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Twitter lets hot tweets rise to top of timelines

Twitter revamped its timeline Wednesday, allowing the “best” tweets to rise to the top, despite warnings of a revolt from members loyal to the real-time flow of the messaging platform. The tweaked format aims to inject new life into the struggling one-to-many messaging service by moving away from a pure …

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Warning: cheap USB-C cables can kill your PC

Some cheap USB Type-C cables sold on Amazon can cause too much current to be delivered over your PC’s USB ports and will fry your machine, The Verge reported. USB Type-C is the latest USB standard, which features a small profile and reversible plug. The issue stems from the backwards compatibility …

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LinkedIn shares dive on weak forecast

LinkedIn shares plunged more than 40 percent on Friday after a weak outlook from the career-focused social network fueled fears of a slowdown. The shares dived 43.6% to close at $108.38, its lowest since late 2012. LinkedIn reported a loss of $166m for 2015, far wider than the $16m deficit …

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Apple App Store price increases for South Africa

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 Apple is increasing the price of products in the South African App Store because of the weaker rand, which has declined significantly against the US Dollar in recent weeks. Apple announced that App Store users in Canada, Singapore, Russia, South Africa, New Zealand, Israel, and Mexico will be affected by the price …

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South African hotel targeted in credit card cyber attack

Hyatt Hotels announced in December 2015 that it had identified malware on computers that operate the payment processing systems for Hyatt-managed locations. The investigation showed unauthorized access to payment card data from cards used at multiple Hyatt-managed locations, including the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg. Anyone who made payments between 13 August …

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