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....Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of the world’s largest marketing services group WPP, was critical of Google but fell short of blacklisting the company from its UK advertising schedule. “We have always said Google, Facebook and others are media companies and have the same responsibilities as any other media company,” said Sorrell. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . "Every incident like this gives Facebook an opportunity to steal a march on Google," he said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The critical difference now is that it’s not a universal tech slowdown. There are now large established technology companies such as Google, Oracle, Facebook, Apple and Salesforce trading on public markets that can bring stability to the region. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....So it's not just cyber theft we need to worry about, it's data integrity. Follow Technology of Business editor Matthew Wall on Twitter and Facebook. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". Follow Technology of Business editor Matthew Wall on Twitter and Facebook. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....8bn. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was number five and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison was number seven. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Six weeks ago, a young woman called Zed (not her real name) was in a meeting at work when a message popped up on Facebook Messenger from a distant friend. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". During a recent appearance before the Commons Home Affairs Committee, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google were told they had a "terrible reputation" for dealing with problems and should be policing their content more effectively, given the billions they made. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . Follow Matt on Twitter and on Facebook. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Her face now appears in Matalan shops across the UK. As well as launching a modelling career, Lily is also the star of a Facebook page that supports parents of children with Down's syndrome. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....One customer, Andy Fidler, told the Guardian he was presented with the data usage and full call and text history of another named customer when he logged in on Sunday night. Another, Mark Thompson, said on Facebook he received a call from a complete stranger who said she had logged on to her account and was shown his details. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Multinational firms such as Google and Facebook are now paying tax in Australia based on profits earned there instead of shifting income abroad, the government has said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“People are more than willing to sit down for five hours and watch six episodes of The Walking Dead. We are in a digital arena fighting for that same customer as Netflix or Facebook. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In a letter to Bradley during the 10-day period she has had to review whether to refer the bid to Ofcom, Fox argued that in the six years since the aborted bid, the media landscape had changed beyond recognition. Fox said media plurality was flourishing with the rise of digital rivals such as Google and Facebook and news distributors and new outlets such as Vice, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post, while newspaper sales declined. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....4m - the fifth biggest opening weekend ever. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Exactly a year on she has received neither lessons nor her money back. Dunn is one of scores of customers who have been left out of pocket by Drive Dynamics, which describes itself as “the UK’s most liked driving school on Facebook”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Instead, she says she was overcharged by £1,150, and the episode has led her to take up a campaign against Viagogo, the secondary ticket website she used. She set up the Victims of Viagogo group on Facebook to seek refunds for others who feel they have been "ripped off". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:34:32 AM
. Six weeks ago, a young woman called Zed (not her real name) was in a meeting at work when a message popped up on Facebook Messenger from a distant friend. ...
The woman taking on ticket website Viagogo image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 05:40:43 PM
....Instead, she says she was overcharged by £1,150, and the episode has led her to take up a campaign against Viagogo, the secondary ticket website she used. She set up the Victims of Viagogo group on Facebook to seek refunds for others who feel they have been "ripped off". ...
Google and Facebook now paying full tax, Australia says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:36:40 AM
. Multinational firms such as Google and Facebook are now paying tax in Australia based on profits earned there instead of shifting income abroad, the government has said. ...
Fake data threat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:11:20 AM
....So it's not just cyber theft we need to worry about, it's data integrity. Follow Technology of Business editor Matthew Wall on Twitter and Facebook. ...
Three UK's mobile customers experience new data breach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:18:58 PM
....One customer, Andy Fidler, told the Guardian he was presented with the data usage and full call and text history of another named customer when he logged in on Sunday night. Another, Mark Thompson, said on Facebook he received a call from a complete stranger who said she had logged on to her account and was shown his details. ...
Beauty and the Beast breaks box office records image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:10:27 AM
....4m - the fifth biggest opening weekend ever. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. ...
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The five best ISA funds that have thrashed the market image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 10:22:00 AM
.... . Manager James Anderson invests almost half the fund in US firms, including online retailer Amazon, electric carmaker Tesla Motors and social media giant Facebook, with hefty exposure to the eurozone and China. ...
The learners who are out of pocket  as Drive Dynamics stalls over lessons image
.... Exactly a year on she has received neither lessons nor her money back. Dunn is one of scores of customers who have been left out of pocket by Drive Dynamics, which describes itself as “the UK’s most liked driving school on Facebook”. ...
