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Google to reach a deal for paying French publishers for their news

Google to reach a deal for paying French publishers for their news

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Google LLC has reportedly announced that it is poised to reach a deal for paying French publishers for their news. The announcement is viewed as Google’s latest move for placating media groups and heading off regulators that side with publishers, seeking a level playing field.

According to Pierre Louette, the CEO of Groupe Les Echos, the previous few weeks have enabled the clarification of numerous points, making sure that Google accepts the principle of remuneration for the company’s press titles.

French publishers are among the American tech giant’s fiercest critics, state sources adding that the French antitrust aut

World Economic Forum launches CommonPass to enable safer air travel

World Economic Forum launches CommonPass to enable safer air travel

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As air travel significantly increases the chance of getting and spreading COVID-19, numerous organizations worldwide have come forward to rebuild people’s confidence in air travel and develop novel solutions that can protect people.

In a similar move, the World Economic Forum and Commons Project Foundation have reportedly introduced a new digital health pass for travelers named ‘CommonPass’ to document their COVID-19 test outcomes while keeping their health data private.

Sources cite that the trial of CommonPass will start this week. The digital pass is built on the foundation of CommonPass Framework that creates stand

Facebook to ban QAnon conspiracy-linked accounts prior to U.S. polls

Facebook to ban QAnon conspiracy-linked accounts prior to U.S. polls

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American social media conglomerate Facebook Inc. has reportedly announced that it will ban all accounts linked to the conspiracy group called QAnon. Sources with knowledge of the matter claimed that the social networking giant is focusing on curbing misinformation ahead of the U.S. presidential elections.

The recent development comes along the heels of Facebook’s efforts to avoid being used to confuse or deceive voters, which was evidently the case during 2016 presidential elections.

According to a blogpost, Facebook is targeting accounts which are linked to anarchist groups that support U.S.-based militia organizations, QAnon and

Uber Won the Legal Battle to Restart its Operations in London

Uber Won the Legal Battle to Restart its Operations in London

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Uber has won a legal bid to reestablish its London functioning license that was taken away due to safety concerns. The grant was followed by the judge rule that the enterprise was a fit and appropriate operator in spite of the historical failings. In 2019, Transport for London (TfL) declined to grant the corporation a new license because of a pattern of failures that included thousands of trips led by drivers other than the ones presented to picked up passengers.

Uber reasoned that it has since then addressed the issue by refining insurance document authentication systems and rolling out instantaneous identification.

TfL rejected the li

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding plans to test marine-based CO2 capture system

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding plans to test marine-based CO2 capture system

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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, is reportedly in the news for its plans to conduct a testing procedure on an innovative CO2 capture system. The company is working alongside Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (‘K’ Line) to undertake test operations and measurements for a ship-based CO2 capture demonstration unit, in a bid to verify the deployment of the equipment as a marine CO2 capture system.

Reliable reports claim that the MLIT (Maritime Bureau of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) is supporting this project as a part of its assistance

Indian online sellers file antitrust case against Amazon India

Indian online sellers file antitrust case against Amazon India

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An Indian trade group representing online sellers has reportedly filed an antitrust case in opposition to Amazon India, alleging that e-commerce giant favors few retailers and brands whose online discounts drive independent vendors out of business.

The filing presents a new regulatory challenge for Amazon’s unit in India, the place where it has committed USD 6.5 billion in funding, however is battling a complex regulatory setting.

In early 2020, the Indian competition watchdog (CCI) had ordered an investigation of Flipkart and Amazon over alleged violations of competition regulations and unreasonable discount practices, which Amaz

Dataiku raises $100 million in Stripes-led Series-D funding round

Dataiku raises $100 million in Stripes-led Series-D funding round

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Enterprise AI and machine learning platform provider, Dataiku, has reportedly raised a sum of $100 million in Series-D funding round led by Stripes, with major contribution by Tiger Global Management. The company’s existing investors comprising Dawn Capital, Battery Ventures, ICONIQ, CapitalG, and FirstMark Capital also participated in the investment round, stated sources. The raised capital intends to continue driving AI within the enterprise, aiming to serve more than 300 customers who understand the gravity of an end-to-end and collaborative AI strategy for business enhancement.

For the uninitiated, Dataiku was founded in 2013 with the mission of extending the lab

Epic Cycles launches conversion kits to promote electric bikes

Epic Cycles launches conversion kits to promote electric bikes

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Toronto-based leading developer of electronic bikes and scooters, Epic Cycles, has reportedly introduced a conversion kit for conventional bicycles. Sources close to the matter stated that the new solution would be effective in reducing environmental pollution while making travel convenient and accessible for its consumers.

The conversion kit will allow traditional bikes to be powered using electricity, sources claimed. Moreover, it is important to note that the kit will enable consumers to benefit from using electric bikes in a cost effective way as well as from additional convenience and power that eBikes provide.

In terms of safety, the conversion kit will seemingly help customers to use traditional bikes while they ge

C-Trade offers 150x leverage on its new crypto derivatives platform

C-Trade offers 150x leverage on its new crypto derivatives platform

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C-Trade has reportedly announced the launch of its new crypto derivatives platform, providing around 150x leverage on derivative products in addition to greater speed and efficiency for traders. The company has also reduced the average user withdrawal approvals time to a few minutes, encouraged by the personal management experience provided on other platforms.

C-Trade’s risk management and order matching engine offers an exceptional speed that exceeds the present industry standard by around 20 times, state sources. The platform delivers a tight spread and high liquidity owing to the prior experience of its development team at Societe General and J.P. Morgan. Further, sources state that C-Trade users will be provided with a