Nobody hurt in car bombing in Londonderry in Northern Ireland, police say

Londonderry, Northern Ireland (CNN)Police in Northern Ireland said it appears nobody was hurt in a Saturday night car bombing that shook central Londonderry. ‘We have lived through this before’ Gina McFeely said she was in her flat, getting ready to go to her nephew’s 21st birthday party, when she heard…

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Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data access complaints

European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints at tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. The complaints, filed via his nonprofit privacy and digital rights organization, noyb, relate to how the services respond to data access requests, per regional data protection rules.…

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Delivery Hero sells its German business to Takeaway.com in a $1.1B deal

One more big consolidation play is underway in the highly competitive European food delivery business, amid more pressure from newer players like Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Today, Delivery Hero announced that it will be selling its operations in Germany — its actual home market — to Dutch rival Takeaway.com for…

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Chinas Youon expands into Europe as other bike startups backpedal worldwide

A little known Chinese bike company is riding into Europe as its peer Ofo has applied the brakes to its global expansion strategy in recent months. Youon, which gets by manufacturing public bikes for city governments across China, has formed a joint venture with UK-based bike-sharing startup Cycle.land, it says…

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Google tweaks Android licensing terms in Europe to allow Google app unbundling for a fee

Google has announced changes to the licensing model for its Android mobile operating system in Europe,  including introducing a fee for licensing some of its own brand apps, saying it’s doing so to comply with a major European antitrust ruling this summer. In July the region’s antitrust regulators hit Google with…

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What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote

European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully on fire. Here’s a run down of the issues and what’s at stake… Article 13 The most controversial component of the proposals concerns user-generated content…

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How Your Personality Affects Your Paycheck

What makes really smart people tick? Why do some end up earning so much more than others? And how much do these disparate outcomes have to do with their personalities? A new standard deviation higher on conscientiousness earn on average an extra $567,000 over their lifetimes, or 16.7 percent of…

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Heatwave Boosts U.K. Retailers But Concerns Mount Over Rate Hike

The sweltering summer drove Britons to splurge on food, drink and days away but the boost to retailers may prove short-lived, with higher interest rates expected to hit already fragile consumer confidence, surveys published Tuesday found. Payments processor Barclaycard said that spending rose an annual 5 percent in July, capping…

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Macron and the west must not play along with Putins Syria endgame | Natalie Nougayrde

The French president has made a serious mistake in allowing Russia to distribute French aid, says Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrde On 21 July a Russian military Antonov cargo plane landed on an airstrip in Chteauroux, central France. It was loaded with Khmeimim military base in Syria. This is a stronghold…

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Rich Asians Give Deutsche Bank Crazy Growth Potential

In Read about how not even fruit bowls are safe in Deutsche Bank’s cost clampdown Since taking over in April, Sewing has announced has talked about the need to expand some operations. Wealth management in Asia, the Americas and Europe has been identified as among the bank’s most important areas…

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U.K. Defense Chief Pitches Post-Brexit Tempest Jet on U.S. Visit

U.K. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson pitched a strong British military and a new concept fighter jet it’s developing while brushing aside concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against NATO during a visit to Washington. Speaking at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, Williamson said he’d like…

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