Animal Planet, HGTV enter streaming arena as Discovery launches new service

Discovery Communications, the cable TV home of Shark Week, the Oprah Winfrey Network and reality hits “90 Day Fiancé,” “Property Brothers” and “Dr. Pimple Popper,” is launching a direct-to-consumer streaming service that will make its programming available to consumers without a pay TV subscription.



Beau Henderson, Jonathan Silver Scott standing in a kitchen: A couple see their new kitchen for the first time as Drew and Jonathan Scott give them a tour on HGTV's "Property Brothers." (Caitlin Cronenberg)


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A couple see their new kitchen for the first time as Drew and Jonathan Scott give them a tour on HGTV’s “Property Brothers.” (Caitlin Cronenberg)

The service, called Discovery+, will launch Jan. 4, the New York-based company announced Wednesday. It will carry programming from Discovery’s wide range of channels, which include TLC, OWN, Investigative Discovery, Animal Planet and Food Network.

Through a partnership deal with A&E Television Networks, Discovery+ also will offer nonfiction shows from Lifetime, History Channel and A&E.

Discovery is entering a crowded field as media conglomerates such as the Walt Disney Co., WarnerMedia and Comcast have made their programs and

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Samsung Invites Startups Changing The World For Good To Enter The 2021 Extreme Tech Challenge

The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) is the world’s largest startup competition for entrepreneurs addressing the globe’s most serious challenges. XTC is inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and showcases innovators who are harnessing the power of technology to benefit humankind and make our planet a better place.

The competition provides game-changing startups with the opportunity to raise capital, network with global entities (corporations, VCs, partners), and gain the mentorship they need to pioneer technological breakthroughs and help power a sustainable future.

I caught up with Rajeev Rajan, Chief of Staff & Head of Marketing and Communications to the President & Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics, and Co-Managing Director of the Extreme Tech Challenge, to find out more.

Afdhel Aziz: Rajeev, welcome.Please tell us a little about what the Extreme Tech Challenge means to Samsung and how the company is involved in it?

Rajeev Rajan:

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ImmunoPrecise and Genmab Enter into a Technology Partnership Targeting Infectious Disease

VICTORIA, BC, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “IPA”) (TSXV: IPA) (OTCQB: IPATF) (FSE: TQB2), a leader in full-service, therapeutic antibody discovery and development, today announced that it has entered into a research agreement with Genmab A/S (Nasdaq: GMAB), an international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. IPA will generate novel bispecific antibody combinations using Genmab’s proprietary DuoBody® platform and IPA’s proprietary antibodies in the field of infectious disease. The development of IPA’s proprietary antibodies into DuoBody constructs enables additional, novel formulations as the Company investigates a series of combinations in parallel.

“Partnering with Genmab aligns with IPA’s mission to develop safe and effective therapies for patients, in this case, specifically pertaining to the growing demand in infectious disease,” said Dr. Jennifer Bath, Chief Executive Officer of ImmunoPrecise Antibodies. “This agreement further

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Wipro, SNP SE Enter Into a Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Enterprise Transformation for Customers Globally

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, and SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE, a world-leading provider of software solutions for digital transformation processes and automated data migration, today announced a strategic partnership to help customers accelerate their enterprise transformation journey.

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As part of the partnership, Wipro will leverage SNP’s CrystalBridge® data transformation platform and the BLUEFIELD™ approach to provide customers worldwide with a flexible, fast and secure migration to SAP S/4HANA®. Through predefined scenarios, the platform allows organizations to evaluate and simulate the optimal transformation path, thereby reducing efforts and increasing the predictability of outcomes. Both companies will also build a ‘Transformation Competence Center’ that will train and certify Wipro consultants to use the BLUEFIELD™ transformation approach powered by CrystalBridge®.

Michael Eberhardt, Chief Operating Officer, SNP Schneider-Neureither

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SK Telecom and Amazon enter equity deal for ecommerce boost

SK Telecom and Amazon said on Monday that they have entered into an equity participation agreement to collaborate on the growth of the carrier’s ecommerce business.

Under the deal, Amazon products will become available on 11th Street, an online shopping subsidiary under SK Telecom.

The US ecommerce giant will also get preemptive rights over shares of 11th Street, dependent on business performance. The precise terms of the deal have not been revealed.

Amazon and 11th Street will announce the specifics of their new collaborative service at a later date when they are ready, SK Telecom said.

The telco added it hopes to grow 11th Street into a global distribution hub platform that can also help South Korean sellers reach the global market.

