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Facebook ties up with Bharti Airtel: Report

Facebook has reportedly partnered with Bharti Airtel for setting up of 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country. Facebook will offer affordable internet services to the netizens through its express Wi-Fi service. Bharti Airtel is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 17 countries across Asia and Africa. The company ... Read More »

Senator Spills What FBI Paid for San Bernardino iPhone Hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly this week that the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San Bernardino, California shootings, even though the FBI considers the figure to be ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Summer Launch Date Reportedly Confirmed

The OnePlus 5, which in the past few days has seen a few rumors doing the roads, was confirmed to arrive this summer by The Verge. It was assumed earlier that the company skipped over naming the upcoming flagship OnePlus 4 as the number four is considered unlucky in China. ... Read More »

Uber Facing Federal Probe for Tool That Helped Evade Regulators

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into Uber’s use of Greyball, a secret software that worked to deceive authorities in areas where the ride-sharing service was banned or restricted. Greyball helped Uber evade officials in cities where the company’s service was not yet approved or regulated. ... Read More »

Apple Takes Heat from Qualcomm Fight, Chinese Competition

Stung by Apple’s recent decision to withhold royalty payments for its technologies in iPhones, chipmaker Qualcomm is reportedly planning to ask the Washington, D.C.-based International Trade Commission (ITC) to prevent importation of the devices into the U.S. Apple relies on Asia-based manufacturers to produce its flagship smartphones, and is already ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter, Google Sued Over San Bernardino Attack

Family members of San Bernardino terror attack victims sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, accusing the companies of providing platforms that help the Islamic State group spread propaganda, recruit followers and raise money. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Los Angeles alleges that the companies aided and abetted terrorism, ... Read More »

Apple Steps Up Efforts To Emphasize Its Economic Impact

Apple is getting more aggressive about emphasizing its role in the U.S. economy, apparently hoping to counter recurring criticism over its reliance on overseas factories. On Wednesday, Apple for the first time released a state-by-state breakdown of where its 80,000 U.S. employees work, showing that more than half of them ... Read More »

Apple Offers New Tools for iOS Application Developers

Mobile app developers hoping to gain a little more insight into how users discover their apps are in for some good news. Apple announced yesterday that it has updated its App Analytics tool to provide developers with exactly that. The latest version of the tool will offer information such as ... Read More »

Facebook Ramps Up Its Response to Violent Videos

Facebook is stepping up its efforts to keep inappropriate and often violent material — including recent high-profile videos of murders and suicides, hate speech and extremist propaganda — off of its site. On Wednesday, the world’s biggest social network said it plans to hire 3,000 more people to review videos ... Read More »

Etsy Replaces CEO, Cuts Jobs Amid Shareholder Pressure

Etsy Inc. is replacing its CEO and cutting jobs as it faces pressure from shareholders upset with its lackluster profits and anemic stock performance. The online crafts marketplace said Tuesday that it has named board member Josh Silverman as CEO, replacing Chad Dickerson, who also stepped down as board chairman. ... Read More »