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Snapchat to allow users to share stories on Tinder

Snapchat to allow users to share stories on Tinder

Technology
By Sophie Penney, news reporter Snapchat users will now be able to share their stories directly to Tinder, the popular dating app.The multimedia messaging service's new feature is expected to be integrated later this year as part of the newly launched App Stories, announced on Thursday at its Partner Summit in Los Angeles. When users go to publish a photo or video taken on Snapchat, they can currently choose whether to share the "snap" as a story or send it to specific recipients.Under the new plans, a My Tinder Story option will appear - giving users the ability to upload their posts directly to Tinder.It is not clear how the stories will appear in Tinder as the project is still under development. Adve...
Scientists share plans for planetwide biodiversity census

Scientists share plans for planetwide biodiversity census

Science
March 11 (UPI) -- Biologists and data scientists have developed a plan for tracking the numbers and locations of the planet's millions of plant and animal species -- a global biodiversity census of sorts. The new bio-tracking plan -- published this week in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution -- features new strategies for collecting, organizing and translating massive amounts of biodiversity data for decision-makers, including policy-makers and wildlife managers. "There are so many gaps in our knowledge of biodiversity where we don't have the capacity to properly make decisions because of data limitations," Robert Guralnick, associate curator of biodiversity informatics at the Florida Museum of Natural History, said in a news release. "This paper really throws the gauntlet down in t...
TransferWise plots share sale at £3bn valuation

TransferWise plots share sale at £3bn valuation

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor Digital payments group TransferWise is poised to cement its status as one of Britain's most prized technology companies by orchestrating a share sale valuing it at about $ 4bn (£3.1bn).Sky News has learnt that TransferWise has appointed Goldman Sachs to advise on the sale of approximately $ 200m (£153m) of shares by existing investors. The deal, if completed, will underline the company's reputation among the UK's tech start-ups, with a stock market flotation now likely to be on the medium-term agenda.Sources close to the situation said the secondary share sale was at an early stage, with an announcement unlikely for some time.TransferWise's putative $ 4bn valuation would be more than twice the level at which it las...

BAFTAs 2019: Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman share kiss as The Favourite wins seven gongs

Entertainment
Weisz, 48, appeared overjoyed after receiving the award for her role in the 18th century period drama at the BAFTAs ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday.Coleman, who stars as Britain's Queen Anne in the film, seemed ecstatic about her friend’s prize as she gave her a peck on the cheek and congratulated her.The 45-year-old won Leading Actress later in the evening.The Favorite, which is about Queen Anne and the two women vying for her affections, scooped the first category of the night by taking the outstanding British film prize.Weisz said she needed no preparation to kiss Colman during filming for The Favourite because she is "gorgeous".Director Yorgos Lanthimos picked up the prize for Outstanding British film. The movie also won Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Produ...
Auditors face market share cap after CMA probe

Auditors face market share cap after CMA probe

Business
The UK’s big four auditors will next week face an unprecedented move to limit their market share and allow smaller rivals to gatecrash their self-confessed oligopoly as regulators shake up a sector rattled by a string of corporate collapses. Sky News has learnt that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is preparing to recommend a series of remedies to bolster competition in the audit sector following a two-month market study, but that it will stop short of demanding a full-break-up of the dominant quartet: Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).Although they have yet to be formally briefed on the CMA's conclusions, senior figures in the profession have learned in recent days about its main recommendations, which nonetheless remain subject to change...