Meanwhile, Amazon said 11th Street shared its “customer obsession” and expected the collaboration to offer a differentiated experience for South Korean consumers.

The deal between the US ecommerce

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China’s latest unmanned combat systems to enter service, aim to win future wars for PLA: reports



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By Liu Xuanzun Source: Global Times Published: 2020/11/12 20:33:18

Scientists at a Chinese military university have in the past few years been focusing on developing unmanned combat systems intended to win future wars, and their efforts are beginning to bear fruit. Recent reports show multiple types of unmanned equipment, including an amphibious combat platform and a combat vehicle with a new design concept, that are about to enter military service.

Since 2013, the technological innovation team for unmanned combat systems at the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) has been making independent innovations involving frontier technologies in unmanned warfare, and it has developed many types of unmanned combat equipment, which will lay the technical foundations for Chinese troops to win future wars, China National Radio (CNR) reported on Wednesday.

One of the projects, an unmanned amphibious platform, won a competitive tender by the equipment department of the People’s

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Clash of consoles: New PlayStation and Xbox enter $150 billion games arena – fight!

TOKYO/CHICAGO/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Batman v Superman. Another epic rivalry is rejoined next week when Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with the next generation of their blockbuster video-game consoles.

Xbox Series XIS – Microsoft’s next generation gaming consoles are seen in this handout image dated September 2020. Microsoft/Handout via REUTERS

Sony, whose PlayStation 5 (PS5) takes on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S, is widely viewed as being in pole position to capitalise on a pandemic-driven boom in consumer spending that has buoyed the $150 billion video game industry.

The Japanese company’s deep bench of games and broader fan base – it has sold over 100 million PS4s, winning the battle of the previous generation – should see it retain its edge over it American archrival, according to industry experts.

“People who own Xbox tend to buy the new Xbox,

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Clash of Consoles: New PlayStation and Xbox Enter $150 Billion Games Arena – Fight! | Top News

By Sam Nussey, Richa Naidu and Supantha Mukherjee

TOKYO/CHICAGO/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Batman v Superman. Another epic rivalry is rejoined next week when Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with the next generation of their blockbuster video-game consoles.

Sony, whose PlayStation 5 (PS5) takes on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S, is widely viewed as being in pole position to capitalise on a pandemic-driven boom in consumer spending that has buoyed the $150 billion video game industry.

The Japanese company’s deep bench of games and broader fan base – it has sold over 100 million PS4s, winning the battle of the previous generation – should see it retain its edge over it American archrival, according to industry experts.

“People who own Xbox tend to buy the new Xbox, while people who own PlayStation tend to buy the new PlayStation,” said Wedbush

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AbCellera and Kodiak Sciences Enter Second Antibody Discovery Collaboration for Ophthalmology Targets

AbCellera and Kodiak Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: KOD), today announced a new partnership to generate therapeutic antibody candidates in ophthalmology. Following a previously successful collaboration, AbCellera will use its full stack, AI-powered antibody discovery technology to discover and identify a large panel of antibodies against new targets designated by Kodiak.

“Kodiak was one of AbCellera’s very first partners, and we are proud to expand our collaboration to support their innovative team in the fight against retinal diseases that cause blindness,” said Carl Hansen, Ph.D., President and CEO of AbCellera. “We are committed to making state-of-the-art antibody discovery broadly available to partners, empowering them to bring new therapies to patients quickly.”

Kodiak develops disruptive products and platforms to prevent and treat the leading causes of blindness. Kodiak’s ABC Platform uses molecular engineering to merge the fields of antibody-based and chemistry-based therapies and is at the core of Kodiak’s discovery engine.

“In our

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Zoom and Tesla enter ranks of ‘best’ global brands

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Media companies have also seen success among the turmoil during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Getty

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on business, as well as the value of brands, with some companies coming out of the year looking better than others.

Communication brands have weathered the coronavirus storm better than other sectors, according to Interbrand’s Best Global Brands report. Instagram (#19), YouTube (#30) and Zoom (#100) all entered its rankings for the first time.

Media companies have also seen success among the turmoil.

Spotify (SPOT) (#70), saw brand value increase by 52% to $8.4bn (£6.5bn) – jumping 22 places in the ranking, while Netflix (NFLX) rose to #41 with a 41% increase to $12.7bn, according to the report.

Business models have played a role in this success, with 62% of double-digit risers relying on significant subscription model businesses.

Tesla (TSLA) has re-entered the rankings at #40 having

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