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How much does it cost to build an app like WhatsApp?

Wi-Fi in every cafe and fast 4G Mobile Internet made it redundant to use the inbuilt SMS function of our smartphones. We have WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger and WeChat. It’s all for free and apart from texts, you can send photos, videos, stickers, audio, and even money transfers (hello, Telegram chatbots). So, before wondering about the price, think carefully: can you offer the users something all the above-mentioned apps cannot? 1.Price. The price depends on many factors: the scale of t...
Tags: Sales, More, South America, North America, Group, Mvp, WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Messenger, West Europe, Google Docs Instagram, West Europe Asia


Epic Games floats $1m bounty to ID source of 'commercial smear' claiming Houseparty chat app has been hacked

Lots of non-savvy users may be recycling previously hacked creds Group video chat app Houseparty has offered a $1m bounty to identify what it claims is an organised campaign to falsely depict it as a hackers' backdoor.…
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V1 Group Announces 2019 Annual Results Positive Gross Profit Reflects Strong Performance of Sports and Lottery Related Business

HONG KONG, CHINA / ACCESSWIRE / March 31, 2020 / One of China's top 100 internet companies, V1 Group Limited ("V1 Group" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the"Group"; stock code: 00082.HK),has announced its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2019 (the "Reporting Period"). During the Reporting Period, the Group successfullyachieved a turnaround to a gross profit of HK$127.3 million, primarily due to the consolidation of the full year financial results of Beijing C...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, News, China, Group, V1 Group Limited, Beijing Crazy Sports Management Company Limited, Crazy Sports


China acquires Stake in Umm Qasr Terminal

By John Lee. French container transportation and shipping company CMA CGM, has announced the first closing of its agreement with China Merchants Port (CMP), with the sale of its stakes in eight port terminals to Terminal Link. Among the facilities involved is the Umm Qasr Terminal in Iraq. The Terminal Link joint venture was created in 2013 and is 51% owned by CMA CGM and 49% by CMP. In line with the terms and conditions of the agreement announced on 20th December 2019 this first transaction rep...
Tags: Europe, News, China, Iraq, Ukraine, United States, Group, Iraq Business News, Cma Cgm, Cmp, John Lee, CMA CGM Group, Rodolphe Saadé, China Merchants Port CMP


Q2 Programming on Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks

Addicted to the Outdoor airing on Outdoor Channel DENVER (Ammoland.Com) – Hunt, fish, shoot and learn from the best in the world on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network. The Q2 programming lineup debuts Monday, March 30 where fans can catch original premieres and new episodes from returning series across all three networks. “The one certainty in this unprecedented time of uncertainty is that Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World F...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Africa, James Bond, Longmire, North America, Group, Bond, Robert Taylor, Winchester, Petersen, Ott, George, Robinson Crusoe, Drury, Craig Johnson


G20 leaders to inject $5 trillion into global economy in fight against coronavirus

Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies pledged on Thursday to inject over $5 trillion (£4.1 trillion) into the global economy to limit job and income losses from the coronavirus and "do whatever it takes to overcome the pandemic."
Tags: Money, businessNews, Group


Half-Million People Infected With COVID-19 Worldwide

The human and economic toll of the lockdowns against the coronavirus mounted Thursday as India struggled to feed the multitudes, Italy shut down most of its industry, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week. As the number of infections worldwide reached a half-million and deaths climbed to about 23,000, the damage to people’s livelihoods and their well-being from the effort to flatten the rising curve started to come into focus. In Indi...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, News, Washington, Senate, China, Berlin, India, New York City, Africa, Georgia, Spain, Rome, South Africa, House


Completion Of Accor's Share Buyback Programme

Accor announce today the completion of its share buyback programme launched on January 20, 2020 for an amount of EUR300m. At completion, the Group acquired 10,175,309 shares at an average price of EUR29.48. In order to preserve liquidity, further share buyback programmes are suspended until further notice.
Tags: Travel, Accor, Group


