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US tech giants gain ahead of earnings deluge, oil prices rise


July 23, 2019

US technology companies rallied Monday ahead of earnings from high-tech heavyweights later in the week, while oil prices gained amid lingering unease over Middle Eastern supplies. On a day when European bourses and the Dow could muster only mild gains, the tech-rich Nasdaq jumped 0.7 percent ahead of expected earnings reports from industry giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google. Oil …

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US tech CEOs support Trump on Huawei restrictions: W. House


July 23, 2019

Chief executives from several US tech companies met with President Donald Trump on Monday and expressed “strong support” for policies restricting the use of products from Chinese telecom giant Huawei. Washington accuses Huawei of working directly with the Chinese government and its intelligence services, which it says could pose security risks — claims the company denies. In May, Trump hit …

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TikTok parent to open India data centre in privacy reform


July 23, 2019

The Chinese parent company of popular video app TikTok will set up a data centre in India, as privacy concerns prompt Indian regulators to push for greater domestic storage of information. The app has more than 120 million users in India, a majority of them teenagers who use it to post 15-second quirky videos, but has drawn criticism for storing …

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Britain waits for US before Huawei 5G decision


July 23, 2019

LONDON: Britain said Monday it was “not yet in a position” to decide what involvement China´s Huawei should have in the UK´s 5G next-generation telecoms network. Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright told parliament that London was still seeking clarity on the implications of US action against the Chinese telecoms giant, adding it would be “wrong to make specific decisions” beforehand. “The …

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NASA seeks ideas from US firms on future lunar lander


July 23, 2019

  WASHINGTON: US space agency NASA on Monday asked American aerospace companies to offer detailed ideas for vehicles that could bring two astronauts to the Moon by 2024, an American objective that was reconfirmed on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. NASA called the request for input a “major step” forward for its new Moon mission, dubbed Artemis …

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Benedict Cumberbatch reveals he let parents down by becoming an actor


July 23, 2019

One of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars, Benedict Cumberbatch may have an army of admirers and fans by his side but the actor is dejected for not having the support of his parents. During an interview with The Lady magazine, the 43-year-old ‘Sherlock’ actor revealed that he had let his parents Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton down after he picked acting …

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Ariana Grande calls out photographer Marcus Hyde over allegations of misconduct


July 23, 2019

Famed American singer Ariana Grande has come forth with a message of caution for aspiring and emerging models to keep themselves safe from photographers that make them uncomfortable. Turning to her Instagram, the 26-year-old singer addressed the recent controversy that has come afloat regarding the acclaimed celebrity photographer Marcus Hyde who was accused by model Sunnaya, of bribing her for …

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‘Riverdale’ stars Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart reportedly call it quits


July 23, 2019

Riverdale’ lovebirds Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart after having the world enchanted with their endearing tale of romance have decided to call it quits. According to a report by US Weekly, the two had maintained their distance at the Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con party in San Diego on Saturday. Reports revealed that Lili had used the company of her costars Camila …

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