Kayvon Beykpour, founder and CEO of Periscope.That can-do attitude, combined with his photogenic looks and personable style, have helped turn Beykpour into one of the tech industry s more visible figures, appearing recently on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, hanging out backstage at The Daily Show with host Trevor Noah and invited to visit the White House live streamed by Beykpour, of course.Facebook is pouring its massive resources into live video, turning to high-profile celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vin Diesel to help popularise the concept and show up in news feeds.This is a market rivals such as YouNow and Stre.am have been pursuing.Periscope needs to focus on the future , says Mansbach.That is so far from the truth, Beykpour says, whipping open his app and counting the pins on a global map in the app showing where broadcasts are currently taking place.
Warren Buffett's decision to back a bid for Yahoo might seem to violate some of the billionaire investor's cardinal rules: Don't invest in tech, and don't touch companies whose businesses you don't understand.As Bloomberg reporter Noah Buhayar tells Deal of the Week host Alex Sherman, though, Buffett no doubt extracted a low-risk deal to help finance the bid for Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert.Plus, Bloomberg Gadfly columnist Brooke Sutherland offers her thoughts on Gannett's improved hostile offer for Tribune, following up on last week's episode.SoundCloud: 26: Why Warren Buffett's Bet on Yahoo Deal Probably Makes Sense by Bloomberg
REUTERS/Noah Berger Reuters - Apple Inc unveiled a new vision for its hugely successful retail stores on Thursday, aiming to give shoppers the experience of setting foot in the headquarters of the company credited with inventing the smartphone.Speaking at a media event in San Francisco on Thursday, Apple executives offered a sneak peak of a new store that features design elements that will later roll out to more locations worldwide, including new spaces for socialization and collaboration.The makeover follows Apple's first-ever decline in iPhone sales and its first revenue drop in 13 years in an increasingly saturated market.While the redesign includes plenty of glass, metal and blonde wood – the sleek materials shoppers have come to associate with the company – it also borrows features from Apple's hotly anticipated new headquarters in Silicon Valley, which is set to open early next year.Much of the furniture is identical to that Apple employees will find in the new campus, including tables designed in part by Jonathan Ive, Apple s chief design officer.The Apple Store is the envy of many in the retail world, with the highest sales per square foot in the industry, but some say the stores have lost their edge since the first one opened 15 years ago.
In the race to make computers more intelligent than us, humanity will summon a demon, bring forth the end of days, and code itself into oblivion.At least that is the future predicted by Yuval Noah Harari, a lecturer at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, whose new book says more of us will be pushed out of employment by intelligent robots and on to the economic scrap heap.Its cover states simply: What made us sapiens will make us gods .It follows on from where Sapiens ends, in a provocative, and certainly speculative, gallop through the hopes and dreams that will shape the future of the species.Children alive today will face the consequences.In fact, it leads Harari to even more bleak predictions.
