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What are gravitational waves? A 90-second explainer

Feb 11, 2016 10:16 am

Gravitational waves are getting an awful lot of news coverage of late, but what are they? This explainer video tells all.

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Elon Musk’s worth dips €3.5bn after poor Tesla Q4 earnings

Feb 11, 2016 10:03 am

As the results for Q4 2015 for Tesla are announced, showing huge losses, its founder Elon Musk's personal worth has dipped by $3.5bn due to a fall in stock prices.

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WhatsApp’s emoji offering about to get a whole lot better

Feb 11, 2016 09:37 am

If you’re on Android 6.0.1 then your emoji game is about to improve dramatically, with WhatsApp rolling out a new suite of characters.

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IBM venture capitalist Deborah Magid: ‘We need more successful women founders’

Feb 11, 2016 09:27 am

The “people like us” syndrome that underscores the predominant hiring of men by other men in the venture capital business, fuelling the problem of low funding levels for female founders, can only be solved as more successful women become serial entrepreneurs and investors, says IBM venture capitalist Deborah Magid.

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Zuckerberg distances Facebook from Andreessen’s offensive India comments

Feb 11, 2016 08:36 am

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has come out in defence of his company, distancing it from comments made by board member Marc Andreessen about Indian colonialism.

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Cisco reports Q2 revenues of $11.2bn, begins $15bn share buyback plan

Feb 11, 2016 08:30 am

Network equipment giant Cisco swept past Q2 targets and reported $11.2bn in revenues and a profit of $3.1bn, which CEO Chuck Robbins attributed to the company’s investment in innovation.

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Machines are drivers too – US gives Google green light to let computers drive cars

Feb 11, 2016 07:49 am

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given machines a ticket to drive. The road safety regulator for the US has told Google that artificial intelligence systems piloting self-driving cars can be considered the driver under federal law.

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Storyful’s Áine Kerr to join Facebook to spearhead journalism partnerships

Feb 11, 2016 07:23 am

News Corp-owned Storyful’s managing editor Áine Kerr is leaving the Dublin-headquartered company to become Facebook’s head of journalism partnerships.

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Twitter Q4 user growth flat at 320m, reports 48pc jump in revenue to $710m

Feb 10, 2016 10:24 pm

Social media giant Twitter reported a flat Q4 in terms of user growth, with monthly active users static at 320m in Q3. The company reported revenues of $710m for the quarter, up 48pc on last year.

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All hail the Great Attractor: Hundreds of new galaxies emerge

Feb 10, 2016 05:40 pm

Hundreds of nearby galaxies have just emerged from a cloak of invisibility, with an odd gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attractor finally under the telescope.

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