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Consumer Goods and Services

Coronavirus: US weekly jobless claims hit 6.6 million

2020-04-09 14:50:34| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits hits 6.6 million in one week.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

UK Company Patents Bath Product

2020-04-09 13:58:00| Happi Breaking News

US Patent No. 10,596,101 B2.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Coronavirus: Airbnb restricts UK bookings to coronavirus keyworkers

2020-04-09 11:59:34| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

NHS staff and other key workers can still book accommodation through a programme called Frontline Stays.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Information Technology

Facebook, YouTube Crack Down on Conspiracy Theories Linking 5G to Coronavirus

2020-04-08 19:08:15| TechNewsWorld

Facebook and YouTube are cracking down on the pervasive conspiracy theories linking the spread of coronavirus to 5G wireless technology. Facebook has begun actively removing false claims that could lead to physical harm. WhatsApp has reduced the number of accounts users can forward chats to from five to one. Meanwhile, YouTube has banned all videos promoting 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theories.

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Category: Information Technology

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook: Is the Ultimate Chrome OS Platform Worth the Price?

2020-04-07 18:51:30| TechNewsWorld

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is now available to buy -- but the $999 price tag for its one-of-a-kind configuration may cause an internal struggle between want and need. Samsung introduced the high-end Chromebook early this year, positioning it as the flagship Chromebook to meet potential demand for a more useful and powerful multipurpose premium mobile device.

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Category: Information Technology

Government COVID-19 Responses: 3 Massive Mistakes, 1 Huge Success

2020-04-06 19:59:34| TechNewsWorld

People don't trust their governments for a good reason. Governments lie to them regularly. In the ongoing COVID-19 event, we in the U.S. initially were told that there was little risk. The first 15 people who came to the U.S. with the virus soon would get well. We were advised to go about our day -- and many people did. They got on planes, departed for cruises, and went about their lives.

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Real Estate

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 9, 2020)

2020-04-08 21:35:00| National Real Estate Investor

With debt payments looming and access to loans uncertain, some retailers are fighting for survival, according to the Wall Street Journal. Two national advocacy groups for the apartment industry are calling for Congress to provide additional relief and assistance for Americas rental housing providers, reports Forbes. These are among todays must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

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Category: Real Estate

Nursing Home Deaths Prompts New Jersey Mayor to Seek State Probe

2020-04-08 20:43:00| National Real Estate Investor

Elizabeth, N.J. major has said the local nursing facility failed to alert the city that a large number of residents tested positive for the virus.

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Category: Real Estate

New York Construction Freeze Is Adding to Industrys Debt Risk

2020-04-08 20:32:00| National Real Estate Investor

Before the crisis, lenders originated roughly $8 billion in loans on New York construction projects.

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Category: Real Estate


French competition authority orders Google to negotiate copyright payments with news publishers

2020-04-09 14:23:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) France's competition authority issued a ruling requesting Google to start good faith negotiations with press publishers on the remuneration for the re-use of their protected contents on its news and search pages. In November, the watchdog received a complaint from representatives of the press sector, including trade unions and news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), which accused Google of disregarding legislation transposing the latest EU copyright directive into French law. This follows Google's response to the new rules at the end of September, when the company announced that it would stop showing snippets of news articles on its news and search pages in France.

Category: Telecommunications

Disney+ passes 50 mln subscribers after launch in India, Europe

2020-04-09 08:48:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Disney announced that its subscription streaming service Disney+ has passed 50 million paid subscribers worldwide. This comes five months after the video service first launched in the US in November 2019 and follows the recent expansion to India and western Europe. 

Category: Telecommunications

UKs 30m 5G honeypot seeks to spark innovation

2020-04-09 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The DCMS is currently running a £30 million scheme known as the 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme (5GTT), in which innovators can apply for funding for their 5G use cases.   The UK-based entrants can apply for anywhere from £250,000 to £5 million to support their 5G projects…read more on »

Category: Telecommunications