Archive March 2016

Canada’s Rogers to offer sports channels as streaming services

Canada’s Rogers to offer sports channels as streaming services

Published 31/03/2016

TORONTO Canada's Rogers Communications Inc (RCIb.TO), the primary national broadcaster of National Hockey League games, said on Thursday it will begin selling its top sports [more…]

Chinese AI team plans to challenge Google’s AlphaGo: state media

Chinese AI team plans to challenge Google’s AlphaGo: state media

Published 31/03/2016

BEIJING A team from China plans to challenge Google's AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence (AI) program that beat a world-class player in the ancient board game [more…]

Microsoft’s artificial intelligence ‘chatbot’ messes up again on Twitter

Microsoft’s artificial intelligence ‘chatbot’ messes up again on Twitter

Published 30/03/2016

Almost a week after being shut down for spewing racist and sexist comments on Twitter, Microsoft Corp's artificial intelligence 'chatbot' called Tay briefly rejoined Twitter [more…]

Diminutive ‘Hobbit’ people vanished earlier than previously known

Diminutive ‘Hobbit’ people vanished earlier than previously known

Published 30/03/2016

WASHINGTON The extinct human species dubbed the "Hobbit" vanished from its home on the Indonesian island of Flores far earlier than previously thought, according to [more…]

Twenty-First Century interested in Paramount deal: source

Twenty-First Century interested in Paramount deal: source

Published 30/03/2016

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O) is interested in acquiring a minority stake in Viacom Inc's (VIAB.O) Paramount Pictures, a source close to the situation said [more…]

U.S. firms target investment in Israeli cannabis R&D

U.S. firms target investment in Israeli cannabis R&D

Published 29/03/2016

TEL AVIV Already a pioneer in high-tech and cutting-edge agriculture, Israel is starting to attract American companies looking to bring medical marijuana know-how to a [more…]

Sanofi poaches AstraZeneca scientist as new research head

Sanofi poaches AstraZeneca scientist as new research head

Published 29/03/2016

LONDON French drugmaker Sanofi has poached one of AstraZeneca's top scientists to be its new research head in another high-profile departure for the British drugmaker.

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Saudi-led alliance confirms Yemen prisoner swap

Saudi-led alliance confirms Yemen prisoner swap

Published 28/03/2016

DUBAI A Saudi-led military coalition on Monday said it had completed a prisoner swap in Yemen, exchanging nine Saudi prisoners for 109 Yemeni nationals ahead [more…]

Japan’s Abe expected to delay sales tax rise, call snap election – again

Japan’s Abe expected to delay sales tax rise, call snap election – again

Published 28/03/2016

TOKYO In late 2014, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caught markets and voters off-guard when he postponed an unpopular sales tax hike and called a [more…]

China stocks surrender gains as property shares drag

China stocks surrender gains as property shares drag

Published 28/03/2016

SHANGHAI China stocks gave up early gains as a late afternoon slide in property shares wiped out initial optimism triggered by encouraging industrial profit data [more…]