[股市]军民融合有望再获政策扶持 民参军企业迎机遇(07/01 02:45)

  日前举行的首届中国军工产融年会上透露,军民融合将进行全面改革,有望获得政策进一步扶持。值得注意的是,6月初总装备部、国防科工局等单位,联合出台简化军品市场准入程序政策,鼓励民营企业参与军队装备建设。在新一轮全面深化国防和军队改革中,军民融合发展成为重要环节….

[科技]芯片业国资并购估值困境:力避国有资本流失(07/01 04:07)

  施建

  国家层面推动芯片业发展的新一波政策,强调市场化扶持的思路很明显。

  与此前支持芯片业发展的18号文、4号文相比,国务院近日批准实施的《国家集成电路产业发展推进纲要》提出要设立国家产业投资基金。接近政策制定的人士透露,这笔总额可能超过1000亿元的….

[体育]这还是德国吗? 一张图黑死 滑稽一幕勒夫暴怒(图)(07/01 07:14)

  弱队出门将,诺伊尔成为了本场比赛发挥最出色的球员,这也让德国队略显尴尬,面对实力并不强大的阿尔及利亚,德国人只能仰仗诺伊尔的发挥才能拿下比赛,德国的后卫线的并不能让人放心。

  德国队3场小组赛只丢了2球,勒夫标新立异的四中卫防线似乎正在发挥自己的作用。但….

[体育]姚明刘炜之间关系并非决裂 上海走NBA方式对不对(07/01 07:28)

  最近几天,关于刘炜[微博]离开上海转投新疆一事在网络上闹得沸沸扬扬,上海大鲨鱼俱乐部前副总经理钱安柯在自己的微博上“炮轰”球队老板姚明,说姚明不留下刘炜的做法是“混混下三滥”,这不禁让人思考,姚老板“放走”老臣刘炜究竟是对是错?运营一支球队究竟是应该按NBA那….

Grindr just got sexier thanks to its new Android design, hits iOS later

Grindr just got sexier thanks to its new Android design, hits iOS later
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Mens mobile dating app Grindr plans to launch a redesign tomorrow that may make its available men even more appealing.

The new design showcases profile pictures more prominently, so you’ll have to work a little harder to get to a person’s profile stats. And not only can you see how far away other users are, but now Grindr will calculate travel time—so you’ll know exactly how long it will take you to go the 240 feet to your next hook-up. A company spokesman says this is to “help [users] to determine if a rendezvous is worthwhile.”

As an added bonus all Grindrers will now be able to quickly switch between both profiles and chats—navigation that was previously available only to Grindr Xtra users.

For now the updated app will only be available on Android phones, with an iOS version in the works. Grindr continues to streamline its process of getting single men set-up. Hopefully, other dating apps are taking notes.

 



[体育]马明宇:挺德国但是对手踢得更好 徐阳:关键是上1人(07/01 06:53)

  北京时间7月1日凌晨,2014年巴西世界杯八分之一决赛继续进行,德国队依靠加时赛出色表现2-1击败阿尔及利亚。前国脚马明宇和徐阳对于本场比赛进行了点评,他们认为阿尔及利亚非常有勇气,表现值得尊敬;德国队取胜源于许尔勒登场,“许三多上场后开始士兵突击”。

  上半….

[体育]内马尔伤没事!巴西正式确认:打哥伦比亚他必上(07/01 07:00)

  涉险点球过关智利后,巴西队昨天休息调整1天,今天他们在当地时间下午16时进行了恢复训练。内马尔并没有出现在训练场上,不过巴西队确认,内马尔不会缺席八强战对哥伦比亚的比赛。

  “比赛没有问题,他的右膝和左大腿都在智利的比赛中受伤,正在积极接受治疗,”巴西新….

Cornell University: We didn’t review Facebook’s mood-manipulation experiment

Cornell University: We didn’t review Facebook’s mood-manipulation experiment
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Cornell University claims it’s not “it” in the controversy over Facebook’s mood-manipulation experiments.

Today, the Ivy League school tried to distance itself from the ordeal, saying in a statement that the university didn’t review the mood manipulation experiment that Facebook is receiving heat over.

