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IBM is preparing to close its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat but Wall Street has ‘real question marks’ after its ‘mediocre’ quarter (IBM, RHT)

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IBM missed Wall Street’s revenue expectations when it announced earnings on Tuesday, but analysts are paying close attention to its upcoming acquisition of Red Hat, which will close later this year. IBM saw declines in its cloud and cognitive software unit, and analysts say this is a sign that IBM is struggling to compete in […]

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Mr. C Coconut Grove Hotel Opens in Miami

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Mr. C Coconut Grove is the third property operated by the Cipriani brothers, who currently operate a 138 key luxury property in Beverly Hills, California and a 66 key luxury property located in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of the Seaport District New York. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

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Israeli Team: Human Error May Have Caused Spacecraft Crash

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The Israeli start-up behind last week’s failed lunar landing says human error may have caused the spacecraft to crash into the moon. SpaceIL, the non-profit that undertook the botched lunar mission, said Thursday that its engineers collectively decided to restart the inertial measurement unit, a critical part of the spacecraft’s guidance system, following its malfunction […]

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Marriott is building the tallest modular hotel in the world in NYC — and it’s expected to only take 90 days to assemble

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Marriott is building the world’s tallest modular hotel in New York City, Bloomberg reported. The 360-foot-tall tower’s 168 guest rooms will be prefabricated in Poland, and then the “modules” will be shipped to New York. Each module will come fully-outfitted with beds, sheets, pillow, flooring, and even toiletries. Once they arrive, they’ll be assembled in […]

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I went to my first Priority Pass lounge in the US after visiting dozens abroad, and international ones are light-years better due to the food

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As I’ve traveled over the last year, I’ve made extensive use of airport lounges through my credit card, which offers a free Priority Pass membership as a perk. Priority Pass has access to over 1,200 lounges all over the world. While I loved my experience with Priority Pass abroad, many American users complained last year […]

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As France rebuilds Notre-Dame Cathedral, the French studio behind ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is offering up its ‘over 5,000 hours’ of research on the 800-year-old monument

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A fire ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, which destroyed the iconic spire built in the 19th century. An unlikely source has emerged as potentially helpful in the rebuilding efforts: The video game “Assasin’s Creed Unity,” which contains an elaborate re-creation of Notre-Dame during the French Revolution. “Obviously we would like to help if […]

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Groundbreaking Indian Ocean Science Mission Reaches an End

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The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades. Little is known about the watery world below depths of 30 meters (yards), the limit to which a normal […]

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This samurai slasher for Nintendo Switch and PC lets players turn every stage into a bloody highlight real

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“Katana Zero” is an indie action-platformer with pixel graphics and flashy retro-wave aesthetics launching April 18 for Nintendo Switch and PC. Playing as “The Dragon,” a time-controlling samurai assassin, players are able to turn every stage of “Katana Zero” into a bloody highlight reel. “Katana Zero” is wonderfully styled, packs a suspenseful story, and is […]

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MoviePass has dropped from over 3 million subscribers to about 225,000, according to leaked internal data

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MoviePass has dropped from over 3 million subscribers to about 225,000, according to internal data obtained by Business Insider. MoviePass has signed up only about 13,000 new subscribers since launching its “Uncapped” plan a month ago, according to the data. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. MoviePass has dropped from over 3 million subscribers to about […]

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Here comes Pinterest …

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Pinterest is set to begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The visual-bookmarking platform priced its initial public offering on Wednesday evening at $19 a share, giving it a $10 billion valuation. It was last valued at $12.3 billion in the private market. Visit MarketsInsider.com for more information about Pinterest. Pinterest is set […]

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A new machine-learning tool used by Citadel and Balyasny to rank their brokers hopes to put an to the ‘old boys network’

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Communications analytics company Behavox is rolling out Broker Vote, a machine-learning tool that ranks hedge funds’ relationships with banks and brokers, at the end of May. The program tracks the communication hedge funds have with the teams at banks and broker-dealers and uses natural-language processing to determine which broker was the most helpful to the […]

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Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

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The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the ‘three stooges of socialism.’ read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

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Turkey’s central bank is boosting its reserves with ‘off balance sheet’ short-term swaps — and investors are aghast

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Turkey’s central bank admitted that it has boosted its foreign currency reserves with an “off balance sheet” arrangement. The central bank bolstered its holdings with “unorthodox” short-term currency swap deals. When removed from the total, they leave a lower-than-expected figure in its foreign currency reserves, worrying investors and analysts, as reported by the Financial Times. […]