Earlier this year, Google announced plans to build a Chromebook App Hub designed to help teachers and other curriculum administrators more easily find educational tools and apps to use in the classroom.It also unveiled new product features in Quizzes in Google Forms, Classroom, Course Kit, and more.As Google previously explained, teachers today often surf the web to seek out new ideas and activities to help them create their lesson plans.The Chromebook App Hub aims to address both these scenarios by offering a place for educators to discover ideas and resources, as well as learn how they can be implemented in the classroom and if they meet district policy.It also worked with the nonprofit Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) to help app developers better consider the data privacy aspects of their products.That way, the districts would be able to find the appropriate solutions that meet their own privacy requirements.
Libra aims to be a blockchain-powered global currency that will allow users to send money and make payments around the world.Facebook's ambitious plan to launch a new cryptocurrency is already facing heavy scrutiny from lawmakers less than a day after being announced, with one senior Democratic politician calling for the project to be put on hold.On Tuesday, the Silicon Valley social networking giant officially unveiled Libra— its plan for a new digital currency that aims to enable cheap and easy payments around the world, while being jointly managed by a consortium of big corporations (including Mastercard, Uber, PayPal, and Spotify) via the Libra Association.The cryptocurrency project has published a "white paper" and other documentation detailing its ambitions — and politicians have been quick to raise concerns, pointing to Facebook's recent history of ugly scandals.Democratic congresswoman and House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters has called for the company to pause its plans until regulators can take a look."With the announcement that it plans to create a cryptocurrency, Facebook is continuing its unchecked expansion and extending its reach into the lives of its users," she said in a statement obtained by multiple media outlets, including The Verge.
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this home has all the best Maxine Waters, who chairs the house of representatives committee of financial services, has requested that Facebook is pausing the project.”given the company's turbulent past, I ask that Facebook would accept a moratorium on the further progress made on a kryptovaluta until congress and the regulators have been unable to deal with these issues and to take action,” said Maxine Waters said in a statement.In Europe, " said the British central bank governor Mark Carney that a Libra will be subject to the ”highest standards”, while the French minister, Bruno Le Maire ruled out the possibility that the Libra is allowed to act as an ”independent currency”.Facebook announced on Tuesday that the Libra will be launched in the next year.the Company has bet by a consortium consisting of 28 partners, including Visa, Stripe, Paypal, Uber, and Spotify.Read more: Spotify and is investing in The kryptovaluta.
After months of rumors, Facebook has finally unveiled Libra — its ambitious plan to transform how people use and send money globally using cryptocurrency.The company has released a white paper introducing the crypto, how it works, and 28 partner companies and organizations that are members of the Libra Association, an independent consortium that'll govern the crypto.However, Facebook's approach means the crypto will not have a fixed exchange rate against a traditional currency, as stablecoins do.The crypto will operate on the Libra blockchain that is designed to handle 1,000 transactions per second, significantly higher than the seven that the Bitcoin blockchain manages in the same period, although still short of the 1,700 transactions Visa averages per second.Libra Association members will also act as nodes — participants in the blockchain network that verify transactions and maintain records.While Facebook is the driving force behind the project, each member of the association, including Facebook, will have an equal say in the governance of the crypto, in a one-member-one-vote-style system.
GRETE, the Green chemicals and technologies for the wood-to-textile value chain project, has been granted EUR 2.6 million by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), which is partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.The project will improve the existing wood-to-textile value chains by developing breakthrough technologies that can open up the identified bottlenecks and enable increased production of man-made cellulose fibres in Europe.The GRETE project will tackle the bottlenecks of creating wood-to-textile value chains by developing innovative technologies for wood pulp modification, cellulose dissolution and fibre quality generation.Currently, the raw material base for the production of man-made cellulose fibres is limited as only dissolving grade wood pulps are used commonly.The project will tackle this by widening the sustainable raw material basis for man-made cellulose fibres.With the GRETE project we aim to find improved technologies for the wood-to-textile fibre value chain", explains CEO Niklas von Weymarn, Metsä Spring.
