Adele and Simon Konecki: It’s Over!

Sad news, everyone. Adele — beautiful, amazing, insanely talented and beloved Adele — is getting divorced. Yes, she and Simon Konecki, her partner for the better part of this decade and her husband of two years, are splitting up. The news definitely comes out of nowhere, but then again, these two have always been exceedingly private. They began dating over […]

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It’s time to act on social media after Christchurch: Microsoft boss

The terror attack in New Zealand was a "wake up moment" where regulation of the tech industry should be considered, the president of Microsoft told a meeting of Canberra business and academic leaders on Wednesday. Brad Smith was speaking after Prime Minister Scott Morrison threatened to toughen laws covering social media companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter if they failed to […]

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China orders its airlines to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 planes over safety fears after Ethiopian Airlines crash killed 157

Concerns have been raised about the new model following the second devastating air disaster in less than five months. Sunday’s tragedy follows the Lion Air flight that went down over the Java Sea in late October, killing all 189 people on board. China’s civilian aviation authority today ordered all Chinese airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. […]

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What it’s like to work inside Apple’s ‘black site’

Apple's new campus in Cupertino, California, is a symbol of how the company views itself as an employer: simultaneously inspiring its workers with its magnificent scale while coddling them with its four-storey cafe and 100,000-square-foot fitness centre. But one group of Apple contractors finds another building, 10 kilometres away on Hammerwood Avenue in Sunnyvale, to be a more apt symbol. […]

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Twitter reveals its daily active user numbers for first time

Twitter has for the first time disclosed the number of users who compose and read tweets on the site each day. In its earnings report released on Thursday morning, US time, Twitter said it has 126 million daily active users, a figure that is dwarfed by Facebook's 1.2 billion daily users and that falls short of Snapchat's daily users by […]

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