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Canada upsets U.S. with 1-0 win in Olympic women’s soccer

By ANNE M. PETERSON KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — Carli Lloyd, clutch in so many critical moments for the U.S. women’s soccer team, failed to connect against Canada on Monday night and the Americans won’t play for a fifth Olympic gold medal. Lloyd’s look in the 86th minute with the United States trailing by a goal hit the crossbar as Canada won 1-0 and dropped the Americans into the bronze medal match. It is the second straight Olympics that the U.S. failed to reach the gold medal game. The Americans we...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Sweden, Australia, Germany, Sports, Sport, Canada, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Netherlands, New Zealand, Tokyo, Quinn, Olympic Stadium

Extroverted, self-centred men less likely to comply with Covid restrictions, study suggests

Non-compliers more likely to leave home to meet friends, for religious reasons, boredom, or because they want to exercise right to freedomNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingPeople who do not comply with Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are mostly male, more extroverted and more likely to put their own self-interests above those of others, suggests a new study of behaviours internationally.University of Sydney researchers...
Tags: UK, US, Australia news, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Science and scepticism, University of Sydney, Australia Canada, Coronavirus

The revelation of Canada's cultural genocide against native people should shake the world into a historical reckoning that extends beyond empty apologies

A memorial for one of the 215 children found in a mass grave in Canada. Getty 751 unmarked graves of indigenous Canadians were uncovered weeks after another mass grave was found. The shocking news should jolt not just Canada, but the entire global community into reckoning with their own histories of cultural genocide. From Australia to China and a number of nations in between, policy and not apologies are what marginalized communities need to heal. Parisa Hashempour is a freelance journali...
Tags: Sweden, Australia, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bbc, Canada, United States, Netherlands, New Zealand, North America, Xinjiang, British Columbia

Spotify Audience Network Extended to Australia, Canada, UK

Audio advertising marketplace Spotify Audience Network is available starting Tuesday (June 29) to advertisers and third-party podcast publishers from Megaphone in Australia, Canada and the U.K. The streaming platform unveiled its plans for Spotify Audience Network in February and rolled it out in the U.S. in April. Spotify Audience Network enables advertisers of all sizes...
Tags: Advertising, Australia Canada, Social Pro Daily, Audio & Podcasting, Spotify Audience Network

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #540

Twitter Blue allows users to undo tweets Twitter has unveiled the details of Twitter Blue, the platform’s paid subscription service. Perks include bookmark folders, designed to help users organise saved tweets more easily; undo tweet, which will let users set a timer of up to 30 seconds after posting before a tweet appears publicly; and reader mode, which turns long threads of tweets into easier-to-read text. Currently available in Canada and Australia, it costs CA$3.49 and AU$4.49 a month respe...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Pinterest, Instagram, Australia, US, Seo, Canada, Mashup, Lucy, Fed, Wendy, Charlotte Tilbury, LeRay, Australia Canada, Pinners

Subscription Offering Twitter Blue Debuts, but Only in Australia, Canada for Now

Twitter Blue, the long-rumored, first-ever subscription offering from Twitter, is finally available, but only in Australia and Canada, for now. And while there has been speculation for years about Twitter and other social platforms experimenting with pay models that would give users access to ad-free feeds or exclusive content, the perks gained by ponying up...
Tags: Australia, Advertising, Canada, Platforms, Australia Canada

China-Based Hackers Caught Using Facebook For Targeted Spying on Uighurs

NBC News reports: Facebook said Wednesday that hackers based in China used the social media platform as part of a campaign to hack and spy on diasporas of Uyghurs, the minority group the country has been accused of putting in "re-education" camps. The hackers used Facebook to identify, track and send malicious links to Uyghur activists, dissidents and journalists living in the U.S., Australia, Canada and Turkey, among other countries, Facebook said. Facebook stopped short of directly blaming ...
Tags: Facebook, China, Nbc News, Tech, Turkey, Iceland, Australia Canada, Nathaniel Gleicher, Volexity, Steven Adair, Mike Dvilyanski, Dvilyanski

Tesla has partnered with a nickel mine after Elon Musk said the metal was the group's 'biggest concern' amid shortage fears

