Thomas Nye

Thomas Nye

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Den tyska e-handelskoncernen Rocket Internet redovisar en nettoförlust för fjolåret till 741,5 miljoner euro (cirka 7,1 miljarder kronor).Peter Kimpel tillägger dock i en kommentar att det mesta handlar om vad Rocket Internet definierar som engångsposter, som inte påverkar kassaflödet.Bland annat handlar det om stora nedskrivningar av värdet på Global Fashion Group, som säljer kläder online i Sydostasien, Latinamerika och Ryssland.Förlusterna för Rocket Internets största satsningar har samtidigt börjat minska och tre av dem — klädsajten Namshi och möbelsajterna Westwing och Home24 — väntas gå plus mot slutet av året, skriver bolaget i sitt bokslut för 2016.Rocket Internet har med svenska Kinnevik som delägare byggt upp ett stort antal e-handelsbolag under tio års tid.Portföljbolagen säljer allt från kläder till möbler och matleveranser till hushåll.
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Your friends laughed at you, your parents wondered why you weren’t getting a job, and even your fellow Trekkies raised an eyebrow.But all those nights you spent learning tlhIngan Hol, the Klingon language, will finally pay off when you sit down to play Star Trek Klingon Monopoly.There are already a few iterations of Star Trek Monopoly available, but ThinkGeek’s got the only one that comes with tiny token versions of a Klingon Bird of Prey, and a Bat’leth.Those are not the game tokens of a warrior.The game has players trying to conquer planets and territories, building outposts and capital cities to force other players into eventual bankruptcy.It sounds more like a Ferengi version of Monopoly, except that the game board and all of the Combat and Honor cards (a.k.a.
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Samsung has always been special as the world’s largest Android smartphone maker, and on Friday Google made it even more special.The two companies are teaming up to make Google Play Music the default music app on Samsung Android smartphone and tablets starting with the Galaxy S8 and S8 —both of which start shipping today.As part of the perks, users of new Samsung mobile devices will be able to add up to 100,000 songs to Google Play Music’s cloud locker for free.Anyone with a non-Samsung device is limited to the standard 50,000 free song upload.In addition, new Samsung devices will come with the free three-month trial of Play Music for new users that Pixel customers and other select Android phones already see.One final addition coming in the following months is Bixby integration.
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Den som väntar på något gott väntar som bekant ofta alldeles för länge.Men nu ska även vi svenskar äntligen få vettiga översättningar med Googles översättningsverktyg.Nu är det Googles neurala nätverk som ska stå för översättningen.Att slänga in lång stycken text i sökrutan har inte sällan resulterat i knasiga översättningar och obegripliga meningar.Detta för att texten översatts ord för ord, eller fras för fras beroende på längd.I september förra året lanserade de så en ny version av tjänsten, Neural machine translation.
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Spotify earlier this month signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Group that grants artists the right to keep their new albums off the free streaming tier for a period of up to two weeks after launch.The idea is to encourage more users to make the jump to a premium (paying) subscription and thus, put more money in the pockets of both Spotify and record labels / artists (it also puts Spotify in a better position to go public).Now, Spotify has inked a similar agreement with Merlin, the largest rights agency representing the independent sector.Merlin, which has been with Spotify since it launched in 2008, is the streamer’s fourth largest partner.According to TechCrunch, Merlin represents around 20,000 independent labels and accounts for about 12 percent of the global recorded music market.It may not be as large as mainstream groups like Universal, Sony or Warner but with distribution across 51 countries, it’s still a significant player.
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Samsung is now ready to produce faster and more energy-efficient chipp than those used in the latest Galaxy S8-phone.IDG News writes that Samsung is already in the fourth quarter will produce chipp with the upgraded 10-nanometer technology, which is faster than the existing chipp, thanks to an improved 3D-structure.on average, these components to be ten percent faster and 15 percent more energy efficient than the first wave of 10-nanometerchipp, Samsung Exynos 8895, which is one of the two processors used in the S8-units.Faster chipp provide more capacity to mobile devices and extends battery life.For example, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 and the Exynos 8895 available in Galaxy 8 in the day to handle VR applications better than their predecessors and they also have special circuits for artificial intelligence.Jim McGregor, analyst at Tirias Research, said that Samsung goes a match against the Intel about who is the world's most advanced chipptillverkare – and that the game is focused on chipp for smartphones.
