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Sony CEO Hirai to be replaced by CFO: report

February 2, 2018 Alex 0

TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai will be replaced by Kenichiro Yoshida, currently the company's chief financial officer, effective April 1, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Friday.

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David Marcus defends Facebook’s Messenger Kids platform

February 2, 2018 Alex 0

David Marcus, Facebook’s vice president of Messaging Products, responded to the backlash against Messenger Kids when he spoke at the Upfront Summit in Los Angeles on Thursday. “Families will be better off because it exists,” said Marcus. “I firmly believe that it is a good product.” Read More

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The Airbus Vahana flying taxi actually flew for the first time

February 2, 2018 Alex 0

Seems like just yesterday Airbus’ Vahana autonomous electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft was little more than a painted concept, but now it’s actually flown, during a full-scale prototype test that lasted just under a minute, and during which the Vahana aircraft was fully self-piloted and fling at a height of 16 feet off the ground. The Vahana VTOL, which resembles… Read More

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Tesla uses auto leases to raise $546 million in asset backed securities

February 2, 2018 Alex 0

Tesla is using its car leases as collateral for a big $546 million loan as it turns to debt markets to raise additional cash to combat the blistering burn rate of its auto and energy business, according to multiple reports.
The bonds are pegged to leases of its Model S and X cars, and it marks the first time that Elon’s electric albatross has turned to asset backed securities for new… Read More

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YouTube’s live TV service is now available for Apple TV devices

February 2, 2018 Alex 0

YouTube’s streaming live TV service is now available on Apple TV devices, the Google-owned video site revealed in a surprise announcement this afternoon. In a tweet telling Apple TV owners to check the App Store, the official YouTube TV account disclosed that its app is now available on tvOS devices. This follows news earlier today that YouTube TV has made its way to compatible Roku devices as well.

YouTube TV’s expansion to other popular set-top box platforms has been a bit of a rollercoaster since its spring 2017 launch, with YouTube saying back in December that it had delayed its Roku and Apple TV app launches to the first quarter of 2018 after failing to meet an earlier deadline the company set back in late October. Then, earlier…

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Mind control

February 2, 2018 Alex 0

Controlling machines using thought can be used in medicine, gaming, transport and many other sectors.