BlackBerry (BB) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

BlackBerry (BB) closed the most recent trading day at $5.44, moving +0.55% from the previous trading session. This move outpaced the S&P 500’s daily loss of 0.32%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 0.38%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.4%. Heading into today, shares of the cybersecurity software and services company had lost 2.17% over the past month, lagging the Computer and Technology sector’s gain of 2.58% and the S&P 500’s gain of 2.51% in that time. Wall Street will be looking for positivity from BB as it approaches its next earnings…

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Kentucky police use new technology to nab suspects in hours instead of weeks as rapid DNA market takes off

The Kentucky State Police started using a new DNA test in February that law enforcement officials say could completely revolutionize criminal investigations, analyzing the data in under two hours instead of days or weeks. Colorado-based ANDE Rapid DNA is offering its quick DNA testing to Kentucky state police for free as part of an ongoing pilot program. Kentucky is the first state to use ANDE’s technology for sexual assault cases and it’s getting a lot of notice from other states. ANDE Rapid DNA declined to provide its sales data, but…

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Share market update: Nifty Financial Services index up; Indiabulls Housing Finance jumps 5%

NEW DELHI: The Nifty Financial Services index was up with most of its components trading with gains in Tuesday’s afternoon session. Shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance (up 5.69 per cent), Shriram Transport Finance Company (up 4.20 per cent), Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company (up 3.75 per cent) and Indiabulls Ventures (up 3.51 per cent) were the top gainers in the index. ICICI Bank (up 2.38 per cent), Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services (up 1.58 per cent), State Bank of India (up 1.37 per cent) and REC (up 1.08 per cent)…

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RBI to set up panel on development of housing finance securitisation market

The Reserve Bank of India, on Thursday, announced that it will soon set up a committee to assess the state of housing finance securitisation market in the country. The move is aimed at bringing in standardisation of asset securitisation practices to enable better management of credit and liquidity risks. The committee, which will be announced soon, will also study the best international practices, and lessons learnt from the global financial financial crisis. It will propose measures to further develop these markets in India by identifying critical steps required, such as…

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Audi A8 TDI Quattro first drive brings autonomy to luxury saloon market

Review Audi has set a new benchmark with the latest version of its A8 luxury saloon. The new flagship will be the first production car to offer an autonomous driving function. While it isn’t a core fleet model, the A8 is extremely important as it showcases technology that will eventually filter down into future mainstream models. Traffic Jam Pilot will allow hands-off driving in certain conditions up to speeds of 37mph. The A8 will also have an autonomous remote parking capability. These functions are possible thanks to a dedicated driver…

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Malta trending in US travel market

It is that time of year when travel publications and TV news casts announce their eagerly awaited “Places to Go 2018” lists for American travelers to see where is the next hot spot to explore. Malta is clearly trending. Although Malta has already been featured on major travel lists in the past few years, this year the Mediterranean Gem has made more than 20 lists including several leading TV Broadcasts. Malta is not only mentioned but being singled out by top media outlets and TV broadcasts. From CBS News Travel…

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Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook Boosting Augmented Reality Market: eMarketer

Augmented reality is seeing strong gains among Americans thanks to social networks like Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook, a market research firm said Monday. A new report by eMarketer said some 40 million Americans will engage with augmented reality monthly in 2017, up 30 percent over last year. Virtual reality is also growing, but at a slower pace, according to the researchers. The report said growth in augmented reality is being fueled by Snapchat Lenses, Facebook Stories, and Instagram Stories, while virtual reality usage is driven by 360-degree videos on social…

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India: short term effects of rupee demonetisation could hit outbound market

On November 8, the government announced that the ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes – the two largest value bank notes in the currency – will no longer be legal tender, with almost immediate effect. “Eventually it’s going to be more positive. On the shorter term it’s going to be a little bit negative” The decision was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the aim of ridding the country’s economy of ‘black money’, counterfeit notes, and corruption. A new ₹500 note and a ₹2,000 note will be introduced into circulation soon. India…

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The Real Estate Market in British Columbia

The exotic mountains, the vibrant cities, the diverse culture and the opportunities for innumerable activities like golf courses, ski resorts etc. make British Columbia in Canada quite famous and hence the real estate business there has always been profitable. However, owing to the not-so-long-ago economic downswing, the real estate market in British Columbia had simmered down for a brief period. But after the temporary cool off this exotic province of Canada has been quickly up for a smooth recovery and since 2010 the market has been promising for property sales.…

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