Category: Headlines
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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