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Watch List - Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ:MSFT), Fitbit, (NYSE:FIT) Watch List - Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ:MSFT), Fitbit, (NYSE:FIT)
- October 25, 2016

Finally, Macquarie set a $60.00 price objective on Microsoft Corp . and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a report on Friday. The highest achievable sales estimated by the analysts are $23,731.00M while lowest reachable sales target of $22,350.00M calculated by analysts. (more...)
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): Analyst Focus Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): Analyst Focus
- October 25, 2016

It trades at an average volume of 19.38M shares versus 31.11M shares recorded at the end of last trading session. Analyst's Report Preview: Verizon Communications Inc . Currently Verizon Communications Inc . Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 8th. Verizon Communications's dividend payout ratio is presently 67.15%. (more...)
Tesla to offer electric cars fitted with autonomous driving hardware
- October 24, 2016

Tesla says this enables full self-driving in " almost all circumstances, at what we believe will be a probability of safety at least twice as good as the average human driver ". From here on out, all Tesla models will have the hardware they need for full autonomy. All existing Tesla EV vehicles, however, won't be able to upgrade to include this feature. (more...)
Svetlana Kuznetsova advances to WTA Finals after Kremlin Cup win Svetlana Kuznetsova advances to WTA Finals after Kremlin Cup win
- October 24, 2016

Kerber caught a group photo with the entire gang, including Johanna Konta who could potentially be pushed out of the tournament if Kuznetsova wins the final in Moscow. This is the second title this year for Kuznetsova, who also won in Sydney, as well as being a finalist in Miami. The Aussie had also team up with Russian Daria Kasatkina to reach the doubles final, so fatigue was a factor once Kuznetsova hit her groove. (more...)
United States vote is choice between 'bad and worse': Iran's Rouhani United States vote is choice between 'bad and worse': Iran's Rouhani
- October 24, 2016

He said that "morality does not exist" in the United States, "which pretends to have had democracy for 200 years". With less than one year left of Hassan Rouhani's first term as the president of Iran, many observers suggest that the "cabinet reshuffle" came aimed at fulfilling expectations. (more...)
At least 7 dead in tour bus crash in California
- October 24, 2016

The National Transportation Safety Board investigated that collision and said more than a year later that it was a mystery why the truck driver had crossed the median. The small Los Angeles-based company, runs trips to casinos in California and Las Vegas. The accident happened at 5:17 a.m. local time on westbound Interstate 10, according to the California Highway Patrol. (more...)
AT&T is reportedly in 'advanced talks' to buy Time Warner
- October 23, 2016

Time Warner is attractive because of its premium cable channel HBO , the CNN news network, film studio Warner Bros and other media assets. Wieser said that while the marriage of a producer and a distributor might at first look similar to the successful Comcast, following its purchase of NBC Universal, an AT&T-Time Warner entity would present unique challenges. (more...)
Europe migrant crisis: 'Jungle' closure to start on Monday, France says Europe migrant crisis: 'Jungle' closure to start on Monday, France says
- October 23, 2016

Harrowing reports of fatal journeys also made headlines, including the death of an African teenager who was struck by an oncoming train. Hollande has tried, at least indirectly, to make a case that France needs to do its part to help migrants , noting that Germany saw some 1 million arrivals previous year. (more...)
19 killed in Russian helicopter crash 19 killed in Russian helicopter crash
- October 23, 2016

Media reports say the helicopter was badly damaged when it fell its side and crashed. The emergencies ministry said that fog and hard visibility conditions had hindered the search for the crash site, as well as the rescue operation. The bodies of the 19 people killed as a result of a crash landing of a Mi-8 helicopter in Siberia have been found, Sputnik reported. The helicopter was flying from an oil and gas field in the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk to the small settlement of Urengoi. (more...)
Nintendo Switch impresses with clear concept but tough questions remain Nintendo Switch impresses with clear concept but tough questions remain
- October 23, 2016

In a year or two - once the Wii U and 3DS are inevitably retired - that means every Nintendo studio will be making games for the same system. A Nintendo representative confirmed to Polygon today that the Nintendo Switch will not be compatible with Nintendo 3DS cartridges or Wii U discs. (more...)
Clinton up 8 points in Colorado in new Quinnipiac poll
- October 22, 2016

The findings came after repeated statements by Republican nominee Donald Trump that the elections are rigged in favor of Clinton and that massive voter fraud may be underway. There is no margin of error provided. In a four-way poll by IBD/TIPP Tracking including Gary Johnson and Jill Stein released on 21 October, Trump is leading Clinton with 41 points to her 40, while the same poll by Rasmussen Reports has Trump leading Clinton by two points, Real Clear Politics reported . (more...)
Philippines to Embrace China Following Rodrigo Duterte Renouncing US
- October 22, 2016

On the part of the Philippine government, Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Assistant Secretary Ana Marie Banaag said Duterte's visit will build upon the administration's policy in "enhancing relations with our neighbors in the region". (more...)
CBS joins Google's upcoming web TV service
- October 21, 2016

