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23 Jul 19
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Nigerian Afrobeatz and Dancehall artiste, Burna Boy, will be featured on popular American TV show, Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Burna Boy who featured on Apple Music’s ‘Up Next: Beat 1’ documentary has gained a lot of attention from the past year till now. ‘Oluwa Burna’ as he is affectionately called, won the 2019 BET – […]

23 Jul 19
VentureBeat
Apple hasn’t been shy about offering third-party developers ways to boost their visibility in the iOS App Store — paid advertising placements and Apple-generated “feature” articles — but it insists that it isn’t manipulating its app search results to favor its own apps. Already facing international scrutiny for allegedly monopolistic practices with software developers, Apple said today that it uses a complex 42-factor system to surface apps during user searches, and deliberately obscures its mechanics to prevent third-party manipulation. The revelation came in response to a Wall Street Journal report that Apple’s own apps are shown first in 60% of the App Store’s categories, and 95% of Apple subscription- or sales-generating categories, even when competing apps from Amazon and Google are higher-ranked, or more popular. For instance, Apple Books ranks 168th in its category by downloads, and has no user rating, but displays above Amazon’s Kindle app, which has a 4.8-star rating from over 1.2 million users. Google’s top-ranked Maps app sits below Apple Maps in the App Store’s listings, despite Apple’s version not even ranking in the Navigation category’s top 100 apps. Interest in Apple’s behind-the-scenes App Store dealings has peaked in recent months, as the company has faced renewed complaints from rivals such as Spotify and Netflix over its 30% take of app revenues. In March, Spotify filed a complaint against Apple with the EU over the fees, and Netflix refused to join the Apple TV Channels service, only months after brazenly pulling out of Apple’s iTunes billing system while continuing to offer subscription services directly to users. Apple has previously faced FTC and other investigations over its revenue-sharing practices. According to Apple, search results in the App Store are determined using 42 factors, including an apparently heavy but unspecified reliance on customer interest data. “Apple customers have a very strong connection to our products and many of them use search as a way to find and open their apps,” the company told the Journal. “This customer usage is the reason Apple has strong rankings in search, and it’s the same reason Uber, Microsoft and so many others often have high rankings as well.” While Apple wouldn’t disclose the way its multi-factor algorithm actually works, it suggested that name matches and “customer behavior data” were amongst the elements, for whatever they’re worth. As frequent App Store users know, however, straight name searches for various apps often result in matches to different and competitive apps, calling into question the weight that Apple assigns to a direct name match. Listing its own apps higher than competitors gives Apple an “upper hand” in a $50 billion market, the Journal claims, at a time when the company is pivoting to subscription revenues for growth. Apple held an event called “It’s Show Time” in March, focusing solely on a collection of self-branded news, game, credit card, and video services that it planned to roll out throughout 2019, in some cases challenging existing alternatives.
23 Jul 19
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Summer is on us and if the heatwave sweeping parts of Europe and North America is anything to go by, it is going to be bumper summer. Usually summer rhythms with Summer Vacation. That time of the year where we attempt to turn off the smartphones, lock the laptop in a cupboard and take time […]

