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California asked to join the US Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against Google on Friday, making the state’s attorney general the first Democrat to openly support the litigation. The department in October accused the $1 trillion (roughly Rs. 73,73,830 crores) California-based company of illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals, and was joined by
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An iPhone manufacturing facility in Kolar district in Karnataka, operated by Taiwan-headquartered Wistron Corporation, has reportedly been vandalised. A video clip of the violence, allegedly by workers, has also appeared online. However, this clip has not been independently verified. Press Trust of India has quoted a police official saying that the workers attacked the facility
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Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Yandex browsers are affected by an ongoing malware campaign that is designed to inject ads into search results and add malicious browser extensions, Microsoft revealed on Thursday. Dubbed Adrozek, the newly discovered malware family has been at scale since at least May this year and the attacks peaked in
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Google on Wednesday released its anticipated ‘Year in Search 2020′ to detail the top trending searches in India and around the globe this year. As one can expect, the list of top searches on Google included ‘coronavirus’, ‘US election results’, and ‘PM Kisan Yojana’. However, the term ‘Indian Premier League’ surpassed all other queries in
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Facebook has highlighted the year 2020 in review which includes the year’s top cultural moments. The social networking platform has segregated the top moments of 2020 into six themes — Icons, Social Awakening, COVID-19, Global Politics, Environmental Causes, and Faith & Community. These moments include Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, conversations around Black Lives Matter,
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Britain’s competition watchdog outlined a new regime for regulating tech giants such as Google and Facebook, saying it needed new powers to harness the full potential of digital markets and drive competition and innovation. It proposed a new, legally binding code of conduct, pro-competitive interventions in the market and enhanced merger rules, overseen by a
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TV became king of visual entertainment in 2020, thanks to COVID-19. With cinemas, theatres, and concert halls all closed due to the pandemic globally, everything — worthwhile or not — happened on the small screen. That meant movies (even those as big as Wonder Woman 1984 or Disney’s live-action Mulan) were suddenly competing with TV
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More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries have signed a letter to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos backing a campaign that claims the tech giant has “dodged and dismissed … debts to workers, societies, and the planet,” organisers said. The Make Amazon Pay campaign was launched on November 27, the annual Black Friday shopping bonanza, by a coalition of over
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The Lord of the Rings cast is filling up. Amazon Prime Video has announced 20 new additions to its Lord of the Rings prequel series, including Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Power), Maxim Baldry (Years and Years), newcomer Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman (Top of the Lake), Anthony Crum (The Wilds), Maxine Cunliffe (Power Rangers Megaforce), Trystan Gravelle (The
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Hawkeye — the Marvel Cinematic Universe series at Disney+ Hotstar — has reportedly added six new cast members: Black Widow‘s Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova who was trained just as her sister-figure Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Vera Farmiga as Kate Bishop’s (Hailee Steinfeld) mother Eleanor Bishop, Fra Fee as the mercenary villain Kazi / Kazimierz
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Flipkart has introduced a new 2GUD Local feature that looks to bring popular offline retailers and shopping malls online, for customers across India. The 2GUD Local experience is now available on Flipkart’s refurbished goods platform, 2GUD. The new 2GUD Local experience will showcase single brand and multi-brand stores through long-format videos coupled with engaging narratives
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IBM is sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, a sign that digital spies are turning their attention to the complex logistical work involved in inoculating the world’s population against the novel coronavirus. The information technology company said in a blog post published on Thursday that it had
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Chinese fintech giant Ant Group is considering selling its 30 percent stake in Indian digital payment processor Paytm amid tensions between the two Asian neighbours and a toughening competitive landscape, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Financial details of the possible transaction have not been firmed up and Ant, the Alibaba-backed payments-to-consumer credit
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YouTube’s top trending videos of 2020 in the US have now been shared by Google’s video platform through a blog post. Comedian Dave Chappelle’s impromptu, socially-distanced show titled ‘8:46’ was at the top of the list. The list of top 10 trending videos includes a variety of creators, comedians, comedy sketches, and more. These 10
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Amazon said on Tuesday independent businesses selling on its platform crossed $4.8 billion (roughly Rs. 35,400 crores) in worldwide sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, an increase of more than 60% from a year earlier. In its first indication of performance for the year’s peak online shopping days, Amazon said more than 71,000 small- and
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Flipkart Flipstart Days sale will kick off starting tomorrow, December 1, till December 3, 2020. The sale will offer up to 80 percent off on electronic accessories and up to 50 percent off on TVs, ACs, and refrigerators. The sale is across categories and includes discounts and offers in clothes, footwear, accessories, beauty, sports, furniture,
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