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Singles’ Day 2019: Alibaba Says Sales Hit $23 Billion in First 9 Hours

November 11, 2019

Singles’ Day 2019: Alibaba netted sales worth $30 billion on its platforms on the day last year HIGHLIGHTS Alibaba filled billions of dollars in orders on Singles’ Day The first $1 billion was spent in just 68 seconds: Alibaba Singles’ Day is considered a useful gauge of consumer sentiment in China Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba […]

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Twitter Rolling Out ‘Topics’, a Feature That Lets You Follow Your Interests

November 7, 2019

Photo Credit: Alastair Pike / AFP Twitter Topics will go live next week Highlights We are starting with topics like sports, K-pop: Twitter “We are basically rewriting the entire conversation service” Twitter has always let users follow accounts Twitter said Wednesday it is rolling out a feature that lets users follow topics the way they […]

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Nubia Red Magic 3S to Launch in India on October 17, Will Be Available Exclusively via Flipkart Read in: हिंदी

October 14, 2019

Nubia Red Magic 3S is powered by the Snapdragon 855+ SoC HIGHLIGHTS Nubia Red Magic 3S will be launched in India on October 17 It will be available exclusively via Flipkart in the country The gaming-centric phone packs a 48-megapixel camera IN THIS ARTICLE Nubia Red Magic 3S Nubia Red Magic 3S’ global rollout is […]

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Huawei Gets Red Carpet Treatment From Russia Over 5G

September 30, 2019

While the US banned Huawei for alleged espionage and asked its allies to do the same, Moscow has rolled out the red carpet for the Chinese tech company, letting it develop 5G networks in Russia. Analysts say the move is as much a show of solidarity with Beijing against the US as it is a […]

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Google Maps Testing Incognito Mode Ahead of Official Launch: Report

September 23, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS Incognito Mode will have several specific privacy features A new ‘Eyes Free’ walking navigation mode is also expected It will reduce how often you need to look at your phone while walking Google Maps may soon have an “Incognito Mode” for better privacy on your location data. The “Incognito Mode” in Google Maps is […]

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China’s Giant Telescope Picks Up Mysterious Signals From Deep Space

September 9, 2019

Photo Credit: NAOC Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) Chinese astronomers have detected repeated fast radio bursts (FRB), mysterious signals believed to be from a source about 3 billion light years from the Earth, with the largest and most sensitive radio telescope ever built. Scientists detected the signals with the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) […]

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Telegram Moves to Protect Identity of Hong Kong Protesters

August 31, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS The update will be released over the next few days It will allow protesters to block authorities from discovering identities A current feature allows authorities to know identities of protestors Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, will allow users to cloak their telephone numbers to safeguard Hong Kong protesters against monitoring by Chinese authorities, […]

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Amazon, Trader Group in Public Spat Over Discounts in India

August 31, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS Traders complain Amazon uses complex structures to circumvent rules The issue is the biggest trade irritants between New Delhi and Washington The CAIT represents 500,000 merchants and traders in India Amazon.com defended its business strategies in India as it came under fire from a local trader group on Friday over discounted products on the […]

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Ex-Google Engineer Charged in Self-Driving Trade Secrets Case: All You Need to Know

August 28, 2019

US prosecutors on Tuesday brought a criminal case against a former high-ranking Google engineer, alleging he stole confidential technology from the company’s self-driving car unit before joining rival Uber Technologies. The US Department of Justice said Anthony Levandowski, who worked for Google parent company Alphabet’s Waymo unit, downloaded thousands of files from Waymo servers as he was leaving the […]

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Amazon Launches Marketplace Appstore in India

August 13, 2019

Amazon on Monday launched its Marketplace Appstore in India, which is a platform created for sellers to discover trusted third-party applications that can help them automate, grow and manage their business. The Amazon Marketplace Appstore enables sellers to focus on their business as it reduces the time and effort they spend on finding the right solution for […]

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