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This Week in Apps: Facebook launches trio of app experiments, TikTok gets spammed, plus coronavirus impacts on app economy

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x highe...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Hbo, Instagram, Australia, France, China, India, Tech, Qatar


Swiss companies must help pay rent

People who have always wanted to work from home are finally getting what they wished for, and the new remote workers that are located in Switzerland are even getting a little more than expected. Switzerland’s top court has ruled that companies who expect their employees to work from home are required to contribute to part of the rent. In a case of an employee who worked from home vs. an accounting company refusing to contribute toward rent, the court found that a monthly compensation of arou...
Tags: Travel, Switzerland, Rent, All, University of St Gallen, Thomas Geiser


Credit Suisse appeals against ruling in spying auditor case

Credit Suisse is seeking to overturn a court ruling rejecting the bank's bid to block an auditor appointed by Switzerland's financial supervisor as part of its probe into a spying scandal, it said on Friday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Credit Suisse, Switzerland


These countries are leading the transition to sustainable energy

What does COVID-19 mean for the energy transition? While lockdowns have caused a temporary fall in CO2 emissions, the pandemic risks derailing recent progress in addressing the world's energy challenges. The current state of the sector is described in the World Economic Forum's Energy Transition Index 2020. It benchmarks the energy systems of 115 economies, highlighting the leading players in the race to net-zero emissions, as well as those with work to do. With pressure to get idle economie...
Tags: Energy, UK, Sweden, Climate Change, France, China, Germany, US, Sustainability, Italy, Innovation, Switzerland, Oman, Brazil, Finland, Solar Energy


Top Prospect Rutger McGroarty Discusses Future With USA NTDP

Rutger McGroarty is heading to the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NTDP) next year as one of the most hyped hockey prospects in the world in the 2022 draft class. The Lincoln, Nebraska-native tallied 160 points this past season in 63 games for the Oakland Grizzlies in the HPHL, turning heads around the scouting world. Representing the USA When he spoke on the BTS Hockey Podcast recently, McGroarty reminisced on watching the Team USA program when he was a kid, and when he...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Switzerland, Michigan, Hockey, NHL, Jackson, Plymouth, Team USA, Grizzlies, Pooley, Lincoln Nebraska, Jack Hughes, Prospects, NTDP, USNTDP


Switzerland 'first' country to roll out contact-tracing app using Apple-Google APIs to track coronavirus spread

Launch comes one day before UK rolls out its controversial version Switzerland says it is the first country to roll-out a contact-tracing app for the COVID-19 coronavirus using technology and a set of APIs produced jointly by Apple and Google.…
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Software, Switzerland


Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Wednesday May 27

A just-released survey from Adobe Advertising Cloud has revealed that a significant proportion of the American population is still buying luxury goods and still, surprisingly enough, wants to see luxury advertising. What’s more, that group is Gen Z, the under-25 consumers who statistically lack the job security and affluence that many older buyers enjoy. Adobe conducted its survey earlier this month, interviewing over a thousand shoppers to learn their feelings about brand advertising during th...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Nordstrom, Nbc, Sofia Vergara, France, Germany, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, Advertising, US, San Francisco, Walmart, Cologne, Prague


Switzerland launched the world's first app based on Google and Apple's contact-tracing tech

Switzerland is the first country to launch a contact-tracing app using the specialized contact-tracing tech released by Google and Apple. The app is only in its pilot phase at the moment, and Swiss authorities plan to roll it out more widely in June. Google and Apple released their "exposure notification" API earlier this month, and said 22 health authorities around the world have asked permission to use it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The first app using Google and Ap...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, France, Trends, Bbc, Switzerland, Api, Eth Zurich, Srdjan Čapkun, Čapkun, Google Apple API


WE AWAIT GUIDANCE FROM DRs. FAUCI AND BIRX

Sex workers offer to limit customers to two positions which 'minimise the risk of transmitting coronavirus' to enable brothels to end lockdown in Switzerland (Thanks to Rod Nunley, Barry Nester, Mark Schlesinger and Allen at Division)
Tags: Switzerland, Allen, Rod Nunley Barry Nester Mark Schlesinger


Jo Jorgensen offers Americans a third option for president

We have a choice! Next presidential election, we don’t have to decide between two big-spending candidates, neither of whom has expressed much interest in limited government. Now, we have a third serious choice. This week, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, a psychology lecturer at Clemson University, won the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. OK, I won’t delude myself — a libertarian is unlikely to become president. But Jorgensen’s platform is a refreshing change. She correctly points out that governme...
Tags: Opinion, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Social Security, Switzerland, Fda, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Cato Institute, Libertarian Party, Jorgensen, Clemson University


