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Roku To Launch Own Voice Assistant & Expand Product Suite Roku To Launch Own Voice Assistant & Expand Product Suite
- January 05, 2018

They've actually done this previously for their Roku Smart TVs before, but now it encompasses soundbars and smart speaker hardware references design that can be used with Roku OS and can be connected through the Roku Connect software, creating a multi-room speaker set-up with surround sound audio. (more...)
Trump is the liar, says Pakistan after foreign aid row Trump is the liar, says Pakistan after foreign aid row
- January 05, 2018

President Donald Trump slammed Pakistan for "lies & deceit" in a New Year's Day tweet that said Islamabad had played USA leaders for 'fools'. After a three-hour meeting of senior government and military officials, Pakistan expressed "deep disappointment" in Mr Trump's comments and stressed its sacrifices and commitment to the war on terror. (more...)
Final New Year auction held at Tsukiji market Final New Year auction held at Tsukiji market
- January 05, 2018

The new year auction prices are way above the usual price paid for bluefin tuna at Tsukiji, which at the end of the year was JPY 4,500/kg. Ltd which owns the "Ginza Onodera" sushi restaurant chain, coughed up the money for the premium Pacific bluefin tuna. (more...)
Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) Shares Sold by Bank of Hawaii Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) Shares Sold by Bank of Hawaii
- January 05, 2018

Sorin Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Cons Tomoka Land Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $359.41M market cap company. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 20 by Goldman Sachs. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, November 24. The firm has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, October 16. (more...)
Unilever to close Colman's mustard factory in Norwich Unilever to close Colman's mustard factory in Norwich
- January 05, 2018

This would be "created through a new long-term partnership with a consortium of local farmers" and backed by "significant investment" from Unilever. Unilever will now continue the consultation process with its Norwich workforce. "It is a devastating day for Norwich that the production of Colman's Mustard will cease production in 2019, ending a tradition stretching back two centuries". (more...)
New vehicle registrations fall -5.7% in 2017, first decline in six years New vehicle registrations fall -5.7% in 2017, first decline in six years
- January 05, 2018

Britain is set to experience a two-year fall in auto sales of around 11 per cent in total, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has warned. December was an even worse month for diesels, in fact, with sales down by 31 per cent year on year. (more...)
Fans stockpile Irn-Bru before recipe change sees sugar content halved Fans stockpile Irn-Bru before recipe change sees sugar content halved
- January 05, 2018

AG Barr said bottles and cans featuring both the old and new recipes may appear on shelves together "for a time", urging fans of the drink to keep in mind to check the label. "The vast majority of our drinkers want to consume less sugar so that's what we're now offering", a spokesperson said. FANS of Irn-Bru may notice a slight change to Scotland's other national drink in the coming weeks. (more...)
Call for 'latte levy' to cut disposable coffee cup waste Call for 'latte levy' to cut disposable coffee cup waste
- January 05, 2018

The report also called on the government to ban the use of disposable coffee cups if the 100% target is not met. About 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups a year are used in the United Kingdom but almost all are... "Almost none are recycled and half a million a day are littered". If this target is not achieved, the Government should ban disposable coffee cups'. (more...)
N-Out Adds Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate to Menu N-Out Adds Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate to Menu
- January 05, 2018

California isn't almost as cold as most states - it's frequently on fire , in fact - but it makes sense here in San Francisco, where fog stirs cravings for warmth. But for Irvine-based In-N-Out, a menu expansion is tantamount to Taco Bell serving fries on its Mexican-inspired menu. In-N-Out sells burgers, fries, sodas and shakes. (more...)
Niles Gander Mountain expected to reopen Niles Gander Mountain expected to reopen
- January 05, 2018

That's a turnaround from his previous proclamation that he wasn't picking up the local Gander Mountain store. It's been more than half a year since the Gander Mountain location in Niles first came into jeopardy. Lemonis said Gander Outdoors will have "three distinct" areas inside each store: a hunting and shooting products area under the former Gander Mountain "Legend" brand; a boating supply area; and a camping, hiking, biking and sporting-goods section that will also sell products as ... (more...)
AT&T will release true 5G service by late 2018 AT&T will release true 5G service by late 2018
- January 05, 2018

