Audioboom Group has signed exclusive ad sales agreements with advertising agencies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK to expand its reach and generate revenue opportunities.The partnerships will aim to leverage Audioboom's technology and data analytics, to help the networks and media sales agencies with content to drive revenue from programmatic and in-read advertising.In Canada, Audioboom has partnered with The Podcast Exchange to provide advertisers with better monetisation opportunities within the Canadian podcast audience.Meanwhile, the second agreement targets the Australian and New Zealand markets through Placard Media.The third agreement with DAX, a programmatic advertising platform available in the UK, US, France and Germany will further help to expand Audioboom's reach into the programmatically delivered spot advertising market for podcasting.Rob Proctor, chief executive officer of Audioboom, said: "These worldwide agreements with leading networks and media sales agencies will extend the reach and commercialisation of Audioboom podcasts through programmatic and in-read advertising, and further increases our revenue generating capabilities."
AT said Thursday it's completed its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, a day earlier than previously expected.The deal, which was expected to close Friday, cleared its final hurdle Tuesday when a federal judge ruled that the government had failed to prove the combination of the two companies would harm consumers.The Department of Justice sued AT in October to block the deal, arguing the combined company would have too much power over competitors, ultimately leading to higher prices and fewer choices for consumers."We're going to bring a fresh approach to how the media and entertainment industry works for consumers, content creators, distributors and advertisers," AT CEO Randall Stephenson said in a statement.Earlier Thursday, the government said in a joint court filing that it wouldn't ask a judge for a stay that would freeze the deal while it decides whether to appeal.The merger, which combines one of the largest communications network providers with a major player in the entertainment market, is poised to shake up the media world.
Whether it’s called the Samsung Gear S4 or the Galaxy Watch, it looks very likely that Samsung has a new smartwatch in the works, and we’ve now heard that it could combat one of the main issues with smartwatches; battery life.That’s because, according to leaker I Ice universe (who’s been right before), the Gear S4 will have a 470mAh battery, up from 380mAh in the Samsung Gear S3 and 300mAh in the Samsung Gear Sport.That’s a significant difference and could mean you’ll only be charging the Gear S4 twice a week, given that in our review we found we could often get 2-3 days of life from the Samsung Gear S3.Though of course, a bigger battery doesn’t always mean longer life, as it depends what else has changed.And that’s not the only Samsung Gear S4 leak we have for you, as according to SamMobile the upcoming wearable will be available in silver, gold and black shades.That said, they add that Samsung will launch two variants of the Gear S4 – likely a sporty version and a dressy version, much as it did with the Samsung Gear S3 Classic and S3 Frontier, and that only one of these versions will be available in gold.
Ring is finally getting ready to release its full home security system — an alarm, keypad, and array of sensors that monitor a house while you’re asleep or away.The product, called Ring Alarm, was initially announced (and supposed to come out) last October.Sales for the security system start today, and the product is supposed to begin shipping next month.The big selling point here is the price: the system starts at $199, which is relatively cheap for a home security system.It only comes with a single motion sensor ($30 separately) and a single door / window sensor ($20 separately), so you’ll need to spend more to really outfit your home.But it’ll still come out to far less than many competitors’ systems.
Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio today announced the Jio Double Dhamaka Offer, giving users an additional 1.5GB data per day on all plans starting from the basic Rs.149 plan up to the Rs.Reliance Jio’s Double Dhamaka Offer is mainly aimed at Airtel which has been increasing the daily data limit on its popular plans to gain an edge over Reliance Jio which had disrupted the Indian telecom market with its highly competitive plans.Under the Reliance Jio Double Dhamaka Offer, the company is offering an additional 1.5GB data per day to all users who recharge between today and June 30.This offer is applicable on all plans ranging from Rs.799, including the popular Rs.
One of Africa's oldest trees, the baobab trees, are dying at a fast rate.The between 1.100 and the 2,500 year old trees, the last decade has decreased abruptly, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Nature Plants.the Researchers have studied more than 60 of the oldest and largest baobab trees between 2005 and 2017.Of the 13 oldest trees have 9 died, or have their root systems or parts collapsed over the past 12 years, according to research.the Trees are located in Zimbabwe, Namibia, south Africa, Botswana and Zambia.Even though the cause of träddöden is unclear the researchers say that it may be due to climate change, which hit particularly hard against south Africa.
