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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company To Produce Qualcomm’s Next-Gen Chip

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company To Produce Qualcomm’s Next-Gen Chip

Reports indicate that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chip will be produced by TSMC – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. According to the reports the next-generation mobile processor from Qualcomm will be produced on a mass... 
Kuwait Inks Natural-Gas Importation Agreement With Royal Dutch Shell

Kuwait Inks Natural-Gas Importation Agreement With Royal Dutch Shell

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and Royal Dutch Shell have signed a 15-year deal to import natural gas in order to meet the growing domestic energy needs of the oil-exporting country. The sales purchasing deal was inked with a subsidiary... 
Target To Acquire Shipt In A Bid To Better Compete With Amazon

Target To Acquire Shipt In A Bid To Better Compete With Amazon

Reports indicate that Target is set to purchase Shipt, an app-based delivery service, at a price of $550 million. The deal is expected to place Target in a better position to compete with Amazon. It also caps of a year where traditional... 
Cafeteria Workers At Yahoo’s Sunnyvale Campus Vote To Unionize

Cafeteria Workers At Yahoo’s Sunnyvale Campus Vote To Unionize

A vote was taken this week by 118 cafeteria workers stationed at Verizon-owned Yahoo allowing them to unionize. According to the union that will be representing the cafeteria workers, the move will place the workers in a better position... 
Walt Disney Acquires 21st Century Fox’s Entertainment Assets As It Eyes Streaming

Walt Disney Acquires 21st Century Fox’s Entertainment Assets As It Eyes Streaming

The deal by Walt Disney to acquire the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox values the Rupert Murdoch media empire at approximately $75 billion or more than $40 a share. Among the entertainment assets that Disney will acquire from... 
Google And Microsoft Not Happy With Broadcom’s Intended Acquisition Of Qualcomm

Google And Microsoft Not Happy With Broadcom’s Intended Acquisition Of Qualcomm

Reports indicate that Google and Microsoft have expressed concerns over Broadcom’s bid to acquire Qualcomm. According to sources the two tech giants are concerned that the deal would give Apple undue influence. Additionally Google... 
Microsoft’s Share In Education Market Growing At Google’s Expense

Microsoft’s Share In Education Market Growing At Google’s Expense

While Google’s Chromebook still leads in the education market in the United States, Microsoft is gaining ground internationally. Consultancy and research firm Futuresource Consulting found that in the third quarter the demand for... 
Ruling Allows Luxury Brands To Block Selling On Amazon

Ruling Allows Luxury Brands To Block Selling On Amazon

The CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union) has delivered a ruling to the effect that brands in the luxury category are allowed to block the selling of their products by distributors via third-party online platforms including... 
Microsoft In Plans To Overhaul Its Campus To Align With Trends

Microsoft In Plans To Overhaul Its Campus To Align With Trends

The Redmond, Washington-based software maker Microsoft is planning on constructing 18 buildings which will house an additional 8,000 workers. This will be at its current Redmond headquarters which has been Microsoft’s home for over... 
Apple Files Countersuit Against Qualcomm As Patent Feud Rages

Apple Files Countersuit Against Qualcomm As Patent Feud Rages

A countersuit has been filed by Apple accusing Qualcomm of patent-infringement. Per the countersuit Apple alleges that the Snapdragon chips that Qualcomm makes, and which are mostly used in mobile devices running on the Android operating... 
Google To Move Into New Offices In Downtown Detroit

Google To Move Into New Offices In Downtown Detroit

Executives of Google as well as officials of real estate firm Ilitch Holdings have announced that the online search giant has leased new office space in downtown Detroit. The new office in a planned residential, office and retail development... 
Honda To Reach Out To Vehicle Owners Affected By Takata Recall Via Facebook

Honda To Reach Out To Vehicle Owners Affected By Takata Recall Via Facebook

A couple of years after government officials in the United States waded into the Takata airbag recall saga where millions of vehicles were affected, there is a significant number of cars that are yet to be repaired. Japanese auto manufacturer... 
Baidu Likely To Become Global Market Leader In Driverless Cars

