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Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Mass extinctions led to low species diversity, dinosaur rule

2017-10-10 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] Two of the earth's five mass extinction events - times when more than half of the world's species died - resulted in the survival of a low number of so-called “weedy” species that spread their sameness across the world as the Earth recovered from these dramatic upheavals. The findings could shed light on modern high extinction rates and how biological communities may change in the future. David J. Button, an NC State and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sci…

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Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Evolution: The beneficiaries of mass extinction

2017-10-10 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] IMAGE: The mass extinction at the end of the Permian (about 252 million years ago) was the largest in Earth history, in which 70 percent of land-living vertebrates became extinct.  Credit: Victor O. Leshyk, website: Mass extinctions were …

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Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

'Fake fin' discovery reveals new ichthyosaur species

2017-10-10 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] IMAGE: This is one of the original skeletons of Protoichthyosaurus described by Dr Robert Appleby in 1979 © National Museum of Wales - Dean R. Lomax. Credit: © National Museum of Wales - Dean R. Lomax.jpg An ichthyosaur first discovered in the 1970s but th…

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Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Consumer Goods and Services

Genetic scientists work to save global banana industry

2017-10-23 17:29:41| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Scientists in Australia are using genetic engineering to try and save the world's banana industry.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services Bets Big on Private Label Products

2017-10-23 16:16:00| Happi Breaking News

Uniquely J's line has cleaning and laundry products with plant-based ingredients and modern packaging.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

US initiates antidumping probe into PET resin

2017-10-23 16:12:00| Daily apparel & textile news and comment - from

The US Department of Commerce has initiated anti-dumping duty investigations to determine whether imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan are being dumped in the US.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Information Technology

iolo System Shield

2017-10-23 18:08:22| PC Magazine Software Product Guide

You can do better than iolo System Shield, which tanked in our hands-on tests. This antivirus even allowed ransomware to take over one test system.

Category: Information Technology

Pay With Google Offers Easy Checkout on Apps, Websites

2017-10-23 18:08:21| PC Magazine Cell Phones Product Guide

The new mobile payment feature is available on Android devices inside more than a dozen apps, including Kayak, Wish, Instacart, Posmates, Eat24, and DoorDash.

Category: Information Technology

Windows 10 Now Integrates Its Own Cheat-Detection Capabilities

2017-10-23 16:00:52| Extremetech

Microsoft is integrating its own cheat-detection system into Windows at the OS level. Will it make more of a difference than other anti-cheating systems have to-date? The post Windows 10 Now Integrates Its Own Cheat-Detection Capabilities appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Category: Information Technology

Real Estate

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 23, 2017)

2017-10-23 18:14:07| National Real Estate Investor

Manhattans Lower East Side is transforming into an emerging office market, according to the Wall Street Journal. Home sales have rebounded in Houston following Hurricane Harvey, reports CNBC. These are among todays must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

Category: Real Estate

As Some Rebel against Shared-Space Offices, Experts Mull the Ideal Office Layout

2017-10-23 13:00:00| National Real Estate Investor

Experts say there is a shift toward designing more flexible work environments that marry the need for spontaneous collaboration with the fact that people need their space, too.

Category: Real Estate

Yellen Is Said to Be at White House for Routine Cohn Meeting

2017-10-20 19:12:18| National Real Estate Investor

Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, is also a contender for the Fed post.

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Category: Real Estate


T-Mobile US raises FY outlook again after record Q3

2017-10-23 15:58:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) T-Mobile US again raised its  outlook for annual EBITDA and subscriber growth after reporting a record third quarter. The mobile operator now expects adjusted EBITDA for the full year of USD 10.8-11.0 billion, from its previous estimate of 10.5-10.9 billion and earlier one of 10.4-10.8 billion. It also expects to add 3.3-3.6 million branded postpaid net additions, up from its previous forecast of 3.0-3.6 million and an earlier outlook of 2.8-3.5 million.

Category: Telecommunications

Cisco buys Broadsoft for USD 1.9 bln

2017-10-23 15:07:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Cisco said it has agreed to acquire BroadSoft USD 55 per share in cash, in exchange for each share of BroadSoft, for a total of USD 1.9 billion net of cash. The transaction has been approved by the board of directors of each company.

Category: Telecommunications

Cisco set to acquire Broadsoft - report

2017-10-23 08:47:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Cisco is close to a deal to acquire UCC software maker BroadSoft, people with knowledge of the situation told Bloomberg. The takeover could be announced as soon as 23 October. Broadsoft has a market value of about USD 1.7 billion. 

Category: Telecommunications