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Europe’s Android ‘choice’ screen keeps burying better options

It’s been over a year since Google begun auctioning slots for a search engine ‘choice’ screen on Android in Europe, following a major antitrust intervention by the European Commission back in 2018. But despite hitting Google with a record-breaking fine over two years ago almost nothing has changed. The tech giant’s search marketshare remains undented and the most interesting regional search alternatives are being priced out of a Google-devised ‘remedy’ that favors those who can pay the most to b...
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The Latest: More Than 100,000 Have Died of COVID-19 in Italy

Italy surpassed 100,000 dead in the pandemic, a year after it became the first country in Europe to go on lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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A serial Silicon Valley startup founder and alum of Google and Twitter on how business travel and remote work will never be the same

Some companies may continue to offer remote work options post-pandemic. SeventyFour/Getty Images Kevin J. Delaney is the founder of Reset Work, a newsletter about work and leadership in the pandemic era and beyond. This is part of Reset Work's weekly Q&A series on returning to work, republished with permission. In it, Delaney shares parts of his conversation with startup founder and investor Elad Gil, an alum of Google and Twitter. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Th...
Tags: Google, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Utah, New York, Hollywood, Texas, London, Colorado, La, Africa, US, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy

How the pandemic will affect business travel and Silicon Valley long-term, according to a Google and Twitter alum

Some companies may continue to offer remote work options post-pandemic. SeventyFour/Getty Images Kevin J. Delaney is the founder of Reset Work, a newsletter about work and leadership in the pandemic era and beyond. This post is part of Reset Work's weekly business book briefing, republished with permission. In it, Delaney spoke to Google and Twitter alum Elad Gil about the future of business after the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. What parts of work will...
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Switzerland has voted to introduce a 'burqa ban' to outlaw face-coverings in public

A campaign poster, in favour of the "burqa ban" initiative reading in German: "Stop extremism!" is seen in Biberen near Bern on March 7, 2021 as Switzerland voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places. Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images Switzerland is introducing a 'burqa ban' to outlaw face-coverings in public. The measure was backed narrowly in a referendum held on Sunday. The Central Council of Muslims in Switzerland said the vote was a "dark day" for Musl...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, France, Trends, Bbc, Islam, Switzerland, Muslim, Kosovo, Financial Times, Reuters, Bern, People s Party, Fabrice Coffrini, Central Council of Muslims

Smartphone Lobby Wants Conference for 50,000 People in June

The global wireless industry is planning to allow tens of thousands of international visitors to congregate for its flagship event in Barcelona in June, more than a year after it was axed due to the pandemic. From a report: The GSMA trade body said everyone present will have to show a negative Covid-19 result to access the Fira Gran Via venue and repeat the test every 72 hours. Rapid testing centers will be made available on site and organizers are considering using hotels for more. Additional m...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Barcelona, GSMA, Stephanie Lynch Habib

Dior and Schiaparelli weave surreal fairytales at Paris fashion week

From magic mirrors at Versailles to Dalí-inspired humour, both houses found dramatic potential in lockdown limitationsParis fashion week is as theatrical as ever, even while playing to an empty house. Instead of their customary stadium-sized catwalk show, Dior filmed a dark fairytale in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, for an audience mostly watching on their phones.The opulent venue was Dior’s answer to the challenge of how to make an event out of a show which is, in reality, no...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, France, Life and style, World news, Paris, Dior, Fashion Weeks, Paris Fashion Week, Versailles, Dali, Schiaparelli

Industry Lobbies EU Lawmakers to Change Carbon Border Levy Plan

By Kate AbnettBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Some of Europe's largest industry groups have asked European Union lawmakers to change their position on the...
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The Humorist review – a comedian crumbles as the USSR collapses

A fictional standup confronts his limits in this intriguing time capsule of 1980s Soviet historyIt’s 1984: the USSR is on the verge of collapse, and so is Boris Arkadiev (Aleksey Agranovich), a fictional standup who has enormous mainstream success but crumbles under bouts of insecurities. A failed novelist, Boris now tours the country with a banal routine about … a naughty monkey. The KGB approves and the audience roars with laughter, but Boris merely simmers with apathy.Boris’s problems lie in ...
Tags: Europe, Comedy, Film, Russia, World news, Culture, David Bowie, World cinema, Ussr, KGB, Boris, Period and historical films, Comedy films, Boris Arkadiev Aleksey Agranovich, Simon Semyon Steinberg, Max Yuri Kolokolnikov

Lack of technical knowledge is the main reason women don't invest in crypto, say industry experts

Data from investment platform eToro said only 15% of bitcoin traders were women. Getty Images / vb Experts said a lack of cryptocurrency-related technical knowledge may drive away women investors.  They said more inclusive bitcoin promotional material and better financial education were needed. Investment platform eToro said only 15% of bitcoin traders were women, up 5 points from last year.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Women may not be investing in cryptocurren...
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Rich countries hoarding COVID-19 vaccines are making a mistake that could worsen their own death tolls, experts say

