SUPER IDEA: Wakanda s Population IncreasingThings are beginning to heat up in Wakanda, with both Lupita Nyong o and Michael B. Jordan in talks to appear in director Ryan Coogler s Black Panther alongside Chadwick Boseman.If the Harley spin-off is fast-tracked, it s possible that Warners will have two female-led superhero movies in theaters before Marvel finally releases its first.Why this is villainy: Well, why this is particularly crappy needs no explanation.Recently, X-Men: Apocalypse director and franchise executive producer Bryan Singer has dropped a couple of unexpected hints about the future direction of the series after this month s installment.Another thing that s been introduced in the comics is a big alien, interstellar tenant within the X-Men universe that hasn t been explored in the movies , he said.Also, if it means we get to see the Shi ar on the big screen, consider us fans.
Born out of a data challenge from the Open Data Institute and innovation charity NESTA, we set up RentSquare last summer to revolutionise the lettings industry.By connecting landlords and tenants online, and using open and user generated data to find that rental sweet spot, we have since had BGV investment and European funding to promote ethical practices and to help revolutionise the housing industry.As a data-driven company, we have utilised our online technology to develop an ethical system that is disruptive and service driven, where landlords can earn more by charging less.Currently, a letting agent will ask for around 10% of the annual rental for finding a tenant, increasing to 15% or more if they are managing the property.You can also find the rent sweet spot for your property at www.rentsquare.ioHuffPost UK Tech is running a two-week focus on our Tech For Good campaign, which aims to highlight the technology that is driving social change and making a positive, long-lasting difference to our world.If you'd like to blog on our platform around this topic, email [email protected] with a summary of who you are and what you'd like to blog about.
A Utah apartment complex is going one better: instead of squelching negative reviews, owners of the complex are trying to coerce tenants into giving positive feedback.Last week, tenants at City Park Apartments, located in Salt Lake City, received a "Facebook Addendum" posted on their doors, outlining what's expected of them.The predictable results are already rolling in.I don t want to be forced to be someone s friend and be threatened to break my lease because of that, tenant Jason Ring told KSL-TV.In general, contracts that require customers to give up their rights to review services haven't held up in court.In 2003, a New York judge found that a contract barring customers from publishing reviews of software programs "without prior consent" violated that state's unfair competition law.
Residents also had to let City Park Apartments post pictures of them and their guests on its Facebook page, and were forbidden from posting any negative comments about the complex on any public forum or page.I don t want to be forced to be someone s friend and be threatened to break my lease because of that, tenant Jason Ring told KSL News.Since issuing the addendum, City Park Apartments has racked up overwhelming negative reviews on Yelp — where it currently boasts a one-star rating — as well as on ApartmentRatings.com.Commenters on social media have since voiced their disapproval of the apartment s policy on Facebook, Yelp and other websites.The addendum that appeared on residents doors went beyond what the complex intended and was not carefully reviewed before its release, the firm stated.While we openly encourage residents to follow the property Facebook page for announcements and feedback, this is not mandatory and an absence of engagement on Facebook in no way affects any residential lease agreement, the letter stated.
Cumulus Linux is touting a bunch of heavyweights as supporting the latest iteration of its white-box Linux.On board for the launch of the Cumulus Linux 3.0 network operating system are Dell, EdgeCore Networks, Mellanox, Penguin Computing, and Supermicro.Four of the products already certified in its hardware compatibility list target that space: Dell's Z9100, Penguin's 3200CP and Supermicro's SSE-C3632 all using Broadcom Tomahawk silicon , and Mellanox's own-silicon SN2700.For IPv4/IPv6 leaf-spine architectures, the latest cut of the code adds Linux Virtual Routing and Forwarding VRF for multi-tenant environments; BGP Unnumbered and RFC 5549 improve v4/v6 dual-stack support; and there's BGP- and OSPF-based redistribute neighbour capabilities.Cumulus VX the virtual machine adds ONIE-supporting hardware emulation.If you're feeling brave, there's also an experimental feature called Quagga Reload in the Quagga software routing suite: It enables you to apply only the modifications you make to your Quagga configuration, synchronising its running state with the configuration in /etc/quagga/Quagga.conf.
