Sunday, 1 August 2021

Tech

SpaceX signs deal with Google Cloud for satellite broadband

WASHINGTON – Elon Musk’s SpaceX announced that Google would team up with its Starlink satellite internet service to deliver cloud computing services to business customers. Under the partnership, SpaceX will place its Starlink ground stations within Google data center properties, which can help the service support businesses requiring cloud-based applications. ...

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Melinda Gates breaks silence in first twitter post

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Last week, the Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage, noting they don’t believe they can “grow together as a couple” anymore. They later stated that their joint philantropic work via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will ...

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Governor of Georgia suspends gas taxes

Mandatory Credit: Photo by John Amis/AP/REX/Shutterstock Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order that temporarily suspends gas taxes in the state to prevent a hike in fuel prices in the aftermath of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack. “Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed an executive order to temporarily suspend gas ...

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Cryptocurrency Ethereum breaks $4,000 to hit record high

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo LONODON – Cryptocurrency Ethereum broke $4,000 for the first time on Monday, climbing to a new peak for a third day in a row on bets it may find new uses, although some analysts said it was overvalued at current levels. Ethereum, the second-largest coin by market ...

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Bengaluru violence could mar Apple’s ‘Make In India’ plans

Citynews NEW DELHI – Violence at a Wistron Corp factory in southern India is likely to stall the company’s and its client Apple Inc’s drive to expand local manufacturing while forcing the government to redouble efforts to encourage foreign investors. wages, destroyed equipment and vehicles at a Wistron plant in ...

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Twitter unveils new cash tip option for users to pay creators

Twitter Twitter unveiled a new feature that would allow users to tip their favourite creators. The microblogging platform’s new ‘Tip Jar’ monetization feature will allow users to send preferred creators cash tips through Venmo, Patreon, PayPal, Bandcamp and Cash App. The feature will be available on both Android and iOS ...

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Pakistan added to e-commerce giant Amazon sellers list

REUTERS/File Photo NEW YORK – US e-commerce giant Amazon has finally added Pakistan to its approved seller list, announced adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood on Twitter. “We have finally made it. Amazon will be adding Pakistan its Sellers’ List within a few days. We ...

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Facebook confronts human rights dilemma on political speech

REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud NEW YORK – Facebook Inc oversight board’s extension of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s banishment from the social network failed to settle how it will balance political leaders’ freedom of speech and its responsibility to make sure hateful rhetoric does not incite violence. The 20-person board, which includes ...

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NASA celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander heritage month

NASA Washington: With a belief to unite a workforce inclusive of employees from diverse background, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA) has already given a number of prolific scientists to the world; and the month of May has been dedicated to celebrating the contributions of those amazing employees by ...

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