Amnesty International accuses Apple and Samsung of using conflict cobalt in phones

Do you own a conflict phone? You probably do, according to Amnesty International’s latest report. The organization accuses several big smartphone makers — including Apple, Samsung, and Huawei — of making phones with conflict minerals.

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Netflix share prices soar as company reaches nearly 75m subscriptions

The popular streaming video service outdid Wall Street expectations for the quarter by a full five cents per share and added 5.59 million new viewers

Everybody worried about Netflix can chill: the company added more subscribers than expected at the end of last year and its sky-high share price soared another 9% on the news.

In the company’s fourth-quarter 2015 results, it outdid Wall Street expectations by a full five cents per share and added 5.59 million viewers, boosting worldwide subscriptions to nearly 75m.

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Uber and Airbus team up for helicopter service at Sundance film festival

Airbus appears to have initiated the partnership after a recent $1bn investment in ride-hail competitor Lyft caught the attention of executives

The announcement of an Uber helicopter service for the Sundance film festival signals the beginning of a new, more aggressive campaign to compete with their ride-hailing competitor Lyft.

Uber executives have been rattled by the recent $1bn investment in Lyft, a round announced in January and led by General Motors.

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