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Apple's Jony Ive promoted to chief design officerIve will focus on designing retail stores and the company's new campus, Apple CEO Tim Cook announces in a company memo.In 200 years, rich humans will be cyborgs, says professorTechnically Incorrect: An Israeli professor says the amalgamation of man and machine will be the "biggest evolution in the history of biology" in 4 billion years.Dwarf planet Ceres' bright spots shrink but stay strange on approachCeres appears to have a pair of cosmic headlights reflecting the sun. As NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches, they're looking smaller, but no less mysterious.Can't concentrate? Look at this for 40 secondsThe next time your mind wanders, you might be able to regain your focus if you turn your gaze on a specific type of image, says research out of the University of Melbourne.Charter reportedly near deal to buy Time Warner CableCharter courting Time Warner Cable again, this time offering $55 billion in cash and stock, according to the Wall Street Journal.This light bulb costs less than $1 and fits in your walletFor just 89 cents, you can put a lightbulb in your pocket that will add a glow to summer gatherings -- and maybe even win you a bet or two.Amazon changes Europe tax practices amid ongoing probeOnline retail giant will cease funneling sales through low-tax Luxembourg, a strategy seen as a tax-avoidance effort.oneBoard to rule them all? This smart keyboard PC runs Windows or AndroidThis very clever PC-in-a-keyboard that plugs into most any screen vies for attention on its home turf at CES Asia in Shanghai.
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Jony Ive taking new, more hands-off 'chief design officer' role at Apple
Jony Ive, the man behind Apple's hardware and software design, is taking a step back from day-to-day operations. In a profile by Stephen Fry at The Telegraph, Apple has revealed that Ive is taking a new role as "chief design officer." Ive tells Fry that he's "still in charge" of the company's industrial design and user interface divisions, but the individual sections will be run by hardware designer Richard Howarth and UI designer Alan Dye, both longtime Apple employees. This change, he says, "frees me up from some of the administrative and management work."
9to5Mac has a little more detail; it's published an email from Tim Cook to the Apple staff. "Jony will remain responsible for all of our design, focusing entirely on current design.....Windows 10's new music app looks like Microsoft's version of Spotify
Microsoft has been previewing some updates to its music and video apps for Windows 10 recently, but it looks like bigger changes are on the way. The software giant has revealed a new look and feel for what appears to be an upcoming release of the music app for Windows 10. A screenshot posted on Microsoft's support site shows a dark themed app that looks very similar to Spotify.
While the existing music preview app for Windows 10 doesn't have many huge changes from the Windows 8 version, this updated preview includes recent tracks on the side and an improved hamburger menu on the left. The overall theme is black, compared to the white version that Microsoft is currently previewing. Microsoft may have dropped the Xbox branding from its......Charter is reportedly closing in on a deal to aquire Time Warner Cable
Charter Communications is closing in on a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable, according to Bloomberg. The proposed deal would see Charter paying $195 a share in cash and stock to purchase Time Warner Cable — which is currently valued at $48 billion. This is the fourth time in the last three years Charter has attempted to purchase Time Warner Cable. Last year's $37 billion offer was perceived as a below market deal by Time Warner Cable, and was ultimately turned down in favor of Comcast's $45 billion offer. But after that merger fell through, Time Warner Cable made it known it was open to a potential deal with Charter.
Bright House Networks, which Charter agreed to purchase for $10.4 billion before Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner......Ragweed is invading Europe, and climate change will make it worse
Ragweed pollen has made life miserable for allergy sufferers in Europe, and it's likely going to get much worse over the coming years, according to a study published today. By 2050, airborne pollen loads from the invasive species are projected to increase by a factor of four — largely due to climate change — pointing to what the paper's authors describe as an "urgent" need for action.
The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, combines two models to predict the effects of climate change, land use, and seed dispersal on ragweed pollen levels across Europe. Using data on ragweed distribution collected from 1986 to 2005, the models show that pollen concentrations will increase significantly across Europe by 2050, with...
...This inflatable plane could explore the clouds of Venus
Northrop Grumman has a new idea for exploring Venus. Announced earlier this month, the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverability Platform (or VAMP) would let NASA skim Venus's upper atmosphere with an inflatable aircraft, deployed from space.
Since the craft is self-inflated, it would be light enough to stay aloft with little to no energy, but still be maneuverable enough to navigate Venus's significant atmospheric winds and durable enough to withstand the sulfuric acid in the atmosphere. The VAMP is designed for NASA's New Frontiers program, which looks for innovative approaches to space exploration. If NASA likes the craft enough to fund it, the VAMP could be exploring the clouds of Venus in just ten years.
