Facebook began rolling out a tool for publishers that have published enough Instant Articles and mobile web stories to merit comparisonFacebook Wednesday introduced a way for publishers to compare the performance of their with that of the mobile web versions of the same content.The social network debuted its interactive, feature-rich, fast-loading Instant Articles insaid in a blog post that Facebook teamed up with to validate its methodology for determining the traffic lift provided by Instant Articles compared with standard mobile web content, providing this link with more details on metrics and calculation methodologies.On Wednesday, Facebook began rolling out a tool for publishers that have published enough Instant Articles and mobile web stories to merit comparison, and Sarantakos said more metrics will be added “in the coming months.”She added that a study by Nielsen, commissioned by Facebook, determined that:
Company Highmark Interactive wants to use video games to treat brain injuries, and it has just raised a bunch of cash to help it in that mission.The company has raised $2m in funds as part of a plan to develop games that will be used as treatments for individuals with brain trauma, though the nature of these games isn’t clear at this time.Talking about the company’s plans, Highmark CEO Andy Smith said, “We believe our video game technology will revolutionize patient management as it relates to the concussion epidemic and other traumatic brain injuries and diseases.’ The company has previously taken steps toward its goal, not the least of which was acquiring mobile game developer XMG Studio back in June.Unfortunately, the company is remaining tight-lipped about its further plans, particularly what kind of games it is looking into making and the specific diseases and injuries it aims to treat with them.This isn’t, however, the first time we’ve heard about companies and the medical industry tapping gaming technology as a way to deal with brain damage and conditions.The ideas for games to treat medical conditions span all sorts of issues.
They depend on a cellular connection — if you’re roaming or you don’t have a signal, you can’t send or receive messages — and they’re annoyingly limited to 160 characters in length.SMS was first proposed in 1982 for the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), a second-generation cell standard devised by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).ETSI engineers developed a framework that was both small enough to fit into the existing signaling paths (128 bytes, later improved to 160 seven-bit characters) and modular enough to support carrier management features like real-time billing, message rerouting (i.e.“We like to call it the next evolution of SMS,” Andy Shirey, senior product manager at Open Market, told Digital Trends.Here’s a full list of manufacturers that load messaging apps compatible with RCS:• Android One (Google program, multiple manufacturers)
Ready to travel to the edge of the galaxy?Watch the video above for a sneak peek at Disney's Star Wars-themed attraction, now named Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.The video shows the massive scale model revealed at Disney's D23 fan event, since the actual parks inside of California's Disneyland and Florida's Walt Disney World won't open until 2019.But guests are promised an immersive Star Wars experience, where they can take control of the Millennium Falcon and escape First Order Stormtroopers.And better polish those Han Solo-style flying skills -- the Disney blog reports that your piloting performance matters."Perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic credits, while bringing the ship back banged up could put you on the list of a bounty hunter," the site reports.
the bank of Finland on Thursday published by the economic review was in many respects pleasant reading: the economy is improving, the construction has not reached yet its apex, the export drag.Although the state economy is improving, household financial management is one of the particularly worrying feature: the consumption expenditure exceeds income.household consumption credit rate increase overview according to hard pace.This year in may, the consumer credit portfolio grew by 5.2 %.in Particular, unsecured consumer credit growth has accelerated in recent times.the Internet is available consumer credit, which advertised for that they need a collateral or guarantor.
Tech billionaire Steve Ballmer thinks it's high time that the US works together to solve our issues.The former Microsoft CEO, and current LA Clippers owner, is single-handedly trying to get the nation back to a common sense discussion on government-based on facts.He shelled $10 million of his own money to build a website called USAFacts, which takes the government's own data on everything from crime to taxes and makes it available, and digestible, to ordinary citizens.So, Ballmer and his USAFacts team commissioned an online poll, conducted by Harris Insight and Analytics, to survey thousands of Americans from all states, rural and urban, and ask them their thoughts about facts.Over 2,500 Americans participated in the poll, evenly split between Democrats, Republicans, independents, and across age groups.People get their facts from similar places, agree on the sources to question, and desire to learn more facts about the same issues.
Here's a few different approaches and tips you can follow to boost your popularity on the photo-sharing app.Instagram has more than 700 million users who have shared a whopping 40 billion-plus photos - so what can you do to get noticed?Here are some tips to get more likes on InstagramGrowing your Instagram following and attracting highly engaged fans is the best long-term strategy for getting more likes on your posts.Finding a niche to attract other like-minded people and communities interested in the same subject, product, hobby or business as you is a great way to give your Instagram profile a boost.If you're trying to tap into an already hugely popular topic or trend, then finding a unique take on the subject or approach will help your profile stand out.
the retail company online store.'s second quarter smooth strong growth circumstances.the Company's comparable operating profit grew in April-June to eur 2.3 million in last year's corresponding period eur 1.0 million.operating profit margin was 2.4% last year to 1.3%.the Result was clearly better than what analysts anticipated.the online store.'s net sales amounted to 99.0 million euros and the sales margin 14.6% of net sales."the Company's business market medium-term growth prospects are considered positive.
