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Small changes to childhood favourites can make a huge change to how they taste – we all remember CremeEggGate – so a lot of people are going to be upset by the news that Nestlé's cutting sugar in Kit Kats and other beloved bars by 10%.The change will happen by next year, and will apparently save 7,500 tonnes of sugar.That sugar will be replaced "with higher quantities of existing ingredients or other, non artificial ingredients and ensuring products are below a certain amount of calories."Nestlé's UK CEO Fiona Kendrick comments in a statement called 'Stepping Up To The Sugar Challenge':Our confectionery brands have been enjoyed in the UK for more than a century and we know that if we can improve these products nutritionally, provide more choice and information for the consumer... we can have a significant impact on public health.Nestle is at the forefront of efforts to research and develop new technology that makes food products better for our consumers.
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För att dra en lång historia kort har konflikten mellan de olika fraktionerna i och kring Mordor återuppstått.Sauron är tillbaka, argare och mer härskarsugen än någonsin, och har invaderat människostaden Minas Morgul, strax intill Mordor.Huvudkaraktärerna Talion samt Celebrimbor från första spelet behöver därför skapa en ny allsmäktig ring för att tygla den onda herren, något som det antyddes om redan i slutet av Shadow of Mordor.Enligt Monolith Productions finns det massvis att göra i regionen, både innan och efter belägringen, men exakt vad kommer att avslöjas vid senare tillfälle.Till sin hjälp har Talion en spion i fästningen i form av en pilbågsskytt som även kan placera ut explosiva fällor, och en armé av orcher och troll.Den första fotsoldaten att besegra, Túgog The Flame of War, medverkade även i Shadow of Mordor.
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At its Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco today, Google announced Engineering Support, a new subscription model for providing organizations with commercial support for its Google Cloud Platform public cloud offering.Engineering Support will cost $100 per user per month for development with responses in four to eight business hours, $250 per user per month for production for responses within an hour, and $1,500 per user per month for 15-minute response time 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Google Cloud’s Dave Rensin, director of customer reliability engineering, and Benjamin Smith, director of engineering support, wrote in a blog post.Google is looking to replace its existing silver, gold, and platinum support tiers with these new Engineering Support tiers, which are based on number of people, unlike what’s available now, Rensin and Smith wrote.Silver support starts at $150 per month, Gold support starts at $400 per month.Organizations can contact sales to find out the price of Platinum support.“You can mix and match your support levels and spend to the stages of development maturity for your projects.You can add, remove or change support levels monthly, from our Cloud Console.No more buying the highest tier for the whole company just because one project needs a 15-minute response time,” Rensin and Smith wrote.Google Cloud Platform, a part of the classic Google subsidiary under the umbrella company Alphabet, is behind Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure in the public cloud business.Alphabet has not disclosed financial figures for Google Cloud Platform.
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The Swedish techscenen is hotter than ever.Startupbolag such as Skype, Klarna and Spotify has put Sweden on the digital map of the world and more and more venture capital firms and angel investors want to invest in tomorrow's succébolag.In 2016, the group invested more than 13 billion kronor in the Swedish techbolag, which is a new record.But startupscenen have few women at the top of the pyramid.Only 1 of 10 of the companies that raised capital in the last year have women as the founder.What we want to change that!
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I would like to be able to go to a site and do research on different market segmentations.i.e.- surf industry in the US.I'm looking for business ideas and what/if any markets to pursue
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise will look to use Nimble Storage to turn around its declining storage revenuesHewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will buy Nimble Storage for $1.09 billion (£894m) in a move to push deeper into the hybrid IT market.Despite HPE’s latest financial results failing to paint a picture of success following the official split of HP in November 2015, it seems determined to push a mix of cloud, server and storage technology, even though the latter division saw its revenues slump by 13 percent.Hybrid IT sees firms adopt an IT infrastructure strategy where traditional core systems are kept on premise or in private data centres and less critical systems are pushed into the cloud.“Looking forward, we have a clear product roadmap for our hybrid IT offerings, and our acquisition of Nimble fits squarely in it,” said Antonio Neri, general manager at HPE’s Enterprise Group.“We are listening to our customers’ needs and continuing to help them shift from the traditional data centre to a software-defined data centre, with all-flash at the heart.
