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Facebook hits 2.5B users in Q4 but share sink from slow profits

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Facebook beat Wall Street estimates in Q4 but slowing profit growth beat up the share price. Facebook reached 2.5 billion monthly users, up 2%, from 2.45 billion in Q3 2019 when it grew 1.65%, and it now has 1.66 billion daily active users, up 2.4% from 1.62 billion last quarter when it grew 2%. Facebook brought in $21.08 billion in …

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16 Powerful Facebook Marketing Tips (That Actually Work)

Facebook has had its ups and downs when it comes to marketing. It was the first social media platform to launch ads, and it has since become a benchmark for how other social sites run their ad algorithms. Of course, it hasn’t been without its controversies. The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, recently announced plans to reduce the impact of ads on user …

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Apple reportedly in talks to acquire Intel’s modem business for $1B+

Apple may have written a check and signed a deal with Qualcomm in order to ensure a 5G iPhone wasn’t late to market, but it’s clear the Cupertino hardware giant wasn’t interested in burying the hatchet too deep. Apple is in “advanced talks” to buy Intel’s smartphone modem business for “$1 billion or more,” according to a new report in …

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Mozilla flips the default switch on Firefox tracker cookie blocking

From today Firefox users who update to the latest version of the browser will find a pro-privacy setting flipped for them on desktop and Android smartphones, assuming they didn’t already have the anti-tracking cookie feature enabled. Mozilla  launched the Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) feature in June as a default setting for new users — but leaving existing Firefox users’ settings unchanged at that point. It’s now finishing what …

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The next Apple Watch could feature sleep tracking

Details have surfaced about one of the potentially key features of the next Apple Watch — sleep tracking. Bloomberg originally reported that Apple has been working on a sleep-tracking feature, and 9to5mac now details how the implementation could work. The new feature would work on the next Apple Watch. The new device could be unveiled at Apple’s iPhone event next …

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Apple Readies Camera-Focused Pro iPhones, New iPads, Larger MacBook Pro

Apple Inc. is readying a clutch of new hardware for the coming weeks and months, including “Pro” iPhones, upgrades to iPads and its largest laptop in years. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is planning to announce three new iPhones at an event next month, according to people familiar with the situation. The handsets will likely go on sale in September, contributing to fiscal fourth-quarter sales. …

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Smartphone sales declined again in Q2, surprising no one

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Smartphone sales are down. Again. After years of growth, the smartphone market’s recent slide has continued into the second quarter of 2019, per numbers from analyst group, Gartner. At 1.7% year over year, it’s not a huge slice of the overall pie, but it does point to a continued problem for manufacturers, …

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5 Things You Should Know Before Flying Your Drone In Singapore

TL:DR: Flying a recreational drone can be a great pastime, not to mention the awe-inspiring photos that can be taken from above. But flying safely and responsibly is just as important as having fun. Here are five things you should take note of before your drone takes off. So you’ve seen beautiful aerial photographs on the internet taken by drones, …

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Thai tycoon’s grandson takes on Slack and Facebook in work chat

BANGKOK — Asian IT visionaries have built billion-dollar empires with staggering numbers of users. But one thing they have not done is create a killer app that is truly used worldwide. Even giants like China’s Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings mainly cater to local or overseas Chinese consumers and companies. Korawad Chearavanont — a grandson of Thailand’s richest tycoon, …

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