Photo: Raheb Homavandi / Reuters Iran makes' venäjät "and requires messaging services to retain data on local servers. Gradually opening Iran presented strict requirement for foreign messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram. Claim from the supervising cyberspace Council of Iran, whose members are appointed by the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. - Message of foreign companies operating in the country must be transferred to all the information and activity ground for Iranian citizens in order to ensure the continuous operation, the Council said, quoted by Reuters news agency IRNA-by. Russia has previously submitted a similar request to Facebook, Google and Twitter, the transfer of data to local servers. At least still last fall to exclaim Twitter Russia in this regard.
Facebook ads don t work anymore, according to an investor friend of mine, who had witnessed one of his portfolio companies reduce their Facebook spend by more than 50 percent in the past few months.Companies can t get the ROI they used to get on the network.The truth about Facebook — and almost every other online marketing channel — is that it is becoming an efficient market: As more advertisers enter the market, and as Facebook improves its tools and user interface, the price of an ad on Facebook edges closer and closer to its true value.Efficiency neutralizes your secretsMy wife always complains that I give away my secrets when I write tactical how-to guides to online marketing, like my explanations of The Lin-Rodnitzky Ratio and the Alpha Beta Account Structure.Online marketing is a moving target, so discovering a new technique, or a new arbitrage channel, will help today but not tomorrow.Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.
Land Rover BAR is a commercial sailing team conceived by four-time Olympic gold medalist Sir Ben AinslieBAE Systems is helping Land Rover BAR, a commercial sailing team conceived by four-time Olympic gold medalist Sir Ben Ainslie, with its efforts to win The America's Cup, a sailing event.The British defence company has provided its bone conduction communication systems to Ainslie's team to help better communicate at the time of sailing their multi-hull vessels, which can hits speeds of more than 50mph.Unlike conventional radio headsets used in sailing which can sometimes get filled with water and make communications muffled due to the high speeds and rough sailing conditions, BAE's bone conduction systems, originally developed for soldiers, will help keep both the ears of sailors free and ensure both external sounds and radio communications can be heard.It instead bypasses the ear drum by transmitting sound waves through bones in the head, which are eventually picked up by cochlea, the auditory portion of the inner ear, according to The Telegraph.The move is part of BAE's programme to help the UK's sporting teams perform better using its technology.Mohammed Akhmad, principal scientist at BAE, added: "The system is able to deal with the large amount of background noise, which can affect the clarity of the speech being transmitted.
79 year old Pope Francis just became the envy of teenagers everywhere, as yesterday the Holy Father was lucky enough to hang out with 11 international YouTube celebrities.Apparently we'll get to see videos from each of the bloggers over the coming weeks - so we're hoping that we'll finally find out where the Pope buys his gorgeous dresses from.According to The Guardian, the Pope did his best to connect with Pentland, saying "I am glad that you carry out the type of work you said, following the line of beauty, it s a great thing.To preach beauty and show beauty helps neutralise aggression".According to the YouTube write-up, they were able to discuss with Francis some of the issues they care about, including "immigrant rights, gender equality, loneliness and self-esteem, and greater respect for diversity of all kinds".It was all part of an education conference at the Vatican, which was also attended by normal celebrities George and Amal Clooney.
