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These desktop lamps beam near-infrared light, in a bid to improve your mood

techcrunch.com As humans spend increasing amounts of time indoors, we lose access to the sun’s natural benefits. Recognition of season affective disorder has grown accordingly. While the…

Are these the five easiest European countries to start a business?

euronews.com Euronews Business takes a closer look at the five European countries that could be the best place to start a business. Starting a small or medium sized company in Europe…

Why America’s controls on sales of AI tech to China are so leaky

economist.com GINA RAIMONDO seemed frustrated when she took the stage at the Reagan National Defence Forum in California in December. The Department of Commerce, which she leads, had just…

Why BlackRock is betting billions on infrastructure

economist.com The global economy is on the cusp of an “infrastructure revolution”, if Larry Fink is to be believed. The boss of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, made the…

Does Europe at last have an answer to Silicon Valley?

economist.com TEN TIMES a second an object shaped like a thick pizza box and holding a silicon wafer takes off three times faster than a manned rocket. For a few milliseconds it moves at…

Who was the best CEO of 2023?

economist.com It has been a tricky year atop the corporate ladder. Sluggish growth in many markets has set bosses scrambling to rein in costs just as inflation has spurred their workers…

Geert Wilders makes a show of respecting the law

economist.com FOR MOST European parties, forgoing an effort to ban the Koran would not count as a big concession. But Geert Wilders, whose Party for Freedom (PVV) came first in the…

Europe’s new plan to safeguard its economy

economist.com As the Chinese proverb almost says, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single white paper. That, at least, is how a lot of EU policy is made. On January 24th the…

Europe’s monarchies are a study in dignified inanity

economist.com Francis II ascended the French throne after his father took a lance in the eye at a jousting tournament in 1559. A century earlier James III became King of Scotland after…

Geert Wilders’s Dutch election win is a headache for Europe

economist.com SINCE GEERT WILDERS’S surprise triumph in the Dutch election on November 22nd, plaudits have poured in from across Europe—but overwhelmingly from his political family on the…

Geert Wilders’s election win leaves the Dutch in an awful quandary

economist.com ON NOVEMBER 22nd voters awarded a whopping 37 of the 150 seats in the Dutch parliament to the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration, anti-EU Party for Freedom (PVV), led by Geert…

A centre-right maverick, Pieter Omtzigt, could win the Dutch election

economist.com Editor’s note (November 21st 2023): This piece has been updated to include the latest polls PIETER OMTZIGT is the most popular politician in the Netherlands, the EU’s…

Why sweet treats are increasingly expensive

economist.com When Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, the arrival of war in one of the world’s breadbaskets sent the price of foodstuffs soaring—with one exception, sugar. But last year was…

Europe’s economy is in a bad way. Policymakers need to react

economist.com European stocks and bonds have had a lot to deal with in recent years, not least war, an energy crisis and surging inflation. Now things are looking up. Germany’s DAX index…

Will Bitcoin Hit All-time High Before Halving?

coingape.com has recently surpassed the coveted $50,000 milestone and is currently trading slightly above $51,000, with all eyes on the king of cryptocurrencies as the historical Bitcoin…

Google releases new open LLMs, Rivian lays off staff and Signal rolls out usernames

techcrunch.com Google releases new open LLMs, Rivian lays off staff and Signal rolls out usernames Welcome, folks, to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s regular newsletter covering…

Flooded Greek lake a warning to European farmers battling climate change

investing.com Sitting in a small motorboat, farmer Babis Evangelinos glides over land he once cultivated on the Thessaly plain in central Greece, the nearby trunks of his fruitless almond…

Israel-Hamas war live updates: U.S., Israeli delegations arrive in Paris for cease-fire negotiations

nbcnews.com Arms exports to Israel must cease, U.N. says Arms exported to Israel that would be used in Gaza are likely being used to violate international humanitarian law, U.N. experts…

Europe’s generosity to Ukrainian refugees is not so welcome

economist.com It takes two buses, a sturdy bottom and 43 hours to travel from downtown Brussels to Uman, a city right in the centre of Ukraine. Can’t afford the €90 ($97) fare? No matter:…

I'm a retired Army colonel. Here's why Trump's 'America First' shift is so risky

msnbc.com During a recent campaign rally, Donald Trump said he told a NATO leader he would “encourage” Russia “to do whatever the hell they want” to countries that were “delinquent”…

‘The Trump whisperer’: Can Mark Rutte save NATO?

