A game of tetris played by hundreds of enthusiasts set a possible world record by playing on a 29-story Cira Centre high-rise building in downtown Philadelphia Saturday.
A tetris like colorful displays appear on the 437-foot building during night thanks to hundreds of LED lights installed on its facade and this weekend the Cira Centre's north and south sides were turned into a 100,000-square-foot screen, with players controlled it with, of course, joysticks.
This building was also the same one where a record-breaking game of Pong were played last year.… Read More
Organizations world over are feeling the need to organize their tasks and execute them in an orderly and scheduled manner as this would improve their efficiency and productivity, besides enabling them to extend timely services to their clients and customers. Only then they would be able to win their trust and confidence and thus boost their growth and marketability.
But it is difficult to organize tasks due to their sheer number. An organization has to execute a huge number of tasks which are of different types and nature. It may have to perform administrative, commercial,… Read More
If you are a part of a big team that has to handle numerous projects at one time, this piece is surely going to be beneficial. A project management and collaboration tool is a software that comes up with varied features to support and aid you in your project management process. With so many deadlines, tasks and pressure to handle, you are certain to forget many things. It is then, that these tools come as a saviour. But, the question arises are these tools good enough to answer all your needs and requirements. Or is it that in… Read More
Success over a project is not only important for a business’s growth and development, but is also quite important for its clients, customers, sponsors and other stakeholders. Its successful and timely culmination would enhance their trust and confidence in the business and better serve their interests.
While managing a project, a business cannot leave anything to chance. It needs to streamline its working, get rid of inefficient practices and emphasize on better planning, organizing and delivering. Its team members need to communicate and collaborate fast, accurately and transparently with each other for resolving matters fast… Read More
Over the years, traditional retailers have been moving into online sales. Now, one of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies is doing the opposite - moving into department stars.
On Monday, Alibaba, China’s biggest e-commerce company, announced that it would invest 5.37 billion Hong Kong dollars, or $692 million, for a stake of at least 25 percent in Intime Retail Group.
The deal is roughly equivalent to Amazon’s buying a stake in Macy’s, Intime operates 36 department stores and shopping centers across China.
Alibaba’s investment in Intime comes as it… Read More
A United States court has dismissed a lawsuit by pro-democracy activists against Baidu, the operator of China’s most popular Internet search engine, who complained that the company illegally suppressed political speech.
The lawsuit was brought by eight New York writers and video producers who accused Baidu of creating search engine algorithms, at the behest of the Chinese government, to block users in the United States from viewing articles, videos and other information advocating greater freedom in China.
The suit claims Baidu kept users from seeing the plaintiffs’ work, unlike users of other… Read More
A tweet - now deleted - by the promotional account of The Colbert Report produced an outcry of racism against Stephen Colbert and spawned the hashtag of #CancelColbert.
The since-deleted tweet read:
“I’m willing to show the #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”
The tweet was originally a quote from Wednesday night’s show. In Wednesday’s episode, the joke was in the context of Colbert mocking Redskins owner Dan Snyder for responding to complaints about his team name, the… Read More
Newly released Edward Snowden documents have revealed NSA operations against Huawei, the giant Chinese tech company.
Snowden’s documents has shown that since at least 2007, the NSA has been conducting a sophisticated operation against Huawei, hacking into its servers, stealing its source code, and monitoring its employees' emails.
China wants answers.
The Chinese government gave out a statement saying it is "gravely concerned" about the report, and asked the United States to cease its spying operations. On Monday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei added, "China has… Read More
Google is finally getting into the smartwatch world.
The search giant on Tuesday introduced Android Wear, a version of Google’s Android operating system software that is designed for wearable computers, mainly the smartwatch.
Google, which entered the smartphone and tablet markets after Apple, now is position to be first in developing relationships with the many software partners.
That means consumers should expect to see Android-powered smartwatches before Apple does. Apple has been known to be developing a watch for some time, but no smartwatch has yet to be released.… Read More
Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia Pte Ltd) today announced that it had secured firm capital commitments totalling SGD 2.7 million (USD 2.1 million) from an international consortium of investors. Anchored by Singapore’s Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL), the investment round is supported by two funds, SpinUp Partners Ltd (Russia) and Fenox Venture Capital (Silicon Valley), with private investors from the Philippines, Vijay Saraff (Thailand), Paul Burmester (UK) and Thomas Gorissen (Germany).
The investment announced today represents the first milestone toward JFDI’s ambition to raise SGD 6 million (USD 4.7 million) to scale up its… Read More
Ten days after being “outed” by Newsweek magazine as the mysterious creator of the digital currency Bitcoin, Dorian Nakamoto, has hired a lawyer and issued an unconditional statement denying any involvement in Bitcoin.
The 64 through his his lawyer, Ethan D. Kirschner of Los Angeles ,said in a statement, “I am writing this statement to clear my name. I did not create, invent or otherwise work on Bitcoin.”
In his categorical denial, Mr. Nakamoto said that he first heard the term Bitcoin last month from his son after Newsweek contacted his son.… Read More
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