Category: Headlines
Prisma Health unveils ventilator extension device for COVID-19 patients
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak had resulted in a massive demand-supply gap for ventilators, ventilator accessories, and other respiratory equipment. Ventilator shortage is more acute in ...

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ScanSource to offer Avaya’s work from anywhere Cloud solution
Author: Saipriya Iyer

ScanSource, Inc., and Santa Clara, California-based Avaya Holdings Corp. have reportedly announced plans to deliver Avaya Cloud Office™ by RingCentral®. ScanSource and Inteli...

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QIAGEN deploys QIAstat-Dx Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 test kits in Europe
Author: Pankaj Singh

Netherlands-based Qiagen, a leading provider of sample and assay technologies, has recently developed the first syndromic testing solution in the European Union for use in the coronavir...

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Detroit carmakers, UAW form COVID-19 task force to safeguard workers
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

It appears that the ‘Big Three’ American carmakers and the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) are working together to help keep employees safe and healthy in the wake of the on...

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Mitsubishi Electric offers MEMS LiDAR to make autonomous driving safer
Author: Pankaj Singh

Leading electronics manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has unveiled a new compact LiDAR solution equipped with micro-electromechanical system (MEMS), which can improve the acc...

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Tata Steel looks away from Covid-19 hit China to source inputs
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

It looks like Indian steel major Tata Steel is tapping alternative supply sources in Brazil and Turkey for production inputs. The decision seems to be a part of the global trend whereby...

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World’s first Wi-Fi 6 8K QLED TV is here thanks to Samsung and MediaTek
Author: Pankaj Singh

Wi-Fi 6 is the latest wireless standard which brings a greater transmission throughput while minimizing power consumption. Integration of Wi-Fi 6 connectivity into smart TVs promises to...

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Uber, Lyft circulate coronavirus prevention guidelines among drivers
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Amidst the widespread coronavirus outbreak affecting over 90,000 people across the globe, prominent American ridesharing companies – Uber and Lyft are reportedly informing their d...

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AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile under scrutiny over privacy breach
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is reportedly planning to slam a USD 200 million fine on four leading telecom companies – Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile over co...

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Boeing inks deal with manufacturers to cover 737 Max jet engine costs
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

Chicago headquartered aerospace giant Boeing has reportedly agreed to pay for the cost of 737 MAX engines. Citing reliable sources, according to the transaction, all the engines that wi...

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Apple and J&J launch Heartline Study to detect AFib using Apple Watch
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is among the leading causes of stroke. However, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson recently noted that it can be hard to diagnose since people usually...

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Apple loses patent appeal worth USD 440 million against VirnetX
Author: Pankaj Singh

·         The companies are involved in another battle stating that the redeveloped systems for FaceTime and VPN may continue to violate t...

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Air Zimbabwe to reportedly lease out two Boeing 777 passenger aircraft
Author: Saipriya Iyer

With Zimbabwe enormously suffering from hyperinflation and a weak economy, the country’s troubled national airline Air Zimbabwe has recently disclosed plans to lease out two Boein...

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Thailand’s 5G spectrum auction raises $3.2B, operators bag 48 licenses
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Thailand is set to be among the first countries in Southeast Asia to roll out 5G with most ASEAN countries yet to start their next-generation mobile network deployment. The country rec...

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German carmakers push for more sustainable lithium mining in Chile
Author: Pankaj Singh

Chile, as a global hotspot for lithium mining, has spurred several concerns over sustainability issues. These concerns have apparently also raised scrutiny over mining practices around ...

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U.S. District judge to reportedly clear $26.5B T-Mobile-Sprint merger
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

T-Mobile, the third-largest wireless carrier by subscribers in the U.S., has been awaiting a decision from a federal judge regarding its $26.5 billion megamerger with Sprint. The wait f...

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Removal of Huawei from core network to cost Vodafone US$220 million
Author: Pankaj Singh

The UK recently approved a limited role for Chinese telecom major Huawei in new mobile networks despite US pressure. The country had also excluded the brand from the core and imposed a ...

