Electric Cars Hit Record In Norway, Making Up Nearly 60 Percent Of Sales In March – Electric vehicles are now the norm in Norway when it comes to new car sales, accounting for 58 percent of all car sales in March. Tesla’s mass market Model 3 was especially popular, accounting for nearly 30 percent of new passenger vehicle sales, the Norwegian Information Council for Road Traffic, or OFV, says. [npr]
Tesla Manager Sees Risk Of Battery-Minerals Shortage In Future – Booming demand for electric vehicles and insufficient investment in mines could result in a global shortage of minerals needed to manufacture rechargeable batteries in a few years’ time, a Tesla Inc. representative told U.S. officials and mining executives in a meeting in Washington. [mav]
Instagram Is Moving Toward Becoming A Full-Blown E-Commerce Platform – Influencers and media companies that work with brands on Instagram will soon be able to use the in-app checkout feature the company began testing in March, according to The New York Times. [busins]
Assange Tells Court He Won’t ‘Surrender To America’ – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a London court on Thursday that he doesn’t want “to surrender to America” as he fights extradition over the leak of national security information. [tc]
Royal Baby: Meghan And Harry Buck Photocall Trend – Prince Harry was introduced to the world outside the hospital days after his birth in 1984. He and Meghan don’t plan to expose their newborn to the press in the same way. [cnn] Obviously..
Lachlan Murdoch Is In A Trump Trap – When advertisers rebelled at outrage anchors like Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson, Trump called Lachlan’s daddy, Rupert Murdoch, to keep them on the air. Inside the battle for the future of the network. [vanfair]
Durban Businessman Sues Journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh For R10m Over Gangster State Revelations – Journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh is facing a R10m defamation suit from Durban-based businessman Vikash Narsai over revelations in his book, Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture. [n24]
‘White People Caused Cyclone Idai.’ – A new campaign uses wild election claims to encourage SA to vote. [busins]
The Shoprite/Wiese Deal: Is There A Plan B? – It’s quite a standoff. The Shoprite board has recommended that its founder and chairman Christo Wiese should be paid R3.3bn for the high-voting shares that were part of his founding stake. Some shareholders don’t like it and it will only take 15% of them to jettison the deal. Does Wiese have any other options? There is one obvious one — he could sell the shares to an outsider. But will he? [mav]
Bubba Watson Explains Why Tiger Woods Probably Blocks His Text Messages – Bubba Watson may no longer be able to send Tiger Woods any text messages. [si]
Burger King Spoofs McDonald’s With Not-So-Happy Meals – Burger King is rolling out Real Meals like the Pissed Meal and DGAF Meal. The ploy aims to bring awareness to mental illnesses and let its customers know that “no one is happy all the time”. [cnn]
Blue Origin Successfully Launches And Lands Its New Shepard Rocket During 11th Test Flight – This morning, Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight venture Blue Origin will send its suborbital rocket to space on its 11th test flight — part of the company’s ongoing efforts to ready the vehicle for flying passengers. There won’t be any human riders on this launch, but the vehicle will be carrying dozens of research payloads to the edge of space and back for NASA and other organizations. [verge]
New iPhone Rumour Round-Up: What To Expect For 2019 – This year, Apple is expected to offer iPhones in multiple sizes, and at multiple price points, to provide people with a wider array of choices. [here]
Adobe Doubles The Price Of Its $10/Month Creative Cloud Plan For Photoshop And Lightroom – Adobe has made a notable change to its Creative Cloud subscription plans. The $10/month Photography offering that was a popular way to get access to Photoshop and Lightroom has just doubled in price. Meanwhile, Lightroom on its own is now priced at $10/month. [925mac]
The 50 Best-Selling Music Artists Of All Time – England’s greatest rock band holds the top spot on this all-time ranking of best-selling artists by album sales, and it looks untouchable on a bizarre list filled with a number of surprising appearances. [busins]
Elderly Aussie Couple Sign For Drug Shipment After Delivery Mix-Up – An elderly couple in Australia were the surprise recipients of an illegal drug shipment after signing for a wrongly delivered parcel containing millions of dollars’ worth of methamphetamine, police said on Thursday. [n24]
Inside David Beckham’s Birthday Meal – Ex-footballer rings in his 44th with a low-key dinner, a yummy chocolate cake and kisses from daughter Harper. [dm]
Star Wars’ Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Dies Aged 74 – Peter Mayhew, who was best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has died aged 74. [metro]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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Buy Any Product From Websites That ‘Don’t Ship To SA’ – One of our most exciting partners offers you a PO Box in US, UK or Hong Kong, for you to deliver overseas online purchases to. Postbox Courier handles it from there – getting the package to you in under a week. [more]
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Everyone’s Talking About Streaming These Days – There’s a world of entertainment out there, but if you want to get with the program then there’s no better place to start than Showmax. [here]
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How Can You Leave Your Dog At Home While You Go To Work? – You say he’s part of the family – yet you’d never leave your human child at home, alone, for the whole day. Drop that little rascal off at Proud Hounds and see the joy in his eyes! [proudhounds]
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