Newly formed and lavishly funded Toyota Research Institute is poised to buy Google s scary-robots factory, a report has claimed.Google in 2013 bought Boston Dynamics, whose unsettling robots have become creep-factor YouTube stars.The company had received tens of millions of dollars in military funding until Google bought it.Google, which now falls under parent firm Alphabet, has been trying to unload the robot unit, according to a March article in Bloomberg, reportedly over its low potential to produce commercial products within a few years, along with lack of cooperation between the unit s executives and Google engineers, and concerns from Google s public relations team.Now, the ink is nearly dry on a deal to sell Boston Dynamics to Toyota s artificial intelligence and robotics group, the Toyota Research Institute, according to Tech Insider, which based its report on an unnamed source.Officially launched in November, Toyota s institute received initial funding of $1 billion, according to a January news release from Toyota.The push within Google to rid itself of its relatively new acquisition began in earnest in February, according to Bloomberg, when a video of hulking, bipedal robot Alex refusing to be cowed by a bullying human raised fears about what the public might think.After the division s latest robot video was posted to YouTube, in February, Google s public-relations team expressed discomfort that Alphabet would be associated with a push into humanoid robotics, the article said.Not that the public hadn t already been creeped out by Boston Dynamics machines – last year, the world was introduced to Spot, a dog-like quadruped that looked like it could lay waste to a pack of Rottweilers in a matter of moments.Then there was Cheetah from 2012, another four-legged robot, which had a top speed slightly higher than that of Usain Bolt, the world s fastest man.Tech Insider said Google and Toyota didn t respond to requests for comment on the reportedly imminent sale.Photo: Screenshot from Boston Dynamics video of Atlas, its humanoid robotTags: Boston Dynamics, Google, Pentagon, robots, youtube
NEED FOR SPEED: The Evolve GT has a top speed of 26mphThe new GT eboard has just gone on sale and it's not hard to see why it's almost sold out.The GT features a 38-inch long carbon deck that has a powerful lithium battery tucked inside.This ultra sleek design gives the board a narrow stealthy look with the motor providing 3kws of juice.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1ChaptersChapterssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsFullscreenThis is a modal window.Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-OpaqueBackground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentWindow --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentFont Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400%Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform DropshadowFont Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small CapsDefaults DonePOWER: The GT features a 38-inch long carbon deck that has a powerful lithium battery tucked...To put those figures into comparison the Marbel has a range of 10 miles, next generation Boosted v2 with 2kw dual motors will go 14 miles and the soon to be released M1 Inboard has 1.6 kw hub motors with a max 10 mile range.ON THE MOVE: The GT has a range of over 30 miles on a single chargeThe GT Street is £1665, GT All Terrain is £1740 and if you want both sets of wheels to all give yourself all options its £1875.
The downloadable software update is available from the MyHyundai owner's portal.This isn't the first time an automaker has provided new software features after you roll off the dealer lot.GM also rolled out an Android Auto update last March to many 2016 model year vehicles, too.2015 Sonata with navigation2016 Sonata with 7-inch touchscreen excluding Hybrids 2015 Genesis with 8-inch touchscreen navigation2016 Elantra GT with navigation2016 Tucson with navigation2017 Santa Fe with 7-inch display or navigationHyundai isn't just stopping there, some 2016 Sonata Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, Veloster and Azera with navigation are getting the update at a later date.The update may take up to four hours, depending on your Internet connection speed.However, Hyundai isn't picking up the bill so you'll have to pay the shop's labor rates.
Just five months ago, Kelly Slater unleashed footage of himself surfing a mind-blowing artificial wave that he and a team of engineers developed over the course of a decade.Slater s company is already at work creating world-class, high-performance training centers, which means that pro surfers won t have to travel the globe and wait on swells just to practice their skills.Broadcasters will relish the fact that competitions would no longer be dependent on wave or swell conditions, making them more predictable and easier for live TV, while sponsors would enjoy reaching new markets and audiences that were, geographically speaking, cut off from surfing before.The surfers, of course, also stand to benefit from the increased exposure.But many surf purists are still skeptical about divorcing the sport from nature, saying that the connection to the ocean is an integral aspect of the sport s unique culture.Neither flash nor html5 is supported!
According to the suit, plaintiffs are seeking financial relief against a particular payday lender that partnered with Think Finance to avoid state anti-usury laws and that has taken advantage of people who are struggling financially by charging extortionate interest rates and engaging in illegal lending practices, it states.The payday lender is Plain Green, LLC, which calls itself a tribal lending entity wholly owned by the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy s Indian Reservation.But Matthew Byrne, the Burlington, Vermont-based attorney who has filed the class action suit, writes in his complaint that Plain Green was created after existing payday lenders approached the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy s Reservation .In the U.S., he writes in the complaint, stringent laws have been enacted to prescribe how loans can be made and to prevent lenders from preying on indigent people.All defendants had filed motions to either dismiss the case or compel arbitration.Think Finance had raised at least $60 million from investors, including TCV, Sequoia and Startup Capital Ventures.
