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Toyota: Committed to hydrogen cars despite potential `game changer` EV battery

Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:17

Toyota: Committed to hydrogen cars despite potential `game changer` EV battery Toyota Motor Corp said its solid-state battery technology under development could be a “game changer” for electric vehicles, but that does not mean it is moving away from hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles.
 

Iphone X demand will be substantial, but not exceptional: survey

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:59

Iphone X demand will be substantial, but not exceptional: survey Days before Apple Inc’s much-awaited iPhone X opens for preorders, a survey by brokerage Bernstein showed that demand for the device will be substantial, but not exceptional, with about a quarter of the respondents planning to buy the phone.
 
 

U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:10

U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.
 
 

Bitcoin soars to record high above $6,000

Monday, 23 October 2017 11:34

Bitcoin soars to record high above $6,000 Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole slew of crypto-currencies.
 
 

U.S. buyers favor iPhone 7 over 8: research

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 14:27

U.S. buyers favor iPhone 7 over 8: research Apple Inc’s older iPhone 7 models are outselling the recently launched iPhone 8 ahead of the early November debut of the premium iPhone X, broker KeyBanc Capital Markets said, citing carrier store surveys.
 
 

Bombardier exploring options for aerospace businesses: Bloomberg

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:49

Bombardier exploring options for aerospace businesses: Bloomberg Canadian train-and-plane maker Bombardier Inc  is exploring options for its aerospace businesses, including a sale of some operations, Bloomberg reported on Sunday.
 
 

Italy`s Gucci bans fur, joining others in seeking alternatives

Saturday, 14 October 2017 10:10

Italy`s Gucci bans fur, joining others in seeking alternatives Italy’s Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing number of fashion houses looking at alternatives after coming under pressure from animal rights activists and changing consumer tastes.
 
 

Facebook to sell portable headset for virtual reality

Friday, 13 October 2017 10:46

Facebook to sell portable headset for virtual reality Facebook Inc is launching a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing more mobile uses than the company’s existing Oculus Rift product, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday.
 
 

OPEC Secretary General urges U.S. shale oil producers to help cap global supply

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 10:15

OPEC Secretary General urges U.S. shale oil producers to help cap global supply OPEC’s Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo on Tuesday called on U.S. shale oil producers to help curtail global oil supply, warning extraordinary measures might be needed next year to sustain the rebalanced market in the medium to long term.
 
 

Boeing helped finance bailout of Monarch Airlines in 2016: FT

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:14

Boeing helped finance bailout of Monarch Airlines in 2016: FT Boeing Co had pumped in more than 100 million pounds ($130 million) into Britain’s Monarch Airlines which collapsed last week, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
 
 

Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

Thursday, 05 October 2017 11:59

Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge of devices from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc.
 
 

FDA aims to speed up arrival of complex generic drugs

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 11:13

FDA aims to speed up arrival of complex generic drugs The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced a series of measures designed to speed to market generic versions of complex drugs such as Mylan NV’s emergency EpiPen in an effort to address the rising cost of pharmaceuticals.
 
 

U.S. invests $170 million in late-stage Ebola vaccines, drugs

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 11:14

U.S. invests $170 million in late-stage Ebola vaccines, drugs The U.S. government is investing more than $170 million to help two new vaccines against the Ebola virus and two Ebola drugs complete the steps needed for approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
 
 

Japan fires up biomass energy, but fuel shortage looms

Saturday, 30 September 2017 09:49

Japan fires up biomass energy, but fuel shortage looms As the sun sets on Japan’s solar energy boom, companies and investors are rushing into wood-burning biomass projects to lock in still-high government subsidies.
 
 

WHO reports 25 million unsafe abortions a year, sees higher risk from U.S. cutbacks

Friday, 29 September 2017 10:21

WHO reports 25 million unsafe abortions a year, sees higher risk from U.S. cutbacks Nearly half of the estimated 56 million abortions performed worldwide every year are unsafe and women in poor countries face even higher risks due to U.S. funding cuts to family planning programs abroad, health experts said on Thursday.
 
 

Facebook, Google, Twitter asked to testify on Russian meddling

Thursday, 28 September 2017 10:59

Facebook, Google, Twitter asked to testify on Russian meddling Executives from Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have been asked to testify to the U.S. Congress in coming weeks as lawmakers probe Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, committee sources said on Wednesday.
 
 

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