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“Company is uniquely positioned to continue delivering on the core principles of compliance, visibility, data security, and threat protection.”San Francisco-based cloud security platform Netskope has raised £130 million ($168) in a series F round of funding.This latest cash drive brings Netskope’s total funding accumulated to £311 million ($400), having raised £78 million last year in a series E led by Accel and Lightspeed Venture Partners.Netskope addresses an issue that all enterprise have to face in varying degrees of complexity.Employees can use an array of devices over the course of the day ranging from work tablets to their own personal devices.Some of these device are running company created and managed applications alongside store downloaded applications
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A growing wild monkey population in central Florida has experts on edge, as these primates are carriers of the dangerous Herpes B virus that can cause severe brain damage and even death in humans.The rhesus macaques monkeys found in Silver Spring State Park, located in the central part of the Sunshine State, could likely nearly double by 2022, scientists recently wrote in the journal Wildlife Management.Currently, the population is about 300, National Geographic reported.DOG IN GEORGIA FOUND DUMPED INSIDE TRASH CAN NEAR HIGHWAY, RESCUE CENTER SAYSThe monkeys — which are native to south and southeast Asia — have made their home in the state park since the late 1930s, when six rhesus macaques monkeys were allegedly released by a boat operator who was hoping to use the monkeys to start an exotic attraction, according to the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.At least 30 percent of the primates at the park are carriers of the Herpes B virus, National Geographic reported, citing the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's announcement earlier this year.
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Waymo will start commercial autonomous rides next month, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday.The first riders will likely be those in the company's existing test group of 400 families, who will be released from their non-disclosure agreements at that time.Waymo has driven many more miles than its closest competitor, GM, with more than 10 million self-driving under its belt.Waymo— Google's secretive self-driving unit — is planning to launch its first commercial rides as soon as next month, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday citing a person familiar with the matter.People in the company's test group of 400 families that have been riding for the past year will most likely be the first to test — and will be released from their non-disclosure agreements at that time, Bloomberg said.In a statement to Bloomberg, Waymo said it's "been working on self-driving technology for nearly a decade" with safety "at the core" of its entire business.
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Stan Lee, the public face of Marvel Comics and co-creator of iconic superheroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, and Black Panther, has passed away at age 95.Although the cause of death has yet to be confirmed, TMZ, who first reported Lee’s passing, has a brief statement from Lee’s daughter Joan Celia Lee:My father loved all of his fans.Born Stanley Lieber in 1922, Lee began his career in comics as a gofer/guy Friday, thanks to his uncle Robbie Solomon.His roots at Marvel go back to 1939, when the company was still called Timely Comics.He worked his way up from small fill-in writing assignments to eventually becoming an increasingly important figure, becoming editor-in-chief in 1941.
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Even though Black Friday is less than two weeks away, that’s not stopping Amazon from offering the LG V30 Plus and Moto G6 at pretty steep discounts.Starting with the LG V30 Plus, the discount knocks $280 off the phone’s already-discounted $680 price tag.Keep in mind that the V30 Plus was LG’s best offering up until a month ago, even if some of its specs are a bit dated.As a refresher, the V30 Plus features a 6-inch OLED display with 2,880 x 1,440 resolution, dual 16- and 13-megapixel rear cameras, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a 3,300mAh battery.The V30 Plus also received its Android Oreo update and features an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.The V30 Plus is part of Amazon’s Deal of the Day, so its $400 price tag is only in effect for another 14 hours and five minutes as of this writing.
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Best Buy is currently offering up to $250 off the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Galaxy S9, and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.The offer is on carrier versions of the phones and the saving is spread out over the length of the contract.On Verizon, the Galaxy Note 9 costs $31.24 a month for 24 months with a total price of $749.99.If you were to buy the phone outright, it would cost $999.99.The same network is offering the Galaxy S9 for $542 — $22.58 a month for 24 months — down from $792.The Galaxy S9 Plus costs $27.58 a month for 24 months for a total price of $662, down from $912.
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During its Android Dev Summit, Google confirmed that dark mode puts significantly less strain on the battery than any other color, particularly white.Google also acknowledged that its Material Design initiative uses white as a primary color.Dark mode is visually appealing to many folks, but it also helps prolong battery life if your device features an OLED display.Google re-iterated that point during its Android Dev Summit and confirmed that dark mode puts significantly less strain on the battery than anything else, reported SlashGear.Where things picked up a bit was with the next slide, which compared the Google Pixel and iPhone 7’s power draw while on maximum brightness in Normal Mode and Night Mode.Keep in mind that the original Pixel features an OLED display, while the iPhone 7 features an LCD panel.
