Loans to enterprises and households is slowly picking up in the eurozone, says European central bank.the Corporate was granted in November to 2.2 percent and for households by 1.9 percent more loans than a year ago.in October the corresponding figures were 2.1 and 1.8%.the Lending pick-up is good news for the ECB, which is trying to increase consumption and investment in the ailing economy in order to boost growth.
I ask her where she is and as she explains, I reach as far as I can across the countertop for a pen.I take my laptop, Google the address, add better directions to my notes and head outside to my 1989 pick-up truck whose most recent technological feature is a cassette player and drive over.I didn t just cancel cellular service and keep the smartphone for Wi-Fi fun, nor did I downgrade to a flip phone to simplify ; I opted out entirely.It makes a woman feel rich.When friends found out, I was told it was as insane a decision as leaving a rent-controlled apartment.But I was tired of my world existing through a black screen and even more tired of being contacted whenever anyone or any bot felt like it.
An underwater photo shoot that went terribly wrong has claimed the life of popular model in Taiwan.This was not a case of an inexperienced diver getting in over their head either, Ku was an amateur diver with over 3 years of diving experience.She is reported to have volunteered to dive in those waters to help pick up trash from the seabed in the past.Photographers should always take the safety and well-being of his or her clients and crew into account when planning a shoot.If whoever is planning the shoot can not, or will not, tell you what they are, then do not participate.No shoot is worth risking your life.
As FindFace has shown, image recognition has made incredible strides over the past few years.Neural networks are brain-like computer systems designed to pick out and create patterns based on inputs.These less-than-accurate representations, be it on purpose or due to lack of drawing skills, often leads to dramatized proportions and missing elements that might not prevent humans from recognizing the image, but causes problems for computers.Using more than 600 individuals, scientists displayed a random image for only two seconds and asked the participant to sketch the pictured object from memory.In the initial testing phase, the program was able to match the doodles up to their original image 37 percent of the time.From a more commercial standpoint, one of the most useful features of this technology would be to help police identify criminals by comparing sketch artists renderings to mugshot databases.
Closing the gap between what Apple's iPad offers for content-creators looking to replace their laptop with a tablet, Android N's ability to show two apps on-screen simultaneously will bring a new degree of usability for hybrids like Google's own Pixel C. Meanwhile, there'll be changes to how notifications are managed in Android N too.On Android N tablets, there'll be the ability to float a second window - picture-in-picture style - so that you can carry on watching a video, holding a video call, or monitoring Twitter while simultaneously doing something else on your slate.Unlike Apple's iOS, however, multi-window won't be limited to tablets, and will instead be supported on phones.You'll be able to split the screen in two - the line runs across the center of the screen when you're holding it in portrait orientation - and then pick from other apps to have displayed at the same time.For notifications, meanwhile, there'll be more granular control over what shows up in your status bar.Tablets running Android have, though often equipped with keyboard, struggled when it comes to multitasking in comparison.
Anne-Maj Eastern Roman Empire, president of Conveyor and Ruth Westberg, President of Concept. Photographer: Fredrik Karlsson During Elmia Automation presented a new standard solution for the industry; a cell that has been created to pick up and move things efficiently. In the latest standard solution they have used conveyors from the company Conveyor 22nd - We have put together various parts of a standard solution with very good noise level and price as possible, says Ruth Westberg, President of Concept. The so-called visionmataren contains two trappstegsmatare, two feeders and robot and camera from ABB. The idea is that the robot should pick up and put on the conveyors so that things moved and the feeder can service a larger robot cell.
Yukon Outfitters Camping Hammock Gold BoxIt s officially hammock season, and you can join in the fun for just $25-$35 courtesy of today s Amazon Gold Box.Inside, you ll find over a dozen Yukon Outfitters camping hammocks marked down to impulse-level prices.These hammocks are made of lightweight nylon for easy travel, and several even include built-in mosquito netting if you want to relax without worrying about Zika.By the way, unless you re going to permanently mount your new hammock in your yard or on a stand, you ll probably want to pick up a cheap set of tree straps to go with it.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.
Executives at restaurant food delivery startup Deliveroo may have felt a chill down their spine on Tuesday as Amazon announced tentative steps to move in on their territory by launching a restaurant food delivery service over the pond in Manhattan, New York.Deliveroo is arguably the best-known restaurant food delivery company in the UK but one of the startup's early employees is aware that there are other companies eyeing up the space it operates in.Last Wednesday, before Amazon announced it was going to deliver food from 350 eateries across Manhattan, Dan Warne, Deliveroo's managing director for the UK and Ireland, told Business Insider: "I m sure there will be some much bigger fish who consider entering the market at some point.But we feel we re in a very good position."Deliveroo, founded by former investment banker Will Shu and Greg Orlowski in 2012, pays a fleet of riders to pick up food from restaurants and deliver it to customers at their homes and offices."Restaurants don t necessarily have a back entrance to handle drivers or a second kitchen to handle deliveries," explained Warne.Warne said Deliveroo plans to put the RooBoxes in areas where there isn t necessarily high footfall.Tommi's first started using the RooBox in February.Tommi's manager Robert Magnusson told Business Insider that the RooBox has allowed Tommi's to test new markets and expand with low financial risk and overheads.The results of the test will be based around how drivers feedback on it.
