The North American P-51 Mustang was one of the most legendary fighter planes of World War II, and Ford and tuner Roush have teamed up to build a one-off 2019 Mustang GT inspired by that plane.The car will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to an aviation education charity.The P-51 Mustang earned its reputation as a great fighter plane thanks to its performance and endurance.It was able to escort Allied bombers all the way from England to Germany and back, protecting air crews from German fighters and ensuring a crucial aspect of the Allied strategy could be carried out.One of the most famous Mustangs was Colonel Bud Anderson’s “Old Crow.” Anderson flew 116 combat missions during World War II, including during the D-Day invasion of France.He earned more than 25 decorations for his service.
Three is starting to migrate customers to a brand-new cloud-based core network ahead of the launch of its 5G service in August.The core network has been tested with more than 3,500 staff since February and is now ready to handle commercial traffic.4G customers will also be moved onto the new core, meaning all users will benefit.The infrastructure, delivered by Nokia, is a key component of Three’s £2 billion 5G investment programme, which also includes new equipment, spectrum and an IT transformation.Everything you need to know5G networks will deliver improved speeds, greater capacity, and ultra-low latency that will enable a raft of new consumer and business applications.
Got a player for 2-inch Quadruplex videotapes sitting around?You could view original NASA recordings of the Apollo 11 moon landing in your living room.Sotheby's is auctioning off three first-generation tapes of the historic touchdown as part of its July 20 auction of space exploration artifacts set to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.The tapes run a total of 2 hours and 24 minutes and capture moments including Neil Armstrong declaring, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."Also on the tapes are the "long-distance phone call" with President Richard Nixon and the planting of the American flag on the lunar surface.Sotheby's is calling the videotapes the only surviving first-generation recordings of the historic moon walk.
The Federal Communications Commission on Monday said it authorized more than $524 million to expand broadband in 23 states.The funding will support more than 205,000 rural homes and businesses over the next 10 years, the FCC said.Providers will start to get funding this month.This is the FCC's third wave of funding for rural broadband as part of last year's Connect America Fund Phase II auction, which granted $1.488 billion to support over 700,000 homes and businesses.The agency also authorized funding in May and June to support connectivity in around 100,000 homes and businesses.The FCC will authorize more funding in the coming months as it approves more applications from the auction's winning bidders.
Got a player for 2-inch Quadruplex video tapes sitting around?You could view original NASA recordings of the Apollo 11 moon landing in your living room.Sotheby's is auctioning off three first-generation tapes of the historic touchdown as part of its July 20 auction of space exploration artifacts set to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.The tapes run a total of 2 hours and 24 minutes and capture moments including Neil Armstrong declaring, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind;" the "long-distance phone call" with President Richard Nixon; and the planting of the American flag on the lunar surface.Sotheby's is calling the video tapes the only surviving first-generation recordings of the historic moon walk.They're sharper and more distinct than the few tapes that have survived from the contemporary network TV broadcasts.
Prime Day is finally here, and while Amazon’s big annual blowout sale offers some of the biggest discounts to be had outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, the catch is that they are (mostly) limited to shoppers who have a paid Prime membership.The good news for non-Prime members, however, is that other retailers have taken notice of Amazon’s success and are running their own July sales in an attempt to steal a piece of that Prime Day pie.So far, we’ve seen some great July 4 and Prime-Day-adjacent sales from online outlets like Dell and Lenovo, but one site that might be off your radar is eBay.It has come a long way from its days as an auction site for second-hand goods, and it’s come into its own as a legitimate retailer and a great place to score deals on brand-name stuff like designer clothing and Apple hardware.Apple tech in particular can get pretty pricey, so events like Prime Day – and the sales that are competing with it – are your best chance to snag things which don’t go on sale all too often, like MacBooks and iPhones, at sweet discounts.Best Apple Deals on eBay
The battle for ownership of KCOM, the East Yorkshire-based broadband provider and slinger of clouds, has finally ended with private equity investor Macquarie on top.The five-day auction closed on Friday with subsidiary firm Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 SCSp (MEIF6) lodging an offer of 120.3 pence per share, taking the valuation to £627m.KCOM directors, advised by Rothschild & Co, said the terms of the MEIF6 bid were "fair and reasonable" and recommended "unanimously that KCOM shareholders vote in favour".The price is 66 per cent higher than the closing trade value of KCOM's shares of 72.5 pence each when the company first attracted interest some months back.Humber Bidco, a subsidiary of the UK's largest hedge fund, the Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (USSL), made the initial approach to KCOM with an offer of 97 pence per share on 24 April, which valued the company at £504m.The tale took another turn in early June when Macquarie showed its hand, throwing in a rival offer of 108 pence per share, taking the total to £563m.
