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I'm disappointed, I'm not worried , commenting on the long Finnish shipyards led to the mountain councillor Martin island fabric evening newspaper Viking Line's decision to acquire a new passenger ship from China.a Retired island the fabric does not want to comment on the trade in more detail, because not know its details.I don't know if that was the reason for the price or that in finland, the delivery time was too long , he said to the press.the island fabric remind you that this is not the first time.Viking Line acquired in the 1970s, the ships of the Split shipyards of the then Yugoslavia.Silja Line's ships were made in Finland and Viking Line didn't want to, that their ship was made in the same shipyard.
the next president of the Donald Trump praises Exxon Mobil ceo Rex Tillersonin "world class player", who has made a "massive contracts", told the BBC.Tillersonin, 64, are expected to have in several international journals to rise to Us secretary of state as a Trump administration.tillersonin have said to have good relations with Russian president Vladimir Putin.He has also been criticized by the international, against Russia imposed sanctions.He led the oil company, which is almost twice as large as its nearest competitor", Trump praised Tillersonin Fox News in an interview.Trump, according to Tillerson knows many international leaders and they know him.
Full Circle Insights, a sales and marketing analytics company, is announcing today a $4.7 million series B round led by Aligned Partners and Salesforce Ventures.Along with the company’s previous round, this brings the total raised to $9.5 million — with the plan to significantly expand sales and marketing and to develop new products.I caught up with CEO Bonnie Crater to talk about the exploding nature of the sales tech landscape and where her company fits within the spectrum of hundreds of companies and $10 billion in funding for the total sales tech landscape.“We call it marketing performance management,” Crater said.“Marketers today struggle to figure out which campaigns are impacting revenue.Full Circle Insights does this process of calculating attribution through a variety of methods, which can be customized for each client.
the Producing companies to raise the price of oil may, however, get bogged down the U.S. shale oil producers, with oil production already led to the 2014 oil price collapse.the shale oil producers have large quantities of semi-finished holes waiting for the opportune moment in the production to start.the Us energy agency EIA follow so-called Ducie.the DUC will be the word of drilled but uncompleted.in November, these semi-finished production for the seven shale oil fields a total of 5 219, after a couple of months earlier they had 5 097.the Same period also the production of taken the number of holes is again slowly increased.
Ten years ago, I was in the early stages of the PhD programme in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.The potential of these technologies was incredible, but up to that point, the focus had been overwhelmingly on applications in areas such as defence, space, manufacturing or pure research.Then, top autonomous driving research was funded almost exclusively by Darpa and other government agencies, and although large-scale autonomous cars have always been one of the dreams of robotics researchers, we would have all been shocked to see what is happening today: dozens of the biggest companies in the world led by a search-engine company , as well as highly funded startups, are collectively investing billions of dollars at the pursuit of the commercial autonomous car.Now there is a sense of inevitability to autonomous cars being a staple of our daily lives within a decade or sooner , with the only questions being the pace at which they will take over, and which of the companies chasing this prize will pull away from the pack.These developments in transportation are a great template for how robotics can disrupt even the most entrenched industries, and highlights a few themes that we will begin to see more frequently:• Incumbents will rarely be the ones that disrupt their own spaces.
p Did Nasa astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin really walk on the moon in 1969, or was it part of an elaborate ruse directed by Stanley Kubrick?Are aircraft leaving 'chemtrails' in the sky, chemical agents sprayed for mysterious and nefarious purposes?Is there actually a cure for cancer, suppressed by pharmaceutical companies in order to protect valuable 'alternative' medicines?Unfortunately for the more imaginative conspiracy theorists among us, the answer to all of these questions is likely to be a resounding no.The equation, which has been published in Plos One, is made up of three factors: the number of conspirators involved, how much time has passed since the alleged conspiracy took place, and the "intrinsic probability of a conspiracy failing".This intrinsic measure was estimated by looking at data from conspiracies that had later been revealed to be true – the PRISM surveillance program, which was revealed by Edward Snowden after several years, the Tuskegee syphilis scandal, which withheld the cure for syphilis from African-Americans and was revealed after 25 years, and an FBI scandal which led to the execution of innocent people, unveiled by a doctor after six years.
Users have long complained about performance issues and it sucking up battery and last year Facebook s chief product officer, Chris Cox, took the unusual step of making his staff ditch their iPhones and move to Android until they sorted out the issues.But the problems have remained, and recently they led the Android blogger Russell Holly to dump the app, starting a chain reaction which revealed something rather interesting about the app s performance.Prompted by Holly s revelation that life on Android was better without Facebook s app, Reddit user pbrandes eth tested the app s impact on the performance of an LG G4.They found that when the Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps were uninstalled, other apps on the smartphone launched 15% faster.They found similar results when testing for app loading performance.Over the course of a day my Huawei Nexus 6P had 20% more battery.