A hacker who first exposed the existence of Hillary Clinton s private email server and who found his way into accounts of several American political figures pleaded guilty to identity theft and hacking charges today.Lazar, who was brought to the U.S. from Romania in March to stand trial, had been facing additional charges of wire fraud, unauthorized access to protected computers, cyberstalking and obstruction of justice.His sentencing is set for September.While in custody, Lazar claimed that he hacked Clinton s email server, saying that it was completely unsecured.The Clinton campaign denied his claims, calling it unfathomable that Lazar would have resisted leaking Clinton s emails if he had indeed accessed them.Lazar produced no documentation to back up his claims.
"The bill contains $315 million for the FCC—a cut of $69 million below the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $43 million below the agency's request," said an announcement by the House Appropriations Committee chaired by Rep. Hal Rogers R-Ky. , who received $25,500 from the telecom industry in the current campaign cycle."The legislation prohibits the FCC from implementing the net neutrality order until certain court cases are resolved, requires newly proposed regulations to be made publicly available for 21 days before the Commission votes on them, prohibits the FCC from regulating broadband rates, and requires the FCC to refrain from further activity of the recently proposed set-top box rule until a study is completed."Republicans have previously proposed bills banning "rate regulation," even though the FCC has made no move to set the rates charged by home Internet providers.The FCC is currently examining zero-rating plans that impose data caps on some types of content and not others, but this bill would prevent the FCC from taking any action against such plans.The study would have to be peer-reviewed and conducted by an institution of higher education.But it's customary for FCC chairs to leave just before or within a few months after a new presidential term begins.
A new report finds the slow-selling Lexus CT hatchback will be axed at the end of its production run, and replaced by a compact crossover.The yet-unnamed soft-roader will borrow more than a handful of styling cues from the LF-SA concept pictured that made its global debut during last year s Geneva Auto Show.While the LF-SA was a city car, the production model will be taller, wider, and longer in order to compete in the compact crossover segment.European buyers currently prefer diesel-burning engines by a wide margin, but strict anti-diesel regulations that favor electrified drivetrains like hybrids and plug-in hybrids are expected to change the automotive landscape in the coming years.The good news is that it will be sportier to drive thanks to a more dynamic chassis and a few extra horses.Read more: Lexus entry-level IS sedan gets a shot of Botox in time for the Beijing showLexus isn t ready to reveal what the future holds for the CT, so only time will tell if it is to be replaced by a crossover or by another hatchback.
Photograph: Alamy The US IT giant Microsoft to streamline the already fierce stripped-down mobile phone business, which the company bought from the Nokia 2014. Total affected 1850 employees of the cutbacks, according to a press release from Microsoft expected to result in one-time costs of approximately $ 950 million, equivalent to almost eight billion. According to Microsoft boss Satya Nadella Nokia will not leave the mobile phone market altogether. Previously, the Finnish newspaper Aaumulehti reported that Microsoft has called its employees in the mobile phone business in Finland to an information meeting in Espoo at lunchtime. And last week told Microsoft that the company sells its activities in simpler handsets, so-called feature phones, to Taiwanese Foxconn and the newly established Finnish company HMD. HMD get exclusive rights to manufacture mobile phones and tablets with the Nokia mark the next ten years and plans to invest more than $ 500 million, over four billion, over three years.
Now, thanks to Hangar 1 s Fog Point vodka, people from around the world can enjoy the low-hanging clouds late at night as well.Since moving to California and working with local farmers to create our citrus vodkas, I couldn t help but talk with them about the California drought and how this is effecting local agriculture, Hangar 1 s head distiller, Caley Shoemaker, told Digital Trends.Creative CommonsThe company partnered with Fog Quest –a nonprofit initiative that helps low-income regions around the world collect water in sustainable ways– to construct mesh-canvas fog catchers in the isolated hills near the ocean.The natural process is similar to that of distillation, in which a liquid is vaporized and collected again as a liquid in a more purified form.Once Hangar 1 collected the fog, they blended the water with a grape-based vodka, distilled from Bonny Doon s Le Cigar Blanc 2012.Shoemaker shares in our concerns that Bay Area fog-water may be affected by pollution and, as a result, would produce a subpar or even unsafe product.