Netflix almost destroys itself by creating Quikster

Netflix almost destroys itself by creating Quikster

  Netflix’s streaming business had grown so quickly by 2010 that the company had shifted its focus from being the fastest-growing customer of the United States Postal Service’s first-class mail service, to the largest evening traffic source for Internet streaming in North America. The company subsequently introduced a standalone streaming service that was separate to…

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Emmanuel Macron says it’s about time France had its own Twitter account

Emmanuel Macron says it’s about time France had its own Twitter account

  President Emmanuel Macron has stated on record that it’s about time France signed up for a twitter account.   Speaking at the Viva Tech conference in Paris, France, Macron outlined how his government would slash the red tape that makes it difficult for him to tweet, and cited US President Donald Trump as an…

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DFS issues a profit warning amid claims it may have had one sale too many

DFS issues a profit warning amid claims it may have had one sale too many

  DFS Furniture shares have dipped by 22% after the sofa specialist admitted it may have had too many sales in the past.   The company blamed the general election for contributing to a sharp fall in demand in the second half of its financial year, but also admitted that customers may have cottoned on…

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Easyjet offers passengers the chance to live like a billionaire for 7minutes 23 seconds

Easyjet offers passengers the chance to live like a billionaire for 7minutes 23 seconds

  Easyjet is offering passengers the opportunity to live like a billionaire for 7 minutes and 23 seconds following the launch of a new venture that will allow its customers to use the private jet facilities at Luton Airport.   Despite the term, ‘private jet terminal and facilities at Luton airport’ sounding like a contradiction…

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US Supreme Court says Microsoft isn’t liable for the barren sex lives of Xbox owners

US Supreme Court says Microsoft isn’t liable for the barren sex lives of Xbox owners

  The U.S. Supreme Court sided with Microsoft in a lawsuit brought by gamers who claim their ability to get girlfriends has been severely hampered as a result of owning an Xbox.   The suit claims the Xbox console is so addictive that many high frequency users now struggle to get laid having never developed…

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Huawei says a UK retail ban will significantly improve its sales figures

Huawei says a UK retail ban will significantly improve its sales figures

  Huawei says sales will improve if the UK high court upholds an injunction banning it from selling smartphones in the UK.   The Chinese mobile phone giant has been ordered to pay royalties on the millions of smartphone sales it makes around the world, but says that being banned from the UK marketplace is…

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David Cameron forgets which football team he has supported since childhood

David Cameron forgets which football team he has supported since childhood

  Have you ever been asked a question by the boss that you should know the answer to – in fact you do know the answer really but on this particular occasion you experienced a bit of brain freeze. If you have, fear not because you’re not the only one. Former UK Prime Minister David…

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Notice of disciplinary meeting – Supermarket Shelf Stacker

Notice of disciplinary meeting – Supermarket Shelf Stacker

  Date 10/06/2017   Dear William, I am writing to tell you that you are required to attend a disciplinary meeting on Monday at 9am which is to be held in my office. At this meeting the question of disciplinary action against you, in accordance with the Company Disciplinary Procedure, will be considered with regard…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Having dreams about team members stealing from you

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Having dreams about team members stealing from you

  Dear Darcus, Last night I dreamt that someone on my team stole a packet of fruit pastilles from my top drawer in the office. I know it was only a dream but I can’t help feeling a bit annoyed with them at work so as a result I keep getting them to do complex…

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8 hilarious tales from the world of tech support

8 hilarious tales from the world of tech support

  The next time something goes wrong with your computer at work or indeed at home, take a minute and spare a thought for the poor souls that have to deal with your frantic calls to the IT helpdesk. Their job is as stressful as any of the emergency services’ because having no email can…

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