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Japanese billionaire to invest $50 billion in US
- December 07, 2016

Carrier said in February that it was moving the plant to Mexico, displacing 1,400 workers. But in October, weeks before the election, SoftBank and the government of Saudi Arabia announced plans to form a $100 billion fund to invest in technology companies around the world. (more...)
Drowsy drivers similar to drunken drivers Drowsy drivers similar to drunken drivers
- December 07, 2016

Linda Hurley is director of Peninsula Sleep Waves, a sleep lab at Peninsula Regional Medical Center ("PRMC"), and says all it takes is skimping on a few hours of sleep per night. There are three factors that affect performance the most: quality of sleep, the quantity of sleep and the timing of sleep. They explain that drowsy driving is equally unsafe to drunk driving . (more...)
WhatsApp for Android Adds GIF Support & More WhatsApp for Android Adds GIF Support & More
- December 07, 2016

WhatsApp added a popular feature of video chatting last month which is undergoing bug fixes and upgrades for the various Android and iOS devices. This feature is different compared to the above mentioned "Convert videos in GIF" feature. Other options like adding of texts and emojis are also available on WhatsApp . You can enable this feature in Settings- Account- Two-step verification and you will be directed to create a password which will then be linked to the mobile number with which ... (more...)
Trump welcomes Son's pledge to invest $50 bn in US
- December 07, 2016

Son has many holdings, including Sprint Corporation, the wireless operator, which put him at odds with the Obama administration after he tried to merge it with its competitor, T-Mobile US Inc. Son and Foxconn founder Terry Gou are considered close and have several business ventures together, including launching humanoid Pepper - which is manufactured by Foxconn - into several markets, and investing jointly in India. (more...)
Mistry a 'disruptive influence' and can make companies 'dysfunctional': Tata
- December 07, 2016

Tata Sons board had ousted Mistry on October 24 and appointed Tata as the Interim Chairman. The Tata group companies will see a slew of extraordinary general meetings (EGMs) beginning December 13 with that of Tata Consultancy Services, called to oust Mistry from the board. (more...)
U.K. Proposes BT Network Changes to Improve Access for Rivals U.K. Proposes BT Network Changes to Improve Access for Rivals
- December 07, 2016

In July, the Office of Communications detailed a new strategy to promote large-scale roll-out of ultrafast broadband, based on cable and fibre lines that go straight to user's doorsteps. "Our plans will give providers increased confidence to invest in their own full-fibre networks at reduced cost". In Spain and Portugal, the resulting competition has helped deliver full-fibre broadband coverage of 79% and 70% respectively, compared to around 2% now in the UK. (more...)
Non-smartphone users can also go cashless with Paytm Non-smartphone users can also go cashless with Paytm
- December 07, 2016

Paytm has announced the launch of a new toll-free number 180018001234 to help customers use Paytm without an internet connection. This will emancipate many non-smartphone users to do their payment without a smartphone. One however will need internet to create Paytm account, link it to one's phone number and load money into the wallet. In the ongoing Demonetisation of money in the country, E-wallets are becoming very beneficial. (more...)
AT&T to Launch DirecTV Now Videostreaming Service Nov. 30
- December 07, 2016

AT&T also teamed up with Reese Witherspoon , who will launch a video-on-demand channel on the new streaming service called Hello Sunshine, which will feature content aimed at women. Additional options include an early signup offer of more than 100 channels for $35 monthly and more than 120 channels for $70. AT&T is hoping to catch the eye of cord cutters by offering the $60 Go Big package for $35, and by including a free Apple TV for anyone paying for three months up front. (more...)
Chrome 55 for Android allows downloads for offline use and more
- December 07, 2016

Google has already released Chrome 55 on desktops, but mobile platforms like Android have been skipped from the initial rollout. Google has rolled-out a new version of the Chrome web browser (which has this secret game) for Android devices. (more...)
GoDaddy to buy Host Europe for US$1.82bil
- December 07, 2016

Today news came that GoDaddy has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Host Europe Group ( HEG ) for €1.69 billion (US$1.79 billion) in a deal that is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017. With this acquisition, GoDaddy's business would expands internationally. Patrick Pulvermüller will lead the combined company's European operations. (more...)
Foxconn confirms discussions regarding expansion of its USA operations
- December 07, 2016

