Xiaomi secures $1B loan to expand its international presence and offline retail footprint
 Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has secured a $1 billion loan in order to develop its international focus and build out its offline sales presence. The company revealed today that it has secured a three-year syndicated loan agreement from 18 banks across Europe, Middle East, India, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley served as joint global coordinator, with Bank… Read More ...
Live Cricket Score, India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3: Visitors Look To Extend Dominance
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3, Live cricket score: Mohammed Shami picked two wickets in the same over and Umesh Yadav got rid of opener Dimuth Karunaratne after India posted a massive 600 all out in their first innings. Sri Lanka ended Day 2 at 143-5, trailing India by 446 runs.
Meg Whitman says she’s not going to Uber
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman wants everyone to know that’s not going to Uber. Bloomberg and Recode had reported that she was on the short list for the CEO spot, but she took to Twitter to make it clear that it’s not happening. In a three-part tweet, she concluded that the “rumors” have “become a distraction,” so she wants everyone to know… Read More ...
AdUps Chinese spyware still on Android phones, including Blu
They say good things never last and bad things last for ages. That seems to be the case with AdUps, a Chinese “technology firm” that was blatantly installing spyware on countless of Android smartphones worldwide. Despite being involved in a scandal that even got the US Homeland Security’s attention, AdUps’ operation continues and its spyware still infects entry-level and budget … Continue reading...
Torrei Hart Calls Out Amber Rose for Saying People from Philly are Ugly
Torrei Hart has some advice for Amber Rose -- who daringly declared people from South Philly aren't "traditionally attractive" -- but Torrei also has plenty of shots to take. Torrei, a Philadelphia native herself, ripped Amber for setting a…
Redfin real estate site prices IPO at $15, valuing company at $1.2 billion
 Redfin, the real estate site based in Seattle, has finally raised its IPO. Founded in 2004, this was 13 years in the making. Despite an ugly patent lawsuit from a former co-founder over one of Redfin’s pending patent applications — one filed just this Monday — the company priced above the $12 to $14 range, at $15 per share, a number that values the company at $1.2 billion.… Read More ...
Professor Einstein robot is your own personal teacher
The average consumer can buy a robot that vacuums their carpet, cleans their grill, but how about one that exists solely to educate? Thus enters Professor Einstein, a personal robot measuring more than a foot tall with an appearance like the man after whom it is named. Professor Einstein offers various facial expressions, understands what you’re saying to it, and … Continue reading...
Save the environment while you rock climb with La Sportiva’s Mythos Eco
Want to help save the environment while you rock climb? La Sportiva's Mythos Eco is a redesigned version of the company's tried-and-true classic climbing shoe — made with 95 percent recycled materials. The post Save the environment while you rock climb with La Sportiva’s Mythos Eco appeared first on Digital Trends.
i.am+ buys Wink, the smart home hub previously owned by Flextronics and Quirky
 Wink — the smart home hub and platform originally incubated inside the failed connected object maker Quirky, and then acquired by Flextronics (now known as Flex) as part-payment for Quirky’s debts — has moved on to its third owner. i.am+, the “lifestyle technology company” owned by musician and entrepreneur Will.i.am, has acquired the company for an… Read More ...
Amazon ‘The Hub’ brings delivery lockers to apartment complexes
Amazon currently offers delivery lockers at certain destinations such as colleges, but it wants to make things even more convenient for its customers. The company has quietly introduced a new product for apartment owners, giving them the option to have Amazon parcel lockboxes installed directly on the property. With these, residents can retrieve their packages from a secured box rather … Continue reading...
Amazon Echo vs. Amazon Echo Show: The Show has a screen but is it worth the upgrade?
After much anticipation, Amazon has finally unveiled its latest screen-enhanced iteration of the Amazon Echo Show, but how does it measure up to the Echo and, most importantly, should you buy it? The post Amazon Echo vs. Amazon Echo Show: The Show has a screen but is it worth the upgrade? appeared first on Digital Trends.
OJ Simpson Is Killer Non Grata At USC
USC just delivered a pretty ferocious stiff arm to O.J. Simpson.  With the ex-Trojans running back expected to be released from prison in October, USC football coach Clay Helton was asked Thursday if the Heisman Trophy winner would be welcomed…
Dropbox is reportedly inching closer to a potential IPO
 Dropbox may be taking another step in its very slow shuffle toward an IPO, and is now working with Goldman Sachs to prepare documents that could be filed as soon as this year, according to a report by Bloomberg. The company is expected to hire Goldman Sachs as the lead advisor of the IPO process, according to the report. Read More ...
Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia, putting Trump in corner
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted almost unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russia, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and infuriate his own party. ...
Tasty One Top smart cooktop works with companion recipe app
A new smart device designed for home cooking has launched, and it’s called the Tasty One Top. This induction cooktop is the brainchild of GE Appliance’s First Build Team and BuzzFeed Product Labs, and it works with a companion app that brings hundreds of recipes to a user’s smartphone. When the two products are used together, the cooktop will do … Continue reading...
WhatsApp is beating Snapchat at its own game, reports 1 billion daily users
WhatsApp reports it now has 1 billion daily active users. The company also says it has 250 million daily "WhatsApp Status" users, meaning that its beating Snapchat, which reports having 166 million daily users. The post WhatsApp is beating Snapchat at its own game, reports 1 billion daily users appeared first on Digital Trends.
Martin Landau Died from Massive Internal Bleeding
Martin Landau died at UCLA Medical Center when he suffered severe internal bleeding which led to his organs shutting down. According to his death certificate, obtained by TMZ, the Hollywood icon's immediate cause of death is hypovolemic shock --…
Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia; Putin vows retaliation
WASHINGTON/SAVONLINNA, Finland (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russia despite President Donald Trump's objections to the legislation, which has angered Russian President Vladimir Putin who threatened to retaliate. ...
Sling TV gets pay-per-view: UFC 214 is kicking things off
Sling TV has announced the arrival of pay-per-view on the service, giving subscribers the opportunity to watch events in the same way they would with traditional television services. The very first pay-per-view event to arrive on the service will be UFC 214: Cormier vs Jones 2. This will just be the start of the events, though, something the company says … Continue reading...
Sling TV gets pay-per-view: UFC 214 is kicking things off
Sling TV has announced the arrival of pay-per-view on the service, giving subscribers the opportunity to watch events in the same way they would with traditional television services. The very first pay-per-view event to arrive on the service will be UFC 214: Cormier vs Jones 2. This will just be the start of the events, though, something the company says … Continue reading...