Chief exec Marissa Mayer talks about a possible merger of the companies, sources told the New York Post.Sales at Yahoo plummeted by 18 per cent to $859m for the three-month results posted in April.Twitter is the destination for instant news, and Yahoo has a lot of eyeballs on its site, one source told the paper.When your CEO doesn t show up for a management meeting, you have to wonder how serious it was, the source said, adding that Twitter s interest wasn t driven by some huge thesis — it was a flyer.In its first quarter results the biz recorded revenue of $595m, up 36 per cent year-on-year, but below the average analyst expectation of $607.8m.At the time the group was one of 40 parties rumoured to be interested, including Google parent Alphabet, Verizon and Time.
Twitter and Yahoo held talks to discuss possibly merging the two tech firms, but it doesn t appear that the idea will materialize.Twitter is the destination for instant news, and Yahoo has a lot of eyeballs on its site, an unnamed source told the New York Post.But the media outlet notes that Twitter, which has struggled to grow its number of users and meet Wall Street s expectations, bowed out of the bidding process afterward.The company s CEO Jack Dorsey also didn t show up to the meeting with Yahoo s management team.When your CEO doesn t show up for a management meeting, you have to wonder how serious it was, the source told the New York Post.Both Twitter and Yahoo declined to comment to the New York Post about the topic.The second round of bids for Yahoo s core internet business is expected to wrap up this month.Verizon, AT and Quicken Loans are potential suitors, according to media reports.Photo: The Twitter building is photographed Dec. 14, 2015, in San Francisco, Calif. Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group Tags: Jack Dorsey, marissa mayer, twitter, Yahoo
Photo: DADO RUVICApple had serious problems with many of its online services last night with.Apple has recovered from the so far unknown reasons resulting from service interruption, which tempted users through the services.on Thursday at around 23 Finnish time many trade services like App Store , game center and many of the iCloud service began to hiccup "number of users".Here begins the hour-long perturbation that stretched the most advanced iCloud services.the support page, also early Thursday morning was perceived instantaneous and seemingly widely users touched the iCloud outage.it is Not clear whether this incident later excited.
When I got the idea to write openly about our ongoing rights issue, it was a really only one thing that I decided never to talk about publicly - valuation. In the back of my mind, I also had the advice I got from one of the Swedish tech scene's most successful fundraisers, TrueCaller-founder Alan Mamedi: The most dangerous thing you can say to an investor is the score you want on your company, said Alan Mamedi to me and continued: Always allow the investor himself put a value. Upwards of around 20 serious investors have heard of and every day it drops into new inquiries. Then it feels better to instead land in a more realistic valuation that I even after the round is closed can stand against the shareholders. Finally some hard facts about how funding actually gone so far. Last Wednesday, I had, as previously announced, a follow-up conversation with one of the heaviest business angel.
Video: 10 Funniest Marvel Movie ScenesIt feels like Marvel has pumped out more movies than I can remember over the past few years.Deadpool was such a funny movie through-and-through that by the time it ended, I d forgotten how well done the opening credits are.They set the scene perfectly for the rest of the movie — equal parts irreverent, self-deprecating, and all with beautiful visuals.It sums up the relationship between Quinn and the rest of the group pretty accurately, while also serving the highly important role of providing comic relief in the middle of a firefight.I love the move of having all the Marvel heros hanging out in a non-serious setting, but I think the opening of the second Avengers does it much better than their pick.Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
Good guys, bad guys, ninjitsu, party wagons, everything; it s all there to make a movie that s—surprisingly—very entertaining.We re instantly flying through New York City with the Turtles, watching them banter like four teenage brothers would, and you can immediately tell this movie gets it.Almost from that first scene, the script by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec just goes for it.Megan Fox and Will Arnett reprise their roles and try to bridge many of those huge jumps of logic in the narrative.Laura Linney and Tyler Perry are new additions who do the same, but with a total awareness the movie they re in is not serious.All of major caveats aside, if you are a fan of the Ninja Turtles you are most likely going to find Turtles 2 enjoyable.
The companies met several weeks ago, sources told the New York Post, but Twitter broke off the talks soon after, the newspaper reported Thursday night.Yahoo put its core Internet business up for sale in December, after giving up hope of finding a tax-efficient way of selling its 15.4 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com.The value of that stake, between $20 billion and $30 billion today, far exceeds the value of the rest of Yahoo.Estimates of the worth of Yahoo s core Internet business vary greatly, but many put it at between $4 billion and $8 billion.But Twitter seems not to have taken its bid particularly seriously, according to the Post: While Yahoo CEO Mayer met Twitter officials, that company s CEO Jack Dorsey was not among them.When your CEO doesn t show up for a management meeting, you have to wonder how serious it was, a source told the Post, adding that the interest was speculative rather than driven by some grand strategy.
The companies met several weeks ago, sources told the New York Post, but Twitter broke off the talks soon after, the newspaper reported Thursday night.Yahoo put its core Internet business up for sale in December, after giving up hope of finding a tax-efficient way of selling its 15.4 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com.The value of that stake, between $20 billion and $30 billion today, far exceeds the value of the rest of Yahoo.Estimates of the worth of Yahoo s core Internet business vary greatly, but many put it at between $4 billion and $8 billion.But Twitter seems not to have taken its bid particularly seriously, according to the Post: While Yahoo CEO Mayer met Twitter officials, that company s CEO Jack Dorsey was not among them.When your CEO doesn t show up for a management meeting, you have to wonder how serious it was, a source told the Post, adding that the interest was speculative rather than driven by some grand strategy.
