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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

WhatsApp’s data sharing with Facebook

 WhatsApp’s data sharing with Facebook will be on the UK data privacy regulator to monitor WhatsApp’s  – Regulator will track how the messaging service shares data with its parent company after the announcement of a controversial new policy The UKs data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsApp shares … Read more

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 … Read more

How Facebook powers money machines for obscure political ‘news’ sites

Facebook powers money Facebook powers money – From Macedonia to the San Francisco Bay, clickbait political sites are cashing in on Trumpmania and theyre getting a big boost from Facebook Donald Trump may be struggling to capture a majority of voters in the heartland of America, but there is one eastern European precinct he would … Read more

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 … Read more

Facebook v Adblock: the anti-ad empire strikes back

Facebook v Adblock Facebook v Adblock – Facebook thought it had thwarted ad-blockers on its network. Facebook was wrong Two days ago, Facebook announced it had implemented changes to its site that would thwart ad blockers. Users who wanted to enjoy the worlds largest social network would continue to pay by seeing ads keyed to … Read more

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. … Read more

Athletes disappointed to find Pokmon Go inaccessible at Rio Olympics

Pokmon Go – Some rumors indicate hit mobile game could be released in Brazil in time for the Games So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes village took several days to fix. Who cares? But no Pokmon Go? Thats an outrage! If there were ever a more first world problem for the Zika-plagued, water-polluted … Read more