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Hindustan Coca-Cola eyes $2.5 bn revenue Hindustan Coca-Cola eyes $2.5 bn revenue
- November 28, 2017

The move to diversify Coke's range comes as shares in the company dipped to a near 10-year low last week after the beverage giant announced it was taking a $40 million bite out of expected earnings to drive growth. "No additional details are available at this time, since this exercise is yet to begin", it added. HCCB expects to fill most of these new jobs from within. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association unveil the official World Cup poster for Russia 2018 Federation Internationale de Football Association unveil the official World Cup poster for Russia 2018
- November 28, 2017

Federation Internationale de Football Association defended Russia's right to host the World Cup amid a series of doping scandals, saying Tuesday that there is no sign of "widespread" drug use in Russian soccer. The Mail on Sunday came up with a report at that time that FIFA was holding investigations in regard to 34 Russian footballers, including 23 from the country's national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. (more...)
Microsoft links up with SAP on integrated cloud capabilities Microsoft links up with SAP on integrated cloud capabilities
- November 28, 2017

Deploying Cloud solutions internally, the companies will co-engineer, go to market together with premier solutions and provide joint support services to ensure best Cloud experience for customers. Mutual customers include Coca-Cola, Columbia Sportswear, Coats Ltd and Costco Wholesale. Customers will get application management and product expertise from SAP and a global cloud from Microsoft Azure, including the range of Microsoft cloud services. (more...)
Spy Pics: Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Spotted Testing - Sports New Alloy Wheels Spy Pics: Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift Spotted Testing - Sports New Alloy Wheels
- November 28, 2017

For instance, the front grille will be redesigned and it will be a lot similar to the new Xcent's cascading grille, however, instead of the horizontal chrome salts, the vehicle continues with the honeycomb pattern. The upcoming Elite i20 facelift of Hyundai is back in the news, this time again through spy images. Inside, the Elite i20 facelift is expected to come with updated interiors with some improved equipment. (more...)
Waymo's self-driving cars rack up 4 million miles on public roads Waymo's self-driving cars rack up 4 million miles on public roads
- November 28, 2017

Waymo points out that its last million miles took just 6 months to complete, compared to 18 months for the project's first million. While these have been on public roads , they've been restricted to cities in California's Bay Area and around Phoenix, Arizona, with some testing in Austin, Texas and Kirkland, Washington. (more...)
SVA is the most opulent Range Rover ever SVA is the most opulent Range Rover ever
- November 28, 2017

Rear occupants don't even have to physically close the doors once inside, as that can be achieved at a touch of a button on the rear console, after which they can sit back and relax in the airline-style seats with 40-degree recline capability as well as heated calf and foot rests, and even a hot stone massage function. (more...)
Reliance Jio triple benefit, 100 percent cashback offer extended till December 15 Reliance Jio triple benefit, 100 percent cashback offer extended till December 15
- November 28, 2017

It includes 100% cashback that offers Rs. 400 worth vouchers on recharge of Rs. 399 or more and benefits of up to Rs. 1899 from e-commerce players on every recharge of Rs. The cashback scheme originally extended to other vendors including Axis Pay and FreeCharge users. Along with this, Jio has also partnered with AJIO, Yatra.com and RelianceTrends.com to offer special vouchers to the users. (more...)
Russian Federation launches second rocket from new cosmodrome Russian Federation launches second rocket from new cosmodrome
- November 28, 2017

National television broadcast live footage of the launch, showing the rocket taking off into a grey sky. "The Vostochny spaceport is gaining momentum", Medvedev said. Baikonur is now used for flights to the International Space Station, which is manned mostly by Russian and United States crews. First regular launches of Angara rocket from Vostochny Cosmodrome are planned in 2021 from remaining still under construction launch site. (more...)
A Glimpse into Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): Insider Trading and Institutional Holdings
- November 28, 2017

Almanack Investment Partners LLC. purchased a new stake in shares of Costco Wholesale in the 2nd quarter worth $101,000. Brightworth now owns 1,334 shares of the retailer's stock worth $213,000 after buying an additional 4 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Trai to issue net neutrality recommendations on Tuesday Trai to issue net neutrality recommendations on Tuesday
- November 28, 2017

