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The Microsoft search engine Bing goes into the company – Quartz at Work

Who uses Bing? Many people in a Google dominated world have been thinking about it in the 10 years since Microsoft introduced the Internet search engine. And the question was raised, albeit indirectly, during an October debate among Democratic candidates for the US president. Responding to the question of the government's role in regulating technology companies, White House Andrew Yang …

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Female Astronauts School Trump from Space – Quartz

Women have been in space for decades, but until this week there was no spacewalk involving more than one astronaut at the same time. On October 18, NASA's Christina Koch and Jessica Meir went on a historical walk and did maintenance work on the International Space Station. As expected, the two were congratulated by the President of the United States …

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China asked the NBA to fire Daryl Morey for Hong Kong Tweet Quartz

When the tweet of an NBA executive supporting the Hong Kong protests unleashed a huge backlash in China, many observers foresaw Chinese policy on what was likely to happen next: Daryl Morey was fired. It turned out that China specifically asked the NBA for it. In a yesterday's New York (October 17) interview, NBA Chairman Adam Silver said Chinese officials …

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China's illegal map of the South China Sea has made it into "Abominable" Quartz

An obscure map used by China to claim ownership of virtually the entire South China Sea but internationally denied is now finding its way into the mainstream media thanks to an unlikely and perhaps unknowing accomplice: US companies. Last week, an ESPN broadcast contained a graphic that featured China's territory as the disputed area within the Nine-Stroke line. The map …

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The newest imitation brand of Amazon: Allbirds – Quartz

In its quest to be the "Everything Store," Amazon copied well-known items and sold them for a cheaper price. Allbirds now seems to be the newest destination. Allbirds counts them among the "most comfortable shoes in the world" and produces eco-friendly footwear that has been unofficially recognized as part of the Silicon Valley Tech Worker and Entrepreneur Uniform. The five-year …

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In defense of Uber, 435 workers fired quartz at work

Uber, who is deep in cut-back after a long-awaited public offering that has not worked so well, has canceled another 435 jobs today (September 10). In addition to the 400 employees dismissed by the company's global marketing team in July, 8% of technology and product employees are fired. It's tempting to see the news as a righteous response for a …

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Tesla's Model 3 may never catch up with the Nissan Leaf Quartz

The model 3 is hard to beat. Tesla's latest flagship has dominated the US electric vehicle (EV) market since its debut in 2017. According to IHS Markit, more than 190,000 vehicles sold in the US have conquered 67% of the US electric car market in the last quarter. This is a first for an electric car manufacturer. The Model 3, …

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Trump ruins G7 summit dinner from the group readmit Russia – Quartz

Basque local food prepared by Michelin-starred chefs may have been on the menu, but Donald Trump did not satisfy that on Saturday night (24th August) at a G7 Summit dinner in Biarritz, France. According to the Guardian, heated debates began when the US president demanded that the group restart Russia. Russia was eliminated by the aforementioned G8 countries after annexing …

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How, when and where to see – quartz

Accidental seeing of a star-shaped nose can feel fateful and meaningful – as it should be. But you can often do your luck in life, and this is one of those occasions. The annual perseid meteor shower is in progress. What happens during a meteor shower? Shooting stars, of course, are not stars at all. They are meteors or fast-moving …

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