information technology services business Information said Tuesday it would launch in Finland, statutory negotiations, which is estimated to affect up to 250 people.professional Engineers, the chairman of the Samu in the Salon to keep the Information arguments incomprehensible."the Information provided by the applicant in its co-operation negotiations through growth, strengthen its competitiveness and continue to invest in new innovation.Knowledge, innovations seem to arise in the future from scratch without knowledgeable people.And people to terminate a new growth is born", the Salon will be amazed in the bulletin.Salo said Data to be yt-thread: to the previous of the negotiations ended less than a month, when the company will announce a new reduction requirement.
p The NHS has a rotten reputation when it comes to technology.At Davos in January last year, NHS England CEO Simon Stevens announced seven innovation testbeds that will take a different approach to tackling the impending health crisis.Two of the testbeds focused on Internet of Thingstechnology, with Surrey and Borders partnership NHS Foundation Trust using smart devices to help people with dementia stay at home longer and West of England's Academic Health Science Network developing a diabetes digital coach.The other five testbeds weren't as prescriptive: in North East London and in Lancashire and Cumbria, testbeds were looking to support older people with dementia; Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale NHS was working with Google's Verily on prediction and prevention techniques; Sheffield was looking to help people with diabetes, hypertension and other long-term condition treat themselves at home; and the Birmingham and Solihull project was developing tools for managing mental health.That's only expected to increase as demographics skew older, with the number of people 75 or older up by 89 per cent since the mid 1970s.As long term illnesses affect more people – as of 2013, there were 3.2 million people with diabetes – that's expected to increase to four million within the decade.
Ornamo awarded the service designer Mikko koivisto for today, Monday the design field recognition, Ornamo award.hello, I as the lead service designer and customer experience manager at working Koivistoa will be held in Finnish service design industry as a pioneer, who has contributed to the growth of the industry in Finland."the customer companies want for themselves more and more service design expertise, and service design agencies offer organisational development related services.Projects are more strategic, we do services strategies – we are not the individual service in the development of catch up but we're filing the entire service business.When the first service design companies started operating in Finland in the early 2000s, they focused mainly on services and processes, i.e., how their services were used.Later in the service design, expanded product innovation and the value of the promises.
View photosMoreIn this May 16, 2016, photo, Ron Johnson, CEO of Enjoy, speaks at Shoptalk, a retail and technology conference in Las Vegas.The soft patch goes beyond the unseasonably cool weather.Here are four trends that were highlighted at the Shoptalk conference, which ended Wednesday:— STORE EXPERIENCE MATTERS: Major stores are trimming their fleet, but the physical store isn't dead.Many have followed and executives are relying on this strategy to help speed deliveries to customers.Michael Tobin, senior vice president of strategy and innovation at Macy's, says it's working out those issues.— MAINSTREAM BRANDS LOSING LUSTER: Shoppers, particularly millennials, are losing their appetite for major brands that can be found everywhere unless there's a strong emotional connection.
EyeSight's innovation doesn't require new hardware to be built, instead embedding a code into apps or software within existing capabilities on smartphones compatible with VR.Photo: Getty ImagesA start-up that makes technology to allow you to control devices touch-free with gestures has raised US$20 million to accelerate its products, including a new product that allows consumers to make selections on a virtual reality VR headset by touching thin air.Israeli-based eyeSight Technologies received the investment from Chinese conglomerate Kuang-Chi, which manufactures and researches new technologies.The solution from eyeSight Technologies allows a user to simply place their finger in front of the VR headset and move it around.A company that produces VR headsets powered by mobile does not need to build new hardware.The funding will help eyeSight commercialise its solutions and also get a foothold in China with Kuang-Chi now on board as an investor.
