million in a Series A round of funding led by Battery Ventures, with participation from Eight Roads Ventures, Arbor Ventures, and Bessemer Venture Partners.Founded out of London in 2014, Hibob’s flagship software, called Bob, serves as a central hub for a company’s every HR need, and includes attendance records, time-off schedules, and generally every piece of data a firm would need for their employees.It’s designed so that employees can input much of the data themselves.Hibob previously raised a $7.5 million seed round around the time it launched in the U.K. last year, and today claims some big-name clients including ad agency Wieden Kennedy among “hundreds of others,” according to a company statement.The extra funding will be put to a number of uses, including expanding its operations globally by the end of 2017 — this will include the U.S.“Our vision is to transform the way businesses engage with their employees and empower HR to be at the forefront of this fundamental change,” said Hibob CEO and cofounder Ronni Zehavi.“We see mobile and social media, the growing millennial workforce and cloud technologies as major forces for this long-needed innovation.”The U.S. already has some big-name incumbents in the HR SaaS (software as a service) realm, including the controversy-mired Zenefits which has raised north of $500 million since its launch back in 2013, while Gusto is another competitor which has raised more than $175 million.So Hibob may need more capital than what it currently has if it’s to be put a serious dent into the U.S. market.However, that U.S.-based Battery Ventures has led this funding round does lend genuine credence to Hibob’s efforts to infiltrate the U.S. market.“HR is evolving from a compliance-only function to a strategic business role,” added Battery Ventures’ general partner Scott Tobin.
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Keeping things a little more lax than cities that have adopted a one-host, one-home policy, Seattle’s proposal would allow each short term rental host to list their own place of residence coupled with one extra housing unit.The city has issued a revised set of short term rental regulations that aim to strike a balance between keeping long-term renters and short-term hosts happy.In Seattle as in many cities, short term rental services have faced some blame for a deficit in affordable housing for residents and restricted real estate inventory across the board.Under the proposal, hosts renting a primary residence will need to obtain a Short Term Rental Operator’s license from the city in addition to a business license.To limit large-scale commercial operations that take housing units off the normal market, hosts will be restricted to one one rental property beyond their own primary residence.The special licensing will only be issued after hosts obtain proof that a listing is either a their primary or secondary residence.
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(Reuters) — U.S. ride-hailing app Uber told Europe’s top court on Monday that it was a digital service, not a transport service, and that a French law clearly targeted online taxi services, in its latest European legal battle with the taxi industry.Uber expanded into Europe five years ago and has come under attack from taxi companies who see it as unfair competition bypassing strict licensing and safety rules.In a hearing in Europe’s top court in Luxembourg, the U.S. start-up described itself as a digital platform connecting willing passengers with drivers and said it does not itself provide a transport service, which would see it subjected to stricter rules.Hugues Calvet, Uber’s lawyer, compared it to online hotel booking services like Booking.com, saying they did not actually provide the room.“In fact it doesn’t give the transport service itself,” Calvet said.The case before the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), referred to it by a court in Lille, concerns a 2014 French law on taxis and chauffeured services which makes it a criminal offence to organize illegal taxi services and sets restrictions on the use of software to find customers in the street.Two of Uber’s executives in France were fined last year over UberPOP, Uber’s service using unlicensed drivers, which has since been suspended.Uber, as well as the European Commission, also argued that the French law targeted electronically provided taxi services and therefore Brussels ought to have been notified about it.EU law requires that Brussels be informed of measures relating to online services.France did not notify Brussels of its law and as such criminal penalties cannot be enforced against Uber, the company argued.It is the second case concerning Uber that the Luxembourg judges will rule on, the other being a dispute with Barcelona’s main taxi operator in which the ECJ is asked whether Uber is a digital service or a transport service.“Pretty big nut”The legal tests stand to define whether the Silicon Valley company has a future in Europe after years of battles with city regulators and local taxi associations.Its service has been banned in several countries or cities around Europe after the company lost lawsuits in France, Germany, Belgium and Spain.The court battles come as Uber struggles with a wave of executive departures and criticism of its work culture.Referring to the penalties foreseen in the French law, Calvet said a “sledgehammer has been used to crack a nut.”Tayeb Ismi-Nedjadi, a lawyer for the French public prosecutor, replied that Uber was no small company, so “when we’re talking about using a sledgehammer to crack a nut, we’re talking about a pretty big nut.”Uber is valued at $68 billion and its investors include Goldman Sachs and GV, formerly known as Google Ventures.France said its law was not aimed at online services and would also have targeted people meeting travelers at airports and touting illegal taxi rides.Joanna Hottiaux, a lawyer for the European Commission, said it was hard to imagine that people touting illegal taxi services could be so widespread as to require specific legislation.An ECJ adviser will give a non-binding opinion on the case on July 4.(Reporting by Julia Fioretti; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI has today spoken out about the production problems for the next Iphone 8.According to him, mass production did not get started until October or november, instead of August as is the usual, writes 9to5Mac.the Reason is said to be the lack of components.the Phone is rumored to contain lots of specialbeställt technical lullull and suppliers will not be able to keep the timeframe.However, the ”budgetvarianten” Iphone 7S is released and produced as expected.
