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Daily Archives: December 10, 2017

East German village sells for 140,000 euros

Berlin THE only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down 140,000 euros (about S$ 222,750) and walked away the new owner of a small slice of German history: the village of Alwine, population 20. Its empty homes and ageing residents mirror the wider fate of the ex-communist Let’s block ads! (Why?) … The Business Times

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IT companies press Pentagon to pick more than one winner in cloud competition

A consortium of industry groups is concerned that the Pentagon could issue a single contract for Internet cloud computing services, putting one company in a dominant position to lock out competitors that might develop new innovations in the future. The contract, one of the most important Pentagon IT contracts in years, could be worth billions of dollars, and it comes ...

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The most popular vehicle in the luxury market is … a pickup truck?

In the battle to dominate the luxury market, premium brands have been racing to fill every possible niche, from sports cars to SUVs. But the latest entry is likely to take loyalists by surprise — because the newest vehicle from Mercedes is none other than a pickup truck. This is no bare-bones work vehicle, however; the X-Class offers the sort ...

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McLaren's 'most extreme' road car costs $1M

McLaren says its new supercar wasn’t built with “usability” in mind — and the company isn’t sorry about it. The British luxury carmaker on Sunday revealed the newest addition to its Ultimate Series, a collection of what it calls the “rarest and most extreme McLaren cars.” It replaces… Business and financial news –

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