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Twitter Post Indicates Fortnite Heading to China Twitter Post Indicates Fortnite Heading to China
- April 20, 2018

An image in the tweet shows a passport that's been stamped for April 23rd. The two prevailing theories are a Chinese release of the game, or a payoff for the falling meteors now appearing in game. It also made more than 1.5 times as much money as King's popular puzzle game "Candy Crush Saga". Alternatively, some players are theorising that the meteors that have been falling in game for the past few weeks, increasing in size, prominence, and number, will finally collide with the ground on ... (more...)
LG appliances will now respond to both Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa LG appliances will now respond to both Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa
- April 20, 2018

But if you can live without the USB connection, you'll find it in stores next week for $199, as well as on Amazon's website. The device sells for $130 in the USA, which translates to roughly AU$167. And while it boosts the experience, don't expect to be watching your favourite TV shows on it. That said, when CNET's senior associate editor (and smart home pro) Ry Crist tested out the Echo Spot, his verdict was that it was still very much a voice-first user interface. (more...)
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Upgraded by Vetr to "Strong-Buy"
- April 20, 2018

Empirical Financial Services Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $735.21 billion market cap company. Finally, Outfitter Advisors LTD. raised its stake in Microsoft by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. (NASDAQ:PFPT). 1,713 were accumulated by Exane Derivatives. (more...)
PUBG will soon add a map select feature PUBG will soon add a map select feature
- April 20, 2018

While that may not be a concern in regions where PUBG is super popular, like here in the United States or in China, implementing a map selector could potentially increase matchmaking times in other regions that aren't quite so populated. "We'll still have to keep a close eye on it, since it could become problematic as new maps continue to be added", said the company. You can use this to tell the game that you'd only like to play one specific map, though if you leave multiple maps selected, ... (more...)
Valve's Appeal Against $3 Million Fine Dismissed By High Court Valve's Appeal Against $3 Million Fine Dismissed By High Court
- April 20, 2018

The case began life in 2014 , when regional body the Austalian Competition Consumer Commission brought a lawsuit against Valve due to what it perceived as the company misleading consumers with its refund policies. The Federal Court of Australia did not agree with those claims. Valve appealed the findings and on 22 December 2017 the Full Federal Court dismissed Valve's appeal on jurisdiction and the ACCC's cross appeal on penalty. (more...)
'Vivo V9 Youth' in India, comes with dual rear camera 'Vivo V9 Youth' in India, comes with dual rear camera
- April 20, 2018

The new Vivo V9 Youth is launched in India for Rs 18,990 and will be available on both online and offline channels. The Vivo V9 Youth retains some of the design elements seen on Vivo V9 and will be available in two different color options. (more...)
House of Representatives drop election re-ordering bill House of Representatives drop election re-ordering bill
- April 20, 2018

The bill sought to amend electoral act to change the sequence of the election in a way that the presidential election comes last, after the state assemblies/national assembly and governorship elections. "Another one was the powers of INEC as contained in the Constitution, but I don't want to go into the legality of these issues". Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary said the three areas objected to by President Buhari should be removed. (more...)
Manny Pacquiao: I will box on after Lucas Matthyse fight Manny Pacquiao: I will box on after Lucas Matthyse fight
- April 20, 2018

Matthysse, who won the then vacant WBA welterweight title in January, against Tewa Kiram, claimed he would defend his title until he died. "It's not about a number, it's not about age, that doesn't matter", he said. Pacquiao, who is also the chairman and founder of MP Promotions, promised to give fans here and around the world a fight to remember. The Singapore-based Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX), in which Pacquiao has invested, said it would unveil the "PAC Token" later this year, ... (more...)
Amazon Wins Patent for Data Marketplace That Could Unmask Bitcoin Users Amazon Wins Patent for Data Marketplace That Could Unmask Bitcoin Users
- April 20, 2018

That is, a marketplace of data streams, infinite ledgers of information documenting anything from people's physical addresses to their internet use. In a piece covering the development, industry website Coindesk notes that a number of start-ups have already started to build decentralised data market places and if Amazon decides to build a centralised offering it could pose a competitive threat to these projects. (more...)
Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) Rating Changes as of April 19, 2018
- April 20, 2018

