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Why Tencent wants to be more like Facebook in advertising

Hong Kong/Shanghai: Tencent Holdings Ltd’s rise into a $500 billion company was fuelled by a culture of internal competition, where teams raced against each other to make ideas work. To become an advertising powerhouse like Facebook Inc., the internal barriers are starting to come down. The seven main business units of China’s largest company are working to synchronize data and study ... Read More »

Informal sector will be main job creator in future. So equip workers today

Hardly a day goes by without another article, conference, or research initiative devoted to the future of work. The robots are coming, or they’re not coming as fast as we think; when they do come, they’ll put everyone out of work, or they’ll create as many jobs as they destroy. Thus the conversation goes. But what if, instead of trying ... Read More »

Experts are urging people to be alert to the symptoms of norovirus

It’s the winter sickness bug everybody dreads, but reports suggest that cases of norovirus could be on the rise again this season. Such concerns have lead Wales’ largest health board, Betsi Cadwaladr, to urge people to be alert for symptoms of the stomach bug – which is highly contagious. This comes after a 2016 outbreak of norovirus caused nine hospital wards to close in ... Read More »

Do you skip meals to drink? You might be suffering from Drunkorexia

Drunkorexia appears to be on the rise again, with many young people reportedly skipping meals in order to get drunk more quickly and reduce their calorie intake from food in order to save them for alcohol. Although it occurs in both men and women, it appears to be particularly common in young women. An Australian study published last year found ... Read More »

Pay attention to your gut health. It could be the key to ageing well

Chinese and Canadian researchers have found evidence to suggest that a healthy gut could be linked to healthy ageing. Carried out by researchers from Ontario’s Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute as well as from Tianyi Health Science Institute in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China, the research is one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, looking at a cohort ... Read More »

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Highlight Small Businesses’ Need to be Prepared

With recovery starting after Hurricane  Harvey in Houston and Floridians just beginning to emerge after Hurricane Irma, it a good reminder for  small businesses everywhere to rethink their preparedness.  Meanwhile businesses in both locations will be facing the challenge to try to rebuild. Small Businesses After Disasters Big box retailers and huge businesses in the area are more likely to have ... Read More »

BlackBerry Priv Won’t Be Getting Last Year’s Android Nougat Update

HIGHLIGHTS BlackBerry Priv, launched in 2015, is company’s first Android phone The move is a blow to BlackBerry, a security-first company Most recent flagships will get Android Oreo this year Iconic phone company BlackBerry has said that it won’t be rolling out last year’s Android Nougatsoftware update to the BlackBerry Priv smartphone in a blow to the customers and to its own image, as it ... Read More »

Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa Said to Be Vulnerable to New ‘Dolphin Attack’

HIGHLIGHTS This hack uses ultrasound frequencies to attack AI assistants Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Samsung S Voice are vulnerable to it Researchers advice OEMs to stop supporting frequencies above 20KHz Almost every other day researchers find new hacks to get into your smartphones, gadgets, and smart devices. Now, a group from China’s Zheijiang University have found a new way to ... Read More »

Does your teenager love fast food? Study says brain wiring may be to blame

Don’t blame your adolescent kid for eating high-calorie food. A new study says teenagers hooked to high-calorie food may be unable to control the urge for burgers, pizzas and french fries due to an impairment in the brain region linked to self-regulation. The findings have revealed that adolescents, who are at an increased risk of obesity, have progressively less neural ... Read More »

Google Wants You to be a Google+ Beta Tester

Google+ is scouting potential beta testers, not just for the Android app, but for the platform itself. If you become a beta tester, Google says you’ll be testing out new features, chatting with the G+ product team, and providing many details about how you use the service. Here is what Google+ is looking for in a potential beta tester. Active poster ... Read More »