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Airbus Ventures' 1st investment takes off

Airbus Group's corporate venture capital fund Airbus Ventures has announced its first investment that was extended to a Phoenix-based Local Motors Inc. Airbus Ventures is keen on startups in the aviation industry that support Airbus business strategy. Local Motors Inc develops open source designs for building cars, helicopters and airplanes.

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Views Of BHP Billiton New Headquarters As Bond Sale Makes Light of Mining Peak Gloom

BHP Billinton Writes Down US Shale Assets Worth $7.2 billion, No Surprise For The Investors

Oil and gas market have been tattering due to existing sharp downtrend in price. Many oil companies have been writing down the value of shale assets over the past 20 months since prices started crashing. BHP Billinton Ltd. has also become dependent on bank debts to maintain soaring expenses and plans to cut dividends for the first time in 25 years. Finally, following the industry trend, BHP has announced for writing down US energy assets worth $7.2 billion.

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Stocks Continue Steep Downward Slide

Asian Stocks Dipped As Wall Street Plunged: China's Slowdown, Slump In Oil Prices Dominate

The Wall Street took a second plunge on Wednesday in the first two weeks of 2016 after trading failed to pickup after Tuesday. This sent ripples to global markets especially Asian markets which all closed sharply lower predicating on growing concern for China's slow growth, stability of its currency, and slump in oil prices.

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The Queen And Duke Of Edinburgh Host Reception To Recognise The UK Technology Sector

UK technology sector mobilizes $3.6-bln VC in 2015

The UK-based technology firms mobilized $3.6 billion (£2.5 billion) funds from venture capitalists (VC) in 2015 and this is 70 percent higher than $2.1 billion in 2014. London technology companies accounted for more than half of the mobilized VC funds. The increasing investor appetite for technology startups and fintech firms has been the main factor that propelled the VC funding.

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Inside The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Qualcomm & TDK Form $3 billion Venture To Develop Smart Phones Using Radio Frequency Chips

Qualcomm Inc. and TDK group tie up to form a $ 3 billion project in Singapore. After completion of the venture by 2017, Qualcomm will own 51% of the new company with a provision to purchase TDK’s stake at a later time. Following the joint venture, Qualcom’s share price has fall a little but TDK share price has jumped by 5.5%, highest change within last two moths.

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Business Leaders Converge In Sun Valley, Idaho For Allen And Company Annual Meeting

Anaplan mobilizes $90 mln in latest VC round

The San Francisco-based cloud software company Anaplan has closed the latest round of VC funding to the tune of $90 million giving a valuation of the company at $1.09 billion. The latest investment round was led by Indian firm Premji Invest.

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Cyber Attacks

Shape Round Raises $25 Million Fund Series D, Eyes Chinese Ecommerce Market

Like other tech giants, Shape Security Inc., ‘Botnets’ security service provider has been eyeing to enter into Chinese ecommerce market since long. Inclusion of Beijing based investor, Northern Light and raising sufficient funds for spreading elsewhere- appear as two contributing factors. These factors have led Shape to penetrate the world’s largest ecommerce zone.

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Inside Maluuba Inc. As Canada, Which Birthed The Current AI Boom, Risks Losing Its Edge

Leaders Fund Established $100 Million Venture Fund Targeting Software Startups

A group of technology executives in Canada and U.S. launched a Toronto-based $100 million venture fund. The group is focusing to fund enterprise software to establish its investment portfolio.

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Developers And Coders Attend The TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 Hackathon

U.S. Venture Capital Fund Dropped 9% in 2015, But Strong Pace Continued

Venture capital fund in the U.S. dropped by 9% in 2015, but a strong fundraising pace from 2014 continued. Investor become more selective to put the capital in startup companies.

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Developers And Coders Attend The TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 Hackathon

Venture Capital Firms Face Slowdown in Tech Funding

Venture capital firms raise less capital and face a slowdown in tech funding for 2015. However, the number is still above annual average since 2006.

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Test Drive Of The Toyota Motor Corp. Back To The Future Mirai Vehicle

Toyota Mirai: First Auto To Adopt Kymeta’s Flat Antenna Technology

Toyota Mirai has been represented with a flat antenna at this week’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Tuesday. The flat antenna technology is capable of widening the coverage area and shares the same communication standard across national borders. The Mirai trial still appears in the early testing stages and Toyota commits to install data communication modules in a wider range of vehicles.

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Behind The Scenes At The Bristol Airbus Factory

2016 may be tough for UK manufacturers as confidence eases

The weakening business confidence coupled with global economic challenges is impacting the UK manufacturing sector in more negative way. Despite odds forecast for 2016, majority of manufacturing firms in the UK are going ahead with their investment plan for technology and innovation. About 44 percent of UK companies participated in a survey expressed their concerns about challenging 2016 year.

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Tribune Media To Sell Iconic Tribune Tower In Chicago

Will Overvalued US Real Estate Burst Anytime?

Economists express concerns over the repetition of property bubble in the US market as it's overvalued. Analysts estimate that the real estate is overvalued in the range of 25 percent to 60 percent considering the average price and average income in a particular area. However, the US property market is attracting more foreign investment and it's forecast to be higher than in 2015.

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Key Speakers At The TechCrunch Disrupt Summit

Y Combinator Reshuffles Executives, Gmail Creator Flagships ‘The Startup Accelerator’

In a major setback, Silicon Valley’s largest startup accelerator reshuffles assignments for top executives. After five years of joining, Gmail and FriendFeed dreamer Paul Buchheit replaces Sam Altman as managing partner of startup accelerator’s core program. Sam Altman is reportedly assigned to advise his successor managing partners while overseeing the entire program.

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