Serieentreprenören Jens Nylander was long known as the founder of the mp3 player ”Jens of Sweden” and the headphones Jays.But then, in 2014, he spent all his time at his Swedish-american startup Automile and its fleet management offering.With the help of the cans in the vehicle can Automile measure like that of a drivers ' habits, vehicle condition and record everything in a digital logbook.We hope to become Europe's largest fleet management companies within two years.just over a year later, at the end of 2017, took in another 280 Million.Among the investors were the CRM giant Salesforce, and sole venture capital firms like Insight Venture Partners, Point Nine Capital and Dawn Capital.
South Korean conglomerate SK Group agreed to purchase 6.1% of Vietnam’s largest firm, Vingroup JSC, for US$1 billion as it looks to expand its investments in the country, Reuters reports.“Vingroup and SK Group intend to enter into future joint strategic investments that will leverage each party’s expertise and enhance both groups’ ability to serve the Vietnamese market and the region,” the companies jointly said in a statement.In 2018, SK bought 9.5% of Masan Group, Vietnam’s second-largest conglomerate, for US$470 million.
Cisco has said US president Donald Trump's latest trade tariff hike on Chinese imports barely forced it to up its own prices because it had shifted some production outside the Middle Kingdom in anticipation of the policy.At the close of last week, the US slapped a 25 per cent duty on $250bn worth of stuff – some 5,200 categories of products – including semiconductors, modems, optical fibre equipment and networking gear.This is the second such move from the Trump administration, kicking off a trade tariff war with counterparts in China late last summer when a 10 per cent levy was stuck on Chinese imports.Timely Trump tariffs tax tech totally: 25 per cent levy on modems, fiber optics, networking gear, semiconductors…Chuck Robbins, Switchzilla's CEO, told analysts on a conference call to discuss Cisco's latest financial results that there were three phases to its strategy since the imposition of tariff increases in September."The first was we would continue the dialogue with the [US Trump] administration to make sure they understand the impact.
There was much that was familiar about CBS’ upfront presentation on Wednesday afternoon, including the location (New York’s Carnegie Hall), the pitch to advertisers (once again, it’s the most-watched network on TV in total viewers) and the mix of new shows (procedurals, spinoffs of popular franchises and broad-skewing comedies).But there was also a huge difference this year: For the first time in two decades, the upfront did not include former CEO Leslie Moonves, who departed the company in September, after more than a dozen accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct.The changes to the company’s executive team were addressed at the very beginning of the presentation by the network’s NFL announcers Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, who introduced the new lineup as if it were a football team.That included a mention of Moonves’ replacement, Joseph Ianniello, whose acting CEO role was just extended through the end of the year, as CBS’ new “head coach,” to loud applause from the crowd of buyers and CBS affiliate members.As Jo Ann Ross, CBS’ president and chief advertising revenue officer, told Adweek a week ago, Moonves’ lack of presence at the company and the upfront doesn’t change its mission.Ross didn’t name check her former boss onstage, where she kept with the opening sports theme and appeared in costume, dressed up as a football quarterback with a bedazzled helmet, jersey and sparkly boots.
Now, the brand has teased a few details about this first high-end release.Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain took to Twitter to congratulate OnePlus for its OnePlus 7 launch.But Jain added that the “flagship killer 2.0” was on the way.There’s a new flagship in town.Flagship Killer 2.0: coming soon..— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) May 15, 2019
The New Orleans Pelicans will have the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.All the talk about Williamson's athleticism, basketball IQ and natural ability had fans of the NBA's worst performing teams in a spin, hoping that Zion would land in their squad.This year it wasn't just the NBA's worst team -- the Knicks -- that had reason to hope, either.Chicago came in with 12.5% and Atlanta had a 10.5% chance.In previous years, the New York Knicks would have had a 25% chance of snagging the first draft pick.Cue Han Solo endlessly saying "Never tell me the odds" because the Pelicans actually landed the number 1 pick.
LEGO has just launched a new brickset based on the hit Netflix original series Stranger Things.The unique kit features the core element in the series, the creepy dimension referred to as the Upside Down.Players can literally flip the set upside down to switch between the two dimensions; each includes iconic details, including the Christmas lights communication board on the wall.The new LEGO set has appeared as a pre-order on the company’s website and through select online retailers like Amazon.The product is simply called the “LEGO Stranger Things ‘The Upside Down'” kit ( 75810) and it is priced at a substantial $199.99 USD.For that price, buyers get 2,287 pieces, including nearly a dozen characters from the show.
