Greenpeace ”Guide to Greener Electronics” är en årlig rapport om de olika stora elektroniktillverkarna och hur de står sig miljömässigt, och nu har 2017 års upplaga släppts.Apple har länge legat bland de högst rankade företagen, och gör så även i år.Fairphone, det lilla företaget som försöker sig på att tillverka modulära telefoner som tillverkas rättvisemärkt och med så liten miljöpåverkan som möjligt, får högst betyg med B i genomsnitt.Apple är tvåa med B-, följt av HP och Dell med C+.I botten hittar vi Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi och Amazon, med Samsung strax över.Greenpeace bedömer företagen i tre områden: Energi, resursförbrukning och kemikalier.
Satsningen kommer att vara i form av ett joint venture med ägandet av studion jämnt fördelat på 50 procent mellan parterna.De korta serier som bolagen avser att producera kommer att vara komedier och dramaserier.”Vi tror att mobilen är ett nytt medium.Eftersom den kreativa processen är så unik kände vi att det fanns ett behov av en helt dedikerad enhet med fokus på det”, sade Sean Mills, Snaps innehållschef.Enligt uppgift kommer innehållet som skapas i studion att ledas av Lauren Anderson, befintlig programchef på NBC Entertainment.Själva ansvaret av studion kommer Sean Mills och Maggie Suniewick, direktör för NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, att ta.
Nissan was quick to point out that its semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist highway system would be available on the 2018 Nissan Leaf.But that won't be the first Nissan in the US to carry this tech.The 2018 Nissan Rogue, which goes on sale Oct. 24, will be the first vehicle in the US to carry ProPilot Assist.It's available on the SL Platinum Package trim, which is expected to cost less than $35,000.The whole point of ProPilot Assist is to reduce driving-related tedium.It'll control the accelerator, brake and steering in a single marked highway lane.
Cyber attacks and security breaches are now a constant threat for businesses.Costing the global economy $450 billion in 2016, they’re now occurring with increased regularity, which in turn has forced businesses to focus more on cybersecurity protocols to protect their key data.A report issued by Malwarebytes showed that over one billion Malware-based incidents manifested between June and November of 2016, and it’s expected that most of those incidents actually went unnoticed until they had breached a network.A primary target for cybercriminals are the gaps found when big data files are stored, and following the introduction of the cloud, with its unlimited storage facilities, a new avenue has been opened for hackers to penetrate a system.Allowing for the storage of larger datasets in one place, which can then be simultaneously accessed by numerous people, it’s this transition from data centre storage to the cloud that cybercriminals are looking to target.Cybercriminals have now begun to utilize smartphones and wearable technology to breach a company network.
Sales and marketing teams know the pain all too well: marketing, tasked with hitting an ambitious MQL quota, tries anything and everything to get leads in the door.Wasted time and ongoing tension between teams — teams whose efforts should complement each other, not leave each other in a tight spot.MQLs to SQLs: outdated and brokenWhile setting ambitious monthly and quarterly quotas might motivate marketers and sales reps to act quickly, the pressure to generate high volumes of leads often causes those team members to focus less on quality opportunities, and more on merely hitting numbers.This is not only detrimental to the sales team’s pipeline; it’s also increasingly out of sync with the natural adoption process of SaaS products, where the bottoms-up approach (having a sales-ready product that requires little to no hand-holding for a user to sign up and start seeing results) has become the norm for SMB solutions.Of course, the most relevant product usage data will vary from company to company, but common data points include a lead’s number of potential users, features used, spending patterns, and other in-app indicators.
Last summer’s phenomenon, Pokémon Go, which was downloaded onto more than 5% of Android phones in the US within just two days of its release and exceeded both Snapchat and Twitter in terms of daily active users, provided a first mainstream look at the potential of augmented reality in the gaming industry.Some estimations put the AR market at a value of $120 billion by 2020 (Digi-Capital), and the myriad legal challenges posed by the sector led us to investigate the issues in a recently-published industry whitepaper.Facial recognition, geo-location and real-time data harvesting via AR games results in novel legal challenges.The potential liabilities are significant, making it important to pin down as far as possible the responsibilities and roles of the parties.As with many rapidly evolving technology ecosystems, AR is vulnerable to breaches in security.AR companies failing to comply with the rules risk significant consequences.
The house-sized asteroid that just passed almost as close by Earth as many satellites in orbit will be back, and a future visit might lead to it taking up permanent residency here.On Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, Asteroid 2012 TC4 safely passed by our planet at an altitude of 27,300 miles (44,000 kilometers), just a few thousand miles above the level of satellites in geosychronous orbit.That's nearly twice as close as when it passed us almost exactly five years ago, about a week after it was first discovered in October 2012.The most recent models of the space rock's future path, which can be altered by Earth's gravity each time it makes a close pass, have ruled out the possibility that it will impact Earth when it makes another close call in 2050.But the same can't be said for its visit in 2079."We know today that it will also not hit the Earth in the year 2050, but the close flyby in 2050 might deflect the asteroid such that it could hit the Earth in the year 2079," Rüdiger Jehn of the European Space Agency told AFP.
