As frustrating as this time of year can be if your favorite TV show gets axed, the silver lining is that cancellations make room for new programming.Set to premiere this fall, the series centers on the ever-resourceful Angus Mac Macgyver played by Lucas Till and his missions with former CIA agent Lincoln George Eads .The preview features quick thinking, clever solutions, and narrow escapes.An adaptation of the 2001 film, CBS Training Day series follows young police officer Kyle Craig Justin Cornwell after he s partnered with a morally ambiguous veteran detective, Frank Rourke Bill Paxton .He stars as Jack Gordon, a well-known adventure reporter who ends up in charge of a group of eager millennials working in an outdoor magazine s digital department.CBS has still more shows coming as well, including Bull, a drama starring Michael Weatherly; Pure Genius, a medical drama; Kevin Can Wait, a comedy featuring Kevin James; Matt LeBlanc s new comedy Man with a Plan; and Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl.
Hedge fund Corvex Partners has revealed that it owns 10 per cent of the veteran streaming music company – and that selling out to a larger company is preferable to pursuing a "costly and uncertain business plan."In a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Corvex expresses dismay over the return of founder Tim Westergren as CEO.The hedge fund doesn't think it's worthless – just that it would be worth more to shareholders if it sold now at a premium."Pandora's logged-in mobile user base, deep reach and engagement, and differentiated song recommendation engine are unique assets, and we believe a large, well-capitalized acquirer could further accelerate the company's competitive advantages over time through synergies in areas such as technology and engineering, ad monetization, and customer acquisition and marketing.Simply put, we believe Pandora can become an even more differentiated product and a more valuable business as a part of a larger enterprise," Corvex notes.Corvex points out that Pandora has made only modest gains since IPO relative to the market.
This is Google s way of moving beyond the Cardboard headset introduced two years ago.There will be a headset, a controller, and many smartphones that work with Daydream.Google is now working with Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE, Asus, and Alcatel on phones that meet the Daydream spec, and the first phones will become available this fall, Google VR head Clay Bavor said today at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California.The controllers, which have their own specification, will also become available this fall.There will be Daydream-compatible apps from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN, HBO Now, Netflix, NBA, Hulu, MLB.com, IMAX, and Lionsgate, Bavor said.Developers can start building apps for it in the newest Android N developer preview, Bavor said.Games will become available from EA and others.Google has fleshed out Cardboard with support for the Unity gaming engine and made it work with Google apps like Street View and YouTube.And in a striking move, Google recently reassigned Amit Singh from the top post in its Google for Work business Apps, Chromebooks, Google Cloud Platform to the VR business, where he is now vice president of business and operations.While companies like Facebook and HTC took plenty of time and got everything in order before launching VR hardware, Google moved quickly to release the simple and low-cost Cardboard that required an Android phone in June 2014, just three months after Facebook announced its acquisition of Oculus VR.Cardboard has gained momentum since then and even got a remodel after a year.Most recently, Engadget and Gizmodo cofounder Peter Rojas published a tweet indicating that Google is working on Android VR and that it would be less powerful than the Vive or Rift.While desktops can provide power to VR systems, Google doesn t have the leadership that Microsoft and Apple do with Windows and OS X, respectively, and one could argue that mobile is a higher priority than desktop company-wide at Google.
You look at some of these tech stocks that are so, so weak as a concept and a company, and they re selling for so much money.He slammed companies that have never made any money and that have a bad concept.Trump s less nuanced version ruffled some feathers.Finally someone calls it out, veteran VC Marc Andreessen tweeted sarcastically, prompting one commenter to suggest Trump might try to build a firewall and get San Francisco to pay for it.The phrase make bubbles great again began popping up on social media — a play on Trump s make America great again campaign slogan.Trump also managed to anger some people on the other side of the Bay this week by calling Oakland one of the most dangerous places in the world in an interview with The New York Times.The comment prompted a biting reply from Mayor Libby Schaaf.Chris Christie, left, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on Super Tuesday primary election night in the White and Gold Ballroom at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., March 1, 2016.
The newly trademark and license agreement means that the newly formed company HMD Global will create a new generation of mobile phones and tablets with the Nokia brand. HMD is also planning to buy the right to use the Nokia brand of simpler phones, so-called "feature phones", from the American IT giant Microsoft, which took over Nokia's mobile phone business in 2014, according to a press release from Nokia. The company receives exclusive rights to manufacture mobile phones and tablets with the Nokia mark the next ten years and will invest more than $ 500 million, over four billion, over three years, according to the press release. Behind the HMD is the venture capital company Smart Connect, led by Nokia veteran Jean-Francois Baril. HMD will be an independent company in relation to Nokia, which will neither invest in or hold shares of HMD. But Nokia will have one of five chairs in the HMD's board and check that the work responds to what Nokia sees that consumers' expectations of the brand in terms of issues such as design and quality.