Image caption Facebook "Likes" are commonly sought by businesses - but few have tried to make them a legal requirementTenants in Utah were asked to sign a new lease agreement requiring them to "friend" and "like" their apartment complex on Facebook.Residents at the City Park Apartments complex in Salt Lake City complained to local news service KSL that they found contract addenda taped to their doors.However, the addendum has now been withdrawn and City Park Apartments' community manager has apologised"I don't want to be forced to be someone's friend and be threatened to break my lease because of that," tenant Jason Ring told KSL.Now, Kirk A Cullimore LLC, a law firm in Utah representing the apartment complex owners, has said the addendum was "not carefully reviewed" and that "at no time was any resident in jeopardy of eviction or action from City Park for failure to sign the addendum"."We sincerely apologise for any confusion this may have caused and hope to earn your positive comments through our customer service efforts and not through any perceived obligation," said community manager Ana Raphael in a statement to KSL.Citing the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999, Mr Kotecha told the BBC a tenant could likely contest any attempt at eviction over social media clauses.
But one apartment complex has gone to extreme lengths to look popular, by demanding tenants give it positive feedback or face breaking their lease agreement.The demands have prompted at least one tenant, Jason Ring, to move out of the apartments after the final month of his lease.It s a violation of my privacy.Legal experts say the addendum may not be fair to those people who are unwilling or unable to create Facebook accounts, such as elderly individuals.It s also pointed out that if a lease is already signed, tenants may not be required by law to sign late add-ons.City Park Apartments' actions are similar to those of the Windermere Cay Florida complex from a few months ago.
An apartment complex in the US has been criticised for ordering tenants to like its Facebook page and allow it to post pictures of tenantsTenants living at an apartment complex in Salt Lake City, Utah in the US have been ordered to add their landlord as a friend on Facebook or risk breaching their lease agreements.The same document also required the tenants to authorise the apartment complex to post pictures of the tenants and any visitors they received on the Facebook page, presumably to help advertise the apartment complex as an attractive place to live.It's outrageous as far as I'm concerned," said tenant Jason Ring, who intends to move as soon as his lease runs out in one month."It's a violation of my privacy."The Facebook addendum also requires tenants to agree not to post any negative comments about the apartment complex community on any public forum, including Facebook.The Facebook Addendum document was taped to the front doors of all the apartments in the complexFollowing US property law, any new tenants who move into this apartment complex will have to abide by these rules should they choose to sign the lease agreement, however, for tenants who have already signed the lease, they can contest a late add-on to the contract as long as they do not sign the addendum.
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, in a decision handed down in March, found in favour of the tenants, ruling that the Airbnb guests could not be said to have exclusive possession of the property and therefore the legal agreement entered into by tenants and guests was a licence, not a lease.Swan appealed against the decision in the Victorian supreme court, and on Thursday her counsel, Jason Pizer QC, argued that the tribunal had failed to do its job properly .It then found that because they did not have exclusive possession, and because the Airbnb agreement referred to itself as a licence , the arrangement should be legally characterised as a licence and not a lease and was therefore not in violation of the subletting clause in the original property lease.But the proposed regulation does not go into arrangements between landlords and tenants, when the tenant is the one offering the property on Airbnb.Michael Buxton, from RMIT university in Melbourne, said social problems caused by short-stay guests in residential apartment buildings was a bigger concern than subletting arrangements, but said both should be addressed through better regulation.Any new thing should cause concern, it should cause people to protest – just think of the automobile, he said.
Launched 10 years ago as an engine of change it has become a key business asset.At its inception the store was dubbed the 'engine of change' as the company aimed to provide businesses with a platform that would allow them to create and build applications, then run and integrate them.One of the major benefits of this product is that it has helped to put Salesforce at the centre of an ecosystem that has seen a large amount of partnerships develop over the 10 years it has been running.Some of the most popular apps that are available include: Marketo analytics and lead scoring, Cirrus Insight, Conga Composer, and Geopointe mapping analytics.This is possible because the company has a single multi-tenant cloud environment, meaning that it offers a single code made.When compared to something like GooglePlay, which has exceeded 50 billion installs, it looks like a small amount, but the difference is in dealing with the consumer market vs B2B.
