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Provider of an open-source software platform for the development of Android apps. The company offers an open-source software library for the Android platform. Its services are designed to offer developers with knowledge for creating apps on iOS, Android, and mobile cloud platforms. [Keyword: Web generation, framework]

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6F Shibuya 3rd KK Building 3-1-9 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku

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Biden’s infrastructure plans could boost startups – TechCrunch

Nov 17, 2020

NewsAroundUs Published As President-elect Joe Biden readies his transition team and sets the agenda for his first 100 days in office, startups can expect to see some movement on long-stalled infrastructure initiatives that could mean big boosts to their business. Infrastructure is high on the list of priorities of the incoming Biden Administration as the former vice president hopes to make good on his campaign promise to “build back better.” American infrastructure has been crumbling for decades without significant investment from the federal government, and much of what will be replaced will also be upgraded with new technology, according to people familiar with the Biden plan. That means tech companies focused on next-generation telecommunications and utility infrastructure, transportation, housing and construction tech around energy efficiency could see new dollars pour in over the next four years. “Infrastructure and build out of the clean energy economy … doesn’t necessarily mean large wind or large solar projects. It could mean advanced metering … it can be new engine technologies,” said Dan Goldman, a managing partner at Clean Energy Ventures. “We think that that can be a huge opportunity for job creation … not only putting people back to work but putting people back to work in high quality jobs.” And there’s a willingness to encourage these infrastructure projects in less partisan ways in states like Massachusetts, Virginia and Florida, which are actively building out electric vehicle infrastructure and renewable energy projects, Goldman said. While the federal government will ultimately be distributing the cash, startups can expect to see the spending actually come from municipalities and state governments, which often have a better understanding of local needs and where the money should go. Next-generation energy infrastructure The electrification of everything — a component of any zero-carbon movement — requires significant upgrades to existing power infrastructure. That means everything from systems management technologies to distribution facilities to ways to store power that can be moved on to the grid. “Without that infrastructure investment it gets quite challenging,” said Abe Yokell, a co-founder and managing partner of Congruent Ventures. He pointed to large-scale energy storage technologies as one solution, but management systems for utilities will be another area of interest. Those infrastructure initiatives will likely mean good things for battery companies like Form Energy , which signed its first major contract with Great River Energy earlier this year; or Antora and Malta, which store energy as heat; or Quidnet, which has a pumped hydroelectric play for large-scale energy storage by pumping water into the gaps between rocks underground that creates pressure and can force water back up through a generator. Other large-scale energy storage companies working on developing and installing batteries could benefit as well. That means good things for Tesla, which has a few major battery installs under its belt, and Fluence, which manages and operates big install projects. Natel Energy, another startup working on energy storage (and generation) using hydropower, could also find its technology in the mix, according to company founder, Gia Schneider. Schneider sees three potential pitches for her company’s technologies. “Climate change is water change,” she said. “We have a bucket in energy, a bucket of stuff in environmental and a bucket of stuff in working lands.” China’s Baidu reported third-quarter revenue above market expectations on Monday and said it would buy social media platform JOYY ‘s video-based live streaming business in China for about $3.6 billion (roughly Rs. 26,800 crores). The company said through the deal it aims to diversify its revenue source, the bulk of which comes from ad sales on its core search engine platform. Baidu’s vibrant mobile ecosystem enables the fast growth of its non-advertising revenue by increasing log-in users and expanding offerings like membership, live streaming and online games, Chief Executive Officer Robin Li said in a statement. The company benefited from higher paid subscribers on Baidu’s video streaming service iQIYI and a recovery in advertisement spending by businesses on its core search engine platform in the quarter. As China’s economy gradually emerges out of the COVID-19 slump, advertisement spending by businesses have also picked up from their lows during the peak of the pandemic. In September, China’s industrial output rose faster than expected and retail sales gained. The company said it expects current-quarter revenue to be between CNY 28.6 billion (roughly Rs. 32,400 crores) and CNY 31.3 billion (roughly Rs. 35,500 crores) compared with estimates of CNY 28.98 billion (roughly Rs. 32,900 crores). Subscribers for iQIYI touched 104.8 million in September and membership revenue rose 7 percent from a year earlier, the company said. Baidu’s Netflix-like service is in the middle of a probe by the US Securities and Exchange Commission related to accusations of inflating user numbers, revenue and the prices it pays for content by short-seller firm Wolfpack Research. The company’s total revenue rose 1 percent to CNY 28.23 billion (roughly Rs. 32,000 crores) in the quarter ended September 30. Analysts on average had expected revenue of CNY 27.45 billion (roughly Rs. 31,100 crores), according to IBES data from Refinitiv. The company’s US-listed shares, which edged up initially, were down 2 percent after the bell. © Thomson Reuters 2020 Will Apple Silicon Lead to Affordable MacBooks in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , or RSS , download the episode , or just hit the play button below. All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Give your phone a double-sided bath in 10 minutes for $40. For reference, other