Many in the space industry are......Amazon begins paying sales tax in Europe amid ongoing investigation
Amazon this week confirmed that it will start paying taxes in individual European countries, rather than running nearly all of its sales revenue through Luxembourg. The decision, reported by The Wall Street Journal, comes amid ongoing investigations into the tax practices of Amazon, Apple, and other multinationals in Europe. An Amazon spokesman told the Journal that the policy change went into effect on May 1st, and that the company will begin reporting revenue in the UK, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The Guardian reported on Amazon's UK tax change last week.
Continue reading…Chinese tech exec spends $100M to create Star Trek-inspired offices
A Chinese technology executive who sits on the board of search giant Baidu has built an office block in the shape of Star Trek's USS Enterprise. The building, which can be seen in the aerial footage below, will function as office space for Chinese game developer NetDragon Websoft, reports The Wall Street Journal. NetDragon's founder, the 43-year-old Liu Dejian, is reportedly a bit of a Trekkie (who'd have guessed?) and spent a total of 600 million yuan ($97 million) building the 260-meter long architectural oddity.
Continue reading…Supergirl pilot leaks six months early in full HD
The first episode of CBS's forthcoming Supergirl series has leaked online a full six months before it was scheduled to air. Two versions of the 46-minute episode (one in full HD and another in lower resolution) made their way onto torrenting sites late last week, with BitTorrent news site TorrentFreak describing the leak as a "complete surprise" to the pirating community. As seen in the six-minute trailer for the series released earlier this month, the pilot shows former Glee star Melissa Benoist as Superman's cousin Kara Zor-El (known as Kara Danvers to us humans), struggling to get to grips with both her newfound powers and the harrowing trial that is life in New York City.
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‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity
Globe-like agglomerations of human neural cells look and act strikingly like real, living grey matter.
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Wolf in the Galapagos Island has erupted for the first time since 1982.
The post New Eruption Started in the Galapagos Islands appeared first on WIRED.Game of Thrones Recap: It Can Always Be Worse
Spoilers for the seventh episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones follow, obviously. We’ve reached a fascinating point in Game of Thrones: Not only is the show departing dramatically from the plot of George R. R. Martin’s books, but they’re catching up to them, and even moving beyond them. As I dissect the changes […]
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Director Duncan Jones is finally in the homestretch of his 'World of Warcraft' adaptation. Here's how it's coming along.
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Head on in for clips from Pan, Pixels, and the Maze Runner sequel.
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The streaming video giant has a plan to get the world to watch documentaries that the world never thought it wanted to watch.
The post Netflix Wants to Usher in a New Golden Age of Nonfiction TV appeared first on WIRED.Even Tiny Updates to Tech Can Be Obstacles for the Disabled
Updates to operating systems or apps that create slight changes to the size and position of buttons throw me off for days.
The post Even Tiny Updates to Tech Can Be Obstacles for the Disabled appeared first on WIRED.If Sex Videogames Make You Feel Weird, That’s the Point
If these indie games about sex make you feel confused, awkward, and vulnerable, that's entirely the point.