“Because the research was conducted independently by Facebook and Professor Hancock had access only to results— and not to any data at any time—Cornell University’s Institutional Review Board concluded that he was not directly engaged in human research and that no review by the Cornell Human Research Protection Program was required,” the statement said. Cornell’s Institutional Review Board approves, monitors, and reviews “human subjects research.”

The media quickly jumped to scrutinize the research following initial reports over the weekend. It stands out because it’s one of the few such studies on Facebook to receive any criticism (of course, that’s what happens when you set out to intentionally make people sad on your social network).

In 2012, for instance, Facebook published a paper after running “an experiment involving 61 million users of the social network.” In the research, the company sent out “a single election-day Facebook message” and encouraged about 340,000 more people to vote in the 2010 U.S. Congressional elections.

Meanwhile, as VentureBeat reported earlier this month, Facebook is planning to hold an academics-only conference in advance of the American Sociological Association 2014 annual meeting this August in San Francisco. One of the event organizers, University of Chicago sociologist Michael Corey, has a growth research team focused on expanding Facebook’s reach into developing countries and helping it sell more ads.

Facebook data scientist Adam Kramer, an author of the paper about the mood-manipulation research — along with Cornell professor Jeff Hancock and former Cornell doctoral student Jamie Guillory — released a statement on his own Facebook page yesterday indicating that internal review practices were in place at Facebook.

Now Cornell is attempting to minimize its role in the tussle.

But the decision Cornell made not to review this experiment because Prof. Hancock only had access to results, and not data, is questionable.

“I disagree with the Cornell IRB’s statement that its affiliates analyzed results ‘from previously conducted research by Facebook,’” Michelle N. Meyer, an assistant professor and director of bioethics policy at Union Graduate College, wrote in an email to VentureBeat.

“They participated in ‘initial discussions,’ as the IRB put it, and helped design the study, as the PNAS paper put it, that helped shape the new dataset that emerged. That should be viewed as part of research, not something separate that preceded it.”

And there still could be issues even if the Cornell IRB was right.

“If the researchers from Cornell were involved in designing the study, even if they did not personally collect that data, they are partly responsible for the way the data were collected. This involved deception without debriefing,” Laura Nelson, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote in an email to VentureBeat.

VentureBeat already reached out to Cornell about Prof. Hancock’s role in design of the research and whether it constitutes “data collection.” But the university had “no additional information to share at this time beyond what is contained in the statement,” a spokesman wrote in an email to VentureBeat.


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Yahoo makes its original TV play by giving ‘Community’ a sixth season

Yahoo makes its original TV play by giving ‘Community’ a sixth season
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Fans of popular television series Community have a reason to ditch their Google-related services in favor of Yahoo.

Today, Community creator Dan Harmon announced that the series would be getting a sixth season following NBC’s cancellation of the show earlier this year. Talks for a sixth season first started with Hulu, but the streaming service decided to pull out at the last minute.

“I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo,” said Harmon in a statement. “I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!” [Note: Classic Harmon, and no, that last one isn’t safe for work to look up.]

The move is great news for Community fans, but it also very telling when it comes to Yahoo’s strategy toward premium video content — essentially, the company wants into the streaming video game in a big way.

Just today, Yahoo managed to forge a deal with HBO to make the first episode of its latest original series The Leftovers available via its site. Over the last year, Yahoo has managed to sign notable content deals like an exclusive agreement for Saturday Night Live clips, hired top TV-level talent like Katie Couric, and even launched or produced a handful of original web series from big name stars like Tom Hanks and Jack Black. Additionally, Yahoo is also rumored to be launching its own streaming video service that would compete directly with YouTube — specifically, the content from premium channel creators.

But none of those things are quite as powerful as resurrecting a near-dead cult television sitcom. This strategy debuted successfully for streaming video service leader Netflix when it gathered the cast of Arrested Development for a new season after years of hiatus. The move helped Netflix kick of its entire slate of original shows, and now Yahoo has the opportunity to do the same — whatever its final plans are for streaming video.

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