23 Jul 19
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23 Jul 19
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NEW YORK (AP) — He won’t watch. Well, maybe just a little bit. President Donald Trump on Monday feigned indifference to Robert Mueller’s upcoming congressional testimony, an eyebrow-raising claim for a media-obsessed president who has been concerned for months about the potential impact of the former special counsel’s appearance. Much of Washington will stop in its tracks Wednesday as Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill for at least five hours, a nationally televised event that for many Americans will be their first detailed exposure to the former special counsel’s findings on Russia’s 2016 election interference. The Justice Department on Monday told Mueller his testimony should not go beyond information that has already been released publicly. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office: “I’m not going to be watching — probably — maybe I’ll see a little bit of it. I’m not going to be watching Mueller because you can’t take all those bites out of the apple.” That was a shift from Friday, when Trump insisted that he would not watch any of Mueller’s back-to-back appearances before two House committees. Either way, the president has continued to wage war on the former special counsel’s credibility, sending out a series of tweets Monday in which he deemed Mueller, without evidence, “highly conflicted” and said that “in the end it will be bad for him and the phony Democrats in Congress who have done nothing but waste time on this ridiculous Witch Hunt.” Trump’s Twitter account may well be the main vehicle for the White House to respond to Mueller’s testimony. Though the probe did not establish charges of criminal conspiracy or obstruction, there has been growing concern among those close to the president that Mueller’s appearance could push undecided or reluctant Democrats toward impeachment. Even so, there appears to be little evidence of an organized White House response plan to the hearings. The president has a light schedule Wednesday morning, when Mueller begins speaking, before heading to West Virginia for evening fundraisers. The TVs aboard Air Force One are likely to be tuned to coverage of the hearings, and the president is expected to watch or be briefed on most of the proceedings, according to four administration officials and Republicans close to the White House. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss internal plans. When Mueller was originally scheduled to appear last Wednesday, before a one-week postponement, the president’s campaign scheduled a rally that night in North Carolina so Trump could offer a rebuttal. That won’t happen this time, though the president’s personal attorneys, including Rudy Giuliani, may issue their own statements, and talking points could be circulated among conservatives. There is also an expectation within the White House that House Republicans will pepper Mueller with tough questions, though they may be less comfortable taking a swipe at the decorated war hero from the chambers rather than via Twitter or Fox News. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham has yet to make an on-camera appearance after nearly a month in the job. But Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to the president, previewed the attack lines Monday. “Well, I want the taxpayers to see the way the Democratic Congress is spending their money day in and day out. A do-over of the do-over of the do-over,” Conway said on Fox News. “Now they want Bob Mueller, they want to drag him before Congress and have him read out loud. Bob Mueller book on tape, courtesy of the taxpayer, I don’t think so. They also think you’re stupid, America, that you can’t read the report for yourself.” The nation has heard the special counsel speak only once — for nine minutes — since his appointment in May 2017. This time, the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee will question Mueller in separate hearings on the report. Judiciary panel Democrats planned to practice with a mock hearing behind closed doors Tuesday, according to two people who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were unauthorized to publicly discuss the planning. Mueller plans to begin with an opening statement that a spokesman said would be similar in substance to his May 29 statement from the Justice Department podium. In that statement, he cautioned Congress that he would not go beyond the text of the report if called upon to testify and explained his team’s decision to neither seek an indictment of the president nor exonerate him on obstruction of justice allegations. Responding to a request from Mueller about limitations or potential privilege issues, a senior Justice Department official, Bradley Weinsheimer, told Mueller in a letter that the department expects that he will not stray beyond his report when he testifies. Weinsheimer also told Mueller that he should not discuss the redacted portions of his report or the actions of people who were not charged. While the report did not find sufficient evidence to establish charges of criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to swing the election, it said Trump could not be cleared of trying to obstruct the investigation. Because the report was dense and, at times, lawyerly, Trump allies have long fretted that while few lawmakers and Americans read the report, they might be swayed by Mueller’s in-person testimony. The president has spent months concerned about the prospect of the media coverage that would be given to Mueller, who Trump believes has been unfairly lionized across cable news and the front pages of the nation’s leading newspapers for two years, according to three White House officials and Republicans close to the White House. Before the report’s release, Trump had feared a repeat — but bigger — of the February testimony of his former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, which dominated news coverage and even overshadowed his nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. That worry has faded some in recent weeks. White House officials believe that the public has grown tired of the Russia story line and is growing more convinced that it has been propped up by Democrats and media figures frustrated that Mueller didn’t topple the administration. 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23 Jul 19
Easy Money

Unhappy with its market share in the US real estate market, the largest online retailer in the world and global commercial monopolist, Amazon, announced a deal on Tuesday morning with the largest US residential real estate brokerage company, Realogy, in a strategy designed to boost sales for both. As CNBC reports, Realogy – whose stock soared […]

23 Jul 19
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Sada Thioub trouve un nouveau club (photo) Angers s’offre un deuxième Croco. Après Rachid Alioui, recruté début juillet, le SCO a annoncé mardi l’arrivée du milieu offensif de Nîmes Sada Thioub, recruté pour les quatre prochaines saisons. Sélectionné pour vous : PSG : Ça vient de tomber pour Idrissa Gana Gueye ! L’international sénégalais, qui […]