• Sharp says to invest 57.4 billion yen in OLED business

    Japan's Sharp Corp said on Friday it will invest 57.4 billion yen in its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) business as part of a shift towards the production of displays for use in smartphones, automobiles and flat-screen televisions. The investment will see pilot production lines begin operation

  • BRIEF-Hangzhou Electronic Soul Network Technology issues prospectus for Shanghai IPO

    Sept 30 (Reuters) - Hangzhou Electronic Soul NetworkTechnology Co Ltd * Says it issues prospectus for Shanghai IPO Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2dpb8W9 (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

  • Online payment 101 for startups

    Here is a guide to integrating and optimising your business’s e-payment system Unless you have been living under a rock or on a deserted ranch in the Outback, you would have no doubt noticed that online transactions are coming on in a big way. E-commerce sales are expected to hit 10 per cent of all..

  • Rosetta sent on collision course to surface of comet

    European scientists have sent the Rosetta spacecraft on its final, one-way journey to the surface of a comet, after a historic 12-year mission to discover the secrets of the dusty, icy bodies. The Rosetta spacecraft has been chasing comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko across more than 6 billion kilometres

  • Elliott takes 8.1 percent stake in Mentor Graphics

    Activist hedge fund Elliott Management said it bought 8.1 percent stake in Mentor Graphics Corp , calling on the company to increase shareholder value and pursue "strategic opportunities." Mentor Graphics is the latest technology firm the hedge fund has targeted, following successful campaigns

  • 7 tips to create most efficient Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for startup

    MVP lets you gauge the end-user reactions to the fundamental functionalities in your product As a startup owner, you must first understand the need to create a minimum viable product (MVP) to ensure that your product caters to the customers’ needs effectively. Most of the bootstrap startups aim for mobile

  • Tesla says Autopilot not to blame in crash with bus in Germany

    FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Tesla Motors Inc car operating under Autopilot collided with a bus in northern Germany, but the electric car maker said a collision was unavoidable because the bus swerved into the vehicle's lane. The incident occurred on Wednesday in the town of Ratzeburg,

  • Warm Pacific Ocean 'blob' facilitated vast toxic algae bloom

    A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted ...

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  • Nutanix IPO shows risks of 'unicorn' valuations

    By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In the run-up to its initial public offering, cloud computing company Nutanix scrambled to avoid a situation that has increasingly marred technology IPOs: a price that is below the most recent private funding round. After initially pricing shares at $11

  • Nutanix exceeds expectations in upsized IPO

    Nutanix Inc said on Thursday it sold a more than expected 14.87 million shares priced at $16, valuing the company at more than $2 billion. San Jose, California-based Nutanix's share price exceeds the $13.40 value last placed on its shares in a 2014 funding round, an upgrade encouraging for the many

  • Researchers sample unusually rich deep-sea area off Hawaii

    HONOLULU (AP) — Federal researchers have just returned from an expedition to study the biodiversity and mechanisms of an unusually rich deep-sea ecosystem off the coast of Hawaii's Big Island.

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  • VW's Skoda to ponder U.S. production amid market push

    By Andreas Cremer PARIS (Reuters) - Volkswagen's Czech division Skoda said it will assess the possibility of building cars in the United States as it considers selling in the world's second largest auto market where its parent continues to grapple with an emissions scandal. Skoda, Volkswagen

  • Tesla on Autopilot and bus collide in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — Police in northern Germany say a Tesla being driven with its Autopilot system engaged collided with a bus on a highway.

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  • New California law allows test of autonomous shuttle with no driver

    A bill signed into law on Thursday by California Governor Jerry Brown allows a self-driving vehicle with no operator inside to test on a public road, a key step enabling a private business park outside San Francisco to test driverless shuttles. Self-driving cars are already allowed to test on California

  • U.S. CDC issues Zika travel advisory for 11 Southeast Asian countries

    (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday recommended that pregnant women postpone nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries because of the risk of Zika virus infection, which has been shown to cause severe birth defects. The latest countries singled out by the U.S. Centres for Disease

  • Scientists: World likely won't avoid dangerous warming mark

    A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more isn't done, global temperatures will likely hit dangerous ...

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  • NXP Semiconductors explores sale to Qualcomm: sources

    NXP Semiconductors NV is exploring selling itself to Qualcomm Inc in a deal that could be valued at more than $30 billion, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The deal would help diversify Qualcomm's business and make it a bigger supplier to the automotive industry. An agreement

  • Google asks for airspace access for internet balloons

    Google, which is hoping to beam the internet to remote areas of the world via balloon, went before the UN's aviation agency to ask member states to let it ply their airspace. The company's X Lab, which was created to pursue big-vision projects, said it hopes to establish a network of helium

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  • Will Twitter's Video Streaming Plans Succeed?

    Sept. 29 -- Kargo CEO Harry Kargman and Bloomberg's Sarah Frier discuss Twitter's mobile advertising plans and the company's fight for advertisers. They speak with Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

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  • What Can Apple's HealthKit Do?

    Sept. 29 -- Bloomberg's Alex Webb reports on Apple's HealthKit plans. He speaks with Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West."

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  • Elliott Management takes 8.1 percent stake in Mentor Graphics

    (Reuters) - Activist hedge fund Elliott Management said it picked up an 8.1 percent stake in electronics hardware supplier Mentor Graphics Corp , a few months after Carl Icahn exited the company. Elliott, founded by billionaire Paul Singer, said Mentor Graphics' shares were undervalued and that

  • Inside Qualcomm's M&A Strategy to Acquire NXP

    Sept. 29 -- Qualcomm Inc. stock jumped as much as 8.5 percent on a report that it’s considering purchasing NXP Semiconductors NV in a deal that would be valued at about $30 billion. Bloomberg's Ian King reports on "Bloomberg West."

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  • Skyworks CEO: Right Opportunity Comes We'll Go For It

    Sept. 29 -- Skyworks Solutions President and CEO Liam Griffin discusses the company's performance, acquisition plans and growth outlook. He speaks with Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West."

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  • Zika-related birth defects likely higher than anticipated - panel

    By Bill Berkrot BOSTON (Reuters) - The risk posed by the Zika virus to developing foetuses is likely far greater than current estimates suggest, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday. Microcephaly, a rare birth defect in which babies develop abnormally small heads, is one of a constellation of

  • Google rebrands cloud business, adds more artificial intelligence

    Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it renamed its business-to-business cloud computing brand and enhanced some enterprise applications using artificial intelligence, the company's latest gambit to better compete with Amazon.com and Microsoft Corp. in the lucrative cloud business. Discussing



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