Sunday, 1 August 2021

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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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Kashmiri politicians to press Modi to restore region’s autonomy

(L-R) Muzaffar Shah, leader of Awami National Conference, Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, leader of Communist Party of India (Marxist), Mehbooba Mufti, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and President of Peoples Democratic Party, Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah, both leaders of National Conference and former state chief ministers, ...

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Talks ‘closer’ to saving Iran nuclear deal: EU envoy

Image Credit: Reuters VIENNA (AFP) – Negotiators are “closer” to saving the Iran nuclear deal but sticking points remain, an EU top diplomat said Sunday at the end of the latest round of talks. Enrique Mora spoke a day after ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi won the Islamic republic s presidential election. ...

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Meet Grace, the healthcare robot COVID-19 created

Grace – The Robot Sister of Sophia. Image credit: South China Morning Post HONG KONG – The Hong Kong team behind celebrity humanoid robot Sophia is launching a new prototype, Grace, targeted at the healthcare market and designed to interact with the elderly and those isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Hiddleston pleased that Marvel’s ‘Loki’ addresses gender fluidity

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) – Loki ©Marvel Studios / Disney + LONDON – “Loki” actor Tom Hiddleston said he welcomed Marvel Studios  decision to address the popular villain s gender fluidity in a new Disney+ streaming series that debuts on Wednesday. At a screening in London on Tuesday, Hiddleston noted that Loki ...

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Williamson out of 2nd Test against England

Kane Williamson'(Reuters Photo) BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom – New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the second and final Test against England at Edgbaston with a left elbow problem. However, the Blackcaps are confident he will be fit to lead the team in the inaugural World Test Championship ...

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Amazon Ring’s Neighborhood Watch App Is Making Police Requests Public

AP Blog Image NEW YORK – Amazon Inc’s camera unit, Ring, is planning to make police requests for users’ video footage through its neighborhood watch app more transparent, the company said, a move that follows criticism that its products facilitate surveillance and profiling. Public safety agencies such as police and ...

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Venezuela’s Dancing Devils Ask For An End To The Pandemic

Image Credit: Reuters CARACAS – Members of a Venezuela ceremonial brotherhood known as the Dancing Devils held their annual Corpus Christi celebration by calling for the end of COVID-19 pandemic in the country and the world. Groups of adult men and youth in towns along Venezuela’s central coast have since ...

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