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Kim Jong Un’s dinner with South Korea’s president has a special menu with hidden symbols — here’s what they all mean

South Korea is pulling out all the stops for the upcoming inter-Korean summit this week where President Moon Jae-in will meet with Kim Jong Un for the first time — and the food they’ll be eating will be fraught with symbolism. Friday’s summit follows Kim making an unexpected trip to Beijing and precedes a much-awaited […]

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An ex-Google employee’s novel set inside a fictional search firm got made into a TV show — and it’s a bacchanal of sex, drugs, and data (GOOG)

A former Google employee’s novel about a fictional search company got made into a TV show, called “The Show.” It’s a story of sex, drugs, and the destruction of a data-hungry AI programme that can predict human behaviour on an unprecedented scale. Author Filip Syta said his book was rooted in reality — and the […]

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Don’t be fooled by retail’s market resurgence — one Wall Street firm explains why the worst is yet to come for brick-and-mortar stocks

Retail stocks in the S&P 500 have beaten the broader index so far in 2018, but Morgan Stanley says that outperformance is misleading. The firm argues conditions for traditional retailers are in much more dire shape than they appear, and says an index tracking the sector is being carried by two non-traditional components. 2018 has […]

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Apple’s mistakes with HomePod will cost it a huge new market, according to a brutal Deutsche Bank analysis (AAPL)

Analysts at Deutsche Bank said Apple’s HomePod smart speaker has “missed the mark” because it’s too limited and expensive compared to Google and Amazon’s competitors. This is important, because smart speakers might be the gateway for big tech firms into the growing smart home market. Amazon and Google currently dominate the smart speaker market and […]

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Facebook finally reveals the long-secret rules for what exactly will get you banned from the social network (FB)

Facebook is publishing the internal guidelines its moderators use to police the social network. The rules have been shrouded in confusion and secrecy for years, though they have leaked before. The new “Community Standards” are 8,500 words long and go into great detail about exactly what is and isn’t allowed — from sexual and violent […]

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An Australian defense official reportedly confirmed China’s desire for increased military presence the South Pacific

Australian defense forces are reportedly aware that China “expressed its interest” in increasing its military presence in Vanuatu. The report comes just weeks after heavily-denied reports that China wanted to turn a wharf it funded in the South Pacific nation into a naval base. If China was talking about increasing its presence in the Pacific […]