Back in October, Twitter announced plans to add a feature that allows its users to save tweets for later.The feature was referred to as “Save For Later,” but its in-app name will actually be “Bookmarks.” With Bookmarks, a user can privately save specific tweets, a feature the company says has been a frequent request from users.The idea behind a bookmarking feature is that users can easily save tweets to review later; this eliminates the need to “like” them so that they’re easier to return to.Key here is that the bookmarking feature is private, plus simple to use.Assuming you have the latest Android beta version, you can use the feature now.In the beta app, tap the carrot in the upper right corner of a tweet to reveal its menu.
Polish cosmonaut Tadeusz Kuziora was one of a handful of elite pilots who trained for the Soyuz 30 mission in the late 1970s, but he never made the journey into space.Until he did, four decades later by way of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Gear VR goggles.The brand and its agency VML Poland won the Adweek Grand Arc Award on Thursday night at the BrandStorytelling@ Sundance conference in Deer Valley, Utah, held during the Sundance Film Festival.This year’s winner, a sweeping five-minute documentary called “The Missed Spaceflight,” highlights a dream deferred and, ultimately, a man completely transported.“Man and machine are essentially combined on one elevated plane.”Samsung and VML showed off the marketer’s latest technology by putting an emotional foot forward, batting down the nagging criticism that virtual reality is a short-term gimmick or a trendy novelty.
Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to.First, if you’re headed to The Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, be sure to come visit us at The Future Market booth to explore themes on cannabis cuisine, blockchain chicken, and more.In other news, Nestle has finally closed its deal to sell its US candy business to Ferrero for $2.8 billion as it moves into healthier, faster-growing categories.French microorganism developer Novolyze has raised a €2.2 million ($2.69m) second seed round for its foodborne illness mitigation technology.Instacart has acquired voice-shopping Canadian startup Unata for $65 million, signaling where its headed in its battle with Amazon.Delivery logistics platform Briggs swallowed $12 million, bringing total funding to $22 million.
We understand a deal could be completed as soon as next week, though whether Go-Jek announces it is unclear since it has history of not disclosing new investments.Reuters reports that round is worth $1.2 billion, and we’re hearing that is accurate but with a caveat.In Go-Jek’s case, it secured investment from Chinese internet giant Tencent in March last year as an initial tranche of a planned $1.2 billion raise.Existing investors including KKR, Warburg Pincus, Sequoia Capital, Northstar Group, DST Global and NSI Ventures agreed to follow on and Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com joined later in the year, too, but an allocation was left open.Singapore-based Grab has raised more than $4 billion to date, including a $2.5 billion round led by SoftBank and China’s Didi Chuxing at a $6 billion valuation.That, combined with the Go-Jek investment, indicates an increased interest in India and Indonesia, two of the world’s most promising emerging markets for tech and consumer internet services, beyond the product work it is doing in both regions.
We’re heading into an age of unlimited data, and while most of the major carriers have adopted an unlimited plan of some kind, mobile virtual network operators, or carriers that use other carriers’ networks, haven’t really embraced the concept just yet.Google, however, seems to be making moves to change that with Project Fi.In fact, the company just announced its new “Bill Protection” program that will cap the amount you’ll pay each month for data.To date, Google Project Fi has adopted a $10-per-1GB rate for data.You basically tell Google how much data you think you’ll use each month, and then either get reimbursed for data you didn’t use, or you pay a little extra if you go over that amount.Bill Protection changes that a little — you’ll still pay $10 per 1GB, but if you go over 6GB of data, your bill will be capped at $60.
It isn’t CES without virtual reality, and this year we saw the first steps toward making wireless VR a reality.At its CES booth, VR company Displaylink explained to us how it aims to bring a fully wireless VR experience to both single and multiplayer VR gaming setups in the near future.The Displaylink XR setup is designed from the ground up to offer total freedom of movement — no cables, no toppling over furniture, or accidentally yanking over your PC.It’s also the technology powering HTC’s official Vive Wireless Adapter, which works with both the upcoming Vive Pro and legacy Vive headsets.So, how does Displaylink make this possible?After all, most high-end VR headsets have been notorious for being a tangle of cords, tethering you down to small play areas near your PC, and presenting potential hazards and obstacles to playing.
We lead busy lives and must get used to multi-tasking and managing varied tasks, sometimes setting strict time limits on how long we spend doing something.This is the case for entrepreneurs, anyone who works at home, parents observing how long their kids spend watching TV over doing homework, and even for bosses checking office productivity (boo).The thing is, checking how long you work on something is often a hit-or-miss mix of checking the clock, setting an alarm, or some other convoluted way that often ends up being forgotten or ignored.Our TimeFlip hands-on review appropriately took place at CES 2018, where it’s notoriously hard to manage time, and such a device would come in handy, if only to see how little sleep everyone gets.TimeFlip Magnet looks like a large, multi-sided plastic dice.Each side is blank when it arrives, ready to attach one of the custom stickers that comes in the pack — each using icons to show common tasks, like email and social networking — but you can create your own that are specific for you too.
