If there was a media organisation that could credibly claim to be unsurprised by the huge young turnout at the General Election and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour “surge” then it was the Tab, the digital news service aimed at students and new graduates in Britain and America.Young people, many of them stung by the Trump and Brexit votes last year, are looking to play a more active role in politics and the news brands that are best-placed to benefit are those that have not previously incurred their mistrust.Last month, its website registered a record 11m unique visits, up 200% year-on-year.At 28 years-old, Herrmann is the oldest member of the staff, which has an average age of 23.But because we have got all these local sites we have that and it gives us a breadth of reporting that not a lot of news organisations have.”It’s a major differentiator between the Tab and most digitally-native outlets.
galaxy from the early universe has challenged what we know of how dead galaxies evolve.Imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy stopped producing new stars just a few billion years after the Big Bang -- a dead galaxy.It's also an unexpected shape -- a rapidly spinning disk.This makes it the first observational evidence that some dead galaxies evolve from a disk-shaped spiral galaxy into a more three-dimensional elliptical galaxy, the more common shape for old-star and dead galaxies."This new insight may force us to rethink the whole cosmological context of how galaxies burn out early on and evolve into local elliptical-shaped galaxies," said study leader Sune Toft of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark."Perhaps we have been blind to the fact that early 'dead' galaxies could in fact be disks, simply because we haven't been able to resolve them."
Etsy has announced its second round of layoffs in as many months.In a statement today, it said it will cut 140 positions, or about 15 percent of its current workforce.When combined with an earlier downsizing announced in early May, this round brings total eliminated positions to about 230, or about 22 percent of what Etsy’s total workforce was at the end of 2016.In the press statement, Etsy CEO Josh Silverman said, “In order to drive focus, we took decisive steps to double down on the fewest, highest-impact initiatives in our core marketplace while de-prioritizing other projects and streamlining our resources.Parting ways with our colleagues is not easy and I am thankful for their contributions.We are moving forward with a more nimble structure that supports our current business needs and allows for faster execution so we can better serve creative entrepreneurs around the world.”
In order for electric vehicles to go mainstream, it’ll take more than just people buying them: governments will have to create infrastructure that enables drivers to use them just as easily as regular cars.And that’s what the UK is trying to do with the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill.It was included in the Queen’s Speech (a list of laws that the government hopes to get approved by Parliament over the coming two years), and it requires gas stations to install charging points for electric vehicles across England, Wales and Scotland.Such a law could certainly help alleviate drivers’ stress of remembering to fully charge their cars at home before leaving for the day – and hopefully make the prospect of opting for an electric vehicle more attractive.As Sky News noted, the UK hopes to have “almost every car and van to be zero-emission by 2050”; the plan echoes London mayor Sadiq Khan’s vision to revamp the city’s transport systems to go green within the same time frame.If the bill passes, will other countries follow suit?
Benchmark’s Bill Gurley is set to leave Uber’s board of directors, one day after the company announced the resignation of CEO Travis Kalanick following months of controversy over its corporate culture.A Benchmark spokesman told Bloomberg, which first reported the news of Gurley’s departure, that his board seat will be filled by Matt Cohler, another Benchmark general partner.According to a New York Times article about the behind-the-scenes machinations that ultimately led to Kalanick’s resignation, Gurley began pushing for a leadership change after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler wrote a blog post that described multiple instances of sexual harassment at Uber.Last week, while Uber was waiting to release the results of an internal investigation into its company culture, Kalanick agreed to take an indefinite leave of absence to develop his leadership skills and grieve his mother, who was recently killed in a boating accident that also seriously injured his father.But Gurley believed that Uber ultimately needed a new CEO and began speaking with other Uber investors about pressing Kalanick to step down.Bloomberg reports that while Gurley’s push to oust Kalanick gained some support, it also upset other people at Uber.
When Mercari became Japan’s first startup unicorn with a $75 million round last year, the funding was earmarked to fuel its goal of becoming the top secondhand marketplace app in the U.S. Now Mercari is doubling down on its efforts to succeed where no other Asian e-commerce company has.Today it launched a refreshed version of its American app and announced the hiring of John Lagerling from Facebook’s management team to serve as its chief business officer.Though Alibaba and Rakuten have struggled to make an impact in the U.S., Lagerling says that doesn’t scare Mercari.The app has been downloaded a total of 25 million times so far, compared to 10 million a year ago, and it currently claims $100 million in transactions per month worldwide.But Mercari has to fight for American shoppers with a host of secondhand marketplace apps (including OfferUp, Letgo, Poshmark, and Depop, to name just a few) and, of course, all of them are up against eBay and Amazon, which have had two decades to define the U.S. e-commerce landscape.Lagerling, who was vice president of business development, mobile, and product partnerships at Facebook and previously held several leadership roles at Google, tells TechCrunch that Mercari sees the U.S. as a top priority, instead of secondary to its domestic market.