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) teamed with Airbnb to punish a former host for racist comments.The woman in question will have to go back to school for a class in Asian-American studies.She’ll also have to pay a $5,000 fine.The host in question was supposed to rent her home to Asian-American law student Dyne Suh last February, and the two had a falling out shortly before Suh arrived.It’s hard to say what prompted the fight, but when Suh asked why the host was reneging on the deal, the host responded, “One word says it all: Asian.”When Suh threatened to report Barker to Airbnb, the host responded with, “Go ahead.
The fact remains: Millions of Verizon customers had their data exposed online.US telecommunications giant Verizon has confirmed that the details of six million customers were exposed online by a third-party vendor, less than 24 hours after cybersecurity firm UpGuard published the claim that the scope of the incident was much larger.On 12 July, security experts claimed "as many as 14 million" Verizon customers subscribed to a customer service line managed by Nice Systems, an Israeli firm, had their names, addresses and personal Verizon account numbers left at risk online by a leaky database.At the same time, he admitted that the incident hit "six million" unique customers.A statement elaborated: "An employee of one of our vendors put information into a cloud storage area and incorrectly set the storage to allow external access.Nevetheless, the data exposure, discovered by US-headquartered firm UpGuard and first reported by ZDNet, remains a huge amount of records.
Pokémon Go is set to celebrate its first birthday in style, with developer Niantic revealing full details of a series of global events to mark the hit mobile game's one year anniversary.First up is a co-operative event based out of Chicago's Grant Park, Pokémon Go Fest, which will take place on Saturday July 22.After Chicago, Niantic will turn its attention to Europe and its 'Safari Zone' events.August 5, 2017: Copenhagen, Denmark (Fisketorvet), Prague, Czech Republic (Centrum Cerny Most)August 12, 2017: Stockholm, Sweden (Mall of Scandinavia), Amstelveen, The Netherlands (Stadshart Amstelveen)September 16, 2017: Oberhausen, Germany (CentrO), Paris, France (Les Quatre Temps), Barcelona, Spain (La Maquinista)
”We want to make it really easy to run companies and build global standards in accounting, and show that it is possible to build something great from Sweden”, says Bokios president Viktor Stensson.He was only 24 years old when he as a student at the Gothenburg school of Economics, founded the company together with three partners.Already the following year, 2015, got Bokio support from the Chalmers Ventures and Vinnova, and launched its first product.the Ambition has always been to offer free, automated accounting for small and medium-sized companies.the Aim is to Bokio should be used by companies who want to have smooth administration without cost.It is about businesses without their own finance department, with approximately 0-50 employees,” says ceo Viktor Stensson.
Thirty years ago, KFC became the first Western fast food outlet to set up shop in the People’s Republic of China.Ever since then, it’s held a prized place in China’s artery-clogged heart, and is by far the most popular restaurant chain in the country.So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that to celebrate this auspicious anniversary, Huawei and KFC have teamed up to release a limited-edition, Sanders-approved smartphone.The KFC smartphone is a deep red, and is embossed with Colonel Sander’s face, along with the date when KFC set up shop in the PRC.It comes with 32GB of memory, and as you might expect, is bundled with mountains of KFC-related bloatware.There’s the KFC delivery app, which lets you summon buckets of deep-fried original recipe chicken to your home, as well as a music app that lets you decide what’s playing in the store.
While the number of users downloading content illegally has declined in the UK, piracy certainly hasn’t.More and more users have turned to cheap set top boxes running Kodi that can access content for free.A crackdown on these set top boxes will likely occur soon and then these users will be out of luck.By using a VPN to access the Internet though, you can bypass region blocks and enjoy your favourite content without a Kodi box or an expensive cable subscription.Most VPN service providers offer services globally and thus charge in US Dollars rather than in local currencies, so we've listed pricing in Dollars for the sake of simplicity.Bear in mind that when you click through to the actual deals, you may find the prices automatically displayed in pounds, or whatever your native currency may be.
