Verizon to Lay Off 2,100 Employees After Finalizing Yahoo Deal – The New York Times

Verizon to Lay Off 2,100 Employees After Finalizing Yahoo Deal - The New York Times

Verizon to Lay Off 2,100 Employees After Finalizing Yahoo Deal – The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Verizon plans to lay off 2,100 people once it completes its acquisition of Yahoo’s internet business on Tuesday.The sting will be soothed a bit for some of the Yahoo employees who lose their jobs: A 10 percent surge in the company’s share price on Thursday enhanced the value of their accumulated stock compensation.The layoffs, which were described by a person briefed on Verizon’s plans, represent about 15 percent of the work force at Yahoo and AOL, the Verizon unit with which it is to be combined.Yahoo, which had 8,600 full-time employees as of March 31, has already endured many rounds of cuts. During the five years that Marissa Mayer, the chief executive, has led the company, its work force dropped by 46 percent. AOL has also gone through repeated layoffs, most recently in November, when it cut 500 jobs.Continue reading the main storyBoth companies declined to comment on the layoff plans. But the steady shrinking of Yahoo and AOL underscores the major challenges faced by both companies as they compete against the two behemoths of the internet, Google and Facebook, for advertising dollars.

Källa: Verizon to Lay Off 2,100 Employees After Finalizing Yahoo Deal – The New York Times

Apple Can Afford To Mess With Annoying, Snoopy Ads–And At WWDC, It Did

Internet ads, you’re on notice.That was one of the more subtle messages coming out of Apple’s annual WWDC keynote this year. The company had plenty of eye-catching announcements, like the new HomePod speaker and a space gray iMac Pro, but buried among the myriad capabilities of the upcoming iOS 11 and MacOS High Sierra updates are a collection of features aimed at protecting users’ privacy by targeting annoying web ads.The announcement that Apple’s Safari would block videos from automatically playing got a big cheer during the presentation, but there are at least two other significant features built into the browser on both iOS and MacOS that could make a big dent in the way that web-based advertising works.The first are some adjustments to Safari’s Reader mode, which debuted way back in 2010. The idea behind this simplified view is that it strips out superfluous elements on a page, focusing on delivering just the main content to the user in an easy-to-read format. But that streamlined mode also strips out ads, which has caused some content providers to object that Apple was taking aim at their sites’ livelihood.

Källa: Apple Can Afford To Mess With Annoying, Snoopy Ads–And At WWDC, It Did

Strangers

Strangers

Strangers

Strangers is a short film by Vallée Duhamel that tells the surreal stories of characters moving around in the same space in a complex choreography of interlaced paths. The tight human pattern they weave often comes really close to overlapping, yet they remain invisible to one another.
An hommage to Oscar-winning 1982 film “Tango” by Zbigniew Rybszynski.
CREDITS
Directed by : Julien Vallée & Eve Duhamel
Produced by : Sailor Productions
Cinematographer : John Londono
Choreographer : Isabelle Boulanger
Music by : Pressure by Milk & Bone
Post-Production : Mels & Erik Gagnon
Casting :
Girl waking up : Wensi Yan
Guy jumping : Daniel Alwell
Girl reading a book : Lydia Weber
Girl with the ball : Kimberly Bittner quinn
Giant girl : Amanda Van Der Siebes
Dancer girl : Brontë Poiré-Prest
Giant guy : Theodore Pellerin
Girl in the window : Solène Buxo-Marti
Makeup and hair artist : Maïna Militza
Makeup and hair assistant : Josianne Morin & Josianne Cournoyer
Stylist : Tinashe Musara
Clothes are courtesy of :
Laugh by Lafaille
COS
H&M studio
Paulina Wonder
Sachika
Camera
1st camera assistant : Kevin Corvellec
DIT / Video Assist : Daniel Lacasse
Electric
gaffer : Jackson Girard
Best Boy Electrician : Julie Martel
Electrician : Alexandre de Ernsted

 

Ny dator är beställd

Ny dator är beställd

Ny dator är beställd

Det blev en MacBook Pro 13-tum med 16 GB RAM och en 256 GB SSD-disk. Efter drygt ett år med min iPad Pro så återvänder jag till en riktig” laptop.

Jag valde den nya MacBook Pro-modellen med Touch Bar och jag valde den mindre 13-tums modellen på grund av vikt och storlek. Faktum är att den väger strax under min nuvarande iPad Pro. Det är tangentbordet, Logitech Create, som gör att vikten drar iväg.

Batteritid

10 timmars batteritid är angivet av Apple och Apple brukar ange batteritid i underkant så jag räknar kallt med lite extra tid utöver det.

När datorn har landat i Skellefteå så blir det 1-2 recensioner, tester och omdömen.

 

EU antitrust regulators to investigate $38 billion Qualcomm, NXP deal | Reuters

EU antitrust regulators to investigate $38 billion Qualcomm, NXP deal | Reuters

EU antitrust regulators to investigate $38 billion Qualcomm, NXP deal | Reuters

EU antitrust authorities opened an investigation on Friday into Qualcomm’s (QCOM.O) $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors (NXP.N), ratcheting up pressure on the U.S. smartphone chipmaker to offer concessions to address their concerns.Qualcomm, which supplies chips to Android smartphone makers and Apple (AAPL.P), is set to become the leading supplier to the fast growing automotive chip market following the deal, the largest-ever in the semiconductor industry.The European Commission listed a raft of concerns about the combined company’s ability and incentives to squeeze out rivals and jack up prices. It said the company may bundle its products, excluding rivals in baseband chipsets and near field communication (NFC) chips.The combined entity would also have the ability and the incentive to change NXP’s intellectual property licensing practices, in particular the NFC technology, by tying this to Qualcomm’s patent portfolio, the EU watchdog said.

Källa: EU antitrust regulators to investigate $38 billion Qualcomm, NXP deal | Reuters

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