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Classes in Marawi to start on June 4, says DepEd

A resident collects salvageable belongings from her destroyed house during a visit to the main battle area in Marawi City, in southern island of Mindanao on April 1, 2018. AFP FILE PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

South Korea's LG Group chairman dies at 73

2018-05-20 reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s fourth-largest conglomerate LG Group said its Chairman Koo Bon-moo passed away on Sunday due to illness.

LG Corp says chairman unwell, to nominate his son to board

SEOUL: South Korea’s LG Corp said its long-time chairman is unwell and that it plans to nominate his son to its board of directors in preparation for leadership succession.

Amazon Arm Partners With Kaleido to Enter Blockchain Market

2018-05-16 zacks
In a bid to bolster presence in the blockchain industry, Amazon’s (AMZN - Free Report) cloud computing division, Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) is teaming up with ConsenSys’ subsidiary Kaleido, a blockchain business cloud. Kaleido is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider which features Ethereum packages — Geth and Quorum. This helps companies to manage and build blockchain platforms easily. With this partnership, Kaleido will be available at AWS Marketplace and can be accessed across various AWS regions from anywhere in the world.

Verizon Deal Gives Amazon Edge over Microsoft & Google Clouds

2018-05-16 zacks
Amazon’s (AMZN - Free Report) cloud division Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) has been a key catalyst behind the company’s scintillating growth in recent times. In recently concluded first-quarter 2018, AWS revenues surged 48.6% year over year to $5.44 billion primarily driven by expanding customer base. High performance rate and rapid deploy ability has made AWS’ tools desirable for small businesses as well as enterprises.

Asia markets: Trade, stocks, oil and currencies on the agenda

2018-05-14 cnbc
Asian shares searched for direction in early Monday trade, with oil prices mostly steady, having pared some gains after touching multi-year highs last week.

Google eases tech stress with app controls, table-booking assistant

2018-05-08 channelnewsasia
Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday showed off an updated virtual assistant that can call restaurants, hair salons and other businesses to check hours and make reservations, holding conversations on a user's behalf.

The LG journey: How Clarksville landed the 600-job plant

2018-05-05 theleafchronicle
The $250 million LG plant announced by Gov. Haslam on Tuesday will bring Clarksville 600 jobs. Jake Lowary/The Tennessean

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amazon, Bristol-Myers, Time Warner, Northrop Grumman and Honda

2018-05-02 zacks
Chicago, IL – May 2, 2018 – announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Amazon (AMZN - Free Report) , Bristol-Myers (BMY - Free Report) , Time Warner (TWX - Free Report) , Northrop Grumman (NOC - Free Report) and Honda (HMC - Free Report) .

FOCUS: How Samsung fell behind Sony and LG in the premium TV market

2018-05-02 channelnewsasia
At the 2013 annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, flashy organic light-emitting diode (OLED) televisions sporting credit card-thin screens were at the front and centre of Samsung Electronics' new gadgets display.

How Samsung fell behind Sony and LG in the premium TV market

2018-05-01 channelnewsasia
At the 2013 annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, flashy organic light-emitting diode (OLED) televisions sporting credit card-thin screens were at the front and centre of Samsung Electronics' new gadgets display.

FOCUS-How Samsung fell behind Sony and LG in the premium TV market

2018-05-01 reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) - At the 2013 annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, flashy organic light-emitting diode (OLED) televisions sporting credit card-thin screens were at the front and center of Samsung Electronics’ new gadgets display.

Top Stock Reports for Amazon, Bristol-Myers & Time Warner

2018-05-01 zacks
The Zacks Research Daily presents the best research output of our analyst team. Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Amazon (AMZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), and Time Warner (TWX). These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today.

What to Expect from NXP Semiconductors' (NXPI) Q1 Earnings?

2018-04-30 zacks
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI - Free Report) is slated to release first-quarter 2018 results on May 2. Notably, the company beat estimates in two of the trailing four quarters, delivering an average positive earnings surprise of 17.52%. In the last reported quarter, the company came up with a positive earnings surprise of 76.37%. Let’s take a look at how things are shaping up prior to this announcement.

Vietnam Airlines Considers Creating Cargo Unit to Boost Revenue - Bloomberg

2018-04-30 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

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