Mobilspelet Quizkampen slog ned som en bomb för fem år sedan och blev omedelbart en succé i Sverige.De två brödraparen bakom spelet har sedan dess sett till att expandera till nya marknader, skapa nya spel och skapa rejäla intäkter.De senaste tre åren har de dragit in över 300 miljoner kronor.Det som gör det hela extra anmärkningsvärt är att de gjort det med mycket små kostnader.Bolaget, FEO Media, har varit nästan löjligt lönsamt.När Financial Times nyligen rankade de snabbast växande bolagen i Europa hamnade FEO Media (NTL) på plats 15, före bolag som Izettle, Storytel och Spotify.
Virtuella tangentbordet Fleksy har förvärvats av ett Barcelona-baserat företag kallat Thingthing.Målet är att ge användare världens första ”tangentbord som en plattform”.Enligt tillkännagivandet får Fleksy under de kommande månaderna utökade anpassningsmöjligheter, stöd för fler språk, bättre autokorrigering, samt fler teman och insticksprogram.Fokus kommer ligga på säkerhet och integritet.En uppdatering av Fleksy för Android släpptes under gårdagen i Google Play.Är det någon som kör Fleksy dagligen?
With releases like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nier, and Horizon Zero Dawn, 2017 is already one of the best years ever for games.But plenty of people are still happily buying an old game instead.Grand Theft Auto V is the fourth best-selling game since the start of 2017.The open-world crime sim debuted in November 2013, but it is still regularly outselling most other games, and it finished June as the No.3 best-seller ahead of new releases like Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy and Arms.Here’s a look at the top 10 best-selling games of 2017 so far:
Unveiled at Lenovo's third annual Tech World summit by chief technology officer Yong Rui, the DaystAR headset is described by the company as 'an optical display with an independent vision processing unit and free-formed surface lenses with a 40-degree field of view.'Based on in-house technology imaginatively dubbed the 'Lenovo AR [Augmented Reality] Platform,' seemingly distinct from the Windows Mixed Reality Platform which powers Microsoft's HoloLens headset and upcoming devices from Acer and HP, the device appears to be positioned at both industrial and consumer use.'Using the Lenovo AR Platform developers can use daystAR to create applications across a variety of industries,' claims Rui of the headset in the official blog post accompanying Lenovo's unveiling.'With services like Cloud Object Recognition, Remote Assistance, Multiplayer Interaction, and 3D Content Manager, you can scan, upload, and edit 3D content through the platform.'The DaystAR headset was joined at the event by a range of other concept designs, including the Context Aware Virtual Assistant (CAVA) which learns your habits and includes facial recognition capabilities, a wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) heart monitor dubbed SmartVest, and a self-learning technical support platform dubbed Xiaole.Sadly, none of these concepts - including DaystAR - came with the promise of being developed into commercial products.
In Alaska, you don’t mess with nature—lest it mess with you.Emmett Fitch, an Alaska man who runs a small ISP in Unalaska, Alaska—1,000 miles southwest of Anchorage—told Ars that last month he was out helping a drone videographer visiting from Nevada shoot a promotional video in the nearby port of Dutch Harbor.The team flew a drone out over the harbor, Fitch said, "a mile away," and the pilot was trying to bring it back to shore."They go to circle this vessel, and everything is going fine, and he says, 'I lost communications with the drone,'" Fitch told Ars.He went on to describe how the drone pilot furiously tried to make the drone return to its home base.(The pilot did not immediately respond to Ars' request for comment.)
The 4-inch iPhone SE has been an unqualified success for Apple, serving a base that wants close-to-flagship specs and features at a more agreeable price, without stretching out their pockets.However, despite that success, it appears as if Apple is in now rush to update the device revealed in March 2016.That’s according to noted industry analyst Pan Juitang who took to Weibo (via GSMArena) to claim those seeking a 4-inch phone should stick to the SE or look to an Android alternative.You can see a terrible translation of the post below:Apple is expected to launch handsets with at least two screen sizes this year, but those are likely to be the current 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s options, accompanied by a 5.8-inch iPhone 8.Related: iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE
LG’s V-series smartphones have evolved into the company’s flagships — more so than the G-series hardware — due to interesting and unique features and, in many cases, stronger processors.LG may bring the V30 to the IFA technology show in September, and has started sending out invitations to a special event to be held just ahead of the show on August 31.It has a chance to rectify its oversight with the V30, and according to one Twitter source — the former editor of Samsung site SamMobile — LG will sell the V30 in Europe.The LG V20 was very sleek and compact for a metal, big-screen phone.Will LG go the same direction with the V30?The flash unit and autofocus modules are alongside.
