Richard Lucarelli

Richard Lucarelli

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Being a fan means you start to put interest and context around your loved one.VREX is a Korean startup wants to mingle fan power with AR technology to digitally connect fans with their loved stars.K-pop is not just a cultural phenomena, it has both economic and social impacts.Lu Han, a member of EXO took a selfie in front of a mailbox on the Bund in Shanghai and posted on Weibo.That evening 20,000 EXO fans lined up and took selfies there.Fans of another member of EXO Yixing, put up a happy birthday message on a giant billboard in Time Square in New York.However, 88% of fans responded that they feel they are disconnected to their stars, Rudy Lee, CEO and founder of VREX says.There are more than 35 million K-pop fans worldwide, according to Korea Foundation s global hanliu 韩流 or Korean wave in English data from 2015.
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Two year old federal net neutrality rules, which prevent Internet service providers from blocking or slowing websites and online services, could be an early casualty of the new Trump administration.On Friday, Politico reported that the incoming president had decided to elevate current Republican commissioner Ajit Pai to be the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, which adopted the rules.Pai met with Trump in New York on Monday.Pai, 44, has been outspoken in his opposition to the rules, which defined Internet service as a common carrier function, much like traditional phone service.Courts had struck down several earlier attempts to prevent online discrimination, saying the FCC lacked authority to impose regulations without the common carrier designation.A former lawyer for Verizon, Pai also worked on the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Justice Department s antitrust unit.In a speech in Washington last month after Trump s electoral victory, Pai vowed that Republicans on the commission would take a weed whacker to a variety of rules adopted under Obama appointee and former Democratic chairman Tom Wheeler.Wheeler resigned on Friday and warned Republicans that eliminating the net neutrality rules would be harmful.Pai, in his speech last month, took the opposite view and specifically critiqued the net neutrality rules, which rely on laws in Title II of the federal Communications Act.On the day that the Title II Order was adopted, I said that I don t know whether this plan will be vacated by a court, reversed by Congress, or overturned by a future Commission, but I do believe that its days are numbered, Pai said in the speech.Today, I am more confident than ever that this prediction will come true.
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The mystery of why Samsung's Note 7 phones kept exploding mightThe company is planning to reveal the results of its investigation into the faulty devices this weekend, and according to a Wall Street Journal report, it's going to blame twoFirst up is that some Note 7 batteries were "irregularly sized", leading them to overheat and explode.That led Samsung to recall
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British prime minister Theresa May told reporters Thursday that Britain will not withdraw from the global market to her role, but will step into a new director role in the world economy after it leaves the European union.a Notice May trying to convince the international community of the uncertainty of the situation, by making it clear that brexit does not mean for Britain to withdraw from the world, told the Financial Times.in a Speech at the World economic forum annual meeting in Davos, May said the British are instinctively great global trading nation .He said Britain wants more to build a truly global Britain, instead of turning its back on globalisation.May's comments come after a growing number of business leaders and international banking leaders expressed concern at Davos May tiistaiseen to the announcement that Britain intends to withdraw from brexit in the European internal market.a pullback in the internal market would harm the leaders, according to the global business operation of British headquarters.
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Tesla vehicle crash rates dropped almost 40% after the installation of Autopilot's Autosteer feature, a new report from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA reveals.The report comes as the NHTSA closes its investigation into a 2016 crash that killed a Tesla driver whose Model S was in Autopilot mode.The agency cleared Tesla of fault in the incident, saying it didn't find any defects in the design or performance of Autopilot or Tesla's Automatic Emergency Braking system.Autosteer is at the heart of Autopilot, and is designed to be used on highways and limited-access roads.The NHTSA highlighted Tesla's efforts to convey the limitations of the system and instructions in the owner's manual and elsewhere that drivers must keep hold of the steering wheel and be able to take control of the vehicle at any time when using Autosteer.Visual and audible warnings and disengagement of the Autosteer system for the remainder of a trip are some of the steps Tesla has taken to keep drivers engaged when Autopilot is activated, the report says.
