Sterling struggles after worst week since early June
Aug21

Sterling struggles after worst week since early June

LONDON: Sterling edged back on Monday towards an almost 6-week low against the dollar as growing doubts around the progress of Brexit talks with Europe continued to weigh on the currency. Britain is due to release more information this week to outline its strategy positions in the divorce talks, with ministers striving to head off suggestions that negotiations are going slowly and may be delayed later this year. Doubts over the...

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Mobile Games Rethink Ads: Roadblock or Reward?
Aug21

Mobile Games Rethink Ads: Roadblock or Reward?

Four years after it stopped putting ads in its mobile videogames because it suspected they were too disruptive, King Digital is testing them again in a new format, a move Wall Street analysts think could generate $1 billion in revenue for the company by 2019. King Digital earlier this year began tests of ads from Nestlé SA, Visa Inc. and others in a handful of mobile games including “Candy Crush Soda.” The reversal,...

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On Technology: How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature
Aug21

On Technology: How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature

On Technology By JOHN HERRMAN White supremacist marchers had not yet lit their torches when the deletions began. The ‘‘Unite the Right’’ Facebook page, which had been used to organize the rally in Charlottesville, was removed the day before the event was scheduled, forcing planners to disperse to other platforms to organize. And then, in the hours and days after a participant drove his car into a crowd of...

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Family-Vacation Breakdown
Aug21

Family-Vacation Breakdown

Andrea Lewis (Vacation Nation): Jill, Ryan, thank you for taking the time for this press conference. You guys just came off an eight-day visit with Jill’s parents in Florida. You went into this vacation with high hopes. It seemed like you’d put the Disney cruise behind you and had addressed some holes in your game, in terms of prioritizing Chloe’s nap time and making Jill’s mom feel appreciated. But you came up...

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HTC Vive gets its first permanent price cut, now down 25 percent
Aug21

HTC Vive gets its first permanent price cut, now down 25 percent

Enlarge / Take heed: the newly discounted HTC Vive bundle, pictured here, includes the old head strap without either embedded headphones or a more comfortable fit. HTC reader comments 18 Share this story The HTC Vive has finally received its first major, and permanent, price drop since launching in April of last year. Starting today, the complete HTC Vive virtual reality kit, which includes a headset, two Vive wand controllers, and...

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