Pinterest aired its first ever TV ad on Monday.The spot ran on Channel 4, the UK TV commercial broadcaster.Created by ad agency Stinkdigital and brokered by media agency MediaCom, the commercial forms part of a seven-month campaign that will pick up lines from the shows the ads ais around in the creative.Monday's short ad used a line from "Eating Well with Hemsley Hemsley," about a "one pot meal," and showed viewers how they can use Pinterest to search for recipe ideas.Overall, the TV, outdoor, and digital campaign will include more than 100 different creative executions.Pinterest cofounder Evan Sharp told Business Insider in April that the aim of the campaign is to build on the relatively high awareness of the Pinterest brand and convert that into a great level of understanding about what the platform can actually be used for."What's different about Pinterest is that it's not a social service," Sharp said."It's not really about sharing with friends at all.It's a personal service.What do I want to do in my life?"NOW WATCH: We dare you to oversleep with Dwayne The Rock Johnson s new motivational alarm clock appLoading video...
He wrote on his website: "This summer, my recommended reading list has a good dose of books with science and math at their core.Seveneves by Neal StephensonCredit: Neal StephensonLuckily for most, the first book on the list isn't lines and lines of code or an in-depth look at difficult maths problems - it's an interesting-looking science-fiction novel.The Vital Question by Nick LaneCredit: AmazonWell, The Telegraph's book critics certainly think this is one you should pick up - they gave it four stars.Even if the details of Nick s work turn out to be wrong, I suspect his focus on energy will be seen as an important contribution to our understanding of where we come from."Today, of course, Japan is intensely interesting to anyone who follows global economics.Those questions are at the heart of this series of dialogues between Ryoichi, an economist who died in 2013, and his son Hiroshi, founder of the Internet company Rakuten.
The instruments we used to test these machines are capable of detecting particles as small as 0.010 micron, which is far below the threshold for civilian equipment and below the 0.3 micron threshold for the HEPA standard.What follows is just a summary of our findings, but for those who are interested in learning more, the How we tested section of our full review includes our procedures, methods, and results, complete with tables and graphs of our results.The thin 3/16-inch activated carbon filter is just not up to the task.If you have severe allergies to particulate allergens or other health issues related to air quality, or you re willing to pay a premium for a machine that can be extremely efficient while running quietly, we recommend our upgrade pick, the Blueair 503 with the SmokeStop filter package.In our noise-limited tests, it removed more than 90 percent of the particles from our bedroom-sized testing area in 10 minutes—that s over 10 percent more than the next best purifier and over 60 percent more effective than the control.Its exceptional performance in this area is a big part of why FEMA and the Red Cross chose Austin Air units for deployment at Ground Zero and the surrounding areas in the aftermath of 9/11.
Google today launched a new video calling app called Duo, as a sort of companion to the new Allo messaging app that was also introduced today at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California.Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted, said Google engineering manager Eric Kay.But the feature that makes Duo stand out most from other mobile-friendly video calling services — including Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Facebook s WhatsApp, not to mention Google s own Hangouts — is something called Knock Knock.It s a live video stream of the caller before you ve even picked up, Kay said.You not only see who s calling, but what they re up to and why they re calling.A smile, a beach, and a newborn baby can all draw you into the moment, making calls feel spontaneous and natural, and once you pick up Duo it puts you right into the call.Like Hangouts, Duo video calls run on top of WebRTC.Duo relies on a fairly new Google protocol called QUIC for quick UDP Internet connections , and it can perform a seamless handoff of calls between Wi-Fi and cellular connections, Kay said.One thing Duo doesn t have is support for calls between more than two phone lines.The app will become available on Android and iOS this summer, Kay said.
But that didn't stop some homeowners and business owners telling the BBC this month that the lycra-clad groups, typically made up of males in their twenties and thirties, are becoming a bit of a nuisance.Stephen Foster, a bookseller from Chiswick, told the BBC that he calls the gathering close to his shop "the Deliveroost.We're a retail business and what you want is people to feel comfortable walking past your shop and going into it.Otherwise that customer gets exceptionally upset about that inability to order and the restaurant likewise if they cook food and there isn t a driver to pick it up.As order volumes get much larger, they become more predictable and less volatile, allowing us to staff drivers at more of an exact level vs. that order volume.We work with our consumer base themselves to give us feedback on where they see things like that.They represent our brand, they go into the restaurants.Its really important they re the right type of person so consequently, while there may have been an article about riders congregating together, you ll see in the article there is nothing that stipulates they have done anything wrong, which is why it s quite interesting that it was a BBC News at 10 article.We re going to act on it and take it seriously but it s going to happen, it s human nature.NOW WATCH: Bumble founder: Men should stop putting these 4 things in their profilesLoading video...
