and music streaming services are back in harmony.That's the word from the singer's management team, which tweeted Thursday that the singer's entire catalog will be available for streaming as of Thursday night.Swift's team said the move was in celebration of Swift's album "1989" selling more than 10 million copies and her RIAA certification Thursday for selling 100 million songs."Taylor wants to thank her fans by making her entire back catalog available to all streaming services tonight at midnight," her management team tweeted.Presumably that means that Swift has mended fences with Spotify, the dominant service in the streaming sector with 50 million paying subscribers worldwide.The two had a falling out in 2014 when Swift pulled her entire music catalog off Spotify just as her latest album, "1989," had the largest sales week for any record since 2002.
A panel of three judges on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overruled (PDF) a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas who allowed Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations LLC (RCDI) to walk away without paying legal fees of the company it had sued, ADS Security.Rothschild sued Toshiba (PDF) over remote-operated cameras and sued Sharp (PDF) for scanners that send images to mobile devices.In 2015, the Electronic Frontier Foundation named Rothschild's '090 patent its "Stupid Patent of the Month."Instead of offering to pay Rothschild a settlement fee, ADS said it would settle the case if Rothschild paid it $43,330 for attorneys' fees and costs.ADS then filed a motion seeking to invalidate the patent—and sent Rothschild a copy of the motion for sanctions that it intended to file next.The appeals panel said Gilstrap's decision to not deem the case "exceptional" was an abuse of discretion.
Det brukar heta att närvaro i de sociala medierna är viktig för moderna företag – men en ny undersökning visar att de här kanalerna inte alls är särskilt viktiga när det gäller försäljningen.Enligt PMP Marknadskonsult som genomför undersökningen Säljindikatorn uppger två av tre börsbolag att noll till fem procent av fjolårets försäljning har skapats med stöd av sociala medier (att sociala medier konkret har bidragit till en affär).Läs också: Chattbotten både stjärnsäljare och klagomur när kundmötet flyttar till sociala medierDetta kan sättas i relation till att i snitt 13 procent av marknadsföringsbudgeten hos svenska företag läggs på sociala medier.– Det här vänder upp och ner på rådande uppfattning om sociala mediers betydelse för bolag.Det är klart att de som är verksamma inom exempelvis e-handel utgör undantag, men för merparten av våra svenska börsbolag saknar sociala medier i stort sett betydelse när det gäller att driva försäljning, säger Mikael Julher, vd på PMP Marknadskonsult.
p Firefox is definitely more pleasant to use than Internet Explorer or Edge, but it feel like it has been left behind by Google Chrome and Opera.Firefox remains one of the biggest names in the world of web browsers, but if you're currently using Edge, Internet Explorer or Chrome, is there an incentive to switch allegiances?Browser development has accelerated so much in recent years that if you haven't used Firefox for a while, you probably have very little idea of what it's actually like now.While browsers have moved forward a great deal in recent years, Firefox hasn’t advanced quite as much as the competition.There are interesting little quirks like retaining separate address and search bars, for instance, and the rounded tabs are like stepping back in time.The feature that keeps passwords and bookmark synchronized between devices also feels antiquated.
p I januari meddelade mjukvaruföretaget Atlassian att man förvärvat projekthanteringstjänsten Trello för 425 miljoner dollar, motsvarande 3,7 miljarder kronor.– Vi har lärt oss väldigt mycket genom åren, säger Michael Pryor, vd för Trello, när CS träffar honom under konferensen The Next Web i Amsterdam.När utvecklarkändisen Joel Spolsky och Michael Pryor startade Fog Creek Software år 2000 var idén att bygga ett coolt företag för utvecklare att jobba på.Fogbugz finns fortfarande kvar, men efter några år fick den se sig omkörd på marknaden av en konkurrerande tjänst – Jira, från Atlassian.Det marknadsfördes som ett verktyg för it-support – och det kostade 10 dollar om dagen att använda.Vi byggde, sålde och marknadsförde det till helt fel publik, säger Michael Pryor.
p When the co-creator of Android backs a new phone, we need to sit up and listen.He’s the co-creator of Android, the smartphone operating system that powers two billion devices around the world.Now, since leaving Google several years ago, he’s backing a new project to make a smartphone.It’s called the Essential Phone, and it unsurprisingly operates Android; but that’s probably the only unsurprising thing about it.Here’s all the essentials about the Essential.The Xiaomi Mi Mix started the bezel-less screen trend rolling, before it was picked up by LG, Samsung, and others; but the Essential Phone may have the most impressive bezel-less screen we’ve seen on a smartphone yet.
