Author Archive | Jonathan Thomas


Paramount+ streaming service to launch in Ireland on June 22nd – Including Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

The Paramount+ streaming service will launch in Ireland on June 22, the company has confirmed. The US media giant’s platform will feature content from the firm’s range of studios and brands, including Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon. Paramount has not confirmed pricing for Ireland yet but will be available online and the Paramount+ […]

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Meta’s first quarter profit and daily users eclipse Wall Street expectations

Facebook parent Meta’s first quarter profit and its count of daily users jumped past Wall Street’s expectations despite the company’s slowest revenue growth since going public a decade ago. Meta cut a sharp contrast with Google parent Alphabet, which on Monday reported what analysts called disappointing earnings, with profit below Wall Street’s expectations. Google also […]

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Pro-Russian information warfare being waged from old arms factory – research

Information warfare is being waged from an old arms factory in St Petersburg where trolls are targeting Boris Johnson and spreading support for Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, research suggests. The new study details how the Russian president’s regime is trying to manipulate public opinion on social media as well as in the comments sections […]

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EU moves forward in antitrust case against Apple

The European Union stepped up its antitrust case against Apple on Monday, accusing the company of abusing its dominant position by limiting access to technologies allowing contactless payment. The 27-nation bloc’s executive arm, the European Commission, has been investigating Apple since 2020. The commission’s preliminary view is that the firm is restricting competition by preventing […]

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Elon Musk reaches agreement to acquire Twitter for about 44 billion dollars

Billionaire Elon Musk has reached an agreement to acquire Twitter for approximately 44 billion dollars (£34.5 billion), the company said. The outspoken Tesla CEO, the world’s wealthiest person, has said he wants to buy Twitter because he thinks it is not living up to its potential as a platform for “free speech”. He says it […]

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