Google Extends Chipmaking Efforts to Design Hub Bengaluru

Alphabet’s Google has hired more than a dozen microchip engineers in Bengaluru, India, in recent months and plans to rapidly add more, according to LinkedIn profiles, job postings and two industry executives, as the search firm expands its program to design the guts of its devices internally. The Bengaluru site, which has not been previously Read More

Chrome OS 72 Released With Optimisations for Touchscreen Devices, Newer Features

Google is rolling out the new update for its operating system – Chrome OS 72, with bug fixes, security updates and newer features like external storage access for Android apps including microSD cards and USB drives along with Picture in Picture (PiP) mode for Chrome sites. With Chrome OS 72, Google has optimised the Chrome Read More

IBM Opens Watson AI Services to Third-Party Cloud Platforms

IBM announced on Tuesday that some of its Watson artificial intelligence services will now work on rival cloud computing providers as it seeks to win over customers that want greater flexibility in how they store and analyse data. The announcement builds on IBM’s moves to position its services as compatible with nearly any form of computer infrastructure a Read More

Walmart, Google-Backed Deliv End Online Grocery Partnership

Walmart and logistics firm Deliv pulled the plug on a key same-day grocery delivery partnership, dealing a setback in the retailer’s race against rival Amazon.com to deliver groceries to customers’ homes. The world’s largest retailer began bolstering its partnerships with third-party courier firms to reach consumers in 100 US cities last year, after failing to use Uber and Lyft to deliver groceries, Read More

Amazon’s New Streamlined Packaging Is Jamming Up Recycling Centers

Over the past year, Amazon has reduced the portion of shipments it packs in its cardboard boxes in favor of lightweight plastic mailers, which enable the retailing giant to squeeze more packages in delivery trucks and planes. But environmental activists and waste experts say the new plastic sacks, which aren’t recyclable in curbside recycling bins, Read More

Google Venture Firm Taps David Schenkein to Lead Life-Sciences Investments

GV, the venture-capital arm of Google parent Alphabet, has hired biotechnology industry veteran David Schenkein to co-lead its investments in life sciences, a signal of its increasing ambitions in health care. Schenkein was previously chief executive officer of Agios Pharmaceuticals, which he grew from a small closely held startup to a $3.1 billion (roughly Rs. Read More

Amazon HQ2 Jobs Are ‘Mission Critical’, Says New York City Mayor

Defending the incentive package to attract Amazon.com’s HQ2 to New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the prospect of the tech giant bringing tens of thousands of jobs to the area was “mission critical.” “We had a real live choice to make – 25,000 to 40,000 jobs, many of them good paying, that New Yorkers Read More

Donald Trump attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal at a campaign rally in a preview of things to come for the 2020 election

Joe Raedle | Getty Images President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on February 11, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. President Donald Trump took aim at the Green New Deal touted by freshman lawmaker Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in his first true campaign speech of the 2020 election cycle, unveiling Read More

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Caterpillar, Under Armour, Molson Coors Brewing & more

CNBC.com Brendan McDermid | Reuters Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Check out the companies making headlines midday Tuesday: Caterpillar, Deere, Boeing — These global trade bellwethers rose at least 1.6 percent as Wall Street bet on the increased likelihood of a U.S.-China trade deal. Both sides expressed hopes the Read More

Paul Volcker is worried that the US is losing its status as ‘top dog’ in the world

Political divisiveness at home is threatening the position of the U.S. around the world, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker said in an interview that painted a dour picture of the nation’s future. “It’s different now,” the head of the central bank from 1979-87 told hedge fund magnate Ray Dalio in a talk aired on Read More

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