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Day: January 4, 2019

Gaming Worth More than Video and Music Combined

The video games sector now accounts for more than half of the UK’s entire entertainment market, according to a new report. The industry is worth £3.86bn ($4.85bn) – more than double its value in 2007 – said the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). That makes it more lucrative than video and music combined. The success is […]

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Weather App Harvests Personal Data, Security Experts Warn

A popular weather app has been collecting unusual amounts of information from its users, security experts claim. Data including email addresses and mobile identity numbers have been transmitted to servers based in China. The free app, ‘Weather Forecast—World Weather Accurate Radar’, has also subscribed users to paid services without permission. It has been downloaded more […]

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Apple Ordered to Pull iPhones from 15 Stores in Germany

Apple has been ordered to remove some iPhone models from its 15 stores in Germany over a patent dispute with chip giant Qualcomm. A court ruling in Munich on 20 December found Apple had infringed patents on power-saving technology. On Thursday Qualcomm paid a €1.3bn (£1.2bn) bond, allowing the ban on iPhone 7 and 8 […]

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Apple Blames China for Sales Forecast Cut

Apple has rattled investors with news that its sales have been slowing, blaming economic weakness in China. In a surprise disclosure, the iPhone maker said it anticipated revenue of about $84bn (£67bn) for the three months to 29 December. In November it forecast sales of at least $89bn – a prediction that had already disappointed […]

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Google Shifted $23 Billion to Tax Haven Bermuda in 2017: Filing

Google moved 19.9 billion euros ($22.7 billion) through a Dutch shell company to Bermuda in 2017, as part of an arrangement that allows it to reduce its foreign tax bill, according to documents filed at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. The amount channeled through Google Netherlands Holdings BV was around 4 billion euros more than […]

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