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Google I/O 2017: Google’s Augmented Reality Tech Gets a Boost With Visual Positioning Service

You may be familiar with Google’s Project Tango that uses sensors to track motions and size up your environment. Google has been investing quite a bit on Tango, which is at the core for the company’s push into both virtual reality and augmented reality. The company announced at Google I/O its new VR tech called WorldSense as well… Read More »

Facebook Suicide Prevention Tools Get AI Boost, Extended to Live and Messenger

  Facebook plans to use artificial intelligence and update its tools and services to help prevent suicides among its users. The world’s largest social media network said it plans to integrate its existing suicide prevention tools for Facebook posts into its live-streaming feature, Facebook Live, and its Messenger service. Artificial intelligence will be used to help spot users… Read More »

FTSE extends winning run as stronger metals boost mining stocks

UK shares rose on Monday, underpinned by a rally in mining stocks on the back of firmer metals prices, building on the previous session’s three-week high and on course to post its fifth straight day of gains. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index .FTSE was up 0.1 percent at 7,262.78 points by 0955 GMT. Mining stocks .FTNMX1770 gained 1.6… Read More »

Brexit boost for superyacht industry as sales rise above sinking pound

Britain’s superyacht industry is weathering the Brexit storm with the sector reporting its highest level of confidence in the wake of the EU referendum – although choppier waters could be on the horizon. Fresh figures released by British Marine and Superyacht UK on Monday show that revenue rose 11.5 per cent to £605m in 2015/2016, marking the industry’s fourth consecutive year of… Read More »

Wall Street opens higher as oil prices boost energy shares

Wall Street opened higher on Tuesday, tracking global equities, as investors’ appetite for risk increased and as oil prices rose, boosting energy shares. Oil was up about 1.5 percent, driven by supply disruptions in Canada and elsewhere that have knocked out 2.5 million barrels of daily production and overshadowed fears of oversupply. World stock markets also rose, helped… Read More »

Facebook Looking to Extend ‘Boost Your Biz’ Programme to Villages

Social media giant Facebook Friday said it is looking to scale up extending “Boost Your Business” programme to villages in India to help entrepreneurs in improving their business prospects. “We are doing a bunch of different initiatives catered specifically to arts and crafts of India that live in villages. The challenge before us now is of scaling this… Read More »

Oil boost could help ECB medicine work

Is the spectre of deflation finally being lifted from Europe’s economy, still struggling to get on its feet after the economic crisis? Consumer prices in the 19-member euro zone halted their slide in March, the EU’s statistics agency said on Thursday. Add to that an emerging consensus that oil prices may have bottomed out and could even rise… Read More »