- Shutterstock has acquired GIPHY, the world’s largest GIF library and search engine, in a bid to expand beyond marketing and advertising into casual conversations.
- Thomson Reuters is using AI technology to help professionals work smarter, freeing up more time to focus on important tasks and redefining the future of professionals.
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In a world dominated by news 24/7, it can be challenging to keep track of all the happenings. But we have got you covered. Here are the 12 must-see stories you can’t afford to miss.
1. The COVID-19 vaccine rollout – With new vaccines being approved and distributed around the globe, stay up-to-date on the latest developments.
2. The swearing-in of President Biden – On January 20, Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States, marking a new era in US politics.
3. The GameStop share frenzy – An online community of amateur investors managed to drive up the price of GameStop stock, causing chaos on Wall Street.
4. The Myanmar coup – The military overthrew the democratically elected government, prompting protests and condemnation from the international community.
5. The Mars rover landing – The NASA Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars, with its mission of exploring the planet and looking for signs of life.
6. The Australian bushfires – In late 2020, massive bushfires ravaged Australia, causing widespread damage and highlighting the devastating effects of climate change.
7. The #MeToo movement – The movement against sexual harassment and assault has continued to gain momentum, as more and more victims speak out against their abusers.
8. The Black Lives Matter protests – Following the murder of George Floyd, protests erupted worldwide against police brutality and systemic racism.
9. The Brexit deal – The UK finally secured a deal with the EU on their departure, after years of negotiations.
10. The Tokyo Olympics – Despite Covid-19 and a delay of the 2020 games, athletes from around the world will gather to compete in the Olympic and Paralympic games.
11. The rise of renewable energy – With more countries committing to net-zero emissions, the push for renewable energy is gaining momentum.
12. The death of Prince Philip – The Duke of Edinburgh passed away at the age of 99, marking the end of an era for the British royal family.
These are just a few of the essential stories in recent times, making it apparent that despite the ongoing challenges, 2021 promises to be an exciting year in news.