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Amazon offering Black Friday deals on Echo devices, Fire tablets, and more Amazon offering Black Friday deals on Echo devices, Fire tablets, and more
- November 25, 2018

You can use commands such as "Alexa, call Dad on Skype" or "Alexa, Skype Mom" to initiate a call. "Use Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo Dot to make hands-free Skype voice calls wherever Alexa and Skype are available or place high-fidelity Skype video calls from the Echo Show and Echo Spot directly to Skype on computers and mobile devices", states the Microsoft Skype blog post. (more...)
Amazon warehouse employees hold we are not robots protest on Black Friday Amazon warehouse employees hold we are not robots protest on Black Friday
- November 25, 2018

At the time of writing the union had not provided details of turnout so far today. "Any reports to the contrary are simply wrong". Bernie Sanders, who introduced the Stop Bezos Act - named after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos - that would impose an additional tax on major corporations whose workers used public assistance. (more...)
Strong Winds Impacting Flights Around Australia Today Strong Winds Impacting Flights Around Australia Today
- November 25, 2018

Thousands of passengers have been left stranded as domestic and worldwide flights have been impacted. One passenger tweeted a photo of massive at Sydney airport , adding: "It's mental". "Due to strong winds, single runway operations are now in effect", Sydney Airport said on Twitter . A thick line of dust "the size of Tasmania" stretched nearly the entire length of NSW yesterday as strong winds from a low pressure system whipped up masses of dirt across the drought-stricken state. (more...)
Shoppers hit the stores for Black Friday Shoppers hit the stores for Black Friday
- November 25, 2018

Shortly before 6 a.m. on Friday, shoppers were banging on the door at a Bath & Body Works in the Waterfront Mall in Pittsburgh, lining up for discounted candles, soaps and lotion, while long lines formed at checkout counters in a Dick's Sporting Goods store in the mall. (more...)
Now the USA wants other countries to stop using Huawei products Now the USA wants other countries to stop using Huawei products
- November 25, 2018

These include Germany, Italy, and Japan, which are home to American military bases. The US is also said to be considering adding financial aid for telecommunications development in countries that will shun Huawei. The Pentagon in May ordered stores on American military bases to stop selling smartphones made by the companies. The global push, which reportedly predates the Trump administration, also comes as the world prepares for a new era of wireless technology known as 5G. (more...)
Nissan removes Carlos Ghosn as chairman Nissan removes Carlos Ghosn as chairman
- November 24, 2018

Nissan said it would set up a special committee to improve corporate oversight as well as find a replacement for Ghosn. The board also chose to strip representative director status from Greg Kelly, the American director accused of being a co-conspirator in Ghosn's alleged misdeeds. (more...)
Tesla cuts vehicle prices in China on tariff fears Tesla cuts vehicle prices in China on tariff fears
- November 24, 2018

Tesla's prices in China have fluctuated wildly this year. China has levied extra tariffs on USA imports, including automobiles, in a blow to Tesla, which imports all light vehicles it sells in the market. According to Tesla's website for china, the customers are needed to pay 8000 Yuan as a deposit for booking the auto. China is the world's largest electric auto market, and the segment is only bound to get more prominent in the coming years due to the country's aggressive push towards ... (more...)
Dolce and Gabbana offer apologies in video over racist China ad Dolce and Gabbana offer apologies in video over racist China ad
- November 23, 2018

But the backlash has continued as retailers in China retreated from the brand. The controversy arose after the brand posted short clips on Instagram showing a Chinese woman eating pizza, spaghetti and a cannoli with chopsticks that some deemed culturally insensitive. (more...)
Parliament Will Stop A No-Deal Brexit , Says Amber Rudd Parliament Will Stop A No-Deal Brexit , Says Amber Rudd
- November 23, 2018

She said "Brexiteers could lose their Brexit" by rebelling against May. "The prime minister will make an emergency statement to the Commons later today ", the lower house said on Twitter . "There are better alternatives". (PA Graphics) Mrs May came under pressure at Prime Minister's Questions from Conservative backbenchers who fear her draft agreement will leave the United Kingdom trapped in a customs union with no way of leaving without the EU's consent. (more...)
Dollar Store Thanksgiving: Family, Dollar Tree & General Dollar Store Thanksgiving: Family, Dollar Tree & General
- November 23, 2018