Covid 19: Mobilization of Accor Group

Accor has been prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of its customers and employees on a daily basis for more than 50 years. France currently faces a health crisis and the Group has decided to make its services available to front-line medical staff, to all French people engaged and mobilized in the fight against the spread of Covid-19, and to the most vulnerable populations.
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Completion Of The Share Buyback Programme

Accor announce today the completion of its share buyback programme launched on January 20, 2020 for an amount of EUR300m. At completion, the Group acquired 10,175,309 shares at an average price of EUR29.48. In order to preserve liquidity, further share buyback programmes are suspended until further notice.
Tags: Travel, Accor, Group


U.S. Putting Pressure on Saudis to Hold Off on Output Surge - Bloomberg

U.S. Putting Pressure on Saudis to Hold Off on Output Surge - Bloomberg:The Trump administration is leaning on Saudi Arabia to dial back its plan to flood the oil market after a price war with Russia helped send prices tumbling to their lowest level in almost two decades.While its status as the world’s biggest producer means the U.S. is sheltered in part from the collapse, it’s still calling on the Saudis to exercise restraint, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condi...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Bloomberg, Group, Trump, Riyadh, State, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Michael Pompeo


Scandic Adapting Operations To A Temporary Period Of Significantly Lower Occupancy

Since the coronavirus began to spread, occupancy at the Group's hotels has fallen significantly and was 10 to 15 percent in the previous week. Scandic is now planning for a situation where occupancy continues to remain at this level in the coming months before gradually improving during the second half of the year.
Tags: Travel, Group


Anton Oilfield Services Targets Expansion in Iraq

By John Lee. China's Anton Oilfield Services (AntonOil) has reported that the Group has received written confirmation from its Iraqi customer in advance that it will automatically renew the 2-year contract after its expiry on July 1, 2020 for one year. In its unaudited interim results for the one year ended 31 December 2019, it added: "The Group is confident to rely on quality management to continue to create value for customers and strive to provide long-term and continuous management services...
Tags: News, Iraq, Group, Iraq Business News, Basra, Company, Anton Oilfield Services Antonoil, Anton Oilfield Services Source, John Lee China, Anton Oilfield Services Targets Expansion, Majnoon Oil Field


Picosun reinforces local operations to ensure customer satisfaction during the COVID-19 epidemic

Picosun Group’s first priorities are customer satisfaction and health and wellbeing of the Group’s employees and customers.
Tags: Health, Group, Picosun, Picosun Group


How strategists are improving team decision-making processes

How companies and teams make decisions can be very challenging. Poor or ill-structured decision-making processes can make the organization less successful and create destructive conflicts in decision-making teams. But there are a few strategies companies can try that help organizations make big decisions in a better way.People operate in complex and dynamic environments, making decisions with limited information under conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity. In contrast to routine decisions, str...
Tags: Decision Making, Books, Business, Featured, Strategy, Teamwork, Literature, Group, Devil, Arts & Humanities, Psychology & Neuroscience, Causal mapping, Mikko Arevuo, Cranfield School of Management Cranfield, AbsolutVision


Cristal Union shifts from fuels to pharma-grade ethanol at Arcis plant in coronavirus response

This news in from Cristal Union in France: “In the current context of an unprecedented health crisis, with an increasingly rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Cristal Union Group has decided to stop the production of bioethanol at the Arcis distillery in Aube to redirect its production towards ethyl alcohol, labeled BIOCIDAL and PharmEthyl (alcohol intended for the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnologies).” The group noted, “Cristal Union will continue to produce bioethanol in Cristanol...
Tags: Europe, France, Top Stories, Group, Aube, Arcis, Cristal Union, Cristal Union Group, Cristanol


