Global demand for gold drops 14 percent in first half of 2017 – WGC

Global demand for gold fell 14 percent in the first half of this year due mainly to a sharp decline in purchases by exchange traded funds, the World Gold Council said in a report on Thursday. Central bank buying also fell slightly in the first half but purchases of bars, coins and jewellery grew thanks […]

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Twitter Reveals Why It Hides Its Daily Active User Figures

Responding to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as to why Twitter is hiding its daily active user (DAU) growth, the company said “the absolute number of DAUs is less important than the percentage change in DAUs”. In a correspondence between the company and SEC, Twitter revealed that the percentage change in DAUs is the key factor to […]

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Facebook Said to Be Working on Video Chat Device, Standalone Smart Speaker

  Facebook is working on a video chat device for the home – the first major hardware product from its experimental Building 8 lab. Featuring a laptop-sized touchscreen, the device represents a new product category and could be announced as soon as next spring’s F8 developer conference, according to people familiar with the matter. They say the […]

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Instagram Stories Is Attracting Businesses, Says Company on Feature’s One-Year Anniversary

  Instagram, one of the only Facebook-owned services that hasn’t yet reached one billion active users, said on Wednesday people are spending more time than ever on Instagram app — nearly half an hour. The reason: Stories, a Snapchat-inspired feature which the company introduced exactly one year ago. More than 250 million people use Instagram Stories every […]

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Facebook News Feed to Prioritise Links to Websites That Load Faster

In the coming months, Facebook is updating its News Feed to show more weblinks that load faster and less stories which take time to open. In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook executives said they had heard from people how frustrating it is to click on a link that leads to a slow-loading webpage. “In fact, even […]

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Google Image Search Gets Badges Feature to Help You Take Action

  Google looks committed to improve its Image Search feature on the app and has now introduced a new tool that looks to compete with Pinterest. The Internet giant has added a new Image Search feature that will let you know the context and other relevant Badges to images indicating what else you can discover with […]

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Amazon, in Sign of Growth, Holds Job Fair for US Warehouses

  Amazon is holding a giant job fair Wednesday and plans to make thousands of job offers on the spot at nearly a dozen US warehouses. Though it’s common for Amazon to ramp up its shipping center staff in August to prepare for holiday shopping, the magnitude of the hiring spree underscores Amazon’s growth when traditional retailers are closing […]

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Microsoft Word Gets ‘Read Aloud’ Feature to Help People With Dyslexia

  Microsoft Word now has a new ‘Read Aloud’ feature that has been finely tuned for users with dyslexia. The Read Aloud feature is similar to the existing Read Mode that came out in December, The Verge reported on Wednesday. The software giant has been testing text-to-speech features in Word for quite some time. The new […]

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Windows Saw Over 2.3 Million Infections, 13 Ransomware Families in Q2 2017: Quick Heal

  Over 2.3 million infections and 13 families of ransomware were detected on Windows in the second quarter of 2017, a new report revealed on Wednesday. According to Quick Heal Technologies, malware detections saw a drop of 23 percent but continued to emerge over 1,700 times every minute. “Although malware detections on Windows and Android saw a decline compared to last quarter, ransomware attacks […]

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, RX Vega 64 GPUs, and Threadripper 1900X Announced

  AMD has formally announced a return to the enthusiast-class gaming space with new graphics cards based on its next-generation Vega architecture. The new AMD Radeon RX Vega series takes on Nvidia’shigher-end GeForce GTX 10-series cards, targeting gamers who want 4K quality and variable refresh rates. The new cards will be positioned above the existing Radeon RX 500 series. There are […]

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