Val Strefeler

Val Strefeler

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Buoyed by Pokémon game sales, Nintendo beat its financial expectations for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, but overall sales are still lower than a year ago.Analysts expected Nintendo to report a quarterly net profit of 34.2 billion yen $301 million , up from 29.1 billion yen $256 million a year earlier, for the three months ending December 31.The actual results were 64.7 billion yen $569 million .Those numbers show that the strategy of Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima is working.He believed that smartphone games would boost sales, not cannibalize Nintendo s core video game business.And, in fact, the popularity of mobile game Pokémon Go boosted the demand for Pokémon Sun and Moon, which debuted on the core 3DS portable system.Nintendo was expected to generate 177.5 billion yen $1.56 billion in revenue during the three-month period, analysts said, down from the 221.5 billion yen $1.95 billion it reported in the same period a year ago.Actual revenues were 174.3 billion yen  $1.53 billion in the December quarter.Nintendo reported operating income of 26.3 billion yen $231 million for the nine months ended December 31, down from 42.8 billion yen a year earlier.Sales were 311.1 billion yen $2.7 billion , down dramatically from 425 billion yen a year earlier.Nintendo also had 16.7 billion yen $146 million of profit from its share of profits from The Pokémon Company, of which Nintendo owns a part.
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the Buzz around the Smart eyewear is reported to relieve the symptoms of presbyopia.Many, as they age, get with the times hard to focus your eyes on objects at close range, which may give rise to a lot of frustration when we try to read restaurant menus, newspapers, and the speedometer in the car.Presbyopia, or presbyopia, it is called, something that also affected the american engineer Carlos Mastrangelo, who is a lecturer at the University of Utah.But it turned out to be!During the CES exhibition showed Mastrangelo up a prototype of their so far unnamed smart glasses.In them he has built in a type of liquid lenses, which will make it much easier to focus your eyes for maximum sharpness.
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In their early days, many software companies find themselves asking which customers to target.That may mean choosing between small businesses and large enterprises; it may mean choosing if and when to focus on specific verticals.Going vertical is a big decision that is often made accidentally with dire consequences — the product roadmap can be compromised, competitors can gain traction in bigger segments, or, in the worst case, the company is pigeonholed into a market subsegment that isn t big enough for a good exit.This is why the sequence of operations is critical when verticalizing.Companies can minimize risks by trying this sequential, gradual approach.1.Sales success is the best indicator.Are reps focusing on particular industries?What s happening in that market to create outsized demand?2.
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Recently Amazon launched the world s first no-checkout grocery store, which can detect what you take off the shelves, before charging you through your smartphone.Circle K is one organisation using software robots to provide the next generation of its digital workforce , across 120,000 employees in 12,000 global locations – like an early version of Will Smith s I, Robot.This creates more satisfied employees and improves customer experience.With the help of RPA, retail management teams are improving customer service, reduce processing times and making themselves more attractive as employers.To date, Hong Kong has been slow off the mark on this front.While Apple Pay has been available here for almost six months it hasn t radically changed payment habits – even though Hong Kong led the way with the Octopus card in 1997 and the city has 13 licenses granted for e-payment services.
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If the FCC had passed the modified cable industry plan, consumers would have been guaranteed cable company video apps on streaming boxes like the Apple TV and Roku, or anything that runs iOS, Windows, or Android.But despite having a 3-2 Democratic majority, Wheeler at the commission because Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel withheld support.When Republican Donald Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, that was the death knell for the set-top box plan because it ensured the FCC would switch to a Republican majority.
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LONDON — The government is putting cutting edge technologies such as artificial intelligence AI , 5G wireless internet, "smart" energy technology, and robotics at the heart of its newTheresa May is set to launch the government's "Modern Industrial Strategy" on Monday at a regional meeting of the cabinet in theThe release says that the £4.7 billion increase in research & development R
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the new Us president, Donald Trump used his inaugural, very patriotic rhetoric.He stressed that any decision in America's interests must come first.a Clear market reaction reflected in the stock price, which were in the united states up to about 0.5 percent rise in the prior to Trump's speech.After the speech of the patriots of trade barriers relating to the speech part of the initial Dow Jones index change in the melt for about 0.2%.after the speech, the day shift returned, however, about 0.4%.Speech caused interest rate and currency market jitter, but not the clear movements of the major operational currencies.
