Comcast beats profit estimates on internet subscriber additions Media and communications company Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) beat Wall Street estimates for third-quarter profit on Thursday, as it added more high-speed internet customers, even as it lost video users. The company gained 379,000 high-speed internet subscribers, beating analysts’ average estimate of 344,000
Twitter revenue hit by weaker advertising, low demand; shares plunge Twitter Inc posted worse-than-expected third quarter revenue and profit on Thursday, which the company attributed to advertising problems including product bugs and unusually low demand over the summer, sending its shares down about 15%. Shares of the micro-blogging platform dropped
Two of three polio viruses eradicated in ‘historic’ step: WHO -The World Health Organization. The World Health Organization welcomed an “historic step” toward a polio-free world on Thursday as an expert panel certified that the second of three types of the crippling virus has been eradicated globally. The announcement by
Golden M Group has announced that Coin M will be the first of its kind in the Middle East A new gold-based, Sharia-compliant cryptocurrency is expected to enter the UAE market before the end of 2019. A new gold-based, Sharia-compliant cryptocurrency is expected to enter the UAE market before the
Scientists estimate Earth’s total carbon store Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionCarbon is all around us – in the trees and in the rocks There are 1.85 billion, billion tonnes of carbon on Earth, with more than 99% of it resident beneath our feet. Scientists from the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) project
Facebook faces legal fight over facial recognition Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionFacebook should have done more to tell people it was collecting facial data, say Illinois users A US court has thrown out an attempt by Facebook to stop legal action over the way it collected images of people’s faces. The case
Cities by the sea: six great beach towns in Europe Cádiz, Spain It was a real pigeon’s eye view. The guide atop Cádiz’s Torre Tavira (€6) manoeuvred the concave viewing dish up, down and around, showing us watchtowers, churches, palaces, dockyards – and dozens of roof terraces with flapping laundry.
Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES As genome sequencing costs continue to fall and artificial intelligence gets to work on analysing all this new data, the era of personalised medicine draws closer. More than half of Icelanders have now had their precise genetic make-up sequenced and analysed. Tens of thousands of their genomes