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Wal-Mart in talks to buy online retailer Jet.com: report

Jet.com much worth more than $ 3000000000 could be, the Journal said, referring to people familiar with the matter. Wal-Mart spokesman Greg Hitt...

 

Wal-Mart in talks to buy online retailer Jet.com: report

Jet.com much worth more than $ 3000000000 could be, the Journal said, referring to people familiar with the matter.

Wal-Mart spokesman Greg Hitt declined to comment and Jet could not be reached immediately for comment.

The world’s largest retailer is playing catch with Amazon.com Inc distribution and technology. The acquisition could give it access to Jet.com innovative pricing software, network of warehouses and customer data.

For the past five years, Wal-Mart has been on an acquisition spree, buying 15 startups in an effort in the talent and technology needed to drive e-commerce growth to bring. This includes social data analysis starts its nuclear Silicon Valley become technology arm @WalmartLabs.

Although Wal-Mart does not mean that spending on the acquisition, it has a total of $ 3100000000 for revealed e-commerce and digital projects, such as the platform and new warehouses in the four fiscal years until January 2017.

Wal-Mart has a majority stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Yihaodian in 2012, but sales in June to JD.com Inc., which is China’s second largest e-commerce company.

Despite his investment, Wal-Mart has not projected when online business earnings and by converting its target of growing 20 to 30 percent per year can be difficult to achieve.

Wal-Mart’s online business struggled and posted its slowest growth in a year in the last quarter. Online sales were $ 13700000000 in 2015, according to the company Internet Retailer survey.

Wal-Mart said recently that all changes caused by reloading the e-commerce, including the installation of a new technology platform and built new warehouses, have contributed to the recent slowdown in growth.

A July 2015 study by consulting firm Kantar Retail is the extent to which Amazon has eaten at Wal-Mart customer base. The survey found that 48 percent of copper at Wal-Mart Supercenters’s orders weekly or monthly at Amazon.com on that frequency in the yard Wal-Mart placement, double the rate shopping.

The help acquisition of Jet Wal-Mart in the establishment of a larger online presence, analysts say. The start launched in July 2015 and has more than $ 500 million in the capital of venture capital companies.

initial strategy Jet’s large up-front discounts and the lowest prices on items based on a unique prys formula that factors into consideration such as basket size, provides for an annual $ 50 fee. But three months after launch, Jet change strategy and eliminated its subscription model.

Wal-Mart shares closed 0.3 percent lower at $ 72.94 on the New York Stock Exchange.

(Reporting by Nandita Bose in Chicago and Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bangalore; Editing by Savio D’Souza and Tom Brown)

Thai junta pressures Facebook, Line to censor online posts

 

Thai junta pressures Facebook, Line to censor online posts

The junta appointed NRSA advisory board plans to meet with managers of the two companies in the next three months, board member Major General Pisit Paoin Reuters.

The government has allowed court orders to remove content that the damage to the country and the monarchy and the peace and order, which firms hit rarely observed. The companies will be asked to respond rapidly in the future such decisions, he said.

Thailand junta has faced repeated criticism for which rights groups say is a deepening slide into authoritarianism since the army has the power May 2014.

The previous attempts to take with social media platforms political posts was largely ineffective, though the country thousands of blocked websites hosting lèse majesté content.

numbers of people arrested under the laws against criticism of the monarchy has also increased significantly.

Thai representatives for Facebook and Google could not be reached immediately for comment.

Thai authorities have a similar request regarding the content of January 22 to technology giants Google, which owns YouTube video sharing platform, Pisit said.

Authorities have increasingly cracked down on criticism of the junta.

A former politician of the Pheu Thai Party deposed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra indicted on Friday for violating the country’s Computer Crime for the part on the line a video spotted junta leader General Prayuth Chan- OCHA.

(Reporting by Pairat Temphairojana and Aukkarapon Niyomyat write by Aubrey Belford;. John Stonestreet)

U.S. meets tech leaders, forms task force to fight online militants

 

U.S. meets tech leaders, forms task force to fight online militants

WASHINGTON / SAN JOSE (Reuters) – The Obama administration sent on Friday to his top national security officials tech meet industry leaders in Silicon Valley and announced a new task force to online propaganda against the United States trying to crack down on the down unprecedented use of the Internet by the jihadiste.

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough led a high level government delegation which held talks with representatives of some of the nation’s largest technology companies, including Apple CEO Tim Cook.

It is the latest attempt by the Obama administration to technology firms nice talk more cooperative with the intelligence services asked a ravine by the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations, which oversees government set put to be.

The talks, a government complex along San Jose City Hall, described by a senior administration official as â ???? technological brainstorming meetingâ ???? to look at ways to make it more difficult for violent extremists use the internet to recruit support or to plan attacks.