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Bombardier to double its London Biggin Hill service center capacity
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

Airlines are now spending more on aircraft maintenance than on crew and fuel expenses. Expansion of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service centers has been a key consolidation s...

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HPE snaps up IAM startup Scytale to up edge-to-cloud security game
Author: Pankaj Singh

Enterprises worldwide are embracing hybrid environments and moving critical workloads to the cloud. However, cloud security has become a major concern for cybersecurity professionals. B...

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UPS confirms investments to build self-driving electric truck fleet
Author: Pankaj Singh

Global package delivery giant UPS aims to benefit from a booming e-commerce industry and will incorporate electric trucks to shift towards a more sustainable fleet. The company further ...

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UK to agree on restricted 5G role for Huawei, to impose market cap
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

China is apparently pushing ahead aggressively with the rollout of 5G networks in the UK. Chinese telecom major Huawei is currently being considered as one of the strongest contenders, ...

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Uber sells its food delivery business in India to local rival Zomato
Author: Saipriya Iyer

With the food tech battle in India heating up, it appears that ride-hailing giant Uber is exiting the food delivery business. The company had been in advanced talks to sell its food del...

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Huawei to use TomTom’s location services on future smartphones
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

Huawei’s dispute with the U.S. government has apparently forced the Chinese smartphone giant to explore alternatives. Reportedly, the company has inked a deal with Netherland&rsq...

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UK EV startup Arrival secures $110 M investment from Hyundai & Kia
Author: Pankaj Singh

Even as electric vehicles continue to take the consumer market by storm, automakers are now shifting focus to delivery vehicles to give EVs a boost. In fact, delivery vans are becoming ...

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Hyundai launches first Genesis SUV to reinforce market share in the US
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Hyundai Motor has launched its first sport-utility vehicle (SUV) under the Genesis brand recently. Genesis brand, which was an initiative taken by Euisun Chung, had been spun off in 201...

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Samsung, Microsoft and Verizon to bring Galaxy XCover Pro to US market
Author: Pankaj Singh

As smartphone technology continues to drive business disruption in numerous positive ways, businesses are continuing to talk about mobile phones as a key element in business innovation....

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Walmart explores grocery pickup and delivery tech to take on Amazon
Author: Pankaj Singh

The shifting consumer preference towards online shopping is driving majority of today’s retail trends. In the eyes of retail giants, online shopping is no longer a trend, but the ...

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Tesla to deliver locally-made Model 3s to Chinese customers from Jan 7
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

Silicon Valley automaker Tesla has recently declared plans to start deliveries of its China-made Model 3 sedans to the country’s public on January 7, 2020 at an event at its Shang...

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India permits Huawei to participate in 5G trials despite U.S. pressure
Author: Saipriya Iyer

The U.S. has long accused Chinese telecom and tech major Huawei of deploying backdoors on its products and equipment for surveillance. However, both the brand and the Chinese government...

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Beer brand Heineken introduces limited-edition non-alcoholic beer
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Dry January has become the rage since the last few years, and alcohol enterprises have all but attempted to not be a part of it. Though the movement commenced in the United Kingdom, it ...

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Halo inks deal with Precisa, to acquire CBD dosing technology Accu-Dab
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

Cannabis extraction company Halo Labs Inc. has reportedly inked a definitive agreement with Precisa Medical Instruments Corp. As per the agreement, the company will acquire all of Preci...

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TiVo and Xperi announce $3B merger, creating a licensing and IP giant
Author: Pankaj Singh

Two of America’s leading technology brands have recently announced a merger that could create one of the world’s largest licensing companies. Software firm TiVo Corporation ...

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Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot to reportedly unveil 50-50 merger MoU
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

Italian-American automotive giant Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and French automaker PSA Peugeot are reportedly in talks to unveil a merger memorandum of understanding on Wednesday. ...

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Hyosung buys MEPPI’s high-voltage transformer plant in U.S. for $46.5M
Author: Pankaj Singh

South Korean industrial conglomerate Hyosung Heavy Industries is seemingly aiming to reinforce its presence in one of the world’s largest electric power markets. The company has r...

