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Babylon Healthcare targets chronic disease in $100 million expansion

LONDON (Reuters) - Artificial intelligence company Babylon Health said it would invest $100 million to double its team of engineers and scientists in London and expand its capabilities to manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and depression. Babylon has developed an AI-powered platform that it says can assess symptoms and diagnose illness to the same capability as a family physician — a claim it supported by se...

13 Sep 4:24 PM 0 Read More...

Air strike warning app helps Syrians dodge death from the skies

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Russian military aircraft thunders into the sky at 4.47 pm from Russia’s air base at Hmeimim in western Syria, veering to the east. An observer takes note of all three details, opens a phone app and enters the information into three designated fields. Fourteen minutes later and 100 kilometers away, Abdel Razzaq sees the aircraft flying over his town of Maaret al-Numan. He opens his own app a...

13 Sep 3:49 PM 0 Read More...

New Apple watch could take bite out of Swiss market

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss watch industry faces an increased threat from a new Apple Watch able to detect heart problems that is likely to appeal to older shoppers, industry experts said on Thursday. Apple Inc presented the new Apple Watch Series 4 able to take an electrocardiogram to detect an irregular heartbeat and start an emergency call automatically if it detects a user falling down. “Far from just being an...

13 Sep 1:43 PM 0 Read More...

Sky to develop mobile games based on its original drama

LONDON (Reuters) - European pay-TV group Sky said on Thursday it was joining forces with production company Skybound Entertainment to create its first mobile narrative games, aiming to exploit the content of its original TV shows in a new format. The games created by the joint venture, named Skybound Stories, will make the player the protagonist tasked with making choices that shape the storyline, Sky said. Sky’s m...

13 Sep 1:30 PM 0 Read More...

Morgan Stanley to offer bitcoin swap trading - Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley plans to offer trading in derivatives tied to bitcoin, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing a person familiar with the matter. The bank does not plan to trade bitcoin directly and its swaps are tied to bitcoin futures contracts, the person said. Morgan Stanley did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Last week, Business Insider reported that rival Goldman Sachs Group ...

13 Sep 12:31 PM 0 Read More...

Cyber attacks cost German industry almost $50 billion: study

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two thirds of Germany’s manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe’s largest economy some 43 billion euros ($50 billion), according to a survey published by Germany’s IT sector association on Thursday. Industry association Bitkom surveyed 503 top managers and security chiefs from across Germany’s manufacturing sector, and found the small and medium-sized ...

13 Sep 8:21 AM 0 Read More...

Bubbling Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne

REIMS, France (Reuters) - Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives. The eight-times Olympic champion grinned as he experienced weightlessness in the modified plane normally used for scientific research, but on this occasion to showcase a champagne bottle that will allow astronauts...

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German supreme court refers landmark case on YouTube to EU court

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany’s highest court BGH said on Thursday it would postpone an eagerly awaited decision on whether Google’s YouTube is liable for violations of intellectual property rights on its video platform. The law suit, which concerns illegally uploaded songs by Sarah Brightman, was brought by a music producer who has been quarrelling with YouTube since 2008, seeking compensation not only ...

13 Sep 7:33 AM 0 Read More...

Apple iPhones get bigger and pricier, Watch turns to health

CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc introduced its largest-ever iPhone and a watch that detects heart problems on Wednesday in an attempt to get customers to upgrade to more expensive devices in the face of stagnant global demand for smartphones. The relatively small changes to its lineup, following last year’s overhauled iPhone X, were widely expected by investors and the company’s shares ended down 1.2 perc...

12 Sep 11:22 PM 0 Read More...

Tesla customers may face longer response time as deliveries rise: Musk

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) customers may face longer response time due to a significant increase in vehicle delivery volume in North America, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said in a tweet here “Resolving this is our top priority,” Musk said. The company was not immediately available to provide additional details on the tweet. Tesla is trying to iron out production bumps after struggling to produce Model ...

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