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It was a good month for Final Fantasy and Pokémon, but video game sales continue to see overall declines.The video game industry generated $2.8 billion in revenues in the United States in December, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group.That is down 15 percent from the same period last year, despite new versions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One S, appearing on the market.All four aspects of the industry that The NPD Group covers — hardware, console software, PC software, and accessories — were down.NPD s data tracks game sales at physical retailers and some online stores in the U.S.These sales figures include data from the Xbox Game Store, the PlayStation Game Store, and Steam, but only certain publishers share their results with the NPD you won t find Blizzard Entertainment s Battle.net store, for starters .This makes these numbers a snapshot of a larger industry that is far more dynamic.Here is the top 10 for the month of December.It includes physical sales as well as some digital sales.
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Antitrust regulators from the European Union have welcomed an agreement between Apple and Amazon to end exclusivity deals for audiobooks.The agreement between Apple and Amazon and its Audible service to remove the exclusivity obligations allows Audible to supply its downloadable audiobooks to third-party platforms beyond iTunes, the European Commission said Thursday.In addition, the agreement will allow Apple to source audiobooks from new suppliers and will allow publishers to enter into distributions agreements directly with Apple, the Commission said.Audible and Apple's iTunes store are two of the world's largest distributors of downloadable audiobooks to consumers.Audible, owned by Amazon since 2008, is the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks.Earlier this month, Audible and Apple agreed to remove all exclusivity obligations related to the supply and distribution of audiobooks.
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Tim Cook's friendly chefsstil is one of the biggest reasons that Apple was so boring in 2016.Compared to Steve Jobs, whose philosophy was to express strong emotions – is Tim Cook as calm as a lake.But where Tim Cook only seems to build on the existing products, revolutionized Jobs the technology industry with a variety of innovations – such as the Ipod, Iphone and Imac.And it is largely thanks to the temperament, consider Bob Burrough."When Tim Cook took over, he worked hard to eliminate conflicts within the Cupertinos walls and made of it employees less passionate."the Statement comes in response to a tweet written by Apple-analyst Horrace Dediu.
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Steven Bradley writes in with a serious problem with Photos for macOS and iCloud Photo Library.He installed MacPhun s Luminar and at some point after that, Photos decided to re-upload the 15,000 photos and videos he has stored in iCloud Photo Library while he s at a winter home with slower broadband.Photos reports that it is still uploading 11,655 items.I checked my iCloud account online and it shows just over 15,000 items, so at least it is not adding duplicate items to iCloud.Do you have any idea why the Photos app is uploading files that have already been uploaded and is there anyway to stop it?The timing is almost certainly coincidental.
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When China s Lenovo Group Ltd. took over fading mobile-phone pioneer Motorola Mobility in October 2014, Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing vowed to restore the brand as a global leader.Addressing staff at Motorola s Chicago headquarters after the $2.91 billion deal closed, Mr. Yang told them their talents would propel the combined company to global dominance, recall several people who heard him.Together, he noted, the two companies...
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Website traffic is one of those metrics small business owners use to determine if their website is working — along with the number of inquiries, leads or sales they get from it.In addition to looking at your own traffic, you can use tools that tell you how much traffic your competitors are getting.When small business owners see this information, they get concerned because generally, the traffic numbers are sometimes very high — or at least higher than what they re getting.And, they certainly don t tell you if the business is meeting its sales and marketing KPIs.Not all traffic is created equalBack around 2003 or 2004, Nickelodeon, the TV network, created this ingenious marketing campaign for the animated show, Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius which my then 6-year old son watched faithfully .
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Disney Channel released the first trailer for the upcoming original TV movie, Tangled: Before Ever After, and I ve got to admit...it s kind of adorable.The Flash-animated movie wait, people still use that?takes place between the original film and the animated short Tangled Ever After, which showed Rapunzel and Eugene s wedding.It s all about Rapunzel getting some kind of random magic curse that makes her hair grow back, only it s super-duper strong and can t be cut off anymore.It seems like a pretty cheap way to justify giving Rapunzel her long blond hair again, but it makes sense why they d do that, since it s her signature look.While the animation does look pretty cheap, that s kind of part of the charm.
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All a coincidence, we're toldLily Robotics says its decision on Thursday to shut down and return pre-order payments for a never-delivered drone, which came on the same day that San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón charged the company with false advertising and misleading business practices, was purely coincidental.The spokesperson said the decision to pull the plug in the face of dwindling funds had been reached "several weeks ago" and was conveyed in an announcement to employees.In theory, Lily Robotics could face a fine of more than a hundred million dollars, depending upon the outcome of a trial, if it comes to that.The company faces potential fines for at least two business code violations subject to a civil penalty of $2,500 per violation, and there are some 60,000 individuals affected.In practice, however, such fines are usually orders of magnitude less, particularly if both sides agree on a settlement.
