Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down from the helm of the ride-hailing platform just over a month ago amidst a smattering of controversies.Naturally, the search for a new chief is already under way and according to reports, could wrap up by early September.Bloomberg, citing two employees that recently attended an Uber staff meeting on the subject, says the short list of potential candidates is fewer than six.The identities of all but one candidate remain unknown at this time.One source said Hewlett Packard Enterprise chief Meg Whitman is still in the running.Whitman, who ran for governor of California in 2010, is a well-respected business executive that previously served as vice president of strategic planning at The Walt Disney Company.
Han grundade mp3-spelarbolaget Jens of Sweden i början av 2000-talet och var sedan även med och startade hörlursbolaget Jays som idag är börsnoterat.Numera driver han teknikbolaget Automile, som hjälper företag att hålla kolla på sina fordonsflottor med hjälp av en liten dosa som fästs under bilen.Nu slår Jens Nylander, som själv är uppvuxen i Hudiksvall, ett slag för att techbolag borde etablera sig på fler mindre orter i Sverige.“Jag tycker att vi som driver startups borde fråga oss: Spelar det egentligen någon roll om vi har några killar och tjejer som inte sitter i Stockholm?Visst, det blir lite mer komplext att leda företaget, men med Slack och alla andra nya verktyg så går det”, säger han.Automile-grundaren säger att synen på glesbygden i Sverige är hämmande för startups, eftersom företagen missar att rekrytera duktig personal.
Adobe is dropping the axe on Flash, announcing that the little-loved – and in many cases, like that of Apple’s Steve Jobs, actively loathed – plugin is on its last legs.Flash began as an engine for much of what made the web familiar.However, Adobe’s pitch didn’t always match the user experience.System-intensive, prone to crashing, and often demanding a software update before you could actually access whatever game, video, or other service you were wanting to see, it rapidly became the bane of the modern internet user’s life.Steve Jobs notoriously wrote an open letter decrying Flash, particularly on mobile devices like the iPhone, back in 2010.“Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice,” Jobs observed, having listed numerous reasons why Apple was opting not to support it in iOS.
The Moto Z was a surprise hit for Motorola — so much so that the company made the swappable, modular-backed phone its flagship product with the Z2 Play’s arrival last month.While the company sold “millions” of that first phone, it’s only moved between one and two of the swappable backs for every handset.Like its predecessors, the new Mod snaps on magnetically to the back of the handset, but with this one, a two-sided, circular camera juts out the top, like a small periscope.The new Mod shoots 360-degree video in 4K, like the new version of the Gear 360 that Samsung announced back in May alongside the Galaxy S8.Though, at $299, the Mod is a full $70 more expensive than Samsung’s model — and, of course, it only works with the Moto Z line.Andy Rubin helpfully pointed that out when he debuted the Essential phone in late May, along with its own $199 360-degree camera.
With three different forms of Chinese spoken across one mega-city, smartphone translation is essentialThe electronics markets of Shenzhen are bewildering.These football-field-sized buildings seemingly sell almost anything, any bit of electronics – chip, component, connector – if you know where to look among the myriad stores in the ten-storey towers.But as an Australian-American lacking Chinese language skills, a question like “Do you know where I can find PIC16 microcontrollers?"Pointing works when there’s something to point at, but but lacks subtlety.We both imagined we found ourselves in exactly the right place on Earth to find something similar – but how do you describe such a device without using words?
Like their parents who have demonstrated consumption prowess from buying up Japanese toilet seats to French luxury handbags, the children are exhibiting the same spending force, but in a different area.Rich kids of China’s growing middle class are pouring their wealth into the virtual entertainment market – concerts and fan-meeting sessions of virtual Japanese anime singers and humanoid idols.For a carnival-style event that ended on Sunday in Shanghai, tens of thousands of young Chinese mostly in middle school and college had spent between 180 yuan (US$27) to 1,480 yuan (US$ 219) on a prized ticket to access performances featuring 3D hologram singers of Japanese anime girls and to meet the real faces and voices behind some of the most widely-adored Japanese anime characters.The three-day “Bilibili World” event had attracted more than 100,000 visitors this year, a huge surge with the comparatively paltry 800 people five years ago, on the back of a rapidly growing youth entertainment market buoyed by the strong interest in Japanese animation.“Compared with their parents, those who are born in the post-90s and post-2000 in China are more financially secured and interested to indulge themselves in a colourful cultural life, which brings changes in the demands for entertainment contents,” said Chen Rui, chairman of bilibili, one of China’s biggest online video sites and the event organiser.The internet has made it possible for them to consume a huge amount of contents from Japanese animation, games, to original videos created by fellow internet users,” said Chen, whose company, bilibili is known to have a hold of China’s largest fan community for ACG – animation, comics and games.
