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IT Apple-Shazam deal may hurt competition in Europe
Author: 0 Apple-Shazam deal may hurt competition in Europe

Apple will be told to file details of the transaction to the antitrust authority, which will take over the merger review from Austria, where it was originally started. The EU may be anxious that once Shazam is under Apple's control, the iPhone maker could choose to make Apple Music the only option for listening to tracks.

IT Blizzard details 2018's Overwatch Lunar New Year event
Author: 0 Blizzard details 2018's Overwatch Lunar New Year event

The Lunar New Year celebration will launch a new map, tweak Capture the Flag , and release six legendary skins. However, certain abilities that provide mobility or invulnerability, such as Winston's Leap, will not cause the flag to drop.

IT Alphabet shifts thermostat maker Nest into Google
Author: 0 Alphabet shifts thermostat maker Nest into Google

Nest Labs, known for its smart home Wi-Fi thermostat, was acquired by Google in 2014 for $3.2 billion and later became an independent Alphabet "other bets" unit dedicated to connected devices. The company also launched its Nest Secure alarm system, a doorbell called Nest Hello (that comes with a free Google Home mini), and a smoke and carbon monoxide detector called Nest Protect.

Author: 0 The Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research

Capital Research Global Investors now owns 14,940,226 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $715,338,000 after purchasing an additional 3,015,226 shares in the last quarter. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.23 and $0.19 respectively. Vipshop had a return on equity of 34.85% and a net margin of 3.00%.

IT Google Drops Unused Quick Links From Google Search App
Author: 0 Google Drops Unused Quick Links From Google Search App

Users can also receive video and reply to that video with the help of this service. For those unfamiliar with the Yalp Store, it's an open source third-party app store that mainly scrapes the Google Play Store for downloads, while avoiding the use of any Google Play Services.

IT Patriots Defense Pushed Around In Super Bowl Loss To Eagles
Author: 0 Patriots Defense Pushed Around In Super Bowl Loss To Eagles

The NFL is loaded with guys like Foles that fail for all types of reasons, including scheme, coaching and opportunity. And while that's solid efficiency, solid didn't cut it in this Super Bowl . "You can't argue against that kind of success!" That's 300,000 more online viewers than last year's Super Bowl, ratings company Nielsen said. No matter how big the Falcons' lead was, they stayed focused until the very end.

IT U.S. issues recall for 78K laptops due to overheating, fire risks
Author: 0 U.S. issues recall for 78K laptops due to overheating, fire risks

So the problem in a nutshell is that Lenovo have found an unfastened screw in the design can cause the battery to overheat which may inadvertently lead to fire. These particular notebooks are not sold via retailers, but they are sold in bulk to business organisations and government departments. About 78,000 of these models were sold to the USA, while another 5,500 were sold to Canada.

IT Nissan goes skiing with the 370Zki Roadster
Author: 0 Nissan goes skiing with the 370Zki Roadster

Nissan is getting into the winter sports spirit this month with a specially constructed, one-off 370Z Roadster "snowmobile". The auto has rear Dominator tracks from American Track Truck Inc. Michael Bunce, Nissan's vice president of product planning, said: "With the Nissan Z's long heritage of motorsports competition, the 370Zki seemed like a natural combination".

IT House Intel may vote Monday to release Dem memo
Author: 0 House Intel may vote Monday to release Dem memo

Democrats said the four-page Republican document mischaracterises highly sensitive classified information and was meant to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's criminal probe into possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign to sway the 2016 presidential election.

IT Selling 'pakodas' self-employment, not begging: Amit Shah slams Cong
Author: 0 Selling 'pakodas' self-employment, not begging: Amit Shah slams Cong

On the rural economy and growth BJP president acclaimed Ujjwala scheme as saying "Ujjwala scheme has bettered the lives of millions of rural women who earlier used primitive methods of lighting fire " said Amit Shah . We have been working for only six years, seven years, eight years. He also pitched for simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha elections. As Congress members sought to speak, he said the bill, passed by the Lok Sabha , can be brought tomorrow if they were willing to support ...

