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The world watches as India tries a hard 30% cap to avoid tech’s anti-trust troubles

The world watches as India tries a hard 30% cap to avoid tech’s anti-trust troubles

Finance
From Washington to Beijing, governments are trying to strike the right balance between enabling technology innovation and preventing giants like Google and Facebook Inc. from suffocating rivals. Now India is experimenting with a framework for financial technology that’s certain to provide lessons worldwide — succeed or fail. The country’s unique approach is to decree limits on fintech competitors from the start: No single player can grab more than 30% of total payments transactions. Every company also has to use India’s open payments platform, guaranteeing interoperability so money can be transferred between any of more than 100 traditional banks and digital services like Google Pay — all without fees. That structure, unveiled in November, gave India’s regulators the confidence to approve
Ada Lovelace Day: ‘2020 has been a hard slog’

Ada Lovelace Day: ‘2020 has been a hard slog’

Technology
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Manchester United news LIVE: Ed Woodward responds to transfer criticism, Alex Telles deal agreed, Solskjaer ‘working hard’ for more signings

Manchester United news LIVE: Ed Woodward responds to transfer criticism, Alex Telles deal agreed, Solskjaer ‘working hard’ for more signings

Sports
Manchester United start their their Premier League season a week later than most others and will hope to have more signings through the door by the time they welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford. The club have secured just one deal so far in this window – bringing in Donny van de Beek from Ajax for £40million. Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho remains their top target, while numerous other players are being linked with a move to Old Trafford. Keep up to date with all the latest Manchester United news and transfer gossip below… Sign up to play Dream Team 2020/21 now It’s completely free to play Play the traditional Season game as well as Draft There’s a hefty jackpot up for grabs across 2020/21 SIGN UP TO PLAY HERE Let's block ads! (Why?)
Miami Dolphins to allow 13,000 fans, require masks at Hard Rock Stadium

Miami Dolphins to allow 13,000 fans, require masks at Hard Rock Stadium

Sports
Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins announced Monday that they will allow a maximum of 13,000 fans for their first home game this season at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Fans will be required to wear masks when not drinking or eating. The announcement comes after the Kansas City Chiefs announced last week they will allow about 16,000 fans for the first game of the NFL season Sept. 10 in Kansas City, Mo. Advertisement The Dolphins will host the Buffalo Bills in their first regular-season home game Sept. 20. As of Monday morning, the Chiefs and Dolphins were the only NFL teams to announce allowing a specific number of fans at their first home games this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hard Rock Stadium also serves as the home stadium for the University of Miami football te...
Coronavirus: Deprived areas hit twice as hard

Coronavirus: Deprived areas hit twice as hard

Health
The most deprived parts of England and Wales have been hit twice as hard by coronavirus as wealthier areas, the Office for National Statistics said.Urban areas were markedly worse affected than rural areas.And London had significantly more deaths from coronavirus per 100,000 people than any other region.Mortality rates are "normally higher in more deprived areas" and coronavirus appeared to be "increasing this effect", an ONS statistician said. In England, once you adjust for the age of population, there were 128 deaths involving Covid-19 per 100,000 people in the population in the most deprived areas. The least deprived areas saw less than half that rate (60 deaths per 100,000) in March, April and May. If you can't see the map click here. For more ...