p Roger Moore -- the actor who portrayed James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985 -- has died at 89, according to a post Tuesday on the actor's Twitter account."It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer," his children said in a statement included with the Tweet."Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people."Moore is best known as the man who replaced Sean Connery as 007, taking the famed secret-agent franchise in a more humorous direction that amped up on camp.Becoming a UNICEF goodwill ambassador in 1991, he advocated for children's causes.He was knighted in 2003.
p Nick is our very own "Communications Manager" at Ahrefs (whatever that means) and coincidentally he's also a pretty skilled writer.So I asked Google “How can I get traffic from Pinterest?”Google returned about 41,400,000 results in 0.77 seconds, and I started learning.The best part dated back to 2014 and 2015 when Pinterest was a bit different.The plan was ready, and I decided to follow it for 1 month and then analyse the results.So let me show you what I did, how I did it, and what we got in the end.
p Azdome are a recently born dash cam manufacturer with the goal of creating simple and elegant products to make your life easier and more convenient./p p /p p The “A” and “Z” in the name signifies that they cover all the letters from A to Z, meaning that Azdome is a company open to the entire world, they want to show that people from anywhere can trust this brand and enjoy their innovatively designed products./p p Azdome is indeed spending a lot of time and efforts into creating useful and elegantly designed products for the masses, with a customers-oriented mindset and strict quality standards to ensure high customer satisfaction./p p /p Join GizChina on Telegram p If you want to know how Azdome was born then we can resume it in a few words here.Mr.Wayne — Azdome’s CEO — was born in an ancient city of eastern China, Yancheng.In 2010, he created his first company dealing with dash cameras in Shenzhen.
p /p p /p Google DeepMind's AlphaGo algorithm is back to its usual antics of beating world class Go players.The self-learning algorithm beat the world's current number one Go player, 19-year-old Ke Jie, on Tuesday in the opening fixture of a three game match in China.p Go is an ancient two-player board game that was invented in China some 3,000 years ago.Today, China boasts hundreds of millions of Go fans, including a large number at the grass roots level./p p "Ke Jie fought bravely and some wonderful moves were played," wrote Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis on Twitter.AlphaGo won by just half a point, the closest margin possible," he added in a separate tweet.
p Over the past few years, the world has witnessed significant progress in technological development, especially in areas such as artificial intelligence, big data and robotics.Further progress on technology is likely to converge into “the fourth industrial revolution”, with a range of new technologies fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, and impacting all disciplines, economies and industries.Increased automation, advanced robotics and artificial intelligence put large numbers of job categories under pressure of disappearance, going from lower skill jobs such as drivers, secretarial and office administration to middle skill jobs such as legal, insurance and financial services.Such disruption will affect not only the lower working class but also the middle class that have lived under the tenet that higher education and confirmation to social norms would lead to personal prosperity.We may see government attempts to counter such development with different government policies, e.g.We will discuss how various advances in technologies affect the office, logistics and retail property sectors differently separately.
p The Havas Group has developed a new tool which looks to give its clients a complete view of a programmatic buy, from where ads are going to how much they are spending.Called the ‘Client Trading Solution (CTS)’, it’s not a way to trade programmarically, rather it's being pitched as a “client facing, fully transparent control tower displaying all programmatic trading".“When you consider that 75% of marketers say that they are concerned by the level of transparency in programmatic, Client Trading Solution is a significant breakthrough,” explained Dominique Delport, global managing director, Havas Group, who launched it at the IAB's Interact conference in Amsterdam today (23 May).“This innovative, platform gives brands full visibility on costs, investments, outcomes and ROI, across trading desks, DSPs, inventory, providers, marketplaces.Any advertiser using it can see exactly what’s behind all programmatic solutions, with complete transparency allowing us to work hand-in-hand with our clients to build the best strategies for their business.”And it isn't just for those clients using Havas' own trading desk to execute buys.
p Fear of artificial intelligence is real, and Canada has a problem on its hands: The country may soon be killed by cuteness.After taking trips to the US and Europe, Japan's Pepper robot will soon start working for Canada's ATB Financials bank.The humanoid robot will be greeting customers in Calgary later this month, reports ZDNet."Banks suck at creating great customer experiences," admitted ATB Financial's Chief Transformation Officer Wellington Holbrook at the SAP Sapphire Now conference in Orlando last week."What we're learning from Pepper is people actually love engaging with a cute little robot that can dance and say nice things to you."Pepper, an AI-powered robot developed by Japanese carrier SoftBank, debuted in Japan early 2015.
