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US TV provider given first-ever space debris fine

US authorities have issued a "breakthrough" first-ever fine over space debris, officials said Monday, slapping a $150,000 penalty on a TV company that failed to properly dispose of a satellite

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UN warns against 'excessive' tech use in classrooms

Heavy reliance on technology in education may be unproductive, or even detrimental, if it interferes with the acquisition of basic skills such as reading, the UN warned on Wednesday

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Twitter website replaces bird logo with X

Twitter launched its new logo on Monday, replacing the blue bird with a white X on a black background as the company moves toward rebranding as X

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Musk, top exec say Twitter to be renamed X, get big makeover

Twitter owner Elon Musk and the chief executive he brought aboard just a month ago say the social media network will ditch the bird logo, rebrand the platform with the name X and move quickly into payments, banking and commerce

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Twitter challenger Threads struggles for traction

After a wildly successful first few days, Threads popularity has waned in the weeks since Meta launched its challenge to Twitter, which lives on despite its problems

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Netflix adds 6 million subscribers after password crackdown

Netflix on Wednesday said subscriptions to the media streaming service climbed by nearly 6 million in the wake of its crackdown on password sharing

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Musk says Twitter has lost half its advertising revenue

Twitter owner Elon Musk said Saturday that the social media platform he bought for $44 billion last October has lost roughly half of its advertising revenue

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Twitter rival Threads signs up 100 million users in five days

The Threads app launched by Instagram as a rival to Twitter has signed up more than 100 million users in less than five days, data tracking websites said on Monday, smashing the record of AI tool ChatGPT for fastest-growing consumer app

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Netflix co-founder steps down as CEO, platform soars to 230m subscribers

US streaming giant Netflix ended last year with more than 230 million global subscribers, it said Thursday, beating analysts' expectations as hits such as "Wednesday" and "Harry & Meghan" enticed new viewers.."2022 was a tough year, with a bumpy start but a brighter finish," the company sa

1y ago

Amazon to lay off staff in US, Canada and Costa Rica

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is scheduled to cut some jobs in the United States, Canada and Costa Rica as part of its plan to lay off 18,000 employees, the e-commerce giant has said in a memo to staff seen by Reuters.

1y ago

Microsoft to cut thousands of jobs: Reports

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) plans to cut thousands of jobs with some roles expected to be eliminated in human resources and engineering divisions, according to media reports..The expected layoffs would be the latest in the US technology sector, where companies including Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O)

1y ago

Mobile operators must pay their dues: BTRC chairman

Four private telecom operators -- Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi, and Airtel -- owe an amount of Tk2,413 crore to the government which remains due as VAT on 2G spectrum fees and licence fees, said the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

1y ago

Musk faces US fraud trial over Tesla tweet

Elon Musk, the CEO of electric car giant Tesla, will face trial on Tuesday over allegedly manipulating the stock market with a tweet after a federal judge rejected his request to move the case out of California.

1y ago

Meta bans ads targeted at teens based on gender

Meta, owner of Instagram and Facebook, on Tuesday said it will stop allowing advertisers to target ads at teens based on gender, as it fights accusations that its platforms are harmful to young users..Beginning in February, the social media giant said advertisers, the source of the company

1y ago

US apex court lets WhatsApp pursue Pegasus spyware suit

The US Supreme Court on Monday let Meta Platforms Inc's WhatsApp pursue a lawsuit accusing Israel's NSO Group of exploiting a bug in the WhatsApp messaging app to install spy software allowing the surveillance of 1,400 people, including journalists, human rights activists and dissidents.

1y ago

Tesla slashes prices in Asian markets as sales stumble

Tesla (TSLA.O) cut prices in China for the second time in less than three months on Friday, fuelling forecasts of a wider price war amid weaker demand in the world's largest autos market.

1y ago

Twitter hacked, email addresses of 200 million users leaked

Hackers stole the email addresses of more than 200 million Twitter users and posted them on an online hacking forum, a security researcher said Wednesday.

1y ago

Canada court approves class action alleging Facebook ad discrimination

A Canadian court of appeal will allow a class action suit to be brought by social media users accusing Facebook of age, gender and race discrimination in online advertisements, the plaintiffs' lawyer said Wednesday..The class action could see the social media giant paying damages to thousa

1y ago
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