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Asian shares sink after pullback on Wall Street

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Among stocks, AT&T Verizon and Sprint dropped between 1.1 percent and 1.6 percent on reports that the USA government was planning to build a super-fast 5G wireless network to counter the threat of espionage. Moreover, the bond market braced for potentially hawkish language from the Federal Reserve, which will begin its two-day policy meeting on Tuesday. Read More »

CFTC Looking Into Bitfinex and Tether As Digital Tokens Face Scrutiny

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Many members of a Reddit board for traders of ether, the native token of the Ethereum network, seemed incredulous at the notion that the $2.2 billion worth of tether issued so far might actually be fully backed by dollar reserves. News of the subpoenas, which were delivered on December 6 but reported only this week, prompted a sell-off of bitcoin and related assets and stoked fears that the market's meteoric rise and sky-high valuations may have been fueled by fake money. Read More »

Falconets land in France with six goal victory over South Africa

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The Falconets , in a convincing display of class, pummeled their South African counterparts with six goals to nil in the second leg of the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 Women World Cup qualifying match, at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City to earn the ticket to the World Cup in France. Read More »

Super Mario Animated Movie Announced, Shigeru Miyamoto Co-Producing

While some fans may feel a sense of dread given the quality of Mario's previous Hollywood outing, the film will be co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto! According to a press release from Nintendo, the film will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo and distributed theatrically worldwide by Universal Pictures. Read More »

Giants Will Fall on Extinction's Release in April

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That changed today though, as it was revealed that Extinction will release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 10. Extinction's combat system promises to give you the same degree of control as a fighting game (Iron Galaxy also developed Killer Instinct ), only in a massive 3D space that let's you climb on top of your enemies and cut them apart, piece by piece. Read More »

Gun found in high-school student's bookbag

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Students and staff at Enterprise High School were on high alert Tuesday morning after a student made threatening comments on social media. The student did not report any injuries as a result of the incident. We also need your help to ensure that our students fully understand the importance of keeping our campuses weapon-free. "We did get some parent responses". Read More »

Microsoft reports revenue increase in quarterly finances

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Analysts on average had expected US$7.51 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Microsoft Corp ( MSFT .O) beat Wall Street's profit forecast on Tuesday, helped by growth in its cloud computing business, but took a $13.8 billion (9.75 billion pounds) one-time charge due to the new USA tax law. Read More »

2019 election: Coalition for Nigeria Movement speaks on working for Obasanjo

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President Muhammadu Buhari departed for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, AU, on Friday. He asked Nigerians to be committed to the movement while assuring that the youth will lead while they (the old) will follow. If he was a fantastic president, no one would say that he doesn't have the capacity to run again. Read More »

Leslie Jones joins 2018 Winter Olympics coverage as NBC contributor

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Jones will reprise her role from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, according to NBC, attending live events and meeting athletes. She also wrote on the micro-blogging website: "I WANT TO GO TO A SOCCER GAME SOMEBODY MAKE IT HAPPEN!" "Experiencing the Olympics through the lens of Leslie is unlike anything else", said Jim Bell , president of Olympics production and programming for NBC, in a statement . Read More »

Microsoft announces important updates for Windows 10 and iOS devices

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Microsoft security products are about to classify programs that display coercive messages as unwanted software . In short, vendors that use scare tactics to get you to install, pay for, and use their system utilities will now have to be very careful about how they advertise, least Microsoft deem their products unwanted software and flag the applications for removal. Read More »

Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) Lifted to "Market Weight" at Wells Fargo & Co

About 121,716 shares traded. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA ) Price Target Raised to $43.00 at Royal Bank of Canada" was posted by Marea Informative and is the property of of Marea Informative. The stock has "Perform" rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, November 22. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Thursday, December 21. A C-score of -1 would indicate that there is not enough information available to calculate the score. Read More »

House Intelligence Committee votes to release Trump investigation memo

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The memo is classified, but House rules give the committee a way to share it with the public if members conclude "that the public interest would be served by such disclosure". Mr. Gowdy said he was surprised that assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe stepped down , reportedly under pressure from FBI Director Christopher Wray . Read More »

