Daily Archives: April 4, 2018

Spotify makes its stockmarket debut

WHEN Spotify, a music-streaming service, went public on April 3rd, its founder, Daniel Ek, rang no bells on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Rather than the “pomp and circumstance” of an initial public offering, the Swedish firm, which is widely credited with turning round the fortunes of the music industry, opted for an unusual direct listing. ...

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Navy seeks new advanced sensors, weapons for new frigate

Lockheed Martin received a $15 million conceptual design contract from the U.S. Navy on Feb. 16 to mature its Frigate design  (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin) The Navy envisions a new multi-mission Guided Missile Frigate able to sense enemy targets from great distances, fire next-generation precision weaponry, utilize new networking and ISR technologies, operate unmanned systems and succeed against technically advanced enemies in ...

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White House: US mission in Syria coming to 'rapid end'

The White House said on Wednesday that the United States’ mission in Syria to eradicate the Islamic State “is coming to a rapid end.” “The military mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria is coming to a rapid end, with ISIS being almost completely destroyed,” the White House statement said. “The United States and our partners remain committed to eliminating the ...

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29 ancient footprints may upend long-held migration theory

A person walks past beside footprints on the sand.  (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos) Twenty-nine human footprints from the end of the last Ice Age are fueling discussion about America’s first immigrants, Gizmodo reports. Archaeologists found the prints on an island in British Columbia, Canada, while seeking evidence of the Coastal Migration Theory, which posits that humans traveled down the coast after ...

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