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AT&T may soon announce its decision on potential Galaxy Note 7 sales/replacement stoppage

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 13:21

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According to a Bloomberg report, bigwig US wireless carrier AT&T may soon announce its final decision on the potential termination of sales and replacement of Samsung's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 handsets.

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Californians to vote on marijuana legalization measure next month

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 14:10

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California voters will get a chance to legalize recreational marijuana in November, when the state will ask for their opinion via the controversial ballot measure Prop 64.

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Mars buys out Warren Buffett’s stake in Wrigley

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 13:30

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Mars Incorporated has announced buying out Warren Buffett's stake in Wrigley chewing gum business. After the deal, M&Ms, Snickers, Starburst fruit chews, Doublemint, Mars and Extra gum will be under one business unit. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed but as per insider reports, Berkshire Hathaway is making a good profit with the deal.

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WSJ: Snap Inc. is working on $25 billion IPO

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 13:02

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The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Thursday that ephemeral messaging service Snap Inc. - previously called Snapchat - is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) by late March 2017.

According to the report, based on the information shared by unidentified sources, the imminent IPO could potentially value Snap Inc. at approximately $25 billion.

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OCEARCH expedition confirms great white shark nursery off Long Island

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 11:16

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A Park City, Utah-based great white shark research organization has confirmed the existence of a great white shark nursery off New York's Long Island.

 

The OCEARCH expedition told reporters that the waters off Long Island's Montauk Point are a great white shark nursery, and that it is the first in the study of sharks in the northwest Atlantic Ocean.

 

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Alnylam stock plunges after company announced end of experimental drug

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 16:11

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Stock in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. nosedived late Wednesday after the company announced its decision to end development of its late-stage experimental drug for a rare disease due to safety concerns.

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Samsung acquires Viv Labs, the startup behind a next-gen AI assistant

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 12:47

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According to recent reports from TechCrunch and CNBC, bigwig South Korean device maker Samsung has acquired a startup called Viv Labs, the company behind the next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) assistant called 'Viv.'

The financial terms of Samsung's acquisition of Viv Labs has not been officially disclosed.

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The Ocean Cleanup’s aerial expedition maps ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 12:17

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The Ocean Cleanup's recently conducted first ever aerial reconnaissance mission over the swirling mass of plastic trash between Hawaii and California marked the launch of a burgeoning effort to clean up the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch."

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Consumer group sues PepsiCo for exaggerating Naked Juice’s health benefits

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 15:34

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A consumer advocacy group on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo on behalf of hundreds of disgruntled customers, arguing that the company's Naked Juice packaging misled them by exaggerating the products' health benefits.

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‘Google Home’ price and shipping date unveiled

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:26

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At its annual hardware event held in San Francisco on October 4, tech biggie Google revealed details about the pricing and shipping date of its forthcoming 'Google Home' voice-powered assistant.

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NASA engineers giving finishing touches to James Webb Space Telescope

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:01

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Dozens of engineers and technicians working at NASA's Greenbelt, Maryland-based Goddard Space Flight Center are busy in giving finishing touches to one of the most powerful as well as ambitious telescopes ever built.

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CDC gets $1.1 billion to fight back Zika virus

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 14:14

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The federal funding of $1.1 billion will help health authorities combat the threat posed by Zika and pay for long-term studies on how the virus affects exposed individuals, the nation's top public health official said on Monday.

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Toyota develops small, doll-like robot --- ‘Kirobo Mini’

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 14:05

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Bigwig Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. has developed a small, doll-like robot which has been designed to act as a virtual companion. The 10-centimeter tall robot -- small enough to be easily carried around -- is called 'Kirobo Mini.'

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Climate change threatens Glacier National Park insects

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 12:16

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Two rare insect species found in Glacier National Park needs protection as warmer temperatures caused by climate change are drying up the streams where these insects live, according to U. S. wildlife officials.

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Federal jury in Texas asks Apple to pay $302.4M in damages to VirnetX for patent infringement

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 13:50

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In a Friday verdict in the long-running Apple-VirnetX patent-infringement case, a jury in Tyler, Texas, asked tech giant Apple to pay an amount of $302.4 million in damages to the patent holding and security software firm VirnetX.

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European Union Could Slap Google with Fine over Android Competitive Practices

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 12:55

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European Union has been conducting investigation on anti-competitive practices related to Google's Android mobile operating system and the U. S. technology major could face a massive fine, as per latest media reports.

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