Lily Beddall: Girl with Down's syndrome models for Matalan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 12:30:56 AM
....Her face now appears in Matalan shops across the UK. As well as launching a modelling career, Lily is also the star of a Facebook page that supports parents of children with Down's syndrome. ...
Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles image
....“People are more than willing to sit down for five hours and watch six episodes of The Walking Dead. We are in a digital arena fighting for that same customer as Netflix or Facebook. ...
French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 03:08:24 PM
....Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of the world’s largest marketing services group WPP, was critical of Google but fell short of blacklisting the company from its UK advertising schedule. “We have always said Google, Facebook and others are media companies and have the same responsibilities as any other media company,” said Sorrell. ...
YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:15:21 AM
....". During a recent appearance before the Commons Home Affairs Committee, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google were told they had a "terrible reputation" for dealing with problems and should be policing their content more effectively, given the billions they made. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
....The critical difference now is that it’s not a universal tech slowdown. There are now large established technology companies such as Google, Oracle, Facebook, Apple and Salesforce trading on public markets that can bring stability to the region. ...
Robo-nurses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:00:11 AM
....". Follow Technology of Business editor Matthew Wall on Twitter and Facebook. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM
....In a letter to Bradley during the 10-day period she has had to review whether to refer the bid to Ofcom, Fox argued that in the six years since the aborted bid, the media landscape had changed beyond recognition. Fox said media plurality was flourishing with the rise of digital rivals such as Google and Facebook and news distributors and new outlets such as Vice, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post, while newspaper sales declined. ...
Marked down image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:14:06 AM
.... . You can join the debate at the BBC's Family & Education News Facebook page. ...
Germany warns social media firms over illegal content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:20:15 PM
....The proposal requires sites to run 24-hour helplines and to delete flagged content within seven days. Social media firms such as Twitter and Facebook were getting better at handling illegal content, said Mr Maas, but both had a long way to go. ...
Charlotte Hogg image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:51:01 PM
.... She began her career in 1992 at the Bank of England as a graduate trainee for two years. She then spent 14 years working in the US, first at consultancy firm McKinsey, whose alumni includes the likes of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and Dido Harding, the outgoing chief executive of telecoms group TalkTalk. ...
Five ways the singles chart can be fixed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:55:40 AM
....The question is, can any of the fixes be worse than the current situation?. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. ...
'Invisible epidemic' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:03:19 AM
....For the good of healthcare worldwide, sorting the good from the bad will be key if mHealth is to fulfil its promise. Follow Technology of Business editor Matthew Wall on Twitter and Facebook. ...
'LED street lights are disturbing my sleep' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:41:48 AM
...." . Join the conversation - find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. ...
CEO Secrets: 'Spend more on staff than clients' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:11:09 AM
....He shares the business advice he wishes he had had when he started out for our CEO Secrets series, from his company's new offices in east London. You can watch our live Facebook interview with him here. ...
Bovis in talks with rival builder Galliford Try after rejecting £1bn offer image
....The company’s shares came under more pressure last month when Bovis confirmed it was paying £7m to repair poorly built new homes. The company apologised and said it would pay compensation after angry customers formed a Facebook group accusing the group of pressuring them to move in to incomplete houses so it could hit sales targets. ...
My Shop: Why did the chicken restaurant cross the road? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:20:50 AM
.... To suggest a shop email us. For the latest updates about the series follow video journalist Dougal Shaw on Twitter or Facebook. ...
Tim Berners-Lee calls for tighter regulation of online political advertising image
....“We urgently need to close the ‘internet blind spot’ in the regulation of political campaigning,” he said, writing in an open letter marking the 28th anniversary of his invention. The 61-year-old British computer scientist described how political advertising has become a sophisticated and targeted industry, drawing on enormous pools of personal data on Facebook and Google. ...
After Brexit, Israel senses a chance to boost trade with UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
....”. Technology is booming in Israel: Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft all have research centres there, and there are 300,000 hi-tech workers in a country of only 8. ...
Kong star Brie Larson calls for more women behind the camera image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:07:08 AM
.... . Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. ...
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Machines v hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
....". Follow Technology of Business editor Matthew Wall on Twitter and Facebook. ...
More than exams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:38:55 AM
.... . You can join the debate at the BBC's Family & Education News Facebook page. ...
