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Apple to use 100% renewable energy for manufacturing in Japan

​New York, March 10 (IANS) Apple said it has partnered with component supplier Ibiden to power all of its manufacturing in Japan with 100 per cent renewable energy.

To meet the commitment, Ibiden will invest in more than 20 new renewable energy facilities, including one of the largest floating solar photovoltaic systems in the country.

Google confirms buying data science community Kaggle

​New York, March 9 (IANS) US tech giant Google has confirmed the acquisition of Australia-born data science community Kaggle for an undisclosed sum.

The confirmation came at the Google's "Cloud Next" conference in San Francisco late on Wednesday.

China aims to create 11 mn new jobs

Beijing, March 9 (IANS) China aims to create 11 million new jobs for urban residents this year, despite the slowdown of economic growth, a media report said on Thursday.

The confident move, according to analysts, is because the country has maintained a medium-to-high speed of economic growth, the People's Daily said in the report.

Pinterest acquires 'human powered' search engine Jelly

​New York, March 9 (IANS) San Francisco-based Pinterest has acquired Twitter co-founder Biz Stone's "human powered" search engine start-up Jelly.

"This is the best decision for the future of human powered search and discovery. Jelly plus Pinterest is an exceedingly powerful match. A new adventure begins!" Stone, Co-

Morocco organises debate on climate change, human rights

​Geneva, March 7 (IANS/MAP) Morocco organised a debate in Geneva to discuss possibilities for a global human rights-based climate change agenda.

The meeting was held on Monday on the sidelines of the main sessions of the UN Human Rights Council.

Facebook may soon broadcast original shows

New York, March 4 (IANS) After the success of its Facebook Live feature, Facebook is looking for original TV-like programmes from various genres and may pay hefty amount for it, a media report said.

Taiwan seeks FTA-like bilateral agreement with India

​Taipei, March 3 (IANS) Taiwan is seeking a Free Trade Agreement (FTA)-like bilateral agreement with India to boost trade and investments even as its companies are looking to relocate some of their manufacturing facilities from mainland China to India and Southeast Asia.

Myanmar to restart Special Economic Zone

Yangon, March 3 (IANS) Myanmar has formed a high-level committee and task force to restart the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tanintharyi region which was once suspended for years, the media reported on Friday.

Cognizant acquires intelligent products firm Brilliant Service

​Tokyo, March 2 (IANS) Leading professional services firm Cognizant on Thursday announced the acquisition of Brilliant Service Co. Ltd. -- a Japan-based intelligent products and solutions company that specialises in digital strategy, product design and engineering, Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise mobility.

Dow Jones industrials close above 21,000 for first time

New York, March 2 (IANS) Wall Street closed with strong gains on Wednesday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the main market indicator, rising 1.45 per cent and ending the day above 21,000 for the first time in history in the wake of President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress.