Instagram Snaps Up Rivals' Users


Instagram has reached a milestone of 700 million members while enjoying the fastest-ever growth rate in the company’s history. The network has grown by more than 100 million members in the last four months. Its burgeoning growth can be credited to new features like Stories, live video and disappearing messages in Direct, the company said. “Ostensibly copied from Snapchat, the feature was significant in driving the ephemeral messaging app to an IPO,” said Zach Fuller, an analyst at Midia Research.

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Windows 10 market share breaks 20 percent, but pace of growth still slowing

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Windows 10’s adoption rate has crept above to 20% line, at least intermittently. While that’s progress for Microsoft, the company appears to mostly be converting Windows 8 / 8.1 users, and the current adoption pace won’t push MS past its self-set 1 billion device target by July 29.

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Apple's $59M Australian tax bill in the spotlight as international tax row continues

Article Image Apple Australia recorded a gross tax rate of slightly more than 1 percent in 2015, Australian government records indicate, focusing attention once again on the iPhone maker’s international tax strategy.

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Why Your Cable TV Bill Is Going Up

You can add “cable TV rate increases” to the old axiom that nothing is certain except for death and taxes, as pay TV companies are again jacking up prices for programming and equipment in 2016.

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Nvidia fixes G-Sync refresh rate bug, adds VR SLI support to OpenGL

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Nvidia launched its updated 361.43 drivers yesterday, with a bug fix for high-refresh rate monitors and new VR support for SLI in OpenGL.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple makes it easier to upgrade with automatic overnight updates, smaller files

In a bid to drive the already-impressive iOS upgrade rate even higher, Apple has brought a bit of OS X to iOS 9 with a new automatic installation option that will let iPhones and iPads update themselves –?at a convenient time for the user.



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Apple Watch's heart rate sensor on par with Mio's dedicated Alpha monitor

The heart rate sensor in the Apple Watch is nearly on par with Mio’s Alpha, a popular dedicated heart rate tracker also worn on the wrist, a new comparison of the two devices has found.



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Google Roars Onto Auto Insurance Turf


Google last week launched an auto insurance rate comparison site in California. Mercury Insurance, MetLife and 21st Century Insurance are among the 14 firms already signed up as partners, and Google promises more will follow. Bolt Solutions last week announced that it too has joined up. “We have a Google Compare agreement with Google,” said Bolt spokesperson Chrissy Snyder. Bolt “can provide an on-ramp for carriers that want to participate,” and act as an agency to present insurance options to consumers through Google Compare, she said.

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Review: Fitbit Surge, an iPhone-connected health & fitness tracker

For iPhone users seeking a wrist-worn fitness tracker with GPS, heart rate monitoring, and multiple-day battery life, the Fitbit Surge is a good “tweener” device — not quite a smartwatch, but much more functional than a basic wearable.



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Verizon cuts $10 off many monthly shared data plans, starting at $30/1GB

Ongoing price wars in the U.S. mobile industry have led Verizon to shave $10 off the monthly rate of a number of its shared data plans, in line with aggressive strategies taken by AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.



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China's Internet: It's Not Personal, It's Business


The Internet adoption rate in China appears to be slowing, based on a report that shows the lowest six-month increase in the number of Internet users in eight years. The total number of Internet users in the country reached 632 million by the end of June. That includes the 14.4 million people who joined Internet user ranks in the first half of the year, according to the CNNIC’s biannual report. There is still a distinct lack of Internet penetration in rural areas, where around 450 million people are not online.

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