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MasterCard Send Speeds Up Money Transfers With A Little P2P MagicSending money is hard. Sure we’ve got bitcoin for some and Paypal for some more and the horrible SWIFT and ACH systems for the rest of us schlubs but no one has quite cracked the money transfer trick. MasterCard Send is a good start. Created as an effort to follow the Federal Reserve initiative aimed at speeding up the money transfer system, Send allows instant disbursements –… Read MorePavegen Kicks Off Crowdcube Campaign To Power Up Its Kinetic Flooring BusinessPavegen is on a mission to upgrade the ground you walk on. The U.K. clean-tech startup has engineered a high tech flooring product that can generate enough energy to power lights and even buildings by harnessing kinetic energy from pedestrians walking on it. Read MoreMobile Internet To Be Worth More Than Apple By 2018Smartphone sales growth is slowing to less than 10% annually to 2018, and mobile networks saw just 5% growth in the last decade. So while Applecontinues to knock it out of the park and Xiaomi skyrockets, mobile internet is the mobile growth market. Digi-Capital now forecasts almost 3x revenue growth from $300 billion last year to $850 billion by 2018. The market Apple spawned could generate… Read MoreApple Names Jony Ive ‘Chief Design Officer’Apple’s Jony Ive, the design genius often credited for Apple’s innovative and unique industrial design language over the past couple of decades, has taken on a new role at the company: Chief Design Officer. The new role elevates him above his previous SVP status, and also installs Richard Howarth as the new head of Industrial Design, and Alan Dye as head of User Interface.… Read MoreBitcoin Might Be The Next Big Thing In The Remittance MarketSince its inception in 2009, bitcoin has been disrupting the money exchange market and the currency industry. As the remittance market is moving from brick and mortar retail network to digital, bitcoin might be the next technology to keep reducing and easing money transactions. Read MoreWill Tidal Make Waves In The Music Industry Or Get Washed Out?In late March, when a group of A-list musicians gathered in Manhattan to show support for Jay Z’s new music streaming service, Tidal, expectations were sky-high. The music stars, many of the brightest in today’s pop constellation, were selling an artist-owned streaming service that they affirmed would “forever change the course of music history.” Read MoreChinese E-Commerce Giant JD Leads $70M Round In Online Produce Retailer FruitDayChinese e-commerce site and Alibaba rival JD.com is putting its money into fresh fruit and vegetables after it led a $70 million Series C round in FruitDay, a company that sells fresh produce. Read MoreExpedia Sells Majority Stake In Chinese Partner eLong For $671 MillionIt’s been a pretty busy and expensive 2015 so far for Expedia — which forked out $280 million to buy Travelcity in February, before shelling out $1.6 billion for Orbitz a week later — but the travel giant is divesting one major asset after it sold its majority stake in eLong, its loss-making partner in China, for $671 million. Read More
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13 dead, hundreds left homeless after tornado ravages Mexican border city
At least 13 people died and hundreds more were left homeless after a category 4 tornado whipped through Ciudad Acuña, a Mexican border city.
The twister flipped cars, leveled homes and sent a baby flying in a seven-block area early Monday morning following heavy rain in the city of approximately 135,000. Some people who were driving when the tornado touched down got trapped in their vehicles, several of which had been slammed into buildings or had their hoods ripped off. A yellow bus was left flipped on its side in ruins.
Hasta este momento reporta el Gobierno del Estado de #Coahuila oficial: 13 fallecidos tras el #Tornado en Cd#Acuña
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Pied Piper is turning to porn.
After getting "brain-raped" by Endframe earlier this season, Richard decides to fight fire with fire by trying to poach his competitor's $15-million deal with pornography company Intersite. The guys uncover details of this deal when Gilfoyle reveals he found the password to Endframe's system on a Post-it note. So Richard, despite some initial reluctance, convinces Intersite CEO Molly Kendall (Romy Rosemont) to let Pied Piper compete for its business
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As Gilfoyle aptly puts it, Richard is going down a "left-hand path." And while he's no Michael Corleone — at least not yet — his slow transformation from nervous pushover...2 B.B. King daughters allege father was poisoned, his estate attorney says that's 'ridiculous'
LAS VEGAS — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him.
Las Vegas police homicide detectives are investigating, Lt. Ray Steiber said Monday. He declined to provide details.
Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King allege that family members were prevented from visiting while King's business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, hastened their father's death.
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"I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances," Patty King and Williams say in identically worded sections of affidavits provided to The Associated P...Apple's Jony Ive gets promoted to chief design officer
Welcome, Jony, to the C-suite
Jony Ive, the enigmatic design guru that has worked on a variety of Apple's most notable products including the iMac, MacBook Air and Pro, iPod, iPhone, and Apple Watch, has been promoted to chief design officer
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Ive revealed the promotion in an interview with The Telegraph published on Monday. He had previously been the senior vice president of design at Apple, overseeing both interface and industrial design since his last promotion. Richard Howarth is now head of the industrial design department under Ive. Alan Dye will head the user interface department. Read more...More about Apple, Jony Ive, Business, Dev Design, and JobsHigh schooler's one-handed backflip catch is Super Bowl-worthy
Go home Odell Beckham Jr., one-handed catches are so last season
High school cornerback Marco Wilson has officially one-upped the New York Giants' Beckham with this epic one-handed running backflip catch
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Unsurprisingly, the 16-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has several offers, according to 247Sports, so don't be surprised if you see acrobatic football coming to a college campus near you
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more...More about Football, Vine, Watercooler, Videos, and SportsAmericans celebrate Memorial Day with touching Instagram posts
While the weekend brought backyard barbecues, outdoor picnics and beach adventures to our Instagram feeds, Monday was reserved for touching tributes to those fallen in battle
The hashtag #MemorialDay saw several posts from cemeteries and memorials from those honoring relatives and friends who served the country. Instagram was also overflowing with beautifully filtered images of the American flag
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Take a look at how the country shared Memorial Day celebrations on social media Read more...More about Instagram, Us World, Us, Pics, and WatercoolerWhy mathematician John Nash was a genius
The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash, who died with his wife in a car crash in New Jersey on Sunday, has rightly been described as a genius.
