Tag Archives: pressure

Girls on social media: do you feel pressure to be perfect?

Social media is awash with airbrushed images of celebrities and models, taken from specific angles and with camera filters that wildly distort reality. But what impact does the consumption of these images have on our perception of ourselves? According to last year’s Girlguiding survey, a third (36%) of 7-10 year olds said people make them think that the most important… Read More »

Toshiba Said to Be Under Pressure to Consider Plan B as Chip Sale Falters

As the $18 billion (roughly Rs. 1,16,325 crores) sale of Toshiba’s memory chip unit to a government-approved consortium falters, some bankers and potential investors are pressing the board to seriously consider alternatives, people with direct knowledge of the sale process said – including picking a new buyer. Those people say Toshiba’s leadership is sticking to Plan A: selling… Read More »

Instagram Stories Now up to 250 Million Daily Users, Increasing Pressure on Snap Inc.

Facebook’s assault on Snapchat continues. This week, Facebook has announced that Instagram Stories is now being used by more than 250 million people every day, far eclipsing Snapchat, which has 166 million total users. The data also indicates that the Stories format is growing in popularity on Instagram – as noted by TechCrunch, Stories’ growth rate is actually picking up… Read More »

Under pressure to soften Brexit, PM May nears deal with Northern Irish ‘kingmakers’

British Prime Minister Theresa May neared a deal with a Northern Irish Protestant party to save her premiership on Tuesday as she came under intense pressure to soften her approach to Brexit days before the start of formal EU divorce talks. May’s botched election gamble, which saw her lose her parliamentary majority, left her so weakened that supporters… Read More »

Pressure on Yahoo grows after massive hack attack

Pressure on Yahoo continued to grow after the internet search giant revealed that it was the victim of another huge hacking attack in 2013. The company’s shares closed down more than 6% on Wall Street on fears that a planned sale to Verizon was in doubt. Politicians and regulators called for action after Yahoo disclosed on Wednesday that… Read More »

Sky bid puts independent directors under pressure

Sky’s independent directors are under mounting pressure to secure a higher bid from Rupert Murdoch for the 61% stake in the satellite broadcaster it does not own. On Friday, 21st Century Fox announced a possible bid for Sky priced at £10.75 a share, valuing the company at £18.5bn. Investors are concerned that James Murdoch is both chairman of… Read More »

Pressure grows to refer Rupert Murdoch’s Sky bid to Ofcom

Ministers are declining to comment on the deal, but Bradley will have to take a quasi-judicial decision on whether to ask Ofcom for an adjudication within 10 days of being formally notified of the proposal. Matthew Hancock, Bradley’s deputy minister at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, said he could only reassure MPs that the culture secretary… Read More »

Galaxy Note7’s S Pen recognizes 4,096 different pressure levels, comes with new features

The S Pen is the signature feature (we couldn’t resist) of the Note series and it’s better than ever on the Galaxy Note7. Samsung wants to make sure we know it and has published some details on the stylus that’s not really a stylus. For starters, the Note7’s S Pen is water resistant with an IP68 certification to… Read More »

PM Abe’s plan for $265 bln stimulus puts pressure on BOJ to ease

Japan’s prime minister unveiled a surprisingly large $265 billion stimulus package on Wednesday to reflate the world’s third-largest economy, adding pressure on the central bank to match the measures with monetary stimulus later this week. The earlier-than-expected announcement to boost the flagging economy sent Japanese and other Asian stock markets higher while it weighed on the safe-haven yen,… Read More »

Japan consumer inflation flat, keeps BOJ under pressure

Japan’s consumer inflation was flat in the year to February as low energy costs and weak consumption put a lid on price growth, government data showed on Friday, keeping the central bank under pressure to top up stimulus although it eased policy less than two months ago. A separate BOJ index calculated by the central bank to strip… Read More »