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China cracks down on growing live streaming industry

China issued new rules Friday to regulate the country's fast growing live-streaming video industry.<p>The Cyberspace Administration of China posted a 20-point edict that will go into effect next month. It said the regulations were aimed at "promoting the healthy and orderly development" of the …

Livestreaming

'Pokémon Go' will keep users hooked with daily bonuses

Now that Halloween is over, the folks at Niantic Labs have cooked up a new bonus scheme to keep players coming back for more. The next update to <i>Pokémon Go</i> will make it easier to rack up more XP, items and Stardust if you catch a Pokémon or visit a PokéStop every day.<p>For starters, your first Pokémon …

10 World Festivals You Have to See to Believe

Across the globe, themes and types of festivals are as varied as the people who attend them. Some celebrate holidays, some raise awareness, some feed …

Obscure Korean bot Simsimi has quietly turned into a swearing machine

Back in 2002, way before the chatbot hype of 2016, Korean software development studio ISMaker came up with a simple but powerful idea. They wanted to create the first crowdsourced messenger bot.<p>So they developed Simsimi, a friendly yellow ball you can chat with. For every sentence you type, it …

Instagram will finally let you shop from its app. See how it will work

Instagram announced on Nov. 1 that the app is testing technology that will facilitate shopping through the app. Starting next week, about 20 US retail brands—J.Crew, Warby Parker, and JackThreads among them—will be able to integrate product information into their posts with special tags.<p>Each tag …

Warby Parker

British families only attend church at Christmas, new figures suggest

Britain has become a nation of Christmas-only churchgoers, according to new figures showing a boom in attendance at festive services while Sunday congregations slump to an all-time low.<p>Official statistics from the Church of England show just over one per cent of the population of England now …

Imzy, a social network based on kindness, opens its doors to the public

Can you make a large online space where people treat each other like human beings, without sacrificing the freedom of anonymity? It’s a question that social networks like Twitter, which just decimated its workforce in a push for profitability, have been struggling to answer. But a company called …

The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016

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A robot is taking $250 million from people's bank account for their own good

It's the mantra of many a financial advisor: "It's not what you spend that matters. It's what you save." But the mantra of many respondents is "easier said than done."<p>In hopes of making saving easier, San Francisco-based start-up Digit created a chatbot that helps you put money aside by analyzing …

Banking

Overwork and stress are destroying us

Cutthroat business culture is so prevalent that it’s become a cliché, serving as the inspiration for countless TV shows and movies. But make no mistake about it—the costs associated with treating people poorly are real.<p>High-pressure cutthroat organizations spend 50% more on health care for their …

The Workplace

Apple Store fires staff for stealing customers' private pics

Another Apple Store in Australia is embroiled in a scandal, and this time, it involves explicit photos. According to <i>Courier Mail</i> (membership required), the Carindale Apple Store in Queensland fired four male employees for not only stealing sensitive images from customers' phones sent in for repair, …

The Australian Watchmaker Using A Subtle Psychology Trick To Sell Less

We want what we can’t have. Not just in love. Or at the nightclub. Or when the new smartphone <i>conveniently</i> sells out on launch day. We want what we can’t have in <i>everything</i>. Our brains are inclined to associate scarcity with perceived value, which means that when a specific item is limited the more …

Customers

Japanese ad showing girl being fattened up, turned into eel and cooked is pulled

The video, made to promote Shibushi city as an eel farming hub, caused outrage and was criticised as sexist and ‘perverse’<p>A city in Japan has been forced to pull a online promotional video intended to boost the local eel industry following criticism that it demeaned women.<p>The two-minute video, set …

Japan

Wealthy Middle Eastern tourists flock to Manchester because it is less of a 'hassle' than London

Manchester has emerged as a surprise destination for wealthy tourists from the Middle East as they flock to the north-west for its designer shops and cooler weather.<p>Arab visitors to the UK have traditionally travelled to London during the hot summer months, but there is a growing trend of Middle …

Chinese actress' death sparks national debate over traditional medicine

The death of a young Chinese actress who initially rejected chemotherapy in favour of traditional Chinese medicine has sparked a national debate.<p>Xu Ting, 26, was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer that affects the immune system, two months before passing away.<p>Against her family's objections, the …

