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49m Amazon makes $1bn a month as growth slows
The Guardian
Jeff Bezos touts results but report, which reveals Amazon tracks and fires workers who miss productivity targets, casts shadow Amazon made a profit of more than $1bn a month for the first three months of the year, the company announced on Thursday. The retail and tech giant reported a profit of $3.6bn for the three months ending 31 March as sales reached $59.7bn. Profits were more than double last year’s and the company has now recorded four straight quarters in a row of record profits.
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2h Ultimatum to cabinet ministers in Huawei leak investigation
The Guardian
Senior figures in Theresa May’s cabinet deny role in leaking details of vote in National Security Council meeting Cabinet members who were at Tuesday’s National Security Council have been sent an ultimatum by Whitehall’s most powerful official to confess or deny whether they leaked a controversial decision to allow Chinese telecoms firm Huawei to help build the UK’s 5G phone network. Cabinet secretary Sir Mark Sedwill is understood to have written to those present and demanded that they tell him immediately whether they were involved, prompting the five prime suspects to scramble to “categorically deny” that they were behind the leak.
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Huawei row: Inquiry to be held into National Security Council leak3h Huawei row: Inquiry to be held into National Security Council leak
BBC
Several ministers deny being involved in leaking information from a National Security Council meeting.
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5h Cabinet launches inquiry to find source of Huawei leak
The Guardian
Senior members of UK cabinet scramble to deny responsibility for leak regarding Chinese firm An inquiry has been launched by the cabinet secretary, Sir Mark Sedwill, in the aftermath of this week’s leak of a decision by the National Security Council to allow Chinese firm
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6h SteamWorld Quest review: Exuberant and fun, but nothing special
The Independent
A wonderfully created world with beautiful characters, but this is the weakest entry in the storied series
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6h Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen review: Capcom's RPG sensation is finally on the Switch
The Independent
Capcom's hidden gem Dragon's Dogma is, as it was back in 2012, a paragon of action role-playing adventure.
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Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation7h Updated Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation
BBC
It is one of only three public companies to have achieved the milestone, along with Apple and Amazon.
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8h Mark Zuckerberg has a new podcast where he tries to figure out the future
The Independent
The Facebook CEO faces widespread criticism over his handling of a series of scandals that have plagued the social network
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US Uber drivers plan 12-hour shutdown over pay and conditions9h US Uber drivers plan 12-hour shutdown over pay and conditions
BBC
The drivers' protest coincides with the ride-hailing firm's debut on the stock market.
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9h Universe expanding faster than expected, NASA confirms
The Independent
Discovery could require entirely new physics to explain
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9h Days Gone review – a game of fun and fury, signifying nothing
The Guardian
The highly anticipated postapocalyptic adventure builds a believable, thrilling world, but populates it with cardboard cut-out survivors After only 10 minutes, you realise something about Days Gone that will come to mind throughout the next 20 hours or so: it is as if Far Cry was set in a B-movie version of
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10h WhatsApp is hotbed for child sex abuse videos in India, study finds
The Independent
Dozens of public groups with hundreds of members operated on the popular app
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Failed Zozosuit hits company profits11h Failed Zozosuit hits company profits
BBC
A failed experiment with a body-measuring suit has eaten away at fashion retailer Zozo's profits.
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11h May faces calls for inquiry over Huawei leak
The Guardian
Labour and Tory MPs pile on pressure to find and sack leaker amid suspicions it could be work of leadership rival Theresa May is under growing pressure to find and sack the minister, aide or official responsible for a national security leak that revealed the government will allow the Chinese firm Huawei to supply equipment for 5G mobile phone networks. Labour and Tory MPs called on the prime minister to order an official leak inquiry led by the cabinet secretary amid suspicions that a minister with leadership ambitions handed over the information to further their own career.
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12h Apple will now fix broken MacBook keyboards within a day, leaked memo suggests as problems continue
The Independent
'These repairs should be prioritised,' Genius Bar employees are reported to have been told
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12h Facebook takes down far-right groups days before Spanish election
The Guardian
Investigation uncovered networks reaching 1.7m people that were spreading fake news Facebook has taken down several networks that were spreading far-right content to nearly 1.7 million people in Spain, days before
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12h TikTok ban in India overturned after reassurances over porn videos on app
The Independent
Apple and Google have restored the app to its online app stores
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13h Best smartphone 2019: iPhone, Huawei, Samsung and Google compared and ranked
The Guardian
Our updated list of the top iOS and Android mobile phones – at the best prices right now Need a new smartphone but don’t know which one is the very best? Here’s a guide comparing the current top-end smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Huawei and others to help you pick the best handset for you. There has never been a better time to buy a new flagship smartphone with many quality handsets available at a wider range of prices than ever before. Whether your priority is two-day battery life, fantastic camera performance or a spectacular screen, there’s plenty to choose from.
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13h Saudi sisters call for 'inhuman' woman-monitoring app to be removed by Facebook and Apple
The Independent
Maha and Wafa al-Subaie say government app Ashber supports country's strict male guardian system
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15h How do I buy a laptop with an encrypted hard drive?