p /p p /p Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature following an explosion in Manchester Arena that killed 22 people and left more than 50 injured.p /p p /p The explosion occurred around 10:30 p.m. BST (5:30 p.m.ET) as thousands of people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert.p British Prime Minister Theresa May said officials are "working to establish the full details" of the what police believe is an "appalling" terrorist attack./p p Safety Check asks people in the area of the incident if they are safe, and publicly marks them as such if they say they are.Users can see which of their friends have marked themselves safe, and asks those in the area if they are.
p Food startups are apparently still steaming hot as French startup Frichti just raised a whopping $33.7 million (€30 million).Frichti is currently available in Paris and nearby cities.It handles everything in-house — from cooking to orders and deliveries.Verlinvest and Felix Capital invested in today’s funding round, with existing investors Alven Capital and Idinvest Partners also participating.I’ve already covered Frichti and everything is still true today.Frichti stands out from the rest of the (crowded) competition with a simple promise — healthy meals with a common signature among all options.
p Singapore announced a host of virtual reality initiatives as part of building blocks for a digital economy.In an opening address at the Infocom Media Business Exchange, minister of communication and information, Yaacob Ibrahim announced the pilot project of VR in primary schools, as well as use in clinical training.Singapore regulator, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will be working with production company Beach House Pictures to pilot the use of VR in social studies in five primary schools.“Through the pilot lessons, about 400 students in primary four and primary five learnt about the design and architectural features of buildings as well as characteristics of high-tech farming,” said Yaacob.“In this pilot, Beach House Pictures worked with MOE (Ministry of Education) to develop exciting VR content closely aligned to the social studies curriculum.Beach House Pictures has also collaborated with local start-up Hiverlab to develop a customised VR classroom application for teachers to guide students on VR experiences to different locations around Singapore,” he added.
p Quora, the place to get answers to questions on just about any topic you can dream up from people who know about it, has now opened its self-serve ads platform to advertisers globally.More than 300 advertisers from a range of verticals have been using the platform while in beta.Shopify, Hubspot, Thinkific, Udacity and Hired are among the companies that have been running campaigns.This under-the radar company is valued at $1.8 billion as of its latest funding round last month.Though it has been comfortable with a slow growth approach until now, as we reported in April, Quora has doubled its ads team, which includes several Facebook ad alumns, and is planning to invest in building out the ads platform.Quora currently offers two native ad formats — text and app install ad — that run on question pages and include a call-to-action button.
Wonder no more: The Guardian obtained “more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts” and shared its findings.of The Guardian reported that moderators are “overwhelmed” by the volume of posts they are tasked with processing, often leaving them with “just 10 seconds” to make decisions, adding that they found the guidelines on sexual content to be the most inconsistent, complex and confusing.Hopkins spoke with Facebook head of global policy management Facebook’s monthly user base of nearly 2 billion and said determining what types of content to allow and not allow is difficult, as content may violate the social network’s policies in some contexts, but not in others.We have a really diverse global community, and people are going to have very different ideas about what is OK to share.We feel responsible to our community to keep them safe and we feel very accountable.But it can be permissible to say: “To snap a bitch’s neck, make sure to apply all your pressure to the middle of her throat,” or, “fuck off and die,” because they are not regarded as credible threats.
p Billionaire Robert Bass’s dream of building a private supersonic jet is poised to get a boost from one of the world’s top engine makers: General Electric .Aerion Corp. is in talks with GE to power what could be the first nonmilitary plane to fly faster than the speed of sound since Concorde flights were halted in 2003, according to a statement Monday by the Bass-backed aircraft start-up.The discussions represent a step toward resolving a major obstacle in Aerion’s plan to develop a jet that could shave three hours off trans-Atlantic trips -- and shorten flights across the Pacific by six.Aerion, which already has a committed buyer for its AS2 plane, has been working with the engine manufacturers to meet noise restrictions and fly economically at speeds both slower and faster than the sound barrier.“The two companies will continue to participate in a formal and gated process to define a potential collaboration for an AS2 engine,” GE and Aerion said in a statement Monday.GE makes jet engines for large commercial aircraft producers, including Boeing Co. and Airbus SE planes.
p During the latest Annual Webby Awards, Niantic’s global marketing product lead revealed seemingly big news in a tiny speech: “This summer will be legendary.” He said this after accepting a handful of awards for Niantic, among them being ‘Best Mobile Game’ to exactly no one’s surprise.This isn’t the first time we’ve heard Niantic tease Legendary Pokemon for its mobile game, but this is the first time we’ve seemingly received confirmation about when they will arrive.If you want to hear it for yourself, check out the video below — it should start at the beginning of the announcement, though if it doesn’t, skip ahead to the 18:50 mark.It’s hard to interpret the statement any other way, though the implications appeared to be lost on the audience.It was back in August that we saw Legendary Pokemon Articuno appear in the game, with some players claiming to have caught the monster.It was a controversial claim very briefly before Niantic itself confirmed that yes indeed some Legendary Pokemon has arrived in the game, but weren’t supposed to.