The Israeli telcos have taken a bit of a battering over the last 12-18 months and it seems the Government has a sympathetic ear with its new approach to auctioning 5G spectrum.According to Globes, the Government will make use of an auction technique known as the Vickery method to divvy up the precious 5G frequencies.It is an interesting approach, and bundled together with other incentives, should create a much more investment friendly environment for the telcos.A Vickery auction is a blind auction where the highest bidder wins the prize, but the second-highest value is actually paid.Although this approach is uncommon, for some it is believed to be fairer as it attempts to attract bids closer to the value of the asset but does not punish competition for inflated prices.Whether this proves to be true remains to be seen, though it certainly is an interesting approach.
An auction is a process of buying and selling goods or services by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the highest bidder.The open ascending price auction is arguably the most common form of auction in use today.According to this study, over the next five years the Online Auction market will register a xx% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach US$ xx million by 2024, from US$ xx million in 2019.In particular, this report presents the global revenue market share of key companies in Online Auction business, shared in Chapter 3.This report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares and growth opportunities of Online Auction market by product type, application, key companies and key regions.Ask for PDF Sample Copy: https://www.orbisresearch.com/contacts/request-sample/2922693The report also presents the market competition landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/manufacturers in the market.The Key Manufacturers covered in this report:SothebyChristieNagelDavidPhillipsPoly GroupChina GuardianBonhamsYong XinBonhamsAliThis study considers the Online Auction value generated from the sales of the following segments:Segmentation by Product Type: Breakdown data from 2014 to 2019, and Forecast to 2024.OnlineOffineSegmentation by Application: Breakdown data from 2014 to 2019, and Forecast to 2024.GovernmentPersonalCollecting CompanyOtherGet Reasonable Discount: https://www.orbisresearch.com/contacts/discount/2922693In addition, this report discusses the key drivers influencing market growth, opportunities, the challenges and the risks faced by key players and the market as a whole.It also analyzes key emerging trends and their impact on present and future development.The global Online Auction market has been segmented by region which includes the Americas, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, APAC, China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, India, Australia, Europe, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia, Spain, Middle East & Africa, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, Turkey, GCC Countries.The region wise segmentation ensures that the customers attain utmost knowledge of the Online Auction market trends in each region and hence can plan accordingly to gain the maximum market share.Some Major TOC Points:Global Online Auction Market Report (Status and Outlook) 20191 Scope of the Report2 Executive Summary3 Global Online Auction by Players4 Online Auction by Regions5 Americas6 APAC7 Europe8 Middle East & Africa9 Market Drivers, Challenges and Trends10 Global Online Auction Market Forecast…11 Key Players Analysis11.1 Sotheby11.1.1 Company Details11.1.2 Online Auction Product Offered11.1.3 Sotheby Online Auction Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2019)11.1.4 Main Business Overview11.1.5 Sotheby News 11.2 Christie11.2.1 Company Details11.2.2 Online Auction Product Offered11.2.3 Christie Online Auction Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2019)11.2.4 Main Business Overview11.2.5 Christie News 11.3 Nagel11.3.1 Company Details11.3.2 Online Auction Product Offered11.3.3 Nagel Online Auction Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2019)11.3.4 Main Business Overview11.3.5 Nagel News 11.4 David11.4.1 Company Details11.4.2 Online Auction Product Offered11.4.3 David Online Auction Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2019)11.4.4 Main Business Overview11.4.5 David News 11.5 Phillips11.5.1 Company Details11.5.2 Online Auction Product Offered11.5.3 Phillips Online Auction Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2019)11.5.4 Main Business Overview11.5.5 Phillips News 11.6 Poly Group11.6.1 Company Details11.6.2 Online Auction Product Offered11.6.3 Poly Group Online Auction Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2019)11.6.4 Main Business Overview11.6.5 Poly Group News 12 Research Findings and Conclusion About Us:Orbis Research (orbisresearch.com) is a single point aid for all your market research requirements.