Spotify (NTL) planerar en börsnotering och ger därmed Coca Cola, Northzone, Li Ka-shing och övriga ägare möjlighet att sälja av sina innehav, i många fall med en betydande avkastning.Som noterat bolag förlorar Spotifys styrelse, med de svenska grundarna i spetsen, kontrollen över vilka som köper in sig i bolaget.Vid en extra insatt bolagsstämma tidigare i oktober klubbades ett nytt förslag igenom som ger Spotifys styrelse rätt att dela ut en stor pott aktier till den de finner lämplig.Samtidigt skyddas Martin Lorentzon och Daniel Ek mot utspädning genom en ytterligare manöver.Varje certifikat väntas bli värt mellan 0,05 och 1 aktie i Spotify.Utdelningen kan dock inte ske om den medför att grundarnas gemensamma innehav sjunker under 5 procent av Spotify.
Western Digital has again reiterated its plan to block Toshiba's sale of its semiconductor subsidiary to a Bain Capital-led consortium, despite the ink now being dry on the deal.To offset losses made by a disastrous attempt at breaking into the US nuclear energy market, Toshiba announced plans to spin off its semiconductor division, minus its imaging sensor business, into a separate company dubbed Toshiba Memory Corporation.To bring in much-needed cash, a chunk of said business was to be sold to outside investors with SK Hynix and Micron among the early bidders.While Western Digital was itself interested in making a deal, the company would cry foul when Toshiba went with an investment group which includes rivals SK Hynix, Seagate, Kingston, as well as major WD customers Apple and Dell - and the two have been arguing the toss ever since.When Toshiba announced the signing of a £26.4 billion deal for its TMC subsidiary, it looked like the sale might be progressing - but Western Digital is continuing to put up a fight with claims that Toshiba's flash memory joint venture with Western Digital subsidiary SanDisk, which has brought us many-layer 3D flash implementations, means the sale simply can't go ahead.In a Q document released late last night (PDF warning), Western Digital reiterated its claim that the Toshiba-SanDisk joint venture gives Western Digital a complete veto over any sales or investment - a power it intends to exercise.
It’s nearing the end of the year, and Star Wars fans have much to be grateful for.The latest trailer for The Last Jedi dropped last night, and tickets to the flick are now on sale for select parts of the US.Samsung wants to get in on the sci-fi action, with the launch of a new Star Wars-themed version of its Powerbot vacuum cleaner that can apparently clean from “hardwood to Hoth,” the company quips.The bot, which comes in Darth Vader and Stormtrooper designs, uses nine smart sensors to map the shape of each room, and avoid obstacles like leg chairs while vacuuming.Users can also control the vacuum through a smart phone app, and use voice control with Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant.The vacuums also feature music and catch phrases specific to each design.
In september, Wells Fargo its new aktierobot Aiera to assist bank staff with automated analysis.A part of the robot's advice goes against the analysts ' consensus.Last week issued Aiera a säljrekommendation in both Facebook and Google's parent company, Alphabet, reports Bloomberg.Read more: Spiltans ceo saws spar-bots: ”Better to do it yourself.”Facebook's stock has risen 48 per cent this year and 42 of the 47 finance house recommended last week at the end to buy the share.the Alphabet has risen by 24 per cent this year and should be purchased, according to 34 of the 41 analyses on Wall Street.
These days, there are so many audience possibilities that it can be confusing to figure out where to begin.Not all audiences are created equal, though — so in this article, I’ll discuss several that we like to use to amplify our marketing efforts.Specifically, I’ll cover similar audiences, Google Analytics smart lists, Google Analytics custom audiences and “AdWords optimized” audiences.[Read the full article on Search Engine Land.]Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.Staff authors are listed here.
Check out our iPhone 7 Plus review, and our comparisons of these two smartphones as far as their specifications and cameras.The iPhone 7 doesn’t have an actual button for the Home button, it’s a capacitive, sensor-driven disc that works like the touchscreen.Go to Settings >General >Home Button.If you’re new to the iPhone, you may be wondering where the Auto-Brightness toggle is.To take a screenshot simply press and hold the home button and the sleep/wake button on the right side of the phone at the same time.You’ll find it by taking out the EarPods, where it’s taped to the back of the case, therefore completely hidden from view if you never use the standard earphones.
