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  • Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

    October 13, 2017 5:16 PM 115

    REUTERS: Qualcomm Inc confirmed an earlier report that the chipmaker had filed lawsuits in China, seeking to halt the manufacture and sale of Apple Inc's iPhones in the country. Qualcomm filed the suits in a Beijing intellectual property court, claiming patent infringement and is seeking injunctive relief, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Friday, but did not provide

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks learning coding is more important than English, but there is a problem

    October 13, 2017 11:13 AM 124

    The above combination of gibberish characters is not a printing error or a cryptic message. It is a 'C language' code to determine if a number is odd or even. Like C, Java, Apple's Swift and numerous other programming languages are nothing more than a combination of English characters used along with numerals and mathematical operators; Programming languages

  • The Latest: FDA advisers endorse gene therapy for blindness

    October 12, 2017 8:08 PM 127

    U.S. health advisers have endorsed an experimental approach to treating inherited blindness, setting the stage for the likely approval of an innovative new genetic medicine. A panel of experts to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously in favor of Spark Therapeutics’ injectable therapy, which aims to improve vision in patients with a rare mutation

  • After bitcoin rebounds to record high, reinvigorated investors bet on even bigger gains

    October 12, 2017 7:51 PM 142

    Due to disagreements among developers on the best upgrade model for bitcoin, the digital currency is scheduled to split, or fork, as many as two times in November. One upgrade, called SegWit2x, intends to increase bitcoin transactions speeds. The other, Bitcoin Gold, seeks to make the process of "mining" or generating bitcoins less dependent on specialized

  • Trump threatens NBC but experts see no real risk to licenses

    October 11, 2017 7:40 PM 149

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening NBC's broadcast licenses because he's not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say his threats aren't likely to lead to any action. The NBC network itself doesn't need a license to operate, but individual stations do. NBC owns several stations in major cities. Stations owned

  • B2Gold pours first gold at Fekola mine in Mali

    October 11, 2017 9:37 AM 154

    New operation expected to add up to 410,000 ounces of gold to the company's annual output. Mid-tier Canadian miner B2Gold (TSX, NYSE: BTO) has poured its first gold at its Fekola mine, in south-western Mali, about three months ahead of schedule and said is on track to begin commercial production before the end of the year. The Vancouver-based company

  • World Bank lowers India's growth forecast

    October 11, 2017 7:14 AM 130

    WASHINGTON: India's GDP may slow from 8.6 per cent in 2015 to 7.0 per cent in 2017 because of disruptions by demonetisation and the GST, the World Bank has forecast and warned that subdued private investment due to internal bottlenecks could put downside pressures on the country's potential growth. The International Monetary Fund yesterday also lowered

  • IMF: World economy is picking up speed

    October 11, 2017 5:50 AM 136

    The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its forecast for global growth to 3.6 percent this year and 3.7 percent in 2018. For both years, the outlook is up 0.1 percentage points from the IMF’s previous forecast in July and would mark the fastest growth since 2011. The world economy grew 3.2 percent in 2016. Just a year ago, the global economy

  • IMF upgrades Ireland's growth forecast for this year and 2018

    October 11, 2017 1:31 AM 123

    It also upgraded global growth projections, although it downgraded its projection for both the UK for this year, and US for both 2017 and 2018. The Washington DC-based body urged against being lulled into complacency, warning that a closer look suggests the global recovery may not be sustainable. In its latest assessment, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

  • 'Lingering disruption' from Modi's note ban and rushed GST launch forces IMF to slash India's GDP growth forecast

    October 10, 2017 7:32 PM 114

    The IMF, however, raised its current year growth forecast for China to 6.8 per cent, which is 0.1 per cent more than its two previous projections in April and July, putting the Asian giant ahead of India as the world's fastest growing economy. The World Economic Outlook report also lowered India's growth for 2018 to 7.4 per cent, 0.3 percentage points