Facebook presents disappearing messages on WhatsApp

The FINANCIAL — WhatsApp messages often live on our phones forever. While it’s great to hold onto memories from friends and family, most of what we send doesn’t need to be everlasting.  Facebook’s goal is to make conversations on WhatsApp feel as close…

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Swiss Re joins The Trinity Challenge

The FINANCIAL — Swiss Re is joining The Trinity Challenge, a global coalition that aims to better predict and prevent outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics by harnessing the power of data and analytics. Swiss Re has integrated COVID-19 related health, economic and social…

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Facebook Dating launches in Europe

The FINANCIAL — Facebook is launching Facebook Dating in Europe to help more people find meaningful relationships through things they have in common, like interests, events and groups. Since the launch of Facebook Dating, over 1.5 billion matches have been created in the…

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Facebook revealed Oculus Quest 2 and not everyone is happy about it

The FINANCIAL — Microsoft and Sony aren’t the only companies that are launching major new gaming hardware this season. Recently Facebook announced a new virtual-reality headset – Oculus Quest 2, the next generation of all-in-one VR – that is smaller and cheaper than…

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Stock markets mixed after Wall Street slides

The FINANCIAL — Global stock markets were mixed Monday after the fact that Wall Street turned in its biggest weekly decline in more than two months. London and Frankfurt opened higher. U.S. futures were lower. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong retreated…

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Australia falls into the first recession in nearly 30 years

The FINANCIAL — 2020 is the year Australia technically lost its famous nickname as ‘The Lucky Country’ and fell into recession for the first time in almost three decades. Australia last fell into recession in mid-1990 which ran into late 1991. But the…

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Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia

The FINANCIAL — Facebook has warned that they will block Australians from sharing news if a landmark plan to make digital platforms pay for news content becomes law. On the other hand, the sharing of personal content between family and friends will not…

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Apple announced 4 for 1 stock split

The FINANCIAL — Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2020 third quarter ended June 27, 2020. Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.82 per share of the Company’s common stock. The Board of Directors has also approved a four-for-one stock split…

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4 tech giants to defend the size of their companies before Congress

The FINANCIAL — Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sundar Pichai of Google — will appear together before Congress for the first time to justify their business practices. The hearing is supposed to inform lawmakers’ efforts…

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Google employees to work from home until summer of 2021

The FINANCIAL — Google became the first huge U.S. company to commit to the year-long work from home plan. Google previously said that the most employees would be working from home through the end of the year, but today it was announced that…

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Bebe + Switches to Facebook Sales Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of life as we know it and has hindered the activities of businesses across the world, and in Georgia as well. The children’s clothing store Bebe + is not an exception: the company had to…

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