Rhea LiuChen Ou, CEO of Jumei.com, disagreed with the opinion that a winter for entrepreneurs is coming and expressed confidence in entrepreneurship at a forum held by venture capital fund Zhen Fund last Thursday, reported Sina Tech.Chen Ou, 31 years old, was once featured in Forbes magazine as a promising CEO.He founded Jumei.com, an e-commerce platform known for selling cosmetics and makeup.Jumei.com debuted on the Nasdaq last May at USD 22 per share.Xu Xiaoping, one of Jumei s angel investors said profits have increased 800 percent in 4 years.Following the downturn of the Chinese stock market in August, investors have become more wary of investing in once popular Internet businesses.Some critics have warned of a so-called winter for entrepreneurs approaching because many startups have since crumbled with the break in the capital chain.Chen Ou, however, holds a different opinion.High valuations are always accompanied by protective provisions.Protective provisions might not hinder a company when it is able to maintain financial stability, but will likely harm a company if it faces the prospect of a great decrease in valuation or possible acquisition.
If you want to get to grips with the real risks of online privacy you need to understand just what happens to your data in the architecture of the internetYou press the shutter icon on your phone and capture a photo of your baby daughter.With a couple of swipes, you attach it to an email in your Gmail app and fire it off to your mother-in-law.As personal data goes, it doesn’t get much more innocuous.But the truth is that spraying around any private information is risky.You might think that’s overblown.
A photograph of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging through the smog in downtown Beijing has prompted a torrent of comments – not all of them flattering – on Chinese social media.Zuckerberg, who is in the Chinese capital for an economic forum, posted the photo of himself and five others running through Tiananmen Square on Friday, with the gate to the Forbidden City imperial palace in the background.None wore the air-filtering face masks that are ubiquitous in Beijing and other Chinese cities in the photo, posted to Zuckerberg s Facebook page.At the time the picture was taken, Beijing s air pollution index was well into the hazardous zone, at about 15 times of the level considered safe by the World Health Organisation.Experts urge people to avoid any outdoor activities when pollution is high.Zuckerberg is a much loved personality in China where Facebook is banned along with other overseas social media platforms.
the ministry of Finance has initiated the process of Independence for decades in 2017, 2018 and 2019 to celebrate the money amending regulation (194/2017) repeal.Once the regulation is repealed, the party the money is no longer legally exist.the minister of Finance, the national coalition party chairman of the Peter the Orphan was two weeks ago, accepted a commemorative coin from the beating.the Regulation was described as well as verbally that the image of the commemorative coin images and photo themes.an Orphan admits that he is drawn to the document sufficient attention."I don't pay sufficient attention to the regulation of the visual plan, but I trust the collector coin committee's proposal.
Photo: Nora TamHong Kong companies and financial services institutions lag behind the US and Europe in cybersecurity measures as little emphasis is placed on security from a board-level perspective, according to industry experts.He said the banking sector in Hong Kong had lagged in their uptake of cloud technology adoption.Darren Argyle, chief information security officer of UK-based financial technology firm Markit, believes that Hong Kong banks and companies fall behind the US and Europe in beefing up cybersecurity even as the number of cyberattacks have been on the rise globally.He added that companies often view security as a cost of doing business, as cyber criminals increasingly target corporations in their attacks.CEOs of financial companies are now starting to ask what technology is in place which assures that they can respond adequately during a breach, he said.One way to mitigate the skills gap in Hong Kong is for the government to invest heavily in cybersecurity and related security start-ups, thereby encouraging more Hongkongers to pursue a career in security, he said.