James Damore’s accuses Google of systematically punishing and terminating employees whose views on diversity, social justice and gender bias differedJames Damore, the former Google engineer who was fired for writing a controversial internal memo questioning the company’s diversity policies has sued the company for allegedly discriminating against conservative white males.In a complaint filed Jan., 8 in the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara, Damore accused the technology giant of “systematically” singling out, punishing and terminating employees whose views on diversity, social justice and gender bias differed from the majority view at Google.The lawsuit seeks class-action status on behalf of all employees at Google who believe they have been discriminated against by the company because of their “perceived political views” due to their “male gender” and due to their being Caucasian.“Google’s management goes to extreme and illegal lengths to encourage hiring managers to take protected categories such as race and/or gender into consideration as determinative hiring factors,” to the detriment of white male employees and potential employees, the complaint alleged.Google declined to comment on the lawsuit beyond a one-sentence emailed statement.
The University of Alabama’s thrilling 26-23 overtime victory over the University of Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship game Monday night had Twitter abuzz.The game-winning touchdown pass from Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to wide receiver DeVonta Smith generated 54,000 tweets per minute.It was followed by Alabama kicker Andy Pappanastos’ missed field goal at the end of regulation, which sent the title tilt into overtime (37,000 tweets per minute); and Georgia counterpart Rodrigo Blankenship’s 51-yard field goal in overtime, which gave the Bulldogs a short-lived 23-20 lead (34,000 tweets per minute).Twitter also unveiled its first-ever Twitter Emoji Trophy, which was presented to victorious Alabama on the postgame celebration stage.In addition, Crimson Tide fans who add RollTide to their tweets will have access to a hashtag-triggered emoji until the next champion is crowned, marking the first time a sports team has been featured in such an emoji for an entire year.Facebook said it wasn’t releasing any data related to the game.
Students' team from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is working on a development of dissolving contact eye lenses, which can be of great assistance for those suffering from glaucoma.The KTU team's NanoLens idea of dissolving lens for glaucoma treatment has won the second place at the Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge in Best Global Innovation category.According to economy and business student Viktorija Pacharevait?, the idea to create dissolving contact lenses was based on practical purposes."I am wearing contact lenses myself, so I am familiar with the problems this causes.However, after some research into technology it became clear that similar ideas have already been developed.Therefore, we looked at the broader problem and decided to offer dissolving lenses for treatment of glaucoma", says Viktorija.
A new method to predict tipping points - the moment at which sudden change occurs in complex networked systems - may offer insights that prevent colony collapse disorder (CCD), a phenomenon in which the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear, threatening the agricultural economy at a global level.In 2015-2016, U.S. beekeepers lost 44 percent of their honey bee colonies, according to a survey funded in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The paper, "Predicting tipping points in mutualistic networks through dimension reduction," published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as an extended research article (PNAS Plus), was developed by a team of researchers from Arizona State University and universities in China, the U.S., and the U.K.The researchers used as their model system 59 empirical pollinator-plant networks (pollination interactions between bees and plants) from a variety of continents and climate zones, and arrived at a two-dimensional model that can accurately predict the occurrence of tipping points in each networked system.Networked systems range from ecosystems and earth's climate to economic, social and infrastructure systems such as the power grid.Common examples of tipping points include when heating water reaches the temperature at which it begins to boil or when a substance melts from a solid to a liquid.
Intel wasted no time during its keynote to address the Meltdown and Spectre bugs potentially threatening all its processors.At CES 2018, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich used the opening moments to promise that the company would patch 90% of affected processors made in the past five years by the end of this week.From there, the following 10% of vulnerable processors will see fixes by the end of the month.Krzanich also stated that Intel has found no evidence to suggest that either exploit has yet been used to uncover user data.Intel is yet to put forth details on how and when it will distribute these fixes, but for now follow our guide on how to protect against the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws.New year, new tech – check out all our coverage of CES 2018 straight from Las Vegas, the greatest gadget show on Earth
GE Appliances wants you to buy a massive 27-inch tablet called the Kitchen Hub for your culinary sanctum, and no, it's not intended as a replacement cutting board.Instead, the tablet, announced during CES 2018, will sit perched directly above your stove, doubling as an exhaust hood while somehow avoiding heat damage and serving as a central hub for all the smart appliances GE hopes you have.Not only does it provide a one-stop shop for all your various smart gadgets in the kitchen, but it also allows you to look up recipes on the internet, access your calendar and make video calls with an outward-facing camera.Beyond that, you could use it to see who's at the front door with the smart cameras you that you, presumably, have installed.For that matter, if you want to show off whatever it is that you're cooking on the stove, a downward facing camera will let you take a photo or video and broadcast it to Facebook or Instagram.The Kitchen Hub isn't expected to ship until sometime later in the year (and likely only in the US), but GE Appliances is expected to put up a display unit this week at CES.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to find a new bot to order his coffee.Facebook is putting an end to M, its hybrid human/artificial digital assistant that helped users make dinner reservations or get gift suggestions.M first launched in 2015 and never left beta mode.Facebook isn't scrapping all of its M technology.Companies can still launch chatbots for customer service, and M's key-word driven suggestion feature will stay in place.Facebook is putting an end to M, an ambitious digital assistant product unveiled two years ago that was supposed to be the company's answer to Apple's Siri and Google's Assistant.