I feel OnePlus should have maintained the body size of the OnePlus 6T — or even gone smaller since there is no notch and very little bezel in the OnePlus 7 Pro.It feels more like metal than glass, so depending on your preference you might love it or hate it.While it’s nice to have the option to toggle these settings to optimize longevity, I’m not sure regular consumers will know to do it.In daily use, it never got too hot, even while multitasking.OnePlus has never been known for making impressive cameras and, unfortunately, that remains the case with the 7 Pro.This results in sharper, brighter photos.
Chinese business software provider Black Lake has closed a RMB 150 million (around $22 million) Series B led by GSR Ventures and Bertelsmann Asia Investments (BAI), the company said on Monday.The Shanghai-based company has been selling software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, such as data analysis tools for the manufacturing industry, since 2016.Black Lake says its cloud-based Manufacturing Execution System (MES) can be installed in two months without the need for new or revamped product lines.Production cycle and penalty rates are reduced by 35% on average, said the company.Around 20 clients who signed contracts before April 2018 have all renewed their contracts, a company spokesman told TechNode on Monday.Clients have included state-owned enterprise China Resources Group, global beer brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, and McDonald’s, the company said.
University of Central Florida har utvecklat ny laserteknik för att på molekylär nivå studera vad som händer inuti eld och explosioner.Forskningen kan bland annat leda till renare motorer.När forskarnas laser passerar genom förbränningsprocessen i en brand eller explosion så tappar den en del av sin kraft.Genom att mäta hur mycket kan forskarna vid University of Central Florida se förändringar i temperaturer, men även hur molekylsammansättningen påverkas, exempelvis andelen kolmonoxid.Tidigare har liknande mätningar krävt flera lasrar, men nu använder man en aktustik-optisk kvantkaskad-laser.Den är byggd vid universitetet och kan fånga förlopp i förbränningen som bara varar i mikrosekunder.
He is a Chinese-speaking Dutch professor of innovation and strategy, and a former faculty member at China’s leading innovation institute at Zhejiang University.Retail, after all, is almost the only sector where Beijing doesn’t favor the locals.It’s a place where mighty foreign internet companies would have supposedly shown their innovative prowess and then achieved dominance in the world’s largest ecommerce market.But it’s a market where Amazon – the largest and most valuable retailer in the world, heralded as the disruptor of many industries – decided to retreat.Still, the market is far from being consolidated.New ventures keep popping up routinely.
"May the 4th be with you."And with every good holiday (real or made up) comes sales and savings.Below I've rounded up some of the best Star Wars deals in the galaxy -- and I'll be adding more throughout the week.Be sure to check back first thing on May 4, as there will be some additional deals (ones) I'm not at liberty to discuss until then.Propel Star Wars drones: $40 (save $110)Propel's Star Wars drones are flippin' awesome.
As the May 7 start date for Google I/O, the search giant's annual developer conference, quickly approaches, we're seeing even more leaks about a rumored low-priced variant of the Pixel 3 phone.Slashleaks tweeted on Tuesday what might be the packaging for the rumored Google Pixel 3a XL:The leaked image shows the Pixel 3a XL camera up front and center with the flash right next to it.On the back is also the fingerprint sensor and in yellow is the phone's power button.Along with this image of a possible packaging comes a landing page on India-based online retailer Flipkart that's promoting "something big" for the Pixel universe."Help is on the way.
Actor Noah Centineo (To All The Boys I've Loved Before) has signed on to play muscular hero He-Man in Sony's upcoming Masters of the Universe live-action film, according to reports."Yes, Yeah yeah yeah yeah.I have an affinity for being in my underwear," Centineo said while appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon promoting his recent film Perfect Date.The new film will be directed by Aaron and Adam Nee, and produced by David Goyer.Iron Man screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum are on board to write the Masters of the Universe film.There aren't many other details about the new movie, which is based on the retro He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon and Mattel toy line that was very popular during the 1980s.