With the production of Tesla’s mass-market Model 3 now underway, and first deliveries due on Friday, electric cars are about to hit the mainstream.For people driving EVs, it means a raft of changes: plugging in at night instead of hitting the gas station, keeping an eye on a battery meter instead of a fuel gauge, and most importantly, a change in the way they drive.Pressing the pedal makes the car go, as usual, but lifting your foot makes the car slow down, hard, not coast.In a conventional car, brake pads clamp onto a metal disc, with friction converting the kinetic energy of a speeding car into wasted heat.The pedals will still look the same, but the brake will be pretty much redundant, and computer controls will give the traditional accelerator extra functions.Lifting off won't just slow the car with regen, but will bring the car to a full stop, and will even hold without rolling backwards on hills.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has restructured its television production unit in the wake of two top executives departing last month to oversee Apple Inc.’s push into creating original content.Jeff Frost, who had headed business affairs for Sony Pictures Television Studios, has been tapped as president.Creative executives Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter have been named co-presidents reporting to Mr.Frost who in turn reports to...
While Macs don’t get hit by malware as often as Windows, it still happens now and then.The Fruitfly malware discovered earlier this year is a perfect example, and security researchers are saying that it is still a threat despite Apple having issued a patch.The malware, dubbed Fruitfly by Apple but detected as OSX.Backdoor.Quimitchin by Malwarebytes, is a nasty backdoor into OS X discovered back in January.Malwarebytes was alerted to it by a system admin who discovered it when he noticed unusual outgoing network traffic.Researchers studying the malicious software found that it had mostly been aimed at biomedical research centers.Malwarebytes informed Apple of the security threat and a patch was pushed out to protect against it.
Firstly, there has been a melding of Dutch and international cultures in advertising.Then we also have the rise of digital craft and Dutch digital design.As sacrosanct entities they rarely met, save for the occasional ‘biertje’, and certainly never on the creative floor.Now, however, there are clear signals that the goalposts are moving and that international and Dutch advertising cultures are increasingly coming together.The young creative team of Michael James Phillips and Scott Kooken (aged 26 and 21 respectively) won the Young Lions Cyber Gold at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity in June, and is a great example of this new breed of ‘Dutch international’.“Also, looking at a brief from two different perspectives really helps us fire at it from multiple angles.
the ad network the Tourn has created an automated platform for marketing through influencers.the Company has today 160.000 influencers related to, among other things, the profiles Kenza Zouiten, Bianca Ingrosso and Alexandra Bring.currently, the Tourn an increase in net sales during the second quarter of 2017.net Sales lands of 11.6 million, compared with 3.3 million the same period the year before.at the same time, land as operating income after depreciation minus 418.000 kronor, compared with minus 475.00 sek during the same period last year.For the first half of 2017, in its entirety, reports the Tourn a turnover of 20.8 million, from 5.2 million in the same period of the previous year.
Nationwide customers have been unable to see payments on their online banking systems since this morning, in the latest in a string of digital glitches at the bank.According to Downdetector, Nationwide customers have been reporting problems with internet banking since 8.37am this morning (July 24), following a day of reduced service on July 23.Some people have also reported problems with payment cards and mobile banking.It added that payments “are being processed”, although standing orders have been delayed and “will be made as soon as possible”.Although the bank has not yet responded to The Reg's request for comment, statements on social media say the issue was down to over-running maintenance, which had been due to finish at lunchtime on July 23.The bank announced the maintenance on Twitter on July 22, saying that it would last until noon on Sunday.
The first program can be counted as a virus was written in 1971 by a man named Bob Thomas.the Virus was called the Creeper and was designed to be able to copy of itself between computers on the Arpanet, the predecessor to the internet.in Addition to copy itself and spread further, it did no major damage.If your computer was infected so it was the only thing that happened was a message popped up: "I'm the creeper: catch me if you can" (I'm the Creeper, catch me if you can).another man by the name of Ray Tomlinson took the virus on the words and created a similar program that also was spread through the Arpanet, but with the purpose to delete all copies of the Creeper.
Beijing Bikelock Technology Co., the biggest among the Chinese bicycle-sharing services that are taking the country by storm, is being sued for negligence by the parents of a child who died in an accident riding its Ofo bicycles, in the first suit of its kind in the world’s largest ride-sharing market.The suit emanated from a March 26 accident in Shanghai, where a coach struck an 11-year-old child on an Ofo bicycle, riding against traffic while turning a corner.The fourth-grade child, who was too young to gain access to an Ofo account on smartphone, had cracked open the mechanical padlock on the bicycle to ride it.Shanghai’s police had concluded that the primary responsibility in the accident was with the child, as traffic law forbids children under the age of 12 to take their bicycles on to public roads, and the child was riding illegally against oncoming traffic.The coach driver was deemed to be responsible on a secondary count, as he neglected to confirm safe passage while making a turn, according to the police.The parents of the deceased child sued, claiming that the locks installed on Ofo’s bicycles were defective, allowing the underage child to gain access even without an Ofo account, according to the plaintiff’s attorney.