Facebook might be hosting upwards of 8 billion views per day on its platform, but a wide majority of that viewership is happening in silence. As much as 85 percent of video views happen with the sound off, according to multiple publishers. Take, for instance, feel-good site LittleThings, which is averaging 150 million monthly views on Facebook so far this year. Eighty-five percent of its viewership is occurring without users turning the sound on. Similarly, millennial news site Mic, which is also averaging 150 million monthly Facebook views, said 85 percent of its 30-second views are without sound. PopSugar said its silent video views range between 50 and 80 percent. The news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as Facebook has built a video ecosystem that does not require users to turn the volume up — and publishers have been more than happy to play ball. Most users’ news feeds are now inundated with short videos that feature text or captions narrating what’s being shown on screen. While most of these videos feature narration or some form of background music, the intent is to make it easy for people to consume the information presented in the videos without needing to turn the sound on. “From day one, there pretty much has been the psychology that you have to catch their attention immediately,” said Gretchen Tibbits, chief operating officer for LittleThings. Facebook counts a view at three seconds, which means publishers have to find ways to convince users to stick around in order to capture that view. “But while the first three seconds are critical, the video also has to be designed to capture attention without needing sound,” said Tibbits. Tailoring content to the whims of the Facebook news feed has helped publishers scale on the platform. It’s also turned news feeds stale as publishers put up countless videos that have the same look and feel. Take, for instance, this NowThis video about a Tylenol ingredient that makes people less empathetic and this Tech Insider video about a futuristic bike. While they focus on completely different topics, the key ingredients are the same: a striking visual or message up front followed by a text-heavy explanation of the content. But it works, which means publishers will continue to do this type of content. When it comes to distributing branded content, advertisers for the most part have also come to terms with these quasi-silent videos as the de facto standard — non-live edition — for Facebook. And in these instances, the format works. According to MEC North America, branded videos from its clients average 85-90 percent silent video views. But that doesn’t mean consumers are less engaged. Internal studies conducted by the agency showed that KPIs like brand lift and intent to purchase were not affected by whether the viewer watched the video with the sound on or off, said Noah Mallin, head of social for the agency. “Sound is still an option [on Facebook], but it’s not required,” said Rye Clifton, director of experience at GSD&M. “If you can make something compelling without needing people to turn the audio on, you’re ahead of people who are not thinking that way.” But that’s only if the content is completely made for Facebook. It’s different when it’s a paid media buy for a video ad that wasn’t intended solely for Facebook. When measuring the performance of campaigns on a cost-per-view basis, nine times out of 10, YouTube will come in at a lower price than Facebook, according to Nick Pappas, CEO of SwellShark. (A hurdle here is that Facebook only charges advertisers for three-second or 10-second views, whereas on YouTube, advertisers can pay based on completed views.) “As a paid advertising channel, [Facebook] works sometimes, but it’s so important to have creative that meets the criteria of the platform — otherwise it can be a waste of money,” he said.
FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., completing the leg of its journey from Hawaii in its attempt to circumnavigate the globe.AP Photo/Noah Berger, File MoreTULSA, Okla. AP -- A solar-powered airplane that landed in Oklahoma last week is headed to Ohio on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.It departed from northern California in the early hours of May 2 and landed at the airport southwest of Phoenix 16 hours later.Last month, it flew from Hawaii to California.The crew was forced to stay in Oahu, Hawaii, for nine months after the plane's battery system sustained heat damage on its trip from Japan.Project officials say the layovers give the two Swiss pilots — Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg — a chance to swap places and engage with local communities along the way so they can explain the project, which is estimated to cost more than $100 million.
View photosFILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., completing the leg of its journey from Hawaii in its attempt to circumnavigate the globe.A solar-powered airplane that landed in Oklahoma last week is headed to Ohio on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Tulsa International Airport about 5 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, with a destination of Dayton, Ohio.AP Photo/Noah Berger, File MoreDAYTON, Ohio AP — The Latest on the most recent leg of a solar-powered airplane that has been circling the globe since March all times local :A solar-powered airplane has landed in Dayton, Ohio, on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.The globe-circling voyage began in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.The plane is expected to make at least one more stop in the United States — in New York — before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or northern Africa, according to the website documenting the journey.
View photosFILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., completing the leg of its journey from Hawaii in its attempt to circumnavigate the globe.A solar-powered airplane that landed in Oklahoma last week is headed to Ohio on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Tulsa International Airport about 5 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, with a destination of Dayton, Ohio.AP Photo/Noah Berger, File MoreDAYTON, Ohio AP — A solar-powered airplane's planned flight from Ohio to Pennsylvania has been postponed.Officials say that during a failure of the cabinet of the Solar Impulse's mobile hangar, the plane was briefly touched by the hangar's fabric.The globe-circling voyage began in March from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.
David Hicks of Kayak Connection outfits Alex Koontz at the harborside kayak shop.Hicks is a featured guide on the new Outdoorsie social media startup that is creating a new online marketplace of outdoor activities led by experienced guides like Hicks.Dan Coyro -- Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ - A San Francisco social media startup is tapping into the rich vein of Monterey Bay adventure sports companies with a new online marketplace of outdoor activities led by experienced guides throughout Northern California.Outdoorsie is another way to reach out to customers in a more personal way on social media, said Cliff Hodges, founder of Adventure Out, a Santa Cruz-based company that sells climbing, wilderness, surfing and biking experiences.Outdoorsie users can watch videos of activities and read about guides who promise them a personalized athletic experience.Helping people connect with each other through shared passions is also a goal.
View photosFILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., completing the leg of its journey from Hawaii in its attempt to circumnavigate the globe.The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Tulsa International Airport about 5 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, with a destination of Dayton, Ohio.AP Photo/Noah Berger, File MoreDAYTON, Ohio AP — The Latest on a solar-powered plane's flight from Ohio to Pennsylvania all times local :8:45 p.m.A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.The globe-circling voyage began in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan.6 a.m.A solar-powered airplane has taken off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright on the latest leg of its journey around the world.The plane was expected to make at least one more stop in the United States — in New York — before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Europe or northern Africa.
McKinsey & Company Companies using email to nurture leads generate 50% more sales-ready leads while generating them at 33% lower cost.Forrester Research According to a 2016 study by eConsultancy, companies say that email marketing is their 1 channel for ROI, with 73% of respondents reporting a Good or Excellent return on their money.So...A few weeks ago, I emailed 100 of my favorite growth hackers and marketers online for their 1 email marketing hack that they use in their business.Noah Kagan AppSumo, SumoMe Here s how you can easily increase your email open rates by 30%.I ve been managing 2 lists over the last few years, and one has got an email every single week without fail, while the other has been ad hoc.Once your audience stops getting used to hearing from you it has a big impact on your list.
It s less about revenge and more about specific deterrence, Thiel told Sorkin.Thiel went on to explain that he had decided several years ago to secretly fund multiple cases to try to cripple Gawker, saying if he didn t fight on behalf of Gawker s victims, he feared no one would.His first step was to hire a legal team to look for cases that he could help financially support.While some think Thiel is right to stick it to an outlet that at times seemed to rely on tormenting him to meet its traffic targets, others — including reporters and First Amendment specialists — expressed concern today that Thiel and other wealthy benefactors could effectively silence journalists and other critics by funding lawsuits against them.Indeed, though not illegal or new — American Lawyer says more third parties are covering legal fees than ever before — the suddenly high-profile case has seemingly raised awareness about the practice, for better or worse.Featured Image: Noah Berger/Getty Images
FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., completing the leg of its journey from Hawaii in its attempt to circumnavigate the globe.AP Photo/Noah Berger, File MoreDAYTON, Ohio AP -- A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.The Solar Impulse 2's wings, which stretch wider than those of a Boeing 747, are equipped with 17,000 solar cells that power propellers and charge batteries.The plane runs on stored energy at night.The plane had a five-day trip from Japan to Hawaii The crew was forced to stay in Oahu, Hawaii, for nine months after the plane's battery system sustained heat damage on its trip from Japan.Project officials say the layovers give the two Swiss pilots — Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg — a chance to swap places and engage with local communities along the way so they can explain the project, which is estimated to cost more than $100 million.
Online streaming is bigger than ever, and with so many streaming services adding new shows and movies every week, it can be nearly impossible to sort through the good and the bad.If you need something to watch and don t want to wade through the endless sea of digital muck that washes up on the internet s shores, follow our picks below for the best new shows and movies worth a watch.This week, Netflix s dark mystery Bloodline returns, Noah Baumbach s latest comedy hits HBO Go, and Wayward Pines second season begins.The family has some dark secrets, however, and their past rears its head with the return of eldest son Danny Ben Mendohlnson , a prodigal child whose presence threatens to tear the family apart.Where that film examined a young woman trying to decide what to do with her life, Mistress America tackles the frightening realization that age does not necessarily bring answers.Johnson, a leader by circumstance and not by popular vote, has to contend with pressure from two sides: an obstinate Congress, whose Southern delegates think the bill goes too far, and Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Anthony Mackie , who wants the bill to pass without giving concessions to Southerners.