The tech major is also said to be in advanced level talks with Viacom Inc ., 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney to make them distribute their channels, a Reuters report said. The CBS headquarters in New York City. Google aims to sign all major networks eventually, but tapping CBS as its first major partner marks an important milestone. (more...)
Mattel sales beat estimates as Barbie shines
- October 21, 2016

Revenue came in slightly ahead of Wall Street's expectations at $1.8 billion. Mattel, Inc . (NASDAQ: MAT ) has declined 6.67% since March 17, 2016 and is downtrending. Dt Investment Prns Ltd has 0.21% invested in the company for 24,219 shares. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI increased its position in shares of Mattel by 2.7% in the second quarter. (more...)
How Will US Bancorp (USB) Stock React to Q3 Results? How Will US Bancorp (USB) Stock React to Q3 Results?
- October 21, 2016

The company traded as high as $14.16 and last traded at $14.05, with a volume of 115,890 shares trading hands. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Sector Perform" rating and $12 target price in Thursday, January 28 report. Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on PacWest Bancorp, where 3 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 3 analysts have given a Buy signal, 4 said it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as ... (more...)
Samsung India will launch 4G phones, expects to gain market share
- October 21, 2016

Although Samsung has been given a few pats on the back for the way it's handling the mass recall of more than 2.5 million potentially risky Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, it isn't going so far as to compensate everyone adversely affected. "The safety of our customers and those passengers travelling by air remains a priority for us and we would like to emphasise that this ban and recall only affects the Galaxy Note7 device ". (more...)
After years Apple brings new MacBook on October 27
- October 20, 2016

According to a new report from Recode , Apple is planning its next big event for October 27. Other rumors suggest Apple is ditching the MagSafe charger (ugh) in favor of the USB-C plug on the current MacBooks, so you'll probably need an adapter . (more...)
Android Angst: Verizon's Google Pixel Phones Will Require Carrier Managed OS Updates Android Angst: Verizon's Google Pixel Phones Will Require Carrier Managed OS Updates
- October 19, 2016

Google's Assistant works like Siri; you press a button and then talk to it. They are the first smartphones made by Google inside and out. It can get you directions and show you your photos. Lastly, Google needed a fingerprint scanner to compete with Apple's iPhones, and that the Google Imprint introduced in the newly launched Pixel devices solve the issue. (more...)
Google Pixel and Pixel XL Giveaway
- October 19, 2016

Announced on October 4th as the first phone made by Google "inside and out". You're unlikely to be disappointed by the display on the iPhone 7 Plus, says Trusted Reviews, but the Pixel XL definitely has the edge on paper. Packed with the latest hardware, Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, and an improved version of the Nexus 5X and 6P's superb rear camera, the Pixel and Pixel XL have everything they need to become true Android heavyweights. (more...)
Diwali Sale: Xiaomi slashes Mi 5 price by Rs 3000 Diwali Sale: Xiaomi slashes Mi 5 price by Rs 3000
- October 18, 2016

With that being said, there is news that the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 might be the one to break this Xiaomi tradition by actually having a high price in the market once it is released. The company has not yet announced an official price for the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 which will be an upgraded version of its predecessor. The two hardware buttons are visible in a leaked image, which can be seen on the right-hand side of this smartphone.The image also shows that the device has a frame made of metal, ... (more...)
Germany tells Tesla to stop using term 'autopilot'
- October 18, 2016

Back in June the company wrote that "when used in conjunction with driver oversight, the data is unequivocal that autopilot reduces driver workload and results in a statistically significant improvement in safety when compared to purely manual driving". (more...)
Netflix stock explodes over 20% on big earnings beat
- October 18, 2016

And those new subscribers are crucial in justifying that $6 billion in original programming, because Netflix still doesn't make much money. Over all, Netflix reported third-quarter profit of $51.5 million, or 12 cents a share, up from $40.76 million, or 9 cents a share. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note7 banned from all flights in US Samsung Galaxy Note7 banned from all flights in US
- October 18, 2016

A domino effect is now seeing airlines in Australia, Asia and Europe ban the devices entirely. This means, passengers carrying this phone, won't be allowed to board their flights, unless they agree to submit it to the airport authorities. Millions of mobile phones have been recalled by the South Korean firm after reports of batteries exploding and handsets catching fire. The phones have been banned on fears that a similar incident might happen in another flight as well. (more...)
Trump Finds Worst Possible Character Witness To Dispute Assault Allegations Trump Finds Worst Possible Character Witness To Dispute Assault Allegations
- October 17, 2016

Reports suggest that Gilberthorpe would have been around 18 years old when at the time of the flight. Gilberthorpe has no evidence to back his claim but he does have a self-described "excellent memory" (also not proven), and speaks with the moral authority of a pickup artist. (more...)
Duterte won't 'barter' away Philippine territory to China Duterte won't 'barter' away Philippine territory to China
- October 17, 2016

Duterte said on Sunday at the Davao International Airport before leaving, first to Brunei Darussalam then to China. The Philippines, under the previous administration of Benigno S.C. China's Premier Li Keqiang, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raise their glasses at the opening toast of the ASEAN Summit gala dinner in Vientiane, Laos, September 7, 2016. (more...)