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June 21, 2018 9:55 am gmt |
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Facebook Inc co-founder Mark Zuckerberg came within a whisker of leapfrogging Warren Buffett as the world’s third-richest person on June 20.  Zuckerberg, more than a half-century younger than the Berkshire Hathaway Inc chairman, is now worth US$81.6bil (RM327.37bil), gaining US$8.8bil (RM35.30bil) th...
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June 19, 2018 8:20 am gmt |
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The US Supreme Court agreed to hear Apple Inc’s bid to kill an antitrust lawsuit over the market for iPhone apps in a case that could shield e-commerce companies from consumer claims over high commissions. The lawsuit accuses Apple of monopolising the app market so it can charge excessive commissions...
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May 20, 2018 7:40 am gmt |
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Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is planning to launch a new line of low-cost Surface tablets in the second half of 2018. The aim would be to compete with lower-cost options form Apple, which dominates the market with its iPad range. After a previous failed attempt at tapping into the market for low-...
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May 10, 2018 10:44 am gmt |
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Apple ditched plans to build an €850mil (RM4.05bil) data centre in Ireland because of delays in the approval process that have stalled the project for more than three years, the iPhone maker said on May 10. Apple announced plans in February 2015 to build the facility in the rural western town of Athe...
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May 8, 2018 6:49 am gmt |
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Get ready to consolidate power in WhatsApp as the latest update allows admins to strip each other of power and lock the group info from being modified. In the version 2.18.51 update for iOS, WhatsApp group admins have been given the ability to remove admin rights from other administrators. To do so, ...
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March 22, 2018 7:58 am gmt |
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BMW will not change its strategy on autonomous vehicle testing despite the death of a pedestrian struck by a self-driving car during tests by ride-hailing firm Uber, senior executives said on March 21. The German carmaker added it would double the size of its autonomous vehicle testing fleet to aroun...
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March 15, 2018 9:50 am gmt |
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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to begin building a new memory chip production line in China in late March, a spokesman said on March 15, as the tech giant ramps up efforts to boost NAND flash technology to meet future demand. The tech giant said in August last year that it expected to invest US$7bi...
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March 14, 2018 11:57 am gmt |
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Alphabet’s Google said on March 12 that it will launch a network of free WiFi hotspots across Mexico, part of the search giant’s effort to improve connectivity in emerging markets and put its products in the hands of more users. Google Station, an ad-supported network of WiFi hotspots in ...
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March 13, 2018 8:05 am gmt |
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Facebook on March 9 announced a licensing deal with Warner Music, the last of the major label groups to sign with the social media behemoth which is promising more personalised music. Facebook’s two billion users will soon be able to post in more creative ways with the catalog of Warner, whose ...
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March 11, 2018 6:29 am gmt |
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News moves fast on Twitter, and you don’t always have time to follow the links that catch your eye. That’s why Twitter has introduced a new feature that allows users to bookmark tweets. Twitter has launched the new feature in response to feedback from users, who said they would appreciate...
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March 6, 2018 6:13 am gmt |
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After 2016’s release returned to the trenches for a World War I story, Battlefield is said to be heading into World War II in 2018, according to a pair of new reports. Military-themed first-person shooters have spent the last decade and a half in contemporary and even futuristic settings, at le...
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March 5, 2018 6:29 am gmt |
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5G is in the spotlight at Mobile World Congress, currently underway in Barcelona, with various demonstrations showing off the technology’s future possibilities for homes and vehicles. Chipmaker Intel caused a sensation at the event by presenting a first prototype PC compatible with the future m...
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February 8, 2018 8:54 am gmt |
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Teens who report more time spent on recreational Internet use also report less happiness, self-esteem, and satisfaction with their lives, according to a study published – of all places – online recently in the journal Emotion. The authors of the study analysed data from the Monitoring the Future surv...
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January 29, 2018 9:49 am gmt |
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Facebook said it was publishing its privacy principles for the first time and rolling out educational videos to help users control who has access to their information, as it prepares for the start of a tough new EU data protection law. The videos will show users how to manage the data that Facebook u...
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January 26, 2018 11:54 am gmt |
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Facebook, under pressure to thwart fake news, said last week it would survey users to find out which news publications they deem trustworthy. It turns out the survey the social media giant is using asks just two questions: whether a user has heard of a certain website, and whether the user trusts tha...