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Yelp Plunges on “Short-Term” Advertising Weakness

released third-quarter 2018 results on Thursday after the market closed, and the market was not pleased. Shares of the local business-review specialist plummeted nearly 25% after it revealed disappointing quarterly growth and reduced its full-year outlook, stoking fears that the early momentum of its recent shift to flexible non-term ad contracts may not be sustainable. Let’s dig deeper, then, to see exactly ... Read More »

Fake news, rumours on social media hit Indian firms

When FabHotels filed a complaint with the Delhi police and its cyber cell on 28 September alleging three people had spread rumours on social media platforms that the budget hotel chain was cash-strapped and failing to pay suppliers, it highlighted a pattern—of companies being hit by fake news. Fake news and unsubstantiated rumours on social media have caused significant damage ... Read More »

GameStop Misses Estimates on Lower-Than-Expected Video Game Sales

GameStop Corp, the world’s largest video game and gaming console retailer, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday due to lower sales of video game software at its outlets. Shares of the company fell about 5 percent to $14.43 (roughly Rs. 1,040) after the bell on Thursday. Net sales from the video game software business fell 18.5 percent to $300.9 ... Read More »

PUBG Mobile Now Has 3 Million Players in the US, Most on Android: Report

HIGHLIGHTS PUBG Mobile now has 3.1 million US players Out of those, 1.7 million are on Android PUBG Mobile recently achieved 100 million downloads In a new development, the popular PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG) mobile game has managed to achieve three million players in the United States. According to the latest data from analytics platform App Ape, the PUBG Mobile game has crossed ... Read More »

Children, Teens Should Not Be On A Paleo Or Gluten-Free Diet

The low-carb paleo diet has been one of the most searched diets online in recent years. Many of the leading paleo programs actively market to teens, and a few years back, a celebrity chef in Australia even co-wrote a paleo cookbook for babies and kids. Public health officials there warned that the paleo diet, which eschews carbohydrates, processed foods and ... Read More »

Men check things repeatedly, women hoard, finds study on OCD

Men are likely to repeatedly check if a door is closed or not; women are likely to hoard things: Empty jars or things they don’t necessarily need. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a very common mental ailment, can affect men and women differently, a study conducted across north India has revealed. Characterised by repetitive behaviour such as hand washing, checking on ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A2 in India, Galaxy Note 9 Launched, Amazon and Flipkart Sales, Fortnite on Android, and More News This Week

Xiaomi Mi A2 price in India starts from Rs. 16,999 HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi price in India starts at Rs. 16,999 The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features a Bluetooth-powered S Pen stylus Amazon and Flipkart both held their Independence Day sales this week Xiaomi Mi A2 (Review) arrived in India this week, while Samsung unveiled its much-anticipated new phablet flagship – the Galaxy Note 9. Online ... Read More »

4 easy tricks to stay on track with your fitness goals and avoid bingeing this long weekend

We work 5 days a week and live for the weekend. And if it’s a long weekend that you spot on the horizon, the dreaded week seems to pass quickly. But weekend also brings with it oodles of lazy mornings, weekend bingeing and of course, a break from routine. But should this change in routine affect your fitness goals? Definitely ... Read More »

Who can claim tax benefit on interest paid on education loan?

The advantage of an education loan is that if the parent doesn’t have money, the loan can be repaid after the child completes the course and gets a job. Photo: iStockphoto Education costs are spiralling. The fee for a masters or diploma in management from premier institutes can be about ₹ 25 lakh, while many private medical institutes charge about ... Read More »

Xiaomi IPO: Xiaomi’s Weak Hong Kong Debut Casts Shadow on Tech Listings

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Corp’s shares fell as much as 6 percent on debut Xiaomi priced its Hong Kong IPO at HKD 17 per share The Sino-US trade dispute has roiled financial markets Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp’s shares fell as much as 6 percent on debut in Hong Kong due to valuation concerns, delivering a blow to investor sentiment in the tech sector ... Read More »