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Google Parent Alphabet Keeps Ad Growth in Mixed Quarter

Google parent Alphabet said Thursday its third-quarter profit rose 36 percent to $9.2 billion (roughly Rs. 67,000 crores), fueled by gains in digital advertising delivered online and on smartphones. Profits were better than expected for the US technology giant, while revenues fell short of forecasts, rising 21 percent to $33.7 billion (roughly Rs. 2.47 lakh crores) in the […]

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Amazon Workers Split as Company Raises Minimum Wage

Almost no workers clapped this week at the all-hands meeting after lunch at this Amazon fulfilment centre outside Nashville when a plant manager announced that the company’s minimum wage was climbing to $15 (roughly Rs. 1,100) an hour. Instead of celebrating, many workers put their hands up to ask questions and express deep frustration, according to five […]

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eBay Alleges Amazon Poached Sellers From Its Platform

eBay on Wednesday accused Amazon.com of trying to poach sellers for its own platform through eBay’s internal messaging system. “We have uncovered an unlawful and troubling scheme on the part of Amazon to solicit eBay sellers to move to Amazon’s platform,” eBay said, adding that it had sent a cease-and-desist letter to Amazon on Monday. “We have demanded […]

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WhatsApp Co-Founder Acton Clashed With Zuckerberg, Sandberg Over Monetisation: Report

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton had disagreements with Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerbergand Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg over monetisation of the messaging service before he left the company, according to an interview with Acton published by Forbes on Wednesday. Facebook-owned Instagram’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger were the latest senior executives to leave the social media company on Monday, with many media […]

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UK Planning to Set Up Internet Regulator, Report Says

The UK government is working on plans to set up an Internet regulator, Buzzfeed News reported on Thursday. The regulator would, if established, hold technology companies accountable for content published on their websites and sanction sites if they failed to take down illegal material and hate speech within hours, the report said. Buzzfeed said it had obtained […]

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TeamViewer Tensor Enterprise SaaS Platform Launched in India

TeamViewer, a global software provider for IoT, connectivity, monitoring, support and team collaboration, on Monday announced the availability of its Tensor enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform in India. Built on TeamViewer’s infrastructure and software, Tensor introduces a set of new enterprise-class functionalities including comprehensive reporting logs, advanced authentication management as well as mass deployment capabilities, the […]