Ruth Johnson

Ruth Johnson

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Back in February, the Facebook-led Telecom Infrastructure Project led a call to put $170 million into startups focusing on solutions to improve infrastructure: the switching technologies, engineering, cabling and other components that go into building networking for internet and other communications services.Today comes one more advance on that front: Facebook and the TIP are working with French telco Orange to launch a new “Telecom Track” in the Orange Fab accelerator based in Paris to find more startups to fill this niche.Not too much is being divulged on what kinds of startups are being sought out, except to say that they will need to be based in France for the accelerator.“The partnership will look to pursue the best innovations and talent within the sector,” Orange notes, with the selected startups getting mentorship from Facebook; other TIP members (there are dozens including carriers like Vodafone, Millicom, Airtel and BCS; tech companies like Intel; and infrastructure companies like Nokia); and Orange.“Working together, we hope to help identify and support telecoms network infrastructure innovation while helping pave the way for future breakthroughs.”Startups have until May 14 to apply.
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Följ med in i labbet där man testar hur mycket strålning våra mobiler avger, och hur det påverkar människor.Vilka är det som gör testerna?
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It has a $68 billion market cap and countless happy riders who can readily articulate why using Uber is better than taking a cab or driving their own car, or maybe even owning their own car.Even if Uber overcomes the resigning and firing of key executives, and escapes from the legal mess of Waymo and the sleaziness/stink of Greyballing.And no matter who Uber hires to be COO – even if Uber fixes its sexual harassment and toxic workplace culture problems – the elephant in the room will continue to be its exploitation of its drivers, who in combination with the VC money, make it possible for all Uber employees to be extremely well-compensated… at least for now.And Connecticut has recently softened background checks for drivers in that state.Nevertheless, to date, Uber’s ridership continues to grow, even with all of the recent bad press about the company.Uber is good for lawyers
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Musketeers bag $100,000 after hitting the brakes on allegationsLess than three months after Tesla sued a former manager, claiming he'd stolen its blueprints and tried to poach staff, the flash automaker has settled out of court.In January the Elon Musk-led upstart filed a lawsuit against its former of Autopilot program boss, Sterling Anderson, after he quit to start up an autonomous vehicle company called Aurora with a former director of Google self-driving cars, Chris Urmson.Tesla also sued Aurora and Urmson in the same suit.Tesla accused Anderson of downloading "hundreds of gigabytes" of its confidential information from internal systems before he left the electric car manufacturer.It also claimed he tried to poach staff – something forbidden in his contract – both before and after he left Tesla.
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Long story short: I built a Wi-Fi enabled LEGO Macintosh Classic running Docker on a Raspberry Pi Zero with an e‑paper display.While my son and I were playing with LEGO, after building a 1987 GMC Vandura and an off-road Segway I suddenly had the urge to build one of the first computers I remember using:I am not a 100% sure if it was this exact model or perhaps even the Macintosh 128K from 1988, but I guess it doesn't really matter.All I did with that computer was play Shufflepuck Café.If you, too, are one of the elderly, be warned that the following video and audio will give you the feels:But anyways, this post isn't about Shufflepuck nostalgia, it's about taking things too far while playing with LEGO with your kid.
Finland
Ohjelmistokehittäjä Anna Fröblom aloitti viime joulukuussa työt teknologiayritys Reaktorissa.Fröblom vaikutti yritykseen sopivalta, mutta Reaktor sanoi, että hänellä on hyvä olla vielä lisää kokemusta.Fröblom oli tuolloin tehnyt alan töitä nelisen vuotta.Hän oli ehtinyt hankkia kokemusta kahdesta eri työpaikasta.Kolmen tapaamisen jälkeen Fröblom otti vastaan tarjotun työn.Mailia tuli takaisin nopeasti: kiitos, että kävit, jatketaan tästä eteenpäin.”
