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Albion Financial Group Lowered Microsoft (MSFT) Position By $493876; Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft
- January 18, 2018

About 695,756 shares traded. It has outperformed by 1.73% the S&P500. Brighton Jones Llc increased Microsoft Corp ( MSFT ) stake by 271.1% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams has 1.76% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Microsoft Corp now has $696.86 billion valuation. Schaller Grp Inc invested in 3,850 shares or 0.15% of the stock. (more...)
Peugeot CEO Outlines Ambitious Plan To Re-Enter US, Go Electric Peugeot CEO Outlines Ambitious Plan To Re-Enter US, Go Electric
- January 18, 2018

Automotive News quoted Tavares as telling the paper's World Congress that PSA would offer 40 hybrid or fully electric models within seven years. Any automaker not claiming a path to total electrification (which means, by most carmaker interpretations, offering electric and hybrid options, not replacing ICE models entirely) is behind the trend at this point. (more...)
Huawei Is Integrating Android Messages Into Its Smartphones Huawei Is Integrating Android Messages Into Its Smartphones
- January 18, 2018

The fact that the Android and RCS app will be default-loaded on Huawei's devices won't prevent people from using any of its alternatives because of the open nature of the Android ecosystem. Huawei's infrastructure has limitations but simple and quick solutions can be integrated. Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu has this to say about the deal: " HUAWEI and Google together by forming this strategic partnership will provide consumers with the best global user experience on HUAWEI ... (more...)
Instagram begins testing text-only posts for Stories Instagram begins testing text-only posts for Stories
- January 18, 2018

We're particularly fond of Neon and typewriter and we can't wait to see how users make the most out of these new features. On choosing Type from there, users can write the desired text and choose one from the many options for the background color and fancy fonts. (more...)
Google says fix for WiFi issue with Chromecast built-in devices coming today Google says fix for WiFi issue with Chromecast built-in devices coming today
- January 18, 2018

The tech giant's Google Home developers are also working on a fix. MDNS packets are normally sent in a 20-second interval. The company explained that under normal circumstances, Google's casting devices are created to wake from a sleep state every so often to communicate with a WiFi router with small bits of data, called "packets". (more...)
Short Interest in Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Drops By 20.5%
- January 18, 2018

Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc who had been investing in Ally Financial Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.54 billion market cap company. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of ALLY in report on Thursday, October 26 with "Outperform" rating. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Cisco Systems in a report on Monday, September 25th. (more...)
Flint Engine to build new diesel engine for 2019 Silverado Flint Engine to build new diesel engine for 2019 Silverado
- January 18, 2018

GM did not reveal any new detail about the power, fuel economy and towing capability but they did reveal that the engine will be fitted with the new 10-speed auto transmission. The release date and prices of the new 2019 Silverado is also still a mystery but we do know that customers will have eight trim levels to choose from. (more...)
Samsung Produces 16Gb GDDR6 For Advanced Graphic Systems Samsung Produces 16Gb GDDR6 For Advanced Graphic Systems
- January 18, 2018

The company states that the new GDDR6 memory will be used in developing fields such as 8K Ultra HD video processing, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence. Furthermore the upcoming chips will come with more density. When compared to its predecessor, GDDR6 offers significant improvements. Also good news for Samsung and for memory supply (and thus pricing and availability of products) is that the company is seeing a 30% gain in manufacturing productivity ... (more...)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Position Boosted by Fisher Asset Management LLC Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Position Boosted by Fisher Asset Management LLC
- January 18, 2018

Gamble Jones Investment Counsel who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $911.09B market cap company. Bernstein maintained Apple Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, October 26. Nomura set a $185.00 price objective on shares of Apple and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, September 25th. (more...)
Honor View 10 gets Face Unlock feature via software update Honor View 10 gets Face Unlock feature via software update
- January 18, 2018

At an attractive price point of INR 29,999, the most affordable AI enabled smartphone, Honor View 10 has seven awards at CES 2018, demonstrating its superior design, innovation and value that have been widely recognized by industry experts and consumers. (more...)
WhatsApp to bring UPI-based payment services as early as next month WhatsApp to bring UPI-based payment services as early as next month
- January 18, 2018

