The 54-year-old Amazon CEO has become the richest person in modern history, with a net worth topping $150 billion on Monday, according to Bloomberg.Bezos is now ranked above Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates when adjusting for inflation, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.Gates briefly hit a net worth of $100 billion in 1999, which would equate to around $149 billion today.That means Bezos is richer than anyone on the planet since at least 1982, when Forbes began publishing wealth rankings, Bloomberg reports.Bezos was already at the top of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index before Monday's news, but his $150 net worth makes him the richest person in modern times.Gates is the second richest person in the world and currently has a net worth of $95.5 billion.
NTT DATA UK will use Blue Prism softwareTokio Marine Kiln (TMK), the global insurance specialist, has struck a deal with the UK arm of Japan’s IT services giant NTT Data to start using the Blue Prism robotic process automation (RPA) offering.The process has also the introduction of what NTT describes as “Cargo 10 Virtual Workers”; an automation process that it is allowing TKM to transform its back-office transaction framework.Darren Sharp group head of IT at TMK said: “While originally an experiment initiated by the IT department, TMK is now embracing RPA technology.”He added that with benefits already demonstrated and “impressive”, the business is actively identifying and prioritising further improvement opportunities, “with a growing list of processes ripe for automation.”“The cloud-based service is extremely cost effective, frees us from traditional infrastructure constraints and allows some of the services that IT delivers to scale up as rapidly as the business needs them to,” he added.
Fabriksarbetarna som monterar ihop svenska klockjättens modeller arbetar för långa pass och är oförsäkrade.Det är några av bristerna uppmärksammas i bolagets egen hållbarhetsredovisning, som Di Digital tagit del av.Bolaget, som grundades, ägs och drivs av 33-årige Filip Tysander, omsatte strax över 2,4 miljarder kronor 2017.Resultatet landade på strax över 900 miljoner kronor och Filip Tysander kunde ta ut en vinst på 200 Mkr efter året som gått.Läs mer: Klockkungens plånbok växer – 200 miljoner från Daniel WellingtonBolaget har växt i enorm takt, 2013 omsatte man drygt 100 Mkr.
Tesla-the boss goes to the attack against the diver who recently rescued twelve boys from a cave in Thailand.Elon Musks gave into a Twitter-brawl during Sunday when he went to the attack against the diver who recently rescued twelve boys from a cave in Thailand.Tesla-the boss, who asked his engineers to build a submarine to save the children that are later not used, called the diver who carried out the task of the ”pedo guy”, a kind of slang for child molester.Elon Musk added that he during his visit at the caves of Thailand before the bailout never saw the diver in question.Twitter's antihat-policy prohibiting harassment, but it is unclear whether the platform will have to act against Elon Musk, whose account is followed by over 22 million users.
Lockheed Martin has just taken 3D printing to new heights, printing an enormous titanium dome meant for satellite fuel tanks.It’s the largest space part the company has 3D printed to date, and measures 46 inches in diameter — just under four feet.Previously, the biggest part was the size of just a toaster, and served as an electronics enclosure for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite program.This month, Lockheed Martin’s new structure passed its last rounds of quality testing, bringing to a close a multi-year development program that seeks to build large, high-pressure tanks capable of carrying fuel on board satellites.Constructed of titanium, the structure is comprised of three main parts, which we should point out, are not in fact all 3D printed.There are two domes that are the caps of the structure, as well as a variable-length titanium cylinder that serves as the body.
But are enterprises willing to pay for this suite smoothie?It's an issue every sysadmin faces: how do you maintain a decent level of network security when everyone and their dog wants to use the latest messaging app or collaboration tool?And when they inevitably do add WhatsApp and Signal and Slack and Telegram to their devices and set up their own project spaces, placing confidential corporate data on someone else's servers, how exactly are you supposed to keep track of it?The other solution is to manage and firefight: get managers to push for specific apps or services and make it plain what you can and can't protect if they decide to go it on their own.So far, Wickr has not broken out into greater public awareness.The company has had eight million downloads and one million monthly active users, he notes.
A team of scientists from New York University captured a video of a 4-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland.The massive new iceberg, which would stretch from lower Manhattan up to Midtown in New York City, can be instructive to scientists and policy makers who are studying the impact of human actions on global sea-level rise.“Global sea-level rise is both undeniable and consequential,” David Holland, a professor at New York University’s Courtant Institute of Mathematics who led the research team, said in a statement.“By capturing how it unfolds, we can see, first-hand, its breathtaking significance.”When large chunks break off of glaciers, the process is known as calving.This can give researchers a sense of how the overall global climate is changing.
