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Snap Inc shares top $27 after NBCUniversal pledges $500mln investment Snap Inc shares top $27 after NBCUniversal pledges $500mln investment
- March 03, 2017

The stock closed its first day of trading at $24.48, up 44 percent from its $17 initial price. The Snap investment follows NBCU's $400 million investment in Buzzfeed and $200 million one in Cox. The company invested in BuzzFeed for the second time late past year, bringing its total to $400 million in the company, and has put $200 million in Vox. (more...)
Here's everything in the day one update for the Nintendo Switch Here's everything in the day one update for the Nintendo Switch
- March 03, 2017

After today's Nintendo Switch day one update, SD card support and online features have both become enabled on the new console, but game saves can only be stored on the console's 32GB internal storage, with no apparent option to transfer them. (more...)
Whatsapp to roll out version that gives away more chat details Whatsapp to roll out version that gives away more chat details
- March 03, 2017

So, what's the magic handset of choice? Facebook-owned WhatsApp has brought about many changes to its app in the recent past. Stay tune to Amaziness for more updates. There's also a new Size Tab that organizes information on the bases of photo and videos sizes shared in chats, and not number. After dropping the support for devices running on Android 2.2 (or older) or iOS 6 (or older), WhatsApp has now confirmed that it will be dropping the support for Windows Phone 7 OS by June 30, 2017. (more...)
Traders Secrets on Synchrony Financial (SYF), MetLife, Inc. (MET)
- March 03, 2017

Commonwealth Bank of Australia raised its stake in Synchrony Financial by 50.2% in the third quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA now owns 20,665,000 shares of the company's stock valued at $749,520,000 after buying an additional 3,100,000 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T Gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update
- March 03, 2017

OnePlus has been doing a great job in keeping their devices updated and even rolling out incremental upgrades where top brands even to date have been unable to push the Android Nougat update to their devices. Any new media that gets added will also be highlighted in the Photo section. You can now group your photos and videos by month or year they were taken, and you can also hide individual folders or images / video. (more...)
Here are Congress' options for investigating Russian meddling in the election
- March 03, 2017

One was a visit in the fall, Flores said, and the other occurred in a group setting after a Heritage Foundation speech that Sessions gave during the summer, when several ambassadors - including Kislyak - approached Sessions after the talk. intelligence says interfered in the 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton. Sessions replied he was "unaware of those activities". "My worry is that this is not a blip or an anomaly, but the start of a risky new trend that could reverse the hard-won gains ... (more...)
Seth Meyers bashes media for drooling over Trump: 'Do you have amnesia?' Seth Meyers bashes media for drooling over Trump: 'Do you have amnesia?'
- March 03, 2017

Talking heads have repeatedly tried to rehabilitate Trump-like, as Meyers pointed out, last April, when they congratulated him for not calling Ted Cruz a schoolyard insult-so that things can go back to "normal". But Seth wasn't having any of it, and swiftly pointed out this is far from the first time the 70-year-old tried to put on his president trousers - only to split them in his next public appearance and reveal himself to be the same old narcissistic hothead. (more...)
Alibaba, SAIF to invest $200 mn in Paytm's e-marketplace Alibaba, SAIF to invest $200 mn in Paytm's e-marketplace
- March 03, 2017

According to sources familiar with the development, Alibaba Singapore E-Commerce will invest $177 million and the rest will be from SAIF Partners. Alibaba and its payments affiliate Ant Financial has a combined stake of 40 percent in Paytm E-commerce. (more...)
Young Photos of Justin Trudeau Surface and I Admit Even I'm Smitten
- March 03, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , or "Trubae", as the internet likes to call him, is here to save the day. While the PM's charm hasn't been lost on the Internet, the new photos have given Twitter a whole new kind of ammo to show their love for Trudeau in his younger years. (more...)
Snap shares pop more than 40% in public trading debut Snap shares pop more than 40% in public trading debut
- March 03, 2017

Shares in the owner of Snapchat rocketed 44 per cent on their first day of public trading, underscoring just how keen investors had been to take part in the world's biggest stock market offering in around three years. The China-based e-commerce company now holds the status as the world's biggest IPO at $25 billion, though it initially only raised $21.8 billion. Barring some drastic change of fortune in the final hours of trading, that's a good first day. (more...)
Snapchat's parent company's shares rocket 44% on first day of public trading Snapchat's parent company's shares rocket 44% on first day of public trading
- March 03, 2017