As machine-learning advances are giving rise to a vibrant artificial-intelligence-generated art scene, developers have begun to create versions of these tools easy enough for even the most code-challenged creatives to use.The latest addition to this growing array is a platform called Runway ML, which hosts dozens of AI-based creative functions ranging from utilitarian tasks to experimental works-in-progress and whimsical novelties.The hub draws together a range of recent breakthroughs that have transformed the creative capacity of AI, including research group OpenAI’s text generator, GPT-2, new methods of image fabrication and an Nvidia web tool that turns doodles into photorealistic landscapes.“We are on the verge of a new creative revolution,” Runway ML’s mission statement says.A milestone in the nascent field came last fall when famed auction house Christie’s sold a painting created with a GAN for nearly half a million dollars.On Runway ML, users can generate portraits like that pricey artwork—as well as photorealistic faces, landscapes and a few other types of images—through an application called StyleGAN, an open-source tool created by Nvidia researchers last December.
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Can we interest you in some unwashed gym gear instead?If you needed a manual for your Apple-1, you've missed your chance.Some other well-heeled fanboi is 12 pages richer and nearly $13k poorer.The booklet was originally expected to go for $10k but such is the determination of Apple fans to spend money on the company's products, the dozen pages of Woz-wisdom actually went for $12,956, about two iPhone power cables short of the magic $13k.The winning bidder is now the proud owner of what Boston-based RR Auctions reckons is one of 65 surviving guides to Apple's $666.66 computer.The surviving Steve, Wozniak, made around 200 or so of the things back in 1976.
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An unusual walking stick that belonged to a Titanic survivor and a first-class passenger’s meal receipt from the doomed liner are up for auction later this month.These include a walking cane that was used by socialite Ella White when she escaped the sinking ship.White, who features in Walter Lord’s best-selling book on the disaster, “A Night to Remember,” used the walking stick, with its built-in electric light, to signal rescue ships from Titanic’s lifeboat 8.INCREDIBLE TITANIC TALE: SILVER FLASK WAS DAMAGED IN THE SHIP’S DEATH THROES, REUNITED WITH ITS OWNER“This very walking stick was used to save lives and was there on the Titanic,” Ettinger told Fox News.“Although married to a man, she had a life partner, another woman, who she traveled very openly with and spent the rest of her life with,” Ettinger told Fox News.
The US telecoms regulator has decided to redirect the 2.5 GHz band away from its current educational use to create more 5G spectrum.The Federal Communications Commission is positioning this as a move to modernize the outdated regulatory framework for the 2.5 GHz band, which is apparently the single largest band of contiguous spectrum below 3 GHz.The band had been set aside for educational TV use and the FCC move removes any restrictions on who can use it and how.It had previously been made available for free but now the government gets to cash in on yet another auction.At long last, we remove the burdensome restrictions on this band, allowing incumbents greater flexibility in their use of the spectrum, and introduce a spectrum auction that will ensure that this public resource is finally devoted to its highest-valued use,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.“These groundbreaking reforms will result in more efficient and effective use of these airwaves and represent the latest step in advancing U.S. leadership in 5G.”
