On today's Facebook earnings call, investors asked several questions about two fledgling businesses: Instagram and Messenger. We know the plan for Instagram. Earlier this quarter, Facebook rolled out a major app update for Instagram and announced plans to open up all of Facebook's ad targeting tools to the photo sharing service.
The 718th Amphibian Tractor Battalion shipped out just in time to participate in the invasion of Leyte Gulf, where they took part in raids behind Japanese lines. Though seeing a fair amount of action, they only suffered one KIA. After the Philippines, they participated in the invasion of Okinawa where their duties were more supply and logistical in nature, rather than engaging the enemy.
Seoul (AFP) - Samsung Electronics posted an 8.0 percent fall in second quarter net profit on less than stellar sales of its flagship smartphone and stiff competition from cheaper Chinese rivals. The world's largest smartphone maker said net profit for the April-June period stood at 5.75 trillion won ($4.9 billion), down from 6.25 trillion won a year ago and below analyst estimates.
The Canadian military signed a deal Wednesday to buy Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense technology, according to a statement from Canada’s Department of National Defense. The military will primarily use the system when deployed in conflict zones around the world and is expecting to take delivery in 2017. “Much like Israel’s successful Iron Dome radar technology, the Medium Ranger Radar system will be able to instantly track enemy fire aimed at Canadian Armed Forces personnel and help keep them safe during operations,” said Canada’s Defense Minister Jason Kenney in the statement.