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Hillary Clinton campaigning at Las Vegas union convention Hillary Clinton campaigning at Las Vegas union convention
- July 20, 2016

Clinton's campaign is launching a major voter mobilization drive during the Republican National Convention, with a goal of getting more than three million people to register and commit to vote in the 2016 election. Mrs. Clinton discussed several points in that pledge during her remarks, repeating numerous demands made by Mr. Brooks. "When they see what Donald Trump did to contractors and workers", said Ohio Rep. (more...)
Deliveroo launches alcohol delivery service in UK
- July 20, 2016

The service is also working with a range of independent groups, including Honest Grape, Lea and Sandeman, Honest Brew , Mother Kellys and Vagabond Wines , allowing customers a wide range of wine, beer, and cocktail options alongside their food orders. (more...)
Stock indexes drift higher in early trading on Wall Street Stock indexes drift higher in early trading on Wall Street
- July 19, 2016

And the Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to close at another record high, gaining 0.1 percent. The Dow industrials rose 10.14 points, or less than 0.1%, to close at 18,516.55, a fresh closing high for the average, for a 2% weekly gain. The rally has been driven by signs of an improving USA economy, a decent start to the second quarter-earnings season for US banks and a diminution of fears related to Britain's vote last month to exit the European Union. (more...)
Nice: Attacker's link to ISIL not yet confirmed
- July 19, 2016

Meanwhile, a man and a woman were held in Nice on Sunday morning. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it's unclear whether Bouhlel had concrete links to the group. Of those, 18, including a child, were still in life-threatening condition, Health Minister Marisol Touraine told reporters on a visit to the city. In an address to the nation, French President Francois Hollande said the attack was done "to satisfy the cruelty of an individual and maybe a group". (more...)
Pokémon Go is Now Available in the UK Pokémon Go is Now Available in the UK
- July 19, 2016

Now the game has officially arrived in the United Kingdom and can be downloaded from the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android. The app only accesses a player's User ID and email address, the company said. Currently, Pokemon Go is available in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and now Germany. But more impressive than daily active user and download counts is the app's longevity. (more...)
Japan's Softbank to acquire ARM of UK for $31 billion
- July 19, 2016

In a rather sudden and somewhat controversial sale, one of the UK's biggest technology firms, ARM Holdings, has been sold to a Japanese Telecom company, SoftBank , for an impressive £24.3 billion - or $31.6 billion Dollars at current exchange rates. (more...)
Chinese $1.2 billion takeover of Norway's Opera fails, but alternative deal set Chinese $1.2 billion takeover of Norway's Opera fails, but alternative deal set
- July 19, 2016

It was a well-known fact that Opera was up for sale in the market and it is now that the Chinese consortium has reached an agreement with Opera to buy the mobile and desktop business for an estimated $600-Million. Kunlun was not immediately available for comment. These are a few of the companies on an acquisition spree in order to build their business and compete better with the likes of Tencent and Alibaba. (more...)
Walmart Canada stops taking Visa at some stores in fee dispute Walmart Canada stops taking Visa at some stores in fee dispute
- July 19, 2016

Walmart says the fees it pays Visa in Canada are four times higher than in other countries. The decision will not affect stores outside Canada, the company said. " Visa remains committed to doing everything reasonable to ensure Canadians can use their cards everywhere they wish to shop - including at Walmart stores", said Visa's statement. (more...)
Niantic Taking Requests for New Gyms and PokeStop for Pokemon Go
- July 18, 2016

Of course, it would have been good to invest before the launch of Pokemon Go. Hanke told the New York Times that Niantic plans to announce sponsored locations for " Pokemon Go " soon. It is the most shared Android game at The Pirate Bay. Some of the top features players want to see include the ability to trade Pokemon with other players and PvP combat. (more...)
Success of Pokemon GO adds impetus for change at Nintendo
- July 18, 2016