Jawbone denies 'abandoning' customers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:51:53 AM
....Owners of Jawbone fitness trackers are complaining on social media that the firm's customer support has vanished. At the time of writing, Jawbone's Twitter and Facebook support accounts had not been updated for several weeks. ...
Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 06:00:44 AM
. Facebook has been criticised for its handling of reports about sexualised images of children on its platform. ...
Glamorous, really? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:14:10 AM
....The travel bot uses companies' travel policies and employees' travel preferences to create "smart itineraries". Employees can talk to it via Slack, Facebook, SMS and Skype. ...
Snap slides as Wall Street ends lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 11:51:47 PM
....48, valuing the company at $28bn, after it raised $3. 4bn in the richest US technology company listing since Facebook in 2012. ...
In the Vauxhall towns, workers view PSA takeover with unease image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 06:59:58 PM
....”. Joshua Taylor, 25, who has spent three years in the paint shop, found out about the PSA takeover on Facebook. ...
Coal collapse drives down UK carbon emissions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 03:29:49 PM
.... With the exception of sharp dips caused by general strikes in the 1920s, this represents the lowest level since 1894, when Nicholas II became Tsar of Russia. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCScienceNews. ...
How to retire successfully: 'You need to ask what you want out of life' image
.... As we saw in part two, there are millions of have-nots for whom the question will not be how to retire successfully, but how to retire at all. Ali Seamer left a comment during a Facebook Live session I did last week – you can watch the video above – to say he would have to “work up to 6pm on the day of my funeral just to be able to afford the coffin”. ...
CEO Secrets: Burger boss says reach out to your heroes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:14:39 AM
....Shhh! Get all the #CEOSecrets on our website here and watch this video explaining the series. To keep up to date with the CEO Secrets series and go behind the scenes, follow series producer Dougal Shaw on Twitter and Facebook. ...
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Red hot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:04:06 AM
....First available to buy in 2010, the Instant Pot has become a veritable craze, a success built through social media word-of-mouth instead of traditional TV or print advertising. Today, the official Instant Pot Facebook group is nearly 398,000-people strong, and there are thousands of other online enthusiasts. ...
From sweaters to suits: the evolution of Silicon Valley CEO style image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 02:00:02 PM
.... It contained multiple grey hoodies and T-shirts, Zuckerberg’s uniform. What did he wear for the Stock Exchange the day Facebook went public in 2012? A hoody and grey T-shirt, naturally. ...
Bad news for online advertisers – you’ve been ’ad | John Naughton image
....It turns out that the advertising industry is beginning to smell a rat in this hi-tech nirvana. It is the same with using the cloud to store our digital photographs, browse the web, download podcasts, watch YouTube Lolcats, look up Wikipedia and check our Facebook newsfeeds. ...
Snap and Sorrell are wrong: powerful bosses can become untouchable insiders image
....Sorrell gave examples of the companies he had in mind. Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox; Comcast, the US cable company with Brian Roberts at the helm; Mark Zuckerberg’s creation, Facebook; and Sergey Brin and Larry Page’s Google. ...
The Observer view on the Snap flotation | Observer editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:04:29 AM
.... Investors have been piling in behind newly listed tech companies with an enthusiasm not seen since the 1990s dotcom boom. They take huge gambles that sometimes, as in the case of Facebook, pay off handsomely, but which sometimes, as with Twitter, make for a disastrous bet. ...
Sorrell: companies that offend good governance tend to perform better image
. WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell has said that companies with dominant shareholders or owners such as Rupert Murdoch’s Fox, Facebook and Snap that “offend” good corporate governance practices take more risks and tend to perform better financially. ...
Love on the line? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:03:50 AM
....But until there is a bulletproof way of weeding out the fraudsters, the advice must be: proceed with caution. Follow Technology of Business editor Matthew Wall on Twitter and Facebook. ...
Snap IPO: a 21st-century firm with a 19th-century structure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:36:11 PM
....Technology and social media pioneers already had a shocking record of ignoring the principle that equal economic risk should imply equal voting power. It was poor practice when Google and Facebook floated with shares carrying restricted voting rights, but at least the new co-owners were not entirely frozen out of debates about how the company should be run. ...
The Guardian view of Snap IPO: a shareholding monarchy | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:35:19 PM
.... Silicon Valley is now dominated by companies with weak or passive public shareholders. Many investors have been silly enough to hand over cash for little say in the running of tech titans such as Google, Facebook and Alibaba. ...
