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Instagram to Make It Easier to Label Posts as Paid Promotions

Photo-sharing app Instagram plans to roll out a feature on Wednesday that will make it easier to label posts as paid promotions, taking what it called a step toward transparency in an area that has drawn attention from US authorities. Product endorsements have become more common on Instagram, owned by Facebook, as celebrities and others with large followings… Read More »

Android O wants to make your phone twice as fast

Well, well, well. The latest chapter of the mobile war is in full swing. Google announced Android O at its annual developer conference, Google I/O 2017, giving a first taste of its forthcoming software for phones, tablets and Android TV. And Apple responded with iOS 11, its next-gen platform for iPhones and iPads. Which one’s winning so far?… Read More »

Body Shop sale moves closer as L’Oreal talks to Natura

French cosmetics group L’Oreal has begun “exclusive” talks with Brazilian make-up company Natura Cosmeticos over the sale of its Body Shop business. L’Oreal said that Natura had made a “firm” offer valuing the company at 1bn euros (£880m). Earlier this year, L’Oreal said it was reviewing its strategy for the chain, which it bought for £652m in 2006.… Read More »

UK consumer stumbles in May as surveys show spending squeezed

British shoppers kept a tighter grip on their credit cards last month as they felt growing pressure from rising inflation, new figures showed just two days before they vote on whether to keep Prime Minister Theresa May in power. With record numbers of people in work and public borrowing more manageable, the economy has played a smaller role… Read More »

Bank of England faces strike action over pay as union launches ballot

Staff at the Bank of England will begin voting on Thursday on whether to hold a strike this year in protest at below-inflation pay rises, union sources told Reuters. Unite, Britain’s biggest union, is consulting members on whether to take industrial action at the 323-year-old Bank, which employs around 3,600 people, after they were awarded a 1 percent… Read More »

FTSE flirts with record as sterling boosts; Inmarsat rises

Britain’s major share index climbed on Thursday, flirting with its record high level as a weaker sterling gave large multinationals a leg up, while Inmarsat rose on merger speculation. The FTSE 100 .FTSE was up 0.4 percent by 0900 GMT, with consumer staples and industrials stocks providing the top boosts to send it hovering near its highest intra-day… Read More »

Euro zone manufacturing surges in May as new orders mount up

Manufacturing across the euro zone grew at the fastest rate in more than six years during May, increasing activity as price increases failed to slow their new orders, a survey showed on Thursday. Signs the bloc’s economy is enjoying a stable and broad-based recovery, alongside inflationary pressures, will be welcomed by policymakers at the European Central Bank. IHS… Read More »

Judy, Judy, Judy; Malware affects as many as 36.5 million Android devices

Last week, researchers at Check Point discovered malware called “Judy” that could have infected as many as 36.5 million Android devices. The auto-clicking adware generates large numbers of fraudulent clicks on ads, resulting in large sums being paid to the hackers behind the operation. The malware was found on 41 apps offered by a Korean firm, and quickly… Read More »

Moscow storm: 11 killed as high winds strike Russian capital

At least 11 people died when a severe thunderstorm hit the Russian capital Moscow, health officials say. Hundreds of trees were toppled by the storm, and more than 50 people sought medical help. Reports say that electrical cables were damaged as Moscow was lashed with high winds, hail and torrential rain. The winds of up to 110 km/h… Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Return to Harvard Today as Commencement Speaker

One of Harvard University’s most famous dropouts, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, returns on Thursday to the Ivy League school to address its graduating class. The 33-year-old tech titan, who dropped out the college to found the pioneering social network company, has been on a nostalgia trip during the week leading up to Harvard’s commencement. On Tuesday, he live-streamed… Read More »