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Telefonica Deutschland appoints Huawei to help build German 5G network
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

5G mobile communication network, which promises super-fast data speeds along with building a foundation for smart homes, smart cities and smart spaces, is anticipated to be in place aro...

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U.S. state AGs are suing to stop the $26.5B T-Mobile-Sprint merger
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Attorneys general from over a dozen states are reportedly suing to block T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion megamerger with Sprint, alleging that the deal violates anti-competitive law. The...

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ViacomCBS to create and deliver premium content for American viewers
Author: Saipriya Iyer

As more and more people switch from cable TV to online streaming, a growing number of companies in the media business are adopting merger strategies to compete with leaders such as Netf...

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Ford to use McDonald’s coffee waste to make headlights and other parts
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

Ford has made a number of efforts in recent years to incorporate recycled materials in its cars: from using soy products to make seat cushions, to making wiring brackets using tomato sk...

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Amazon launches new healthcare service Amazon Transcribe Medical
Author: Pankaj Singh

Amazon seems to have made its next major move in healthcare as it announces the launch of a new voice transcription technology. The tech giant claims it will enable healthcare professio...

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Amazon ups data center game with new, more powerful processor chip
Author: Saipriya Iyer

It seems that cloud computing has become big business for data center chip designers. Semiconductor giant Intel currently dominates the server processor market. Chipmakers using Arm tec...

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HP rejects Xerox’s takeover bid yet again, doubts Xerox’s viability
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

HP’s board of directors last week turned down Xerox’s takeover bid stressing that the deal would undervalue HP. Xerox had reportedly offered HP $22 per share (77% cash and 2...

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Paypal announces $4B acquisition of shopping rewards platform Honey
Author: Saipriya Iyer

With more and more consumers shifting their shopping to e-commerce merchants, payments companies are forging partnerships with rewards platforms and the like. In a similar move, payment...

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Yahoo Japan and Line confirm merger to take on American tech leaders
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Japanese tech companies are facing intense competition from their American counterparts such as Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook. With the apparent aim to build a tech empire and stay...

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HP’s board turns down takeover bid from Xerox citing undervaluation
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

Hewlett Packard (HP) announced earlier this month that it received a takeover proposal from Xerox Holdings Corp, a potential deal that would reshape the industry. However, recent report...

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Amazon takes formal action against Microsoft’s $10B cloud contract win
Author: Pankaj Singh

Last month, the Pentagon awarded a $10 billion, 10-year cloud contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, to Microsoft. The massive contract was widely anti...

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Hyundai to build Santa Cruz pickup trucks at Alabama plant from 2021
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Evidently, pickup trucks constitute a substantial share of the U.S. automotive market. The Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado have consistently been the top selling models in ...

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Tencent eyes Nintendo characters to target U.S., Europe console gamers
Author: Pankaj Singh

As the Chinese government has tightened domestic scrutiny over video games with measures including a curfew for gamers under 18, Chinese gaming giants are now apparently eyeing the U.S....

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Microsoft and Nokia reportedly in talks to reunite on IoT, AI, cloud
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Five years after Microsoft’s doomed $7 billion acquisition of the smartphone business pf Nokia, it appears that the two companies have decided to reunite.   The America...

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Broadcom closes $10.7B deal to acquire Symantec’s enterprise business
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

San Jose, California-based chipmaker Broadcom had reportedly been in advanced talks with cybersecurity software provider Symantec for the acquisition of its Enterprise Security business...

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Tai Ling’s new e-scooters to use Gogoro swappable battery network
Author: Pankaj Singh

Established as a long time commercialization partner of Suzuki, Tai Ling will reportedly be introducing a new brand of electric scooters, called e-Ready, powered by Gogoro’s swapp...

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Amazon to contest Pentagon’s decision awarding JEDI deal to Microsoft
Author: Pankaj Singh

After Microsoft was awarded the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract in the previous week, Amazon has reportedly decided to challenge Pentagon’s dec...

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Amazon confirms three major clean energy projects across the U.S., U.K.
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

Major investments in renewable energy by tech giants represent a critical step towards minimizing the global carbon footprint. Following Google’s announcement of its plans to make...

