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Australian carriers ban recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Australian carriers ban recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Australian airlines barred the recalled Samsung Note 7 from all planes from Sunday citing its "potential fire risk", after a similar ban was imposed by US officials.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned in Air Berlin, Lufthansa does so on US flights

German carrier Air Berlin on Saturday said it had banned Samsung`s Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones from flights, while rival Lufthansa said it had banned the phones on services to and from the United States and expected that soon the ban would apply to all other Lufthansa business.

Top Twitter suitor walks away: Report

Twitter shares nose-dived today after the Financial Times reported a top suitor walked away, making it likely the one-to-many messaging service will be left to fly solo.

Microsoft seeks EU antitrust approval for LinkedIn purchase Microsoft seeks EU antitrust approval for LinkedIn purchase

Microsoft sought EU antitrust approval on Friday for its $26 billion bid for social network LinkedIn, a spokesman said on Friday, kicking off a month-long review by regulators of its largest deal.

Google adds 'fact-check' tags to news articles Google adds 'fact-check' tags to news articles

Google is adding "fact check" tags to its news articles, introducing the feature amid a US presidential race roiled by heated disputes over the accuracy of information.

 Instagram now available on Windows 10 Instagram now available on Windows 10

Instagram has unveiled its application for Windows users, more specifically Windows 10 tablet users.The application is also available for download for the desktop and laptop users with limited functionality.

Microsoft's Cloud service for  enterprises 'Dynamics 365' available in India from November 1 Microsoft's Cloud service for enterprises 'Dynamics 365' available in India from November 1

 Microsoft on Friday announced new Cloud service "Dynamics 365" that will help enterprises and small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India transform their enterprises with intelligent applications.

Intex announces new range of home speaker; available exclusively on Amazon at Rs 2,999 Intex announces new range of home speaker; available exclusively on Amazon at Rs 2,999

The speakers sport a USB port, SD card slot, Bluetooth connectivity and a built-in FM tuner.

Samsung sees further $3 billion profit hit from Galaxy Note 7 crisis Samsung sees further $3 billion profit hit from Galaxy Note 7 crisis

Samsung on Friday said the crisis over its exploding Note 7 smartphones would cost another $3 billion-plus in lost profit over the next two quarters, but hoped expanded sales of its other flagship handset would help cushion the impact.

Verizon says Yahoo hack ''material,'' could affect deal

Verizon Corp said on Thursday it has a "reasonable basis" to believe Yahoo Inc`s massive data breach of email accounts represents a material impact that could allow Verizon to withdraw from its $4.83 billion deal to buy the technology company.

Reliance Jio free calls congesting network: Telcos to TRAI Reliance Jio free calls congesting network: Telcos to TRAI

Asked by regulator TRAI to explain high level of call failures, incumbent operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have cited free voice calls offered by Reliance Jio as the reason for heavy network congestion.

Now, get free Playboy Magazine on Apple iTunes, Google Store Now, get free Playboy Magazine on Apple iTunes, Google Store

The magazine, which recently threw in the towel on nudity as part of an effort to reach a broader audience, made its debut on the iTunes and Google Play stores.

India leads Facebook's bug bounty programme in January-June 2016 India leads Facebook's bug bounty programme in January-June 2016

India accounted for the largest share of Facebook's bug bounty programme in the first half of 2016, ahead of countries like the US and Mexico.

Amazon seals deal with Green Gold Animation for Prime members

E-commerce giant Amazon today said it has signed an exclusive multi-year content deal with Green Gold Animation to stream kids' entertainment on its upcoming video-on-demand service, Amazon Prime Video.

Google, Facebook team up for direct undersea connection to Asia Google, Facebook team up for direct undersea connection to Asia

Internet giants Google and Facebook have teamed up with Pacific Light Data Communication and undersea communication solution provider TE SubCom to build the first direct submarine cable system between Los Angeles and Hong Kong with ultra high-capacity.

Samsung's latest invention - a fireproof box for Note 7 returns Samsung's latest invention - a fireproof box for Note 7 returns

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is sending fireproof boxes and protective gloves to customers returning potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7 phones, sparking a firestorm of humour on social media about the new twist in the recall scandal.

Samsung Note 7 woes highlight explosive limits of lithium batteries Samsung Note 7 woes highlight explosive limits of lithium batteries

On Tuesday, Samsung Electronics scrapped its flagship Note 7 smartphone and told customers return their devices after weeks of bruising reports of phones igniting and images of scorched handsets.

Government data requests up 10%: Google Government data requests up 10%: Google

Google said Wednesday that data requests from governments around the world hit a record high in the six months ending in June, extending a steady rise.

Google begins Accelerated Mobile Pages roll-out in India Google begins Accelerated Mobile Pages roll-out in India

Technology giant Google on Wednesday announced the roll-out of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) for mobile search results in India that will load web pages at a lightning fast speed.

Apple to set up second R&D centre in China Apple to set up second R&D centre in China

US tech giant Apple will open a second research and development centre in China to focus on manufacturing and software development as it looks to increase its foothold in in the world's second largest economy amid tough competition from domestic rivals.

Yahoo says working to bring back automatic email forwarding feature Yahoo says working to bring back automatic email forwarding feature

Users will soon receive an update to the functionality of automatic email forwards, a company spokesperson said.

YouTube buys FameBit, matchmaker for videos and sponsors YouTube buys FameBit, matchmaker for videos and sponsors

Alphabet Inc`s Google said it has bought FameBit, an online technology platform that connects brands with YouTube stars to create promotional content.

Galaxy Note 7 fiasco: Samsung stumble opens opportunity for rivals Galaxy Note 7 fiasco: Samsung stumble opens opportunity for rivals

Smartphone customers losing faith in Samsung have plenty of choice at a time when Apple, Google and China`s Huawei are each pushing new models that up the features ante and do not self-combust.  

'Yahoo disables automatic email forwarding feature' 'Yahoo disables automatic email forwarding feature'

Yahoo Inc disabled automatic email forwarding at the beginning of the month, the Associated Press reported, citing several users.

Facebook rolls out business software, launches pricing war Facebook rolls out business software, launches pricing war

Facebook Inc launched a workplace version of its mobile app and website on Monday, marking the social networking company`s first foray into the hotly competitive and crowded enterprise software arena.

Facebook pays more UK tax after outcry Facebook pays more UK tax after outcry

Facebook paid 4.17 million (USD 5.18 million, 4.63 million euros) in British corporation tax last year, up from just ?4,327 in 2014, accounts showed on Sunday.

BSNL working to increase mobile broadband capacity by up to two-fold BSNL working to increase mobile broadband capacity by up to two-fold

 Gearing up to compete with private players, state-owned telecom firm BSNL plans to ramp up its mobile broadband capacity by up to two-fold to 600 terrabyte in a month.

Facebook rolls out standalone app for events Facebook rolls out standalone app for events

Facebook has introduced a standalone app that allows event seekers to keep up with nearby events and finding things to do with their friends.