Monthly Archives: August 2015

Apple explores move into original programming business – Variety

Customers stand beneath an Apple logo at the Apple store in New York City's Grand Central station in New York City(Reuters) – Iphone maker Apple Inc is looking to move into the original programming business to compete with video streaming companies such as Netflix Inc, Variety reported on Monday. Apple, which aims to begin offering the service next year, has held preliminary talks with executives from Hollywood in recent weeks to gauge their interest in spearheading efforts to produce entertainment content, Variety reported, citing sources. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment outside regular U.S. business hours.

Obama has not finalized post-presidential plans: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to board Air Force One on the way back to Washington after a presidential visit to New Orleans, LouisianaPresident Barack Obama has made no final decisions about what he will do after leaving office, the White House said on Monday, following comments by Columbia University's president that he looked forward to welcoming Obama back to campus in 2017. “The President has long talked about his respect for Columbia University and his desire to continue working with them," the White House statement said in response to a Reuters query. "However, at this point no decisions have been finalized about his post-Presidency plans.” Obama graduated from the New York school in 1983. Columbia was also among the contenders for Obama's presidential library, which will be built in his hometown of Chicago.

White supremacist aiming to kill Jews convicted in three Kansas murders

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasA man who admitted in court to wanting to kill Jews was found guilty on Monday of murdering three people, including a teenage boy, outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year. A seven-man, five-woman jury took less than two hours to convict Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, on the three murders as well as on three counts of attempted murder for firing at other people during the same shooting spree in April 2014. Jurors will next decide if Cross should get the death penalty, as prosecutors are seeking.

Migrant trains reach Germany as EU asylum system creaks

Travellers believed to be migrants leave a train coming from Austria at the railway station in MunichAs thousands of men, women and children – many fleeing Syria's civil war – continued to arrive from the east, authorities let thousands of undocumented people travel on towards Germany, the favored destination for many. The influx is a crisis for the European Union, which has eliminated border controls between 26 "Schengen area" states but requires asylum seekers to apply in the first EU country they reach – something that is often ignored as migrants race from the fringes of the bloc to its more prosperous heart.

Apple partners with Cisco to boost enterprise business

A new iPad is seen follownig a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino(Reuters) – Apple Inc on Monday teamed up with network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc to improve the performance of its iPad and iPhone devices on Cisco's corporate network. Cisco will provide services specially optimized for iOS devices across mobile, cloud, and on premises-based collaboration tools such as Cisco Spark, Cisco Telepresence and Cisco WebEx, the companies said in a statement. Apple is expanding its foothold in the enterprise arena at a time when iPad sales are shrinking.

A growing immigration crisis

An immigration crisis tests world leaders as refugees continue to flee and risk their lives to escape violence at home. Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric speaks to the director of the Human Rights Watch’s refugee program to see if anything can stem the tide.

Photos of the day – August 31, 2015

Photos of the day - August 31, 2015The Soyuz TMA-18Mis being installed at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, 31 August 2015. Members of the main crew of the 45/46 expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) Kazakhstan's cosmonaut Aydyn Aimbetov, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Denmark's astronaut Andreas Mogensen from the European Space Agency are scheduled brought to the ISS on September 2, 2015. (EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY)