Zendaya Took 300 Students To See Black Panther Last Weekend

first_img Facebook Twitter The 21-year-old actress and singer joined the ranks of artists and celebrities who have put money up so schoolchildren from their hometowns could attend free screenings of the blockbuster filmBrian HaackGRAMMYs Feb 26, 2018 – 12:43 pm Multi-talented actress/singer and The Greatest Showman star Zendaya joined together with progressive activist and entrepreneur Michael Skolnik to take over 300 schoolchildren from her hometown of Oakland, Calif., to see a special screening of Black Panther.Zendaya is just the latest celebrity to put together a free screening of Black Panther for members of her community, following on the heels of GRAMMY winners Kendrick Lamar and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, who bought out five showings at three cinemas in Los Angeles so children living in the city’s Watts housing projects could view the film during its opening weekend.  Meanwhile, rapper/singer Travis Scott rented out two theaters in Stafford, Texas, so local kids could attend the movie for free.Atlanta rappers Big Boi and T.I.  were also onboard, with T.I. partnering with Walmart to give out 300 free tickets to a local Black Panther premiere screening, and Big Boi arranging for patients housed in hospice care to also see the film for free. Zendaya Took 300 Students To See ‘Black Panther’ Last Weekend Email center_img Zendaya Took 300 Students To See ‘Black Panther’ zendaya-took-300-students-see-black-panther-last-weekend News For her own part, Zendaya has also promised on Twitter that she plans to set up additional free screenings for director Ava DuVernay’s forthcoming adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s classic fantasy novel A Wrinkle In Time, set for release on Mar. 9. DuVernay has said she hopes her film will help spread a positive message amid a national sentiment of “darkness and division.”Black Panther’s director Ryan Coogler has also released a statement in response to the overwhelmingly positive response the film has received, saying, “Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong… For the people who bought out theaters, … And to the young ones, who came out with their parents, with their mentors, and with their friends…Thank you for giving our team of filmmakers the greatest gift: The opportunity to share this film, that we poured our hearts and souls into, with you.”Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead morelast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Business Officer Manager at CareOneFull-Time Air Freight Warehouseman at Concordia International Forwarding CorporationFull-Time CNC Machine Operator at Stafford Manufacturing CorporationFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at New England Carpet MasterPart-Time Retail Sales Associate at Cumberland FarmsFull-Time Product Manager (Neuroscience Discovery) at Charles River LabsFull-Time Regional Sales Specialist (Industrial Markets) at RigakuFull-Time Weekend Labor at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time Delivery Driver at Optima ShippingFull-Time Warehouse Sort Supervisor at Optima Shipping(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 7, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Bosch built a sensor platform just for flying taxis

first_img Share your voice All of the electric urban aircraft unveiled at Uber Elevate 2018 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Enlarge ImageThis little box is all Bosch thinks flying taxis will need to operate the sensors required for autonomous flight. Bosch Flying taxis are a growing area of interest as congestion continues to get worse. Bosch is a supplier with its hands all over the automotive industry, and now, it wants to get into the flying-taxi game by leveraging its current strengths and applying them to a burgeoning field.Bosch on Tuesday unveiled its new sensor platform, which is aimed specifically at air taxis — small, short-distance aircraft that will likely operate without human assistance. Using its knowledge from developing sensor platforms for automated development cars, Bosch has combined a batch of sensors on a single platform that the supplier believes will be able to give air-taxi development the parts it needs without the insane cost usually dedicated to aerospace tech.The supplier says the system is plug-and-play, which means it should be able to integrate into a number of existing flying-taxi systems without too many complications. Bosch didn’t give a full listing of every sensor built into the platform, but it did call out a few: Acceleration sensors track movement, yaw-rate sensors determine angle of attack, magnetic field sensors monitor its heading, and pressure sensors measure altitude and airspeed. “Through our Bosch solution, we aim to make civil aviation with flying taxis affordable for a wide range of providers,” said Marcus Parentis, who heads Bosch’s team in charge of these control units, in a statement. “We are talking to air taxi manufacturers from the aerospace and automotive industries, as well as with startups that build air vehicles and are looking to provide sharing services.”We still have a way to go before flying taxis even get approval to take off — the FAA does not mess around, after all — but Bosch believes they’re definitely a part of our future. It pointed to analysis from Morgan Stanley consultants that claims the flying-taxi market could be as high as $1.5 trillion by 2040. Sounds a little lofty, but hey, we may as well aim high. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Post a comment 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More From Roadshow Tags Auto Tech Future Cars 8 Photos 0 Boschlast_img read more

BSE closes points 18375 up on June 9

first_imgBSE closes points 183.75 up on June 92.6K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 183.75 up on June 92.6K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, June 09 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 183.75 points up to stand at 25,580.21. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 71.20 points up to stand at 7,654.60. Unitech and Grasim Industries Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 17.16% and 11.38% along with Sobha Dev and Sun TV Network with an increase of 8.96% and 8.95% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Pipavav Defence and Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. with a decrease of 4.98% and 3.12% along with Bajaj Finserv Ltd. and MCX with a decrease of 2.96% and 2.79% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 234.63 points at 15,419.15 while the banking sector is up 28.77 points at 17,817.36 and the realty sector is up 127.98 points at 2,256.01. The Indian currency is up 0.16% at Rs 59.07 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, June 09 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 183.75 points up to stand at 25,580.21. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 71.20 points up to stand at 7,654.60. Unitech and Grasim Industries Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 17.16% and 11.38% along with Sobha Dev and Sun TV Network with an increase of 8.96% and 8.95% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Pipavav Defence and Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. with a decrease of 4.98% and 3.12% along with Bajaj Finserv Ltd. and MCX with a decrease of 2.96% and 2.79% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 234.63 points at 15,419.15 while the banking sector is up 28.77 points at 17,817.36 and the realty sector is up 127.98 points at 2,256.01. The Indian currency is up 0.16% at Rs 59.07 per dollar.last_img read more

