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Breathtaking whale shot wins Through Your Lens photo competition

“More than 2,000 images were submitted, and the grand prize was picked up by Rodney Bursiel for his breathtaking shot of a whale calf (above)” reports techradar.com. The annual competition, now in its 14th year, is run by Scuba Diving magazine, and is open to underwater photographers of all skill levels.The winners of the Through Your Lens 2018 photography competition have been announced. Source: techradar.com Share This:

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Apple probed in Japan over claims it stifles App Store competition

“Apple recently banned a Steam app from the App Store precisely because it would have allowed players to purchase content from a source different than its own App Store” writes Chris Smith for nypost.com. Yahoo also makes money through App Store apps, which would give Apple ample negotiations powers.The Fair Trade Commission is looking at allegations that Apple forced Yahoo Japan from developing a game platform that would compete with the App Store, according to Nikkei Asian Review.Square Enix did make an app called Antique Carnevale for the Game Plus…

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Apple is under investigation in Japan over allegations that it stifles competition

“Apple recently banned a Steam app from the App Store precisely because it would have allowed players to purchase content from a source different than its own App Store” writes Maren Estrada for bgr.com. The Fair Trade Commission is looking at allegations that Apple forced Yahoo Japan from developing a game platform that would compete with the App Store, according to Nikkei Asian Review.Yahoo also makes money through App Store apps, which would give Apple ample negotiations powers. Source: bgr.com Share This:

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Trump says his steel tariffs will save the U.S. industry: WSJ

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his tariffs on foreign steel are saving the U.S. industry and he predicted that in the future American steelmakers will mostly face domestic competition, the Wall Street Journal reported” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. In a 20-minute interview with the newspaper, Trump said some people may complain that steel prices may be “a little more expensive” in the short term because of the tariffs, but that ultimately they will drop. (https://on.wsj.com/2KYrku2) He told the Journal the 25 percent tariffs on…

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Kroger teams up with Alibaba to join China’s new retail battle

“What happened: Kroger is venturing outside of the US for the first time to join the online grocery sales battle with the help of Alibaba” reports technode.com. In China, the online grocery industry has been lively since Alibaba first announced its “new retail” concept and introduced Hema Fresh Stores.Kroger will face competition from Wallmart which has a deal with Alibaba’s rival JD.com.Why it’s important: In the US, Kroger has already partnered up with British retailer Ocado to fight off competition from Amazon and its Whole Foods. Source: technode.com Share This:

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The Elusive ‘Better Deal’ With China

“In joining the WTO, China committed to lowering its trade barriers and following a standard set of international-trade practices required by the club of trading nations, including agreeing not to subject foreign goods to costly regulations or taxes” writes Gabe Lipton for theatlantic.com. These days in U.S.-China trade relations, confrontation is the governing principle.In an effort to challenge China’s growing global economic clout, Donald Trump’s administration has, to date, levied around $37 billion in tariffs on Chinese products and threatened to expand these measures to cover all $504 billion in…

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Royal Mail Fined £50 Million For Competition Law Breach

“PA Wire/PA Images Royal Mail has been fined for a breach of competition law” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. The firm said in a statement: “Royal Mail is very disappointed by Ofcom’s decision to impose a fine of £50 million.Jonathan Oxley, Ofcom’s competition director, said: “Royal Mail broke the law by abusing its dominant position in bulk mail delivery. “All companies must play by the rules.The complaint was about changes Royal Mail made to its wholesale customers’ contracts in early 2014, including wholesale price increases it was introducing.The penalty is…

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Philippines sets rules for ‘virtual monopolist’ Grab after Uber deal

“Singapore’s anti-monopoly watchdog last month proposed fines and suggested remedies on the ride hailing firms because the merger had reduced competition” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “While Grab operates as a virtual monopolist, the commitments assure the public that quality and price levels that would prevail are those that had been when they still faced competition from Uber,” PCC chairman Arsenio Balisacan told reporters. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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America’s biggest housing challenge: 3-D printing a home on Mars

“To that end, NASA is conducting the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a competition where teams worldwide design and build sustainable shelters for human colonists on Mars” writes Jurica Dujmovic for marketwatch.com. Phase 3 (current), the On-Site Habitat Competition, challenges competitors to fabricate sub-scale habitats and has five levels of competition — three construction and two virtual. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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