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EC asks Punjab police to submit report on vehicle explosion EC asks Punjab police to submit report on vehicle explosion
- February 01, 2017

Victims were rushed to nearby hospitals in Maur Mandi and Bathinda. Accordingly to a preliminary spot inspection by the district police, the bomb packed into a pressure cooker and placed in the auto was filled with nuts and bolts to act as shrapnel, besides explosive material. (more...)
Australian PM says Trump agrees to accept refugees
- February 01, 2017

Asked about criticism by former USA ambassador to Australia Jeff Bleich, and claims he is "weak" for not condemning the ban, Mr Turnbull said: "My job as Prime Minister of Australia is to advance the national interest of Australia and protect the interests of Australian citizens". (more...)
Mizuho Securities reiterated Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) as 'Neutral' With 6.5 PT Mizuho Securities reiterated Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) as 'Neutral' With 6.5 PT
- February 01, 2017

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. They now have a Dollars 5 price target on the stock. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in shares of Fitbit by 71.1% in the second quarter. Fitbit Inc was Upgraded by Pacific Crest to " Sector Weight" on Nov 16, 2016. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Fitbit from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Monday, January 9th. (more...)
Tinder for orangutans? Zoo starts app to help apes find love Tinder for orangutans? Zoo starts app to help apes find love
- February 01, 2017

A Dutch zoo has developed "Tinder for orangutans", a four-year experiment in which a female orangutan at the zoo will be tasked with choosing a mate based off of options presented on a touchscreen. An Orangutan uses an iPad at a zoo in the US. But before Samboja finds his partner, the first challenge will be to ensure that the tablets are not destroyed by the sudden gestures of the orangutans! During the four-year experiment, the zoo will show Samboja, an 11-year-old female orangutan, photos ... (more...)
Surging sales: Apple records record revenue, sells its most iPhones ever Surging sales: Apple records record revenue, sells its most iPhones ever
- February 01, 2017

During the earnings call, Cook said he expects the size of services revenue "to be equivalent to a Fortune 100 company" this year and said Apple plans to double Services revenue within the next few years. The company made $78.4 billion in revenue. Global sales accounted for 64% of the quarter's revenue, it noted. Net income posted for the quarter amounts to $17.8 billion versus $18.3 billion in the same quarter for 2015. (more...)
IPhone 7 Sales Lift Apple Revenue IPhone 7 Sales Lift Apple Revenue
- February 01, 2017

For the past three quarters, Apple has reported lower earnings on a year-over-year basis thanks in part to declining iPhone and Mac sales. Apple is continuing to decline to say how many Apple Watches it sells, so all we have to go on there is Tim Cook's word - the CEO said that it was a record quarter for Apple Watch revenue. (more...)
Apple smashes forecasts, sells 78 million iPhones Apple smashes forecasts, sells 78 million iPhones
- February 01, 2017

After three consecutive quarters of year-over-year sales declines, Apple announced its biggest quarter ever. Apple said for the fiscal second quarter that it expects revenue between $51.5 billion and $53.5billion. Overall, Apple saw the iPhone 7 Plus comprise a larger portion of its iPhone sales than past Plus handset models. Apple set a new sales record for the number of iPhones it sold during the final quarter of 2016, but the iPad and Mac lines failed to sell in quite such ... (more...)
Netflix Gadget Could Let You Control Your Streaming With Mind Power Netflix Gadget Could Let You Control Your Streaming With Mind Power
- February 01, 2017

The video doesn't seem completely serious, and those concerned about their privacy might be alarmed over the notion Netflix is reading their thoughts needn't be too anxious: the device can't actually read your thoughts, only your brain waves. (more...)
Amazon Taps CVG Airport as Air Hub, 2700 Jobs Expected Amazon Taps CVG Airport as Air Hub, 2700 Jobs Expected
- February 01, 2017

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) and the Airport Board held special meetings on Tuesday for the objective of approving the incentives. The Cincinnati Business Courier reported the news on Tuesday and Amazon confirmed it with a press release shortly after. Amazon says it employs 6,000 people in OH, the state just across the border from the hub. (more...)
Harley-Davidson shares dip after company reports Q4 earnings below expectations Harley-Davidson shares dip after company reports Q4 earnings below expectations
- February 01, 2017

