Who is taming the tech companies

Investment banker and professor Jonathan Knee argues the truth, about the secrets to the success of the biggest tech companies: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google, and illustrates the nuances and complexities posed by their emergence, and explains a disparate portfolio of structural advantages buttressed by shrewd acquisitions, strong management, tax regulation and often encouraging…

GameStop rage as surname goes viral, seen 40 million times

Fancy having a surname Hedges-Stocks who had been inadvertently seen 40 million times on Twitter. Zoe has been inundated with thousands of requests for financial advice and trading tips after people misinterpreted her surname. Zoah Hedges-Stocks, a 31-year-old writer from Leiston, Suffolk, stated on Twitter hers was “ not a finance account” and did “not…

Bebo is going to be relaunched – Facebook and Twitter watch out

Michael Birch co-founder of Bebo plans to relaunch his social network with real-time interactions between friends rather than the new feeds displayed by Twitter and Facebook which inadvertently spread fake news. Bebo – an acronym for “Blog early, blog often” was once the most popular network in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. In…

Kim Kardashan mocked for birthday party on private island

Reality star Kim Kardashian West has been accused of being “ tone deaf” after celebrating her 40th birthday on a private island with a large group of family and friends. Kardashian said the trip followed “two weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine” with the photos of the event posted on Twitter,…

World stocks tumble after Trump tests coronavirus positive

Dow Jones, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq fell between 1 per cent and 2.2 per cent when trading began on Friday, after Donald Trump tweeted he and his wife had contracted COVID-19. Mr Trump tweeted: “ Tonight FLOTUS (First Lady of the US) I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and…

Distortion of Truth

While other leaders were marshalling resources to combat the greatest pandemic in modern times, President Donald Trump was watching Fox News over six hours a day which his staff refers to as “executive time”. In January 2020, when Fox News began to downplay COVID-19, the president was quick to agree. In March, as the deadly…

Political Warfare by disinformation

Thomas Rid,  a German  born political scientist who is now professor at the John Hopkins, a renowned expert on technology and national security traces the revelatory and dramatic history of misinformation, reveals the rise of secret deception operations from the interwar period to contemporary internet troll farms. “We live in a age of disinformation –…

The Eternal Couple

Wildlife photographer  Mithun H, whose shot of black panther leopardess went viral, revealed he had to wait for six days and night in the same spot to get the shot. ” It is a fruitful though. Sayya the Black Panther and Cleopatra the Leopardess, have been courting for four years”. The Bengaluru-based wildlife photographer during…