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SpaceX On Wednesday at 10:29 am ET, SpaceX will attempt to land its famed Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the Atlantic for the fourth time in a row after launching not one but two satellites into space.It will carry Paris-based Eutelsat's 117 WestB and Bermuda-based Asian Broadcast Satellite's ABS 2A satellites into orbit.In April, for the first time ever, SpaceX managed to land at sea.According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, one of these retrieved rockets could launch again as early as September.Reusing these rockets could cut the cost of spaceflight by as much as 30%, SpaceX says.After Wednesday, the company might not launch again until mid-July when a Falcon 9 will carry the 11th Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station.As usual, SpaceX will host a live webcast of the launch.NOW WATCH: SpaceX has a radical plan to reach Mars that's unlike anything anyone has tried beforeLoading video...
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While other data vampires slurp up location information, keyboard behavior and search queries, Apple has turned up its nose at users information.The company consistently rolls out hardware solutions that make it more difficult for Apple and hackers, governments and identity thieves to access your data and has traditionally limited data analysis so it all occurs on the device instead of on Apple s servers.Enter the concept of differential privacy, which Apple s senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi discussed briefly during yesterday s keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference.He demonstrated that searching for potatoes in Spotlight could turn up recipes from within other apps installed on his device rather than merely surfacing web results.As more and more information becomes siloed in apps, beyond the reach of traditional search engines, deep linking is necessary to make that content searchable.Conveniently, it also helps Apple harden itself against government intrusion — a cause that Apple notoriously fought for during its court battle with the FBI.
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If you don't want to wait till then, there's a way you can get in on the action earlier — you can opt in to the public betas for either update to test out some of the new features before they're ready to launch.Beware, though: Beta versions of software are by definition incomplete and could have major bugs and issues that aren't resolved yet.You can't simply revert your device back to an earlier OS version, so make sure you get a backup of your device before going ahead with the beta.The betas for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra are coming in July, so here's everything you need to do to get into the beta program.Wait until JulyThe iOS 10 and macOS Sierra betas won't be listed in the Apple Beta Software Program yet, so you'll just have to check back on these pages when they go live in July.For iPhones and iPads, iOS 10 is bringing a bunch of cool new features, including updates to Messages and the Phone app, better Apple Maps, improved 3D Touch and a redesigned control panel.
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Despite its pioneering role in the PC revolution, Microsoft doesn t command the daily -- even hourly -- attention that computer users pay to Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.With its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, Microsoft seeks to crash the online networking social scene.Microsoft says LinkedIn will retain its brand, culture, independence and leader, Jeff Weiner.It s a website version of the after-work happy hour, where people make and maintain social connections that may lead to business or job opportunities.Users can recommend each other s work, earn introductions through people they already know and search for jobs.LinkedIn also offers premium accounts for job seekers, recruiters and salespeople.Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is reshaping the company away from its traditional focus on consumer software toward services delivered over the Internet.LinkedIn still bears the scars from Feb. 5, when it predicted a year of slower revenue growth and its stock fell as much as 43 percent, costing the company its tech-darling status among analysts.
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Apple just turned the Apple Watch into an SOS button at WWDC.The Apple Watch knows in which country you are in and will dial the right number.Once you re done with your call, the Apple Watch will send a message to your emergency contacts with a map of your current location.Apple is also turning the Apple Watch into a medical ID bracelet.HealthKit-enabled apps can also provide data for your medical details.This could be useful if you faint before help arrives.
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The figures appear at a time when broadband is increasingly seen as key to the British economy, even such areas as farming, with network planning reforms being mentioned in the Queen s speech last month.But for 38 percent of organisations regular operations come to a halt with each failure, and 23 percent of those surveyed said they were obliged to remain open longer to catch up on tasks delayed due to outages.Medium- and large-sized businesses lost the fewest number of hours to Internet outages, but lost a greater proportion of revenues per hour of downtime than smaller companies, due to the fact that they rely more heavily on Internet technologies and are usually unable to switch to another form of connection, the study found.Business-critical toolscable fibreThe businesses studied said email was their most important Internet tool, with 81 percent saying they relied on it to stay fully operational, followed by voice at 51 percent, cloud applications at 36 percent, online sales tools at 34 percent and communication with a mobile workforce at 33 percent.Universal service obligationLast month, as detailed in the Queen s speech, the government confirmed plans to introduce a 10Mbps universal service obligation USO and reform to the Electronic Communications Code ECC to make it easier for communications providers to rollout broadband and mobile phone infrastructure.Try our quiz!
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A decade later, and the giant has managed to completely screw up the mobile revolution.The company has taken the tiniest step in reversing that change, with Bloomberg reporting that Intel will make modems for Apple s next iPhone.That places it among other such titans of industry as MediaTek and TSMC.Sourcing components like CPUs, modems and cameras from multiple sources is standard practice for Apple.The modem order is a good sign for Intel, hinting that it s finally becoming competitive in the mobile space.Ah well, at least we re all still slaves to Intel Inside our notebooks.
