No internet for Singapore public servants

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No internetPublic servants in Singapore will be blocked from accessing the internet on work computers from May next year.

The moves aims to plug “potential leaks from work e-mails and shared documents amid heightened security threats,” the Straits Times newspaper said. Officials said employees across government would also be barred from forwarding any work-related information to personal emails.

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“Russian Cinema” enters the international market on smart TVs LG

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matrioshkaOn foreign markets there was a major media player in Russian – online cinema Tvzavr.ru. In the Russian-speaking audience abroad now have your site with Russian content Ruskino.net and separate application “Russian Cinema”, which is available on the LG TVs.

May 13, 2016 at 69 Cannes International Festival of International Cinema Tvzavr.ru online with the support of “Roskino” introduced a full line of new service “Russian Cinema” for the Russian-speaking audience abroad – application “Russian Cinema” for mobile devices and Smart TV. Also, the presentation RUSKINO.NET site completely devoted to Russian cinema. Appendix “Russian Cinema” is now available for users abroad in 250 countries around the world, including in France. Content app is 100% of Russian movies, TV series and cartoons, as well as films created in the USSR.

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Google has launched a group messenger Spaces

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Google SpacesGoogle has launched a new social project – messenger Spaces, which allows a small group of users to share links.

The main difference between the messenger, which is already available for iOS and Android, is to represent the correspondence. Thus, each message consisting of links to web pages, sites, and videos from YouTube, appears as a separate publication with your branch comments. The user can create a chat and to dedicate it to a specific question, and then invite your friends to it.

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Amazon Video Direct Could Become Another Prime Mover

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Amazon.comAmazon on Tuesday announced the launch of Amazon Direct Video, a service that will let content creators not only reach tens of millions of potential viewers with self-generated video uploads, but also participate in revenue sharing.

Amazon will use the new service as an additional incentive to boost its Prime membership, which includes access to original content through its Netflix-like video streaming service, as well as free two-day shipping for online purchases and other perks. Continue reading

EU’s Antitrust Chief Looking Closely at Google’s Android

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GoogleThe European Union antitrust chief, who has already charged Google with favoring its own shopping service in internet searches, said on Monday that she was now examining its deals with phone makers and operators.

The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager follow a year-long investigation into Android, the world’s most popular operating system for smartphones, triggered by two complaints. Continue reading

Twitter shares plunge on weak earnings

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TwitterTwitter’s latest earnings results have disappointed investors, coming in below expectations as the firm struggles with weak growth in users and advertising.

Shares in Twitter plunged 13.6% after the results were out.

 

Twitter had 310 million monthly users in the first quarter while revenue was $594.5m (£407.89m), which missed analyst expectations.

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As it Prepares for Sale, Yahoo’s Q1 Results are Better Than Expected

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Yahoo! Yahoo’s first-quarter results beat Wall Street estimates by a hair but revenue dropped 11.3 percent, as the web-pioneer struggled to boost growth in the core online search and display advertising business that is in the processing of auctioning off.

Revenue fell to $1.09 billion in the first quarter ended March 31, the first decline after four straight quarters of growth. Analysts on average had expected revenue of $1.08 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.

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