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October 18, 2017 8:48 PM Nielsen set to start monitoring streaming shows in move to reveal just how many people are binge watching

The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Nielsen announced its new service on Wednesday and said that eight television networks and studios, including ABC and NBC, have subscribed 5

October 18, 2017 2:57 PM Five charged with defrauding tens of thousands of pounds from elderly man

Magistrates decided the cases were too serious for them to deal with Five people have appeared in court charged with acquiring and defrauding money totalling tens of thousands of pounds from an elderly man in Dawlish. The five, all from Torbay and Exeter, appeared before magistrates in Newton Abbot. The bench decided the cases were too serious for them to deal with, and all five were remanded 13

October 17, 2017 1:45 PM Ron Chernow's latest historical subject: Ulysses Grant

NEW YORK (AP) - As he began work on what became a thousand-page biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Ron Chernow knew he was joining a very old argument. The historian whose Alexander Hamilton biography was the basis for the Broadway musical "Hamilton" is now hoping to raise the reputation of a long-disparaged president. As recently as 2002, a Siena University 1

October 12, 2017 11:03 PM Twitter: Why we silenced Rose McGowan after she slammed serial sex pest Harvey Weinstein

Woman stands up to powerful bully. What happened next will not shock you Analysis Twitter was today accused of censorship after it froze the account of actress Rose McGowan – who had just publicly slammed rampant sex fiend Harvey Weinstein. McGowan was surprised to find herself locked out of her @rosemcgowan profile on Wednesday night, and posted on Instagram 6

October 10, 2017 11:34 AM Ikea on Amazon? Swedish firm to test sales in online stores

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Ikea will start selling furniture through third-party websites to find new ways to reach customers in the digital age, though "no decisions are made regarding what platforms/markets will be in the pilot." Kaisa Lyckdal, spokeswoman for the Swedish home furnishing giant, says the aim is to start a trial in 2018 and that Ikea is "curious" 4

October 9, 2017 9:24 PM SpiderDrone Shoots Magnetic Webs To Steady Itself

Stable flying is a challenge for any airborne object, be it a jet bouncing in turbulence or a drone blowing in the wind. Researchers at Imperial College London's Aerial Robotics Laboratory are working on the latter problem by creating the SpiderMAV, a drone with a built-in rope gun that shoots out magnetic connectors. Simply an ordinary DJI quadcopter 12

October 8, 2017 4:10 PM Airbnb paid just £200,000 in UK corporation tax last year despite generating more than £600million of rent for British landlords

Airbnb paid only £200,000 corporation tax last year even though the home-sharing website generated more than £600million of rental income for British landlords. The website books commissions from landlords and renters in Britain through a subsidiary in Ireland, but it does have two offshoots in England. One of them, Airbnb Payments UK, handles cash transfers

October 4, 2017 3:02 PM Amazon announce 1,000 Christmas jobs on offer less than half an hour from Liverpool

But could you meet the list of "physical demands" required of staff? Amazon are advertising ONE THOUSAND Christmas jobs at their huge new processing centre - and it’s less than half an hour’s drive from Liverpool. The online retail giant is opening a new “fulfilment centre” in Warrington to process orders, and they need 1,000 seasonal staff to join their 3

September 29, 2017 5:10 AM Whole Foods hacked: Customer payment card details stolen from in-store restaurants and taprooms

Whole Foods, the popular grocery chain recently acquired by technology giant Amazon, suffered a data breach that saw hackers gain access to credit card data of customers who made purchases at some of its in-store taprooms and restaurants. The popular grocery chain said on Thursday (28 September) that it recently received information regarding "unauthorized 13

September 18, 2017 2:38 PM Amazon Prime Video Inks Fox Deal For SVOD Rights To ‘This Is Us’ & ‘The Exorcist’

Amazon Prime Video has inked a global deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to secure SVOD (Subscription Video-On-Demand) rights to both NBC drama This Is Us and Fox’s genre show The Exorcist. This marks the largest agreement between the two companies and covers more than 200 territories. “This Is Us is one of the best new TV series 7