Despite the numerous company announcements and field trials from the wireless industry , we don't seem to be that much closer to 5G, which is widely expected to roll out in a big way by 2019. Chief competitor Verizon had previously announced its intent to deliver residential broadband and other services using fixed wireless 5G in the second half of this year. (more...)
Baidu teams up with BlackBerry on self-driving and connected auto tech
- January 05, 2018

Which-50 reported in December the two companies were in ongoing discussions to collaborate on the development of software components for driverless cars. As China's largest search engine provider, it has been signing up dozens of companies around the world in hopes to eventually establish themselves as a self-driving vehicle software powerhouse. (more...)
Ethereum blasts to new high, cracks $1000 for the first time Ethereum blasts to new high, cracks $1000 for the first time
- January 05, 2018

The currency made it to the news when it crossed the market caps of Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum to occupy the no. 2 position. Acknowledging this, Playfold's CEO, Marcus Vandea says, " Ripple's value lies in its relatively unique stability and attractiveness to the banking system". (more...)
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Backs Out of a Planned Appearance at CES FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Backs Out of a Planned Appearance at CES
- January 05, 2018

FCC boss Ajit Pai has been forced to cancel a scheduled appearance at CES this week after he allegedly received death threats . CTA did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment. Legal challenges to the repeal are being planned. Critics fear the decision to repeal the rules, which require that all internet traffic be treated equally, opens the door for internet service providers (ISPs) to "slow down" or "speed up" certain internet traffic. (more...)
Toshiba gets rid of Westinghouse for $4.6 billion Toshiba gets rid of Westinghouse for $4.6 billion
- January 05, 2018

The sale offers a fresh start for Westinghouse, which was forced into bankruptcy a year ago after suffering billions of dollars in losses from delays and cost overruns at nuclear plants under construction in Georgia and SC. The deal won't include what had been the company's most prized projects - plans to build its AP1000 reactors for US utilities in SC and Georgia. Those projects, plagued by delays and cost overruns, eventually led to its downfall, and Westinghouse has used the Chapter 11 ... (more...)
Tesla Model 3 Deliveries Falter Tesla Model 3 Deliveries Falter
- January 05, 2018

Tesla was trading down 1.34%, at $313 a share, following Wednesday's closing bell. Analysts said on Thursday they continue to believe that sales of the Model 3 sedan could transform the niche automaker into a mass producer, giving it an edge over a host of rivals such as General Motors and BMW who are entering the nascent electric vehicle market. (more...)
Airlines Had The Safest Year Of 2017 Airlines Had The Safest Year Of 2017
- January 05, 2018

The facts tell a different story. The Aviation Safety Network estimated there were almost 37 million flights in 2017, more than any year in history, meaning that aircraft mishaps are declining even as the number of flights continues to rise. (more...)
Sears Holdings announces Greeneville Kmart store will close in April Sears Holdings announces Greeneville Kmart store will close in April
- January 05, 2018

Sears sold its store in the Lloyd Center in 2016 and on Thursday its parent company said it would close its store at the venerable mall, which is in the process of reinventing itself. The 104,000-square-foot Kmart store in the Springs anchored the 126,000-square-foot Fillmore Marketplace, which El Paso County land records show was built in 1969. (more...)
Macy's cutting 5000 jobs; plans more store closings Macy's cutting 5000 jobs; plans more store closings
- January 05, 2018

They include locations in Florida, California, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Vermont. Macy's Inc . saw improved holiday sales across all its nameplates, but will still pare a few more bricks stores from its fleet. Macy's announced their Oaks Mall location will be one of the 100 planned closures across the country. Burdines became part of Federated Department Stores Inc., now Macy's , in 1956. (more...)
Australia to allow medicinal cannabis exports Australia to allow medicinal cannabis exports
- January 05, 2018

Growers of medicinal cannabis there will soon be able to export their products to the world. The Australian Government aims to give a green light to medicinal cannabis exports. " The sector is fully supportive of that ". "We know that medicinal use of cannabis can alleviate people's health issues and, therefore, if Australia's in a position to provide support, it should do so", he has told reporters in Melbourne. (more...)

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