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The decisions Trump and his administration make over the next four years will determine whether America remains a leader in innovation and beyond; but what does this mean in practice?During the leadership of Barack Obama, Facebook lobbied heavily in favor of immigration reform with the aim of vastly increasing the number of foreign developers, designers, and engineers allowed into the country.The positions of Donald Trump need no introduction; he wants to build a wall on the Mexican border, and his campaign website expresses a desire to return levels of immigration to historic norms.But is there any room for optimism?This three-year visa allows companies like IBM, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft to recruit from a global pool of skilled workers, thereby remaining competitive.The total number of H-1B visas is limited to just 85,000 per calendar year, with 20,000 reserved for those with masters degrees.
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China Oceanwide Holdings Group and China-based IDG Capital have agreed to acquire tech journalism pioneer International Data Group, publisher of PCWorld, Computerworld, and hundreds of other tech publications worldwide.The size of the deal was not officially released, although a Wall Street Journal story put the price at less than US $1 billion.IDG, a privately held company, operates in 97 countries.It was founded in 1964 by Patrick McGovern, who died in March 2014.The company operates businesses in the financial services, real estate assets, media, technology, and strategic investment markets, and it has more than 12,000 employees globally.It has continued to expand globally and in October last year, it agreed to buy U.S.-based insurance firm Genworth Financial for for $2.7 billion in cash.
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Cybersecurity is on many people s minds these days, and yet using password as a password is apparently still a thing.On Friday, password management company Keeper Security released a list of the most common passwords of 2016 ― and it s, well, shameful.Keeper Security assembled the list using a collection of passwords that were leaked through data breaches in 2016.The company didn t include leaked passwords if the breaches were announced that year but occurred prior to 2016, co-founder and CEO Darren Guccione noted in a blog post that revealed the findings.Keeper Security advised users to select a password that s more than six characters long and contains a variety of characters — including numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters, and even special characters.The company also suggests avoiding full words, which it refers to as dictionary terms.
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"It started shooting ads at us dealing with the same query that that child had put in.So we knew that they were tracking that child," Hood told the .
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Here s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.3 reasons why you can safely ignore your competitors traffic metricsJan 17, 2017 by Dianna HuffCompetitive analysis can be helpful, but columnist Dianna Huff explains why it s important not to get too focused on your competitors performance.Keep your customers from cheating on youJan 17, 2017 by Digital Marketing Depot
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Distributed 'supercomputer' prises open Fermi 'scope's secrets, sometimes with just 10 photons a dayThe Einstein@home project has announced the discovery of 13 neutron stars in its distributed analysis of gamma ray data from the orbiting Fermi telescope.The bunch of young pulsars are believed to have formed between tens and hundreds of thousands of years ago, and among them are three particular curiosities: two that are spinning slower than any known gamma ray pulsar, and one that changed rotation during the observation.Spotting the critters at all is a challenge.As the Einstein@home announcement from the Max Planck Institute explains, even Fermi's Large Area Telescope only detects around ten photons each day from the typical pulsar.With around 440,000 volunteers taking part since the project was launched in 2005, Einstein@home boasts 1.6 Petaflops of computing capacity, which would earn it a very high place in the Top 500 supercomputer rankings.
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With 13 million unit sales over 4 years, the Wii U is the worst-selling Nintendo console to date.How many millions of people wanted to play Mario Kart 8 but never got the chance?Like most versions of Mario Kart, the latest installment in the series isn t a radical departure from the dozen older games before it, but it does add some new elements to the mix, and the Deluxe version coming to the Switch fixes the largest blemish in the game: its battle mode.If you ve never played a Mario Kart game, here s how it works: Mario Kart is primarily a racing game where you drive around goofy courses and shoot your opponents with shells, banana peels, and other wacky items familiar to any veteran Nintendo fans.Battle mode was a secondary feature — typically more of an afterthought with just a few levels, but still fun — where you could skip the race and just blast each other in a deathmatch of sorts.It is finally fun to battle again.