Buyer of HPE Software rejigs board for more M actionAmid a boardroom rejig to pursue more M action, shares in London Stock Exchange-listed Micro Focus crashed today after financial results filed for the half-year ended October 31 fell short of analysts' expectations.The infrastructure software slinger reported revenue of $1.234bn, up 80.3 per cent year-on-year, flattered by two months' worth of sales ($569.8m) contributed by the HPE Software division it merged with on September 1 for a whopping $8.8bn.Organic revenue generated by the Micro Focus and SUSE Product portfolios actually dipped 2.9 per cent to $664.7m.This was the element below analysts' consensus forecasts.The Micro Focus-only product side of the business declined 7 per cent to $500m, "primarily due to weakness in the Host Connectivity portfolio, particularly in North America, where there has been a continued impact of the loss of a sales team in this area," said CEO Chris Hsu in a statement.
While marketing budgets continue to grow, agencies and marketers both say finding top talent remains a problem.No compatible source was found for this video.A recent New Year Outlook survey by RSW/US found that 60 percent of marketers and 52 percent of agencies expect marketing budgets to increase either “somewhat” or “significantly” in 2018, marking the second straight year that 60 percent or more of marketers anticipated such an increase.Last year, 62 percent of marketers expected budgets to rise, while only 49 percent of agency respondents anticipated an increase.Agencies and marketers both listed “finding good talent” as their top challenge for each other.Eighty-five percent of agencies claimed they found it either “very” or “somewhat difficult” to hire quality employees, with 83 percent of marketers feeling the same way.
Diagnosis: Acute exacerbation of chronic deliberate neglect of healthThe above circumstances represent a political choice by the government to accept worsening health outcomes.For years, many of us have been warning that these exact issues will lead to a crisis in health in the UK.A staff do all they can to keep patients safe, but they should not be forced to treat patients in such risky circumstances that are ultimately less safe than what is ideal (and possible).That’s tens of thousands of people who will suffer more pain and worse management of their chronic conditions.They are essentially laying the groundwork for rationing (a.k.a.
While much of the tech industry has seemingly moved on to the disembodied voices of personal assistants, some still want to put and see a “face” on those helpful assistants.Even if said faces don’t have hands or feet.Yes, we’re talking about robots and LG has three of them.But forget your ideas of humanoid, much less cute, robots.LG’s new Serving, Porter, and Shopping Cart robots are designed to be efficient in carrying things around, not entertain you.These three robots, the latest addition to LG’s CLOi (pronounced like “chloe”) brand of robots, follow after the airport cleaners and airport guides that the company showed off last year, at CES 2017 no less.
La brecha entre ambas es todavía bastante notable, pero Walmart ha conseguido reducirla bastante desde el tercer trimestre de 2016, cuando compró Jet.com, por la que pagó algo más de 3.000 millones de dólares.Para ello, según CB Insights, ha puesto en marcha numerosas iniciativas, que van desde el patentado de una tecnología pensada para hogares inteligentes que lleva un inventario automático de productos hasta sus inicios en el reparto de mercancías en un mismo día, para lo que han comprado la startup Parcel.El último paso ha sido el registro de una nueva patente con la que Walmart pretende llevar las tiendas físicas directamente al hogar de los consumidores.Esta patente detalla diversas herramientas y sistemas para la puesta en funcionamiento de un “escaparate de tienda sin atención” que se situaría en el interior del hogar, y permitiría la compra de productos desde el “portal de acceso a la tienda” instalado en una pared de la casa.Este sistema podría incluso ayudar a los vendedores a aumentar sus ventas, ya que su presencia en los hogares al simular el tipo de compra de “toque y adquisición” típico de las tiendas convencionales.Si se llegase a comercializar, podría ademas utilizarse de manera conjunta con una o varias de las demás innovaciones en comercio electrónico de Walmart.
Everton football club has recruited Tom Rowell from Hull City as head of marketing.Rowell will oversee marketing insight and design and will work to enhance the Premier League side's membership scheme.He will report to Richard Kenyon, director of marketing and communications.He will work closely with Everton's partnership team on activation for club's main partners SportPesa and Angry Birds.He will also work with kit provider Umbro, in addition to supporting Everton in the community.Previously, Rowell worked as marketing, communications and ticketing manager at Hull City FC.