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Tesla will become an adviser of a nickel mine in New Caledonia, according to a deal seen by Reuters. The agreement will allow Tesla to buy nickel for its battery production amid concerns of shortages. Elon Musk tweeted previously: "Nickel is our biggest concern for scaling lithium-ion cell production." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tesla on Thursday agreed to partner with a nickel mine in New Caledonia in an ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Indonesia, US, Trends, Tesla, Musk, Reuters, Vale, Pacific Island, New Caledonia, Goro, Trafigura, Australia Canada, Russia Canada, Kate Duffy, Tesla Kevork Djansezian Getty

Apple adds a feature that makes transferring photos and videos from iCloud to Google Photos simpler

This is an automated machine translation of an article published by Business Insider in a different language. Machine translations can generate errors or inaccuracies; we will continue the work to improve these translations. You can find the original version here.Google Photos is the Google service with which you can manage a backup of absolutely all the photos and videos of a person, which is done automatically and in a very convenient way. Apple has its own software alternative designed to car...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, United States, Google Photos, Australia Canada, BI International, auto-translation Spanish, International Licensed Content, Jeevan Ravindran, Jacinto Araque, Google Photos Apple

Apple Launches Service for Transferring iCloud Photos and Videos to Google Photos

Apple this week introduced a new service that's designed to make it quick and easy for iCloud users to transfer their stored photos and videos to Google Photos. As outlined in an Apple support document, you can go to Apple's privacy website and sign in to see the "Transfer a copy of your data" option. If you select this and go through all the steps, Apple will transfer your ‌iCloud‌ photos and videos to Google ‌Photos‌. Transferring photos and videos from iCloud Photos does not remove the co...
Tags: Apple, Google, United States, United Kingdom, Icloud, Google Photos, Australia Canada, iCloud Photo Library, iCloud Photos, Apple Launches Service

Instagram Announces New Features to Help Support Users Affected By Eating Disorders

Instagram is launching new features to help support users on its platform who may be affected by negative body image or an eating disorder, the company has announced. Previously, Instagram had limited its policy to obscuring content that may trigger users suffering from an eating disorder, but the new policy adds to this by aiming to surface more expert-backed resources when people search for content related to the issues. While we don't allow content that promotes or encourages self-harm a...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, NEDA, Australia Canada, National Eating Disorders Association NEDA, Previously Instagram, Instagram Announces New Features, United Kingdom Likewise

UK to apply to join trade pact with Australia, Canada and Japan

Liz Truss says membership will mean lower tariffs on whisky and cars
Tags: Japan, UK, Liz Truss, Australia Canada

Messenger Kids Gets Into the Holiday Spirit

Santa Claus has made his return to Messenger Kids, loading up his sleigh with a host of other holiday-related features. Parents in Australia, Canada and the U.S. can message their kids as Santa, with North Pole as the location, and receive return messages, with those message threads remaining open through Jan. 6. Only the parent...
Tags: Advertising, Santa Claus, Santa, Platforms, Australia Canada, Social Pro Daily

Squire, a barbershop tech startup, triples its valuation to $250M in latest round

Squire, a startup that sells software to barbershops, has raised $59 million in a round led by Iconiq Capital. The raise is $45 million in equity capital, and $15 million in debt financing. The round comes just months after Squire closed its $34 million Series B, led by CRV. With the new financing, Squire has nearly tripled its valuation, up from $85 million in June to $250 million today. Other investors include Tiger Global, Charles River Ventures, and Trinity Ventures. What happened? Squire...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Squire, Salvant, Australia Canada, Songe, Dave Salvant, Songe LaRon, Tiger Global Charles River Ventures

Nextdoor, Hallmark Channel Team Up on the Cheer Map

Neighborhood social network Nextdoor teamed up with Hallmark Channel to bring back the Cheer Map, an interactive local guide to the best holiday decorations in each area. Users in Australia, Canada and the U.S. can access Cheer Map here or via the Nextdoor application and indicate that they plan to decorate for the holidays. Neighbors...
Tags: Advertising, Australia Canada, Social Pro Daily, Life in Quarantine, Nextdoor Hallmark Channel Team Up

Affirm revealed its IPO paperwork. Here's a look inside the buy now, pay later frenzy, the new twist on financing that is a must have for everyone.