Baidu Likely To Become Global Market Leader In Driverless Cars

Due to heavy state support, commercial partnerships and algorithms Chinese online search giant Baidu could end up being the dominant force in the autonomous car sector beating American firms such as Google, Tesla and Uber according... 
Ford Introduces Hybrid Sedan For Public Service Employees

Ford Introduces Hybrid Sedan For Public Service Employees

Automaker Ford has unveiled a plug-in hybrid vehicle which has a capacity to travel approximately 21 miles on one charge. The hybrid sedan is aimed at fire chiefs, detectives, police and other public service employees. To charge the... 
ExxonMobil And Partners To Raise Capacity At Abu Dhabi’s Upper Zakum Field

ExxonMobil And Partners To Raise Capacity At Abu Dhabi’s Upper Zakum Field

Inpex Corp of Japan, Abu Dhabi National Oil and ExxonMobil have reached an agreement aimed at increasing the output capacity of an oil field in Upper Zakum to reach a level of one million barrels a day by 2024. According to a statement... 
Amazon To Sell Its Chinese Cloud Computing Physical Infrastructure

Amazon To Sell Its Chinese Cloud Computing Physical Infrastructure

Online retail giant Amazon has disclosed that it is disposing of hardware belonging to its Chinese public cloud business. This comes amidst the tightening of online data regulations in the second biggest economy in the world. Amazon’s... 
Global Operations Of Wells Fargo Now Exclusively Powered By Green Energy

Global Operations Of Wells Fargo Now Exclusively Powered By Green Energy

U.S. lender Wells Fargo has disclosed that all its electricity consumption globally will be from renewable energy sources this year. The lender had earlier committed to purchasing renewable energy with a view to having all its global... 
Shell To Exit Iraq’s Majnoon Oilfield And Hand Over Operations By Mid-2018

Shell To Exit Iraq’s Majnoon Oilfield And Hand Over Operations By Mid-2018

Royal Dutch Shell has committed to exiting the Majnoon oilfield in Iraq before July next year. Operation of the oilfield will be handed over to Basra Oil Co, a state-run corporation. In a letter which was signed by Jabar Luaibi, the... 
ExxonMobil And Singapore Universities To Jointly Open An Energy Center

ExxonMobil And Singapore Universities To Jointly Open An Energy Center

ExxonMobil has announced that it is forming a partnerships with two universities in Singapore with a view to opening a Singapore Energy Center less than two years from now. The focus of the facility will be new discoveries as well... 
BP And Shell Among Firms Backing Energy Trading Platform Based On Blockchain

BP And Shell Among Firms Backing Energy Trading Platform Based On Blockchain

A consortium of energy firms that includes Royal Dutch Shell and BP has been formed with a view to developing a digital platform based on blockchain to be used in trading energy commodities. The platform is expected to be unveiled... 
Ford’s New CEO Shakes Up His Leadership Team

Ford’s New CEO Shakes Up His Leadership Team

Ford has carried out an executive shakeup which has seen the exit of some senior executives as the new chief executive officer of the carmaker, Jim Hackett, puts together his leadership team. Among those who have left the company includes... 
Citigroup To Hire Bankers As It Returns To Saudi Arabia

Citigroup To Hire Bankers As It Returns To Saudi Arabia

About 20 bankers are set to be recruited by Citigroup in Saudi Arabia after the bank received a license to operate in the Kingdom earlier in the year. Citigroup intends to begin operations before the year ends. The American lender... 
Vivo Energy Investments B.V Sets Eyes On Africa With $3 Billion IPO

Vivo Energy Investments B.V Sets Eyes On Africa With $3 Billion IPO

Vivo Energy Investments B.V has reportedly engaged the services of investment banks as it eyes an initial public offering to strengthen its operations in Africa. According to people familiar with the matter, the offering will value... 
ExxonMobil Enhances Polyethylene Production Capacity With New Lines

ExxonMobil Enhances Polyethylene Production Capacity With New Lines

Two polyethylene lines located at ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s plastics plant have been opened. This is in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The capacity of each of the polyethylene lines is 650,000 tons a year translating to approximately 1.3... 
Russian And Crimean Entities Bought Microsoft Software Despite Sanctions