A man receives a coronavirus vaccine in the Ivory Coast on March 1, 2021, with a vaccine secured through the WHO's COVAX program. Cyrille Bah/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Rich countries have acquired most of the world's vaccines, leaving poorer countries with little. Such unequal distribution risks higher death tolls, even in the rich nations, experts say. New variants develop faster when infection is widespread — and those which emerge in poor nations are unlikely to stay there. Vi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, China, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, South Africa, News UK, Amnesty International, Brazil, Sudan

Whether it’s a TDY or Another Day of Patrol, Grab the TT Officers Bag

Tasmanian Tiger’s TT Officers Bag Miramar, Fla. ( – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., introduces the new TT Officers Bag, a lightweight, super-organizer trip or duty bag complete with an IFAK pouch in case of emergency. TT Officers Bag showing IFAK pouch The TT Officers Bag is a versatile grab-and-go bag or light travel bag designed to carry gear, accessories, and clothing to keep in a p...
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Investcorp Is Said to Raise $1 Billion for North American Deals - Bloomberg

Investcorp Is Said to Raise $1 Billion for North American Deals - BloombergInvestcorp Holdings BSC has raised about $1 billion for its first private equity fund focused on North American assets, according to people familiar the matter.The biggest private equity and alternative asset manager in the Middle East is set to complete a first close on the fund soon, and aims to eventually raise about $2 billion, the people said. The fund will focus on investing in areas including technology and data co...
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Irish republican says violence is counter-productive

Killings turn people away from cause, says former hardline leader Des DaltonA leading political voice in Irish dissident republicanism has urged all the armed paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland to call ceasefires and end their violence.Des Dalton, the former president of the ideologically hardline Republican Sinn Féin, has become the first figure to emerge from dissident republican groups to advise those like him opposed to the Good Friday agreement that “armed struggle” should be suspended...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Northern Ireland, UK security and counter-terrorism, Sinn Féin, Ira, Northern Irish politics, Republican, Brexit, Continuity IRA, Republican Sinn Fein, Good Friday Agreement, Lyra McKee

Here's how the CEO of the 'Airbnb of shops' accelerated his business in the pandemic despite losing thousands of bookings and getting COVID-19

Ross Bailey of Appear Here attends NY-LON Tech Challenge at Emigrant Savings Bank on February 11, 2015 in New York City. John Lamparski/WireImage Appear Here, a startup that lets businesses rent pop-up space, lost thousands of bookings when the pandemic first hit. CEO Ross Bailey told Insider how the company adapted and that COVID-19 has "accelerated what was inevitable" in the retail industry. Because of his work, Insider added Bailey to our annual list of the 10 leaders tra...
Tags: Europe, Topshop, Business, Real Estate, UK, London, New York City, Trends, Paris, Retail, Debenhams, Miami, Arcadia, Elizabeth, Bailey, Paris New York

Coronavirus live news: Italy approves AstraZeneca jab for over-65s; Vietnam launches vaccination programme

Italy follows Germany and other European countries in approving vaccine for over-65s; healthcare workers first in the queue in VietnamCovid data show sewage monitoring could be vital in infection controlHow do we track and measure new variants of coronavirus?Dutch clubbers hit dancefloor for study into easing lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.03pm GMT The Covid-19 pandemic has achieved what many mayors across Europe have tried and failed to do: wipe out t...
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3 top health experts say the US is on the brink of another COVID-19 surge thanks to the variant first found in the UK, just as states relax restrictions

White House Chief Medical Advisor on Covid-19 Dr. Anthony Fauci (C) listens as President Joe Biden (L) speaks as he tours the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Health experts on Sunday warned of another COVID-19 surge in the US. Dr Celine Gounder said the variant first found in the UK was spiking. "We're on a tipping point of another surge." Dr. Anthony Fauci said that although cases were falling, they were plateauing at a "v...
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Microsoft Exchange Cyber Attack — What Do We Know So Far?

Microsoft on Friday warned of active attacks exploiting unpatched Exchange Servers carried out by multiple threat actors, as the hacking campaign is believed to have infected tens of thousands of businesses, government entities in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. The company said "it continues to see increased use of these vulnerabilities in attacks targeting unpatched systems by multiple malicious [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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Pandemic Tames Airbnb in Europe's Tourist Hotspots - for Now

By Victoria WalderseeLISBON (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic has achieved what many mayors across Europe have tried and failed to do: wipe out...
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African players in Europe: Lemina outmuscles Salah to stun Reds

Paris (AFP) – Gabon international Mario Lemina outmuscled two-time African Footballer of the Year Mohamed Salah to score and give lowly Fulham a shock 1-0 Premier League victory at struggling champions Liverpool. The Egyptian hesitated... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Swiss maker of meat alternatives Planted will expand and diversify with $18M Series A

Planted, a startup pursuing a unique method of creating a vegetarian chicken alternative, has raised an $18M (CHF 17M) Series A to expand its product offerings and international footprint. With new kebabs and pulled-style faux meats available and steak-like cuts in the (literal) pipeline, Planted has begun to set its sights outside central Europe. The company was a spinout from ETH Zurich and made its debut in 2019, but has not rested on the success of its plain chicken recipe. Its approach, whi...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Funding, Tech, Austria, Biotech, GreenTech, Planted, Eth Zurich, Jenny, Switzerland Germany, Yann Sommer, Alternative Protein

