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Moscow wonders what Russian flag has to do with BBC story on jihadist propaganda in UK
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Shire edges closer to launch of ADHD drug for adults in Japan
Telegraph • Iain Withers
iOS 11 App Store changes aim to improve discoverability
Game Industry International
Why ESPN Is More Political Than Before
The Atlantic • Conor Friedersdorf
Mexico's earthquake is a sobering and graphic reminder of what's in store for L.A. someday
Los Angeles Times • Mariel Garza
Recipe for disaster: inside the New York City Pizza Fest meltdown
Crain's New York Business • Cara Eisenpress
Amazon to release Alexa-powered smartglasses, reports say
The Guardian • Alex Hern
Mitie to cut 480 jobs as it considers sale of property management business
Telegraph • Rhiannon Bury
Nintendo Switch's hidden tribute to Satoru Iwata is gaming's sweetest Easter Egg
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WikiLeaks says Russian software firm is ‘surveillance partner’ for security services
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A St. Petersburg firm which makes billing software for telecommunications companies has been targeted by WikiLeaks, which accused the Russian company of working closely with the security services to enable electronic surveillance as mandated by Russian law. The firm, PETER-SERVICE, offers software...
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Moscow wonders what Russian flag has to do with BBC story on jihadist propaganda in UK
RT - Daily newsRt
Get short URL The BBC article dubbed ‘UK 'biggest audience' in Europe for jihadist web content’ appeared on the website on Tuesday. The report cited a study by the Policy Exchange think tank, saying that “online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in...
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Shire edges closer to launch of ADHD drug for adults in Japan
TelegraphIain Withers
British drugmaker Shire has stepped closer to launching an ADHD drug for adults in Japan, in a boost to its $2.5bn (£1.9bn) turnover neuroscience division ahead of a likely spin-out and stock market listing. The FTSE 100 firm said a clinical trial...
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Apple Inc, Gaming Software
iOS 11 App Store changes aim to improve discoverability
Game Industry International
Apple has made a number of significant changes to its App Store for iPhone and iPad that it hopes will help developers better promote their games and reach new users. The alterations come with the rollout of iOS 11 this week, with...
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Social Media Industry, Twitter Inc
Why ESPN Is More Political Than Before
The AtlanticConor Friedersdorf
Bryan Curtis reports a striking scene in “Jemele Hill and the Fight for the Future of ESPN,” his essay on America’s premier sports network and its relationship with politics. The staff of SportsCenter, a group under fire for producing shows that are...
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Mexico's earthquake is a sobering and graphic reminder of what's in store for L.A. someday
Los Angeles TimesMariel Garza
There’s a video on Twitter that I can’t stop replaying. An apartment building shivers violently during the magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Mexico City on Tuesday. Without warning, the building collapses into a cloud of dust. It’s shocking in same way that the...
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Recipe for disaster: inside the New York City Pizza Fest meltdown
Crain's New York BusinessCara Eisenpress
At Union Pizza Works, he asked for 20 pies. He called for another two dozen from Park Slope coal-fired pizza joint Table 87. He said he also ordered dozens of pies from a handful of neighborhood eateries to feed the more than...
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Amazon to release Alexa-powered smartglasses, reports say
The GuardianAlex Hern
Amazon is planning to release a pair of Alexa-enabled smartglasses as the latest addition to its range of voice-controlled devices, according to reports. Unlike most previous smartglasses, such as the ill-fated Google Glass experiment and Snapchat’s Spectacles, the Amazon glasses won’t feature...
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Mitie to cut 480 jobs as it considers sale of property management business
TelegraphRhiannon Bury
Outsourcing firm Mitie plans to cut 480 jobs by the end of the financial year and is considering a sale of its property management business as its transformation programme moves forward. The firm has appointed investment bank Evercore Partners to explore a...
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Nintendo Switch's hidden tribute to Satoru Iwata is gaming's sweetest Easter Egg
International Business TimesBen Skipper
It has been discovered that each and every one of Nintendo's new Switch consoles includes a copy of 1984's NES Golf as part of its firmware. Complete with motion control support, it's now been revealed that the game's inclusion is a tribute...
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