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Charter signs up more internet subscribers in third quarter
October 26, 2018 12:00 pm|Comments (0)

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(Reuters) – Charter Communications Inc said it added more internet subscribers than Wall Street had expected in the third quarter, offsetting a drop in video subscribers that was also less severe than expected.

The company added 266,000 residential internet customers in the third quarter, above the consensus estimate of 234,000, according to research firm FactSet.

Net income attributable to shareholders was $ 493 million, or $ 2.11 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with $ 48 million, or 19 cents per share, a year earlier.

Total revenue rose 4.1 percent to $ 10.89 billion from $ 10.46 billion. Analysts had expected the company to report revenue of $ 10.94 billion, according to Refinitiv data.

Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty

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At Uber, Troubling Signs Were Rampant Long Before a Fatal Self-Driving Crash
March 24, 2018 6:13 pm|Comments (0)

For more than a year prior to a fatal crash in Arizona, Uber’s self-driving cars failed more often, and more dramatically, than competitors’ autonomous vehicles. At the same time, Uber reduced some safety precautions, and was sometimes misleading in its description of its program and its failures. And regulators in Arizona, the locus of Uber’s testing, have taken little action to protect residents despite those worrying signals.

It is not yet clear whether Uber’s system was at fault or not in the latest crash, but Uber has now halted all testing of its autonomous vehicles, with no clear timeline for reactivation.

The New York Times reported yesterday that, in October of last year, Uber altered its testing program by putting only one safety monitor in each autonomous car rather than two, over the safety concerns of some employees. That move came despite evidence of deep problems with Uber’s autonomous vehicle efforts, dating back as far as December of 2016. That’s when Uber vehicles were seen running red lights in San Francisco. The company first blamed one of its human safety drivers, before it was uncovered in February that the problem was actually with the autonomous system itself.

Evidence quickly emerged that this was not a freak occurrence. In March of 2017, Recode obtained internal documents showing that human drivers had to take over from Uber’s system very frequently relative to the same numbers for other self-driving efforts. Then, the same month, a self-driving Uber flipped on its side in Arizona, though Tempe police found the Uber was not at fault.

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These public troubles seemed to reflect internal problems. The leadership of Uber’s self-driving car unit has frequently been described as troubled, with high levels of engineer attrition. Meanwhile, Google spinoff Waymo alleged in an explosive lawsuit that Uber had stolen technology from it by way of former Waymo executive Anthony Levandowski, who was fired from Uber in May of last year.

Finally, just a few days before this week’s fatal crash, an Uber vehicle in self-driving mode crashed into another vehicle in Pittsburgh. Fault in that crash had not been determined as of recent reporting.

San Francisco regulators put a quick stop to Uber’s testing there in the wake of the red-light incident. But even after sustained warning signs, Arizona officials took no such action, and reiterated this week that there were no plans to change the state’s hands-off regulatory approach.

Many observers believe that the future of Uber hinges on the success of its autonomous driving program. The company regularly posts quarterly losses with few historical parallels, even as regulators and critics argue with growing vehemence that the company is exploiting and underpaying its drivers.

Autonomous vehicles were intended to square that financial circle by taking driver pay out of the equation. The company, according to the Times, had planned to launch a self-driving car service in Arizona by December. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has canceled a planned April visit to Phoenix to check in on the program’s progress, though the company claims that change is unrelated to the crash. The company’s bigger plans could also now wind up delayed – including not only progress on the road to autonomous driving, but towards its hotly anticipated initial public offering.

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Qualcomm signs $2 billion sales MOUs with Lenovo, Xiaomi, vivo and OPPO
January 25, 2018 6:00 am|Comments (0)

(Reuters) – Qualcomm Technologies Inc has signed memorandums of understanding for sales worth at least $ 2 billion with Lenovo Group, Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp, vivo Communication Technology and Xiaomi Communications.

The Chinese firms expressed an interest in buying Qualcomm components with a total value of no less than $ 2 billion over three years, the U.S. chip maker said on Thursday.

The non-binding agreement will be subject to further agreements and covers technology related to RF Front-End components, it said in a statement.

The companies unveiled the multi-year agreement at a Qualcomm-hosted event in Beijing, attended by the U.S. firm’s chairman and its chief executive.

Reporting by Cate Cadell in Beijing and Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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DEWA's MORO signs MoU with SAP to provide innovative data storage & cloud computing services
July 27, 2017 1:40 am|Comments (0)

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s data hub subsidiary, Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC (MORO), has signed a Memorandum of …


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Smartphone addicts get street warning signs in South Korea
June 26, 2016 2:20 am|Comments (0)

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Smartphones can be dangerous. Not because they may potentially cause cancer (that’s a valid concern), but because people are so glued to them and often not looking at what they’re walking into on the street.

With the help of the National Police Agency, Seoul, South Korea’s Metropolitan Government is taking preventive measures to warn the city’s citizens to be more aware of their surroundings when using their smartphones.

The Seoul government unveiled two traffic signs as a part of a pilot program, which you can see below. One sign, “Warning: Using Smartphone while Walking,” is for warning pedestrians about the dangers of getting hit by a car while using a smartphone while crossing the street. Read more…

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BRIEF-Unisplendour signs MOU with 21Vianet and Microsoft (China) on cloud computing in China
February 19, 2016 4:50 pm|Comments (0)

Says signs strategic MOU with 21Vianet Group Inc and Microsoft (China) Co Ltd on cloud computing in China. Source text in Chinese: bit.ly/1jcPKCB.

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BRIEF-Unisplendour signs MOU with 21Vianet and Microsoft (China) on cloud computing in China
February 17, 2016 11:55 am|Comments (0)

Says signs strategic MOU with 21Vianet Group Inc and Microsoft (China) Co Ltd on cloud computing in China. Source text in Chinese: bit.ly/1jcPKCB.

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BRIEF-Unisplendour signs MOU with 21Vianet and Microsoft (China) on cloud computing in China
February 16, 2016 9:25 am|Comments (0)

Says signs strategic MOU with 21Vianet Group Inc and Microsoft (China) Co Ltd on cloud computing in China. Source text in Chinese: bit.ly/1jcPKCB.

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BRIEF-Unisplendour signs MOU with 21Vianet and Microsoft (China) on cloud computing in China
February 14, 2016 4:30 am|Comments (0)

Says signs strategic MOU with 21Vianet Group Inc and Microsoft (China) Co Ltd on cloud computing in China. Source text in Chinese: bit.ly/1jcPKCB.


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BRIEF-Unisplendour signs MOU with 21Vianet and Microsoft (China) on cloud computing in China
February 9, 2016 6:35 pm|Comments (0)

Says signs strategic MOU with 21Vianet Group Inc and Microsoft (China) Co Ltd on cloud computing in China. Source text in Chinese: bit.ly/1jcPKCB.

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