Xiaomi s VP teased that the company would have a presence at Google I/O, and, true to his word, the Chinese firm has unveiled a new set-top box bound for U.S. shores.Voice commands, as on Android TV devices like Asus Nexus Player and Nvidia s Shield TV, are parsed by Google s dedicated search app, and the Mi Box s Cast integration will support the standard library of Chromecast-compatible video, photo, and music apps available on iOS and Android.The 4K Mi Box will also ship with the newest version of Android, tentatively named Android N. It features picture-in-picture support, APIs for live video recording, and playback of High Dynamic Range content.In terms of inputs, the 4K Mi Box sports an HDMI outport, a USB port, and an AV port.At an I/O developer session, Sony announced that Google s operating system will power its 2016 Bravia TV line.On the set-top box side of things, Sharp s releasing the Net Player.
First, there was the Bob Marley blackface feature, and now, there s the alleged skin-lightening filter.A number of Snapchat users have recently lambasted the popular social media app for filters that seem to make users complexions seem whiter.Particularly problematic, some users note, is the association of words like pretty and beauty with lightness.pic.twitter.com/bSK2yQFqP3— panda @pandaprince ss March 9, 2016For Coachella, Snapchat debuted a flower crown filter that does indeed whitewash the entire photo or video in question, but Snapchatters are also taking issue with beautify, a filter that makes the skin lighter, the face slimmer, the eyes wider, and blemishes disappear.But the effects were a bit less noticeable on a colleague, who said that her own change was fairly subtle.The filter evened out her skin tone and added pink and yellow hues to her complexion.
An underwater photo shoot that went terribly wrong has claimed the life of popular model in Taiwan.This was not a case of an inexperienced diver getting in over their head either, Ku was an amateur diver with over 3 years of diving experience.She is reported to have volunteered to dive in those waters to help pick up trash from the seabed in the past.Photographers should always take the safety and well-being of his or her clients and crew into account when planning a shoot.If whoever is planning the shoot can not, or will not, tell you what they are, then do not participate.No shoot is worth risking your life.
View photosMoreThe logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a social networking networking website for people in professional occupations, is shown in Mountain View, California February 6, 2013.REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo Reuters - A 2012 LinkedIn data theft may have affected far more users than originally thought, the professional networking site said on Wednesday.LinkedIn said in a statement that it was working to invalidate the passwords of some 100 million accounts after it "became aware of an additional set of data that had just been released that claims to be email and hashed password combinations of more than 100 million LinkedIn members from that same theft in 2012."It said it was "taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords.We have no indication that this is as a result of a new security breach."More than 6 million member passwords were stolen when LinkedIn was hacked in 2012.
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.
MoreFILE - In this May 28, 2015, file photo, a Google employee gives a demonstration of Android Pay on a phone at Google I/O 2015 in San Francisco.Consumers in the U.S. and U.K. will be able to add stores' loyalty programs to Android Pay to earn rewards.In addition, consumers will be able to use Android Pay when shopping on mobile Web browsers.Separately on Wednesday, a competing payments service from Samsung added loyalty programs.But Apple and Android Pay work only with stores that have newer wireless readers called NFC.Apple Pay is also in China, Canada, Australia and Singapore, with Hong Kong and Spain to come.
A file picture of a prototype Chinese maglev train operating in a vacuum tube.Photo: SCMP PicturesChina and the United States are neck and neck in the race to develop military applications for an ultra high-speed Hyperloop transport system, according to a Chinese researcher involved in one of the projects.It will use magnetic levitation, or maglev technology, to raise the vehicle above a track and reduce friction.A major drive for the research comes from military demand, Zhao said.Most Chinese researchers used maglev systems to lift the vehicle into the air to avoid physical contact with the rail, which would generate enormous friction and heat at high speed.The maglev approach is less popular in the US, according to Zhao.
