Facebook beats expectations as mobile grows Tuesday 28 October 2014 10:10 pm Share Facebook has posted impressive third-quarter results with growth in both revenue and users.Yet despite beating analysts’ expectations, markets had expected a stronger performance and shares in Facebook dropped eight per cent in after-hours trading last night. The firm also warned of higher costs next year. The multi-billion dollar company grew its daily active users by 19 per cent from a year ago, with the number of monthly active users growing by 14 per cent. Wall Street had expected the social media firm to post revenue for the third quarter of $3.1bn (£1.92bn) up from $2bn last year. However, Facebook did one better, reporting revenue of $3.2bn, a 59 per cent increase.Profit soared 90 per cent from the same quarter last year to reach $806m. Perhaps some of the most welcome results will be the number of mobile daily active users, which has risen to 1.12bn reflecting the rise in smartphones.Mobile ad revenues contributed 66 per cent of all ad revenue, up from 49 per cent the same time last year. Mobile ad revenues are seen as key to the future success of the company. When Facebook made its debut on the US stock market two years ago, mobile ads raked in relatively trivial sums. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and chief executive, said: “We continue to focus on serving our community well and continue to invest in connecting the world over the next decade.” Facebook also disclosed the financial performance for WhatsApp, a mobile messaging app that the company acquired earlier this month for $22bn. WhatsApp lost $232.5m in the first six months of 2014, compared to a loss of $58.8m in the first six months of 2013. Guy Bentley Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsUndo Tags: Facebook whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Wishes He Made South Asian Roles ‘More Human’The Wrap
Trending in Canada One-off Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro headed to auction block RELATED TAGSFordCoupeNon-LuxuryElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesNon-Luxury COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Cobra Jet 1400 will make its debut later this year at a drag-racing event, but Ford will be giving a sneak peak of the vehicle on MotorTrend On Demand’s “Hard Cell,” a show showcasing electric vehicles pushing boundaries, on April 26. Trending Videos advertisement Ford’s new Cobra Jet is the fastest, most powerful drag racing Mustang everFord teamed up with a few partners to complete the project: MLe Racecars, which builds and designs vehicles; Watson Engineering, which builds chassis support systems and roll cages; AEMEV, which provided the software and motor calibration controls; and Cascadia, which supplied the motor and inverter.Chevrolet was the first to bring an electric dragster to market with the eCopo concept, but it only had 700 horsepower. Ford is getting back into the drag-racing game it dominated in the 1960s, with a brand-new drag car that runs on electricity.“Ford has always used motorsport to demonstrate innovation,” said Dave Pericak, Global Director, Ford Icons. “Electric powertrains give us a completely new kind of performance and the all-electric Cobra Jet 1400 is one example of pushing new technology to the absolute limit.”As the name suggests, the vehicle will have over 1,400 horsepower at its disposal and over 1,100 lb.-ft. of instant torque. With all that power, it’s no surprise the Cobra Jet can do the quarter-mile sprint in just over eight seconds, crossing the gates at over 170 mph (273 km/h). The name is also a throwback to the drag racing vehicles that Ford ran in the 1960s. RELATED PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next › The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 16, 2001 The University of Colorado at Boulder’s International Center for Standards and Research will host the second international conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology on campus Oct. 3 to Oct. 6. Sponsored by the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, the conference is expected to draw scores of scholars and government officials from around the world. Attendees will exchange insights into the complex interplay between standards and emerging information technologies, economics, law, society and culture. The interdisciplinary conference is designed to promote applied and theoretical studies of standardization and innovation, said CU-Boulder’s ICSR director and university faculty member Timothy Schoechle. “The conference provides a novel arena for the formulation and resolution of questions vital to 21st century global economic and social growth.” The 2001 conference in Boulder will build on the considerable success of the first SIIT conference held in Aachen, Germany, in 1999 in establishing standards research as an entirely new field of academic