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Google is bringing more data to your fingertips with an update of its Google Trends service. The tech titan will now enable you to track what people across the globe are searching for in real-time by leveraging data from News, Shopping, Images and YouTube. “Say you’re curious about search interest in Taylor Swift following the recent release of her latest album,” […]

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Facebook is stepping up its efforts to get its members help if they are contemplating suicide. The social network is now using artificial intelligence (AI) worldwide to find posts or live videos in which someone is expressing suicidal thoughts. The goal of using AI is to find a suicidal post much quicker than waiting for friends […]

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YouTube is looking into the disturbing phrases its autocomplete has been surfacing when users type in ‘how to have.’ A number of users have reported phrases like ‘how to have s*x with your kids’ and ‘how to have s*x kids’ popping up as auto prompts. The videos linked to the ‘how to have’ results did […]

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Google is planning to de-rank two Russian-funded sites in response to the country’s use of the Internet to spread misinformation during last year’s U.S. presidential election. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, told the media this week that the search engine firm would be de-ranking Russian government-backed news agencies Russia Today and Sputnik in its search algorithms. […]

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Skype has been yanked from app stores in China, including Apple’s Chinese App Store. In fact, the Microsoft-owned video-chat app has been rather hard to download for the past month because it is almost impossible to find on any Chinese app stores, for either iOS or Android. Apple told The New York Times it was asked […]

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Google Maps has always been there to help you find your destination  — but a recent update has made the process a little more convenient. An update to Maps’ driving, navigation, transit and explore maps makes relevant destinations, such as gas stations, subways and restaurants, much easier to spot. A new color scheme and new icons makes […]

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As if Twitter didn’t have enough problems on its plate with faltering user numbers and accusations of fake news, the microblogging site has now been linked to a series of murders in Japan. An alleged serial killer, known as the ‘Twitter killer,’ in Japan, is thought to have used the platform to lure to his […]

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The latest version of Firefox is all about speed. Mozilla has released Firefox Quantum, a browser that boasts speeds that are more than twice as fast as Firefox was even six months ago. Version 57 of the popular browser was built on an overhauled core engine complete with new technology stolen from Mozilla’s advanced research […]

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Uber has struck a deal with Softbank and Dragoneer that will see the Japanese telecommunications firm and investment company take on a $10-billion stake in the high-tech ride-sharing firm, according to media reports. The move has been in the works for some time. Uber’s board agreed earlier this year to add Softbank as a board member and […]

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Facebook is embarking on a new campaign to help small business owners in the United States. Enter Facebook Community Boost, a program designed to aid small businesses growth by equipping the people behind these businesses with “the digital skills they need to compete in the new economy.” “We want to do more to support communities […]

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Facebook Messenger payments are rolling out to users in the U.K. and France more than two years after the functionality launched in the U.S. The feature, which enables users to send money to friends for free, is rolling out to everyone in the two countries over the coming weeks. Payments can only be sent to someone […]

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Facebook has a new way to combat revenge porn. The social network is asking its members to send in their intimate images in a bid to control what recipients of said images can share. The new technology, which is being tested in Australia, enables a Facebook user who has shared nude or sexual images with […]

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Marketers will soon be able to send sponsored messages through Facebook Messenger, opening up more opportunities for brands to engage potential customers. Advertisers will reach Messenger users based on Facebook’s targeting features — meaning only people who might be interested in your products will be targeted. That does not mean anyone is reading people’s Messenger […]

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Microsoft has signed a 10-year deal to purchase 100 percent of the energy generated from a Netherlands wind farm owner Vattenfall. As part of the agreement, the energy company will construct a 180-megawatt wind farm adjacent to Microsoft’s datacenter operations in the Netherlands that delivers Microsoft Cloud services to customers across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as global […]

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Qualcomm is accusing Apple of using its “unprecedented access” to Qualcomm’s code to help its arch-rival Intel. Qualcomm is suing Apple for breach of contract, saying the Cupertino company failed to protect the chip maker’s software, Bloomberg is reporting. According to the report, “Apple made an e-mail request for proprietary information from Qualcomm and included an Intel […]

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