Skype From Startup to 85B in Eight Years

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Tech giant Microsoft Corp. announced this week that it plans to buy internet calling service Skype for a whopping $8.5 billion in cash. But this isn’t the first time a company has ponied up major dollars for Skype since it was founded by two European entrepreneurs more than eight years ago.A quick history of the company and its founders follows.Aug. 2003: Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the entrepreneurs who founded file-sharing service Kazaa in the early 2000s, start a service that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. They call the Luxembourg-based business Skype. Oct. 2005: After gaining traction with users, Skype is purchased by eBay for approximately $2.5 billion, plus potential performance-based consideration.April 2006: Skype says it has reached more than 100 million registered users — nearly double the users it had the previous year.May 2007: Zennstrom and Friis launch peer-to-peer online TV service Joost. The pair are said to raise as much as $45 million in funding.Oct. 2007: Zennstrom steps down as CEO of Skype, becoming nonexecutive chairman. In 2007, Skype generates $382 million in revenues and claims to have 276 million users. However, eBay says it will incur a $1.4 billion “impairment” due, in part, to a $530 million earn-out payment to Skype shareholders.Feb. 2008: Replacing Zennstrom, eBay names Shopping.com CEO Josh Silverman as chief executive of Skype.March 2009: Skype is expected to double its revenue to more than $1 billion in 2011, eBay says.Nov. 2009: Following an announcement the previous month, eBay officially sells a 70 percent stake of Skype to an investor group led by private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners and others including venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Founders Zennstrom and Friis join the investor group. Separately, Zennstrom and Friis sell Joost to Santa Monica, Calif.-based content network Adconion Media Group for an undisclosed amount.June 2010: Zennstrom and Friis launch online jukebox service Rdio. August 2010: Skype files for an initial public offering, reportedly seeking to raise as much as $1 billion. The company says it generated more than $406 million in revenues through the first half of the year.Oct. 2010: Tony Bates, a former Cisco Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business Group senior vice president and general manager, is named Skype’s CEO.May 2011: After delaying its IPO, rumors begin to fly. Facebook and Google are said to separately consider buying Skype: A deal is said to be valued at $3 billion to $4 billion.Not long after, Microsoft swoops in and agrees to buy the company for $8.5 billion in cash. Skype says it had 170 million users who racked up more than 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations in 2010.The investor group that sold Skype to Microsoft is said to pull in a total capital gain of more than $5 billion on the sale. Register Now » May 12, 2011 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. min readlast_img read more

Does Your Business Need a Digital Transformation

first_img 3 min read For several years, digital innovator Maurice Freedman and his team had been developing a practice to help companies find an efficient way to transform their business, building a proven model for commercializing innovation. Here, Freedman breaks down the process and how it can help reshape and revitalize a company.What is “digital transformation”?”Most would say it’s ‘up-teching.’ That is, adding technology to an existing, broken way of doing business. But we have found that a shiny new app is not the answer. Technology alone is not transformative if processes are broken — it can actually be a distraction for the actual problem. Injecting technology often make matters worse, and comes at a great expense. Our digital transformation practice evaluates the whole process, from innovation through commercialization, to help companies build pathways to profit, using technology as an empowering tool. A tool is only as good as the teams using it.” Related: 5 Emerging Technologies for Rapid Digital TransformationWhat separates you from competitors? “First, real-world experience. Lots of bruises, some broken bones and a few glorious trophies. I’ve been lucky enough in my career to have been involved with many different industries: software, healthcare, consumer goods, military, media — some companies on the way up, and some that failed miserably. I learned the most from the failures. Failure teaches modesty, persistence and that the answer lies in the field, not in the lab. I’m on the ground, talking to customers, learning the market. When I’m not talking to customer and clients, I’m walking the startup aisles at tradeshows, learning as much as I can.”How do you choose the right technologies for a complex problem? “We start by lateraling — searching first for a solution, at least in part, from a completely different industry. Often, the problem may have been solved already, and at great cost. The challenge is focusing first on the mechanism of the problem, and less so on the granular details, and surface analogs. Most companies think their problems are unique or are so complex that is impossible to understand. But it’s not usually true. The supply chain for human tissue, for example, involves a massive amount of complex science, but as it turns out, an open source e-commerce platform can manage it perfectly. That’s thousands of hours of engineering, knowledge and testing under market pressure — inherited for free! It’s the same software I use to order socks.”Related: Five Tips To Grow Your Audience For Your Digital BusinessWhat’s the most important thing you’ve learned in all this? “With every new engagement, I have to put everything I think I know to the side and re-engage from scratch. Leave the assumed problems alone for a moment, and fully understand the customer experience. Everything else I do stems from that. Corporate tribal knowledge is often suspect, propagated myths about customers that they’ve never met. It’s like playing telephone with billions of dollars. You’ll never get the right answer purely from demographics, ethnographies, or a BI dashboard. Get with customers and show them products directly. Test, try and iterate in the marketplace. Put something as close to real as possible in their hands, as fast as you can. Watch where it fails, retool, and go again. And again. In the end, customer sentiment is not the most important thing. It’s the only thing.”    Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals August 14, 2018center_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more