Forget everything you were taught in biology – plants don't need sunlight to grow.Growing Underground is a farm 33 metres below Clapham, south London, swapping sunlight for LEDs."Over the past three to five years, LED development has reached the stage where we can grow without any natural light whatsoever," says Steven Dring, who founded the project with fellow Bristolian Richard Ballard."You can even change the light spectrum to cater to the different plants that you're growing."Growing Underground's focus is on the leafier vegetables, from microherbs to baby leaf salad."What's new about the latest lights is that you can stack them very close to the crops, 25cm away, if not closer," says Dring, "so you can layer products and lights on top of products and lights."
the Typhoon or tropical cyclones caused crop damage have pushed the potato chip prices skyrocketed in Japan, media report.the Popular japanese potato chip prices have even gone up sixfold online store sites after the large japanese snack-products, manufacturers Calbee and Koike-Ya announced he was quitting temporarily for many popular potato chip product sales.Notifications in the background is a potato shortage, which is due to the fact that the Japanese potato harvest missed a lot of the usual smaller typhoon of the damage caused due.japan's northern main islands, namely Hokkaido struck last August, four of the typhoon.the Island is Japan's most important potato production areas, and the typhoon-induced flood reduction in the potato crop significantly.the News agency Bloomberg according to the popular potato chip flavors sales cessation of the led chips hoarding goods, which has been reflected in the empty hyllyinä supermarkets.
Australian team uses Sir Isaac Newton's parlor trick to suck more photons from sunlightUNSW's Mark Keevers with the cell.Image: Rob Largent/UNSWUniversity of New South Wales boffins have laid hands on another record, with a solar cell demonstrating 34.5 per cent conversion efficiency.A simple prism - the device that led Isaac Newton to theorise about the nature of light based on the colours he found in sunlight - is the basis of the demo.The Keevers/Green work used a four-junction module 28 cm2 in area, embedded in a prism.A silicon cell is installed on another face of the prism, to capture energy from the infrared portion of sunlight.In the short term, manufacturing costs mean the beam-splitting approach is more likely to turn up in commercial-scale kit such as the heliostat technology being developed by RayGen and others.
It s been a while since we last heard from Alcatel and TCL but the brand are still in business and today have just announced news of a new all metal phone.To the best of our knowledge this is the first all metal phone from Alcatel in fact we don t remember an Alcatel/TCL with even a metal chassis .The new model will be called the Flash Plus 2 and will feature a 5.5-inch FHD OGS display, 3000mAh battery and fast charging technology.Mediatek provide a Helio P10 chipset, and the phone will come in either 2GB 16GB or 3GB 32GB memory options, with both models having support for up to 128GB SD cards.Like many other new smartphones the Alcatel Flash Plus 2 has a fingerprint scanner, this time in a physical button on the chin of the phone.There is also a 5 mega-pixel front camera and 13 mega-pixel rear with dual LED flash.Pricing is actually very good with the phone costing from $160 for the basic version rising to only $190 for the 3GB RAM model.Best of all the Alcatel Flash Plus 2 will officially go on sale in the Philippines, Malaysia, Monaco and Thailand to start with other markets coming soon.
Yesterday Runa Capital, a venture investment firm operating globally from its offices in Moscow, London and San Francisco, announced that it has closed its second fund, Runa Capital Fund II, having raised $135 million.As a result, Runa has $270 million under management, taking into account its first fund, which also amounted to $135 million.The firm declined to disclose any information about the new fund s backers.Focusing on Series A and B investments in the USA and Europe, Runa Capital Fund II targets companies with high ambitions on the global market, essentially in the fields of complex enterprise software and cloud applications, education, public services, finance and health.The new fund logically follows our development over the past years,  said Dmitry Chikhachev, Managing Partner at Runa Capital.We will support those who aim to gain significant shares on highly competitive markets.Runa Capital Fund II — which began operating two years ago — has already made 13 investments, coming in addition to the first fund s 30 portfolio companies.Launched in 2010 by Sergei Beloussov, Ilya Zybarev and Dmitry Chikhachev, Runa Capital I initially focused on Russia.The fund progressively expanded its scope to investing globally, following a strong invest-abroad trend among Russian venture capitalists.Over the past few years Runa — which Dow Jones Venture Source ranked among the top three European funds in 2015 — has invested significantly in Californian and Western European startups.Most recently, Runa led a $5.6 million round for SchoolMint, a leading provider of mobile and online enrollment systems for US public, charter and private schools.
