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Apple Investors Urged to Help Parents Control Their Kids’ Phone Usage

iPhone use

How often and how long should a kid use his or her smartphone? That is one question that has often been asked by parents. (Read: Every Parent Who Gives Their Kid an iPhone Should Make Their Kid Follow These 18 Rules) Two Apple investors – Jana Partners LLC and the …

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Instagram Introduces Recommended Posts

Recommended Posts

Have you checked your Instagram feed? There is a new section that features recommended posts. The feature was tested early this month and then went live without any fanfare. Instagram announced the feature on Friday. Basis for Showing Recommended Posts In the announcement, Instagram said the “Recommended for You” posts …

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Japanese Telecom Giant Acquires 18% of Uber

Japan Softbank

SoftBank has purchased 18 percent of Uber Technologies Inc. in what a report has described as a “major victory” for the ride-hailing company’s chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi. Recode said a person who knows about the acquisition revealed that the transaction gives the Tokyo-based telecommunications company sizeable ownership of Uber, which …

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Apple Says Sorry for iPhone Battery Issue

iPhone Battery

Apple has apologized to iPhone users for the slow performance of their device with older batteries but denied intentionally shortening the lifespan of any of the company’s products. In a message on its website, the company said: “We’ve been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance …

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Facebook and Universal Music Ink Multi-Year Agreement

Universal Music

In what is considered an unprecedented music deal, Facebook and Universal Music Group (UMG) have signed a global multi-year agreement. Under the agreement, UMG would “license its recorded music and publishing catalogs for video and other social experiences across Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus.” In other words, Facebook users can upload …

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Instagram Direct Message Now Supports Live Video Sharing

Instagram Live Video

Instagram users would be delighted to know that they can now share a live video as a direct message. The photo and video-sharing site announced the rollout of the new function in a blog post on Thursday. How It Works When a user goes live, he or she just taps …

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Walmart Goes All-Out Against Amazon With Personal Shopping Service

Walmart

Walmart’s subsidiary called Code Eight set up by startup incubator Store No. 8 is testing a personal shopping service that targets ”high net worth urban consumers,” according to a Recode report that cited “multiple sources.” (Read: Walmart Unveils ‘Store No. 8’ Tech Incubator) With the service, those types of customers …

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Amazon to Launch Streaming Service to Rival YouTube

Streaming Service

Amazon is planning to compete with YouTube by offering a similar service or platform. The online retail giant has filed trademark papers with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) for “AmazonTube” on December 5. (Read: Amazon May Be Planning a YouTube Rival) Separate Petition TV Answer Man, on the …

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This Microsoft Excel Bundle Can Teach You to Do a Lot of Things

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel can be an intimidating program to use, especially for a first-timer. The program, however, is easy to use and there are a lot of ways to use the program aside from putting in data, calculating or analyzing data, and even building games with it. (Read: Improve Your Spreadsheet …

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