China fines e-commerce giant Alibaba a record £2bn for abusing dominant market position for years

China slapped a record 18 billion yuan (£2billion) fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Saturday, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its dominant market position for several years. The fine, about 4 per cent of Alibaba’s 2019 domestic revenues, comes amid a crackdown on technology conglomerates and indicates China’s antitrust … Read more

China fines e-commerce giant Alibaba a record £2bn for abusing dominant market position for years

China slapped a record 18 billion yuan (£2billion) fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Saturday, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its dominant market position for several years. The fine, about 4 per cent of Alibaba’s 2019 domestic revenues, comes amid a crackdown on technology conglomerates and indicates China’s antitrust … Read more

China fines e-commerce giant Alibaba a record £2bn for abusing dominant market position for years

China slapped a record 18 billion yuan (£2billion) fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Saturday, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its dominant market position for several years. The fine, about 4 per cent of Alibaba’s 2019 domestic revenues, comes amid a crackdown on technology conglomerates and indicates China’s antitrust … Read more

UK ‘super-Covid’ is Now DOMINANT in the US, CDC says 

The UK’s ‘super Covid’ variant is now the dominant form of coronavirus in the U.S., White House officials revealed on Wednesday.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr Rochelle Walensky announced that the variant has now been found in all 50 U.S. states and two territories. It is now the most prevalent form … Read more

Nature: Dominant male baboons age faster from constantly having to defend their higher status

Competing for dominance speeds up AGING in baboons: Males at the top age faster as a result of constantly having to defend their higher status, study finds Researchers measured the effects of aging on the DNA of 245 baboons in Kenya They found that baboons prematurely aged as they moved up the social ladder The team … Read more

Female sheep prefer to mate with submissive males than dominant ones 

Female sheep prefer to mate with submissive males than dominant ones when given a choice, a new study has revealed. While dominant rams usually mate more often than low-ranking males, they can actually run out of sperm, according to the researchers from the University of the Republic of Uruguay. What’s more, if the dominant rams … Read more

Doctor warns US is ‘walking into the mouth of this virus monster’ as UK variant becomes dominant

As the coronavirus variant first identified in the UK becomes dominant in the U.S., doctors are warning that a fourth wave could be imminent.   There are at least 11,569 cases of the strain, known as B 1.1.7, in 49 of the 50 states and the Distinct of Columbia., according to the Centers for Disease Control … Read more

UK Covid variant will become dominant strain in Germany ‘soon’

The British variant of coronavirus is set to become the dominant strain in Germany, further adding to the country’s woes on top of its slow vaccine roll-out. Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute which tracks Germany’s outbreak, revealed on Friday that the more-infectious variant now makes up around 40 per cent of new … Read more

More contagious coronavirus strain is now dominant in Texas’s second wave, study finds

The coronavirus may have mutated to spread faster, research suggests. Experts examined more than 5,000 genomes from viruses recovered in the earliest phase of the pandemic in Houston. These were compared to samples taken from a recent wave of infections.  The study, which was not scrutinised by fellow scientists before publication, found that 99 per … Read more

Feeding pigeons bread could be making them more aggressive and dominant

Fattening up pigeons by feeding them bread in the park could make them more aggressive because heavier birds are the most dominant, study finds Researchers studied a flock of 17 homing pigeons with 8 males and 9 females When ‘adding weight’ to some of the pigeons they became more aggressive  When the weights were removed … Read more