Tag Archives: US

LG opens up pre-orders of the V40 ThinQ in the US earlier than expected

The LG V40 ThinQ was unveiled two weeks ago and historically, the company has been opening up pre-orders a month after the announcement. This time around, however, LG says that the feedback from customers has led to the decision of launching the pre-orders sooner. So now, the handset can be found in the US with a price tag of $949 ($920 at ... Read More »

JD.com’s Billionaire CEO Richard Liu Released After US Arrest

The billionaire founder and chief executive of Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com, Richard Liu, was arrested in the US state of Minnesota on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct and later released after what the company said was a false accusation. JD.com, backed by Walmart, Alphabet’s Google, and China’s Tencent Holdings, said in a statement on Sunday that Liu, whose Chinese name is Liu Qiangdong, was falsely accused. ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Twitter Defend Filtering Practices Before US Congress

Facebook, Alphabet, and Twitter told a US House panel on Tuesday that the social media companies are not discriminating against content for political reasons. Conservative Republicans in Congress have criticised social media companies for what they claim are politically motivated practices in removing some content, a charge the companies have rejected. House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Republican, said that since an April ... Read More »

Rupee weakens against US dollar

The 10-year bond yield stood at 7.827%, down from its Friday’s close of 7.833%. Photo: Bloomberg Mumbai: The Indian rupee on Monday weakened marginally against the US dollar on worries of higher crude oil prices and tracking losses in Asian currencies. At 2.10pm, the rupee was trading at 68.08 against the US dollar, down 0.10% from its previous close of 68.01. ... Read More »

US Fed goes for 25bps rate hike in Jerome Powell’s 1st meeting as chairman

Jerome Powell, chairperson of the US Federal Reserve. The vote for an interest rate hike to 1.5% to 1.75% was a unanimous 8-0. Photo: Bloomberg New York: US Federal Reserve officials, meeting for the first time under chairman Jerome Powell, raised the benchmark lending rate a quarter-point and forecast a steeper path of rate hikes in 2019 and 2020, citing an ... Read More »

Rupee trades higher against US dollar

The 10-year bond yield was at 7.595% compared to its previous close of 7.583%. Photo: Reuters Mumbai: The Indian rupee and Asian currencies on Thursday strengthened against US dollar after the Federal Reserve stuck to its outlook of three rate hikes this year. At 2pm, the home currency was trading at 65.05 a dollar, up 0.26% from its Wednesday’s close of ... Read More »

IOC Wants Statue Of Liberty Image Removed From US Women’s Hockey Goalie Masks: Report

USA goalie Hensley has a large Statue of Liberty image painted on the left side of her mask.© AFP The International Olympic Committee is reportedly asking the US women’s hockey team to remove Statue of Liberty images from two goaltenders’ masks because they violate IOC policy against political symbols. USA Hockey officials were in talks to resolve the matter ahead of the ... Read More »

Apple Watch Notification Said to Save US Man’s Life

HIGHLIGHTS A man’s life is said to have been saved by an Apple Watch notification The man received a notification regarding a blood clot in his lungs After that, he rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed & treated A man in US has claimed an Apple Watch app notification saved his life after it detected signs of a  life-threatening blood clot ... Read More »

US SEC Corporate Filing System Said to Be Vulnerable to DDoS Attacks

HIGHLIGHTS US SEC found a vulnerability in its database that can cause its collapse The discovery came when the SEC was testing EDGAR EDGAR database was last breached in 2016 The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Wall Street’s top regulator, has discovered a vulnerability in its corporate filing database that could cause the system to collapse, according to an internal ... Read More »

The Toys R Us Christmas payment plan all parents need to know about

Toys R Us is launching a new payment programme to help parents make Christmas more easily affordable. Yuletide is only 16 weeks away and some parents will already be scouring the shelves for that special gift for their young ones. However, it is a time when the worry caused by financial pressure can take the shine off festivities. With this ... Read More »