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For Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google business is booming

Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightReuters Business is booming for America’s tech giants. Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google reported sales and profits figures on Thursday covering the three months to 30 September – and there was a common thread: growth shows no sign of slowing. 1. Amazon is king The …

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Five ways the virus has changed Netflix

image copyrightNetflix image captionComedy series The Good Place has been a hit for Netflix Demand for online entertainment surged when the world went into lockdown earlier this year. But how is Netflix faring after that initial boost? 1. Growth is slowing – even more than Netflix had expected According to …

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Twitter suspends accounts claiming to be black Trump supporters

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump is campaigning for the 3 November election Twitter has suspended a number of fake accounts purporting to be owned by black supporters of US President Donald Trump. The social media giant said the accounts broke its rules on spam and platform manipulation. Many …

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Ada Lovelace Day: '2020 has been a hard slog'

By Zoe KleinmanTechnology reporter From caravans to kitchen tables, and podcast production to pregnancy, I’ve been speaking to many women in and around the technology sector about how they have adapted to the challenges of working during the coronavirus pandemic. Research suggests women across the world have shouldered more family …

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Should your accelerator pedal curb your speeding?

Image copyright PA Car makers and safety experts are arguing about the best technology to curb speeding on Europe’s roads. The EU is proposing kit that renders the accelerator pedal temporarily unresponsive when the speed limit is reached. The driver has to push hard on the pedal to de-activate the …

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FIFA: What it's like playing the game as a professional footballer

Image copyright Getty Images “For my FIFA Ultimate Team I just get as many fast and attacking players on the pitch as possible,” James Maddison tells Radio 1 Newsbeat. But the Leicester City and England midfielder knows the difference between fantasy and reality. “It wouldn’t keep any clean sheets,” he …

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Microsoft makes remote work option permanent

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New guidance sent to Microsoft staff indicated that working fro home could become permanent for employees, if their manager agreed Microsoft has told staff that they will have the option of working from home permanently with manager approval. The move mimics the US tech …

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What is the cost of 'cancel culture'?

Image copyright Pavel Paulinich Pavel Paulinich was working as a chef in Washington DC when coronavirus shut down most of his industry. With more free time on his hands, Mr Paulinich began to focus on his social media accounts, including a new page he created called Karens Going Wild. For …

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US tech giants accused of 'monopoly power'

Image copyright Getty Images/EPA/Reuters Image caption Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai defended their firms A report backed by Democratic lawmakers has urged changes that could lead to the break-up of some of America’s biggest tech companies. The recommendation follows a 16-month congressional …

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The robot shop worker controlled by a faraway human

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe remote-controlled shop assistant In a quiet aisle of a small supermarket in Tokyo, a robot dutifully goes about its work. Reaching down, it grabs yet another bottle of a flavoured drink that humans like, lifts it and places it on the …

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