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Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project

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(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens designed to help monitor sugar levels. The project, started in 2014, aimed to help diabetics better manage their blood sugar levels by embedding sensors on a contact Read More

Google Cloud names Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Former Oracle Corp product chief Thomas Kurian will replace Diane Greene as head of the cloud division at Alphabet Inc’s Google in the coming weeks, Greene announced in a blog post on Friday, after a tumultuous year for the business. FILE PHOTO: A Google logo is seen at the company’s headquarters Read More

The egos disbanded? Bridging the great advertising divide

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BARCELONA (Reuters) – Traditional advertising groups hope that their creative flair will prevail against the technological clout of consultancies encroaching on their business, but there are signs the two sides of the divide are moving closer together. FILE PHOTO: WPP’s logo hangs on the wall outside the company’s offices in London, Britain April 30, 2018. Read More

Apache Donates 50,000 Trees in Four States

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HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) has announced the donation of 50,000 trees through its annual Apache Tree Grant Program. Partnering with 59 nonprofit organizations across Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico, the program focuses on community enhancement and wildlife habitat improvement projects. Plantings from this year’s grants began Read More

Swiss competition watchdog probes suspected payment systems boycott

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FILE PHOTO: The Credit Suisse logo is pictured on a bank in Geneva, Switzerland, October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland’s competition watchdog WEKO said it had searched offices of Swiss financial companies including Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) and UBS (UBSG.S) as it probes a suspected boycott of mobile payment solutions such as Read More

Esplanade's Kravetz bullish on casinos, Apple; sees turbulence for discount stores

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Strong U.S. consumer holiday spending will not boost retailers across the board but instead benefit winners like Apple Inc (AAPL.O) that have signature products, Esplanade Capital’s Shawn Kravetz said at the Reuters Global Investment 2019 Outlook Summit in New York on Wednesday. Shawn Kravetz, President and Chief Investment Officer of Esplanade Read More

Boring is 'amazing' for steady returns: Epoch's Van Valen

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The gains of internet-related stocks in recent years have cast a shadow over what a dull but steady income stream from dividends can do for investors. Kera Van Valen, managing director and portfolio manager at Epoch Investment Partners, speaks during the Reuters Global Investment 2019 Outlook Summit, in New York, U.S., Read More

Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C. area for new offices

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SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) picked America’s financial and political capitals for massive new offices on Tuesday, branching out from its home base in Seattle with plans to create more than 25,000 jobs in both New York City and an area just outside Washington, D.C. The world’s largest online retailer plans to spend Read More

Nigerian firm takes blame for routing Google traffic through China

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FILE PHOTO: A man walks past the brand logo of Alphabet Inc’s Google outside its office in Beijing, China, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Nigerian internet provider Main One Cable Co took responsibility on Tuesday for a glitch that caused some Google traffic to be temporarily misrouted through China, saying it Read More