inquiry, said Schoechle, also the SIIT general chair. “SIIT has dramatic implications for helping to understand critical issues related to technical innovation and the new global economy,” he said. “SIIT is a gathering place that places CU-Boulder and Colorado in a leadership role as the importance of standards and standardization are increasingly recognized as being key to the global economy.” The International Center for Standards Research, or ICSR, was established in 1998 with funding from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to CU-Boulder’s Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program. The mission of the international center is to advance the theory and practice of standardization on a worldwide basis through unbiased and innovative research and education, said Schoechle. The ICSR mission involves many disciplines, including engineering, business, law, economics, social sciences and the humanities, he said. One example is standardizing the interactions of various brands of computers, printers and scanners so they can interact with one another, allowing people to better communicate, he said. By sponsoring and organizing academic study, research, conferences, workshops, seminars, university courses and publications, the CU-Boulder center engages a cross-section of the standards community. The 27-year-old ITP at CU-Boulder is the oldest and largest graduate program in telecommunications with an interdisciplinary focus. It is part of CU-Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science. The SIIT 2001 conference is being organized by CU-Boulder, Germany’s Aachen University and Scotland’s University of Edinburgh. It is being sponsored by the IEEE’s Microwave Theory and Technology Society, the IEEE Standards Association and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. Financial assistance for the conference is being provided by Sun Microsystems of Palo Alto, Calif.; Ericsson, a global corporation headquartered in Stockholm; CableLabs of Boulder; and the European Commission, Directorate General-Enterprise in Brussels. The conference will feature internationally recognized scholars and professionals, including conference keynote speaker Houlin Zhao, director of the Telecommunications Standardization Bureau of the International Telecommunications Union. Other speakers include Harvard University Professor Scott Bradner, a leader of the Internet Engineering Task Force; Jim Carlo of the IEEE; Carl Cargill of Sun Microsystems; Veit Ghiladi of the International Federation of Standards Users and Germany’s DaimlerChrysler; and Jeff Strauss of Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Additional speakers include Ken Krechmer, co-founder and technical editor of the Communications Standards Review and a research fellow at CU-Boulder’s ICSR, and author, columnist and consultant Amy Zuckerman. Zuckerman will present material from her new book, “Tech Trending,” published by Capstone/Wiley this year. Zuckerman was the recipient of the American National Standards Institute Presidents Award for Journalism in 2001. Further information on the SIIT conference can be found on the Web at http://www.siit2001.org. In addition, conference coordinator George Minnigh can be reached by e-mail at [email protected]
Evolution Recommended Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Intelligent Design Awe at Echolocation? Nah, Convergence AgainEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCOctober 9, 2018, 12:04 PM “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Thomas Kuhn described normal science as a puzzle-solving project, in which members of the guild don’t question the picture they imagine on the box top (the paradigm). So focused are they on making the pieces fit, they could be failing to appreciate the wonders coming to light in the picture itself. You can see an example of this in two papers about echolocation; a discussion of the second of these will follow tomorrow. Think of the awe any sensitive person, even a scientist, should feel as he thinks about biosonar! Imagine the ability to bounce sound off objects in the dark and gain precise information about shapes, textures, and motions. Bats do it. Whales do it. Captain Dave Anderson, who leads whale-watching tours in California, said that a dolphin can tell the difference between a golf ball and a ping-pong ball by sound alone (Illustra Media, Living Waters). That’s not just echolocation. It is “indistinguishable from magic,” in Arthur C. Clarke’s famous comment about sufficiently advanced technology. Illustra’s animation of dolphin sonar reveals numerous complex parts working together to make this possible. Artificial sonar doesn’t come close.Out of FocusHow does echolocation work? Shouldn’t that be a focus in science? It is for some scientists, who eagerly learn all they can about sonar in toothed whales and bats for the sheer pleasure of understanding