Miscellany

Miscellany

Line’s AI bets against Amazon, Google

Line Corp outlined an ambitious artificial-intelligence strategy that promises to transform Japan’s most popular messaging service while pitting it against Google, Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc.

Yahoo! Counsel leaves after hack probe finds lack of action

Yahoo! Inc general counsel Ronald Bell has left the company after an investigation of security breaches found the legal team had enough information to warrant further inquiry but didn’t sufficiently pursue it, according to a key report ahead of the planned tie-up with Verizon Communications Inc.

Why Silicon Valley doesn't seem to care about HR

In the latest episode of Tech Bros Behaving Badly, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler says she was propositioned by her boss and denied advancement because of her gender. Perhaps an even more egregious allegation is that the human resources department and senior managers at the company ignored her complaints.

Priyanka flaunts Ralph & Russo

Actress Priyanka Chopra slayed the Oscars 2017 red carpet in a eye-catching geometric Ralph and Russo white-and-silver panel dress.
The 34-year-old star, who made heads turn during her first red carpet appearance at the Academy Awards last year in a white Zuhair Murad strapless gown, completed her look with straight open hair and minimal make-up.
The Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings and bracelets added a gorgeous touch to the whole ensemble. Matching silver sandals rounded out the look.

Political speeches, anti-Trump jibes dominate Oscars 2017

The Academy Awards as expected got political, with host Jimmy Kimmel, presenters and winners making a statement against US President Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban.
Kimmel fired his first salvo at Trump by saying this broadcast is being watched live by millions of Americans and around the world that hate us.
“I want to say thank you to President Trump. I mean remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? It has been an amazing year for movies. Black people saved NASA and white people saved jazz. That's what you call progress,” he said.

Orbiting junks threaten space economy

You never see it in those lovely Nasa pictures of Earth, but the space surrounding our pale blue dot is a cosmic junkyard. Debris abounds, moving at ludicrous speeds and presenting plenty of hassles for satellite operators who do business in orbit.
This pollution poses an existential risk for greater commercialisation of space, from the grand ambitions of Elon Musk’s SpaceX Corp. and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin LLC to other players who see promising futures for an array of space activities, from tourism to imaging to pharmaceutical research.

Mumbai richest Indian city with $820b wealth

India’s financial capital Mumbai, which is home to 46,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires, is the richest Indian city with a total wealth of $820 billion, says a report. According to New World Wealth, Mumbai is the richest city in the country followed by Delhi and Bangalore in the second and third place, respectively.

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