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released its recommendations on net neutrality. The consultation paper also focused on other issues pertaining to Net Neutrality apart from the issues related to OTT services. Ever since the concept of net neutrality has come up, the supporters have been protesting the selective considerations of service providers. The regulator has however exempted content delivery networks within a telco's own network from any restrictions on ... (more...)
Earthworms may grow in Martian soil Earthworms may grow in Martian soil
- November 28, 2017

Using simulated Mars soil developed by NASA, researchers added rucola (also known as rocket or arugula) plants, manure fertiliser and earthworms - and found that not only did the worms thrive, but they've now produced their first offspring. (more...)
Salesforce.com Inc (CRM) Insider Alexandre Dayon Sells 9210 Shares
- November 28, 2017

Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their price target on Salesforce.com from $110.00 to $120.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Hawkins sold 111,646 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 118,302 shares in the company, valued at $11,248,154.16. (more...)
Origami-like soft robot can lift 1000 times its weight Origami-like soft robot can lift 1000 times its weight
- November 28, 2017

The new soft robotic artificial muscles are inspired by origami, and can be constructed in as little as 10 minutes with materials generally available that can be acquired for less than $1. This allows scientists to shrink artificial muscles to an appropriate size for use in mobile or body-mounted systems. This is achieved through the use of various metals, such as a metal coil or a sheet of plastic that has been folded in a certain pattern. (more...)
22-year-old Manuel Salazar shot to death in Chicago's East Side 22-year-old Manuel Salazar shot to death in Chicago's East Side
- November 28, 2017

Authorities say James Jones, 38, was driving south through an alley with a female passenger in the 400 block of East 77th Street when they saw three males. Hackman was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center at 2:28 a.m.in Oak Lawn according to police. He lived about three blocks from where he was shot. (more...)
The Deus Ex franchise has a future according to Square Enix The Deus Ex franchise has a future according to Square Enix
- November 28, 2017

In a recent interview with GamesIndustry .biz, Square Enix CEO, Yosuke Matsuda , assures fans that the Deus Ex IP is not on ice and that the team are now discussing what to do with the next instalment. Earlier this year, Jody considered the uncertain future of games like Deus Ex and Dishonored in the wake of poor sales. Sadly, the last entry in the series, 2016's Mankind Divided , underperformed from a financial perspective despite recieving great reviews. (more...)
Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) Position Cut by Capital Growth Management LP
- November 28, 2017

Micron Technology, Inc. now has a "Buy" signals on Composite indicators by TrendSpotter. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 1.7, current ratio was 2.3, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0.53 and Total Debt/Equity ratio stands at 0.6, while Payout ratio is 0. (more...)
Justice League VFX Artist Says There Is No Justice League VFX Artist Says There Is No "Snyder-cut"
- November 28, 2017

One of his most notable changes involved replacing composer Junkie XL with Danny Elfman. Well, that and this awesome fan-created trailer that was put together using nothing but the footage from early trailers which never showed up in the final film. (more...)
Capital LLC Has $2.34 Million Holdings in PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL)
- November 28, 2017

The firm now has an "outperform" rating on the credit services provider's stock. Wayne Hummer Investments L.L.C.'s holdings in PayPal were worth $761,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Paypal Holdings had a net margin of 12.92% and a return on equity of 10.69%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 16.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago. (more...)
Shares Trading Above Chikou: Eaton Vance California Muni Income Trust (CEV)
- November 28, 2017

When it comes to equity investing, being too confident may be just as detrimental as not being confident enough. Investors may be seeking to get some clarity about a certain stock's history, and eventually try to project the future. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would indicate a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would signify an extremely strong trend. (more...)
Steep Road to the Olympics Open Beta Available This Week Steep Road to the Olympics Open Beta Available This Week
- November 28, 2017

Open beta players will have access to a free-roaming region in addition to five challenges set across South Korea and Japan. The open beta servers will go online at 9am PT for players on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The " Road to the Olympics " DLC for Steep is due to arrive next week. More details on this competition are coming soon. As well as the South Korean mountains that are home to the Games, players will be able to roam Japan's mountains too. (more...)
Devil May Cry 5 Leak Hints At Dante's Return And PS4 Exclusivity Devil May Cry 5 Leak Hints At Dante's Return And PS4 Exclusivity
- November 28, 2017

