Friday, April 28, 2017

WhatsApp has grown to 1 billion users

CALIFORNIA: Facebook-owned WhatsApp now has a billion users, the company announced on Monday, a key milestone for the social network as it searches for ways to monetize the service. This means WhatsApp

Google’s Alphabet set to overtake Apple as world’s most valuable company

CALIFORNIA: Alphabet, parent company of Google, looks set to take the crown from Apple and become the world’s most valuable company. The tech company announced better than expected results on

Sri Lanka takes stake in Google balloon Internet venture

COLOMBO:  Sri Lanka’s government announced Monday it would take a 25 percent stake in a joint venture with Google designed to deliver a high-speed Internet service powered by balloons and that tests

Jet Airways introduces WiFi-based in-flight content streaming service for passengers

MUMBAI: Adding more of technology to its flight service, Jet Airways has announced a new WiFi-based in-flight (IFE) entertainment streaming service that will allow passengers to watch content on their

Sony swings to $1.95 bn net profit as PlayStation sales soar

TOKYO: Sony on Friday posted a nine-month net profit of almost $2.0 billion, thanks to brisk sales of its PlayStation video games console and image sensors used in smart phones, as the company moves past

iPhone users can now live-stream videos on Facebook

CALIFORNIA: Facebook has rolled out an update for iPhone users that enables them to live stream videos on the social media website. The feature was rolled out in the US on Thursday and would be extended

Facebook starts rolling out live stream in phased manner

CALIFORNIA: Facebook has now started rolling out its live streaming or broadcast now feature for all users in a phased manner. This means that now any user could pick up their phone and broadcast

The world’s first throw-and-shoot camera

NEW YORK: It seems that the notion of selfie might take a back seat with the advent of Throw-n-Shoot Camera. Waterproof drone - called Lilly - is a robotic camera enabling people capture cinematic aerial

Indonesia blocks Netflix over local laws on ‘porn’, ‘radicalism’

JAKARTA:  Indonesia said Thursday a decision by the country’s biggest telecoms provider to block Netflix could be reversed if the global video-streaming giant obeyed local laws, particularly on “porn”


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