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Author: 0 Telstra posts surprise profit slump as fixed line, mobile revenue drops

Revenue also fell 3.6% to 12.8 billion. Telstra's net profit after tax in the first half of FY17 dropped 11.8 per cent to $1.8 billion, compared to 1H16, the telco reported today. "Work has commenced on these projects which will position us to deliver significant customer benefits, reinforce our market differentiation over the longer term, and deliver business benefits such as capital efficiency, reduced operating costs and increased revenue".

Industry Ghost Recon: Wildlands Open Beta Begins Next Week, February 23
Author: 0 Ghost Recon: Wildlands Open Beta Begins Next Week, February 23

The open beta session will last 4 days, officially from 2/23 to 2/27, and will give PS4, Xbox One and PC players a chance to try out the online, open world shooter experience with the rest of the world. Check out the Ghost Recon Wildlands site for more information about how to get involved. Ubisoft announced in an email that the Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta will feature new and different content from the Closed Beta, including a new province.

Author: 0 Ice Cube Teases the 'Most Epic Fist Fight of All-Time' on Conan

So it doesn't really matter that it plays its leading men as caricatures and uses sexist insults throughout. But eventually, the undercard must yield to the main event, and retrograde attitudes about masculine toughness and the necessity of a violent rite-of-passage start to take over.

Industry Toyota reduces prices for new Prius Plug
Author: 0 Toyota reduces prices for new Prius Plug

Toyota Motor Corp. launched a new Prius plug-in hybrid model Wednesday. The brand is aiming to sell 15 million units worldwide by 2020, and Toyota says it has saved 77 million tons of carbon-dioxide emissions through sales of its hybrids up to this point.

Author: 0 China January consumer inflation quickens to 2.5 percent, beating forecasts

Even excluding the more volatile categories of food and energy, prices were still up by nearly as much at 2.3 percent. "With simmering global risks emanating from reversal in commodity cycle and uncertainty from the USA monetary and fiscal policy likely to worsen the tradable inflation trajectory and core CPI inflation expected to remain persistently sticky, we expect RBI to maintain status quo through at least first half of 2018", Bhardwaj said.

Industry Miami Dolphins save $15.7 million by cutting Mario Williams and Brandon Albert
Author: 0 Miami Dolphins save $15.7 million by cutting Mario Williams and Brandon Albert

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com, the Miami Dolphins have released offensive tackle Branden Albert. Williams' departure saves the Dolphins $8.5 million. Mitchell, 29, played the past three seasons for the Dolphins after the Houston Texans selected him in the third round of the 2010 draft. The long, odd trip for enigmatic ex-Texans outside linebacker Mario Williams keeps rolling along.

Author: 0 Avon Posting Steep Loss On Weaker Than Expected Q4 Results

During the trading on 02/14/2017, Company's stock ranged from $5.74 to $5.95. Earnings per share for the recently concluded quarter is expected to come in at $0.09 a share with $1.61B in revenue. The company maintains price to book ratio of 1.47 vs.an industry average at 1.08. The stock traded with the volume of 3.77 Million shares in the last trading session.

Author: 0 Reasons Warren Buffett Is Buying Apple Stock

Assuming Berkshire has not sold its stake, Apple's 16.6 percent stock price gain this year would leave it with a $1.1 billion paper profit in 2017 alone, according to Reuters . The disclosure about the new stake in Apple , made last May, coincided with a period when Apple's shares were on the downswing and sparked wide speculation that Buffett was calling a bottom in the stock.

Author: 0 Trump says will name new Labor secretary pick

Acosta has served in three presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed positions over the course of his career. Acosta is a former USA attorney in Miami who served on the National Labor Relations Board in the Bush administration and headed the civil rights section in the Department of Justice.

Author: 0 GM's Opel and PSA Group in merger talks

PSA Group and General Motors confirm they are exploring numerous strategic initiatives aiming at improving profitability and operational efficiency, including a potential acquisition of Opel Vauxhall by PSA. In 2015, Barra and GM's board quelled an attempt by an investor group to install representatives on the carmaker's board by agreeing to return more cash to shareholders, and to target 20% or better returns on invested capital.

Author: 0 New Apple TV Getting 4K Video, But Not Much Else

Apple is reportedly testing testing the fifth-generation model of the Apple TV, according to Bloomberg . "Time and again, the people say, Apple engineers have been forced to compromise on Apple's vision of revolutionizing the living room", the report says.

Author: 0 Yahoo investigation exposes new threat for users

According to Yahoo!, the hackers used text files that track user preferences, commonly known as "cookies" in tech circles, to get into some accounts. Yahoo is still investigating the incident. Yahoo said on Wednesday (Feb 15) it was notifying some users that hackers may have been able to use a manoeuvre to break into their accounts without stealing passwords.

Author: 0 All Lamborghini Venenos Being Recalled

Owners are being asked to contact an authorized Lamborghini dealer or service point to have the evaporative emission control (EVAP) systems upgraded to the latest version. Especially if combined with a not approved aftermarket exhaust system this could lead to risk of fire. All owners of vehicles affected will be notified by certified mail and should expect to meet with their local dealership in the near future.

Author: 0 HTC will launch a mobile VR headset later this year

He told CNET that the company has "a good plan in terms of combining mobility with VR", and added that "it's not a phone slapped into a headset". "It'd be a different thing". The executive then reminded the publication that HTC should definitely be considered a virtual reality company. It's not going to be a true Vive successor, and it's not going to be a "copycat" device, which means it's not going to be HTC's take on the Google Daydream View or Samsung Gear VR.

Author: 0 Resident Evil 7's second banned footage DLC is here

Just weeks after the game launched, a fan project has transformed a virtual item from Resident Evil 7 into something you can actually wear on your wrist. A word of warning here - this DLC hinges upon major events that are revealed very late in Resident Evil 7's main story, so if you're looking for the maximum impact out of the main narrative you should play this DLC after finishing the core game.

Industry Hybrids: Toyota reaches 10 million cars sold
Author: 0 Hybrids: Toyota reaches 10 million cars sold

That milestone was met just nine months after total hybrid sales reached the 9 million units sold mark. While rivals including Nissan Motor Co and Tesla have marketed electric cars for almost a decade, Toyota has promoted fuel cell-powered vehicles as the most sensible next-generation option to hybrids, although a lack of hydrogen fuelling stations remains a major hurdle for mass consumption.

Author: 0 Buy or Sell? What Analysts Recommends: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN), KeyCorp (KEY)

HBK Sorce Advisory LLC decreased its position in shares of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) by 29.6% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. This ratio also gives some idea of whether you're paying too much for what would be left if the company went bankrupt immediately. The company's stock has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 0.7 percent, a Return on Equity (ROE) of 7.9 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 11.3 percent.

Industry Pioneer's new Rayz headphones charge your iPhone while you listen
Author: 0 Pioneer's new Rayz headphones charge your iPhone while you listen

Both pairs feature noise-canceling technology enabled by six built-in microphones and the company's patented ambient-noise-detecting technology. In addition, while other noise cancelling products focus on noise for frequent flyers, Rayz delivers exceptional noise cancellation across the entire noise spectrum of everyday life - from commuting, to work, or play and school environments.

Author: 0 Amazon, Google plan to turn their home speakers into home phones

Google declined to comment on the matter, only saying that it "continue [s] developing new experiences for Google Home". There's also the inherent awkwardness of a speaker-only phone system; they would probably need some kind of handoff function to send calls to a standard cell phone for a little extra privacy.