Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Business

Apple CEO faces tough questions about app store competition

This courtroom sketch shows Apple CEO Tim Cook being questioned by U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers during a trial in San Ramon, Calif., on Friday. Cook described the company’s ironclad control over its mobile app store as a way to keep things simple for customers while protecting them ...

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EU Signs Contract with Pfizer for 1.8B Vaccine

FILE – Health workers prepare doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Naples, Italy, Jan. 8, 2021. Photo – Reuters LONDON – The European Union Thursday announced it has signed a third contract with Pfizer-BioNTech for an additional 1.8 billion doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, running ...

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Huawei-Changan smart car partnership expands to include chips

Reuters Photo BEIJING – China’s Huawei Technologies is expanding its smart car partnership with state-owned Chongqing Changan Automobile Co Ltd to include the design and development of auto-use semiconductors, four sources with knowledge of the matter said. The two companies, which unveiled their smart car tie-up in November, have been ...

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Snap adds money earning features, plans new augmented reality glasses

Snap, owner of the photo messaging app Snapchat, is introducing a new feature to help notable Snapchat personalities earn money and is also developing new augmented reality glasses. The Santa Monica, California-based company said on Thursday it will introduce a new version of its Spectacles glasses, the first to feature ...

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eBay to ban nearly all ‘sexually explicit’ materials

eBay is banning the sale of most sexually explicit materials starting June 15, 2021, the e-commerce platform’s updated adult-items policy revealed. “Most adult-only items are prohibited,” reads the new policy on the eBay website. Items containing nudity must meet the updated guidelines and will be reviewed by the platform before ...

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Pakistani chaiwala goes global, all set to open cafe in London

Chai or tea is one of the most popular beverages and ‘May 21’ is celebrated as ‘International Tea Day’ across the globe. Many humble people have started off their career as chai sellers in the initial days. In an interesting event s 23-year-old Pakistani tea vendor, whose photo pouring a ...

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Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022

The logo of Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer 9. BLOOMBERG NEWS Microsoft has announced to retire its iconic Internet Explorer (IE) browser in June 2022, as it envisions the future of Internet Explorer, which was launched in 1995, on Windows 10 in Microsoft Edge. Over the last year, Microsoft is moving ...

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Bitcoin falls by 30%

File Photo / Twitter Bitcoin plunged below 39,000 USD for the first time in more than three months on May 19, 2021 after China said cryptocurrencies would not be allowed in transactions and warned investors against speculative trading in them, despite the country powering most of the world’s mining. Beijing’s ...

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Tesla crash victim lauded ‘full self-driving’ in videos

Photo: KTVU-TV, via Associated Press LOS ANGELES – A Tesla car driver killed in a recent accident in California praised the automaker’s “full self-driving” features, and posted videos on his apparent Tiktok account, in which he appeared to drive with his hands off the wheel. On May 5, a Tesla Model ...

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World Economic Forum cancels 2021 annual meeting

Getty Images ZURICH (Reuters) -The World Economic Forum has cancelled its annual meeting – the blue riband event for the global elite to discuss the world’s problems – due to be held in Singapore later this year, the organisers said on Monday. The COVID-19 pandemic meant it was not possible ...

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