The following games have been installed: includes Balloon Fight , Bubble Bobble , Castlevania , Castlevania II: Simon's Quest , Donkey Kong , Donkey Kong Jr ., Double Dragon II: The Revenge , Dr. Four ports will be found on the Mini NES . Fans speculate that the reason for this delay is that the games specifically for the NX's launch have yet to be completed. (more...)
Senate Advances GMO Bill That Would Preempt Vermont Law
- July 18, 2016

Barring states from introducing their own GMO labeling laws is just one provision of the bill , which was introduced last month by Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow of MI and Republican Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, who helped write the legislation. Scientific literature has found GMO foods cause no adverse health effects, yet there is still widespread public concern over these products. (more...)
New PM May pledges new future for Britain outside EU
- July 18, 2016

He has taken over the job from Philip Hammond who has replaced George Osborne as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Xinhua reported. Amber Rudd from the Remain camp has been named Home Secretary, after spending the past year as energy and Climate minister. (more...)
Most Britons oppose second referendum on European Union exit
- July 18, 2016

There is mounting speculation that Labour could split if Mr Corbyn clings on to power despite having been abandoned by most of his MPs. The meeting heard from Labour members from across Scotland, including constituency Labour Party secretaries upset at the "effective shutting down of the Labour Party " and from new members of the party who were "angry" at not receiving the vote they were promised. (more...)
Bank of England holds interest rates at 0.5% Bank of England holds interest rates at 0.5%
- July 17, 2016

LONDON - The Bank of England (BoE) kept interest rates unchanged on Thursday, wrong-footing many investors who had expected the first cut in more than seven years, as Britain's economy reels from June's Brexit vote. Reflecting the fall in the level of sterling, financial market measures of inflation expectations have risen moderately at short-term horizons, but only to around historical averages, and have fallen slightly at longer horizons. (more...)
Messaging app Line sees shares surge 26% in debut Messaging app Line sees shares surge 26% in debut
- July 17, 2016

Today may be their day. But what has set it apart so far - particularly in home market Japan where cute is king - are the stickers that friends can send to each other. Japanese mobile-messaging app Line Corp . According to the company's S-1, the company has taken steps to offer tools for "taxi booking services, beauty salons, travel agencies and restaurants". (more...)
JPMorgan Chase CEO says bank will raise minimum pay JPMorgan Chase CEO says bank will raise minimum pay
- July 17, 2016

JPMorgan's shares were up 1.88 per cent at US$64.35 in premarket trading. On average, 28 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $1.43 per share for the quarter. "I'm still expecting earnings to be down year over year". Investment banking revenue fell to $1.5 billion, down 15 percent from a year ago, as the bank took fewer companies public in the quarter. (more...)
Pokémon Go becomes biggest mobile game in United States history Pokémon Go becomes biggest mobile game in United States history
- July 17, 2016

As of yesterday, Pokémon Go attracted just under 21 million daily active users in the United States, SurveyMonkey reported. The app, developed by Niantic Labs, sees players walk around real-life neighbourhoods to hunt down virtual Pokemon characters on their smartphone screens and capture them. (more...)
"Pokemon GO" is the Biggest Mobile Game Ever
- July 17, 2016

Three days after its release, it had more downloads than Twitter. Pokemon Go has become a phenomenon with plenty of news surrounding it including a teen finding a dead body , a man getting stabbed at a park, and huge crowds forming at the Santa Monica pier. (more...)
Bernie Sanders finally endorses Hillary Clinton for president
- July 17, 2016

Bernie Sanders formally endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, ending a contentious primary season. "Secretary Clinton goes into the convention with 389 more pledged delegates than we have and a lot more super delegates", Sander said during his speech , according to NBC News. (more...)
Britain's new PM May fires Cameron's cabinet members Britain's new PM May fires Cameron's cabinet members
- July 17, 2016

Mark Toner told reporters in Washington Wednesday that the bond between Britain and the U.S. In a Thursday phone call from Paris, Kerry and Johnson "agreed that the U.S. Gove led the "leave" side alongside former London Mayor Boris Johnson , then betrayed him by making a bid for Conservative leadership - a job Johnson had long sought. (more...)

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