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China Shuts Some Live Streaming Sites, Punishes Companies

HIGHLIGHTS Almost half of China’s Internet users use live video streaming sites The live broadcasting market was worth CNY 21 billion in 2016 Ministry of Culture said that it had shut down 10 hosting platforms Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related ... Read More »

Facebook Testing Tools to Help People Discover Local News

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook testing products that meaningfully engage with their community The test have just begun and are on three products Facebook is also using software to intercept graphic content A day after reports emerged of guidelines that Facebook follows to censor sensitive content, the social media giant said it is testing products to connect its users to local news. As ... Read More »

Cheetah Mobile Launches Live.me Broadcasting App in India

HIGHLIGHTS Live.me live broadcasting app available in India The app is available to download via Google Play and App Store Cheetah Mobile is maker of popular utility app Clean Master Cheetah Mobile, the maker of popular mobile utility apps like Clean Master, CM Security, and Battery Doctor, has now launched its live broadcasting app for Indian users. Live.me app is ... Read More »

Facebook Gets ‘Live Chat With Friends’ and ‘Live With’ Features

HIGHLIGHTS Live Chat With Friends is currently being tested on mobile Live Chat With Friends will be made available broadly in summer Live With feature was earlier available only to public figures It is not a hidden fact that Facebook has been trying to focus on videos for quite some time and after imitating some features from the rival platforms, ... Read More »

Facebook Trending Topics Tweaked to Show More News Sources

HIGHLIGHTS New design will offer a “carousel” with a variety of websites Aim is to help people “feel more informed about the news in their region” The update “does not affect how trending topics are identified” Facebook on Wednesday unveiled its latest redesign to its “trending topics” feature – its latest move to give users a variety of sources on ... Read More »

Does Your Bank Count Debits to Intentionally Create More Overdrafts?

Nearly 40 percent of the biggest U.S. banks surveyed order transactions in a way that leads to increased overdrafts, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew analyzed 44 of the 50 biggest U.S. banks and found that 18 of them process debit transactions — purchases, payments and withdrawals — in order from the highest amount to ... Read More »

How to Invest in Startups Using a Gold IRA

Did you know you could use a gold IRA to fund a startup venture? It requires taking some legal steps and placing the funds into a corporate account but is one way to provide a financial seedbed as the business grows and matures. And if you follow the rules, you can invest without incurring any tax liability. Here’s how to ... Read More »

How Fintech is Bridging the Big Bank Gap

Big banks have always been averse to risk.  They also tend to view small and medium-sized businesses as high-risk, choosing to restrict investment, in terms of both lending and services, for the SMB market. A 2015 credit survey by the Federal Reserve found that smaller institutions were 18 percent more likely to approve a small business loan than big banks, ... Read More »

Still to come: New cars on the way in 2017

Kia’s Stinger is one of the most anticipated cars of 2017. Photo: Supplied It’s almost half-time and the game is tight. The Australian new car industry has fallen behind on record results scored in 2016, but there’s a plan to bounce back with a host of compelling machinery set to arrive in coming months. Here’s a class-by-class look at the ... Read More »

The 10 best family cars for 2017

The process of buying a new car for the family is a complex and potentially very expensive decision. This week, to make things a little easier, the editors at Parents Magazine and automotive information website Edmunds.com have narrowed the field down to the 10 best family cars of 2017. The 10 vehicles represent nine segments of the auto market- ranging ... Read More »