• PayPal to buy Swedish payments group iZettle for $2.2bn
PayPal to buy Swedish payments group iZettle for $2.2bn

The prospect of battling Square and PayPal for the hearts and minds and wallets of retailers - and with far fewer financial resources - meant iZettle executives would have had to do one hell of a selling job to make the IPO a success, let alone ensure the company would continue growing and reach profitability.

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  • Samsung launches red, gold Galaxy S9 smartphones in South Korea
Samsung launches red, gold Galaxy S9 smartphones in South Korea

Back when Samsung released the Galaxy S9 , there were only four colours available in total - only three of which were available here in the UK. As it stands, Samsung's Exynos chips are only found in Galaxy phones in certain parts of the world and select Meizu smartphones ( Samsung's only client right now).

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  • The US Senate just voted to save net neutrality
The US Senate just voted to save net neutrality

Mark Farrell, mayor of San Francisco, took to Twitter before the vote to urge people to call their congressional representatives and ask them to support the resolution. "My guess is 90 percent of Americans support fuzzy bunny rabbit", Cruz said. "I'm sort of in the mindset that we probably will not see too much of a difference", Turner-Lee ...

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  • 40 feared drowned as boat capsizes in Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh
40 feared drowned as boat capsizes in Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh

East Godavari District Collector Kartikeya Misra said that the passengers asked the boat driver and the owner of the boat, who was also onboard, to take it ashore when it started raining. "The fact that the boat had sunk 60 feet deep into the river waters itself shows the magnitude of the tragedy". A strong wind was said to be the main for the mi...

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  • Amazon is expanding its Go convenience store to two more locations
Amazon is expanding its Go convenience store to two more locations

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to the news outlet that the company was planning to open stores in each of the cities, but did not specify when they would welcome customers. The retailer has been billing it as the first cashierless convenience store in the world. Then they need to open the app on their phone and scan it at one of the four turnst...

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  • Salma Hayek calls for pay cut for male actors
Salma Hayek calls for pay cut for male actors

Hayek, a prominent leader in Hollywood's Time's Up movement, was among 82 women - symbolizing the mere 82 female-directed films to have screened at Cannes, compared to 1,866 films directed by men - who protested the festival's gender inequality the previous day.

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  • Emre Can out of Germany's provisional World Cup squad
Emre Can out of Germany's provisional World Cup squad

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer makes the cut in the provisional squad after being out of action since September due to broken foot. After the Federation Internationale de Football Association deadline, a player can only be replaced if he seriously injures himself 24 hours before the team's first World Cup match.

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  • Ireland's Very First Ball In Test Cricket Was A Dramatic One
Ireland's Very First Ball In Test Cricket Was A Dramatic One

Boyd Rankin (2-58), already a Test worldwide with England , took the historic first wicket as Ireland began on the front foot and it was the same man who removed the troublesome Asad Shafiq (62) to slow the recovering tourists. The opening day was completely wiped out by bad weather on Friday. Pakistan's team includes leg spinner Shadab K...

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  • Arvind Kejriwal's kin arrested in PWD scam
Arvind Kejriwal's kin arrested in PWD scam

Reacting to the early morning arrest of Mr. Bansal, AAP Delhi spokesperson and Greater Kailash MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj said his father had been a contractor of the PWD for about 40 years. He also said that the IIT- Roorkee had done a third-party audit of the concerned drainage system project and submitted a report. One Rahul Sharma from an NGO, R...

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  • SpaceX calls off launch of its new rocket at the last minute
SpaceX calls off launch of its new rocket at the last minute

Moving forward, it will be interesting to see how SpaceX can continue to advance our exploration into space and continue to make a name for themselves in the aerospace industry with the new capabilities afforded by spacecraft like the Falcon 9 rocket Block 5.

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  • Fox Is Buying 7 Sinclair-Owned Television Stations for $910 Million
Fox Is Buying 7 Sinclair-Owned Television Stations for $910 Million

Sinclair needs to divest a number of stations as part of its pending acquisition of Tribune Media . Once the overall purchase of Tribune television stations is complete, Sinclair will own, operate or provide services to 215 television stations in 102 markets, making it one of the largest television broadcasting companies in the country.

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  • United States job openings jump to record in March
United States job openings jump to record in March

Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at 5.4 million and 5.3 million, respectively. Taken together, the two data points are signs of shortages in the labor market. In March, that rate fell to 1 unemployed for every job opening. One signal of worker confidence: The number of workers quitting their jobs rose in March to the high...

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