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VIRGIN ACTIVE FIRST GLOBAL FITNESS CLUB TO INTEGRATE WITH AMAZON ALEXA

Virgin Active has become the first global fitness club to integrate with Amazon Alexa. Launching an app to bring members closer to their workouts, Alexa now gives members a new way to schedule their fitness regime through the voice-controlled home personal assistant. Alexa will respond to questions about the clubs’ class timetable, class type, location […]

GOOGLE OWNER WAYMO AND UBER SET TO GO HEAD TO HEAD OVER SELF-DRIVING CARS

US ride hailing business Lyft has formed a partnership with the Google owner’s self-driving car unit Waymo to help develop self-driving vehicles. Lyft is Uber’s biggest rival in the US. Many firms, including Uber, are racing to develop driverless cars, which they hope can be paired with journey-booking systems to revolutionise transport. The move is […]

JUST EAT FACES COMPETITION PROBE OVER HUNGRYHOUSE TAKEOVER BID

Online takeaway ordering firm Just Eat faces a potential full-blown investigation into its takeover of rival Hungryhouse amid concerns the deal could curb competition. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said its initial probe into the acquisition – worth up to £240 million – found the two firms were close competitors because of the service they offer […]

EXPERTS WARN ANOTHER MAJOR CYBER ATTACK IMMINENT AFTER GLOBAL RANSOMWARE HIT ON FRIDAY

Another major cyber-attack could be imminent after Friday’s global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems, security experts have warned. UK security researcher “MalwareTech”, who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted “another one coming… quite likely on Monday”. The virus, which took control of users’ files, spread to 100 countries, including Spain, France […]

NEW ENERGY FIRM PROMISES 75% OF PROFITS TO CUSTOMERS AS IT WINS OFGEM LICENCE

A new energy company which aims to give customers control of their gas and electricity has received its Ofgem licence. People’s Energy, based in East Lothian, will give customers 75% of its profits and provide free shares to those that remain with the company. Securing the Ofgem licence means the company is now legally able […]