Google’s new Pixel Watch faces hurdles with economy, no iPhone support

Google’s new Pixel Watch faces hurdles with economy, no iPhone support

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct 6 (Reuters) – Google’s debut smartwatch will go on sale Oct. 13 for $350, the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) unit said on Thursday, taking on a field dominated by Apple Watch at a time when inflation-hammered consumers are shunning all forms of pricey wearables. At $100 more than Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) lowest-cost model … Read more

French author Annie Ernaux wins 2022 Nobel Prize for Literature

French author Annie Ernaux wins 2022 Nobel Prize for Literature

STOCKHOLM, Oct 6 (Reuters) – French author Annie Ernaux won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for “the courage and clinical acuity” in her largely autobiographical books examining personal memory and social inequality. In explaining its choice, the Swedish Academy said Ernaux, 82, “consistently and from different angles examines a life marked by … Read more

TikTok to partner with TalkShopLive for US live shopping, Financial Times reports

Oct 1 (Reuters) – TikTok is due to enter a partnership with Los Angeles-based TalkShopLive to launch its live shopping platform in North America by outsourcing its operations, the Financial Times reported on Saturday citing two people familiar with the operations. The companies are still finalizing the arrangements, the FT report said, adding that no … Read more

Factbox: US companies brace for Hurricane Ian

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Hurricane Ian is set to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday, pushing residents to empty grocery shelves, board up windows and rush to evacuation shelters. Ian has strengthened into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250 km per hour), the Miami-based National … Read more

US new vehicle sales to increase on strong demand – report

Sept 28 (Reuters) – US new vehicle sales are set to rise in September as consumers spent more money on new vehicles than any previous September on record, an industry report from consultants JD Power-LMC Automotive showed on Wednesday. Customers have been unaffected by higher vehicle prices and lack of incentives or discounts from automakers, … Read more

There is a risk that UK ends up in a “doom loop” – economist Julian Jessop.

LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Economist Julian Jessop warned on Wednesday that Britain’s economy could end up in a “doom loop” of falling currency and rising interest rates, but stressed that he believed recent market moves had been an over reaction. Jessop provided informal advice to now Prime Minister Liz Truss during her leadership campaign … Read more

Profit at Berlusconi-backed MediaForEurope down 44% as advertising sales flatten

MILAN, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Italy’s top commercial broadcaster MediaForEurope (MFE) (MFEB.MI) on Wednesday reported a 44% fall in first-half operating profit on the back of flat advertising sales and rising energy costs. Owned by the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, MFE said its earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) fell to … Read more

Wall Street ends lower, Dow confirms bear market

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, September 7, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Fed rate hikes have investors ‘throwing in the towel’ Casinos jump as Macau allows tour groups after nearly 3 years Indices: Dow -1.11%, S&P … Read more

TikTok inching towards US security deal to avoid sale – NYT

TikTok app logo is seen in this illustration taken, August 22, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 26 (Reuters) – US lawmakers and TikTok are hammering out a plan, under which the short-form video app would make changes to its data security and governance without requiring its parent … Read more

Shares in French TV company M6 soar on takeover offers

A view shows French television group M6 headquarters in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, France, May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Shares in M6 (MMTP.PA), the French television unit German media giant Bertelsmann has put up for sale, rallied on Monday after reports that … Read more