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Part of the fun of being in the SEO space is that we get to play with a lot of crazy tech developed in the name of reverse-engineering Google s algorithms.But there are plenty of other great SEO tools out there to help you get the Local SEO job done, and as part of my monthly indentured servitude to Search Engine Land, I hereby present thee with ye olde Local SEO Guide Local SEO Tool Stack.And of course, Google Analytics, Google Webmaster T — I mean Search Console, Google Docs, Google Page Speed Insights, Google Mobile Friendly Test and whatever other new/updated free thingy Google is offering these days.This tool is indispensable for quick, on-demand site crawls, and they are always adding new features.Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.Staff authors are listed here.
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Hey everyone!We launched Viral Loops a few months ago and the first thing we did before trying any growth hacking tactic, was to design our growth model.Would love to get your feedback and any ideas on how we can make it better.You can take a look hereMany thanks : George
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Uber could have called its new service Early Hailing or Hail Me Later, but instead Uber is calling its scheduled rides program, well, Scheduled Rides.Lyft started a ride scheduling pilot test in San Francisco last month that was limited to Lyft employees.It s also for Uber X, the most popular service, not Uber Black.The advantages of Uber s Scheduled Rides service are you don t have to be concerned about a lack of Uber cars available and, if you like, you can schedule a month s worth of rides ahead of time.In case you forget that you set up the ride, Uber sends a reminder the day of the ride.You ll also get a message when the driver departs to pick you up good for piece of mind but also if you need to cancel so you ll know when the five-minute window starts .
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It was a basic courier service, with deliveries via both Uber cars and bike messengers.From Uber s blog post:With a variety of endpoints and features, the RUSH API acts as a simple solution for companies looking to build or streamline last-mile logistics.Now anyone can build on-demand delivery right into an existing business – or dream up something completely new.To kick off the launch of the API, Uber is holding workshops the week of June 27 in Chicago, San Francisco, and New York.Though Uber has been putting this plan into motion over the past year, it s only now that it is finally being unleashed on the public.Of course, this puts Uber even more squarely in the ring with Postmates, which has integrated directly with a number of retailers like Starbucks, Chipotle, and Apple.
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Tinder is one the largest and most popular dating services in the world, but unlike a lot of similar sites, it s always allowed people as young as 13 years of age to use its mobile app.As of next week, however, Tinder is banning under 18 sTinder currently allows people aged 13 through to 17 to see only the profiles of other members that fall into the same 4-year age group.The change will probably affect less than 3 percent of Tinder s 50 million worldwide users, or about 1.5 million teenagers.On a platform that has facilitated over 11 billion connections, we have the responsibility of constantly assessing our different user experiences.Bringing in the new rule isn t too surprising, especially considering Tinder s reputation and the risk of the company being held liable should any age-of-consent laws be broken.The news arrives after Tinder CEO Sean Rad promised last week to make the site more friendly for transgender users over the coming months.
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Employers and law enforcement officers have faced criticism about implicit bias in the hiring of new employees and arresting of potential criminals.If some groups of people are less likely to publish and get funding, then the professional sphere of science will remain more homogeneous.Countries with fewer resources tend to be poorly represented among reviewers, and therefore may receive less attention from publishers.Obviously, policy favors neutrality in terms of geographic, racial, and gender differences, and reviewers are probably not trying to foster disparity.Making reviewers more aware of the neuroscience behind implicit bias doesn t actually help reduce bias; in fact, it can have the opposite effect, causing reviewers to believe that bias is inevitable.Implementing blind review processes, in which the reviewers don t know the applicant s names or gender, could also help.
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Writing in Standard Issue Magazine, Susie Verrill, explains why she s not flying to Rio with her partner, Greg Rutherford, and why they ve decided to freeze his sperm:The Zika news has caused no end of concern if we re totally honest.Here s what the US Centers for Disease Control has to say on the matter:Men who have traveled to or reside in an area with active Zika virus transmission and their pregnant sex partners should consistently and correctly use condoms during sex...or abstain from sex for the duration of the pregnancy.This course is the best way to avoid even a minimal risk of sexual transmission of Zika virus, which could have adverse fetal effects when contracted during pregnancy.Earlier this week, Today anchor Savannah Guthrie announced that she s pregnant, so she s not going to Rio—but for the right reasons.As the CDC has noted, Zika virus infection is of particular concern during pregnancy.In other words, Zika is not a long term problem for couples who are planning on having children in the future.