Robinson Value Management Ltd. purchased a new stake in Harley-Davidson during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,795,000. By watching how many shares are trading hands and looking for any changes in that activity, trading opportunities can be spotted along with a deeper understanding of the reliability of other indicators on the stock. (more...)
The Tech Resistance to the Trump Refugee Ban The Tech Resistance to the Trump Refugee Ban
- February 01, 2017

President Donald Trump's administration has drafted an executive order that looks to overhaul certain work-visa programs , including those leveraged by tech companies. Uber's Travis Kalanick , and Tesla's Elon Musk, are both part of an advisory panel scheduled to meet with President Trump on Friday. But that friendlier approach shifted abruptly with the new administration's travel ban decision late last week . (more...)
Samsung Teases Unveiling of New Tablet at MWC? [Image]
- February 01, 2017

As early as August a year ago, we learned about its development and soon confirmed the WiFi and LTE versions would be pushed to 2017. For example, it will supposedly be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 4 GB of RAM. Samsung has released a teaser on its Samsung Mobile twitter handle in which the company has confirmed to hold a Samsung Press Conference on February 26 at the MWC where it will announce something "big". (more...)
Houston prepares security efforts for Super Bowl Houston prepares security efforts for Super Bowl
- February 01, 2017

The Atlanta Falcons arrived in Houston late Sunday afternoon, while the Patriots plan to host their big send-off in Foxboro and head to Houston Monday. Sallie Sargent, president & CEO of the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee , said the game will also be "a great way to put a shot in the arm of the people of Houston ". (more...)
Comcast Corporation reiterated as Outperform By RBC Capital Markets
- February 01, 2017

There were more than a few analysts who recently mentioned the stock in their research. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 3 think it is Hold. They use historic price data to observe stock price patterns to predict the direction of that price going forward. The company's last traded volume of 13.17 million shares as compared to it's an average volume of 10.88 million shares. (more...)
Missing Mega Stones to be distributed to Pokémon Sun & Moon via competitions
- February 01, 2017

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are available for Nintendo 3DS. "Pokemon X and " Pokemon Y" still hold the top spot having sold 16.06 million units". According to WWG , Mega Stones and Mega evolutions took a backseat in " Pokemon Sun and Moon " as the game focused on Z-Moves that any Pokemon can use. (more...)
Roku devices get Comcast Xfinity TV app
- February 01, 2017

And while the model to be employed by Comcast for Roku devices does allow for customers to get nearly the full pay TV experience on Roku boxes bought at retail, it doesn't seem to reflect a massive near-term shift in how the market functions today. (more...)
Google open-sources Chrome for iOS
- February 01, 2017

Following that, only the iOS version of the browser wasn't open-source. According to Google , "Given Chrome's commitment to open-source code, we've spent a lot of time over the past several years making the changes required to upstream the code for Chrome for iOS into Chromium". (more...)
Shirt could kill dolphin, rangers warn pranksters Shirt could kill dolphin, rangers warn pranksters
- February 01, 2017

If the blowhole is covered, it can cause suffocation. Wildlife authorities are concerned for the welfare of a dolphin spotted wearing a singlet off Western Australia's South West coast. Officials say they are unable to tell if the dolphin is tagged, which would make it much easier to find, since the shirt is covering its dorsal fin where such tags are typically implanted. (more...)
NASA's Mark, Scott Kelly 'Twin Study' reveals possible stress
- February 01, 2017

During the study, the scientists of NASA studied Scientists the genetic differences between NASA's present astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent nearly a year in space, and his matching twin Mark. Scientists are still unsure of what this means, but there is no doubt that this study has received ground-breaking results that will continue to be studied. (more...)
Push and pull: How the Milky Way flies Push and pull: How the Milky Way flies
- February 01, 2017

It might not feel like it from here on Earth, but the Milky Way and its companion galaxy Andromeda are hurtling through space at about 1.4 million miles an hour with respect to the rest of the expanding Universe. Through the new scientific evidence, scientists will be able to better analyze the direction in which the Milky Way as well as its neighboring galaxies are heading toward as the universe continues to expand. (more...)

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