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Google’s new ‘Grab and Go’ project helps business loan Chromebooks to their employees

At Google, the company offers a ‘Grab and Go’ program that allows employees to use self-service stations to quickly borrow and return Chromebooks without having to go through a lengthy IT approval process. Now, it’s bringing this same idea to other businesses. Chromebooks have found their place in education and a number of larger enterprise companies are also getting on ...

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‘Wrong & politically absurd’: German business lobby blasts US over Russian pipeline sanctions threat

US threats to impose sanctions against European companies involved in construction of a gas pipeline link between Russia and Germany have enraged a large German business group. “Threats of US sanctions against European companies invested in Nord Stream 2 encroach on European energy policy,” Wolfgang Buechele, chairman of the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (Ostausschuss), told Reuters. He ...

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Moscow's tallest skyscraper to crown city's business center

The Moscow city authorities have given the green light on the construction of a new skyscraper that will become the tallest building in the Russian capital.  The 404-metre building will be used as a residential complex and will be located near the Moscow City business centre. The project will be completed by 2024 by Sergey Skuratov Architects.  The tallest building ...

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‘They’re going out of business’: Trump takes on New York Times, Washington Post

Twitter is cracking down on fake accounts – and Trump has suggestions as to which accounts to axe, accusing the New York Times and the Washington Post of peddling fake news. He added that both papers will shut within seven years. With a full schedule on the horizon – the NATO summit in Brussels, a working visit to the UK ...

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‘It’s very, very good for business if the president attacks you’ – MSNBC’s Lawrence O'Donnell

A primetime MSNBC news host just revealed the secret to high ratings in modern America to a chat livestream: Poke fun at the president until he attacks. TV news is just a show, and nobody knows this better than Lawrence O’Donnell, news anchor, pundit and also the producer and writer of NBC’s political drama ‘The West Wing’. On Monday, O’Donnell ...

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India’s Cashify raises $12M for its second-hand smartphone business

Cashify, a company that buys and sells used smartphones, is the latest India startup to raise capital from Chinese investors after it announced a $ 12 million Series C round. Chinese funds CDH Investments and Morningside led the round which included participation from Aihuishou, a China-based startup that sells used electronics in a similar way to Cashify and has raised over $ ...

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App Maker, Google’s low-code tool for building business apps, comes out of beta

It’s been a year and a half since Google announced App Maker, its online tool for quickly building and deploying business apps on the web. The company has mostly remained quiet about App Maker ever since and kept it in a private preview mode, but today, it announced that the service is now generally available and open to all developers ...

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Evernote is spinning out its Chinese business and it plans to take it public

Here’s a unique approach to Western companies doing business in China. Today, Evernote — the U.S. note-making service — span out its China-based unit into an independent entity with “full autonomy” over its business and services. Evernote introduced its Yinxiang Biji China-based service in 2012, but now it is transitioning to a minority shareholder with the Chinese management team taking ...

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ISS might be 'split' into segments in just a few years as part of private business takeover

The head of NASA says the International Space Station (ISS) might not exist in its current form in 2025 and instead be divided into components, some of which could be dumped completely. The plan is a part of a privatization bid. Newly-approved NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said that the days of the ISS being a unique platform of broad multilateral ...

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Swiss lawyer jailed for telling tales about Russian business clients to British & US agencies

Matthew Parish, a lawyer from Geneva, has been sentenced to two months in a Swiss jail for libel and breaking attorney-client privilege after two Russian oil traders accused him of blackmailing them. According to a criminal complaint filed against Parish by Murat Seitnepesov and Konstantin Ryndin last month, the lawyer made public false allegations to make them pay a heavily ...

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