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World Emoji Day: Facebook, Twitter, Apple reveal new emojis and its statistics

Apple, Facebook, Twitter and other tech giants celebrated World Emoji Day on Tuesday with declaring most used and favourite emojis, the announcement of new ones, acknowledging how emojis make conversations easy and expressive without words, among others. Apple announced over 70 new emoji characters with hair colour variations, gender-neutral characters, mythical creatures and more that would reach the users as part of a free update that Apple would bring to iOS 12 later this year, the iPhone maker wrote in a blog post. Facebook and Messenger shared statistics and revealed…

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Your 5G Samsung phone will have a massive amount of RAM

Samsung has developed a new RAM module for use in future smartphones, and it’s designed to help make phones with 5G technology and more powerful artificial intelligence a reality. If that wasn’t enough, Samsung promises the RAM will operate in a way that reduces power consumption by 30 percent compared to its existing RAM modules, resulting in more battery life and greater efficiency. The LPDDR5 module, for the technically interested, is the first 10-nanometer-class 8GB RAM we’ve seen, and it joins two 16GB RAM modules Samsung already produces in its…

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LinkedIn’s user base in India hits 50 million, doubles in past four years

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn on 17 July said its India member base has doubled in the past four years to cross 50 million in the country. India is LinkedIn’s fastest-growing and largest market outside the US. Globally, the professional networking platform has over 562 million members. The logo for LinkedIn Corporation. Image: Reuters “Our members-first, localised approach has helped us cross the 50 million mark in India. We are at the beginning of an exciting journey, as we democratise opportunity for every member of the Indian workforce,” said Akshay Kothari, country manager,…

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Iconic Yahoo Messenger to be retired today after a twenty-year long run

The good old Yahoo Messenger was finally plugged off today. The announcement of putting the beloved messenger at rest had come earlier in June, and it has been finally plugged off. According to Yahoo’s blogpost, while its Messenger service will not work, Yahoo Mail and Fantasy will continue to function as usual. Why does Yahoo messenger hold so much importance? Yahoo Messenger. Reuters. Even before Google’s Gmail gained prominence, or WhatsApp became a part of our lingo, Yahoo had begun its Messenger (not Facebook Messenger) service, twenty years ago. The service…

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The Cullinan is truly the Rolls-Royce of SUVs

Previous Next For Rolls-Royce, the question was not whether to build an SUV, but how. With SUVs and trucks now outselling cars, and luxury models accounting for a large chunk of the market, the British marque knows its customers want a premium utility vehicle in their stable – so why shouldn’t it be a Rolls? The Cullinan (named after the largest gem-quality diamond ever discovered) is a bundle of firsts for one of the most recognizable brands on earth. The first SUV to wear the Spirit of Ecstasy ornament is…

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Oracle to make its ‘Blockchain Cloud Service’ available globally, including India

To help businesses build Blockchain networks to drive efficient transactions, Oracle has announced to make its “Blockchain Cloud Service” generally available globally including in India from Tuesday. Indian Oil, Arab Jordan Investment Bank, CargoSmart, Certified Origins, Intelipost, MTO, Neurosoft, Nigeria Customs, Sofbang, Solar Site Design and TradeFin are among the organisations which are an early adoptor of Oracle’s blockchain platform. “We are excited to announce the availability of Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service. With Oracle’s platform, enterprises can enhance their business, eliminate unnecessary processes and transact with their distributed networks more…

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: Workers strike in Europe over working conditions and pay

Amazon has had a dramatic Prime Day, from Jeff Bezos becoming the richest person recorded in modern history, to several users globally facing a site crash. To add to all this commotion, Amazon workers in Europe found the perfect day to go on a strike. According to a report by The Washington Post, close to 1,800 Amazon workers in Spain went on strike on 16 July and thousands of more employees in Germany are expected to walk off their jobs on 17 July. Comisiones Obreras and Verdi services union, are the…

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Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite with dual-camera, 4,000mAh battery gets listed ahead of launch

Since a while now, the next generation of Xiaomi’s Android One smartphone – the Mi A2 – has been expected. Along with the Mi A2, there have also been rumours about a cheaper model of the phone, the Mi A2 Lite. While people were still speculating all of this, the Mi A2 Lite was silently listed on an e-commerce website in China. Thus revealing possible design, specification and even pricing of the smartphone. Do note, this isn’t an official launch, it is pretty much a case of the e-commerce website,…

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IBM seeks $167 million in lawsuit for unauthorised use of patented technology

International Business Machines Corp on 16 July asked a US jury to award it $167 million in a lawsuit accusing e-commerce marketplace operator Groupon Inc of using patented technology without authorisation. The IBM company logo is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, 25 May, 2018. Reuters IBM lawyer John Desmarais told a jury in federal court in Delaware that Groupon infringed patents describing foundational e-commerce technology that had already been licensed to Amazon Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google for between $20 million and…

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Netflix shares fall as it misses target subscriber growth in Q2 by a million

Netflix Inc’s subscriber growth fell short of Wall Street expectations on 17 July, sending shares of the normally high-flying stock down 14 percent on fears that the company’s rapid expansion is slowing. Representational image. The streaming video pioneer added 5.2 million customers from April through June, 1 million fewer than forecasts from Thomson Reuters, as it added new programming including “Lost in Space” and new episodes of Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” and “13 Reasons Why.” “We had a strong but not stellar Q2,” Netflix said in a quarterly letter to shareholders.…

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