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Apple to create $1 bln United States advanced manufacturing fund, CEO says (AAPL)
- May 08, 2017

Cook made the announcement during an interview Wednesday on CNBC's "Mad Money," telling host Jim Cramer his company is always searching for ways to do more to bring advanced manufacturing jobs into the country. Cook said. "How do we grow the developer base? Because if we can create many manufacturing jobs around - those manufacturing jobs create more jobs around them, because you have a service industry that builds up around them". (more...)
Amazon sweeps US market for voice-controlled speakers
- May 08, 2017

The Amazon Echo, a voice-controlled virtual assistant, is seen at its product launch for Britain and Germany in London , Britain, September 14, 2016. Mass adoption could take years, the way smartphones did, but as prices come down, more people will be able to afford a smart speaker for their home. In terms of generation, more than one-third of millennials (33.5%) will use a virtual assistant this year. (more...)
Facebook adverts aim to help users spot fake news Facebook adverts aim to help users spot fake news
- May 08, 2017

The platform said it had already removed "tens of thousands" of fake Facebook accounts and that systems were now monitoring the repeated posting of the same content or a sharp increase in messaging. The site has said it is committed to an approach that disrupts the economic incentives around fake news and builds tools that "help people make more informed decisions". (more...)
Freed Chibok Girls to be flown first to Maiduguri Freed Chibok Girls to be flown first to Maiduguri
- May 08, 2017

Last week, states acting as guarantors in bolstering the ceasefire in Syria signed a memorandum on four de-escalation zones proposed by Russian Federation during the fourth round of the Astana talks, held in the Kazakh capital on Thursday. Turkey, which supports rebel groups, also agreed to act as a guarantor. With the help of Russian Federation and Iranian-backed militias, the Syrian government has gained the military upper hand against rebel groups, including some supported by Turkey, the ... (more...)
TRAI to look into Reliance Jio complaints about customized retention offers TRAI to look into Reliance Jio complaints about customized retention offers
- May 08, 2017

If you buy JioFi 4G device without exchange of old dongle, you will get 4G data worth Rs 1,005. They could also pay an amount of Rs 99 for a Jio Prime membership. Other riders on JioFi or any other Jio subscription include Rs.149 minimum recharge every month to keep the device activated, irrespective of its usage or not. (more...)
Trump to embark on maiden visit to Vatican, Israel, Saudi Arabia
- May 08, 2017

Trump later softened his tone, saying the pope was misinformed, unaware of the impact of the drugs coming into the United States and a range of security issues that made it necessary to build a wall along the southern U.S. Part of the problem, the officials said, stems from the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran, which they view as providing a path to a nuclear weapon for the country, as well as Iran's continued funding of terrorism throughout the region. (more...)
Trump wants your thoughts on national monuments (yes, really) Trump wants your thoughts on national monuments (yes, really)
- May 08, 2017

Bush and Bill ClintonBill ClintonInterior: " 27 national monuments could lose designation Trump sued almost three times more than predecessors: "report Study: "Trump the butt of record number of late-night TV jokes MORE were essentially "a massive federal land grab". (more...)
Google ends Android Nougat Beta program, confirms Android O beta
- May 08, 2017

However, the threat level for Android users still remains high, with around 3.5 million new Android malware apps are expected to be created in 2017. Despite the findings of the new report, by and large Android remains a perfectly safe and secure operating system. Instead of recognizing a developer who is rated as a good developer of apps, the email suggests that Google Play wants to place a greater focus on the apps themselves. (more...)
Air Force's mysterious space plane lands, wakes up Florida
- May 08, 2017

The record-shattering mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is finally over. All four missions launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and the first three landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (more...)
Air Force's space plane lands with a boom in Florida
- May 08, 2017

The vehicles are 29 feet (9 meters) long and have a wingspan of 15 feet, making them about one quarter of the size of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's now-retired space shuttles. We are incredibly pleased with the performance of the space vehicle and are excited about the data gathered to support the scientific and space communities. (more...)
Championship club weighing up summer transfer for Celtic star Championship club weighing up summer transfer for Celtic star
- May 08, 2017

