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Huawei has reported its numbers for the first six months of 2017, hording an impressive $42.03 billion, but at 15% year-on-year growth it is the slowest in four years.Overall, most people shouldn’t let the decline in year-on-year growth dampen this party too much, it did after all bring in a ridiculous amount of cash.Nokia and ZTE will be reporting their numbers before too long, while Ericsson declined by a further 13%, but you can expect Huawei to continue to reign supreme for at least a bit longer.As a private company, Huawei is not obliged to detail the specific performance of any division, and it has chosen not to do so.So no more to add there really.And while it might be too early to make such predictions, might this decline in year-on-year growth indicate customers are losing their appetite for Huawei products?
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Last month, IEEE Spectrum ran a special report focusing on the question “Can We Copy the Brain?” The report offered a thorough examination of all the ongoing efforts in duplicating the human brain both in terms of hardware and software.According to the leading practitioners in the field, neuromorphic systems do exist today, but remain pretty far from the point where they can outperform more traditional computing schemes.The results, they say, could lead to miniature neuromorphic chips capable of learning and adapting to a range of applications.In research described in journal Nature, researchers at the National Centers of Scientific Research and Thales (CNRS-Thales) in France together with scientists at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and in Japan at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) looked at the problem of shrinking artificial non-linear oscillators down to the point where 108 oscillators could fit onto a two-dimensional array inside a chip the size of a thumb.While nanoscale devices would seem to be the obvious choice, these devices come with their own set of problems: They create a lot of noise and lack the stability that is a prerequisite for processing data reliably.The scientists opted for a nanoscale spintronic oscillator, made up of magnetic tunnel junctions which form the backbone of read heads in giant magnetoresistance (GMR) hard disk drives.
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Despite facing a €2.4bn antitrust fine from the EU, a scathing expose on making money from terrorism content, and an enquiry into tax avoidance, Google has claimed the top spot in YouGov’s first ever brand health rankings.Fighting off stiff competition from the likes of Adidas, Facebook and Amazon, the study - which measured the customer perception of firms across several metrics including quality, reputation and value - found Google performed best across the board, with sister company YouTube clocking in at second place.Tech brands largely dominated the list, with Facebook coming in third, Samsung claiming fourth place and WhatsApp taking fifth.The global brand health report is the first of its kind from YouGov, and while it is based on data from the researcher’s BrandIndex, it offers a more comprehensive look at how customers perceive brands than the firm’s standalone BrandIndex Buzz report which is based on more short-term scores – ie whether a customer has heard something positive about a brand in the past two weeks.The health rankings are based on data from 32 counties across the world covering markets in North America, Europe and Asia.Google’s and YouTube’s dominance on the list, which also took into account scores from consumers around impression, satisfaction and whether they would recommend it to others, follows on from a difficult year for its owner Alphabet.
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One of the founders of newly public Blue Apron Holdings Inc. is stepping down from executive leadership after the company’s rocky first month on the market.The food-delivery startup said Tuesday that Matthew Wadiak will step down as chief operating officer and serve as a senior adviser to the company.Mr. Wadiak has served as COO since May 2015...
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Beauty giant Coty has picked R/GA to handle creative marketing for its recently acquired hair care brands Clairol and Wella after a creative review.Effective immediately, the agency will lead efforts to promote Clairol in the U.S. and Wella worldwide.Its consulting practice will also handle other unspecified brand strategy duties.“Appointing R/GA will bring a new level of creativity and excitement to the Wella and Clairol brands,” read a statement from Coty svp of retail hair color and styling Rosa Ajjam, who called the news “a key part of our strategy to reinvigorate the retail hair category.” She added, “R/GA shares our bold ambitions and we’re confident that they are the right fit for the brands.”R/GA global chief strategy officer Barry Wacksman said, “The beauty category overall and the retail hair category in particular are ripe for disruptive innovation.R/GA is incredibly excited to work with Coty on its ambitious transformation of the venerable Wella and Clairol brands.”
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STATS, which acquired prozone in 2016, hopes to enable new levels of football analysis with its AI-powered solution.Sports data and intelligence specialist, STATS, has launched a tool to help football teams analyse games more effectively.STATS Edge is a search and analytics application powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that enables football teams to instantly find video clips and analyse complex patterns in a game.“It’s increasingly difficult for clubs to process and analyse all the relevant data points available and distil complex information into timely, accurate insight,” said Kenneth Fuchs, STATS’ CEO.“On top of that, traditional analytics don’t always speak the visual language of players and coaches.”Drawing on STATS’ history of data collection and analysis, the tool utilises data from competitions such as the Premier League, Football League Championship, La Liga (Spain), Ligue 1 (France), Serie A (Italy), Bundesliga (Germany), Qatar Stars League and the UEFA Champions League.
