US President's daughter gets summer job at food joint

US President's daughter gets summer job at food joint

London, Aug 5 : After living eight of her 15 years in the luxurious confines of the White House, the first daughter of the United States of America, Sasha Obama, is all set to learn other half of life this summer.

President Barack Obama's younger daughter has currently taken up a summer job at Nancy's restaurant on Martha's Vineyard, a local hot spot that serves fried seafood and milkshakes, reports the Daily Mail.

Sasha was spotted in her uniform of a blue t-shirt, hat and khaki banks, ringing up take-out orders for hungry customers.

Reportedly, the youngest Obama is using her full name Natasha at the restaurant, where she is protected by six Secret Service agents stationed rather conspicuously on the takeout benches during her shifts.


Facebook rolls out new features for Indian businesses

Facebook rolls out new features for Indian businesses

New York, Aug 4 : In a move to make its Pages feature valuable for businesses online, Facebook on Thursday announced two new Page sections - Services and Shop - for emerging markets including in India where 57 per cent of people on Facebook are connected to a business.

The Shop section provides businesses with a new way to prominently display the products they are selling on their Page.

It allows people to easily discover, browse and make offers to purchase products through messaging from the businesses they care about, Facebook said in a statement.

The Services section allows service businesses to showcase a list of their offerings on their Page.


Twitter shares spike after buyout rumours

Twitter shares spike after buyout rumours

New York, Aug 4 : Twitter shares surged by over 7 per cent to close at $17.61 on Wednesday following a rumour saying that former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer was buying the micro-blogging website.

There were multiple reports, saying that Ballmer and Saudi Arabia's Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal were getting ready with a bid to buy Twitter.

Last year, Ballmer announced that he had acquired 4 per cent stake in Twitter which has market cap of nearly $12 billion, SiliconBeat reported on Thursday.

Twitter was yet to respond to the rumour.

Earlier, although it added three million users -- one million more that what analysts had expected -- the not-so-promising second quarter earnings results led to the shares of micro-blogging website Twitter tumbling.


Pence distances self from Trump, backs House Speaker Ryan

Pence distances self from Trump, backs House Speaker Ryan

Washington, Aug 4 : Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence on Wednesday distanced himself from Donald Trump and expressed his "strong" support for House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is running for re-election to his Wisconsin congressional seat.

The real estate magnate's decision not to back Ryan's candidacy, or that of Arizona Senator John McCain, another GOP heavyweight who is running for re-election, was severely criticised on Tuesday by the Republican Party. EFE news reported.

On Wednesday, Pence, who is the Governor of Indiana, told Fox News that Ryan is an old friend and said that he is a "strong conservative leader", who -- if re-elected -- will do "great things".


Clinton gains a 10-point lead over Trump

Clinton gains a 10-point lead over Trump

Washington, Aug 4 : US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has gained a 10-point lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump, who has attracted outrage over his comments about a Muslim Gold Star family, according to a new national poll.

Clinton leads Trump 49 per cent to 39 per cent in a head-to-head Fox News survey released on Wednesday. In a three-way race including Libertarian Gary Johnson, Clinton leads 44 per cent to 35 per cent, with Johnson claiming 12 per cent, CNN reported.

A CNN/ORC poll this week showed Clinton with a 9-point edge in a head-to-head matchup with Trump.

When Fox polled voters in late June -- before both conventions -- Clinton was up only six points, 44 per cent to 38 per cent.


Facebook copies Snapchat's 'Stories' feature for Instagram: Report

Facebook copies Snapchat's 'Stories' feature for Instagram: Report

New York, Aug 3 : In a yet another reported copying of mobile messaging app Snapchat which it once tried to buy for $3 billion, Facebook has announced a "Stories" format for Instagram that clones Snapchat's popular feature. Instagram copying Snapchat's "Stories" feature is a smart attempt to make its rival less unique and Facebook didn't even give it a different name, androidauthority. com reported on Wednesday.

In Instagram "Stories", a set of moments are created that will appear in a slideshow format which can be viewed by your followers for up to 24 hours which then disappear without remaining on your permanent profile -- much like Snapchat Stories.

Instagram is giving you the ability to natively add text, stickers and drawings to photos in your story.


Trump's chicken tweet tears Twitter users apart

Trump's chicken tweet tears Twitter users apart

Washington, Aug 3 : Politicians prefer to document what they are eating on social media to attract voters, but sometimes a culinary misstep can cause a mishap. Donald Trump is currently facing such a situation.

The Republican presidential nominee tweeted a picture of himself enjoying a KFC meal with a knife and fork on his private plane, reports Xinhua news agency.

"Good afternoon in Ohio and a great evening in Pennsylvania -- departing now. See you tomorrow, Virginia," he captioned the snap.

Many made fun of the real estate mogul for eating what is considered to be a common everyman meal on his private jet, chiding the businessman's lack of credibility as a man of the people.

"Eating KFC with a fork and a knife on a private plane. True man of the people," one user tweeted.