PhoneSoap models cost between $79 and $120. Image: samsung 2020-11-17 16:08:44 UTC Save up to $24: UV sanitizers from PhoneSoap , Samsung , and Sonix are currently on sale as early Black Friday deals, going for between $34.99 and $39.99 as of Nov. 17. We *should* be masters at not touching our face by now. Though we’ve been disciplining ourselves since March, many of us probably catch ourselves finicking with our masks or picking at maskne now and then. At a time when keeping fingers (and the devices we hold like extra limbs) germ-free is more crucial than ever, a UV sanitizing box is genius addition to the counter beside the door. The germ zapping process should only take around 10 minutes, depending on the sanitizer. UVC radiation can be effective in killing 99.9% of bacteria on surfaces, including the water droplet-borne germs that spread viruses like the flu or the pesky common cold. The  FDA’s website  notes UVC light is a known disinfectant, but whether it can neutralize COVID-19 on surfaces is largely unknown. One study highlighted by the FDA shows UVC light was effective at neutralizing COVID-19 droplets in the air, however another study specifically found that PhoneSoap was ineffective against SARS (a cousin of COVID-19). When considering buying a UVC device to zap your phone, keep in mind that you are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 through the respiratory system versus contaminated surfaces. Mashable’s Rachel Kraus also writes: “PhoneSoap says it can neutralize germs that transmit the common cold or flu, and work on other pathogens. With respect to novel coronavirus, PhoneSoap said that the virus’ characteristics are similar to one type of flu virus that it does fight off. But they did not want to overstate the product’s capabilities.” Trying to think past the pandemic, frequently-touched personal items like phones and AirPods will always be breeding grounds for bacteria. COVID or not, a UV sanitizer could be the nag for hygiene that we all need. Three stellar UV sanitizing boxes are on sale ahead of Black Friday: Grab the iconic PhoneSoap , a chic catchall from Sonix , or a sterilizer-turned-Qi-charger from Samsung for less than $40. PhoneSoap was doing the UV sanitizing thing before it was cool. Going with the Basic UV-C Sanitizer over the PhoneSoap Go or PhoneSoap Pro saves you anywhere from $44.96 to $84.96, but still locks down double-sided sanitation from two UV bulbs (minus the helpful timer lights on the outside). This PhoneSoap is just under nine inches long, can fit most iPhones with a PopSocket still on, and also acts as a charger. This deal applies to MyBestBuy members only — a free, no-fuss membership that you can sign up for in seconds. Paranoid consumers spoke and Samsung listened. It joined the UV sanitation fold in July 2020, and in true tech giant fashion, casually incorporated a Qi charger. Pressing the button on the front kickstarts the 10-minute sterilization period and can wirelessly fast-charge your phone at the same time. Sunglasses and phones as large as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G or Galaxy Fold will fit. Need a gift for a teenage girl? Here’s a winner. Phone case company Sonix has applied its chic patterns to a UV+O3 Sanitizing Box (O3 being an environmentally-friendly ozone that offers extra protection by reaching under shadows). This stylish desk ornament doubles as a catchall for all the things you can’t leave the house without. Use code BF40 to apply a 40% off Black Friday discount. Plain patterns are $36 on sale, while fancier textures like tortoise shell and black croc skin are $45. Brazil’s central bank on Monday launched an instant payments platform that will speed up and simplify transactions, as well as foster financial sector competition and lure in new players such as big techs Facebook and Google. Dubbed Pix , the state-owned instant payments system allows consumers and companies to make money transfers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without requiring debit or credit cards. It is also free of charge for individuals. “Huge changes are underway in payments. Society demands something that is fast, cheap, safe, transparent and open,” central bank president Roberto Campos Neto said in a virtual press conference to mark the launch. The move by Brazil’s central bank aims to increase competition in a highly concentrated banking system, with its top-five lenders, such as Itau Unibanco Holding SA and Banco Santander Brasil SA, holding roughly 80 percent of total assets and deposits. As the central bank sets low prices for money transfers and payments via Pix, the regulator believes competition will increase. Itau’s card processor, Rede, said on Monday it will not charge merchants using Pix for the first six months. By 2030, Pix is likely to account for 22 percent of electronic payments in Brazil, consultancy firm Oliver Wyman said in a recent study. Last year, debit and card payments in Brazil totaled 1.8 trillion (roughly Rs. 24,75,900 crores). Pix will cause banks to lose some fees as individuals use it. The platform went live at 09:30am local time on Monday (6:00pm IST Monday), and can be used to buy anything from ice cream to a car, Campos Neto said. According to the central bank, 72 million registrations have been opened for the service, by 30 million individuals and 1.8 million businesses. Campos Neto also said the central bank is in talks with big tech players such as Google and Facebook about entering the Brazilian payments services market. “WhatsApp will start doing P2P soon. I have talked a lot with their CEO, we are making good progress. He has told me that the process (with us) was faster than in other countries,” Campos Neto said. “Our only concern is that we must go through all the approval criteria and that we have a system that fosters competition,” Campos Neto said. Some 750 companies have signed up to Pix to accept and offer instant payments. Uber said it started to accept Pix payments, hoping to add unbanked clients. In the future, Pix will add new functionalities, such as cash-back and preprogrammed payments, which are currently offered mainly through credit cards. © Thomson Reuters 2020 Will Apple Silicon Lead to Affordable MacBooks in India? 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Sonix Patents

Sonix has filed 3 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Action anime and manga
  • Block ciphers
  • Broken block ciphers
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