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One glance at Lily James and Dominic West‘s Roman holiday and you’ll be saying “Mamma Mia!

Paparazzi captured numerous photos of The Pursuit of Love stars in a heated embrace, one of which shows Dominic kissing Lily’s neck.

An eyewitness tells E! News that Dominic, who is married to Catherine FitzGerald, engaged in plenty of PDA with his co-star during a lunch with their friend and manager, Angharad Wood. “At the end of lunch Lily sat next to Dominic and he couldn’t resist kissing her neck and stroking her,” the source describes. “They then visited the nearby church and Dominic placed his hand on Lily’s butt.”

Prior to their rendezvous with Angharad, Lily, 31, and Dominic, 50, did a bit of sightseeing around the Spanish Steps and Piazza di Pietra, according to the insider. And if their weekend getaway wasn’t romantic enough, the eyewitness says

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While “dangerous” is not the word that would come to mind when you think of Anna Kendrick, the actor best known for her work in the Pitch Perfect movies and voicing Princess Poppy in Trolls World Tour, she finds herself at the top of the McAfee’s “most dangerous celebrities” online list this year. McAfee keeps track of the celebrity search terms most likely to result in a malicious link or phishing content. As the coronavirus resulted in shelter-at-home order and social distancing was encouraged, internet usage in 2020 has skyrocketed – and bad actors have taken advantage.

According the Wall Street Journal, internet usage increased 25% in March, just as

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a close up of a motorcycle mirror: The online retail market is one of the few sectors that has not suffered from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. Photo: EPA-EFE


The online retail market is one of the few sectors that has not suffered from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. Photo: EPA-EFE

Live-streaming to sell products is the fastest-growing internet application in China this year, with 309 million users in June – about a third of the country’s internet population – but nearly half of the shoppers who buy through these channels are unhappy with their purchases, according to a new report.

The report by government-affiliated China Netcasting Services Association (CNSA) was based on several sources, including interviews with more than 3,000 users who had watched video content online in the last half a year, surveys of industry experts and other research.

Around 15.7 per cent of users surveyed said they were convinced solely by live-streaming shows or online videos to buy goods and over half of these have spent more than 500 yuan (US$74)

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UNO clarified the +2 rule in a viral Twitter post. (Photo: Getty Images)


UNO clarified the +2 rule in a viral Twitter post. (Photo: Getty Images)

UNO, the interesting number card game, is a big favourite and people including children as well as adults enjoy playing it. However, quite often, there has been enough argument over the +2 action card and its consequences. Now now, if you have often been a part of such altercations involving the +2 card while playing the card game, you may or may not be delighted to know that UNO has clarified the rule. Read on.

WHAT IS UNO?

Originally developed by Merle Robbins in 1971 in Ohio, UNO is card game that has been popular across generations. It consists of number cards in different colours as well as action cards such as Wild, Draw Four, Skip, +2 and Reverse.

HOW TO PLAY UNO?

To play UNO, seven cards are dealt to every player and the game begins

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For investors seeking momentum, ARK Next Generation Internet ETF ARKW is probably a suitable pick. The fund just hit a 52-week high and is up 191.3% from its 52-week low price of $40.50/share.

Let’s take a look at the fund and its near-term outlook to gain an insight into where it might be headed:

ARKW in Focus

Companies within the fund are focused on and expected to benefit from shifting the bases of technology infrastructure to the cloud, enabling mobile, new and local services, such as companies that rely on or benefit from the increased use of shared technology, infrastructure and services, Internet-based products and services, new payment methods, big data, the Internet of things, and social distribution and media. It has AUM of $2.43 billion and charges an expense ratio of 76 basis points.

Why the Move?

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, consumers are opting for online retailers to

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Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, Starry Internet CEO Chet Kanojia, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images, and Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images)
Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, Starry Internet CEO Chet Kanojia, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images, and Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images)

The City of Los Angeles and Microsoft have partnered up to provide free internet services for six months to thousands of South L.A. public housing residents.

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the collaboration with service provider Starry Internet, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. Roughly 6,000 residents will benefit from the program, an extension of an existing program.

Starry Internet — Related Companies is a minority investor — began providing free internet to residents at Mar Vista public housing in June, and has committed to offering service through the end of the year.

Microsoft is now providing grant funding to expand that to four more L.A. Housing Authority complexes in Watts — Nickerson Gardens, Jordan Downs, Imperial Courts, and Pueblo del

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A remote Native American tribe is among the first users of Elon Musk’s Starlink space internet project after it connected to SpaceX’s constellation of satellites.



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The Hoh Tribe in Washington State said Starlink’s high-speed broadband enabled remote learning and telehealth appointments during the coronavirus pandemic for the first time. 

“We’re very remote. The last eight years I felt like we’ve been paddling up river with a spoon and almost getting nowhere with getting internet to the reservation,” said Melvinjohn Ashue, vice chairman of the Hoh Tribe.

“It seemed like out of nowhere, SpaceX came up and just catapulted us into the 21st century.”

There are currently around 800 Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit, offering internet connectivity to northern areas of the US and Canada. SpaceX eventually plans to launch tens of thousands more satellites to provide “near global coverage of the populated world by 2021”.

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In Tales of the Early Internet, Mashable explores online life through 2007 — back before social media and the smartphone changed everything.


“The future is here, it’s just unevenly distributed,” William Gibson famously wrote in 2003. With the benefit of 2020 hindsight, we can add this about the era he was describing: the future was also unevenly believed. Even when it was right in front of us, we couldn’t see it through our assumptions. This was especially true of the things we were most passionate about. 

Everyone who was extremely online back in the late 1990s and early 2000s lost themselves to some new obsession when we got our first high-speed internet connection at home. Often it was an obsession that seemed somewhat illicit at the time, and utterly quaint now. For me, as for millions, that obsession was music — and acquiring it on Napster. 

This was spring of

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this week in the near future

October 12, 2020 | internet | No Comments

Hi, I’m Azeem Azhar. I convene Exponential View to help us understand how our societies and political economy will change under the force of rapidly accelerating technologies. 

This week, I asked members how we should think and act amidst the K-shaped economic recovery we’re seeing in the US, UK and even China. Join the discussion.

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The near future

🎡 The US House presented a report on the antitrust practices of Big Tech, calling for the most sweeping changes to antitrust laws in decades. Lawmakers say that the GAFA have turned from start-ups into monopolies à la oil tycoons whose “pattern of behaviour raises questions about whether these firms view themselves as above the law.” Matt Stoller points out that the subcommittee went through nearly 1.3 million documents and did hundreds of hours of interviews.

[T]he Cicilline Report is just a document with no intrinsic legal force on its own.

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