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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surprises Chinese crowd by speaking seemingly good Mandarin

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surprises Chinese crowd by speaking seemingly good Mandarin

By about 1 hour ago.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is roaming countries these days to raise awareness about the importance of the Internet, his social networking website Facebook, while luring in more advertising partners. He recently stopped by China, a country where Facebook has been blocked since 2009 to show a dramatic display of his interest in the country when he talked in Mandarin for 30 minutes. He talked about social network’s future in the country, and why he learned Chinese among other things. Zuckerberg surprised the crowd with his Chinese language skills, which was immediately met with applauses and praises from assembled members and faculty members.   More →

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Xiaomi is migrating its international users’ data to improve service performance and strengthen privacy

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Xiaomi is migrating its international users’ data to improve service performance and strengthen privacy

In an effort to improve the speed performance of its cloud services and website as well as comply with local privacy standards, Xiaomi is moving its users’ data globally. Company’s VP of International Hugo Barra wrote on his social media accounts that several of these transitions will benefit Indian users among others and expects the transition to complete by the end of this month. More →
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Microsoft Garage project releases apps for Android, Android Wear and other platforms

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Microsoft Garage project releases apps for Android, Android Wear and other platforms

Microsoft Garage, a division within the company that encourages innovation and allows employees to work on any project they desire, has just announced the release of a bunch of new apps for various devices. The Garage team, on its official website, has released 16 free consumer-facing apps, spanning across Android, Android Wear, Windows Phone, Windows, and even the Xbox One. More →
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Apple and Nike are working on a ‘more integrated’ wearable, says Nike CEO

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Apple and Nike are working on a ‘more integrated’ wearable, says Nike CEO

Apple unveiled its first set of wearables dubbed Apple Watch last month, but apparently those aren’t the only wearable devices the company has been working on for lately. Apple has reportedly collaborated with its long time partner Nike for another wearable device. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Nike CEO Mark Parker hinted that the two companies are working together on a future wearable device. More →

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Photographer Bimal Nepal accuses Prime Minister Narendra Modi of stealing photo for his Dhanteras Facebook post

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Photographer Bimal Nepal accuses Prime Minister Narendra Modi of stealing photo for his Dhanteras Facebook post

Narendra Modi's social message on Facebook for the occasion of Dhanteras had an accompanied image that showed diyas lit on a dining table. In what can be termed as copyright infringement, Boston-based photographer Bimal Nepal claims that the image Narendra Modi's social media team used for the post belongs to him, and further alleges that neither the PM nor his social media team asked for his permission before using his image. Furthermore, there was no attribution given to him either on the post. More →
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iFixit cracks open the iPad Air 2, finds smaller battery and hard to repair setup

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iFixit cracks open the iPad Air 2, finds smaller battery and hard to repair setup

Apple announced the iPad Air 2 last week and since then it has received mixed reviews with most reviewers calling it the best iPad ever but not good enough to update from last year's iPad Air. The new Air 2 is even thinner and packs in Apple’s latest and most powerful A8X mobile processor. But if you weren’t satisfied with the little information that the company shared in the event, the folks at iFixit tore down the device to see exactly what has changed since the last generation. More →

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Windows 10 to have built-in two-factor authentication security feature

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Windows 10 to have built-in two-factor authentication security feature

Microsoft’s forthcoming operating system Windows 10 packs in a plethora of features. It brings back a revamped Start menu, adds Action Center, provides support for virtual-desktop, and ports the digital assistant Cortana to the desktop platform among many others. But these are just the tip of the iceberg as the company has promised to add many more features to the platform. One such feature aims to strengthen the security aspects of the operating system. Jim Alkove, company’s director of program management wrote in a blogpost about the inclusion of two-factor authentication feature to the new operating system. More →

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Twitter releases modular SDK Fabric, aims to increase its footprints across apps

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Twitter releases modular SDK Fabric, aims to increase its footprints across apps

Twitter has released a new modular software development kit called Fabric. It’s a new platform that allows developers to make better apps, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced at the company’s first developer conference. While that sounds really useful, the bigger picture here is that Twitter wants to transform a business that as of now revolves around tweets into a diversified service which will have its presence across the other apps you use everyday. More →

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SoftBank to invest $300 million in Paytm, Olacabs: Report

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SoftBank to invest $300 million in Paytm, Olacabs: Report

Japanese telecommunications company, SoftBank, could invest in PayTM and Olacabs in the coming weeks, ET reports. SoftBank is in talks with PayTM to invest $300 million for a significant minority stake. Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son will be in India on Monday for a two-day visit where he is also expected to announce a $650 million investment in Snapdeal and will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Son, Japan's richest individual with a net worth of over $22 billion, is the latest high-profile CEOs to visit the country after Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft's Satya Nadellla. More →
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Samsung Galaxy S6 to reportedly feature retina scanner and 20-megapixel camera with OIS

By about 9 hours ago.

Samsung Galaxy S6 to reportedly feature retina scanner and 20-megapixel camera with OIS

After launching the Galaxy S5 in July, Samsung is now working on its successor, which will most probably be called the Galaxy S6, if history is any testimony. Even though the Galaxy S6 will not be officially announced anytime before next year, leaks of what the device might entail have already started to surface online.   More →
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