Centuries before the Black Death decimated the population of Western Europe, an earlier plague epidemic took out over 50 million people (about 15 percent of the population) in the Byzantime empire. A team of German scientists has confirmed that the two plagues were caused by the same bacterium, albeit genetically different strains.
Investors are worried about Salesforce's $4 billion buying binge — and are looking for answers (CRM)
Salesforce has spent over $4 billion on acquisitions in the past year alone, and it's making some investors grow concerned about the company's spending strategy.
According to a note by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, Salesforce may have some explaining to do during its earnings call on Wednesday to ease the investors worried about the company's record-high buying spree over the past year. It writes:
Alphabet is breaking up Nest, its standalone smart-home gadgets company, and moving Nest's software group back into Google.
Nest Labs will continue to exist as a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, but it will be limited to selling Nest-branded hardware such as its internet-connected thermostat.
Tesla got some extra time to get its ducks in a row for a federal investigation into the first known fatality while a Tesla was driving in Autopilot.
Sony has confirmed its next game system, the PlayStation Neo, and will probably formally introduce it at an event on September 7th. The console maker was heavily rumored to have a new thinner version of their current system, the PS4 Slim, but refuses...
Sometimes it can be hard to know just how many calories you're consuming in one sitting.
We teamed up with Dario, an app that offers an extensive food database and allows people to track carbohydrates and calories, to identify the calorie count of popular snacks and meals.
Travis Kalanick may be the public face of Uber, but he hasn't built the company by himself.
Like any chief executive, Kalanick leans heavily on his team and direct reports to manage all parts of the business, from people operations internally to putting out regulatory fires externally.