The bidding war for East Yorkshire-based broadband provider KCOM is heating up as suitors increase their offers by a penny here and half a penny there.Clearly this is not the sort of thing management at London-listed KCOM had in mind when they launched an auction at the weekend, presumably with dreams of cashing in.Humber Bidco – a subsidiary of the UK's largest pension fund, Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (USSL) – confirmed its intention to make a 97-pence-per-share offer on 24 April, which valued KCOM at £504m.The sales stakes were then upped by private equity investor Macquarie on 3 June, when it pitched an intent to pay 108 pence per share for the Hull-based biz, heaping another £59m onto the valuation.Fast-forward to this month, and KCOM said that on the "basis that neither offerer has declared its offer final", the panel set up to oversee any buy insisted it needed an "orderly framework" to resolve the "competitive situation" and moved to an auction.Bidding began on Monday of this week, with Humber Bidco making overtures to the tune of 108.5p per share, taking the valuation to £566m.
The Federal Communications Commission has voted to free up another band of wireless spectrum for next-generation 5G wireless service.On Wednesday, the agency voted 3-2 to auction spectrum in the 2.5GHz band.This sliver of airwaves, known as the Educational Broadband Service, had been set aside for educational purposes during the 1960s.Sprint uses leased spectrum in the 2.5GHz band for its existing 4G network and these leases are a key reason why T-Mobile proposed spending $26 billion to buy the company, so it could use this so-called midband spectrum to build a 5G service.He continued, "At long last, we remove the burdensome restrictions on this band, allowing incumbents greater flexibility in their use of the spectrum and introduce a spectrum auction that will ensure that this public resource is finally devoted to its highest-valued use."She summed up her opposition in a tweet: "The Kennedy Administration did something visionary.
Advertising on Facebook can be a useful tool for small business owners, allowing you to target your audience on a platform that they already use.Facebook advertisers have access to a wide range of metrics, which can help them tailor the ad to the audience and increase the chance of conversion.Facebook advertisements also depend on an Ad Auction model - each time there's an opportunity to show an ad to users, Facebook runs an auction and picks a winning ad through a combination of factors.Facebook ads provide a way for small businesses to reach a targeted audience in a place that their customers already frequent (including Newsfeed, Messenger, and Instagram) with photos and text, as well as a video or slideshow.Facebook also gives you access to metrics so you can figure out how your ad is performing, and make changes to better suit your audience in the future.For those with a new business, or who haven't used Facebook ads before, here's what you need to know to get yours up and running:
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but a new white paper from non-profit consortium AdLedger shows that the Over-the-Top (OTT) ecosystem is ripe with ad fraud.The “Fraud in OTT Special Report” (registration required) analyzed a billion OTT ad requests by blockchain-based ad firm MadHive, and found that about 18% of open auction OTT inventory is fraudulent.The report notes that ad analytics firm Pixelate has found a nearly identical 19% fraud rate on OTT ads activity.“A large portion of the industry was under the impression that fraud had not made its way to OTT yet,” AdLedger Executive Director Christiana Cacciapuoti said via email, “and this report not only debunks that myth once-and-for-all, but provides a playbook to help marketers proactively right fraud on the platform.”MadHive CEO Adam Helfgott emailed ClickZ that “the predominant methods of fraud we are seeing on OTT are strikingly similar to the techniques plaguing desktop and mobile.” As OTT grows, he added, the OTT industry can learn “from the mistakes of digital [ads on web and mobile].”OTT refers to TV programming that is delivered through an Internet-connected device rather than over satellite, cable, or over-the-air broadcast.
(Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday voted 3-2 to auction a key band of underused 2.5 GHz spectrum to help advance next-generation 5G wireless networks and scrap requirements that it be used for education.The mid-band spectrum was reserved in the 1960s for what is now known as the Educational Broadband Service.Sprint uses leased spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band in its existing 4G network and 5G network that it is being rolled out.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the commission was taking “a major step toward freeing up critical mid-band spectrum for 5G.At long last, we remove the burdensome restrictions on this band, allowing incumbents greater flexibility in their use of the spectrum and introduce a spectrum auction that will ensure that this public resource is finally devoted to its highest-valued use.”Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the Republican majority was collapsing “this spectrum into an overlay auction system that structurally advantages a single nationwide carrier.”