Friday, 25 May 2018

Business

Qatar Airways launches double beds in business class

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The world’s first double beds in business class will take the passenger experience “to a new level” on flights from London to Doha, an airline has claimed. Qatar Airways customers in adjoining seats can create their own double bed by removing privacy panels on a daily Boeing 777 service from ...

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Google Is Buying HTC’s Smartphone Expertise for $1.1 Billion

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google announced late Wednesday night that it is spending $1.1 billion to hire a team of engineers from the smartphone business of the struggling Taiwanese manufacturer HTC in a bid to bring more hardware expertise to its own mobile technology operations. HTC said many of its estimated 2,000 ...

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Business Sprint back in merger talks with T-Mobile

(RICHARD B. LEVINE/Newscom)  T-Mobile and Sprint Nextel cellular phone stores adjoin each other in Herald Square in New York on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.  Sprint is reported to be nearing an agreement to acquire T-Mobile for $32 billion.

PARIS: After getting nowhere with the cable giants, Sprint is in merger talks with T-Mobile in an attempt to collect $40 billion in estimated synergies. The telecom carriers reportedly agree that T-Mobile’s controlling shareholder Deutsche Telekom would emerge the majority owner. Sprint has also accepted that T-Mobile CEO John Legere ...

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Google Hit With Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google, which is already under federal investigation over claims of unfair pay practices, has been sued by three former employees who allege that the company pays women less than men for similar work. The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in California Superior Court in San Francisco by Kelly ...

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Amazon sends accidental gift email to shoppers due to glitch

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WASHINGTON: A technical glitch caused Amazon.com Inc to email some of its customers erroneously that they had received a gift, the company said on Tuesday. The email displayed an image of a crawling infant and told shoppers they had received a present from their baby registry. A number of recipients, ...

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Lancashire man scoops a million in EuroMillions draw

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LANCASHIRE man scoops a million in EuroMillions draw, EuroMillions win Digital reporter Email Published: Tuesday 19 September 2017 A mystery EuroMillions winner, known only as Mr. A from West Lancashire, has become a millionaire without ever touching a ticket. The lucky man scooped the life-changing prize of £1,000,000 in the ...

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Number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts falls

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LONDON: The number of people on zero-hours contracts in their main job has fallen slightly, according to the latest official figures. Between April and June 2017, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that 883,000 people were on contracts that do not guarantee work. This is 2.2% lower than the ...

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Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season

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NEW YORK: Toys ‘R’ Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection late Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry that is caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains. The Chapter 11 filing is among the largest ever by ...

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Uber Finds Itself in Trouble for Sexism Yet Again

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LONDON: Uber has apologised after being accused on social media of sexism in a promotional message sent to customers in Bangalore. The message urged “husbands” to “let your wife take a day off from the kitchen”, with a discount on its Uber Eats food delivery service. It said: “Dear husbands, ...

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