Coronavirus live: UK reports 23,511 cases in seventh daily drop in a row; Ireland to vaccinate children over 12

Posted by on July 27, 2021 1:34 pm
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Latest updates: reported UK deaths reach 131; Ireland’s national immunisation advisory committee recommended vaccinating children against Covid

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Google, Apple and Microsoft are expected to report record-breaking quarterly sales and profits on Tuesday night as the firms continue to benefit from a pandemic that has created a “perfect positive storm” for big tech.

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is expected to report second-quarter revenue of $56bn. That would be a 46% increase on the same period a year earlier, and mean that the company collected $622m-a-day on average between April and June. Earnings per share (a measure of profit) are expected to increase 90% on the same period a year earlier.

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