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Despite the fact that deliveries of Airpods barely come in time, Apple is already the largest on the wireless headphones, this is according to a new report by Slice Intelligence.the market Share of Apple is low in december, at 26 percent, followed by Bose, with 16.1 per cent and Beats by 15.4 per cent.It can be out of place to remind that Beats is owned by Apple, so the company's total share of the market for wireless headphones is situated at 41.4 per cent.
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After their much-publicized meeting with President-elect Trump last month, many prominent figures in tech appear to be circling back to Trump tower.Eric Schmidt is the latest to be spotted at Trump s Manhattan outpost, stopping by a few hours after AT s Randall Stephenson met with Trump.Now Eric Schmidt at Trump Tower.Busy tech/telecom day there with AT CEO visit and Amazon jobs announcement.— Eric Engleman @ericengleman January 12, 2017My pool report: Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt walked into the elevators at Trump Tower, ignoring shouted press questions.
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Though Verizon still hasn't crossed the gigabit threshold for home Internet service, it's been next generation passive optical network equipment that could push its speeds into the multi-gigabit range.This week, it "successfully completed what it believes is the first interoperability trial of NG-PON2 technology" at one of its labs, "demonstrat ing that equipment from different vendors on either end of a single fiber—at the service provider's endpoint and at the customer's endpoint—can be used to deliver service without impacting the end user... Until now, equipment from the same vendor had to be used on both endpoints."
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We re much more likely to make necessary, iterative changes to our campaigns – but I challenge you to make 2017 the year you question everything.It s an exercise that really doesn t need to cost a lot of time or money, but the answers you discover could have direct, sizeable effects on revenue.Here are some questions to start asking about your search strategy:What even is our search strategy?There are tools to help answer this question.On the paid side, consider BrightEdge, which offers a valuable Data Cube for uncovering keywords that your competitors sites rank for.
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In the escalating turf war between Transport for London and taxi rivals Uber, the on-demand ride app has announced it's giving its drivers a free English language course.This is in response to TfL's declaration that all drivers from non-English-speaking countries had to pass a £200 exam to prove their competency - a decision that's been in and out of court over the last few months.Uber doesn't think it's fair for drivers to have to take the test, claiming "TfL's plans threaten the livelihoods of thousands of drivers in London, while also stifling tech companies like Uber."In order to help their drivers do well on the exam if it does become mandatory, Uber has set them all up with free access to language-learning app Busuu, which normally costs £9.99 a month.Named after a language spoken by only 8 people in the world, Busuu claims that 22.5 hours of their paid service is equivalent to one college semester of language study.Uber Partner Driver Krzysztof Walczuk seems in favour of the decision, saying: "The app is great!
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Things seem to be going really well for Meizu at least during the past 12 months , if what the company revealed is true!So, earlier today, during a special press event in China, Meizu officials revealed that the company managed to ship a total of 22 million units in 2016, making it a record breaking year, and crowning the Chinese company as one of the main telecom players in the country.What s more important however is that almost 2 million devices 10% was sold outside China, in other countries, solidifying the company s goal of expanding its market share in other markets such as India, Europe, USA.The officials of the chinese company promised to continue their efforts for this year, and they plan to announced 6 phones during 2017.Oh, one of them is going to be powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC, since Meizu and Qualcomm have buried the hatchet!
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A fleet of Baidu driverless cars pictured in Wuzhen in November, which the internet giant produced in partnership with the German car maker, BMW.China s internet services company Baidu and the state-owned Beijing Automotive Group s collaboration on telematics and autonomous driving is almost ready for its coming-out moment, as the industry and government join hands for a self-driving vehicle push within China.A BAIC-built model, equipped with Baidu technology, would make its debut in April at the Shanghai motor show, Xu Heyi, chairman of BAIC said on Friday at the trade show CES 2017 in Las Vegas.The two companies also plan to conduct road testing of a car that will be autonomous in limited environments by the end of this year.State broadcaster China Central Television began airing a five-part series this month on one of its prime time programmes to highlight the country s efforts in autonomous vehicles and related technology.It s a smart move for both to team up, said Bill Russo, managing director of Gao Feng Advisory.
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