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Alibaba Is Going to Compete with Netflix - 09/02/2015

China's largest online retailer - the company Alibaba - launched streaming video service. So far, Netflix’s competitor is available only in China via TV operating system for smart TV. The project is called Tmall Box Office and provides access to both Chinese shows and movies, as well as to foreign video content. The subscription fee costs about $ 6.10 per month. The first plans for the launch...

Barclays Allowed Donations in Bitcoins - 09/01/2015

Barclays has become the first major British bank to accept Bitcoins. For now, the scope of their use will be limited by donations transfer to charitable organizations, but in the future Bitcoin is expected to be used as a tool to change the entire financial system. Barclays has become the first bank in the UK, which began to take Bitcoins as payment. According to The Times, the bank has long...

Allianz is Considering Buying French and British Airports - 08/31/2015

The division of the German insurance company Allianz, invests in infrastructure projects, is interested in buying a French airport “Nice Cote d'Azur”, as well as the fifth largest airport in the British capital “City of London”, the agency said Bloomberg referring to informed sources. According to sources, Allianz Capital Partners, together its potential investors, owns funds sufficient for the...

Nestle Accused of Using Slave Labor - 08/28/2015

The Federal Court in Los Angeles received a claim from residents of the State of California, accusing Nestle in use sea products from Thailand, which was caught with slave labor. This was reported Bloomberg. Several buyers of cat food Fancy Feast filed a lawsuit against the company. In their statement, they say that they would not buy this food if they knew about the use of slave labor in the...

Windows 10 Hits the Record - 08/27/2015

During the first month of free access to Windows 10, users have downloaded the system into over 75 million computers and tablets in 192 countries. According to analysts, the Windows 10 is now installed on the 5.7% of the computers and tablets around the world. Last night, vice president of Microsoft's marketing Yusuf Mehdi said in his corporate blog that Windows 10 operating system has been...

Boeing to Dismiss Employees - 08/25/2015

Boeing Corporation before the end of 2015 may lay off "several hundred employees" of its satellite division due to the uncertainty of the US military spending and delays in orders for commercial satellite launches, Reuters reported, citing a source in the company. This is due to past failures of space launches, as well as uncertainty in the financing of projects by the US Eximbank. A spokesman...

How Much is the User? - 08/24/2015

Major technology companies, for instance Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Yelp, Twitter, exist only thanks to their users. Company HowMuch.net counted price of each user for every company, dividing the market capitalization by the number of active users. Capitalization: $ 198 billion Active users: 270 million The cost of a user: $ 733

Air France-KLM to Grow Low-Cost Carrier Businesses - 08/21/2015

The French airline Air France-KLM intends to expand its low cost carriers business to improve the competitive position in the field of cheap flights in Europe, the head of Transavia, a branch of the company, Matthijs ten Brink, says in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. In order to expand the budget division in Europe, Air France-KLM intends to invest in the purchase of 20 aircraft. The...

Samsung Launched its own Payment System - 08/21/2015

Samsung Electronics launched its own payment system called Samsung Pay. Currently the service is available only to residents of South Korea, but Samsung promises to soon come up with the novelty on the world market. To pay for goods, it is enough for Samsung Pay users to apply their smart phones to the reader at the store checkout. Among the gadgets that have support systems appear Galaxy S6,...

Motorola Solutions is Getting Ready for a Shopping Worth $ 1.6 Billion - 08/20/2015

American manufacturer of communications Motorola Solutions plans to acquire the British service provider Airwave Solutions. The deal amounted to 1 billion pounds, or $ 1.6 billion. The information that companies are at the stage of negotiations was reported by Reuters news agency, citing an anonymous source familiar with the situation. Negotiations between Motorola and Airwave are on a high...
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