With a ridiculous 83x zoom, people have used the super long lens on Nikon’s Coolpix P900 to snap pics of Saturn or pull off the kind of shots you normally only see in spy movies.But apparently that wasn’t good enough, so today, Nikon is announcing the new Coolpix P1000 featuring frankly ridiculous 125x zoom, which is now the longest lens of any superzoom camera on the market.For anyone wondering what that translates to in old-school camera terms, the 16-MP P1000 is listed with a 25-3000 35mm equivalent lens, which can be expanded up to 250x when using the camera’s digital dynamic fine zoom.Now as you’d expect, with an aperture of f/2.8-8, this thing is mostly a daylight shooter when zoomed out to max.Though, when compared to the P900's f/2.8-6.5 aperture and significantly shorter range, the P1000 doesn’t give up much, if anything when it comes to image quality.Weighing in at three pounds two ounces, the P1000 is more than a full pound heavier than the one pound 15 ounce P900, and measuring 5.8 x 4.7 x 7.2 inches versus 5.5 x 4.1 x 5.5 inches for the P900, it’s noticeably larger too.
Analysis Fabless semiconductor company Marvell has become 40 per cent bigger today by completing its $6bn Cavium gobble.As is customary in such situations, Cavium CEO Syed Ali said the merger would "unlock significant opportunities", which you'd assume would include the "synergies" also mentioned in the press release.The deal is expected to continue a trend of lesser players attempting to bulk themselves up to compete with the silicon giants: namely Qualcomm and Intel.The rationale for the buy was scale, but Marvell is understood to be experiencing a secular decline in disk drive controller sales as well.SSDs are taking over from HDDs for performance-led applications, such as PC/notebook boot drives and tier one storage array drives, leading to a decline in disk drive shipments.Marvell posted annual revenues of $2.1bn and operating income of $429,700 for the year ended 3 February 2018 (PDF), while Cavium presented calendar 2017 revenues of $98m and posted a $68.9m loss, up on its previous loss of $147.2m in 2016 but down on its $17m loss in 2015.
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As long as human beings have been dealing with stressful lives, there’s been meditation.Taoists and Buddhists integrated forms of meditation into their routines more than 2,500 years ago.Meanwhile, early Hindu practitioners have noted the benefits of quieting and organizing one’s mind and thoughts as far back as 1,500 BC.But even a practice as ancient as meditation can use an assist from technology.Enter Mindbliss, the app that melds age-old meditation practices with artificial intelligence to craft a holistic AND scientifically-based relaxation experience.Right now, you can pick up a lifetime of Mindbliss sessions for only $49.99 (an almost $400 savings) from TNW Deals.
EU varnar nu USA för att man planerar mottullar på motsvarande 2,7 miljarder kronor om USA går vidare med hotet om tullavgift på europeiska bilar.Stämningsläget mellan EU och USA blir allt mer spänt i tullfrågan.I ett tio sidor långt dokument till USA:s handelsdepartement, skriver EU att tullar för 294 miljoner dollar nu kan bli aktuellt, detta utöver de 25-procentiga tullar på varor från USA för 2,8 miljarder euro som EU-kommissionen tidigare fattat beslut om."Ekonomiska analyser visar att utökade tullar kommer att vara skadliga och främst för amerikansk ekonomi", står det i skrivelsen till handelsdepartementet.Det nya hotet hänger samman med president Donald Trumps varning i slutet av juni att införa 20-procentiga tullavgifter på import av europeiska bilar.Från EU-håll exporterades bilar för 43,6 miljarder dollar till USA medan det i motsatt riktning exporterades för 6,2 miljarder dollar.
The last seven days have been difficult for all kids of reasons, most more important than the [closure of the final Toys "R" Us stores], even though folks did need to take a moment to shed a tear at the site of mascot Goeffrey the Giraffe leaving the store one last time.What Really Happened: By Tuesday, it seemed as if the Supreme Court had already made its bombshell news of the year by upholding President Trump's travel ban.In other words, don’t expect any new pro-choice Supreme Court justices any time soon, something that many are already thinking about, amongst other things.Not to mention, this time around, thanks to what happened last year, it’ll be even easier to seat a controversial candidate.Even as the media started to get its arms around the story, a follow-up report was already suggesting that Kelly could be gone much sooner than the end of July.So what about those potential replacements named in the original report, anyway?