politico.eu But according to Timo Koster, a former director of defense policy at NATO who was in the room, it was Rutte, the prime minister of the Netherlands, who “rescued” the…

Forget Nvidia: This Stock Is Poised for a Potential Bull Run in 2024

finance.yahoo.com Shares of Nvidia remained a hot commodity on the stock market in 2024 with solid gains of 58% already, which is not surprising as the chipmaker is already projected to…

It may look like Trump scared NATO back into readiness

businessinsider.com Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Conway, S.C., on February 10, 2024. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Trump shocked NATO by seemingly encouraging an attack on…

UK blames Brussels as it pulls out of Energy Charter Treaty

euronews.com The UK government has announced its withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty, blaming EU infighting for scuppering efforts to reform the post-Cold War treaty that was…

Big Blue Joins the Cult – and Finland’s Helsinki-Filmi

variety.com Amsterdam-based Big Blue is set to produce the upcoming series “Kiss My Feet,” alongside Finnish company Helsinki-filmi. Selected for Series Mania’s Forum Co-Pro Pitching…

3 Stocks to Watch After Nvidia’s Earnings That Can Generate Profits

watcher.guru The recently revealed Nvidia’s earnings report has significantly stirred the market up a notch. The chipmaker reported a whopping 265% revenue boost, taking Wall Street by…

Booking Holdings Reverses After Earnings; Royal Caribbean, TCOM Lead Travel Stock Rally

investors.com Travel stocks rallied Thursday as Trip.com Group received analyst kudos following its Q4 results late Wednesday. Royal Caribbean led cruise stocks higher after hoisting its…

Reddit’s ‘unusual’ move to reward loyal users in its IPO could prove lucrative for Redditors

aol.com Reddit, which officially filed to go public on Thursday, is taking a nontraditional approach with its IPO, analysts say, by making a portion of its shares available to some…

Tony's Chocoloney sued by Milka over copycat campaign

bbc.co.uk Tony's said it had changed the branding and it plans to appeal against an injunction that has been imposed. In a statement released on LinkedIn, the Dutch chocolate company…

NATO twist: Romania president seeks to challenge Rutte for top job

politico.eu Klaus Iohannis wants to lead NATO, Romanian diplomats told counterparts in the defense alliance. Two NATO diplomats with knowledge of the development confirmed the Romanian…

Gen Z, millennials refuse to spend more than $50 on first date

newsweek.com Gen Z and millennials are not shy about their dating finances, and splurging on a first date is an absolute no go, according to a new survey. British fashion retailer…

The Dutch prime minister could be NATO’s new leader

semafor.com Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and International Affairs The News More than two-thirds of NATO members, including key states such…

Germany, France join US and UK in backing Mark Rutte for top NATO job

politico.eu Berlin's endorsement follows an intense 24-hour diplomatic campaign to shore up support for the Dutchman, amid ongoing hesitation from a group of around 10 countries…

Where Cyclists Are Going Places

statista.com Bicycles are synonymous with the Netherlands like windmills and wooden clogs. But other than the latter reminders of a time long gone, bicycles as a mode of transportation…

Donald Trump Will End NATO and Make the World Unsafe for Democracy

newsweek.com It was buried in the news by Special Counsel Robert Hur's political hit job on President Joe Biden, but former President Donald Trump—the overwhelming favorite to become the…

Europe’s generosity towards Ukrainian refugees is not so welcome…in Ukraine

economist.com It takes two buses, a sturdy bottom and 43 hours to travel from downtown Brussels to Uman, a city right in the centre of Ukraine. Can’t afford the €90 ($97) fare? No matter:…

Meghan Markle's Beyoncé moment goes viral

newsweek.com Meghan Markle receiving a text message from Beyoncé after the 2021 Oprah Winfrey interview was broadcast has gone viral on TikTok. The Duchess of Sussex read the message to…

UK joins US in backing Rutte to lead NATO

politico.eu The British declaration adds further pressure on Eastern flank countries to drop their hesitation over Rutte, criticized for failing to bring Dutch defense spending up to…

A woman is marrying an AI hologram, ushering in a weird new era for human-robot relationships

businessinsider.com By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . You can opt-out at any time. Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on…

Move Over Magnificent 7, Say Hello to the GRANOLAS

investorplace.com These stocks have more than a good future ahead There is a different breed of stocks that investors should be aware of. They are GRANOLAS stocks which can be loosely thought…

Europe faces a painful adjustment to higher defence spending

economist.com With vladimir putin issuing threats and Donald Trump musing about withdrawing support, everyone agrees that Europe needs to spend more on its armed forces. What is less…