Construction Industries RT: housing producers estimate will start this year, just over 14 000 residential units, which is the maximum number of query history so far. A record high housing production volume explains RT: According to, above all, high-rise apartment empowerment and reduction in size of the production. Dwellings more than 65 per cent is privately financed owner-occupied homes and the rest of the market-financed rental housing. Return on Objectives will remain a dream if the tenant is not found, continue Pakarinen. This summer, about one in five for sale in the new apartment is ready when a year ago, was ready for almost every third apartment, says Pakarinen. RT is currently estimated that housing starts last year, a total of 30 500 copies.
News: Access to third-party vendors increasingly important to cloud providers.Both Sugar and VMware are existing partners of IBM but the latest deepening of their relationships will see VMware offering its Horizon Air cloud-hosted desktops and apps globally via the IBM Cloud, while the SugarCRM will now offer customers the option of running the whole of its platform on IBM's cloud.With businesses in these industries facing strict policies on security, compliance, and how sensitive customer data is handled outside of their corporate network, a more secure link to a cloud formed through a partnership should make cloud connectivity less of a concern.Clint Oram, co-founder and CTO at SugarCRM, said: "IT strategy should not be held hostage by vendors who offer a proprietary, multi-tenant cloud configuration as the only option.Oram said those its customers should consider IBM Cloud as their platform of choice if they are looking for greater control over their data and more deployment options.As part of the VMware deal, the two will market and sell services together such as pre-configured VMware SDDC environments for VMware vSphere, NSX and Virtual SAN, in addition to hybrid cloud services developed by IBM.
Joyent will power Samsung s services focus in mobile and the Internet of ThingsSamsung SmartThings Hub is just one of many plays by the South Korean companySamsung Electronics is acquiring U.S. cloud services company Joyent as it builds its services business around mobile devices and the Internet of Things.Samsung said Thursday the acquisition would give the smartphone maker access to its own cloud platform to support it in the areas of mobile, IoT and cloud-based software and services.Joyent s key executives, including CEO Scott Hammond, CTO Bryan Cantrill, and Bill Fine, vice president of product, will join Samsung and work on company-wide cloud initiatives.With Samsung as a key customer, Joyent hopes to achieve the scale required to compete effectively in the "large, rapidly growing and fiercely competitive cloud computing market," Hammond wrote in a blog post.Joyent competes with giants like Google, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.As a result of this acquisition, Samsung will become an anchor tenant for Joyent s Triton and Manta solutions, Hammond wrote.
Joyent will power Samsung s services focus in mobile and the Internet of ThingsSamsung SmartThings Hub is just one of many plays by the South Korean companySamsung Electronics is acquiring U.S. cloud services company Joyent as it builds its services business around mobile devices and the Internet of Things.Samsung said Thursday the acquisition would give the smartphone maker access to its own cloud platform to support it in the areas of mobile, IoT and cloud-based software and services.Joyent s key executives, including CEO Scott Hammond, CTO Bryan Cantrill, and Bill Fine, vice president of product, will join Samsung and work on company-wide cloud initiatives.With Samsung as a key customer, Joyent hopes to achieve the scale required to compete effectively in the large, rapidly growing and fiercely competitive cloud computing market, Hammond wrote in a blog post.Joyent competes with giants like Google, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.As a result of this acquisition, Samsung will become an anchor tenant for Joyent s Triton and Manta solutions, Hammond wrote.
It's also got containers-as-a-service under the Triton brand, and the Manta object-storage-as-a-service.As CEO Scott Hammond – formerly of Cisco, not Sun – says, it's about scale: Joyent lacks it and Samsung has it in spades.Samsung is also going to become an anchor tenant for Triton and Manta, Hammond writes, before drifting off into the inevitable corporate-speak about a culture of innovation and technical excellence .As reassurance for customers who regularly see products consigned to the bin after acquisition, Hammond promises a strong future for Joyent's technology.CTO Bryan Cantrill joins in the hat-tossing, asking as various Vulture hacks did between ourselves what's going on here?That fits with Samsung's sparse and un-exciting announcement, which says Joyent will become part of its Mobile Communications business.
