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To this day their high-quality music recommendations distinguish their brand, so now they are going after the 83 percent of Americans who do not listen to at least one podcast each week. They’re coming for you.Pandora claims its podcast recommendations benefit from the ease of labeling a podcast’s content, offering more categories for analysis and comparison than most music. More people listening to podcasts is likely to mean more people listening to music podcasts in particular, but it’s unknown how well music content will fare if there is a surge in listening. Regardless, Pandora proposes to be the agent who finds what you will be most interested in for yourself.”With the introduction of podcasts, listeners can now easily enjoy all of their audio interests — music, comedy, news, sports or politics — on Pandora, the streaming service that knows their individual listening habits the best,” said Pandora Chief Product Officer Chris Phillips. “The Podcast Genome Project’s unique episode-level understanding of content knows exactly what podcast you’ll want to discover next, and will serve it up through a seamless in-product experience that is uniquely personalized to each listener and will continue to grow with their tastes over time.” (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening” Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Listen: Weezer | “Required Listening” I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images Jeff LynnePhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage Initial podcast publishers in partnership with Pandora on the project include The New York Times, NPR and Slate. Phillips explains that, similar to their Music Genome Project, the new podcast suggestions are built from a combination of both human and machine scanning to find the details they see as most important to keep your ears happy.”We use humans for the quality and machines for the scaling. An example would be picking up on a new topic that is starting to be discussed in podcasts,” explains Phillips. “On Questlove Supreme [a Pandora original podcast], when Questlove was interviewing Jermaine Dupri, deep into the conversation they started discussing Atlanta politics…It’s a needle in a haystack. So, we would analyze those types of discussion, and our curation team might be scanning those if they’re showing up inside a podcast, and they’ll create a new tag that then goes out and looks across all the podcasts we have, and that might become a new search term.”As reported by Billboard, Pandora will be releasing the Podcast Genome Project to 1 percent of users today, and those not selected can sign up to request early access here. Once a Pandora user has access to the new offering, a podcast section will appear alongside their music in the app and offer suggestions for new shows you may want to try. 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“The Chinese producers we compete with in global markets do not have a significant presence in the US market, and so would not be impacted by US tariffs,” Apple wrote in the letter. “Neither would our other major non-US competitors.”Apple didn’t specifically name any rivals, but its letter likely referred to China-based Huawei and other rivals like Samsung. A year ago, Huawei — which is facing a US ban — overtook Apple to become the world’s second largest phone vendor. Huawei’s smartphones sales have soared even though it doesn’t have an official presence in the US, one of the world’s largest markets. Apple designs its phones in the US, but the devices — like many other electronics — are assembled in China. Its products have previously avoided added fees, but the ongoing trade war with China could expand tariffs to the various devices Apple sells. That could mean higher prices for consumers and would affect the amount of money Apple makes from its products. The USTR said Thursday that it doesn’t comment on specific submissions during the ongoing public notice and comment period. Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for additional comment. Trade battleAs part of its letter, Apple noted the large role it plays in the US economy. It’s “responsible” for over 2 million jobs across all 50 states, including Apple’s direct employees, manufacturing and retail partners and app developers who’ve benefited from creating software for Apple’s iPhones, iPads and other devices. Best Buy See also WWDC 2019: Mac Pro, iOS 13, MacOS and more… Tags $999 Your next iPhone might cost more because of US-China trade war Apple to build $1B Austin campus, add thousands of jobs in US expansion Apple reportedly considers moving 30% of all iPhone production out of China $999 Apple iOS 13: Top new features Apple says it could be affected by tariffs against China. Future Publishing/Getty If the Office of the United States Trade Representative moves forward with more tariffs against China, it’d hurt Apple’s competitiveness and the amount of money it contributes to the US economy, the company argued this week. It urged the US not to move forward with new fees that would affect the iPhone and its other devices.In a letter to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, dated Monday but released to the public Thursday, Apple said