p Gretel brand is putting quite some faith into their first dual-camera phone released and the Gretel GT6000 certainly has some strong points.But can it stand against phones from the big brands ?Well in today’s small comparison we will put it directly against LG XPower 2 and let’s see who will prevail./p p Both phones are trying to achieve more or less the same thing, to offer an affordable big battery smartphone, but the ways to get there can be quite different.LG Xpower 2 is packing the more powerful midrange processor MT6750, while the Gretel GT6000 is more budget oriented with just MT6737 processor.Both have 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of expandable internal storage and similar 5,5-inch HD resolution display, tho LG uses Gorilla Glass 3 and Gretel Asahi Glass and 2.5D curve.
the company package was launched on Tuesday and includes the Chrome browser, templates for administration and the extensions to deal with old web sites and apps, writes IDG News.neither is it possible to ignore the fact that they are based on the basis on which the browser's Chrome dominance in the market means for the company in the day.And the idea is to compete with Microsoft and the ever so important corporate customers.– Google is doing so at regular intervals, creates attention around the Chrome in the company.It looks like they are trying to make the browser a better citizen in the enterprise, " says Gary Schare, previously worked project management Microsoft with a focus on Internet Explorer.Therefore, everyone using Chrome can get from Google is welcome, he says.
p Worksafe, a California-based worker advocacy group, released a report Wednesday showing that injury rates at the company's Fremont manufacturing facility were higher than the industry average in 2014 and 2015./p p The report follows a February blog post published by Jose Moran, a Tesla factory employee, detailing injury rates and long work hours at the Fremont plant as part of a unionization effort with the United Auto Workers."Our goal is to have as close to zero injuries as humanly possible and to become the safest factory in the auto industry."/p p The organization then compared the data to the industry average provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and found: /p In 2014, Tesla's total recordable incident rate (TRIR) was 8.4 injuries per 100 workers, which was 15% higher than the industry average of 7.3 that yearIn 2015, Tesla's TRIR was 8.8 injuries per 100 workers, which was 31% higher than the industry average of 6.7 that year p Worksafe also analyzed Tesla's DART rate, which refers to "serious nonfatal injuries" that result in leaves of absences, restricted duty, or job transfer.It found: /p In 2014, Tesla had a DART rate of 7.1 injuries per 100 workers, which was 69% higher than the industry average of 4.2 that yearIn 2015, Tesla had a DART rate of 7.9 injuries per 100 workers, which was 103% higher than the industry average of 3.9 that year p For 2016, Worksafe did compile Tesla's TRIR (8.1) and DART (7.3), however, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics has yet to release industry-wide averages for last year./p p In a blog post, Tesla said it has made changes to improve factory conditions, like reducing the number of hours employees work and hiring an ergonomist to redesign equipment to prevent on-site injuries.
p When we last left Westeros, it was clear the battle that's been brewing for the first 6 seasons may finally play out.All of our favorite characters (including the ones we love to hate) make an appearance in the trailer as the voice of Cersei Lannister, portrayed by Lena Headey, intones, "Enemies to the east, enemies to the west, enemies to the south, enemies to the north.Whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it."The new season begins July 16 on HBO.
p Starting at just $17.99, IKEA’s affordable smart lightbulbs will soon work with smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo.IKEA is definitely my go-to place for inexpensive furniture, as I’m sure is the case for many of you; after all, no one wants to pay more than they have to.Now, IKEA’s furniture and home appliances may be affordable, but the Swedish retailer certainly isn’t behind the times.It already offers various smart lightbulbs as well as motion sensor kits and dimming kits, which work with a separate app on Android, but according to IKEA’s Swedish press release, they’re about to get even smarter.Starting this summer into autumn, IKEA’s TRÅDFRI smart lights will get voice control support through popular smart home devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo.It will also work with Apple HomeKit.
A new Dot will run you $49.99, but for a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has the refurbished second-generation Echo Dot for $37.99 shipped.Nah, not Amazon gear: It's "certified to look and work like new" and it comes with a one-year 90-day warranty, same as new Dots.It's like a way smarter Siri for your house, a voice-activated speaker that can answer questions, read the news, play a podcast, turn lights on and off, instantly stream your favorite music and much more.Speaking of which, if listening to music is one of your main goals for the Dot -- and once you get accustomed to saying things like, "Alexa, play the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' soundtrack," it's hard to go back to futzing with a screen -- you should definitely pair it with a speaker.Even an inexpensive one will give you better results than you get from the Dot itself.This is still a steal at $37.99.
