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the coffee shop chain Starbucks announced the acquisition of the East China tried to partner their share of the billion in trade, reported Reuters.to Buy the share is 50% of the joint venture's East China operations.the Transaction is valued at $ 1.3 billion.the deal will allow Starbucks to own 1300 cafes in three different provinces.China is Starbucks ' fastest growing market outside the United states.the Company's China and Asia Pacific region revenue grew by 13 per cent last year 768,9 million dollars.
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Kuva: Petteri Paalasmaa, ALMA TALENT ARKISTOApple-sopimus on Nokian kannalta merkittävä ja laaja kokonaisuus, mutta tiukan salassapitosopimuksen vuoksi sitä voidaan raottaa vain vähän.Nokia yllätti sijoittajat torstaina selvästi odotettua vahvemmalla tuloksellaan.Yhtiön tulosta kasvatti erityisesti uusi sopimus Applen kanssa.Nokia ja Apple solmivat toukokuussa sovinnon siitä, miten Apple saa käyttää Nokian teknologiapatentteja.Lisensiointisopimus nosti Nokian tänään julkistamassa tuloksessa Nokia Technologies – liiketoimintaryhmän tulosta ja liikevaihtoa merkittävästi vuoden toisella neljänneksellä.
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Scientists have found brain cells thought to control ageing, and were successfully able to reverse the process of getting older when replacing these old cells with new cells.The team located a group of specialised stem cells in the hypothalamus that govern how fast the human body ages over time, and could be used to warn off age-related diseases and extend human lifespan.The hypothalamus was always known to regulate important bodily functions including growth, development, reproduction and metabolism.But a 2013 paper from the same team at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, confirmed that the hypothalamus also played a role in ageing.Although they were not able to pinpoint exactly what was causing this at the time.Their most recent work has been able to make this next step and identify the tiny population of adult neural stem cells, previously known to be responsible for forming new brain neurons.
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Uber-konkurrenten Convoy har erhållit 62 miljoner dollar från en finansieringsrunda ledd av Y Combinator, motsvarande cirka 509 miljoner kronor.I finansieringsrundan deltog Bill Gates riskkapitalbolag Cascade Investment.Amazons Jeff Bezos deltog i bolagets föregående finansieringsrunda.Den två år gamla Seattle-baserade startupen utvecklar mjukvara som matchar närliggande och tillgängliga lastbilar med fraktjobb.Convoy betraktas vara Uber fast för lastbilar, och konkurrerar med Ubers liknande tjänst Uber Freight.Den amerikanska lastbilsmarknaden uppgår till cirka 800 miljarder dollar enligt uppskattningar, och den uppges associeras med ineffektivitet.
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SYDNEY—Western Union Co. is turning gas-station attendants in Australia into money-transfer agents, reaching out to customers like Uber Technologies Inc. drivers who fill up at all hours of the day.A new partnership with BP PLC in Australia will allow customers at BP gas stations to use Western Union to send money overseas, with an attendant completing the transaction.Western Union’s mobile app is already available around the...
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The discovery last week that millions of PCs that upgraded to Windows 10 might be cut off from support much earlier than expected is one unexpected consequence of Microsoft's ongoing shift to Windows as a Service.Under the old model it was pretty easy to understand where you stood with Windows, because Microsoft has long published the dates after which it stops supporting various versions of its software.The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it's no longer supported.Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software," says Microsoft.Windows 10, like earlier versions of Windows does still have an end of support date, in October 2020, and an end of extended support date, way off in October 2025.More than previous versions of Windows it is evolving all the time, with minor updates every month and a major update every six months.
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The recent Star Trek films have proved popular, but it remains to be seen how Star Trek: Discovery — the new CBS All Access show set 10 years before the original series — will fare.With a new extended trailer released during San Diego Comic-Con 2017, fans get a taste for what the chapter will bring.Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), Jason Isaacs (Captain Gabriel Lorca), Doug Jones (Lieutenant Saru), Mary Weisman (Cadet Sylvia Tilly), James Frain (Ambassador Sarek), Shazad Latif (Lieutenant Ash Tyler), Anthony Rapp (Lieutenant Paul Stamets), Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd), and executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin, and Akiva Goldsman also shed some light on the project at a press conference during the convention.Getting transported, using a phaser, and sitting in the captain’s chair were all thrills for him.While he’s playing Harry Mudd, a charismatic rogue from the original series, he called his character a reimagining.It is a challenge,” he said of his role as Sarek, a Vulcan ambassador and Spock’s father.
