Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Business

Uber and Waymo reach settlement

Uber has settled a lawsuit alleging that it ripped off self-driving car technology from Google’s autonomous vehicle division. Under the surprise deal, the ride-hailing service will pay Waymo, which is part of Alphabet, Inc., a stock settlement valued by Waymo at $245 million. Both confirmed the settlement early Friday, four ...

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Indonesia’s Q4 current account deficit at 2.2pc of GDP

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s current account deficit in the final quarter of 2017 expanded because of higher imports of goods related to production activities in the period, the central bank said on Friday. The current account deficit in the October-December period was $5.8 billion, or 2.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), ...

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Man dreams of lottery numbers, wins $400,000

A Virginia man who played lottery numbers he saw in a dream won $400,000, reports The Huffington Post. Victor Amole bought four identical Cash 5 tickets with the numbers 3-10-17-26-32 and hit every number, winning him four $100,000 jackpots. “I’ve never had a dream like that before,” Amole told the Virginia ...

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TalkTalk To Build full fibre network

LONDON: TalkTalk is gearing up to raise £200m as it outlined plans to move ahead with a full fibre roll-out to more than three million homes and businesses in the UK. The Warrington-based telecoms group said it will form a joint venture company with Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm ...

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Twitter Reports First Quarterly Profit

LONDON: Twitter reported its first profit as a public company on Thursday, a major step as it grapples with persistent criticism over fake accounts on its social network and questions over its prospects for long-term growth. The surprise announcement, which sent the company’s shares sharply higher on Wall Street, comes ...

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McDonald’s is launching a huge Big Mac in the UK

LONDON: McDonald’s has announced the launch of a huge ‘Grand Big Mac’, as well as the ‘Mac Jr.’, here in the UK. The burgers will be available from 7th February until the 20th March. The release is in honour of the 50th birthday of the sandwich. With the launch seeing ...

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Cafe owner faces jail for letting waitress serve coffee naked

BANGKOK: The owner of the scandalous coffee shop has faced obscenity charges for publishing suggestive videos and photos of the half-naked waitress, The Sun reported. The clip of the Pattaya-based model, now identified as Arisa Suwannawong, featured the woman wearing nothing but an apron as a gesture of goodwill to promote the Nina Coffee Shop in Chonburi’s Sattaship district. She ...

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Traffic jams costing the UK over £37b a year

Time wasted in traffic jams is estimated to have cost Brits £37.7 billion – or £1,168 per driver – in lost productivity, wasted fuel and time, according to a study. Analysis by Inrix also ranked UK roads as the 10th most congested in the world last year, with drivers spending an ...

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Offshore wind in Europe hit a new milestone

According to new statistics released today by WindEurope, 2017 was a record year for offshore wind in Europe after total capacity reached 15.8 gigawatts (GW)- an impressive increase of 25 percent in just one year. A total of 13 new offshore wind farms were commissioned adding 3.1 GW. However, offshore ...

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