The search engine compares the semantic language – the real meaning of the content – in the documents to reveal unseen patterns and connections in fractions of a second.I saw a demo of the platform in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and it has a lot of interesting potential.Omnity s basic search is still free, but its subscription packages and special information databases start at $100.The specialized information that Omnity is offering includes Securities and Exchange Commission filings and records, patents, Library of Congress data, court precedents and legal records, scientific journals, pharmaceutical and biomedical trials, financial reports, and U.S. Congress reports and legal history.Discovering unexpected connections between diverse knowledge domains reveals unique insights that sharpen focus and drive innovation.We created Omnity to help scientists, engineers, medical professionals, lawyers and financial people cope with the explosion of data and knowledge that is happening in every field of study.Omnity is designed to be powerful yet easy to use, and is priced so that organizations large and small can access this transformative technology.Unlike conventional search, Omnity said it can find related documents even when they do not cite or link to one another.The company is offering introductory pricing of its commercial service in five tiers, with the first month free for all paid tiers:
Among his many abilities is to tengyun , or mount a cloud and fly.The company we re introducing today is called Zhubajie .Scaling up the platform and innovating our products involved a strong element of trial-and-error along the way, said Zhu Yueming, founder and CEO of Zhubajie.Zhu Mingyue, founder and CEO of Zbj.com photo from Zhubajie But Zhu soon found that mere product innovation was not sufficient, as users tended to avoid paying commission and leave the platform once they privately set up contacts.Its major projects fall in three categories: graphic design, web construction, and marketingEmployers can publish a task in either a rewards system, where a best solution is chosen from all submissions, or in a bidding system, where a service provider is chosen for its qualifications and rate before the service is provided.Similar to Witkey, where users share knowledge, share experience, and purchase services and information, Zhubajie used to have three major income sources: commission, ad revenue, and membership fees.The program will negotiate with 120 cities and cover 36 of them within this year, and the company will establish a VC fund to support local enterprises.To build trust between customers and the platform, Zhubajie offers online services called Fuwubao , which guarantees that money is transferred effectively, and that compensation is available should a contract be breached.The platform now has over 15 million users, among which 10 million are service providers and five million are domestic and overseas employers, creating revenue of RMB 7.5 billion in 2015.Top photo screened from Zhubajie s official site Zbj.com
Google has begun to build its own custom application-specific integrated circuit ASIC chip called tensor processing units TPUs , Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said today at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California.The name is inspired by Google s TensorFlow open source deep learning framework.When you use the Google Cloud Platform, you can take advantage of TPUs as well, Pichai said.Specialty hardware — sort of taking a cue from the holographic processing unit HPU inside Microsoft s HoloLens augmented reality headset — will not be the only thing that will make the Google public cloud stand out from market leader Amazon Web Services AWS .Also, over time Google will expose more and more machine learning APIs, Pichai said.Our goal is to lead the industry on machine learning and make that innovation available to our customers, Google distinguished hardware engineer Norm Jouppi wrote in a blog post.Building TPUs into our infrastructure stack will allow us to bring the power of Google to developers across software like TensorFlow and Cloud Machine Learning with advanced acceleration capabilities.Machine Learning is transforming how developers build intelligent applications that benefit customers and consumers, and we re excited to see the possibilities come to life.
NetEase is one of the first major game companies to commit support for Google s new virtual reality initiative.The Chinese publisher and developer announced that it is making a game for Daydream, Google s new mobile VR platform that it talked about at Google I/O event today.The title is Twilight Pioneers, an action role-playing game with a fantasy setting.As one of the first developers globally to feature on Google I/O 2016, we are pleased to be among the first companies to commit to making games for Daydream, NetEase chief executive officer and director William Ding noted in a press release.Leveraging our track record in game development and innovation, we are confident of delivering the superior VR gaming experience to players in China and around the world.NetEase has previously worked on mobile games like Chrono Blade and a licensed app based on the movie Kung Fu Panda 3.It also runs many of Blizzard s games, including Hearthstone, in China.NetEase opened a U.S. division earlier last year to release games in North America, starting with Speedy Ninja for mobile.
