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Virtual Facebook currency faces real-world resistance

GBnews24 desk// If Facebook’s new cryptocurrency should resonate anywhere it should be India, where the social media giant has more than 300 million followers. Many Indians are shut out of banking and face punitive fees for simple…

Don’t regulate us just for the sake of it: Google CEO

GBDESK // Facing an antitrust probe from the US government, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has cautioned against those who may want to regulate the tech giants "for the sake of regulating". In an interview with CNN Business, Pichai said his…

Amazon’s next big thing may redefine big

"I see Amazon as a technology company that just happened to do retail," begins Werner Vogels, Amazon's chief technology officer. "When Jeff started Amazon, he wasn't thinking about starting a bookshop. He was really fascinated by the…

Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing apps on phones

GBnews24desk/ Facebook said Friday it has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on smartphones sold by Huawei in order to comply with US restrictions, a move that deals a fresh blow to the Chinese tech giant. The social network…

Facebook blames server problem for massive outage

Facebook blamed a "server configuration change" Thursday for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled social networking leader. The outage affected users for at least 12…

Facebook, hit by global outage, criminal probe

Facebook grappled with challenges on two fronts Wednesday, an hours-long outage and intensified scrutiny from investigators reportedly probing data deals struck by the world's largest social network. As the outage continued, gripes…

Unsung women change makers awarded

Seven women have been awarded for playing significant roles in education, health, agriculture, self-development, courageous act and entrepreneurship in the country, reports UNB. The women were presented with awards along with the…

Apple risks iPhone ban in Germany’

GBnews 24 desk// A German court found in favour of US chipmaker Qualcomm in a patent dispute case against Apple, which could lead to a ban on sales of iPhones in Germany. “The ruling effectively outlaws the offering and placing on…

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