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NOW IN TECH: School warned parents on video games
Ke Feng
By Ke Feng
Apr 19, 2018

1. School warned parents on video games

An Armagh primary school sent out an warning on Apr 18 alerting parents not to let their children play two popular online games. The games on the list are Roblox and Fortnite. According to the school, those two games allow children to play and interact via online chats. Many have no idea who they are talking to and interact with, and that might lead to potential danger and violence tendencies. 

2. IBM stock crashed 

IBM slumped over 7.5% Wednesday, making its worst record since 2013. The tech company announced better-than-expected earnings and revenue yesterday. But IBM reported margins that, exempting one-time boosts from workforce restructuring and changes to the U.S. tax code, were mostly flat year over year.

3. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is releasing good news to investors

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has released his latest annual shareholder letter. In the letter, Bezos stressed the importance of having high standards in running a business by setting high standards. Bezos also disclosed for the first time that Prime now exceeds 100 million members worldwide. In 2017 alone, Amazon shipped over five billion items through its Prime service worldwide.

4. Jenn-Air appliances connect with Apple Watch

Jenn-Air is now available to connect Apple Watch, allowing your living room to get smarter. These new partnerships are designed to give you more control over your appliances and connect you to them when you're away. Some of the tasks that you'll be able to do with these new integrations include the ability to start your dishwasher from your phone, use voice commands to preheat your oven and receive notifications about the status of your dishwasher cycles on your Apple Watch.

5. Netflix said to be doubling budget in Europe to $1B

The streaming video service that on Monday reported hitting 125 million members plans to spend about $1 billion on original content in Europe this year, according to the Financial Times. That's more than twice last year's Europe budget and will nearly double the number of European productions. 

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