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There are now 25M active business profiles on Instagram

Instagram announced this morning that it now has 25 million active business profiles, up from 15 million in July. The company throws out a lot of different statistics (back in September it said it had 800 million monthly active users, 500 million daily active users and 2 million advertisers), but ...

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Drones to deliver rural broadband… huh?

Will the government fulfil its manifesto promise that every home and business in the country will have high-speed broadband by 2020? The company that it will have to rely on to make that happen – Openreach – is warning it could risk missing the target unless the government decides soon ...

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Classified Pentagon data leaked on the public cloud

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Classified Pentagon data was left exposed for years on a publicly accessible server Classified Pentagon data was mistakenly left exposed on an unsecured public cloud server, cyber-security researchers have discovered. The 100GB of data is from a failed joint intelligence-sharing programme run by the ...

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Bitcoin crosses $10,000 milestone – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin’s value has fluctuated widely during its nine-year existence The value of one bitcoin has gone past $10,000 (£7,493). The virtual currency reached the benchmark for the first time, just days after it passed $9,000. It caps a remarkable rise in value for the ...

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