According to Gartner s 2016 CMO spend survey, converting leads to sales ranked second to innovation as the top area where senior management s expectations of marketing responsibility increased over 2015.According to Sangram Vajre, co-founder and CMO of Terminus, author of Account-Based Marketing For Dummies, and considered as one of the most influential digital marketers, 2016 is well on its way to earning the definition as the year of account-based marketing.More focus on marketing leads, instead of engagementsMany B2B marketers still think their primary activities should include as blasting emails to the entire database, attending the annual industry tradeshow, and hosting a webinar each month.There s little-to-no ROI from teams who practice traditional lead generation.She s either going think you re sketchy, or she will take that free shot then keep hanging out with her friends.Sure, you got the prospect s attention with your webinar, but what happens next to turn that prospect into an opportunity is what truly matters.
I shared the pros and cons of how the same tools and instincts that are designed to help us, can often be used against us.In January, at the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Summit in La Quinta, California, a gathering of leaders in the field explored opportunities and challenges to improving the fundamental systems of global health.The conference focused primarily on education, human rights, poverty alleviation and climate change.Over 900 commitments were made out of April s program, with specific ideas and inventions proposed for the balanced use of advanced data systems and device while factoring in possible risks and benefits.With a very diverse and enthusiastic group of students participating, there was a definite consensus on the implications of what we were exploring and it was clear that the promise for opportunity is as limitless as the potential for innovation.The impact and consequences of how we use technology will naturally have a greater impact on the lives of millennials and on a world and a future that will be left in their hands.
From Marketing Land:VR is coming to the Google Play store this fall with DaydreamMay 18, 2016 by Ginny MarvinGoogle s new Daydream platform is set to deliver virtual reality to Photos, YouTube, Street View, apps and movies.Amazon reaches $100B in annual salesMay 18, 2016 by Amy GesenhuesCEO Jeff Bezos says Amazon is the fastest company ever to reach the $100 billion sales milestone.Google I/O Live Blog: Home voice-activated assistant, Allo messaging app announcedMay 18, 2016 by Danny SullivanGoogle announces its rival to the Amazon Echo, unveils yet another messaging app.How to understand the value of content and measure digital emotionMay 18, 2016 by Erika TrautmanColumnist Erika Trautman explains why marketers need to go beyond surface metrics and instead focus on delivering personalized content.Recent Headlines From Search Engine Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Search News & Information:Online Marketing News From Around The Web:AnalyticsContent MarketingConversion 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As enterprises embark on their digital journeys, APIs are often used to connect the fast pace of digital innovation with the more stable system of records.There are two stark differences between the world of APIs and the world of ESBs:You might ask, all of this sounds great, but the proof of the pudding is in its eating, right?We classified the over 30 different types of policies that our customers use into four broad categories, and, within them, whether they represent exposure or consumption concerns the same broad category can have both exposure and consumption policies .Lack of chaining patterns in APIsI also looked across more than 9,000 production-deployed APIs to discern whether they call other APIs, or whether they call target systems directly.Apigee has all the capabilities for exposure and API chaining, of course, and it is often used for microservices and chaining calling patterns, but the current dominant patterns are consumption and light orchestration.When the goal is speed of implementation, the Apigee platform, with support for Java, Node.js, and Python, is perfectly suitable for orchestrating services and mashing up content.
As the co-founder of a 142-proof software development agency in the Silicon Valley catering to pre- and post-money companies, I ve observed quite a bit of variance when it comes to the development process.In the first few chapters of The Lean Startup, Eric Ries explains how they honed their process such that any developer could commit code to production on their first day at work.It means the tech team has enough process in place, as well as checks-and-balances, that nobody can break things — not even a newbie.The challenge that many enterprises face is a lack of innovation and a slow response to change.I prefer positive reinforcement — after the sprint demo, a medium-sized trophy adorned with Mardi Gras beads is awarded to the geek with the best feature of the week, such as the geeks do at Lyft.When the company knows what it needs to build, but the roadmap seems so daunting and talent so limited, it seems only natural to skip functional tests for now.
