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Tinder-style app for cows tries to help the meat market

So you think the dating scene is like a meat market? Well, wait till you hear about the latest matchmaking app. Following the example of Tinder, UK farming start-up Hectare has launched its own equivalent for livestock and called it Tudder. The app features data profiles of animals from 42,000 UK farms in an effort to help farmers find the perfect breeding partner for their cattle. Farmers can view pictures of bulls or cows and swipe right to show interest. Hectare Agritech, which also runs online grain marketplace Graindex, says…

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Technology 

Crypto bear market threatens to last as potential token supply weighs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies may be facing a prolonged bear market. FILE PHOTO: Bitcoin.com buttons are seen displayed on the floor of the Consensus 2018 blockchain technology conference in New York City, New York, U.S., May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo Companies that issued tokens, or digital currencies, over the last two years through initial coin offerings (ICOs) may have to sell more of these assets to finance their operations. There’s just one problem: There are very few takers. After the blockbuster success of ICOs in 2017, with funds…

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China a ‘priority market’, says Commissioner Goodell

ATLANTA (Reuters) – The National Football League will mark the end of era in 2019 when in celebrates its 100th season and could look to the future by playing a first game in China with commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday labeling the country a “priority market”. Jan 30, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference in advance of Super Bowl LIII at Georgia World Congress Center. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Like every other North American sports league the NFL is looking…

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Technology 

Slack ‘seriously considering’ direct market listing: source

FILE PHOTO: The Slack app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration (Reuters) – Slack Technologies Inc is “seriously” considering making its stock exchange debut through a direct listing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. The Wall Street Journal reported reported earlier in the day that Slack, which operates a popular workplace instant-messaging and collaboration app, is likely to debut in the second quarter and currently expects to do so via a direct listing. The plan for…

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US jewellery firm Stella & Dot ‘to exit European market’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The firm was founded by Jessica Herrin in 2003 San Francisco-based jewellery firm Stella & Dot appears to be exiting the European market after seven years. A number of its UK sales reps, some of whom host parties to sell jewellery, have posted messages on social media. They say they have been messaged by the firm to say it has been hit by declines in the value of the pound and euro. Stella & Dot, founded in 2003, targets women looking for work and…

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Technology 

Mobileye leads Israeli charge into China’s autonomous car market

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel-based Mobileye, which makes technology for autonomous driving, said on Tuesday it was expanding its business in China with two new partnerships, paving the way for smaller Israeli competitors that could benefit from U.S.-Sino trade tensions. FILE PHOTO: A general view of a Mobileye autonomous driving test vehicle, at the Mobileye headquarters in Jerusalem, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun Mobileye, bought by Intel in 2017 for $15 billion, has been making inroads in China, the world’s biggest auto market where self-driving projects are being rolled out…

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Samsung Elec says weak chip demand pushed Q4 profit well below market estimates

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics surprised the market on Tuesday with an estimated 29 percent drop in quarterly profit, blaming weak chip demand in a rare commentary issued to “ease confusion” among investors already fretting about a global tech slowdown. The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji The South Korean firm also said profit would remain subdued in the first quarter due to difficult conditions in memory chips, but that the market is likely to improve in…

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Lifestyle 

Tuna sells for record $3 million in auction at Tokyo’s new fish market

Kiyomura Co’s President Kiyoshi Kimura (C), who runs a chain of sushi restaurants Sushi Zanmai, poses with a 278kg bluefin tuna, priced with a 333,600,000 yen bid at the Toyosu fish market’s first tuna auction this year at his sushi restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TOKYO (Reuters) – The owner of a Japanese sushi restaurant chain on Saturday set a record by paying more than $3 million for a bluefin tuna in the year’s first auction at Tokyo’s new fish market, exceeding his own record price…

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Technology 

Dell returns to market with NYSE listing

(Reuters) – Dell Technologies Inc (DELL.N) returned to public markets on Friday, nearly six years after the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell took it private in what was then the biggest buyout since the financial crisis of 2008. A logo of Dell Technologies is seen at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman The computer maker is trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘DELL’, after it bought back shares DVMT.N that tracked the financial performance of software maker…

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‘Heads – it’s yours!’ London meat market keeps Christmas Eve auction alive

LONDON (Reuters) – Fresh meat was selling like hot cakes at Smithfield Market’s Christmas Eve public auction on Monday, with auctioneers running up and down makeshift catwalks and handing over turkeys and huge cuts of beef and pork in return for 20-pound notes. The auction began around 150 years ago as a way for traders to get rid of their leftover produce at the end of the year. More recently it has morphed into a popular annual event, with members of the public snapping up premium cuts of meat that…

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