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Amazon buys another health startup to boost Amazon Care capabilities
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

Online shopping giant Amazon has recently announced its acquisition of healthcare startup Health Navigator. Apparently, this is just Amazon’s second purchase in the healthcare spa...

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Renault to add hydrogen fuel-cells to its electric delivery vans
Author: Pankaj Singh

French automotive giant Renault has confirmed that it will equip its electric light utility vehicles, Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E., with hydrogen fuel-cell system for extending their ran...

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Ford in talks to launch America’s largest EV charging network FordPass
Author: Pankaj Singh

American automaker Ford recently declared that it intends to build the country’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, FordPass. Ford claims that its chargers will be co...

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EU antitrust office inspects Apple Pay for “anti-competitive” behavior
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Following Facebook’s Libra, Apple Inc’s exclusive online payments platform Apple Pay is now apparently under the European Union’s antitrust radar. The EU had expresse...

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Porsche and Boeing to collaborate on “Premium” electric flying cars
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

The urban streets are gridlocked, with vehicles barely inching their way forward. With ground transportation in many cities stretched to the limit, urban air mobility could act as a muc...

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Telemundo, Quibi to create exclusive news content for Hispanic viewers
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Telemundo, the NBC-owned Spanish-language television network, has reportedly entered into a partnership with Quibi to produce exclusive daily news programming for the mobile platform wh...

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AT&T sheds Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands assets for $1.95B to ease debt
Author: Pankaj Singh

Dallas-based media and telco major AT&T Inc. has reportedly disclosed plans to sell its assets in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including landline, cellular and internet ...

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Apple boosts iPhone 11 production to meet better-than-expected demand
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Apple had evidently rolled out three variants of its new iPhone, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, in early September. Notably, for the first time in its history the ...

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Vice Media takes over Refinery29 to reach more millennial women
Author: Pankaj Singh

Canadian media company Vice Media’s purchase of Refinery29 is the latest mega-merger between two venture-backed digital media firms that are apparently looking to consolidate for ...

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PayPal acquires GoPay, becomes first foreign payment platform in China
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

American fintech firms have long found it difficult to penetrate the Chinese e-commerce market. In November last year, New York City-based American Express became the first American car...

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U.S. DOJ and Congress skeptical over Google’s plan to encrypt DNS
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Google’s intentions to implement DNS over TLS in its Chrome browsing platform has apparently become a subject of scrutiny among American regulatory authorities. It has come to th...

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Amazon presents Sidewalk for long-range connectivity of IoT devices
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

In this modern era of wireless connectivity, while tech giants globally are experimenting with 5G and making efforts to expand Wi-Fi capabilities, American e-commerce major Amazon recen...

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Canoo unveils plans to launch world’s first subscription-only EV
Author: Saipriya Iyer

In today’s world, subscriptions have become the norm. While e-commerce giants like Amazon, Blue Apron and Birchbox currently dominate the space across different industry segments,...

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Eros Now and Microsoft to build next-gen online video platform in India
Author: Pankaj Singh

OTT service providers across India are locked up in a fierce competition for viewership and exclusive content. Majority of brands are customizing their platforms for mobile viewers and ...

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Google touts ‘largest corporate purchase’ of solar and wind energy
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

With a growing focus on sustainable energy generation, increasing number of countries and companies are embracing cleaner technologies. The landscape is rapidly evolving and 2019 is poi...

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Intel to use 3D athlete tracking, VR to enhance Tokyo 2020 broadcast
Author: Pankaj Singh

American tech major Intel Corp has recently disclosed its plans to unveil a range new technology products at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, including AI-driven 3D tracking of at...

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India’s H-Energy partners with Novatek to boost LNG trade in Asia
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), natural gas is major source of energy for importers across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Overall LNG consumption is anticipated to ...

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Reliance Power and JERA to set up 750MW power plant in Bangladesh
Author: Hrishikesh Kadam

Energy use in emerging economies, especially in the Asia-Pacific, has increased rapidly over the past few decades and will continue rise over the coming years. Robust economic growth, e...

