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Markets First Five Call of Duty League Teams Announced
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Activision Blizzard reported its Q1 2019 earnings on Thursday, citing its profits on esports initiatives and continued support of its core franchises. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: " Activision Blizzard ( ATVI ) Releases FY 2019 Earnings Guidance" was first published by Tech Know Bits and is owned by of Tech Know Bits.

Markets Much ado about what to do: Microsoft wants Azure to help decide
Author: 0 Much ado about what to do: Microsoft wants Azure to help decide

In the future, both JP Morgan and Microsoft will continue their efforts to lower the burden on independent software vendor and developer needs for building and deploying blockchain applications on Quorum in the cloud. This can also be combined with a retailer's current recommendation engine, it was said . Farooq added that " Azure will bring unique strengths to enterprise clients using Quorum ".

Markets Bank of England hints at slow hikes as growth outlook raised
Author: 0 Bank of England hints at slow hikes as growth outlook raised

Interest rates must rise after a Brexit deal is agreed to stop the economy from overheating, the Bank of England has said. BoE Governor Mark Carney later told a news conference that rates would have to increase more quickly than markets now anticipate - if the predictions proved correct.

Markets Amazon Up Big On Berkshire Investment
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The implication here is that either Todd Combs or Ted Weschler made the decision to acquire Amazon shares. Oracle (ORCL) closed with a gain despite Berkshire Hathaway exiting the stock within a quarter of buying it. Buffett's assistants did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. Warren Buffett , CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, tours the exhibit hall at the company's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., May 5, 2018.

Markets In Scandinavia canceled hundreds of flights: the reason
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The effects will continue to be felt on Tuesday, by approximately 49,000 passengers, with 546 flights due to be canceled. The strike at SAS does not affect flights operated by its partners, which make up roughly 30pc of all departures. The aviation industry's employer body in Sweden has said pilots demanded a 13 percent wage hike, despite what it called already high average wages of 93,000 Swedish crowns a month.

Markets Apple recalls AC wall plug adapters over electrical shock concerns
Author: 0 Apple recalls AC wall plug adapters over electrical shock concerns

It looks like this is over concerns that in rare cases , the AC power adapters might break and expose some of the components inside, which when touched, could cause an electric shock to the user. To take part in this Voluntary Recall and Exchange Program, customers can visit this Apple support page for details on how to exchange their affected adapters for new ones.

Markets Ford says Justice Department has opened criminal probe into its emissions certifications
Author: 0 Ford says Justice Department has opened criminal probe into its emissions certifications

The stock was up 7.3 percent to $10.09 as of 8:45 a.m. Friday in NY after climbing as much as 9 percent earlier. The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Washington Post. Regulators have been cracking down on auto companies over emissions testing discrepancies and other vehicle manufacturers have had to respond to inaccurate fuel economy reporting in the past.

Markets 155 flights to be delayed till 8.30 pm Saturday
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The average number of flights that Air India group, which also includes subsidiaries Alliance Air and Air India Express, flies daily are around 674. Air India senior executives, including CMD, directors, station heads rushed to airports to take control of situation & facilitate pax [passengers]. Our priority remains, as always, to ensure a stable system where customers can conduct business efficiently and effectively, and we are undertaking a full investigation to understand the root cause ...

Markets Amazon's profit surges on cloud computing, advertising gains
Author: 0 Amazon's profit surges on cloud computing, advertising gains

Amazon , which hooked shoppers on getting just about anything shipped in two days, said this week that it will soon promise one-day delivery for its U.S. Offering faster shipping could encourage customers to stick with Prime. Amazon has not described in detail its thinking behind the bets. That has given investors confidence the company can continue to expand its profitability, even as fellow technology giants like Alphabet and Facebook see their margins narrow, Thill said.

Markets You can return Amazon items at Kohl's stores starting in July
Author: 0 You can return Amazon items at Kohl's stores starting in July

Apparently, you don't even have to package the item you wish to return, Kohl's will handle everything. Yas! For Amazon , the partnership gave it convenient locations for customers to drop off their returns. But Chicago stores that accept Amazon returns have attracted new customers, according to a report by data analytics firm Earnest Research last month.