Instagram has released a lightweight version of its Android app that should be easier to install and browse on devices short on storage space and on spotty connections.TechCrunch notes that the new app, which weighs in at just 573KB, is 1/55th the size of the original app at 33MB.Naturally, you’ll find it a little lighter on functionality too: there’s no messaging or the ability to upload videos right now.The launch is part of Facebook’s approach to reaching the next billion people who will come online for the first time in developing countries, mostly using low-cost mobile devices with limited access to connectivity and data.Making its apps more easier to download and perform well on low-end devices is key to growing its user base around the world.To that end, Facebook made Lite versions of its apps for its social network and Messenger available years ago.
Enligt Roland Quandt kommer Nokia snart att presentera ett Nokia-flaggskepp med fingeravtrycksläsare inbakad i skärmen.Telefonen sägs ha kodnamnet A1 Plus och inte oväntat erbjuda prestandachippet Snapdragon 845.Det intressanta är dock just fingeravtrycksläsaren i skärmen, något som alltjämt hör till ovanligheterna.Panelen är enligt utsago av OLED-typen och tillverkad av LG Display.HMD sägs använda samma fingeravtrycksläsare som den i Vivo X21 UD från i våras.Sista delen av ryktet är att telefonen har vad som internt kallas för en ”högriskkamera” – exakt vad det innebär framgår inte, men kanske har HMD kokat ihop något oväntat på kamerafronten.
American motorcykeltillverkaren Harley Davidson plans to move parts of their production to other parts of the world, writes the Financial Times.the Move relates to the motorcycles that will go on export to the EU.This is done to circumvent the EU decision to impose punitive tariffs on US-made goods, which according to the company would cost them about 100 million dollars a year.instead of to cover the costs through higher prices, which ultimately would affect consumers, announces the Harley Davidson that they intend to increase production in the existing factories in India, Brazil and Thailand.the EU's higher tariffs on american goods is an answer to president of the united states donald's Trump's decision to impose punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum from the EU, Canada and Mexico.the rate of Duty on Harley-davidson's motorcycles has been raised from 6 percent to 31 percent.
As consumers rush to embrace voice tech and connected devices, we ask the industry why marketers should be keeping their ears to the ground.Swave Szymczyk, global director of digital and retail marketing, Originals at AdidasVoice is set to become the next big input into our computers, and so instead of typing you will be just able to just ask your digital assistant for anything, whether that’s a brand or whether that’s a commodity.Luis Navarrete Gómez, head of global search marketing, Lego GroupFor any marketeer who wants to run any kind of media activity in Alexa, they will need to ask whether or not they are adding value for their customers and enhancing the user experience.Vincent Coyle, director of paid performance media, Zoopla
Apple’s hard stance on protecting its customers’ privacy through security and encryption is a double-edged sword.On the one hand, it paints a reassuring picture for users.But on the other hand, it practically challenges hackers, state-sponsored or otherwise, to break through.As such, Apple’s device, particularly iPhones, have become a prime target of hacking attempts.One security researcher initially claimed he found a way to brute force passcode guessing despite iOS’ hard limits.It turns out, however, that it might not be the case after all.
Colorado State University polymer chemists have taken another step toward a future of high-performance, biorenewable, biodegradable plastics.Publishing in Nature Communications, the team led by Professor of Chemistry Eugene Chen describes chemical synthesis of a polymer called bacterial poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) - or P3HB.The compound shows early promise as a substitute for petroleum plastics in major industrial uses.P3HB is a biomaterial, typically produced by bacteria, algae and other microorganisms, and is used in some biomedical applications.Its high production costs and limited volumes render the material impractical in more widespread commodity applications, however.The team, which includes the paper's first author and research scientist Xiaoyan Tang, used a starting material called succinate, an ester form of succinic acid.
The two streaming video services that don't really need to exist have joined forces to create a more easily not-watched venture, with all the content from Amazon's Prime Video service now available to viewers who do their TVing through a BT TV account.BT TV customers are now able to access an Amazon Prime app from within their set-top boxes, one that'll let them sign in with their already-paid-for Amazon Prime membership details and enjoy whatever content Amazon is putting out.BT's particularly excited about the potential this has among the sort of people who will go to extreme lengths to watch domestic football matches, as it means that BT TV users will get the BT matches and the few that Amazon recently acquired the rights to show, plus the ability to merge in a Sky Sports subscription as well, making, perhaps, the existence of BT TV a little more justified.If you like football or live with a football-liking person you want to keep quiet for a few hours each weekend.The posher and newer Youview+ Ultra HD box is required to make it work, though, and it's only starting to roll out today.