Contents this week: this private jet crash was very followed on FlightRadar24, all about the end of the TV Royalty and how to get reimbursed, a crypto investor becomes a millionaire because of a typing error, and clap end for Google Flight Radar.
140,000 people followed this crash live on FlightRadar24
A Cessna 551 registered in Austria crashed off Latvia on Sunday, September 4, killing its occupants. All attempts at visual or radio contact failed. But Internet users were still able to follow the entire drama live on FlightRadar24. They were even more than 140,000 to follow the accident minute by minute, even though the outcome seemed tragic from the outset – raising a thorny question of ethics for the site.
Everything you need to know about the end of the TV license fee and how to get a refund
It is soon the end of the TV fee in France, a tax which still applies to 72% of French households, whether or not their television is connected to DTT or to public channels via the internet box. In the new 2022 amending finance bill validated by elected officials, there is indeed the abolition of this fee. Some households, which had already benefited from the end of the housing tax, will therefore also say goodbye to the contribution to public broadcasting. Our file to know everything about the end of this tax (and how to get reimbursed).
One typo later, this crypto investor became a millionaire
An Australian crypto investor ended up with a balance of over $7.2 million due to an input error in her favor from the Crypto.com exchange. However, the client had not expected so much – since the latter was simply asking Crypto.com for the modest sum of 68 dollars. But the story risks ending badly: the person concerned immediately decided to buy a very luxurious house. Except that Crypto.com is now contesting the transfer – the site has sued the client to try to force her to reimburse the sum.
Google Flight is shutting down
Google announces that its Google Flight search engine, which made it easy to compare flights, will close on September 30. Google does not seem to have succeeded in imposing itself in a market already saturated with competitors such as Kayak, Sky Scanner, eDreams, or even Liligo. In a statement, Google says customers “prefer to book their flight directly on the sites of our partners”.
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