• 25
    Sep

    Facebook promises not to stop politicians’ lies & hate

    Facebook  confirms it won’t fact check politicians’ speech or block their content if it’s newsworthy even if it violates the site’s hate-speech rules or other policies. This cementing of its policy comes from Facebook’s head of global policy and communication Nick Clegg, who gave a speech today about Facebook’s plans to prevent interference in the 2020 presidential election. But by seeking neutrality, Facebook ...
  • 25
    Sep

    Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees

    Amazon  has gone live with Amazon Care, a new pilot healthcare service offering that is initially available to its employees in and around the Seattle area. The Amazon Care offering includes both virtual and in-person care, with telemedicine via app, chat and remote video, as well as follow-up visits and prescription drug delivery in person directly at an employee’s home or office. ...
  • 20
    Sep

    iOS 13 is now available to download

    Apple  has just released the final version of iOS 13. This update brings many much needed quality-of-life improvements — and there are also a bunch of new features. The update is currently rolling out and is available both over-the-air in the Settings app, and by plugging your device into iTunes for a wired update. Many people try to download these major updates ...
  • 19
    Sep

    Google is bringing Assistant to people without internet access

    Google Assistant, the digital assistant from the global search giant, is available to users through their smartphones, laptops, and smart speakers. Earlier this year, the company partnered with KaiOS to bring Assistant to some feature phones with internet access. Now Google is going a step further: Bringing its virtual assistant to people who have the most basic cellphone with no internet ...
  • 17
    Sep

    Apple awards another $250 million to precision glass maker Corning

    As part of Apple’s  Advanced Manufacturing Fund, Apple is investing $250 million in Corning, a supplier that has been working on glass for the iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad. Apple had previously invested $200 million in May 2017. The company says that the new investment will support research and development for precision glass processes. While Corning  has supplied glass to Apple for every generation of iPhone ...
  • 17
    Sep

    LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting

    LinkedIn, the social networking service for the working world, is today taking the wraps off its latest effort to provide its users with better tools for presenting their professional selves, and to make the process of recruitment on the platform more effective. It will now offer a new feature called Skills Assessments: short, multiple-choice tests that users can take to ...
  • 3
    Sep

    India’s mobile payments firm MobiKwik reaches rare key profit milestone

    Indian mobile payments firm MobiKwik has reached a milestone very few of its local rivals can even contemplate: not burning money. The 10-year-old Gurgaon-headquartered firm said Tuesday it is now generating a profit excluding interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. “We have been in an ecosystem where we have seen a lot of high-growth and several regulatory changes in the payments ...
  • 3
    Sep

    Now Facebook says it may remove Like counts

    Facebook  could soon start hiding the Like counter on News Feed posts to protect users’ from envy and dissuade them from self-censorship. Instagram is already testing this in 7 countries including Canada and Brazil, showing a post’s audience just a few names of mutual friends who’ve Liked it instead of the total number. The idea is to prevent users from destructively comparing themselves ...