Valve is officially bringing its Steam game platform to China as it aims to take a chunk of the world’s largest market of gamers.Valve said it will work with local partner Perfect World, which it previously collaborated on to release major games Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.Shanghai-based Perfect World will control local promotional, the selection of games and distribution.There’s no confirmed date for when the Steam China service will go live.The move makes perfect sense.For one thing, Valve has a vast opportunity to tap into.
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One of the largest gaming trade shows of the year is nearly upon us.Electronic Arts is leading the charge this year, unofficially kicking off E3 tomorrow, June 9.EA’s show begins four days of announcements from big game publishers, and with so much happening in such a small amount of time, it can be hard to keep everything straight.Luckily, we’ve arranged a full list of the most important press conferences happening in the days leading up to E3 so you don’t have to go to the trouble of tracking down information on each one individually.Date and time: Saturday, June 9 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 6 PM UTCWhat we expect: Electronic Arts is guaranteed to focus heavily on Battlefield V, but we’re also hoping to see much more of Anthem during its E3 presentation.
Earlier this week, Apple gave macOS 10.14 a name (Mojave), showed off some of its key features, and pushed out a developer preview to the world.Untick any of the permissions listed to revoke an app’s access to part of the system.3) The DVD Player app gets an updateAlso has a super boring icon (the optical disc icon)@stroughtonsmith @ismh @the_jannis @siracusa pic.twitter.com/yzdqbSUtMA— Brendan Shanks (@realmrpippy) June 5, 2018Maybe DVDs aren’t dead after all, because the DVD Player app in macOS has emerged from several layers of virtual dust to get a 64-bit upgrade and Touch Bar support (as spotted by developer Brendan Shanks).
If Google were forced to change those agreements, it could become easier for major phone manufacturers to sell devices with "forks" of the Android software that provide better security or privacy than Google's default, or to include search engines or browsers better suited to the needs of businesses.It's the part of a phone's software that most people think of when they talk about Android, and includes Google's voice-controlled mobile assistant; Maps and the Chrome browser; as well its Gmail, Youtube, Photos and chat apps.Most crucially of all, it includes the Google Play store, giving access to millions of other apps, games, movies and TV shows, music tracks and magazines.You don't have to pay to use or distribute GMS, but you do have to enter a license agreement with Google.[ Take this mobile device management course from PluralSight and learn how to secure devices in your company without degrading the user experience. ]In April 2015, the European Commission opened a formal investigation into whether Google had breached EU antitrust rules by entering into anticompetitive agreements or abusing a possible dominant market position.
Xaomi has announced the Redmi Y2 at an event in India.The handset is a rebranded version of the Redmi S2 launched in China last month, and the sequel to the Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite from last November.Unlike its Y1 predecessors, though, there’s no Lite model coming this time.Instead, Xiaomi will release the device in two versions — 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM and 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM — the same as with the S2, and at a similarly attractive price point.As rumors had suggested, the Redmi Y2 also features a 5.99-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and a Snapdragon 625 chipset.There’s a 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera setup, 16MP front-facing camera, and 3,080mAh battery to keep it all running too.
With so much coverage given these days to unmanned rocket launches by the likes of SpaceX and Blue Origin, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that we do actually continue to stick folks inside those super-powerful contraptions and send them into space.The latest crewed launch (above) took place on Wednesday, transporting three astronauts — American Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, German Alexander Gerst, and Russian Sergey Prokopyev — to the International Space Station (ISS).The astronauts’ Russian-built Soyuz MS-09 rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome facility in Kazakhstan at 7:12 a.m.ET for a six-month stay on the space station.According to NASA, the trio will orbit Earth a total of 34 times before arriving at the outpost on Friday, June 8.A faster 4-orbit/6-hour or a 2-orbit/3-hour journey is usually possible, but space station positioning requirements to ensure a daytime landing for the departing Soyuz MS-07 crew earlier in the week prevented the possibility of a quicker trip for the new crew, SpaceFlight.com reported.
The move follows similar actions taken by Walmart and Target last week.The EFF mistakenly published the letter on its blog and then removed the post – still visible in Google's cache – but not before social media took note.By the time June 5 rolled around, Walmart and Target had already taken action and Amazon had contacted Mozilla about its plans.Spiral Toys, the maker of CloudPets, did not immediately respond to inquiries.In its latest hectoring effort, the company on Tuesday declared, "Facebook must do better," in response to the social ad giant's continued data fumbling.Security and privacy on the internet are fundamental, she said, but are increasingly violated.
