Monday, 10 May 2021

Business

Bill Gates and wife Melinda announce divorce after 27 years

Elaine Thompson/AP New Delhi: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates on Tuesday (May 4, 2021) announced to split after 27 years of marriage and said that they no longer believe that they can grow together.  A joint statement released by Bill Gates read, “After a great deal ...

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Baidu rolls out paid driverless taxi service in Beijing

AP Photo/Andy Wong BEIJING – Chinese tech giant Baidu rolled out its paid driverless taxi service on Sunday, making it the first company to commercialize autonomous driving operations in China. Unlike previous Baidu autonomous driving demonstrations in Beijing, this was the first time there was no safety driver sitting behind ...

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Ford could produce its own EV battery cells by 2025

Xinhua via Getty Images DETROIT – Ford Motor should be selling enough electric vehicles in North America to produce its own battery cells domestically by 2025, an executive with the automaker told CNBC. The timeline is the most detailed Ford has given for EV battery production, which Wall Street is ...

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Yahoo and AOL sold, again, for $5 billion

AOL and Yahoo are being sold again, this time to a private equity firm. Verizon will sell Verizon Media, which consists of the pioneering tech platforms, to Apollo Global Management in a $5 billion deal. Verizon said on Monday that it will keep a 10 per cent stake in the ...

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China marches a step closer to its future space station

The space station, expected to be completed around 2022, will operate at a low-Earth orbit and an altitude of 340 km to 450 km above the Earth surface for more than 10 years, supporting worldwide scientific and technological experiments. China on Thursday launched a core module of its own space ...

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Samsung takes back crown from Apple

LONDON – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd snatched back the crown from Apple as the world’s biggest smartphone producer, accounting for a fifth of overall global sales in the first quarter, market research firm Canalys said. China’s Xiaomi Corp clocked its best quarterly performance ever, with shipments surging 62% to 49 ...

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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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