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WhatsApp launches Business app for SMEs WhatsApp launches Business app for SMEs
- January 18, 2018

For the past few years, WhatsApp has remained a primary medium for a multitude of small as well as medium scale businesses to connect with their customers. This functionality seems to be missing in this new app. WhatsApp Business, therefore, looks like it's intended exclusively for SMBs who entirely rely on WhatsApp to reach out to their customers and don't have any other websites or apps. (more...)
Nintendo dominates December 2017 sales in USA with Switch, 3DS, SNES Classic Nintendo dominates December 2017 sales in USA with Switch, 3DS, SNES Classic
- January 18, 2018

Life-to-date sales for the console now stand at 4.8 million in the USA alone; Nintendo's press release reiterated what it claimed recently about how this makes Switch the fastest-selling system ever through its first 10 months. That was an increase of 27% compared with December 2016, and it marks the system's best-selling month in the U.S. since December 2014. Nintendo's handheld moved 750,000 units in December, which was a 27 percent increase over past year, and the 3DS' best sales month ... (more...)
Tecno Camon I with 5.65-inch HD+display launched Tecno Camon I with 5.65-inch HD+display launched
- January 18, 2018

The smartphone is supported by a 3,050mAh battery and will be available in midnight black, champagne gold and city blue colors. Tecno Camon I comes with a 5.65-inch HD+ FullView display offering 1440 x 720 pixels resolution with 18:9 aspect ratio. (more...)
Nintendo Labo Nintendo Labo "build-and-play" kits revealed for Nintendo Switch
- January 18, 2018

Nintendo last night officially announced Nintendo Labo , a new line of "play and build" experiences. Another one of these kits includes an interactive robot suit equipped with a visor, backpack and straps for both the player's hands and feet. (more...)
South Korea at 59th in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings South Korea at 59th in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings
- January 18, 2018

With just 22 worldwide matches being played over the past month, there were not many changes in the ranking. Reigning world champions Germany still top the FIFA World Ranking , where Brazil and current European champions Portugal are still second and third, respectively. (more...)
Minecraft boss Matt Booty promoted to Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios Minecraft boss Matt Booty promoted to Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios
- January 18, 2018

There he started off as a designer, before rising through the ranks as a studio head, SVP worldwide studios and eventually president and CEO. "It's been an honor to lead the Minecraft franchise", wrote Booty on Twitter , "and I'm incredibly excited to support our first party game teams in my new role". (more...)
Instagram is testing a text-based 'Type' feature for Stories Instagram is testing a text-based 'Type' feature for Stories
- January 18, 2018

While Instagram is reportedly testing a new text-only Stories format simply called " Type ", Giphy has built a transparent GIF library that users can place on their Stories. Going by WABetaInfo that has come up with an extensive report on the Type feature, another feature is also under testing. According to the report, some users are seeing a new alert pop up after taking a screenshot that says, "The next time you take a screenshot of a story, the person who posted it will be notified". (more...)
RAM REVEALED FCA unveils all new Ram 1500 at Detroit Auto Show RAM REVEALED FCA unveils all new Ram 1500 at Detroit Auto Show
- January 18, 2018

Manley fired a shot at Ford, quipping that Ram isn't going to unravel a list of "mosts" when describing its new truck . "The Ram was designed as an honest truck", says Gilles. Ford is countering that with its first diesel engine on the F-150, a 3-liter V6 that's expected to get 30 miles per gallon (12.8 kilometers per liter) on the highway. (more...)
Street Fighter V players upgraded to the Arcade Edition Street Fighter V players upgraded to the Arcade Edition
- January 18, 2018

Whether you purchased Arcade Edition or not, this update unlocks a bunch of new content in the form of Arcade Mode , Team Battle, a free trial for the first Season 3 character, and other features for the game. They'll also be able to play in two option modes, including elimination and best of series, giving users a tougher challenge. Each story will represent a main Street Fighter title starting from the first game. (more...)
Met Office upgrades snow warning to amber alert for Northumberland Met Office upgrades snow warning to amber alert for Northumberland
- January 18, 2018

