Walmart’s e-books store opens for business

Walmart’s e-books store opens for business

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Walmart wants to become your new go-to store for digital books. The big-box retailer said Tuesday it’s opening its first-ever e-books storefront, thanks to a partnership with Rakuten Kobo. Kobo’s library of 6 million digital titles will now be available on Walmart’s US website, supplementing Walmart’s existing selection of physical books. Walmart is also offering […]

Airbnb for Work touts its business cred with nearly 700K companies onboard

Airbnb for Work touts its business cred with nearly 700K companies onboard

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Airbnb is serious about business travel. To back that up, the home-rental company on Monday shared updates about how people use its professional community, which was recently rebranded as Airbnb for Work to “better encompass the unique benefits only Airbnb can offer today’s modern workforce.” Airbnb for Work bookings tripled from 2015 to 2016, and then tripled again […]

UK government could police social media with internet regulator

UK government could police social media with internet regulator

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The British government could be preparing to set up an internet regulator that would police the actions of social networks and sanction them if they failed to comply with rules. Buzzfeed News reported on Thursday that it had obtained details of government proposals, which form part of legislation currently being drafted ahead of an official announcement later this […]

Alex Jones and Infowars test the limit of free speech on the internet

Alex Jones and Infowars test the limit of free speech on the internet

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Alex Jones is going to war with Silicon Valley. As one of the internet’s most controversial personalities, making outlandish claims and spreading conspiracy theories through his Infowars website and broadcast has made Jones a household name in political circles. Initially, it was for his baseless accusation that 9/11 was an inside job. But in the past […]

Instagram’s latest test getting rid of vertical scroll went pretty poorly

Instagram’s latest test getting rid of vertical scroll went pretty poorly

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Some people logged into Instagram on Thursday to an unwelcome surprise: Their vertical scrolling through images had disappeared. It was all part of a test change Instagram has been considering that would do away with the up-and-down swipe that’s become the standard way we practically scroll through anything in the modern age. Instead, Instagram’s been […]

Facebook in violation of new cybersecurity law, says Vietnam

Facebook in violation of new cybersecurity law, says Vietnam

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Trouble is brewing for Facebook in Vietnam. The social network has infringed on a new cybersecurity law in the country by letting users post content it deemed illegal on its platform, state media reported Wednesday. Such posts include those containing ‘slanderous content,’ ‘anti-government sentiment’ and the defamation of individuals and organisations, it added, citing the […]