Although the follow-up to 2008's Devil May Cry 4 is yet to be officially announced, fans have known that Hideaki Itsuno's secret project was likely a new installment in the popular series for some time now. This doesn't mean Vergil is playable from the get-go but there will be a third "very powerful" character. Devil May Cry V will also apparently end the whole "Sons of Sparda" storyline. (more...)
Ubisoft Just Announced And Released Ode Ubisoft Just Announced And Released Ode
- November 28, 2017

Available on Uplay today for $5.00 USD, Ode looks like a fairly chill exploration game with some musical and puzzle themes. "As you collect the orb-like fallen stars scattered throughout each level, you'll be able to throw them, attract them, and even use them to alter Joy's form, assuming different shapes to reach new areas", Ubisoft sort-of explained. (more...)
Square Enix Producer Says Exciting New Final Fantasy Games Coming Next Year Square Enix Producer Says Exciting New Final Fantasy Games Coming Next Year
- November 28, 2017

Just as with the previously released story-based add-ons, " Episode Ignis " will also feature some new gameplay elements as well as an appearance from a special character. Tekken 7 isn't the only fighting game Noctis is headed to these days. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT releases for PlayStation 4 in Japan on January 11, in North America and Europe on January 30, 2018. (more...)
Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 released, enables Pixel Visual Core Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 released, enables Pixel Visual Core
- November 28, 2017

For those that need a refresher course, the Pixel Visual Core is Google's first custom-designed co-processor for consumer applications. Google announced today that it's releasing the final preview of Android 8.1 to those who joined the beta program. (more...)
YouTube App For iPhone Gets Fix For Battery Drain
- November 27, 2017

At the same time, however, watching videos on YouTube takes a toll on a device's battery life as it is. In some cases, iPhone owners claimed their battery would burn through almost a quarter of its charge in less than 30 minutes while using the YouTube app. (more...)
Bungie Turn Of Destiny 2's XP Throttling Bungie Turn Of Destiny 2's XP Throttling
- November 27, 2017

If you missed the first time around, that's not surprising, as it happened over the Thanksgiving holiday. "They did this to us!" Now that the XP timer is gone player earn 6% more XP but due to the game requiring more XP to level up, that 6% boost is nullified. (more...)
14-Year Old Video Game Cheater Sued, Mom Defends Him 14-Year Old Video Game Cheater Sued, Mom Defends Him
- November 27, 2017

Despite the fact that the minor may be guilty of using cheats and facilitating cheating in Fortnite , Epic may have to let this one slide due to the age of the defendant. She says the case is based on a loss of profits, but argues that it's a free-to-play video game, and that in order to prove a loss Epic would need to provide a statement certifying that Rogers' cheating directly caused a "mass profit loss". (more...)
Hallucination Machine Gives Users Experience Of Trip Without Drugs Hallucination Machine Gives Users Experience Of Trip Without Drugs
- November 27, 2017

The scientists are celebrating how virtual reality can be used to better understand the brain, although this is not the first time technology has studied altered states of consciousness. After the study the users reported visual hallucinations which were similar to those brought on by psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms. (more...)
Major Advertisers Boycott YouTube Over Videos Exploiting Children Major Advertisers Boycott YouTube Over Videos Exploiting Children
- November 27, 2017

The move, announced last week, comes after a BuzzFeed article exposed videos of children in "disturbing and abusive situations", some of which had racked up millions of views. The Times investigation alleged that YouTube does not pro-actively check for inappropriate images of children but instead relies on software algorithms, external non-government organizations and police forces to flag such content. (more...)
Aussie scientists breed coral for Great Barrier Reef
- November 27, 2017

The lead project researcher and Southern Cross University professor Peter Harrison, who discovered mass coral spawning in the 1980s, says the "results are very promising". Australian scientists are optimistic that a fertility treatment for coral could help regenerate the Great Barrier Reef . Harrison is more optimistic about his approach which was earlier demonstrated around the Philippines , in areas degraded by blast fishing. (more...)