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Apple launches new AirPods ahead of March 25 event

Apple Apple Inc on Wednesday launched an updated version of its wireless AirPods headphones, ahead of a March 25 event where it is expected to unveil a television and video service. The updated AirPods are powered by Apple's new chip, ...

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PH fintech firm sees wider adoption of cashless payments in 3-5 years

A Filipino financial technology firm said Wednesday that it expects to see wider adoption of cashless payments systems in 3 to 5 years.  Chris Manguera, chief marketing officer of Mynt, said more people are starting to embrace digital payments systems ...

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Safety first: Volvo to add in-car sensors to prevent drunk driving

Volvo Cars Chief Executive Officer Hakan Samuelsson talks during a news conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, March 20, 2019. Bjorn Larsson Rosvall, TT News Agency via Reuters GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Swedish carmaker Volvo hopes to reinforce its reputation for safety-first driving ...

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Open that door? Netflix explores choose-your-own horror, romance

LOS ANGELES, California – A Netflix Inc experiment that began with viewers picking a movie character's breakfast cereal may expand to letting the audience choose the best on-screen date or the safest path to escape an ax murderer. The world's ...

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PH shares close at 7,858 as net foreign selling continues

Policy decisions from the US Federal Reserve, are also weighing on investor sentiment, as the Philippine Stock Exchange index ekes out a slight gain after wobbly trade. An analyst believes dovish signals from the Fed could provide some stability to ...

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China-funded Kaliwa Dam not overpriced, gov't says

Several barangays in Mandaluyong are set to recommend the declaration of a state of calamity due to the water shortage that has affected thousands of residents. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News MANILA — A China-funded dam project that is tipped as ...

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EU fines Google $1.7-B for anti-trust breach

The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator slapped tech giant Google with a new fine on Wednesday over unfair competition, in Europe's latest salvo against Silicon Valley. In its third major decision against the search engine behemoth, Brussels sanctioned Google's once popular ...

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Boeing reshuffles top engineers as 737 MAX crisis rages

An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight from Los Angeles lands at Reagan National Airport shortly after an announcement was made by the FAA that the planes were being grounded by the United States in Washington, US. March 13, ...

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British chamber seeks swift implementation of anti-red tape law

MANILA — Businessmen from the United Kingdom are looking forward to the implementation of the Ease of Doing Business Law, the head of British Chamber of Commerce Philippines said Wednesday.  "The point we'd like to see is we have the ...

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Manila Water customers demand for zero charges amid shortage crisis

An official from the government's water regulatory body wants Manila Water to hold off this month's billing for customers affected by the water shortage. But there are basic charges the water concessionaire may not be able to scrap. – Business ...

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