Stay up to date. Save time.
business
Apr 24, 2019
Snap shares climbed more than 11% after the company's quarterly results showed a slightly-slimmer loss than experts predicted. However, that progress was lost once investors digested the figures during the company's earnings call to leave the stock up by just 1%. Snap posted a loss of 10 cents per share against a forecast of 12 cents; it also beat estimates for daily active users with 190 million compared to expectations of 187 million. Snap has also voiced its plans to launch a gaming platform, original shows, and more augmented reality features, but analysts remain cautious about whether it is possible to monetize Snap's millennial audience.
business
Apr 24, 2019
AT&T fell short of quarterly revenue estimates as the company was hit by unexpectedly low sales from its Warner Media unit and the uncertainty of the wireless business where it has had to cut prices to attract customers. AT&T has pushed to reduce its dependency on the mobile industry by investing in media content through the acquisition of Time Warner, but now the company finds that growth in one part of its business is offset by the decline in another segment. AT&T added 80,000 new users during the quarter against a loss of 40,000 users that analysts anticipated. However, Warner Media, which includes HBO, fell short of revenue expectations.
entertainment
Apr 23, 2019
Outlander's star Laura Donnelly has landed a fascinating role as the lead in Joss Whedon's upcoming HBO series. The show called The Nevers will be set in Victorian-era England and follow a group of women who suddenly find out they have unique abilities, unstoppable enemies, and a mission that might change the world. Joss referred to Donnelly as an incredibly talented actress who captures the essence of her character by performing with unique anarchic precision. Laura will play Amalia True, an impulsive, reckless, and emotionally damaged hero of her time.
entertainment
Apr 23, 2019
Warner Bros. has released the final trailer for 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' a little over a month before it opens worldwide. The upcoming movie will focus on the efforts by cryptozoology agency Monarch as it faces the rising threat of monsters that were thought to have gone extinct long ago. The agency will have to deal with Godzilla while it collides with Rodan, Mothra, and its nemesis, Ghidorah when these species rise for the last time to fight for supremacy. The film will be the feature film debut of Millie Bobby Brown, along with Ken Watanabe, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Sally Hawkins, and more.
world
Apr 23, 2019
On Sunday, 11 people died in Nigeria after a car crashed into the crowd during an Easter Parade. According to official reports, the driver got upset that the event was blocking his way, and after waiting for minutes, he lost his temper and crashed into a group of children who were on their way to the parade. When people nearby noticed what had happened, they approached the car and beat the driver and the passenger to death. When authorities got to the scene of the accident, they found 11 casualties 30 injured. It was later confirmed the driver was an off-duty security agent, and officials are now launching an investigation regarding this fatal accident.
science
Apr 23, 2019
Joe Barnes, a wildlife biologist from Nevada, started collecting data ten years ago to determine the presence of Mercury in this species in the states of Nevada, Texas, Washington and Maryland. After years of research, the biologist was able to detect mercury in 700 peregrines from coast to coast over ten years. Although more research is needed to determine how much Mercury peregrines can withstand, studies in other species show that high concentrations of this chemical can significantly reduce breeding. Moreover, the researcher explained peregrines are one of the most affected species when it comes to contamination because they feed on other birds that have been exposed to mercury.
world
Apr 23, 2019
Last week, the FBI arrested the leader of a New Mexico militia group, and now it was discovered he had boasted about plans to murder former president, Barack Obama. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, the United Constitutional Patriots' leader, was arrested after a leaked video showed a border vigilante aiming his gun at families who had crossed the border illegally. Yesterday, Hopkins stood trial for the possession of a firearm, and now, the FBI has revealed Hopkins conspired to stage the assassinations of Obama, Hillary Clinton, and George Soros in the past. This new information was included in one of the courtroom documents. However, It's not clear when the suspect made the comments where he boasted about planning to murder these people.
