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Amazon shipped over 5 billion items in 2017 via Prime service

  • 3 January 2018 - 01:03
Amazon shipped over 5 billion items in 2017 via Prime service

Amazon said on Tuesday it shipped over 5 billion items worldwide via its subscription based Prime service in 2017 while adding more new members than ever before, Reuters reported. The e-commerce giant, which revealed its Prime shipment numbers for the first time, did not give comparable...

Apple apologizes for slowing older iPhones

  • 30 December 2017 - 13:49
Apple apologizes for slowing older iPhones

Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good, Reuters reported. In a posting on its website...

European Court says Uber is a cab firm

  • 20 December 2017 - 16:06
European Court says Uber is a cab firm

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled against Uber's claim of being a digital company labeling it as a transportation corporation. Uper, which allows customers to hire a private driver to take them to their destinations, disputed claims of it being a cab firm saying it is an information...

Qatar Airways to create virtual mega carrier

  • 7 November 2017 - 13:34
Qatar Airways to create virtual mega carrier

Qatar Airways wants to create a virtual mega-carrier that will give it economies of scale in negotiating fuel and operations, as it expands investments in other airlines, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The Qatari carrier announced a $661 million deal on Monday to buy a 9.61 percent...

Ferrari CEO: Electric cars not as clean as they appear to be

  • 9 October 2017 - 20:53
Ferrari CEO: Electric cars not as clean as they appear to be

  Electric cars may not be saving the planet at all, says Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne. The full environmental impact of electric cars needs to be analyzed more thoroughly before we can determine them to be more innocuous than internal combustion engines, he said. "I think that...

Apple launches iOS 11; here is a glimpse at the features

  • 21 September 2017 - 10:30
Apple launches iOS 11; here is a glimpse at the features

It’s the big one, Apple AAPL -1.7% iOS 11 is here. Following Apple’s unveiling of the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and all new iPhone X, is perhaps the most ambitious iOS update yet and not only is it jammed full of new features but many great secret features as well. Let’s take a...

iPhone X: The future of the smartphone industry

  • 12 September 2017 - 12:45
iPhone X: The future of the smartphone industry

Apple Tuesday announced iPhone X, the future of the smartphone, in a gorgeous all-glass design with a beautiful 5.8-inch Super Retina display, A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging and an improved rear camera with dual optical image stabilization. iPhone X delivers an innovative and secure new...

Volkswagen spending billions of dollars on electric cars

  • 11 September 2017 - 21:56
Volkswagen spending billions of dollars on electric cars

Volkswagen is stepping up its shift to electric cars and plans to invest more than 20 billion euros ($24 billion) in zero-emission vehicles by 2030 to challenge pioneer Tesla in creating a mass market. The world’s largest automaker by sales said on Monday it would roll out 80 new electric cars...

Facebook to start to make money from WhatsApp

  • 6 September 2017 - 12:31
Facebook to start to make money from WhatsApp

Facebook Inc is gearing up to make money from WhatsApp, the messaging service used by more than a billion people every day, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. WhatsApp will be testing new features to make it easier for people to communicate with businesses they want to reach on...

Japan launches satellite to have advanced GPS position

  • 21 August 2017 - 09:43
Japan launches satellite to have advanced GPS position

Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said. The launch of Japan's third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version of the U.S. global positioning system (GPS) to offer location...