Image copyright Reuters Fears that political uncertainty will hurt consumer spending have hit shares in UK retailers and housebuilders. The prospect of a hung parliament and speculation about the election result’s impact on Brexit saw the value of sterling slide against the dollar. Although the FTSE 100 edged higher –…

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If you’re looking for the perfect combination of snark and insight to get you through the Trump administration, look no further than Pod Save America. Hosted by former Obama White House staffers Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett, the twice-weekly podcast starts with a conversation about current…

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Image copyright Instagram Image caption Comments on the photo-sharing site were crafted to help control the malware The comments section of Britney Spears’ Instagram account has been used by cyber-thieves to co-ordinate attacks. Security firm Eset found the gang controlled its malware, called Turla, by posting comments about images in…

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Image copyright BT BT has replaced its auditor for the first time in 33 years after an accounting scandal at its Italian business cost it £530m. The former state-owned phone giant has dropped PwC and will replace them with rival accounting firm KPMG. In January, BT admitted its Italian business…

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Mario Draghi said risks to eurozone growth were “broadly balanced” The European Central Bank (ECB) has increased its forecasts for economic growth in the eurozone but kept interest rates on hold. ECB president Mario Draghi also hinted that there was no need to cut rates…

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Waze is expanding its carpool service to cover the entire state of California, after successful trials in San Francisco, Sacramento, Monterey, and across Israel. The app identifies suitable commuters that live in between the driver’s home and work locations. The rider pays their share of the gas money in exchange…

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Image copyright Gallo Images Image caption Sony said sales had exceeded expectations Sony has sold more than one million virtual reality (VR) headsets, the company has said. President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Atsushi Morita said sales had “exceeded our expectations”. The headset, at $399 (£308), is cheaper than rival devices…

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