Author: 0 Activision Blizzard Incorporated (NASDAQ:ATVI) Shorts Decreased by 7.37% After Short Covering

Egerton Capital Uk Llp sold 857,262 shares as Activision Blizzard Inc ( ATVI)'s stock rose 23.27%. Now moving toward intermediate time frame, 50-day Moving average is more useful at showing position trading trends lasting 50 days. Therefore 33% are positive. Progressive had 56 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:GS) on Friday, August 11 to "Hold" rating.

IT Tablets Entered Fourth Consecutive Year Of Decline In 2017
Author: 0 Tablets Entered Fourth Consecutive Year Of Decline In 2017

This represented a 28% sequential increase due to the holidays. iPad Pro has been priced low enough that Apple is taking share from higher-priced Windows 2-in-1s among consumers and boosting total iPad ASPs higher year-on-year to $445. Shipments of its detachable portfolio continue to rise, however these gains are outweighed by the declines seen among its slate models. Tablet shipments overall dropped last quarter by 7.9 percent year-over-year.

IT Apple may offer rebate to customers who bought full-price batteries
Author: 0 Apple may offer rebate to customers who bought full-price batteries

Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a "buy" rating and set a $200.00 price objective (up previously from $196.00) on shares of Apple in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Apple denies that it created the software update to "intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product". "When we did put [the software update] out, we did say what it was, but I don't think a lot of people were paying attention", Cook told ABC News.

IT Snap Revenue Surges 72% on User Growth, Advertising Gains
Author: 0 Snap Revenue Surges 72% on User Growth, Advertising Gains

Another feather in Snap's cap: Average Revenue Per User, which came in well above the $1.36 ARPU analysts expected . The social media firm added 8.9 million daily active users quarter over quarter, bringing the total to 187 million for a 5% increase.

IT Microsoft Announces a PUBG Xbox One S Bundle Coming Later This Month
Author: 0 Microsoft Announces a PUBG Xbox One S Bundle Coming Later This Month

The news comes via Major Nelson , who revealed the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 1TB bundle will be available as of February 20 for $299.99. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been on the Xbox One for nearly a couple of months now, and following surpassing 4 million players , Microsoft has today announced a 1TB Xbox One S bundle will be made available later this month.

IT Actor Anupam Kher says his Twitter was hacked after pro-Pakistan tweet
Author: 0 Actor Anupam Kher says his Twitter was hacked after pro-Pakistan tweet

His account was soon restored thanks to a timely intervention from Twitter. The account was restored by afternoon. The hackers in few of the compromised account tweeted, "I love Pakistan". Past year in January, the website of the National Security Guard (NSG), the Indian special forces unit combating terror activities, was also hacked posing unprecedented threat to national security.

IT PS4 Firmware Update 5.50 Officially Detailed
Author: 0 PS4 Firmware Update 5.50 Officially Detailed

A number of Pro-enabled games already have supersampling built-in, while this update extends the option to all games. "With supersampling mode, games that render to a higher resolution when connected to a 4K TV will downscale to match the HDTV-allowing PS4 Pro owners to leverage the benefits of an image clarity boost even if they don't own a 4K TV", PlayStation said.

IT Microsoft Replacing Windows 10 S with 'S Mode'
Author: 0 Microsoft Replacing Windows 10 S with 'S Mode'

That being said, those with Windows 10 Pro installed will need to pay $49 to get it disabled which, admittedly, isn't a huge fee to pay to unlock the full potential of Windows. Microsoft has now chose to drop this standalone offering of Windows 10. The Authority was unhappy with Microsoft not only for pushing the GWX app to computers without consent, but also for changing the design language used in the UI.

IT Capcom lays off workers at Dead Rising studio
Author: 0 Capcom lays off workers at Dead Rising studio

According to an inside source, Capcom , most famous for producing Street Fighter , Dead Rising , and Monster Hunter , has laid off a number of its employees . The report states that while the studio used to have around 250 employees , a source revealed that around 50 people were laid off as part of a larger reorganisation.

IT International Olympic Committee bars 15 Russian athletes from Winter Olympics
Author: 0 International Olympic Committee bars 15 Russian athletes from Winter Olympics

The IOC said it had "additional elements and/or evidence" that included "traces of prohibited substances and evidence of steroid profile manipulation". Last month Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted there had been "instances of doping use in Russia", but said the issue was a global problem. The 32 athletes all failed to pass the mandatory International Olympic Committee vetting - imposed as a result of Russian doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics - and weren't invited to the games.