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Facebook hits two billion users

More than a quarter of the world’s population now uses Facebook every month, the social network says. “As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially two billion people,” founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg posted. The milestone comes just 13 years after the network was founded by Mr Zuckerberg when he was at Harvard. He famously… Read More »

Solar Red HTC U11 Hits US, Summer Sale Knocks $200 Off Other HTC Smartphones

HTC has a new Solar Red color option for the HTC U11 in the United States, as well as a summer sale shaving $200 off other select smartphones. In an increasingly competitive smartphone market, HTC is still trying to get back at the top after losing significant ground to rivals. Its latest flagship raised some interest, and the… Read More »

Yemen conflict: ‘Deadly strike’ hits funeral party

Eight women and a child have reportedly been killed in an overnight air raid on a funeral reception near Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sanaa. At least 10 more women were wounded, medical sources said. A Houthi rebel spokesman said the strike was followed by a second which hit emergency responders in Arhab, 40km (25 miles) from Sanaa. The rebels… Read More »

UK car production hits 12-year high with December still to go

Britain built more cars in the first eleven months of 2016 than any full year since 2004, data from an industry body showed on Thursday, putting the sector on course to make more vehicles this year than in any other since 1999. Just over 1.61 million cars were made in the year to November, the Society of Motor… Read More »

Iceland Foods hits back at Icelandic government over trademark

The supermarket Iceland claims that the Icelandic government is “not willing to hold any serious discussion” to reach agreement in a trademark dispute. The country has launched legal action against the chain, claiming it prevents the nation’s firms from describing their products as Icelandic. Iceland Foods owns the European trademark for using the name Iceland. The company sent… Read More »

Sir Philip Green hits back at MPs on BHS

Lawyers for Sir Philip Green have accused MPs of making “very serious factual and legal errors” in their report about the BHS collapse. The review, commissioned by the retail tycoon, comes as parliament prepares to debate stripping him of his knighthood. Lord Pannick QC and Michael Todd QC call the MPs’ findings “bizarre” and “unsupportable”. They claim Sir… Read More »

Instagram Hits 1 Billion Downloads on Google Play

Instagram has crossed a new milestone by achieving 1 billion downloads on Google Play. What is more noteworthy is that Instagram is the nineteenth app to do so, joining the scarce billion-downloads club. The social sharing app enjoys a user base of 500 million monthly users, hinting that this huge number of downloads could be the result of… Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Max Allegedly Hits Certification Site With Images, Specifications

Ahead of the May 10 event where Xiaomi is expected to reveal the Mi Max alongside the MIUI 8 ROM, the smartphone appears to have passed Tenaa, the Chinese telecommunications certification authority, revealing purported specifications and its design. As per the listing of the Mi Max, the smartphone looks very similar to the Mi Note smartphone that launched… Read More »

At least two dead after earthquake hits Japan

Scores of people injured after quake estimated to have magnitude of 6.5 demolishes houses on island of Kyushu  At least two people were killed and 45 were injured by a powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake that knocked over houses and buckled roads in southern Japan on Thursday. Both victims were from the hardest-hit town of Mashiki, about 15 kilometers… Read More »

Spot gold hits 1-week low as dollar gains dampen safe-haven trade

Spot gold hit its lowest in a week on Wednesday, with the impact of a stronger dollar outweighing a slight swell in the metal’s safe-haven appeal after attacks on an airport and a rush-hour metro train in Brussels. Overnight news of the attacks in Belgium, and hawkish comments from another U.S. Federal Reserve official have underpinned the U.S.… Read More »