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Electric carmakers must make 'ethical battery': Amnesty

Today 06:04 GMT

The electric vehicle industry needs to "make the world's first completely ethical battery with five years," human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Thursday.

Sefcovic believes car making in Europe will be impossible "if you don't master the skills, the innovation and the research linked to batteries."

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Source: Common Domain

Micron recognizes reality and receives a relief rally

Today 08:04 GMT

Micron Technology Inc. is finally accepting the reality of the memory-chip downturn, and investors appear to be breathing a sigh of relief.

On Wednesday, Micron MU, -0.59%  reported second-quarter earnings, with revenue of $5.8 billion, down 21% from the prior year, citing “worse-than-expected pricing trends” for both dynamic random access memory chips (DRAM) and NAND flash memory, a sharp contrast from the past two years, when it saw revenue and earnings soar amid a memory-chip boom.

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Source: BBC

Google leads gaming down a perilous path

Today 06:04 GMT

Phil Harrison, Google’s man in charge of Stadia, told me his team's tests managed 4K gaming on download speeds of “around 25mbps”. For context, Microsoft currently suggests a minimum of just 3mbps to play “traditional” games online.

Or, the difference could be not being able to play at all - 25mbps is more than double the average connection speed across the US, according to research commissioned part-funded by, er, Google.

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Source: Common Domain

A Videogame ‘Arms Race’ of Mergers Is Coming, Analysts Say

Tuesday 04:14 GMT

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If we’re heading toward a race between Google and other big-tech companies to be the platform of choice, some experts say, mergers and acquisitions is inevitable as those players, including Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon.com Google, according to reports, could unveil both a console and a new service offering.

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Source: Common Domain

Things Look ‘Tough’ for Monster Beverage Stock, Analyst Says

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

Investors have backed Monster Beverage (MNST) for much of 2019, drinking deep of the company’s response to margin threats and competitive pressure to the tune of a more-than-20% rise through Monday’s close.

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Source: BBC

Grime music being 'stifled', MPs say

Wednesday 02:25 GMT

The comments came as part of an extensive report into the UK's live music scene by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee, made up of 11 MPs from the Conservatives, Labour and the SNP.

The live music report said that gigs and festivals were essential to the future of the British music industry, accounting for almost one quarter of its £4.5bn contribution to the UK economy. UK Music, which represents the industry, welcomed the DCMS committee's call to action, saying: "We must root out discrimination wherever we find it".

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Source: BBC

Former RBS unit in $43bn sale to US rival

Tuesday 20:00 GMT

Last October, BT poached WorldPay's co-head Philip Jansen to replace Gavin Patterson as chief executive of the telecoms group.

In 2009 the European Commission said that RBS would have to sell WorldPay and other businesses, as a condition of approving state aid to the bank. The next year, WorldPay was sold to private equity firms Advent International and Bain Capital for £2bn, with RBS retaining a 20% stake.

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Source: The Guradian

US and Saudi Arabia blocking regulation of geoengineering, sources say

Tuesday 06:05 GMT

The United States and Saudi Arabia have hamstrung global efforts to scrutinise climate geoengineering in order to benefit their fossil fuel industries, according to multiple sources at the United Nations environment assembly, taking place this week in Nairobi.

Sources involved with the talks said the initiative was blocked, initially by the US and Saudi Arabia, then by Japan and other countries.


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