tariffs would “result in a reduction of Apple’s US economic contribution,” as the fees would impact all of its major products (iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods and Apple TV) as well as accessories like monitors, batteries and parts used to repair devices. What’s more, Apple said the tariffs could hurt its competitiveness and “tilt the playing field in favor of our global competitors.” After passage of US tax reform last year, Apple said it expected to contribute $350 billion to the US economy over a five-year period by opening new offices and hiring new workers. “We are pleased to report that we are on track to achieve this contribution,” said Apple’s letter this week.The first round of tariffs, announced a year ago and implemented earlier in 2019, affected more than 1,100 types of products. The US government specifically excluded “goods commonly purchased by American consumers such as cellular telephones or televisions.” That included iPhones. But more recent tariff plans would affect the iPhoneIf the Trump administration decides to impose tariffs on iPhones and other electronics, it’s likely that Apple and other companies would pass the increase on to consumers. Apple’s latest iPhones already start at $749 for the iPhone XR, $999 for the iPhone XS and $1,099 for the iPhone XS Max.Trump has long called for Apple to build its devices in the US, something that’s not likely to happen. On Wednesday, a report said Apple is considering moving 30% of iPhone production out of China and into places like Southeast Asia. Samsung assembles a big chunk of its smartphones in Vietnam.It’d be difficult for Apple to move such a large chunk of its smartphone production out of China, though.”Apple has ‘bet the farm’ on its flagship China production factory, which produces the vast majority of iPhones globally and represents the hearts and lungs of the Cupertino ecosystem,” Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives noted. He said that in the best case scenario, Apple would be able to move about 5% to 7% of iPhone production to India in the next 12 to 18 months. Moving 15% of production from China to other regions would take at least two to three years, he estimated. 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Citation: Best of Last Week–Can space travel faster than light, another planet behind the Sun and should we allow head transplants (2015, March 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-03-weekcan-space-faster-planet-sun.html Physicists offer a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe In space news, a team of researchers wondered if there could be another planet behind the sun. More aptly, they used science to put the sci-fi myth to rest once and for all—no, there is not another planet just like ours hiding behind the sun. Period. Meanwhile, another team discussed Earth’s other “moon” and how its crazy orbit could reveal mysteries of the solar system—3753 Cruithne orbits our planet in a horseshoe quasi-orbit, wobbling and swaying. Also, another team announced a monster black hole discovered at cosmic dawn—the brightest quasar in the early universe.In other news, officials in California announced that construction will begin on a five mile stretch of the Hyperloop next year—it is the project conceived by Elon Musk that seeks to put passenger pods inside tubes and push them using fans and magnets at speeds up to 200mph. Also, a team of researchers found that a widely used food additive promotes colitis, obesity and metabolic syndrome—it is the emulsifiers that are used to enhance texture and prolong shelf life. And scientists in Russia announced that several “new” craters have been found in Siberia—believed to be related to global warming, the sudden appearance of such craters is causing officials to be worried about public safety.And finally, if you have grown tired of your body, then perhaps someday soon you could get a new one as a surgeon offered ideas on a way to do human head transplants—Sergio Canavero suggests the technology may be at hand so we might want to start considering whether we ever really want to do such a thing. Explore further (Phys.org)—It was an interesting week for physics research—most of the big news was centered around space, the cosmos or how things came to be as they are. One team of physicists offered a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe—suggesting that matter-antimatter asymmetry could be related to the Higgs boson particle. Another team wondered, how can space travel faster than the speed of light? If nothing can travel faster than light, they asked, how is it possible that there are parts of spacetime where the photons that make up light are forever out of our reach? And yet another team wondered if classical theory could be just as weird as quantum theory—they showed that objectivity, determinism, and independence are mutually incompatible with any theory. © 2015 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. An illustration of the delayed-choice experiment, which shows that a photon exhibits both particle and wave behaviors. The physicists used this experiment to show that seemingly reasonable classical assumptions may not be so reasonable after all. Credit: Ionicioiu, et al. ©2015 American Physical Society