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Move Over SpaceX. Amazon Wants To Launch Thousands of Internet Satellites Too

Back in April 2019 Amazon signaled its intention to get into the internet satellite business. Following in the footsteps of SpaceX and their Starlink satellite system, Amazon intends to launch thousands of internet satellites in the coming years. Now that they’ve filed their application with the FCC, we have more details of their plan. Amazon is calling their system Project Kuiper, and they ... Read More »

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts

Ethiopians are angry that the country’s text messaging service has been shut down since Thursday without any explanation. Internet blackouts, which began last Tuesday, are also still affecting many areas of the country. The state-run Ethio Telecom, the country’s only telecoms provider, has refused to comment on the outages. The closure of the services coincides with nationwide exams, which some ... Read More »

Google Says It’s Removing Over ‘100 Bad Ads Every Second’

] HIGHLIGHTS Scammers were purchasing search ads: WSJ “They were masquerading as authorised service agents for companies” Google will roll out a verification programme in coming months Google is removing over 100 scam advertisements every second for violating its policies and will soon implement a verification programme to further weed out bad actors from its platform. After The Wall Street Journal reported that ... Read More »

Facebook Sued by Shareholder Over Record Stock Plunge

Days after Facebook’s stock suffered the largest drop in Wall Street history, a shareholder sued the company, accusing the social media network of making misleading statements about its user numbers and operations. The plaintiff, James Kacouris, filed the lawsuit Friday seeking class-action status and to recover damages. Kacouris alleged that Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, violated federal securities laws by misleading shareholders about ... Read More »

Xiaomi Opens Its 1000th Service Centre in India, Has Presence in Over 600 Cities

HIGHLIGHTS The 1000th service centre has been opened in Hyderabad, Telangana It marks 100 percent year-on-year growth 500 centers are authorised for Mi TV repairs Chinese phone maker Xiaomi on Wednesday announced the opening of its service centre number one thousand in India. The company which has presence in over 600 cities in the country, opened up its 1000th service centre in ... Read More »

US Congress Spars Over Social Media Filtering; Companies Skip Hearing

Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday sparred over the role of social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter in filtering content after representatives of the tech companies skipped a hearing. Republicans repeatedly suggested at a House Judiciary Committee hearing that Facebook, Alphabet’s Google and Twitter are censoring or blocking content from conservatives, a charge the companies denied. Lawmakers from both parties agreed ... Read More »

BlackBerry Must Face Revived US Lawsuit Over BlackBerry 10

A US judge on Monday rejected BlackBerry’s request to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it inflated its stock price and defrauded shareholders by painting a misleadingly positive picture of sales prospects for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones. While an earlier version of the case was dismissed in March 2015, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the US District Court in Manhattan said the proposed class action can ... Read More »

Counter-Strike Co-Creator Reportedly Arrested Over Alleged Child Sexual Exploitation

HIGHLIGHTS Jess Cliffe co-created popular multiplayer shooter, Counter-Strike It started as a modification for the classic PC game, Half-Life His employment has been suspended until more details are known The co-creator of seminal first-person shooter Counter-Strike was reportedly arrested by the Seattle police on Thursday. Jess Cliffe, a video game designer for gaming giant Valve and co-creator of multiplayer shooter Counter-Strike, has been ... Read More »

Samsung Faces French Legal Case Over Alleged Abuses in China

Two French campaign groups filed a legal case against Samsung in France on Thursday over the alleged use of child labour and other abuses in Chinese manufacturing plants working for the electronics giant. Accusing the company of misleading commercial practices, the NGOs Peuples Solidaires and Sherpa lodged a complaint in Paris against Samsung’s French subsidiary and international parent company. Based on research ... Read More »

UK’s CDC Group likely to invest over Rs100 crore in Veritas Finance

D. Arulmany, managing director and chief executive of Veritas. Mumbai: CDC Group Plc, the UK government’s development finance institution, is in advanced talks to invest over Rs100 crore in Veritas Finance Pvt. Ltd, which lends to micro and small enterprises, said two people aware of the development. Chennai-based Veritas Finance was registered as a non-banking financial company (NBFC) by the Reserve ... Read More »