MySpace accounts can be hijacked with only three pieces of easy-to-attain information.While this would normally be a place where some sort of human user would verify information – or at least an email would be necessary – this situation requires nothing of the sort.It’s incredibly easy to break into any MySpace account right this minute.The information in this article is being presented so that users – former users of MySpace – can, as quick as possible, delete their old account or accounts.The information required to gain access to an account of any person’s choosing was as follows:Full Name used to sign up for MySpace.
If need a new phone and don’t plan on waiting around for the iPhone 8 (or just don’t want to pay $1,000 for a smartphone), you might want to check out this offer from AT For a limited time, AT is giving qualified subscribers the chance to buy a 32GB iPhone 7 and get a second one free.Both the 32GB iPhone 7 and the 32GB iPhone 7 Plus are available as part of the deal.If you decide to take advantage of the deal, you won’t get the phone for free right away — rather, AT will begin applying bill credits to your account within three billing cycles.These credits will total up to $650.As with any BOGO deal from a mobile carrier, there’s a catch.Or in this case, two catches.
Apple recently announced they’re working on ridding Siri of her robotic voice by upgrading speech synthesis markup language tags to code natural verbal patterns, further blurring the line between human and machine.Ask Cortana who’s her daddy, and she’ll respond with a sassy, Bill Gates centric answer while Siri can offer up funny responses to questions of what the meaning of life is or if she has a boyfriend.But, at the end of the day, the purpose of AI is to provide a function — whether it be troubleshooting your internet, reporting fraud, or answering your customer service questions.If you have issues completing a transaction, the bot should identify the issue and respond appropriately the next time around.This comes in handy when trying to understand tone — recognizing the significance underlying a long pause or raised voice.Having the ability to understand these subtle emotional cues while executing the task on hand makes having conversations easier and helps AI take in consumers’ emotional cues to deliver what the user ultimately wants.
Verily, the life science’s arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has hatched a plan to release about 20 million lab-made, bacteria-infected mosquitoes upon Fresno, California — and that’s a good thing!You see, the Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito is prevalent in the area.Earlier this year, a woman contracted the first confirmed case of Zika in Fresno through sexual contact with a partner who had been traveling.Now there’s the fear of most likely inevitable mosquito-meets-patient if we don’t do something about it.Verily’s plan, called the Debug Project, hopes to now wipe out this potential Zika-carrying mosquito population to prevent further infections.Could messing with the mosquito population have some unforeseen disastrous consequences?
Laura Fegley, ECD at Colle+McVoy in Minneapolis, treads a path of undeniable success.From her time at BBH in New York City in the same role, to various freelance stints with top agencies along the way, she has seen plenty in the industry, has strong opinions on its present and future, especially for women — and continues to build a long and impressive career that has included work on a wide range of global brands.In fact, endurance is an important marker for a creative to be successful.Speaking to The Drum at Cannes Lions, she shared that being in it for the long haul is key.Additionally, she believes that being comfortable with failing is part and parcel of becoming great.Being wrong is a big part of the job as well — and can be a hard pill to swallow.
The four-year-old brand is part of a recent e-commerce boom in the bras and underwear space, which has seen the rise of modern, digital players set on eating into Victoria’s Secret’s market share.As Adore Me took on the likes of other online-born lingerie companies like True & Co., Negative Underwear and ThirdLove, it was using the “spray and pray” method of messaging customers through email marketing.“We had a one-size-fits-all strategy for reaching out to customers,” said Josselin Petit-Hoang, Adore Me’s marketing manager who has been with the company since 2014.The online company, which is now sold in some Nordstrom locations, offers a (somewhat controversial) VIP membership model: VIPs get lower prices, free shipping and returns, and other perks, but have to check in once a month to either make or skip a purchase, a part of the deal that has blindsided some customers in the past.Otherwise, a $34.95 charge is credited to their account.Customers don’t need to be VIP members to shop Adore Me, and this dichotomy dictated the brand’s marketing messages.
