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Leading UK Supermarkets Compete For Their Share Of The Market In The Run Up To Christmas

Sainsbury holiday sales meet forecast on non-food revenues

UK's second largest retailer J Sainsbury Plc registered revenues for the third quarter as per the forecasts. The total retail sales of Sainsbury were up 0.8 percent excluding fuel and were down 0.7 percent including fuel as against the analysts' average forecast of 0.6 percent decline for the quarter. However, Sainsbury has surpassed the forests for Christmas sales.

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Google Hosts Its Annual I/O Developers Conference

Amazon Web Service launches new schedule instances

Amazon web services has launched a new Scheduled Reserved Instances, which would allow customers to reserve capacity on a periodic basis with a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule for one-year term. Moreover, this new model enables clients to save 10 percent.

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Social Media Site Twitter Debuts On The New York Stock Exchange

Twitter and Periscope integrates, broadcast videos autoplayed

Periscope's broadcast videos can now be played directly in Twitter's app. But the change is yet to be made in Twitter's Moments.

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Mobile World Congress 2015 - Day 2

Skype to add free group video calls to its mobile apps

Skype has finally announced the addition of its long-awaited feature - free group video calls. This will be available for all Android, Windows and iOS mobile phones. The application is said to support around 25 participants in a group video call.

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Hong Kong's largest telco PCCW delivers Korean drama through Viu

Hong Kong's largest telecommunications company, PCCW, launched its new Viu streaming service, which offers the latest Korean dramas.

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Obama’s Final ‘Meet The YouTube’ Airs on Friday

Unlike six other times, Barack Obama will face an interview for the last time as an incumbent President in YouTube on Friday. This time he will answer the selected questions of a trio, who combined remains ahead of the President himself by a huge margin in terms of subscriptions. During his entire 10 years in the office, he has used technology to publicize behind- the- scene photographs as token of his goodwill gesture.

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Last Minute Shoppers Hit NYC Stores On December 24th

US holiday sales up, but not at malls

The shopping volume during the US holiday season registered an overall growth of 2.4 percent during 31 October 2015 to 4 January 2016. However, physical sales at malls were not equally rosy as online sales rose 4.6 percent. It's estimated that restaurants and travel segments recorded good business this holiday season as US consumers prefer to spend more.

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Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz Campaign collects psychological data from Millions of Facebook users

US Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz harvests data called "psychographic profiles" from tens of millions of US citizens in Facebook. According to The Guardian Ted Cruz's campaign collected these data without the permission of the Facebook users.

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Yahoo!

Yahoo! Mail now allows Gmail accounts access

Two months before, Yahoo declared a new Yahoo Mail app which supports Hotmail, AOL and Outlook accounts. Now, Gmail has joined too. Yahoo Mail is also best email service provider like Gmail or Hotmail. But recently Yahoo has added new features.

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Twitter

The Biggest Twitter Moments Of 2015

Twitter, a kind of real time pulse tracking the events as they happen where people from around the gather in moments of triumph, activism, support and fascination to express their views, have revealed the most popular tweets of 2015. The hashtag # JeSuisParis, used to show solidarity with the French capital in the wake of its second terrorist attack, marked the most talked-about moment of the year.

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Star Wars

Google features 'Star Wars' themes, making users choose to join "Dark side," "Light Side" N

Google hopped in to the Star Wars fever by feature themes from the upcoming Disney movies on all its sites, allowing people to choose to either be in the "Dark side" or the "Light Side."

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Google, Facebook among Silicon Valley majors to lead India's broader free internet

Silicon Valley technology firms see robust business potential in India as over a billion people are without internet access. Most of the US-based technology majors are looking to India to bring more people online to get connected to their services.

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Computer users

Social Media Drives Significant Web Traffic to Trending Stories According to Analysis

Nowadays, we get more news from online sources rather than local newspaper. Parse.ly, a publishing analytic company reported that social media has become more important to drive web traffic on top stories of the 2015.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook debuts Instant Articles on Android in India

Facebook is a platform for social connectivity as well as for presents a ground for many advertisements and articles. Facebook has rolled out 'Instant Articles' in India on Monday together with India Today, Quint, HT, The Indian Express and Aaajtak.

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Twitter Inc.

Twitter can now rewind, fast forward GIFs through "ScratchReel"

Twitter announced that it can now rewind and fast forward GIFs shared on the social media platform through an app called "ScratchReel." The Verge reported that the new feature works on Twitter's mobile apps and on the web.

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