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Samsung to Chase Big M&A Deals on Three Fronts, Says Strategy Chief

Samsung Electronics’ $8 billion purchase of automotive and audio electronics company Harman has given the technology conglomerate confidence to chase more big deals, its strategy chief said on Friday. Young Sohn, the South Korean company’s Silicon Valley-based president and chief strategy officer, said he was keen for world’s top maker of memory chips, smartphones and televisions to expand in automotive markets, digital health ... Read More »

Microsoft Edge Browser Goes Out of Preview; Now Available to Download for Android, iOS

HIGHLIGHTS The Edge browser app was available for Windows Insiders last month It is now available to download via Google Play and the App Store Microsoft has added a couple of new features since the preview Microsoft has officially released its Edge browser for Android and iOS devices, a month after unveiling its beta version last month to receive feedback from the ... Read More »

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Coming to Mobile Devices in China: Tencent

HIGHLIGHTS PUBG will be hitting mobile devices As of now it’s been announced for China only The country constitutes to 40 percent of the game’s player base PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) will be coming to mobile devices. Tencent — PUBG’s China publisher will be working with the game’s developer Bluehole to bring PUBG to mobile devices for the Mainland China market. ... Read More »

Why Tencent wants to be more like Facebook in advertising

Hong Kong/Shanghai: Tencent Holdings Ltd’s rise into a $500 billion company was fuelled by a culture of internal competition, where teams raced against each other to make ideas work. To become an advertising powerhouse like Facebook Inc., the internal barriers are starting to come down. The seven main business units of China’s largest company are working to synchronize data and study ... Read More »

Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

Here’s another reason to eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, as according to scientists, a plant-based diet may help to reduce the risk of a deadly heart failure. According to the study, people who eat more fruits and vegetables are 42% less likely to develop the condition than those who consumed fewer plant-based foods. Another team of researchers also ... Read More »

Want to keep anxiety away? Keep your brain busy with memory games and math puzzles

Researchers have found that boosting activity in the brain’s areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety. Using non-invasive brain imaging, the researchers found that people at risk of anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity in a brain region responsible for complex mental operations. “These findings help reinforce a ... Read More »

Lyft Wins Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars in California

US ride-hailing firm Lyft has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, taking it one step further in the race with several other companies to bring self-driving cars to the masses. Lyft’s permit, reflected on the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website, comes two months after it announced plans to offer a self-driving car as a ride option in the ... Read More »

UPS Store steps up to help small businesses ‘close the deal’ on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a big deal for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25. Not all business owners will win the day simply by opening, however – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers and repeat customers, and the UPS Store is helping by offering a Closer Kit. The Small Business ... Read More »

iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Updates Now Available to Download: What’s New

HIGHLIGHTS The iOS 11.1 update has 70 new emoji characters The update brings back 3D Touch App Switcher that was live until iOS 11 Apple has also released new watchOS and tvOS updates Weeks after rolling out three minor updates to iOS 11, Apple has released iOS 11.1 as the first major point release of its latest platform. The new update is available for ... Read More »

Microsoft HoloLens Is Headed to 29 New Markets

As demand for mixed reality grows in the modern workplace, Microsoft has announced that it has brought its mixed reality smart-glass HoloLens to 29 new European markets. At the Future Decoded event in London on Wednesday, Microsoft outlined its vision for mixed reality in front of over 15,000 IT and business decision makers who came to talk about current and emerging trends happening at ... Read More »