IPhone assembler Foxconn has confirmed that it is in preliminary discussions regarding expansion of its US operations after a CNBC report showed a slide seemingly suggesting an investment of $7B and the creation of 50,000 new jobs within the USA. (more...)
Australian GDP falls 0.5% - AUD/USD follows Australian GDP falls 0.5% - AUD/USD follows
- December 07, 2016

Australia's economy shrank unexpectedly last quarter, prompting Malcolm Turnbull's government to demand support for economic reforms, including cuts to corporate taxes. "You will find out in three months", Morrison told reporters Wednesday, adding that "there are a lot of things to be positive about". Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said the latest national accounts are disappointing and highlight the fact the coalition government doesn't have a plan, just a "jobs and growth" slogan. (more...)
UK finance chief doesn't rule out paying to tap EU market
- December 07, 2016

Barnier also said that Britain could not "cherry pick" on issues such as the single market. They include whether Britain should be part of the single market, whether the U.K.is prepared to make significant budget contributions to the EU in future in exchange for broader trade access and whether the United Kingdom would seek some form of transitional agreement with the EU, where it would adhere to European rules and commitments for a period as its economy adjusts. (more...)
Now Google Speaks Emoji, Tweet @Google To Get Search Results Now Google Speaks Emoji, Tweet @Google To Get Search Results
- December 07, 2016

Also, to use this feature, one must enable the location services. Your friends know what it means when you text them a burger emoji - you're hungry! - but Google sure doesn't. @Google will reply with a cool GIF, accompanied by a link to local search results. A burger emoji will show you burger spots nearby, an umbrella emoji will tell you if it will rain where you are. (more...)
3rd man arrested in death after party at ritzy NYC apartment 3rd man arrested in death after party at ritzy NYC apartment
- December 07, 2016

Two other men face similar charges in connection with Comunale's death, but no one has been charged with murder. His body was later found with multiple stab wounds in a shallow grave in Oceanport , police said. The charges stem from the murder of Joseph Comunale, who was found buried in a shallow grave in Oceanport on November 16, 2016, after being reported missing days earlier. (more...)
Hitman is Getting Free Holiday Content Next Week Hitman is Getting Free Holiday Content Next Week
- December 07, 2016

There's no recommended donation but the WCRF has set up a dedicated page on its website, with a brief statement from Io Interactive Studio Head Hannes Seifert, for Hitman fans who want to make a donation in USA dollars (or British pounds) to the UK-based organization. (more...)
SKorean president to 'calmly' accept impeachment outcome
- December 07, 2016

At least 29 of them are believed to be planning to vote for the bill, members of a breakaway faction said. A passenger vehicle presumed to be carrying Saenuri Chairman Lee Jung-hyun and Saenuri Floor Leader Chung Jin-suk drives into the Blue House compound on Tuesday. (more...)
Ghost Recon Wildlands Sign-Ups For Closed Beta Now Open Ghost Recon Wildlands Sign-Ups For Closed Beta Now Open
- December 07, 2016

Before we get to March, though, gamers will have a chance to preview the vast landscape and tricky missions within Ghost Recon: Wildlands by joining the beta , which opens today. Upon registration, you will receive an email confirming your joining the beta version of the game. While many were already eagerly awaiting the official release of the game, they now have even more reasons to anticipate the game launch. (more...)
Pandora Premium launches in early 2017 for $10 per month
- December 07, 2016

The new streaming service will cost listeners $9.99 per month. Pandora briefly demoed Premium during an event in NY, highlighting the service's highly personalized nature. The service is aimed at seasoned music listeners and suggests new music to users, based on user data collected by the company since 2000. Pandora Premium will only take that further with the introduction of features exclusive to the paid service when it launches in the first quarter of 2017. (more...)
Kojima Production, Guerilla Games collaborate for the game's development
- December 07, 2016

Kojima used to work with Konami. "Kojima is a master. So we went on a quest to find an engine for his game". Mads Mikkelsen, the actor behind one of Death Stranding's main characters, has said that even he doesn't understand everything he's been told about the game. (more...)

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