Klarna markets itself as a 'smoooth shopping' experience. Thomas Concordia/Getty Images Point-of-sale financing isn't new, but it's gotten renewed attention as a wave of startups like Affirm, Afterpay, and Klarna acquired millions of new users during the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Affim published its S-1, the paper detailing its planned initial public offering.  These fintechs offer consumers the ability to buy now, pay later, both online and in-store. And now, incumbents ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Japan, UK, Etsy, Australia, France, Finance, China, US, Trends, Paypal, David, Canada, Tencent

Cambridge Analytica had plans to offshore data to evade regulatory scrutiny: Key takeaways from UK’s investigation

Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, SCL Group, had drawn up plans to offshore all data to evade regulatory scrutiny but could not implement them as investigations had already started, UK’s data protection authority said as it concluded its investigation into the company. The Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) said that the company had purchased 130 billion data points of more than 87 million Facebook users, mostly American voters, and combined them with other datasets to serve the...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Russia, US, Eu, Canada, United Kingdom, Cambridge, Ukip, Ussr, Parliament, Cambridge University, University of Toronto, Brexit

Fashion brand Fred Perry halted sales of a polo shirt adopted by the far-right Proud Boys group

Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio. Alex Milan Tracy/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Fred Perry pulled sales of a black-and-yellow polo shirt in the US and Canada in September 2019 because it was worn by members of the far-right Proud Boys group, it said Thursday. The British company described the association as “incredibly frustrating,” adding that the company is “in no way affiliated with the Proud Boys.” The polo shirt won’t be sold in North America until the association has ended, the ...
Tags: UK, US, Trends, Canada, Andy Murray, The Times, Amy Winehouse, North America, Irvine Welsh, Bradley Wiggins, Fred Perry, Australia Canada, John Flynn, Proud Boys, British National Front, Grace Dean

Microsoft launches new Cortana features for business users

Cortana may have failed as a virtual assistant for consumers, but Microsoft is still betting on it (or at least its brand) for business use cases, now that it has rebranded it as a ‘personal productivity assistant’ as part of Microsoft 365. Today, at its Ignite conference, Microsoft launched and announced a number of new Cortana services for business users. These include the general availability of Cortana for the new Microsoft Teams displays the company is launching in partnership with a num...
Tags: Google, Android, UK, Enterprise, Microsoft, Australia, India, Cortana, Tech, Smartphones, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Windows Phone, Canada, United States, United Kingdom

Snap, Kantar Examine Gen Z’s Attention Span, Affinity for Brands

Snapchat prides itself on its Generation Z-heavy user base, and parent Snap Inc. commissioned two separate studies from Kantar, on that demographic's ad recall and its brand preferences. For the first study, more than 2,000 participants 18 and older from Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. were instructed to use simulated social media environments...
Tags: Advertising, Kantar, Australia Canada, Snap Inc, Social Pro Daily

Biomimicry Institute reveals 2020 Global Design Challenge finalists

The Biomimicry Institute has revealed this year’s 10 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge finalist teams, which have created innovative solutions for sustainably tackling global issues. The proposals, which all take inspiration from nature, address one or more of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The 10 finalists were selected from over 81 student teams as well as 26 teams of professionals from 17 countries in total. Of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, half...
Tags: Design, Architecture, United States, United Nations, Solar Power, Sustainable Development Goals, Biomimicry, Australia Canada, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Biomimicry Institute, Urban Heat Island Effect, NexLoop, Biomimicry Institute Images, Bottlebricks, A Sensitive Wall, Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

Five Eyes alliance could expand in scope to counteract China

Plans mooted to pool strategic resources and lessen west’s dependency on China The Five Eyes intelligence alliance could be expanded to include Japan and broadened into a strategic economic relationship that pools key strategic reserves such as critical minerals and medical supplies, according to centre-right MPs working internationally to decouple the west from China.The coronavirus crisis has revealed the west’s key strategic dependencies on China, and plans will be announced shortly under Fiv...
Tags: Japan, China, America, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Espionage, Australia Canada