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Facebook is getting into the cryptocurrency market.But the company’s solution isn’t another Bitcoin — far from it.Rather than a truly decentralized token, like Bitcoin, Libra will be managed and controlled by Facebook and a consortium of companies like Visa and Mastercard.But with Facebook’s platform at its disposal, does Libra have the momentum to be the first cryptocurrency truly made for the masses?Before publishing a white paper in mid-June, the social networking giant sought, and continues to seek, funding from companies to help develop Libra and grant them access to the consortium of firms that will manage it moving forward.The launch of Facebook’s cryptocurrency will go down in history as THE catalyst that propelled digital assets (including Bitcoin) to mass global consumer adoption.
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OpenAP, which seemed to be on shaky ground following WarnerMedia’s exit from the consortium in April, is expanding its reach once again via a new advanced TV partnership with NCC Media, the national advertising sales, technology and marketing firm.Under the new deal, national advertisers can use OpenAP’s audience segment definitions to buy across NCC’s full inventory, including linear, VOD and addressable.Given that NCC’s footprint includes 85 million households, both parties see the partnership as a way to bring increased standardization to the advanced TV ecosystem.However, NCC Media—which is owned by Charter Communications, Comcast Cable and Cox Communications—has not joined the OpenAP consortium, which currently includes Fox Corp., Viacom and NBCUniversal.“This agreement simplifies and improves advertisers’ ability to reach unified audiences across broadcast, cable and digital TV,” the companies said today in a release.They added that this initiative is “the first of several new data and measurement programs” they are developing.
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Facebook confirms plans to launch a kryptovaluta known as Libra, in the first half of the year, by 2020.Teknikjätten will lead a consortium, which consists of a total of 28 partners, including Visa, Stripe, Paypal, Uber, and Spotify.In connection with this, Facebook has also created a subsidiary, the Camry, which will offer digital wallets that are to be used in conjunction with a Libra.the Camry will be linked to the Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp.as Facebook is rising by 2.4 per cent in the förhandeln in the united states.
According to the Wall Street Journal, which spoke with sources familiar to have each and every one of these companies has invested about 10 million u.s. dollars, equivalent to 95 million, in a consortium that will control the currency.the Project is being led by former Paypal ceo, David Marcus, and is expected to be launched in the next year, but on Tuesday next week and is expected to Facebook to provide more details.Kryptovalutaexperten Eric Wall's opinion that the project is logical, given that the other communications platforms successfully run the be able to create the payments. " If you have a large group of users, and the successful integration of an economy, you might have an extremely great impact.there is, For example, in China, an app called Wechat which has been integrated with a payment.this is made with 98 per cent of all transactions in China are in the chat application.
Reports of Facebook's upcoming cryptocurrency have been circulating for weeks, and an announcement from the social network is expected within days.The coin, supposedly called Libra, has a list of financial backers including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Friday.Each company will reportedly invest around $10 million into a consortium, which will govern the cryptocurrency.It'll give the companies the power to operate a node of the cryptocurrency network.Facebook has reportedly been seeking backers to contribute up to $1 billion in total, and the final lineup of supporters is not yet set in stone, said the Journal.As early as 2020, the social network could then be launching its own Facebook cryptocurrency, which would potentially provide users with an online payments system without fees or international transactions.
Facebook has secured the backing of over a dozen companies for its upcoming Libra cryptocurrency set to be announced next week, The Wall Street Journal reports.These companies include major financial organizations like Visa and Mastercard, and internet darlings like PayPal, Uber, Stripe, and Booking.com.Each will invest around $10 million to fund development of the currency, and will become part of the Libra Association, an independent consortium that will govern the digital coin independently of Facebook.The involvement of major financial firms like Visa and Mastercard is interesting, because cryptocurrencies are typically seen as providing a cheaper alternative to these payment networks.The WSJ speculates that these companies want to get involved so they can monitor Facebook’s payment ambitions, as well as benefit from the popularity of the currency should it take off with Facebook’s 2.4 billion monthly active users.For Facebook, establishing an independent body is thought to provide cover with users and regulators, who have grown increasingly wary of both the amount of power Facebook wields, and its cavalier attitude towards the responsibilities this brings.