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Twitter has for the first time added fact-checking links to Trump's false tweets about voting by mail. Trump falsely claimed on Tuesday that mail-in ballots cast in California will be "substantially fraudulent" and result in a "Rigged Election." Mark Zuckerberg reportedly brushed aside internal research that showed Facebook exposed users to more and more extreme views. Though Facebook's experts found that the platform contrib...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, China, India, Trends, Walmart, United States, Switzerland, Wall Street Journal, South Asia, Sundar Pichai, Ola


AI can battle coronavirus, but privacy shouldn’t be a casualty

Philip N. Howard Contributor Share on Twitter Philip N. Howard is the director of the Oxford Internet Institute and author of the forthcoming "Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives." Lisa-Maria Neudert Contributor Share on Twitter Lisa-Maria Neudert is a researcher wit...
Tags: Apple, Google, South Korea, Europe, France, White House, Germany, Tech, Eu, United States, Switzerland, European Commission, National Health Service, Cctv, Norway, Oxford University


First App Using Apple and Google's Exposure Notification API Launches in Switzerland

The first app that takes advantage of the Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google has launched in Switzerland, according to a report from the BBC. A team of app developers working on contact tracing app called SwissCovid have rolled out the app in a beta capacity for members of the Swiss army, hospital workers, and civil servants. After the app is tested and approved by MPs, it will see a wider public rollout, which could happen by mid-June. Latvia also soon plans to introduc...
Tags: Apple, Google, Utah, Bbc, United States, North Dakota, Portugal, Switzerland, Latvia, Apple Google, UK Australia, Alabama South Carolina, Germany France Italy Spain, Exposure Notification


Apple to reopen about 100 more U.S. stores this week, including California

By Mark Gurman, Bloomberg Apple said it will reopen about 100 more retail stores in the U.S. this week, with more than half offering curbside pick-up service only. “This week we’ll return to serving customers in many U.S. locations,” Apple said Tuesday in a statement. “For customer safety and convenience, most stores will offer curbside or storefront service only, where we provide online order pick-up and Genius Bar appointments.” The move adds to about 30 U.S. store reopenings from earlier this...
Tags: Apple, Business, Japan, Technology, Sweden, California, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Switzerland, Apple Store, Orange County Register, Irvine CA, Fashion Island, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane


Swiss trial begins of banker alleged to have ignored 1MDB warnings

A banker went on trial in Switzerland on Tuesday charged with failing to sound the alarm over millions of dollars linked to scandal-tainted Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Switzerland


U.S. imports record amount of gold from Switzerland as virus upends trade

Swiss exports of gold to the United States leapt to 111.7 tonnes in April -- by far the biggest monthly total on record -- while shipments to other destinations dwindled, customs data showed on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, Switzerland


Germany wants to end travel warning for 31 European countries: report

The German government wants to end a travel warning for tourist trips to 31 European countries from June 15 if the coronavirus situation allows, magazine Focus on Tuesday cited dpa news agency as reporting. It said a paper on European tourism that may be agreed by the cabinet on Wednesday showed the government wanted to allow travel to the 26 other European Union nations and Britain as well as the four non-EU countries in the Schengen passport-free zone - Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Swit...
Tags: News, Germany, Eu, European Union, Britain, Switzerland, Focus, Schengen, Heiko Maas, Iceland Liechtenstein Norway


Mobile Data in the US is 4th Most Expensive in the World

Think the cost of mobile data is a bit high here in the US? You may be right. The United States is among the most expensive for mobile data, ranking fourth across the globe. According to a study by UK based research firm businessfibre, the US follows Switzerland, South Korea and Norway among the nations with the most expensive broadband and mobile internet charges. The US on average charges $12.37 for one gigabyte (GB) of data. Switzerland, with 12 mobile plan providers, charges on average $20....
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, France, Israel, US, Sales, Qatar, Mobile Data, Austria, Canada, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates


Bumblebees' 'Clever Trick' Fools Plants Into Flowering

Scientists found that when deprived of pollen, bumblebees will nibble on the leaves of flowerless plants to trick them into flowering, sometimes up to 30 days earlier than normal. The BBC reports: Writing in the journal Science, the scientists say they have struggled to replicate the bees' trick in the laboratory. Scientists in Switzerland found that when the bees were deprived of pollen, they started to nibble on the leaves of plants that hadn't yet flowered. The bees used their proboscises and...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Switzerland


Switzerland: Shareholder Activism & Engagement - Baer & Karrer

The primary sources of laws and regulations relating to shareholder activism are the Code of Obligations (CO) governing the rights and obligations of companies' boards of directors and shareholders...
Tags: News, Switzerland, Baer, Karrer


