Amazon wants its third-party sellers to store more merchandise in its warehouses to ensure it has enough inventory of popular products to execute one-day shipping, so it is offering discounts on monthly storage fees up to 75%.That’s according to an email to independent sellers from Fulfillment by Amazon, the service in which Amazon stores, packs and ships products on sellers’ behalf, which was sent to Adweek.A rep for Amazon confirmed the discount.The email notes that more inventory on hand means Amazon can place goods closer to customers.The promotion begins June 1 and runs through January 31, 2020.According to the email, from June 1 to September 30, monthly storage fees will drop from $0.69 to $0.17 per cubic foot.
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Starting today, you can now order food directly from Google Search, Google Maps, or Google Assistant.The functionality works using partnerships with existing delivery companies like DoorDash, Postmates, and ChowNow, and means you can order from any of them without having to downloading an additional app, or even visiting their website.In Google Search and Google Maps, the functionality works via a new “Order Online” button that will appear when you search for a supported restaurant.From here, you can pick between pickup and delivery, and select which service you want to order your food through.If the restaurant supports it, your ordering selections are all made entirely through Google’s interface and Google Pay.The Google Assistant implementation on iOS and Android phones works in a similar way.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story arrived in May 2018 and quickly became the lowest-grossing Star Wars film in recent memory.But sometimes bummers turn into runners.A year later, Star Wars fans are rallying for a sequel to young Han Solo's story.Box Office Mojo shows Solo pulled in under $400 million worldwide.Compare that with The Last Jedi in 2017, which banked over $1.3 billion.Some fans attributed the poor showing to the marketing campaign or fan anger over the events of The Last Jedi.
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The UK government is aiming for a Paperless NHS by 2020 but new research from OpenText has revealed that many NHS Trusts are falling behind with only one in ten (12%) being fully digitized.The company obtained this new data by issuing a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to 74 NHS Trusts across the UK, thought only 52 responded.Back in January, the UK government announced its new NHS Long Term Plan with the intention of addressing the healthcare system's lack of interoperability in hopes to improve the quality of patient care and healthcare outcomes in the UK.Under the plan, all secondary healthcare providers are required to transition to digital records by 2023 to ensure that clinicians can access and interact with patient records and care plans no matter where they are.However, the new data obtained by OpenText shows there is still progress to be made with just 37 percent of responding Trusts stating that over half of their patient records have been digitized.Surprisingly, only 23 percent of NHS Trusts confirmed that 76-99 percent of their patient records, including scans, letters, notes and results, are currently digitized.
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Memorial Day sales are officially here, and Walmart has discounted a variety of best-selling tech items.A standout deal from the sale event is the Apple Watch 3 that's currently on sale for $199.The Series 3 is a health-focused smartwatch that also functions like an iPhone.The Apple Watch tracks calories and activities and measures workouts like running and yoga to help meet your fitness goals.The waterproof watch includes GPS technology so you can also track how far you've gone and monitor progress made.The smartwatch offers heart rate monitoring and will notify you when an unusually high or low heart rate is detected.
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Facebook pulled down more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, a report released Thursday by the social network shows.That's a record amount of fake account takedowns by the social media company, which estimates that about 5% of its monthly active users are fake."For fake accounts, the amount of accounts we took action on increased due to automated attacks by bad actors who attempt to create large volumes of accounts at one time," said Guy Rosen, Facebook's VP Integrity in a blog post.For the first time, the company also released data about how much content was appealed and restored along with information about the amount of posts the company took action on for attempting to sell products that aren't allowed on the platform such as drugs and firearms.On Thursday, the Facebook Data Transparency Advisory Group (DTAG), an independent group of experts established last year, also released their review of how Facebook enforces and reports on its Community Standards.Overall, the advisory group found that Facebook' system for enforcing its community standards and its review process -- which includes a combination of automated and human review -- is well designed.
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Need powerful visibility and insights into network traffic while reducing risk, complexity and costs?Download the new Definitive Guide to Next-Generation Network Packet Brokers to learn why you should shift your infrastructure strategy to include NGNPBs, which offer new, expanded feature sets that simplify your architecture, realize the true ROI of your security tools and give you visibility into critical security threats.Learn how to see, control and secure what matters — download now!
