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The Internet Is Freaking Out Over These Zendaya And Tom Holland Dating Rumors

ATTENTION, HUMANITY: I may or may not have very good news for you regarding Spider-Man stars Tom Holland and Zendaya. Carlos Alvarez / Getty Images But first, let me make something absolutely clear: The things I am about to share with you are just rumors. So please, do not purchase your wedding outfit just yet. So, here’s the deal: According to People, Zendaya and Tom ... Read More »

Microsoft proposing $10B program to bring broadband internet to rural America

Sherry Scott, a schoolteacher in southern Virginia, tests a new broadcast internet system as part of a pilot program by Microsoft and Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities to extend access to more rural students. (Microsoft) In an event scheduled for Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Microsoft plans to propose using technology it helped develop as a cornerstone of an effort to connect the ... Read More »

Microsoft Said to Plan Sales Reorganisation Focused on Cloud

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft is planning to announce a reorganisation as early as next week Job cuts are likely to result from the changes There may be other smaller personnel changes in company’s other parts Microsoft Corp. is planning a global sales reorganisation to better focus on selling cloud software, according to people familiar with the matter. The restructuring is scheduled to ... Read More »

Microsoft Agrees to Buy US-Israeli Cyber-Security Firm Hexadite

Microsoft said on Thursday it has agreed to acquire Hexadite, a US-Israeli provider of technology to automate responses to cyber-attacks. Financial terms were not disclosed. In May, Israeli financial news website Calcalist said Microsoft would pay $100 million (roughly Rs. 643 crores) for Hexadite, which is headquartered in Boston with its research and development centre in Israel. Hexadite says its ... Read More »

The prime minister has laid out a comprehensive plan of internet restrictions if she wins the election

Theresa May has refused to rule out censoring the internet like China. The prime minister has looked to introduce sweeping and deep changes to the way the internet works, in what she claims is a necessary move to prevent terror. Those have included restricting the kinds of things people can post online and forcing internet companies to weaken security so ... Read More »

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report Highlights Gaming’s Cultural Influence

Venture capitalist Mary Meeker released on Wednesday her highly anticipated annual report on Internet trends, capturing the tech world’s state of play. This year’s biggest insights include: the sprawling growth of the gaming industry, slowing mobile phone shipments, and online ad dollars surpassing that of TV. Meeker considers gaming the most engaging form of social media, and suggests that early ... Read More »

How Congress dismantled federal Internet privacy rules

Congressional Republicans knew their plan was potentially explosive. They wanted to kill landmark privacy regulations that would soon ban Internet providers, such as Comcast and AT&T, from storing and selling customers’ browsing histories without their express consent. So after weeks of closed-door debates on Capitol Hill over who would take up the issue first — the House or the Senate ... Read More »

Google Play Music Offering 120-Day Free Subscription to New Subscribers

HIGHLIGHTS Contrary to earlier, Google Play Music is now offering 120-day free trial It includes offline downloading and listening to music online However, there will be advertisements inside the Play Music app Google is offering a four-month free subscription on its music streaming service Google Play Music for new subscribers, allowing users to scan up to 50,000 songs from their ... Read More »

THE GIF TURNS 30: HOW AN ANCIENT FORMAT CHANGED THE INTERNET

THE WEB’S FAVORITE file format just turned 30. Yep, it turns out the GIF is a millennial, too. At the same time, 30 makes the GIF ancient in web years, which feels a bit weird, given that the proliferation of animated GIFs is a relatively recent phenomenon. Today, Twitter has a GIF button and even Apple added GIF search to ... Read More »

Britain’s May asks G7 to back moves to tackle internet extremism

  British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the world’s major industrialized nations on Friday to unite to force technology companies to tackle “extremist material” and stop militants who are moving their fight “from the battlefield to the internet”. A senior British government source said May, attending her first G7 meeting since becoming prime minister last year, will say social ... Read More »