Russian And Crimean Entities Bought Microsoft Software Despite Sanctions

According to official documents state entities in Crimea and Russia had acquired software developed by Microsoft despite the fact that there are sanctions barring U.S. firms from conducting business with them. The revelations are proof... 
Facebook Sets Off On A Mission For 1 Billion VR Users Through Its Upcoming Oculus Go VR Headset

Facebook Sets Off On A Mission For 1 Billion VR Users Through Its Upcoming Oculus Go VR Headset

Facebook has announced that it plans to launch a new virtual reality headset called the Oculus Go VR through which it plans to achieve its target of 1 billion VR users. The social media giant’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the upcoming... 
Walmart To Speed Up Returns With A Mobile App And An Express Lane

Walmart To Speed Up Returns With A Mobile App And An Express Lane

Walmart has indicated that it is taking steps to simplify the process by which customers return merchandise they bought online to brick and mortar stores. While making returns currently takes around five minutes the retail giants wants... 
Microsoft And General Electric In Wind Energy Initiative In Ireland

Microsoft And General Electric In Wind Energy Initiative In Ireland

Microsoft has revealed that it has acquired all the electricity which will be generated by General Electric at the Tullahenel wind farm located in Ireland for the coming 15 years. About 37 megawatts (MW) of energy will be produced... 
Oracle Enterprise Software To Be Integrated With Slack Messaging App

Oracle Enterprise Software To Be Integrated With Slack Messaging App

Slack Technologies and Oracle have inked a partnership which will see the software products of the latter integrated into the workplace messaging app. The partnership will count as a win for Slack as the startup continues to seek for... 
A Fifth Of Domino’s 1-Click Orders Are Powered By Alexa

A Fifth Of Domino’s 1-Click Orders Are Powered By Alexa

In the United Kingdom 20% of Domino’s customers are placing voice-command orders using the virtual voice assistant of Amazon, Alexa, rather than the pizza chain’s own Easy Order option. The Alexa feature was announced by Domino’s... 
Alibaba Increases Its Stake In Logistics Firm Cainiao

Alibaba Increases Its Stake In Logistics Firm Cainiao

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba will be investing an extra $807 million in logistics company Cainiao. This has raised Alibaba’s stake in the logistics firm to a controlling one and this will result in the e-commerce giant having... 
Accenture To Open An Innovation Center In Atlanta

Accenture To Open An Innovation Center In Atlanta

Global consulting firm Accenture has revealed that it will be opening a new innovation center in 2018 which will be located in Midtown, Atlanta. The innovation center is expected to create approximately 800 technology jobs by 2020... 
Comedy Central Will Discontinue Snapchat Discover Channel In Coming Days

Comedy Central Will Discontinue Snapchat Discover Channel In Coming Days

The partnership between Snapchat and Comedy Central will come to an end later this month. Comedy Central had been producing customized content for Snapchat Discover Channel on a daily basis but this contract will now not be renewed.... 
Petrobras And Shell Ink Partnership To Develop Pre-Salt Fields

Petrobras And Shell Ink Partnership To Develop Pre-Salt Fields

Royal Dutch Shell has announced that it has inked a partnership with Petrobras where the two firms will partner in the development of pre-salt fields located in Brazil. The MoU signed between the two oil companies will see them share... 
KFC Outlet In China Tries Out Alibaba’s ‘Smile To Pay’ Technology

KFC Outlet In China Tries Out Alibaba’s ‘Smile To Pay’ Technology

Customers in Hangzhou’s KFC outlet will soon be able to able to pay for food and drinks using technology that only requires them to smile. The facial recognition system known as ‘Smile to Pay’ is part of a Yum China Holdings... 
Alibaba Looking To Physical Stores To Sustain Growth

Alibaba Looking To Physical Stores To Sustain Growth

Even though Alibaba is the largest online retail operator in China it has been acquiring physical stores as it seeks to take over the entire retail landscape in the world’s second biggest economy. In the last two years the e-commerce... 
General Electric Transportation And LA Port In New Commercial Agreement

General Electric Transportation And LA Port In New Commercial Agreement

Less than 12 months since a digital solution was launched to ensure the efficient flow of cargo at the biggest container port in the United States, General Electric Transportation and Los Angeles port have agreed to expand the program... 
Accenture Opens A Liquid Studio In Toronto