U.K. iPhone Reseller Carphone Warehouse to Close All 531 Stores

Long-standing mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced that it will close all 531 of its standalone stores on Britain's high streets next month, with around 60 percent of staff (2,900) set to lose their jobs. As part of the same company that owns Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse has 350 mini-shops inside 305 of those stores, but these will not be affected by the changes. The standalone stores will close on April 3. The move is not related to the coronavirus outbreak, but rat...
Tags: Amazon, BBC News, Britain, United Kingdom, Retail, Group, Dixons Carphone, Dixons Retail, Carphone Warehouse, Alex Baldock, U K iPhone Reseller Carphone Warehouse, Currys PC World Carphone Warehouse


Coronavirus outbreak leads Ferrari and Lamborghini to shut down factories in Italy, and Ducati is extending a pre-planned production pause (RACE)

Ferrari and Lamborghini have ceased operations at their factories in Italy. Italy is grappling with the most severe COVID-19 coronavirus crisis outside China. Italy has almost completely shut down normal life for its citizens to curtail the outbreak, but until recently, Ferrari and Lamborghini's plants were fully functional. Maserati also announced a shutdown of its factory, part of a larger action by parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Ducati, located in the same area of Italy as Ferrari, Lam...
Tags: China, Germany, US, Trends, Ferrari, Maranello, Ducati, Ford, Italy, Fca, Group, Fiat Chrysler, Modena, Lombardy, Lamborghini, Maserati


Coronavirus outbreak leads Ferrari and Lamborghini to shut down factories in Italy (RACE)

Ferrari and Lamborghini have ceased operations at their factories in Italy. Italy is grappling with the most severe COVID-19 coronavirus crisis outside China. Italy has almost completely shut down normal life for its citizens to curtail the outbreak, but until recently, Ferrari and Lamborghini's plants were fully functional. Maserati also announced a shutdown of its factory, part of a larger action by parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ital...
Tags: China, Germany, US, Trends, Ferrari, Maranello, Ford, Italy, Fca, Group, Fiat Chrysler, Modena, Lombardy, Lamborghini, Maserati, VW Group


AccorInvest becomes a new Orbis’ strategic investor

Last December, AccorInvest announced its intention to acquire up to 100% of Orbis SA shares by way of a public tender offer, which is now finalized and AccorInvest owns 98.6% of Orbis S.A.We are thrilled to integrate Orbis which has a great portfolio of assets, a long-time expertise in real estate and lodging sectors across key markets and great teams to run the business on a daily basis. Thanks to the Orbis integration, AccorInvest portfolio now comprises more than 900 hotels and 135,000...
Tags: Travel, Accor, Group, Eastern Europe, Orbis, Gilles Clavie, AccorInvest, John Ozinga, Orbis SA, AccorInvest Orbis


EXCLUSIVE: Remote Proximity – a new mindset and digital skill set

Authored by Chris Nurko, Global Chief Innovation Officer at Interbrand We know that temporary confinement can drive the conditions that foster creative and innovative market solutions. Back in 2003, when the SARS coronavirus hit China, the social conditions enabled the expansion of digital services. The outbreak was a key driver for the adoption of social media and e-commerce platforms across the region. Looking back 17 years, JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce giant was little more than a chain of...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, China, Advertising, Remote Work, Dave, Beijing, Alibaba, Group, Skype, Liu, Lui, Interbrand, WebEx, Brand News, Richard Liu


Messenger hits the Mac App Store in several markets

At Facebook’s 2019 F8 developer conference, the company announced plans to introduce desktop apps for its popular communications app Messenger. Now, less than a year later, the Messenger Mac App is beginning to roll out. Though not yet available in the U.S., Messenger for Mac has popped up the Mac App Store in several non-U.S. markets. We asked Facebook to confirm whether this signals a broader rollout that will include the U.S. A company spokesperson responded that this is not yet a full launch...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Australia, Mexico, Tech, Group, Mac App Store, Electron, Messenger Mac App, U S Messenger for Mac, Mac App Store URL


How to set up a Skype conference call on a PC or Mac computer

You can easily set up a Skype conference call and connect with people who are spread out across town, around the country, or even all over the globe. Conference calls shared only between Skype users are free, but if some users are not on Skype, rates will vary depending on where in the world they are located. Skype allows you to save a group for easy conference calls again later, which is a great feature for weekly or monthly meetings. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With...
Tags: Mac, Trends, Group, Skype, Don, Best Buy Microsoft, Launch Skype, Click New Group Chat


