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Bieber’s Instagram deletion reflects social media’s harassment problem


The most famous Justin on Instagram is no longer named Bieber. The Canadian pop singer appears to have deleted his account following incidents of harassment and bickering with fans. Millions of Beliebers anticipating photos of his latest beach vacation, backstage guest or shopping trip are now warned “.” The Biebs didn’t just lock his account…

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Kirstine Stewart to exit Twitter; no details ‘at this time’: spokesman


Twitter’s vice president for media in North America, Kirstine Stewart, will be leaving the company. A Twitter spokesman confirmed in an e-mail Thursday that Stewart will part ways with the social media company. But Cam Gordon said Twitter is “not sharing any other details at this time.” Stewart’s profile says she’s responsible for Twitter’s TV,…

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Twitter reports slowest quarterly revenue growth since IPO


Twitter Inc reported its slowest growth in quarterly revenue since going public in 2013 and frustrated investors yet again with a disappointing outlook for the current quarter. The microblogging service operator’s shares fell 10 per cent in extended trading with investors concerned about its expansion and role in the social media landscape as it faces…

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Apple sells more iPhones than expected, shares jump after hours


Apple Inc. sold more iPhones than Wall Street expected in the third quarter and forecast revenue in the current period would top many analysts’ targets, soothing fears that demand for Apple’s most important product had hit a wall. Its shares rose more than 7 per cent in after-hours trading. The world’s most valuable publicly traded…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook touts future technology amid iPhone worries


As iPhone sales declined for the second straight quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook peeled back the curtain ever so slightly on its work in artificial intelligence and augmented reality, aiming to reassure investors that the company is ready to ride the next wave of technology. Raving about hit smartphone game Pokemon GO, Cook stressed that…

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Facebook beats estimates on ad sales growth


Facebook Inc. provided more evidence on Wednesday that it can turn eyeballs into profit as the maker of the world’s most popular app and social website trounced Wall Street’s estimates, sending its shares to an all-time high. The leading social media company’s mobile app and push into video attracted new advertisers and encouraged existing ones…

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Pokemon Go creators working to be ‘respectful’ of reality


The creators of “Pokemon Go” say they’re working to remove real-world locations that don’t wish to be included in the mobile gaming sensation. The Pokemon Company’s consumer marketing director J.C. Smith said in an interview this week that they’re updating the augmented-reality game so it remains fun for players but respects the real world. “When…

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EU lawmaker says Tinder breaches data protection rules


An EU lawmaker says dating app Tinder breaches the bloc’s data protection rules because it uses personal data without explicit consent and should be investigated by the European Commission. The dating app, owned by website operator Match Group Inc , imposes unlawful conditions on users, pushing them to consent to unclear clauses that allow the…

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What it’s like to wear Valve and HTC’s Vive VR headset


The instructions I received by phone were simple and cryptic: Turn up at the appointed hour. HTC had something to show me, and they weren’t dropping any hints as to what it was. I’ve covered the company for more than a decade, but when I arrived a few days later at the foyer of HTC’s…

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Nintendo’s save game: Why Mario on your phone is a huge deal


Nintendo Co., Ltd. announced last week that it will start making video games for the super computer in your pocket (the smartphone). The company’s stock shot up on the news, and it put every other player in the mobile game space on notice. And yet, I don’t know if everyone understands how big a deal…

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