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Global Warming could Trigger the Release of 55 Billion Tons of Carbon from Earth Soil by 2050

Global Warming could Trigger the Release of 55 Billion Tons of Carbon from Earth Soil by 2050

A new analysis has found that warming temperatures can release billions of tons of carbon trapped inside the Earth soil and can...

4 days ago, 5:15am CST

Cyber Monday 2016 is Largest Online Sales Day in History With $3.39 Billion

Cyber Monday 2016 is Largest Online Sales Day in History With $3.39 Billion

As expected the Cyber Monday 2016 set a new record in online consumer spending....

Nov 29 2016, 5:56am CST

Black Friday 2016 Online Spending Pushed past $5 Billion

Black Friday 2016 Online Spending Pushed past $5 Billion

The final numbers of the Adobe online Black Friday 2016 consumer spending are in....

Nov 26 2016, 2:30pm CST

Black Friday 2016 Breaks Online Sales Record with $3 Billion

Black Friday 2016 Breaks Online Sales Record with $3 Billion

Thanksgiving misses $2 billion milestone....

Nov 26 2016, 12:53am CST

Thanksgiving Forecast to Reach $2 Billion in Black Friday Sales First Time

Thanksgiving Forecast to Reach $2 Billion in Black Friday Sales First Time - Updat

Consumer online spending is seen to reach $2 Billion on Thanksgiving for the first time, setting a new record....

Nov 24 2016, 12:02pm CST

Facebook Targets India for Next Billion Users

Facebook Targets India for Next Billion Users

As we aim to connect the next billion people on mobile platforms globally, 70 per cent of them will come from Asia and nearly...

Nov 23 2016, 3:26pm CST

India Produces $80 Billion Worth of Mobile Phone Components

India Produces $80 Billion Worth of Mobile Phone Components

India is set to manufacture $80 billion worth of mobile phone components over the next five years, a new study revealed on Mon...

Nov 21 2016, 4:48am CST

Snap Inc Confidentially Files for IPO at $25 Billion: WSJ

Snap Inc Confidentially Files for IPO at $25 Billion: WSJ

Set to become one of the highest-profile stock debuts along with Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba and social media giant Fac...

Nov 16 2016, 2:25pm CST

More than 1 Billion People are Living with High Blood Pressure Worldwide, Study Finds

More than 1 Billion People are Living with High Blood Pressure Worldwide, Study Finds

The prevalence of high blood pressure has dropped sharply in high-income countries while a rise has been observed in many low a...

Nov 16 2016, 11:31am CST

Microsoft Signs Up for Elon Musk's $1 Billion OpenAI Project

Microsoft Signs Up for Elon Musk's $1 Billion OpenAI Project

In a move to "democratise" artificial intelligence (AI) and making it accessible to everyone, Microsoft has teamed up with Ope...

Nov 15 2016, 11:19pm CST

Alibaba 11.11 Singles Day 2016 Sets New Sales Record with $17.79 billion

Alibaba 11.11 Singles Day 2016 Sets New Sales Record with $17.79 billion

New records show big trend to mobile shopping. The numbers are also proof that Alibaba knows how to scale e-commerce platforms....

Nov 12 2016, 6:52am CST

Chinese Satellite Wukong Detects 1.6 Billion Dark Matter Particles

Chinese Satellite Wukong Detects 1.6 Billion Dark Matter Particles

The satellite that China launched into space last year to explore dark matter - thought to be the invisible part of the cosmos...

Nov 12 2016, 2:51am CST

Alibaba 11.11 Singles Day 2016 Blasts Past a $1 billion in Sales in first 5 Minutes

Alibaba 11.11 Singles Day 2016 Blasts Past a $1 billion in Sales in first 5 Minutes

the Alibaba 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, the world’s largest 24-hour online sale, started today, Nov. 11, at midnight China...

Nov 10 2016, 11:02am CST

Wanda Group Buys Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion

Wanda Group Buys Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion

The Chinese Wanda Group enters television production in the United States....

Nov 4 2016, 7:22am CDT

Cyber Monday 2016 Predicted as Biggest Online Shopping Day wiht $3.36 billion

Cyber Monday 2016 Predicted as Biggest Online Shopping Day wiht $3.36 billion

Adobe released sales forecast for the Holiday Shopping Season 2016....

Oct 28 2016, 10:41am CDT

AT&T buys Time Warner for $85.4 billion

AT&T buys Time Warner for $85.4 billion

Telecommunications giant AT&T on Saturday agree to buy Time Warner, the home of HBO and CNN, for about $85.4 billion, in on...

Oct 23 2016, 1:04am CDT

Samsung Estimates $3 Billion Loss over Note 7 Debacle

Samsung Estimates $3 Billion Loss over Note 7 Debacle

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics has estimated that it will lose 3.5 trillion won ($3 billion) in operating profits...

Oct 14 2016, 12:08am CDT

Snapchat Reportedly Preparing a $25 Billion IPO

Snapchat Reportedly Preparing a $25 Billion IPO

Snap Inc., the parent company of popular photo-sharing messaging service Snapchat, is considering an initial public offering (I...

Oct 7 2016, 12:15am CDT

India's $85 Billion Spectrum Auction Kicks Off Today

India's $85 Billion Spectrum Auction Kicks Off Today

Editor's comment: The amount of money the Indian government is raising through a spectrum auction is staggering....

Oct 1 2016, 12:49am CDT

Salesforce Tries to Block Microsoft's $26.2 Billion LinkedIn Deal

Salesforce Tries to Block Microsoft's $26.2 Billion LinkedIn Deal

 Cloud computing company Salesforce is reportedly trying to block the $26.2 billion Microsoft-LinkedIn deal, arguing that...

