Walmart partners with Google as it ventures into voice-shopping online market

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is teaming up with Alphabet Inc’s Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon.com Inc., adding another front to Wal-Mart’s battle with the online megastore. Google, which makes the Android software used to run most of the world’s smartphones, will offer hundreds of thousands of Walmart items on its… Read More Walmart partners with Google as it ventures into voice-shopping online market

Three dead, dozens injured as Typhoon Hato slams Hong Kong, southern China

Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets. There were reports of 34 people injured in Hong Kong while in the city of… Read More Three dead, dozens injured as Typhoon Hato slams Hong Kong, southern China

Ten sailors missing as U.S. warship USS McCain collides with Liberian merchant vessel near Singapore

Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said. The collision between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC was… Read More Ten sailors missing as U.S. warship USS McCain collides with Liberian merchant vessel near Singapore

Hundreds of students set to graduate from Africa Film Academy’s So You Wanna Act workshop in Owerri

The city of Owerri is set to play host to the graduation ceremony of this year’s edition of its So You Wanna Act workshop organised by Africa Film Academy. The graduation event scheduled for the 24th of August, 2017 marks the end of a highly educative and interactive workshop for the participants and is billed… Read More Hundreds of students set to graduate from Africa Film Academy’s So You Wanna Act workshop in Owerri

YouTube expands streaming services into new U.S. markets

Alphabet Inc’s Google has expanded its YouTube TV streaming service into 14 new U.S. markets to reach half of American households, with an additional 17 markets to launch in the next few weeks, the company said on Thursday. YouTube is broadening access to live TV streaming as younger viewers increasingly watch shows online and traditional… Read More YouTube expands streaming services into new U.S. markets

Ericsson sues smartphone maker Wiko over patent infringement

Swedish mobile infrastructure firm Ericsson is suing French-Chinese smartphone maker Wiko in two German regional courts over patent infringements, it said on Thursday. Ericsson said Wiko had infringed its rights for several years without any licence or compensation, despite negotiations since 2013. Wiko, which has its head office in France but is majority-owned by Chinese… Read More Ericsson sues smartphone maker Wiko over patent infringement