Described as Scripture 4 Millennials, the tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the most widely translated work of all time is a great and fun way to share the gospel.With the app, you can peruse all 66 books chronicling the the stories of Abraham, Noah and Jesus like never before.The app which is of course really a book clocks in at just under 3,300 pages, and certainly took its creator quite a long time to complete.I thought if we fast forwarded 100 years in the future, an emoji bible would exist, said sunglasses emoji .I wanted to make it similar to how you might text or tweet a bible verse, by shrinking the total character count.So if you re looking to re discover religion, you may want to start with a book that speaks more to our generation — using emojis.
The cast of The Flash break down what the season two finale means for the show s future.Plus, new pictures from Valerian and Star Trek Beyond, and Noah Hawley on Legion.Justice LeagueJesse Eisenberg has confirmed he s returning while at London Comic Con—unsurprising, given the character s fate at the end of Batman v Superman and his connection to the heavily rumored main villain Steppenwolf in that crazy deleted scene.Deadline ValerianHere s some new behind the scenes picture from the set, courtesy of Luc Besson s Facebook page.EW Carlos Valdes tells fans at MegaCon that the third season will open in a completely new way, given the Barry s drastic changes to the timeline in the season two finale:All I m going to tell you is things are going to be different, way different.While Sarah is distracted, Siobhan sneaks out to seek vengeance.
The three drönarsystemen police bought from Saab has sensors for reconnaissance in daylight and at night and should be a help, among other things in a simple way to take pictures that give a good overview of a crime scene. - The possibility to use them for monitoring during operations and after the increase of the missing persons, I think we will use the most, says Isabel Thorén, police superintendent of the National Operational Department, Noah. On National forensic center, NFC, see the technologies forward to start using the new tool in the business. - There are many advantages to it. For example, we document a crime scene from above in a way that we have trouble doing today, says Peter Bergström, Head of Section, Information Technology Section of the NFC. Drone is also cheaper and more available, than using a helicopter for the same data.
The three drönarsystemen police bought from Saab has sensors for reconnaissance in daylight and at night and should be a help, among other things in a simple way to take pictures that give a good overview of a crime scene. - The possibility to use them for monitoring during operations and after the increase of the missing persons, I think we will use the most, says Isabel Thorén, police superintendent of the National Operational Department, Noah. On National forensic center, NFC, see the technologies forward to start using the new tool in the business. - There are many advantages to it. For example, we document a crime scene from above in a way that we have trouble doing today, says Peter Bergström, Head of Section, Information Technology Section of the NFC. Drone is also cheaper and more available, than using a helicopter for the same data.
Image Source: MarvelBecause there can never be too many superhero shows on television, Marvel confirmed this week that FX has picked up X-Men spinoff series Legion for an eight-episode first season.Production will begin in Vancouver this summer with the season set to debut on FX in early 2017.DON T MISS: Game of Thrones is falling apartIn case you re unfamiliar with the story of Legion aka David Haller , here s a synopsis from Marvel with some key information:Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness.Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years.Additionally, the fact that Haller and those attempting to diagnose him haven t pegged him as a mutant might be a hint that Legion won t take place in the same timeline.Noah Hawley, best known as the creator of the excellent FX series Fargo, will serve as the show s executive producer along with a host of talent from Fox and Marvel, including Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg and Jeph Loeb.
FX Networks has put its support behind the upcoming X-Men spinoff series Legion with a full-season order that will have the show begin filming later this year.The vote of confidence in the project was accompanied by the first, official photo from the show.Executive produced by Fargo television series creator Noah Hawley, Legion isn t expected to connect with the X-Men movie universe despite the comic-book roots of Stevens character, the title of the show, and certain elements of its premise.In the Marvel Comics universe, Haller was the son of telepathic X-Men team leader Charles Xavier, and was plagued by a dissociative identity disorder that gave each of his various personas control of one of his mutant abilities.Marvel Television is thrilled to not only have our first partnership with FX go to series, but working with the enormously talented Noah Hawley makes it even better, said Marvel TV s Jeph Loeb, who also serves as an executive producer on the series, in a statement accompanying the announcement.Legion is expected to begin filming this summer in Vancouver and to premiere on FX in early 2017.
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