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The former chairman of the board and ceo Elon Musk handed over the baton of the presidency to Robyn Denholm as the rising of the finance and strategy director of the australian telecommunications operator Telstra.the Founder Musk left the board membership after a settlement with the u.s. financial authority (the SEC) at the end of september.This, then, the authority found that a message that Musk sent out via Twitter, on plans to återprivatisera Tesla, has been fraudulent.According to the elbilstillverkaren will Denholm, who has been an outside board member of Tesla since 2014, to temporarily step off of the company's granskningsutskott.
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Folks familiar with the startup scene in Southeast Asia might remember jobs marketplace TribeHired.They burst onto the scene in 2013 as part of Singapore startup accelerator JFDI’s first batch, and went on to raise a seed round that year.Three years on, the fruits of their labors started to show.They became profitable in their home country of Malaysia in 2017.The company as a whole has been net profit positive since January this year.Today, the company announced that it has raised US$437,000 in funding from angel investment group AngelCentral.
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Fortunately, several recent cancer treatments show considerable promise.Among them is Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, which the American Society of Clinical Oncology recently named the "2018 Advance of the Year."Three USC Viterbi School of Engineering researchers - Assistant Professor Stacey Finley, Professor Pin Wang and Assistant Professor Nick Graham - have just published a paper in "Biophysical Journal" that sheds light on how this new treatment works, information that could one day result in better cancer therapies with fewer side effects."We're trying to dig into the molecular mechanisms," said Graham, an assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science.When the immune system functions normally, immune cells move around the body and look for pathogens that don't belong and kill them.However, cancer cells can mask themselves, making it harder for the good cells, such as T cells, to kill them.
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Prior to the emergence of social media it was well-established that people who have strong community roots are less likely to evacuate.The idea being that those people are compelled to stay because they feel safe in the knowledge their neighbors, friends, and co-workers will help them out in the event they’re struck by disaster.This, of course, is lunacy.Particularly, those who’ve built “bridges” outside of their local community.We further observe that ties associated with bridging and linking capital, measured by second-degree network size and the number of politicians followed, are associated with a greater likelihood of evacuation.Facebook postulates this may be in correlation to the amount of exposure from “official” sources a person has to evacuation information and directions.
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Amazon is probably one of the best places to shop for the holidays.First, there are a ton of good deals.Second, you don’t have to fight the crowds.Typically Amazon is the best deal for Prime users but this holiday season Amazon is sweetening the deal a bit for those without Prime.Starting today you can get Amazon free shipping on all orders, regardless of the minimum price spent.While this isn’t going to be as fast as the shipping you get with Prime, you will still get your orders well ahead of the Christmas and other major holidays this winter.
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According to one famous study, 47 percent of currently existing jobs in America are at high risk of potential automation in the coming decades.Why they’re screwed: Judging from the number of movies and TV shows about the profession, being a lawyer is a pretty great job: an interesting, high-earning career with bags of social status attached.Whether it’s advising on how best to turn laws into algorithms or investigating the legal framework around new technologies like self-driving cars, there are plenty of interesting opportunities available.Heck, combine advances in computational creativity and text generation with the sorry financial state of many media companies and the results don’t add up to anything approaching optimistic for wordsmiths.Called Chef Watson, it’s able to generate entirely new recipes from scratch using an astonishing knowledge of taste chemistry and flavor pairings.There will be fewer jobs, but there are certainly opportunities.
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You’ve probably seen the headlines about self-driving cars and crashes.However, the truth is that they are safer than human drivers.In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, human error is to blame for more than 94 percent of accidents.The potential impacts of autonomous vehicles to land use planning and real estate are enormous.Things we take for granted, such as stop lights and construction signs with scrolling words, may not yet be recognizable to vehicle sensors in all conditions such as the intense sun or dense fog.It’s possible commuter lanes will be converted to autonomous vehicle lanes — or that autonomous vehicles will be contained in another type of virtual perimeter to ensure human drivers don’t mix with the driverless cars.