p We're not saying it's aliens, but I also can't tell you it's definitely not aliens.Late last week, astronomers around the world prepared to work through the weekend observing one of the most enigmatic stars known to humanity: KIC 8462852, better known as Tabby's Star, Boyajian's Star or the "alien megastructures star."The alert went out on Friday that the odd dips in the brightness of the star first discovered in Kepler data via a crowdsourced effort were happening once again -- these dips have yet to be explained, giving rise to all sorts of theories, including far-out ideas like huge megastructures built by an advanced alien civilization.When her prediction began to come true last week, she notified major observatories and amateur astronomy groups via social media and other channels, and many swung their lenses in the direction of the constellation Cygnus and the mysterious star.By Sunday, we were beginning to learn more about the latest "dimming event" going on with KIC 8462852.What makes this star so bizarre is that its dips in brightness don't seem to follow any obvious patterns.
p Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba, said it will strengthen the deployment of artificial intelligent (AI) technology in its courier network by putting 1 million smart logistics vehicles into the market to cope with exploding delivery volumes in the future – expected to reach 1 billion a day within a decade.The smart logistics vehicles, co-manufactured with other automobile companies including SAIC Motor Corp and Dongfeng Motor Corp, will optimise the delivery route for the couriers based on Cainiao’s advanced big data and algorithms, Cainiao Network’s president Wan Lin said at a logistics forum in Hangzhou on Monday.According to Cainiao, the new smart vehicles have been introduced in Shenzhen and Chengdu as part of a trial programme, where they reduced travel distance and air travel rates.The logistics industry could see savings of as much as 10 billion yuan (US$1.4 billion) annually after all the vehicles are put in services within the next decade, the company estimates.Cainiao is pushing forward with its smart logistics initiative because a “consumption upgrade” in China will drive the evolution of new logistics systems which will require the entire logistics industry to optimise its efficiency to the fullest, according to Wan.Logistics firms in China need further investments in talent and technology to cope with an expected 10 fold increase in delivery volumes from the current 100 million a day, Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma Yun said at the same event.
Generally, brands want to push their gaming products, and let's face it, wireless headsets are usually a good few years behind wired headsets in terms of sound quality.I plugged my speakers into the line-out jack, and when I turned the Arctis 7 off the speakers automatically came on; when I turned the headset on, the speakers muted.The micro-USB cable is used to charge the headset and also to update firmware etc.It is a mini 8-pin to four-pole 3.5 mm jack, and it allows you to use the headset with your phone, console, or any other device that takes a 3.5 mm jack.On the left earcup, you have the micro-USB port, a 3.5mm headphone share jack, the mini 8-pin port, a volume up and down wheel, and a microphone mute button.We really liked this feature - basically, you can plug another headset or speakers into the headphones, and you will be able to hear everything that the Arctis 7 can hear.
Until now, Prime Video has offered only on-demand films and TV shows in the UK.But one analyst said the launch line-up of channels was "not immediately desirable" and would struggle to attract satellite TV customers."Amazon launched a similar thing in the US, and the big selling point was that you could get HBO and Showtime programmes, all under one umbrella," said Tom Harrington, an analyst at Enders."That's not going to happen here.Sky have HBO and Showtime locked down, at least for now, and will hold on to them aggressively."When you look at what's available in the UK, it does lack the wow factor."
p If you’ve tried sharing your Instagram posts to other social media accounts in the last day or two, you may have noticed the available sharing options trimmed down slightly.As it stands, there are options for Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, and nothing else.Do you get the feeling something’s missing, but aren’t sure what exactly?Let me save you some time: the Swarm and Flickr options are gone.Foursquare Swarm, the check-in app that lets you earn points for every time you check in, and Flickr were removed from the share list last week with little apparent fanfare — or mourning, for that matter.Swarm confirmed on Twitter that the integration had been removed:
p Young job seekers prefer researching company culture and workplace life on InstagramThe job search has gone almost completely digital and increasingly social.In fact, a good portion of job seekers use Facebook and Twitter to research companies, while recruiters use LinkedIn to vet potential candidates.However, for younger job seekers, Instagram is becoming an important place for learning about the culture of potential workplaces.surveyed more than 2,000 American workers with the goal of demystifying the supposed rift among American job seekers.What it discovered was that the idea of the “divided America” was a myth, and job seekers are as diverse as the nation in which they live.