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When day one of Facebook’s much-hyped F8 conference came to a close, we were left a little shellshocked.Facebook announced ambitious moves on Facebook Messenger 2.0 and chatbots (or Messenger bots, as they would prefer you to call them).It is creating a virtual reality social platform, taking on Snapchat with AR filters, taking on Slack with Facebook Workplaces, and taking on hearing impairment using haptic feedback.Its secretive R lab is working on a brain-computer interface that can turn brain waves into text and user interactions.And it has decided, rather boldly, to conspicuously go after all of these simultaneously.What Facebook is hoping with these latest announcements is that it can replicate that original transformation in these new emerging spaces and dominate them.
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Subscribers can now watch a few Paramount titlesCBS All Access / Paramount Picturesadded new titles into the thousands it already has in the mix.Joining original series like The Good Fight, a spin-off of The Good Wife, are a strange combination of Paramount-owned film titles.The service previously offered subscribers access to episodes of current and classic shows as well as livestreams of local CBS stations.The CBS All Access library of films are currently available on iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices and tablets, as well as Roku devices, Xbox, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
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all the hype surrounding mindfulness-oriented products and services have in recent years exploded.as recently as a week ago, it was for example clear that Spotify director Robert Lamvik leaving the Swedish musikstreamingbolaget for a job that tillväxtchef on american meditationsappen Headspace.Now a new Swedish startup ride on mindfulness-wave – by organic clothing.“We want to translate mindfulnesstrenden to a new language,” explains Bsaka-co-founder Matilda Waldner, who is also the ceo of the company.She and the other co-founded, which describes the Bsaka as a livsstilsmärke, saw a market as plagued by self-help books and apps, and wanted to try a different approach.“We didn't do any yoga or detox-orientated or any new mindfulnessapp, but sought, rather, a subtle reminder in everyday life that is there all the time.”
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With the robots take giant leap in its development, and more and more companies that welcome robots into the workforce, so must it managers prepare for the changes that will face them.– Robotiseringen will probably affect all operations in the next decade, said Dan Olds, an analyst at OrionX.They will take care of everything from manufacturing to delivering food to restaurangborden, from cleaning to managing agriculture – and much in between.Robots have been along the assembly lines and in the gigantic lagerbyggnaderna over a period of time, but they have become so much more than clumsy jättearmar that moves the car doors or stacks of boxes on each other.With advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, computer vision, and mobility so can the robots be entrusted to a series of new tasks.IN the united states there are examples such as heminredningskedjan Lowe's, which announced plans on robots that takes care of customer service in eleven of the chain's stores in the San Francisco area.
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Toyota adds plug-in capability and increased electric capacity to its signature Prius hybrid with the 2017 Prius Prime.However, the biggest threat to the Prime is the Chevrolet Volt.With 53 miles of EV range per charge and a much better cabin experience, the Chevy boasts more eco-potential and should be easier to live with as a daily driver.
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And yet, you’ve been phished.It may look like it reads “apple”, but that’s actually a bunch of Cyrillic characters: A, Er, Er, Palochka, Ie.The proof-of-concept domain was put together by Xudong Zheng, a security researcher who wanted to demonstrate the problem with the way domain names can be registered and displayed.For a long time, domain names could only be written in Latin characters without diacritics, but since 1998 it’s actually been possible to write them in other alphabets too.That’s useful if you want to register a domain name in Chinese or Arabic script, or even just correctly spelled French or German – anything that can be represented with the Unicode standard can be registered, even emoji – but it’s also opened up a whole new avenue of misdirection for malicious actors to take advantage of, by finding characters in other alphabets which look similar to Latin ones.“From a security perspective, Unicode domains can be problematic because many Unicode characters are difficult to distinguish from common ASCII characters,” Zheng writes.
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Butikskedjan Petsmart genomför nu sannolikt historiens största e-handelsförvärv när de köper upp sajten Chewy.com.De finansiella detaljerna avslöjas inte av Petsmart men enligt uppgifter till Recode handlar det om en prislapp på 3,35 miljarder dollar och överträffar därmed de 3,3 miljarder dollar som Walmart betalade för Jet.com förra året.Chewy kommer även fortsättningsvis att ledas av vd Ryan Cohen och i stort sett drivas som ett oberoende dotterbolag till Petsmart.Petsmart är en amerikansk djuraffärskedja som grundades 1986.Läs även: ”Butikshandeln har peakat”Bolaget var själv föremål för uppköp för två år sedan då ett konsortium av riskkapitalfirmor betalade 8,7 miljarder dollar för djuraffärskedjan.
