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How OnePlus’ Nord became a breakout star in the middle of a pandemic | Digital

As a latecomer in a market of entrenched players, OnePlus, the mobile handset brand from Chinese electronics group BBK, has a history of using disruptive marketing strategies to get noticed. OnePlus has previously opted for an invite only approach to build curiosity about its brand, set up popup events and, more contentiously, ran a campaign …

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Will Kyrgyzstan Postpone Its October Parliamentary Polls? – The Diplomat

Advertisement On July 2, Kyrgyz President Soroonbay Jeenbekov signed a decree scheduling the next parliamentary election on October 4, 2020. The decree assigns responsibility to the government to issue the necessary financial resources, assist the Central Election Commission (CEC), and provide for security, including the cybersecurity and the protection of public health.According to the decree, …

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BMC confident of herd immunity after studies says 57% Mumbai slum population has developed antibodies

The SARS-CoV2 sero-prevalance study was conducted by the BMC jointly with Niti Aayog and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). Mumbai: Buoyed by the results of sero-prevalence survey, in which 57 per cent people tested in Mumbai slums were found to have antibodies to COVID-19, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hopes that herd immunity in …

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US economy likely suffered historic plunge in second quarter; outlook murky as COVID-19 cases surge

WASHINGTON: The US economy likely contracted at its steepest pace since the Great Depression in the second quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic destroyed consumer and business spending, potentially wiping out more than five years of growth.  The bulk of the historic plunge in gross domestic product expected to be reported by the Commerce Department on Thursday …

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EBay looks beyond cookies with new programmatic targeting system | Advertising

EBay Advertising has taken a key step in preparing for a digital media landscape without third-party cookies with the European launch of eBay Advanced Audience Technology, an audience-targeting product based on its own shopper data and user profiles. The online marketplace will continue to sell ads programmatically in the conventional way, in which demand-side platforms …

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China Scholar Xu to Sue to Clear Name in Soliciting Prostitute Charges

Former Tsinghua University Law School professor Xu Zhangrun – who was expelled from his teaching position for allegedly soliciting a prostitute – has for the first time appeared in public to deny the criminal charge and initiated legal action to clear his name, his friends and supporters told RFA. After Xu completed his home quarantine, on …

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How Will the EU Answer China’s Turn Toward ‘Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy’? – The Diplomat

Chinese President Xi Jinping raises his glass and proposes a toast during the welcome banquet for visiting leaders attending the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, April 26, 2019. Credit: Nicolas Asfouri/Pool Photo via AP Advertisement The European Union (EU) is not a centralized state by nature, while …

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Shopify drives the ‘new reality’ of e-commerce

Shopify has reported record sales for Q2, as retailers were quick to transition to the all-in-one digital shopping platform Underpinning millions of e-commerce sites today, the platform helped retailers adapt to the crisis 2020 has been a shot in the arm for e-commerce, but will the growth continue?  From garden centers to mom-and-pop grocery stores, …

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Coronavirus deaths surpass 150,000 in US, nearly a quarter of world’s total

The increase of 10,000 deaths in 11 days is the fastest in the United States since early June Washington: U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus surpassed 150,000 on Wednesday, a number higher than in any other country and nearly a quarter of the world’s total, according to a Reuters tally. Of the 20 countries with …

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