“We explain our policies and how we enforce them – Facebook does not tolerate terrorists or terrorist propaganda and we work aggressively to it as soon as we become aware of to remove it,” has a Facebook spokesman said after The meeting, which lasted two hours and 15 minutes.

Google, Twitter, Microsoft, Yahoo and LinkedIn also plans to send senior managers as President Barack Obama works to the public that his administration battles against Islamic state in the wake of the recent attacks in Paris and reassure San Bernardino, California.

A Brookings Institution report in 2015 noted that Islamic state that large parts of Syria and Iraq control, the industry has at least 46 000 Twitter accounts for a period of three months in 2014.

Security was surprisingly light around the San Jose venue and local media posted photos on Twitter of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson McDonough and walk down the street to get coffee before the meeting.

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Several social media companies have their conditions of service updated within the last 18 months to a stricter attitude to the content that can incite violence, but some are reluctant to appear cooperative with the government due to privacy and commercial interests.

Twitter, long beswadderde less cooperative as other companies such as Facebook, updated its policy last week expressly forbidden â ???? hateful conduct.â ???? battle

Law enforcementâ ???? s encrypted electronic communication used by criminal and terrorist suspects was to crack down on the agenda, but not expected to be a central focus, said sources.

Intelligence officials and some lawmakers have complained that the growing incidence of strong encryption email, phone and messaging platforms, such as iMessage or Whatsapp, hamstring their ability to monitor communications between criminal suspects.

The Obama administration abandoned a push last year for legislation that would force US companies to so-called â ???? build backdoorsâ ???? in getting their products investigators access to encrypted data, calls amid concerns from technologists and privacy. The meeting is not required to make a change in the official position of the White House fast.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey and other senior officials also have the San Jose talks.

As part of its online efforts against jihadiste, a new group known as the tools of violent extremism Task Force will “integrate and harmonize” government efforts to prevent violent extremism in the United States, White House national security spokesman Ned Price said.

The changes appear largely bureaucratic, however, and reflects the government’s ongoing battle for the presence of the Islamic State necessarily speak online.

The task force will involve the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice and other federal and local agencies.

In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the renovation of how to deliver anti-propaganda on websites like Twitter with the formation of a new global Engagement Center. This will move away from a heavily criticized campaign that included production English counter-propaganda content and direction help allies in creating more targeted anti-militants communication

(Additional reporting by Roberta Rampton and Julia Edwards in Washington ;. Editing by Jonathan Weber and Alistair Bell)

‘Veronica Mars’ film’s online fundraiser hits goal

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) â?? “Veronica Mars” fans just bought himself a big screen version of the cult favorite TV series.

crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter campaign to raise $ 2 million for the project has achieved its goal in less than a day.

“Veronica Mars,” starring Kristen Bell as Detective young, his third season run in 2007. With the help of Bell, series creator Rob Thomas began Wednesday in the search for a big screen version.

More than 33,000 people have pledged $ 2.1 million as of Wednesday evening, the total still.

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not available, Thomas promised: “The more money we raise, the cooler movie what we can do.”

The film is the fastest projects not yet reached 1 million on Kickstarter, hit in 4 hours and 24 minutes. This is also the film’s most funded project or video so far, according to a spokesperson for the site. Previous collections fund films are high in terms of “The Goon” ($ 442,000) and “Charlie Kaufman Anomalisa” ($ 406,000), both lively

Thomas said. “Veronica Mars” owner Warner Bros. has his blessing to the project and cast members from Bell and others are ready to begin production this summer for a release in 2014. A spokesman said limited studio output, which means it can not thousands of screens or in any city is probably at this moment.

fundraising campaign, which was confirmed by the representative of Thomas United Talent Agency, ends April 12.

“You grouped as badgers sassy little honey and you are done this can happen,” Bell said in an online message, promising “sleuth stenosis, snarkiest” movie possible.

Bell is back on television in “House of Lies,” the Showtime series starring Don Cheadle.

She and a number of “Veronica Mars” cast members appear in a video on Kickstarter light which they reflect on the prospect of reunification.

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average between 2.2 million and 2.5 million viewers during the two years of the existence of the now defunct UPN and final season on the CW network. these modest figures are overshadowed by the intense devotion fan who kept alive dreams of a movie.

Backers are eligible for all kinds of goodies, ranging from a PDF copy script must be submitted on the day of the film (for a $ 10 bet) for naming rights to a character (for $ 8,000). An appearance in the film, available at a $ 10,000 contribution was made.

Crowdsourcing gave filmmakers a new way to raise money is still elusive. At the Academy Awards last month, the short documentary “Innocente” was the first Kickstarter-funded film to win an Oscar. He received $ 52,000 for 300 employees.

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AP business writer Ryan Nakashima contributed to this report.

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