Apple faces an antitrust case reportedly over its in-app payment system in India

Apple faces antitrust charges for requiring developers to use its in-app payments service in India. Apple earlier banned app developers from contacting customers through email for payment-related purposes. While Apple enables app developers to sell their services directly, all in-app purchases made within applications downloaded from the App Store must use the iOS payment system and pay Apple a charge ranging from 15% to 30% of total revenues. Apple has been sued by epic in the United States for this practice. Google, which also charges developers a fee and takes a percentage of…

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Airtel to receive huge funds from high quality investors

Airtel, the world’s largest telecommunications company, has announced that it has received interest from high-quality investors. It did not, however, confirm whether Google is one of them. The exchanges sought clarification from Airtel following rumors of Google investing in the telecom provider and negotiations reaching an advanced stage. “Being a significant player in the telecom and digital industry, the company receives interests from high-quality investors and companies for its various businesses,” Airtel said in a regulatory filing. It further added as a clarification to the previous reports and speculations noting that, “We…

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Amazon is going on another hiring spree

Amazon said on Wednesday that it plans to hire 55,000 employees globally, with around 40,000 of those positions based in the United States. Amazon said that all available opportunities are for tech and corporate positions. Separately, the firm has hired hundreds of warehouse employees to pack and transport online orders. During the epidemic, other companies lay off workers, while Amazon’s headcount grew as more people stayed at home and purchased toilet paper and food from the shopping site. It employed 500,000 workers in last year. Amazon presently employs over 1.3…

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Twitter tests new feature to block abusive internet trolls

Twitter announced on Wednesday that it is testing a new tool that automatically bans abusive posts, as the US social media platform faces increased pressure to shield its users from online abuse. Users who use the new Safety Mode will have their “mentions” filtered for seven days, preventing them from seeing messages marked as likely to contain hate speech or insults. According to Twitter, the functionality will be tested first by a small number of English-speaking users, with priority given to “marginalized populations and female journalists,” who are frequent targets…

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Telegram 8.0: All you need to know

Telegram has announced a significant upgrade that will remove the limit on the number of people that may see a livestream. The software has also enhanced the way messages are transferred across conversations, and it now includes a function that recommends popular stickers to users. Telegram will also display whenever a user selects a sticker during a chat. In addition, new animated stickers will be distributed to users. Furthermore, Telegram has reportedly discontinued support for its Wear OS app, as it is no longer available for download from the Google…

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TRAI’s recommendations to improve broadband connection in India

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a number of proposals to improve broadband connection in the country, one of which is to set the minimum download speed for broadband access at 2Mbps. This is four times faster than the existing minimum broadband speed of 512Kbps, which was set by the FCC in 2014 as an improvement to the previous 256Kbps level. TRAI further suggests that the government expedite fixed-line broadband expansion in rural regions by reimbursing 50% of monthly subscription charges. Its proposals to improve broadband penetration…

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New Google AI is everything you wanted for a long time

Google’s Research team has unveiled two new techniques to image enhancement that use ai techniques. Google has released two models, SR3 — Image Super-Resolution and CDM — Class-Conditional ImageNet Generation, which it claims, “push the boundaries of image synthesis quality for diffusion models.” According to Google, super resolution models convert a low-resolution image into a detailed high-resolution image. Super resolution can be utilized to improve medical imaging systems and restore ancient family photographs. The Diffusion models were first proposed in 2015 but have recently witnessed a resurgence due to their…

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WhatsApp banned over 3 million accounts in India

WhatsApp’s latest User Safety Monthly Report reveals that the instant messaging platform banned over three million accounts during the months of June and July this year. WhatsApp says the accounts were banned in the interest of preventing online abuse and keeping the user experience safe and spam-free. It bans accounts based on user complaints, mails received from the India Grievance Officer, and using its own automated tools to prevent harmful behavior on the platform. The report also reveals that a total of 316 ban appeals were made by users and…

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Amazon adds adaptive volume feature in Alexa

Amazon is working to tackle a frequent complaint about smart home speakers by adding Adaptive Volume, which would cause Alexa to react louder if it senses that you are in a noisy area. The mode, according to the company, is designed to ensure that Alexa’s replies can be heard over background noise. According to Amazon, the functionality is presently accessible to US customers and can be enabled by asking “Alexa, switch on adaptive volume.” Amazon does not mention adaptive volume operating in the reverse direction, becoming quieter if there is…

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Microsoft will launch windows 11 on October 5th but will not support android apps initially

Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade to all genuine Windows 10 users starting from October 5. That will be the stable version of Windows with free of bugs and problems, unlike to the beta version that some people have been using for some time. Aside from bugs, the stable version of Windows 11 may lack an essential feature: support for Android applications. Microsoft announced that Android applications would be accessible on Windows 11 only in the coming months, implying that customers will be unable to use Tiktok or Instagram on…

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