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Microsoft stops selling its products and services in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine

Microsoft has stopped selling its products and services in Russia, following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Major tech companies including Apple and Dell have made similar decisions. Microsoft said it had paused other aspects of its business in the country to comply with government sanctions. It added that it was providing cyber-security support to Ukraine […]

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Sony to acquire video game developer Bungie in a deal worth $3.6 billion

Japanese technology giant Sony says it will buy video game developer Bungie in a deal worth $3.6 billion. The US-based company is best known for the Destiny and Halo gaming franchises. Sony says the deal will give it control of Bungie’s franchises and access to its live gaming services, as it aims to “reach billions […]

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New York Times buys popular word game for undisclosed seven-figure sum

The New York Times has purchased the popular word game Wordle for an undisclosed seven-figure sum. The free and simple game was created by software engineer Josh Wardle. It was released last October and now boasts millions of players. Mr Wardle said the game’s success had been “a little overwhelming”, and that he was “incredibly […]

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Apple becomes the first corporate to touch $3 trillion market capitalisation

Apple briefly hit a market cap of $3 trillion during intraday trading on Monday, before dropping back under the mark shortly afterwards. Apple broke the barrier when its share price touched $182.86. Apple rose 2.5% on Monday to close at $182.01, just missing closing the trading day at the $3 trillion mark. The milestone is […]

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Rewind 2021: TikTok overtook Google to become the most popular online destination

TikTok is the world’s new most popular online destination. The viral video app gets more hits than the Google search engine, according to Cloudflare, an IT security company. The rankings show that TikTok knocked Google off the top spot in February, March and June this year, and has held the number one position since August. […]

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OnlyFans is getting a new CEO

Tim Stokely, the founder of OnlyFans, announced on Monday that he is stepping down as CEO of the video subscription company. In an Instagram post, Stokely said he is “moving on to new challenges” after five years at the helm of the company. Amrapali Gan, who joined OnlyFans as its chief marketing and communications officer […]

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Anti-5G necklace and accessories found to be emitting radioactive radiations

Necklaces and accessories claiming to “protect” people from 5G mobile networks have been found to be radioactive. The Dutch authority for nuclear safety and radiation protection (ANVS) issued a warned about ten products it found gave off harmful ionising radiation. It urged people not to use the products, which could cause harm with long-term wear. […]

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Facebook’s owner Meta bans surveillance-for-hire firms for targeting users

Facebook’s parent company Meta says it has banned seven surveillance companies for targeting users on its platforms. A new report by Meta says about 50,000 users will receive warnings about the “malicious activities”. It accused surveillance firms of actions like creating fake accounts, befriending targets and using hacking methods to harvest information. The company accused […]

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Microsoft offers 50% discount on Office suite to some people using pirated versions

Microsoft is offering a 50 percent discount on its Office suite to some people using pirated versions. Reports claim that a new message in the Office ribbon bar is appearing on pirated Office apps, tempting people with a 50 percent discount on a genuine Microsoft 365 subscription. The message links to an official Microsoft website […]

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Twitter removes 3,465 accounts citing “state-backed information operations”

Twitter removed 3,465 accounts operating as “state-backed information operations” that it linked to six countries: China, Mexico, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda and Venezuela. Most of the erased profiles, about 2,048 “amplified Chinese Communist Party narratives” related to the treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang province, the social media giant said in a statement published on Thursday. Another […]

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Facebook testing tools to give users option to customize their news feeds

Facebook is introducing new features to give people more control over what appears in their news feeds. The social network has been under intense scrutiny in recent years for how its algorithms promote content. Now, it says it is testing controls to “adjust people’s ranking preferences” and customise the feed. That includes, for example, increasing […]

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Apple to let users repair their own devices after regulatory pressure to ease restrictions on fixing products

Apple plans to give customers the ability to repair their own devices amid growing pressure from regulators and consumers around the world for manufacturers to ease restrictions on fixing products. The company on Wednesday announced a new program that will make spare parts for Apple products available to purchase starting early next year. The program, […]