Internet

Google Being Investigated by Turkey’s Competition Authority

January 8, 2019

Turkey’s competition authority said on Monday it had launched an investigation into whether internet search engine Google broke competition law with algorithms it uses for searches and to target advertisements. The probe follows a complaint that Alphabet’s Googleunit had “abused its dominant position and made the efforts of other companies difficult”, the authority said. The investigation […]

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Marriott Says Hack Was Smaller Than Originally Thought, but 5.25 Million Passport Numbers Were Stolen

January 8, 2019

Marriott disclosed Friday that fewer guests than originally thought were affected by a massive computer hacking attack but that more than five million passport numbers were stolen. Marriott said about 5.25 million passport numbers were taken in the incident, which US officials believe was masterminded by the Chinese government. An additional 20.3 million encrypted passport numbers […]

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Amazon Says Over 100 Million Alexa Devices Have Been Sold to Date

January 8, 2019

Over 100 million Alexa-enabled devices have been shipped to date, Amazon has announced. The e-commerce giant is known for withholding numbers regarding all its hardware and services, which makes this a unique — and possibly deliberate, with CES 2019 around the corner — reveal. Of course, Amazon didn’t get into any specifics, which is to […]

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Weather Channel App Accused of Selling Users’ Personal Data

January 8, 2019

People relied on the most popular mobile weather app to track forecasts that determined whether they chose jeans over shorts and packed a parka or umbrella, but its owners used it to track their every step and profit off that information, Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday. The operator of The Weather Channel mobile app misled […]

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Huawei Launches HiSilicon Kunpeng 920 Server Chips as It Taps New Growth Channels

January 8, 2019

Huawei Technologies Co on Monday launched a new chipset for use in servers, at a time when China is pushing to enhance its chip-making capabilities and reduce its heavy reliance on imports, especially from the United States. Huawei, which derives the bulk of its revenue from selling telecommunications equipment and smartphones, is seeking growth avenues in […]

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Instagram Blames ‘Bug’ for Design Change That Prompted Backlash

January 4, 2019

Instagram said Thursday it accidentally rolled out a design change to a large number of users and quickly ended the test after complaints from users of the Facebook-owned social network. The redesign required users to swipe horizontally instead of the normal vertical scroll to see their feed, befuddling many members of the photo- and video-sharing […]

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OneWeb Satellite Internet Service Says Has Not Offered Stake to Russia

January 3, 2019

The US satellite startup OneWeb, which plans to create a worldwide Internet network using satellites, said on Friday that it had not offered the Russian government a stake in the project. Sources had earlier told Reuters that OneWeb had offered to sell a 12.5 percent stake to Russia, a move it hoped would allay Moscow’s concerns about the company’s satellite […]

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Netflix Stops Offering iTunes Billing for New or Rejoining Subscribers

January 3, 2019

Netflix has stopped offering iTunes billing as a payment method to its new or returning subscribers on iOS globally. The current subscribers, who use iTunes billing, can continue to use the option until they cancel their account. The change comes four months after the company had tested bypassing the iTunes billing option in 33 markets […]

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Amazon’s Record Holiday Shows Consumers Still Have Appetite for Spending

January 3, 2019

Amazon.com reported a record-breaking holiday season as shoppers loaded their online baskets with items from Echo speakers to Calvin Klein clothes, suggesting consumer optimism isn’t being deterred by a tumbling stock market. The Internet retailer said “tens of millions of people worldwide” signed up for its Prime service, which offers free two-day shipping on millions […]

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LazyPay Ties Up With Airtel, Flipkart to Expand Its ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ Model

January 3, 2019

LazyPay on Thursday announced its partnership with Airtel and Flipkart. With the new development, customers purchasing through Flipkart will be able to avail EMI option at the time of checking out. Similar will be the case for Airtel subscribers as they’ll now get ‘buy now pay later’ option while buying prepaid recharges. Since its launch […]

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