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 344,000Continue Reading

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 droppedContinue Reading

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 byContinue Reading

Tackle your child’s weight – without giving them a complex Jusna Begum lives near the South Bank in London with her four children, aged between one and 11. When a health visitor told her that her three-year-old girl was “on the chubby side”, Begum was surprised. “I didn’t think sheContinue Reading

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 caseContinue Reading

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 genomesContinue Reading