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2.5 billion devices now running Android OS: Report

2.5 billion devices now running Android OS: Report

San Francisco: The Android mobile Operating System (OS) is now running on 2.5 billion devices globally, up from 2 billion, Google announced two years ago. Stephanie Cuthbertson, Android’s Senior Director made the announcement at the I/O conference. This milestone for the company comes about ten years after the first release[Read More…]

Tencent replaces PUBG with patriotic game in China

Tencent replaces PUBG with patriotic game in China

Beijing: Chinese tech giant Tencent has shut down its famous PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) mobile game in China after it failed to secure a government license to monitise the game. The company has now replaced PUBG with a government-friendly alternative — an anti-terrorist themed game named “Heping Jingying” or “Game for[Read More…]

Instagram to roll out appeal option for post take-downs

Instagram to roll out appeal option for post take-downs

San Francisco: Combining human reviewers as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is planning to roll out a new feature that would let users appeal to take down controversial content and allow them to request a review of any content that was taken down, all from within[Read More…]

Facebook to raise pay for contract workers globally

Political advertising on Facebook creating ‘inequalities’

London: As more and more political parties advertise on Facebook to reach out to maximum number of voters, the practice is creating new types of inequalities for campaigners and, in turn, posing new set of challenges for the regulators, warn researchers. Traditional campaigning regulations are based on the theory that[Read More…]

Reliance to digitise 5 mn Indian kirana stores by 2023

Reliance to digitise 5 mn Indian kirana stores by 2023

New Delhi: As more and more neighbourhood kirana stores aim to modernise their tech infrastructure, the entry of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) would help expand the current 15,000 digitized store base to over five million stores by 2023, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch research said on Tuesday. One of[Read More…]

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