Past year there were reports of WhatsApp Beta version testing a UPI payment feature, then there was a report about an in-chat payment systems launch last month and now the speculations have surfaced again. Bankers, however, say there are various security concerns that need to be addressed before the integration, especially with regard to data of bank customers. (more...)
Honor 9 Lite First Impressions Honor 9 Lite First Impressions
- January 18, 2018

Indian consumers love to explore new smartphones and for that very same reason, most of the giants are launching their phones in Indian market initially. The company has launched Honor 9 Lite first in India and will gradually launch it in other countries. The phone offers dual-SIM functionality to use multiple SIM cards together. (more...)
Xiaomi Shows off New 50-inch 4K HDR TV Xiaomi Shows off New 50-inch 4K HDR TV
- January 18, 2018

The 50-inch Mi TV 4A has been priced at 2,399 yuan (Rs.23,800 approx.) in China and is now available for pre-order. With the latest announcement, Xiaomi's Mi TV 4A lineup now has a total of six different versions ranging from 32-inches to 65-inches in size. (more...)
PDP senators prevent colleague from joining APC after announcing move PDP senators prevent colleague from joining APC after announcing move
- January 18, 2018

There was mild drama at the Senate yesterday, when the Senator representing Ebonyi South in the National Assembly, Sonni Ogbuoji, rescinded his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress (APC). "When I started my colleagues from my party said they needed me to consult with them". "So because of the love they had shown to me in the past, I am stepping down my decision to decamp". (more...)
YouTube makes it harder for smaller channels to earn from ads YouTube makes it harder for smaller channels to earn from ads
- January 18, 2018

Unless you've got over 1,000 subscribers and have surpassed 4,000 viewing hours in the last 12 months, you're no longer eligible to earn revenue. Google is to take the initiative in reviewing videos from popular YouTube channels after a series of scandals over unsafe and inappropriate content. (more...)
'Justice League' Blu-ray includes a bonus scene that wasn't in theaters 'Justice League' Blu-ray includes a bonus scene that wasn't in theaters
- January 18, 2018

As seen in the image below, Walmart's exclusive Justice League Blu-ray features a "bonus scene not seen in theaters", something that was also the case with Wonder Woman , which included a sequence revolving around Etta Candy. One can only imagine what this bonus scene is but if it's the rumored part with Darkseid, it might be enough to warrant a purchase. Anyway, take all of this with a huge heaping of salt. (more...)
Oppo A83 launched in Indian markets featuring AI beauty recognition technology Oppo A83 launched in Indian markets featuring AI beauty recognition technology
- January 18, 2018

According to the company, the Oppo A83 has been designed in line with its UFO Curve Design Philosophy. OPPO has not revealed any details about its global availability as of now. The Oppo A83 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 processor that is clocked at 2.5GHz. There's 4GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB and a non-removable 3090 mAh battery. (more...)
First HomePod shipments are on the way to Apple ahead of launch
- January 18, 2018

Other Taipei Times sources told the outlet that one of two HomePod assemblers, Inventec, has already shipped 1 million units as the smart speaker prepares for launch. Triggering it through a non-visual interface like AirPods, on the other hand, will bring of a podcast news briefing - similar to the sort of flash briefings now available on Google Home and Amazon Echo. (more...)
Minecraft Boss Now VP Of Microsoft Studios Minecraft Boss Now VP Of Microsoft Studios
- January 18, 2018

Booty will now oversee development and publishing across franchises including Age of Empires, Gears of War , Halo , and the Forza series. Now, Spencer has found a replacement. He also led game development teams and publishing on Xbox Live Arcade. It's great to see Booty take over Microsoft Studios as he has a lot of experience in the gaming industry. (more...)
PlayStation 4 Pro Monster Hunter World And Glacier White Bundles Revealed PlayStation 4 Pro Monster Hunter World And Glacier White Bundles Revealed
- January 18, 2018

This time around one of his younger colleagues tells him that " Monster Hunter World is super-realistic, isn't it?" and Yamada-san starts to imitate the iconic monsters from the game. Starting today (the 17th January), the third beta is available for pre-load, meaning that you can get it downloaded before the testing period goes live this weekend. (more...)
Alcatel 3C officially introduced with 6-inch HD+ display, Android Nougat
- January 18, 2018