Snapchat firm share price soars on debut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:33:26 PM
....It left Snap valued at almost $30bn, although it has never made a profit. The firm's initial public offering is the biggest for a US tech firm since Facebook in 2012 and will turn the company's founders, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, into multi-billionaires. ...
Snapchat goes public at $29bn and makes co-founders tech billionaires image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:27:48 PM
....The move gave a measure of comfort to investors who are expecting Snapchat’s sale to push a new generation of successful tech firms, including Uber and Airbnb, to list publicly. Snap’s initial public offering (IPO) potentially creates a serious rival for Facebook, which has come to dominate social media and online advertising and has shown clear signs that it regards Snapchat as a potential threat. ...
'Don't change!' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:03:07 AM
...."You don't have to go through a news feed," he points out - a key benefit, it seems. Snapchat isn't as laden with information as Facebook, for example. ...
Snapchat IPO: Firm valued at $24bn despite losses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:34:54 PM
.... And then the hard work begins. How will Snap survive against Facebook, a company which seems intent on Snap's users by emulating its best ideas?. ...
ITV shouldn't get away with blaming Brexit for falling revenues | Nils Pratley image
.... It is less clear, however, whether its 3% fall in advertising spend – the first since 2009 – was a wobble or the start of a trend. The case for the defence is that commercial television is better equipped than, say, newspapers to resist the pickpockets called Facebook and Google. ...
Viagogo ticket rip-off concerns prompt May to promise crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:04:57 PM
....At least one MP has demanded an explanation from Viagogo’s founder, Eric Baker, over a separate incident in which dozens of fans were overcharged by hundreds of pounds because of what the company called a “glitch”. Antoinette Sandbach, Conservative MP for Eddisbury, said she had written to Baker and would share the reply with members of the Facebook Victim of Viagogo group set up to demand refunds from the Switzerland-based company. ...
Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bid for Sky should be rejected, minister told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:38:50 AM
....Cardiff University research on coverage of the 2015 general election “demonstrates the influence of national newspapers – and News UK titles in particular – over the issue agenda of broadcasters including the BBC”, it said. Supporters of the bid by Fox, which is 39% owned by the Murdochs, have argued that an increasingly competitive media landscape with digital rivals such as Google and Facebook has diminished the influence of the family’s media empire in the UK. ...
Closed doors? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:04:15 AM
Viagogo accused of trying to manipulate online reviews image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:30:20 AM
.... It offered them the chance of a €100 (£85) voucher if they posted reviews on Trustpilot, a website that allows consumers to share their experiences. Nobody who joined the Victim of Viagogo group on Facebook, which has 105 members in 11 countries, has said they received the email. ...
Car wars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:04:48 AM
.... Expect to hear far more about this in the months to come. Follow Matthew on Twitter and Facebook. ...
CEO Secrets: 'Why I headhunt people with autism' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:14:26 AM
....Shhh! Get all the #CEOSecrets on our website here and watch this video explaining the series. To keep up to date with the CEO Secrets series and go behind the scenes, follow series producer Dougal Shaw on Twitter and Facebook. ...
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MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 08:18:09 PM
....Samsung also launched a Gear VR headset and remote control. As with previous generations, the headset is a tie-up with Facebook's Oculus division. ...
The sad cost of renting: never having somewhere to call home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 04:00:34 PM
.... The longest I’ve lived anywhere was 18 months; the shortest, three. I’ve got multiple man-with-a-van suggestions on hand for people asking on Facebook. ...
The Bank of England fears it may not spot the next crisis. Here’s where to look image
....Beyond British shores, the US stock market is at record highs and much of the rise follows a mania for tech stocks. The technology sector is the best-performing sector in the S&P 500 this year, rising nearly 9%, with firms such as Apple, Facebook and Amazon emerging as the biggest winners. ...
Snapchat IPO: Evan Spiegel tries to sell investors on his top product – himself image
.... Buy what you want; you won’t get a say in how Snapchat is run. Other tech titans, notably Google and Facebook, have gone public and retained control of their companies. ...
'The pips are squeaking!' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 09:44:16 PM
.... To suggest a shop email us. For the latest updates about the series follow video journalist Dougal Shaw on Twitter or Facebook. ...
