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Google+ shutdown speeds up

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SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday it would shut down its Google+ social media service in April, four months ahead of schedule, after finding a software flaw for the second time this year that allowed partner apps to access…

Austrian retailers file antitrust complaint against Amazon

VIENNA: Austrian retailers have filed a complaint against Amazon with their national competition authority over the U.S. e-commerce giant’s dual role as a retailer and a marketplace. The European Commission and Germany’s antitrust…

China court bans iPhone sales in patent dispute

WASHINGTON: A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement Monday. The statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court had…

China summons US ambassador over Huawei arrest

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BEIJING: China summoned the US ambassador on Sunday to protest the "extremely bad" arrest of telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer in Canada and demand that the United States drop its extradition request. The arrest of Meng…

China calls on Canada to free Huawei CFO or face consequences

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BEIJING/OTTAWA: China warned Canada on Saturday that there would be severe consequences if it did not immediately release Huawei’s chief financial officer, calling the case “extremely nasty.” Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s global chief financial…

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

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China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower, state media said. The Chang'e-4 lunar probe mission -- named after the…

Indian government meets with WhatsApp over fake news: source

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MUMBAI: Indian tech ministry officials met with senior WhatsApp executives this week to ask the Facebook Inc unit to start tracing the origins of misinformation spread through its messaging platform, a senior government official said on…

Google moves to curb gender bias in translation application

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Google said Thursday it was tweaking its translation application with the goal of reducing gender bias. The move comes amid criticism that Google Translate often defaulted to masculine names when it converted text to another language.…