a complex biological system that works superbly well. It is, too, for some engineers, who explore design principles in biological sonar that might have applications for human technology. But for many evolutionary biologists, there seems to be an obsession with homology. Some Darwinists will strain over the smallest details, down to single amino acids, to force uncooperative puzzle pieces together that might show how bats are related to whales. Do people on a whale-watching boat care about that? Should they?In Science Advances, a team of ten evolutionary biologists from Germany announce finding “Molecular parallelism in fast-twitch muscle proteins in echolocating mammals.” You feel their passion for the puzzle in the opening sentence: “Detecting associations between genomic changes and phenotypic differences is fundamental to understanding how phenotypes evolved.” From there, they dive into the nitty-gritty details amino acids that might hint at evolutionary relationships:By systematically screening for parallel amino acid substitutions, we detected known as well as novel cases (Strc, Tecta, and Cabp2) of parallelism between echolocating bats and toothed whales in proteins that could contribute to high-frequency hearing adaptations. Our screen also showed that echolocating mammals exhibit an unusually high number of parallel substitutions in fast-twitch muscle fiber proteins. Both echolocating bats and toothed whales produce an extremely rapid call rate when homing in on their prey, which was shown in bats to be powered by specialized superfast muscles. We show that these genes with parallel substitutions (Casq1, Atp2a1, Myh2, and Myl1) are expressed in the superfast sound-producing muscle of bats. Furthermore, we found that the calcium storage protein calsequestrin 1 of the little brown bat and the bottlenose dolphin functionally converged in its ability to form calcium-sequestering polymers at lower calcium concentrations, which may contribute to rapid calcium transients required for superfast muscle physiology. The proteins that our genomic screen detected could be involved in the convergent evolution of vocalization in echolocating mammals by potentially contributing to both rapid Ca2+ transients and increased shortening velocities in superfast muscles. [Emphasis added.]Hammer Seeks NailWell! So much for appreciating “an extremely rapid call rate” or “superfast muscles.” This team wants to see homology. It has a Darwin-brand hammer and sees everything as a nail. In order to preserve common ancestry, they are willing to find convergent evolution in function, even when the molecular homology fails.An important aspect to understanding how nature’s phenotypic diversity evolved is to detect the genomic differences that are associated with phenotypic differences. Despite numerous sequenced genomes, detecting such associations remains a challenge. Convergent evolution, which refers to the repeated evolution of similar phenotypes in independent lineages, offers a paradigm to computationally screen genomes for molecular changes that evolved in parallel in these lineages and thus could be involved in the phenotypic difference.The e-word, evolution, saturates this paper. Molecular evolution. Parallel evolution. Neutral evolution. Evolutionary tinkering. Whatever it takes, they are going to keep the Darwin puzzle pieces together, even when homology is not evident in the genes. Withering on the lab counter, meanwhile, is awe for the wonder of echolocation.There is a brief moment of wonder, but it quickly is swallowed up by evolution:Superfast muscles consist of specialized fibers capable of contracting and relaxing at a rate that is an order of magnitude higher compared to the fastest locomotor muscles. To achieve this extraordinarily high rate, superfast muscles have evolved a number of key adaptations….Oddly, the only kind of natural selection they mention is “purifying selection.” Also called negative selection, purifying selection refers to the removal of deleterious mutations. You’ll never build a sonar system that way. To them, it’s OK. They already know it evolved. “Evolution is a fact, fact, FACT!”, as Michael Ruse put it, remember?Photo credit: Dolphins, by werdepate, via Pixabay. Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man TagsArthur C. 