GoPro profits zoom past expectations with help from Asian markets

Camera maker gets lift from China, Japan and South Korea as it bolsters its offerings and reports a net income of $35m

Action camera maker GoPro Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by strong sales in markets outside North America.

GoPro, whose helmet- and body-mounted cameras are popular with surfers, skydivers and other adventure sports enthusiasts, has benefited from a focus on markets such as China, Japan and South Korea.

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Canada’s capital is a hotspot for Ashley Madison users, now hacking victims

One in five Ottawa residents are allegedly subscribed to the adulterers’ website and are now vulnerable to a breach of privacy after hackers targeted the site

One in five Ottawa residents are allegedly subscribed to adulterers’ website Ashley Madison, making the Canadian capital among the the most vulnerable to a breach of privacy after hackers targeted the site.

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Bill de Blasio rejects Uber debate offer and warns: don’t ‘dictate to government’

New York City mayor says ‘I don’t debate with private corporations’, as he pushes to remove taxi app’s cars from streets in order to evaluate impact on congestion

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio warned that Uber was not taking a “wise course” in its dealings with New York City and said that “people will reject” the online taxi service if it continued to act as if it could “dictate to government”.

The latest missive in de Blasio’s ongoing fight with the multibillion dollar company, which is facing regulatory hurdles in major cities around the world, came shortly after the mayor rejected an open invitation for a debate with the company officials that would have been streamed online to discuss the Democratic mayor’s issue with the company.

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