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Facebook confirmed that the "Featured Topic" feature was in testing and said it was designed to help people discover stories that might be relevant to them. — Dreamstime/TNS

Facebook tests adding news stories customised to users’ interests

18 August 2017

Facebook Inc is testing a feature in its News Feed that provides customised links to news on topics of interest to individual users, as the company continues to search for ways to increase the amount of time that people spend on it.

YouTube is broadening access to live TV streaming as younger viewers increasingly watch shows online and traditional broadcast networks grapple with aging demographics among viewers. — Reuters

YouTube TV expands to 14 new markets, partners with Sinclair stations

18 August 2017

Alphabet Inc's Google has expanded its YouTube TV streaming service into 14 new US markets to reach half of American households, with an additional 17 markets to launch in the next few weeks, the company said on Aug 17.

Jack Ma is ahead of Jeff Bezos in grocery store ambitions

18 August 2017

Jack Ma is ahead of Jeff Bezos in one area: grocery stores.

Apple’s deep pockets could take on Hollywood, Netflix

18 August 2017

The potential move of Apple into streaming video could reshape an industry which is already feeling the impact from new players like Netflix.

Kalanick said in the court filing that the lawsuit is part of Benchmark's larger scheme to oust him from the company he helped found. — Reuters

Former Uber CEO says investor lawsuit a ‘public and personal attack’

18 August 2017

The ousted chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc called a lawsuit filed against him by one of the company's top investors a "public and personal attack" without merit.

The percentage of Romanians accessing social media exceeds the European average of 63%. — Dreamstime/TNS

Romanians access social networks more than European average: poll

18 August 2017

Almost three quarters (74%) of Romanian Internet users aged between 16 and 74 interact via social media, placing Romania ninth in the European Union (EU) on this segment, reveal the findings of a special survey.

The FrontRow weighs only 55g and allows users to film while keeping their hands free. — Ubiquiti Networks, Inc

The super-discreet FrontRow pendant camera

18 August 2017

American firm Ubiquiti has unveiled FrontRow, a wearable camera that streams live video to social networks.

Uber also faces sexual harassment and bias accusations by female staff, a federal inquiry into software that helps drivers avoid police, and a trade secrets lawsuit by Google parent Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit Waymo. — Reuters

Uber wins US court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration

18 August 2017

Uber Technologies Inc won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration.

Indians are buying more phones from Chinese companies: report

18 August 2017

Chinese smartphone brands expanded their share of the Indian smartphone market in the June quarter (Q2) of 2017, continuing a trend seen over the past few quarters, shows the latest Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report by IDC.

In Kalima, totems have to work together to get you through the levels, from stacking on top of each other to surmounting high walls, or switching positions so as not to fall into deadly slime. — dpa

No chance of boredom in video games full of totems, monkeys and zombies

18 August 2017

Feel like your life has been a bit boring lately? A whole slew of video games have recently come out that promise to bring a bit more adventure. Here are some activities you'll do in each:

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