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Send money on WhatsApp via UPI, option enabled with ICICI Bank Send money on WhatsApp via UPI, option enabled with ICICI Bank
- February 11, 2018

User to user payments on WhatsApp are finally starting to roll out in India, after what we can only surmise was a pretty lengthy development period of over 10 months, since the first public mention of the feature . However, there is no word on utility payments coming to WhatsApp Payments anytime soon, which could give the e-wallets an edge over it. Users actively using the feature will be another factor that has to be considered after the launch of WhatsApp Payments. (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018: Who is winning the propaganda battle? Winter Olympics 2018: Who is winning the propaganda battle?
- February 11, 2018

Police were investigating the incident, but they said no arrests had been made. US President Donald Trump has been engaged in a long-running war of words with Kim Jong Un , sparking fears the rhetorical battle could spill over into a live conflict. (more...)
Astronomers spot Elon Musk's cosmic Tesla Roadster flying through our solar system Astronomers spot Elon Musk's cosmic Tesla Roadster flying through our solar system
- February 11, 2018

In a great article in The Atlantic on February 8, Marina Koren brings together information from astronomers, who were also talking on Twitter on launch day, following Musk and checking his facts. Tesla initially planned on doing a coast-to-coast autonomous drive in the United States by the end of 2017 but that didn't happen. Click into Jonathan McDowell's tweet , below, and read some of the comments , for a good discussion. (more...)
Unimpressed Roscosmos calls SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch 'nice trick' Unimpressed Roscosmos calls SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch 'nice trick'
- February 11, 2018

Another excitable conspiracist asked: "Is that aliens!" Musk explained that the rocket took a wrong turn due to a powerful thrust of the engine. San Francisco: Tesla Roadster , the auto tied to Falcon Heavy rocket by SpaceX to be inserted into the Mars orbit, was caught "zooming" in space by an observatory in Arizona, US. (more...)
Falcon Heavy changes the game Falcon Heavy changes the game
- February 10, 2018

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on February 6, 2018 in Cape Canaveral , Florida. With David Bowie's Space Oddity playing on the stereo and a dummy - named " Starman " - in the passenger seat, Musk's Roadster actually overshot its original destination of Mars and is now headed to the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. (more...)
Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ:HMNY) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.14 Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ:HMNY) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.14
- February 10, 2018

That activity is comparable to their recent volume average trend of almost 1.46 million shares which they recorded over a period of three months. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index slipped nearly 1 percent. Shares are moving -7.31% lower on solid volume. Investors may be trying to identify volume trends over time. Often, a boost in the volume of a stock is a harbinger of a price jump, either up or down. (more...)
North Korea's Kim Jung Un invites South Korean president for summit North Korea's Kim Jung Un invites South Korean president for summit
- February 10, 2018

Moon had said "let's create conditions to make it happen", the official said, an indication that Moon was likely to accept the invitation. "The North Koreans should understand that for a summit or any kind of serious talks to occur, Moon needs to be able to take something to Washington - something that addresses denuclearization", he said before the North's invitation to Moon was announced. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn overcomes grief to reach Olympics Lindsey Vonn overcomes grief to reach Olympics
- February 10, 2018

However, Vonn's not retiring after the Games. She is friends with fashion designers. She has overcome blown-out knees, a shattered humerus, a broken ankle, a severed tendon in her hand, a failed marriage and a complicated relationship with her father to become arguably the greatest skier of all time. (more...)
Justin Trudeau's motorcade concerned in collision in LA Justin Trudeau's motorcade concerned in collision in LA
- February 10, 2018

Trump called the agreement a job-killing "disaster" on the campaign trail. Chrystia Freeland, the minister leading talks on Trudeau's behalf, told lawmakers in Ottawa on Thursday that significant differences remain. "Every time Trudeau would try to sidestep, Axelrod kept pushing, saying, 'But what specifically do you mean?" The panel discussion's other attendees included Bernard Tyson, chairman and chief executive officer of Kaiser Permanente; Dan Schulman, chief executive officer of ... (more...)
Worth Watching Stock Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) Worth Watching Stock Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)
- February 10, 2018

The firm is expected to report its next earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, February 27th. The average Wall Street analyst rating for Discovery Communications, Inc.is Hold, according to the average of 2 analyst scores. (more...)
Trump signs $400 billion budget bill, ending shutdown and increasing military spending
- February 10, 2018

The government has been operating on funding from a series of short-term spending measures. As of Thursday evening, Congress looked poised to pass its massive spending bill and avoid its second shutdown of the year. Their fate was thrown into limbo last September after Trump rescinded Obama's immigration policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). (more...)
Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (SGMO) VP Sells $308850.00 in Stock
- February 10, 2018

The stock of Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc . Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 27,636 shares of the company's stock, valued at $497,448. (NASDAQ:SGMO) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 3 by JP Morgan. Cookson Peirce Incorporated reported 0.07% in Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc . (more...)
Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is Officially a Celestial Object Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is Officially a Celestial Object
- February 10, 2018