They were priced above the $14-$16 range Snap originally had targeted. Snap became one of the highest-profile stock market debuts in years thanks to high demand from investors. At $24 a share, Snap is valued at almost $33 billion, including unvested stock options and grants, or about three times the market value of Twitter. (more...)
Research Analysis of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)
- March 03, 2017

Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 168,652 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider's stock valued at $5,084,000 after buying an additional 3,281 shares in the last quarter. The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. (more...)
New 'Legend of Zelda' a 'Breath' of fresh air New 'Legend of Zelda' a 'Breath' of fresh air
- March 03, 2017

In Breath of the Wild , he tried to balance playability and reality. But more than the breadth of content, this " Zelda " feels like huge departure from past efforts. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild comes out in Standard Edition, Special Edition and Master Edition. One of these treasure chests will contain a shirt with a Nintendo Switch logo that Link can wear during his adventure, exclusive to the Expansion Pass. (more...)
Boeing Prepares To Cut Hundreds More Jobs Boeing Prepares To Cut Hundreds More Jobs
- March 03, 2017

She said about 1,000 machinists took voluntary buyouts past year, but there were no forced layoffs. Boeing said in December it would cut an as-yet-undetermined number of jobs in 2017. Last year, SPEEA lost about 1,200 members, with 350 of those cuts being involuntary layoffs. In a January memo to Boeing's engineering staff, John Hamilton, vice president of engineering at Commercial Airplanes, said there will be two additional rounds of buyouts and layoffs in engineering later this year. (more...)
Lou Reed's substantial personal archives are finally being shared with the public Lou Reed's substantial personal archives are finally being shared with the public
- March 03, 2017

The collection also documents Lou's passion for tai-chi. The Lou Reed Archive includes about 3,600 audio recordings and 1,300 video recordings; original handwritten lyrics, poetry, manuscripts and other notes; photographs of and by Reed; posters, programs and promotional materials from throughout his long career; album, book and tour artwork; his personal book, album and singles collections; and much more. (more...)
HMD Relives Nokia 3310 With Surprising Features; Full Details Here HMD Relives Nokia 3310 With Surprising Features; Full Details Here
- March 03, 2017

Now the leading South Korean electronics company, the Samsung, is not just stretching its legs for its smartphones and its gears. The only smartphone brand that now has this on a mass scale is Apple. They needed to revive an icon - and with the 3310 they had a Phoenix which had sold 126 million units back in the day. In one of the biggest surprises of the show , Nokia pulled out a new version of the legendary 3310 out of its hat. (more...)
Trump Defends Sessions Over Russia Controversy, Lashes Out at Democrats Trump Defends Sessions Over Russia Controversy, Lashes Out at Democrats
- March 03, 2017

Mr. Trump gave the brief remark vouching for Mr. Sessions as he was touring the Navy's new aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, which is under construction in Newport News, Virginia. But Sessions did not disclose his meetings with the Russian envoy despite being asked about it specifically. U.S. intelligence agencies concluded a year ago that Russian Federation hacked and leaked Democratic emails during the election campaign as part of an effort to tilt the vote in Mr Trump's favour. (more...)
Canadian Q4 GDP advances at 2 — BUSINESS REPORT
- March 03, 2017

Credit the Canadian wallet, which is apparently a little thicker. Increased consumer spending was responsible for the higher growth, while business investment contracted for the ninth consecutive quarter. Export growth slowed in the quarter, while imports fell. In January, the Bank of Canada forecasted real GDP growth of 1.5 per cent for the fourth quarter. (more...)
New technique could stop transplant organ waste New technique could stop transplant organ waste
- March 03, 2017

Storing the organs isn't the problem - that can be done via freezing, also known as cryopreservation. The process could save millions of lives and eliminate the entire transplant waiting list. "If that is successful, we would then progressively move to structures such as the human face for banking and for hands for banking as well as digits". (more...)
Snap expects some IPO investors to make year-long commitments Snap expects some IPO investors to make year-long commitments
- March 03, 2017

With Snapchat's parent company, Snap Inc., anticipating its first day on the New York Stock Exchange , are investors anxiously awaiting trading to start? You could argue Snap went public too early: It's a secretive company ruled by CEO fiat. (more...)

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