Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Porsche welcomes a Tesla Nurburgring lap attempt

The EV wars are heating up and Germany's vaunted Nurburgring Nordschleife is the new battleground. The new Taycan set a better-than-commendable 7:42, and Porsche welcomes the competition. The epic Nurburgring Nordschleife has been a performance...

How Facebook will pick the news you see in its app

Facebook is really hoping it will all go better this time around.  The company that keeps insisting it's not in the media business intends to launch a news tab in the coming months, and appears keen on staving off...

Hutchison considers merging Indonesian business with Axiata

Telco wants to combine Indonesian wireless business with the Axiata's local unit; negotiations are yet to take place Hong Kong-based Hutchison is considering merging its Indonesian telecommunications operation with that of Malaysian telecommunications conglomerate Axiata....

Alibaba acquires NetEase Kaola in deal worth $2 billion

Alibaba Group has acquired NetEase  Kaola for $2 billion, the two companies said today, and will integrate it into Tmall, creating the largest cross-border e-commerce platform in China. The announcement follows weeks of media reports about a potential deal, which...

Vodacom’s service revenue in South Africa dips 1.2% in Q2

The robust performance by its international operations’ has helped the company to offset South African revenue decline Vodacom has added 608,000 customers to its South African network in the second quarter, with an average of...

Toyota to Begin Testing a New Solar-Powered Prius

NEDO, Sharp Corporation (Sharp), and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announce today a plan to commence public road trials from late July 2019. The trials aim to assess the effectiveness of improvements in cruising range...

Dubai’s OSC, Aramco to invest $450 mn in Saudi’s SPARK

The project is expected to contribute more than $6 billion to the Saudi Arabia’s GDP Dubai based Oilfields Supply Centre (OCS) has signed a deal with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) to make...

Volkswagen’s electric race car set another speed record. Can it do that again?

Volkwagen's electric race car took on one of the toughest courses in the world — and set a record.  The VW ID.R with two electric motors took on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife 12.9-mile...

Boeing Hit With Pilot Class-Action Lawsuit For 737 MAX Flaw Cover-up

The lawsuit alleges Boeing introduced angle of attack correction software that made planes inherently vulnerable to faulty sensor readings, and pilots were never informed about its functionality. The US-based plane maker...

Canon U.S.A. Announces New 120 MP Ultra-High Resolution and 2.7 MP Ultra-High Sensitivity CMOS...

As image sensors are a driving force in innovating industries, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is pleased to announce two new CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductors) sensor products, the ultra-high resolution 120MXSI and ultra-high...

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