Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Business

Heads of global organizations issue joint call for vaccine equality

Photo Credit: Aleksandra Gigowska/ Shutterstock.com WASHINGTON – World leaders must make a “new commitment” to a more equal distribution of coronavirus vaccines to bring the pandemic under control, the heads of four major global organizations said on Tuesday. Their joint rallying cry comes as concerns rise that vaccine inequality between ...

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Apple AirPods Pro in 2022 with health tracking features

LONDON – Apple is expected to launch the third generation AirPods this year but the AirPods Pro second generation will not be launched before 2022. As per reports, the new AirPods Pro will likely come with health tracking features. The AirPods Pro will also feature a new design and enhanced ...

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Dell, HP say chip shortages will hit PC supplies this year

NEW YORK – Dell Technologies Inc and HP Inc reported quarterly revenue that beat Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as customers continued to shop for personal computers, even as pandemic-led restrictions eased in many parts of the world. However, shares of Dell fell 1%, while those of HP dropped as ...

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Amazon to buy MGM studios, bolstering streaming ambitions

WASHINGTON: Amazon has agreed to buy the storied MGM studios for $8.45 billion, the companies said yesterday, giving the US tech giant a vast library to further its ambitions in streaming. The deal bolsters Amazon Prime Video, which competes with Netflix and others in the fast-evolving market, with some 4,000 ...

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‘World’s leading bank robbers’: North Korea’s hacker army

Photo: Shutterstock SEOUL: Nuclear-armed North Korea is advancing on the front lines of cyberwarfare, analysts say, stealing billions of dollars and presenting a clearer and more present danger than its banned weapons programs. Pyongyang is under multiple international sanctions over its atomic bomb and ballistic missile programs, which have seen ...

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WhatsApp takes Indian govt to court over new digital rules

CALIFORNIA – Headquartered WhatsApp has taken the Indian government to court over the country’s new digital rules that make it mandatory for all instant messaging apps to trace the origin of all chats sent on their platforms. Interestingly, in January this year, the Indian government asked the instant messaging app ...

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Flight makes emergency landing as passenger gropes woman

File photo: Express NEW YORK – A JetBlue flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Minneapolis, a populous city in the US state of Minnesota after a passenger groped a woman after consuming a white substance. According to a report in the Business Insider, the flight was forced ...

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Dubai launches crypto centre technologies

Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg DUBAI – DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has announced the launch of the DMCC Crypto Centre, a comprehensive ecosystem for businesses operating in the cryptographic and blockchain sectors. Located in the state-of-the-art Almas Tower, ...

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