The sexy Motorola Razr phone is about to hit the comeback trail. The razr will go on presale in North America on Jan. 26, exclusively at Verizon, Walmart and at Motorola.com. It will available in stores on Feb. 6. In its heyday, think mid-2000s, Motorola’s clamshell became a fashionista status symbol. This latest version is a foldable-screen Android headset and will set you back $1,499.99 outright, or $62.49 monthly over two years. The bendable design follows the lead of rival Samsung Galaxy Fold, trying to kickstart the intriguing, albeit unproven, market for such foldable phones. The main 6.2-inch internal display on Razr seamlessly bends in half, revealing a 2.7-inch touchscreen outer display on which you can view notifications, control music or snap selfies. Razr has a 16-megapixel camera and night vision mode for capturing images in dim light, an in-vogue feature among premium smartphones.
Netflix Inc. announced the company missed its forecast for U.S. subscriber growth for the third straight quarter, but blew through its expectations for overseas expansion. The mixed performance comes as the streaming giant faces heightened competition from rivals. The Los Gatos, Calif., company announced it added 423,000 domestic subscribers in the fourth quarter, compared with its forecast of 600,000 additions. It also posted an increase of 8.3 million subscribers in overseas markets, more than the seven million the company was expecting. Currently, the streaming service has 167 million subscribers world-wide, including 60.4 million in the U.S. The results underscore the two very different stories the company is telling investors. Its operations abroad look as promising as ever, without any sign of a significant competitive threat, while clouds are beginning to gather in the company’s home market, where rivals are offering new services and chasing creative talent in Hollywood.
Asia: Asian stocks closed higher on Wednesday as investors weighed concerns over the spread of the coronavirus that has afflicted hundreds in China so far.
Europe: European markets dipped on Tuesday amid concerns over a new coronavirus outbreak originating in China.
U.S: U.S. shares closed lower on Tuesday after reports surface of a case of corona virus in the U.S. DJIA: -152.06 29,196.04 S&P: -8.83 3,320.79 NASDAQ: -18.14 9,370.81
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Dinner or Drink:
1 part Coconut Rum
1 part Mango Rum
1 splash Pineapple Juice
Combine over ice and serve. Skewer a pineapple wedge, a mango cube and a pineapple leaf for garnish.