Medivation agrees to open its books to Sanofi

(Reuters) – U.S. cancer drug company Medivation Inc said on Tuesday it had agreed to provide confidential information to French pharmaceutical company Sanofi SA as part of exploring a sale that…

Video Walkthrough of New Features and Changes in iOS 10 Beta 2

Today’s release of the second developer beta of iOS 10 brought a number of tweaks and improvements, and we’ll undoubtedly see more as Apple continues through the development and testing process ahead of a full public release likely in September.

In addition to the tidbits we listed in our original coverage, we’ve also put together this overview video to help highlight some of the changes and new features in the second beta. It takes a look at the new Messages App Store with some sticker packs from Apple, changes to the Control Center 3D Touch actions, Apple’s new organ donor signup, and more.

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For additional details on new features coming in iOS 10, make sure to check out our iOS 10 roundup. Also, don’t miss out on our previous videos covering the first beta version of iOS 10:

WWDC 2016 Overview in Seven Minutes

iOS 10’s Overhauled Lockscreen

The New iOS 10 Photos App

The New iOS 10 Messages App

iOS 10 Hidden Features

iOS 10’s Redesigned Apple Music Experience

3D Touch in iOS 10

The New Home App for Controlling HomeKit Devices

iOS 10’s Revamped News App

Hands-On With Apple’s Redesigned Maps App in iOS 10

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Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: Fossil Fuels Are Costing the US & World, Raising Royalties, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

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iPhone 7 to Start at 32GB of Storage, Replacing 16GB Base Model

iphone6s-scene2In a wide-ranging commentary piece about why now is a bad time to buy a new iPhone, The Wall Street Journal has confirmed that the iPhone 7 will start with 32GB of storage, replacing the infamous 16GB base tier offered since the iPhone 3GS.

The new iPhones are expected to have more storage for those photos. Instead of 16GB as a starting point for the entry-level iPhone, the new starting point will be 32GB, according to a person familiar with Apple’s iPhone plans. Hallelujah! I’ve long said that keeping the 16GB iPhone was just a ploy for Apple to get people to buy the 64GB model—for $100 extra.

The bump from 16GB to 32GB of entry-level storage has already been widely rumored by multiple Asian sources connected with Apple’s supply chain, but confirmation from The Wall Street Journal makes the claim much more credible.

Two of the three storage options for iPhone 7 will likely be 32GB and 128GB, while multiple sources have said that at least the larger Plus-sized 5.5-inch model will be available with 256GB of storage. It is unclear if the 4.7-inch model will also have a 256GB storage option. The current storage options for both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus include 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB.

The Wall Street Journal previously confirmed that the iPhone 7 will have a thinner iPhone 6s-like design with no headphone jack and improved waterproofing. Other rumored features include a faster Apple A10 processor, repositioned antenna bands, faster LTE and Wi-Fi, and camera improvements, possibly including a dual-lens camera (and 3GB of RAM) exclusive to the 5.5-inch model.

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Jon Lukomnik: Why Does Everyone Hate Wall Street?

Everyone, it seems, hates Wall Street. Presidential candidates compete to see who can most excoriate bankers.

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Twinkies maker Hostess to go public under new owner

(Reuters) – Hostess Brands LLC, the maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, said on Tuesday it will be bought in a $725 million deal by an affiliate of private equity company Gores Group, which will then…

The Guardian view on the post-Brexit economy: fear itself | Editorial

Britain remains in the EU for the moment, so little has changed for business – other than the mood. But as confidence fades and anxiety rises, the mood could count for a lot

Confidence is the magic ingredient in economics. When there is collective faith in the future, shops sell their stock, cranes crank into action, and credit can be turned on like a tap. The moment doubt sets in, however, inventories pile up, building projects are postponed, and “credit” is rebranded as “debt”. In announcing on Tuesday that the risks of Brexit had begun to “crystallise”, the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, had in mind a run of specific dangers concerning the banks, cross-border investment and a plunging pound; as much as anything, however, he was referring to a frightening swing in Homo sapiens sentiment.

The commercial property market is, very often, a good place to gauge the mood – if the presumption is that a shop, factory or office will turn a good profit, then the land that it sits on automatically looks like a better buy too. Post-referendum, however, owners are marking down the value of their buildings and land, and funds which allow ordinary investors to dabble in these – first Standard Life, then in short order Aviva too – have begun locking them in, barring sales out of fear of a stampede to the exit.

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Bangladesh police say may have shot hostage, missed attack warnings

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh police shot dead the pizza chef of a Dhaka restaurant, mistakenly thinking he was one of the militants who killed 20 people, and misread online warnings of an impending assault, police and government officials said on Tuesday.