Digital Life 19.7.2017 11:22 am

Netflix shares jump as subscriptions top 100 million

Netflix on Monday reported that its number of subscribers climbed more than expected, topping 100 million worldwide and sending shares in the leading on-demand television service soaring.

Netflix shares leapt more than 10 percent to $178.48 in after-market trades that followed release of earnings figures showing the Silicon Valley-based company added 5.2 million subscribers in the recently ended quarter to raise the total to 103.95 million for its streaming service.

Netflix shares jump as subscriptions top 100 million
Netflix shares jump as subscriptions top 100 million

Netflix shares jump as subscriptions top 100 million

Netflix on Monday reported that its number of subscribers climbed more than expected, topping 100 million worldwide and sending shares in the leading on-demand television service soaring.

Google Glass reborn for the workplace
Digital Life

Google Glass reborn for the workplace

After spending two years on the sidelines, Google Glass internet-linked eyewear is back in the game, this time aimed at helping workers do their jobs.
Two Iranians charged in US over hacking defense materials
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Two Iranians charged in US over hacking defense materials

Two Iranians were indicted Monday in the United States with hacking a defense contractor and stealing sensitive software used to design bullets and warheads, according to the Justice Department.
Qualcomm CEO sees settlement with Apple
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Qualcomm CEO sees settlement with Apple

Qualcomm chief executive Steve Mollenkopf said on Monday the chipmaker’s legal war with Apple is about defending his company’s business model, but predicted an eventual out-of-court settlement.
Michael Dell takes long view with ‘Dell 2.0’
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Michael Dell takes long view with ‘Dell 2.0’

His first company became the world’s largest maker of personal computers. Now Michael Dell says he is building a broader technology firm with similar ambitions.
Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort
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Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort

Microsoft’s cloud computing platform will be used outside China for collaboration by members of a self-driving car alliance formed by Chinese internet search giant Baidu, the companies announced on Tuesday.
‘Happy’ Afghan girls compete at robotics meet after US visa woes
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‘Happy’ Afghan girls compete at robotics meet after US visa woes

Huddled around a small table in the halls of a cavernous Washington concert hall, a group of Afghan teenage girls tweak gears and sprockets on their radio-controlled robot, hoping to best the competition.
Lithuania to extradite $100 mn email fraud suspect to US
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Lithuania to extradite $100 mn email fraud suspect to US

A Lithuanian man who allegedly swindled $100 million (87 million euros) from tech giants Google and Facebook must be extradited to the United States, a court ruled on Monday.
Want to escape Sao Paulo’s traffic? Take a flying taxi
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Want to escape Sao Paulo’s traffic? Take a flying taxi

While Uber has changed ground transport in many cities, Sao Paulo’s infernal traffic jams have sparked a new app that opens the sky to commuters: Voom, a helicopter taxi service that charges according to distance and the passenger’s weight.
Twitter slates Tbo Touch after comparing himself to a beggar
Celebrities

Twitter slates Tbo Touch after comparing himself to a beggar

The ‘fakeness’ in Tbo Touch’s tweet is ‘about as fake as your twang’, says one of his followers.
Here’s your chance to collabo with Kwesta
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Here’s your chance to collabo with Kwesta

Russian Bear is taking its #IAMNEXT campaign to the next level, by calling all rappers with talent based in Gauteng to bring their flow to Russian Bear’s custom designed mobile recording studio.
Japanese engineers develop headset-less VR system
Entertainment

Japanese engineers develop headset-less VR system

A virtual reality “space ride” in which viewers feel as if they are flying through the air inside a giant glass ball has been developed in Japan.

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