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How emojis became the modern world’s status symbols – and how they’ve crossed from messaging apps to real life

Emojis are crucial in getting your meaning across in text messages, and now they’re everywhere, from stationery to pyjamas. The next advance? Personalised symbols and stickers that match local cultures and customs Emojis are an inescapable part of modern life. ...

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Jack Ma to launch Alibaba’s regional distribution hub in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited plans to set up a regional distribution hub in Malaysia to cater to its fast-growing business in the region, two sources aware of the discussions said. The hub would be sited ...

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90-Year-Old Mould Sold For Almost $15k

The idea that a bit of gross mould would be worth $US14,617 ($19,295) seems absurd until you realise it may be the most important mould to that was ever grown. Bonhams auctioned off the mould that belonged to Dr. Alexander ...

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TransferWise launches international money transfers via Facebook

NEW YORK: Money transfer company TransferWise has launched a new service that allows users to send money internationally through Facebook Inc’s chat application, as competition in the digital payments landscape intensifies. The London-based startup said on Tuesday that it had ...

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Amazon brushes off Brexit blues with 5,000 new jobs

Amazon joins Facebook, Google and Apple in announcing good news about jobs in the UK, despite uncertainties over Brexit. Amazon says it will create 5,000 jobs in the UK by the end of 2017. The number includes those working at ...

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Commercial space flights from UK by 2020 under new Govt plans

Ambitious plans to keep the UK at the forefront of the commercial spaceflight market will be launched later this week. Space ports could be set up and satellites could blast off from regions across the UK under new proposals set ...

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Nikon kills its DL line of 4K compacts without selling a single one

One year ago, Nikon announced the DL series — a new trio of cameras that looked ready to take at least a modest bite out of Sony’s dominant hold over the 4K compact corner of the camera market. Unfortunately it ...

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L’Oréal considers selling The Body Shop

L’Oréal is considering selling The Body Shop, just over a decade after it bought the ethical cosmetics chain, according to the Financial Times. Citing people familiar with the matter, the paper reported on Wednesday that L’Oréal had hired Lazard to ...

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Former NASA engineer will develop flying cars for Uber

When Uber first announced that it was looking into flying cars, I was skeptical that the idea was little more than a very expensive pipe dream. But, a new hire — from NASA, of all places — shows how serious ...

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Toyota, Suzuki poised to unveil partnership on Monday

Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp appeared poised to unveil a wide-ranging partnership on Monday that could include the development of new technologies and procurement. Both automakers, which said in October they were exploring a tie-up, said their ...

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