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Is Karbonn Mobiles out or not out?

Karbonn is shutting down after years of inactivity in the mobile phone business. The Mobile Indian can confirm that Karbonn is quitting the mobile phone space by verifying the documents that have been submitted with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) by Karbonn Mobile India Private Limited. Advertisement Having been one of the leading Indian handset players in… Read More »

BBC must not ruin The World Tonight

 BBC Broadcasting House in central London. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA At a time when British politics are dominated overwhelmingly by foreign policy issues, it seems woefully misguided of the BBC to be planning to introduce seriously damaging changes to its sole news programme with an unashamed foreign policy agenda, The World Tonight on Radio 4. We are all former presenters… Read More »

Twitter ‘Free Speech’ Case Sees Judge Suggest Trump Should Mute, Not Block

HIGHLIGHTS Seven people had filed the lawsuit after Trump blocked them Trump’s tweets are seen by millions and draw thousands of comments It was not clear whether Trump himself would agree to the suggestion A New York judge sought to avoid a testy tech-age free-speech showdown between Donald Trump and people blocked from his Twitter account Thursday, proposing the president just mute… Read More »

Twitter Executive on Fake News: ‘We Are Not the Arbiters of Truth’

There are lots of things you can’t do on Twitter. You can’t threaten violence, post pornography or wear a swastika in your profile pic. But you can lie. Twitter made clear on Thursday that while it is happy to serve as a platform for fact-checkers, it does not want to get into the business of making its own judgments… Read More »

Social media bots threaten democracy. But we are not helpless

Can social bots – pieces of software that perform automated tasks – influence humans on social media platforms? That’s a question congressional investigators are asking social media companies ever since fears emerged that they were deployed in 2016 to influence the presidential election. Half a decade ago we were among a handful of researchers who could see the power of… Read More »

Nandan Nilekani will not receive any remuneration for his current post: Infosys

India’s second largest IT services firm Infosys said on Friday that incumbent non-executive and non- independent chairman Nandan Nilekani will not receive any remuneration for his current post. In a BSE filing, the company said Nilekani’s office as director shall be subject to retirement by rotation and the remuneration proposed to be paid to him is nil. Nilekani… Read More »

LEARN HOW TO USE DO NOT DISTURB MODE IN ANDROID

Our smartphones command our attention several times every day. Some people even check their phones in the middle of the night. Why do we allow this endless torrent of incoming notifications, which are often unimportant, or worse, email spam, to interrupt us? If you can’t resist that blinking LED or that buzzing in your pocket, then you need to get to grips… Read More »

Qatar says list of demands not realistic

Qatar’s foreign minister has rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable. Qatar is under strict sanctions from Saudi Arabia and its allies, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain. They accuse Qatar of backing terrorism. Among other things, they have demanded the closure of Al Jazeera… Read More »

Microsoft not planning new features for current Windows phones

Original Windows 10 Mobile is officially on maintenance mode During a Q&A session with the Windows Insider team, Microsoft revealed that the ‘feature2’ branch will be the last update for current Windows phones running the 32-bit Windows 10 Mobile. After the roll out of the Creators Update this spring, the company started working on the Redstone 3 (Creators… Read More »

Hope they kill us, not rape: Former IS sex slave’s sombre return to Iraq village

A prominent Yazidi activist held as a sex slave by Islamic State militants returned to her home village in Iraq on Thursday where she was captured three years ago, pleading for international help to free other Yazidi women still held prisoner. Nadia Murad, 24, was one of about 7,000 women and girls captured in northwest Iraq in August… Read More »