Research say youll love mobile VR video in 2021, but it’s questionable

June 17, 2017

… contained a surprisingly optimistic forecast for VR over the course of the next four years. Not only does report predict that VR revenue will reach $15 billion across 10 markets (U.S., Japan, China, South Korea, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, and Italy) by 2021, but the report also claims that VR will add nearly the same revenue as TV advertising during this period. How? According to PwC, VR video will account for the majority of VR growth in the next few years as the platform, led …

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Travis Kalanick, your Uber drivers don’t know you and they don’t really care

June 16, 2017

… being treated properly and not getting proper pay Temba clearly had the gist of it, but like other drivers I spoke to, these issues were but a distant rumble in the world of Uber’s empire and its drivers. For most of them, the focus is on the work, the good and bad of it. Each of them told me that business isn’t as good as it was a year ago, but it had nothing to do with Uber executive departures and everything to do with too many drivers. Zhejun, who came to the U.S. from China, …

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Banking with your personal assistant will be the future, whether you like it or not

June 11, 2017

… Madrid, Spain. Image: Getty Images Regulators are also unlikely to push back regarding voice-activated banking, said Michael Yeo, a Singapore-based research manager at marketing research firm IDC. “We will continue to witness developments which should push the edge on what can be done with voice,” Yeo told Mashable. “We have already seen examples in China and Singapore where voice commands can issue payments.” Voice-activated banking hasn’t been explicitly …

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Apple ad pushes environmentalism during NBA Finals

June 10, 2017

… such as China. Cook personally called President Donald Trump to try to persuade him to remain in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, an entreaty which did not succeed. The timely cause is a departure from Apple’s usual apolitical marketing. While CEO Tim Cook often comments on the topics of the day, Apple mostly sat out the growing trend towards social commentary in advertising until now. …

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With A Flick Of His Mood, Trump Throws Allies Off Balance

June 7, 2017

… United States role in the world and are willing to change their policies accordingly. [Trump] seems to be fine being alone, and it may have benefits in the short term. But in the long term its going to cost us, Daalder said. In acting as if you cant trust anybody else in the world, no one will trust the United States. Hours before Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, European leaders put out a joint statement with China to reaffirm their commitment to its …

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One Love Manchester: Fans gather for tribute concert – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… Cricket Ground, with build-up to the gig from 18:30 BST and 19:00 BST. All four presenters will then provide commentary from 19:00 BST onwards. Outside the UK, broadcasters in at least 38 countries will screen the show live, despite the time zone differences. TV networks in China, the US, Brazil, France, New Zealand, Canada and Australia will broadcast the show. Full details are here. What is it raising money for? Proceeds will go to the We Love Manchester emergency fund, which has been …

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Luxury brands are allowing China’s millennials to buy directly through WeChat

June 1, 2017

Besides chatting with friends and idly thumbing through their social feeds, you can now buy luxury bags off China’s largest social app, WeChat. The country’s most popular messenger app which boasted nearly 900 million daily users last year is so ubiquitous that luxury brands like Longchamp and Burberry are jumping onboard, reports the Wall Street Journal. SEE ALSO: Japan’s new ultra-luxurious train is here, and tickets cost $10,000 each Big brands like Louis Vuitton, Givenchy …

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Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

… Indonesia or something like that.” Image: ng yi shu/mashable Image: ng yi shu/mashable A long line of people were already queueing up outside Knightsbridge Mall, before the store opened at 10 a.m. Singapore time. Some were there since 5 p.m. the previous day. And like Khajorn, many flew in from places like China to witness the store’s opening. “We were going to start school [in Singapore], and when we heard that the Apple Store was opening, we wanted to be …

May 28, 2017
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Coke’s new label in Romania is also a music festival wristband

Bottles of Coke could get Romanians into concerts this summer. The soda giant is printing detachable labels that double as festival wristbands to some of the country’s biggest musical events. SEE ALSO: Why Warren Buffett is the new face of Coca-Cola in China Not every bottle is a winner; drinkers have to use a special app to determine whether or not their package is a real ticket. But the company is hoping that the eight quirky designs it’s rolling out will make teens want to …

May 28, 2017
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DJI will limit drone flight if you don’t register with them

DJI just wants you to fly your drones smart and safe or else. The company just instituted a software update that will require every DJI drone owner old and new to register and/or sign and activate their DJI account. If they don’t, but still update to the latest DJI drone firmware, the drone’s flight will be severely limited. SEE ALSO: Drone owners will now have to register with the government in China According to the DJI message sent out to customers this week entitled, DJI …

May 26, 2017
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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable market for …

May 22, 2017
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Hot Barber Styles Clients’ Hair With A Giant Flame

Young people in Cairo are visiting hairstylist Mohamed Hanafy so he can set their hair on fire, according to news station CGTN Africa, the international branch of China state broadcaster CCTV. Its a technique that Hanafy says he learned after watching a YouTube video showing a Pakistani barber using a similar technique. destroysremoves dandruff. How can I tell them that I will set their hair on fire and convince them that it wont harm them at all that on the contrary it would improve it? …

May 19, 2017
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In ancient city of Xi’an, China hopes to restart the Silk Road

Xi'an, China (CNN)Michael Chang’s love of noodles should make his adopted home a perfect fit. Growing up poor in eastern China, Chang crowded around one of the only two televisions in his village to watch Hong Kong soap operas and TV dramas. “They were all in these fancy offices eating instant noodles,” he said. ” I wanted that to be me.” China’s party ruined by N. Korea missile What is China’s grand plan for the world? In …

May 15, 2017
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