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Google's job hunting service comes to UK

Google's job hunting service comes to UK

Technology
Google has secured several of the UK's largest recruitment services for a local version of its jobs-hunting tool.Reed, Guardian Jobs, Haymarket and Totaljobs.com are among those providing listings, in addition to global sites such as LinkedIn and Glassdoor.The facility automatically shows the "freshest and most relevant" openings based on a user's location when they type relevant terms into Google Search.But one expert said those involved might come to regret the tie-up.For now, the US tech giant is not charging employment sites to feature their listings nor using the service to place any extra adverts beyond those that normally appear within its results. In addition, ap...
Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Technology
Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase Instagram's video time limit from one minute to 10 minutes for most users. Accounts with large audiences will be able to go as long as an hour. Video will be available through Instagram or a new app called IGTV. The video will eventually give Facebook more opportunities to sell advertising. It's the latest instance in which Instagram has ripped a page from a rival's playbook in an effort to preserve its status as a cool place for young people to share and view content. In this case, Instagram is mimicking Google's YouTube. Before, Facebook an...
US military service member killed in Somalia attack

US military service member killed in Somalia attack

World
An American service member was killed in Somalia Friday and four others were wounded in a firefight with Al Shabab fighters, according to U.S. Africa Command (Africom). "During an operation June 8, 2018, in Jubaland, Somalia, one U.S. Special Operations member was killed and four U.S. service members and one partner force was wounded as the result of an enemy attack," according to an Africom statement. "Names are being withheld pending next of kin notification. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the service members." The American forces were advising and assisting a large force of 800 Somali and Kenyan military forces that was part of a multi-day operation in an area of Jubaland located 217 miles southwest of the Somali capital of Mogadishu. President Donald ...
Fintech start-up Revolut grabs 2 million users and plans to launch commission-free trading service

Fintech start-up Revolut grabs 2 million users and plans to launch commission-free trading service

Finance
Financial technology firm Revolut now has 2 million users signed up to its platform and is planning to launch a commission-free trading service. The London-based start-up said Thursday that its trading platform, called "Wealth," would let users invest in a range of firms listed publicly in the U.K. and the U.S., in addition to other instruments including exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and options. ETFs are securities that let traders invest in a basket of assets such as shares or bonds. Options are contracts that give investors the right — but not the obligation — to buy or sell an asset at an agreed price and date,...
Visa says service returning to normal

Visa says service returning to normal

Business
Visa says its service is "close to normal" again following a system failure which left customers across Europe unable to make some purchases.The company apologised and said it had no reason to believe the hardware failure was down to "any unauthorised access or malicious event".Its statement came five hours after it had initially acknowledged the problem.Shoppers had reported being stuck in queues as Visa transactions were unable to be processed.Payment processing through Visa's systems accounts for £1 in £3 of all UK spending, the company said.Jay Curtis, from Swansea, had two cards declined in B&Q when he tried to pay for £240 worth of goods."My card just wouldn't go through," the 32-year-old told the BBC....