At this point, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant don't have a lot left to prove in terms of the basic appeal of the virtual, voice-driven assistant. Smart speakers and other devices that house Alexa and Google Assistant have become commonplace, and both assistants get similar updates so often that we've come to expect that when one reveals a new feature, the other will follow shortly. At the start of 2018 at CES, we learned that Amazon and Google had set their sights on whole new horizons for their smart assistants. Both wanted to push beyond the borders of the home and spread their assistants everywhere, while giving consumers richer choices and experiences. At the midpoint of 2018, it's time to ask how Amazon and Google have progressed towards those goals.Assistants everywhere?"If voice is going to be everywhere, you want to see voice transition from the home, when you get into your car. … You'd also want it at work," said Steve Rabuchin, Amazon's vice president of Alexa Voice … [Read more...] about It’s July 2018. Have Alexa and Google Assistant taken over the world yet?
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PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 26, 2018--Regulatory News:Sopra Steria (Paris:SOP) generated revenue of €991.8 million in the first quarter of 2018, representing growth of 4.4%. Growth at constant scope and exchange rates was 3.8%.Comments on Q1 2018 business activitySopra Steria posted revenue growth of 4.4% for the first quarter of 2018. Changes in scope had a positive impact of €17.2 million, while currency fluctuations had a negative impact of €11.0 million, due to the drop in the value of the British pound and Scandinavian currencies with respect to the euro compared to the first quarter of 2017. At constant exchange rates, revenue growth was 5.7%. At constant scope and exchange rates, growth came to 3.8%.In France, first-quarter revenue was €426.3 million. Taking into account a negative calendar effect (1 day less), organic growth was 1.8%. Excluding the calendar effect, market patterns and revenue growth trends remained similar to those observed over … [Read more...] about Sopra Steria: Q1 2018 Revenue: €991.8 Million
WE'RE treated to a full moon (almost) every month but there are a lot of different types during the year. Here is all you need to know our lunar calendar, when the next full moon is due and what type it will be... What is a full moon? This spectacle occurs when the earth comes directly between the sun and the moon. It happens every 29 and a half days, and each month's full moon has a special name. This is because Native American tribes kept track of the months of the year by the lunar calendar. Here’s the full list of upcoming full moons, the dates they fall on - and whether to catch them in the morning or evening. Which full moons have we already seen this year? JANUARY 2018: Wolf Moon Sometimes known as Old Moon, this spectacle shined brightest at 3.24am on January 2. Wolves were often heard howling with hunger in America around this time of year - which is how the moon got its name. JANUARY 2018: Snow Moon/Blue Moon January is a double treat for full moon fans - with a second … [Read more...] about When is the next full moon? March’s Pink Moon explained and the 2018 lunar calendar in full
THERE will be no full moon in February after the double excitement of January. So how rare is it that you don't get a full moon over the course of a whole month, when is the next one and what are the other full moons called? When was the last full moon? MARCH 2018: Worm Moon This particular spectacle has many names - and can also be known as the Sap Moon, Crow Moon or Lenten Moon. In 2018, it fell on March 2 - and shined its brightest at 12.51am. When is the next full moon? MARCH 2018: Pink Moon Despite its name, don't be expecting a pink moon. This spectacle is named after the wildflowers which grow in the United States and Canada in the spring. It's also known as the Egg Moon or Fish Moon, because of the shad fish that swim upstream at this time of year. This moon is particularly important because it is used to fix the date of Easter, which falls on the first Sunday after the Pink Moon, and marks the start of the Jewish Passover. In 2018, the pink moon rises at 2.37pm on March 31 - … [Read more...] about What is a Pink Moon and when is the next full moon in March 2018? Full lunar calendar revealed
NEW moons hit our skies about once a month, plunging our nights (or early mornings) into darkness. With the next full moon due tonight, here's everything you need to know about the lunar phenomenon. What is a new moon? A new moon is when the Sun and moon are aligned, with the Sun and Earth on opposite sides of the moon. It happens every 29.5 days and means the moon is completely blocked from view. The monthly phenomenon occurs because the trio's alignment leaves the side of the moon facing the Earth in total darkness. The new moon also rises and sets at around the same time as the Sun, bringing it too close to the daytime star's glare to be visible to the naked eye. But we can see the moon again the next day, when a 'waxing crescent' is in our skies. The moon moves in four quarters with peaks called First Quarter, Full Moon, Third Quarter and the New Moon.What's the difference between a new moon and a lunar eclipse? A new moon happens because of our changing view of the moon, … [Read more...] about What date is the next new moon, when’s it visible and when do they appear in 2018?