Sep 30 2016, 12:45am CDT

Moon was Born when Space Rock hit Earth 4.5 Billion Years Ago

Moon was Born when Space Rock hit Earth 4.5 Billion Years Ago

The moon was formed by a planetary object hitting the infant Earth some 4.5 billion years ago, say researchers who studied a l...

Sep 27 2016, 9:13am CDT

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Donate $3 Billion for Fighting all Diseases

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Donate $3 Billion for Fighting all Diseases

Chan reveals the arrival of their daughter compels her and Zuckerberg to improve the world for their growing daughter....

Sep 22 2016, 12:39pm CDT

European Gaia Probe Pins Down Precise Positions of over a billion Stars

European Gaia Probe Pins Down Precise Positions of over a billion Stars

On its way to assembling the most detailed 3D map ever made of our Milky Way galaxy, European Space Agency's Gaia probe has pi...

Sep 14 2016, 8:51am CDT

Galaxy Cluster Discovered at Record-Breaking Distance of 11.1 Billion Light-Years

Galaxy Cluster Discovered at Record-Breaking Distance of 11.1 Billion Light-Years

Astronomers have managed to see a galaxy cluster very far away from the earth. It is in fact 11.1 billion light years away from...

Sep 1 2016, 8:03am CDT

Apple Must Pay Ireland up to 13 Billion Euros in Taxes Says EU

Apple Must Pay Ireland up to 13 Billion Euros in Taxes Says EU

In a setback to US tech giant Apple just before the much-awaited launch of its iPhone 7, the European Commission on Tuesday a...

Aug 30 2016, 10:57pm CDT

Mars had Climate Suitable for Life 4 Billion Years Ago

Mars had Climate Suitable for Life 4 Billion Years Ago

Now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about four billion years ago, said researchers after analyzing fossiliz...

Aug 24 2016, 2:19am CDT

730 million internet users in India by 2020 and over 4 Billion World-wide

730 million internet users in India by 2020 and over 4 Billion World-wide

There will be 730 million internet users in India by 2020 and the usage will grow in verticals such as hospitality, e-Commerce...

Aug 17 2016, 5:45am CDT

Messenger App Hike Raises $175 Million at $1.4 Billion Evaluation

Messenger App Hike Raises $175 Million at $1.4 Billion Evaluation

 Instant messenger app Hike on Tuesday announced that it raised financing of over 175 million led by Chinese company Tenc...

Aug 16 2016, 6:31pm CDT

Pokemon Go Maker Niantic Is Worth More Than $10 Billion

Pokemon Go Maker Niantic Is Worth More Than $10 Billion

One game can make the difference for a game developer. For Niantic that game is Pokemon Go....

Aug 12 2016, 9:42am CDT

LeEco to Invest $3 billion in Electric Car Facility

LeEco to Invest $3 billion in Electric Car Facility

Editor's comment: Chinese LeEco apparently more capable to make electric car than Apple....

Aug 11 2016, 3:13am CDT

Information Security Spending to reach $81.6 Billion in 2016: Gartner

Information Security Spending to reach $81.6 Billion in 2016: Gartner

The global spending on information security products and services will reach $81.6 billion in 2016 -- an increase of 7.9 per c...

Aug 9 2016, 5:45pm CDT

Oracle Acquires Cloud Services Firm NetSuite for $9.3 Billion

Oracle Acquires Cloud Services Firm NetSuite for $9.3 Billion

US cloud and software major Oracle on Thursday announced it was acquiring enterprise cloud services company NetSuite for nearl...

Jul 28 2016, 1:28pm CDT

Facebook Blasts Past 1 Billion Users and Makes Money

Facebook Blasts Past 1 Billion Users and Makes Money

With a strong revenue and profit growth, social networking giant Facebook has added 60 million monthly users in the second qua...

Jul 28 2016, 12:15am CDT

Verizon Announces Yahoo Acquisition Reaching A Billion Users

Verizon Announces Yahoo Acquisition Reaching A Billion Users

The Verizon Yahoo deal is official. Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash....

Jul 25 2016, 8:38am CDT

$5 Billion Verizon and Yahoo Deal to Be Announced Monday

$5 Billion Verizon and Yahoo Deal to Be Announced Monday

Verizon is reportedly entering an exclusive $5 billion deal with Yahoo....

Jul 24 2016, 9:40am CDT

Facebook Messenger hits one billion Users a Month

Facebook Messenger hits one billion Users a Month

With the announcement that one billion people are now using Facebook Messenger every month, the social networking giant's shar...

Jul 21 2016, 12:47am CDT

Windows 10 Won't Be Installed On 1 Billion Devices By Mid 2018

Windows 10 Won't Be Installed On 1 Billion Devices By Mid 2018

Microsoft executives claimed last year that by mid-2018 Windows 10 would be installed in 1 billion devices. Now the execs are r...

Jul 20 2016, 11:25am CDT

Softbank Reportedly Buys CPU Maker ARM for $32 Billion

Softbank Reportedly Buys CPU Maker ARM for $32 Billion

The Japanese investment company Softbank, owner of the US carrier Sprint is reportedly acquiring ARM Holdings....

Jul 18 2016, 12:47am CDT

Avast and AVG Merger Deal Finalized At $1.3 Billion

Avast and AVG Merger Deal Finalized At $1.3 Billion

AVG and Avast are set to become one with the new acquisition deal under way. Both target different markets and hence the merger...

Jul 8 2016, 12:25pm CDT