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Consumer Goods and Services

Rising number of middle-aged people still renting homes

2020-02-24 01:09:19| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Statistics show a big rise in the number of middle-aged people renting their homes, rather than owning them.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Public redundancy bill hits seven-year high

2020-02-24 01:01:28| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Taxpayers are facing a 346m bill after a spate of high-profile business failures on the High Street.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

'Women cocoa farmers paid as little as 23p a day'

2020-02-24 01:01:17| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Campaigning group, Fairtrade, is calling on the government to back a new global equality initiative.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Information Technology

Freespire 6.0: A Return to GNOME2's Simpler Linux Days

2020-02-21 20:36:58| TechNewsWorld

If you are tired of distro hopping and want a computing platform that works without drama, check out the latest Freespire Linux release. Freespire, a U.S.-based distribution built on Debian/Ubuntu, is a no-nonsense operating system that is uncomplicated to install and use. Freespire is released biannually. Developers on Feb. 11 released the latest MATE edition, the first of two updated versions.

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Category: Information Technology

Some Android Malware Can Break Your Phone When You Delete It

2020-02-21 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Since Android's unveiling in 2007, the platform has stayed true to its commitment to provide open and free source code. The source code is freely available to developers and device manufacturers who can, at their own discretion, install the software without worrying about the hassles of licensing fees. Android not only delivers cheaper smartphones -- it is the largest mobile OS in the world.

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Category: Information Technology

AI in the Courts: The Jury Is Out

2020-02-20 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

A session on the role of emerging technologies in the courtroom was part of last month's New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting in New York City. "Emerging Technologies in Litigation" included a panel of local and federal judges as well as an e-discovery researcher and emerging technology attorney. The group discussed the use of artificial intelligence in the courtroom.

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Category: Information Technology

Real Estate

In Nevada, a New Silver Rush Is Propelling the Economy

2020-02-21 17:03:00| National Real Estate Investor

Senior citizens are having an outsized impact on Nevadas economy, from seniors housing communities to entertainment.

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Category: Real Estate

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (Feb. 21, 2020)

2020-02-20 21:34:00| National Real Estate Investor

A developer in South Bronx plans to include a freight-rail connection in the project to address congestion associated with the e-commerce boom, according to the Wall Street Journal. Miami hotels experienced record-breaking daily rates and revenue per available room, reports Forbes. These are today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

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Category: Real Estate

Which Regional Mall REITs Might Be the Next Takeover Targets?

2020-02-20 18:49:00| National Real Estate Investor

The primary suspects may not be who you think.

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Category: Real Estate


Huawei shows latest 5G radio network units, plus 5G billing, core systems

2020-02-21 10:52:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Huawei held a press conference in London to showcase a number of new products centred around 5G. The company also noted that it will be holding its Industrial Digital Transformation Conference 2020 on 24-27 February, after Mobile World Congress was canceled. The event will be broadcast live to global audiences and will include six activities in Shenzhen, the UK and Switzerland. 

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Category: Telecommunications

KPN lead on Dutch mobile market erodes in 2019 as T-Mobile, Vodafone take customers

2020-02-21 10:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) T-Mobile added nearly 1.6 million retail customers in 2019, including 1.3 million acquired with Tele2, to reach a total of 5.6 million at year-end. The growth was entirely in postpaid, including in Q4, when it added 83,000 postpaid subscribers. Its new fixed-mobile offer 'Uit en Thuis' likely gave a boost to quarterly subscriber growth and helped take the company to over 92 percent of retail customers on postpaid.

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Category: Telecommunications

Softbank agrees to new price for Sprint in sale to T-Mobile

2020-02-21 08:46:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Softbank and Deutsche Telekom announced a revised agreement on the planned merger of their US mobile operators Sprint and T-Mobile. Softbank has agreed to accept a lower stake in the merged company than the original agreement signed in April 2018, in exchange for the potential to increase its stake over time. 

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Category: Telecommunications