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U.S. inks 5G security agreement with Poland amid Huawei controversy
Author: Pankaj Singh

U.S. President Donald Trump has long accused China of intellectual property theft and unfair trading practices. Since last year, China and the U.S. have levied tariffs on billions of do...

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Waymo asks U.S. gov to remove certain barriers for autonomous vehicles
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Driverless technology has racked in billions of dollars in investment, groundbreaking advancements and some tragic reminders of how far the technology still has to go. An alarming numbe...

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Sinclair expands regional coverage with 20% stake in YES Network
Author: Pankaj Singh

When it comes to sports, fan engagement hikes when the action is live and live sports viewing remains a critical factor driving the sports broadcasting business. The year 2019 will prov...

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JP Morgan to shut down its stand-alone payments app Chase Pay in 2020
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Technology is transforming the way people handle financial transactions every day. Digital payment platforms are booming thanks to the advent of smartphones that constantly encourage de...

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YouTube to lose millions as it could end targeted video ads for kids
Author: Pankaj Singh

YouTube, the California-based video sharing platform, is currently the world’s second largest search engine and most visited website after Google, besides being ranked the second ...

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Pivotal Software shares rise after VMware announces acquisition plans
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Major software companies have been on an acquisition spree in recent years, to expand their global reach and to eliminate direct competition in key markets. Enterprises worldwide are us...

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Anheuser-Busch acquires fast-growing Ohio craft brewery Platform Beer
Author: Pankaj Singh

With the growing popularity of alcoholic beverages across the United States, more people are consuming alcohol than before. A survey revealed that a major share of the population finds ...

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Facebook hit by another outage as many users report maintenance error
Author: Saipriya Iyer

The use of social media platforms has increased rapidly and any interruption faced by users is met with global reactions against the platform operators. Although apps require consistent...

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Impossible’s plant-based burger to hit grocery stores post FDA nod
Author: Pankaj Singh

An increasing number of people in the U.S. have started relying on plant-based foods in recent years, following the vegan revolution. Adoption of veganism has been largely driven by fle...

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Ford takes over Quantum Signal to power autonomous vehicle development
Author: Pankaj Singh

Apart from leading automotive giants, a number of small and medium enterprises have achieved significant results the field of self-driving vehicles, by developing innovative and advance...

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Google, Facebook to tackle stricter privacy regulations in Australia
Author: Saif Ali Bepari

With the increasing use of the internet and social media platforms, concerns regarding the misuse of consumer data have escalated, leading to more and more users who believe their perso...

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Daimler and Bosch to deploy automated valet parking system in Germany
Author: Pankaj Singh

Rapid adoption of AI in vehicles, to support various autonomous functions, has brought about a transformation in the automobile industry. Following Tesla’s introduction of its aut...

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VW expands alliances with battery suppliers to mass-produce EVs
Author: Pankaj Singh

In an industry that is currently witnessing several initiatives to innovate electric vehicle technologies, automobile manufacturers inking partnership agreements with battery producers ...

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Broadcom in discussions to acquire cybersecurity company Symantec
Author: Pankaj Singh

Private equity firms and technology giants have been quite active in recent years when it comes to buying out troubled companies. Broadcom Inc. is gradually developing a reputation for ...

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Aramco seals $6B deal for Korean refinery to strengthen crude demand
Author: Saif Ali Bepari

The innumerable fluctuations in the oil and gas industry and the robust competition in the space seem to have coerced core companies to undertake diversified expansion strategies. In a ...

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Chipmakers unearth legal ways to circumnavigate U.S. ban on Huawei
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Huawei’s growth graph has been on a disastrously downward spiral since the longest time now. In the face of the U.S.-China trade war, ongoing since 2016, the increasing list of in...

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Coca-Cola may divest bottling partner Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages
Author: Saipriya Iyer

Coca-Cola’s tryst with the Indian market, for long, has been nothing short of a well-heeled odyssey. Having debuted in the Indian sub-continent more than 65 years ago, the beverag...

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Google to now include attribution to third-party lyric providers
Author: Saipriya Iyer

The strained relationship between popular streaming websites and the music industry has come to light more often than not, in the past year. In what may be claimed as yet another incide...

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