Apple eclipses Samsung as top smartphone vendor for the first time in four years, says Gartner

The introduction of Apple Inc.’s iPhone 12 family helped the smartphone giant overtake Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. as the top smartphone vendor in the holiday quarter, according to Gartner, marking Apple’s first time holding down the top position in four years. Apple AAPL, -2.98% had a 20. via Technology and News Today https://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-eclipses-samsung-as-top-smartphone-vendor-for-the-first-time-in-four-years-says-gartner-11614008750

EVs made up more than half of car sales in Norway last year

EVs made up more than half of car sales in Norway last year

More than half of all cars sold in Norway are now electric, claims new data from the country’s Road Federation. Reuters is reporting that, across 2020, EVs made up 54 percent of all new car sales, a figure that jumps even higher if you include plug-in and hybrid vehicles as well.

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UK vinyl sales have grown for the 13th year in a row

UK vinyl sales have grown for the 13th year in a row

Vinyl’s resurgence wasn’t a fad. Today, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has announced that 4.8 million LP albums were sold this year in the UK. That’s almost 10 percent higher than 2019 and consistent year-over-year growth since 2007.

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U.S. Forbids Uranium Sales to Soviet Union

U.S. Forbids Uranium Sales to Soviet Union
“The U.S. will release 88,000 pounds of fissionable uranium 235 for research and development and for fueling nuclear power reactors, President Eisenhower announced last month. Half of the uranium will be sold or leased to approved groups in the U.S.; the rest will be available to foreign nations.
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U.S. Forbids Uranium Sales to Soviet Union

U.S. Forbids Uranium Sales to Soviet Union
“The U.S. will release 88,000 pounds of fissionable uranium 235 for research and development and for fueling nuclear power reactors, President Eisenhower announced last month. Half of the uranium will be sold or leased to approved groups in the U.S.; the rest will be available to foreign nations.
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GoPro lays off 200 employees as coronavirus pandemic impacts sales

GoPro lays off 200 employees as coronavirus pandemic impacts sales
GoPro has announced that it will lay off 200 employees or around 20 percent of its workforce due to the coronavirus pandemic. It aims to reduce expenses by about $100 million by switching the majority of its business to a direct-to-consumer model.
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iPhone 7 propels Apple to record-shattering sales