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The principles behind DIALIVE are based on recent advances in the understanding of the mechanisms underlying liver failure, a condition that affects about 200,000-300,000 people every year across Europe.ii This patient group treated in the trial has a greater than 25% chance of death within a 28-day period if they do not undergo a liver transplant.Twenty-four patients will be included in this first trial, which is aimed at establishing DIALIVE's safety and performance, is being conducted at seven centers across Europe: London, Birmingham, Nottingham, and Edinburgh in the UK, Rostock in Germany, Paris, France, and Madrid, Spain.That study is scheduled to begin in 2018 and will include patients at another 18 widely distributed European referral hospitals for liver diseases that are part of the European Foundation for the Study of Chronic Liver Failure (EF-Clif) consortium of hospitals."Many patients with liver failure are relatively well until the time they present to the hospital": said Professor Rajiv Jalan, the Coordinator of the ALIVER project and an inventor of DIALIVE at UCL."Within a matter of 28-days, about 25% of these patients will die with multi organ failure.
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And India still a mighty struggleVodafone's UK reputation is improving thanks to network improvements, the company said, pointing to a higher net promoter score as it revealed its results today.Vodafone phased out its low-end brand Talkmobile during this period.It claims a better network (with just 0.49 per cent of calls dropped) and better 4G coverage helped.UK service revenue was down 4.8 per cent ("reported") or 2.7 per cent ("organic") – the latter excluding what Vodafone calls regulatory costs, like the EU's roaming charges mandate.Mobile service revenue declined 2.3 per cent or 1.7 per cent, excluding handset financing.
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the Swedish Kinnevik continues to transform itself from a telecom and media companies, to focus more on e-commerce, health and fintech.Kinnevik invested $ 70 million, corresponding to sek 575 million, of Betterment already in march 2016.Now, the pumps Stenbeck-the company into even more."Betterment has continued to impress us with its strong growth, large customer focus, leading technology, and knowledgeable team.We are pleased to be able to contribute additional capital to the company and to enable them to launch more products and services and help customers maximize their capital," says Joakim Andersson, Kinnevik's acting ceo.Kinnevik's ownership will after the transaction amount to 16% of the Betterment.
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Pointing and clicking is a lousy interface for sketching.But even with its stunning display and intuitive Pencil stylus, you won't be able to get much out of it without finding the right drawing apps.There are so many choices in the App Store (over a million apps in total) that it's a struggle to find one that's affordable, easy to learn, and packed with enough features to let you experiment and grow as an artist.If you're on a tight budget, check out Photoshop Sketch.Sketch supports layers, which makes tweaks and adjustments easy.Layer support also means you can drop in a photo and use it to trace lines and shapes to save yourself hours of erasing and fixing.
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Humble Bundles are usually a guarantee of some great gaming deals and the latest one is no different.This time you can get every game from Telltale Games on PC for as little as $15 (around £11.50).That’s a lot of adventuring and not a bad price for a collection of games that has a value of around $275.Telltale has become known over the past few years for creating narrative adventure games that largely rely on the player interacting with a story by making decisions that will have a lasting impact on the way the narrative progresses.Like a choose-your-own adventure game.As with other Humble Bundle offers, this one works on a tiered basis and the amount you're willing to pay determines how much you'll get.
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Utvecklingen går helt enkelt framåt, med andra tekniklösningar.Så när IBM introducerar den nya stordatorn Z14 lägger man fokus på specialiserad användning.Tanken är att kunder som använder Z14 ska kunna kryptera... allt.Enligt IBM hävdar forskare i alla fall att man kan reducera ”hotytan” med 92 procent genom att göra så.Snabb kryptering ska ordnas genom att Z14 har fyra gånger så mycket kretsar avsedda att användas för just kryptering, som föregångaren Z13.Det ska ge sju gånger bättre prestanda för kryptering.
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A new version of Google Glass is being used in businesses across the US, despite public orders shutting down two years ago.The Enterprise Edition, launched under the internet giant's sub-brand Alphabet X, is based on the original 2012 device and is aimed exclusively at helping workers improve productivity, reports Engadget.Google Glass appeared to be finished in 2015, when the website shut down.But Alphabet "continued to supply it to US companies like GE, Boeing DHL and AGCO".The Enterprise Edition has a handful of upgrades over the public version, including better battery life, wi-fi connectivity and an improved eight megapixel camera, reports The Verge.It also comes with a detachable electronics module that can be attached to different frames, such as prescription glasses or protective goggles.
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in Finland should stop discussing illegal persons negative asylum, requires mp Ben Zyskowicz (ioc).Zyskowicz debate program in mps Anders adlercreutz forced to (r) refused asylum situation, as well as public duties in cases where these weak position has been exploited underpaid workforce.It's supposedly politically incorrect, even if it best explains and describes their situation", Zyskowicz said.Adlercreutz present the solution of temporary residence permit for the restoration, when illegally in the country undocumented would receive official status and with it the security.He pointed out that the temporary residence permit was removed from the law in 2015.the Temporary residence permit the return of the require also earlier in the spring the SDP, the greens, the left alliance and the Swedish people's party chairman joint writing.