(NASDAQ:MSFT) Shares Sold by Forsta AP Fonden

The stock decreased 1.61% or $0.235 during the last trading session, reaching $14.395. The stock had a trading volume of 23,672,638 shares, compared to its average volume of 26,023,502. Bayer A G Sponsored Adr (BAYRY) was raised too. Analysts await QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $1.78 earnings per share, up 21.09% or $0.31 from last year's $1.47 per share. Read More »

Android users can now ask Alexa to send SMS messages

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Michael Boychuk, Amazon executive creative director, said: "We're always trying to innovate on behalf of our customers and even though I think we've proved conclusively that nobody could ever replace Alexa, we hope that viewers have as much fun watching this, as we had making it". Read More »

Shopian civilian killings: FIR against Army major disgusting, says BJP

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Army, however, has claimed that troops fired in self defence at Ganawpora, Shopian after coming under heavy stone pelting from the youth and besides an attempt was made to lynch a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO). "The crowd further closed in towards the vehicle and attempted to set them on fire", read the Army statement. It also said that seven soldiers were injured and 11 vehicles damages in the mob attack. Read More »

PlayStation Adds Two New Colors to the DualShock 4 Family in March

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The PlayStation Blog has just announced two new colors that will be added to the DualShock 4 wireless controller selection, and they're pretty slick. The release of the new Steel Black controller offers the new design in the form of the revamped controller. Available at retailers across the USA and Canada, they've been priced at $64.99 USD (MSRP) and $74.99 CAD (MSRP). Read More »

Rockstar Games Humble Bundle (pay what you want and help charity)

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The new Rockstar Humble Bundle , to give it its official, wholly unsurprising name, features three different price tiers, each higher tier netting you more and more games. For "more than the average donation" (currently $9.23), you'll also receive Bully: Scholarship Edition , Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas , Grand Theft Auto IV and L.A. Read More »

Canadian curlers' families will get a Winter Olympic experience, too

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Several South Korean skiers are heading to North Korea to train with its athletes in a conciliatory gesture the countries planned to mark the Winter Olympics in the South. The women's team is projected to win the 3,000m relay. "The main point of the lecture was that Hyon was utilized in talks with South Korea to promote central party principles such as "gaining the upper hand in negotiations" and "pacing negotiations", the source said. Read More »

Swansea City still hopeful of re-signing Ghana forward Andre Ayew

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Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal says he won't rush Wilfried Bony's return to the starting line-up ahead of Ghana striker Jordan Ayew since the former only recovered recently from a troublesome injury. I must give all the credit to my players. "It is not because of good offers, or we are not trying, the chairman and the board are doing their best, but the reality some do not want to come, some clubs are waiting on other players, so we must wait". Read More »

Play as Ryu and Sakura in Monster Hunter

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Taking all of this into consideration, Capcom's decision to offer up some free in-game items for Monster Hunter World fans will surely be received well by the action role-playing game's player base. The total obviously takes into account the number of games placed around the world, on both platforms on which the online role-playing game is now available, namely PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Read More »

H&M sees big quarterly profit drop as stores attract fewer shoppers

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H&M has lagged behind competitors in the move to online sales and although its digitalization process is in full swing now, growing online sales aren't fully compensating for reduced footfall to its stores. H&M also stated it planned to expand its online business. Karl-Johan Persson, chief executive of H&M, said: "2017 was a year where we made more steps forward and did more groundwork for the future, but we have also made some mistakes that have slowed us down". Read More »

Weekly Analysts' Ratings Updates for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Elsewhere, can the Ryzen processor family continue to grow in demand and to what extent can AMD capitalize on high-growth industries like gaming and blockchain? Moreover, strong adoption of EPYC server processors is a growth driver. The company had revenue of $1.48 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.40 billion. Likewise, the performance for the quarter was recorded as 10.95% and for the year was 24.84%. Read More »

You can now schedule Instagram posts (but not from the app)

