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Finance Amazon Patents Delivery Drone That Reacts To Human Gestures
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Amazon has been awarded a patent that will let its package delivery drones recognize human movement and voice. As amusing as the illustrations in the patent may be, it's also an indicator of a possible future where there may be a need to interact in public with robots.

Finance Elon Musk deletes Tesla's Facebook page amid Cambridge Analytica scandal
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Brian Acton , the co-founder of popular messaging service, WhatsApp , whose product was bought by Facebook in 2014 for a whopping Dollars 16 billion, took to the microblogging platform and said - "It is time ". The so-called psychographic modeling techniques, which were built in part with the data harvested from Facebook , underpinned the company's work for then Republican nominee and US President Donald Trump's campaign in 2016.

Finance Norway's wealth fund opposed Tesla chief's stock option plan
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Often times, investors may have initial success in the stock market, and then things may turn sour. RVOL compares a stock's current volume to its previous amount over a specific period. CEOs typically receive on pay votes. "The value they're going to receive - the compensation they'll earn - is coming exclusively from their stock", Aaron Boyd, director of governance for Equilar, a company that researches executive compensation, explained to Forbes in 2014.

Finance Bumped passenger scores $10K flight voucher after Twitter tirade
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Preiss tweeted all throughout the incident, giving details like the fact that she also got meal vouchers for the delay. She was later told that she was bumped because there was a broken seat on the plane. Allison Preiss, who live-tweeted her experience with the embattled airline, left many on social media wondering: Will they be getting a pricey voucher the next time their seat is bumped? "If United had offered a $5,000 voucher from the start, someone else would have stepped forward".

Finance Amazon Has Considered Buying Some Toys 'R' Us Stores
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The company filed chapter 11 bankruptcy in September, hoping for a turnaround, but after poor holiday sales threw in the towel. Babies R Us registry users with "endless earnings" and other rewards must redeem them by mid-April. Lazarus, who stepped down as CEO of Toys R Us in 1994, transformed the toy industry with a business model that became one of the first retail category killers - big stores that are so devoted to one thing, and have such an impressive selection, that they drive smaller ...

Finance Volkswagen Touareg 2018: everything you need to know
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Inside the cabin, you'll find new tech goodies including a digital instrument cluster with 12-inch display, about as big as Audi's "virtual cockpit". The third-generation is longer and wider but sits lower to the road and features a bold chrome-covered front. A range of driver assistance features come as standard, including traffic jam assist, lane assist, autonomous emergency braking, a night vision camera and a driver fatigue warning.

Finance Wisconsin governor ordered to hold special elections…
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So there's plenty of logical reasons for GOP Governor Scott Walker to delay elections, other than, yannow, that whole constitution thingy. Walker scheduled the elections to replace the two men for fall, saying he wanted to save taxpayer money.

Finance EcoAlert:
Author: 0 EcoAlert: "Growing Rapidly" --'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' Now 1.6 Million Square Kilometers

While microplastics , which account for about 8 per cent of the mass, made up a bulk of the estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic floating in the patch. Researchers modeled the mass concentration of plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch , which has grown to twice the size of Texas. Most of the ships used surface-sampling nets, but the lead vessel used a trawling system to pick up bigger objects out of the patch.

Finance Existing Home Sales Spring Back
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Also on the rise was the inventory level: up 4.6 percent at the end of February rose 4.6 percent to 1.59 million existing homes available for sale. "The very healthy United States economy and labor market are creating a sizeable interest in buying a home in early 2018".

Finance Two tourists die in barrier reef helicopter crash
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There was no indication of what caused the crash but Haughton said the probe would look at the mechanical servicing of the helicopter, what happened at the scene that may have been a contributing factor, and any possibility of error. "As a result of that crash, emergency services have attended and an independent, transparent and robust investigation is now underway", local police inspector Ian Haughton said.

Finance Tencent tumbles after Naspers trims stake
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Shares of Tencent Holdings Ltd were set to open down 7.83% on Friday after Naspers Ltd's plan to cut its stake in the Chinese internet giant in a deal that could net the South African media and e-commerce group up to $11 billion. "This is a positive move from the company for investors", said money manager Ron Klipin at Cratos Capital . With a market capitalization of about $542 billion, Tencent is Asia's most-valuable listed company and the world's No.5 behind Apple, Alphabet, Amazon.com ...

Finance Manish Sisodia presents Delhi budget worth Rs 53 thousand crore
Author: 0 Manish Sisodia presents Delhi budget worth Rs 53 thousand crore

The Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government today presented Rs 53,000-crore budget for 2018-19 in the Delhi Assembly. In the Delhi budget 2018-19, Rs 2190 crore has been allocated to the power department. The bench had on the last date asked the AAP government not to go ahead with its tender to purchase standard floor buses for the national capital, saying it would not allow the procurement as it would lead to the violation of the fundamental rights of disabled persons who ...

Finance EC's decision a serious attempt to dislodge elected govt: AAP
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They had approached the high court challenging their disqualification after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Election Commission's recommendation. It had also claimed that their pleas were not maintainable and were liable to be dismissed. In September 2016 the Delhi High Court had ruled against their appointment as parliamentary secretaries, after hearing their pleas on a regular basis since February 7.

Finance Bountiful doctor pleads guilty to federal child porn charges
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Authorization from the U.S. Forest Service to build in a national forest would have been required to construct it. "Tar paper that had been cut out to make it look like a, I've heard it described as a gingerbread house, and it looked much like that", said Jones.

Finance Fonterra posts $348 million half-year profit loss, CEO steps down
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Chairman John Wilson said continued strong global demand for dairy and stable global supply helped support prices, particularly for the whole milk powder category. Spierings said the NPAT loss reflects the payment to Danone and the Beingmate impairment. "Our shareholders and unitholders will be rightfully disappointed with this outcome".

Finance United Airlines pet shipment suspension strands military family pets
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Amber Fake, a Navy spouse living on Guam, told Stars and Stripes that United's decision is "very disheartening and worrisome for myself and many other military families". The airline has said it will improve procedures to identify in-cabin pets. But space is reportedly very limited. Following several highl publicized pet-related incidents, United Airlines has stopped accepting reservations for its PetSafe service until it completes an internal investigation of the program.

Finance General Mills' sales rise 2.3 percent
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Currently, GIS has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), but that could definitely change following General Mills' earnings report which was just released. The stock has a market cap of $28,571.69, a P/E ratio of 18.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.72.

Finance Elon Musk Tells Netanyahu 'Negev is Israel's Energy Future'
Author: 0 Elon Musk Tells Netanyahu 'Negev is Israel's Energy Future'

Tesla had said Musk and his brother Kimbal, who's a company director, wouldn't vote their shares. For Musk to get all the options, Tesla would have to become worth US$650 billion - more than Facebook Inc. Ahead of Wednesday's vote, a top investor in Tesla and a major proxy adviser offered opposing views on whether to support the compensation deal, which required majority approval from shareholders.