Twitter stock tumbles 15% after it purged fake accounts

Twitter stock tumbles 15% after it purged fake accounts

The social network said Friday that it had 335 million monthly users around the world in the second quarter, down from 336 million users in the quarter prior. The number of monthly users could also decline by “mid-single-digit millions” in the third quarter, Twitter warned. The company attributed the dip in part to “decisions we […]

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WhatsApp has been linked to lynchings in India

WhatsApp has been linked to lynchings in India

Widely-distributed hoax messages sent on the app, which Facebook owns, have been blamed for more than a dozen lynchings across India. Facebook has deployed a series of new features in recent weeks to try to fix the problem. The latest feature, rolled out last week for testing, uses a red label to warn users that […]

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Panel to finalise new telecom policy, discuss net neutrality issue today

Panel to finalise new telecom policy, discuss net neutrality issue today

Trai had recommended barring telecom operators from imposing any restriction The Telecom Commission is scheduled to meet on Wednesday to discuss and finalise the new telecom policy. Apart from that, the commission, which is the highest decision making body of the department of telecommunications (DoT), is likely to consider the issue of net neutrality as well as recommendations of Trai on […]

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Samsung opens world’s largest mobile phone factory in India

Samsung opens world’s largest mobile phone factory in India

Samsung Electronics opened the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturing plant by production capacity in India yesterday, taking the fight to its rivals in the burgeoning smartphone market in the country. The new plant – located in the industrial city of Noida – will help Samsung gradually double its current annual production capacity in India from […]

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Google offers a package of 1 crore to Patna Boy Adarsh Kumar

Google offers a package of 1 crore to  Patna Boy Adarsh Kumar

Once again a student from Bihar has outshined others. Google has offered a package of 1 crore to Adarsh Kumar, a resident of Buddha Colony , Patna. He will be leaving for Germany, the next month, where he will take charge in the Munich-based office. Adarsh was a student of Mechanical Engineering, at IIT Roorkee […]

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Volkswagen suspends arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, names interim boss

Volkswagen suspends arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, names interim boss

Volkswagen suspended Audi boss Rupert Stadler and announced an interim replacement on Tuesday, seeking to steady its most profitable business after German authorities arrested Stadler as part of an emissions probe. Audi said Stadler, 55, had requested to temporarily step down from his position, and named sales executive Abraham Schot as an interim replacement with […]

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Tesla to lay off 3,000 employees, CEO Elon Musk says it’s difficult to say goodbye

Tesla to lay off 3,000 employees, CEO Elon Musk says it’s difficult to say goodbye

Elon Musk took to micro-blogging site Twitter to confirm that Tesla will soon lay off around 3000 employees. Musk informed his employees about the decision via an email that got leaked online, after which he himself posted the screenshots of the entire announcements in order to avoid any confusion. “Tesla has grown and evolved rapidly […]

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Elon Musk emails staff alleging employee ‘sabotage’

Elon Musk emails staff alleging employee ‘sabotage’

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday in an email to staff that an unnamed Tesla employee had conducted “extensive and damaging sabotage” to the company’s operations including allegedly making unspecified code changes to its manufacturing operating system and sending what the email said was sensitive Tesla data to unnamed third parties. Company […]

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