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Microsoft Suspends Bitcoin Payments

Microsoft has stopped taking Bitcoin payments. Bleeping Computer reported, Microsoft support called the move temporary, a response to high transaction fees and volatility in Bitcoin’s price. Microsoft-owned Expedia continues to accept Bitcoin payments as of this writing. Bleeping Computer noted that Microsoft has twice suspended payments in the past, after first accepting the …

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All Media Baltics to Deliver Top-quality TV Reception via SES Video

All Media Baltics’ Pay TV subscribers will be able to enjoy the broadcaster’s channel package in HD quality, including its original premium TV channels, at 5 degrees East, following a multi-year capacity agreement announced by SES. Under the agreement, All Media Baltics will use several transponders of satellite capacity on …

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EVE.calls Named Ukraine’s Best Startup at Seedstars CEE Summit

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes brought its Ukrainian round to a successful close during Seedstars CEE Summit. The event took place on December 7 in Bel Etage, and 12 selected startups were invited to present their ideas in front of the …

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Five Years After Brand Censorship on Tobacco, Decline in Smoking Rates has Stalled

Five Years After Brand Censorship on Tobacco, Decline in Smoking Rates has Stalled

CanvasU, commissioned by JTI (Japan Tobacco International), recently conducted a poll to understand Australians’ views on the policy five years after its implementation. The research found that: Almost two-thirds (59%) of Australians believe that plain packaging has been ineffective. The majority of Australians (80%) believe the government wouldn’t change or …

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Baku Hosts General Meeting of Trans-Caspian International Transport Route

Baku Hosts General Meeting of Trans-Caspian International Transport Route

Regular session of the General Meeting of the members of International Association “Trans-Caspian International Transport Route” was held in Baku. November 15, 2017, Baku, Azerbaijan, the General Meeting of the members of International Association” Trans-Caspian International Transport Route” (TITR) was held. During the today’s General Meeting, the preliminary results of …

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SES Communications Satellite Company Announced Financial Results

SES S.A. announced financial results for the nine and three months ended 30 September 2017. Executing differentiated strategy to deliver return to sustained and profitable growth Revenue EUR 1,527.2 million, up 2.5% over prior period EBITDA margin 65.1% and operating profit margin 29.4% (YTD 20161: 66.4% and 32.1% respectively) Net …

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“BOSS Gaming Studio” Announced its Attendance at EiG

Founded in 2015, a relatively young team, Boss Gaming Studio has already managed to visit all World known exhibitions as visitors in 2 years and 2 time as exhibitors, which undoubtedly brought great results, which allowed us to grow rapidly in terms of new opportunities. This time we planned to …

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EU is the Main Donor for the Civil Society in the Eastern Partner Countries

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The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference along with the 9th Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum will take place on 25-27 October, 2017 in Tallinn under the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The three-day event, entitled “Tangible Results for People: Envisioning the Eastern Partnership …

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World Bank Ups Georgia’s Economic growth Forecast

World Bank Ups Georgia’s Economic growth Forecast

The World Bank (WB) forecasts Georgia’s economic growth pace to reach 4% in 2017, up from the previous forecast of 3.5%. WB forecasts 4% upturn in 2018 too, while the 2019 outlook was determined by 4.5%. The WB report reads that Georgia has recorded a strong growth in 2017. The …

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Cross-border Concert in EaP Region Showcases Unique Music Technology

A recent concert showcased the unique music technology being used in Europe and its Eastern Partner countries to help connect performers in different locations. The concert used the technology to connect Estonian and Armenian musicians in Tallinn with a group of Belarusian and Georgian performers in Minsk in real time, …

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