Accenture Opens A Liquid Studio In Toronto

Professional services firm Accenture has disclosed that it is opening a Liquid Studio in the Canadian city of Toronto. This is part of the firm’s strategy to invest in innovation in order to ensure that clients are able to collaborate... 
Stephen Sanger Expected To Step Down As Wells Fargo Chairman

Stephen Sanger Expected To Step Down As Wells Fargo Chairman

Reports indicate that the nonexecutive chairman of Wells Fargo, Stephen Sanger, is expected to resign next spring as restructuring efforts at the bank continue. Sanger has been holding the position since fall last year following the... 
Blue Apron Struggles To Hold Onto Customers After IPO

Blue Apron Struggles To Hold Onto Customers After IPO

Blue Apron Holdings Inc have only recently went public, but the company is already delivering on some of their goals; at least, in terms of what investors wanted. In the meal-kit delivery company’s very first earnings report,... 
Oprah Partnering with Kraft-Heinz To Offer Healthy Refrigerated Food Options

Oprah Partnering with Kraft-Heinz To Offer Healthy Refrigerated Food Options

When Weight Watchers brought on Oprah Winfrey as a spokesperson (and executive, of course), it helped to not only boost sales for the diet/nutrition company, but also helped to improve the public mentality about weight and nutrition... 
GE-Led Consortium Selected To Build Uganda Oil Refinery

GE-Led Consortium Selected To Build Uganda Oil Refinery

A group which includes General Electric has been picked by the Ugandan government to construct and operate a refinery which will process crude oil from fields whose development is being done by Tullow Oil, Total and China’s CNOOC.... 
Marriott And Alibaba In Joint Venture As Chinese Travel Economy Booms

Marriott And Alibaba In Joint Venture As Chinese Travel Economy Booms

Marriott International, the largest hotel chain in the world, has disclosed that it will be partnering with Alibaba, the Chinese online retail giant, with a view to selling loyalty program deals and online travel bookings in China.... 
$60 Million Expected To Be Spent On Procter & Gamble And Peltz Proxy Battle

$60 Million Expected To Be Spent On Procter & Gamble And Peltz Proxy Battle

The proxy battle between Procter & Gamble and Nelson Peltz, an activist investor, is expected to one of the most expensive with a combined amount of $60 million expected to be spent. The contest is over a seat on the board of Procter... 
TransferWise Partners With Apple Pay In The United States

TransferWise Partners With Apple Pay In The United States

Users of TransferWise, a financial technology startup, will now be in a position to send money around the world via the service using Apple Pay. This emerged after the money transfer startup which is based in London announced that... 
Amazon Prime Now Launched In Singapore

Amazon Prime Now Launched In Singapore

Amazon has made its first foray into Southeast Asia by launching Amazon Prime Now in Singapore. The app was available for download beginning Wednesday evening both on Apple’s App store and Google’s Pay Store This will now allow... 
Qualcomm Denies Call For Ban On iPhones With Intel Chips An Attempt To Stifle Competition

Qualcomm Denies Call For Ban On iPhones With Intel Chips An Attempt To Stifle Competition

Qualcomm has hit back in the case it has filed against Apple claiming that a coordinated effort with the goal of misdirecting trade regulators is being waged against it by critics. This follows a move earlier in the month when Qualcomm... 
Leap Engine Targets Missed By General Electric Aviation Though Demand Remains Strong

Leap Engine Targets Missed By General Electric Aviation Though Demand Remains Strong

General Electric Aviation has announced that the first half of the fiscal year has been good especially concerning production of aircraft engines. In Q2 GE Aviation delivered Leap engines numbering 93. This was an increase of 12 units... 
GE Cuts Costs But Shares Still Down

GE Cuts Costs But Shares Still Down

The Dow Jones Industrial average dropped at least 100 points today, before eventually trading another 45 points down on the heels of General Electric falling more than 3 percent. In all, the Standard & Poors 500 fell, though only... 
Texas Coffee Brand Recalled Over Viagra-Like Ingredient

Texas Coffee Brand Recalled Over Viagra-Like Ingredient

Coffee has long been celebrated from its health benefits, particularly as a stimulant. Indeed, its caffeine—and vitamin—content can actually help to energize you throughout the day. But lately, some coffee has been recalled because...