Uniqlo Looks To The Future And Banks On The Concept Of LifeWear

Uniqlo is one of the few brands that sit in a unique position of being accessible to everyone, but still maintaining the design clout to team up with fashion industry stalwarts such as German minimalist designer Jil Sander and French editrix Carine Roitfeld. Both have worked on capsule collections …

Clothing

Arrest made after fire damages Florida mosque

A 32-year-old man has been arrested and is facing a charge of arson and hate crime in a fire that heavily damaged a mosque in Florida, according to US authorities.<p>Joseph Michael Schreiber was arrested without incident on Wednesday afternoon and was being interrogated by investigators looking into …

Extremism

Europe promises free Wi-Fi for all, faster internet at home, and 5G

ShutterStock<p>The European Commission has been pretty busy lately, not just in dealing with the post-Brexit mess, but also with their digital initiatives. With the new €120 million grant, the EU plans to provide free Wi-Fi in every EU town by 2020. It also wants to make sure that by 2025, 5G is fully …

Europe

Asian Cities Make Up Half Of World's Top 10 Vegetarian Spots

Meat has had a tough 12 months, but even before we were told salami was a no-go, the radical shift towards more health-conscious eating has proven to be fast-moving and markedly profitable. Danone SA’s $10.4 billion takeover of WhiteWave Foods Co. was just one of many industry deals that have …

Top 10

5 color words that are beautiful in more than one way

Teen sues parents for allegedly posting potty pics on Facebook

Technically Incorrect: In Austria, an 18-year-old isn't happy with her parents' social media activity. So she takes the legal route.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Kids and their parents suffer fraught relationships.<p>Facebook, which offers …

Internet

Alibaba believes the future of mobile payments lies in the veins of our eyeballs

Apple wants consumers to pay for things using their fingers. Google and Amazon want consumers to pay with their faces. Alibaba is looking elsewhere.<p>Yesterday (Sept. 14) Ant Financial, Alibaba’s payments and financial-services affiliate, announced it had purchased Kansas City, Missouri-based startup …

FinTech

YouTube adds new social features to let vloggers and fans connect

YouTube’s success as a video platform was built on three things: unlicensed music videos, clips of cats doing funny things, and vloggers. The latter group has always been powerful because it builds fanbases and communities, interacting with viewers and offering the sort of intimacy TV will never be …

Adblock Plus launching platform to sell 'acceptable' ads

One of the world’s biggest adblocking companies will begin selling whitelisted ads for publishers and bloggers to show on their sites<p>In a move as brazen as bookstore destroyer Amazon opening physical bookshops, one of the world’s biggest companies that allows web users to block advertisements from …

Digital Advertising

Germany's Major Firms Have Hired Fewer Than 100 of Its 1 Million Refugees

Germany’s blue-chip companies will have to explain to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday why they have managed to hire fewer than 100 refugees …

China's Solar Panel Glut Undermines Its Agreement with the EU

A sharp increase in solar power production in China and a sharp fall in domestic demand have sparked a sudden surge of cut-price exports, undermining …

Wobbling Asian Demand Is A Problem For Global Oil

Yesterday, the International Energy Agency significantly cut its forecast for global oil demand for the next two years because of a “wobbling” Asian demand for oil.<p>The IEA, whose analyses and advice are closely watched by oil-consuming countries and international markets, lowered its predictions of …

Oil

Apple's iOS 10 iPhone update causes issues for some users

Apple said the issue with the software update process that affected ‘a small number’ had since been fixed but users are still reporting problems<p>The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, which powers the iPhone and iPad, iOS 10, has suffered issues during its launch with reports of it …

iOS

Brexit: EU tells Britain it can't pick and choose

British firms will lose some access to European markets if the country insists on restricting migration from the EU.<p>In a blunt statement Wednesday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the U.K. couldn't pick and choose what it liked about the EU once it has left.<p>Brits voted to …

United Kingdom

Hermès and Richemont hit by declining sales

Profit warnings trigger fall in share prices as demand for luxury goods wanes in key markets in Asia and Europe<p>Waning consumer demand for luxury goods and global economic uncertainty have triggered sales warnings at Swiss group Richemont and its French rival Hermès International.<p>Richemont, whose …

Hermès