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Apple posts big quarter on fast sales start for iPhone 12

Technology
Apple’s delayed launch of its latest iPhones unleashed a holiday buying frenzy that propelled sales of the trendsetting company’s most popular product to its fastest start in yearsBy MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology WriterJanuary 27, 2021, 10:04 PM• 3 min readSAN RAMON, Calif. -- Apple’s delayed launch of its latest iPhones unleashed a holiday buying frenzy that propelled sales of the trendsetting company’s most popular product to its fastest start in years.The apparently pent-up demand for four different iPhone 12 models highlighted Apple’s latest quarterly report Wednesday.Apple’s iPhone sales during the October-December period totaled $ 65.6 billion, a 17% increase from the same time in the previous year.Part of the gain reflected pandemic-driven production problems that pushed back the r
Sirius XM says its newest satellite has malfunctioned

Sirius XM says its newest satellite has malfunctioned

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Sirius XM's newest satellite isn't working properly and may be the subject of a $ 225 million insurance claim, the company said Wednesday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Elon Musk's SpaceX launched the SXM-7 communications satellite Dec. 13, and testing of its systems began Jan. 4. But "events occurred which have caused failures" on the craft, Sirius XM reported. Advertisement "We have purchased insurance policies covering SXM-7 through launch and the first year of in-orbit operation," Sirius XM said in its filing. "We have notified the underwriters of these policies of a potential claim with respect to SXM-7." Sirius XM said three of its satellites in orbit will continue to provide service, one of which SXM-7 was to replace ev...
Could these Brits shake up awards season?

Could these Brits shake up awards season?

Entertainment
PA/GettyBritish actors Riz Ahmed, Carey Mulligan and Michaela Coel were among the nominees for this year's Independent Spirit Awards.The awards honour the best in independent film; and often indicate who could win an Oscar.Ahmed was nominated in the male lead category for his portrayal of a heavy metal drummer struggling with losing his hearing in Sound Of Metal.Mulligan was recognised for her role as Cassie in Promising Young Woman.The film - the directorial debut by star of The Crown and best director/best screenplay nominee Emerald Fennell - sees Mulligan's character seeking to avenge her best friend's rape.Getty ImagesAhmed is nominated in the same category as the late Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The drama, about a blues singer, is up against First Cow and Minari for...

Football news and transfer gossip LIVE: Sheffield United STUN Manchester United, Chelsea draw on Tuchel’s debut, Odegaard trains with Arsenal

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]talkSPORT.com brings you full LIVE commentary of EVERY Premier League game this evening, including Manchester United vs Sheffield United at 8:15pm HEADLINES Premier League done deals: Every completed transfer in the 2021 January window Arsenal confirm signing of Martin Odegaard until the end of the season Dele Alli close reunion with Pochettino but one obstacle […] talkSPORT
Coronavirus: EU demands UK-made AstraZeneca vaccine doses

Coronavirus: EU demands UK-made AstraZeneca vaccine doses

World
The EU has urged pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca to supply it with more doses of its Covid-19 vaccine from UK plants, amid a row over shortages.The company has infuriated the bloc by saying it can deliver only a fraction of the doses it promised for the first quarter of the year.It blames production issues at European plants, but the EU says doses made elsewhere should make up the shortfall.The EU has been criticised for the slow rollout of its vaccinations.The contract between the EU and AstraZeneca contains a confidentiality clause but the EU has asked the company to release the details nevertheless.Reports said last week that the EU would get 60% fewer doses of the vaccine than promised for January-March 2021.The EU reiterated its position after the two sides met on Wednesday evening to...