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Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google face US antitrust panel
Jul30

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google face US antitrust panel

  Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger, the US antitrust committee chair said Wednesday. The statement was part of a historical hearing that featured the chief execs of the US tech giants. “Simply put, they have too much power,” said US Rhode Island Representative David Cicilline in the opening remarks. “Whether it’s through self-preferencing, predatory...

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Google Negotiating with Samsung to Kill Bixby and Galaxy App Store 
Jul29

Google Negotiating with Samsung to Kill Bixby and Galaxy App Store 

Bloomberg reported that Google is negotiating with Samsung to remove Bixby and Galaxy App Store. It wants Samsung to promote its Google apps. It’s said that Google is willing to give Samsung a huge amount of money for the deal. In the US, Samsung is the biggest Android smartphone maker. Although it’s using the Android operating system, it has its own ecosystem that runs Bixby voice assistance and its Galaxy app store. Indeed, Google’s...

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Telegram now lets you upload profile video
Jul29

Telegram now lets you upload profile video

Telegram has got even better with some amazing new features, which are all part of the latest updated announced by the developers. Everyone likes an update; especially from an app that is always adding features that keeps users excited. As usual, the newly added features and update are interesting, with the most prominent one being the ability to upload a profile video. It is now possible to upload a video to your profile, and choose...

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Aussie consumer watchdog sues Google for privacy breaches
Jul27

Aussie consumer watchdog sues Google for privacy breaches

  Google’s list of lawsuits continues to pile up. An Australian consumer watchdog has sued the search giant on Monday. It charged Google of misleading its account owners on the use of personal data. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission went to the Federal Court to launch the latest court case against Google. It joins several other litigations worldwide over charges of privacy breaches against the firm. The...

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US Lawmakers bar federal employees from downloading TikTok app
Jul22

US Lawmakers bar federal employees from downloading TikTok app

A couple of weeks after losing its presence in India, which represents its biggest market outside China, TikTok is once again facing another government-related issue. Federal lawmakers in the US voted last Monday to ban the use of TikTok from devices owned by federal employees. The ban came as part of a $741 billion defense policy bill. While TikTok has picked some breathtaking pace in the last couple of months in terms of popularity...

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Spotify Launches Video Podcasts Globally – Who Can Watch Them?
Jul22

Spotify Launches Video Podcasts Globally – Who Can Watch Them?

Spotify adds a new feature to its app that lets users watch video content from a group of creator podcasts. The new feature — video podcast — can be accessed by free and paid subscribers. It’s not like YouTube, though, because Spotify allows free users to switch from video to audio and vice versa. When they’re on audio mode, the content will play in the background continuously even if you lock your phone or use another app. Video...

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