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Qatar says list of demands not realistic

Qatar’s foreign minister has rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable. Qatar is under strict sanctions from Saudi Arabia and its allies, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain. They accuse Qatar of backing terrorism. Among other things, they have demanded the closure of Al Jazeera… Read More »

SocGen to list stake in vehicle leasing business

Societe Generale (SOGN.PA), France’s second-biggest listed bank, is to float its vehicle leasing arm ALD towards the middle of this year, after reporting stronger than expected fourth-quarter results. SocGen said it would retain a majority stake in ALD Automotive, which has 1.4 million vehicles and provides leasing services for companies. Financial services to companies, which includes vehicle leasing,… Read More »

Web Development Reading List #163: The End-Of-Year Wrap-Up

Only one week left until Christmas, and people already start freaking out again. No gifts purchased yet, work isn’t finished either, and suddenly some budget has to be spent until the end of the year. All of this puts us under pressure. To avoid the stress, I’ve seen a lot of people take a vacation from now until… Read More »

What Facebook Does with Your Email List When You Create a Custom Audience

Have you ever tried creating a Custom Audience on Facebook? Have you wondered what happens with the email addresses you upload to Facebook in the process? In the light of Facebook’s ever-changing privacy policy, it’s reasonable for advertisers to have concerns about the data they share with Facebook – we recently spoke to Facebook to clarify the details.… Read More »

New Zealand tops global list for house price rises

New Zealand, Turkey and Canada have seen the biggest leap in house prices over the past year, according to a new global ranking. Estate agents Knight Frank found property markets in the three countries grew between 10% and nearly 14%. While New Zealand comes in second after Turkey, it tops the list once the impact of inflation is… Read More »

Facebook Says Government Data Requests Continue to Rise; India, US Top List

Facebook said Thursday it had received 13 percent more government requests for user data in the second half of 2015, with more than 46,000 requests worldwide. The leading social network, in its twice-annual “transparency report,” said the number of items “restricted” for violating local laws more than doubled compared to the prior six-month period, to 55,827. “Overall, we… Read More »

IDC Q1 2016: Oppo and vivo replace Lenovo and Xiaomi in top-5 smartphone vendors list

Well known Chinese smartphone manufacturers Lenovo and Xiaomi are out of the top five vendors list, and have been replaced by two other – and comparatively lesser known – Chinese firms Oppo and vivo. This was revealed by market research firm IDC in its recently released Q1 2016 numbers. “Along China’s maturing smartphone adoption curve, the companies most… Read More »

Web Development Reading List #131: Git 2.8, CSS Grids And The Key To Good Code

Although it’s April 1st, and people go all crazy making up jokes and spreading hoaxes, I’m sending out this edition to you without any April fools. Instead, I want to challenge you to put more effort, more thoughts into your code. Instead of blindly following a given path to build the solution with the least effort, what about… Read More »

60% doctors support govt’s recent drug ban list

The 344 banned drugs include the fixed dose combination of Chlopheniramine Maleate and Codeine syrup sold under the popular cough syrup brand Corex. Image: Codeine and Nimesulide combinations were the main exceptions to the ban that doctors felt should have been made. Nearly 40 per cent of doctors disagreed with the government’s move to ban 344 fixed dose… Read More »