Finanssivalvonnan olisi syytä puuttua paljon rivakammin yritysten käyttämään kieleen, kun ne listautuvat.Listautumisanti-nimi sekoittaa ja hämää markkinoita, kun kyse on yrityksen osakkeiden myynnistä eikä annista.Esimerkiksi Terveystalon listautumisanti pitää sisällään sekä annin että myynnin, kun suurin omistaja ruotsalainen pääomasijoittaja EQT aikoo myydä osan osakkkeistaan, jos listautuminen toteutuu.Entä askeleen pidemmälle asiassa mennyt Rovio?Suora lainaus yhtiön tänään aloittaman listautumisen lehdistö- eli markkinointitiedotteesta: "Suunnitellun listautumisannin odotetaan koostuvan yhtiön keskeisimmän osakkeenomistajan, Trema International Holdings B.V:n, sekä tiettyjen muiden osakkeenomistajien osakemyynnistä.Lisäksi Yhtiö harkitsee toteuttavansa noin 30 miljoonan euron osakeannin suunnitellun listautumisannin yhteydessä...
A majority of EU finance ministers want to try to introduce some sort of sales tax on digital companies.Sweden belong to the minority of sceptical countries."Around 20 countries support a global solution that the OECD is trying to develop.in Addition, the support of more than half of EU countries a short-term solution within the EU", said the Estonian minister of finance of the republic of estonia, Toomas Töniste, who was the host for the ecofin meeting, at a press conference.They signed a statement produced by France's finance minister, Bruno Le Maire on a "utjämningsskatt" in the form of a sales tax.the Other thought is to integrate the digital tax in the EU's common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB).
Slashdot reader eatvegetables writes: The U.S. National Security Agency launched Codebreaker Challenge 2017 Friday night (Sept 15) at 9 p.m. EST.It started off as a reverse-engineering challenge a few years ago but has grown in scope to include network analysis, reverse-engineering, and vulnerability discovery/exploitation.This year's challenge story centers around hackers attacking critical "supervisory control and data acquisition" (SCADA) infrastructure.Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to figure out how the SCADA network is being attacked, find the attack vector(s), and stop the bad guy(s)/gal(s)/other(s).Codebreaker-Challenge is unusual for capture-the-flag(ish) contests due to the scope/number of challenges and how long the contest runs (now until end of year).Also (this year, at least), the challenge is built around a less than well-known networking protocol, MQTT.
På fredagen meddelade börsoperatören Nordic Growth Market, NGM, att de har för avsikt att köpa in sig i Privanet Group.Affären kommer ske genom två riktade emissioner där NGM:s ägarandel kommer uppgå till 5 procent i den första och 10 procent i den andra, som baseras på att vissa villkor är uppfyllda.”Vi håller på att etablera en bolagssida i Finland.Med andra ord att skapa konkurrens till Nasdaq inom handel och notering av finländska aktier.Den här affären gör det möjlig för oss att arbeta tillsammans med Privanet mot den finländska marknaden och leverera ett gemensamt erbjudande till bolag inom alla mognadsfaser", säger Tommy Fransson, vice vd för NGM.Privanet Group består av de två benen Privanet Capital Markets, som sysslar med kapitalmarknadstransaktioner, och Privanet Securities som driver en marknadsplats för handel med onoterade aktier.
Pohjois-Korea on ampunut jälleen ballistisen ohjuksen Japanin maa-alueen yli Tyyneen valtamereen.Asiasta raportoivat kansainväliset mediat ja uutistoimistot.Ohjus lensi kaikkiaan 3700 kilometrin matkan ja päätyi Tyyneen valtamereen 2000 kilometriä Japanin pohjoisen Hokkaidon saaren itäpuolelle.Ohjus ylsi 770 kilometrin korkeuteen.Hokkaidossa vaarahälytykset käynnistyivät mediatietojen mukaan noin kello 7 aamulla paikallista aikaa.Yhdysvaltojen puolustusministerin James Mattisin mukaan ohjus pakotti "miljoonat japanilaiset syöksymään suojaan".
Micorsoft Edge-the team announced during the Microsoft Edge Web Summit in Seattle that the Edge now has 330 million monthly users.the Browser has thus doubled the number of users from 150 million in april last year, reports Venture Beat.today, there are now 500 million active Windows 10 users, which means that 60 percent of Windows 10 users are also active Edge users.don't Miss: the 10 features you must check out if you are running Edge on Windows 10Despite the impressive growth, Microsoft has nevertheless still a bit left to reach up to the competition.Google Chrome is currently having over a billion monthly users across desktop and mobiles, while Mozilla is about half a billion.