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In the Asia Pacific region, mobile commerce is expected to account for 78.1 percent of online sales in 2021, amounting to $1.1 trillion.Considering that mobile will be the predominant driver for online commerce, the future looks promising for the Indian market, where the number of mobile Internet users is expected to reach 650 million by 2020 and high-speed Internet users will be around 550 million (more than 2x growth from 2016).So it’s a no-brainer that the global giants are vying for a sizable share of the e-commerce market in India.Back in 2004, eBay entered the Indian market by acquiring Bazee for $54 million but missed the opportunity to take the early-mover’s advantage.Flipkart has also had its fair share of troubles: Its Myntra subsidiary moved from the desktop to a mobile-only strategy that backfired, its valuation has taken several hits, and it has seen several key executives leave the company.And then something important happened a few days ago: Flipkart announced it has raised $1.4 billion funding from Tencent, eBay, and Microsoft.Alibaba also holds a 3 percent stake in Snapdeal after participating in the $500 million investment round along with FoxConn and SoftBank in 2015.Apart from marketplace businesses, Alibaba is also on the lookout for partners and investment opportunities in the logistics domain, which is a critical factor in the Indian market.Paytm, which is primarily a digital wallet company, spun out its e-commerce arm as a separate entity and claims to have more than 140,000 sellers and 68 million SKUs.The Paytm Mall has been modelled after Alibaba’s Tmall, which has captured more than a 50 percent share in the Chinese market.
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The numbers indicate that the company is still growing at an impressive pace, and that despite staggering losses may be getting a handle on its cash burn.That figure rises to a $3.8 billion tally when losses related to Uber’s Chinese operation are included, according to a Bloomberg estimate.(Those results compare to loss of “at least $2 billion” in 2015, according to a previous Bloomberg report).Those stiff losses are countered in part by rapid revenue growth.However, revenue in the fourth quarter was up a far stronger 74 percent in the fourth quarter when compared to the third.According to Bloomberg, it boils down to what counts as net revenue:
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In march we reported that Apple bought the popular automatiseringsappen Workflow.When was the app free, but had to remain on the App Store.Now tells the French side of the Igeneration, the app will not get any major updates or new functionality.the Igeneration has taken part of the e-mails sent to some users of the app.According to these e-mails will the Workflow continue to work (at least for a while), but without getting any major updates.Any updates will only be offered to clear out the bugs.
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The author was a fan of the iconic sci-fi show, sure, but when the BBC approached him about penning an episode, he declined.He felt like he’d been writing for other people for a while and was looking to do something “entirely my own.” Lucky for Ness, the BBC needed that too.Instead of involving the Doctor directly, Ness’ strange new show, which debuts on BBC America on Saturday, is about a mess the Time Lord left behind.In the very first episode of Doctor Who, back in 1963, the granddaughter of the First Doctor (William Hartnell) attended Coal Hill School, and somehow during his later visits there, the Doctor caused a giant time-crack.The concept of a spin-off set in the school was something the BBC had been pondering for a while, and as soon Ness heard about it, he knew who all of the characters were and what the story would be.Soon, he was inventing his own corner of the Who universe—one that can address issues Who doesn’t touch.
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These days, everybody has a health concern or a food allergy, and she says, “I always try to accommodate in a big way.” Some of Wolf’s recommendations are more esoteric.At sixty-two, Wolf resembles a crunchier version of the domestic icon: she has an ample figure, graying hair, and glasses, and she wears loose linen outfits, generally paired with Crocs.(“This soup is worth its weight in weed.”)Oregon, where Wolf lives, legalized recreational marijuana in 2014.Four more states followed suit in last fall’s election: California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Maine.And you put it under the microscope and it’s full of webs and bugs and spiders, fecal matter, exoskeletons!”
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WASHINGTON—Big internet firms on Tuesday told federal regulators that they would oppose Republicans’ plans to roll back net Obama-era neutrality rules, adding to signs of a looming political clash.The Internet Association, a trade group that includes companies such as of Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc., told Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai in a meeting that it “continues its vigorous support of the FCC’s...
Finland
Peliyhtiö Next Gamesin listautumisannin pääjärjestäjänä toiminut Danske Bank on ottanut osakkeen seurantaansa.Ensimmäinen tavoitehinta osakkeelle on 9,50 euroa ja suositus "osta".Next Gamesin merkintähinta maaliskuussa järjestetyssä annissa oli 7,90 euroa.Parhaimmillaan osake käväisi toisena pörssipäivänään 9,88 eurossa, mutta alkuinnostuksen hälvettyä osake on painunut kahdeksan euron tuntumaan.Tiistaina iltapäivällä osakkeella käytiin kauppaa reilun kolmen prosentin nousussa 8,42 eurossa.Dansken tavoitehintaan nähden osakkeessa olisi nousuvaraa vielä noin 13 prosenttia.
