Roche pays $2.4 billion for rest of cancer expert Foundation Medicine
KFGO News, 19 June at 10:46
By Michael Shields and Ben Hirschler. ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche is paying $2.4 billion to buy the rest of Foundation Medicine (FMI) , raising its bet on the U.S. genomic profiling group's ability to personalize cancer care. The
Microsoft issues statement distancing itself from ICE's separation of children from parents
BetaNews, 19 June at 08:41
The separating of children from parents at the US southern border has created international outrage -- and lots of rhetoric from President Trump on Twitter. When Microsoft removed from its website a reference to working with ICE, the company found
Asia stocks slide to four-month low as Trump raises stakes in China trade war
Reuters, 19 June at 08:27
TOKYO (Reuters) - A sell-off in Chinese stocks drove Asian equities to a four-month low on Tuesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating tit-for-tat trade war between the world's two biggest economies.
Shanghai stocks skid to near 2-year low as Trump escalates China trade fight
Reuters, 19 June at 08:06
... * Investors dump stocks despite govt move to ease tensions. * China says will “fight back firmly” against U.S. tariffs. SHANGHAI, June 19 (Reuters) - Chinese investors dumped stocks across the board on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump
Microsoft says it is “dismayed” by the forced separation of migrant families at the border
TechCrunch, 19 June at 07:08
Amid calls for a boycott and employee dissent over its cloud-computing deal with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Microsoft issued a statement saying that the company “is dismayed by the forcible separation of children from ...
What it's like to watch an IBM AI successfully debate humans
The Verge, 19 June at 06:15
At a small event in San Francisco last night, IBM hosted two debate club-style discussions between two humans and an AI called “Project Debater.” The goal was for the AI to engage in a series of reasoned arguments according to some pretty standard
New IBM robot holds its own in a debate with a human
NBCNews.com, 19 June at 05:34
SAN FRANCISCO — The human brain may be the ultimate super computer, but artificial intelligence is catching up so fast, it can now hold a substantive debate with a human, according to audience feedback. IBM's Project Debater made its public debut in ...
Dunkin' Donuts Causes Outrage With a Staggeringly Distasteful Approach to Customer Service
Inc.com, 19 June at 05:33
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“Tesla 2018” Video — Celebrating Workers, Robots, & Speed
CleanTechnica, 19 June at 04:49
June 18th, 2018 by Carolyn Fortuna. A black Model 3 races from left to right at high speed across a desert landscape, with a sandy cloud plume trailing. At sunset, the same car in another shot quickly veers left with a spray of snow as it oversteers
The Only Reason Jeff Bezos Would Let Amazon Split Its Stock
Motley Fool, 19 June at 04:45
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has done extremely well for its long-term shareholders, with its stock soaring almost 75% in just the past year and having posted fivefold gains since mid-2013. CEO Jeff Bezos has led the e-commerce giant successfully in ...
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