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Le Pen says her debate anger is reflection of France
- May 05, 2017

Macron's strong showing in the debate and another poll this week that showed his En Marche! Obama has mostly stayed in the background in American politics since Trump moved into the White House. When Le Pen senior was a shock finalist in France's 2002 election, his rival Jacques Chirac refused to debate him out of fear of "normalizing hate and intolerance". (more...)
Trump signs order to let churches engage more in politics
- May 05, 2017

A day before the signing, civil rights groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the Human Rights Campaign were preparing to fight Trump's order , anxious that it would allow people to deny benefits or services to gays and women using birth control, and to discriminate against others they oppose. (more...)
Facebook shares dip from high as investors fret over costs, future profit
- May 05, 2017

Facebook is expected to report first-quarter profit, excluding certain expenses, of $1.12 per share, compared with 77 cents a year earlier, according to data compiled by FactSet. Regardless of worry over ad space in the News Feed, Facebook is still in a healthy number-two position to Google in the digital ad space. On Wednesday, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) said Facebook would add 3,000 people to its 4,500-person staff to monitor for violent videos more closely. (more...)
New Leaked Renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Appears Online
- May 05, 2017

Let us know down in the comments. The new Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro has 5.7-inch of Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a pixel ratio of 1080 x 1920. Though the device came with some bugs like red tinted display and Wi-Fi connectivity issues, it seems as a win-win launch for Samsung . The latter is available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Maple Gold colour variants, while the former is available in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colour options. (more...)
Facebook shuts down its Oculus Story Studio team Facebook shuts down its Oculus Story Studio team
- May 05, 2017

Bad news for fans of VR film: Oculus Story Studio is being shuttered, effective immediately. The most notable of these was Henry , which won an Emmy late previous year in the category of VR Animated Short. With a high cost to entry in pricey headsets and expensive PC builds, virtual reality needs all the good content it can get to convince shoppers it's worth the investment. (more...)
Facebook profit surges, closing in on two billion monthly users
- May 05, 2017

The company appeared to push back on the report Wednesday with its own new stat. "66% of Facebook's monthly active users visit Facebook every day", the company wrote in a note to reporters detailing its Q1 earnings for 2017, released just hours after App Annie's report. (more...)
What to expect from iPhone 8 What to expect from iPhone 8
- May 05, 2017

It also announced a $1 billion fund aimed at creating more USA manufacturing jobs, although it provided few details. Cook also promised that Apple will hire "thousands of employees, thousands more in the future" in the USA, although he didn't specify how quickly that will happen. (more...)
Beware unruly passengers! Government brings out new no-fly rules Beware unruly passengers! Government brings out new no-fly rules
- May 05, 2017

The Ministry has proposed three kinds of unruly behaviour - disruptive behaviour, physically abusive and life threatening behaviour. Level 1- Disruptive behaviour such as physical gestures for which a passenger will be handed out a suspension of three months. (more...)
China Says Will Not Be Mediator Between India, Pakistan Over Kashmir China Says Will Not Be Mediator Between India, Pakistan Over Kashmir
- May 05, 2017

The $46 billion CPEC project, a key component of Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road project, connects China's Kashgar in Xinjiang with Pakistan's Gwadar port in Balochistan - restive regions in both countries. Wang's comments came days ahead of China's Belt and Road Forum on President Xi Jinping's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, of which CPEC is part. (more...)
Apple steps up its effort to emphasize its economic impact Apple steps up its effort to emphasize its economic impact
- May 05, 2017

Unlike those firms, Apple's announcement was not a hiring promise; the company simply said that it was hoping to promote USA manufacturing with its new fund. 'So if want to pick on somebody, you might want to pick on somebody else because they won't be a good example'. Apple CEO Tim Cook is investing a billion dollars, a tiny fraction of Apple's cash reserves, into a project meant to lead to USA manufacturing jobs. (more...)
House passes AHCA, Senate to draft its own ACA repeal bill House passes AHCA, Senate to draft its own ACA repeal bill
- May 05, 2017

President Trump took a televised victory lap Thursday after the House voted to pass a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act - an unusual Rose Garden ceremony considering that final victory remains miles away. Cornyn reiterated to The Washington Examiner that there is "really no deadline" for getting the bill passed. I don't think so, but Republicans are going to have to do a better job selling what they are doing. (more...)
Hacker launches nationwide 'phishing' attack against Gmail accounts Hacker launches nationwide 'phishing' attack against Gmail accounts
- May 05, 2017

Have you received an email today inviting you to open a Google Doc? People in your contacts will then likely receive phishing emails from you and will fall prey to the attack. Cooper Quintin, staff technologist at the EFF, told The Register that he has now collected over 400 samples of the emails and it doesn't appear to be carrying a malware payload. (more...)
Apple announces $1 billion fund for American manufacturing
- May 05, 2017

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. It is a sign of Apple's success but also a thorny problem: its cash stockpile has hit a staggering $256.8 billion, sparking debate on what do with such massive reserves. (more...)
Google warns of email scam that impersonates Google Docs Google warns of email scam that impersonates Google Docs
- May 05, 2017

Google said its abuse team "is working to prevent this kind of spoofing from happening again". Millions of Gmail users are thought to have been targeted in a major phishing attack spread via emails from genuine friends and acquaintances. (more...)
Facebook adding 3000 people to screen out violent content Facebook adding 3000 people to screen out violent content
- May 05, 2017

Over the last few weeks, we've seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook - either live or in video posted... "No one should be in this situation in the first place, but if they are, then we should build a safe community that gets them the help they need", said Zuckerberg. (more...)
Groupon Inc (GRPN) Short Interest Up 6.6% in April
- May 05, 2017

Analysts have a mean recommendation of 3.10 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). P/E of the company is not reported. Groupon had a negative net margin of 6.03% and a negative return on equity of 29.46%. Groupon is expected to report revenues of around $731 million and zero earning in Q1 2017, per consensus estimates compiled by Reuters. (more...)
Google Accuses Uber of a Google Accuses Uber of a "Cover-Up Scheme" to Steal Trade Secrets
- May 05, 2017

Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent company Alphabet, clashed with Uber in a critical legal battle that threatens to halt the ride-hailing service's self-driving auto program. "We're not hiding anything", he said. While the judge didn't make a ruling on Wednesday, he is expected to issue an order within the next few days. (more...)
Qualcomm may consider asking US to ban iPhone imports Qualcomm may consider asking US to ban iPhone imports
- May 05, 2017

While the Tame Apple Press is baying for Qualcomm's blood, it is important to realise that Apple's case is rather weak. Bloomberg News is reporting that Qualcomm is preparing to ask the International Trade Commission to halt imports of the iPhone, which is built in Asia, in advance of the iPhone 8 release. (more...)
Gmail users targeted in huge phishing scam
- May 05, 2017

Here at 9NEWS we received at least a dozen of the scam emails on Wednesday . Following the widespread phishing scam that affected Google Docs and Gmail users this week, Google says it's now rolling out a new security feature in its Gmail application on Android that will help warn users about suspicious links. (more...)
Star Wars fans celebrate 'May the Fourth be with you'
- May 05, 2017

The SaberTrees will light up from 8pm to midnight, and the light show will run at 7.45pm, 8.45pm and 9.45pm, every night until the festival ends on Saturday. Get one step closer with this official Rogue One Darth Vader tee, and we won't tell if you don't. On this day, Margaret Thatcher started the office as the UK PM. (more...)

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