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'It's our stuff': Consumers wage right-to-repair revolution

Increasingly concerned about electronic waste and planet-warming emissions, European and US lawmakers want manufacturers to make it easier to repair gadgets that are intrinsic to daily life...

By Carey L. Biron and Umberto Bacchi 19 Oct 2021

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LG aims for 100% renewable energy use by 2050

LG Electronics has pledged to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy...

22 Jul 2021

GLOBAL

Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

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L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

GLOBAL

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

GLOBAL

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

SPAIN

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Firefox to power US$25 smartphone

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Firefox OS, an new smartphone operating system aimed at challenging Apple and Google, will power a new category of US$25 smartphones for developing countries, the California-based non-profit Mozilla Foundation said.

3 Mar 2014

SPAIN

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Nokia, BlackBerry, Motorola search for lost glory

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Once the mobile world's pioneers, Nokia, Motorola and BlackBerry are now the industry's sorry laggards, searching for lost glory.

27 Feb 2014

SPAIN

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Smartphones dissect lives of navel-gazing owners

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Precisely how many steps have you taken today? Exactly how fast is your heart beating? How clean are your teeth?

27 Feb 2014

SPAIN

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Nokia's new Android smartphone despite Microsoft

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Nokia showed off a new range of smartphones powered by Google's Android operating system, even though the company is being taken over by Microsoft.

26 Feb 2014

SPAIN

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Samsung launches flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Samsung unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, armed with a fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate sensor, to defend its place as the world's industry leader.

26 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Millions of objects gobbling tiny bits of data will put excessive pressure on existing telecommunications networks. Image:
One-second movie downloads on next mobile network

BARCELONA, SPAIN - When the next super-fast mobile network launches in 2020 you will be able to download a high-definition movie in about a second.

24 Feb 2014

SPAIN

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Samsung seeks to wow mobile world with new smartphone

MADRID, SPAIN: Samsung aims to take the mobile world by storm by almost certainly unveiling a new Galaxy S5 smartphone with rumoured Apple-fighting features such as a fingerprint scanner and larger screen.

21 Feb 2014

SPAIN

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Coca-Cola to close four bottling plants in Spain

MADRID, SPAIN: Coca-Cola is likely to close four of its 11 bottling plants in Spain in a move that would affect 1,250 jobs, the company and the UGT union said.

24 Jan 2014

SPAIN

Zara owner says profit edged higher
Zara owner says profit edged higher

MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish textile company Inditex, owner of global fashion brand Zara, reported a slight rise in profits in the first half of 2013 on Wednesday, 18 September, saying it had made a solid start to sales in the second half.

19 Sep 2013

SPAIN

Spanish factories cut output for 21st month

MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish factories slowed output for the 21st straight month in May, official data showed Friday, as demand collapsed in a long recession that has pushed unemployment above 27%.

8 Jul 2013

SPAIN

Out with the phone, in with the watch
Out with the phone, in with the watch

BARCELONA, SPAIN: After the smartphone, the intelligent watch promises to become the latest hi-tech trend, allowing wearers to peek at messages and even take calls without touching their phones.

1 Mar 2013

SPAIN

Cars are the latest smartphone 'accessory'
Cars are the latest smartphone 'accessory'

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Automobile giants at the world's biggest mobile fair are showing off a new technology that turns a car into a smartphone accessory, allowing a driver to use cutting-edge apps without veering off the road.

1 Mar 2013

SPAIN

Firefox challenges Apple, Google
Firefox challenges Apple, Google

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Mozilla Foundation is to launch its widely anticipated Firefox operating system for smartphones in a direct challenge to the duopoly of Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

26 Feb 2013



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