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World Bank president criticises Microsoft's $69b takeover of game developer as poor countries struggle

World Bank President David Malpass on Wednesday criticized Microsoft's $69 billion takeover of gaming developer Activision Blizzard as a questionable allocation of capital at a time when poor...

1w ago| Tech news

Facebook considers Taslima Nasrin ‘dead’ after misinterpreting her post

Author Taslima Nasrin’s Facebook account is showing “Remembering” before her name on the profile page as it is apparent that the social media platform considers her to be “dead” after...

1w ago| Tech news

Microsoft to acquire Call of Duty, Candy Crush producer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 bn

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Tuesday it was acquiring "Call of Duty" videogame maker Activision Blizzard (ATVI.O) for $68.7 billion in cash, the biggest deal in the sector that would...

Hate speech: Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion

Rohingya refugees sued Facebook on Monday for $150 billion over claims the social network is failing to stem hate speech on its platform, exacerbating violence against the vulnerable minority.

India-born Silicon Valley CEOs: Ruthless training behind success?

Parag Agrawal was recently appointed as Twitter’s CEO, again raising the question why so many India-born techies have the corner offices of the world’s most influential Silicon Valley companies.

Facebook removes Chinese network over Covid claims by fake 'Swiss biologist'

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) said on Wednesday it had removed accounts used by an influence operation originating in China that promoted claims of a fake "Swiss biologist"...

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

World Bank president criticises Microsoft's $69b takeover of game developer as poor countries struggle

World Bank President David Malpass on Wednesday criticized Microsoft's $69 billion takeover of gaming developer Activision Blizzard as a questionable allocation of capital at a time when poor...

January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022

Facebook considers Taslima Nasrin ‘dead’ after misinterpreting her post

Author Taslima Nasrin’s Facebook account is showing “Remembering” before her name on the profile page as it is apparent that the social media platform considers her to be “dead” after...

January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022

Microsoft to acquire Call of Duty, Candy Crush producer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 bn

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Tuesday it was acquiring "Call of Duty" videogame maker Activision Blizzard (ATVI.O) for $68.7 billion in cash, the biggest deal in the sector that would...

January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022

Facebook faces $3.2 billion lawsuit in UK over market dominance

Social media giant Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, faces a 2.3 billion pound plus ($3.2 billion plus) class action in Britain over allegations it abused its market dominance by exploiting...

January 5, 2022
January 5, 2022

Sony plans to tap into electric car market

Japan's Sony Group Corp (6758.T) plans to launch a company this spring to examine entering the electric vehicle market, looking to harness its strengths in entertainment and sensors to play a...

January 4, 2022
January 4, 2022

Apple becomes first company to hit $3tn stock market value, then drops

Apple Inc on Monday became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before ending the day a hair below that milestone, as investors bet the iPhone maker will keep launching best...

December 29, 2021
December 29, 2021

The Daily Star wins South Asian Digital Media Award for 5th consecutive time

World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) recently announced The Daily Star as one of the South Asian Digital Media Awards 2021 winners in the ‘Best Branded Content Campaign’...

December 25, 2021
December 25, 2021

Largest space telescope takes off to scour the universe for hints of life

The world’s largest and most powerful space telescope rocketed away Saturday on a high-stakes quest to behold light from the first stars and galaxies and scour the universe for hints of life.

December 12, 2021
December 12, 2021

CEO taking 'time off' after firing 900 employees on Zoom call

Better.com Chief Executive Officer Vishal Garg is taking time off with immediate effect, Vice reported on Friday, citing an email from the digital mortgage company's board.

December 12, 2021
December 12, 2021

Indian PM Modi's Twitter account compromised briefly

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal Twitter handle was "very briefly compromised," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a tweet early on Sunday.