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21 January 2021

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Google seals content payment deal with French news publishers, first in Europe (37)
Google has so far only signed licensing agreements with a few publications in France, its spokesperson said. (File photo) Reuters, Paris Thursday 21 January 2021 Google and a French publishers' lobby said on Thursday they had agreed a copyright framework under which the US tech giant will pay news publishers for content online, in a first for Europe.
Asian stocks climb to record highs on Biden stimulus hopes (13)
21 Jan 2021 Created: 11:12 AM Last Updated: 11:12 AM Views: 58 Shanghai, Jan. 21 (BNA): Asian stocks scaled to record highs on Thursday as investors were hopeful the incoming Biden administration will be able to secure passage of a massive new stimulus package to cushion the economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Republicans in the U.S.
Google suspends second AI ethics researcher: union (4)
21/01/2021 - 18:00 San Francisco (AFP) Google has suspended an artificial intelligence ethics researcher weeks after dismissing another member of the team, a recently formed union said. The Alphabet Workers Union, which was created by employees of Google's parent firm, said in a statement this week it was "concerned by the suspension of the corporate access of Margaret Mitchell," a union member and lead researcher.
Biden to sign 10 executive orders aimed at turning around the pandemic (4)
Topping Biden's list is an order invoking the Defense Production Act to increase the supply of all the materials needed to get the vaccines into arms and ramp up testing. President Joe Biden signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan.
Renders of iPad mini 6 suggest two punch holes: for the selfie camera and for the FP reader (4)
Peter 21 January 2021 Apple iOS Tablets Rumors Leaked renders of the iPad mini 6 suggest that Apple is on the verge of a major change in direction Б─" for its tablets and perhaps later on for its phones too.
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