Ever since David Harbour was announced as the title character, everyone wants to know what he'll look like as Hellboy.The demon with the right hand of doom is headed back to the big screen in 2018, and now we have our first look at Stranger Things actor David Harbour as Hellboy.Hellboy creator Mike Mignola posted a photo on Twitter of Harbour as the popular demon detective, and it offered a hint at how the reboot of the Hellboy franchise is planning to tweak the visual aesthetic of the Dark Horse Comics character after two films in which Sons of Anarchy actor Ron Perlman portrayed the character.— Mike Mignola (@artofmmignola) September 13, 2017Along with some slight changes to the horn stumps on Hellboy’s head, Harbour’s version of the character also appears to have a slightly different spin on the character’s massive right hand — known as “The Right Hand of Doom” in the comics’ lore.Rather than a rocky look, Hellboy’s right forearm and hand has a weathered metal appearance.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a meeting today to discuss the results of its investigation into a 2016 crash in which a Tesla Model S with Autopilot engaged collided with a transport truck, resulting in the death of the Tesla’s driver Joshua Brown.The NTSB report follows a finding earlier this year from NHTSA that found no evidence that Tesla’s Autopilot software didn’t work as intended.The NTSB similarly found that the system operated as intended – but also cited the driver’s inattentiveness, a result of his excess reliance on the Autopilot tech, was a cause in the death.Per Recode, the agency’s probable accident cause reads in part:Contributing to the car driver’s over-reliance on the vehicle automation was its operational design, which permitted his prolonged disengagement from the driving task and his use of the automation in ways inconsistent with guidance and warnings from the manufacturer.NTSB’s members voted unanimously to attribute the probable cause of the accident to multiple factors, however, including also the failure of the truck driver to yield to the vehicle.
Apple seems to be making it easier to trade in iPhones through the iPhone Upgrade Program with a new mail-in kit option, as spotted by John Angarano over at the MacRumors forums.Apple launched the iPhone Upgrade Program two years ago alongside the iPhone 6S as an alternative for customers looking to upgrade their phone without being tied to any one carrier.But if you were looking to upgrade your phone to a new model, you had to schedule an appointment in an Apple Store to trade in the old phone, something that seems to finally be changing with the new mail-in kit.It’s still not entirely clear how the mail-in process will work.Ideally, it could mean that Apple will allow users to preorder phones directly to their homes and then return the old devices by mail within a certain amount of time, without requiring the middle step of going to an Apple Store.Either way, the new Trade-in Kits should hopefully help prevent issues like last year, when many iPhone Upgrade Program users found themselves unable to get a new phone due to low stock in stores.
Facebook has been hit with a €1.2m (£1.1m) fine in Spain after the country's data watchdog found it broke privacy laws.The social network breached laws designed to protect citizens' information and privacy on three occasions, according to the Spanish authorities.The regulator found Facebook had failed to inform users how their data would be used as it hoovered up the details of millions of people in Spain.It said Facebook had failed to educate users on how their personal information - including ideology, sex, religious beliefs, personal interests and browsing habits - would be used for advertising.It added that Facebook had illegally tracked visitors to its pages who had not signed up to the social network using cookies.Facebook also infringed citizens' rights when it stored the details of deleted accounts for more than 17 months, according to the investigation.
An anonymous reader quotes security researcher Brian Krebs: The web site that Equifax advertised as the place where concerned Americans could go to find out whether they were impacted by this breach -- equifaxsecurity2017.com -- is completely broken at best, and little more than a stalling tactic or sham at worst.In the early hours after the breach announcement, the site was being flagged by various browsers as a phishing threat.In some cases, people visiting the site were told they were not affected, only to find they received a different answer when they checked the site with the same information on their mobile phones.TechCrunch has concluded that "the checker site, hosted by Equifax product TrustID, seems to be telling people at random they may have been affected by the data breach."One user reports that entering the same information twice produced two different answers.And ZDNet's security editor reports that even if you just enter Test or 123456, "it says your data has been breached."
Because this week, Jaguar Land Rover unveiled the E-type Zero, a battery-powered revival of the classic 1960s sports car that none other than Enzo Ferrari called the most beautiful car ever.The sad news is that the car—which carries a 40-kWh battery pack [[[think we can lose this bit, since it won't be something the average reader would be able to compare to other batteries?]]], offers a range of 170 miles, and goes from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds—is just a concept, rendering those specs meaningless.Jag says it will “investigate bringing this concept to market,” but whatever it decides, it’s guilty of a bait and switch here.For the automaker (and, ahem, the journalist), the shiver-inducing thought of an electric historical classic offers a tidy segue into news of Jaguar Land Rover’s future: The automaker also announced this week that by 2020, it will offer an electric or hybrid variant of every model it makes.The shift will start next year, when the Jaguar’s first fully electric SUV, the I-Pace, goes on sale.