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Amazon India has launched Amazon Fire TV Stick with remote this week and Nitesh Kripalani, director and country head, Amazon Prime Video India, said it was optimising content for the most immersed customers and focusing on experience.The device is priced at 3,999 INR (including tax) and when you join Amazon Prime after purchasing one in India, you’ll get Rs.499 added to your Amazon Pay balance – effectively granting you access to the service without any extra cost.Amazon Prime Video also announced the animated prequel launch of the most awaited theatrical film of the year Baahubali :The Lost Legends, exclusively for its Prime members.Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV said of the announcement: "Fire TV stick offers access to a vast selection of movies and tv shows, popular apps, and features designed specifically for customers in India including powerful voice search for Amazon video titles in English and Hindi."Nitesh Kripalani, director and country head, Amazon Prime Video India, spoke to The Drum at the event to give an insight into what they aim to achieve through recent partnerships.
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Facebook’s F8 2017 is all about 360-degree content, live streaming, and VR, and Giroptic is getting into the action with an Android update for its iO 360 camera.Launched late last year, the plug-in 360-degree camera accessory was initially only compatible with iPhone and iPad.Obviously ensuring compatibility with Android phones can be a little trickier than for iOS devices, given the port, size, and shape differences.One will have a microUSB port, and the other USB-C.It’ll mean compatibility with phones like Google’s Pixel, the Nexus 5 and 6P, OnePlus’ 3 and 3T, and Samsung’s S7 and S7 edge.Unfortunately the new Galaxy S8 hasn’t been added to the compatibility list yet, though that could change over time.
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What can be done to reduce cyber confusion for businesses?Despite this percentage of known malicious incidents, only 67% of businesses said that they spend money on cyber security.This percentage of businesses spending money on cyber security could be considered very worrying, as the growing status of cyber security, recent examples of breaches, and the impending arrival of GDPR leave little room to justify a lack of spending to tackle the issue.There are however obvious signs of growing awareness to the problem, as 74% of UK directors were found to say that cyber security is a high priority.With this percentage outweighing that of businesses engaging in spending on cyber security, it is perhaps made clear by this incongruence that firms are confused about exactly what course of action is necessary.Brian Lord OBE, former GCHQ Deputy Director for Intelligence and Cyber Operations, and now Managing Director for PGI Cyber said: “The threats are very different but the common denominator is one of confusion of what exactly they need to do to protect themselves and their horror at what they had been quoted elsewhere to help resolve a problem they didn’t understand.”
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With these updates, Facebook's productivity solution is growing into a compelling alternative to Slack and other competitors.Facebook has made a big push into the corporate space with Workplace, its business-oriented social and productivity platform that looks and feels an awful lot like regular Facebook, but is geared toward productivity.The social networking pioneer announced a variety of new features for Workplace, including support for various file-sharing services, task automation “bots,” and more, at its annual F8 developer conference.Box, Microsoft, and Salesforce, which owns productivity software creator Quip, are all supported by Workplace from this point forward — a boon to businesses that already rely on those services, and could benefit from Facebook’s up-and-coming Slack competitor.Deeper integration means you’ll now be able to seamlessly move from Workplace into these third-party apps, with the help of rich, detailed thumbnails in messages and posts.Bots will be another major part of Workplace in the future, as they can be summoned in direct or group conversations to quickly solve issues.
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The Amazon Echo and other standalone voice control devices are currently staples for controlling connected smart home gadgets.But that might change soon with the rumored Ecobee4 thermostat, according to a report today, April 17, by Dave Zatz.Zatz's report claims Ecobee has a new thermostat in the works -- the Ecobee4 -- that will have Alexa voice control capabilities integrated into the thermostat's hardware.An Ecobee representative said, "We cannot comment on rumors or speculation"when I reached out for comment.Ecobee has been closing in on the Nest Learning Thermostat ever since it introduced its Ecobee3 thermostat.Not only does the Ecobee3 work with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit , Samsung SmartThings, Wink and IFTTT, it also comes with a remote sensor.
