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The big business of classic TV for streaming giants


September 15, 2019

How many hundreds of millions of dollars would you pay for reruns of “Friends,” the American version of “The Office” or “The Big Bang Theory”? If you are a streaming powerhouse, the answer is: quite a few. As online video platforms jockey for position with new rivals for audience share, classic television series are commanding hefty sums. “It’s a feeding …

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PayPal cautious about future of Libra cryptocurrency


September 15, 2019

PayPal is cautious about the future of Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra, which is slated to debut with the pioneering digital payments firm as part of its oversight association. International outcry is mounting over Libra — with central banks, governments and regulators railing against Facebook’s upstart cryptocurrency and questions over how it would be regulated. The social media giant unveiled plans in June for Libra …

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Panel steps up US antitrust probe with Big Tech request


September 15, 2019

WASHINGTON: A US congressional panel stepped up its antitrust probe of four Big Tech firms on Friday with a wide-ranging request for documents on their business operations. The House Judiciary Committee sent letters to Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook seeking detailed information about their various business segments and any “executive communication” that discusses potential anti-competitive conduct or prior investigations. Judiciary …

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US Lawmakers Seek Documents From Internet Giants For Antitrust Investigation – Committee


September 14, 2019

US lawmakers have asked Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook to hand over internal emails and other documents as part of their antitrust probe into the tech giants, the House Judiciary Committee said in a statement on Friday WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – ) US lawmakers have asked Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook to hand over internal emails and other documents as part …

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15 Million Patients Registered Via Hospital Information Management System Across Punjab


September 14, 2019

Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)’s project Hospital Information Management System (HIMS) has successfully registered over 15 Million patients till date and more than 82 million medicines have been dispensed Lahore (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -) Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)’s project Hospital Information Management System (HIMS) has successfully registered over 15 Million patients till date and more than 82 …

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TECNO Launches POP2F In Pakistan


September 14, 2019

TECNO Mobile Pakistan has unveiled its POP2F, which is an addition to its entry-level phone segment Lahore (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – ) TECNO Mobile Pakistan has unveiled its POP2F, which is an addition to its entry-level phone segment. TECNO POP2F offers quite decent specs with impressive performance at an affordable price of PKR/- 7,999. The handset is quite …

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Google Pays $10,900 Fine In Russia Over Search Results Violations – Watchdog


September 14, 2019

Google paid a fine of 700,000 rubles, or $10,900, for failing to delete search results linking to banned information, Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said Friday MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – ) Google paid a fine of 700,000 rubles, or $10,900, for failing to delete search results linking to banned information, Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said Friday. “Google paid the fine in the amount of 700,000 rubles over failing to …

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Google To Promote Original Reporting With Algorithm Change


September 14, 2019

Original reporting will be highlighted in Google’s search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm San Francisco, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News –  ) :Original reporting will be highlighted in Google‘s search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm. The world‘s largest search engine has come under increasing criticism from media outlets, mainly because of its algorithms …

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Facebook tightens policies to prevent suicide and self-harm


September 13, 2019

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Facebook has shared an update on what the social media giant has learned and some of the steps it has taken in the past year, as well as additional actions it is going to take, to keep people safe on its apps, especially those who are most vulnerable. Improving How Facebook Handles Suicide and Self-injury …

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How fast is the universe expanding? The mystery endures


September 13, 2019

WASHINGTON: Scientists have known for decades that the universe is expanding, but research in the past few years has shaken up calculations on the speed of growth — raising tricky questions about theories of the cosmos. The rate of expansion — known as the “Hubble constant” — is a central part of the quest to discover the origins of the …

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