Mr Yousaf said 162 gritters had been patrolling the roads network on Tuesday evening but had faced "extremely challenging weather that we actually haven't seen in Scotland for a number of years". "There is a chance of power cuts, while services such as mobile phone coverage may be affected". "For people planning to travel by rail, ferry, or plane, it's a similar message - you should check with the operator ahead of time to find out if your service has been affected by the conditions". (more...)
Will International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM) End Its Losing Streak? Will International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM) End Its Losing Streak?
- January 18, 2018

About 10,900 shares traded. (OTCMKTS:CHCR) has 0.00% since January 18, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. The legal version of this article can be read at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2018/01/17/allsquare-wealth-management-llc-purchases-new-stake-in-international-business-machines-corp-ibm.html. (more...)
The Metal Gear Survive Beta Is Available For Preload In Australia The Metal Gear Survive Beta Is Available For Preload In Australia
- January 18, 2018

And to rub salt in the wounds, they pulled P.T. Demo from the PlayStation Store and memory holed it from existence. Back in October when the game's site went live and preorders were close to becoming available, some prospective buyers noticed that that product description of the game that listed the supported number of players and other details noted that an Internet connection would be required . (more...)
YouTube makes it harder for smaller channels to earn from ads YouTube makes it harder for smaller channels to earn from ads
- January 18, 2018

A report by the Los Angeles Times provided a lot of the information used in this article. "A big part of that effort will be strengthening our requirements for monetization so spammers, impersonators, and other bad actors can't hurt our ecosystem or take advantage of you, while continuing to reward those who make our platform great". (more...)
Oppo launches A83 with AI beauty, full-screen display Oppo launches A83 with AI beauty, full-screen display
- January 18, 2018

Oppo A83 smartphone boasts of artificial intelligence-based beauty recognition feature and full screen bezel-less display. The Oppo A83 sports a 5.7-inch HD+ LCD display with screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. (more...)
CFPB to reconsider payday lender regulation that protects consumers CFPB to reconsider payday lender regulation that protects consumers
- January 18, 2018

Mick Mulvaney speaks during a news conference after his first day as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington on November 27. But he did signal that the controversial watchdog's tone would change immediately. "It is a troubling move from a man who is clearly hellbent on dismantling the agency he has been tasked with overseeing when he should be fulfilling its mission to protect consumers and hold bad financial actors accountable", Frisch said. (more...)
'Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition' slated for March 'Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition' slated for March
- January 18, 2018

A new accessory to activate the new action "Armiger Unleashed" - players will be able to unleash powerful attacks while summoning the Armiger. Players will be able to freely use the Royal Vessel as well, and while onboard this ship, they can sail back and forth along the waters of Altissia and Cape Caem. (more...)
Xiaomi says it's sorry for WhatsApp obsolete mess Xiaomi says it's sorry for WhatsApp obsolete mess
- January 18, 2018

The message read, "this version of WhatsApp became obsolete on 13 January 2018". The issue was present on devices that installed a beta version of WhatsApp from the Mi App Store. It added, "We have updated our App store listing with a newer version, approved by WhatsApp, which we encourage any users facing issues, to update to". (more...)
Apple, Google shuttle buses attacked with unknown objects on I-280 Apple, Google shuttle buses attacked with unknown objects on I-280
- January 18, 2018

The buses were hit while traveling in both directions, during the morning and evening commutes, Montiel said. The bus wars have apparently resurfaced with at least five chartered buses of tech employees vandalized in the past week. All the buses had passengers on board when the windows were shattered. At this point, additional details have not been released. Protesters block an Apple bus as a Google bus passes in San Francisco in 2013. (more...)
Dragon Ball FighterZ: Android 21 Will Be a Playable Character After All Dragon Ball FighterZ: Android 21 Will Be a Playable Character After All
- January 18, 2018

Dragon Ball Z has seen a resurgence in the a year ago or so with the arrival of Dragon Ball Super and the massively popular Dragon Ball FighterZ that's coming around the bend, so it makes sense that companies should be capitalizing on the show's success once more. (more...)
Infiniti confirms electrification will arrive in 2021 Infiniti confirms electrification will arrive in 2021
- January 18, 2018

Most luxury manufacturers have laid out clear goals for electrifying their lineups, with Lexus for instance noting it plans an electrified variant of every model, or standalone electrified models, on a global basis by 2025. "Our strategy is to continue to be in a leading position" in electric cars ", Saikawa said Tuesday. That concept suggests the look of the next Infiniti Q70, due in 2019 or 2020. (more...)