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Carillion: The signals that the company was going bust

2018-01-20 01:31:37| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Why did the City start to bet against construction giant Carillion before it went bust?

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Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Donald Trump and the US economy in six charts

2018-01-20 01:22:52| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

How has US growth, jobs, stocks and trade fared in the first year of Donald Trump's presidency?

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Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Hyperloop: A visit to the test site of Virgin's train of the future

2018-01-20 00:21:08| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Can a futuristic tube-based transport scheme that shoots pods through a vacuum become a reality?

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Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Information Technology

Amazon Adds Alexa to Android App

2018-01-20 19:11:06| PC Magazine Speakers Product Guide

On Friday, Amazon began rolling out the voice assistant to its existing Alexa app for Android. Look for it on iOS soon.

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Category: Information Technology

Twitter Notifies 677k Users of Russian Election Propaganda

2018-01-20 15:10:20| PC Magazine Security Product Guide

The fake Twitter accounts were likely under the control of the Internet Research Agency, a Russian company with ties to the Kremlin.

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Category: Information Technology

4 Malicious Extensions Found in Chrome Web Store

2018-01-19 23:10:24| PC Magazine Security Product Guide

It appears Google has removed all four malicious extensions from the Chrome Web store, but researchers warn that the malware may still be present on impacted machines.

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Category: Information Technology

Real Estate

Temple Taking Next Step to Build $130M Football Stadium in North Philadelphia

2018-01-19 17:17:34| National Real Estate Investor

The decision largely ignores the sentiments expressed by the surrounding community and even a portion of the school's own student body.

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Category: Real Estate

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 19, 2018)

2018-01-19 17:17:34| National Real Estate Investor

The Trump administration is finalizing its infrastructure improvement plan, reports Reuters. Wyndham Worldwide agreed to buy La Quinta Hotels for $1.95 billion in cash, according to the Wall Street Journal. These are among todays must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

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Category: Real Estate

CRE Is Well-Positioned for 2018

2018-01-19 14:00:00| National Real Estate Investor

Drilling down further within the commercial real estate industry, property management also stands to have a strong 2018.

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Category: Real Estate


Proximus to stop zero rating on the back of stricter rules expected from EU

2018-01-19 20:54:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Proximus started a pilot with zero rating three years ago, testing sponsored mobile data, where it does not charge for data used with certain apps. About 50,000 private customers were allowed to make unlimited use of apps such as Facebook, Messenger, Waze and NMBS, news sites and from banks without data charges. With the pilot project, the operator wanted to investigate whether sponsored mobile internet use encourages customers to install more apps and so surf more.

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Category: Telecommunications

Softbank becomes largest shareholder in Uber

2018-01-19 17:24:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Softbank has become the largest stakeholder in Uber after cutting a deal that includes buying shares from existing Uber investors and employees, Reuters reported. The shares were bought by an investor group co-led by Softbank and Dragoneer and including Sequoia, at at discounted valuation of USD 48 billion, a 30 percent decline from Uber's most recent valuation of USD 68 billion. The secondary stock sales will be completed by the end of the day on 18 January, an Uber spokesperson said. The investor group also made a USD 1.25 billion investment at the higher valuation, the spokeperson added. The BBC reported that the deal was worth USD 9.3 billion, with Kalanick selling USD 1.4 billion worth of shares. The latest investment will mean governance changes at Uber, including the addition of new board members.

Category: Telecommunications

Top Dutch bureaucrat calls for widespread sharing of anonymous user data

2018-01-19 11:24:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) All companies, including data-rich businesses such as Google, Facebook and Apple, should make anonymous user data widely available. There needs to be a shift from a policy of 'No, unless' to 'Yes, if so', said Maarten Camps, secretary general at the Dutch economic affairs ministry, in a new year's address. Such data sharing should form part of a new model for economic regulation, he said. 

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Category: Telecommunications