Fauci says the plateau of COVID-19 cases in the US is unacceptable and warns against an 'on and off' reopening strategy

Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke with CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. CBS The US recently has averaged about 60,000 to 70,000 new coronavirus cases reported each day. Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS on Sunday that this was "not an acceptable level." Another surge in cases with levels already so high would be "risky," he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US COVID-19 case count is plateauing at "not an acceptable level," Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS' "Face the Nation" o...
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Fauci said the current plateau of COVID-19 cases in the US is unacceptable and warned against an 'on and off' strategy for reopening

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaking to CBS's "Face the Nation" on March 7, 2021. CBS US coronavirus cases have been plateauing, and remain at a high level. Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS this was "not an acceptable level." A surge in cases with current levels this high would be "risky," he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US COVID-19 case count is plateauing at "not an acceptable level," Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday, and warned against pu...
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These women-led businesses are finding new ways to thrive

The past year has been difficult for all kinds of small businesses. But it’s been disproportionately tough for women-led businesses, with women’s jobs nearly twice as vulnerable due to the fallout of the pandemic. On this International Women’s Day, we wanted to celebrate the achievements of three European entrepreneurs who have adapted and thrived in the face of economic uncertainty. In London, Lyon and Barcelona Syreeta Levy runs , a men’s barbershop in North London. As a gay Black wo...
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Tech stocks tumble as bond yields jump despite stimulus plans - while oil hits $70 after attack on Saudi Arabia

Tech stocks around the world have suffered as bond yields have risen LightRocket/Getty Images Bond yields continued to rise on Monday, knocking tech stocks around the world once again.Higher yields make stocks look less attractive and weigh on the valuations of technology companies.Oil prices jumped after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities sparked concern among investors.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Global tech stocks tumbled on Monday morn...
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UPDATE 1-UK's Starling Bank raises $376 mln for lending, overseas push | Reuters

UPDATE 1-UK's Starling Bank raises $376 mln for lending, overseas push | ReutersBritish digital lender Starling Bank said on Monday it has completed a 272 million pounds ($376.39 million) fundraising to fuel lending growth and expansion across Europe.The bank said the series D funding round was led by Fidelity Management & Research Company, alongside the Qatar Investment Authority, Railpen and Millennium Management.The round values the company at 1.1 billion pounds pre-money, the company said, w...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Starling, Reuters, Monzo, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Starling Bank, Fidelity Management Research Company, Qatar Investment Authority Railpen

UK challenger bank Starling raises $376M, now valued at $1.9B

Challenger banks continue to see huge infusions of cash from investors bullish on the opportunity for smaller and faster-moving tech-based banking startups to woo customers from their larger rivals. In the latest development, UK-based Starling announced that is has closed £272 million ($376 million at current rates), at a pre-money valuation of £1.1 billion. This means that the round, a Series D, values the company at £1.372 billion ($1.9 billion) post-money. Starling — which competes against in...
Tags: Europe, UK, Finance, Funding, Tech, Starling, Cto, Revolut, Challenger Banks, Qatar Investment Authority QIA, Monzo, Starling Bank, Fidelity Management Research Company, Anne Boden, RPMI Railpen Railpen, Railways Pension Scheme

Deliveroo posted narrowed loss of $309M, with gross transactions surging to $5.7B in 2020, EITF shows

The clock has officially started ticking on Deliveroo’s plans to go public in April. After announcing that it planned to list on the London Stock Exchange, today the on-demand food delivery company backed by Amazon and others published selected updated financials for the previous fiscal year, along with its Expected Intention to Float (EITF) — a more formal document that marks the two-week period until the company publishes its prospectus and, at the start of April, embarks on its subsequent I...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Europe, UK, London, Finance, Ipo, Tech, London Stock Exchange, Silicon Valley, Food Delivery, Lse, On-demand, Deliveroo, Will Shu, GTV

Shining through: Dutch artist paints farming in a new light to boost crops

With the help of botanists, Daan Roosegaarde has created a ‘light recipe’ for a field of leeks to help the plants grow betterBy day, the field of leeks looks like any other. But, as the sun sets, blue and red light, mixed with invisible ultraviolet (UV) radiation, transforms the scene into a multicoloured landscape.This LED light show is not just for effect. For a couple of hours every evening the lights are shone across the 20,000sq metre field in Lelystad in the Netherlands in a bid to make th...
Tags: Europe, Science, Technology, Environment, World news, Pesticides, Farming, Technology sector, Netherlands, Agriculture, Daan Roosegaarde, Lelystad

'I always wanted a girl': scandal of Czech Roma forcibly sterilised

Czech MPs to debate compensation bill for women as state refuses to acknowledge ‘attempted genocide’ Elena Gorolová was 21 when she gave birth to her second son. “The doctor told me I would need to deliver via a C-section otherwise I would be risking the health of me and the baby.”In the delivery room, a nurse gave her papers to sign. “I was in so much pain … I was in no state to think about what I was signing,” says the social workerfrom the Czech Republic. She had unknowingly signed an agreeme...
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