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Consumer Goods and Services


Is roaring US economy a mirage?

2018-08-21 02:02:49| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

President Donald Trump often celebrates America's buoyant economy, but one number seems stuck - real wages.


Category: Consumer Goods and Services
 

Africas potential 'game changer' in the fight against malaria

2018-08-21 01:20:51| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Four Ugandan students have developed a revolutionary way to test for malaria without drawing blood.


Category: Consumer Goods and Services
 

Bitcoin buster? The search for a more stable cryptocurrency

2018-08-21 01:15:59| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Bitcoin's price rises and falls wildly, making it high risk. Is there a more stable alternative?


Category: Consumer Goods and Services
 

Information Technology


Nvidia's Convincing Unreality

2018-08-20 20:05:41| TechNewsWorld

When I read the book Ready Player One, I really got excited about the future of virtual reality, but the movie really didn't do the book justice. Some blockbusters have succeeded in interspersing computer graphics with real people and making it hard to tell the difference. Still, a totally rendered movie still looks like animation and you just don't get the film quality you get from, well, film.

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Category: Information Technology
 

Celebrating Cable TV and All the Wonders That Followed

2018-08-17 18:18:08| TechNewsWorld

One of my reporting beats is TV technology. In my lifetime I've seen some of the most significant advances in television, and unlike many who take it for granted, I have a very deep respect for TV. My actual birthday is in January, but Aug. 21 is a date that is much more momentous to me. Back in 1980, it was the date on which my family was first connected to cable TV.

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Category: Information Technology
 

Oracle Open-Sources GraphPipe to Support ML Development

2018-08-17 14:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Oracle has open-sourced GraphPipe to enhance machine learning applications. The project's goal is to improve deployment results for machine learning models, noted Project Leader Vish Abrams. That process includes creating an open standard. The company has a questionable relationship with open source developers, so its decision to open-source GraphPipe might not receive a flood of interest.

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Category: Information Technology
 

Real Estate


Cerberus Is Seeking More Than $500 Million for Rental Homes

2018-08-20 21:27:56| National Real Estate Investor

Unlike traditional real estate funds, which call for managers to return money to investors after a set period of time, Cerberus is raising an evergreen fund without a target date for returning capital.

Tags: million homes rental seeking

Category: Real Estate
 

What Retail Apocalypse? Ask Some Department Stores, But Not All

2018-08-20 21:27:56| National Real Estate Investor

Nordstrom Inc., for instance, posted same-store sales that were almost four times higher than expected after drawing in buyers for both its full-priced and discounted merchandise.

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Category: Real Estate
 

Defiant Housing Official Fights Harassment Claims as Accuser Goes Public

2018-08-20 19:28:27| National Real Estate Investor

Mel Watt, who has denied wrongdoing, has remained in his post amid ongoing investigations into the allegations.

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Category: Real Estate
 

Telecommunications


Austrian Mobile Operators 2018 Q2 - excel

2018-08-20 17:28:23| Telecompaper Reports

This EXCEL sheet summarizes all important available KPIs from all mobile network operators in the Austrian market. MNOs covered are A1, T-Mobile Austria  and 3 Austria (including Orange Austria since 2015); KPIs shown include mobile customer numbers, mobile service revenues and ARPUs providing splits by postpaid/ prepaid but also voice en non-voice each by individual operator. Period covered from Q2 2008 up to Q2 2018.

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Category: Telecommunications
 

TRA tells Batelco to submit plan to split into two entities by 06 September

2018-08-20 10:51:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has set Batelco a 06 September deadline to submit its plan for splitting the company into two separate entities, Gulf Daily News reported. The aim is to create two separate divisions, one responsible for Batelco's retail business, and a new entity charged with ensuring equal access to Bahrain's broadband infrastructure, including the fibre-optic network. Other deadlines related to licences, asset allocation, a cyber security plan and organisational structure, have also been put in place for between now and next February.

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Category: Telecommunications
 

Last week in telecoms: all eyes on Germany

2018-08-20 10:44:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Earnings season was slowly coming to an end in week 33, leaving one eye-catching victim: Tele Columbus, which had to delay its Q2 report. Other than that, the German market demanded investor attention with fiber roll-out planning possibly going into a new stage. Our European telecom index was down 1.4 percent, whereas the EuroStoxx 50 index ended the week unchanged. Intelsat is still the year-to-date champion, but it lost some ground.

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Category: Telecommunications