Imagine serving your country in the United States Air Force.An innovative non-profit has taken matters into its own hands, and aims to effectively rehabilitate veterans into society by teaching them integral software development training skills to transition them into jobs in the tech sector.Considering that roles such as a Ruby on Rails developer top the highest pay in the nation for programmers, there is a high ROI for veterans, who invest time into this program.Vets Who Code is a streamlined, highly selective software development training program with the mission of transitioning military veterans into the vacancies of the technology sector.Stunning Success Rates of VetsWhoCode Motivate Future Expansion PlansWithin two years of launching the nonprofit, VetsWhoCode has trained 75 veterans across 12 different states, and boasts a 100% job acquisition rate.- Jerome Hardaway, Founder, US Air Force Veteran Employers need people that have the discipline to acquire those skills and acquire them quickly.
A veteran Wall Street analyst who covered BlackBerry Ltd. for more than a decade has come back from a two-year hiatus to warn investors the company s handset unit is dragging down the business and should be shut down.Gus Papageorgiou, who joined Macquarie Group in March, initiated coverage of BlackBerry with a sell rating, in line with six other analysts, saying the firm s heralded shift to software won t come fast enough to offset declining revenue.The stock was down 28 percent this year through Tuesday s close.Chief Executive Officer John Chen said in December that Blackberry will always be in the phone business.But just last month he said the No.That strategy has yet to pay off, Papageorgiou said in a note to clients.It does not have any meaningful scale and we are not convinced the market will see security as a differentiator for Android devices.About 40 percent of BlackBerry s revenue still comes from handsets.BlackBerry didn t immediately respond to a request for comment.It s unlikely other companies are interested in acquiring the shrinking device business either, Papageorgiou said.
Ten years ago, Google first got into the workplace productivity game with the launch of Google Docs and Sheets, its word processor and spreadsheet tools.Google Apps may be a major rival to Microsoft Office today, but that wasn't the original goal, says Jonathan Rochelle, an 11-year veteran of Google.Rochelle helped spearhead the launch of Sheets in 2006, and now works in the Google Apps for Education division.At the start, and for a long time, Google Apps was originally meant as more of a companion to Office and its ilk, not necessarily a replacement.Fast forward to today, and things have changed: Far from those humble roots, Google Apps has become a "big business" for Google, as Rochelle puts it, representing a "very significant" source of revenue.When it launched, the search giant was just trying to provide some handy tools, based on the ones they used internally, to help people be more productive.Then, a coworker would download the file, make their own revisions, and re-upload it.It's hard for anyone to do anything else once they've been working that way, says Rochelle.Google Apps has grown since its launch a decade ago to be a true challenger to Microsoft Office in the workplace.Indeed, over the years, Microsoft Office has adopted lots of features that Google Apps pioneered, including real-time collaboration on documents and a browser-based document editing experience.There have been some shakeups in Google's business-focused divisions lately: Longtime Google Apps for Work boss Amit Singh stepped aside to work in the company's nascent virtual reality division, even as Google Cloud Platform got a new boss in the form of Silicon Valley legend Diane Greene.But for Rochelle, the mission stays the same: Keep pushing the idea of productivity forward by making it easier.NOW WATCH: How to see everything Google knows about youLoading video...
In Berlin s venture capital arms race, E.ventures is the latest tech investor to stock up.The firm, with operations in Germany, San Francisco, Brazil and Asia, said it s closed a $150 million fund to invest in early-stage European technology startups and has hired Bernardo Hernandez, a veteran of Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc., as its fifth general partner.The company is also raising a U.S. fund that may be as large as $175 according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Along with an existing $290 million growth fund, E.ventures becomes one of the largest VCs angling for stakes in Germany s burgeoning startup scene.Hernandez, a Spaniard who started at Google in its marketing division in 2005 and later joined executive Marissa Mayer when she became Yahoo s Chief Executive Officer, plans to move from California to Berlin in June, said Christian Leybold, a general partner at E.ventures.E.ventures is the latest German VC to raise a big new fund in hope of competing for the startups being created in Berlin and elsewhere.Project A Ventures, Cherry Ventures and BlueYard Capital have all raised funds in excess of $135 million this year.In Europe, "there are companies in our portfolio from Stockholm to Lisbon.Founded in the late 1990s by veterans of German media company Bertelsmann and the European branch of AOL Inc., E.ventures uses software and some 70 data sources to track "performance indicators" of startups to see who s growing faster than expected and may warrant a meeting, said general partner Matthias Schilling.It also positions itself as willing to invest enough time to guide entrepreneurs.The firm s press release announcing its latest fund did not shy away from candidly noting, with choice language, the kinds of people "founders do not like".E.ventures focuses on consumer Internet, online media and mobile computing startups and invests in companies including NGINX, an open-source Web server, and Farfetch, an online luxury retailer.