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In the talk she uses a spreadsheet to illustrate the connections between traffic, conversions, and budget.It's an awesome tool to help you plan your marketing strategy, and she has shared it with us here here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nohO_8S1X1G_1b-iv912C2bmV_G5jpmd9HAeRwVqPtw/edit
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Microsofts utvecklingsverktyg Visual Studio (VS) har fått goda omdömen under en räcka av år och är väldigt populärt bland Dotnetutvecklare, för att inte säga totalt dominerande.Men med den senaste versionen, 2015, väcktes en del farhågor om att VS var på väg att bli riktigt komplext.Men med kommande VS 2017 som ska lanseras 7 mars har Microsoft lyckats med konststycket att inte bara tillföra ytterligare nya funktioner, utan även att göra VS enklare.Det låter onekligen som en lyckad uppdatering och slutsatsen är att man bör uppgradera från VS 2015.Vad gäller målplattformar kan man nu räkna upp olika varianter av Windowsplattformar, Android, IOS, Linux, Mac OS, Net Core, Anaconda, webbappar och uppkopplade tjänster på Azure, Docker, Office, webappar med ASP Net, html 5/css 3, Javascript, Node.js, Python och, förstås, Typescript.Och det finns ytterligare exempel som R.
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Snap’s much-anticipated IPO has generated a great deal of enthusiasm in the tech and financial communities, as well as here in Los Angeles, the company’s home town.It is one of the largest tech IPOs in recent memory, and the company is one of the only viable challengers to Facebook’s social media dominance.Indeed, it is the largest U.S. tech IPO since Facebook’s.Now that Snap is a public company, not only will it have to live up to its valuation, but it will also have to continue to drive user growth, engagement, and revenue.After two days of trading, Snap Inc. now sits at $27 a share, up 59 percent from its $17 IPO price on Thursday morning, with a market cap of more than $31 billion.With the debate on Wall Street officially underway, investors must decide where they sit on the bull and bear sides of this equation.Just this week, Atlantic Equities research analyst James Cordwell downgraded Snap to “neutral”, citing facts like Snap’s average revenue per user is less than 15 percent of Facebook’s, and that the limited amount of user data Snapchat has compared with Facebook could restrict its potential among direct-response advertisers.As a social media messaging app reliant upon capturing an increasing percentage of advertising budgets for growth, Snap could face some inherent barriers going forward, particularly if it has hopes of competing with the likes of Facebook or Google for a portion of those advertising dollars.Commentators will point to TV ad budgets as being squarely in Snap’s crosshairs as it hunts for more revenue.
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Proposals to tax robots have been debated by serious folks recently.The European Union considered but ultimately rejected the idea of .And last week published an in which he argues for a robot tax.These proposals follow a spate of recent articles on robots and automation, some of which argue there will be large job losses from robots and automation.These articles include one in the , which profiled books by Martin Ford, Jerry Kaplan, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, and David Autor's article on workplace automation in , among others.There’s no question that the potential increase in robots and automation requires policy makers to rethink fiscal policy for the 21 century (and other policy as well, such as education and retraining policy).
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These numbers show the drastic decline and tough position that camera manufacturers find themselves in these days.We have been hearing for years now about the decline of the photography industry and the camera market.That trend continued in a big — no, a massive way, in 2016.The global camera market, based on the latest published numbers for 2016 have shown a 35 percent drop in cameras shipped for the calendar year.We have all heard the usual excuses for such numbers, pointing to the proliferation and improved quality of smartphone cameras, which no doubt has played a part in this.But looking into the numbers further, and by talking to photographers actually using a stand-alone camera these days and one can come up other reasons for the stagnation.
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the Assistant is Google's answer to Siri, Alexa, and Cortana.Microsoft's voice-activated assistant, is already available for both Android and IOS in addition to Windows, and now, Google Assistant will also be on the way to IOS.Geekster reports that the Rubber Hafsteinsson, product manager at Google, got a question about it at the Mobile World Congress and answered: " I don't think we have anything to announce right now.But I think our philosophy is that we want to make Assistant available to as many people as possible.Google Assistant is in several ways more advanced than its competitors, especially through understanding the context so that the user can ask follow-up questions.
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"Conan"/TBS A Mexican viewer posted a thank-you letter to Conan O'Brien for a recent episode of his TBS late-night show, "Conan," that was shotTBS aired the episode, "Conan: Made in Mexico," on Wednesday. was shot by a Mexican production crew."I'm watching the special you made in Mexico and I just wanted to say thank you so much," Reddit user FrankOcean2 wrote on the site.
