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However, he added that the increase would be "more modest" than in the first quarter as interest rate movements are providing less of a tailwind for the bank. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank's shares were up about 1 percent at $23.05 in premarket trading. Total profit jumped to $US4.86 billion, or 41c a share, from $US3.47 billion, or 28c, a year earlier, according to the statement.
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    Lane also said she has received support from many, including her family, her boss, and even strangers like two daughters of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., who police say Stephens gunned down on Easter. The company has since announced it is launching a review for reporting harmful content. Chief Williams says the incident shows the harm that social media can do.
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    The reports suggest that if anything like that comes up, it would be cheaper than presently running Windows 10 Home or Pro. Surface Pro 5 discussions have picked up huge momentum over the past few weeks, but it appears the Surface Pro 4 successor's reveal isn't exactly imminent.
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    Nintendo had originally planned on selling only 2 million Nintendo Switch units worldwide for the month of March- but it looks like they may have beaten their own expectations. Nintendo Switch has been the top selling console in North America throughout the month of March, according to official NPD Group data. Nintendo attributed the unprecedented sales success for Breath of the Wild to fans who purchased two copies of the game...
  • Facebook is for all, not just for "the high end": Zuckerberg

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    Denying the claims of Snapchat being termed as a "rich people's app", the attorneys termed Pompliano a "disgruntled employee fired for poor performance". The spokesperson also said that those words were written by their former employee in a lawsuit for his case. Reportedly, nearly 400,000 users in India deleted the Snapchat app from their phones between Saturday and Sunday.
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    You can interact with them and also see their space . Will Facebook Spaces be the future of communication? But the features Facebook Spaces is hawking are fairly robust, requiring a super powered, higher-end VR headset. So far, it's only available for the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch, but the app itself is free. Franklin touted the app's machine learning technology for facial recognition, and then producing a silly-looking avatar loosely resembling the person.
  • Nintendo May Launch Super Nintendo Mini According to Report

    Nintendo May Launch Super Nintendo Mini According to Report

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    Nintendo's plans for SNES mini are also a major reason why last year's NES mini did not see a reprieve from discontinuation, Eurogamer understands, despite the latter's continued popularity and sell-out status. "If production resumes in the future, an update will be posted on the official Nintendo website". Don't console - excuse the pun - us with a handful of games, think about adding features like Wi-Fi, more storage options, and access to a retro storefront with quality content? Here in ...
  • McDonald's employees helped nab the Facebook murder suspect

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    In the video, Stephens told Godwin the name of his girlfriend and said, "She's the reason that this is about to happen to you". The three-day manhunt ended Tuesday after the killer stopped at a McDonald's in Harborcreek Township, Pennsylvania, 100 miles from the scene of the killing.
  • Ex-girlfriend of Facebook murder suspect meets with victim's family

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    It marked a violent end toa 48-hour manhunt for Steve Stephens and spurred another round of criticism of Facebook over how well it polices objectionable material. Stephens took a video of himself shooting 74-year-old Robert Godwin in the street as he walked home from Easter meal with his children. The chilling video was on Facebook for three hours before it was taken down.
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to augment your reality

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    Zuckerberg said on stage at F8, Facebook's annual developers conference. The beta is closed right now, but is successful, this would be the tool that really set Facebook Stories out of the pack - particularly because, at its launch, it didn't offer anything that either Instagram and Snapchat didn't already.
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    Variety does note, however, that Chinese theaters only give studios about 25 percent of ticket sales, roughly half of what they receive in most major territories. Globally, Furious 7 launched to $397.7 million (it didn't open in China until a week later). The film follows the crew as they grapple with Diesel's betrayal and alliance with a mysterious hacker (Theron).