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HP Chromebook x360 14c (2021) Debuts With 11th-Gen Intel Processors

HP Chromebook x360 14c has been updated with 11th-generation Intel Core processors. The new laptop continues to offer a convertible form factor that featured on previous Chromebook x360 versions. The Chromebook x360 14c (2021) also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and includes a fast charging technology that is claimed to offer 0 to …

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Facebook to Turn Menlo Park Headquarters Into Vaccination Site

Facebook said on Friday that it is converting a part of its Menlo Park headquarters into a vaccination site, joining the government effort to speed up the vaccination drive in the US. For this initiative, the company is teaming up with Ravenswood Family Health Centre, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote in a post. “We’re …

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iPhone 12 Is the Best-Selling Smartphone of January 2021: Counterpoint

iPhone 12 has emerged as the best-selling smartphone globally in January 2021, according to a report by market research firm Counterpoint. The report says the iPhone 12, alongside the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, accounted for 71 percent of Apple’s smartphone sales for the month. The iPhone 12 series — comprising …

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Uber, Lyft Offer Free Rides to Vaccine Sites for Customers in US

Uber Technologies and Lyft are spending millions of dollars to provide drivers with access to COVID-19 vaccines and offering tens of millions of free or discounted rides to vaccination sites for people in communities that lack access to transportation and healthcare services. The effort is both public-spirited, and self-interested. Ride-hailing demand is ramping up throughout …

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Apple Criticised in US for Refusing to Testify on Antitrust Concerns

Apple is refusing to testify at an upcoming US Senate subcommittee hearing on competition issues related to mobile app stores, the bipartisan leaders of the panel said on Friday. App makers long have accused Apple’s App Store for iPhones and iPads, along with Google’s Play store for Android devices, of engaging in anticompetitive behaviour by …

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Facebook Accused of Showing Gender-Biased Job Advertisements in New Study

Facebook users may not be learning about jobs for which they are qualified because the company’s tools can disproportionately direct ads to a particular gender “beyond what can be legally justified,” university researchers said in a study published on Friday. According to the study, in one of three examples that generated similar results, Facebook targeted …

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Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Forming Union in Alabama

Amazon.com warehouse workers in Alabama voted against forming a union by a more than 2-to-1 margin in a major win for the retailer, but the union hoping to reignite the US labour movement said on Friday it would challenge the results, citing election interference. National Labor Relations Board representatives counted 1,798 voting against forming a …

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Alibaba Fined Record $2.75 Billion for Market Abuses in China

Chinese regulators have fined Alibaba Group Holding CNY 18 billion ($2.75 billion or roughly Rs. 20,500 crores) for violating anti-monopoly rules and abusing its dominant market position, marking the highest ever antitrust fine to be imposed in the country. The penalty, equivalent to around four percent of Alibaba’s 2019 revenues, comes amid an unprecedented regulatory …

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