This means that these computerized advisors can offer both mass affluent and wealthy investors a variety of benefits, such as lower fees.Respondents to the survey also said that robo-advisors would by far have the greatest effect on the financial services industry both one year from now particularly in the Americas and five years from now.This is all further evidence that we ve entered the most profound era of change for financial services companies since the 1970s brought us index mutual funds, discount brokers and ATMs.No firm is immune from the coming disruption and every company must have a strategy to harness the powerful advantages of the new fintech revolution.The battle already underway will create surprising winners and stunned losers among some of the most powerful names in the financial world: The most contentious conflicts and partnerships will be between startups that are completely reengineering decades-old practices, traditional power players who are furiously trying to adapt with their own innovations, and total disruption of established technology & processes:Traditional Retail Banks vs. Online-Only Banks: Traditional retail banks provide a valuable service, but online-only banks can offer many of the same services with higher rates and lower fees Traditional Lenders vs. Peer-to-Peer Marketplaces: P2P lending marketplaces are growing much faster than traditional lenders—only time will tell if the banks strategy of creating their own small loan networks will be successful Traditional Asset Managers vs. Robo-Advisors: Robo-advisors like Betterment offer lower fees, lower minimums and solid returns to investors, but the much larger traditional asset managers are creating their own robo-products while providing the kind of handholding that high net worth clients are willing to pay handsomely for.As you can see, this very fluid environment is creating winners and losers before your eyes…and it s also creating the potential for new cost savings or growth opportunities for both you and your company.After months of researching and reporting this important trend, Evan Bakker, research analyst for BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has put together an essential report on the fintech ecosystem that explains the new landscape, identifies the ripest areas for disruption, and highlights the some of the most exciting new companies.These new players have the potential to become the next Visa, Paypal or Charles Schwab because they have the potential to transform important areas of the financial services industry like:Retail banking Lending and Financing Payments and Transfers Wealth and Asset Management Markets and Exchanges Insurance Blockchain Transactions If you work in any of these sectors, it s important for you to understand how the fintech revolution will change your business and possibly even your career.And if you re employed in any part of the digital economy, you ll want to know how you can exploit these new technologies to make your employer more efficient, flexible and profitable.Among the big picture insights you'll get from The Fintech Ecosystem Report: Measuring the effects of technology on the entire financial services industry:Why financial technology is so disruptive to financial services—it will soon change the nature of almost every financial activity, from banking to payments to wealth management.The basic conflict will be between old firms and new—startups are re-imagining financial services processes from top to bottom, while incumbent financial services firms are trying to keep up with new products of their own.Both sides face serious obstacles—traditional banks and financial services firms are investing heavily in innovation, but leveraging their investments is difficult with so much invested in legacy systems and profit centers.Meanwhile, startups are struggling to navigate a rapidly-changing regulatory landscape and must scale up quickly with limited resources.The blockchain is a wild card that could completely overhaul financial services.This technology could lower the cost of many financial activities to near-zero and could wipe away many traditional banking activities completely.This exclusive report also:Explains the main growth drivers of the exploding fintech ecosystem.Frames the challenges and opportunities faced by incumbents and startups.Breaks down global and regional fintech investments, including which regions are the most significant and which are poised for the highest growth.Reveals which two financial services are garnering the most investment, and are therefore likely to be transformed first and fastest by fintechExplains why blockchain technology is critically important to banks and startups, and assesses which players stand to gain the most from it.Explores the financial sectors facing disruption and breaks them down in terms of investments, vulnerabilities and growth opportunities.And much more.The Fintech Ecosystem Report: 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View photosMoreRepublican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016.In a Reuters interview, the New York billionaire said technology start-ups that had never earned a profit were able to sell shares at very high prices, likening the situation to the overheated stock market in 2007."I'm talking about companies that have never made any money, that have a bad concept and that are valued at billions of dollars, so here we go again," Trump said.Some startup founders rejected Trump's generalization that all companies are burning cash and overvalued; certainly many of them are, and in the last several months a correction has started to rectify years of exuberant investments."So far he has been saying dumb things but they seem to be getting dumber and dumber," Vivek Wadhwa, an entrepreneur and Stanford University fellow, told Reuters."There is nothing in his Trump's track record to show that he has been out here and met with any technology leaders and knows this industry and knows about innovation," said Aaron Ginn, co-founder of the Lincoln Initiative, a community that promotes libertarian and technology-friendly values.