The Guardian
Derek needs to find a laptop with Windows 10 Home’s device encryption to keep his data safe I want to buy a new Windows 10 laptop for home use, and I want one with device encryption capability, so that the boot drive is encrypted. Until recently, this has only been possible with Windows Professional editions using BitLocker. I now see that if a laptop has the right specification,
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15h Facebook expecting $5bn fine for privacy violations
The Independent
Social media giant is being investigated by US Federal Trade Commission over Cambridge Analytica data scandal
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22h Tesla earnings: company posts surprisingly large losses in delayed report
The Guardian
Firm reveals losses of $2.90 a share after waiting more than an hour after markets close Tesla posted larger-than-expected losses in its first-quarter earnings report, as the company struggles with production rates and was forced to raise prices on a number of its cars. The electric carmaker reported a loss of $2.90 a share in its filing, weaker than
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23h Tesla earnings: company posts bigger losses than expected in delayed report
The Guardian
Firm reveals losses of $2.90 a share after waiting more than an hour after markets close Tesla posted larger-than-expected losses in its first-quarter earnings report, as the company struggles with production rates and was forced to raise prices on a number of its cars. The company reported a loss of $2.90 per share in its filing, weaker than estimates of a $1.30 loss per share. The company’s stock closed out the day at $258.66 per share and prices fluctuated wildly in after hours trading.
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24h Tesla posts bigger losses than expected in delayed earnings report
The Guardian
Firm reveals losses of $2.90 a share after waiting more than an hour after markets close Tesla posted larger-than-expected losses in its first-quarter earnings report, as the company struggles with production rates and was forced to raise prices on a number of its cars. The company reported a loss of $2.90 per share in its filing, performing worse than estimates of a $1.30 loss per share. The company’s stock closed out the day at $258.66 per share and prices fluctuated wildly in after hours trading.
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Huawei 5G row: Ministers demand leak inquiry26h Huawei 5G row: Ministers demand leak inquiry
BBC
One senior minister said leaking from the security council - the "holy of holies" - was extraordinary.
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Huawei row: Ministers demand Huawei leak inquiry28h Huawei row: Ministers demand Huawei leak inquiry
BBC
One senior minister said leaking from the security council - the "holy of holies" - was extraordinary.
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Huawei row: Ministers call for investigation into leaking28h Huawei row: Ministers call for investigation into leaking
BBC
Government ministers are calling for a "full and proper" investigation after discussions were leaked.
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29h Social media companies 'actively' serve up extremist material to users to maximise profits, MPs say
The Independent
'The algorithms that you profit from are being used to poison debate,' Yvette Cooper tells YouTube
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Dick Barnes, pioneer behind oldest working computer, dies29h Dick Barnes, pioneer behind oldest working computer, dies
BBC
Dick Barnes co-designed the machine used by engineers who built the world's first commercial nuclear reactor.
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30h Scientists see the 'rarest event ever recorded' in attempt to solve dark matter mystery
The Independent
Process seen by scientists takes one trillion times the age of the universe
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31h MPs criticise tech giants for failure to report criminal posts
The Guardian
Facebook, Google and Twitter condemned for not telling police about crimes on their platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter have been criticised by a UK parliamentary committee for their refusal to report users to the police when they remove criminal posts. Representatives of all three companies appeared in front of the home affairs select committee to discuss their progress on tackling hate speech and terrorism on their platforms. But MPs said they were shocked to learn that none of the companies had policies of reporting criminal material to law enforcement, except in rare cases when there was an immediate threat to life or limb.
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31h Fortnite employees work 100-hour weeks in 'toxic culture of fear' to keep game a success
The Independent
Relentless schedule is to deliver latest updates for new seasons and weekly challenges
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Hate speech: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube told off by MPs32h Hate speech: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube told off by MPs
BBC
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are accused of not doing their jobs as they face questions from MPs.
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Huawei: Why UK is at odds with its cyber-allies34h Huawei: Why UK is at odds with its cyber-allies
BBC
The US has been pressing other nations to ban use of the Chinese firm's 5G kit on security grounds.
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34h Lyra McKee murder: Twitter bans Irish dissident republican group linked to New IRA
The Independent
Saoradh deny any association with paramilitaries but have come under strong public criticism since the murder of Lyra McKee
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Huawei row: UK to let Chinese firm help build 5G network34h Updated Huawei row: UK to let Chinese firm help build 5G network
BBC
The US wants its intelligence allies, including the UK, to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant.
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36h What is Huawei? The controversial company helping to build the UK's 5G network
The Independent
Smartphones like the Mate 20 Pro have helped Huawei compete with Apple and Samsung but the Chinese firm is beset by controversy
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39h Trump 'repeatedly complains about Obama having more Twitter followers than him'
The Independent
US president claims social media platform 'very discriminatory' to Republicans
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39h Theresa May to let Huawei help build UK 5G network despite fears over Chinese spying
The Independent
Decision made despite warnings from senior politicians, MI6 and cyber security experts
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40h Huawei P30 Pro review: epic camera, stellar battery life
The Guardian
New smartphone with Leica quad camera has 5x optical zoom, super low-light performance and fun features Huawei’s latest top-end phone, the P30 Pro, has a genuinely groundbreaking new quad camera system on the back with amazing low-light performance and the first 5x optical zoom enabling a practically spycam-like 50x digital zoom. The new £900 phone, from the firm that continues to be at the
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40h Nike NEXT%: Marathon running shoe so good it became controversial has been improved, company says
The Independent
Host of innovations means shoe could help a runner be the first ever to run a marathon in under two hours
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Jacinda Ardern leads effort to curb online extremism 23 Apr 11:42pm Jacinda Ardern leads effort to curb online extremism
BBC
New Zealand and France will host a summit aimed at curbing the use of social media to promote terrorism.
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