Seeking traffic updates for your morning commute?Alexa and Cortana are acoustically at your service.Digital assistants and bots undeniably enhance our work lives in myriad ways.And they literally acquire more “skills” every day.Call it “selvesware.” Similar to recommendation engines for books to read or movies to watch, selvesware delivers actionable, data-driven insights and advice on what to say, when to speak up and with whom to work, and suggests options to create, communicate and collaborate.In this future, the AI revolution is less about “artificial intelligence” and more about “augmenting introspection.”
This corpus of rules can be, in turns, opaque and explicit, and has caused a decent amount of consternation over the years for developers as they try to read into how Apple might interpret one rule or another.AppShopper eventually returned, finding a way around the rule by adding social features — something which the App Store still largely lacks, by the way.This year the big issue appears to surround rule 4.2.6, which states that “Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected.”Essentially, there are questions about how far-reaching this rule would be when applied to the App Store.Was it purely about improving quality by reducing knock-offs?Given that there was still some curiosity about how it would be applied, I did a little digging.
We are already almost halfway through 2017 so it’s time for some mid-year sales don’t you think ?Today we have for you some infomation about one of those, because Oukitel decided to offer their popular model Oukitel K6000 Plus for a flash deal price of $163.99.Oukitel K6000 Plus is best known for its big 6080 mAh battery capable of supporting 2 days of heavy usage without breaking a sweat and the powerful 12V/2A flash charger.But it’s no slouch in other areas too sporting MT6750T chipset, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, 16MP + 8MP cameras with PDAF support and more.They are also working on ironing out the bugs in the initial software and the latest update brings full 5 GHz Wi-Fi support and plenty of optimizations for the various areas of the phone.And even though they still didn’t deliver the HDR option for the cameras, according to the official source they are not giving up and still working on that.
The 2018 Toyota Camry will start at $23,495 for the base L model, which comes standard with LED headlights and taillights, an acoustic windshield and wood interior trim.Toyota Safety Sense-P is standard for every single Camry, and it includes autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning.This adds larger wheels, power front seats, a 60/40-split folding rear seat and an overhead console.The LE costs $24,000, a bump of $930 over the 2017 model -- you can see all the price bumps in the table at the bottom of the article.Move up to the SE trim, and you get automatic climate control, a 4.2-inch display in the gauge cluster, sport seats, a sport steering wheel and blacked-out exterior trim pieces.XLE focuses on luxury, with wood interior trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, a head-up display, a mode switch, keyless entry, heated leather seats and chrome exterior trim.
For Nicola Mendelsohn, VP of EMEA at Facebook, there is no shortage of energy or optimism.Mendelsohn is a force to be reckoned with, relentlessly espousing the gospel of getting out there and “making more stuff”.She also believes that we shouldn’t be afraid to fail and that “done” is much better than “perfect”.Inspiration is all around Mendelsohn, who began her career at BBH in London — from her experience in South Africa with small business owners who built their businesses on Facebook to her children from whom she learns every day, especially as it relates to their adoption and use of technology.Moreover, her contributions as co-chair of the UK government’s creative council give her a front row seat to the challenges of change and allow her to continually advocate for the creative industriesAn advocate of doing things that one might usually be afraid of, Mendelsohn, one of the co-editors of The Drum’s special Cannes issue with Sheryl Sandberg and Mark D’Arcy, feels that being out of one’s comfort zone is the best way to learn, and that putting the phone down and actually looking up from time to time, especially in cities, can be a revelation.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 is still one of the best phones on the market with its compact size, big battery and incredible battery life.You can now get this little puppy for as low as 137.09€ from Cafago with our coupon.But before you head over there let’s learn more about the device!Xiaomi’s Redmi 4 features a 5-inch Full HD display and is powered by the energy efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.The handset comes with a 13.0MP resolution camera on the back with F/2.2 aperture, while the front-facing one is 5.0MP and F/2.2 as well.The Xiaomi Redmi 4 is powered by a big 4100mAh capacity battery which paired with the aforementioned CPU, gives this smartphone one of the highest SoT (Screen on Time) you can find.
I fear, though, that I’ve been remiss in explaining what a CTA is and the importance of its design and placement.In this post, I’ll look at examples of CTAs to determine what works best for your online store.It can be used for the collection of data (such as encouraging a visitor join the email list) or to determine what your audience wants (by asking questions).By asking visitors specific questions, they will be prompted to share info, such as details of a personal experience or photos.This type of CTA could be used to learn more about the customer or as user generated content on the website.Often presented as add-ons or discounted additional features, upsells help increase the value of an order.
