Friday, 16 April 2021

Business

Xupermask is the futuristic anti-Covid mask from will.i.am

NEW YORK – Xupermask, a futuristic new mask designed by will.i.am came out yesterday. This concept which combines an intelligent mask with integrated bluetooth headphones allows the wearer to make calls and listen to music. Its price: US$299. This mask will at the very least bestow you with a touch ...

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Twitter launches ‘Milk Tea Alliance’ emoji as movement grows

BANGKOK – Social media giant Twitter launched an emoji for the Milk Tea Alliance, a global online pro-democracy movement that has united anti-Beijing campaigners in Hong Kong and Taiwan with protesters in Thailand, Myanmar and beyond. Activists welcomed the announcement of the emoji – a white cup set against a ...

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Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk top Forbes” record-setting billionaire list

Forbes` annual world`s billionaires list includes a record-breaking 2,755 billionaires, with Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive year, the media company said on Tuesday. The ranks of the ultra-wealthy are expanding after a year in which the coronavirus pandemic upended world economies and threatened the ...

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Acer sees global chip shortage gradually easing

TAIPEI – A global shortage of chips for mid-end consumer products is starting to ease and will be much better come the second half of the year, a senior executive at Taiwan’s Acer Inc, the world’s No. 5 PC vendor by shipments, said on Tuesday. From delayed car deliveries to ...

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Nike wins halt to sales of Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’

copyright – MSCHF NEW YORK – A federal judge sided with Nike Inc in ordering a Brooklyn company to temporarily stop further sales of “Satan Shoes” it produced in collaboration with the rapper Lil Nas X. U.S. District Judge Eric Komitee in Brooklyn ruled three days after Nike sued MSCHF ...

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Boeing 777s grounded around the world

© ASSOCIATED PRESS  (Hayden Smith via AP) NEW YORK – Boeing 777s have been grounded around the world after the US aviation regulator announced an investigation into the United Airlines flight that suffered an engine failure on Saturday, showering debris over homes in Denver. The aircraft’s manufacturer recommended the grounding ...

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Visa moves to allow payment settlements using cryptocurrency

LONDON – Visa Inc said it will allow the use of the cryptocurrency USD Coin to settle transactions on its payment network, the latest sign of growing acceptance of digital currencies by the mainstream financial industry. Visa has launched the pilot program with payment and crypto platform Crypto.com and plans ...

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