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As U.S. retreats, EU and China seek climate leadership at summit

As U.S. retreats, EU and China seek climate leadership at summit By Robin Emmott and Robert-Jan Bartunek| BRUSSELS BRUSSELS China and the European Union will seek on Friday to save an international pact against climate change that U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be set to pull out of. As China emerges as Europe’s unlikely global partner on areas from free trade to security, Premier Li Keqiang will meet top EU officials at a summit in Brussels that will also discuss North Korea’s missile tests. In a statement backed by…

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Mary Meeker’s latest trends report highlights Silicon Valley’s role in the future of health care

Mary Meeker’s latest trends report highlights Silicon Valley’s role in the future of health care Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends Report, out today, was full of insights on how tech is shaping our future — including now in health care. This was the first year Meeker included healthcare in her report and it shows just how much of a role tech is going to play in improving our lives going forward. A few key insights from the report: Wearable devices have continued to gain momentum with 25 percent of Americans…

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CBS move to own shows like 'MacGyver' pays off in overseas sales

CBS move to own shows like 'MacGyver' pays off in overseas sales By Jessica Toonkel| NEW YORK NEW YORK Just over a decade ago, CBS Corp accelerated its push to own more of the shows it broadcasts, rather than licensing them from studios. That expensive and potentially risky decision is starting to pay dividends as the network’s international sales rise and more viewers watch television online. (Graphic on ownership of CBS shows tmsnrt.rs/2sdXRnR) CBS figured correctly that owning a show, such as the reboot of the 1980s hit “MacGyver,” would…

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Hillary Clinton says pulling out of climate accords would hurt U.S. businesses

Hillary Clinton says pulling out of climate accords would hurt U.S. businesses As rumors swirl around President Trump’s decision to remain or withdraw from international climate accords, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had some choice words for the president from the stage of the Code Conference on Wednesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Echoing the sentiments of current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and a number of executives who have signed on to an ad campaign to encourage the president to remain in the Paris Agreement, Clinton said that abandoning the…

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Study suggests last-mile drone delivery could lower carbon footprint

Study suggests last-mile drone delivery could lower carbon footprint There’s always been talk about how drones could improve the emissions situation produced by our truck-based delivery infrastructure. But you have to look into these things. A new study from University of Washington researchers indicates that drone delivery may indeed lead to a lower carbon footprint — if it’s done properly. “I was amazed at how energy-efficient drones are in some contexts,” said Anne Goodchild, who led the research, in a UW news release. “Trucks compete better on heavier loads, but…

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Paris climate deal: EU and China rebuff Trump

Paris climate deal: EU and China rebuff Trump Chinese and EU leaders are to agree a joint statement on the Paris climate agreement saying it is “an imperative more important than ever”. A draft of the document, seen by the BBC, stresses the “highest political commitment” to implement the deal. It will be widely seen as a rebuff to the US, as President Trump deliberates on withdrawal from the accord. The joint statement will be published on Friday after a summit in Brussels. For more than a year, Chinese and…

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Occipital launches low-cost AR/VR tracking platform for all-in-one headsets

Occipital launches low-cost AR/VR tracking platform for all-in-one headsets Some of the most annoying parts of today’s virtual reality hardware are all the wires and the sensors needed to accurately track the headset. With all-in-ones, all of that hardware has to find its way into the headset and track your location in a low-power way. Today, the SF-based Occipital is showing off a tracking platform optimized for all-in-one headsets that will allow users to traverse spaces without external sensors using low-cost integrated cameras and IMUs. With this effort, the company…

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Mexico's Hotel California owners reject the Eagles' trademark claims

Mexico's Hotel California owners reject the Eagles' trademark claims By Jonathan Stempel The owners of a Mexican hotel using the name Hotel California on Wednesday said a trademark infringement lawsuit by the Eagles, whose song “Hotel California” is arguably the band’s most famous, should be dismissed. Hotel California Baja LLC, which runs the Todos Santos hotel in Baja California Sur, said the band long ago waived its trademark rights, having waited four decades to assert them since releasing the song “Hotel California” on a 1976 album with the same name….

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Clinton: “email account was turned into the biggest scandal since Lord knows when”

Clinton: “email account was turned into the biggest scandal since Lord knows when” Hillary Clinton appeared on stage at Code Conference on Wednesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, California and reflected on why she lost the U.S. 2016 presidential election. Unsurprisingly, the widespread coverage her unsecured email usage was a sour point. The “email account was turned into the biggest scandal since lord knows when.” She griped that the “mainstream media covered that like Pearl Harbor.” She also felt that former FBI director James Comey had a lot to do with…

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Hillary Clinton says the DNC has really, really bad data

Hillary Clinton says the DNC has really, really bad data In an interview that quickly turned into an election post-mortem, Hillary Clinton slammed the Democratic National Committee’s poor data for playing a role in her lost bid for the U.S. presidency. On stage at the Code Conference with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, Clinton praised her campaign’s own data team before launching into a scorching criticism of the DNC’s data machine. “I was very proud of my data and analytics team,” Clinton said, noting that her team was comprised largely…

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