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The feature is not available on the Instagram apps or the web interface. Moreover, thanks to Instagram Graph API, it also becomes easier for businesses to manage their Instagram team, and, track performance metrics with Hootsuite . "Hootsuite is excited to partner with Instagram to make this happen". The new schedule posts feature has been incorporated with the in the Instagram Graph API which will allow various social media applications to access the feature. Read More »

Microsoft Office for iOS updated with drag & drop support, other improvements

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OneDrive redesigned to find the files that matter - The OneDrive iOS app has been redesigned from the ground up with a new layout that uses your screen space more efficiently allowing you to find your files faster. Previously when you received a link to a shared file, you would be directed to a browser and prompted to re-authenticate. Files app support has been added too. Read More »

Asus Could Launch Zenfone 5 Series On 27th February At MWC 2018

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Android Oreo will be rolled out in update version 15.0410.1712.31. With software update version 15.0410.1712.31, the update includes several features and enhancements to the system UI. Earlier this month, Asus also slashed the price of seven of its Zenfone smartphones in India. For instance, the ZenFone 2 was unveiled in March 2015 while the ZenFone 3 came out in May 2016. Read More »

DOJ and SEC probing Apple over phone slowdown

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In early December, media reports suggested that Apple was purposefully lowering the speeds of iPhone processors after several years of their use. Apple didn't respond to requests for comment. The jubilee iPhone X was introduced on September 12 a year ago. "The Band-Aid will be ripped off", he says. The iPhone maker reported $1.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.10. Read More »

Battle for Azeroth is now up for preorder

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Additionally, everyone who pre-buys Battle for Azeroth gets a single level 110 character boost that can be redeemed right away. More Allied Races are set to release sometime in the future. Upon full level 20-110 completion as an Allied Race character, players will gain access to that race's Heritage Armour, "a set of cosmetic gear that represents their dedication to finding their people's place in Azeroth", according to Blizzard. Read More »

I Think Shahid Has Done An Excellent Job In Padmaavat: Ishaan Khatter

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Mumbai: Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar had written a scathing letter to filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali criticising the Jauhar scene that features Deepika Padukone . Twitter buzzed with celebrities who tweeted their disapproval, and their indignation spewed forth. Post-release, there have been mixed reviews for the movie, which has been criticised by some sections for glorifying not just Jauhar but also for showing Alauddin Khilji demon-like. Read More »

Amazon opens new rainforest office complex in Seattle

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The Spheres will be opened to Amazon employees starting Tuesday, January 30, while the public can have a fully immersive 360-degree experience of the science, engineering, and plants behind the project by going to the visitor center called The Understory. Read More »

There are some wild Microsoft acquisition rumors going around

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Last week, 103 units of Xbox One were sold in Japan, while Xbox One X reached the mark of 1285 consoles sold. Would you want Microsoft to acquire EA? Yesterday, in a lede-burying revelation, Polygon asserted that Microsoft may be looking to acquire game and gaming related companies, including PUBG Corporation, Valve, and most importantly, Electronic Arts, or as it's more widely known, EA. Read More »

You can now use Alexa to send SMS messages

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The recipient needs to be in your phone's contact list. The feature is limited to the USA for now, and only works on Android devices - the company doesn't plan to add iOS support because of the restrictions Apple places on its messaging API for third parties. Read More »

Withdraw Messenger Kids, experts urge Facebook CEO

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The letter , organized by the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, points to research showing that "excessive use of digital devices and social media" can harm children and teens. "After talking to thousands of parents, associations like National PTA, and parenting experts in the USA, we found that there's a need for a messaging app that lets kids connect with people they love but also has the level of control parents want", Facebook Product Management Director, Loren ... Read More »

Sam Raimi In Talks to Direct The Kingkiller Chronicles

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Miranda's contract also reportedly includes an option to develop a stage production. For those of you that may not be familiar with this fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle tells the story of Kvothe, an itinerant and musician. Now, Raimi is reportedly in talks for the film adaptation. According to Variety and Tor.com , Raimi is in negotiations to helm the film adaptation. Read More »