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Flipkart, Microsoft forge cloud partnership to take on Amazon

Flipkart plans to leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics capabilities in Azure, such as Cortana Intelligence Suite and Power BI, to optimise its data for innovative merchandising, advertising, marketing and customer service.

Trump is planning new executive order banning immigrants from seven countries

The new directives signed by Kelly will also provide for more manpower to make it happen. The surge of illegal immigration at the southern border has overwhelmed federal agencies and resources and has created a significant national security vulnerability to the United States.

Adele pulled a Cady Heron at the 59th annual Grammy Awards

The artists performed the group's songs from the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. But Adele was the only one to bring an elaborate prime-time production to a standstill because she didn't like the way it was going.

ISRO Scripts History, Launches 104 Satellites In One Go

Then, a year after Pokhran-II, on 26 May 1999 at 11.52am, ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C2, lifted off towards the sky. Of the 101 global co-passenger nano-satellites, 96 are from the USA, and one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

Massive Dataset of Stars Revealed to Search for Exoplanets

A team of astronomers led by the Carnegie Institution for Science made public on Monday an enormous catalog of observations on nearby stars. "It also provides information to other exoplanet teams working at other large observatories, because to find planets that are either very small or [in] very long periods you need hundreds of data points".

Brain Measurements in First Year of Life May Indicate Autism Risk

Joseph Piven of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) at the University of North Carolina told The Huffington Post. Other clinical sites included Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Washington, and Washington University in St.

Gasoline prices fall in NY, rise nationwide

That's up 7 cents from last week and about 80 cents more than this time a year ago. Gas prices have fallen for yet another week in Midland-Odessa. The average price has risen 11 consecutive days and is the highest since July. With its high gas tax, Pennsylvania remains in the top five most expensive states for gas, according to AAA . Carrasco said the Energy Information Administration shows weekly gas demand in January was down 6 percent compared to January 2016 and that the agency is ...

Trump, Mark Cuban spar on Twitter; preview of 2020 presidential race?

Fresh off a state visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump got his Sunday morning off on the right foot by calling Cuban dumb. President Donald Trump attacked Mavericks owner Mark Cuban in a tweet on Sunday morning, saying Cuban isn't "smart enough to run for president".

Top Technology Stock Picking: Facebook, Inc. (FB), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)

Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ:ATVI) Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio is 34.52. Studies indicate that the stock prices of firms with significant positive earnings surprises show above-average performance, while those with negative surprises have below-average performance.

Facebook Lite now has 200 million monthly active users

The company said it was launching the app on Tuesday in four additional countries: Israel, Italy, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, and that additional launches are in the pipeline. "FB Lite is helping business owners grow and reach customers on mobile even when bandwidth is at a minimum", Sandberg said in a new post . Now, Facebook is making the Lite app more usable for business users.

Revenue Estimates Analysis: Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (NYSE:CCE)

The energy sector was leading markets as West Texas intermediate crude oil rose over 1%, showing a nice rebound in oil prices over the last two days. The company is set at a mean analysts' recommendation of 2.60. During the same period a year ago, the business earned $0.38 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Coca-Cola Company will post $1.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Japan's Shinzo Abe criticized for 'golf summit' with Donald Trump

Abe presented Trump with a golf driver, reportedly worth around $4,500, and met daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, both seen as having the president's ear. Abe is reported to be coming to woo the President, apparently saying he will create 700,000 U.S. jobs through Japanese investment American infrastructure.

African Nations and Scientists Sound Alarm Over Spread of Crop Pest

The fall armyworm , so called because it eats its way through most of the vegetation in its way as it marches through crops, is native to North and South America but was identified for the first time in Africa past year. They have been known to destroy 90 percent of the crop in fields they infest. "Following earlier reports from Nigeria, Togo and Benin, this shows they are clearly spreading very rapidly".

DHS Sec. Kelly Wants Border Wall Done in Two Years

The Rio Grande Valley is notorious because illegal immigrants hide in the high brush, as well as bends in the river. On his first trip to the southwest border as secretary, Homeland Security Chief John Kelly set an ambitious timetable for the wall.

Kilauea Volcano In Hawaii Filmed Spewing 'Lava Fire Hose' Into The Ocean

The footage shows lava bursting out of a crack in the cliff, creating "pulsating littoral explosions that the spatter (fragments of molten lava) high into the air" as it hits the water, the US Geological Survey (USGS) website said . Using a thermal image of the crack above KÄ«lauea volcano's ocean entry (steam from lava flowing into the sea is visible at the top of the left photo), HVO geologists determined that the temperature within the eastern end of the crack is up to about 220 degrees ...

Recruit commits to USC in the worst way possible

Coming into today's National Signing Day, Levi had been considering three of the top programs in the country including the Florida Gators , Florida State Seminoles and the USC Trojans. USC Defensive Coordinator Clancy Pendergast uses a defensive scheme that requires more linebackers than more traditional defensive schemes. Jones is only the second linebacker commit in the class for USC, which looks to be finished at the position.

Bobcat is still on the lam from National Zoo

At 10:40 a.m. keepers called the bobcats for their morning feeding and Ollie did not respond. Zoo staff are keeping the area around the bobcat exhibit closed because the bobcat will likely stay hidden from humans. "I think the odds of a bobcat going after a child or other human being are vanishingly remote", said Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive of the Humane Society of the United States.

Why Apple Removes Iranian Apps From App Store?

For the unfamiliar, Apple had opened its App Store to the country in September 2016 for a short period. The company removed application of the biggest Iranian e-commerce service, Digikala , which has millions of users , Iran's tech news site Techrasa reports.

'Gears of War 4' adds cross-platform multiplayer in latest update

Stream video and watch UHD Blu-ray movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD. Today, we are excited to announce a major step in the future of Gears of War 4 Versus Multiplayer with the introduction of cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs in Social Quickplay! The move to not include the ranked modes in the Social Quickplay is done to ensure that these modes are as competitive and closely matched as possible.

Anti-Trump Protesters Hang 'Resist' Banner From Construction Crane Near White House

The protesters, who began their climb early Wednesday, came down after 10 p.m. and were taken into custody. The banner was clearly visible from the grounds of the White House for several hours, while police response to the stunt snarled traffic and halted construction at the site.