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British augmented reality start-up Blippar goes into administration

“Augmented reality experience maker Blippar has gone into administration” reports techdigest.tv. The British start-up, founded in 2011 by entrepreneurs Ambarish Mitra and Omar Tayeb, said it was unable to secure additional funding from one of its shareholders.Blippar’s technology allowed people to see augmented reality elements on their smartphone or tablet screen when held up to physical objects.The immersive app was used in a variety of ways, from explaining how a volcanic eruption works to schoolchildren to providing consumers with games and recipes related to the products they buy. “Blippar’s services…

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British government steps up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations

“We’re going to be discussing ‘no deal’ planning today,” International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt told reporters” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “It’s absolutely right that we step up ‘no deal’ planning now.LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May and her ministers will on Tuesday step up preparations for a “no deal” Brexit, an outcome made more likely by a deadlock in parliament over the British leader’s divorce deal with the European Union.”I’m not going to try and pretend otherwise that we’re not stepping up our preparations for no-deal … Source:…

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New Brexit vote would ‘break faith’ with British, says May

“LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will state her opposition to a second Brexit referendum on Monday, telling parliament such a vote would “break faith” with British people and do “irreparable damage” to politics” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. But while EU leaders said they were willing to help May, they warned the British prime minister she could not renegotiate the deal, agreed earlier this year. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom

“One senior minister told Reuters on Friday that the risk of a “managed” no-deal Brexit was rising as was the likelihood of a second vote on EU membership” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “We are not ready for no deal, the public is not ready for no deal,” said the minister, who spoke on condition of anonymity.Rudd said a no-deal scenario “mustn’t be allowed to happen” and urged lawmakers from all parties come together to stop it. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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UK PM May’s plea for EU help on Brexit cast as failure at home

“EU leaders reject May’s idea to salvage floundering Brexit deal,” The Guardian said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “It seems that the prime minister has failed in her bid to deliver meaningful changes to her Brexit deal,” the opposition Labour Party’s Brexit spokesman, Keir Starmer, said.The prime minister should reinstate the vote on her deal next week and let Parliament take back control,” he said. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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The Indian Empire at War and India, Empire and the First World War review – a story finally told

“Why did they fight, often bravely, for the British empire in distant theatres of the first world war such as Flanders, Gallipoli and Tanganyika?” writes Ian Jack for theguardian.com. A month after Amritsar, 340,000 of its overwhelmingly Indian troops massed on India’s western border to fight – and quickly win – the third Anglo-Afghan war. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Google’s Assistant voice is getting some international flair

“Earlier this year, it started adding additional voice options based on this tech” reports fastcompany.com. And now it’s incorporating British and Australian voice options–both female for now–based on WaveNet’s synthesis. Following the Assistant’s convention of naming its voices after colors, the new options are known as British Racing Green and Sydney Harbour Blue. Source: fastcompany.com Share This:

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Huawei $2 billion security pledge followed walkout by British official: sources

“But a British government report released in July found that technical and supply-chain “shortcomings” with Huawei equipment had exposed national telecom networks to new security risks” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The fraught nature of the meeting between Huawei executives and Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) underlines the challenge facing the company in convincing Western governments its equipment is safe. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Global stocks jump as technology and energy companies rise

“In the U.S., technology companies rallied and energy companies rose along with crude oil prices” writes Marley Jay for seattletimes.com. Core inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food prices, rose 0.2 percent in November and is up 2.2 percent over the last year.Health care and industrial companies also jumped, while safer, high-dividend stocks like utilities and household goods makers were little changed.NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock indexes jumped Wednesday to reverse some of their big losses from the week before.At midday the stock rose 7.8 percent to $14.01. Source: seattletimes.com…

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