Four Top Tech CEOs to Testify Before US Congress in Antitrust Probe on July 27

File photo of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim Cook will appear before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee as part of its probe into the companies. Reuters Last Updated: July 7, 2020, 11:13 AM IST The chief executives of Amazon.com, Apple, Alphabet’s Google and Facebook will appear before a U.S. House of Representatives panel on July 27, the committee said in a statement on Monday. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Apple’s…

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US Tech Giants Block Hong Kong’s Requests For User Data in Protest Against New Security Law

Image for Representation (Source: Reuters File Photo) Facebook, which also owns WhatsApp and Instagram, said it was “pausing” reviews for all of its services “pending further assessment of the National Security Law.” Reuters Last Updated: July 7, 2020, 10:44 AM IST Facebook Inc, Google Inc and Twitter Inc suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said on Monday, following China’s establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city. Facebook, which also owns WhatsApp and Instagram, said in a statement it…

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Pompeo Says US ‘Certainly Looking’ at Banning Chinese Social Media Apps, Including TikTok: Report

File photo of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Secretary of State in an interview said US was ‘certainly looking’ at banning Chinese apps. Reuters Last Updated: July 7, 2020, 10:30 AM IST Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. US lawmakers have raised…

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Made In India To Play A Key Role in New Draft Policy For Shopping Websites Such as Amazon & Flipkart

Shopping websites in India including Amazon.in and Flipkart.com may soon have to ensure that products sold on their platforms clearly highlight the country of origin and how much role India has played in the manufacturing of these products. This comes at a time when tensions with China are at an all-time high, and there is a push towards Made in India products. The government, if this draft ecommerce policy gets finalized, will have the right to access the shopping website source codes and algorithms that dictate product listings, rating and…

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Mars Has This Beautiful Icy Crater That Could Be A Source Of Water And Life: Watch Video

View of the Kolorev Crater (Image: ESA) The ESA says in the northern lowlands of the Red Planet, south of the large Olympia Undae dune field that partly surrounds Mars’ north polar cap. They say this crater is filled with ice round the year and is stable. News18.com Last Updated: July 7, 2020, 9:28 AM IST Everything about the possibility of life space seems to interest us right now. Perhaps that has to do with the way this year has been panning out. And there is more good…

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Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook chiefs to testify before US House antitrust panel on July 27 | Technology News

Washington: The chief executives of Amazon.com, Apple, Alphabet`s Google and Facebook will appear before a US House of Representatives panel on July 27, the committee said in a statement on Monday. Amazon`s Jeff Bezos, Facebook`s Mark Zuckerberg, Google`s Sundar Pichai and Apple`s Tim Cook will appear before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee as part of its probe into the companies, the statement said. They will be allowed to appear virtually. “As we have said from the start, their testimony is essential for us to complete this investigation,” Jerrold Nadler, the…

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Samsung launches WhatsApp customer support services in India –Know how to avail the service | Technology News

New Delhi: Electronics manufacturer Samsung on Monday started offering customer support through WhatsApp to provide prompt resolution to queries of consumers from the comfort of their homes. “Samsung consumers have several contactless service options, helping them resolve their issues without stepping out of their homes. They can opt for Remote Support, Live Chat, technical assistance through the call center or access do-it-yourself videos on the Samsung Website and on YouTube,” the company said. Consumers can send a simple message on Samsung’s WhatsApp support number 1800-5-SAMSUNG (1800-5-7267864) to register for the…

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Airtel offers faster 4G data speeds for postpaid users – Check details of the plan here | Technology News

New Delhi: Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Monday announced the launch of ‘Priority 4G Network’ for its Platinum mobile customers. As part of Airtel Thanks program, all postpaid mobile customers on Rs 499 and above plans are designated as Platinum and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits, including a customised Platinum UI on Airtel Thanks app. To enjoy the ‘Priority 4G Network’ experience, existing Airtel and non-Airtel customers can upgrade to Airtel postpaid plans starting at Rs 499, the company said. As part of Platinum care, Airtel will home deliver…

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BGR Talks: Dolby Senior Regional Director, Ashim Mathur elaborates on Dolby and evolving technologies | Technology News

BGR India is back with the second episode of BGR Talks. As part of the series, the publication conducts interviews with top industry stakeholders, CEOs, founders, and more. In this new episode they spoke with Senior Regional Director, Emerging Markets at Dolby Laboratories, Ashim Mathur. Ashim has been a marketing guru for some of the top global companies. He started off at LG Electronics as the Marketing Manager in 1999 and moved to Microsoft as the Director of Marketing in 2005. During his time there he saw the launch of…

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BGR Talks: ZEE5 CEO Tarun Katial speaks of managing an OTT platform in the times of Covid-19 | Technology News

BGR India has recently begun a new series of interviews called BGR Talks. As part of the series, BGR India has conducted interviews with top industry stakeholders, CEOs, founders, and more. To kick things off, BGR India spoke with Tarun Katial, the CEO of ZEE5 in the inaugural edition of the series. Tarun Katial started off his career with advertising at agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi, Enterprise Nexus Lowe, and Ogilvy & Mather. He moved on to Star TV followed by Sony Pictures and currently he is the CEO of…

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Play Sony PS4 game ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ on PCs from August 7 | Gaming News

San Francisco: The popular action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn on Sony PlayStation 4 is all set to make its debut to PCs on August 7, and will be sold through both Steam as well as Epic Games Store for $49.99 (roughly Rs 3,735). ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ is the first PS4 exclusive that will make the move to a second platform. Guerilla Games, the Sony-owned developer behind the hit title and its upcoming PlayStation 5 sequel, released a new trailer on Sunday for the complete edition of Horizon Zero Dawn,…

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PUBG Mobile Royale Pass Season 14 Arriving on July 14, Confirm Update 0.19.0 Patch Notes

PUBG Mobile recently announced the official patch notes for the upcoming 0.19.0 update that is rolling out tomorrow, July 7. The patch notes, giving details on what we can expect from the update, also mention details of Royale Pass Season 14. The new Royal Pass will be available for purchase from July 14. As reported earlier, the new season will be titled ‘Spark the Flame.’ Here’s what the official patch notes say: Royale Pass Season 14: Spark the Flame (available July 14) -All-new themes, better level rewards, and new…

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