Since the start of Tesla Model S electric-car production in 2012, the company s lithium-ion cells have been supplied by its Japanese partner Panasonic.That applies to the more recent Tesla Model X crossover SUV as well—and Panasonic was also an early investor in Tesla Motors shares, owning a small percentage of the Silicon Valley company.For the upcoming $35,000 Model 3 sedan, Tesla is building its massive gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, to lower the cost of that car s cells through a single integration production site.Panasonic is a partner in that project, although its financial commitments have been cautious and conservative.Now, according to an article yesterday in The Korea Times, Tesla is talking with three other possible cell suppliers for the Model 3: LG Chem, Samsung, and SK Innovation.According to the newspaper s report, LG Chem is expected to win the Tesla business thanks to its output commitment, good pricing and on-time delivery.LG Chem is one of the world s three largest suppliers of lithium-ion cells for electric vehicles, with contracts to supply more than a dozen different vehicles—including both the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the Chevy Bolt EV that will go into production by the end of this year.Panasonic is another of the three, with Tesla as its primary customer.The third large cell supplier is Automotive Electric Supply Corporation AESC , the joint venture between Nissan and Japanese computer giant NEC.That venture supplies cells for the current Nissan Leaf, the world s best-selling electric car.Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company had moved up its target date for producing 500,000 electric cars a year.Formerly planned for 2020, he now says that will be the rate for 2018—an escalation in production rates that some industry insiders say simply cannot be met.The Model 3 is scheduled to go into production before the end of 2017, another extremely aggressive target, using cells from the Nevada gigafactory.At the moment, that plant is assembling battery packs using cells assembled elsewhere, but Tesla says it will begin fabrication of the cells themselves by the end of this year.Still, if Musk s remarkable volume target is to be met, it appears that Model 3s may require more than one cell supplier.Hence the discussions with the three Korean companies.If the newspaper s report is accurate, and even some Tesla Model 3s are built using cells made by LG Chem, that would likely catapult the Korean company to the leader among global battery suppliers.The Model 3 is expected to use 4.9-Amp-hour cylindrical cells from Panasonic in the 26650 format, somewhat larger than the 3.4-Ah 18650 cells used in the Model S and Model X.To ramp up to the required battery-pack volumes for Musk s Model 3 targets, LG Chem, Samsung, or SK Innovation would have to offer cells in that format that offer the same energy and power characteristics as the Panasonic cells—which Tesla likely helped to design.Whether those cells would be shipped to its pack-assembly line from elsewhere, or fabricated in the gigafactory, remains unknown.But with such aggressive goals for Model 3 volumes, it appears that Tesla wants to ensure that the capacity of the world s lithium-ion cell suppliers won t constrain production of the car for which Tesla says it has taken almost 400,000 deposits.In fact, the ability of battery suppliers to provide enough cells to meet growing demand for battery-electric cars promises to be a fascinating story over the next two or three years.hat tip: Joseph Dubeau This post first appeared on Green Car Reports.
