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Vietnam eyes China’s tech crown as firms tire of ‘zero COVID’ | Business and Economy

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – In industrial parks set among the rolling hills and tea fields of northern Vietnam, legions of factory workers are busy making products for leading tech giants such as Apple, Samsung, LG Electronics and Microsoft. Already hundreds of thousands strong, their ranks are swelling fast. Frustrated with China’s “zero-COVID” lockdowns …

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Like it or not, gene-edited crops are coming to the EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article This summer’s drought – thought to be Europe’s worst in at least 500 years – wreaked havoc on crops across much of the Continentparching sunflower fields in Hungary, slashing Spain’s olive harvest by at least a third and threatening the survival of the honey industry in Romania. As …

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Wisk Debuts 6th Gen. Big Yellow Air Taxi Prototype

The Wisk 6th generation aircraft continues from the 5th generation “Cora” design but expands the cabin and replaces wheels with skies, meaning any takeoff needs to be done VTOL-style.Photo: Wisk The famed Kittyhawk air taxi company is no morebut one of the initiatives spawned from its failed attempts to create quiet, fast, and cheap air …

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‘Big Short’ Burry Warns That a Repeat of the 2008 Crisis Is in Sight

Tension has become the new watchword in the markets. For several days, investors appear to be exhausted. They seem ready to panic at the slightest bad news. Everything gives the impression that all it takes is a spark to ignite everything. The reason for this fragility and vulnerability is the fear that the US economy …

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Allen Woo explains the concept of life design and how it leads to innovation

People are facing an era of unprecedented change. In recent years, many have experienced profound disruptions and alterations in the way they communicate and relate, the way they work, the way they learn, family and social structures, the use of technology and even the role of spirituality in everyday life. These disruptions can be overcome, …

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How Mark Zuckerberg got lost in a bizarre virtual world

Critics of Zuckerberg have claimed the Meta rebrand in October 2021 was little more than a PR stunt to distract from the company’s problems. “The embarrassing thing is that journalists and policymakers fell for it,” McNamee says. “Conversation shifted to the metaverse, framed as the next big thing, instead of the train wreck it actually …

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Why the airline climate change plan is trailing autos and EVs

American Airlines jet parked at LaGuardia International Airport in New York. Adam Jeffery | CNBC In 1928, one person crossed the Atlantic; in 2018 there were 4.3 billion passenger journeys recorded. Although some people managed to avoid it even before Covid – according to a Gallup inabout half of Americans don’t fly at all – …

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Google CEO Pichai fields questions on cost cuts at all-hands meeting

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Fabrice COFFRINI | AFP | Getty Images As Google tries to navigate an unfamiliar environment of slowing growth, cost-cutting and employee dissent over cultural changes, CEO Sundar Pichai is finding himself on the …

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UK’s Ofcom probes Amazon, Microsoft and Google over cloud dominance

The probe will focus on so-called “hyperscalers” like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, which let businesses access computing power and data storage from remote servers. Chesnot | Getty Images British media regulator Ofcom is investigating Amazon, Microsoft and Google’s tight grip on the cloud computing industry. In the coming weeks, the watchdog will launch …

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