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Facebook releases Messenger redesign on Android, iOS

SAN FRANCISCO:  Facebook has redesigned its messaging app -- Messenger -- with a new interface and the update can be downloaded on both Android and iOS devices via Google Play and App Store.

Microsoft launches e-commerce portal for Telangana's handloom weavers

HYDERABAD: n a bid to empower handloom weavers in Telangana, Microsoft India on Saturday announced the launch of a new e-commerce portal that will help the weavers optimise operations and engage better with customers.

Facebook faces 'record-setting' fine over privacy violations: Report

WASHINGTON:  Facebook is facing a "record-setting" fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its handling of user data and privacy violations.

Microsoft tests separating Search from Cortana in Windows 10

SAN FRANCISCO:  Microsoft is separating Search and voice assistant Cortana in Windows 10, giving them their own distinct locations on the taskbar.

Youngest US Congresswoman to give colleagues Twitter lessons

WASHINGTON: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to serve in the US Congress, is set to give her Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives lessons on how to use Twitter in a more effective way.

Walgreens joins Microsoft to transform health care delivery

SAN FRANCISCO:  Microsoft has signed a seven-year deal with Walgreens where it will provide its Azure Cloud services to help the second-biggest pharmacy chain in the US develop new health care delivery models, technology and retail innovations.

Facebook commits $300 mn to support local news

SAN FRANCISCO:  Facebook has announced to invest over $300 million over the next three years to support local news organisations.

Honor 10 Lite with dewdrop notch display in India

NEW DELHI:  Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Tuesday launched the Honor 10 Lite with its home-grown Kirin 710 processor and a dewdrop notch display in India at a starting price of Rs 13,999.

Qualcomm refused modems for 2018 iPhone models: Apple

SAN FRANCISCO: Taking its legal battle with chip making giant Qualcomm to the next level, Apple has claimed it wanted to use Qualcomm modems in its 2018's iPhone models but the chip maker refused to sell them after being sued by the iPhone maker over its licensing practices.

Google Doodle celebrates Anglo-Indian entrepreneur Sake Dean Mahomed

NEW DELHI:  Search engine giant Google on Tuesday celebrated the birth anniversary of Sake Dean Mahomed who was the first Indian author to publish a book in English and later, to open an Indian restaurant in Britain.

Sony to restructure its mobile division: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: The year just-ended was terrible for smartphone maker Sony amid dwindling sales and the company is now contemplating to restructure and introduce a fresh strategy for its mobile division.

Facebook planned to sell users' data in 2012: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook considered selling users' data to companies some years ago but later decided to act against it, the media reported.

Heavy Facebook users make risky decisions like drug addicts: Study

NEW YORK:  Excessive use of social media platforms like Facebook can make its users take decisions as bad as drug addicts tend to do, a new study suggests.

Huami's Amazfit Verge wearable available on Amazon from Jan 15

NEW DELHI:  Xiaomi-backed fitness brand Huami is all set to make its new smart wearable Amazfit Verge available on Amazon.in from January 15.

Google rolls out activity cards to make Search more useful

SAN FRANCISCO:  Google has started rolling out a new feature called activity cards to make it easier for users to pick up the threads to past searches and continue exploring a topic.

Apple CEO Tim Cook took home $15.7 mn in 2018

SAN FRANCISCO:  Riding on a robust growth last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook earned a compensation package of $15.7 million -- including $12 million in bonus that means nearly $33,000 a day.

5 mn 5G smartphones to be delivered in 2019: Report

SEOUL:  Android smartphone makers are poised to launch 5G-based models in 2019, but the production volume is expected to reach only 5 million units, a report said on Wednesday.

Apple trims 10% production plan for iPhones: Report

TAIPEI:  Just a week after lowering its revenue estimate for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, Apple is cutting its current production plan for new iPhones by about 10 per cent for the January-March quarter, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Wednesday.

Samsung's operating profit plunges 29% in Q4 2018

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co said on Tuesday its operating profit plunged 28.7 per cent in the fourth quarter compared with a year ago due to weak memory demand, falling far short of market expectations.

CES 2019: Intel showcases 10-nm chip for 5G

LAS VEGAS: Intel has showcased a new 10-nanometre-based network system on chip (SoC), code-named "Snow Ridge," that has been developed specifically for 5G wireless access and edge computing.

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