Radisson Hotel Group Starts 2020 On A High With 17 New Hotels In India

Radisson Hotel Group has celebrated the start of the new decade by announcing the signing of 17 new hotels in India. As the Group enters the third year of "Destination 2022", its global expansion and transformation strategy, these signings will boost the company's portfolio in South Asia to more than 150 hotels and 17,000 rooms, both in operation and under development.
Tags: Travel, India, Group, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group


Hamilton Hotel Partners And Pyramid Hotel Group Agree Merger

The Boards of Hamilton Hotel Partners ("Hamilton" or "the Firm"), an independent London-based hotel management and investment firm, and Pyramid Hotel Group ("Pyramid" or "the Group"), a privately-owned full-service hotel and resort company based in Boston are delighted to announce today that they have completed a transaction that involves the merger of the two businesses.
Tags: Travel, London, Boston, Group, Hamilton Hotel Partners Hamilton, Pyramid Hotel Group Pyramid


Bauer no longer has to sell Wolverhampton licence

The CMA has published additional findings in its investigation into Bauer owning the Wolverhampton licence for Signal 107. It now says there is no problem with Bauer keeping the service, having revised its view to provisionally conclude that no SLC has occurred or may be expected to occur in the supply of local radio advertising in the Wolverhampton area. With the SLC – or substantial lessening of competition – no longer being an issue, it means Bauer can keep 100% of the radio licences it bo...
Tags: Top, Industry, Radio, Yorkshire, Bristol, Group, Cma, Wolverhampton, FRS, Alerts, SLC, Bauer, Signal 107


A Silicon Valley startup is developing 'digital' drugs to buck up US troops in space — and spot trouble

AeBeZe Labs has patented "digital pharmaceuticals" and has a development contract with the US Air Force. These systems could one day be used to monitor troops in space. The technology keeps a record of the user's emotional changes throughout the day, and according to AeBeZe's patent will eventually be able to mine text messages and facial expressions for emotional content — similar to psychological monitoring in the recent sci-fi movie "Ad Astra." The process of automating counseling may strea...
Tags: California, Ebay, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Brad Pitt, Air Force, Group, US Air Force, Ideo, Trump, Department of Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto California, Moskowitz, ISRG, Beale Air Force


The most powerful way to provide substance abuse treatment is in a group setting

We knew that the most powerful way to provide substance abuse treatment is in a group setting. Group members can offer support to each other and call out each other’s self-deceptions and public excuses, oftentimes more effectively than the clinicians. They share stories and insights, car rides, and job leads, and they form a community […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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EU Airlines can Return to Parts of Iranian and Iraqi Airspace

By John Lee. The EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said on Wednesday that European airlines can return to parts of Iranian and Iraqi airspace. In a statement, it advised: “The Integrated EU Aviation Security Risk Assessment Group met on 28/01/2020 to assess the most recent information related to the safety and security of commercial air transport over Iran and Iraq. “As an outcome of this meeting, the temporary recommendations issued by EASA and the EC Commission on 08/01/2020, recommending avoid...
Tags: News, Iraq, Iran, Group, Iraq Business News, John Lee, EASA, EU Airlines, EU Aviation Safety Agency EASA, EC Commission


New details shed light on the final moments before fatal crash in fog that killed Kobe Bryant

As the sorrow surrounding Sunday's fatal helicopter crash in Southern California turns from shock to the investigation, new details have shed light on what preceded the final moments before the accident that ended the lives of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his teenage daughter and seven others.Authorities from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) faced reporters and millions of mourners on Monday night to address questions and share new findings. While the NTSB, along with the Fe...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, New York Times, Nba, Aviation, The New York Times, Kobe Bryant, Group, Faa, Lapd, Accuweather, Jenner, Southern California, Ntsb, Utah Jazz, Melbourne Australia