Saturday, 23 September, 2017

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Holocaust memorabilia found on eBay: UK newspaper report

EBay has removed from its listings around 30 items of memorabilia from the Nazi Holocaust, including clothes worn by concentration camp victims, after a newspaper investigation discovered they were on sale on the e-commerce website, Britain's Mail on Sunday said. The newspaper said its reporters found a range of items on the site over the past week, including what was ... Read More »

Obamacare website to be down again for maintenance late Saturday

The glitch-ridden website used to sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law will be down for "extended maintenance" overnight on Saturday, the Department of Health and Human Services said. "The HealthCare.gov tech team is performing extended maintenance this weekend to improve network infrastructure and make enhancements to the online application and enrollment tools, " said Joanne Peters, ... Read More »

Police respond to incident at L.A. airport; gunman reported shot

By Tim Reid and Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Authorities were responding to a “multi-patient incident” at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday and California media reported that a gunman with a high-powered rifle was shot by law enforcement. The airport said on social media that there was “an incident underway at LAX.” A local CBS affiliate reported ... Read More »

Analysis – Facebook’s ad warning sounds a note of caution for Twitter

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc's investors and other proponents of the social network like to say that it captures one of the greatest concentrations of human attention on the planet and thus offers a boundless opportunity for advertisers. But Facebook Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman on Wednesday cast doubt on those assertions by suggesting that there ... Read More »

Hackers targeted Finnish government network for years-report

Foreign intelligence agents hacked into the Finnish foreign ministry's network and gained access to its communications for years, broadcaster MTV3 reported on Thursday, in an embarrassing security breach for the government. MTV3, citing sources, said the hackers seem to have targeted communications between Finnish and European Union officials and also said Chinese and Russian intelligence agents may have been involved. ... Read More »

Twitter hit with $124 million lawsuit over private stock sale

By Nate Raymond and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – Twitter Inc was sued for $124 million on Wednesday by two companies that said the social media darling defrauded it into pushing forward with a doomed private sale of its shares to stoke investor interest for its initial public offering. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, ... Read More »

Nextdoor attracts $60 million from Tiger Global, Kleiner Perkins

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Nextdoor, an online social network for neighbors, said it has attracted $60 million from early backers of technology titans Google, Amazon and Facebook . The new investment, led by venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and investment firm Tiger Global Management, values Nextdoor at more than $500 million, said a person familiar ... Read More »

Wall Street’s love affair with Facebook hinges on mobile

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc finally earned Wall Street's love in the second quarter. Now it needs to make the relationship last. Its shares have doubled in just the last three months, buoyed by an increasing belief among investors that Facebook has finally struck a winning formula in mobile advertising. But expectations will be high when ... Read More »

Celebrity ambassadors

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The list of high profile sporting stars  teaming up to welcome athletes from 55 countries to the 2013 World Transplant Summer Games, taking place in Durban from July 28 – August 4, is growing. Inspirational messages of welcome and encouragement from these sporting luminaries will appear on television, in-flight entertainment channels and on the World Transplant Games website. The line-up ... Read More »

Hallelujah! Pope toasts 10 million Twitter followers

ROME (Reuters) – A jubilant Pope Francis celebrated reaching 10 million followers on messaging site Twitter on Sunday, a milestone in the Vatican's drive to spread the gospel through social media. "Dear Followers I understand there are now over 10 million of you!" the pontiff wrote on his nine accounts, which publish simultaneously in languages including Latin, Polish, and Arabic. ... Read More »