New research has revealed that almost all of the upcoming 2020 presidential candidates in the US are falling behind when it comes to email security despite the fact that Hillary Clinton's email accounts were targeted and breached by Russian hackers just three years ago.The email security company Agari confirmed that only the Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren is using domain-based message authentication, reporting and conformance policy or DMARC to protect her email accounts.This email security features resides on top of the Sender Policy Framework (SKF) and the DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) security protocols which use cryptography to verify a sender's email and can mark emails as spam or reject them if an email fails to be properly validated.Banish those winter blues with email securityAccording to Agari, the other 11 candidates whose email security it investigated, including Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and presidential incumbent Donald Trump, do not use DMARC to security their campaign domains.By not using DMARC to secure their email accounts, Agari warned that the 2020 presidential candidates risk having their campaigns impersonated in spam campaigns and phishing attacks.
On Tuesday morning, Facebook will kick off F8, its annual two-day conference for developers and partners.We’ll hear about changes coming to the News Feed, new stuff for Oculus VR, and maybe a tidbit or two about the blockchain.You can read Brian Barrett’s overview of what to expect here on WIRED before F8 gets underway.When the event does start on Tuesday morning at 10 am Pacific, we’ll be liveblogging the keynote address right here.You can also watch Facebook F8 on the company’s developer website, or here on WIRED.Why would we liveblog the event if it’s also being streamed?
The zombie comedy (zom com is, yes, the correct term) Santa Clarita Diet has, unfortunately, been cancelled.The wacky show about a suburban couple, played by Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, who must deal with the aftermath of the wife becoming afflicted with a hunger for flesh, recently released its third season on Netflix, which will be its last.As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix announced the decision last night.“Like our audience, we were all-in on Sheila and Joel.Their relationship, in the face of incredible adversity, was inspiring to write and to watch.Working with Drew and Tim, along with the immensely talented Liv and Skyler, was a joy and a once in a lifetime experience,” said showrunner Victor Fresco and executive producer Tracy Katsky in a joint statement.
A high-altitude version of the northern lights can create a headwind for some orbiting satellites, a new study reports.The auroras help transport pockets of air higher up into Earth's atmosphere, increasing the drag on spacecraft that zip around Earth at relatively low altitudes, researchers in the new study said."We knew these satellites were hitting 'speed bumps,' or 'upwellings,' which cause them to slow down and drop in altitude," study lead author Marc Lessard, a physicist at the University of New Hampshire, said in a statement."But on this mission, we were able to unlock some of the mystery around why this happens, by discovering that the bumps are much more complicated and structured."Related: Northern Lights 2019: When, Where & How to See the Aurora BorealisThe mission Lessard referenced is Rocket Experiment for Neutral Upwelling 2 (RENU2), a brief suborbital flight that launched from Norway in December 2015.
After a couple of years of rattling around its release cage, Microsoft settled on a monthly patching pace that’s largely worked.First Tuesday (“A week”): Non-security (installed) Office patchesPatch Tuesday (“B week”): Cumulative Updates for Win10 Monthly Rollups for Win7, 8.1, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 Security-only versions of those Monthly Rollups .Net patches (recently removed from the main patches) Many additional patchesThird Tuesday (“C Week”): “Optional non-security” Win10 Cumulative Updates Monthly Rollup Previews for Win7, 8.1, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2Sometimes the Third Tuesday patches don’t appear until the Fourth Tuesday (“D Week”), but that’s unusual (except for Win10 1809, which is a different kettle of fish).We’re starting to see fixes for bugs introduced in the Win7/8.1 patches appear in the next month’s Monthly Rollup Previews.
At an all-day event at the company's Los Angeles headquarters on Monday, executives were on stage to outline the computer system, which has been installed in new Tesla cars since around last month and can be retrofitted into older models for a $7,000 fee.This homegrown FSD technology is supposed to eventually turn the flash motors into "fully" self-driving rides that can operate without a human at the wheel, though whether it can actually achieve that now or in the immediate future that remains to be seen.Right now, Tesla's Autopilot feature is a level-two autonomous car system, meaning it's a driver assistance tool.The aim is to push firmware updates over the air to vehicles to bring their software up to level four, which is what you'd call baseline human-free driving, all powered by the supposedly superior FSD hardware.At the center of this are number-crunching chips that Tesla itself designed, and which its lead silicon engineer claimed is capable of handling and interpreting the vast quantities of data that are produced in real time from a car's eight cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and front-facing radar.These Samsung-fabricated neutral network accelerators, Tesla claims, enable the system to analyze 2,100 video frames per second, and make driving decisions based on this flow of information.