Small and medium sized enterprises are less satisfied with their telecoms services than larger enterprises, according to new research from Analysys Mason.The research, which polled 1600 enterprises, also found a clear link between operators beefing up their Net Promoter Scores (NPS) and reducing churn.This ‘clear relationship’ between levels of satisfaction and enterprises leaving their provider may not be hugely surprising, yet according to the figures, operators can reduce ‘intended churn’ by 1.6 percentage points for every 10 point increase in NPS.Interestingly, in countries where incumbent operators particularly rule the roost, such as Australia, Malaysia and the UAE, the highest rates of intended churn occur.The exception which proves the rule is France, where Orange “is a good example of how an incumbent is retaining its market share with a high quality of service,” as the analysts point out.Another issue put together in the research is around traditional connectivity services.
Well, they’ll be at Disrupt SF (September 18-20) to tell their stories on stage, and we’re absolutely thrilled to have them join us for the biggest tech startup conference in all the land.The new Golden State Warriors NBA Champ won the Most Valuable Player Award, NBA Finals MVP Award, and the NBA All-star Game MVP award, not to mention being the holder of four NBA scoring titles.He looks the part, too — Durant drives a Tesla Model S and is known to rub shoulders with the likes of Ben Horowitz, Eddy Cue, and Tim Cook.Kleiman started out in the music world at Roc Nation, and eventually rose to VP and agent at Roc Nation Sports, a company founded by Jay Z back in 2013.He now works full-time in sports and has become Durant’s manager and partner at The Durant Company, an umbrella corporation that spans across Durant’s various investments.Kirsten is the founder of Forerunner Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm in San Francisco.
But there’s one way to do this well, a way that shows how customers interact with your product, how they use it and most important of all – what results they get.A good case study achieves a lot of things (more on this later) but the main area it overachieves above everything else is that it shows that your product or service is capable of solving problems (that it’s built for) and fulfilling needs of your customers.Can you make high-quality, high-ROI case studies that make your brand look great without hiring an expensive professional copywriter?Over the past few years we’ve developed a simple case study framework that we follow and we’re about to share it with you.Case studies offer an unparalleled way to show how well your product does its jobGive me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
ZTE Corp, mainland China’s largest-listed telecommunications equipment maker, is ratcheting up its focus on 5G infrastructure, as key markets around the world advance their preparations for the deployment of next-generation mobile technology.Yin Yimin, the chairman at ZTE, told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on Tuesday that the plan is to increase investments in 5G, while providing improved service to major customers in strategic markets.“ZTE will become a more competitive player in the industry globally and achieve a stronger market share position,” Yin said.Investors seemed to approve of that message, as its share price rose 5.11 per cent to a two year-high of HK$18.50 on Wednesday.The Shenzhen-based company will need to strongly execute that strategy against larger cross-town rival Huawei Technologies, the world’s biggest supplier of telecommunications equipment.“The competition between Huawei and ZTE will be intense, but ZTE could increase its share on the mainland [through new network deployments] with China Telecom and China Unicom,” Jefferies equity analyst Edison Lee said.
OnePlus 5, a phone that the whole of mobile community has been eagerly waiting for, was launched in the U.S yesterday.And almost a day later, it has been launched in China.The OnePlus 5 is the successor to the OnePlus 3T, with OnePlus skipping the number “four” since it’s considered inauspicious by many Asian nations.The OnePlus 5 is one of the 3 smartphones in the world to sport a whopping 8GB of RAM after the Nubia Z17 and the Asus Zenfone AR.Available in two variants, 6GB+64GB and 8GB+128GB, the 5 is priced is priced slightly lower than the U.S prices.The 6GB variant will retail for 2999 Yuan($438) and the 8GB variant will retail for 3499 Yuan($512).
Tech investor Eric Hippeau: 'This is not a good for them'shook up the retail world by purchasing Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.The development got people talking about what the future of commerce holds, and whether or not Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft would dominate for years to come.He is a former publisher of PC Magazine and CEO of The Huffington Post while also serving on boards over the years for BuzzFeed, Yahoo and Starwood Hotels.More recently, he co-founded content distributor NowThis.Additionally, as an investor, he’s helped grow notable ecommerce brands like Warby Parker, Birchbox, Everlane, Venmo and Casper.
Seven out of 10 early adopters of virtual and/or augmented reality hardware have bought into the buzz and firmly feel that the technology is set to disrupt media, education, work, social interaction, travel and retail.An extensive report from Ericsson, which surveyed early adopters in addition to 9,200 consumers in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, the UK and the US who were aware of VR, found that a lot of consumers believe the tech will change their day to day lives.Of the wider sample of people aware of VR, six out 10 said they think the education, media and work domains will be changed fundamentally.Just slightly less than the early adopters.Movie theatres, TVs, monitors, smartphones and classrooms were the areas most likely to benefit from the implementation of VR, claimed the sample.Of the people already using the headsets several times per week, 37% were using it to view video, 30% on gaming and even 22% managed social media experiences like Facebook spaces.