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Nash, who died at 86, helped transform a variety of disciplines through his work on game theory, and was recently awarded the Abel Prize to go with his 1994 Nobel
Let's take a look at his most famous theory and what people had to say about his work.Game theory
Nash's most famous contribution came in the form of the Nash equilibrium, a concept that falls under the study of game theory Read more...More about Mathematics, Us World, Us, John Nash, and A Beautiful MindWaterspout comes ashore, lifts up kids' bouncy house, injures 4 people
At least four children were injured after a waterspout hit land at a Florida beach
The waterspout, which is essentially a tornado over water, crossed over land onto a Fort Lauderdale beach. Like most waterspouts, this one was relatively weak, but it managed to roll a bouncy house, then toss it up in the air and across a parking lot, according to the Associated Press. At least four children have been taken to the hospital, though it is unclear if they were in the bouncy house
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The video of the waterspout was captured by a beachgoer who noticed it gathering over the ocean. Numerous people stopped to watch the waterspout as it arrived on land, and some can later be hear...
Forget Pizza: In The Future, Drones May Deliver You
Drones may edge closer and closer to becoming our common couriers, photographers and even hunters, but when it comes to autonomous electric flying technologies, there's still one area that seems out of reach: personal transportation. Joby Aviation aims to change that with its battery-powered aviation technology.
For Joby CEO and founder JoeBen Bevirt, fast, convenient air travel seems nearly ready to hit the tarmac, and he's been working on his baby—the S2 two-seat electric aircraft—since 2005. In addition to the piloted S2 and the newer four-seat S4, Joby has also started mapping out plans for its next-generation of unmanned, remotely controlled versions. In essence, drones for people.
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MediaTek, a Taiwan-based semiconductor company, took to the Wearable World Congress floor last week to show off a new way for makers to bring their ideas off the drawing board and into the real world. Priced at just $79, the LinkIt One development kit seems geared specifically for tomorrow’s Internet of Things and wearable tech entrepreneurs.Big Power, Little Chip
LinkIt One relies on the Aster 2502 chipset, a tiny-but-powerful system-on-a-chip that boasts 4MB of RAM and 4MB of flash memory, as well as support for Bluetooth LE, Wi-Fi, GSM cellular connectivity, and more. The chip itself is only about half the size of your pinkie nail, which leaves plenty of room to pack in whatever other hardware you might want to build.
The hardware platf...Open Platforms, Open Networks: The New IP
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A team of British and American researchers have developed a hacker resistant process for online voting (PDF) called Du-Vote. The technique could theoretically allow citizens to securely cast online ballots in public elections, even if their computer is infected with malicious software.
The development is be a significant step forward for the prospect of secure online voting, one of those ideas that seems like a no-brainer until you start thinking about how to ensure that the system couldn't be tampered with. (Say what you like about paper ballots, at least they can be recounted....Get Your Faces Ready: Oculus Announces 2nd Developer Conference This FallOculus CTO John Carmack at Oculus Connect in 2014.
In mere months, Oculus will show off its latest cool tools for virtual reality game and app makers. The Facebook-owned company announced Thursday that its second annual developer conference, Connect 2, will get underway September 23 to 25 in Hollywood, Calif.
Developer conferences have become much more than geeky industry events in recent years. They’ve become hype machines for tech companies, who do their best to tempt developers into making apps—the lifeblood of any budding platform—in addition to whetting appetites among tech enthusiasts.
See also: Oculus Will Bring Virtual Reality To Real Reality On June 11
According to Oculus, the first Connect conference last year drew a thousand atte..."Virtual Rooms" For The Apple Smart Home Sound Like A Great Idea
Since Apple announced its HomeKit smart home initiative last year, it's been mostly quiet about just how iPhones and other Apple gadgets will wrangle those connected devices. Now, however, the company may have a fancy new app in the works—complete with virtual rooms, a clever and apparently easy-to-grasp metaphor for running a smart home.
