MARKET REPORTS 

D-Street Buzz: Metal stocks shine led by Hindalco, SAIL; Tata Steel, Vedanta, JSPL rise 3%

Three companies — Hindalco, Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) and JSW Steel — posted substantial gains Wednesday on a two-day rally that is boosted by hopes that the global trade war may not escalate further. Shares of Hindalco surged 7.4%, SAIL shares rose 4.3% and JSW Steel surged 4.2% on the BSE; they have all risen between 20% and 25% so far in the week.Stocks have mostly risen so far this week, following a strong rally Monday and Tuesday. This was also the fourth-biggest two-day gain for the BSE…

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EMERGING NEWS 

Israel announces the successful launch of new spy satellite

The USS Nimitz, is headed back to its home port in Los Angeles and back into the Navy dockyard. Which is good news because I was hoping to volunteer the ship as a venue for an exchange of video technology between the “vaguely” progressive U.S. state of Washington and the even more vaguely progressive state of Israel. Then I was told that under a Washington law dating back to 1939, taxpayer-funded Washington universities are not permitted to offer hospitality to visitors coming to the state for purposes of learning, holding…

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EMERGING NEWS 

Google to restrict ads that cater to spyware and surveillance technology

The search giant has issued guidelines limiting what can be paid for by the company in exchange for placement. Now, advertisers can only buy ad space for which a market-research company has determined the ads “improve the capabilities of the targeted technology.” Market research is a sort of payment for advance sales. In a related move, Google has also reduced the size of the “payload” on any ad placed on Google search results, deleting any data about shoppers’ whereabouts that may have been reported. So, for example, a search for…

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EMERGING NEWS 

IIT-G students build a pocket-sized device to sanitize surfaces

IIT-G students build a pocket-sized device to sanitize surfaces With a lot of upgrades, Dr. Nitish Patel’s invented device may become a household standard. One of the best inventions I know involves a device that could soon be used everywhere. Dr. Nitish Patel has invented a device that rapidly sanitizes whatever it comes in contact with, and there’s some estimate that it could be widespread within a year or two. As Krugman has pointed out, there’s already a competing device on the market, but I suspect this is going to…

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ELECTRONICS 

The new Huawei P40 Pro+ with an Ultra vision, SLR quality camera

IT’S NICE TO see TNW still offering similar flexibility to the innovative communities that get younger and more diverse and globally active today. The most interesting New product that I have seen is the new Huawei P40 Pro+. It’s an Android phone and, in the company’s “typical” way, gets creative and innovative with features. The stunning thing about this phone is that it adds a smartphone SLR-like camera to it. It’s like being able to use a phone as a real SLR camera. If you haven’t seen this yet, watch…

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ELECTRONICS 

Arm to transfer IoT Businesses to SoftBank, focuses on core semiconductor business

Arista really just an emerging growth company, or was it a takeover target? For what it’s worth, a new report out from Bernstein suggests that investors are better off if they believed that Arista was a growth company from the start. As Bernstein analyst Stacy Rasgon explains, none of the five major semiconductor companies that Arista competes with actually have businesses with a similar level of gross margin, and all of them except one have significantly higher operating expenses. The real attractive aspect of Arista, as you can see from…

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ELECTRONICS 

Oracle launches fully-managed cloud services on-premises

The cost of cloud computing is coming down, but it remains an expensive proposition. Oracle Corp. thinks it can build a better model, starting with an effort to establish services-as-a-service for customers who want to run Oracle software on-premises. Many vendors, including Oracle and Microsoft Corp., already offer SaaS — usually for their software and tools — in one form or another. However, SaaS generally requires a monthly fee or cloud-hosting charge from the customer. Oracle is offering managed services that, in effect, are a mix of SaaS and on-premises…

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EMERGING NEWS 

Microsoft goes after app-based consent phishing attacks in Cloud

In a separate commentary, Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc says that in addition to taking this step, his company will be adding similar privacy protection measures to its corporate email and cloud service platforms. The EU regulation that will start rolling out in August, GDPR, is the biggest technology change to hit the digital landscape since the opening of the World Wide Web — a rules package that both forms a broad framework and is designed to implement it. While it won’t have a huge impact on daily computing (although, if applied…

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EMERGING NEWS 

Insilico Medicine, Arctoris announce technology partnership to discover new COVID-19 drugs

InSilico Medicine today announced a technology partnership with Arctoris Pharma to discover new therapeutics and meet regulatory hurdles to bring important new treatments to patients with blinding diseases of the eye. By working together, the two organizations can reduce clinical trial costs and expedite development of effective therapies for eye diseases. We live in a world that has advanced at an accelerated pace since the emergence of large, complex systems: medical algorithms on computers are able to show us how the biological world functions. And in silico medicine advances are…

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EMERGING NEWS 

How to watch Rocket Lab launch satellites for Canon, Planet and more live

On the morning of Wednesday, June 5, the team at Rocket Lab will attempt to launch the maiden orbital flight of their Electron rocket, a blast-off from their launch pad at the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere. Electron, which is set to carry its first payload of five satellites for customers including satellite companies and a part of the East Antarctic Ice Shelf Monitoring Program, is the first commercial mission in New Zealand’s history. More importantly, for this, and subsequent launches, this launch will mark a new way of organizing…

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