Y Combinator alum Meesho, one of several “social selling” startups gaining speed in India, will add more features to its e-commerce platform after closing a $11.5 million Series B led by Sequoia India.Existing investors SAIF Partners, Y Combinator and Venture Highway also returned for the round, which brings the Bangalore-based startup’s total funding so far to $15 million.Its last round of funding, a $3.4 million Series A, was announced last October.Like social selling competitors including GlowRoad and Zepo, Meesho’s model combines dropshipping from its wholesale partners with a comprehensive suite of e-commerce tools and services.This reduces overhead while making it easy for sellers, who Meesho says includes many housewives, students and retirees, to set up an online business through WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media.Meesho’s tools include an online platform that allows sellers to manage purchases and process payments, as well as a network of wholesale suppliers (its main categories are currently fashion and lifestyle items) and logistics providers.
Dual-screen laptops may become a reality sooner than you think.Intel has been working on a few reference designs for dual-screen laptops for about two years, and it recently showed off a prototype code-named Tiger Rapids.According to Intel, Tiger Rapids was provided to select PC manufacturers, and Lenovo and Asus will show their own spin of Tiger Rapids at the Computex trade show this week.“Conceptually, it’s not a one-size-fits-all world,” Intel Senior Vice President of the Client Computing Group Gregory Bryant told PC World.In the past, Intel’s Compute Card packed desktop computing powers into a form factor that is as small as a credit card.For its part, Tiger Rapids maintains a profile that is thinner than an iPhone 8 at just 4.85mm thick.
The foot tall white plastic robot dog is the brainchild of industrial design graduate student Zhang Jianming.He hopes it will provide good company to the growing number of people living alone in China and his project is supported by a panel of big-name companies.It can monitor your life signs, receive deliveries while you’re out and mimic all the pros and cons of having a real dog for city living singles.The 3D-printed pseudo canine took Central Academy of Fine Arts student Zhang just 50 days to prototype and his friend a couple of days to code.With a bit of help from a federation of big businesses.Future Labs (睡前带你看未来 “Showing you the future before you sleep” or 睡前 for short) aims to provide a platform for young people to develop technologies that “bring value”.
På WWDC 2018 handlar allt om att fixa Apples mjukvara - och det resulterade i Tim Cooks tråkigaste keynote någonsin."I dag handlar allt om mjukvara", säger Apples vd Tim Cook och det går en unison suck bland nätets alla Apple-fantaster som sitter klistrade framför direktsändningen från utvecklarkonferensen WWDC.En ny Iphone SE, den där trådlösa laddplattan det snackades om i höstas eller åtminstone en sylvass Macbook Pro med sex processorkärnor.Den drygt två timmar långa presentationen blev en enda lång snarkfest.När höjdpunkten är en diss mot hur dåliga Google är på att få sina användare att uppdatera till senaste Android, och när publiken applåderar glatt över bättre Office 365-integration i Mac OS vet man att det inte är någon teknikrevolution som passerar framför ögonen.Istället tog Tim Cook och gänget på sig arbetshandskarna och skyfflade undan all skit de borde rensat upp för länge sen. Det blev inget banbrytande "one more thing", utan en kavalkad av små myrsteg framåt.
It's been two years since we last wrote about ATSC 3.0, also known as "Next Gen TV," and a lot has changed.Certain aspects of ATSC 3.0 have been finalized, while many remain up in the air (pun intended).It promises resolutions up to Ultra HD 4K TV, high dynamic range, refresh rates up to 120Hz, better reception indoors, better mobile reception, and more.So yes, ATSC 3.0 is certainly something to get excited about.Ultra HD resolutions, HDR, wide color gamut, and frame rates up to 120 frames per second, are all in the mix.John Hane, president of the Spectrum Consortium (an industry group with broadcasters Sinclair, Nexstar, and Univision as members), was equally confident: "The FCC had to make it voluntary because the FCC couldn't provide transition channels.
It's a later than we expected, but it's finally here -- with today's download of MacOS 10.13.5 (via 9to5Mac), the Messages in iCloud feature has arrived to keep your texts and shared photos in sync across all your Apple devices.So when you delete a message on your Mac, it'll be gone from your iPhone, too.Wait, didn't we just report that two days ago?Kinda -- that's when iOS 11.4 arrived to bring that feature to iPhones and iPads.This is the other shoe dropping to bring the feature to Macs as well.Because it's kind of hard to release a new feature for your Mac without your Mac actually downloading something.