With a show as complex as 12 Monkeys, its ending seems difficult to get right, but the cast thinks fans won't be disappointed.Ahead of its fourth and final season, Syfy’s 12 Monkeys cast came to San Diego Comic-Con 2017.In addition to showing a new trailer, Aaron Stanford (Cole), Amanda Schull (Cassie), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer), Alisen Down (Olivia), Todd Stashwick (Deacon), and showrunner Terry Matalas talked to reporters about what the call the show’s deeply satisfying ending.Perhaps the two biggest standouts in the trailer are the poem left by Cole’s mother and more glimpses of Olivia as the Witness.Though she seems to be happily embracing her role, it will take time to get there.“Her son, who she never got an opportunity to raise or hold or love in a way a mother should be able to love a child,” said Schull.
In the end, it comes down to love.That's seems to be Steve Wozniak's view about buying high-priced Apple products.Speaking to journalists in Dongguan, China, earlier this week, the Apple co-founder explained why he thinks people buy iPhones, despite their elevated prices.People used to buy iPhones so that they could show them off, not think of them as Linus does a blanket."When you love Apple, you are willing to pay for it," he said.Apple has managed to maintain brand loyalty while its competitors have sometimes foundered, often through their own doing.
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said he had received "verbal" approval to start building an ultra-high-speed underground transport system linking New York and Washington that would cut travel time between the cities to about half an hour.He offered no details on what entity had greenlighted the project that could result in the world's longest tunnel.Musk, the chief executive of electric car maker Tesla and rocket company SpaceX, is seeking to revolutionize transportation by sending passengers and cargo packed into pods through an intercity system of giant vacuum tubes known as the "Hyperloop".Musk recently started an enterprise called the Boring Company to build transport tunnels for the system, which he says would be far faster than current high-speed trains and use electromagnetic propulsion.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017Still a lot of work needed to receive formal approval, but am optimistic that will occur rapidly
One way to prevent the Earth's temperature from rising into a city-drowning, hurricane-strengthening, heat-stroke–triggering danger zone is to immediately switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.That idea, however, is extremely controversial.Some researchers believe such work could be a necessary part of the fight against climate change, but others argue that meddling with the planet exposes the world to a host of new risks.But the papers also lay out the reasons why these strategies might work and are worth studying.If we delay aggressively cutting greenhouse gas emissions until 2040, authors Ulrike Niemeier and Simone Tilmes write in Science, the global temperature is projected to rise more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.The authors pick that as the point at which drastic intervention might be needed in order to stave off disaster.
TNT, TBS and Discovery among first to monetize long-tail VOD audiencesWhile video-on-demand, or VOD, viewing has increased significantly in the past decade, networks have struggled to monetize that audience beyond the traditional C3 and C7 metrics, which only account for viewing up to the first seven days after a program initially airs.But that could change now that Nielsen is adding syndicated VOD Content Ratings from networks including Discovery, TBS and TNT to Nielsen Media Impact, the company’s total audience planning tool for agencies, networks and advertiser clients.In doing so, the company will give buyers and sellers the opportunity to measure VOD viewers weeks, months and even years after an episode’s debut, “whether it’s to reach those valuable targets or to monetize them more effectively,” said Jessica Hogue, svp of product leadership at Nielsen.Nielsen VOD Content Ratings, which launched in 2006, allow clients to compare VOD content to linear TV ratings.They are part of Nielsen’s total audience metric, but Nielsen encourages buyers and sellers to use the portions of the portfolio “that speak to their most pressing business needs,” said Hogue, adding that “it was the right time” to add the ratings to the company’s Media Impact tool, “given that agencies need to be able to plan and buy this segment of video more than they’ve been able to do in the past.”
The act of withdrawing money from an ATM has largely remained the same, ever since Barclays Bank introduced the first “Hole in the wall” in London, way back in 1967.But now it’s about to see a radical update with CashDash — a range of ATMs launching in London where your debit card is your smartphone.To withdraw cash, you first need to download the CashDash app, and top up your virtual wallet with funds.Most are in Central London, and are in tourist areas like Covent Garden, Selfridges, and Madame Toussauds.The company also has aggressive expansion plans, and is targeting Barcelona and New York next.At the time of writing, the market pound-to-euro conversion rate is 1.13, which is what CashDash offers through the app.