• Amazon cancels plans to build New York HQ2
Amazon cancels plans to build New York HQ2

It's a big reversal of its much-hyped decision to build a new headquarters in Queens after a highly publicized nationwide search. Months of tireless organizing, campaigning, and mobilization by ordinary New Yorkers was credited with Amazon's decision on Thursday to cancel its widely condemned plan to locate a second headquarters site in Long ...

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  • Amazon to buy wi-fi startup eero
Amazon to buy wi-fi startup eero

Nonetheless, Dave Limp, Amazon's senior vice president of devices and services, said he was "incredibly impressed" with eero. He said that the company is committed to continuing innovation in the segment on behalf of its customers. A key reason for the Eero acquisition is Amazon's increased focus on the internet connected home. The company uses m...

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  • Tesla Introduces 'Dog Mode' to Keep Your Pet Cool
Tesla Introduces 'Dog Mode' to Keep Your Pet Cool

The new mode can be activated with a push of a button and activates the car's clime control mode, regulating the temperature to a safe degree no matter how hot it is outside the auto. A minimal threat will be detected if anyone leans on the auto, triggering a message on the touchscreen and warning that its cameras are recording. In this mode, it ...

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  • Death of the superjumbo jet: Why Airbus is killing the A380
Death of the superjumbo jet: Why Airbus is killing the A380

However, airlines were reluctant to commit to the costly plane and airports had to build new runways and modify terminals to accommodate it. Airbus spent $25 billion developing the double-decker, four-engine aircraft, which can carry more than 500 passengers while offering amenities like showers and a bar.

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  • Trump could let March 1 deadline for trade deal slide
Trump could let March 1 deadline for trade deal slide

Mnuchin, asked by reporters as he left his Beijing hotel what his hopes were for the visit, said "productive meetings". China claims nearly all of the South China Sea and frequently criticises the USA and its allies over naval operations near Chinese-occupied islands.

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  • Oil up almost 2% on OPEC cuts, USA sanctions
Oil up almost 2% on OPEC cuts, USA sanctions

Oil Storage Tanks at Cushing, OKThe global oil market will struggle this year to absorb fast-growing crude supply from outside OPEC, even with the group's production cuts and USA sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, the International Energy Agency said in a report on Wednesday.

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  • CPI Inflation Eases Further To 2% On Falling Food Prices
CPI Inflation Eases Further To 2% On Falling Food Prices

The industrial growth for November was revised downwards to 0.3 per cent from the provisional estimate of 0.5 per cent released last month. Retail inflation in January is the lowest since June 2017 when it had touched 1.46 per cent. Consumer-price growth reached 2.05 percent in January, well below the Reserve Bank of India's medium term target ...

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  • Activision Blizzard reports historic earnings amid big layoffs
Activision Blizzard reports historic earnings amid big layoffs

Representatives for Activision Blizzard say that employees who were laid off are being given a "comprehensive severance package, continued medical insurance, career coaching, job placement assistance", and profit sharing bonuses for 2018 for the Blizzard employees who qualify.

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  • Lottery victor wears Scream mask to collect £1million prize
Lottery victor wears Scream mask to collect £1million prize

Campbell , according to the Jamaica Star , became sick when he found out he won the Super Lotto in November, after buying a ticket for $1.48. "[Wondering] if what I've been longing for really come true", Campbell said. 'Normally, I would write down the numbers from the [televised] draw, eat and then go and check my numbers, ' he said. Determ...

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  • Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet
Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet

Trudeau has repeatedly denied the allegations, but Wilson-Raybould has been unable to confirm or deny them due to what she says is solicitor-client privilege. Notwithstanding the ethics commissioner's probe, Scheer said the House of Commons justice committee also needs to launch an investigation. However, Wilson-Raybould was not in attendance a...

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  • Aurora Innovation self-driving startup scores big Amazon investment
Aurora Innovation self-driving startup scores big Amazon investment

The round reportedly gives Aurora a valuation north of $2.5 billion, making it one of the most valuable independent players in the autonomous driving market. Embark also received significant funding from Sequoia previous year and has raised $47 million overall to date. The new company does have some competition, including Waymo and self-driving c...

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  • Millions of Quadriga Cryptos frozen following founder’s death
Millions of Quadriga Cryptos frozen following founder’s death

Tensions were further inflamed yesterday when reports surfaced that Cotten had filed his will less than two weeks before he died . She was granted the right to administer his estate as executor on January 2. Cotten had also been suffering from Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease which can sometimes cause life-threatening complications. ...

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  • Coke is Getting Its First New Flavor in Over a Decade
Coke is Getting Its First New Flavor in Over a Decade

And the flavor, though "unexpected", was still "familiar", she said. But this is the first new flavor for regular Coke since Vanilla Coke, which the company re-launched in 2007, since it was phased out after its initial launch in 2002. The company quickly returned to its original recipe. Contrary to what you'd normally expect, it's Cola's branded...

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  • Theresa May to ask MPs for more time on Brexit
Theresa May to ask MPs for more time on Brexit

May's Brexit minister Stephen Barkley will meet European Union negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday and foreign minister Jeremy Hunt will visit Paris and Warsaw this week. "Switzerland is one of the most valuable trading partners that we are seeking continuity for, accounting for more than 32 billion pounds worth of trade a year", Secretary of State...

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  • New Brunswick adds 3,600 jobs in January, pushing unemployment rate down
New Brunswick adds 3,600 jobs in January, pushing unemployment rate down

The unemployment figure in Barrie rose slightly to start the new year, with the city recording a jobless rate of 5.1 per cent in January. In contrast, Alberta saw a second straight month of declines, down 16,000 positions, vaulting the unemployment rate to 6.8 per cent.

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  • Bank cuts GDP forecasts as investment falls
Bank cuts GDP forecasts as investment falls

The quarter-point reduction in the benchmark repo rate follows intense pressure late past year on the RBI to listen to government and business concerns and ease monetary policy . Explaining the rationale for the rate cut, Das said it was "vital to act decisively and in a timely manner to address the objective of growth once price stability as defi...

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  • Lagonda All-Terrain Concept to Make Global Debut at Geneva
Lagonda All-Terrain Concept to Make Global Debut at Geneva

Once in the real world, it'll find itself sitting on architecture closely related that that of Aston Martin's fossil-fueled DBX, a auto with which it'll share the new St Athan production line when manufacturing begins in 2021. What's more? The vehicle by Lagonda will not only be lovely but also environment-friendly and boast autonomous driving te...

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  • German regulators crackdown on Facebook’s data collection practices
German regulators crackdown on Facebook’s data collection practices

It also prohibited the social media giant from linking the data obtained from third-party websites using technologies like Facebook tracking pixel and social plug-ins. This also comes amid reports that Facebook's looking to merge the messaging functionalities of Instagram , Messenger and WhatsApp , which would further lend itself to this ...

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  • January unemployment edges up nationwide but unchanged in Victoria, Stats Canada
January unemployment edges up nationwide but unchanged in Victoria, Stats Canada

The unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. edged up to 5.5% in the first month of 2019. It was 6.4 per cent in Toronto. "We actually saw a record gain in private-sector payrolls". The census field covering oil and gas, forestry and mining jobs saw 100 jobs added compared to the same period previous year, and 200 jobs lost month-over-month.

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  • The Best National Pizza Day Deals
The Best National Pizza Day Deals

Today is National Pizza Day, which means now your normal Saturday night pizza purchase will seem a little bit more special this weekend. Of all the food-related national days, Pizza Day is one of the easiest to get on board with, and a ton of national chains and local shops are celebrating by cutting prices and giving away free pizza.

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