On Tuesday, Musk's other major company, SpaceX , launched a Tesla Roadster into space aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket . Tesla CEO Elon Musk now expects the company to conduct the coast-to-coast autonomous drive in up to six months. When Falcon Heavy was first announced back in 2011, Musk said it could fly within the next couple of years. In the near term, NASA is partnering with SpaceX and Boeing to build a new spacecraft that can carry humans into space, with Mars not necessarily ... (more...)
Inc. Sells 3080 Shares of NVIDIA Co. (NASDAQ:NVDA) Inc. Sells 3080 Shares of NVIDIA Co. (NASDAQ:NVDA)
- February 10, 2018

Ithaka Group Llc who had been investing in Nvidia Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $140.64 billion market cap company. The shares were sold at an average price of $197.07, for a total transaction of $119,424.42. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.72% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). First Merchants Corporation has invested 0.19% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). (more...)
Korean cheering squad to debut in PyeongChang Olympics Korean cheering squad to debut in PyeongChang Olympics
- February 10, 2018

Around 100 protesters hoisted U.S., South Korean and Israeli national flags as delegates and the public arrived for the opening of the Pyeongchang Games. American musician Dennis Alan, 67, played the part of Trump, donning a signature long tie and a red "USA" cap, while the Kim doppelganger - Aussie musician Howard - sported a traditional black coat. (more...)
Kim Jong-Un's sister to visit SKorea this week: Seoul Kim Jong-Un's sister to visit SKorea this week: Seoul
- February 10, 2018

The troupe are a staple of North Korean culture, but Kim's love of them may come from the secretive past of his wife Ri Sol-ju. Security firm FireEye said hackers linked to North Korea have stolen bitcoin from at least three South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges since May 2017. (more...)
Elon launches Tesla into space Elon launches Tesla into space
- February 10, 2018

Tesla also achieved record production of its Model S and Model X vehicles. This helped Tesla to more than double its service capacity in 2017. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have essentially received only $1 a year since the company went public . (more...)
More delays likely for Tesla Model 3 More delays likely for Tesla Model 3
- February 10, 2018

Going by the irony and irreverence marking this endeavour, one is nearly tempted to forget that the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy is simultaneously a great leap for mankind. Despite it being the most capable rocket now in existence, this is not what makes it revolutionary or disruptive to the rocket manufacturing industry. (more...)
VLC 3.0 for Android adds Chromecast support VLC 3.0 for Android adds Chromecast support
- February 10, 2018

What really makes this release special, in my personal opinion, is the native Chromecast support. The app supports HDR tone-mapping, HDR on all supported videos and will also allow you tostream content directly to Google Chromecast devices connected to your HDTV. (more...)
NASA Declares Tesla Roadster a Spacecraft, Reveals Car's Amazing Cargo NASA Declares Tesla Roadster a Spacecraft, Reveals Car's Amazing Cargo
- February 10, 2018

Eventually, the Tesla will be reduced to just its inorganic parts. The significance, however, lies in the boy from South Africa who came to the U.S. "The business is complex, and there's nearly always something for bears to focus on". Model 3 production has not gone entirely to plan, to put it lightly. (more...)
Elon Musk sends sportscar into space on world's most powerful space ship Elon Musk sends sportscar into space on world's most powerful space ship
- February 10, 2018

Musk's Tesla electric auto and energy storage company lost $675.4m in the three months ending December 31, the company announced on Thursday, February 8, compared with a loss of $121m for the same period a year ago. That goal is many years away from being plausible. "If we can send a Roadster to the asteroid belt, we can probably solve the Model 3 problem", he said. (more...)
Elon Musk's Roadster Is Heading for the Asteroid Belt Elon Musk's Roadster Is Heading for the Asteroid Belt
- February 10, 2018

The Heavy became the most powerful rocket flying today with Tuesday's inaugural test flight. The auto was supposed to be circling the sun at the distance of the Mars orbit, but it overshot that path and seems to be in an orbit between Mars and Jupiter . (more...)
The Financials of the Falcon Heavy The Financials of the Falcon Heavy
- February 10, 2018

He also said Tesla would make capital investments in its planned "Model Y" compact SUV later this year, and that lessons learned from making the Model 3 would be applied to the Model Y. On the books, the company ended the quarter with a cash balance of $3.4 billion. If Tesla doesn't meet those goals, Musk won't get paid. But Musk said Wednesday he has no plans to step aside as CEO. (more...)
N.Korean leader invites S.Korea's Moon to the North - president's office N.Korean leader invites S.Korea's Moon to the North - president's office
- February 10, 2018

United States Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, in Pyeongchang to represent the US, were seated directly in front of the North Korean delegation. U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence is pushing South Korea to adopt a more hawkish stance toward North Korea, as he arrived in the country Thursday ahead of the Winter Olympics . (more...)
Tesla's losses grow on Model 3 delays Tesla's losses grow on Model 3 delays
- February 10, 2018

For the entire fourth quarter, Tesla sold 1,543 Model 3 electric cars. While the launch showcased company's ability to carry heavy payloads much beyond the lower earth orbit, the fact that it comes with reusable boosters drastically decreases the expense. (more...)