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Google mulls licensing deals with news media, say industry sources

17/02/2020 (Mon) General

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 15 — Google is in discussions on deals to pay media organisations for content, a move aimed at blunting criticism that it unfairly profits from copyrighted news, according to people familiar with the talks.

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Instagram is testing an option to show the latest posts first

17/02/2020 (Mon) Digital Marketing

Instagram hasn’t been quite the same since it switched from a chronological feed to an algorithm-driven one back in 2016 – but a new feature spotted in the app’s code suggests users might soon get a new way to see the most recent posts first.

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MCMC warns certified Android TV box suppliers not to offer illegal streaming

17/02/2020 (Mon) General

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued a warning to all Android TV box suppliers not to misuse the SIRIM and MCMC labels. It emphasised that certification for such media boxes does not cover applications that permit illegal streaming of copyright content.

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Ericsson sets record 5G speed

14/02/2020 (Fri) General

Engineers at Ericsson have beaten Huawei’s previous 5G speed record of 2.92Gbps during interoperability testing using commercial solutions.

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Virtual reality may help relieve pain during childbirth

14/02/2020 (Fri) General

Immersion in virtual reality may relieve some of the pain of contractions before childbirth, a small study suggests.

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China retreats online to weather coronavirus storm

13/02/2020 (Thu) General

Virus-phobia has sent hundreds of millions of Chinese flocking to online working options, with schools, businesses, government departments, medical facilities – even museums and zoos – wrapping themselves in the digital cloud for protection.

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Prices of .com domain names set to skyrocket

13/02/2020 (Thu) General

Internet registration outfit ICANN has announced that Verisign, the private company which administers the .com domain, will be allowed to increase prices by more than 70 percent over the next decade.

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KKMM targets school children, youth and adults to become digitally fluent this year

12/02/2020 (Wed) General

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) has targeted three groups — school children, youth and adults – to become digitally fluent this year.

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Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time

12/02/2020 (Wed) General

Malwarebytes has released its annual “State of Malware” report revealing that for the first time ever, Mac threats are growing faster than their Windows counterparts.

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Seeing what your friends are eating on social media may influence your eating habits, says new study

12/02/2020 (Wed) General

New UK research has found we tend to eat more healthy foods, or conversely more unhealthy food, if we see our friends doing the same on social media.

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Deliveroo, Foodpanda enjoy brisk orders in Hong Kong as coronavirus scare entrenches eat-at-home habit

11/02/2020 (Tue) General

Global food delivery operators are enjoying a significant boost in demand in Hong Kong amid the coronavirus outbreak, entrenching the eat-at-home habit built over months of anti-government protests in the city last year.

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These 5 tools for tracking the coronavirus provide up-to-date information to help you see which areas are most affected

11/02/2020 (Tue) General

The death toll of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed over 900, and the virus has infected more than 40,000 people. On January 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared it a global health emergency.

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Twitter says Facebook, Messenger accounts hacked

10/02/2020 (Mon) Facebook Marketing

NEW YORK, Feb 8 — Twitter confirmed on Friday that the official Twitter accounts of social media giant Facebook Inc and its Messenger platform were hacked.

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5G? What about the 4G digital divide?

07/02/2020 (Fri) General

DESPITE the government’s efforts to bridge the digital gap between the urban and rural areas in Malaysia, a study shows that the disparity is still wide.

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Xiaomi, Huawei, and BBK come together to create a Google Play Store alternative

07/02/2020 (Fri) General

Chinese smartphone manufacturers, including Xiaomi, Huawei Business Group, Oppo, and Vivo, are coming together to create a Play store alternative of sorts, to end Google’s monopoly in this space.

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