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Truecaller aims to help WhatsApp users combat spam

Truecaller will soon start making its caller identification service available over WhatsApp and other messaging apps to help users spot potential spam calls over the internet, the company told Reuters on Monday.


Sweden to cut biofuel additives in gasoline and diesel

Sweden's minority coalition has agreed to lower the amount of biofuel mixed in diesel and gasoline, a move it says will cut prices for cash-strapped drivers, but which climate groups say will increase C02 emissions.


India govt panel proposes ban on diesel 4-wheeler vehicles by 2027

India should ban the use of diesel-powered four-wheeler vehicles by 2027 and switch to electric and gas-fuelled vehicles in cities with more than a million people and polluted towns in order to cut emissions, an oil ministry panel is recommending.


Albemarle open to renegotiating Chile lithium contract early

Albemarle Corp is open to renegotiating its Chile lithium contract before 2043 and would seek access to even more of the country's vast reserves of the metal used to make electric vehicle batteries, CEO Kent Masters told Reuters on Thursday.


Top ex-Google AI researchers raise funding from Thrive Capital

Two prominent former Google researchers who authored the groundbreaking paper that paved the way for the generative AI boom, have raised $8 million for their new startup Essential AI, four sources told Reuters.


Weight-loss drug market has room for many rivals, experts say

The enormous demand for weight-loss treatments like Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy could support as many as 10 competing products with annual sales reaching up to $100 billion within a decade, mostly in the United States, industry executives and analysts…


UK competition regulator launches review of AI models

Britain's competition regulator launched an initial review of artificial intelligence models on Thursday, saying it will look into competition and consumer protection considerations in the development and use of the technology.


Indonesia cuts tax breaks to discourage low quality nickel investment-minister

Indonesia has cut tax incentives to limit investment in lower quality nickel products as it aims to extract as much value as possible from its rich nickel reserves and push for further downstream investment, a cabinet minister said on Wednesday.


Cannes Film Festival to honour Michael Douglas with honorary Palme d'Or

Hollywood actor Michael Douglas will add to his long list of accolades this month when the Cannes Film Festival awards him an honorary Palme d'Or.


With a gulp and burp, a bloated star swallows a Jupiter-sized planet

In a glimpse of the dismal fate awaiting Earth, scientists for the first time have observed a star, bloated in its old age, swallowing a Jupiter-like planet, then expelling some material into space in an energetic belch.


ImmunoGen surges after cancer drug study hits a 'home run'

ImmunoGen Inc shares more than doubled on Wednesday after the company said its experimental ovarian cancer drug helped extend the lives of patients in a late-stage trial.


Food distributor Quirch Foods explores sale -sources

Quirch Foods LLC is exploring options including a sale that could value the private equity-owned food distributor at about $1.5 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter on Monday.


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