Apple’s approach, according to a 9to5Mac report, will be to launch a new "Home" app for controlling smart-home gadgets—think smart locks, sensors, garage openers, thermostats, lights, security cameras and other connected appliances. The Home app will sort gadgets by function and location into a visual arrangement of virtual rooms
The goal is to simplify the otherwise bewildering task of finding, adding an...Google Is Readying Its Own OS For Running The Internet Of Things
With Google's I/O developer conference around the corner, you can expect the rumors to start coming thick and fast, and The Information has the scoop that the Mountain View company is working on a new OS for the Internet of Things.
It's codenamed "Brillo" for now, though it emerge under the Android brand, reports The Information. It will be able to run on as little as 64MB or 32MB of RAM, with or without a screen.
Those minimum specs explain the need for a whole new OS for the fledgling Internet of Things—these lightweight, low-powered, low-cost devices don't have the processing oomph to run Android or iOS.
The Internet of Things may be a clunky title, but no one has yet come up with a better phrase to describe the smart lightbulbs, doorbel...Why Retail Beacons Still Have A Long Way To Go
Remember 1980? That was the year AC/DC released Back in Black, and the same year that Black Sabbath backfilled Ozzy with Ronnie James Dio (resulting in the incredible song "Heaven and Hell," but not much else). It was a golden year for metal.
The same can't be said for marketing. Sure, the 1980s gave us classic campaigns like Wendy's "Where's the Beef?" But marketers mostly had to pray their print or TV advertisements resonated with the right audiences.
Compare that today, when the Internet offers marketers increasingly deep insight into consumer behavior. With the combination of smartphones and "beacons"—short-range gizmos that track you through a store—comes the ability to reach those consumers with the right offer in the right place at ...
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Has The Last Human Trekked To The North Pole?Thinning Arctic ice and lack of air support force an end to expeditions this year — and maybe forever.The Incredible True Story Of The Christian Foot Fetishists Who Stole 10,000 Dirty Socks“They were everywhere and anywhere,” a police officer later testified. “They were all over the furniture, hanging from lampshades and even in the microwave, frying pan and cooker. It was like there had been an explosion in a sock factory and socks had blown all over the place.”The Way They Park Bicycles In Japan Is AwesomeForget chaining your ride to a parking meter. This intricate underground system puts all of that to shame.Jony Ive Named Apple’s Chief Design OfficerIn the newly created position, Ive will “focus entirely on current design projects, new ideas and future initiatives,” according to a statement by Apple.The Fictional Bridges That Became RealIn Spijkenisse, in the Netherlands, are a set of small bridges that most of Europe should recognize instantly: because they're the fictional ones from their banknotes, made real as a wonderful piece of public art and infrastructure.The International Mystery Of The Beaumont BearHow exciting and how terribly, terribly British: the dashing airman in his Spitfire, his lucky teddy at his side as he strafes the Huns in the deadly skies over southern England. All of it verifiably true, except for the line about Beaumont being a celebrated pilot. And the identity of the pilot in the photo. And oh, yes — the bit about the teddy bear.Lion Climbs A Tree To Escape A Herd Of Angry Buffalo In KenyaUnfortunately for the lion, the herd was not ready to give up and waited for the animal to fall.The New Dictators Rule By Velvet FistThe “soft” dictators concentrate power, stifling opposition and eliminating checks and balances, while using hardly any violence.
