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Online overtakes TV for UK youngsters

By BBC Young people are spending more time online than watching television for the first time, according to an annual survey tracking children's media behaviour in the UK. Staff at research agency Childwise described it as...

Hoverboards: Amazon offers full refunds in safety backlash

By BBC A US government body has said online retailer Amazon will offer full refunds to customers who bought hoverboards, after safety problems with the devices. Refunds will be available immediately, according to the Consumer Product...

Google ‘paid $1bn for search on iPhone’

By BBC Google paid tech rival Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep its search function the default option on iOS devices, Bloomberg reports. A transcript of court proceedings from a copyright lawsuit against Google allegedly contains...

Microsoft makes $1bn cloud pledge

By BBC Computing giant Microsoft has pledged to provide $1bn-worth (£700m) of cloud computing resources to organisations it deems to be working for the "public good". The resources will be shared out over the next three...

China’s twitter ends 140-character cap

By BBC That is about 100 million fewer than Twitter, which recently indicated it was reconsidering its own character limit. "We didn't start Twitter with a 140-character restriction," chief executive Jack Dorsey wrote earlier this month. "We...

Probe into Zano drone scandal released

By BBC When Europe's biggest Kickstarter project, the Zano mini-drone, crashed to earth last November there was plenty of blame to go round. But many of the 12,000 backers - who had put in £2.3m...

Facebook begins Europe-wide campaign against extremist posts

By Reuters. Facebook Inc began a Europe-wide campaign on Monday to thwart extremist posts on social media, after German politicians in particular raised concerns about a rise in xenophobic comments linked to an influx of...

Friends Reunited website to close

By BBC Friends Reunited - one of the UK's first social networks - has announced it will soon close. One of its founders Steve Pankhurst explained in an email that the platform was still used by...

WhatsApp drops subscription fee

By Life Hacker WhatsApp is one of the most popular alternative messaging apps in the world, despite charging most users $0.99 per year. Now, that fee is going away for everyone. As the company announced in...

Pakistan unblocks access to YouTube

By BBC Pakistan has unblocked the video sharing site, YouTube, more than three years after it was banned for posting a video deemed insulting to Islam. Pakistan's telecoms regulator said the ban was no longer necessary...
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