Huawei is close to launching the Mate 10 series of phones in less than two weeks, and today, it confirmed one of the more important hardware specs for the company’s next flagship handset.In a Twitter post, it says the Huawei Mate 10 will have a big 4,000 mAh battery.The Twitter post teases that the large battery will allow the Mate 10, and presumably the Mate 10 Pro, to last a full day on a single charge.The size does correspond to previous rumors surrounding the Mate 10, so while this is not much of a surprise, it’s always good to get confirmation directly from the source.Other unconfirmed reports claim it will also support Huawei’s Super Charge technology for fast charging capabilities.ThatFeelingWhen your battery lasts all day on a single charge… HuaweiMate10 coming 16th October 2017. pic.twitter.com/m0zmyIDk5k
Bob Liodice, chief executive of the ANA, opened the organization’s annual Masters of Marketing conference in Orlando with a speech that detailed a 12-point growth plan it has put together to spur growth in the industry.The plan comes one year after Liodice announced the formation of the ANA Masters Circle, a group of chief marketing officers that the ANA said would tackle issues including “talent supply, privacy, ad fraud, ad blocking, viewability, and transparency.” One year later, the trade body and Masters Circle have outlined 12 issues that they believe chief marketing officers should prioritize moving forward if they want to drive growth.Liodice painted a bleak picture of the industry during his talk, stating that more than half of Fortune 500 companies in 2016 had declining revenues despite a continued increase in media spending.He also said that "only 25% of every digital dollar reaches the consumer" due to the complex digital media supply chain.According to Liodice, problems like brand safety, transparency, fraud and ad blocking have left the industry “unproductive, unsustainable, undesirable and untenable.” He’s hoping that ANA’s newly-minted action plan will help alleviate some of these problems.The 12 issues are as follows: brand and creative excellence; talent; marketing organization management; measurement, data/analytics and accountability; brand purpose; gender equality; inclusiveness, diversity and multicultural marketing; streamlining the digital media supply chain; transparency; brand safety and ad fraud; advocacy and self-regulation; and the future of advertising, marketing and growth.
Looks to tap into ‘creative energy’ as the cloud file-sharing service undergoes major makeoverDropbox has announced a major rebranding for the file-sharing service that includes a colourful new look and a brand campaign that focuses on ‘creative energy.’The idea is that Dropbox wants to become more than just a place in the cloud where teams of people can keep their files in sync.Instead it wants to encourage “a living workspace that brings teams and ideas together.Changes to the existing Dropbox website and products will be rolled out over the next few weeks, as the rebrand entails a new cleaner and simpler logo; a new look; changed typefaces; more inventive use of colour; and finally a partnership with artists “to create visual metaphors for collaboration.”Dropbox says the change is needed as over the last ten years, the way Dropbox is being used has changed, but its branding hadn’t.
When the files are retrieved, they’re independent of that format and can handled just as they would in any other case, like downloading a file from a website.Dave Nanian of Shirt Pocket, makers of SuperDuper, has a beta release out (free to existing owners) that supports APFS volumes, but on his blog he advises general users against upgrading yet.Bombich’s Carbon Copy Cloner, the other popular drive cloning app, has a release version that supports APFS, but notes (as Shirt Pocket does) that Apple has left some features undocumented, and has a long list of resources to read before upgrading.It’s not mandatory, but it’s a good idea.Use Dropbox, SFTP, SMB, email, or any other networked file transmission technology to mount a remote volume, sync with a directory, or send a file or files.However, there are no advantages for hard drives, so I would recommend against it.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s plans to introduce an NHS app to manage staffing have been criticised by the GMB union, which claims the government is trying to force an Uber-style gig economy culture onto the NHS.Speaking to the Conservative Party conference today, Hunt announced the app would be trialled across England from next year.“Nurses need to be able to work flexibly, do extra hours at short notice, get paid more quickly when they do and make their own choices on pension contributions,” Hunt said.“We’ll start next year with 12 trusts piloting a new app-based flexible working offer to their staff.”The announcement was met with criticism by the GMB union, which successfully sued Uber over drivers rights last year.“We have a recruitment and retention crisis in nursing and the ambulance service as it is - forcing them into the gig economy by importing a model that increases precarious working is the last thing we need,” said Rehana Azam, GMB national secretary for public services.
Kilpailu- ja kuluttajavirasto on ilmoittanut tutkivansa, liittyykö terveysyhtiöiden vanhoihin tarjouskilpailuihin kilpailulain vastaista yhteistyötä.Tutkinta koskee joidenkin kuntien ja kuntayhtymien sote-tarjouskilpailuja.Tutkinnan kohteena on ainakin Terveystalo, mutta viraston mukaan se ei ole ainoa selvityksen alainen yhtiö.Kilpailu- ja kuluttajavirasto voi tutkia yrityksen toimia myös sille erikseen asiasta ilmoittamatta.Attendolta asiaa ei kommentoida ja Lääkärikeskus Aavan edustajia Talouselämä ei tavoittanut.Helsingin pörssiin listautumassa oleva Terveystalo ilmoitti viraston tutkinnasta antiesitteessään.
Under måndagen släpptes en ny version av programvaran till LG:s (lätt problemtyngda) Ultrafine-skärmar.Uppdateringen ska bland annat ge bättre kompatibilitet hos skärmens usb-c-portar på baksidan av enheten – dock rör det fortfarande sig om begränsade hastigheter (480 mbps), vilket gör portarna mer lämpade för tangentbord, möss och externa hårddiskar där överföringshastighet är mindre viktigt.Vidare ska den inbyggda webbkameran ha blivit bättre i dåligt ljus tack vare optimeringar i programvaran, och ljudkontrollerna ska ha blivit mer finkänsliga.Skärmarna har nu också officiellt stöd för Mac OS High Sierra.Uppdateringen kan laddas ned från LG:s hemsida.Läs också: Så installerar du Mac OS High Sierra utan att uppdatera till apfs