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Apple has bought Shazam, a London-based app that allows smartphone users to identify music, for a reported $400m (£300m).
Neither side would officially say how much Apple had paid, but a figure of about $400m has been reported, less than half the $1bn the app was last valued at when it tapped investors for cash in 2015. A spokesman for Shazam, which was founded in 1999, said: “ Shazam is one of the highest rated apps in the world and loved by hundreds of millions of users and we can’t imagine a better home for Shazam to enable us to continue innovating and delivering magic for our users.”
Alphabet Inc.’s Google opened an artificial-intelligence lab in Beijing in a bid to attract China’s tech prodigies and strengthen its standing in the restrictive market.
Last month, Chinese policy makers singled out four companies to lead China’s AI ramp up—Alibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings, Baidu Inc. and Iflytek Co., all of which either have or are planning research labs in the U.S.. AI China Center in Beijing will host engineers and seek to attract top young researchers
New Jersey rock group Bon Jovi and its fans can stop living on a prayer: the band is headed into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, along with the Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, Nina Simone and pioneering gospel singer-guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Bon Jovi topped the fan balloting with 1.16 million votes, followed by the Moody Blues (947,000 votes), Dire Straits (613,000), the Cars (552,000) and the only fan favorite that didn’t make the final cut, heavy metal band Judas Priest, which collected 538,000 fan votes.
“We are the leader and we’re going to stay the leader, and we’re going to increase it many fold,” Trump said in signing “Space Policy Directive 1” that establishes a foundation for a mission to the moon with an eye on going to Mars. “This time, we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint, we will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars,” Trump said.
At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.
This week at the old German parliament building in Bonn, works councils ("Betriebsräte" in German) representing workers from across Germany are meeting for the three-day conference.
The system may need some kind of an upgrade, but its essence — that German workers should have a meaningful stake in their companies' decision making processes — is surely here to stay.
If this provision becomes law, investors who are planning to sell stocks with significant gains might want to do so now, before year-end, because they'll still be allowed to select the shares with the highest cost and lowest unrealized gains to sell now.
Just a few weeks are left in 2017, but it's not too late to think about financial moves that can help trim your tax bill before year-end. This year, that means also taking into consideration how the GOP tax plan might also affect year-end financial planning.
As the impact of the Harvey Weinstein scandal was whipping like a wildfire through various industries over the last couple of months, former country music singer Katie Armiger sat down with Fox News to discuss her own uncomfortable experiences in the music business.
‘Top Chef’ cuts John Besh from episode due to sexual harassment allegations against him. Judge bars disgraced former House speaker Dennis Hastert from being alone with children. Private investigator tried to get Trump’s tax returns by using his Social Security number
President Trump signed a new directive at the White House on Monday, aimed at furthering the administration's efforts in advancing space exploration for future missions to the Moon and Mars.
The order now directs the NASA Administrator to lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the Moon, and eventually Mars. During Monday's order signing, Mr. Trump said the action will "refocus America's space program on human exploration and discovery."
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation — a member organization for human spaceflight companies — released this statement from its president, Eric Stallmer: "CSF applauds President Trump for signing Space Policy Directive 1, which directs NASA to partner with the U.S. commercial space industry to return Americans to the Moon.
CSF recommends that the Administration direct NASA to leverage these capabilities to generate greater efficiency, as well as partner with industry through flexible, innovative contracting approaches, to accelerate progress towards achieving the goals set out in Space Policy Directive."
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.
She grew more political active in the 1990s, founding her own marketing and political consulting firm and eventually managing Walter Mondale’s unsuccessful 2002 Senate run as well as his son Ted Mondale’s 1998 governor for candidate — also unsuccessful.
Critics doubt this and say the phenomenon sheds light not only on Belgium’s roads but also on a mutually profitable relationship among its politicians, electricity distributors and main energy supplier, Electrabel.
For now, most lights remain on, especially along local roads and Belgium remains visible from 250 miles above Earth.
When designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent first laid eyes on their gorgeous new Los Angeles home, it wasn’t exactly love at first sight.
After years of making other families' home dreams come true, it's now time for Berkus and Brent to live happily ever after in their own dream home.
Bitcoin’s market cap is simply its current price in dollars, times the total number of Bitcoins currently in circulation.
That puts it ahead of Citigroup Inc. and Visa Inc. Bitcoin enthusiasts say the digital currency’s market cap has surpassed the gross domestic product of midsize countries such as Finland and Greece. Bitcoin’s market capitalization currently stands at around $278 billion, according to coinmarketcap.com.
U.S. stock futures on Tuesday pointed to little change at the open, putting the Dow industrials on track to stay near the prior session’s record close as the Federal Reserve kicks off its two-day meeting.
January bitcoin futures XBTF8, -4.39% were trading just below $18,000 as their second full day of trading got underway, while bitcoin BTCUSD, -1.89% itself changed hands not far from the $17,000 mark.
Having managed mutual funds for a long time and voted hundreds of proxies globally, I believe there is a simple and direct way to reflect shareholder ESG preferences in the voting of proxies: Through the fund prospectus.
The structure of the mutual fund makes it difficult to reflect shareholder objectives and values related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. The growth in individual shareholder ownership ironically has created a huge gap in corporate governance and accountability.