News Headlines - 02 May 2017

Windows 10 S will fuel Microsoft’s Chromebook competitors | TechCrunch

At an event today in New York, Microsoft unveiled its plan to recapture the classroom market share the company has steadily lost to Google’s Chromebook here in the States. Windows 10 S is a streamlined version of the software, designed to cut out some of the fat of the company’s popular ecosystem, in order to offer a more focused computing experience in the classroom.

Apple's Siri speaker could debut at WWDC - CNET

"We believe there is an over 50 [percent] chance that Apple will announce its first home AI product at WWDC in June," Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said, according to a report from Apple rumor site MacRumors. He added that the speaker would go on sale in the second half of the year and would feature "excellent" sound. It also would be priced higher than Amazon's Echo, he said.

Nintendo sees Switch console doubling profit, ending 8-year sales slide | Reuters

Nintendo Co Ltd expects its new Switch console to more than double annual operating profit and end the eight-year sales decline that dogged its previous offering just as players were turning to smartphone gaming.

After two gov't bailouts, Italy's Alitalia airline is again bankrupt - UPI.com

Less than a decade after twice being financially rescued by the Italian government, flagship airline Alitalia on Tuesday again filed for bankruptcy -- and now faces possibly the end of the line following a turbulent run of difficulties.

ECB faces 'favoritism' appeal over hiring of Draghi adviser | Reuters

European Central Bank staff representatives are appealing against the appointment of a new policy adviser for President Mario Draghi, alleging that the ECB's board broke its own rules by handpicking Roland Straub for his new role.








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