Microsoft finally pledges to update Halo: Master Chief Collection… next year

Enlarge / We really, really hope 343 pulls off 60 frames-per-second split-screen combat in 4K with this anthology’s long-awaited Xbox One X patches. (credit: 343 Industries) In 2014, the Halo: Master Chief Collection anthology launched as a much-needed lineup filler for the struggling Xbox One. But fans’ hopes of a lovely, 1080p collection of four […]

Michael Dell’s foundation pledges up to $36 million for Texas reconstruction

Adding to a trend of of tech companies and executives donating funds after Hurricane Harvey, Michael Dell pledged up to $ 36 million from his foundation to support disaster relief as well as the longer-term rebuilding of flooded areas. Dell said the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation will make the donation to help seed the Rebuild […]

ImpactPHL Ventures pledges $15 million for Philly’s do-gooder companies

Margaret Bradley is audibly jazzed when describing the significance of impact investing in the Philadelphia region. “My whole professional life is about this,” said the director of investment partnerships and lead for social impact investments at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the state-backed seed and early stage capital provider for local tech startups and social enterprises. (Refugee […]

Erdogan pledges ’full support to Qatari brothers’ amid Gulf crisis

Published time: 10 Jun, 2017 04:49 The Turkish President has promised to continue supporting Qatar after Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with tiny but resource-rich emirate, accusing Doha of funding terrorist organizations. Read more “Now, there are ones who are bothered because of us being together with our Qatari brothers or sending […]

Maduro pledges to hold referendum on new Venezuelan constitution

Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro promised that the people will have a final say whether to reject or greenlight a new constitution, which a special body called the National Constituent Assembly has been tasked with drafting. “I shall propose it explicitly: the new constitution will go to a consultative referendum, so it is the people who […]

Severn Bridge tolls: Theresa May pledges to SCRAP crossing charge

The move will mean motorists making around 25 million journeys using the Severn Crossings every year will no longer be hit by fees of up to £20. Conservatives expect the change to boost the local economy by around £100 million annually. The Prime Minister said abolishing the tolls would drive growth on both sides of […]

VW pledges more gains, more SUVs as profit rebounds from emissions scandal

WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen is intent on achieving productivity gains at its troubled core division through 2020 by pushing cost savings, stemming overseas losses, and launching more higher-margin cars as it battles to overcome its emissions scandal. Positive development at Volkswagen’s namesake VW brand may continue throughout 2017, the carmaker said on Friday, building on […]

Labour trashes Tory ‘hard Brexit’, pledges right to stay for EU residents (VIDEO)

European citizens living in Britain would automatically have the right to remain under a Labour government, Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer has announced. Starmer laid out Labour’s Brexit plan to retain “the benefits of the single market,” focus on the economy, and “fresh negotiating priorities that reflect Labour values.” Read more He also lambasted […]

France’s Macron must win big now to have a chance of fulfilling pledges

PARIS (Reuters) – Emmanuel Macron’s camp should perhaps keep the champagne on ice a little longer. The young independent centrist’s qualification on Sunday for the runoff of France’s presidential election in two weeks’ time will certainly bring a sigh of relief in European capitals and financial markets; opinion polls suggest he will beat his far-right […]