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Will Spotify change its tune after stock market listing?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daniel Ek co-founded Swedish streaming company Spotify in 2006 Shares in the music streaming firm Spotify will be publicly traded for the first time later on Tuesday when the firm debuts on the New York market. The flotation marks a turning point for the …

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Facebook's Zuckerberg fires back at Apple's Tim Cook

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zuckerberg has seen shares in his company fall steeply since the start of the Cambridge Analytical scandal Facebook’s chief executive has defended his leadership following criticism from his counterpart at Apple. Mark Zuckerberg said it was “extremely glib” to suggest that because the …

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Tiangong-1: Defunct China space lab comes down over South Pacific

Image copyright FRAUNHOFER Image caption China’s space lab Tiangong-1 was tracked on radar China’s defunct Tiangong-1 space lab mostly broke up on re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere above the South Pacific, Chinese and US reports say. It re-entered the atmosphere around 00:15 GMT on Monday, China’s Manned Space Engineering Office said. …

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Can targeted ads really change votes?

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Prof Carroll was not happy with the invasive nature of the data collected on him Prof David Carroll campaigned for Barack Obama during his presidential bid but did not do the same for Hillary Clinton. Now he asks himself whether so-called dark ads – individually …

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iQiyi: 'China's Netflix' shares dip in US stock debut

Image copyright Iqiyi Chinese video streaming service iQiyi – often called China’s Netflix – made a rocky US stock market debut as it launched on the Nasdaq. Shares opened slightly ahead of the $18 listing price, before quickly falling back and closing down 14%. But iQiyi chief executive Gong Yu …

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Donald Trump steps up attacks on Amazon

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump (right) accuses Amazon, owned by Jeff Bezos, of not paying enough for deliveries President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Amazon, suggesting the online retail giant is ripping off the US Postal Service. The US Post Office would lose $1.50 (£1.07) …

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Met Police chief: Social media leads children to violence

Image copyright PA Image caption Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick said stop and search will likely increase The UK’s top police officer has blamed social media for normalising violence and leading more children to commit stabbings and murders. Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick told the Times social media sites “rev …

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Tesla in fatal California crash was on Autopilot

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The driver of the Tesla Model X died shortly after the crash Electric carmaker Tesla says a vehicle involved in a fatal crash in California was in Autopilot mode, raising further questions about the safety of self-driving technology. One of the company’s Model X cars …

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US may tie social media to visa applications

Image copyright Reuters Image caption If approved, the US state department proposal could affect around 14.7 million people a year The Trump administration has said it wants to start collecting the social media history of nearly everyone seeking a visa to enter the US. The proposal, which comes from the …

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Lindsay Lohan loses GTA V privacy case appeal

Image copyright Rockstar Games Image caption The character Lacey Jones appeared on GTA V’s box art, but plays a relatively minor role in the game The actress Lindsay Lohan has failed in her latest attempt to sue the maker of the video game Grand Theft Auto V. Six judges at …

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