This week he is on the Google conference for developers, which takes place in Mountain View, California. King veteran Tommy Palm, founder and CEO of Resolution Games, has traveled from Stockholm the day before to participate in Google's developer conference I / O. We knew VR initiative before and it's something we've hoped for will come, says Tommy Palm. We believe that everyone has the opportunity to experience and have fun with VR, not only traditional gamers, "says Tommy Palm. Di Digital has previously reported on Resolution Games first VR-drop, fishing game Bait !, which has been developed for Samsung's Gear VR headset. And do not want to share what Resolution Games will charge for the Wonder Glade.
SINGAPORE—A venture-capital firm launched last year by Facebook Inc. co-founder Eduardo Saverin and a partner has raised more than $143.6 million in the first close for its first fund, according to a regulatory filing Thursday.B Capital Group, which was founded in 2015 by the Brazilian-born Mr. Saverin and Raj Ganguly, a veteran of private-equity firm Bain Capital LLC, said in a document reviewed by The Wall Street Journal Thursday that it sees promising opportunities to invest in innovative tech firms around the world, not just in traditional hot spots like Silicon Valley.The fundraising comes as some venture capitalists are starting to curtail funding in Asia amid weakness in the global economy, worries over China s volatile stock market and talk of a bubble in the U.S.The World Bank in January said that India, which is home to some 1.3 billion people, will be the world s fastest-growing developing economy until at least 2018.B Capital Group also said in a document reviewed by The Wall Street Journal that it had already invested undisclosed amounts in its first two portfolio companies.Mr. Ganguly declined to comment on the size of the Ninja Van and Evidation investments, or on a possible time frame for investing the new funds.
The full suite of Android apps will officially be coming to Chrome OS soon, starting with a few select devices.Later this year, the Play Store will come to Chrome OS, which means users will be able to buy and install Android apps just like they do on their phones and tablets.Notably, this is distinct from downloading Android apps via the Chrome Web Store, which Google first started experimenting with in late 2014.Starting in early June, Android apps will only be available for a few select devices, including the Asus Chromebook Flip, the Chromebook Pixel 2015 and the Acer Chromebook R11.Veteran Chrome OS users will note that all of these devices have touchscreens, which means Google may be waiting to roll out an entire store of touch-centric apps to devices that can t fully use them.Bring Your Android App to Chromebooks Android Developers Blog
This week he is on the Google conference for developers, which takes place in Mountain View, California. Sökjätten is already a shareholder in the Swedish gaming company, VR-hit "Bait". King veteran Tommy Palm, founder and CEO of Resolution Games, has traveled from Stockholm the day before to participate in Google's developer conference I / O. We knew VR initiative before and it's something we've hoped for will come, says Tommy Palm. If everything goes according to plan it should be included when the first VR kit for the platform will be released in the fall. And do not want to share what Resolution Games will charge for the Wonder Glade.
Watch the keynotes, view the slidesVideo If you ever wondered what would happen when some of the leading lights of the software development world came together with a couple of hundred very real world users, you really should have been at Continuous Lifecycle London earlier this month.The event, brought to you by Situation Publishing, the people behind The Register, and German tech media giant Heise, saw around 300 people, including 40 speakers and 260 attendees, getting together at the Royal College of GPs in Euston.Etsy senior engineer and ops veteran Katherine Daniels raised the possibility of rolling out DevOps culture right across the organisation.If that wasn t enough to get the audience thinking hard, there were 36 other sessions to challenge conventional thinking, whether it came to code or culture.If you go to the Continuous Lifecycle London website you can check out most of the presentations, and more will be going up soon.No, we'll have the expensive stuff thank you...
And it s going to have a new one-day preamble, our AR/VR day, to focus on the excitement of augmented reality and virtual reality games and entertainment.That s August 1, and it leads into our traditional GamesBeat fare.Our ninth annual GamesBeat event takes place at the Terranea Resort on August 1 to August 3 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.He has secured licenses with Hollywood studios such as Disney, Lionsgate, MGM, NBCUniversal, Paramount, and Warner Brothers for games based on some of the world s most beloved movie franchises.Last year, Chou launched a multipartner effort to take Marvel: Contest of Champions into the Chinese market.1 game in downloads in China.Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of alliances at AMDTaylor is a seasoned veteran of the video game and semiconductor industries.He previously held senior positions at Rightware, MasterIMage 3D, and Nvidia.Jason Rubin, head of Oculus StudiosRubin runs the team at Facebook s Oculus division that creates, funds, and works with developers to build first party games and experiences for the Oculus Rift VR headset and the Samsung Gear VR.He is responsible for expanding Lionsgate s content creation into video games and other interactive ventures, including incubation of new properties, investment in existing games and digital media vehicles and leveraging Lionsgate s franchises and other branded properties into the gaming space.It s no accident that Lionsgate has announced a bunch of game-related deals, such as planting the seeds for an esports TV show and backing Hong Kong game studio Fifth Journey.
