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February comes with discounts on MI smartphones

(Press Release) – Mi Pakistan is celebrating its birthday with YOU with BIG discounts and EXCITING bundle offers There is no doubt that Mi has received a roaring welcome in Pakistan. The company’s timely launches and expansive product range have impressed Pakistanis from Gilgit to Gawadar while the Flash Sales, Orange Friday and Mi Fest have also won the respect …

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SpaceX poised to launch ‘world’s most powerful rocket’

MIAMI (AFP) – SpaceX is poised for the first test launch Tuesday of its Falcon Heavy, which aims to become the world s most powerful rocket, capable of ferrying people to the Moon or Mars some day. No people are on board, just a mannequin wearing a futuristic spacesuit, strapped into CEO Elon Musk s very own cherry red Tesla …

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YouTube begins flagging videos backed by governments

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — YouTube says it has started flagging videos provided by news outlets that receive government backing. The move is part of a commitment that its parent company, Google, made last year when it was hauled before congressional investigators looking into Russian tampering with the U.S. electorate. In particular, Google faced numerous questions about RT. The service …

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Apple overtakes Samsung in shrinking smartphone market: survey

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Apple overtook Samsung in the fourth quarter as the largest smartphone producer in a declining global market for handsets, a research firm said Friday. A survey by research firm IDC showed Apple — which reported its quarterly data Thursday — led all vendors with 77.3 million iPhones sold, giving it a 19.2 percent market share. Even though …

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Google parent hit by higher costs, names new chairman

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Google parent company Alphabet on Thursday reported a quarterly loss to set aside funds to pay taxes on repatriated profits, and named a new chairman to replace outgoing Eric Schmidt. Shares in Alphabet slid 2.7 percent in after-hours trade on the results, highlighting concerns about rising costs for the online giant and profits weaker than expected. …

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Facebook to promote local news in latest update

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday the social media website would focus on promoting local news in its latest update. “Starting today, we’re going to show more stories from news sources in your local town or city,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. “If you follow a local publisher or if someone shares a local …

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Just say ‘no’ to Facebook’s kids app: child experts

BOSTON (AP) — Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids. A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger children — the app is intended for those under 13 — aren’t ready to have social media accounts, navigate the complexities of online relationships or …

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Amazon opens plant-filled “The Spheres” buildings

(AFP) – Internet giant Amazon on Monday opened its plant-packed “The Spheres” buildings in its home city of Seattle. The Spheres are the newest addition to Amazon’s “urban campus” in Seattle, and are billed as a workplace “more like a tropical rainforest in the clouds than an office.” The structures, which look like giant glass and steel balls, house more …

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Amid angst over iPhone X, Wall Street braces for weak forecast from Apple

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Apple Inc announces its first-quarter earnings on Thursday, investors will seek signs of whether the company’s $999 iPhone X launched last autumn was a Steve Jobs-style hit or, as more analysts suspect, a letdown. In recent weeks, Wall Street analysts have come to a consensus that iPhone X sales were slower than previously expected for …

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Leaked images show Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ design

(Web Desk) – Leaked images of the design of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have surfaced over the internet prior to its big launch at Mobile World Congress next month. The claimed design was published at VentureBeat and it was told that the shipping and selling of the latest smartphone through retail will commence from March 16 onwards. There are …

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