Thursday, 21 January 2021

Business

WhatsApp to offer in-app purchases, cloud services

LONDON: Facebook Inc said its WhatsApp messaging app would start to offer in-app purchases and hosting services, as it moves to boost revenue from the app while knitting together e-commerce infrastructure across the company. The world’s biggest social media company has been trying to boost sales from higher-growth units such ...

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Engineers print wearable sensors directly on skin

BEIJING: An international team of researchers developed a novel technique to produce precise, high-performing biometric sensors. Wearable sensors are evolving from watches and electrodes to bendable devices that provide far more precise biometric measurements and comfort for users. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the evolution one step further by ...

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Kendall Jenner models for Givenchy’s new collection

LONDON: She joined Kaia Gerber, Laura Dern and Barbie Ferreira from the A-list campaign. And Kendall Jenner shared more shots modeling a sheer gown from Givenchy’s latest collection to Instagram. The 24 year old used a simple stool prop in the photos posted as she posed in the glamorous gown in an ...

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Jet Airways resolution plan approved by creditors

MUMBAI: Creditors to India’s Jet Airways have approved a resolution plan which will give country’s oldest private carrier a new lease of life, the airline said in a regulatory filing. The resolution plan submitted by a consortium of London-based Kalrock Capital and UAE-based businessmen Murari Lal Jalan was approved on ...

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UK, EU to discuss ‘structure’ of Brexit talks after walkout threat

LONDON: European and British negotiators will be in touch Monday to discuss the “structure” of post-Brexit trade talks, despite London s threat on Friday to walk away unless there was a major shift in Brussels  approach. An EU spokesman tweeted that chief negotiator Michel Barnier held video talks with his British ...

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Oxford Scientists Develop Five Minute COVID-19 Test

LONDON: Scientists from Britain’s University of Oxford announced that they have recently developed a rapid COVID-19 test able to identify the coronavirus in less than five minutes, adding it could be used in mass testing at airports and businesses. The university said it hoped to start product development of the ...

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World Bank approves $12B to fight COVID-19

LONDON: The World Bank approved an envelope of $12 billion for developing countries to finance the purchase and distribution of novel coronavirus vaccines, tests, and treatments for their residents. The financing is part of an overall World Bank Group (WBG) package of up to $160 billion through June 2021 to fight ...

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David Beckham looks dapper in an eyewear campaign

LONDON: David Beckham cuts a handsome figure in new campaign images for David Beckham Eyewear alongside a video shot by his eldest son, Brooklyn. The footballer, 45, wore several looks to show off his fall/winter 2020 campaign while in Paris pre-Covid. The stills were shot in Paris by Matthew Brookes at the end ...

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BBC micro: Bit to get its first major update since launching

BIRMINGHAM: The new BBC micro:bit ‘mini-computer’ given to school children has been upgraded with AI and machine learning support, a new speaker and a microphone. It was launched in 2016 as part of the BBC ‘Make it Digital’ campaign and four years later over five million have been used by schools and ...

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