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Google fined Rs 136 crore by Competition Commission of India Google fined Rs 136 crore by Competition Commission of India
- Февраля 10, 2018

Complaints in India were lodged against Google in 2012, including by online matrimonial site Bharat Matrimony and the nonprofit consumer protection group Consumer Unity and Trust Society. The CCI provided an example of Google's search bias stating that when users searched for flights, they were directed towards Google's own flight search page, which the CCI believes disadvantages other businesses trying to gain market access. (more...)
Dow Futures Pointed to 1200 Fall, But Pare Losses Dow Futures Pointed to 1200 Fall, But Pare Losses
- Февраля 10, 2018

Traders are still braced for more volatility as they try to figure out if the swings of the past few days are the start of a deeper correction or just a temporary blip in the US market's nine-year bull run. "Although there are a couple of things in the way of flawless scenarios, that being interest rates and bond yields and what not, people are still looking at equities as a good investment and they still believe that there is going to be continued upside", said Peter Costa, president of ... (more...)
Use My Nintendo Gold Points on Switch eShop to discount games Use My Nintendo Gold Points on Switch eShop to discount games
- Февраля 10, 2018

The previous iteration of the loyalty system had some pretty cool prizes including physical merchandise. Gold Points will be good for a year once they have been earned. Next time, you'll be able to use those points and save $2.50. This currency can be used on games and even DLC. The one caveat is that the points expire after one rolling year. (more...)
Iran Summons South Korean Envoy Over Samsung Smartphone Gift Row Iran Summons South Korean Envoy Over Samsung Smartphone Gift Row
- Февраля 10, 2018

Earlier this week on Wednesday, the organizers of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games annoucned that athletes from North Korea and Iran would not receive the special "Olympic edition" Galaxy Note 8 smartphones due to "United Nations sanctions". (more...)
SoftBank will list mobile carrier unit worth up to $60B SoftBank will list mobile carrier unit worth up to $60B
- Февраля 10, 2018

Since the start of 2018, the Vision Fund has invested an additional $7.7 billion in Uber and $4.6 billion in Didi Chuxing, bringing the value of investments up to the $40 billion market. A finance industry source said Swiss Re had always been looking for an anchor shareholder who would recognise the full value of the company. Earnings before interest and taxes at domestic telecom operations fell 3.1 per cent to ¥964bn in the period ended December, as the company offered discounts to ... (more...)
North and South Korea marched together under one flag at the Olympics North and South Korea marched together under one flag at the Olympics
- Февраля 10, 2018

Even months ago, such an encounter would have been unthinkable. The two Koreas marched in behind a white flag that was emblazoned with a map of the Korean peninsula depicted in blue. While relations between North Korea and the US remain frosty, at best, worldwide pressure on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapon ambitions will continue throughout the Games too, according to Wolfango Piccoli, co-president of risk consultancy Teneo Intelligence. (more...)
Winter Olympics: In security breach, spectator crashes opening ceremony twice in Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: In security breach, spectator crashes opening ceremony twice in Pyeongchang
- Февраля 10, 2018

In December, Guterres dispatched United Nations political chief Jeffrey Feltman to Pyongyang for talks, but the envoy came back with no commitment from North Korea to hold negotiations on the nuclear standoff. A focus on diplomacy comes as a striking contrast to the last six months of the crisis over North Korea's unsanctioned nuclear program, which saw threats of war lobbed back and forth between Kim Jong Un and President Trump. (more...)
KFC and Taco Bell Will Start Offering Home Deliveries Across the Country KFC and Taco Bell Will Start Offering Home Deliveries Across the Country
- Февраля 10, 2018

Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.55% of the company's stock. The company has a current ratio of 1.42, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.55. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.46, for a total transaction of $77,367.42. Oppenheimer reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $85.00 price objective on shares of Yum! The disclosure for this sale can be found here. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ to Retain the 3.5mm Headphone Jack Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ to Retain the 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- Февраля 10, 2018

The new Dex design is reported to allow the Galaxy S9 to function as a touch pad or even a keyboard. It's nearly confirmed now that Samsung will announce its most-awaited Galaxy S9 lineup at the Mobile World Congress ( MWC ) later this month in Barcelona, Spain. (more...)
Facebook tests downvote button to combat 'Fake News' Facebook tests downvote button to combat 'Fake News'
- Февраля 10, 2018

