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Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking: Super Eagles retain 51st place in January Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking: Super Eagles retain 51st place in January
- January 20, 2018

Africa's other representative at World Cup, Tunisia moved up four places, now ranked 23rd, Egypt and Morocco moved up by one spot and are now ranked 30th and 39th, while Senegal dropped one place as they are now 24th. According to the him, the Eagles will play Poland, Serbia, Democratic Republic of Congo, England, Czech Republic and a yet-to-be-named South American team on the way to the World Cup finals in Russian Federation. (more...)
TRAI recommends Internet, MCA services in-flight TRAI recommends Internet, MCA services in-flight
- January 20, 2018

Now flyers are not allowed to use mobile phones or the internet within Indian airspace due to security concerns. In its recommendation, TRAI said that for mobile services, there should be flexibility to IFC service providers in terms of use of technology and frequencies inside the aircraft cabin that should be consistent with global standards. (more...)
Haj subsidy is un-Islamic and scrapping it was a right move? Haj subsidy is un-Islamic and scrapping it was a right move?
- January 20, 2018

The announcement would put an end to wrong propaganda and attempts to demean the Haj pilgrimage by the BJP, he added. The protest held in front of the Coimbatore South taluk office was presided over by CDCC secretary Mayura S. Naqvi also said that the Modi government believes "in empowerment without appeasement", but did not elaborate what he meant by "appeasement" as for decades, Haj subsidy remained a whip in the hands of right-wing parties to attack political rivals. (more...)
Twitch launches new tools for pre-recorded video uploads Twitch launches new tools for pre-recorded video uploads
- January 20, 2018

One of the features of Video Producer is called Premieres, which Twitch describes as being similar to opening night for movies. YouTube has seen nearly nothing but criticism these past months due to controversial monetization changes on its site, so Twitch might just convince some YouTubers to jump ship with their new focus on video content. (more...)
Google and Tencent team up to develop new technology Google and Tencent team up to develop new technology
- January 20, 2018

Such agreement includes the joint development of new IT tools in the future and will help expand creations of both companies worldwide, commented in a communique Sam Xu, high official of the Chinese corporation. It's significant that Google is tying up with China's largest corporation after effectively withdrawing its search engine from the country in 2010 by ending self-censorship. (more...)
Tim Cook Says iPhone Users Can Turn Off Throttling -- Soon Tim Cook Says iPhone Users Can Turn Off Throttling -- Soon
- January 20, 2018

The blows keep coming for Apple over its slowing down of iPhones . The two separate actions on Thursday come after more than 40 lawsuits in the United States and around the world, and after France launched an investigation into whether Apple's practice broke any of its consumer protection laws. (more...)
Snap reportedly lays off two dozen employees Snap reportedly lays off two dozen employees
- January 20, 2018

More than half of the two dozen employees laid off today were part of the content team. Snap relies on human curators to sort through and promote public video snippets, which allow users to see on-the-ground coverage of popular events or developing news stories. (more...)
Facebook to Have Users Decide What Is 'High Quality' News Facebook to Have Users Decide What Is 'High Quality' News
- January 20, 2018

Facebook also said it is working on elevating local news, not particularly in News Feed but by growing a separate section called "Today In," which it announced earlier this month. The split feed is only a test and at the time Facebook first shared the test, the company didn't yet have plans to bring the setup worldwide. The changes came after Facebook - and the broader tech industry - came under a barrage of criticism over its impact on society, from its role in spreading Russian ... (more...)
Amazon passes on LA for site of its 2nd headquarters Amazon passes on LA for site of its 2nd headquarters
- January 19, 2018

The headquarters could have 50,000 well-paying jobs created and more than $5 billion invested eventually, which would of course be a booming addition to the city and the region. As of midday Thursday, Denton had not yet heard from the regional chamber about what's next for the city's proposal. "We have a highly trained workforce here, but we culture of caring and it's a friendly city, an innovative city". (more...)
Akshay Kumar's Padman postponed to avoid clash with Padmaavat Akshay Kumar's Padman postponed to avoid clash with Padmaavat
- January 19, 2018

