Monday, 27 September 2021

Business

Google delays plan to phase out browser-tracking ‘cookies’

SAN FRANCISCO – Google said it was delaying plans to phase out the use of browser “cookies” for its ad targeting after drawing complaints over its replacement for the technology. The phasing out of third-party cookies – bits of software that keep track of sites visited by users — will ...

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EU antitrust regulators to investigate Google’s online ads business

Alphabet unit Google has found itself in the EU antitrust spotlight again as regulators opened an investigation into its lucrative digital advertising business to examine whether it favours its own business over rivals, advertisers and online publishers. Google generated $147 billion in revenue from online ads last year, more than ...

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Porsche to set up joint venture with Customcells

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Porsche Taycan electrical automobile (EV) is seen displayed throughout a media day for the Auto Shanghai present in Shanghai, China REUTERS/Aly Song FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s luxury sports car unit Porsche AG is setting up a joint venture with Customcells to produce high-performance batteries that ...

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Cryptocurrencies tumble amid China crackdown

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo TOKYO – Cryptocurrencies tumbled on Monday as China’s crackdown on bitcoin mining expanded to the province of Sichuan. Bitcoin fell to as low as $32,288 for the first time since June 8, and was last down 7.9% at around $32,781. Smaller rival ether dropped below $2,000 for ...

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Ronaldo had nothing to do with Coca Cola’s $4bn drop in share price

Photographer: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images NEW YORK – During a pre-match conference, prior to Portugal’s Euro 2020 football championship opener, the team’s forward Christiano Ronaldo set aside two Coca-Cola bottles that lay on his table, while cheekily gesturing to the reporters to drink water.  Aware of the athletic megastar’s ...

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Taj Mahal reopens as India eases pandemic restrictions

Taj Mahal /  Sajjad Hussain/AFP AGRA – The Taj Mahal reopened to visitors Wednesday, as Indian authorities loosened restrictions following an easing in the country s devastating recent coronavirus surge. Infections and deaths soared to record levels in April and May, overwhelming health services in some places and prompting lockdowns and ...

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UK allows direct flights from Qatar, UAE

Representative image) LONDON – The United Kingdom has allowed direct flights from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates from June 8, But these flights must arrive at dedicated terminals at Heathrow and Birmingham airports, the British government said on its website. Different requirements may apply for arrivals into Scotland, Wales ...

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Spain allows vaccinated travellers from anywhere in world

People walk on the promenade at Barceloneta Beach on June 6, 2021 in Barcelona. Spain will allow all vaccinated travellers to visit the country from June 7, as the tourism hotspot aims to revive its virus-battered travel industry.Pau BARRENA / AFP MADRID – In a bid to boost tourism amid ...

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WhatsApp confirms Disappearing Mode

;  Image Credit:: Reuters LONDON – WhatsApp users will be thrilled to know that the messaging app has announced it is coming up with a new set of features for users in the days to come. Once again, it was WABetaInfo that broke the news around the world. This time, ...

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6G commercialization is expected soon

HONG KONG – A Chinese industry body on Sunday issued a white paper on 6G technology, highlighting applications and potential key technologies for the next generation of wireless technology that could be 10 times faster than the peak speed of 5G mobile networks. The paper will give industry players a ...

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