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China’s Heat Waves Are Taking a Toll on Pets

The record-breaking summer temperatures in China are not just affecting people — it’s also tormenting their pets. As the mercury rises for a prolonged period in many parts of China, domestic animals such as cats and dogs are becoming increasingly irritable and aggressive, according to experts and pet owners. Extreme heat, experts said, could harm […]

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How the metaverse accelerates economic development for emerging economies

As economies continue to slump, countries are betting on the concept of digital space, popularly known as ‘Metaverse’. This comes at a time when the inflation rate has reached its peak due to siloed ecosystems, distribution nightmares, and the rising costs of centralization control — which is pushing the dire need for decentralized architecture. However, […]

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Technology

Alibaba could see first revenue decline on record but analysts expect sales recovery later this year

Alibaba has faced growth challenges amid regulatory tightening on China’s domestic technology sector and a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy. But analysts think the e-commerce giant’s growth could pick up through the rest of 2022. Kuang Da | Jiemian News | VCG | Getty Images Alibaba’s revenue could decline for the first time on […]

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Match hits pause on ‘metaverse’ dating and Tinder crypto, stock plunges 20% after surprise loss

Match Group Inc. shares were pummeled Tuesday after the online-dating company’s new chief executive detailed a slowdown for its most popular product, Tinder, and decided to pause newer initiatives such as Tinder-based crypto and “metaverse” dating. Match MTCH, +4.32% reported a loss of $31.86 million, or 11 cents a share, down from a profit of […]

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Business

Amazon launches same-day delivery from some brick-and-mortar retail brands

An Amazon delivery worker pulls a delivery cart full of packages during its annual Prime Day promotion in New York City, June 21, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Amazon said Monday it’s adding a handful of brick-and-mortar retail brands to its same-day delivery offering for Prime members. To start, Amazon is offering same-day delivery from […]

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Lumos Labs’ Kaavya Prasad on why adoption of metaverse is on the rise

With Web3.0 gaining speed, metaverse is poised to bridge the gap between the physical and virtual world through a series of technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In 2019, almost 10.7 million people showed up to Marshmello’s Fortnite concert, while 45.8 million people watched Travis Scott’s Fortnite event. […]

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Technology

Big Tech earnings are about to determine the direction of the market

Just five companies control nearly a quarter of the S&P 500 index’s market cap, and they will all report earnings this week that could determine the direction of the market for weeks or months to come. As Big Tech — Google parent Alphabet Inc. GOOGL GOOG, Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, Apple Inc. AAPL, Facebook parent Meta […]

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Technology

Amazon earnings preview: Recession fears could drive discounts for Amazon’s cloud computing services

With recession fears looming, Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud service business could be under pressure warns Mizuho Securities analysts in a note heading into the tech giant’s second-quarter earnings announcement scheduled for Thursday. Mizuho analysts recently conducted a call with IT service firms, finding that chief information officers forecast “a shallow recessionary scenario” and will reduce their […]

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Technology

‘People will freak out’: The cloud boom is coming back to Earth, and that could be scary for tech stocks

Cloud computing is widely viewed as a recession-resistant business, but the theory has not really been tested since cloud-service providers have not experienced a major economic downturn since becoming a core element of of tech infrastructure. As a potential recession looms, investors should be prepared for the cloud boom to return to earth, and there […]

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Science

All of These Under-$15 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies Are on Sale at Amazon This Weekend

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission. We’re reminded more and more these days how important sustainable choices are for the good of our planet. So, if you’ve ever found yourself eyeing up your daily […]