Social-media influencers income soars

The Average price of a sponsored photo on Instagram has leaped from £104 ($134) t0 £1, 276 ($1, 6742 in 2019. Brands are willing to pay more to sponsor posts, videos, stories and blogs too. “Digital marketing is the equivalent of word of mouth but there will always be a mix between that and traditional…

Will Super-intelligent robots enslave humanity?

Alarms already sounded by Bill Gates, late Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk,  about artificial intelligence and how one day super-intelligent robots  will one day wipe out or enslave humanity. Superhuman artificial intelligence is an approaching tidal wave that threatens not just human relationships and jobs but civilisation itself. Conflict between humans and machines is seen as…

Are you one of the two million people who uses emoji every hour

  Gretchen McCulloch, a Canadian linguist, making sense of  the ways we communicate online “ how internet is making us  more nuanced and inventive writers”,  in her latest book she writes “ because of internet, through a revolutionary period in linguistic history, where writing quickly, within character limits and deploying ever-changing internet slang, is enriching…

Sundar Pichai urges regulators not to rush into AI crackdown

Google’s CEO, has warned politicians against a thoughtless regulation of artificial Intelligence arguing that existing rules may still be sufficient to govern the new technology. Sundar Pichai want “ smart regulation”  that balanced innovation with protecting citizens, while many regulators are more interested in tackling Google over antitrust than AI, as Google is keen to…

Google reveals -Apple’s privacy  reputation has been knocked by iPhone hack

Apple’s reputation is dented by the discovery that iPhone owner’s were exposed to more than a dozen software vulnerablities  for the last two years. Hackers were able capture iPhone owner’s text messages, photos and device locations on hundreds of thousands of devices until security researchers at Apple’s smartphone rival Google revealed it of the sustained…

Apple Card woos users with White titanium bank card

Apple’s first foray into personal finance includes a white platinum bank card with 16-digit numbers. Apple actually wants people to pay for goods using Apple Pay via iPhone or Apple Watch. The card’s hardware is mostly irrelevant as Apple incentivises consumers not to use it, giving 1 per cent cashback on purchases made with the…

Alphabet ovetakes Apple and becomes king of cash pile

Alphabet, Google’s parent company has become the King of the corporate cash pile after beating Apple the iPhone maker who had this title for the last decade, but reduced its financial reserves by $60bn in the past 18 months. Apple’s holding of cash and marketable securities, net of debt, has dropped to $102bn, down from…

Jony Ive Apple Design Genius leaving the company

Sir Jonathan Paul Ive (Jony Ive), the British born industrial designer who created the first iPhone, The MAC, iPod, and turned a faded Silicon Valley giant into the world’s most valuable company, will leave Apple this year after more than two decades to start his own design company after nearly 30 years with the tech…

Apple brakes through $1tn barrier

  Apple revisited $1tn valuation on iPhone yesterday as Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief at signs that it has put the worst of the iPhone tumble behind it. The tech had predicted a quicker rebound than expected from a six month revenue slide, caused by weaker iPhone handset sales, especially in China. The…