So while there might be some notable sales figures on Friday, a lot of the retailers will be offering bargains until right up to the new year. Then again, some shoppers simply love the chaos and excitement of Black Friday - crowds, confusing pricing, and all. (more...)
Blast in Orakzai Agency kills almost 30, injures over 40 Blast in Orakzai Agency kills almost 30, injures over 40
- November 23, 2018

At least 51 people were injured, 17 critically, according to Amin Ullah, the District Administrator for Kalaya. "Three children were among those killed in the blast", sources added. An emergency has been declared in the region's hospitals to handle the situation. Mazari, the human rights minister, termed the attack a fallout from the U.S. (more...)
EU's Tusk says Brexit declaration agreed with UK EU's Tusk says Brexit declaration agreed with UK
- November 23, 2018

Austria now holds the rotating European Union presidency, and Kurz told the Austria Press Agency that his visit is meant to help the prime minister bolster support for her deal and get a realistic idea of how strong support for it is. Those include, it says, technical and administrative means favoured by May's pro-Brexit allies that could limit Britain's need to keep its broader economic and trade rules in line with the continent. (more...)
B.C.'s Class 4 licence requirement could deter ride-hailing drivers B.C.'s Class 4 licence requirement could deter ride-hailing drivers
- November 23, 2018

He says the organization was expecting to see legislation that more closely matched the customer-driven supply and demand model that exists in other jurisdictions. No matter how soon it happens, it'll still be a significant delay from what many British Columbians had expected when the current government came into power. (more...)
Dow plunges over 500 points as retail, tech lag Dow plunges over 500 points as retail, tech lag
- November 23, 2018

Apple fell 4.2 percent on renewed worries that iPhone sales could slow, Microsoft lost 3.6 percent and Amazon gave back 5.2 percent. Some Wall Street pros don't think the selling will end and the market won't make a bottom until fear spikes and another whoosh lower occurs. (more...)
Land Rover has announced a new compact crossover Land Rover has announced a new compact crossover
- November 23, 2018

The all-new Range Rover Evoque is to be revealed on 22November, and in the run up to that, Land Rover has teased its design with four wire form sculptures. "Where better to put these bespoke installations on display than in the heart of London - one of the greatest cities in the world", said Land Rover chief design officer Gerry McGovern. (more...)
Ikea to cut 7500 jobs as customer behaviour changes Ikea to cut 7500 jobs as customer behaviour changes
- November 22, 2018

It also has a superstore at Lakeside in Essex. Globally, in Ingka's top 30 mega city strategies, three Indian cities - Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi - are included, which reinforces IKEA's belief in the potential of India. Ikea had planned to open the store in 2020, creating 350 jobs. So there will be people who are today working in one job and tomorrow will wake on another job. (more...)
San Antonio Airport Provides Tips for Holiday Travel San Antonio Airport Provides Tips for Holiday Travel
- November 22, 2018

The vast majority will travel by auto, which means traffic Tuesday and Wednesday. That's the advice for the millions who are traveling ahead of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. According to INRIX, the heaviest congestion period in Southern California was expected to be between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., Wednesday on southbound Interstate 5 between Pacific Coast Highway in south Orange County (Exit 79) and Coast Highway in Oceanside (Exit 54B). (more...)
May and Juncker move forward on final draft of Brexit deal May and Juncker move forward on final draft of Brexit deal
- November 22, 2018

EU leaders are due to ratify the draft divorce deal at a European Council meeting on Sunday but Spain said it can not support the agreement unless it is given a clear veto on Gibraltar's inclusion within the negotiations on the future relationship. (more...)
Amazon discloses names and addresses -- but doesn't disclose details Amazon discloses names and addresses -- but doesn't disclose details
- November 21, 2018

Multiple Register readers forwarded us emails sent from Amazon's United Kingdom tentacle informing them that the online sales site had "inadvertently disclosed [their] name and email address due to a technical error". English-based newspaper The Register reports Amazon's United Kingdom press office explained this was "an inadvertent technical error and that they emailed customers from an abundance of caution". (more...)
Goldman Sachs Slashes Apple Stock-Price Target For Third Time This Month Goldman Sachs Slashes Apple Stock-Price Target For Third Time This Month
- November 21, 2018

Weaker demand in China is also reportedly another reason for the cuts . Lower-than-expected demand has hit the iPhone XR particularly hard, causing Apple to slash its production plan by up to a third of about 70 million units in late October, people familiar with the matter told the Journal . (more...)

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