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Here is a video from the chinese shipping company Shentong Express in which the man shows off his armada of robots, which helps with the logistics when goods are shipped.the Robots are manufactured by the company Hikvision.According to the newspaper South China Morning Post has Shentong Express halved its payroll after you have started to use their robots to the things that people in the past racing with.In a video from sorteringsgolvet at Shentong Express, we can see that people seem to pick up the package from a conveyer belt which they then place on the small orange robots.the Robots then run these packages on to their proper destination.Exactly why the people on the assembly line is needed, I do not understand really when it feels as if even they could be replaced by robots
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Uber has lost yet another executive to continue the exodus of departures at the transportation company, Automotive News reports.This time, it’s Uber VP of Global Vehicle Programs Sherif Marakby, who helped launch Uber’s self-driving program in Pittsburgh.“Sherif’s deep experience and knowledge of the automotive industry have helped us tremendously in working to make self-driving cars a reality,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement to TechCrunch.It’s not clear why Marakby left but Uber told Auto News that it was not related to the lawsuit with Waymo.It’s also not clear if he left as a result of the sexual harassment allegations, but something tells me that scandal probably didn’t make him particularly pumped to stick around.Marakby joined Uber last April after working at Ford for 25 years.
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Activity trackers have become hot items in recent years, and many fitness enthusiasts might wonder how they ever got along without the handy wearables.More advanced models have gone beyond just tracking your workouts, however, and can even monitor your vitals throughout the day and night for a fuller picture of your overall health.Although boxy shock proof cases and chunky rubber straps are useful for intense activities like running and swimming, let’s admit it: Many of these activity trackers aren’t much to look at.If you’ve been looking for a more classically-styled activity-tracking watch for daily wear, consider the sleek and dressy Withings Activite Steel activity tracker, now 30 percent off on Amazon.The Withings Activite Steel features a low-profile 316L stainless steel case, domed crystal, and a thin silicone band for a traditional and aesthetically pleasing dress watch facade.The clean analog watch face has chromed hour and minute hands along with a single subdial which shows you your daily progress at a glance.
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News from San Francisco: there's a new hipster café opening in the Mission district, and it's based in a launderette.An actual working one, so you can go in and dry your duvet while having an artisan coffee.Hoodline reports that Laundré – yep, that's its actual name – will be "reimagining the laundromat experience" because normal ones aren't places you want to hang out.What's most baffling to us, though, is that this isn't the first time someone's tried to make launderettes cool.Far be it from us to say "London did it first," but, well, it did.Dirty Laundry was a "pop-up launderette experience where guests are invited to air their confessions and wash their dirty laundry at the Laundromat as they immerse themselves in the heyday of 1950’s Italian-Americana."
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The new data centre will be located close to VIRTUS’ existing facility in SloughUK-based data centre provider VIRTUS is planning to build a fourth facility in London to meet growing demands for cloud infrastructure from local businesses.The upcoming data centre, expected to be open for business by summer 2018, will be called LONDON3 and will add to VIRTUS’ existing facilities in Slough, Hayes and Enfield.It will provide an additional 3,000 net technical metres (NTM) of IT space for local firms, increasing VIRTUS portfolio in London to over 50MW across four sites and making it one of the biggest providers in the UK capital.LONDON3 will be closely linked to the Slough facility, creating an expandable and secure connected campus between the two buildings to serve businesses across industries such as financial services, life sciences, education and the public sector.“The rapid adoption of cloud and digital business across all industries is driving the need for the kind of high quality and innovative data centre space that VIRTUS develops and operates,” said Neil Cresswell, CEO of VIRTUS Data Centres.
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We have previously written about konsultjätten Capgemini is one of the companies who want to deal with customers in a better way and therefore have invested in purchasing a number of digitalbyråer.But it is not the only step when you want to build a fresher and more innovative companies.the Company's global chief technology officer, Larry Cohen, who is in Stockholm this week for a big teknikchefsträff, says that this is a purposeful work which is becoming increasingly important. When our ceo, Paul Hermelin visit customers globally may he always hear the same thing.So we got tired of hearing it time and time again and has put a lot of time to talk with customers about what they want from us, " says Larry Cohen on the background to the new initiative where the hunt for exciting start-up company is an essential part. " Stockholm is an important place for the startup.
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I found myself unable to unhitch from the four or five or six news feeds that I was checking daily, then hourly, and I was travelling a lot.One evening after a visit, I found a book that I did not recognize on a side table with a note inside, written in my friend’s tiny ant-track handwriting: “I think you may hate this but on the other hand you might not.”The book was “The Peregrine,” by J.It is structured as a diary, covering the months between October of 1962 and April of 1963, years that were as tumultuous as any others, here and abroad.Like most stories of obsession, the book is a record of desire—in this case Baker’s quest to observe, follow, and ultimately become one with a falcon.And this is what I do, when I make a film, I step outside of myself into an ekstasis.”
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Disney Parks and Lucasfilm has for Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 presented additional details for the upcoming Star Wars Land, a nöjspark with the Star Wars theme that will come to the Top parks in California and Florida.don't Miss: Nintendo - soon in a Universal theme park near youStar Wars Land will then not make use of any previous planet or the environment from the movies, but will instead focus on creating a new environment where old and new can meet.This so that the visit to get a sense of discovery as well as familjaritet.In the park there will be everything from live-action stuntscener as well as the more traditional åkfärder where you get to sit in The Millenium Falcon.It whispered also about a more interactive parkupplevelse where your actions in the park are recorded, which may lead to personal small adventure with the park's characters, reports Slashfilm.
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