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Ökad inblandning av etanol och metanol i bränslet vore logiskt.Men EU:s regel om syrehalt fungerar som petroleumindustrins sista försvarslinje, skriver Björn O. Gillberg, Värmlandsmetanol.Drivmedel som består av en enda komponent, till exempel etanol och metanol, brinner effektivare än bensin.Metanol respektive etanol innehåller cirka 50 viktprocent respektive cirka 35 viktprocent syre.Metanol fungerade därför med framgång som drivmedel för Tysklands V2-raketer under andra världskriget.Används syreinnehållande drivmedel som metanol och etanol minskar motorns behov av syre via insugningsluften.
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Over the last few months, rumors have pointed to the Galaxy Note 8 being unveiled at either IFA in Berlin (where the first Note was revealed in 2011) or a dedicated New York event.The latter has seemed the more likely scenario for a while, and now it’s been all but confirmed by Samsung: The next entry in the Note line will be revealed at an Unpacked event in New York on August 23.The Korean company has just sent out invites for the occasion.As is tradition with these things (and much like LG’s recent V30 promo) there’s no actual mention of the handset in the invite.But given that it contains the word “Galaxy” in the corner, a silhouette of the infinity display, and an S-pen, it’s safe to assume the device will be unveiled at the event, which kicks off at 11 AM EDT (8 AM Pacific)."Samsung Electronics will reveal the latest member of the Galaxy family with the ultimate multitasking device for those who want to do bigger things with their phone."
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For the full 2017 financial year, revenue was $90.0 billion (up 5 percent on 2016), operating income was $22.3 billion (up 11 percent), net income was $21.2 billion (up 26 percent), and earnings per share were $3.31 (up 29 percent).Microsoft currently has three reporting segments: Productivity and Business Processes (covering Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype, and Dynamics), Intelligent Cloud (including Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and Enterprise Services), and More Personal Computing (covering Windows, hardware, and Xbox, as well as search and advertising).As was the case last quarter, Microsoft is including its LinkedIn results in the Productivity group, as well as breaking them out independently.The Productivity group reported revenue of $8.5 billion, up 21 percent year on year, with operating income of $2.8 billion, down 8 percent.LinkedIn was responsible for much of the growth in revenue and the decline in operating income.Office 365 commercial revenue was up 43 percent, with seats growing 31 percent and the rest coming from increased revenue per user.
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Kenmore appliances have a new home.You'll still be able to buy Sears' house brand at department stores and online via Sears, but you'll now be able to find Kenmore models on Amazon.com as well.In an added bonus to Kenmore's move to join the modern retail world, Kenmore's launching an Alexa skill Thursday.Alexa is Amazon's digital assistant, popularized as the voice of the Amazon Echo, and its "skills" let third-party developers use it to control their products.With a voice command to an Echo device, you'll be able to control any Kenmore smart appliance.The deal kicks off Thursday as you can currently buy Kenmore connected air conditioners on Amazon.
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Flashback to 1985, when this Cobol programmer pilot fish is handed an old, large program he's never seen before -- but he already knows it's going to be trouble."I was told to figure out why the most recent changes caused the program to miscalculate some figure."The program started off with the usual housekeeping processes, including a line that read PERFORM REPORT-HEADINGS THRU REPORT-HEADINGS-EXIT.I saw no need to verify the report headings, so I moved on into the meat of the program."After a few days, I realized I was totally lost in the code.The program didn't appear to be doing what I had been told the program did.
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OnePlus 5 -puhelimessa näyttää olevan melko vakava ongelma.Tiettävästi se ei kuitenkaan koske Suomea.Suhteellisen edullisesta, mutta laadukkaaksi kehutusta One Plus 5 -älypuhelimesta on paljastunut ainakin enganninkielisessä maailmassa erikoinen vika.Kun laitteella yrittää soittaa 911-hätänumeroon, se buuttaa itsensä, kirjoittaa Reddit.Ongelman huomasi Nick Morelli, joka yritti soittaa hätänumeroon ilmoittaakseen lähellä roihuavasta tulipalosta.Morelli latasi ongelmasta videon Facebookiin.
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Rumors have persisted for years that Facebook would soon charge its users for access to the social network.It’s a notion that’s been viewed as preposterous but now, it’s partially coming to fruition.Campbell Brown, head of news partnerships at Facebook, recently revealed at the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit in New York that many of their newspaper and digital publishing partners have been calling for a paid subscription product.As the saying goes, “ask and you shall receive”.Brown said that Facebook in October will begin testing a paywall subscription system atop its Instant Articles feature that’ll cut non-paying users off after they’ve accessed 10 articles.Sources familiar with the matter tell CNET that specifics of the payment process are still being ironed out but if publishers are pleased with preliminary test results, a full-scale rollout could take place sometime in 2018.