Searching for Genghis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:30:54 AM
....But will they be any better at finding Genghis Khan's tomb?. Follow Technology of Business editor Matthew Wall on Twitter and Facebook. ...
Comparethemarket ads lead way as online firms become top TV spenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
....Digital businesses- online-only companies such as Amazon and traditional firms promoting online services – spent a record £639m on TV ad campaigns in 2016 to become the biggest-spending group of advertisers on the small screen. Traditional media such as newspapers and magazines have been hit hard by advertisers switching their campaigns to online platforms such as Google and Facebook. ...
Is it still a man's world behind the camera? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 01:21:36 AM
...." . Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. ...
Doing the legwork image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:55:41 AM
....Most major sports brands also organise free regular training sessions alongside competitive races. Nike's online running community, Nike+, has almost 17 million Facebook followers worldwide. ...
Paris, Frankfurt, Vilnius: how EU cities are vying for London's bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:00:11 PM
....Highly competitive on tax, and unhampered by continental labour laws, Dublin is a serious contender. It boasts the EU headquarters of Google, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, plus subsidiaries of more than half the world’s leading financial services firms, according to its International Financial Services Centre. ...
Tax barrister plans to take Uber to court over alleged £20m black hole image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:00:09 PM
....In an email to staff on Monday Kalanick said: “The company is hurting. ” He revealed that 85% of employees in engineering, product management and scientist roles were men – slightly more than at Facebook and Google, and the same as Twitter. ...
EE balloons and drones to help fix mobile blackspots image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 12:54:47 PM
....Balloons and drones have been identified as a cheap solution to problems delivering mobile and broadband services to communities where it is expensive to build a traditional network of masts. Facebook has signed up almost half the countries in Africa to its free internet service and is exploring options including deploying solar-powered drones to reach remote communities. ...
Uber hires Eric Holder to investigate sexual harassment allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:06:50 AM
....The company has long refused to release demographic data on its workforce, even though most major tech companies have in recent years begun disclosing data and publicly acknowledging their lack of diversity. Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter have all published staffing reports. ...
Bovis to pay £7m to compensate customers for poorly built homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 09:05:32 AM
....Bovis Homes is to pay £7m to repair poorly built new homes sold to customers, raising fresh questions about the standards of new-build properties across the country and the regulation of the market. The company – one of the biggest housebuilders builders in Britain – will pay compensation after angry customers formed a Facebook group accusing Bovis of pressuring them to move in to incomplete houses so it could hit sales targets. ...
Uber launches 'urgent investigation' into sexual harassment claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 01:36:50 AM
....While Silicon Valley technology companies have long struggled with a lack of racial and gender diversity, Uber is one of the few holdouts that has refused to reveal data on its workforce. Facebook, Apple and Google have all disclosed diversity statistics. ...
Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? image
.... “I think CEOs in the Silicon Valley tech industry recognise a basic income could be good for them because it would allow a platform like Uber to keep payments to drivers low,” he says. And why is Silicon Valley fronting up the case for a basic income while some of its biggest success stories – Apple and Facebook – go to all lengths necessary to massively reduce their tax bills? It’s hard not to feel that in doing so the tech sector is passing the buck on to the state while ignoring its own responsibilities to the societies from which it profits. ...
We all have the ‘right to disconnect’ – but only some of us can afford it | Evgeny Morozov image
.... The reason why social media platforms feel so addictive is because they are carefully optimised – and tested on millions of users like us – to engineer long-lasting addiction. What do we really gain if we win the right not to check our work-related email only to squander it on clicking, half-mesmerised, that “update” button on Facebook or Twitter? One set of companies – our formal employers – stand to lose, as they can’t expect us to be always available; another set of companies, though, our informal employers – the likes of Facebook and Twitter – stand to gain, as we gladly furnish them with valuable data that propels their growth. ...
World’s first transgender doll to be unveiled at New York toy fair image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 06:50:08 PM
.... It boasts a plus-size doll in its range and claims to have a history of groundbreaking dolls based on “socially transformational heroes”. “I’m a doll!” Jennings posted on her Facebook page. ...
Viagogo accused of sitting on refunds after overcharging for tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 06:31:34 PM
.... Viagogo did not respond to the Guardian’s questions about the glitch and the refunds. However, a Facebook campaign group set up to support those affected says it knows of at least £20,000 still owed. ...

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