Like practically everyone else in the online video world, Netflix had been preparing its video files for streaming based on the bandwidth available to consumers since 2011. From past four years, the company has been working on its new streaming technology that could help consumers get better-looking streams while also saving up to 20% of data. If successful, the technology could result out breakthrough in North America having Netflix usage single-handedly accounts for more than a 33% of all data consumed during peak times.
Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that they have got into exclusive negotiations to exchange businesses. The planned transaction would include Sanofi animal health business’ (‘Merial’) swap with an enterprise worth €11.4 bn and Boehringer Ingelheim consumer healthcare (CHC) business would be swapped with an enterprise valuing €6.7 bn.
The transaction won’t include Boehringer Ingelheim CHC business in China. As the part of the transaction, Boehringer Ingelheim would also make a gross cash payment of €4.7 bn to Sanofi.
Two opposite trends have been seen in high-income nations and low-and-middle-income nations with regard to cancer rates. Improved screening and adoption of healthy lifestyle have brought a dip in occurrence of common cancers in many high-income countries. But, owing to the adoption of unhealthy western habits, like food, has brought a rise in prevalence of common cancers in low- and middle-income countries.
The search engine giant Google is looking forward to make your holiday travels almost stress free. It has announced some tiny, but noteworthy updates for its Inbox by Gmail app that must make the process of sharing travel plans and photos easy.
Gmail Inbox Trip SharingInbox has been offering a feature known as Trip Bundles, already, which automatically brings together different emails linked to upcoming trips, such as flight booking confirmation, hotel reservation, and car rental, giving you the most significant info such as flight times at the top.
Financially troubled Daughters of Charity Health system announced on Monday that it has inked an unusual and controversial deal with a New York hedge fund.
The news has come almost 11 days after California Attorney General Kamala Harris gave her conditional approval for the largest nonprofit hospital transaction in state history, and the first to involve a hedge fund.
Previous month, the commercial space bill the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act got approved by Congress, and was signed into law by President Obama a day before Thanksgiving. The bill is nearly 7,250 words long, but is quite smaller than the usual appropriations bill or defense authorization bill.
The bill’s last four ‘titles’ are less than 500 words. This part of the bill is known as ‘Space Resource Exploration and Utilization’. This is the portion of the bill that has received the highest attention in the past several weeks.
The Shell and the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have joined hands to sponsor a $7 million XPrize, which they say will help promote the development of new sensors, robotic submerisbles and other technologies.
This new initiative aims to explore the seafloor as it can lead to advances in a variety of areas. For example, a Caribbean Sea sponge was used in developing a number of drugs, including HIV medicine.
A new study which showed that more than 10% US kids have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suggests the cases have spiked among girls and some US minority groups in past few years.
Experts believe surge in confirmed ADHD cases among girls, older kids and Hispanics could be because of better screening among some previously under diagnosed groups. More than 5.5 million kids aged five to 17 years have the neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorder, as per the study which analyzed ADHD cases confirmed by parents from 2003 to 2011.