Yukon Outfitters Camping Hammock Gold BoxIt s officially hammock season, and you can join in the fun for just $25-$35 courtesy of today s Amazon Gold Box.Inside, you ll find over a dozen Yukon Outfitters camping hammocks marked down to impulse-level prices.These hammocks are made of lightweight nylon for easy travel, and several even include built-in mosquito netting if you want to relax without worrying about Zika.By the way, unless you re going to permanently mount your new hammock in your yard or on a stand, you ll probably want to pick up a cheap set of tree straps to go with it.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.
Because the most effective marketers are using a cohesive customer journey map to align with dynamic content needs as prospects move through the funnel.A customer-centric editorial calendar is a dynamic content calendar that responds to the diverse experiences customers have on your website and can:Provide cross-functional visibility into content productionSupport a platform for customer journey mappingCreate visuals for the progressive content storyGarner actionable insights for improvement and iteration5 Steps to Building Customer-Focused Editorial CalendarThe PrerequisitesBefore you get started on the actual execution of an editorial calendar, there s a couple boxes you need to check.So, we re going to assume that before you start the next five steps, you ve already:Defined your target personas and audienceAligned internally on unified, clear company messagingEstablished a benchmark for content performance based on metrics Step 1: Determine Persona-Based Content ThemesIt makes sense that when you re creating a customer-centric calendar, you should start planning by thinking about… your customer.Depending on your team s size and capacity, I d pick no more than 5-10 themes for a given month.You can definitely have themes that exist for multiple months in a row, but try to have different themes for each month, playing around with the lower priority themes.If you re looking to continue your editorial calendar education, check out some of our top-performing posts.
We've rounded up a selection of handy shortcuts that will make you more efficient, save you time, and give you six pack abs without ever having to hit the gym*.*results may vary1 Back upIn case you missed it, there's now a back button in iOS 9.It's admittedly a little limited right now, but it's early days yet.So all those flight detail attachments and even web pages can be saved to iBooks in the form of PDF documents, there for safekeeping until you need them.You re a big emoji fan, peppering all your sentences with little yellow faces whenever possible.If a call comes in during a meeting and you're not comfortable firing off a quick I'm-sorry-I-cant-pick-up text with your boss eyeballing you, then fear not - there's a way that you can politely dismiss a call with an almost instant explanation.
Based on your phone numberForget having to ask friends and family members to sign up for a Google account just to use Hangouts, Allo and Duo will rely on a phone number.AssistantGoogle search results, suggestions, and contextual information are baked right in.As we first saw in Google s Inbox platform, Allo is gaining similar smart reply capabilities.Duo shows you live video of the caller before you decide to pick up.Google claims Duo is optimized to work on networks with limited bandwidth, meaning you should be able to hold video calls regardless of your network connection.But at least we have shiny new apps to try at the end of the day, right?
Mojangs founder Markus Notch Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porsér receive another 1.4 billion. On Tuesday Di Digital could tell that the Swedish Mojang, the company behind the successful game Minecraft, posted sales of 4.2 billion and made a profit of 2 billion during the latest reporting period. The dividend collapsed with the last financial statements and went to the old owners, says Mojangs current CEO Jonas Mårtensson. The reason that the founders can pick out a further 1 billion from the parent company Mojang Synergies are for the latest reporting period ran from the beginning of 2014 to mid 2015. Thus, the founders entitled to the profits the companies made until the sale of Mojang in September 2014. After the sale of the gaming company has Porsér Jacob bought into the favorite team Lulea Hockey, Carl Manneh has bought a farm and Markus Persson has, among other things bought what was then the most expensive Beverly Hills house for half a billion crowns.
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Apple, especially Tim Cook, has made it no secret that China and India are the newest darlings of the tech industry at large and, of course, Apple.After flying to China to deal with the iBooks and Movies blackout, Cook flew to India to help cement Apple's position in the market.In addition to Cook's first visit to the country as Apple's highest executive, it was also an occasion for Apple to announce the establishment of a Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru to help spur iOS app development in the country.Over a million of the working citizens there work in the IT sector, while almost 50% of the graduates from local universities are from IT or engineering fields.Apple expects iPhone sales to pick up exponentially as the country rolls out its first network.Although heavily leaning towards iOS, the center will also put forward Apple's self-made programming language, Swift, which lets developers target not just iOS but also tvOS, watchOS, and Mac OS X.
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