The company has managed to keep price to sales ratio of 2.00 against an industry average of 1.39. About 1.47M shares traded. Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN ) has risen 26.96% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. Therefore 73% are positive. Huntsman Corp had 13 analyst reports since October 17, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, October 10 by Jefferies. (more...)
WW Grainger Inc (GWW) Appears To Have Warded Off Threat From Amazon
- April 20, 2018

W. Grainger by 3.1% in the 4th quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC lifted its holdings in shares of W. W. Grainger by 7.6% in the 4th quarter. While the S&P 500 index has increased by a bit more than 1% in the last 12 months, the distribution giant's stock has soared 44%. (more...)
DICE Experimenting With A Battle Royale Mode For The Next Battlefield DICE Experimenting With A Battle Royale Mode For The Next Battlefield
- April 20, 2018

EA could cancel the prototype, it could hold it off for the launch of the next Battlefield or a Star Wars: Battlefront sequel, or it could spin it out into its own game. The battle royale prototype is described as similar in structure to both Fortnite Battle Royale and its predecessor, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds . (more...)
Chevy Corvette ZR1 is the 2018 Indy 500 pace vehicle Chevy Corvette ZR1 is the 2018 Indy 500 pace vehicle
- April 20, 2018

The 450 horsepower engine is Corvette's most powerful standard to date. You know it'll be an interesting Indianapolis 500 when the pace auto has more horsepower than the racecars do. This will be the 14th time a Corvette has paced the Indianapolis 500. The Corvette ZR1 Pace Car can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.85 seconds and reach a top track speed of 212 miles per hour, the fastest Corvette in history. (more...)
Brabham BT62 Track-Focussed Supercar teased ahead of next month's reveal Brabham BT62 Track-Focussed Supercar teased ahead of next month's reveal
- April 20, 2018

Weight saving and an aggressive aerodynamic body configuration will help the auto stick to the road - over 1,200kg of downforce will be produced by the vehicle. If you want a piece of the Brabham resurgence action, it'll cost you - £1 million plus local taxes to be (almost) exact. Deliveries are expected by the end of the year. (more...)
$0.65 Earnings Per Share Expected for Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) This Quarter
- April 20, 2018

The stock decreased 1.75% or $3.14 during the last trading session, reaching $176.71. About 635,358 shares traded. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). Bogle Inv Management Ltd Partnership De has invested 1.15% in Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $48.28 million activity. (more...)
Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) Sets 1-Year High
- April 20, 2018

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 54.12% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.50% the S&P500. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 700,359 shares of the software company's stock worth $122,732,000 after purchasing an additional 105,208 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
(XYL) Expected to Post Q1 2019 Earnings of $0.60 Per Share
- April 20, 2018

It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500. Finally, Allianz Asset Management AG increased its position in Xylem by 45.2% in the fourth quarter. Following the transaction, the director now owns 55,245 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,964,933.65. (more...)
Facebook Seeks Consent For Facial Recognition Tech In Canada, EU Facebook Seeks Consent For Facial Recognition Tech In Canada, EU
- April 20, 2018

Given that almost 30% of its users are within the European Union , Facebook may still be subject to fines of up to 4% of its global annual revenue for failing to properly collect and obtain permission to use the personal data of its EU users. (more...)
Selfie commerce: Snapchat adds shopping to its augmented reality ads Selfie commerce: Snapchat adds shopping to its augmented reality ads
- April 20, 2018

Although any Snapchat user can use Lens Studio to create their own lenses and filters, the app is predominantly aimed at professional creators including artists, designers, and illustrators, as it requires a level of expertise to use. The four brands' Shoppable Lenses went live on April 18, illustrating different use cases for the feature. It will be up to the advertiser to enable options like sign in, autofill, or Apple Pay. (more...)
Some loot box computer games are breaking Dutch gambling rules Some loot box computer games are breaking Dutch gambling rules
- April 20, 2018

These type of games can also lead to a gambling addiction, the gaming authority says. The gambling regulator pointed out that loot boxes incorporate elements of games of chance into games that are generally based on skill, which makes their nature highly controversial. (more...)