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Analysts: Mobile game downloads jump by 45% in 2020 - 11/16/2020

The number of mobile game downloads in the first seven months of 2020 increased by 45% compared to the same period in 2019, with 32% growth a year earlier, reports the analytical marketing company AppsFlyer. The growth was particularly strong between March and May, when quarantine measures were in effect in many countries. From February to August, revenue from apps purchasing increased by 67%....

China Construction Bank to sell its papers for bitcoins - 11/12/2020

China Construction Bank, one of the largest banks in the world, will issue digital bonds that can be bought for bitcoins. This can be the world's first public offering of blockchain securities available to investors around the world. The value of the securities starts at $100 and the volume of the bonds will reach $3 billion. China Construction Bank will place bonds on the exchange, which private...

Virgin Galactic announces new flight of VSS Unity touristic spacecraft - 11/09/2020

The third test suborbital flight of the VSS Unity space plane will take place by the end of November, informed the press service of Virgin Galactic. Virgin Galactic company has developed a space plan VSS Unity for tourist suborbital flights. The first suborbital flight of VSS Unity took place in December 2018, the second - in March 2019. Virgin Galactic has announced that the third test flight...

Starlink to be launched in Europe in February 2021 - 11/05/2020

Elon Musk stated that in February-March 2021, the Starlink satellite network will be launched in a test version in Europe. He also said that this week several thousand invitations to the beta version of Starlink will be sent in the United States and Canada. The test version of the satellite network, which provides broadband Internet access, was launched in the northern states of the U.S. and...

Apple steps up work on its own search engine - 11/02/2020

American company Apple has accelerated the development of its own Internet search engine to replace Google's search engine. This was reported by the Financial Times with reference to sources in the industry. Google is currently paying Apple about $8-12 billion a year to install the Google search engine as the default search engine on all iOS devices manufactured by Apple. Competition authorities...

China transfers 60% of city buses to electricity - 10/28/2020

Currently, more than 60% of all city buses in China are replaced with electric buses, which is 20% more than in 2015, Xinhua News Agency reported. According to data provided by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the PRC, these replacement measures were implemented as part of the greening program of the country's transport system during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020), which includes...

FT: AstraZeneca vaccine forms immunity to COVID-19 in elderly people - 10/27/2020

The vaccine, being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, produces robust COVID-19 immunity in older adults, according to the Financial Times (FT). According to the publication, which cites its own sources in the company, blood tests for immunogenicity, carried out on a subgroup of elderly participants, were similar to those taken from healthy adults aged 18 to 55 years.  It has...

Tesla recalls 50,000 S and X models due to suspension problems - 10/26/2020

Tesla recalls over 50,000 Model X and Model S cars assembled in the United States in various years and shipped to China. The recall is announced due to defined suspension concerns, states the China State Administration for Market Regulation's website. As noted in a statement by the Chinese regulator, almost 30,000 Model S and Model X manufactured at the Tesla plant in California from September...

UK study shows effectiveness of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine mechanism - 10/23/2020

A British study showed the effectiveness of the genetic mechanism of the COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford in conjunction with the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. This was reported on Thursday on the University of Bristol's website, which indicates that the article about the independent research conducted by its staff only exists as a preprint and has not...

Microsoft digital solutions to help Equinor implement carbon storage project - 10/16/2020

The American company Microsoft will sign up as a technology partner of Equinor, the oil and gas company from Norway. The firms are going to develop the Northern Lights carbon storage and capture project near the Norwegian shore, reads a message by Equinor. “Equinor signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft as a technology partner to work through ways to develop the Northern Lights...
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