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An anonymous reader asked how they can move on from their customer service job and transition to something else that takes advantage of their skills.Consumer billing specialists routinely juggle several months of invoices tracking payment histories, service changes, proration, and a number of financial complexities that leave customers bewildered.Technical support specialists frequently find themselves as stand-ins for user training, functioning more as an educator than a repair person.So when you re looking to make a move, the first thing you need to do is take a look at what you do, and then figure out what skills you ve developed that you can take elsewhere.I ve seen lots of CSRs, when they hit the point just before moving into expanded roles or just after, when they re really starting to hone the skills to make a successful exit, start to fail at doing the job they currently have.If, however, you can sift through all the things you learned while keeping customers happy and you can extract the gold nuggets of transferrable skills… employers will line up to buy what you have to offer.
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Vivendi made an unsolicited takeover approach for the games editor earlier this year.The Guillemot family held 21.7% of Gameloft s capital on April 4.It reopened its bid for Gameloft until June 15 on the same terms to the €8 $9 per share offer it made last month, valuing the company at around €700 million, and said that it would appoint a majority of Gameloft s board of directors on June 29 to reflect the results of its tender offer.Gameloft was founded by Michel Guillemot and his four brothers in 1999 and counts Despicable Me: Minion Rush and Dragon Mania Legends among its best-known games.Vivendi owns 17.7% of Ubisoft and is seeking board representation, but said in a stock market filing on April 29 that it has no plans to seek control of Ubisoft or submit a public offer for its shares for the next six months.In 2013, Vivendi sold most of its controlling stake in videogames giant Activision Blizzard Inc. ATVI 1.27 % as part of a number of asset sales to boost a sagging share price, leaving it to focus on the TV and music side of its business at the time.
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The browser plug-in identified Jewish people's names, facilitating racist attacks onlineGoogle has removed a Chrome extension from its store that was designed to track Jewish people, after it was found to be perpetrating and facilitating racist hate online.Chrome extensions are free add-ons that are normally created to help make browsing experience more efficient.The pulled plug-in, removed for violating Google's hate speech and violence rules, added three brackets to either side of names within a web page that it identified as Jewish.As well as flagging the names, the extension, called Coincidence Detector, collected them in a list that identified nearly 8,786 Jewish people, including celebrities such as Sacha Baron Cohen.It appears to have now been removed from the text sharing website where it was stored.The code originated on a website that identifies itself as the "home of the Rightwing trolls, offensive memes, and dissident political commentary".
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Its proposed changes to the corporate tax regime would be influenced by the eventual trading relationship negotiated with EU countries and other trading partner nations.The Treasury might also be tempted to introduce a law abolishing historic EU-law based tax refund claims, saving the exchequer many billions of pounds.The EU s free movement principles protect UK businesses from unfavourable treatment when investing and operating in the EU and European Economic Area EEA .In particular, current EU directives on interest, royalties and dividends help to make the UK an attractive location for EU holding companies by eliminating withholding taxes in most situations.This may have a negative impact, particularly for companies based in non-EU countries such as the US which might currently consider the UK as a holding company jurisdiction to invest into Europe.Whilst the tax would be exclusively governed just by UK law, the UK is unlikely to want to depart heavily from the EU rules and jurisprudence since doing that would mean that businesses would have to comply with the UK's system and the EU's.
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Hän ajaa joka päivä usean tunnin mittaisia työmatkoja Delhin halki, joskus hyvinkin myöhään illalla.Ajo-olosuhteet ovat 20 miljoonan ihmisen kaupungissa erittäin huonot, katuvaloja ei ole ja turvallisuus teidenvarsilla olematonta.Intiaan hiljattain rantautunut Yepzon haluaa osansa Intian turvallisuusmarkkinoista.Paikannusteknologiasta on tullut älypuhelimien myötä varteenotettava toimiala Intiassa.Hänelle ja perheenjäsenille suomalainen turvallisuusmokkula on puhelinta huomattavasti kätevämpi, ja helppo käyttää.Yepzonin laite pystyy kuitenkin seuraamaan kantajaansa , Misra sanoo.
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Yhdysvaltalainen öljyalan palveluita tarjoava Hercules Offshore on hakenut konkurssiin jo toista kertaa vuoden sisällä.Viime kesän konkurssitilanteessa yhtiö raportoi 13 miljardin dollarin velat ja reilun puolen miljardin dollarin varallisuuden.Nyt Hercules myy omaisuuttaan maksaakseen velkojilleen.Pelkästään tämän vuoden ensimmäisen kolmen kuukauden aikana alalla nähtiin kaksinkertainen määrä konkursseja koko viime vuoteen verrattuna.Saamatta jääneet velat kasvoivat alalla tammi-maaliskuussa 34 miljardiin dollariin, mikä on sekin tuplat koko viime vuoteen verraten.Tämän vuoden huhtikuussa konkurssiin haki 27 pohjoisamerikkalaista öljy- ja kaasualan yhtiötä.
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