The case for BlackBerry at $45 US a share

  An automobile running Blackberry QNX software is shown during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., in this May 2, 2017, photo. (Mike Blake/Reuters) BlackBerry Ltd. shares have been on a hot streak — rising more than 60 per cent in recent weeks — and one technology analyst thinks some of the company’s new products have theRead More

LG X venture is now available for purchase in US

As scheduled, the LG X venture is now available for purchase in US. It’s listed on AT&T’s website for $11/month on a 30-month agreement. Alternatively, you can also grab a unit for $330 outright. To refresh, here are the device’s key specifications: Snapdragon 435 SoC, 5.2-inch 1080p display, 2GB/32GB memory configuration, 16MP/5MP camera combo, andRead More

Nokia 9 FCC Listing Hints at HMD Global US Expansion Plans

  Nokia 9, which has previously been spotted with the codename ‘HMD Global TA-1004’ on benchmark websites as well as on a leaked official teaser video, has now made an appearance on the FCC website. The FCC listing is a significant development since this means HMD Global – the custodians of the Nokia mobile phoneRead More

Amazon to Buy US Grocer Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under its brand The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2017 Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion (approximately Rs. 88,300 crore), a strong moveRead More

De Beers: US Diamond Jewelry Demand Hits High of $41 Billion

(IDEX Online) – Total diamond jewelry demand from US consumers increased 4.4 percent in 2016 to exceed $40 billion for the first time, according to industry insight data published today by De Beers Group.   While slower US GDP growth in the first quarter of 2017 is likely to have impacted diamond jewelry demand inRead More

Facebook Wins Dismissal of US Lawsuits Linked to Terrorism

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed two lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook Inc liable for supporting terrorist groups by letting them use its social media platform to further their goals, including violence against Jews. US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn dismissed a $3 billion (roughly Rs. 19,450 crores) damages lawsuit by relatives of American victimsRead More

McDonald’s to Use Snapchat to Hire Workers in the US

HIGHLIGHTS McDonald’s will hire some US workers this summer through Snapchat About 250,000 people will be hired across its US restaurants The chain started accepting “Snaplications” in Australia last month In its bid to attract young applicants, American fast-food chain McDonald’s will hire some US workers this summer through the photo-sharing app Snapchat. The world’sRead More

China Has Now Eclipsed US in AI Research

Humanity may still be years if not decades away from producing sentient artificial intelligence. But with the rise of machine-learning services in our smartphones and other devices, one type of narrow, specialized AI has become all the rage. And the research on this branch of AI is only accelerating. In fact, as more industries andRead More

Facebook Launches Features to Connect US Users to Elected Officials

HIGHLIGHTS New features intended to boost civic engagement among users in the US New offerings come as Facebook tries to rehabilitate its image Constituent Badges, Constituent Insights, District Targeting announced Facebook announced a set of three new features on Wednesday intended to boost civic engagement among users in the United States on its platform byRead More