Samsung Electronics plans initial production of five million Galaxy S7 phones: report

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  • Dec 28, 2015
SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's top smartphone maker, plans an initial production run of about 5 million of its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphones, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources. The paper said Sams...
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Thoughts On the 10th State of Agile Survey

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  • May 02, 2016
Just recently I reviewed the 9th Agile survey (read about it here) and now the 10th version is out (you can access the survey here), so I thought I'd provide an update. Given the results are not that different from the previous year, I will write this...
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Solar plane lands in Spain after three-day Atlantic crossing

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  • Jun 23, 2016
SEVILLE, Spain An airplane powered solely by the sun landed safely in Seville in Spain early on Thursday after an almost three-day flight across the Atlantic from New York in one of the longest legs of the first ever fuel-less flight around the world.T...
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Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley

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  • Apr 20, 2016
SYDNEY Australian scientists say they have developed the world's first WHO-approved "gluten-free" barley, a breakthrough for global beer manufacturers which have had to use alternatives to barley such as rice and sorghum to brew gluten-free beer.Austra...
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Melting glaciers blamed for subtle slowing of Earth's rotation

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  • Dec 12, 2015
WASHINGTON The melting of glaciers caused by the world's rising temperatures appears to be causing a slight slowing of the Earth's rotation in another illustration of the far-reaching impact of global climate change, scientists said on Friday.The drivi...
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Green car technologies collide in Los Angeles

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  • Sep 07, 2015
LOS ANGELES Asian automakers are opening up a new front in the contest to define the future of cars in California, fielding a flock of cars powered by hydrogen in a bid to woo green car buyers from Tesla Motors Inc, the battery electric vehicle leader....
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Foxconn says in talks with Sharp over deal hitch; hopes for agreement

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  • Feb 26, 2016
TOKYO/TAIPEI Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple Inc (AAPL.O), said on Friday it was in talks with Sharp Corp (6753.T) to clarify a late hitch to its takeover of the Japanese firm, worth an estimated near-$6 billion. It said it hopes for a "satisfactory...
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Rocket Internet vows to limit losses after 2015 cash burn

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  • Apr 14, 2016
BERLIN German ecommerce firm Rocket Internet (RKET.DE) said it was on track to make three of its start-ups profitable by the end of 2017, and its losses should have peaked last year when its companies burned through 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion).Found...
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Start-ups at risk as investors close taps, Modi fund falls short

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  • Jan 19, 2016
MUMBAI After pumping billions of dollars into internet start-ups in the last 24 months, global investors are cutting that flood back a trickle as dreams of huge online sales are clouded by soaring valuations and still-distant profits.Even as Prime Mini...
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Twitter sued by U.S. widow for giving voice to Islamic State

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  • Jan 14, 2016
Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) is being sued by the widow of an American killed in Jordan who accuses the social media company of giving a voice to Islamic State, adding to the pressure to crack down on online propaganda linked to terrorism.Tamara Fields, a Flor...
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