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Brands have been turning increasingly to social media to reach their younger customer base, and now McDonald's is using social media to hire, too.Who says Snapchat isn’t a serious app?It’s certainly serious enough to land you a job.That is, if you want your job to be at McDonald’s.In what can only be described as a sign of the times, McDonald’s in Australia (where it’s known as Macca) is now using Snapchat as part of its job application.As first reported by news.com.au, the global fast-food purveyor now has its own Snapchat filter that allows prospective McDonald’s employees to virtually don a uniform and submit a 10-second video application.
Sweden
a number of nordic banks to work together to combat cybercrime by, among other things, share data, as is shown by a press release.There are Danske Bank, Nordea, DNB, Sparebank 1, the Eika Group, with several actors working together to combat crime, which they mention has become all the more innovative, aggressive and organised in recent years.the Collaboration goes under the name of Nordic FinansCERT that based on the previous cooperation FinansCERT.Through cooperation can the banks collect the strongest expertise on the fight against cybercrime in the nordic financial sector.It also provides some synergy that will enhance the safety for both the customers and the banks, according to the shipment.the Goal is to expand further in the coming years, not only by receiving new members, but also by extending the cooperation.
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Ever dream of quitting your job and making your living as a famous YouTube or Instagram star?If so, meet Greg Baroth.It's his full-time job to make people famous on social media.He's the one you call if you think up an insane prank — say you want to swim with snakes in your Beverly Hills pool —  and you need someone to find the snakes and bring them to your house.Or maybe your stunt needs a drone, pronto.Or maybe you want to do your stunt with Denver Broncos football star Von Miller.Or with Vine/YouTube star Logan Paul.Or rap star Wiz Khalifa.Baroth's your man.It all started with a love of reptilesBaroth grew up in Los Angeles, but as a kid he seemed about as far from the celeb set as possible.He loved snakes and turtles and spent his teens working at a reptile store dreaming of becoming a marine biologist.
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Executives at Twitter make a lot of money.But it’s not just like they make a lot of money relative to you or me, or compared to lower level employees within the organization.A couple of executives at Twitter make a lot of money compared to their peers at public companies in general, tech or otherwise.At the same time, they haven’t done a great job of getting a return for their shareholders.Twitter stock has fallen by 65 percent since it listed in late 2013, and that long-term trend doesn’t seem like it’s going to end anytime soon.But about that executive comp: Former Twitter COO Adam Bain made almost $30 million last year — which is an astonishing amount during a period of time in which the stock declined 30 percent.
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that it, for the first time, has instituted airspace restrictions specifically apply only to unmanned aircraft, or "drones", banning them from unauthorized operations over 133 military facilities, starting a week from today.FAA said the restrictions are based on its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 99.7:"U.S. military facilities are vital to the nation's security.The FAA and the Department of Defense have agreed to restrict drone flights up to 400 feet within the lateral boundaries of these 133 facilities.The restrictions will be effective April 14, 2017."Drone owners can find out about these restricted facilities via an interactive online map or the FAA's B4UFLY mobile app, which will be updated within 60 days to reflect the new airspace restrictions.
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You can try going after popular review sites like MakeUseOf, or Thanks, Mail Carrier.Another good approach -- especially when you’re first getting started -- is to contact bloggers who are either new to the scene or aren’t yet well known.Googling product reviews in your niche should turn up some results, and your chances of getting a review will be higher if you start with low-hanging fruit.See if they would be willing to use specific anchor text to link to you.By varying up your keywords, you can rank for more terms you deem important for your business instead of just having everyone link to your homepage using the same anchor text.When you’re looking to get more reviews for your products or services, don’t forget to ask your customers.
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The Facebook app will prompt users in 14 countries including the UK to read a guide on the fake news phenomenon, with a list of tips that include being sceptical about headlines and checking the source of the story.German politicians are pushing ahead with laws that could see the company fined up to €50 million (£43 million) for failing to deal with the problem.The headlines of fake news stories are often catchy, and contain lots of capital letters and exclamation marks.Many false news stories mimic authentic news sources by making small changes to the URL.You can go to the site to compare the URL to established sources.Many false news stories often contain spelling and grammar errors, as well as an awkward looking layout.
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