UK will ‘bear the consequences’ for Hong Kong decision, China warns

Ambassador to London calls extradition treaty suspension ‘blatant’ interference in Chinese affairs and a contravention of international lawChina’s ambassador has accused the UK government of blatantly interfering in China’s internal affairs by suspending extradition with Hong Kong, and led a cavalcade of Beijing voices warning of consequences.On Monday the UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, announced his government would follow moves by Australia, Canada, and the US, and formally suspend its ex...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, UK, London, China, US, UK News, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Hsbc, Australia Canada, Dominic Raab

Apple Expanding AppleCare+ Monthly Payments to Canada, Australia and Japan

Apple is expanding AppleCare+ monthly payment options to Canada, Australia, and Japan, allowing customers in these countries to pay for ‌AppleCare‌+ for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches on a monthly basis. The online Apple Stores in Canada, Australia, and Japan aren't yet providing monthly payment options when checking out after new device purchases, but an AppleCare+ support document confirms the feature is rolling out.In the United States, Australia, Canada, and Japan, when you purchase ‌A...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Customers, United States, Apple Watch, Hermès, Canada Australia, Apple Stores, Australia Canada, AppleCare, United States Australia Canada

Coronavirus: EU to allow in visitors from 15 'safe' countries

Australia, Canada and Japan are included on the safe list, but the US and Brazil are not.
Tags: Japan, News, US, Eu, Brazil, Australia Canada

86% of Consumers Want a Local Business to Continue Pandemic Services Like Curbside Pickup

New research is finding Americans like social distance services like curbside pickup. And they want them to continue even after the pandemic is over. The State of Local Business survey from Podium reports that 84% of respondents have used tech-enables services like contactless payments too. The vast majority (86%) expect they will continue. Small Business Continues Pandemic Shopping Experience Over half of the consumers polled said they stayed away from local businesses that don’t have these ...
Tags: Sales, United States, Lehi Utah, Australia Canada, DepositPhotos, Small Business News, Podium, Eric Rea, COVID, State of Local Business, Contactless Services

Coronavirus: EU to allow in visitors from 14 'safe' countries

Australia, Canada and Japan are currently on the safe list, but the US, China and Brazil are not.
Tags: Japan, News, Eu, Brazil, US China, Australia Canada

A Mastercard exec lays out how a surge in contactless payments is giving the company an unexpected boost as people rethink touching cash

Mastercard has seen a spike in contactless payments amid the coronavirus pandemic. While transit was initially a key use case in the US, concerns around health and safety have proven an unexpected catalyst for contactless payments. Currently, 51% of US consumers are using contactless payment methods. "The crisis amplifies the importance of contactless in a different way than we ever anticipated," Linda Kirkpatrick, president for US issuers at Mastercard, told Business Insider. As consumers get...
Tags: UK, New York, London, US, Trends, Mta, Mastercard, Mckinsey, Kirkpatrick, Australia Canada, Linda Kirkpatrick, MasterCard Amex, Michael Miebach, Miebach Transit, Kirkpatrick Banks, Kirkpatric

Google Duplex arrives in Australia, Canada, and the UK

Google’s AI phone assistant Duplex is now available in Australia, Canada. Duplex was previously only available in the US and New Zealand. But VentureBeat spotted that a support page for the product now includes phone numbers for calls from Duplex in the three new countries. The system uses AI to mimic a human voice that calls businesses to make restaurant reservations, book appointments, and find out opening hours. Google first unveiled Duplex at the company’s annual I/O developer conference in ...
Tags: Google, Startups, UK, US, Artificial Intelligence, New Zealand, Voice, VentureBeat, Australia Canada, Neural, Google Duplex, Plugged, Australia Canada Duplex

WarnerMedia Networks To Simultaneously Air Sesame Street Special

WarnerMedia Networks to simultaneously air Sesame Street special WarnerMedia has announced it will air the half-hour special, Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate, simultaneously across HBO, HBO Latino, TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network and Boomerang on Tuesday, April 14 from 7-7:30 p.m. EST. RELATED: Chance the Rapper Joins Sesame Street Movie The special will also air on PBS KIDS at the same time, and will later air internationally in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Part of Sesame Wo...
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