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That's smashing, and it means that anything you read on Forbes can't be monitored by a third party.I was reminded of this recently thanks to a piece of spam.My worry, and the worry of many others is that people will assume that "secure" means that the domain belongs to the company whose name appears in the URL, or on the site itself.Most people don't have sufficient interest in security to understand that it just means that no one can see your username and password as you unwittingly hand them over to scammers.I honestly believe that security for all is a really good thing, and personally use these free services on my own sites.In my example, the fake PayPal login site had a security certificate, but if you carefully compare it to the real PayPal you'll notice that the fake site says "Secure" in Google Chrome.
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Selling a SaaS product is HARD.Consumers are spoiled by having so many choices, and getting noticed among the competition is really tough.Even if you get someone to visit your site and try out your product, the battle has only just begun.You still have to turn them into a paying customer, and after that, you have to keep them.If you’re running a SaaS business today, you need to be doing everything you can to nurture your leads – both before and after they convert.Concierge onboarding is an invaluable tool for SaaS businesses.
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Recently born Gretel phone maker will be attending the Global Sources Mobile Electronics show taking place in Honk Kong for three days, from April 18th to the 21st.This fair will be a great opportunity for Gretel to show they’re a valid contender in the Chinese smartphones market and have to be taken seriously.They have been growing a lot since their coming into existence and they are willing to cooperate with other companies to improve their products.Gretel’s CEO — Mr. Chen — will also be at the event, so you could meet him in person if you’re around the floor.At the Honk Kong show, Gretel will be presenting their new GT6000, a smartphone that doesn’t shine for his powerful CPU or super high resolution display but wants to bring an affordable battery phone to the market.The Gretel GT6000 will indeed sport a massive 6000mAh battery and a dual camera setup on the back in a beautifully crafted metal body.Join GizChina on TelegramThen they’ll be presenting their first 3G smartphone with gorilla glass display and Samsung camera named Gretel A7; and a budget friendly Gretel A9 with front-facing fingerprint scanner and metal body.In addition to those, Gretel is also rumored to be working on a 4GB RAM device powered by a MediaTek MT6750 CPU.Here are all the devices Gretel are going to launch this year:Gretel GT6000CPU: MT6737 Quad-CoreMemory: 2GB RAM 16GB ROMCamera: 13.0MP dual back camerasFingerprint: front fingerprintBattery: 6000mAhGretel A6CPU: MT6737 Quad-CoreDisplay: 5.5 inch HD, brushed finish & metal bodyMemory: 2GB RAM 16GB ROMCamera: 13.0MP Samsung back cameraFingerprint: Back FingerprintGretel A7CPU: MT6580A Quad-CoreDisplay: 4.7 inch HD JDI , Gorilla GlassMemory: 1GB RAM 16GB ROMCamera: 8.0MP Samsung back cameraGretel N1CPU: MT6750 Octa-CoreMemory: 4GB RAM 64GB ROMCamera: 13.0MP dual back camerasFingerprint: Front FingerprintGretel D9CPU: MT6750 Octa-CoreMemory: 3GB RAM 32GB ROMCamera: 13.0MP dual back camerasFingerprint: Back FingerprintQuite a few, uh?If you want to check them in real life and you’re around the Honk Kong area then pay them a visit at booth No.
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HTC:s nästa regelrätta flaggskepp förväntas heta ”U” och bli uppföljare till fjolårets ”10”.Enligt ROM-kocken LlabTooFer, som haft rätt om kommande HTC-telefoner tidigare, saknar enheten 3,5mm-jack.Det vore i så fall inte första gången HTC hoppar över 3,5mm-jacket, då exempelvis U Ultra istället använder USB Type-C (”USonic”).Källan hävdar även att en upplaga av telefonen har stöd för dubbla SIM-kort, samt att konstruktionen är IP57-klassad.Om uppgiften stämmer ska HTC U överleva 30 minuter i en meter djupt vatten.Det är en lägre IP-klassning än Galaxy S8 och LG G6 (IP68), men betydligt högre än föregående HTC-flaggskepp.