Lenovo has been quite aggressive about expanding its portfolio of smartphones in the Indian market since its acquisition of Motorola.From the recent crop of Lenovo phones it is clear that the company has cracked the code as far as the design of the smartphone is concerned.The Vibe K4 Note will not make your heart skip a beat but it is a decent looking smartphone and has a decent build.The Vibe K4 Note continues the trend, despite its increased price tag.The Vibe K4 Note also packs in a 3 GB of RAM, which complements the CPU well.The 403 PPI pixel density makes things nice for movie buffs and gamers (not to forget the Dolby speakers, which we shall be coming back to a little later in the review).
When we write a headline, we no longer think only about driving clicks from a single channel like our homepage; we now need to think about search and social, too.What stands out on Facebook might not get any clicks from a Google search results page.For example, in 2016, the famous “How to Win Friends and Influence People” headline may look something like this:12 Life Lessons to Help You Win Friends and Influence PeopleLife Lessons: How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleHow to Win Friends and Influence People: 12 Lessons to Live By
Eco-marathon /p p Imagine making the 2,710-mile trip from Philadelphia to Los Angeles using just one gallon of gas./p p You might look silly doing it, but students from Université Laval, in Quebec, have theoretically made that outlandish trip possible with their prototype gasoline-powered car that gets/p p The Laval team took home the big prize at this year's Shell Eco-marathon
p Senators have complained to the Federal Communications Commission after a journalist said security guards pushed him to a wall while he was covering an FCC hearing on ending net neutrality.Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) complained in a letter to the FCC Friday that the incident appears to be part of a “pattern of hostility toward the press characteristic of this administration, which underscores our serious concern.”CQ Roll Call reporter John Donnelly was covering the hearing, brought about as part of the Trump administration’s push to end net neutrality and allow service providers to restrict access to content.Donnelly was attempting to question FCC commissioner Michael O’Reilly after a press conference on Thursday when two guards suddenly “pinned” the journalist to the wall until the commissioner had left, according to a statement from the National Press Club.One of the guards then “proceeded to force Donnelly to leave the building entirely under implied threat of force,” the press club statement said.Donnelly said he “could not have been less threatening or more polite.” “There is no justification for using force in such a situation,” he added.
Drone owners won a major victory in court Friday, when the United States Court of Appeals said the registration system may not be legal.It all came form a a lawsuit brought by a model aircraft hobbyist, John Taylor, who hails from Washington, DC -- yeah, the place that doesn't have voting power in congress and whose license plates typically include the phrase "Taxation Without Representation.""Taylor does not think that the FAA had the statutory authority to issue the Registration Rule and require him to register," the court wrote.The drone registration system took flight two years ago, telling owners to pay $5 apiece or face potential criminal charges.Meanwhile, drone sales continue to climb, more than doubling in the past year for example.The FAA's drone program hasn't crashed yet, though.
p WeChat is an indispensable service for hundreds of millions of users, and Apple is taking a risk by threatening to remove apps like it from the App Store.Apple is reportedly clashing with several developers of social networking apps that are prominent in China, according to The Wall Street Journal.The issue concerns the “tipping” feature common in many of these apps, which allows users to pay content creators directly.One of those developers is Tencent, the company responsible for producing WeChat, China’s most prominent messaging and payment platform.According to the report, Apple’s stance is that the money exchanged by users — specifically tips — are in fact a form of in-app payment.That would allow the company to take a 30-percent cut of each transaction, per App Store rules.
My doctor has created a kind of digital clinic where patients with simple complaints can get a video session with a doctor instead of having to go to a natural medical center.Now, the company has closed a kapitalrunda of 218 million, reports the site Di digital.the Valuation in kapitalrundan is yet unknown.”the initial investment aims to continue the development of the service in Sweden, and take the step into new international markets.We are very excited to introduce this new issue, together with EQT Ventures.They are long-term owners who invest in our growth and believe in our ability to scale up operations and give more countries access to the digital healthcare,” says founder Magnus Nyhlén, in a comment to the site.
p Your next notebook could be powered by AMD's new Ryzen Mobile APU, permitting significantly more power and battery life.AMD held its annual Financial Analyst Day web conference on May 16, and the firm announced a number of new products that PC enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting.While we did not get information on the full lineup and release dates for the highly anticipated Vega generation of AMD GPUs, we did learn about some interesting products that provide of glimpse of where the company is headed.One such product involves new mobile solutions, namely those based on the new Zen architecture and Ryzen CPUs.AMD introduced the Ryzen Mobile APU line of chipsets that will mate Vega graphics with Ryzen CPUs to make for competitive new mobile options for notebook makers, according to Techreport.The news came via AMD Jim Anderson, and the new chipsets appear to offer solid performance improvements over the company’s current A-Series APU.