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Google clinches deal to buy Fitbit amid inquiry

Search and advertising giant Google has closed its deal to buy fitness tracking company Fitbit, the companies said on Thursday, even as the US Justice Department said it was continuing its probe of the $2.1 billion transaction. The Justice Department, which sued Alphabet’s Google in October for allegedly violating antitrust …

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IT ministry issues statement on WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

Responding to the on-going news threads regarding the change in privacy terms and conditions of WhatsApp, the Ministry of Information and Technology in a statement said that it is monitoring the current developments and clarifications provided by Facebook. “It is brought to notice that subject changes in privacy are applicable …

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WhatsApp clarification: New policy will not affect communication with ‘friends or family’

After coming under intense scrutiny from users across the world, WhatsApp on Tuesday issued a clarification regarding its new terms and conditions with the service saying that the new policy will not affect user’s private communication with “friends or family”. “Today we’re answering some common questions we’ve received [regarding] WhatsApp,” …

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Carmaker launches cheaper variant of popular SUV

Tesla launched a cheaper variant of the Model Y, bringing its sports utility vehicle’s price closer to that of its Model 3 sedan, the electric-car maker’s least expensive car. The new standard range Model Y is priced at $41,990, only $4,000 more than the entry level Model 3, according to …

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Tesla 2020 deliveries beat estimates, but fall just short of Musk’s target

Tesla Inc on Saturday reported better-than-expected 2020 vehicle deliveries, driven by a steady rise in electric vehicle adoption, but narrowly missed its ambitious full-year goal during a punishing year for the global auto industry. The company delivered 499,550 vehicles during 2020, above Wall Street estimates of 481,261 vehicles, according to …

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BMW aims for 20% of its vehicles to be electric by 2023

German luxury carmaker BMW is planning to step up its production of electric vehicles, Chief Executive Oliver Zipse told German daily Augsburger Allgemeine. “We are significantly increasing the number of electric vehicles. Between 2021 and 2023, we will build a quarter of a million more electric cars than originally planned”, …

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Pakistan issues notices to Google and Wikipedia for disseminating sacrilegious content

Pakistan issues notices to Google and Wikipedia for disseminating sacrilegious content The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday issued notices to tech giant Google and online encyclopedia Wikipedia for disseminating sacrilegious content through the platforms.        Source link

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WhatsApp web: Voice and video calls to roll out next year

WhatsApp will introduce voice and video calling feature to the messaging app’s desktop version next year, a company spokesperson told Reuters. The move to facilitate calls over large screens would put WhatsApp on par with video-conferencing bigwigs Zoom and Google Meet, but it is unclear if it has ambitions to …

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China launches first phase of plan to make reusable rockets

China’s new carrier rocket, the Long March-8, made its maiden flight on Tuesday, the country’s space agency said, the first phase of a strategy to deploy launch vehicles that can be reused. The Long March-8 series is part of China’s endeavours to develop reusable rockets, potentially lowering mission costs and …

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