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Sonos is branching out from a choice of either black or white for its most affordable speaker, the One, with a selection of new fall colors available for preorder today.The company has announced five colors as part of its partnership with Danish design brand Hay: Pale Yellow, Forest Green, Vibrant Red, Soft Pink and Light Gray.The $229 Hay Sonos One Limited Edition Collection will launch on Nov. 5 with preorders beginning today from Sonos.com, the Sonos Store NYC and Hay.com (launching in the US soon), as well as the MoMA Design Store.The original Sonos One is a $199 smart speaker that is set to be compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant (coming soon) voice assistants.This is not the first time Sonos has sold limited edition speakers.It previously offered versions of its Play:1 speaker in a collaboration with jazz label Blue Note.
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Apple is having another hardware launch event Tuesday, the second of its kind the company has hosted this fall, and the fourth major media event for Apple this year.That’s because we’re expecting to see new iPads and a new MacBook, one that could fill the years-long gap since Apple last had an “affordable” premium laptop in its lineup.And, while Apple’s iPad leads the tablet category overall, tablet sales overall have declined year-over-year for the past five years.There are really two ways Apple can go to try to make these large glass slabs more appealing: lower the cost and make them more accessible, which it did this past spring, or add some whiz-bang features to its top-of-the-line iPad Pro.And, while Apple did just update its expensive MacBook Pro line this past summer, those machines were largely aimed at professional, or, people who have $2,000 to spare for a laptop with a superfluous TouchBar.Let’s see if it revives the fan favorite MacBook Air in some way.
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Progressive web apps just got real.Google and Microsoft compete on many fronts.A PWA is a website that can be made to look and feel like an installed app or application on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.PWAs use background-executing scripts (JavaScript files) called service workers that cache assets and enable higher performance.Because PWAs rely on CSS3, JavaScript and other standard tools, they can be easily ported to other browsers and platforms.Because PWAs bypass app stores, they help solve the problem of app fatigue, where users resist wading into an app store to find yet another app they’ll try once and forget about.
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Scott Monty brought his nuanced and precisely-paced neoclassical style of marketing to Pubcon Pro Las Vegas 2018, leading off with a Longfellow poem — a refreshing non-technical respite from the buzzwords otherwise pouring forth from most presenters at the tech-savvy conference, as he delivered a mainstage address about social media, trust, and personalization.Singling out Facebook’s near-daily barrage of breakdowns in trust, Scott pointed out that instead of focusing only on re-establishing its foundation of trust, astoundingly the social media giant chose to launch its Facebook Portal in-home camera product, and asked why it comes with a lens cover if people trust your brand.Amidst the backdrop of Google Plus closing shop except for certain enterprise users, Scott said that we currently see an average of some 3,500 brand messages daily, from the logos on our phones to the seemingly-endless variety of ways to get in front of our eyes, and asked how we as marketers can ever hope to break through when there isn’t trust for our brand.What’s Old In Personalization Is New AgainWith the average amount of time spent online continuing to increase, especially with mobile’s rise, Scott asked the Pubcon audience if they knew who has warned of an overwhelmed and distracted brain on information overload, preventing us from doing the things that truly make us human, and then gave a surprising answer.Scott, donned in his trademark suit and bowtie, was talking about sixteenth-century Swiss naturalist Conrad Gessner, who wrote about the dangers of the Guttenberg printing press more than 450 years ago.
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To comply with an antitrust decision by the European Union, Google no longer requires Android phone makers to give Google apps preferential treatment.Following a crackdown by regulators in Europe, Google said Tuesday ina blog post that it will no longer require EU-based mobile-device makers that use Android to accept a bundle of the company's apps.The downside for device manufacturers is that Google for the first time will now charge for many of its most popular apps.Google said that it plans to introduce a new "paid licensing agreement" for smartphones and tablets that use its software and are shipped to the European market.The blog post did not specify which Google software it would sell when the licensing program takes effect on October 29.The move marks a major change for Google, which has built a $780 billion company almost entirely by giving its products away for free and selling advertising.
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Ring began as a humble crowdfunded project called Doorbot — a Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbell that enabled two-way communication.In 2013, it was rejected on Shark Tank.Nilay sat down with Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff on this week’s Vergecast to talk about joining the Amazon family of brands, the future of security in smart homes, and how Ring product owners may (or may not) work with law enforcement to make neighborhoods safer.Below is a brief, edited transcript of their discussion about sharing video and other security data with the police:Nilay Patel: Are you doing anything in the app to sort of provide a check on — here’s a group of neighbors.They immediately go to the police and say, “Get this person out of my neighborhood,” right?
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