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Consumer Goods and Services


Elon Musk renames his BFR spacecraft Starship

2018-11-20 11:17:00| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The entrepreneur would not reveal why he had renamed the craft, which has still not yet been built.


Category: Consumer Goods and Services
 

What's gone wrong at Victoria's Secret?

2018-11-20 09:46:24| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

A new boss has been named to lead the brand, which is grappling with declining sales.


Category: Consumer Goods and Services
 

Brexit fears fail to dent EasyJet bookings

2018-11-20 09:15:01| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The airline reports record annual profits and says sales for next year are "promising".


Category: Consumer Goods and Services
 

Information Technology


10 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Retirement to a Scam

2018-11-19 18:24:26| TechNewsWorld

Several years ago, my wife and I invested in a project called "Sanctuary Belize" and, like many of the investors, we were incredibly excited about the prospect of retiring in paradise. After a time, things just weren't adding up. The company supposedly put controls in place to reverse course, but we exited the project. As it turned out, those controls either were not put in place or failed.

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Category: Information Technology
 

Amazon Is Just the Tip of the AI Bias Iceberg

2018-11-16 18:36:45| TechNewsWorld

Amazon recently disclosed its 2015 decision to scrap a recruitment tool used to hire talent, after finding that it had a bias against women. While this story has been covered sufficiently, there is a much greater story still to tell: A substantial amount of the AI technology that currently is used for recruitment and human resources purposes has been acting independently for some time.

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Category: Information Technology
 

Acumos Project's 1st Software, Athena, Helps Ease AI Deployment

2018-11-16 14:00:00| TechNewsWorld

The LF Deep Learning Foundation has announced the availability of the first software from the Acumos AI Project. Dubbed "Athena," it supports open source innovation in AI, ML and DL. The goal is to make critical new technologies available to developers and data scientists everywhere. Launched earlier this year, Acumos is part of a Linux Foundation umbrella organization.

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Category: Information Technology
 

Real Estate


Hotel Occupancies, Rent Growth Remain Strong, with a Positive Outlook for 2019

2018-11-20 10:30:16| National Real Estate Investor

Average revenue expected to keep rising in 2019.


Category: Real Estate
 

GSAs Establish Tougher Standards for Green Apartment Loans in 2019

2018-11-20 10:30:16| National Real Estate Investor

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac increase required energy/water Conservation to 30 percent from 25 percent for next year.


Category: Real Estate
 

Real Estate Crowdfunding Pros Respond to RealtyShares Troubles

2018-11-19 19:30:14| National Real Estate Investor

Top executives at RealtyShares rival firms predict there will be a shake-out in the industry over the next 18 months.

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Category: Real Estate
 

Telecommunications


LG launches new smart display with Google Assistant

2018-11-19 17:07:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) LG Electronics started rolling out an intelligent speaker with an 8-inch touch display that combines the functionalities of the Google Assistant with Meridian Audio sound technology to create a device designed for the smart home. The LG XBoom AI ThinQ model WK9 will be available starting in the US and later on in other regions.


Category: Telecommunications
 

Apple lowers production orders for last iPhone models - report

2018-11-19 14:01:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Apple has had a particular problem setting expectations for the iPhone XR and cut its production plan late last month by up to a third of the 70 million units it had asked some suppliers to produce between September and February, the sources added. In the past week, Apple informed several suppliers it expects even lower supplies of the XR, faced with a maturing smartphone market and tough competition from Chinese producers. Apple declined to comment on the report. 


Category: Telecommunications
 

Xiaomi revenues lift 49% in Q3, boosted by international shipments

2018-11-19 13:30:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Xiaomi said revenues for the third quarter rose over 49 percent from the year before to CNY 50.846 billion. The company's net profit went to CNY 2.481 billion, a slide from the 14.6 billion recorded in the previous quarter. The adjusted net profit reached CNY 2.885 billion, up 17.3 percent year-on-year and 36.3 percent quarter-on-quarter. Smartphone shipments year-to-date passed 100 million units, reaching the company's target two months ahead of schedule.

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Category: Telecommunications