Sleep-wake disturbances can predict recurrent events in stroke survivors

The study, conducted in Switzerland, found that having multiple sleep-wake disturbances such as sleep-disordered breathing, extreme long or short sleep duration, insomnia and restless leg syndrome independently and significantly increased the risk of a new cardio-cerebrovascular event in the two years following a stroke.
Tags: Science, Switzerland


Cross-country train trip on Amtrak

There really is something about traveling by train. Softly moving side to side while the world whizzes by your window, reflecting upon the wonders of nature. Or, if you have free WiFi, knocking out some emails and scrolling through social media. Whatever your train-bound activity of choice, it’s a magical way to see places you never would by car and typically only see from above in an airplane. It’s also a fantastic way to see all — or almost all — of America as trains can take you to all fo...
Tags: Travel, New York, Texas, Minnesota, California, Washington, Senate, Boston, US, Sacramento, America, Atlanta, Canada, North Dakota, Washington Dc, Portland


Switzerland: Restructuring & Insolvency Comparative Guide - Rihm Attorneys

Restructuring & Insolvency Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Switzerland, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Tags: News, Switzerland


SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE and BULL DURHAM Producers Sue UBS Bank for $3.5 MIllion Loss

The companies behind two Broadway-aimed productions, a musical adaptation of Bull Durham and the revival of Smokey Joe's Cafe, are suing UBS Financial Services and its parent company Switzerland-based UBS AG Bank, for failureto prevent fraud which they say resulted in the theft of 3.5 million. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Switzerland, Smokey Joe, UBS Financial Services, BWW News Desk, UBS Bank, Bull Durham, UBS AG Bank


Suicides not Reduced by Laws Restricting Gun Owners

Suicide Mental Illness U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- It is only the last decade or two when those who want a disarmed population in the West have started to stress “suicide” as a reason for disarming the population.  The early pushes for population disarmament were predicated on the excuse of reducing violent crime, particularly homicides. The actual motivation had nothing to do with crime. The original motivation was to reduce armed rivals. In New York, to reduce armed resistance to organized cri...
Tags: England, New York, Texas, Cook, Guns, Australia, California, America, Department Of Defense, Canada, United States, George Orwell, Arizona, Switzerland, Orwell, Cbc


The Latest: Greece hotels to open in June, flights in July

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— Greece hotels to open June 15, international flights in July.— Milan study shows virus circulating in February.— ‘New normal’ anything but as countries continue to reopen.___ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s long-awaited tourist season will begin on June 15 with...
Tags: Asia, UK, Milan, London, News, Greece, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, India, Eu, Spain, European Union, Ukraine, Ap


Swiss seek to secure COVID-19 vaccine amid hoarding fears

Switzerland has tasked its defense ministry with securing enough COVID-19 vaccine, the government said on Wednesday, amid growing fears that some countries could be left short of supplies when the medicine is eventually produced. The government in Bern also allocated an extra 14.2 billion Swiss francs ($14.70 billion) to help pay for programs for workers who have lost their jobs or are working shorter hours during the growing economic crisis caused by the pandemic.
Tags: News, Switzerland, Bern


Switzerland: Chronique de la jurisprudence rendue par le Tribunal fédéral en droit pénal économique en 2019 - Baer & Karrer

La présente contribution s'inscrit dans le prolongement d'une chronique au format similaire, consacrée à la procédure pénale et publiée chaque année depuis 2015 au Journal des Tribunaux.
Tags: News, Switzerland, Baer, Karrer


Netflix’s Eurovision Photos Tease Over the Top Performances

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix’s Eurovision photos tease over the top performances Following the release of the film’s first sneak peek teaser, Netflix has released the official photos for David Dobkin’s forthcoming comedy film titled Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, featuring a new look at Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as the members of the Fire Saga band. The film will be available for streaming on Friday, June 26. Also featuring Dan Stevens, you can check out the full phot...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Switzerland, Demi Lovato, Rachel Mcadams, Abba, Will Ferrell, Dan Stevens, Lisbon, Adam Mckay, Celine Dion, Ferrell, Netta, Camp Rock, David Dobkin, ComingSoon


Colorful Tuscany Destination Wedding at Borgo Casabianca

Tiffanie and Mark’s Tuscany destination wedding at Borgo Casabianca turns up the volume on color! Featuring bold pinks, warm oranges and greens, this wedding is the definition of summer wedding. Our vendor guide member, planner Italyweddings planned and designed this wedding with guests coming from Switzerland. From Italyweddings: A dreamy and creative day in the Siena countryside for Tiffanie and Mark, with guests from Switzerland and around the world. View full post
Tags: Wedding, Switzerland, Siena, Tuscany, Mark, Destination Weddings, Tiffanie, Real Weddings, Destination Wedding, Italy Wedding, Borgo Casabianca, Italyweddings