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Congested Google servers in the eastern United States caused problems for users of Snapchat and YouTube on Sunday, with complaints on social media that the popular apps weren’t accessible. Google acknowledged the issue, writing in a statement on its Cloud Platform status page that it was dealing with “high levels of network congestion in the […]

Google has been fined a record 4.34 billion euros ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally “cement its dominant position in general internet search”. The firm’s parent Alphabet has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face further penalties of up […]

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.This “little yellow horse” is an autonomous delivery robot. It ferries daily essentials like drinks, fruit and snacks from the local store to the residents of the […]

It’s a great day to be bald, ginger, grey, or curly-haired – or, indeed, a lobster. All of the above have made it into the latest batch of Apple emojis, unveiled to mark “World Emoji Day” on Tuesday. The coming of the colourful characters was announced back in February by the Unicode Consortium, the group […]

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now worth $150bn (£113bn), according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. Jeff Bezos’s net worth has increased by over $60bn in the last 12 months, which makes him the world’s richest man. This places his worth higher than that of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has previously topped the rich lists […]


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