Semiconductor giant ASML is one of Europe’s most ‘over-owned’ stocks, Morgan Stanley says

finance.yahoo.com ASML’s AI-driven growth has lifted its stock to record highs, aligning with trends seen in Microsoft, Nvidia, and Arm, but despite concerns of a bubble, current indications…

BESI exceeds fourth-quarter targets on demand for AI-related chipmaking parts

aol.com Dutch chipmaking equipment supplier BE Semiconductor Industries beat its fourth-quarter targets on Thursday, boosted by demand for its hybrid bonding technology and…

AI and semiconductor stocks surge after Nvidia's earnings beat

cnbc.com A microchip and the Nvidia logo displayed on a phone screen are seen in this photo taken in Krakow, Poland, on April 10, 2023. Artificial intelligence and semiconductor chip…

Biden backs Dutch PM Mark Rutte for top NATO job

politico.com President Joe Biden is supporting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to become the next NATO secretary general, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Biden’s support is likely to…

Mark Rutte in pole position to be next NATO boss

politico.eu Under NATO rules, the secretary-general has to be decided "by consensus," meaning that Rutte still has to garner the backing of all the remaining countries. The official…

Elizabeth Warren 'Not Afraid' of Running Against Pro-Crypto Opponent

decrypt.co John Deaton formally entered the race to challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for her seat in Congress yesterday. "I'm excited to fight for change," Deaton said in a post…

Yandex co-founder Arkady Volozh to be removed from EU Russian sanctions list, sources say

aol.com EU countries have agreed to remove Arkady Volozh, co-founder of Russian internet giant Yandex, from their list of sanctioned entities and individuals relating to Russia's…

UK Warns It Could Restrict Arms Sales To Israel If Rafah Offensive Proceeds

zerohedge.com UK Warns It Could Restrict Arms Sales To Israel If Rafah Offensive Proceeds Fresh headlines Wednesday say the United Kingdom is mulling restricting arms sales to Israel if…

Semiconductor giant ASML is one of Europe’s most ���overowned’ stocks, Morgan Stanley says

aol.com ASML's AI-driven growth has lifted its stock to record highs, aligning with trends seen in Microsoft, Nvidia, and Arm, but despite concerns of a bubble, current indications…

PayPal's Investors Can't Turn a Blind Eye to This Startling Chart

finance.yahoo.com PayPal's (NASDAQ: PYPL) stock closed at its all-time high of $308.53 on July 23, 2021. At the time, the digital payment provider dazzled the bulls with its robust growth…

NATO must "wake up" to Putin's trap, Russia's neighbor warns

newsweek.com Ukraine and its Western partners have had a difficult winter. Russian troops are on the advance, Ukrainian arsenals are fast emptying, and Russian President Vladimir Putin…

ASML is one of Europe’s most ‘overowned’ stocks, Morgan Stanley says

fortune.com ASML’s AI-driven growth has lifted its stock to record highs, aligning with trends seen in Microsoft, Nvidia, and Arm, but despite concerns of a bubble, current indications…

The US-China Chip War is Escalating

apricitas.io Thanks for reading! If you haven’t subscribed, please click the button below: By subscribing you’ll join over 39,000 people who read Apricitas weekly! Semiconductor chips…

Twilio: 4 compelling reasons to buy the dip

marketbeat.com Twilio Inc. NYSE: TWLO is a leading cloud-based communications platform-as-a-service (CPaaS) provider. This business services sector company was named a leader in the 2023…

US payments to Russians for embassy in Moscow 'fuel Putin's war machine'

newsweek.com The U.S. government has paid Russian companies over $8 million to maintain its embassy in Moscow, a Newsweek investigation has found, with one company that was awarded a…

NATO ally fears China will use chipmaking hardware to boost military

newsweek.com A decision to bar Dutch lithography giant ASML from exporting some chipmaking tools to China was borne out of worry they would give an edge to the People's Liberation Army…

Shares of supplier TSMC, chip equipment maker ASML fall ahead of Nvidia's earnings report

cnbc.com A laptop keyboard, a binary code reflected and Nvidia logo displayed on a phone screen are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on January 2, 2024. Shares…

"How Can We Fix NATO Spending If Nobody Understands What Drives Global Economics?"

zerohedge.com "How Can We Fix NATO Spending If Nobody Understands What Drives Global Economics?" By Michael Every of Rabobank 1 Corinthians 13:11 “When I was an economist, I spoke as an…

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