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Almost all Finnish students transferred in August to the student housing supplement of the general housing allowance scheme.the coil of the researcher Jussi, Finland said that the reform encourages the helsinki earlier more expensive housing."in the Past, living alone introduced a rent subsidy decision account 250 euros – currently the limit is in Helsinki fair 500 euro.Now, therefore, support is also more expensive rental housing, which may encourage the transition of cells in a studio apartment", Finland said.the Reform will benefit the North, most residents of helsinki and those who live alone and sorsi those who live to make with your spouse.the Parliament and the government to justify the transformation of the housing support the harmonisation and simplification.
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While still in beta, Adobe's Project Felix is getting more tools for creating realistic 3D composites.In version 0.3, launched on July 19, Project Felix gained the ability to realistically re-create lighting inside a 3D drawing, thanks to a neural network.Earlier versions already gave Project Felix the ability to add lighting effects such as reflections and directional light to make an added image look like it belonged in the original scene.The artificially intelligent feature is able to create a more realistic image by replicating the original light, Adobe explains.For example, even if the sun isn’t actually part of the image, the system can identify which direction the sun is coming from, then re-create that light on any objects added to the scene.The result is that when 3D objects are placed inside a 2D image, the object looks like it has always been there, since the light matches the rest of the objects in the scene.
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Mobile devices, wireless technology and over-the-top streaming have radicalized how we consume media to the point that many of today’s youth no longer watch the traditional linear television that you and I grew up on.To reach this younger demographic, media companies are being forced to experiment with new avenues to deliver content.NBC News on Wednesday announced that it is launching a twice-daily news program on Snapchat called Stay Tuned.The show, which will air at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern in the US and Canada, will feature up to five quick-hit segments covering the top national and international stories of the day.Exceptions will be made in the event of breaking news and special reports, we’re told, with future episodes potentially featuring correspondents reporting from the field.It’ll run two to three minutes in length as to not lose those with short attention spans and pack the same sort of captions that are widely used across social media, making broadcasts ripe for screenshotting and sharing.
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The infidelity website was hit by a major data breach in 2015.The parent company behind infidelity website Ashley Madison has offered a $11.5 million settlement to those who brought class action suits against the company in the wake of the notorious breach.The 2015 breach saw the personal details of 33 million users stolen, prompting many bids to sue the company.Data that was stolen in the breach included details such as names, addresses and birth datesThe $11.2 million sum is intended in part to compensate claims of disgruntled users, with the majority of the figure, $8.5 million, to be put towards dealing with multiple class actions.Ruby Life is the firm putting the offer forward.
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It’s now cheaper than ever to pick up a top-end virtual reality headset, and we’ve got all the information on how to get the best deal possible.Facebook’s legendary Oculus Rift VR headset has been significantly discounted when you’re buying it as part of a bundle.If you buy the Oculus Rift headset with the Oculus Touch Controller pair bundle, you’ll now be able to take advantage of a permanent £200 price drop.Of course, don’t forget that you’ll need a suitably powerful gaming PC to run the Oculus Rift, so make sure that your system has the requisite computing heft to support the platform before shelling out on a brand new Rift.Buy Now: Oculus Rift + Touch Controller at Amazon for £399.99The Oculus Rift earned a very respectable 4/5 score during our long-term review, with particular praise going to the incredible experience on offer, the light and robust design, the simple setup, and the strong launch lineup of available content.
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Wonder Woman is the kind of comic book hero who deserves a homage that would impress even Queen Hippolyta herself."How to Cook That" show host Ann Reardon decided to give both Wonder Woman and iconic pop artist Roy Lichtenstein a tasty tribute using 6.61 pounds (3 kg) of white chocolate and 8.82 pounds (4 kg) of dark chocolate.Lichtenstein was best known for his pop art parodies of comic strips that were blown up to an extra large size, and painstakingly recreated with bold colors and Ben-Day dots.Reardon's latest edible creation reimagines Lichtenstein famous portrait of Wonder Woman using chocolate and food coloring.Reardon's Chocolate Wonder Woman art recipe calls for both white and dark chocolate, oil-based food coloring (or colored cocoa butter) in red, blue, black, yellow and white, as well as acetate sheets, markers, bubble wrap, a large wooden board and temporary frame "to stop the chocolate dripping off when you pour it."To make this Wonder Woman pop art out of chocolate, print out a large image of Lichtenstein's Wonder Woman portrait and place acetate over it to copy the design with markers.
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