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Facebook has begun assembling a who’s who of big tech companies to back its soon to be unveiled cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin.The likes of Mastercard, Visa, Uber, and PayPal are all backing the social media giant’s upcoming digital coin due to be unveiled later this month, and officially rolled out next year, reports The Wall St Journal.Each of these firms will invest a reported $10 million to help support GlobalCoin, and to be part of the coin‘s governing consortium called the Libra Association.Fintech firm Stripe, Booking.com, and Argentinian ecommerce site MercadoLibre have also signed up to support the project, however, their involvement is unclear.Previous reports about GlobalCoin have said it will be accepted by merchants all over the world, in this case, these partners might be a hint at things to come.Facebook will officially publish the GlobalCoin white paper next week, it has asked partnering companies to cosign the paper.
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It normally consists of a LED chip mounted on a circuit board that has electrical and mechanical fixings, meaning it is ready to be fixed in the luminaire.In this study, 2018 has been considered as the base year and 2019 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for LED Light Engine.Download FREE Sample of this Report @ https://www.grandresearchstore.com/report-sample/global-led-light-engine-2025-305 This report presents the worldwide LED Light Engine market size (value, production and consumption), splits the breakdown (data status 2014-2019 and forecast to 2025), by manufacturers, region, type and application.This study also analyzes the market status, market share, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter's Five Forces Analysis.The following manufacturers are covered in this report:Philips LightingOSRAM Licht GroupFulhamTridonicMaxLiteGeneral Electric CompanyThomas Research ProductsFusion OptixRS ComponentsZlight TechnologySORAAZhaga Consortium LED Light Engine Breakdown Data by TypeFlexibleRigid LED Light Engine Breakdown Data by ApplicationResidentialCommercialIndustrialOthers LED Light Engine Production by RegionUnited StatesEuropeChinaJapanSouth KoreaOther Regions LED Light Engine Consumption by RegionNorth AmericaUnited StatesCanadaMexicoAsia-PacificChinaIndiaJapanSouth KoreaAustraliaIndonesiaMalaysiaPhilippinesThailandVietnamEuropeGermanyFranceUKItalyRussiaRest of EuropeCentral & South AmericaBrazilRest of South AmericaMiddle East & AfricaGCC CountriesTurkeyEgyptSouth AfricaRest of Middle East & Africa The study objectives are:To analyze and research the global LED Light Engine status and future forecast?involving, production, revenue, consumption, historical and forecast.To present the key LED Light Engine manufacturers, production, revenue, market share, and recent development.To split the breakdown data by regions, type, manufacturers and applications.To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.To identify significant trends, drivers, influence factors in global and regions.To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of LED Light Engine : This report includes the estimation of market size for value (million USD) and volume (K Units).
Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, which it looks to unveil in the following week, has received investments from more than a dozen companies, including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and Uber, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.The collection of companies will pour around US$10 million each in a consortium that will govern the digital coin, the people said.The social media company will use the money to fund the creation of the coin, which will be fixed to government-issued currencies to avoid swings, the people added.
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Project OAR received a boost today, with Fox Corp. joining its roster of TV’s biggest media companies.The consortium has also formed an advisory committee consisting of some of the largest media-buying agencies in the business.Fox joins as a member of OAR’s steering committee alongside Disney Media Networks, Warner Media, Xandr, Comcast’s FreeWheel and NBCUniversal, CBS, Discovery, Hearst Television, AMC Networks plus data outfit Inscape and smart TV company Vizio.In addition, the consortium’s newly formed agency advisory committee boasts some of Madison Avenue’s largest media buyers such as Publicis Media, Omnicom Media Group, GroupM, IPG/Magna, Dentsu Aegis Network, Havas and Horizon Media.The agency committee will provide guidance on issues critical to the nascent marketplace such as performance measurement, inventory management, privacy policies and cross-network targeting.The consortium is currently focused on the development of a new, open standard for addressable advertising on Smart TVs and connected devices with its market offering slated for the first half of 2020.