Photo: AFPEstablishing a human colony on the moon and travelling to Mars has been the stuff of dreams since the dawn of the space age.They are growing vegetables in soils similar to those found on the moon and Mars, looking for ways to help space pioneers grow their own crops.The US space agency makes ground similar to that on the moon from sand found in an Arizona desert, while Mars crimson soil is scooped from a volcano in Hawaii, Wamelink says.If analyses show that the vegetables contain arsenic, mercury or iron, making them unfit for human consumption, the soil can be purified by growing other plant species such as violets, which absorb the poisons.Extremely cold temperatures – dropping to minus 62 degrees Celsius on Mars – as well as a lack of oxygen, means that lunar or Martian vegetables and fruit could only be grown in a closed and controlled environment.Technology and the know-how to keep astronauts alive on Mars still has a long way to go says Christophe Lasseur, a European Space Agency life support expert, who deals with metabolic aspects of space travel.
Some jobs, especially salaried positions, that may be a pipe dream.Professional management site Harvard Business Review describes three distinct ways that workers and managers alike deal with the dichotomy of having free time but still needing to be available for work.and have it finished immediately.Passing: These people will pretend they re working immediately, but quietly try to find ways around the immediacy.The revealers get to defend their free time, but it could have negative consequences for their career.Managing the High-Intensity Workplace Harvard Business ReviewPhoto by bark.
It has a 5.5 inch full HD display and a 16 MP camera which according DxOMarks tests should be really good. Inside, there is Mid-processor Snapdragon 617, 2-4 GB of memory and 16-64 GB of storage. Photo: Moto At the same time selected retailers also start selling the slightly stripped-down regular Moto G. It has the same screen, but a slightly less dissolved camera of 13 MP. Moto G is released as I said also in June at a slightly lower price. Photo: Moto Later in the summer is also said Moto G Play come. The battery of 2800 mAh is said to last the entire day.
To fulfill the artistic impulse to connect with and replicate that old-time flair, Alien Skin s Exposure X $149 is available as a standalone photo filter or plug-in to Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom, offering myriad presets and variations.Exposure X stylizes a scene for a distinctive look by simulating both old and modern films with 15 categories of color and 12 categories of black and white in familiar brands like Agfa, Kodak, Fuji, and others.The Autochrome filter harks back to a color process developed in 1907, which combined layers of dyed potato starch grains on glass plates.Alien Skin applies scientific analysis to older and discontinued films, microscopically analyzing film grain to deliver characteristic looks.As of this version, Exposure X doubles as an organizer, letting you import images directly from your camera card and view images in their existing folders and locations without importing them into the app.No matter how many edits you apply to an image nothing will permanently change unless you export and save it as a new file.
Our primary family digital photo library now at 50,000 photos , for example, still lives on our desktop as well as in the cloud , as do our Quicken finances, TurboTax taxes, and other critical files.Throw in innovative new small form factor desktops like Intel s Skull Canyon NUC and you have people who may not have considered desktops giving them a serious second look.That number is expected to eventually fall below half, but in many business environments, a fixed, large computing device is still very much an asset.The most compelling and newest demand for desktop PCs, however, is being driven by virtual reality.They still provide the best experience for a wide variety of consumer and business computing applications, and for that reason, will continue to hold an important place among technology solutions for some time to come.Bob O Donnell is the founder and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research, LLC a technology consulting and market research firm.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the UK has already stopped paper licences and moved them online and is now trying to make them more digital.Photo: Getty ImagesImagine being pulled over by the cops while driving, being asked for your licence, and you pull out your … smartphone.For British motorists, this could soon happen following a sneak preview a new prototype for a mobile licence from the head of the country's driving authority.In a tweet last week, Oliver Morely, chief executive of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency DVLA tweeted a picture of an iPhone with a U.K. driving licence in Apple's Wallet app.1 prototype no timeline yet2 not replacement for photocard, an add-on3 security our priority4 possible because nomorecounterpartThe DVLA is trying to make driving licence more digital.And other pieces of identification are also looking to go digital.
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.
Dead writers perfume, In the Library and other book smells for your home and body.Superlative trees, from tallest to most goats to one you can drive through.Study: Being busy may be beneficial to your brain.And a by-the-numbers look at the changing demographics of San Francisco.Photo: The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group