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 ShareChat content-sharing platform said it has raised $502 million (roughly Rs. 3,720 crores) in fresh funding from Tiger Global, Snap, and some existing investors such as Twitter, valuing it at more than $2 billion (roughly Rs. 14,840 crores). The funding was led by US venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners and American investment firm Tiger, ShareChat
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Google research manager Samy Bengio said on Tuesday he was resigning, according to an internal email seen by Reuters, in a blow to the Alphabet unit after the firings of his colleagues who questioned paper review and diversity practices. Though at least two Google engineers had earlier resigned to protest the dismissal of artificial intelligence (AI)
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Myanmar’s wireless broadband internet services were shut down on Friday by order of the military, local providers said, as protesters continued to defy the threat of lethal violence to oppose the junta’s takeover. A directive from the Ministry of Transport and Communications on Thursday instructed that “all wireless broadband data services be temporarily suspended until
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PayPal will announce later on Tuesday that it has started allowing US consumers to use their cryptocurrency holdings to pay at millions of its online merchants globally, a move that could significantly boost use of digital assets in everyday commerce. Customers who hold Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin cash, and Litecoin in PayPal digital wallets will now be able
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Social network Facebook and its messaging app have been down in Bangladesh since Friday, the US tech giant said on Saturday, as protesters oppose Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two day visit to the country. Four people were killed on Friday after police opened fire after protesters allegedly attacked a police station in the Bangladeshi city
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Google recently revealed how Google Search has become an important tool for online learning and education. Google is working to make searching for answers for STEM concepts, complex equations, showing 3D graphics for chemistry. The search giant is working on introducing five tools that it thinks will benefit students, parents, and teachers in better utilising
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Social networking service Facebook is taking action against hateful posts and misinformation surrounding the mass shooting that left eight people dead in Atlanta earlier this week. According to Mashable, on March 16, Robert Aaron Long allegedly shot and killed eight people at three different Atlanta businesses: Young’s Asian Massage Parlor, Aromatherapy Spa, and Gold Spa.
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Chinese regulators recently summoned 11 domestic technology companies including Alibaba Group, Tencent, and ByteDance for talks on use of ‘deepfake’ technologies on their content platforms, stepping up scrutiny of the sector. China’s cyberspace administrator said in a statement on Thursday that it and the public security ministry met with the companies to talk about “security
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Bitcoin briefly rose above $60,000 (roughly Rs. 43.7 lakhs) for the first time on Saturday, as increasing backing from corporate heavyweights helps the world’s most popular virtual currency continue its record-breaking run. The cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of $60,012 at 1149 GMT, according to the website CoinMarketCap. Bitcoin has been on a meteoric rise
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India’s Enforcement Directorate has recently asked Amazon for information related to its operations in the country, as the agency continues to investigate the US e-commerce giant, a senior agency source told Reuters on Friday. Last month, the source at the country’s federal financial-crime fighting agency said the Directorate will examine the findings in a recent Reuters special
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