Technology

‘Crazy’ to say Facebook helped Trump win – Zuckerberg

Facing criticism that fake news on Facebook aided the rise of Donald Trump, founder Mark Zuckerberg has strongly defended his network. Speaking on stage at Techonomy, a technology conference in California, Mr Zuckerberg said Facebook should not be held responsible. “The idea that fake news on Facebook influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea,” he said. ...

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Apple introduces secret ‘SOS’ feature for making emergency calls

Apple is working on a new way to make emergency phone calls.An upcoming iOS update, which Apple previewed to developers Tuesday, adds a new “SOS” feature that will let you make an emergency call when you press the power button five times.When the feature is enabled, all you have to do is is quickly press the power button five times ...

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 might have larger screen to cater to Note7 users

Samsung’s reportedly planning to pull out all the stops for the its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8.The Korean electronics company is rumored to be increasing the current Galaxy S7’s 5.1-inch display to a 5.7-inch screen on the S8 to appease users who were burned (whoops!) by the Galaxy Note7, according to The Investor, which is published by The Korea ...

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Apple should have seen the fake apps coming

Some cracks are beginning to appear in Apple’s “walled garden.”Apple pulled hundreds of junk apps from its store after the The New York Times reported about the rise of knockoff shopping apps from Chinese companies that aim to trick users into thinking they were associated with brands such as Foot Locker and Nordstrom.That so many counterfeit, even malicious, apps could ...

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Instagram testing new shopping app

Instagram users could soon be able to instantly buy their favourite on-screen items.The photo and video sharing service, used by more than 500 million people across the world, is to start tests for the shopping feature on applications on Apple mobile devices in the US next week.Twenty American retailers, including Kate Spade, JackThreads and Warby Parker, will take part in ...

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Facebook Messenger to launch ‘Instant Games’ platform

Facebook Messenger is preparing to launch a new “Instant Games” platform that will let people  play lightweight games against friends. Candy Crush maker King.com is already testing one of these Instant Games called “Shuffle Cats Mini” in New Zealand, TechCrunch has discovered. And other studios including Big Viking also appear to be prepping for the Instant Games launch. Facebook has ...

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Facebook takes on LinkedIn with new job opening features

Facebook Inc  said on Monday, it was testing a feature that would let page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates, a move that could pressure LinkedIn Corp’s  recruiting business. “Based on behavior we’ve seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their Page, we’re running a test for Page admins to create job ...

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Ubisoft CEO reiterates desire to keep group independent, eyes Netflix series

The head of French software games developer Ubisoft reiterated on Monday his desire to keep Ubisoft independent, in the face of pressure from shareholder Vivendi, and added Ubisoft was in talks with Netflix over a series. Vivendi has been gradually increasing its stake in Ubisoft, and holds more than 20 percent at the moment. But Vivendi ruled out making a ...

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Oracle proposed $9.3b to acquire NetSuite

Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) said on Saturday its proposed $9.3 billion acquisition of cloud storage company NetSuite Inc (N.N) will move forward after more than half of eligible NetSuite shareholders backed the bid. Oracle said in a statement that holders of 53 percent of unaffiliated NetSuite shares agreed to tender their shares by a Friday deadline. The deal will be completed ...

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Samsung America says it has replaced most recalled Galaxy Note 7s

Samsung Electronics America said on Friday it has replaced nearly 85 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices as it works to resolve the issue of fire-prone phones. South Korean parent company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced the global recall of at least 2.5 million Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the smartphones catching fire. Samsung ...

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