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Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Mass extinctions led to low species diversity, dinosaur rule

2017-10-10 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] Two of the earth's five mass extinction events - times when more than half of the world's species died - resulted in the survival of a low number of so-called “weedy” species that spread their sameness across the world as the Earth recovered from these dramatic upheavals. The findings could shed light on modern high extinction rates and how biological communities may change in the future. David J. Button, an NC State and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sci…

Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Evolution: The beneficiaries of mass extinction

2017-10-10 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] IMAGE: The mass extinction at the end of the Permian (about 252 million years ago) was the largest in Earth history, in which 70 percent of land-living vertebrates became extinct.  Credit: Victor O. Leshyk, website: Mass extinctions were …

Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

'Fake fin' discovery reveals new ichthyosaur species

2017-10-10 06:00:00| LifeSciencesWorld

[NEWS] IMAGE: This is one of the original skeletons of Protoichthyosaurus described by Dr Robert Appleby in 1979 © National Museum of Wales - Dean R. Lomax. Credit: © National Museum of Wales - Dean R. Lomax.jpg An ichthyosaur first discovered in the 1970s but th…

Category: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Consumer Goods and Services

Sainsbury's to cut up to 2,000 jobs in cost-saving drive

2017-10-17 19:50:40| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The UK supermarket plans to cut jobs in human resources as part of a 500m cost-saving plan.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

How do you solve a problem like debt? Your questions answered

2017-10-17 18:09:43| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

We asked a debt expert your questions about debt.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Dow Jones index passes 23,000 milestone

2017-10-17 17:50:16| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The benchmark US share index hits a fresh record high, helped by a set of strong corporate earnings.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Information Technology

Microsoft Introduces Surface Book 2 With GTX 1050, 1060 Options

2017-10-17 21:19:23| Extremetech

Microsoft has introduced a new version of its Surface Book 2, with more powerful GPUs and new Intel processors. The post Microsoft Introduces Surface Book 2 With GTX 1050, 1060 Options appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Category: Information Technology

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 636 Chip with 40 Percent Speed Boost

2017-10-17 20:38:39| Extremetech

The Snapdragon 636 will be one of the first budget SoCs from Qualcomm to have the Kryo CPU cores built-in. The post Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 636 Chip with 40 Percent Speed Boost appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Category: Information Technology

Alexa-Equipped Garmin Speak Is Like an Echo Dot for Your Car

2017-10-17 20:07:20| PC Magazine Speakers Product Guide

Because it has Alexa inside, the device can do a lot more than just play your music and direct you from point A to point B.

Category: Information Technology

Real Estate

Wanda Partner Exits $1.2 Billion Beverly Hills Condo Project

2017-10-17 20:12:57| National Real Estate Investor

The separation, which happened earlier this, leaves Wanda without a development partner just as condo sales are about to begin.

Category: Real Estate

What Sets Seattles Apartment Market Apart from the Rest of the Country?

2017-10-17 18:12:17| National Real Estate Investor

Thanks to affordability and strong job growthincluding in the citys corefew new apartments are sitting vacant and rents continue to rise.

Category: Real Estate

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 17, 2017)

2017-10-17 16:13:04| National Real Estate Investor

Bitcoin is slowly making its way into the U.S. real estate industry, reports CNBC. Some commercial real estate executives are wary about a possible bust ahead, according to the New York Post. These are among todays must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

Category: Real Estate


A1 CEO submits resignation

2017-10-17 13:56:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Margarete Schrambock, CEO of the Austrian operator A1, has resigned. She had been in the position since May 2016. Until a successor is appointed, Marcus Grausam will take over her duties as interim CEO. Schrambock's possible resignation was reported earlier.

Category: Telecommunications

Seamless plans to drop SEQR and focus on MeaWallet, eProducts

2017-10-17 11:08:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Seamless Distribution said it considering selling or winding down its SEQR mobile payment code service and focusing on Meawallet and eProducts instead, and is considering a rights issue to raising funding. The board intends to call an EGM within the coming two weeks, where the considered proposals will be presented.

Category: Telecommunications

Italy applies special powers on TIM to scale back Vivendi influence

2017-10-17 08:43:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Italian government has notified Telecom Italia (TIM) that Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni signed a decree activating the so-called "golden power" rule of 2012 that allows the state to intervene in strategically important companies. The government's unprecedented move to apply the golden power comes after Italian markets watchdog Consob ruled that France's Vivendi had "de facto control" of TIM via a 24 percent stake and two-thirds of the company's board. 

Category: Telecommunications