RAIL and business experts at the University of Huddersfield are to share an award enabling them to make a powerful case for new technology that could play a key role in eliminating carbon emissions by freight trains in the UK.In response to a Government call for the use of diesel-only trains to be eradicated by 2040, the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) set up a Decarbonisation Task Force and launched a competition, with a total prize pot of £2 million to be distributed among research teams exploring novel solutions to the problem.One of the six winners was a project titled Digital Displacement for Non-Passenger Rail, developed by a consortium of Artemis Intelligent Power, the University of Huddersfield and Direct Rail Services, with support from Freightliner and Voith Turbo.The project, with an overall grant of £120k, will examine the possibilities provided by digital displacement technology developed by Artemis as a more efficient alternative to conventional hydraulic pumps for providing traction and auxiliary power for freight locomotives, shunters and on-track plant.Use of this technology will help facilitate the development of environmentally-beneficial hybrid locomotives, says Professor Paul Allen, who is Assistant Director of the University of Huddersfield's Institute of Railway Research.He will work with Dr Messaoud Mehafdi, a Senior Lecturer in the University's Business School.
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A national consortium has been awarded additional funding to cement the UK's position as a global leader in offshore renewable energy (ORE) innovation and research.The Supergen ORE hub was created in July 2018 to bring together a network of academic, industrial and policy stakeholders to champion and maintain the UK's wave, tidal and offshore wind expertise.It was initially awarded £5million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and has now received an additional £4million in EPSRC funding to expand the support it offers researchers working across the country.It includes academics from the University of Aberdeen, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, University of Hull, University of Manchester, University of Oxford, University of Southampton, University of Strathclyde, and the University of Warwick.It is also working with an advisory board, made up of industry leaders, policy makers and other key stakeholders, to ensure it is addressing the key challenges faced by companies in the ORE sector.Through that, it aims to build a collaborative approach that can address any technical, environmental and interdisciplinary challenges, which require a coordinated response at a national and regional level.
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Nearly two years after its formal introduction, PCI Express 4.0 is finally here.To prevent “crosstalk,” PCI lines can’t extend above a specific length, which is typically shorter than serial connections.This presents a problem, as the bus clock throttles down to support the slowest connected device on the bus.Finally, PCI supports up to five external devices, two of which can be swapped out for fixed internal components.These four companies are part of the Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG), a consortium originally formed in 1992 to govern the PCI specification.Supported devices include internal storage, graphics cards, and networking components.
What happened: People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party media outlet, has launched an online academy for blockchain technology.The “Blockchain Academy,” which went live last month, was launched in collaboration with the open-source community led by Financial Blockchain Shenzhen Consortium, also known as FISCO BCOS.According to the description on People’s Daily massive open online course (MOOC), content includes underlying blockchain infrastructure as well as real-world blockchain applications.A number of free video courses are now available on the MOOC platform.Why it’s important: The Chinese government has been an advocate for blockchain technology, although cryptocurrency exchange services and initial coin offerings (ICOs) are outlawed in the country.Blockchain talent is in high demand in China as it seeks to pull ahead of other technologically advanced countries in an increasingly competitive tech race.
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Firearm injuries kill more American children and teens than anything else, except automobile crashes.But research on how those injuries happen, who's most likely to suffer or die from one, or what steps would prevent them, has lagged behind research on other causes of death in young people.Writing in the new issue of JAMA Pediatrics, the team lays out the list that they developed after an extensive review of the existing scientific literature and a structured consensus-building process.Their effort involved input from stakeholders from organizations that represent gun owners, law enforcement, clergy, the educational community, firearm injury prevention advocates, medical organizations and more.The team of authors includes researchers from 12 different universities and hospitals across the country.All belong to the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) consortium, funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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