The financial details of the transaction haven t been revealed, and it is still subject to customary closing conditions.Joyent, meanwhile, will be able to use Samsung s financial muscle, global network, and brand name to expand the company and increase its worldwide reach.We lacked the scale required to compete effectively in the large, rapidly growing and fiercely competitive cloud computing market.As a result of this acquisition, Samsung will become an anchor tenant for Joyent s Triton and Manta solutions, and will help fuel the growth of our team and the expansion of our worldwide data center footprint."The acquisition will mark the third US tech company Samsung has acquired in the last two years.It bought IoT startup SmartThings in 2014 for $200 million, and last year it purchased Massachusetts-based LoopPay, which developed the magnetic secure transmission MST used by Samsung Pay.
Samsung Electronics has agreed to acquire US cloud services provider Joyent for an undisclosed sum.The deal will help Samsung build its own cloud infrastructure and gives the company its own platform to support mobile, Internet of Things IoT and cloud-based software and services.Joyent's team of technologists, including CEO, Scott Hammond, CTO, Bryan Cantrill, and VP of Product, Bill Fine will join Samsung to work on company-wide cloud initiatives.Hammond said: "Samsung brings us the scale we need to grow our cloud and software business, an anchor tenant for our industry leading Triton container-as-a-service platform and Manta object storage technologies, and a partner for innovation in the emerging and fast growing areas of mobile and IoT, including smart homes and connected cars."Joyent's combination of container-native infrastructure, object storage, server-less computing, and Node.js expertise helps Samsung meet its customers requirements.This is Samsung's third major acquisition of a US startup in the last two years.
But so-called smart objects rely on a lot of number-crunching behind the scenes.The real money in IoT will be in the services more than the devices themselves, research firm Gartner says.The company already offers Artik Cloud, a service companies can use to collect, store and analyze data from sensors.Scaling up those operations will be a challenge as the number of devices grows, and Joyent will help give Samsung the muscle to do that, Tokar said.After the acquisition, Joyent will operate as an independent subsidiary of Samsung, and Samsung will be an anchor tenant for Triton and Manta, Joyent CEO Scott Hammond said in a blog post.The two companies plan to develop vertically integrated mobile and IoT services and solutions, he said.
A sweep-silly Swede is being turfed out of his studio apartment following complaints from hard-pressed neighbours upset about his gratuitous vacuum cleaner usage – and nude laundering.A judge in Sweden has finally given the landlord of the flat in Linköping, southern Sweden the green light for him – after 28 years of trying – to get shot of the clamorous cleaner.The court heard the unidentified elderly gent vacuumed for up to five hours a day, which rounds up to a total 50,960 hours of de-fluffing floors during his time at the premises.It was also claimed he played loud music to drown out the noise of vacuuming and washed laundry on his balcony during his nearly three decades of living in the flat.The landlord also claimed his tenant showered so frequently that it caused water damage to the flat, though presumably a better-fitted shower enclosure would have minimised or prevented this.The house-proud tenant has lodged an appeal with the beak so it could be some time yet before this dust buster has to find a new place to clean.
Twitter established its headquarters in the Tenderloin district, a highly underdeveloped area of San Francisco, in an attempt to help rejuvenate the community.According to the latest One Night Count results, there are at least 4,505 unsheltered people in Seattle.Consider this scenario — you re racing to get to work, laptop bag in tow, coffee in one hand and likely your phone in the other.Also, in the back of your mind you wonder if they will use your money for drugs or alcohol, rather than clothing, shelter or food.For example, the Community Pillar program by Zillow works with local landlords and property managers to modify their standard tenant screening process to help applicants with low incomes or unemployment to be able to obtain housing.When I go out at night to distribute blankets or clean socks, I am told that more than any material item, a friendly human connection that offers someone dignity is what keeps someone from giving up.
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