To start with the design, it seems that the smartphone will come with a glossy finish at the back and one can also see a dual-camera setup along with a fingerprint sensor at the back panel. It features 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (maximum capacity unspecified). After launching the Alcatel 1X and the Alcatel 5 at CES 2018 , the company has now added the Alcatel 3C to its portfolio. (more...)
Essential Phone Oreo Beta 3 now available for download Essential Phone Oreo Beta 3 now available for download
- January 18, 2018

While there will undoubtedly be plenty of enlightening answers to asked questions, the firm has also announced ahead of the AMA that it will be releasing a new version of its Android Oreo beta. Essential has yet to deliver Android Oreo to its flagship, the Essential Phone , but what's important is that the company is working to bring the update to the public as quickly as possible. (more...)
Xiaomi Acknowledges WhatsApp Version 'Obsolete' Error, Asks Users to Update App Xiaomi Acknowledges WhatsApp Version 'Obsolete' Error, Asks Users to Update App
- January 18, 2018

Xiaomi has acknowledged that some of its smartphone users were affected by a bug that caused WhatsApp to malfunction, showing an "obsolete" error notification. "We apologise for any inconvenience faced by our Mi Fans, and promise to be more vigilant going forward", a Xiaomi spokesperson was quoted by Techook. (more...)
Stock'S Earning Overview Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)
- January 18, 2018

Thomas White International Ltd who had been investing in Ing Groep Nv Adr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $77.56 billion market cap company. North Star Investment Mgmt invested 0% in Micron Technology, Inc . In case of Revenue Estimates, 24 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Micron Technology, Inc .as 7.02 Billion. (more...)
FCM Investments TX Boosts Stake in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG)
- January 18, 2018

Overall, 1 Million shares exchanged hands versus its average volume of $831.98 Million. BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) has risen 15.51% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. Therefore 70% are positive. A number of brokerages have recently commented on ISRG. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy" on Wednesday, October 19. (more...)
Planning your startup's acquisition just got easier with Slack's private shared channels Planning your startup's acquisition just got easier with Slack's private shared channels
- January 18, 2018

Shared channels are still in the process of being beta tested, so the new privacy features are in beta as well. But sometimes discussions between two companies are too sensitive for the entire company to see, so today slack is rolling out Private Shared Channels. (more...)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Betty White turns 96 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Betty White turns 96
- January 18, 2018

TVWeek adds its congratulations to Betty on her birthday. And the legend has chose to keep things chilled this year - she's earned it, after all. The Golden Girls actress has been a cornerstone of the entertainment industry for nearly a century, and in honor of that unprecedented success, the Merc With a Mouth has raised a glass to Betty White on this, her 96th birthday. (more...)
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Other Cryptocurrencies Are Dropping in Value Bitcoin, Ethereum, Other Cryptocurrencies Are Dropping in Value
- January 18, 2018

The first CME futures contract expires on 26 January. With a prices hovering around $10,000, Bitcoin is still up 1100% compared to a year ago, even if its value almost halved since before Christmas, when the coin reached a record price of nearly $20,000. (more...)
Do not open: Devastating 'text bomb' can crash your iPhone Do not open: Devastating 'text bomb' can crash your iPhone
- January 18, 2018

As mentioned above, this isn't the first time that a similar bug has cropped up in the form of text and links, and the problem has affected the Safari browser in addition to iOS and Mac devices. "Ashamed about the mess it gets itself in, Messages decides the least embarrassing thing to do is to crash". "Please don't be tempted to try the text bomb attack out on anyone else - you're not being amusing, you're just being a jerk". (more...)
Pixel 2's exclusive Now Playing feature ported to AOSP ROM Pixel 2's exclusive Now Playing feature ported to AOSP ROM
- January 18, 2018

If you don't like the way your home screens look or act, you can simply download an app to change all of ... Still, frap129 hopes that there's enough of a blueprint to port this feature onto Android devices other than the Pixel 2 . There's support for adaptive icons, you swipe up to access your app drawer, and there's even a working Google Feed on the left-most side. First is the Pixel 2's powerful Google Camera with HDR+ technology and the nice Portrait Mode feature in terms of ... (more...)