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There are several reasons why you may want to disable autoplay videos in your social media feeds.If you re constantly using up your mobile data, and you can t figure out why, turning off autoplay videos will greatly reduce the amount of data that your social media apps are consuming.Here s how to block themAnother reason why you may want to disable autoplay videos is if you suffer from photosensitive epilepsy, or if you are affected in some way by flashing images.Visual stimuli, such as flashing patterns or lights, can trigger seizures in some people.As we ve recently seen, sending an animated GIF or video can cause someone harm if they re sensitive to these types of images.
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Walking around CES 2017, you couldn t help but notice them: booths with people lined up, waiting for a chance to try out the latest gadget.No, it wasn t a VR headset; it was massage chairs.Bringing a chair that costs thousands of dollars to a show where people are on their feet all day is a pretty genius move.Dropping my 20-pound bag and kicking up my feet has become a bit of a tradition for me at shows, so when Bodyfriend reached out and asked if I wanted to take a load off mid-CES, I couldn t say no — despite the somewhat dubious name.Bodyfriend is a South Korean company that makes massage chairs, including the Rex-L, an $8,000 model.When you sit down, you grab hold of a wand that looks a bit like the handles you grab hold of on an elliptical machine to measure your heart rate.
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Snapchat just made it much easier to navigate the app and find friends, groups, Discover publishers and Our Stories with a universal search bar that s always accessible at the top of the app.Launching today for some people on Android and rolling out soon to all iOS and Android users, the search bar lets you dig out of Snapchat the best content and conversations.The company tells TechCrunch the interface is designed for speed, so you can locate what you re looking for and keep snapping.Snapchat has been derided as confusing to some because of its unique layout and how it originally relied on users knowing how to swipe around.Improved search could be a huge boon to brands, businesses and influencers hoping to build their Snapchat audience.Previously, Snapchat only offered a fractured search interface, with boxes for finding specific conversations, accounts to follow and Stories or Discover channels scattered in three different places.
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Physical tickets will not be issued for the London production of Hamilton in an attempt to combat touting, its producers have announced.The musical is set to open at the Victoria Palace Theatre in November after a hugely successful Broadway run.Delfont Mackintosh Theatres said it will have a paperless ticket system "to combat the unauthorised profiteering of third party resellers".Theatregoers will be asked simply to present their payment card for entry.Hamilton was created and written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and tells the story of America's birth and founding father Alexander Hamilton using rap, R and hip hop.Previews of the London production begin on 21 November with performances scheduled through to June 2018.
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Chinese tech company Tencent has apologised after a video was posted on social media of employees playing a sexually suggestive game at a work party, Bloomberg reports.Employees of the Shenzhen-headquartered company, which is worth over $200 billion £164 billion , posted videos from their annual dinner that show female staff trying to open water bottles tucked between men's legs with their mouths.Tencent, which operates the WeChat instant messaging platform and several other companies in China, condemned the activities in a statement seen by Bloomberg and promised that such mistakes wouldn't happen again.Charlotte Han, who helps women to develop their careers in her role at the 500 Startups incubator in Beijing, told Bloomberg: "It's quite shocking because my impression was that things were improving."Han added: "A lot of stereotype challenges that Chinese women face come from social and culture expectations."This isn't the first time that a large Chinese tech company has found itself in trouble for the way that it allows women to be seen and treated.Two years ago, Alibaba had to remove a job application that sought women with "porn-star qualities", according to Bloomberg.The women were reportedly being hired to be office cheerleaders for programmers.Tencent did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.NOW WATCH: Here s why airlines make you put your phone on Airplane Mode Loading video...
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Det är roligt och stimulerande, säger hon.– Att utveckla utbildningarna och lärandemiljöerna och jämställdheten.Men det är viktigt att vi inte ger upp.Kanske fungerar inte Steve Jobs eller Bill Gates så bra för unga kvinnor?– Där tror jag vi behöver arbeta närmare både det privata näringslivet och den offentliga sektorn så att de är med vid rekryteringar och marknadsföring av de här utbildningarna.– Ja, det tror jag säkert.
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