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Nokia wins NASA contract to put 4G network on moon

"The system could support lunar surface communications at greater distances, increased speeds and provide more reliability than current standards,"

Libyans caught between fear of pandemic and scepticism  

More than 30,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Libya and over 470 deaths, among a population of less than seven million, according to official figures.    

Microsoft announces Azure Communication Services

With the Azure Communication Services, businesses can build and deploy on the same low latency global communication network used by Microsoft Teams.

Millions of US users to be hit by WeChat block

WeChat did once try to break into the US payments market, but made few inroads due to resistance by banks and merchants, regulations that favor credit and debit cards over digital wallets, and stiff competition.        

New EU data transfer mechanism can’t be used in Facebook’s case

The Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs), the alternative legal mechanism for transferring data from the EU to a third country, continue to be valid, according to CJEU.

Cognizant June qtr income down 29 per cent 

New Delhi: IT company Cognizant has reported 29 per cent drop in June quarter net income at $361 million (around Rs 2,701 crore), and...

Paytm to shift all Delhi-NCR operations to new Noida campus

"While we have time to move into our biggest campus, we are streamlining some of our real estate spread across India."

US Congress wants big four tech CEOs to testify in antitrust probe

The letter raises the possibility that if the CEOs of Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon do not come forward for the hearing voluntarily, subpoenas may be issued to force them to do so.

Mobile cos, traders’ body approach Amit Shah for allowing sale of handsets

The Ministry of Electronics and IT has also recommended inclusion of mobile devices, personal computers and related accessories in list of essential goods to support work from home and access other essential services.

US lawmakers express concern over Delhi violence

"Democracies should not tolerate division and discrimination or promote laws that undermine religious freedom."

Comedian Hasan Minhaj to host White House Correspondents’ Dinner

"Hasan Minhaj, the Peabody award-winning host of Netflix's Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, will return to the dinner as featured entertainer."

IBM adopts ‘Slack’ messaging platform for its 3,50,000 employees

Recently, Slack announced that it has 12 million active users, while at the same time its competitor Microsoft's Team garnered more than 20 million daily active users.

NASA picks 16 science experiments for Moon delivery

Scheduled to fly next year, the payloads will launch aboard the first two lander deliveries of the agency's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative, NASA said on Wednesday.

Chinese firms push ahead at CES despite trade war

"So they're not boycotting and they see the opportunity. At the end of the day, for all the brands, it's about reaching the biggest addressable market."

Lenovo ThinkSmart View brings smart displays to the office

Instead of centring around Google's home AI, the system is essentially powered by Microsoft Teams, TechCrunch reported on Friday.

Microsoft Teams platform hits 20 million daily users

Teams has more than 20 million daily active users. What is more, while these users start with simple text-based chat, they quickly move on to richer forms of communication and collaboration.

Shorter hours boost sales in overworked Japan: Microsoft

It also restricted meetings to a maximum of 30 minutes, and encouraged online chats as an alternative to face-to-face communications.

US assures India of ‘partnership’, Congress criticise Kashmir restrictions

What the administration was doing to ensure that human rights were respected in Kashmir and the government lifted the restrictions there and one, Democratic Representative Anthony Brown, hinted that the US take economic measures against India.

UN experts urge probe of Rohingya killings in Bangladesh

"We urge the Bangladeshi government to carry out an independent, impartial and effective investigation into all deaths that have occurred with regards to this case."

WhatsApp traceability: Facebook offers alternative ways to help India

WhatsApp had categorically said in the past that the government's demand to trace the origin of messages on its platform is not possible as it "undermines the privacy of the people".

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