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Gaming: The Real Money Is in Software

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From March 19 to March 23, the global video game industry will convene in San Francisco for the annual Game Developers Conference. Attracting more than 26,000 attendees, the event, organized by the UBM Game Network, is the largest forum for all …

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Where Europe’s Dangerous Products Come From

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The EU has an effective system in place to help keep consumers safe from dangerous products. Every day, product safety specialists, stakeholders, manufacturers, border officials and scientists from across the EUas well as in Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, share information to …

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America’s Smartphone Addiction

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Last Friday, thousands of people in the United States and internationally put away their phones for 24 hours to commemorate National Day of Unplugging, “a 24 hour global respite from technology”. It’s an initiative that fits well with the current zeitgeist, …

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Trump Administration: The Departed

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Earlier this week, President Trump fired his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. He announced the firing in a tweet, adding that he intends replacing him with CIA director Mike Pompeo. The relationship between Trump and Tillerson was turbulent at times, involving frequent …

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Study Finds Microplastics In 93% Of Bottled Water

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that it is launching a review of the potential risks of plastic particles in drinking water. The announcement comes after a study found that over 90 percent of the world’s most popular bottled water brands contain microplastic. …

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VW Bosses Awarded Huge Pay Increases

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Despite still dealing with the fallout from 2015’s ‘dieselgate‘, German car maker Volkswagen almost doubled its operating profit from 2016 to 2017. As shown in the company’s latest annual report, this result is also reflected in the remuneration of the management …

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Where U.S. Adults Are Active on Social Media

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Both Instagram and Snapchat have risen to fame by winning over young digital natives before breaking through to the mainstream. These days, both platforms are still particularly popular among teenagers and people in their twenties, but both are gradually increasing their reach across all …

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