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Attacking Ad Fraud Leads Technorati To Top Marks In Pixalate’s Global Seller Trust IndexTechnorati, a company of advertising technology specialists that builds tools and services to accelerate publisher programmatic revenue, earned top marks in several key areas of Pixalate’s Global Seller Trust Index. The Index measures more than 100 billion monthly impressions and delivers ratings based upon inventory quality and ad performance along with classic reach ranking. Technorati, focused on the high quality advertising opportunities, has recently earned Top 10 honors in seven of Pixalate’s content categories. Technorati also received scores that were among the industry’s best in a recently added scoring criteria around malware detection. Technorati’s malware score average of 97 is among the best for any of the measured selling e...AdExchanger’s State of Programmatic shows industry growthAdExchanger Research's Joanna O'Connell shares the State of Programmatic address at the recent Programmatic I/O conference in San Francisco. The session was an overview of AdExchanger's latest industry survey results.Don’t get left behind: Programmatic growth outpaces publisher expectationsThere are no shortage of headlines calling for the rapid growth of programmatic advertising, but a recent MediaPost article has put that growth into perspective when it comes to the publishing side of the equation.This is where waterfalls should stayWaterfalls have been described as a dependable solution to programmatic advertising, and while that may be true, they're certainly sub-optimal.5 Things You Need To Know About ‘Advance Bidding’It’s simple auction economics — the more people bidding on and competing for an item, the higher the price the item will sell for. Why wouldn’t publishers want this for their ad inventory? They do, obviously. But they’re not getting it under the current programmatic setup. The current programmatic auction dynamic is a “members only club,” with many would-be buyers waiting outside to bid on what’s left after the initial auction. The approach of ‘Advance Bidding’ aims to fix that. In an effort to shed light on this relatively new concept, here are five things you need to know about Advance Bidding. First, just what is Advance Bidding? Advance Bidding is a type of inventory bid management that allows publishers to offer first look and bid o...A visually simple look at Advance BiddingHere's what the Advance Bidding timeline looks like.The missing piece to the programmatic puzzleIf publishers are ever going to get their fair share of the growing programmatic market, they need to stop depending on daisy chains or waterfalls to manage demand partners. Publishers need to a way to give multiple partners equal access to their inventory to create true competition for each impression.Blocked ads certainly aren’t viewable, are they?Fraud, viewability and trust are big issues for the online ad industry right now. There’s a lot of overlap. Fraudulent impressions aren’t viewable (because they’re “seen” by bots), and this erodes trust in the relationship between buying and selling. There’s another part of the trust mission — the users. You know, the ones advertisers want to see their ads. There seems to be eroding trust on the user-side, as is apparent from the continued growth of ad-blocking software. This is why so many are working toward improving viewability and trust, while also trying to squash fraud. Also on the trust topic, publishers are apparently quite wary of Facebook’s direct-publishing play. Obviously. Publishers Watch Closely as Adoption of Ad Blocking T...
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Kara Swisher / Re/code: Sources: Twitter has held talks to acquire Flipboard in an all-stock deal valued at over $1B, but talks are now stalled — Twitter Has Held Talks to Acquire Flipboard — Twitter has been engaged in an ongoing series of talks to acquire Flipboard, according to multiple sources with knowledge …Jony Ive to remain responsible for design overall, but Alan Dye moves to VP of UI design and Richard Howarth to VP of industrial design, beginning July 1 (Mike Beasley/9to5Mac)
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac: Jony Ive to remain responsible for design overall, but Alan Dye moves to VP of UI design and Richard Howarth to VP of industrial design, beginning July 1 — Jony Ive promoted to ‘Chief Design Officer,’ handing off managerial duties July 1st [Tim Cook Memo] — Alan Dye, Jony Ive, and Richard HowarthStephen Fry talks to Jony Ive about his new role as Apple's chief design officer as he relinquishes management duties to Richard Howarth and Alan Dye (Stephen Fry/Telegraph)
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Stacey Higginbotham / Fortune: Alarm.com, a security and home automation cloud service provider with 2.3M customers, files for $75M IPO — Alarm.com files to raise $75 million through initial public offering — Security and home automation company Alarm.com, riding the interest in the smart home …Philip Zimmermann moves his mobile encryption startup Silent Circle from US to Switzerland to avoid surveillance (Juliette Garside/Guardian)
Juliette Garside / Guardian: Philip Zimmermann moves his mobile encryption startup Silent Circle from US to Switzerland to avoid surveillance — Philip Zimmermann: king of encryption reveals his fears for privacy — The creator of PGP has moved his mobile-encryption firm Silent Circle to Switzerland to be free of US mass surveillance.Daimler to offer Baidu content and services in Mercedes-Benz car infotainment systems in China (Harro ten Wolde/Reuters)
Harro ten Wolde / Reuters: Daimler to offer Baidu content and services in Mercedes-Benz car infotainment systems in China — Daimler teams up with China's Baidu in connected cars drive — German carmaker Daimler is to make software from web services company Baidu available in its Chinese Mercedes-Benz cars as part …Google Hangouts Chrome app updated w/ redesigned interface, OS X support (Chance Miller/9to5Google)
Chance Miller / 9to5Google: Google Hangouts Chrome app updated w/ redesigned interface, OS X support — Google today updated its Hangouts Chrome app with an entirely new interface. Perhaps more notably than that, the app has support for Mac OS X users in addition to the trio of Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS.Sources: Charter may announce it is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.1B tomorrow, Bright House Networks will also be merged into the combined company (Bloomberg Business)
Bloomberg Business: Sources: Charter may announce it is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.1B tomorrow, Bright House Networks will also be merged into the combined company — Charter Near Deal for Time Warner Cable at $195 a Share — Charter Communications Inc. is near an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc …
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