Snapchat heads for IPO that could value

Snapchat heads for IPO that could value ‘mega unicorn’ at $25bn Snapchat – The flotation of the five-year-old app, now used by more than 40% of young Americans, will be the largest social media IPO since Twitter in 2013 Snapchat is preparing for a mega unicorn flotation on the stock market that could value the…

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How would Salesforce, Google and Disney benefit from buying Twitter?

Google and Disney   Google and Disney – Each rumored sale would have advantages except ABC News-owner Disney, which poses the risk of causing competitors to refrain from using the platform Twitter is being sold to Disney. No, Microsoft. No, Salesforce. No, Alphabet. The troubled, often controversial microblogging service is suddenly the prettiest tech company…

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Richie McCaw on a new All Blacks era of domination

‘The team just moves on’: Richie McCaw on a new All Blacks era of domination   Richie McCaw – The former captain talks about the Bledisloe Cup, Sam Cane and why a man never quite at ease in the public eye is now releasing a book and a movie They were never going to miss…

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Homophobic tweet calling for gay people to burn and die

  Andre Gray sorry for homophobic tweet calling for gay people to burn and die The Burnley striker Andre Gray has apologised after homophobic tweets from 2012 in which he appeared to condone killing gay people were shared on social media The Burnley striker Andre Gray has apologised after homophobic tweets in which he appeared…

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Twitter accused of supporting Isis

San Francisco judge dismisses suit accusing Twitter of supporting Isis The family of two men shot and killed in Jordan claimed Twitter contributed to their deaths by allowing Isis to sign up for and use Twitter accounts A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State group.…

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Cryptocurrency Bitcoins Fate Hinges

Cryptocurrency – After 4,400% Surge, Bitcoins Fate Hinges on Huge Chinese Miners     Wu Jihan still remembers the exhilaration he felt after learning about bitcoin in 2011. QuickTake Bitcoin and the Blockchain A self-described computer geek fresh out of Chinas top university, Wu soaked up everything he could about the digital currencys mysterious founder…

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Search engines’ role in radicalisation

Search engines’ role in radicalisation must be challenged, finds study Nearly 500,000 online searches a month return Islamist material, says report that advocates multilateral approach to removing extremist sites Search engines’ role in radicalisation More than 484,000 Google keyword searches a month from around the world, including at least 54,000 searches in the UK, return…

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Twitter pegging revenue

Twitter pegging revenue hopes on $10bn live video market Shares plunge 10% as revenue falls short of analysts estimates amid modest gain of 3 million users Twitter is battling for a share of the internets booming video advertising budgets, its executives said on Friday, as the company reported its slowest growth in quarterly revenue since…

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Twitter for dummies

Twitter for dummies: a guide to the social network that still confuses us Twitter has launched a new ad campaign after discovering that many people still dont understand it. Thankfully, the Guardians guide explains it all Although Twitter for dummies has been part of the cultural and political discourse for years, a vast percentage of…

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Pokmon woe gone mad

Pokmon woe: player drives into police car while another is robbed Elsewhere, a Pokmon woe trainer gets stuck in a tree as officers across the country struggle to handle continuing app-fuelled mishaps A woman trying to catch Pokmon woe got stuck in a cemetery tree in New Jersey, a Baltimore man drove into a police…

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