The Daily Mail note that Arsenal and Manchester United are also in the race to secure his signature. Chelsea have reportedly identified Celtic defender Kieran Tierney as a potential signing during the summer. Rodgers will be hoping that Tierney stays at Celtic for at least another season, though. For the second successive season Kieran Tierney won the Young Player of the Year award after follow-up campaign in Celtic's senior side that was as impressive as his first season. (more...)
SpaceX all set to launch first military satellite
- May 08, 2017

SpaceX launched a top-secret spy satellite for the US Department of Defense on Monday and then successfully landed the booster for recycling. Following stage separation, the first-stage booster will attempt to land at SpaceX's Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. (more...)
Google parent company Alphabet beats Q1 expectations Google parent company Alphabet beats Q1 expectations
- May 08, 2017

Google is expected to command a 61.6 percent share of the search ad market worldwide in 2017, up from 60.6 percent in 2016, as per the research firm eMarketer. Google Cloud led by Diane Greene is doing a fabulous job of getting our machine learning hardware and software out to everyone. "While we believe YouTube is indeed capable of introducing solutions that remedy brand safety concerns, we anticipate the direct cumulative negative impact to revenue could ultimately approximate $750 ... (more...)
Apple to create $1 billion fund to boost US manufacturing Apple to create $1 billion fund to boost US manufacturing
- May 07, 2017

The Cupertino, California company will announce the fund's first investment later in May, Cook said during an interview on CNBC . "We have a ton of energy going into the country on a number of fronts, the demographics of the country is why we're putting so much energy there", he said.Apple is setting up a manufacturing plant in Bengaluru. (more...)
Facebook hiring thousands to stop crime, death videos from spreading
- May 07, 2017

Zuckerburg's point left out some glaring details concerning these new hires, such as their employment status, specifics on training in dealing with these situations, and whether or not they'd receive any sort of support or counseling services from Facebook. (more...)
SpaceX launches first government satellite, lands booster
- May 07, 2017

No destination was specified for the U.S. government satellite, known only as NROL-76, due to the secretive nature of the NRO. In a split-screen broadcast, SpaceX tracked the booster as it fell at high speed toward the Earth, oriented itself and slowed itself down to land safely. (more...)
MacBook Air: Its new competitor is called Surface Laptop!
- May 07, 2017

This is the device Microsoft is hoping students and schools alike will purchase over a Chromebook, albeit at a steeper cost - the Surface Laptop starts at $999 Dollars. Initial buyers of the Surface Laptop will also receive a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, along with one terabyte of cloud-based storage on OneDrive. (more...)
Unmanned US Space Plane Lands After Secret, Two-Year Air Force Mission
- May 07, 2017

A sonic boom that shook areas of central Florida was the result of a military mission that ended at Kennedy Space Center. The Secure World Foundation, a nonprofit group promoting the peaceful exploration of space, says the secrecy surrounding the X-37B suggests the presence of intelligence-related hardware being tested or evaluated aboard the craft. (more...)
Samsung says Galaxy S8 pre-orders outpaced S7 by 30pc
- May 07, 2017

The Galaxy S8 starts at $750. The screen curves around the edges, and Samsung designers have maximized the display, relative to the size of the phone, with a 5.8-inch 2960x1440 AMOLED display and an elongated aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The Galaxy S8 is finally out, and it's fantastic. The devices are showing a red tint on its display, customers in Korea revealed on Twitter and Instagram. (more...)
The 'Oracle of Omaha' Condemns Republican Health Care Bill At Berkshire Meeting
- May 07, 2017

But when the formal, written offer arrived, it said $11.375. Buffett also condemned role of Wells Fargo management in dealing with bogus accounts issue. While many calls are frivolous, the hotline has repeatedly caught behavior that Mr. Buffett stepped in to stop. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has sold its holding in technology major IBM. (more...)

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