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Consumer Goods and Services

Govia Thameslink fined 1m over Gatwick Express window death

2019-07-17 13:03:56| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Simon Brown died after leaning from the window of a Gatwick Express train in August 2016.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Amazon Marketplace to be investigated by the EU

2019-07-17 12:53:06| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The online giant is suspected of misusing "sensitive data" from other retailers who sell on its site.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

SeaWorld hits back in Virgin Holidays whale tourism row

2019-07-17 10:48:48| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The US theme park defends its record after Virgin Holidays stops selling tickets to its attractions.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Information Technology

Code Cracker Turing to Be on 50-Quid Notes

2019-07-16 21:09:46| TechNewsWorld

Alan Turing, the British mathematician known for his World War II code-breaking exploits and for a test to distinguish between human and machine intelligence, will be on 50-pound notes in the UK by the end of 2021. The Bank of England, which made the announcement, explained that Turing, who died in 1954, was chosen from a field of 989 eligible characters after a public nomination period.

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Category: Information Technology

Qualcomm Gives Speed Boost to New Mobile Gaming Platform

2019-07-16 12:22:25| TechNewsWorld

Qualcomm Technologies aims to push the speed limits of mobile gaming with the added features in its Snapdragon Mobile Platform. The Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform, its newest processor, performs graphics functions 15 percent faster. It will show up in new devices later this year. Snapdragon 855 Plus is an update to the flagship Snapdragon 855, released earlier this year.

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Category: Information Technology

Making Amazon Prime Day Work for You

2019-07-15 11:49:45| TechNewsWorld

For Halloween, we buy all kinds of crap we shouldn't be eating and feed it to our kids. When Valentine's Day approaches, husbands and boyfriends live in fear of getting their significant other's gift wrong again. Fourth of July is when we buy expensive things we can burn and piss off our neighbors. Of course, there are the various gift-giving holidays that are linked to specific religious groups.

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Category: Information Technology

Real Estate

Apartment Buildings in the U.S. Keep Getting Bigger

2019-07-16 22:44:00| National Real Estate Investor

Last year broke records for number of new apartments completed in buildings with 50 units or more.

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Category: Real Estate

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 16, 2019)

2019-07-16 17:43:00| National Real Estate Investor

Blackstone is in talks to buy one of the worlds largest building materials suppliers, reports the Wall Street Journal. Deutsche Bank will downsize its new space at Time Warner Center, according to the New York Post. These are among todays must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

Category: Real Estate

Cap Rates on Apartment Acquisitions Take a Slight Dip in the First Half of 2019

2019-07-16 16:57:00| National Real Estate Investor

Multifamily investors are still eager to buy apartment properties, pushing cap rates even lower.

Category: Real Estate


Vodafone ratings put on Creditwatch negative by S&P

2019-07-17 10:19:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) S&P has put Vodafone Group's BBB+ debt ratings on Creditwatch negative, suggesting the operator will have difficulty reducing leverage after completing the takeover of Liberty Global's assets in Germany and Eastern Europe. The ratings agency said the deal is likely to receive regulatory approval, and the additional debt will see Vodafone's leverage peak at 3.4-3.5x adjusted EBITDA in fiscal 2020. 

Category: Telecommunications

Tele2 Q2 revenue drops 2%, underlying EBITDA rises 3% as Com Hem consolidation progresses

2019-07-17 10:10:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Tele2 has reported a 2 percent decline in second quarter group revenue to SEK 6.79 billion, with end-user service revenue falling by 1 percent to SEK 5.08 billion. Net profit was SEK 2.1 billion, boosted by the capital gain from the sale in Kazakhstan but dented by goodwill impairment in Estonia. In Sweden, the Com Hem integration is progressing, and it reached its FY run-rate synergy target after only six months.

Category: Telecommunications

The lack of communication

2019-07-17 09:45:54| Cellular News Network

Were you aware that a lack of communication and that it brings is among the main reasons behind couples getting divorced?  Everyone likes to be heard, but if everyone only wants to receive their message across and get the solution that favors them at the cost of their partner, then …

Category: Telecommunications