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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications at 65

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said. Allen left Microsoft in 1983, before the company became a corporate juggernaut, following a dispute with




Technology and innovative finance key to reaching end users

BALI, Indonesia — New technology and blended finance will help to bridge the “last mile” of the infrastructure gap by getting goods and services to end users, and connecting underserved populations to business value chains, said the African Development Bank during a session at the Global Infrastructure Forum 2018 on Saturday. This year’s forum themed




Animal Health Care: Stakeholders call for more diagnostic laboratories

Details of a report on disease control in Africa, carried out by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in 2011 by the Deputy Director General, ILRI, Dr. John McDermott, revealed that livestock diseases present both economic and health dangers to developing countries like Nigeria. According to him, “Wealthy countries are effectively dealing with livestock diseases,




F-15: The Air Force Fighter No One Wants To Fight

The USAF bought its last F-15 in 2001, but foreign sales have kept Boeing’s production line humming since. The company has twice in recent years tried to again attract the interest of the Air Force, first with the semi-stealthy Silent Eagle in 2010. In 2016, Boeing again introduced a new F-15, Eagle 2040C. Eagle 2040C




Huawei’s 7nm Kirin 980 chip could give Qualcomm reason to worry

Alongside that architecture, there’s new Cortex-A76 cores, new GPUs, dual neural processors and more. The race to deliver a seven-nanometer chip is heated, and Huawei has just proclaimed itself the winner. The company just unveiled its Kirin 980 CPU here at IFA 2018, and says it is the world’s first commercial 7nm system-on-chip (SoC). But




Huawei overtakes Apple as the second-largest smartphone seller

According to Gartner, Huawei has taken Apple's spot as the second-largest smartphone seller in the world. But Apple is about to release a slew of new iPhones, so it's unlikely Huawei will stay second for long. Huawei has taken Apple’s spot as the world’s second top-selling smartphone manufacturer, according to Gartner. The report notes that




Showdown: Russia’s Deadly Armata T-14 Tank vs. America’s ‘New’ M1 Abrams (Who Wins, Who Dies?)

Can the Army keep up with the latest and greatest from Russia and China? Army and industry weapons developers have begun work on an advanced next-generation…Abrams tank specifically engineered with new weapons, ammunition, laser-spotters and advanced thermal sights able to outrange, outgun and outmatch the most modern Russian and Chinese tanks, service and industry officials




Goldman Sachs is now a tech company

Computer engineers now make up 25% of Goldman Sachs’ workforce. One of every five deposits at Bank of America come from a cell phone, and big-bank backed Zelle processed $75B in peer-to-peer transactions in their first year. New financial technologies aren’t just making it easier for banks to manage their books: they’re aiming to reach




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