Markets Apple reportedly spending $30 million a month on Amazon Web Services
Author: 0 Apple reportedly spending $30 million a month on Amazon Web Services

One of the tipsters said the iPhone maker spent a total of $350 million with the Amazon subsidiary in 2018. But that doesn't stop Apple from using Amazon Web Services ( AWS ). Apple also uses Google Cloud , and has used Microsoft Azure for cloud computing services in the past, in addition to smaller third-party providers, according to CNBC .

Markets Ford investing US$500M in electric vehicle startup Rivian
Author: 0 Ford investing US$500M in electric vehicle startup Rivian

The US auto maker has pledged $11bn to develop its electric vehicle portfolio, with plans for a battery-powered version of its bestselling F-150 pick-up and an electric crossover inspired by its Mustang sports auto. The company's launch products - the five-passenger R1T pickup and seven-passenger R1S SUV - will deliver up to 400-plus miles of range and provide an unmatched combination of performance, off-road capability and utility, starting in late 2020.

Markets Elon Musk's Tesla robotaxi plan: What to know
Author: 0 Elon Musk's Tesla robotaxi plan: What to know

Musk also unveiled on Monday a microchip for self-driving vehicles that the electric auto company hopes will give Tesla an edge over rivals and persuade investors its massive investment in autonomous driving will pay off. Global vehicle makers, large technology companies and an array of startups are developing self-driving - including Alphabet Inc's Waymo and Uber Technologies Inc - but experts say it will be years before the systems are ready for prime time.

Markets Democratic candidates tackle free college ahead of 2020
Author: 0 Democratic candidates tackle free college ahead of 2020

Debt forgiveness alone would involve a one-time cost of $640 billion. The Massachusetts senator says her plan would be paid for by imposing a two-percent tax on ultra millionaires. While Sanders' 2015 proposal offered free tuition for everyone, a 2017 bill scaled back eligibility based on income - language built on a compromise proposal agreed on between Sanders and Clinton during the 2016 election.

Markets Tesla says investigating vehicle explosion in Shanghai
Author: 0 Tesla says investigating vehicle explosion in Shanghai

The video showed smoke rising from a parked, white vehicle and seconds later it bursts into flames . Import tariffs resulting from the trade war with the United States have seen Tesla prices in China fluctuate wildly. "Tesla had fire incidents before, but they didn't have a big impact on its reputation in China", said analyst Alan Kang at LMC Automotive. Another Weibo user registered under the name Your Dad, added: "One thing I've learned from this incident: from now on, don't ever park ...

Markets Warren Wants Student Debt Erased Through $640 Billion Plan
Author: 0 Warren Wants Student Debt Erased Through $640 Billion Plan

Trump following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Beyond the student debt plan, Warren calls for eliminating tuition at all public two- and four-year colleges, an idea introduced by Sen.

Markets A quick guide to North Okanagan Easter egg hunts
Author: 0 A quick guide to North Okanagan Easter egg hunts

When it comes to Easter candy there are a lot of different options, but let's be honest there are specific treats that we love way more than others. Get your Easter baskets ready, kids! Hop into Easter with Max and Ruby, the animated "funny bunny siblings", at Tanger Outlet Mall near Cookstown, from 10 a.m.to noon.

Markets One hundred car-sharing Benzes stolen in Chicago fraud scheme
Author: 0 One hundred car-sharing Benzes stolen in Chicago fraud scheme

An app-based rental auto company has suspended service in Chicago after more than 100 vehicles were stolen through misuse of its mobile application. "No personal or confidential member information has been compromised". Car2go's global fleet in January totaled almost 14,000 vehicles in 25 locations in North America, Europe and Asia.

Markets Jet Airways is shutting down operations from tonight
Author: 0 Jet Airways is shutting down operations from tonight

Jet Airways , in its letter said SBI had earlier in the day rejected an offer for interim funding of Rs 983 crores and were compelled to cancel all global and domestic flights. " Jet Airways is hopeful that it will be able to bring the joy of flying back to its guests as soon as possible", the airline said. Jet's failure would also be a blow to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who is now seeking re-election in a weeks' long general election.

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