Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Tech

SnapChat Loses 3 Million Daily Active Users

LONDON: Rival image and video app Instagram introduced Stories – its own version of Snapchat’s Story feature – two years ago, and it has since grown to have a larger user base than the whole of Snapchat. Snapchat’s major redesign, first introduced towards the end of 2017, was also met ...

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Ola plans to enter the UK market

NEW DELHI: Indian ride-hailing firm Ola said on Tuesday it plans to launch services in Britain this year, months after expanding operations in Australia, intensifying its rivalry with US peer Uber Technologies Inc. Ola has obtained licenses to begin operations in South Wales in September, as well as Greater Manchester, ...

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Google Releases Android 9 Pie

LONDON: The latest Android software update Android P, also known as Android 9.0, is finally here and has already started rolling out. After Android Oreo, the much anticipated Android 9.0, popularly known as Android P, has arrived for smartphones, with the ‘P’ standing for ‘Pie’. However, for now only Google ...

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TSMC says third-quarter revenue hit by computer virus

TAIPEI: A computer virus outbreak has hit third-quarter results at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, the company said on Sunday. On Saturday, TSMC, a major supplier for Apple Inc, said that a number of its computer systems and fab tools had been infected by a ...

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NASA is ready to launch its first mission to the Sun

LONDON: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which is humanity’s first mission to the Sun, has cleared the final procedures ahead of its launch on August 11. “NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has cleared the final procedures in the clean room before its move to the launch pad, where it will be integrated ...

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Hacker breaches defenses at Reddit

SAN FRANCISCO: Popular social news website Reddit on Thursday was warning users that a hacker broke into its systems, intercepting some employee text messages to get past defenses. Reddit didn’t disclose the extent of the hack, saying it was conducting a “painstaking” investigation to determine what was accessed and to ...

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Apple becomes first company to hit $1 trillion milestone

LONDON: Apple Inc became the first $1 trillion publicly listed US company on Thursday, crowning a decade-long rise fueled by its ubiquitous iPhone that transformed it from a niche player in personal computers into a global powerhouse spanning entertainment and communications. The tech company’s stock jumped 2.8 per cent to ...

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Starbucks, Alibaba’s forge coffee delivery tie-up in China

BEIJING: Starbucks Corp on Thursday launched a partnership with Alibaba Group’s Chinese food delivery platform Ele.me, in a move to shore up sales in its second-largest market and to battle aggressive competition from local coffee start-ups. Starbucks flagged in June that it was pursuing such a tie-up after reporting a ...

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Bitcoin ends winning July on a sour note

REUTERS: Bitcoin fell 5 percent on Tuesday, briefly hitting a one-week low below $7,700, and marking a poor finish to a strong July when the digital currency increased more than 20 percent. Tuesday’s decline stemmed partly from disappointment over the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last week reaffirming an earlier ...

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Trump ‘looking into’ rules on 3D-printed guns

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was mulling whether Americans should be able to make their own 3D-printed guns amid an uproar over his government’s settlement with a Texas entrepreneur who wants to provide free blueprints for the firearms. The tweet comes one day before Cody Wilson, a ...

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