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Instagram: How much do social influencers earn?

Image copyright PA Image caption Olivia Buckland was warned by the Advertising Standards Authority over an Instagram post Former Love Island contestant Olivia Buckland has become the latest reality TV star to fall foul of the UK’s advertising watchdog, after she failed to specify one of her Instagram posts had …

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Why the laundry industry is in a spin to save water

Image copyright Paul David Drabble Image caption A Xeros commercial washing machine uses polymer balls to lift dirt from materials As water shortages become more common around the world, the laundry industry is under pressure to reduce consumption of this precious resource and generally minimise its environmental impact. When Johannesburg …

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Google drops $10bn battle for Pentagon data contract

Image copyright Getty Images/Google Image caption Google’s Cloud computing division had eyed up a lucrative US Department of Defense contract Google has abandoned efforts to win a $10bn (£7.7bn) Pentagon cloud computing contract. The firm said the work might have transgressed principles it published in June limiting its artificial-intelligence-related activities. …

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Sony PlayStation 4 will get ‘next-generation’ successor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The PlayStation division accounts for more than 20% of Sony’s sales Sony’s president has confirmed that his company is developing a new video games console. Kenichiro Yoshida told the Financial Times that “it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware”. However, he declined to say …

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Australia defies climate warning to back coal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Coal provides about 60% of Australia’s electricity The Australian government has backed coal-fired power, despite the recommendations of a major report on climate change. Phasing out coal is considered crucial to limiting global warming to within 1.5C, as set out in the UN report …

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