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Wal-Mart to enter voice-shopping market via Google platform

Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:46

Wal-Mart to enter voice-shopping market via Google platform Wal-Mart Stores Inc is teaming up with Alphabet Inc`s Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon.com Inc, adding another front to Wal-Mart`s battle with the online megastore.
 

J&J ordered to pay $417 million in trial over talc cancer risks

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:54

J&J ordered to pay $417 million in trial over talc cancer risks A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company`s talc-based products like Johnson`s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.
 
 

U.S. warship collides with tanker near Singapore

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 09:36

U.S. warship collides with tanker near Singapore Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, the second accident involving U.S. Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than two months.
 
 

Facebook tests adding news stories customized to users` interests

Saturday, 19 August 2017 10:03

Facebook tests adding news stories customized to users` interests Facebook Inc is testing a feature in the Facebook News Feed that provides customized links to news on topics of interest to individual users, as the company continues to search for ways to increase the amount of time that people spend using the world`s largest social media network.
 
 

German green group to pursue diesel bans as agreed steps inadequate

Friday, 18 August 2017 10:59

German green group to pursue diesel bans as agreed steps inadequate German efforts to overcome a diesel scandal were dealt a blow on Tuesday after prosecutors widened a Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) probe and a key environmental group said steps proposed by automakers to cut pollution remained inadequate.
 
 

Belgium to seek damages over contaminated egg scandal

Friday, 18 August 2017 10:31

Belgium to seek damages over contaminated egg scandal Belgium will seek damages over a contamination scandal that saw millions of chicken eggs pulled from supermarket shelves there and in other countries, authorities said on Wednesday.
 
 

Amazon adds `Instant Pickup` in U.S. brick-and-mortar push

Thursday, 17 August 2017 11:13

Amazon adds `Instant Pickup` in U.S. brick-and-mortar push Amazon.com Inc is rolling out U.S. pickup points where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes in its latest move into brick-and-mortar retail.
 
 

U.S. judge says LinkedIn cannot block startup from public profile data

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:10

U.S. judge says LinkedIn cannot block startup from public profile data A U.S. federal judge on Monday ruled that Microsoft Corp`s  LinkedIn unit cannot prevent a startup from accessing public profile data, in a test of how much control a social media site can wield over information its users have deemed to be public.
 
 

U.S. to review Qualcomm`s complaints about Apple iPhone patents

Thursday, 10 August 2017 09:17

U.S. to review Qualcomm`s complaints about Apple iPhone patents U.S. trade officials have agreed to investigate Qualcomm Inc`s allegations that Apple Inc infringed on patents with its iPhone 7 and other devices, the U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday.
 
 

Dutch may need to cull millions of hens after insecticide found in eggs

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:38

Dutch may need to cull millions of hens after insecticide found in eggs Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands after traces of a potentially harmful insecticide were found in eggs, a Dutch farming group said, ratcheting up the strain on a sector still reeling from a bird flu outbreak.
 
 

U.S. venture capital`s digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 10:14

U.S. venture capital`s digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups U.S. venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge - some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don`t need their money.
 
 

Beijing aims to curb city`s use of coal by 2020

Saturday, 22 July 2017 09:07

Beijing aims to curb city`s use of coal by 2020 China`s capital city Beijing is aiming to cut its coal consumption to below 5 million tonnes by 2020 and limit the use of coal in smog-prone areas, a document issued by the Beijing Municipal Government showed on Tuesday.
 
 

Tobacco industry blocking anti-smoking moves: WHO

Friday, 21 July 2017 15:12

Tobacco industry blocking anti-smoking moves: WHO The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation.
 
 

Google redesigns mobile search app with personalized `feed`

Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:11

Google redesigns mobile search app with personalized `feed` Google on Wednesday announced an overhaul of its search app on mobile phones to include a personalized feed of links about hobbies, travel, sports and other topics, a move that puts the search company into more direct competition with social networks such as Facebook.
 
 

Global cyber attack could spur $53 billion in losses: Lloyd`s of London

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:12

Global cyber attack could spur $53 billion in losses: Lloyd`s of London A major, global cyber attack could trigger an average of $53 billion of economic losses, a figure on par with a catastrophic natural disaster such as U.S. Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Lloyd`s of London said in a report on Monday.
 
 

Tired of war, South Sudanese youth turn to art to push for peace

Saturday, 15 July 2017 09:14

Tired of war, South Sudanese youth turn to art to push for peace South Sudanese activists are using music, poetry, theater, comedy, dance and fashion to preach tolerance in the world`s youngest nation which has been divided by years of civil war.
 
 

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