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Amazon's Alexa Starts Rolls Out In The US For Mate 9 Users

The Mate 9 Alexa essentially adds another device that can listen and respond to voice commands just like an Amazon Echo would. Hotel guests will be able to use the AI-driven assistants to control the lights, open the drapes, adjust the room temperature and command the TV by voice.

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Climate is changing for Old King Coal

On the heels of the 250th coal-fired power plant retiring in the United States yesterday, the Sierra Club , Greenpeace , and CoalSwarm have released their third annual survey of the global coal plant pipeline, Boom and Bust 2017: Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline .

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Airbnb makes a late play for China

Airbnb has unveiled a new Chinese brand name and plans to double its investment in a bid to grow the business in China. Since entering the Chinese market in August 2015, Airbnb has seen nearly 80,000 Chinese premises registered. Like other US tech giants, Airbnb has struggled in China, where copycats hit the market quickly and have an easier time navigating often burdensome regulations.

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Martin McGuinness dies aged 66: Christians react

At the funeral of Finbar McKenna on the Falls Road in Belfast , I was a few metres behind McGuinness. He is survived by his wife Bernie and four children. He added, "As President of Ireland, I wish to pay tribute to his vast contribution to the advancement of peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland - a contribution which has rightly been recognised across all shades of opinion".

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Concern for Brazil's meat sector, as bans to export markets spread

Several Caribbean countries have ordered the immediate ban on the sale and importation of corned beef from Brazil, following reports that several major meat processors in the South American nation have been selling rotten beef and poultry. The ministry said the companies implicated by the Brazilian authorities supply 99.5 per cent of the corned beef on the local market. Author: LK HewlettEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots.

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PPG Industies Says Revised Takeover Bid Rejected By Akzo Nobel

Pittsburgh-based PPG had said after its initial rejection it was confident about reaching a deal with Akzo. Elliott Management Corp., the hedge fund founded by billionaire Paul Singer, said Akzo should begin talks with its USA competitor. Akzo will provide updated financial guidance and hold an investor briefing soon, the company said. It warned that a deal, raised from $21 billion made earlier this month, would lead to asset sales due to the overlap of both companies in decorative paints ...


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