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"Just nu är mitt huvudfokus att hitta fler talanger till Footway-teamet".Vilket beteende tål du verkligen inte?"Utöver en liten träningsskada i foten, som jag fått när jag börjat löpträna inför Midnattsloppet som vi ska genomföra med Footway, så mår jag toppen!Det känns så otroligt kul och ger väldigt mycket energi att äntligen få visa upp det resultat som vi publicerade förra veckan – allt vi jobbat så hårt för".Vilken är din största bragd någonsin?"Per Hedén (känd plastikkirurg) på Akademikliniken, en extremt fantastisk läkare.
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It’s time to head back to a galaxy far, far away.Electronic Arts and developers DICE, Criterion, and Motive revealed Star Wars: Battlefront II at the Celebration event for fans in Florida today.The game launches on November 17.It was one of the poorly kept secrets of the week, as the Battlefront II trailer leaked a few days ago.And now, EA executives have described the game and released a full trailer.With the single-player campaign, EA says you can “Forge a new path as Iden Versio, commander of Inferno Squad—an Imperial special forces unit equally lethal on the ground and in space.Encounter many of Star Wars ‘ greatest characters in a story of revenge, betrayal, and redemption that spans 30 years.”The speakers from EA got huge applause when they walked on stage in front of the huge group of fans.“It’s one of the most ambitious games EA has ever done,” said Matt Webster, general manager of EA’s Criterion game studio.Bernd Diemer, creative director at DICE, said “What stood out for everybody is that anyone can be a hero.”Paola Jouyaux, producer at Motive in Montreal, said that there is a new planet, a homeworld for Versio, with a variety of locations and urban environments.That seems to be the case, as you can see Rey and Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace.EA also says you can play as—and against—Star Wars’ most feared villains and cherished heroes from all three eras, including Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and many more.
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Some changes were made to the Settings as well, including the addition of a smart storage manager with both automatic and manual cleanup options and the addition of a Moves section where various gestures and motion detection toggles live.The general feel of Android has become increasingly stable since Lollipop, with less feature flip flopping, fewer performance issues and a greater focus on polish.Nougat is all about extending functionality, improving pre-existing features and further expanding what’s possible in stock Android.One year on and Nougat follows suit, maintaining the home screen and app drawer design of Marshmallow, but digging even deeper, laying the fundamental groundwork for what is yet to come.Split-screen mode can be activated by long-pressing the app overview/recent apps button while in an app proper.If you’ve managed to follow me this far you’ve probably got a pretty good idea of just how useful split-screen mode can be if only you take the time to actually learn how to use it (there are no pop-up tutorials or anything for the feature).
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The YouTube ad boycott could reportedly cost Google up to $750m.Pointing to Google’s “obvious lack of intent in this matter,” Chris Boggs, founder of SEO, paid search and social media consulting firm Web Traffic Advisors, said he expects the boycott will simply blow over.Aaron Levy, manager of client strategy at search engine marketing company Elite SEM, agreed politics played a role, saying the Twitter account Sleeping Giants, which says it is “trying to stop racist websites by stopping their ad dollars”, influenced the most recent movement with its tirade against far-right news site Breitbart.Now we're seeing the controversy bleed into YouTube where some advertisers are pulling all ad dollars rather than using the levers at hand.”What’s more, Levy said more often than not, these ad placements are a result of retargeting rather than intentional placements.“It's important to remember that sometimes a brand’s audience may have, for lack of a better word... a few jerks in it,” Levy said.
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Google Earth has always been one of the most ambitious projects in the company’s repertoire, attempting to provide an exhaustive tour of the entire planet, from the depths of the Pacific Ocean to the heights of Mt.And now to celebrate Earth Day, Google is looking to take it to the next level.According to an invitation sent to Engadget and other media outlets, the search giant is planning to unveil a “brand new experience” for Google Earth on April 18 at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City, ahead of Earth Day on April 22.While there aren’t too many details, the announcement says Google will be unveiling “the new Google Earth,” which will is almost certain to bring the HTC Vive-exclusive Google Earth VR app to Daydream.Launched last November, Google Earth VR lets you “fly over a city, stand at the top of the highest peaks, and even soar into space,” all without leaving your house.Available in the Steam store, Google promised that the experience, which “comes with cinematic tours and hand-picked destinations that send you to the Amazon River, the Manhattan skyline, the Grand Canyon, the Swiss Alps, and more,” would be coming to “other platforms” this year.
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