Android Instant Apps brings the ability for apps to launch immediately on a user's device without them having to first locate and download the appAt Google's annual developer conference Google I/O 2016, a lot of exciting new technologies were announced, and although there was no news about self-driving cars or Chromecast, towards the end of the conference the internet giant introduced a new project that could revolutionise the mobile experience as we know it today.That innovation is Android Instant Apps — an elegant new solution that makes it possible for apps to run instantly on a user's device without the user needing to know what the app is called, access the Google Play app, search for the app and then wait for it to install.So for example, when a user is in an app, such as Facebook, and wants to access video content in another app, Google Play simply installs only the pieces of code it needs to display the videos."You update the existing app with the same APIs and the same source codes.Your app will be just one tap away for over 1 billion people," Ellie Powers, Google's lead product manager told the audience.Instead, Google play downloads details from a shopping site, and you can instantly add the item you want to the shopping cart and check out using Android Pay, which already has your payment details stored, meaning that it takes two taps to buy something, rather than two minutes.
Combining sensors and tags that provide data about the dimensions of different cargo and containers with systems that provide real-time data about empty space in a trucking fleet can help operators fill that empty space and recover much that revenue leakage.Healthcare: Using asset tracking with traditional systems for keeping medical records can improve patient care at healthcare facilities.For instance, collecting data from barcodes assigned to individual patients along with software systems for tracking medical records can reduce errors like giving patients the wrong medication or wrong doses by 42%.Zebra Technologies already provides the asset tracking, bar code scanning, and enterprise mobile devices for collecting and sharing real time data for these use cases.It s so big that it could mean new revenue streams for your company and new opportunities for you.Businesses will be the top adopter of IoT solutions because they will use IoT to 1 lower operating costs; 2 increase productivity; and 3 expand to new markets or develop new product offerings.networks The important role analytics systems, including edge analytics, cloud analytics, will play in making the most of IoT investments The sizable security challenges presented by the IoT and how they can be overcome The four powerful forces driving IoT innovation, plus the four difficult market barriers to IoT adoption Complete analysis of the likely future investment in the critical IoT infrastructure: connectivity, security, data storage, system integration, device hardware, and application development In-depth analysis of how the IoT ecosystem will change and disrupt 16 different industries To get your copy of this invaluable guide to the IoT universe, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.
The growing size of the most popular chat apps doesn t seem to be deterring new entrants who believe they can offer something different.Yesterday, we saw Alphabet s Google announce a new chat app, Allo, which hopes its various artificial intelligence features will help it stand out against Facebook s WhatsApp and Messenger.I got a preview of the app last November when I met cofounder Oskari Ozz Häkkinen at the Slush Conference.The idea is that people are actually using four or five chat apps, and Rawr simply wants to be one of them.Once in the chat, they can use a series of hashtag commands to animate the avatar, getting it to do everything from eating to dancing to, well, puking.Having played with it this morning after it went live, I found the hashtag commands pretty easy to pick up and there are number of preset ones that can be activated with one tap .Of course, part of the challenge any new chat app faces out of the gate is getting users to convince their friends to download and join so they actually have someone to chat with.Rawr hopes to get around that in two ways.First, it has a feature called Globetrotting, which matches users with another random person to chat with, in hopes that the chance to try out all the hashtag animations will be amusing enough no matter who is on the other end.But second, Rawr offers users the ability to capture and share conversations across other social media services and apps.This allows for mini-stories to be told, with users being able to customize their avatars to impersonate celebrities, public figures and literary characters, and share the conversations in order to amuse their friends, says the company s press release.Essentially, it s a way to build word-of-mouth buzz, providing early adopters share early and often.In terms of the business, Rawr already has a number of deals with various clothing companies to offer virtual goods under their brand within the app.Users of the app can earn virtual currency by spending time in Rawr, which they can then use to buy other goodies.As Futurefly was building the app last year, it announced that it had raised $2.5 million from a string of investors, including the European VC firm Vision ; Tekes, the Finnish fund for technology and innovation; Broadway Video Ventures; and NYC-based Betaworks.In addition, the company received another $500,000 in private investment directly from Nokia chairman Risto Siilasmaa, gaming executive Keith Boesky, and Arielle Zuckerberg, sister to you-know who.