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Uber agrees to buy electric cycle-sharing startup JUMP Bikes

6 months, 6 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO: Ride-hailing company Uber said on Monday it has agreed to buy electric bicycle service JUMP Bikes, allowing Uber to offer US passengers an alternative to cars and further consolidating the crowded bike-sharing industry.…

Top ten buys on first day of IPL auction

8 months, 19 days ago
With more than $60 million to spend, the eight Indian Premier League teams splashed out again Saturday for the 2018 season. Here are the top 10 buys by value: Read More: Kohli earns record $2.7m salary for 2018 IPL campaign Ben Stokes…

Facebook buys popular teen app tbh

11 months, 29 days ago
CALIFORNIA: Facebook Inc has acquired tbh, an app popular among teens, as the world’s largest social network looks to attract more users. The app, an acronym for “To be Honest”, allows users to anonymously answer multiple choice…

Shah Rukh Khan buys South Africa T20 franchise

1 year, 3 months ago
LONDON: Indian movie star Shah Rukh Khan added a third Twenty20 franchise team to his collection when he was named as one of the owners in the new eight-team South African Global League on Monday. The Bollywood leading man expanded his…

Tech billionaire buys Sydney mansion for record price

1 year, 5 months ago
SYDNEY: Tech billionaire Scott Farquhar has bought a Sydney waterfront mansion for an Australian record Aus$75 million (US$56 million), a report said Monday, after the owners resisted selling the 1863-built home to developers. The…

KFC to curb antibiotic use in the chickens it buys

1 year, 6 months ago
LOS ANGELES: Yum Brands US KFC chain plans to curb the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, making it the last of the big three chicken restaurants to join the fight against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as…

Amazon buys Middle East e-commerce giant Souq.com

1 year, 6 months ago
Tech giant Amazon expanded its global reach Tuesday with the announcement of a deal to buy Dubai-based Souq.com, the Middle East's largest online retailer. The agreement, the financial details of which were not disclosed, brings Amazon…

Google buys smartphone photo handling app Odysee

3 years, 8 months ago
SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Monday said that it has bought smartphone photo backup and sharing platform Odysee to beef up picture-handling capabilities at its online social network.