If you’re a student or an educator and you’ve been thinking of picking up a new Mac or iPad, now might be the time to take the plunge.Apple has launched a new promotion which will see it handing out free Beats headphones with each eligible Mac or iPad purchase made by educators and students.Given the price of some of these Beats headphones, you could potentially save a lot of cash by taking advantage of this deal.While this promotion applies to pretty much every Mac under the sun – the iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air all qualify – only the iPad Pro will net you a free pair of headphones.It’s worth noting that “configure-to-order” versions of Apple’s various Macs also qualify for this promo, though refurbished and open box devices don’t.You’ve also got options when it comes to qualifying purchase locations.
Siri remains the most popular virtual assistant with 41.4 million monthly active users in the U.S., according to a new report from measurement firm Verto Analytics out this morning, but it has seen a 15 percent decline since last year – or 7.3 million monthly users.In addition, the study found that engagement with Siri has also dropped by nearly half during this period, from 21 percent to 11 percent.The new report is based on data collected by Verto Analytics from over 20,000 U.S. consumers from May 2016 to May 2017.Like most measurement firms, its behavioural data is collected from a statistically representative group of panelists, who agree to have their device usage monitored.This is how Verto Analytics is able to determine when the personal assistants are being used, when, by who, and what user engagement is like.The company also analyzed which apps were used immediately after the assistant to see why people are using assistants – the assumption being that assistant apps are often used to search for apps or websites.
So Heller's tormentor raised an online mob on AutoAdmit.com, a message board for law students and lawyers.The terms of the settlement are confidential, Heller says, but the experience set her on the path toward a career fighting hate speech.Hate is everywhere these days.It's hurled at people of different skin colors, religions and sexual orientations.It isn't limited by political view; it's not hard to find hateful words and acts on the left and the right.Last month, Germany passed a law that could fine social media companies more than $50 million if they fail to remove or block criminally offensive comments within 24 hours.
on laskenut Oculus Rift -virtuaalilasien hintaa jo toisen kerran tänä vuonna, Wall Street Journal kertoo.Seuraavat kuusi viikkoa Riftin saa omakseen 399 dollarilla.Paketti sisältää Touch-ohjaimet sekä muutaman pelin.Hinnan alennus on 200 dollaria ja yhteensä 400 dollaria vähemmän kuin julkaisun aikaan.Riftin lisäksi virtuaalitodellisuuden käyttöön vaaditaan riittävän suorituskykyinen tietokone.Uudella alennetulla hinnalla Facebook yltää samalle tasolle kuin sen pahin kilpailija eli Sonyn Playstation VR.
"Sanoin itseni irti pitkäaikaisesta työstäni.Olen toiminut yhtiössä yli 12 vuotta talousjohtajana, viimeiset kuukaudet advisor-asemassa.Olen 61-vuotias, enkä ole jäämässä eläkkeelle.Aion jatkaa täysillä töiden tekemistä joko konsulttina, hallitusammattilaisena tai osa-aikaisessa päivätyössä.Parempi sana on hallittu elämänmuutos.Sen myötä toivon, että työmäärä, 60-tuntiset työviikot, vähän vähenee.
Effective today, any company can file for a “confidential” IPO, even if annual revenue is greater than $1 billion.This means that larger companies can now submit and revise financial filings, waiting until a few weeks before the offering to announce it to the public.Since the JOBS Act was introduced in 2012, more than 100 eligible companies have taken advantage of this provision in order to avoid long periods of public scrutiny.Sometimes companies postpone the timing of their IPOs and a confidential filing makes it easier to do this without raising eyebrows.Once these businesses have announced their S-1 filing, they go into a “quiet period” where they are not supposed to talk to the media because it could be perceived as promoting their stock.Limiting this period can make the process less painful.
EatWith is a platform and service that give you the opportunity to come and dine with others at a private chef's home.This one we picked up because of her awesome location at a rooftop in Broklyn.Not many people get to see this view and at the same time eat fun and inspiring japanse fusion.Her name is AI and for $66 you'll get to taste her Sea-food menu.Book this treat next time you are going to NYC here.EatWith has been on many publications top spots now for a while.