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.
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.
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".
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 ...
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.
Expectations of those tax cuts are a major reason for the 10-per cent surge in the S&P 500 since Trump's election. At 9:38 a.m. ET (1338 GMT) the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was down 23.89 points, or 0.12 percent, at 20,644.12, the S&P 500 .SPX was down 0.11 points, or 0.00 percent, at 2,343.91.