tech
Apr 23, 2019
Rossiya 24 has used the first robot newscaster to present bulletins to the country. The robot called Alex was entirely made in Russia by Promobot and is modeled after the company's co-founder Alexei Yuzhakov, with a silicone head, mobile facial expressions, and neck. It cost over $15,000 to make in 2017; the company said that it would be ready with moving limbs at the end of this year. Many viewers have felt uncomfortable with the presence of the robot as the newscaster while others think it is a remarkable breakthrough. Other tech companies have stated that Alex could be used for political propaganda and spreading of fake news.
entertainment
Apr 23, 2019
The biggest movie in the Marvel Cinematic is set to be released this week and many rumors are flying around regarding the well-known characteristic from the studio to always put a scene during or after the credits. Now that some fans and press were able to attend the premiere and early showings, it has been revealed there wasn't any footage when the credits start rolling but it seems that might not be the case. Some people are speculating the producers decided to omit the credits scenes during the early screenings and pointed out the credits were interrupted as the cast gave a speech on the premiere.
travel
Apr 23, 2019
Custer State Park is South Dakota's oldest state park, and it's also the home of a wide variety of species like pronghorn, elk, and bison. April and May are a great time to visit the park because it's when the bison have their babies, while other species like elk are better viewed during the early morning. The park offers many tours where visitors can see the wildlife up close, and since animals have no restrictions to roam the park, they can be seen all over the place no matter where you are. Custer also has many resorts where guests can stay, with all the accommodations they can ask for without losing contact with nature.
science
Apr 23, 2019
The Dragon crew capsule ended up engulfed in smoke and flames after an engine test. Back in March, SpaceX sent an uncrewed capsule to the International Space Station successfully. However, on Saturday, when the company was testing the new Dragon's abort thrusters at Cape Canaveral in Florida, the capsule exploded on the test pad. A spokesperson from the company confirmed nobody was injured during the incident. Moreover, it's too early to tell whether this incident could delay the plans to launch a crewed mission to the International Space Station in July.
world
Apr 23, 2019
Several Saudi Arabia citizens were charged with terrorism crimes and were executed by the Saudi government. At first, the men were accused of attacking the national security headquarters in the capital and killing a group of Saudi officers, yet afterward, they were also charged with adopting a terrorist extremist ideology that threatened the security of the nation. Their executions occurred across the Saudi capital, and the regions of Riyadh, Mecca, and Medina. Although the Saudi government doesn't release statistics of the executions, Amnesty International has confirmed that more than 100 people have been executed this year.
entertainment
Apr 23, 2019
Ben Affleck has signed on to direct the big screen adaptation of 'Ghost Army.' The film is based on the documentary of the same name and also on Elizabeth Sayles and Rick Beyer's book 'The Ghost Army of World War II.' The 46-year-old director is also set to write the screenplay for the film that will be based on the true story of former art students that took part in the war. The squadron comprised of incredibly talented people were tasked with fooling the Nazis into thinking that the U.S. had a much bigger army than they actually did through different means of deceptions.
entertainment
Apr 23, 2019
Mark Ruffalo is no stranger to accidentally revealing plot details to the public, and Marvel Studios learned the lesson when he let slip that everybody would die at the end of Infinity War. Since Ruffalo has become notorious for letting his tongue loose, the actor has confessed that he wasn't even given a real script. Mark stated in an interview that he received a copy of the script with scenes that he thought everybody would film, but they ended up being fake. Ruffalo also said that he's incredibly excited about watching the movie, adding that he even kept himself from watching it at the premiere because he wants to watch it with an audience the first time.
business
Apr 23, 2019
Retailer Kohl's has announced the expansion of its partnership with Amazon and will now accept returns at all locations across the country starting July. The company's collaboration with Amazon dates back to 2017 when Kohl's started selling Amazon gadgets at some of its stores. Kohl's also started handling Amazon returns at 80 stores nationwide, but it is now expanding the service to more than 1,000 locations. The store will handle all the packaging and shipping to Amazon's return facilities. This strategy seems to be paying off for the company as numbers show that stores that offer the service have significantly outgrown those stores that don't provide the service. The news made shares surged by 10%.
Copyright © 2019 | contactus@newzdigest.co