Lloyds secures Berlin bank licence as part of Brexit preparations – source

by Sinead Cruise and Lawrence White — Reuters

FILE PHOTO: People walk past a branch of Lloyds Bank on Oxford Street in London, Britain July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY.L) has secured a banking licence for its new Berlin-based subsidiary, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters, as part of long-standing plans to Brexit-proof its business with European Union clients.… Continues

China’s moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night


A cotton seedling sprouted in a mini biosphere on the far side of the moon, but is expected to die during the long lunar night

A cotton seedling that sprouted on the moon has been left to die as China’s historic lunar lander continues a freezing night-time nap that will last as long as two earth weeks, scientists said.… Continues

Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone or Android as it prepares to kill off Windows phones

by Todd Haselton TECH

Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore presents at the Build developers conference in San Francisco in 2014.
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Microsoft says anyone who still uses its Windows 10 mobile platform — once called Windows Phone — should switch over to an iPhone or an Android phone.… Continues