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Netflix sees the Fortnite video game as a bigger rival than HBO

The HBO network, now part of AT&T Inc.’s media-and-telecom empire, is often touted as one of Netflix Inc.’s biggest foes.

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Netflix needs to grow; why it has no choice

It’s a rational strategy to take advantage of a unique moment when competition is relatively subpar.

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp pose privacy risks, warns free software guru Richard Stallman

Think twice before posting anyone’s photo on Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram, says free software guru Richard Stallman. As a few among the strongest centralised surveillance mechanisms in the world,

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Apple’s Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

Tim Cook, writing in Time magazine, offered his view as the US Congress was set to consider tougher enforcement of privacy and data protection for online platforms.

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No, WhatsApp doesn’t have ‘dictation feature’, but here’s how you can still send messages without typing

WhatsApp has not rolled out any such feature as a part of the latest version

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India’s dream to lead 5G rollout impeded by slowdown in optical fibre deployment: TRAI Chairman

India has only 22 per cent of mobile towers connected on fibre, while 78 per cent are without fibre, on wireless.

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Apple contagion: iPhone sales dip casts shadow over chip manufacturer TSMC’s Q4 forecasts

The slump in iPhone sales has taken a toll on the chip manufacturer TSMC, which has now cut its Q4 revenue projections

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Apple could reduce hiring amid iPhone woes

Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive officer, made the disclosure to employees earlier this month in a meeting the day after he penned a letter to investors about the company’s recent struggles, part

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Netflix, Hotstar will censor TV shows, movies in India: Report

The battle raised concerns in the industry that the government could, at some point, look at regulating content on online streaming platforms.

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New iPod models to launch this year? Here’s what Apple could be planning

The arrival of USB Type-C port on 2019 iPhone models will follow the similar move on the iPad Pro models launched last year

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Artificial Intelligence identifies unknown human ancestor

An artificial intelligence system has identified a previously unknown human ancestor that roamed the planet tens of thousands of years ago and left a genomic footprint in Asian individuals, scientists

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro at just Rs 11? Beware it is a scam!

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, which was launched last year in India, has a base price of Rs 13,999.

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Vivo Y91 with dual cameras launched in India: Up to 3TB free 4G data, Rs 2,000 cashback, and other offers

Focussing aggressively in the budget range in the Indian smartphone market, Vivo has launched the Y91 which will be available for Rs 10,990 in the country. The company says the Vivo Y9 will be manufac

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Game of Thrones is coming to phones, thanks to Tencent

China’s largest social and media gaming company will be the sole distributor for Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming, developed by Yoozoo, Tencent said on its official WeChat account. It didn’t spec

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Facebook tightens political advertising rules in election year

Facebook told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before signi

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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Max M2: Two-day battery life on the cheap

This Taiwanese company has been on a roll in India.

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Customers want devices with good blend of software, services and great hardware: Vishal Agrawal, Managing Director, Avaya India & SAARC

US-based communications systems major Avaya is completely focused on enabling its entire portfolio with smart technology.

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Say hello to the new Google My Business app

Today, mobiles have become the centre of our universe.

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WhatsApp’s new update makes group calling easier; here’s what has changed

Many users took to Twitter to report the issue wherein their old WhatsApp messages, dating back to 2015, got deleted. WhatsApp hasn’t acknowledged the issue as of now.

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Truecaller says storing data of Indian users locally, emphasises on data safeguard standards

The draft of Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 -- drafted by a high-level panel headed by Justice B N Srikrishna -- also restricts and imposes conditions on the cross-border transfer of personal dat

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Google Fi now available in 33 countries with RCS support, but India isn’t on the list

Alongside the RCS Chat announcement, Google has also announced that it’s improving data speeds for users who roam outside US.

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iPhone XS, XS Max, & XR batteries will last more as Apple launches new Smart Battery Cases

The Smart Battery Case has been designed so that the available Lightning port can be used for either wired charging or connecting headphones. Moreover, the Smart Battery Case comes also supports Qi-ce

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With fake news on a leash, Facebook issues stricter ads rules ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019

The European Union would get a version of that authorization and transparency system ahead of the bloc's parliamentary elections in May, Leathern said.

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Fortnite vulnerability risked virtual currency, personal data of over 80 million users

Epic Games could not be immediately reached for comment but has a patch that offered new weapons and bug fixes detailed on its site.

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BSNL takes on Jio with Rs 399 prepaid plan that offers over 230GB data for 74 days

It must be noted that while the Rs. 399 recharge which was rolled out back in August 2018 under the 'Rakhi offer' for prepaid users, the additional 2.21GB data is valid till 31st January.

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Now, a smart lock that can be unlocked in five different ways

Lockly had launched a smart lock with most of these features in September 2018 but the new Secure Pro has been upgraded with the addition of the voice assistant capabilities.

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What does it take to become the next Elon Musk?

“Everybody wants to be the next Elon Musk -- the Chinese Elon Musk,” said Martin Eberhard, a co-founder of Tesla

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