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Consumer Goods and Services

Thomas Cook to close 21 stores and cut jobs

2019-03-22 11:00:15| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The travel firm is cutting more than 300 roles as it closes 21 stores across the country.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Debenhams seeks 200m in new funds

2019-03-22 10:48:20| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The struggling department store chain is trying to fend off overtures from Sports Direct's Mike Ashley.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Colgate Patents Oral Care Composition

2019-03-22 10:27:00| Happi Breaking News

US Patent No. 10,226,407 B2 features a composition that contains an aqueous soluble tin phosphate complex.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Information Technology

SparkyLinux Incinerates the Hassle Factor

2019-03-21 18:24:35| TechNewsWorld

SparkyLinux is a Linux distro that can ignite your daily computing experience. Its spark is pushing me to rethink my computing priorities. Regularly reviewing so many Linux operating systems for Linux Picks and Pans has a serious consequence for my computing sanity. Normally, I have a flirtatious episode with a new release each week. I'm always on the lookout for something new and shiny.

Category: Information Technology

New Oculus Rift S Pushes VR Experience Up a Notch

2019-03-21 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Facebook unveiled its Oculus Rift S virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It will be available this spring for $399. With the Rift 2, Oculus "is following some of the trends set by Vive -- inside-out tracking, incremental improvement, and focus on comfort," observed David MacQueen, executive director of Strategy Analytics' wireless media strategies service.

Category: Information Technology

Google Stadia: Future of Gaming or Pie in the Cloud?

2019-03-20 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Google has pulled the wraps off Stadia, a new cloud-based gaming platform. Using the power of Google's global information infrastructure, Stadia can stream the highest-quality games to any screen, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in announcing the platform, which is expected to come online later this year. Stadia represents Google's vision for the future of gaming.

Category: Information Technology

Real Estate

What Is the Digital Twin Technology for CRE Assets?

2019-03-21 20:21:00| National Real Estate Investor

New digital technologies are expediting new development projects and improving asset management capabilities.

Tags: technology digital assets twin

Category: Real Estate

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 21, 2019)

2019-03-21 18:01:00| National Real Estate Investor

Trumps tax reform is affecting wealthy New York suburbs, reports Bloomberg. Google is eyeing potentially opening offices in New Yorks outer boroughs, including Brooklyn and Queens, according to the Commercial Property Executive. These are among todays must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

Category: Real Estate

Beauty Sector Players Expand Physical Footprints Amidst Retail Industry Struggles

2019-03-21 10:00:00| National Real Estate Investor

Beauty industry giants Sephora and Ulta continue to thrive and expand as other specialty chains struggle.

Category: Real Estate


T-Mobile US starts home broadband pilot with fixed-wireless LTE service

2019-03-21 15:49:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) T-Mobile US said it began piloting home internet service, sending invites to a limited group of T-Mobile customers in rural and underserved markets for broadband fixed wireless service. The move is part of its effort to give Americans "real choice and competition" for home broadband, the group said.

Category: Telecommunications

Video behaviour of Dutch consumers 2018 Q4

2019-03-21 15:45:00| Telecompaper Reports

The report focuses on five main topics: Devices used for watching video content, Subscriptions to theme channels and OTT services, Viewing behaviour, Use of apps and Non-traditional viewing.

Category: Telecommunications

Tencent Q4 profit falls 35% on investment costs, revenues up 28%

2019-03-21 12:28:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Tencent reported revenues of CNY 84.9 billion for the fourth quarter, up 28 percent from a year earlier as growth in social networks, payments and online content helped offset flat revenues from gaming. The company's net profit fell 35 percent to CNY 14.0 billion, due to costs for the IPO of Tencent Music and several disposal gains in the year-earlier period. Adjusted EBITDA rose 18 percent to CNY 29.7 billion.

Category: Telecommunications