Trump unfit to serve as president, declares Obama

Trump unfit to serve as president, declares Obama

Washington, Aug. 3 : Launching the harshest comment till date on Donald Trump, U.S. President Barack Obama declared the Republican nominee as entirely unfit to serve in the top post.

This comment in the White House East Room came on Tuesday after Trump's criticism of the family of a slain Muslim U.S. soldier.

"The Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president.. He keeps on proving it," CNN quoted Obama as saying at a White House news conference.

Describing his feelings about Trump as unprecedented, Obama recalled disagreements with previous GOP presidential nominees Senator John McCain and Mitt Romney.


Trump accepts US military honour as gift, says 'much easier' than combat

Trump accepts US military honour as gift, says 'much easier' than combat

Washington, Aug 3 : US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accepted a Purple Heart from a military veteran during a rally on Tuesday, saying it was "much easier" to receive the medal as a gift than by serving in combat.

Trump said Lt Col Louis Dorfman gave him his actual Purple Heart, but an NBC reporter was told the one given to the candidate was a replica, the Independent reported.

The Republican candidate, who is locked in a bitter public dispute with the family of a Muslim soldier who was killed in Iraq, attracted fresh criticism for his off-hand response accepting an honour bestowed upon soldiers wounded in combat and joking about how easily he received his.


Trump fears US presidential elections could be 'rigged'

Trump fears US presidential elections could be 'rigged'

Washington, Aug 3 : Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday said he feared that the November elections could be "rigged", and referred to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as "the devil".

"I'm afraid the election is going to be rigged, I have to be honest," EFE news quoted Trump as saying during a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio.

Later, the businessman-turned-politician reiterated his comments in an interview with Fox.

Trump urged the public to "watch very closely" when the Nov 8 elections roll around and called on Republicans to be vigilant since he fears the transparency of the voting process could be threatened.


Obama says Trump 'unfit' to be President

Obama says Trump 'unfit' to be President

Washington, Aug 3 : US President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump "unfit" to serve as President and lambasted Republicans for sticking with the businessman-turned-politician.

The strong rebuke came after Trump's criticism of the family of a slain Muslim US soldier, along with comments that displayed apparent confusion related to the Russian incursion into Ukraine, CNN reported.

"The Republican nominee is unfit to serve as President," Obama said at a White House news conference with the Prime Minister of Singapore. "He keeps on proving it."

The Trump campaign responded by going after the Democratic nominee as well as the President.


Former FBI employee confesses to being 'agent of China'

Former FBI employee confesses to being 'agent of China'

New York, Aug. 2 : A former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employee, Kun Shan Chun, with top secret security clearance, will face up to 10 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to being an agent of the Chinese Government.

Also known as Joey Chun, he was arrested by the FBI in March during an undercover operation, and appeared in a New York court on Monday, reports CNN.

The 46-year old confessed to providing "sensitive" FBI information to an individual with connections to the Chinese government on a number of occasions, the Justice Department said in a statement.


Donald Trump calls Hillary Clinton 'devil'

Donald Trump calls Hillary Clinton 'devil'

Washington, Aug 2 : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton "the devil", taking name calling a step further, media reports said.

At a campaign rally in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Trump on Monday night told the crowd that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders "made a deal with the devil" when he agreed to back Clinton and help bring his supporters on board for her campaign, CBS News reported.

"He made a deal with the devil," Trump said, adding "She's the devil. He made a deal with the devil."

Trump went on to say Sanders and his supporters all know he made a "bad deal" when he endorsed Clinton last month.


Ex-Apple offciial leaves Twitter in less than six months

Ex-Apple offciial leaves Twitter in less than six months

New York, Aug 2 : In a significant development, former Apple public relations executive Natalie Kerris who joined micro-blogging website Twitter in February as Vice President (communications) this year, is leaving - at a time when Twitter is struggling to find new grounds to overcome stalled user growth and stagnated revenues.

In a statement on Tuesday, Twitter confirmed Kerris's departure, saying she helped "share the Twitter story with the world".

"During her time leading communications at Twitter, Natalie helped us share the Twitter story with the world. We are grateful for her energy and enthusiasm and the impact she's had, even in this short time. We wish her all the best," the company said.


Pokemon Go creator Niantic's Twitter account hacked

Pokemon Go creator Niantic's Twitter account hacked

New York, Aug 2 : After hacking Pokemon Go servers last month, hacking group OurMine on Tuesday broke into the Twitter account of John Hanke, the CEO of US-based software company Niantic that created the popular GPS-based augmented reality game with Japanese company Nintendo.

OurMine took control of Hanke's account and posted a series of tweets, including one that identified Hanke's password as "nopass", Tech Crunch reported.

The hackers posted the #OurMine hashtag within tweets on Hanke's account.

In July, the hacking team hit Pokemon Go's login servers with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack leaving some players frustrated as they were unable to log in to the game.

The group said it would not stop the attack until representatives from Pokemon Go contacted them.


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