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Twitter overtaken by China’s Sina Weibo

By BBC There are now more people using Sina Weibo, the Chinese micro-blogging platform, than there are using Twitter. According to the Chinese company's first quarter results, it has 340 million active monthly users, 30% up...

Google engineers working with UNICEF to map Zika

By Reuters Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday that its engineers were working with U.N. child agency UNICEF to analyze data in an effort to map and anticipate the spread of the Zika virus, linked...

Netflix says subscribers hit 104 million

By BBC Netflix shares surged on Monday after the video streaming firm said it had about 104 million subscribers. The US company said the better-than-expected number was a sign that investment in new shows and movies...

Facebook rolls out live streaming video service

By BBC. Facebook users will be able to live stream video to their friends Facebook has begun rolling out a new feature on its social network which allows users to stream live video. A select group of...

WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature

By Mashable Facebook’s WhatsApp could soon get its own Snapchat moment. Less than two months since Facebook's Instagram introduced Stories, a feature strikingly similar to Snapchat’s Stories, the social juggernaut is exploring the idea of adding...

Tesla recalls 53,000 cars over brake issue

By BBC Tesla has issued a voluntary global recall for some of its Model S and Model X cars to fix a problem with the parking brake. The electric car maker said about 2% of the...

TalkTalk hacker, 19, pleads guilty

By BBC A 19-year-old man has pleaded guilty to involvement in the major hack attack of the telecoms firm TalkTalk last year. Daniel Kelley, from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, pleaded guilty to hacking at the Old Bailey. Judge Paul...

Malware hits millions of Android phones

By BBC Tech Up to 10 million Android smartphones have been infected by malware that generates fake clicks for adverts, say security researchers. The software is also surreptitiously installing apps and spying on the browsing habits...

Yahoo sued over ‘state-sponsored’ cyber attack

By Sky News Yahoo is being sued over a cyber attack which resulted in data being stolen from 500 million users. The US internet firm said the hack, which affected eight million user accounts in the...

Android could top 2 billion users

By US Today The creators of Android are likely to announce a key milestone at the Google I/O developers conference set to start Wednesday: 2 billion users. “That’s just a massive number,” said Greg Sterling, a senior...
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