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Apple iPhone: Can India be China’s ‘plus one’ to the world?
Last week, Apple announced plans to make its latest phone model - iPhone 14 - in India, a significant milestone in the company's strategy to diversify manufacturing outside of China.
The surprising power of internet memes
Is there more to internet memes than meets the eye? The science of these viral mash-ups reveals why they are so effective at spreading ideas and beliefs.
Electric-car demand pushes lithium prices to records
Driven by a surge in Chinese electric-vehicles sales, the sharp rise in a key commodity for batteries could slow adoption of EVs globally.
How going above and beyond at work became required
These days, workers expect to exceed their job descriptions if they want to get ahead – or even keep their positions at all. How did we get here?
72% of children globally have been victims of cyber threats
A new global report from the Global Cybersecurity Forum (GCF), has found that 72 percent of children around the world have experienced at least one type of cyber threat online.
Daughter rises in Mukesh Ambani’s succession plan
In the clearest hint of a succession roadmap, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani carved out definite roles for each of his three children at the annual general meeting of his $220bn (£193bn) retail-to-refining conglomerate in August.
Oil price falls to lowest since Ukraine invasion in blow to Putin
Oil prices have tumbled back to levels last seen before Russia's invasion of Ukraine in a blow to Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia as the heavyweight producers try to prop up prices.
Why some employers won’t give in to flexibility
More and more employees want autonomy at work – and it’s become a major factor in whether they quit. Why are some companies digging in their heels against it?
Why ‘quiet quitting’ is nothing new
The idea of slowly withdrawing from overworking has gone viral. This ‘quiet quitting’ has actually been happening for decades – but its newfound popularity says a lot about work now.
Elon Musk thinks the population will collapse. Demographers say it's not happening
Billionaire Elon Musk tweeted, not for the first time, that "population collapse due to low birth rates is a much bigger risk to civilization than global warming." Climate change is a serious problem facing the planet and experts say it'...
France Deploys Artificial Intelligence To Spot Hidden Swimming Pools
Since pools boost property values, they usually lead to higher property and residency taxes -- unless the owner neglects to notify tax authorities.
Scammers use Binance CCO's deepfake to scam crypto projects
Binance’s Chief Communications Officer Patrick Hillmann has warned of scammers using his deepfakes to meet with project teams regarding potential opportunities to list their assets on Binance. The meetings were reportedly held over Zoom ...
News addiction linked to not only poor mental wellbeing but physical health too, new study shows
People with an obsessive urge to constantly check the news are more likely to suffer from stress, anxiety, as well as physical ill health, finds a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Health Communication.
Everyone Is Talking About 'Quiet Quitting'. But Is It A Good Idea?
Quiet Quitting: TikTok and Twitter are awash in explainer videos and endless interpretations. Despite what the name suggests, quiet quitting doesn't mean turning in a resignation letter.
Saudi woman given 34-year prison sentence for using Twitter
Salma al-Shehab, a Leeds University student, was charged with following and retweeting dissidents and activists
Meta steps up information control ahead of US elections
Facebook's parent company is imposing strict controls on information related to the upcoming midterm elections
Airbnb introduces new ‘anti-party technology’
Bookings will be screened for a combination of age, trip length and other factors
How can countries protect themselves against cyber warfare?
Cybersecurity has become a top priority for governments, businesses and critical infrastructure operators, especially since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which has been marked by sophisticated cyber attacks.
Can Airbnb Outperform a Potential Recession?
Airbnb was formed during the 2008 financial crisis and evolved during the Covid-19 pandemic. WSJ’s Preetika Rana and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky share insight into the home-sharing giant’s success and what the future might hold for the company.
Disney overtakes Netflix in battle for subscribers
Disney will launch a new ad-supported streaming service in the US in December, as it overtakes Netflix in the race for paid subscribers.
UN trade body calls for halting cryptocurrency rise in developing countries
The UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, has called for action to curb cryptocurrencies in developing nations, in three policy briefs published on Wednesday.
Self-generated sexual abuse of children aged seven to 10 rises two-thirds
Disturbing global trend should be ‘entirely preventable’, says Internet Watch Foundation head
Amazon staff protests spread to multiple UK depots over pay dispute
Workers say retailer offering ‘insulting’ pay rise given pandemic and cost of living crisis
From Mecca to the Vatican, exploring sacred sites with VR
Click and gape at the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel ceiling up close. Click again and join thousands of pilgrims praying and circling around the cube-shaped Kaaba at Islam’s most sacred site. Or strap on a headset and enter the holy city of J...
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