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Cheetah Mobile has rebranded its mobile ad business as Cheetah Ads to bring engaging vertical video ads to all mobile moments.China-based Cheetah Mobile has more than 612 million monthly active users for its mobile utilities and content apps.Now the company will unify its business under a single name.Formerly known as Cheetah Ad Platform, Cheetah Ads offers diverse, global reach to users across its own News Republic, Live.me, Clean Master, and CM Security and its partner apps, such as musical.ly.Cheetah Ads intelligently targets vertical video ads across the entire mobile journey, said Scarlett Xiao, senior vice president for global marketing and business development at Cheetah Mobile, in a statement.Our technology has the power to transform ads into useful and desirable experiences to the delight of both users and brand advertisers.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the undisputed leader in the public cloud space--it is growing quickly every quarter and delivering strong earnings back to its parent, Amazon.com.Microsoft 's Azure is narrowing the gap and IBM, Google and Rackspace offer significant enterprise public cloud services, too.All this attention comes at a time when customers are beginning to consider the true costs and true business impacts of public cloud services.People began to think that the public cloud would eat the world, except for those pesky legacy platforms that nobody can shake.The graphic below captures the change in mindset and the march towards Hybrid IT (from a directional standpoint, not a market share standpoint.)But not every workload can be in a public cloud.
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Less than four years ago, on June 2013, about 340 people gathered at the Convene Conference Center in New York City for the inaugural LendIt Conference.Next week, more than 5,000 attendees, 350 thought leaders and more than 2,400 companies will participate in the fourth annual NYC conference.LendIt was founded by Jason Jones, Bo Brustkern and Peter Renton.During the last few years, the team had a front row seat on the Fintech and Lending arena, which continues to grow rapidly.We wanted to get all of the big Fintech players in the same room.Along with our other co-founder, Dara Albright, we reached out to Peter Renton because he was the No.
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Of 227 snooping local authorities, only a third cared how it might affect the publicMore than half of the UK’s local authorities have used body-worn cameras, with only a third of them having considered the privacy impact on the public, according to best practice.The rush to use body-worn video (BWV) by local authorities is not being scrutinised closely enough, according to civil liberties group Big Brother Watch, which found that 227 local government authorities have used the technology.Research released today, resulting from answers from 412 (98 per cent) of them, reveals local authorities across the UK have purchased 3,760 cameras, spending almost £1.8m of taxpayers’ cash to do so.Considering council’s historical abuse of RIPA powers, Big Brother Watch warned that “councils have a poor track record of using heavy-handed surveillance tactics and are often lackadaisical with their approach to protecting personal data.Scrutiny of new capabilities should be a number one priority.”
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings just took the stage on Monday afternoon at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain to talk about content in the midst a period of disruption and change during a light-hearted chat.Interviewed on stage by the BBC, Hastings briefly touched on the company s incredible Oscar win on Sunday.Internet TV is clearly the way to go for content companies like Netflix and its competitors.Hastings, however, doesn t seem afraid of the increasing competition, especially in coming years.That said, Netflix is excited about being at the forefront, and about having a huge slice of the market in the near future, when everything TV-related will be done over the internet.Hastings explained that being at the forefront is also bringing to light more challenging topics, including suicide among teens — Netflix has an upcoming show based on that controversial topic.
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The NHS has been accused of covering up a large data loss involving the loss or mislaying of more than half a million pieces of confidential information.Confidential medical correspondence – including test results, diagnoses and treatment plans – between GPs and hospitals went undelivered during the five years from 2011 to 2016, The Guardian reports.The problem arose because the firm tasked with arranging the delivery of internal NHS correspondence mistakenly stored it in a warehouse.A total of 708,000 items of correspondence were undelivered, 200,000 of which covered change of address forms and are therefore of great importance.The NHS has put together a team to assess the impact of the systematic blunder, The Guardian adds.Tony Pepper, co-founder and chief exec of data security company Egress, said the NHS's reliance on paper records is partly to blame for the systematic screw-up.
Sweden
Spin the animated globe and zoom in on a location.Now you can listen live on the radio broadcasting from the site.Distant voices coming near, and reads the news, sing or reports about the weather.On the site Radiogarden you can take part of the entire world's radio.Here are streamed live broadcasts, archives of historical radio spots, jingles from all over the world and stories about the radiolyssning.Among other things, the author tells Seamus Heany in the element Sounds of Stockholm about their experiences as children hear voices and foreign languages through the radio.
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