Honor V9 to be available outside China as Honor 8 Pro

Huawei announced it will unveil Honor V9 on February 21 – the week before MWC. The device has a ChinaMobile branding on its back, indicating its China-exclusive status. But according to a company insider the device will go global just under a different name. The V9 will be rebranded to Honor 8 Pro and revealed at the Huawei… Read More »

Asus Zenfone 3 Go leaks with specs and renders

Asus’ naming convention is getting more and more confusing with each passing day. Navigating already official models is a challenge in itself, but when it comes to analyzing leaks, it really takes some dedicated investigative work to get the facts straight. This time around, however, we have an almost suspiciously straight-forward scoop. The Zenfone 3 Go appears to… Read More »

Twitter Reverses Decision to Stop Notifying Users When They’re Added to Lists

In line with its attempts to curb online abuse and harassment, Twitter has announced an update that would not notify the users when they were added to lists, but the update was soon rolled back following user feedback. Twitter Safety account on Tuesday posted in a tweet: “We want you to get notifications that matter. Starting today, you… Read More »

Facebook to Have Outside Audit of Ad Data

Facebook on Friday promised an outside audit of data it provides advertisers in a move apparently aimed at quelling concerns about accuracy. The news came just months after the leading social network announced it was working to fix flaws in its metrics calculations that led to audiences being overestimated at times. “We are committing to an audit by… Read More »

Peugeot in talks to buy GM’s Vauxhall and Opel business

France’s PSA Group, maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, is in talks about taking over General Motors’ (GM) loss-making European business Opel. PSA, which already works with GM in Europe on several projects, said a takeover was among “numerous strategic initiatives” being considered. Any deal would involve Opel’s UK arm Vauxhall, which employs 4,500 staff at plants at… Read More »

New £5 note: Bank to keep note despite animal fat content

The new £5 note will not be withdrawn, despite concerns that it contains traces of animal fat, the Bank of England says. The Bank said it had concluded it would be “appropriate” to keep the £5 polymer note in circulation. It will also issue the £10 polymer note as planned in September, it added. Vegans and some religious… Read More »

Yellen: Fed interest rate hike may be ‘appropriate’

The new £5 note will not be withdrawn, despite concerns that it contains traces of animal fat, the Bank of England says. The Bank said it had concluded it would be “appropriate” to keep the £5 polymer note in circulation. It will also issue the £10 polymer note as planned in September, it added. Vegans and some religious… Read More »

Tata Steel UK workers accept cuts to pension benefits

Tata Steel’s (TISC.NS) British workers voted on Wednesday to accept pension benefit cuts in return for safeguards on jobs and investment, although the Indian company’s plan to spin off its entire UK pension scheme still faces regulatory hurdles. Wednesday’s vote allows Britain’s largest steelmaker to close its 15 billion pound British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) to future accrual… Read More »

Verizon close to Yahoo deal, price cut of $250-350 million – sources

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) is close to a revised deal to buy Yahoo Inc’s (YHOO.O) core internet business for $250 million to $350 million (£200.7 million to £281 million) less than the original agreed price of $4.83 billion, according to a source briefed on the matter. Since last year, Verizon had been trying to persuade Yahoo to amend… Read More »

Lloyd’s of London angers staff with workday boozing ban

The days of the three-hour, five-bottle City lunch appear to be well and truly over after Lloyd’s of London introduced a booze ban. The insurance market has told its 800 employees that they are not allowed to drink alcohol between 09:00 and 17:00. Lloyd’s said it had been considering the move for some time to bring it into… Read More »