Samsung shrugs off Galaxy fiasco and a political scandal in South Korea to post 50 per cent jump in profit

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday that its profits in the last quarter of 2016 surged 50 per cent to the highest level in more than three years, despite the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Analysts had expected Samsung’s profits to surge thanks to its mainstay semiconductor business, but the result surpassed even the most optimistic forecasts.…

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Messaging app Telegram adds unsend feature

Disappearing messages don’t impress security professionals, given how flimsy a privacy protection they offer, but despite an inherently fickle form the feature keeps recurring on comms platforms. The latest to add what it calls an “unsend” feature is mobile messaging platform Telegram — which is now letting users retrieve (i.e. delete) messages within two days of sending them, once…

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Maybelline taps digital makeup influencers for new mascara campaign

Maybelline is going where the influencers are. The L’Oréal-owned-cosmetics brand today announced that the video campaign for its new Volum’ Express the Colossal Big Shot mascara will feature two makeup artist vloggers known for their sizable social media followings. Manny Gutierrez — @Mannymua733 — and Shayla Mitchell — @MakeupbyShayla — will appear in two promotional videos for…

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