Clever people from across the world are gathering at the University of Hertfordshire right now, as the uni's Game of Thrones conference rolls into day two.Yes, that's right, everyone's being all serious about the TV tits fantasy, with several professors who've pivoted their boring old careers into being GoT scholars due to talk to attendees about their thoughts on the books and TV series.Here's how seriously it's all being taken:"This two-day conference will include contributions from international scholars addressing the series’ overwhelming success and provide scholarly insight into some of the most prominent themes including the representation of gender, motherhood, politics and power, death and trauma as well as explorations into its international popularity, the diversity of its fan base, its impact on heritage and tourism, transmedia, game play and world-building as well as the series’ historical backdrop."Someone seems to have got the idea that it's a documentary.[University of Hertfordshire via BBC]
Stride is designed to make it easy to bounce between text chatting and videoconference meetings.Back in 2012, Atlassian purchased chat startup HipChat, bringing the service under its umbrella.Now, HipChat is one of the most popular chat tools in Silicon Valley and beyond, with customers including Tesla, Expedia, and, until recently, Uber.In recent years, though, it's faced stiff competition from $5 billion Slack, a venture-backed darling of Silicon Valley.Which is why, today, Atlassian debuts Stride — the successor to HipChat, redesigned from the ground up with a new aesthetic and new features.Atlassian is making available a free version of Stride, which supports unlimited users.
Today at the CEDIA 2017 show in San Diego, California the home automation specialists at Control4 announced a suite of high-resolution, multiroom audio hardware under the company’s newly-acquired Triad brand.Among the selections are some high-end matrix audio switchers and multi-channel amplifiers designed to deliver heart-stopping sound in any room of the home, from any source, all from a central nerve center — the kind of stuff the well-to-do get installed when building their posh new pads.But the piece that caught our attention is something anyone wanting simple, straightforward, super-sweet sound can appreciate.Introducing the Triad One Streaming Amplifier.Rather than building an all-in-one wireless multiroom speaker, which have become ubiquitous in the audio realm, Control4 opted to give customers the flexibility to use their favorite speakers and juice them up with 200 watts of hearty, clean amplification.This essentially transforms any set of speakers into a wireless streaming powerhouse.
Antalet möjliga konfigurationer som en större biltillverkare i dag erbjuder är närmast oändligt.Att faktiskt få uppleva bilen så som den kommer att se ut när den levererats är inte enkelt när valet av lack, fälgar, däckprofil och extrautrustning har gjorts.Som första svenska Audihandlare kan Svenstigs bil i Halmstad sedan i fredags ge spekulanter möjligheten att göra det med hjälp av vr-glasögonen Oculus rift.Innan året är slut är förhoppningen att ytterligare sju av landets 46 Audi-hallar ska erbjuda möjligheten, berättar Charlotte Haggren, chef för återförsäljarutveckling på Audi Sverige.– Vi vill vara med i tiden.Audi har ett extremt stort modellutbud.
Viewers can catch flicks like Legally Blonde and The Karate KidRoku, a connected TV device and platform, has more than 15 million monthly active accounts.Starting today, viewers will have access to even more free content.Now that it can provide advertisers with audience guarantees, licensing popular content for its own channel is the company’s next step in monetization and user growth.“We’re always looking for ways to add value and make TV better for our customers,” said Rob Holmes, vp of programming at Roku.“With The Roku Channel, we’re responding to consumer demand through a new experience that makes finding free entertainment easy for our customers.”
With each iteration, both the Python language and its most widely used implementation, CPython, move forward to make life a little easier for everyone using them.As Python becomes more popular, and its use cases expand, certain Python limitations—from slow startup to the lack of concurrency—become more glaring.Here we look at four key areas in which Python’s core development team is pushing for major improvements.InfoWorld helps you navigate what’s running hot and what’s going cold.Many of the improvements planned for Python fall into the general bucket of “make things faster.” One optimization at the top of the list is reducing the amount of time the CPython interpreter needs to start up.Perl 5 and PHP 7 launch five to 10 times faster than Python 3.
Det har sedan ett tag tillbaka förekommit rykten om ett nytt prestandachipp från Qualcomm med beteckningen 836.Tekniksajten XDA Developers skriver emellertid idag att någon sådan efterföljare inte existerar.XDA menar att Qualcomms kommande prestandachipp inte kommer att bli Snapdragon 836 och poängterar samtidigt att Googles kommande smarttelefon – Pixel 2 – sannolikt bygger på Snapdragon 835.There is not and there never will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836.Om XDA:s uppgifter visar sig stämma får framtiden utvisa.Eftersom det saknas något officiellt uttalande från Qualcomm bör påståendet som alltid tas med en nypa salt.
The Essential Phone, the brainchild of Android co-founder Andy Rubin, features a respectable exterior design and a supporting cast of hardware and software that’s good enough to compete with industry titans – at least, according to early reviews.Teardown specialist iFixit recently got its hands on a unit for a different type of evaluation and deemed it a “hot mess.”The team described the process of breaching the phone’s first line of defenses as a “harrowing arctic expedition” due to the fact that they had to lean on “super cold” chemical spray rather than heat to remove the back cover.The LCD panel also presented issues as prying attempts resulted in a shattered screen – a rare misstep from a team that typically exhibits surgical precision.Finally, some good news (sort of) as the phone’s battery is held in place by a stretch-release adhesive.Unfortunately, getting inside was clearly a struggle and the battery was additionally trapped under another bracket.