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Upgrading your network doesn’t have to be a big headache.Get the Securosis report Scaling Network Security and scale security controls and policy without starting over.Discover your options for improving security architecture on your terms, using existing infrastructure and intelligently applying security controls at scale without major overhauls.With this approach, your network protection can evolve with applications, attackers and technology—even in today’s demanding 100Gbps network environment.
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In spite of increasing cybersecurity budgets, organizations are dealing with a worsening skills shortage, obstacles to threat hunting, and ongoing cyberattacks.Download the “2019 Cyberthreat Defense Report” now to learn how IT security pros plan to address these challenges.You’ll learn how to deal with inevitable cyberattacks, eliminate network blind spots and increase the signal-to-noise ratio.Learn more about how IT security pros perceive cyberthreats and plan to defend against them.
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The US government may have banned Huawei from using any software or hardware created by American companies, but China's massive phone-maker is defiant that the lack of American partner support won't break the brand, even if its traditionally Android-based devices become devoid of Android while Google cuts off business ties following President Trump's executive order.No stranger to tension with the US government, Huawei has proven that it doesn't need US carriers in order to grow its business.We have got well prepared," Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei said to Chinese journalists on May 21, 2019.Huawei has been in the US government's crosshairs for years, a de facto ban in 2012 (some might call it a strong urging) effectively keeping Huawei phones from US carriers despite previous relationships there.Android and iOS form a duopoly, with 86% of all the world's phones running on Android, according to IDC, about 14% running on iPhone's iOS, and 0% running on any other platform.The days when three, four and even five mobile operating systems fought for dominance are far behind us, and the last holdouts -- Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS and webOS -- have long since crumpled or converted to Android.
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A collection of iPhone 11 smartphones (iPhone 11 era, I should say, who knows their name), appeared in a database this week.A Eurasian database by the name of the Eurasian Economic Commission pushed the codes to the public via database listings for a collection of new iPhone devices.These are the 2019 iPhone code-names: A2111, A2160, A2161, A2215, A2216, A2217, A2218, A2219, A2220, A2221, and A2223.Imagine our surprise when we saw that the same database listed the same sort of information at the same time as they generally do each year – for the past several years at least.If this tradition holds with the release dates of the phones, we’ll see late September in-store dates for each of Apple’s next smartphones.The R model corresponds with the codes A2111, A2161, and A2215 for different regions of the world.
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Mobile banking trojans are one of the most rapidly-developing pieces of malware, a new report from security specialist Kaspersky Lab has warned.It said it has witnessed a “worrying amount of attacks” carried out on more than 300,000 users, with a type of malware designed to steal credentials and money from users’ bank accounts.But Kaspersky Lab’s IT threat evolution report Q1 has report has found that while users were subjected to a variety of mobile banking malware families, one was particularly active in the Q1 period.It found that a new version of the Asacub malware accounted for 58.4 percent of all banking Trojans that attacked users.Indeed, in Q1 Kaspersky Lab detected Asacub targeting on average 8,200 users a day.In the first quarter of 2019, its researchers found 29,841 files of such malware, up from 18,501 in Q4 2018.
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Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri remains upbeat about his company’s position in 5G despite its ongoing financial woes.Speaking during Nokia’s annual general meeting, Suri claims the Finnish vendor is benefiting from offering “wider portfolio elements that our competitors cannot match.”Nokia is often hailed for its end-to-end solutions, but competitors like Ericsson are often seen to be stronger in radio access networks (RAN).With its newish Ericsson Radio System, a RAN platform that already accounts for 84% of all its RAN sales, Ericsson has been able to land some major deals.In Germany, notably, Ericsson dislodged Nokia as a RAN supplier to Deutsche Telekom.It is here, and Nokia is leading it,” Suri said.
