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BlackBerry reports $43 million Profit in Q2

The Canadian smartphone and software maker, BlackBerry Ltd, has reported a $43 million profit in the second quarter. The profit came from the higher chargers on its software and by providing business services at a lower cost.According to the Reuters reports, BlackBerry made  $19 million in profit earlier this year, as compared to $43 million in Q2 ending in Aug 31st.The company has reported the loss of 4…

Google faces heat from U.S Senate Committe due to Privacy Violations

Tech giant Google will now acknowledge its mistakes on privacy issues in a testimoy that will be delivered to a U.S Senate committe.“We acknowledge that we have made mistakes in the past, from which we have learned, and improved our robust privacy program,” Google chief privacy officer Keith Enright will say in written testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee. Google will testify alongside AT&T Inc…

The New European Union Law is a Nightmare for Tech Giants like Google and others

Tech giants such as Google, Apple, Amazon, et al are about to face rules dictating their relationships with smaller business for the first time. This directive stems directly out of the new law proposed by the European Union on Thursday.This new rule is targetted towards app stores, search engines, e-commerce as well as hotel booking websites, requiring those organizations to put forth their rank search results…

Instagram Co-founders Resign

Instagram Co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom announced in a blog that he along with Mike Krieger, Co-founder, and CTO, are quitting the organization, now owned by Facebook."We’re planning on taking some time off to explore our curiosity and creativity again. Building new things requires that we step back, understand what inspires us and match that with what the world needs; that’s what we plan to do," Systrom said…

Uber to acquire Deliveroo, Offered £1.5m: Report

The UK-based food delivery company Deliveroo is on the verge of being acquired by Uber since the transportation giant is expanding its horizon in the takeaway deliver domain. Deliveroo's CEO, Will Shu, has been offered nearly £1.5m ($200m) for the deal. However, there hasn't been any confirmation on the final outcome.With the ever-increasing popularity of online food ordering, the delivery market is expected to…

India’s New Data Law is Hurting Facebook and other Tech Giants

In the wake of Indian government's new data protection initiative, global tech giants such as Facebook, PayPal, and others are now in a fix. The new directive mandates the technology companies to store and process critical personal data within India's boundaries.Since Facebook, Mastercard, and PayPal are already bogged down by such laws in China and Vietnam, the C-level executives fear that this law is going to…

Facebook Mired in Controversy around Gender Biased Jobs

The social media giant Facebook is again mired in controversy in the US after the organization was alleged of giving employers the control to discriminate against women that are seeking jobs in Facebook.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) along with Outten & Golen LLP, an employment law firm, on Tuesday, dragged the social media giant alongside ten employers before the US Equal Employment Opportunity…

Apple’s first ever dual-sim iPhone

The Indian Apple users are in for a treat as the leading smartphone manufacturer introduces its first ever dual SIM variant. In a press release dated 12th September 2018, Apple has unveiled that all the new iPhones (XS, XS max, and XR) will support two SIM cards. This move is a refreshing change and is bound to alter the marketing dynamics of iPhones in India. Admittedly, the introduction of dual SIM feature is going…