MoneyHero, a Hong Kong-based price comparison website, said it’s completed a US$50 million series B fundraising round led by the World Bank’s private sector arm the International Finance Corp., underscoring the popularity of financial technology, or fintech, in helping consumers find the best bargain for financial services from credit cards to mortgages.The four year old company will use the funding to enhance its user experience to help improve the level of financial literacy in Hong Kong and drive innovation by encouraging customers to shop around when choosing financial products.Hong Kong’s consumers tend to be more loyal to their banks, and less prone to switching out of their traditional financial service models, which leave the city’s lenders with little compulsion to change their products or services, compared with financial firms across the boder in China.“What we are doing is making it easier for them” to pick and choose, said MoneyHero’s managing director Rachel Lam.“Financial literacy in Hong Kong also lags behind other places, and our attempts to improve this were a reason for the IFC’s investment in the company.”This is now starting to change however, and Lam said that the price comparison site was also hoping to drive innovation in Hong Kong’s banking sector.The investment in MoneyHero shows the appeal of the sector to investors, said Charles d’Haussy, head of fintech at InvestHK.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a storm about twice as wide as Earth.Using the Juno spacecraft, NASA will take its closest-ever photos of the giant storm on July 10.Business Insider simulated what the best single-frame image might look like.Jupiter's Great Red Spot is about twice as wide as Earth and has tumbled in the planet's atmosphere for at least 350 years.Despite astronomers' long-standing fascination with this tempest, however, it's mysterious: It's located hundreds of millions of miles away, and only a handful of spacecraft have taken detailed images of it.That will change on July 10, when the space agency's Juno probe will fly within a cosmic breath of the Great Red Spot and take its closest-ever images of the super-storm.
Numerous technology companies will be present at Europe’s largest consumer electronics trade show, which is usually the venue for many smartphones, tablets, and other products announcements.However, we can make some educated guesses based on what was announced last year and the latest rumors that are going around.One-day tickets are currently available for €40, while two-day tickets cost €58.These prices will rise to €49 and €72 if you buy them at the event.We have heard a few rumors so far claiming that the company will announce the device at the show in Berlin, although some of them suggest that the reveal will actually take place in New York on August 26.The Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year.
One is an avid user of Twitter, frequent golfer, and the leader of the most powerful nation on Earth: Donald Trump!Ooh, strong opening move from the president, hinting that if CNN continued its critical coverage of his administration, well, Trump might have his regulatory agencies withhold approval of a merger between CNN’s parent corporation, Time Warner, and the telecommunications giant AT Plenty of good reason you and I might not want a transnational company to own a massive chunk of the world’s bandwidth as well as a giant news outlet, a legacy movie studio, and DC comics.The gif itself showed the president in a professional-wrestling context (again, a thing that happens) tackling a person whose face had been replaced with the CNN logo (again, I’m forced to say, a thing that happens).In that sense, Trump must continually elevate the press that covers him, not only because the structure of his argument requires an enemy—a “heel” to his “face,” in pro-wrestling parlance—but because he needs to frame some element of society as an unregulated check on his presidency.But not in the sense of The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli's 1513 work of political philosophy that embraced scheming, backroom deals, violence, and direct-to-camera asides in a dodgy Southern accent.It’s Discourses—nominally about Rome but really about contemporary Florence and Venice—that says more about how President Trump is dealing with the press.
Although it feels like it's been years, it was only a few short days ago that the president of the United States used Twitter to post a video that showed him tackling "CNN" to the ground.Either way, it was the president using Twitter like an immature anonymous troll.It was the CNN tweet that dominated the news cycle for most of the week.It was Donald Trump using his favorite platform to target a new perceived enemy that has nothing to do with his political agenda.True story: CNN anchor Brian Stelter retweeted a photo I posted of the Fourth of July fireworks over New York City and I received countless abusive and spammy messages.It was even scarier in the real-world, with Trump supporters reportedly making a flood of harassing phone calls to a CNN reporter's wife and parents.
Smithfield Foods has introduced a new bratwurst infused with the flavor of Yuengling amber lager, Meat+Poultry reports.The Smithfield Yuengling Traditional Lager Bratwursts are part of the company’s new Smithfield Craft Collection of brat offerings pairing craft beer and pork, the company says.The 19-ounce, five-link packages have a recommended retail price of $4.99, and will be available at East Coast retailers during the summer.The product’s limited availability during the summer suggests the company is looking to boost sales at a time of year when consumers are buying more pork products – and beer – for family barbecues.For Yuengling, the product could serve as a reminder for shoppers to pick up some beer, even when they are in the meat aisle, potentially increasing sales for the lager brand as well.The beer-and-pork pairing also serves up a natural opportunity for retailers to cross promote high-margin meat and beer products together.