The downvote for comments is being tested among a small group of users and of course there's no way to force yourself into that subset. This is how they will moderate the comments in future. In addition to being able to like or reply to comments, besides those two features, some users may also see "downvote" displayed. If Facebook had posted that statement as a comment we'd have clicked on whatever the "this is bad" button was. (more...)
Eagles ran fake walkthrough before Super Bowl in case Patriots were watching Eagles ran fake walkthrough before Super Bowl in case Patriots were watching
- Февраля 10, 2018

The Eagles defeated the Patriots in one of the greatest games in Super Bowl history, preventing the defending champions from going back-to-back. According to an article written by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk , Lovato said that the Eagles ran a phony walk-through practice in Minneapolis prior to the Super Bowl just in case there was anything fishy going on with the Patriots potentially spying on them. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S6 to get the Android 8.0 Oreo update Samsung Galaxy S6 to get the Android 8.0 Oreo update
- Февраля 10, 2018

There is no word on when the update will arrive. If you are still using Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Note 5 and waiting for the handset maker to announce the rollout of the latest software update, then this would be good news for you. Are any of you still rocking a Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, or Note? However, the smartphone was recently updated to Android 7.1 Nougat which is a slightly older version of Android. (more...)
Korean pride - South Koreans in Red Deer excited for Olympics Korean pride - South Koreans in Red Deer excited for Olympics
- Февраля 10, 2018

South Korea won its first ever gold medal in the Winter Olympics in short-track speed skating at the 1992 Olympic Games in Albertville, France. The divided Koreas resumed their dialogue last month after a two-year hiatus to discuss the North's participation in the PyeongChang Olympics . (more...)
Asus ZenFone 5 Lite leaks out, shows off two dual cameras Asus ZenFone 5 Lite leaks out, shows off two dual cameras
- Февраля 10, 2018

Similar to the company's older handset series , the ZenFone 5 will include multiple devices aimed at different types of users. In any case, the device will be stripped down version of the ZenFone 5, in terms of specs and features. The selfie cameras are accompanied by an LED flash. On the back, we can notice a vertically placed camera setup in the middle, with the LED-flash sitting next to it. (more...)
Twitter posts its first quarterly revenue as advert gross sales rise Twitter posts its first quarterly revenue as advert gross sales rise
- Февраля 10, 2018

And to be fair, this is part of a trend: Last quarter, Twitter lost far less money than it did a year ago at the same time, with $21 million in red ink compared to $103 million lost in the third quarter of 2016. By comparison, Facebook went from 845m to 2.13B users in a similar timeframe. The compelling question is whether Twitter's popularity has been driven by Facebook's recent moves to restructure the news feed less in favour of advertiser and publisher content. (more...)
Google to Tweak Image Search to Help Protect Photographer Copyrights Google to Tweak Image Search to Help Protect Photographer Copyrights
- Февраля 10, 2018

Photography and artwork from Getty Images can be seen across the web on everything from news sources to corporate websites. "We are encouraged by Google's approach to address our concerns and believe that with your help, we have fought for a fair and respectful marketplace for content creators around the world", Getty Images writes. (more...)
People can't stop making fun Team USA's gloves at the opening ceremony People can't stop making fun Team USA's gloves at the opening ceremony
- Февраля 10, 2018

The Americans strutted their stuff in their official uniforms at the Winter Olympics Opening Uniforms, staying warms while looking hot! Many eyes were on Team USA as the delegates entered the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. A local company- Butler Technologies- has done their part to keep the U.S. Olympic Team warm while they march tonight. "The uniform celebrates the American spirit, with iconic pieces updated with modern details and technical fabrications". (more...)
Softbank in talks to buy stake in Swiss Re
- Февраля 10, 2018

Through its investment arm centred on the Vision Fund, the world's largest private equity fund, SoftBank has already funnelled $27.5 billion into tech firms around the world. SoftBank ( OTCPK:SFTBF , OTCPK:SFTBY ) plans to list its mobile carrier unit (Japan's third largest carrier) within the next year to strengthen its finances after years of notable acquisitions. (more...)
Koreas Share Handshake at Olympic Games Opening Koreas Share Handshake at Olympic Games Opening
- Февраля 10, 2018

The white aircraft had Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name, inscribed in black in Korean on its side, followed by the North Korean flag. "The simple truth is that the time has come for North Korea to permanently abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions, to recognize there is no future as a member of the family of nations for a nuclear-empowered North Korea", he said. (more...)
East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.20
- Февраля 10, 2018

The stock of East West Bancorp, Inc . Insiders own 0.88% of the company's stock. About 868,043 shares traded or 3.50% up from the average. East West Bancorp, Inc . FBR & Co cut shares of Great Western Bancorp from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $44.00 price objective for the company.in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. (more...)

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