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Phones like Caterpillar’s Cat S60 — a hulking beast of a phone that can be dropped nearly two meters or left underwater for an hour — or the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, which doesn’t sacrifice performance for go-anywhere, do-anything versatility, cost upwards of $600.The orange QuickButton, which by default accesses Outdoor Essentials mini-apps like a barometer, compass, and weather, is also textured and easy-to-access.The X Venture has an IP68 water resistance rating, meaning it can withstand submersion up to 5 feet deep for a half hour — many high-end phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8 have the same water- and dust-resistance rating, so it’s nice to see it on a budget device.The front glass panel is made of Gorilla Glass 4, with anti-shatter, anti-scratch technology.After submerging the phone in a bowl of water for 10 minutes, it functioned perfectly fine.Our X Venture stuttered and lagged a decent amount in day-to-day use and seemed to get easily tripped up juggling multiple tasks at the same time — like searching Google Maps while streaming Bluetooth audio, for example.
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Leaving the EU will help Britain harness more digital opportunities says DCMS secretary of stateThe government has further championed its commitment to ensuring Britain’s digital technology industry and its surrounding economy is in a leading position on the global stage.At the launch of Google’s new London data centre, attended by Silicon, secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Karen Bradley, noted that the new data centre setup by the search giant is a vote of confidence that the UK’s digital sector is in rude health, despite the concerns around the emerging and potential impacts of Brexit.“We want the UK to be at the forefront of the digital revolution, that means we want digital businesses here, able to operate here, taking advantage of the opportunities that global Britain has as we leave the European Union,” said Bradley.“I am so grateful that Google has put this vote of confidence in the UK economy and given this opportunity for businesses across this country to be able to use the technology that is available to so many across the world.”The secretary of state noted that by bolstering the UK’s digital infrastructure with an expanded cloud presence, Google is enabling businesses both in London and beyond its reaches to benefit from the cloud connectivity the data centre offers.
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Microsoft has laid out an ambitious plan to improve broadband services in rural America, using TV white space.The US Federal Communications Commission says 34 million Americans - 23.4 million of whom are in rural areas - lack a broadband net connection.Microsoft pledged to "eliminate" the problem in five years' time, using spectrum freed up by the move to digital TV.TV networks leave gaps between channels, and the spectrum - which is similar to that used for 4G - can be used to deliver broadband access.It plans to invest in partnerships with telecoms companies via its Microsoft Rural Airband Initiative, with the aim of bringing broadband connectivity to two million people by 2022."Our goal is not to enter the telecommunications business ourselves or even to profit directly from these projects," writes Microsoft chief legal officer Brad Smith in a blog post.
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José Neves, CEO and founder of Farfetch, launched his omni-channel e-commerce designer-fashion platform just before the crash of 2007.Amid tough economic times, it has built partnerships with more than 750 designers and boutiques, selling 1,500 brands to more than one million customers in 190 countries.A funding round in May 2016 raised $110 million, led by investors Temasek, IDG Capital Partners and Eurazeo - joining existing investor Vitruvian Partners in valuing Farfetch at $1.5 billion.The same year, he launched the Swear shoe brand, and in 2001, opened retail venture b Store in London.I run in the park because you need contact with nature to keep perspective."Work out every day - whether it's running, yoga, the gym, meditation… it doesn't really matter.
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LG har under natten introducerat telefonen Q6 vilken kan ses som en mindre kostsam upplaga av flaggskeppet G6.Precis som sitt syskon i översta prissegmentet har Q6 en så kallad ”FullVision Display” med tunna ramar och bildförhållandet 18:9.Skärmen är 5,5 tum stor med 2160 x 1080 pixlar – ned från 2880 x 1440 pixlar i G6.Övriga komponenter består av Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, en bakre 13MP-kamera, främre 5MP-kamera (vidvinkel), ett 3000mAh-batteri, Bluetooth 4.2 och NFC.Telefonen har yttermåtten 142,5 x 69,3 x 8,1 och väger 149 gram.Konstruktionen är inte vattentålig som G6 och saknar därtill fingeravtrycksläsare, USB Type-C och de dubbla bakre kamerorna.
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An adult-themed song has been played on a local radio station in a series of rogue broadcasts.Mansfield 103.2 has reportedly been targeted eight times in the past month.Outside broadcasts are being hijacked and replaced with The Winker's Song by comedy band Ivor Biggun.The station said attempts to catch the culprit had so far failed and some listeners had complained "their children have started humming the song".Station manager Tony Delahunty said the latest occasion was on Sunday when a live interview from the town's Party in the Market event was interrupted by a male voice shouting, then the song playing.He said: "We have had calls from people who have found it hilarious, while some have raised their concerns, including our competitors, and a lot of people in the industry are aghast at how difficult it is to stop these people.
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