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“Clear some room, lay on the music and let the high times commence!”Off the back of several highly successful touring seasons, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are back with another live installment, Betty’s Blends, Volume Two: Best From The West. Recorded under the guidance of former Grateful Dead audio engineer, Betty Cantor-Jackson, the seven-track selection offers a pristine slice of the CRB’s romp through the west coast in the summer of 2014.Beginning with a dynamic, cascading version of “Vibration & Light Suite,” the CRB prove (again) why they are among the leading purveyors of contemporary psychedelic rock. The songs moves with an effortlessness and an ease that is reminiscent to a mid-70s Grateful Dead jam vehicle. And like a classic GD jam vehicle, the songs can stop and turn on a dime into a different dimension. They wade through light and dark, with many shades of grey sandwiched between. Fan favorite “Rosalee,” recorded at Big Sur’s Henry Miller Library, follows. A downright fun and funky tune, keyboard player Adam MacDougall takes a journey intermingling his signature sound with the stylish guitar of Neal Casal until the jam reaches an ambient, dream like state, finishing up with a rocking outro that has band-leader Chris Robinson inquiring, “Is the air getting thinner? Are we getting high?”Chris Robinson Brotherhood Rocks Intimate Revolution Hall Show In PortlandOne of the great things about Betty’s Blends Volume Two is the inclusion of two excellent covers amongst the Brotherhood’s originals, the first being the Grateful Dead’s “They Love Each Other.” A staple of the CRB repertoire since the get-go, this sweet, sultry version had to have put a smile on Betty’s face. After all, this was the woman who aided in the recording of the Dead’s infamous Cornell ’77 show. The second cover tune, “Driving Wheel,” comes via Tom Rush. A love ballad no doubt, this song plays to Robinson’s strength on vocals and sounds like something that could have easily come out of the CRB’s catalog. When the CRB player a cover they own it 100%.Watch Widespread Panic and Chris Robinson Brotherhood Cover Joe Cocker“Tumbleweed In Eden” makes an appearance on the new release, a song from a previous Robinson project, The New Earth Mud. Originally released on 2004’s The Magnificent Distance, the song has found a proper home in the Brotherhood and gains some serious steam towards the latter half of the song. “Shore Power” recorded at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA and “Burn Slow,” recorded at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver from 2014’s Phosphorescent Harvest round out the second installment of Betty’s Blends and provide CRB fans a great dichotomy of material. The former, a punchy, head-bobber is contrasted against the soothing, melodic tones of “Burn Slow.” All in all, Betty’s Blends Volume Two is a solid offering from a still relatively young band. The sky is the limit for this group of veteran musicians.Due out on June 2nd, Betty’s Blends Volume Two: Best From The West will be issued by Robinson’s label Silver Arrow Records as a limited edition release, with only 2000 2-LP sets, 2000 CDs and 2000 downloads available. Be sure to get yours while they’re still in stock!
Carbonari named chair, Fulton named vice chair of Harvard’s JCHS Policy Advisory BoardBruce A. Carbonari, chairman and CEO of Fortune Brands Inc., has been named chair of the Policy Advisory Board at the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard.“Bruce Carbonari is a true leader. His commitment to housing and the research of the Joint Center will help illuminate the critical issues facing the housing market today and tomorrow,” said Nicolas P. Retsinas, director of the Joint Center.The Joint Center also appointed Daniel S. Fulton the board’s new vice chair. Fulton is currently president and CEO and a member of the board of directors of Weyerhaeuser Co.Established in 1959, Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies is the nation’s leading center for information and research on housing in the United States. The JCHS is a collaborative unit affiliated with the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Kennedy School. The Policy Advisory Board, which was created in 1971, has a long-standing history of supporting housing research at Harvard.HSPH presents Q Prize to maestroThe Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) recently announced that the second annual Q Prize, named in honor of music impresario Quincy Jones, will be awarded to Gustavo Dudamel and to his mentor, José Antonio Abreu. Dudamel is an internationally celebrated conductor, and Abreu is the founder of El Sistema, a pathbreaking Venezuelan program that uses intensive instruction in classical music to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of at-risk youth. Dudamel emerged from El Sistema, and first gained widespread acclaim as the conductor of El Sistema’s celebrated Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra.The Q Prize was created to recognize and promote extraordinary leadership on behalf of children and is supported by a gift from Time Warner and individual donations.Since 1994, Quincy Jones has collaborated with the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Health Communication, directed by Jay Winsten associate dean for public and community affairs in HSPH, on national media campaigns to prevent youth violence and recruit volunteer mentors for at-risk youth.