While the switch from micro-USB to USB Type-C is visible on Android, Apple could be forced to ditch its lightning port if it wants to sell the iPhone in Europe. Apple iPhones have been long-rumoured to come with the USB Type-C. Like every year, this year too the company is said to replace lightning with USB Type-C port. … [Read more...] about EU may vote on forcing all smartphone makers to ship devices with similar charging port
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China’s urge to capture technology is also generating fear across various partner countries. The conflicts are not helping China and it would have to position itself, where its rise is not seen as a threat or as a destabilising entity. It is all the more important when China has also witnessed an unprecedented slowdown in the last 30 years. The growth slowed to 6.1 per cent last year, which is likely to go down to 6 per cent this year. … [Read more...] about Trade | How real is the truce in the US-China trade war?
"It's very complex to know how to tax a multinational... We desperately want it to be fair," the Apple CEO added after receiving an inaugural award from the Irish state agency responsible for attracting foreign companies recognising the contribution of multinationals in the country. … [Read more...] about Apple’s Tim Cook says global corporate tax system must be overhauled
The former heads of government who will engage in a discussion are former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, former Danish Prime Minister Anders Rasmussen, former Bhutanese premier Tshering Tobgay and former South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo. … [Read more...] about Raisina Dialogue to begin today, PM Modi to attend inaugural session
How sad are mid-lifers? In an earlier paper, Blanchflower and a colleague found that the happiness drop is roughly equivalent to the effect of a major negative life event, such as divorce or unemployment. In other words, it sucks. And 48, 49, and 50 aren’t much better. But after the dip, well-being improves steadily through age 70, the oldest age in the study. Blanchflower produces a cottage industry of papers that correlate well-being with everything from fruit and veggie consumption to hypertension. Not surprisingly, another paper of his showed that the probability of taking antidepressants peaks in people’s late 40s. … [Read more...] about Dartmouth professor pinpoints the exact moment when your midlife misery will peak