Technology

  • Threads reaches 150 mn sign-ups despite usage drop

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    San Francisco, July 16 Meta's Twitter rival Threads has crossed 150 million user sign-ups despite a usage drop. Meta launched Threads on July 5 for iOS and Android users in 100 countries, and it is among the top free apps on the App Store. According to Data.ai, the app has ...
  • Zuckerberg doesn’t seem to care about Threads: Elon Musk

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    San Francisco, July 16 Twitter-owner Elon Musk on Sunday said that Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t seem to care about Threads. After a user tweeted a screenshot of the last Zuckerberg’s post on Threads and wrote, “It has now been 6 days since the CEO of that other ...
  • Republicans slam Lina Khan, defend Musk in FTC’s Twitter probe

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    Washington, July 15 Republicans came to defend Twitter owner Elon Musk during a hearing in an investigation by Lina Khan-led Federal Trade Commission (FTC) into Twitter over alleged user privacy failures and terminating a settlement the platform entered into with the FTC last year. The House Judiciary Committee hearing came ...
  • Elon Musk launches xAI company to ‘understand true nature of universe’

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    San Francisco, July 12 Tech billionaire Elon Musk on Wednesday launched a new artificial intelligence (AI) company called xAI that aims to to “understand the true nature of the universe”. “Announcing formation of @xAI to understand reality,” Musk tweeted. According to its website, the goal is to understand the true ...
  • Indian-origin techie accuses Meta of anti-Asian bias, files lawsuit

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    New York, July 12 An Indian-origin tech executive from Singapore has filed a lawsuit with the California's Civil Rights Department accusing Meta of racial discrimination that cost her promotions and work opportunities. Vaishnavi Jayakumar, 36, who joined Meta in January 2020 after stints at Disney, Google and Twitter, said she ...
  • Threads to feature edit option, following feed & more as it crosses 100 mn

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    San Francisco, July 11 Meta's Twitter rival, Threads, will soon feature an edit button, following feed, translation option for different languages and much more, as it has crossed 100 million user sign-ups within a week of its launch. With the edit option, users will be able to edit their posts ...
  • Instagram testing Live Activities feature on iOS

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    San Francisco, July 9 Meta-owned Instagram is reportedly testing the Live Activities feature for its iOS app. As noted by 9to5Mac reader Fernando Moretto, the Instagram app is now showing Live Activities when users close the app while uploading a new photo or video. This eliminates the need to open ...
  • Google testing AI chatbot to expertly answer medical questions

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    San Francisco, July 9 Google is testing an artificial intelligence (AI) programme to expertly answer questions about medical information, the media reported. According to The Verge, Google's AI tool -- Med-PaLM 2 (a variant of PaLM 2), has been in testing at the Mayo Clinic (a non-profit organisation based in ...
  • _Rocket’s electricals tested, registration opens for public to view launch

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    Chennai, July 7 The Indian space agency is progressing forward with its third moon mission, slated on July 14 at 2.35 p.m., by testing the rocket’s electricals. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday said it has completed the vehicle/rocket electrical tests. It also opened the booking for the ...
  • Indian-American Microsoft exec who helped build Windows, Skype to resign: Report

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    New York, July 7 Indian-American Gurdeep Pall, a corporate vice president at Microsoft, who helped build and promote Windows, Skype and Bing, intends to retire from the company in September, a media report said. According to The Information, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed his departure via email, describing it as “a ...