The umbrella agreement covers transatlantic exchanges of personal information between law enforcers investigating serious crimes and terrorismU.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Dutch Minister for Security and Justice Ard van der Steur and European Commissioner for Justice Vĕra Jourová signed the so-called Umbrella Agreement on EU-U.S. sharing of personal data for law enforcement purposes in Amsterdam on June 2, 2016.No, it's not the embattled Privacy Shield, which the Commission hopes to conclude later this month, but the rather flimsier-sounding umbrella agreement or, more formally, the U.S.-EU agreement "on the protection of personal information relating to the prevention, investigation, detection, and prosecution of criminal offenses."It covers the exchange between EU and U.S. law enforcers, during the course of their investigations of personal data including names, addresses and criminal records.One benefit of the agreement for EU citizens caught up in such investigations is that they will benefit from the same rights to judicial redress as US citizens if a privacy breach occurs, thanks to the recently passed Judicial Redress Act.A stumbling block on the way to the agreement was U.S. senators' delay in approving the act after its approval by the House of Representatives.The agreement won't become part of international law until the European Parliament, noticeably critical of the Commission's data protection plans in recent weeks, has given its approval.
When I arrived, the on-site team were very conscientious in pointing out open floor tiles and various other construction-related trip hazards; unfortunately, the contractors had been rather less meticulous.Not a problem, I thought to myself, and picked up the telephone on the wall adjacent to the door, normally a direct line through to the operations centre.There wasn t even a KVM trolley in the hall to use one of our servers to call for help, another casualty of the decommissioning process.I ran over to my rack and pulled a couple of redundant power cables; not serious enough for an outage, but enough to generate some alerts from our own monitoring.I replaced them and did the same with more servers – lather, rinse and repeat – until the constantly flapping monitors caused one of my team to ring the data centre, to ask them to eyeball our rack and check for power problems .All told, I d been trapped in that data centre for less than three hours, but even so when that door did finally open I felt like Shawshank Redemption s Andy Dufresne.
Anthony Hopkins is such a serious actor that he can bring a bit of gravitas to even the most frivolous of films.According to Entertainment Weekly, he ll soon do the same for Michael Bay s Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth film in the franchise that pits oversized metamorphosing robots against one another as the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.As others have pointed out, hearing Hopkins voice emanate from a skyscraper-sized robot would be quite an experience, but, unsurprisingly, it looks like the actor will be playing an actual human being.At this point, there are plenty of moviegoers whose eyes will roll at the mere mention of Michael Bay, so getting Hopkins really was a coup if this project is looking to make a play for those interested something beyond the typical popcorn flick experience.It should help with the critics as well, as the franchise s first four films were all rated rotten on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters June 23, 2017, and also stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, and Isabela Moner Growing Up Fisher .
It s another sign that the internet giant is increasingly serious about eliminating incentives for fake reviews that erode trust, even if it means targeting the third-party retailers that hawk their wares through Amazon s platform and who, unlike the fake-review sites, are a source of revenue.The web giant has sued three of its sellers: a Chinese company called CCBetterDirect, Michael Abbara, and Kurt Bauer.For all three, fake reviews comprised up to 40 per cent of the stores total reviews, so the violations were clearly not subtle.The move away from targeting sites like paidbookreviews.org and toward people on the Amazon platform shows how the company wants to send a very strong warning—which makes sense given that without trustworthy reviews Amazon wouldn t be a very useful marketplace.It s also tried out verified purchase designation of people who ve bought the product, though as Evan Schuman at ComputerWorld points out, it s really not hard for fake reviewers to buy one item, get that designation, and then go on to fake a review.It s unsurprising then that a separate study from Mintel, a marketing company, found that almost 70 per cent of Americans ask for other people s opinions online before buying anything, and yet only 59 per cent trust the actual recommendations.
It s another sign that the internet giant is increasingly serious about eliminating incentives for fake reviews that erode trust, even if it means targeting the third-party retailers that hawk their wares through Amazon s platform and who, unlike the fake-review sites, are a source of revenue.The web giant has sued three of its sellers: a Chinese company called CCBetterDirect, Michael Abbara, and Kurt Bauer.For all three, fake reviews comprised up to 40 per cent of the stores total reviews, so the violations were clearly not subtle.The move away from targeting sites like paidbookreviews.org and toward people on the Amazon platform shows how the company wants to send a very strong warning—which makes sense given that without trustworthy reviews Amazon wouldn t be a very useful marketplace.It s also tried out verified purchase designation of people who ve bought the product, though as Evan Schuman at ComputerWorld points out, it s really not hard for fake reviewers to buy one item, get that designation, and then go on to fake a review.It s unsurprising then that a separate study from Mintel, a marketing company, found that almost 70 per cent of Americans ask for other people s opinions online before buying anything, and yet only 59 per cent trust the actual recommendations.
The new lawsuit, however, specifies one statement from the review in particular: that the company s assigned pet-sitter had potentially caused serious harm to the couple s fish by putting too much food in a fish-bowl while the couple were away on vacation for a few days.The lawsuit says the company has "seen a dramatic decrease in new business as fallout from the legal battle.In pertinent part, the non-disparagement clause states: Y our acceptance of this agreement prohibits you from taking any action that negatively impacts Prestigious Pets, LLC, its reputation, products, services, management, employees or independent contractors....Any violation of this clause is to be determined by Prestigious Pets LLC in its sole discretion....It reportedly included a "variety of written and broadcast mediums, including but not limited to via Facebook, Inc., ABC.com, CBS.com, and other media outlets."The statements are defamation per se because each a was reasonably calculated to injure Plaintiffs reputation and thus exposed them to public hatred, contempt, ridicule, or financial injury,1 b injured Plaintiffs in their business/occupation regarding the alleged lack of a peculiar or unique skill pet care necessary for the proper conduct of the business/occupation, and c falsely charged Plaintiffs with the commission of an act that is a crime violation of TEX.PENAL CODE 42.092, Cruelty to Nonlivestock Animals .
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