Thanking Akshay for his decision, Bhansali said, "I will always be thankful to him". "We belong to the same "family" and I can understand that he's gone through a lot and the producer has made big investment in the movie", he said. This means that the controversial film starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh will get a solo release on January 25, 2018. Many right-wing groups are opposing the release of the periodic drama as they feel that the makers have distorted facts ... (more...)
RIL could hit record highs on Monday; 10 takeaways from Q3 results RIL could hit record highs on Monday; 10 takeaways from Q3 results
- January 19, 2018

A Bloomberg survey of nine analysts had projected the consolidated net profit at 84.96-billion rupees. Oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries today reported its highest quarterly net profit of Rs 9,423 crore on record earnings from petrochemical business and telecom unit Jio logging its first ever profit. (more...)
Apple, Samsung anti-trust probes (3) Apple, Samsung anti-trust probes (3)
- January 19, 2018

Italy's antitrust authority has launched a probe on Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea and Apple Inc. of the United States on suspicions that the two tech giants slowed down their older model smartphones intentionally to induce users to buy new ones. (more...)
Mulvaney: Chances of government shutdown are '50-50' Mulvaney: Chances of government shutdown are '50-50'
- January 19, 2018

White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Friday there are even odds of a government shutdown . Diplomatic services may be affected in regards to visa and passport processing, according to US media. Short and Mulvaney also insisted that Trump has been doing all he can to avert a shutdown, working the phones from the White House to lobby lawmakers to get on board and keep the government open. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation probes potential Russian NRA donations Federal Bureau of Investigation probes potential Russian NRA donations
- January 19, 2018

The FBI has opened an investigation into whether the NRA took illegal Russian money to help Trump during the 2016 election. But U.S. laws prohibit using foreign money to benefit political campaigns. Mueller's team declined to comment, McClatchy said. Meanwhile, US intelligence agencies, including Trump's own hand-picked officials , say that a Russian influence campaign meant to influence the election had several similar aims: Putin had "a clear preference for President-elect Trump", and ... (more...)
Razer Phone 2 could launch with Project Linda-like laptop dock Razer Phone 2 could launch with Project Linda-like laptop dock
- January 19, 2018

At CES 2018, Razer's Project Linda captured the hearts of the mobile gaming community. Given the Razer Phone only launched in November 2017, it would be surprising to see a sequel within a year. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan nigh-on confirmed the concept laptop, which comprises a keyboard and screen with a slot to insert the Razer Phone for operation, will be commercially available at some point. (more...)
'Dragon Ball FighterZ' open-beta introduces new form of Android 21 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' open-beta introduces new form of Android 21
- January 19, 2018

The previous beta of the game let the players use Goku, Android 18, Cell, Frieza, Beerus , Gohan, Kid Buu, Krillin, Vegeta, Nappa, and Piccolo. If you're not familiar with Dominique "FOX|SonicFox" McLean, then you're not familiar with one of the absolute strongest (and youngest) forces in the fighting game community. (more...)
(MSFT) Shares Bought by Sanders Capital LLC
- January 19, 2018

The stock increased 0.27% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $92.16. The stock exchanged hands with 1,432,731 numbers of shares compared to its average daily volume of 22.74M shares. The stock of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets. KeyCorp has a "Buy" rating and a $94.00 price objective on the stock. (more...)
Spotify launches visual podcast platform Spotlight Spotify launches visual podcast platform Spotlight
- January 19, 2018

Today, it's debuting a new "multimedia format" that adds visual elements to podcasts (as well as audiobooks, news bites, and other audio, but for the sake of simplicity, let's just call all that "podcasts"). Upon launch, the programming spans several content categories including news, pop culture, sports, politics and of course music, as well as a range of viewpoints, voices and more. (more...)
Battlefield 1's Apocalypse DLC out next month, includes five new maps Battlefield 1's Apocalypse DLC out next month, includes five new maps
- January 19, 2018

The theme behind the next instalment of BF1 DLC is more about brutal battles encompassing all that was wrong with the Great War. DICE managed to push out nearly three full expansions for its World War 1 shooter Battlefield 1 past year. (more...)
HMD Global: Please expect something awesome at MWC 2018 HMD Global: Please expect something awesome at MWC 2018
- January 19, 2018

HMD Global has sent out invites to its MWC 2018 press conference . The event will be held from February 26 to March 01 this year. Talking about Nokia's invitation, it contains sentences "Welcome Home" and "Join us at the Home of Nokia Phones" and asks for a registration for a "house key". (more...)

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