Saturday January 29-th, 2022

Australian regulator rejects Google's undertaking over Fitbit competition concerns Australian regulator rejects Google's undertaking over Fitbit competition concerns

Mr Sims said the ACCC was concerned that the purchase of Fitbit would turn the market of fitness trackers into a two-horse race between Google and Apple. As a result, Google made a decision to pay heed to these concerns by providing a court-imposed u...

Apple : Self-Driving Car Could Be in Production as Soon as 2024 Apple : Self-Driving Car Could Be in Production as Soon as 2024

This material is said to give the vehicle a longer range as well as be less likely to overheat, making it safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries. The company isn't going the whole route by itself. Making a vehicle represents a supply chain c...

Oil slips again as new coronavirus strain proves 'nightmare before Christmas' Oil slips again as new coronavirus strain proves 'nightmare before Christmas'

Some reports suggest that the new Covid-19 strain could be up to 70% more transmissible than the original strain, and the World Health Organization said that the new strain is expected to be in other countries, including Australia , Iceland, It...

First Covid vaccine approved for European Union today First Covid vaccine approved for European Union today

EMA executive director Emer Cooke said it would take a long time to inoculate the 450 million people of the 27 European Union countries. "It is a significant step forward in our fight against the pandemic". Sahin said he hadn't yet been immunised but...

Glance Turns Unicorn In Under Two Years With Funding From Google Glance Turns Unicorn In Under Two Years With Funding From Google

InMobi and Glance did not confirm the valuation to Mint, until press time. Glance is now focused on acquiring users and has just begun experimenting with ad-based monetization models, according to Tewari. Interestingly, both Roposo and Josh offer con...

Mastercard Announces Google Pay Rollout Across Europe Including Greece

You can see how much you spent this week compared to a typical week. For instance, Google said its web search technology makes its app more useful for budgeting and sifting through transactions to spot granular categories such as "Mexican restauran...

Congress Agrees to $900 Billion Stimulus Package, $600 Relief Checks

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Each U.S. adult and child will get up to $600, with roughly 80% of Americans expected to receive the full amount. About 115 million households received the first stimulus checks , Johnson said, ...

New Covid-19 strain inflicts pain on equities and boosts USA dollar New Covid-19 strain inflicts pain on equities and boosts USA dollar

Global equities tumbled, the dollar strengthened and volatility surged across asset classes as a fast-spreading new coronavirus strain in Britain threatened to torpedo markets' optimism over a vaccine-fuelled rebound in economic growth. On the Brex...

Pfizer says virus vaccine 90% effective

The shots are made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech . The two companies said they would likely apply for emergency use authorisation of the vaccine with the US Food and Drug Administration in the coming week. "We are a significant step ...

Tesla debuts in S&P after frantic Friday trading Tesla debuts in S&P after frantic Friday trading

The company, headed by controversial billionaire Elon Musk , was down 4.6% at US$663.32 in pre-market deals, however that it a relatively small dent in what has been a rocket-fuelled ascent throughout 2020, with the stock having risen around 671% si...

Delhi High Court rejects Future Retail’s plea for injunction order against Amazon Delhi High Court rejects Future Retail’s plea for injunction order against Amazon

The court also directed statutory authorities to take decisions as per the law, noting that FRL and Amazon have already made their representations and counter representations to statutory authorities/regulators. In October, an Emergency Arbitrator at...

Sensex drops over 200 pts in early trade; Nifty slips below 13,700 Sensex drops over 200 pts in early trade; Nifty slips below 13,700

Equity benchmarks recorded huge downturn in afternoon trade with Sensex taking a deep dive to upto 1,500 points while Nifty slipped nearly 3 percent. On the other hand, Indusind Bank (3.73%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (3.64%), Mahindra & Mahind...

Sydney spurned by neighbour states after 70 cases in a week Sydney spurned by neighbour states after 70 cases in a week

Australia has largely avoided high coronavirus numbers compared with other developed nations, but the new cluster has sparked fears of a wider outbreak. About 250,000 people in Sydney's northern beach suburbs, where the outbreak occurred, are in a ...

New virus variant 'out of control', says Health Secretary New virus variant 'out of control', says Health Secretary

He said he was "really worried" about the NHS which was now treating nearly as many hospital patients with the disease as it was at the peak of the first wave of the pandemic in April. The variant, which officials say is up to 70% more transmissible ...

Google Pay becomes available in Romania through partner institutions Google Pay becomes available in Romania through partner institutions

Google is officially relaunching Google Pay on Wednesday with a refreshed set of features and a broader identity. Users can review their transactions with people and businesses. This version is rolling out in the USA first and is only a part of G...

Ray Dalio says son killed in car accident in Connecticut Ray Dalio says son killed in car accident in Connecticut

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Greenwich Police Department Public Information Officer Mark Zuccerella said. Talio crossed a parking strip, lit a curb before hitting the doors, and went to the store. "May God be with you, espec...

Britain insists European Union should shift position in post-Brexit trade talks Britain insists European Union should shift position in post-Brexit trade talks

But both sides of the intense negotiations in Brussels now expect the talks to blow past what is only the latest in a series of missed deadlines, and both insist that the other must back down over fish. "We're continuing to try every possible path to...

USA hits 16 million COVID cases; vaccine shipments to begin today USA hits 16 million COVID cases; vaccine shipments to begin today

However, in India, the same might not happen at present due to the cost of Pfizer vaccine at $37 or Rs 2,728. The new purchase also eases concern that the USA could experience a vaccine shortfall. Canada is predicted to obtain as much as 249,000 dose...

Police Scotland to double presence along England border Police Scotland to double presence along England border

The travel ban means that no one from Scotland should exit the country into one of the other three home nations nor should anyone in the other three nations enter Scotland. "The Scottish Government and Police Scotland need to ensure clarity around tr...

Wall Street Falls As Stimulus Rally Cools, Tesla Hits Record High Wall Street Falls As Stimulus Rally Cools, Tesla Hits Record High

The elevation of Elon Musk's electric auto maker to the premier USA stock market index had been expected to prompt a heavy volume of trading, but the price swings still caught some investors off guard. At 11:44 a.m. ET the Dow Jones Industrial Aver...

United Passenger Lies About COVID Symptoms, Dies After Forced Landing United Passenger Lies About COVID Symptoms, Dies After Forced Landing

And Federal health officials were working with United Airlines Friday to determine if passengers aboard a Los Angeles-bound flight were exposed to COVID-19. United Airlines officials said passengers must certify before they are allowed to board plane...

Chinese drone and chip makers added to United States banned list Chinese drone and chip makers added to United States banned list

The designation means United States companies must apply for a licence before exporting to SMIC, and specifically targets the Chinese firm's ability to acquire materials for producing chips of 10 nanometres or smaller, the best class in the industry....

At least 200 victims identified in suspected Russian hacking At least 200 victims identified in suspected Russian hacking

The attacks surfaced last week after security firm FireEye stated that state-sponsored hacking groups used a malware-laced version of SolarWinds Orion, which is a popular network monitor tool for enterprises. Many were unaware there was a potenti...

Furlough scheme to be extended for another month until end of April Furlough scheme to be extended for another month until end of April

The announcement was joined by confirmation that the furlough scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021. Employers will only be required to pay the wages, National Insurance contributions and pensions for hours worked, as well as NI cont...

United States long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 2.67% United States long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 2.67%

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week to record low levels for the 15th time this year against the backdrop of an economy ravaged by the pandemic. 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.21 percent with an average 0.6 poin...

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