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Introduce frequent flyer levy to fight emissions, government told

2019-09-24 10:14:04| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The Committee on Climate Change says the extra tax would help curb the growing demand for air travel.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Google wins landmark right to be forgotten case

2019-09-24 09:53:28| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

A privacy regulator had sought to force firm to delist links across the world and not just Europe.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

'It's a mess for everybody'

2019-09-24 09:11:09| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Former Thomas Cook pilot David Crichton was told he would lose his job on Monday, after the tour agent went bust.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Information Technology

Tech Approaches to Offsetting the Ecological Disaster of Deforestation

2019-09-23 19:24:27| TechNewsWorld

Watching Brazil's rain forest burn is causing a lot of us to freak out a bit. Referring to it as "the world's lungs" may be an overstatement, but the rain forest is a critical global resource, and its destruction undoubtedly will worsen global warming. Given that the U.S. government has dismantled many environmental protection rules, companies are beginning to step up to work on offsets.

Category: Information Technology

Manjaro 18.1: Goes Arch One Better

2019-09-20 16:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Manjaro Linux 18.1, released on Sept. 12, is one of the most complete Linux OSes you will find. It is a powerhouse distro that offers a better Arch Linux computing platform, and it is the de facto standard for comparing Arch family options. After six months of development, the latest series is a fast, user-friendly, desktop-oriented operating system based on Arch Linux with an independent nature.

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Category: Information Technology

Fitness: The Sweet Spot for Smartwatches

2019-09-20 11:42:54| TechNewsWorld

Smartwatches outsold traditional watches in the fourth quarter of 2018. The category saw a 51 percent increase in dollar sales for last year, along with a 61 percent increase in unit sales, according to recent data from NPD Group. One in four Americans aged 18 to 34 now own a smartwatch, and that is likely to increase. However, traditional watches did regain the majority of the market in Q1 2019.

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Category: Information Technology

Real Estate

Rosengren Warns Co-Working Spaces May Be Creating Financial Risk

2019-09-23 17:40:00| National Real Estate Investor

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren pointed out that co-working start-ups might be a potential financial risk in CRE.

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Category: Real Estate

MGM in Talks to Sell Circus Circus to Trump Partner in Las Vegas

2019-09-23 17:32:00| National Real Estate Investor

Real estate mogul Phil Ruffin might buy the casino.

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Category: Real Estate

Bridge Lending Space Remains Highly Competitive in a Liquid Market

2019-09-23 17:21:00| National Real Estate Investor

A more stable outlook for lower interest rates is pushing some borrowers off the fence on bridge loans.

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Category: Real Estate


Xiaomi upgrades Mi 9 smartphone for 5G market in China

2019-09-24 10:32:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Xiaomi has released its second 5G smartphone, designed to work across all bands used for 5G in the Chinese market. An upgrade of the Mi 9 released earlier this year, the Mi 9 Pro 5G phone comes with a faster processor, bigger battery with improved wireless charging and broadband speeds of up to 1.78 Gbps. 

Category: Telecommunications

Cellcom Israel starts restructuring plan to cut annual opex by ILS 150 mln by end-2020

2019-09-24 09:44:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Cellcom Israel said its board has approved a comprehensive restructuring plan which will strengthen it in facing continued intense competition and low prices in the market. The plan sets a number of goals to be achieved by the end of 2020, including returning to positive net income, cutting the net debt to EBITDA ratio below 3 (excluding IFRS16 ramifications and special and unusual items), and preparing the company to cope better with market conditions, competition and future investments. 

Category: Telecommunications

Google launches Play Pass subscription for USD 5 per month

2019-09-24 08:59:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Google has confirmed the launch of a new service for unlimited access to games on the Play store. The Play Pass costs USD 4.99 per month for access to over 350 apps and games, all fully unlocked with no ads or in-app purchases required. 

Category: Telecommunications