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Wikipedia is taking Turkey to the European Court of Human Rights as it seeks to overturn a blanket ban on its website in the country.The Wikimedia Foundation, the charity behind the online encyclopaedia, said it has filed an application with the Strasbourg court in a bid to lift the block, which was established more than two years ago.Read more: Turkish lira falls to eight-month lowWikipedia said the ban violates fundamental freedoms, including the right to freedom of expression, which is guaranteed under the European Convention.The application, which was announced today during a press call, comes after Wikipedia’s “continued and exhaustive” attempts to overturn the ban in Turkish courts failed to bear fruit.“Wikipedia is a global resource that everyone can be actively part of shaping,” said Katherine Maher, Wikimedia executive director.
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The first teaser is here for Star Trek: Picard, which brings the incredible Patrick Stewart back as the even more incredible Jean-Luc Picard.But the admiral, who’s been spending a lot of time with his grapes, is no longer a part of Starfleet.The mystery, of course, is finding out why.The short teaser takes us back to Picard’s famous vineyard as dark, toxic-looking clouds roam in the distance – perhaps hinting at larger change change issues on Earth, or maybe they’re just a metaphor.Picard walks through the vines as a woman calmly asks him in voiceover why he chose to abandon Starfleet and everything he stood for.It’s part Gladiator, part Logan, all Star Trek.
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Greetings all, and welcome to the latest installment of The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of all things pop culture.Finally, Christoper Nolan keeps adding to the Murderers’ Row of a cast he’s assembling for his next movie.Linda Hamilton Has a Big Gun in the New Terminator: Dark Fate TrailerHey Terminator fans, have you ever sat around and wondered, “Man, I wonder what happened the day after Judgment Day”?You’re about to find out!Terminator: Dark Fate picks up where Terminator 2 left off, and features not only the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger as T-800 but also Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor.
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This morning the first Star Trek: Picard trailer was revealed, in full CBS glory.This isn’t going to blow your mind full of details, but it will stoke your interest in the series if you’re any sort of fan of Star Trek, whatsoever.In the mix is a little back story on where we are in the timeline – 15 years after Picard left Starfleet.In the Star Trek universe, presumably the same one we’ve watched BEFORE the newest movies with the alternate-reality cast by JJ Abrams, we’ve got this.This is a television show called Star Trek: Picard.Here we see where once-captain Picard is and will be.
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American Airlines CEO Doug Parker says the art of listening is an integral skillset for business leaders.It's a lesson Parker learned by watching the late Herb Kelleher, founder and former CEO of Southwest Airlines.According to Parker, listening is a skill that some business leaders may find to be counter to their natural inclinations because they feel the need to be the person who is talking and giving direction.American Airlines is the largest airline in the world with more than 130,000 employees and a fleet of 1,500 aircraft.At the helm of this corporate giant is Doug Parker.Parker first became an airline CEO in September 2001 at the age of 39 when he took over the top job at financially troubled America West.
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Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online.Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective.Amazon is known for making versatile and smart tablets at an affordable price.The company has unveiled a new version of the Amazon Fire 7 tablet that comes in a range of colors for a very reasonable price.The Fire 7 is also available in a Kids Edition, which comes with a ton of kid-friendly books, videos, audiobooks, and more, thanks to FreeTime Unlimited.Amazon has a history of building good tablets at reasonable prices, and the company has finally taken the wraps off of its latest devices — the all-new Fire 7 tablet and Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet.
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Apple had proposed a solution for ad-tracking in Safari that may upset the likes of Facebook and Google, with their lucrative online advertising businesses.Apple’s WebKit team carries out coding for the Safari browser, and has called its solution “Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution”.That stance came after Apple in June 2018 declared that it would halt the data gathering activities by the likes of Facebook with the release of new versions of its iOS and Mac operating systems.And now it has put some flesh on the bones of this strategy, when it opened up about its ad-tracking solution in a highly detailed blog posting about its solution that recognises that despite the privacy issues, ad-tracking is still needed by many websites for funding reasons.Apple believes that its solution is the best compromise for both consumers and advertisers, and it hopes it will become a standard for all browsers, and not just Safari.“A typical website is made of numerous components coming from a wide variety of sources,” blogged Apple web engineer John Wilander.
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