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  • Nearly three quarters of the world will use just their smartphones to access the internet by 2025

    Most of the growth in smartphone use will come from China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and Pakistan, but there will still be 2.4 billion people who do not own a mobile phone by 2025.

    CNBC
  • Netflix v Amazon? It's a one-sided battle at the moment

    TV streaming giant near-quadruples subscriptions to 10m since 2014 compared with Amazon’s 4.9m Netflix is seeing off Amazon’s challenge to its streaming supremacy adding double the number of UK subscribers than its rival and is now in almost 10m homes. Netflix, which is up for 15 Oscars including best picture and director for Roma, hit 9.7m UK subscribers at the end of the third quarter last year, according to a new report from TV measurement body Barb. Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • Is Tony Romo already the greatest TV analyst in US sports?

    The former Cowboys quarterback’s talent for predicting plays has garnered praise. But it is his genuine love for football that warms viewers’ hearts After last weekend’s AFC Championship Game, in which Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to victory over MVP front-runner Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, the internet was abuzz with praise for a third quarterback, this one working from the booth. Tony Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys QB who began his career as an NFL broadcaster in...

    the Guardian
  • Chip results augur more tech gloom as slowing China weighs

    Sombre results from chipmakers SK Hynix Inc and Texas Instruments Inc, on the heels of warnings from tech behemoths Samsung and Apple, indicate more gloom for the sector as China's economy slows to its weakest in decades.

    IN
  • Chip results augur more tech gloom as slowing China weighs

    Sombre results from chipmakers SK Hynix Inc and Texas Instruments Inc, on the heels of warnings from tech behemoths Samsung and Apple, indicate more gloom for the sector as China's economy slows to its weakest in decades.

    in.reuters.com
  • China OKs mobile games of Tencent, NetEase for first time since March

    Chinese regulators approved mobile games published by Tencent Holdings Ltd and NetEase Inc for the first time since March 2018, government data showed on Thursday.

    U.S.
  • China OKs mobile games of Tencent, NetEase for first time since March

    Chinese regulators approved mobile games published by Tencent Holdings Ltd and NetEase Inc for the first time since March 2018, government data showed on Thursday.

    IN
  • BuzzFeed to lay off 200 staff in latest round of cuts

    Online publisher announces job losses to shore up finances as Verizon unveils plan to sack 800 workers BuzzFeed has announced plans to lay off hundreds of staff, as digital media firms struggle to turn a profit while dealing with the same financial issues that have plagued traditional publishers for years. Jonah Peretti, BuzzFeed’s founder, said about 200 staff would be leaving, while in a separate announcement Verizon Media Group – the owner of HuffPost, Yahoo, and AOL – said it would sack...

    the Guardian
  • Microsoft says Bing search engine blocked in China

    Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine has been blocked in China, the company said on Wednesday, making it the latest foreign technology service to be shut down behind the country's Great Firewall.

    in.reuters.com
  • China says to have in-depth talks with U.S. on economic, trade issues

    China and the United States will have in-depth discussions on economic and trade issues during Chinese Vice Premier Liu He's U.S. visit next week, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday.

    U.S.
  • Turkey says it is time for international Khashoggi investigation

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday it is time for an international investigation to be launched into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

    IN
  • Turkey says it is time for international Khashoggi investigation

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday it is time for an international investigation to be launched into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

    U.S.
  • How Gillette's founder dreamed of a car-free, moneyless metropolis

    Long before the razor firm’s ‘toxic masculinity’ advert, its founder advocated replacing all North American cities with a single socialist utopia beside Niagara Falls Judging by the outrage generated by Gillette’s “toxic masculinity” ad campaign, the shaving company – or rather its marketing department – is one step ahead of society, or at least certain parts of it. But the brand may not be wildly out of step with its founder, King Camp Gillette. In 1894, around the same time that he was...

    the Guardian
  • Man in Sweden announces apparent murder-suicide on Facebook

    Swedish police say a man in his 50s fatally shot his two children before announcing on a social media he would kill himself in an apparent murder-suicide

    Washington Post
  • Phone Swap: the dating show that swipes through your ex’s texts

    A new series asks prospective partners to exchange their mobiles. It’s the perfect fodder for our tech-craving times

    the Guardian
  • Amnesty criticizes Iran's mass arrests as US frees reporter

    Amnesty International says Iran arrested more than 7,000 people last year in a "shameless campaign of repression." The new report published on Thursday comes as the U.S. has released an American anchorwoman for Iranian state television after she was detained on a material witness warrant in

    ABC News
  • Paytm may enter two more developed markets in 2019

    Digital payments company Paytm is considering foraying into 1-2 more developed markets in 2019, Chief Financial Officer Madhur Deora said on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

    IN
  • Trapped in a hoax: survivors of conspiracy theories speak out

    What happens to those caught up in the toxic lies of conspiracy theorists? The Guardian spoke to five victims whose lives were wrecked by falsehoods Conspiracy theories used to be seen as bizarre expressions of harmless eccentrics. Not any more. Gone are the days of outlandish theories about Roswell’s UFOs, the “hoax” moon landings or grassy knolls. Instead, today’s iterations have morphed into political weapons. Turbocharged by social media, they spread with astonishing speed, using death...

    the Guardian