Meghan Markle planning “secret reunion” with her father during US trip later this month

Meghan Markle, 37, has recently had a rocky relationship with her father Thomas Markle, 74. The two are reported to have only spoken via text message since her marriage to Prince Harry in May. The former lighting director and the Duchess of Sussex are believed to have a strained relationship following Thomas’ public interviews. Before […]

Yandex is already Russia’s Google — now it’s planning to become Russia’s Amazon

Reuters Yandex is a $ 12 billion Russian internet giant that operates the country’s biggest search engine. The so-called Google of Russia is now expanding into online shopping. There’s a problem though: Barely anyone buys anything online in Russia. Even Amazon only has a tiny presence in the country.  But Yandex is well-placed to dominate […]

The Thanos subreddit is planning a very fitting ban on half its members in honor of ‘Infinity War’

Marvel Studios Warning: Spoilers for “Avengers: Infinity War” ahead. The Thanos subreddit “r/ThanosDidNothingWrong” is heading toward a ban on half of its members to emulate Thanos wiping out half of humanity in “Avengers: Infinity War.” According to one user, the administrators have approved a 50% ban on the community’s 211,000 subscribers for July 9. The […]

Report: Trump officials planning escalation of US-China tech trade war

Enlarge / Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping in Beijing in November. The Trump administration is looking to widen its trade war with China by restricting Chinese access to US technology, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal and Reuters. “The Treasury Department is crafting rules that would block firms with at least […]

Japan is planning retaliatory tariffs against US exports worth $409 million

Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters Japan is considering slapping tariffs on US exports worth $ 409 million in retaliation against steel and aluminum import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump.  The government is preparing to notify the World Trade Organization of the plan this week. The move is likely to be part of efforts to have Washington add […]

Microsoft is reportedly planning a new $400 tablet to compete with the iPad (AAPL, MSFT)

Melia Robinson/Business Insider Microsoft is reportedly working on a new, lower-cost Surface tablet, according to a report from Bloomberg.  The new tablet would start at $ 400 and have a 10-inch screen, about nine hours of battery life, and USB-C charging.  Microsoft has dabbled in more consumer-friendly tablets in the past, but has shifted focus […]

Maximizing Points and Miles When Planning Your Wedding & Honeymoon

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Google is planning to buy a startup that helps companies move to the cloud as it builds out its own cloud computing business

Google Google announced plans to purchase a small Tel Aviv-based startup that helps companies move their internal corporate infrastructure to cloud providers. Velostrata has raised $ 31.5 million since 2014, pitching itself as a service that works with a lot of different providers like AWS, Azure, and — more recently — Google’s cloud computing service.  […]