Amazon rollout for groceries: UK is next

Amazon is taking its grocery delivery service in the UK, partnering with supermarket giant Morrisons to deliver frsh food to customers. Under the new deal, Morrisons will supply products for the Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Pantry services. The deal does not affect...

Streaming wars: Pandora vs. Spotify

Online radio service Pandora has been a pioneer in music streaming- but how is it doing compared to upstart Spotify in the US? New data from Global Web Index looks at how both platforms fare across age groups. Last week saw mixed fortunes for Pandora: the service...

Independent goes online only as newspaper shuts down

The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers in the UK are to cease publication and go online only, in the starkest sign yet of the pressure on the print industry. In a statement, owners ESI Media said The Independent, launched in 1986, would become “the...

India blocks Facebook’s free internet scheme

India’s telecoms regulator has blocked Facebook’s Free Basics internet service today, saying the scheme violates net neutrality. While not ruling explicitly on net neutrality, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) decided not to allow what it...

US and EU agree new customer data laws… for now

A last minute agreement on EU-US ‘Safe Harbour’ transatlantic data transfers has been announced, in a move that could save business millions in extra fees for privacy protection… but many critics are wary of the privacy implications for citizens. The two sides have...

WhatApp most popular in Latin America

WhatsApp usage is highest in Latin America, while the chat app struggles in North America, where stable-mate Facebook Messenger leads the way, according to new research. The research, from Global Web Index, indicates that WhatsApp has already made substantial progress...

WeChat used by 63% of China’s web users

Five years on from its launch, messaging app WeChat is now being used by the majority (63%) of China’s internet users, according to new research. Although it’s been around for just five years, WeChat has made a momentous impact on Chinese internet users and staked its...

Baidu driverless car completes test on Beijing roads

Chinese tech giant Baidu has successfully tested its driverless car on roads near the company’s headquarters in Beijing. Baidu’s modified BMW 3 series has completed a rigorous, fully autonomous testing on mixed roads. The Chinese Google’s autonomous...