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How your Instagram posts reveal your age

Researchers have found that teenagers and adults live in distinct worlds when it comes to social media - especially Instagram. ||| Washington - How old are you? Your Instagram behaviour may give you away. Researchers have found that teens and adults do, in fact, live in pretty distinct worlds when it comes to social media - specifically on Instagram. Show More Summary

Microsoft won’t reach Windows 10 goal in 2018

In 2015, Microsoft pledged to get Windows 10 on a billion devices within two to three years. It’s struggling to reach that goal. ||| New York - Microsoft, which last year pledged to get Windows 10 on 1 billion devices within two to three...Show More Summary

Brexit: EU leaders could force May’s hand

Several European states want British Prime Minister Theresa May to know that their patience has limits. ||| Rome/London - Some in Europe want Theresa May to know their patience has its limits. As the new British prime minister pushes...Show More Summary

Hapag-Lloyd signs merger deal

German shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd inks merger deal with United Arab Shipping Company to create globe’s fifth-largest container company. ||| Berlin - German container shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd said on Monday it had signed a merger deal with the United Arab Shipping Company to create the world's fifth-largest container firm. Show More Summary

Bloated Yahoo could face job cuts

Whoever wins the bidding battle for Yahoo will face the difficult task of whittling down a company burdened by a very high cost structure. ||| San Francisco - Yahoo may have a new owner before long. Whoever emerges victorious from the...Show More Summary

Time for Nintendo to change strategy?

The success of Pokemon GO shows the potential for Nintendo to capitalise on popular characters ranging from Zelda to Super Mario. ||| Tokyo/Singapore - The phenomenal success of Pokemon GO and the surge in Nintendo’s market value byShow More Summary

SoftBank to buy chip designer in $32bn deal

Japan’s SoftBank has agreed to purchase UK chip designer ARM Holdings. ||| Tokyo - SoftBank Group has agreed to buy UK chip designer ARM Holdings in a 24.3 billion pound ($32.2 billion) deal, the two companies said on Monday, in an ambitious bet on mobile internet that will transform the Japanese tech group. Show More Summary

360 videos? Ditch all you learned with cameras

Cameras that shoot 360-degree photos and videos are becoming more popular. Try these tips to get cool clips... ||| Vatican City - As cameras that shoot 360-degree photos and videos become affordable, curious users will face a new challenge:...Show More Summary

There are 160 million angry drivers out there

Anger, aggression and road rage: America’s motorists are not a happy bunch, according to a survey. ||| New York - Summer is driving season - and, it appears, fuming, cursing, and ramming season as well. Read also: Road rage: Young men...Show More Summary

Richest generation in US history is getting richer

America’s so-called Baby Boomers are part of the wealthiest generation in US history - and they’re still making money in retirement. ||| New York - Baby boomers started turning 65 in 2011, marking the unofficial beginning of their retirement...Show More Summary

Skip marriage and have kids - for the money?

If income is the concern, surely raising a child is a lot more expensive than getting married, if you wed on the cheap? ||| New York - Young Americans are likelier to have children without marrying than older Americans. Not so surprising. Read...Show More Summary

Doors are open for ‘non-finance’ bank interns

Big banks from Barclays to Morgan Stanley are looking to recruit interns with a broader background. ||| London - When Barclays executive Sam Dean went to a career fair earlier this year, he asked to speak with a group of students who...Show More Summary

Your car is spying on you

As you may have suspected, your car is spying on you. Fire up a new model and it updates more than 100 000 data points. ||| Michigan - As you may have suspected, your car is spying on you. Fire up a new model and it updates more than 100 000 data points, including rather personal details like the front-seat passenger’s weight. Show More Summary

Chinese billions pour into soccer

Hulk, who recently inked a record-breaking deal with Shanghai SIPG, is the most recent soccer star to sign up with a Chinese company. ||| Hong Kong - Hulk had quite the welcome to China. Shortly after his plane landed at Shanghai’s Pudong...Show More Summary

Pokemon GO - the joke that took off

The location-based mobile game Pokemon GO has become a huge hit - but it started as an April Fool’s joke. ||| Tokyo - Pokemon GO, the location-based mobile game that has become a massive hit, began as an April Fool’s joke. Read also:...Show More Summary

BP books $5.2bn more over spill

BP raises the total liability from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster by $5.2 billion to $61.6 billion before tax. ||| Houston - BP has raised the total liability from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, which triggered the worst offshore oil spill in US history, by $5.2 billion to $61.6 billion before tax. Show More Summary

Luxury contagion hits Swatch

Swatch Group shares plunge as the watchmaker warns of a collapse in first-half profit. ||| Zurich - Swatch Group shares plunged as the watchmaker warned of a collapse in first-half profit and cut sales guidance for the year, adding to...Show More Summary

Brexit: May pressured to begin EU divorce

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will not trigger negotiations to leave the EU before the end of the year. ||| Coalville, England - In the English heartlands which voted heavily to leave the European Union, the wishlists are...Show More Summary

Gender diversity: Facebook makes slow progress

Social media titan Facebook says a third of its workers are women. ||| San Francisco - Facebook said about a third of its workers are female, while black employees accounted for 3 percent of its US senior leadership, both numbers only...Show More Summary

Pound surges after Bank of England decision

Britain’s battered pound surged by more than 2% as the Bank of England held its Bank Rate at 0.50% on Thursday. ||| London - The Bank of England wrong-footed investors by keeping interest rates on hold on Thursday, but held out the prospect...Show More Summary

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