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Slack: Shares surge as messaging app joins the stock market
The messaging app firm sees its shares close 50% up as it becomes that latest tech start-up to go public.
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Online pornography checks for under-18s ‘face new delay’
Changes aimed at stopping under-18s viewing explicit content were due to come into force next month.
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Boris Johnson’s full fibre plan needs more detail says industry
Broadband providers say it will take more than money to achieve a "full fibre for all" by 2025 pledge.
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Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says
The technology company tweeted its QLED-branded sets should be scanned once every few weeks.
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Google’s AR animals entertain Android users
Augmented Reality animals are appearing as an option on some Android devices as Google rolls out a new feature.
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Selena Gomez: Instagram ‘would make me depressed’
The singer says she had to delete social media from her phone as it made her feel bad about herself.
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5G sign-ups outpace 4G’s launch in South Korea
More than one million people have a 5G subscription, despite the lack of a "killer app".
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Dating app scammers spotted by AI
Fakes on dating websites use emotional language, analysis of thousands of dating profiles reveals.
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Dinner and a Movie? Amazon Alexa Makes It Easier to Do Both
Amazon revealed new technology that allows its Alexa virtual assistant to handle multiple tasks in the same conversation.
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Model aircraft pilots angry over drone laws
The hobbyists do not want to be classified as drone pilots, pay registration fees or take tests.
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Facebook stops apps being pre-installed on Huawei phones
The block on pre-installed apps on Huawei smartphones will also apply to Instagram and Whatsapp.
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Huawei: ‘We stand naked in front of the world’
Huawei's cyber-security chief told MPs it has never been asked by China to do anything "untoward".
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