Tag Archives: Growth

Google’s on-by-default ‘Articles for You’ leverage browser dominance for 2,100 percent growth

When you’ve got leverage, don’t be afraid to use it. That’s been Google’s modus operandi in the news and publishing world over the last year or so as it has pushed its AMP platform, funding various news-related ventures that may put it ahead, and nourished its personalized Chrome tabs on mobile. The latter, as Nieman Labs notes, grew 2,100 percent ...

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‘Maybe someone dies’: Facebook exec backpedals on memo pushing growth at all cost

Top Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth crossed the social media divide, distancing himself on Twitter from a controversial 2016 memo he authored. In the document, Bosworth appeared to admit online growth could cost lives. Entitled, ‘The Ugly,’ Bosworth’s memo spoke about continuing to connect people on the social platform, even if it results in deaths. The details of the memo, circulated ...

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Bitcoin more likely to belly-flop than see further growth – economist

In a decade, the world’s number one virtual currency, bitcoin, will probably see a dramatic drop due to its limited range of uses, according to Harvard University professor and economist Kenneth Rogoff. “I think bitcoin will be worth a tiny fraction of what it is now if we’re headed out 10 years from now… I would see $ 100 as ...

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US growth could slip in coming 2 years – Dallas Fed president

Economic growth in the United States may peak this year and slow somewhat next year and in 2020, according to Dallas Fed President Robert S. Kaplan. “2018 will be a strong year in the United States,” he said at a business conference in Frankfurt on Thursday. “We think we’re at or near full employment in the US. We’d expect headline unemployment to ...

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China’s strong economic growth blows away expectations

China, the world’s second largest economy, has eclipsed its official growth target of about 6.5 percent, expanding 6.9 percent last year. It’s the first time since 2010 that the pace of growth has picked up. Read more Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also said last week he expected growth to be at “around 6.9 percent.” Official data showed economic growth in ...

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St. Pete bomber has mental illness record, blames bad ‘personal growth’ course – investigators

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 15:11 The suspect in Wednesday’s bombing in St. Petersburg has a record of mental illness, investigators say. He was motivated by a bad experience he had with a “personal growth” training course. The suspect in the crime, which left 18 people injured this week, confessed to planning and carrying out the bomb attack, Russian Investigative ...

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Church Ltd? Clergy must stop acting like CEOs ‘chasing growth targets’

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 19:15 The clergy should stop behaving like CEOs and resume their pastoral role of leading the faithful, the Dean of Christ Church has claimed. It comes amid increasing reports of the clergy stressing out in their attempt to get more people to attend church. Speaking to an audience at the charity Sons & Friends of ...

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Apple’s record services revenue suggests growth in Apple Pay, Apple Music

Everyone’s favorite almost-trillion-dollar company reported fourth quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. And while much of the attention was on stellar iPhone sales, Apple wants to make sure that people know its services business is doing great, too. “Service revenues reaches all-time high,” was the headline of the press release. But what is services revenue, exactly? Well, it incorporates a ...

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iPhone 8 launch propels Apple to growth in China after 18 months of sales dips

Apple is finally back to growth in China. The company has broken a run of sales decreases that stretches back six quarters thanks to promising early signs for the newly released iPhone 8, according to a new report from Canalys. The analyst firm recorded 40 percent annual growth for Apple in Q3 2017 with 11 million shipments during the three-month period. ...

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Migration main cause of ‘frightening’ growth in UK population, official figures reveal

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 15:20 New figures reveal migration is the main cause behind estimates that the UK’s population will swell by 3.6 million over the next 10 years, the equivalent of a city the size of Cardiff. It is expected to reach 70 million by 2029. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK population will ...

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