Please press play on the video below before reading.Falcon 4.0 Microprose/Lead Pursuit , 1998- Falcon 4.0: Allied Force Photograph: Lead PursuitVeteran US publisher Microsprose was responsible for some of the greatest flight combat games of the 1980s and 1990s, thanks partly to the expertise of co-founder Wild Bill Stealey, an ex-fighter pilot and Air Force major.After the source code was leaked in 2000, community coders took on updates and modifications leading to the excellent Falcon 4.0: Allied Force title from Lead Pursuit.The Japanese version, Aero Dancing: Featuring Blue Impulse, was even officially licensed by Japan s version of the Red Arrows.Chuck Yeager s Air Combat Electronic Arts, 1991 Chuck Yeager s Air Combat Photograph: Electronic ArtsPossibly the only major flight sim to have a superstar endorsement, EA s flight sim provided a chronological grab bag of aerial experiences ranging from Second World War fighter runs to modern afterburner dogfights across fast expanses.Tom Clancy s HAWX Ubisoft, 2009 HAWX Photograph: UbisoftUbisoft s attempt to broaden its Tom Clancy military universe into the skies was a moderate success, featuring a huge range of aircraft, beautiful scenery and super fast dog fighting action.
Now select an e-commerce veteran, Amazon Marketplace, to connect to the new payment service. Per Ekwall, press officer at Swish, says it is pleasing to get another customer to the new payment service. - All customers are important. How does the business model look like for you, how much do you earn on such an agreement? Some answers to the question how many of their customers actually use Swish as payment seems unfortunately not going to get. - Like e-commerce in general, we see a continued marked increase in both the use as payment via mobile phones and are always working to bring the options that simplify the customer journey without compromising security.
Yepstr specializes in conveying odd jobs to young people. Only in Gothenburg, the company has a competitor in the form of bonsai. He is also a mentor for Yepstrs president Jacob Rudbäck. He has helped me filter out the grains of gold and build a good team on Yepstr says Jacob Rudbäck to Di Digital. In addition to the Stena boss also Spotify veteran Niklas Ivarsson entered, BlackRock founder Keith Anderson and Johan Skarborg, founder of Academic Work. The investment round valued the company to 30 million.
Veterans and active service members possess the work ethic, high character, and strong leadership skills needed to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies.To inspire and enable the military community to build technology companies, the Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has partnered with Vet-Tech, the nation's leading startup accelerator for military veterans, to offer the "100 Vets" Fellowship for the Silicon Valley Winter 2019 semester.As part of this program, any U.S. veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company can apply to the Silicon Valley Winter 2019 semester for free, and the best overall applicant will receive a Fellowship to participate in the Silicon Valley Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.To apply for the 100 Vets Fellowship for the Silicon Valley Winter 2019 Semester, you must complete your application and enroll in the program by 2018-11-11.Recipients of the fellowship will be notified within 5 days after this deadline.Even though our veterans possess the work ethic, high character, and strong leadership skills needed to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies, many veterans don't know the first steps to launching a business, or find themselves unemployed.
Take that, Wolverine!As we head toward Deadpool's 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release, director Tim Miller and colorist Tim Stipan stopped by Fox's Innovation Lab to demonstrate and chat about the disc's visual presentation — in particular, the ways in which high dynamic-range HDR has been utilised to make the film even more vibrant and explosive than it was in theatres.Visual effects veteran Miller, who made his feature-film directing debut with Deadpool, was impressed by what colorist Stipan managed to come up with while producing different outputs of the film for other formats.Stipan elaborated, "for me, what I loved about it, is it allowed me to be better at my job, because I could see more colour and could match things better, and if I'd seen all that extra colour information and detail, I just think I'd be doing a better job as a colorist and matching shots and grading that look.""The Ultra HD is f***ing amazing in the level of detail, especially because we did it at the end of the process," said Miller, pointing to the film as it played on a curved Samsung SUHD television beside him.Of course, it's Deadpool's costume, so wonderfully faithful to Rob Liefeld's original comic design, that would be the major selling point of this release.