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Netflix to Lose Major Titles Like Hunger Games as Epix Contract Expires

Streaming service Netflix is losing Hunger Games and Transformers as it will not renew its deal with Epix that will expire at the end of September. Big movies like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Transformers: Age of Extinction, World War Z, Star Trek: Into Darkness, among others will not be available on Netflix beginning in October, reported Aceshowbiz. “We know ... Read More »

Toshiba Delays Annual Results Again as More Accounting Errors Found

Japan’s Toshiba Corp delayed announcing its annual financial results on Monday, saying it had found more accounting errors after disclosing a $1.2 billion book-keeping scandal. Toshiba, which was scheduled to post its earnings for fiscal 2015, said the newly discovered problems included incorrect impairment charges on fixed assets at several subsidiaries and improperly timed booking of loss provisions at a ... Read More »

UK Songwriter Society Sues SoundCloud Over Copyright: Report

Britain’s largest music copyright collective PRS for Music has sued SoundCloud for copyright infringement, saying the online audio-streaming firm did not agree on a licensing deal, the Financial Times reported. The newspaper said PRS for Music, which represents about 100,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, said it had “no alternative” but to sue SoundCloud for copyright infringement since the music ... Read More »

Vodafone India to Roll Out 4G Mobile Services by December

Vodafone India has announced it will launch its 4G mobile services by December 2015. Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Kolkata, and Mumbai – the five circles it had acquired additional spectrum for in the February 2014 auctions – will be part of the first wave of the rollout. The telecom operator will also roll out 3G networks in seven additional circles – ... Read More »

Nokia Agrees on ‘Shanghai Bell’ Joint Venture With China Huaxin

Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia said it had agreed to create a Chinese joint venture with Huaxin in a move that could pave the way for China’s approval for Nokia’s proposed takeover of Alcatel-Lucent. The joint venture, to be named Nokia Shanghai Bell, will be built upon a similar, long-time joint venture between France’s Alcatel-Lucent and China Huaxin, which is ... Read More »

Want to Get Hired by Google? Try This Hidden Route

Want to score a programming gig at Google? Don’t hesitate looking up for complicated queries on Google. That’s precisely how Max Rosett recently landed a job at the search giant. In a blog post, Rosett has taken the lid off a rather unconventional recruiting practice by Google. The world’s biggest search engine maintains a recruiting tool hidden in its website ... Read More »

Panasonic to Stop Making Batteries in Beijing; Cut 1,300 Jobs

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp on Thursday said it will stop making lithium-ion batteries at its factory in Beijing this month, cutting 1,300 jobs due to weak global demand for basic mobile phones and digital cameras. Employees were informed in late July of the planned closure of the 15-year-old factory, a company spokeswoman said. The plant produces batteries for simple ... Read More »

Bharti Airtel Set to Acquire Augere Wireless Broadband

Bharti Airtel on Wednesday said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent stake in Augere Wireless Broadband India, which holds 20MHz of broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum in the Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh telecom circle. “Upon acquisition, Augere will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Airtel. The acquisition is subject to necessary statutory and regulatory approvals,” Bharti ... Read More »

3D-Printed ‘Microfish’ Could Be Used for Human Drug Delivery

ish – that are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. These proof-of-concept synthetic microfish will inspire a new generation of “smart” microrobots that have diverse capabilities such as detoxification, sensing and directed drug delivery, researchers said. Researchers led by Shaochen Chen and Joseph Wang of the University of California, San Diego, were able to custom-build microfish that can ... Read More »

ISS Astronauts to Drink Japanese Whisky in Space for Science

An unmanned cargo ship loaded with emergency supplies including Japanese whisky successfully docked at the International Space Station early Tuesday, officials said. But thirsty astronauts will have to keep their hands off the golden tipple it’s a science experiment. Drinks giant Suntory sent the booze to space so it could test how time in a zero-gravity environment affects its flavour. ... Read More »