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November 2, 2017 2:56 PM Namibia's economy to grow faster in 2017 as mining bounces back

WINDHOEK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Namibia’s economy will grow at 1.6 percent this year and by double that in 2018 as the mining sector emerges from years of contraction and the impact of recent severe drought eases, the finance minister said on Thursday. “Growth will be led by recovery in the primary industries, particularly mining and agriculture,” Finance 1560

November 1, 2017 1:28 PM Sony Playstation 4, Camera Business Fuel Comeback

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. Sign up here. I’m a sucker for a fallen-idol turnaround story. The surprise record profits forecasted Tuesday by Sony counts as a comeback for the ages. As Reuters explains, Sony sne predicts its profits will mark a peak for the first time since 1998, when its PlayStation 87

November 1, 2017 6:13 AM Sony revives pet AI project with updated AIBO robot dog

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Sony Corp said on Wednesday it has brought back AIBO more than a decade since it last made the robotic dog, as the electronics and entertainment firm seeks to rebuild its reputation for innovation after years of restructuring. The announcement comes a day after Sony confirmed its renaissance by forecasting its highest-ever profit 89

November 1, 2017 3:12 AM Ahead of iPhone X launch, China vendors cut prices of iPhone 8 models

HONG KONG - Chinese vendors have slashed the price of Apple’s iPhone 8 by up to a fifth in a bid to lure customers amid sluggish demand ahead of the launch of the tech giant’s much-anticipated iPhone X on Friday. Buyers can now snap up Apple’s new iPhone 8 Plus and the more basic iPhone 8 models at discounts of between nearly 14 percent and 20 percent 94

October 31, 2017 7:30 PM India has the potential to become our top revenue generator by next year: Florian Seiche, CEO, HMD Global

It feels like a continuation to me since I have been co-leading this from the beginning. The part that we are most excited about the journey so far is the consumer feedback on the phones because it’s been phenomenal. Two key initiatives going forward are – making a very strong impact through portfolio expansion in smartphones and geographical expansion 72

October 30, 2017 2:49 AM Pot Users Have More Sex, But It's A Lot More Complicated Than That

In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that people who use pot have sex about 20 per cent more often than those who do not. It's an eye-opening finding, but a classic case where correlation doesn't necessarily imply causation. A positive association between the frequency of sex and marijuana 79

October 27, 2017 8:01 PM It Turns Out, Smoking Weed May Actually Be Good For Your Sex Life

A new study says pot smokers may have more sex than non-smokers. Good news for pot smokers: Smoking weed regularly could actually be beneficial to your sex life. While previous studies have suggested that frequent marijuana use may impair sexual desire or performance, new research out of Stanford University School of Medicine suggests the opposite may be true. “Frequent 74

October 27, 2017 11:51 AM Namibia: A Century of Africa's Agricultural Development

Rising food insecurity, poverty, hunger, unemployment and rural underdevelopment on the African continent (I am using Africa here to imply sub-Saharan Africa) has pushed the agenda towards an agricultural development strategy, especially in the rural areas. Now, in a cyclical fashion, agricultural productivity, agricultural sustainability, rural employment 89

October 26, 2017 11:05 PM Microsoft tops forecasts with 16% profit growth

[SAN FRANCISCO] Microsoft on Thursday delivered stronger-than-expected earnings for the past quarter, lifted by gains in cloud computing and other business services. For its first fiscal quarter to September 30, the tech giant said profit was up 16 per cent from a year ago to US$6.6 billion. Revenue meanwhile rose 12 per cent to US$24.5 billion for the one-time 57

October 26, 2017 11:05 PM Microsoft’s profit beats estimates on gains from cloud services

Microsoft Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as demand for its cloud computing services for companies rose and personal computer software business stabilized. Shares of the technology giant were up 1.76 percent at $80.15 in trading after the bell. Microsoft’s focus on fast-growing cloud applications and platforms is helping 66