Costco thrives with a monthly magazine.Williams-Sonoma and others clean up with catalogs.Bonobos ultimately decided on a small test in 2013, and the results led them to not only continue mailing, but to increase the number of catalogs mailed.High-end retailer Neiman Marcus has found they get $4 back in sales for every dollar they spend on producing, printing, and mailing a catalog.Our big secret to massive growth is … relentlessly following up with leads.Our follow-up, to this day, also consists of an online strategy.
The new Charter Communications is the second-biggest broadband provider in the country, after Comcast Corp. CMCSA -0.12 % , and the third-largest pay-TV company, serving more than 17 million video customers, trailing AT Inc. T -0.73 % and Comcast.As part of the transaction, Charter also agreed to acquire smaller operator Bright House Networks.The company will be led by Tom Rutledge, chief executive of the legacy company.Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission said it had formally voted to approve the acquisition while imposing tough operating restrictions on it.The conditions placed on the merger will help mitigate threats to online video competition that could be exacerbated by cable-industry concentration, officials said.Some consumer groups criticized the deal, but it drew less concern than a similar proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable last year.
It's an interesting theory to say the least, however this has led some music lovers to ask how they can expect to use their existing headphones with Apple's new flagship phone.Thankfully help is at hand: there's a growing collection of digital-to-analogue converters – or DACs – which are increasingly compatible with iPhones.As its name suggests, a digital-to-analogue converter converts a signal from its digital source to the analogue audio waves your ears end up hearing.Unless you're still rocking a classic collection of vinyl or, even less likely, cassette tapes the music you're listening to on a daily basis is stored digitally in either an audio file or CD.The second reason to shell out for an upgrade is the fact that some of the more premium headphones on the market are 'high-impedance' headphones, which require more power through the headphone jack on your music source in order to work properly.An external DAC helps with these headphones as it can work as a headphone amp to provide the extra power needed to drive a high-impedance pair of 'phones.
The Swedes behind tinders Chinese counterpart Tantan receive heavy capital from including Russian billionaire Yuri Milner's DST Global venture capital companies, can Breakit now reveal. This time the company has taken in $ 32 million in venture capital, corresponding to approximately SEK 266 million from existing investors as well as the well-known investment company DST Global, which led the round. The money will be used to continue to grow and build the product, said Yu Wang Breakit, which reveals that the company is valued at SEK 1,2 billion in the deal. Yu Wang says that it is a good figure, but think the potential is much greater than that. We see it as we can get up to 50 million daily users within two-three years. In Asia, there are currently no truly dominant player, and China is a very big country, he says.
Instead, the company has signed a global licensing agreement with HMD Global, which gives the manufacturer the right to develop a new generation of mobile phones and tablets with the Nokia brand. HMD Global Ltd is a newly established company based in Finland, led by former Nokia executives. Under the agreement, Nokia will receive royalties from HMD's sale of mobiles and plates. Instead of making phones itself should HMD produce mobile phones and tablets that can deliver the value of the Nokia brand into the global market, says Nokia Technologies boss Ramzi Haidamus. Nokia's comeback is presented in conjunction with Microsoft, which bought Nokia's phone business, choosing to roll out the activities that produce simple phone models, the FIH Mobile and HMD Global for $ 350 million, equivalent to almost 3 billion. The deal is expected to close during the second half of in 2016.
Robert Schifreen, the "white hat" at the centre of the 1980s controversy, compiled the archive, which details Schifreen s two-year-long legal travails following his open hack of Prestel, BT s pre-web online service.Schifreen and the late Steve Gold managed to hack into BT's Prestel Viewdata service, famously accessing the personal message box of Prince Philip in the process.Involving the Royals prompted BT into calling in the police, setting off a chain of events that led to the the arrest of Schifreen and Gold in March 1985 and the subsequent prosecution of the two tech enthusiast journalists.Evening white hatsIn presenting the archive, Robert Schifreen explained the context of 1980s hacking to an audience at TNMOC.Live systems were used for home banking, among other applications.BootnoteThe Reg's take on how a hack on Prince Philip's Prestel account led to UK computer law - featuring interviews with Schifreen, former Detective Inspector John Austen, a senior investigating officer in the case, and Alistair Kelman , Gold's barrister throughout the case - can be found here.
Secondly, Assertive Display allows screens to adapt to changes in light, overcoming brightness limitations and reducing power consumption.Finally, Assertive Camera improves the performance of technology, with ARM in a statement citing "high dynamic range, noise reduction and colour management."These solutions rely on the creation of dedicated image computing solutions and Apical's technologies will play a crucial role in their delivery."Michael Tusch, CEO and founder of Apical said that his company's extensive research into human vision and visual processing had led the way with new imaging technologies."The products developed by Apical already enable cameras to understand their environment and to act on the most relevant information by employing intelligent processing," he said."These technologies will advance as part of ARM, driving value for its partners as they push deeper into markets where visual computing will deliver a transformation in device capabilities and the way humans interact with machines."
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