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Google Doodle raises a cup to German chemist Runge

NEW DELHI:  Google on Friday raised a cup in honour of German analytical chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, who made some eye-opening discoveries many of which are still integral part of our lives 200 years later.

WhatsApp removing 2 mn suspicious accounts a month

NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is removing at least two million accounts each month for bulk or automated behaviour and over 75 per cent of those without recent user reports.

Apple appoints new retail head to ramp up iPhone sales

SAN FRANCISCO:  In an effort to ramp up slow iPhone sales amid sluggish smartphone market, Apple on Wednesday appointed a new head of global retail and online stores.

Oppo signs MoU with Telangana to help startups grow

HYDERABAD: Chinese smartphone player Oppo on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telangana government to support and develop the startup ecosystem in the state.

Samsung's new Galaxy M series sells out Amazon.in

NEW DELHI:  Samsung on Tuesday released its two industry-first Galaxy 'M' smartphones -- "M10" and "M20" -- for sale on Amazon India that claimed to have witnessed an "unprecedented" first day sale record.

Key fact-checkers stop working with Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO: Two leading fact-checking agencies have ended their partnerships with Facebook, striking a significant blow to the network's efforts to fight fake news, media reports said.

Tech firms hail focus on AI, rural manufacturing

NEW DELHI: Hailing the Interim Budget, tech companies on Friday said the focus on leveraging digital technologies will boost rural manufacturing and create jobs.

Twitter looking for a 'unique' leader to head India operations

NEW DELHI:  Twitter, which is growing with a positive trajectory in India, is looking for "a unique leader" who can take the country operations to the next level, the micro-blogging platform said on Friday.

Local mobile manufacturing generating more jobs than ever: Goyal

NEW DELHI:  Local mobile manufacturing has taken off big in the last couple of years, generating thousands of jobs across the country, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday.

Twitter testing new feature to identify who started fake tweet

NEW DELHI: In a bid to curb the spread of fake and abusive content with untraceable origins on its platform, micro-blogging platform Twitter is testing a new feature that would help track the original tweeter.

LG to showcase its 5G smartphone at MWC

SEOUL: LG Electronics Inc on Thursday said it will unveil its new smartphone based on the 5G network with a longer battery life and better cooling mechanism during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Spain.

1 bn gaming tweets recorded in 2018: Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO: Micro-blogging site Twitter has recorded 1 billion gaming tweets from people around the world discussing game titles and cheering on their favorite esports teams in 2018.

Reliance among top 250 world retailers in 2017: Deloitte

MUMBAI:  The global retailing industry saw a record growth in revenue in 2017 with the top 250 companies increasing their revenue by over 83 per cent, according to a latest report by a professional services multinational that said Reliance Retail was the only Indian company in the list.

New smartphone app to help you quit smoking

NEW DELHI:  Researchers have developed a new smartphone-based app that can track if you smoke a lot and can help you quit.

Qlik acquires CrunchBot to help users enhance data management

NEW DELHI:  Data analytics and business intelligence platform Qlik on Wednesday announced it has acquired Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered bot platform CrunchBot, along with its team of professionals, for an undisclosed sum.

Twitter rolls out new interface for web-users

SAN FRANCISCO:  Micro-blogging site Twitter is rolling out a new interface for web-users that comes with some shortcuts, an updated trending section and a newly-designed emoji button.

5G 'innovation park' launched in China

HANGZHOU (CHINA): An "innovation park" centering on fifth-generation (5G) technology has come up in Hangzhou, capital of China's Zhejiang province.

New Google policy to reveal political ad-spend in India

NEW DELHI:  As India gears up for the Lok Sabha elections, Google on Tuesday announced an updated election ads policy that will provide comprehensive information about who is purchasing them on Google platforms and how much money is being spent.

Google Doodle honours Noble Laureate Lev Landau

NEW DELHI:  The Google Doodle on Tuesday honoured Soviet theoretical physicist and Noble Laureate Lev Davidovich Landau, who won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics for his research into liquid helium's behaviour at extremely low temperatures.

People know about you even if you aren't on Facebook

NEW YORK:  It does not matter if you are on Facebook or not - or have just deleted your social media presence. Your friends are constantly leaking your privacy to others, reveals a significant study.

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