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Google Hangouts gives users more control over how they're contacted by others

Hangouts users on Android will now get a better idea of who’s trying to contact them.<p>Google is quietly rolling out a new feature for Hangouts under the “how others get in touch with you” heading. In there, you may see a section named “customize invites,” which lets you receive invites from people …

US activist investor becomes Rolls-Royce's largest shareholder

ValueAct has successfully pushed for change at Microsoft and Sara Lee<p>An American activist investor that pushed for change at companies including Microsoft and Sara Lee has become the largest shareholder of troubled engineering giant Rolls-Royce.<p>In a move that will put pressure on the FTSE 100 …

BT staff to profit from £265m share scheme bonanza

More than 23,000 BT staff are to profit from a £265m employee share scheme at the company, with some employees set to make more than £50,000 each.<p>The staff saved between £5 and £250 a month over a period of up to five years. They will now be able to buy shares on Monday at prices from when the …

UEFA Champions League

Yahoo goes after fashionistas with acquisition of Polyvore

After buying up the teen haven Tumblr in 2013, Yahoo is going after fashionistas. The tech giant has acquired Polyvore, a company best-known for …

Women are tricking ISIS into spending thousands of dollars on them

The women are reportedly now being held by Russian authorities on charges of suspected fraud.<p>Russian website Life News reported that the scam began on social networks, where the women would begin to contact IS militants in Syria and Iraq. If the targeted jihadi "bought" their ruse, the girl would …

Polygamy

Threats to press freedom are on the rise in Latin America

Bad news for journalists in Latin America. There's been an increase in the number of violent attacks against reporters throughout the region. A recent report by the watchdog group Freedom House points out that <i>government</i> harassment of reporters is also up in many Latin American countries.<p>One country …

Ai Weiwei will be issued with a full six-month visa, Home Office rules

Home Office apologises to the artist, famous for designing Beijing's Olympic stadium, after he was initially refused a visa<p>The Home Office has apologised to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and said he will be issued with a full six-month visa.<p>The artist, famous for designing Beijing's Olympic stadium and …

Ai Weiwei

Jeremy Corbyn Can Not Conceivably Win A General Election, Says Jack Straw

Jeremy Corbyn can not "conceivably" win the general election for Labour in 2020 and his politics will lead to "oblivion" for the party, former …

United Kingdom

Saudi soldiers killed in shelling near Yemeni border

At least four Saudi soldiers have been killed and eight others wounded when shells fired from Yemen hit a region south of the kingdom, Al Jazeera sources and the government said.<p>The shelling took place in Dhahran Aljanoub, a governorate in the Saudi border region of Aseer, the state news agency …

Middle East

A Pintxos Guide to San Sebastían

Spaniards perfected the art of small plates long before the phenomenon reached the States and became associated with “new American cuisine.” And …

London's Best Ice Cream

No British summer is complete without one (or five) ice cream cones and while answering the call of your local Mr Whippy van's music will satisfy …

Ice Cream

Go Inside Seaport Studios, Downtown's Newest Fashion Incubator

The Seaport District (née South Street Seaport) is making good on its promise to get cool, with additions like Brother Vellies, William Okpo, a celebrity-curated book pop-up, and a branch of Smorgasburg all arriving over the past several months. Plus, prominently featured on Fulton Street's …