Twitter earnings fail to meet expectations

Twitter reported a rise from 310 million to 313 million monthly active users in three months.

Twitter failed to meet financial analyst expectations in its latest earnings announcement, as the site’s number of users grew by just three million in the last three months, while revenue failed to meet predictions. The social media site reported revenue of 602 million US dollars (£458m), below the 607 million (£462m) expected for the quarter,... Read Full Story

Apple earnings better than expected

iPhone sales were still down on the same period last year.

Apple reported revenue of 42.4 billion US dollars (£32.2bn) as it beat analyst expectations and responded to the company’s first earnings decline in 13 years in the previous quarter of the year. A drop in iPhone sales at the beginning of 2016 triggered that fall and while the latest figures were still down on the... Read Full Story

Apple earnings better than expected

iPhone sales were still down on the same period last year

Apple reported revenue of 42.4 billion US dollars (£32.2bn) as it beat analyst expectations and responded to the company’s first earnings decline in 13 years in the previous quarter of the year. A drop in iPhone sales at the beginning of 2016 triggered that fall and while the latest figures were still down on the... Read Full Story

Twitter earnings fail to meet expectations

Twitter reported a rise from 310 million to 313 million monthly active users in three months

Twitter failed to meet financial analyst expectations in its latest earnings announcement, as the site’s number of users grew by just three million in the last three months, while revenue failed to meet predictions. The social media site reported revenue of 602 million US dollars (£458m), below the 607 million (£462m) expected for the quarter,... Read Full Story

VIDEO: Adorable Highland deer crashes golf practice to play with the ball

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A Highland golf caddie was left stunned after his practice was interrupted an inquisitive deer who took an interest in his golf ball. Kyle Egan, a caddie at Royal Dornoch golf course, shared the video on Facebook and has since attracted thousands of views. Far from angry, Kyle instead ponders what the officials would make of the... Read Full Story

Jojo Fraser: Set your mind to something, you might even prove yourself wrong

Jojo Fraser is a mental health ambassador and author of the popular blog mummyjojo.com

I started running in early 2015, 7 weeks after I had my 2nd baby. Back then I was pretty overweight and a 5k was a scary distance to me. It turns out that if you can put your mind to something that anything is possible. I still remember the morning I met a slim, fit... Read Full Story

Future of Yahoo brand in doubt after £3.7bn buyout

Yahoo's businesses include its email service Yahoo Mail, news, finance and sports websites as well as image site Flickr and blogging platform Tumblr

The future of the Yahoo brand remains uncertain after a £3.7 billion buyout by US telecoms company Verizon was revealed on Monday. Verizon has already said that it plans to merge Yahoo and its services with AOL, another internet company it bought out last year. Yahoo’s businesses include its email service Yahoo Mail, news, finance... Read Full Story

VIDEO: Incredible footage shows killer whales seal hunting off Shetland coast

Killer whales hunt seals off Shetland

This incredible footage shows how killer whales stalk and hunt their prey even in the most picturesque of backdrops. In the video, posted to Facebook by social media user Craig Nisbet, the creatures can be seen jetting around in the water before speeding up as they chase seals. The footage was captured off the coast... Read Full Story

Telecoms giant hopes for ad revenue reward from £3.7bn Yahoo buy-up

Yahoo has been snapped up by US telecoms giant Verizon

US telecoms giant Verizon is eyeing a bigger slice of the online advertising market after snapping up Yahoo’s core internet business for 4.83 billion US dollars (£3.7 billion). Verizon will look to mount a challenge to Facebook and Google in the fiercely competitive digital advertising market by merging Yahoo with AOL, an online media company... Read Full Story

Beijing shuts websites in clampdown on political reporting

By law, Chinese news sites are allowed to carry only political news reports from state media controlled by party committees and government

Edgy news programmes run by major web portals have been shut down by the authorities in Beijing in the latest round of efforts to restrict the reporting of politics. Citing violation of rules, the municipal office in charge of cyberspace regulations has ordered the news portals of Sina, Sohu, Netease and iFeng to end their... Read Full Story

US telecoms giant Verizon ‘lining up deal for Yahoo’

The firm's fortunes have wavered in the past few years

US telecoms firm Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo for roughly five billion dollars (£3.81 billion), according to reports. The deal is expected to be announced formally before markets open on Monday. Verizon had emerged in recent days as the frontrunner for the beleaguered internet company. Yahoo is expected to sell its email... Read Full Story

Taxi firm offers tours to Pokemon hunters looking to ‘get ahead’ in the game

Players travel around the real world, using their phones to capture and train creatures known as Pokemon

A Scottish taxi firm is offering tours to Pokemon hunters looking to “get ahead” in the game. Edinburgh firm Central Taxis is capitalising on the global Pokemon Go craze and claims to have hit on a route where players can “capture the most collectables”. The game involves players travelling around the real world, using their... Read Full Story

South Korean tie-up seeks to bolster FinTech sector

The move aims to draw interest from South Korean companies

The Government plans to bolster the UK’s burgeoning financial technology (FinTech) sector by forging a tie-up with South Korea. The Treasury said a partnership – or FinTech Bridge – has been created to help UK FinTech firms access the Asian market while attracting South Korean companies and investors to the UK. In 2015, the UK’s... Read Full Story