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Microsoft to create its own metaverse

Microsoft, following Facebook, set to build its own metaworld. In the first phase, the company will add new features to its Teams video conferencing service that will allow users to share PowerPoint presentations and other files in a virtual workspace. Microsoft has decided to add three-dimensional...

Finnish burger chain to donate waste cooking fats for renewable diesel fuels

Finnish fast-food chain Hesburger will donate waste cooking fats to renewable diesel, announced the companyy. "Renewable diesel producer Neste and Hesburger will actively cooperate in the circular economy.  Waste cooking fats from more than 300 Hesburger restaurants in Finland and the Baltic...

Merck applies for approval of COVID-19 tablets

The US pharmaceutical company Merck has applied to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a license to sell its COVID-19 tablets. The drug in question is an experimental drug called molnupiravir, which Merck has been working on with another US pharmaceutical company, Ridgeback...

Google transfers its users to two-factor authentication

Google intends to require 150 million of its users to be two-factor authenticated. This will also affect the 2 million registered creators on YouTube, the company says on its own blog. "By the end of 2021, we plan to automatically connect 150 million Google users to two-factor authentication and...

Visa is working on a digital currency transfer project

US payments system Visa is working on a 'Universal Payment Channel' (UPC) designed to enable interoperability between different blockchain networks for the transfer of stablercoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDC), according to the company’s press release. "Visa's research and development...

Ford to invest record $7B in electric vehicles in the US

US carmaker Ford said it will invest $11.4bn with South Korea's SK Innovation to build plants in the US to produce batteries for electric cars, as well as a new vehicle production site. Ford itself will invest $7bn; the company says it is the largest single manufacturing investment of any US...

Covid-19 Pandemic Could Be Over In A Year, Says Moderna Chief Executive: Newspaper

According to Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Moderna Inc Chief Executive Stéphane Bancel believes the coronavirus epidemic might be ended in a year due to increasing vaccine manufacturing.   "If you look at the industry-wide expansion of production capacities over the past six months,...

Amazon to open clothing shops with smart fitting rooms

Amazon is planning to open shops with smart fitting rooms to sell its own brands of clothing, WSJ learned. The fitting rooms will have screens that can be used to ask for a particular piece of clothing, and the system will suggest what else to try on based on the customer's preferences. The world's...

Impossible Foods announces plant-based chicken nuggets

U.S. Impossible Foods has introduced plant-based chicken nuggets. The company plans to start selling them in stores this year. American company Impossible Foods has announced the launch of a new product: "chicken nuggets" made from plant-based ingredients. The company's announcement is published on...

Future Of Mobility Is Convergence Of Auto And Tech Industries, Says Battery Pioneer Akira Yoshino

The credit for the dramatic changes that have been brought out in the automotive and technology industries because of lithium-ion batteries can be accorded to Akira Yoshino, a co-winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his on these batteries.   This is the first time in the history...
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