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Stentrode to channelize power of mind to move bionic limbs

The Royal Melbourne Hospital is on the verge of a medical breakthrough with its 'Stentrode' - a small, paper-clip-like brain implantation that is said to bring back mobility to paralyzed patients. This cure will eliminate the need of an open brain surgery, and the first clinical trials on human are slated to begin in 2017 in Melbourne.

Feb 10, 2016 08:16 AM EST

Company Acquisition: Microsoft Acquired Music Player App By The Name "Groove"

Months after rebranding Xbox Music and relaunched it by the name Groove, Microsoft acquired a music player app that goes by the same name. The Montreal-based startup agreed to sell the name and technology to Microsoft, but the details are disclosed by both companies.

Feb 10, 2016 08:13 AM EST

Sonos Officially Announced Adding Apple Music Streaming Service to Its System

After launching the public beta version in December, owners of Sonos system will now be able to enjoy Apple music service. The features will be available starting Wednesday morning.

Feb 10, 2016 08:10 AM EST

Customers of MF Global Will Receive $1.8 Billion In Liquidation Case

U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York on Tuesday ended the liquidation proceeding of the MF Global. Judge Martin Glenn ruled to close the estate of the defunct brokerage and repay the customers $1.8 billion .

Feb 10, 2016 08:07 AM EST

Samsung To Unveil Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge, May Hit Market in March For Around £600

Samsung is probably going to unveil Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as its new flagship smart phones in the WMC to be held within February 22 to 25. Introduction of Galaxy S6 variants hasn’t become much fruitful for Samsung. But the new S7 variants are widely assumed to bring fortune for Samsung since incorporation of mass desired features.

Feb 09, 2016 09:49 AM EST

Volkswagen's trucks division mulls over IPO, expansion

Volkswagen's heavy truck division is exploring several options for enhancing business growth. The trucks division is studying initial public offer (IPO) plan and acquisition route to achieve higher growth rate. Trucks division is keen on expanding in the US and Chinese markets.

Feb 09, 2016 09:43 AM EST

Advisory Services of Barclays, Credit Suisse and Evercore Fail To Protect Apollo Education From Acquisition

Barclays, Credit Suisse and Evercore have acted as financial advisers to Apollo Education. Despite their advisory efforts, the institution has incurred a loss of $60.8 million during the last concluded fiscal quarter. Finally, Apollo Education has been compelled to go through acquisition for $1.1 billion.

Feb 09, 2016 09:37 AM EST

China Startup: Venture Firm Qiming Received $648 Million in Venture Capital Fund from Princeton University and Duke University

One of China’s biggest venture capital firm, Qiming, secured its fifth US dollar venture capital fund in total of $648 million. The fund will help expand the firm’s investments in Chinese top startups in various sectors such as internet, consumer, technology, healthcare, as well as cleantech.

Feb 09, 2016 09:32 AM EST

Eyeriss: MIT Introduced Chip Capable of Deep Learning Using AI Technology

An MIT research team has introduced a new computer chip, Eyeriss, that will allow IoT devices to go through deep learning process. Data collected by the devices, is currently uploaded to the internet for processing by power servers. Eyeriss chip processes the collected data locally using the neural technology and thus ensures data security and reduces power consumption.

Feb 09, 2016 09:27 AM EST

Adidas Ends IAAF Sponsorship Over Dopping Scandal

The German sportswear and apparel giant ends sponsorship with the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). Adidas decided to terminate the contract because of continuous doping scandal and corruption.

Jan 25, 2016 08:48 AM EST

AmEx to slash cost by $1bn by 2017

Feeling the heat of competition in the global payments industry, American Express (AmEx) is in the process of reducing costs by $1billion by end of 2017. AmEx posted losses for the fourth quarter consecutively. The net income dropped from $1.44 billion to $873 million or 80 cents per share for the quarter. The forecast for this year disappointed investors and analysts.

Jan 25, 2016 08:44 AM EST

Ebola Vaccine Will Now Be Available As Gavi Signed $5 Million Deal To Prevent Future Outbreaks, Commits Merck To Keep 300,000 Vaccines Ready

Gavi, a world vaccine alliance, has made a $5 million deal with Merck regarding vaccine supply for future outbreaks. Merck has to provide 300,000 vaccines as a preparation to protect people from the next Ebola crisis.

Jan 25, 2016 08:38 AM EST

3D VR Image Rendered By Google Cardboard Sets A Milestone In The History of Cardiac Surgery

Teegan, a baby girl has born in August with a half heart and single lung in a Minnesota hospital. The baby has showed strength of her life through remaining alive after 2 months diminishing doctors’ predictions which prompted her parents to contact Dr Remond Burke, chief of cardiovascular surgery at the Miami hospital. He and a team of 30 doctors and nurses have conducted a 7 hour long surgery through 3D image generated by Google Cardboard. The baby is safe after four weeks and now hopes to go home after next two weeks.

Jan 25, 2016 08:35 AM EST

Google Deals With HMRC To Pay Back Taxes of £130 Million To The UK, France Probably The Next Claimant

HMRC has been conducting multiyear investigation to unearth Google’s tax dodging events. Though denied earlier, a Google spokesperson has narrated a deal with the Britain’s tax authority to pay taxes of £130 million due for over a decade. The deal is significant since many countries around the globe are conducting scrutiny to ascertain dodged tax amounts of Google and other multinationals. Investigations in accordance with OECD guidelines may also help France to establish its claim for $1 billion as unpaid taxes.

Jan 25, 2016 08:33 AM EST

Hillary Clinton Gets Endorsement From Boston Globe, Praising Her For Her Concern On Gun Control And Immigration Issues

The Boston Globe has endorsed Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential nomination. The newspaper praises Mrs. Clinton for her concern in the gun control and immigration issues. This endorsement is one of the other two endorsements she has obtained earlier.

Jan 25, 2016 08:30 AM EST

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