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Apple ranks as world's most profitable company: Report

Apple is the most profitable company in the world, according to the Fortune Global 500 list for the 2020 fiscal year.

Can artificial intelligence be registered as a patent inventor? A landmark Australian court decision says it can

For decades, only human beings could be recognised as inventors by the patent office - but not anymore. 

$30 billion is not enough: Pfizer and Moderna raise prices for COVID-19 vaccines in EU

Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) have raised the prices of their COVID-19 vaccines in their latest European Union supply contracts, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

Victoria's Secret UK Goes Into Liquidation Amid Pandemic-Induced Sales Drop

The lingerie retailer hired administrators in June 2020 due to the negative effects of the coronavirus lockdown. However, the move didn't save the company branch, as sales continued plummeting.

Illegal gold mining on Colombia's rivers rising: UN

The illegal mining of gold from rivers and waterways in Colombia is increasing, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a new report.

Crackdown on Binance spreads

The global regulatory crackdown on the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange has deepened, with Malaysia issuing enforcement actions for alleged illegal operations.

Can better tech make video meetings less excruciating?

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah described cruise to nowhere as an extension of local tours and a good start for the tourism sector after 18 months of “freezing winter.”

Facebook whistleblower turned down $64G severance package that would have bought her silence: report

Data scientist Sophie Zhang said she found coordinated inauthentic behavior linked to governments in numerous countries

Amazon hit with $886m fine for alleged data law breach

Amazon has been hit with an $886.6m (£636m) fine for allegedly breaking European Union data protection laws.

Cuomo begs businesses to return to NYC after devastating shutdown

The governor suggested that workers return to their offices by Labor Day

Elon Musk slams Apple app store fees

Apple takes a commission of 15 to 30 percent on purchases made within apps

Comedian Adam Carolla ‘blacklisted’ by Hollywood says it's a 'small price to pay' for free speech

Carolla's comments come on the heels of Tim Allen speaking out against cancel culture in a tweet

Google bans ‘sugar daddy’ apps from Android store

The change will take effect Sept. 1, according to Google.

UK Reportedly Wants to Oust China From British Nuclear Energy Market

The Financial Times has suggested that Downing Street wants to remove China's state-owned nuclear energy company from all future power projects in the UK. The report comes as there has been a cooling of relations between London and Beijing.

Dow Jones Hits 35,000 First Time Ever as US Stock Indexes End Week at Record High

Wall Street’s Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday crossed 35,000 points for the first time ever while other key US stock indexes hit record highs as well, rebounding strongly from a plunge earlier in the week.

Battle for Venezuelan Gold Heads to UK Supreme Court as No 10 Insists Guaido ‘Legitimate President’

The failure of the January 2019 Venezuelan coup attempt by opposition leader Juan Guaido prompted the US and its Latin American and European allies including Britain to seize tens of billions of dollars’ worth of Venezuelan government assets abroad, ranging from oil companies to gold bullion. Caracas has fought to get these assets back.

Language-learning company Duolingo closes up 36% in Nasdaq debut, valuing company at nearly $5 billion

While China outlaw all online learning websites, Language-learning company Duolingo made its market debut Wednesday on the Nasdaq and is now trading under the ticker symbol “DUOL.”

Apple decided to finally close the IOS backdoor used by Pegasus and others to spy on journalists, social activists and to kill Jamal khashoggi

Reports indicate that Apple has finally closed the backdoor in its iPhone software with the latest iteration of iOS 14. Apple did it only after Emanuel Macron, journalists and Jeff Bezos (Jamal khashoggi boss) start to realize that it its Apple and not NSO to blame for the massive human rights violation exposed by The Guardian and Amnesty International.

Thanks to Delta variant: Pfizer raises 2021 sales estimate for COVID-19 vaccine to $ 33.5 billion

Pfizer raised its sales forecast for the COVID-19 vaccine, which was jointly developed with Germany’s BioNTech, to $ 33.5 billion on Wednesday, up 28.8%. According to the company, vaccine sales forecasts are based on 2.1 billion contracts this year.

PayPal to research transactions that fund hate groups, extremists

PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) is partnering with non-profit organisation the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to investigate how extremist and hate movements in the United States take advantage of financial platforms to fund their criminal activities.

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