High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries, by new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford. The post High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report

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SoFi held acquisition talks with Charles Schwab

SoFi, the online lending giant, held conversations with Charles Schwab about a potential acquisition by the brokerage firm, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions. The M&A talks were first reported by the Financial Times and were said to take place earlier this year. In addition to Charles Schwab, the FT reported that there were discussions with several other unnamed… Read More …read more Source:: TechCrunch

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Tesla will soon build its electric cars in China

Telsa has confirmed its plans to build a manufacturing plant for its electric vehicles in Shanghai, so as to better serve the Chinese automotive market. As The Wall Street Journal notes, the move will help the Elon Musk-fronted company cut production costs and won’t need to form a joint venture firm with a local business – but it’ll likely still have to cough up a 25 percent import tariff on the cars it produces and sells there. Regardless, that’s a huge win for Tesla, as China is poised to put seven million electric vehicles a year on the road by… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Britain’s fintech boom is pushing the number of finance trademarks to a record high

Trademarks registered by finance firms rise by 35% in 5 years to 4,228. Growth fuelled by rise of fintech — financial technology — startups in Britain. LONDON — The number of trademarks registered by financial services companies hit a record-high of 4,228 in 2016, according to professional services firm RPC. Financial trademarks have risen by 35% over the last five years, figures from the Intellectual Property Office show. RPC, which compiled the data, puts the spike down to Britain’s booming fintech — financial technology — startup sector. Names trademarked last year include digital banking platform Zentity, automated cash payment service Numus Cash, and peer-to-peer lender Bondora, RPC says. Paul Joseph,… Read More

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New Telstra TV combines streaming, catch-up, free-to-air and Pay TV

Perhaps sensing that the average household has more television-connected devices than available HDMI ports these days, Telstra has announced a successor to the original Telstra TV that will handle all of your streaming and catch-up services, while also letting you watch live free-to-air and Pay TV. Once again powered by Roku, the new Telstra TV will provide access to every free-to-air live channel, along with ABC iView, SBS On Demand, PLUS7, 9Now and Tenplay. As for subscription services, the box will be able to stream Foxtel Now, BigPond Movies, Hayu, Stan and Netflix (no word on whether Amazon Prime Video will be available). Thanks to its new-and-improved integrated search functionality,… Read More

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