Saturday, 25 January 2020

Business

Facebook to cut off Huawei to comply with US sanctions

WASHINGTON: Facebook said it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by Washington. The social media giant said it took the step after President Donald Trump’s order barring Huawei from US ...

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Google made $4.7b from the news industry in 2018

LONDON: US-based News Media Alliance published findings from a new study that analyses how Google uses and benefits from news. Among the major findings of the study is that news is a key source on which Google has increasingly relied to drive consumer engagement with its products. The amount of ...

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Huawei files to trademark mobile OS around the world

LIMA/SHANGHAI: China’s Huawei has applied to trademark its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a U.N. body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as U.S. sanctions threaten its business model. The move comes after the ...

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NASA renames street for ‘hidden’ black women mathematicians

WASHINGTON: NASA has renamed the street outside its Washington headquarters to honor three black female mathematicians whose pioneering work on the agency’s early space program was chronicled in the film “Hidden Figures”. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson provided pivotal contributions to space flight research from the 1940s through ...

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Uber to unveil next-generation Volvo self-driving car

WASHINGTON: Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday will unveil its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions. Uber said the new production XC90 will be assembled by Volvo Cars in Sweden and have human controls like steering wheels and ...

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US states sue to block Sprint, T-Mobile deal

NEW YORK and California led a group of state governments in filing a lawsuit to block the proposed $26 billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, asserting the deal would harm consumers. Nine states and the District of Columbia, argued that allowing the companies to combine would cause “irreparable harm” leading ...

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End of the road for Volkswagen’s self-driving Aurora deal

BERLIN: Volkswagen has ended its partnership with self-driving car software firm Aurora, two days after the Silicon Valley start-up said it would build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles with Fiat Chrysler. “The activities under our partnership have been concluded,” a VW spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday following an ...

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Canada to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

TORONTO: This initiative is modelled on similar legislation passed last year by the European Union and other nations. Canada will also establish “targets” for companies that manufacture or sell plastics to be responsible for their plastic waste. Currently less than 10 percent of plastic used in Canada gets recycled. Mr ...

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Europe’s 5G to cost $62 billion more if Chinese vendors banned

PARIS: A ban on buying telecoms equipment from Chinese firms would add about 55 billion euros (£48.7 billion) to the cost of 5G networks in Europe and delay the technology by about 18 months, according to an industry analysis seen by Reuters. The United States added Huawei Technologies, the world’s ...

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Iran has no plans to leave OPEC despite tensions

GENEVA: Iran has no  plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an interview published. “Iran has no plans to leave OPEC…and regrets that some members of OPEC have turned this organization ...

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