November 25, 2020 In Business By admin

Facebook-Oculus login rift grows as sales stop in Germany

Facebook has halted sales of Oculus Rift and Quest virtual reality (VR) headsets to customers in Germany. “We will continue supporting users who already own an Oculus device and we're looking forward to resuming sales in Germany soon," it added.It comes as the German data regulator criticises...

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Tech stocks slide as Wall Street goes into reverse

US and Asian stock markets have gone into reverse after shares in America's biggest technology firms tumbled. Companies that have powered US markets to record highs - Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook - fell between 4% and 8%. Analysts said fears about the economic shock of...

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Co-op to create 1,000 jobs and open 50 new stores

Grocery chain the Co-op is opening 50 new stores and creating 1,000 new jobs this year. The new roles come on top of the 1,000 posts it added during lockdown as demand from shoppers increased. The extra jobs announced today will be spread across the new shops and 15 stores that are being...

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Coronavirus: Virgin Atlantic to cut 1,150 more jobs

Virgin Atlantic is to cut 1,150 more jobs after completing a £1.2bn rescue plan that will secure its future for at least 18 months. The airline had already cut more than 3,500 jobs out of the 10,000 employees it had at the beginning of the year. The airline said it had to cut costs in order...

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Apple delays new anti-tracking privacy measures

Apple has delayed the implementation of new privacy measures designed to stop apps and websites tracking people online without their consent.The changes also mean app will have to ask a user's permission to access the ad-tracking ID on an iPhone or iPad.The measures were due to arrive in the...

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US unemployment rate falls below 10% as firms rehire staff

The US unemployment rate fell sharply in August, as some firms began to hire new staff again and temporary hiring for the US census boosted job numbers. Firms added 1.4 million new jobs and unemployment fell below 10% for the first time since the pandemic began. It is the fourth month in a...

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‘Wear face coverings’ near Scottish wildcat kittens

Visitors to a wildlife park have been asked to wear face coverings at an enclosure where four rare Scottish wildcat kittens were born. The kittens called Strom, Eilein, Druim and Vaara have just gone on public display at the Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore. The park has asked visitors...

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‘Bronze Age’ urn found at hospital site

An ancient cremation urn containing human remains has been found by archaeologists surveying the site of a new hospital in the Republic of Ireland. It was discovered in Ballyshannon in County Donegal and is believed to be around 4,000 years old. The suspected Bronze Age urn has now been...

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Extinction Rebellion protesters block newspaper printing presses

Protesters targeted Newsprinters presses at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, Knowsley in Merseyside, and near Motherwell, North Lanarkshire. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the action by demonstrators across the country was "unacceptable". Eighty people have been arrested. The presses print...

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Scientists have the answer to a tadpole mystery

Scientists have discovered how to identify frogs from their tadpoles in a step towards saving amphibians from extinction. Conservation efforts to protect the breeding grounds of endangered frogs has been hampered by the difficulty of telling tadpoles apart. Now researchers have solved the...

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