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    Nintendo profit soars as people play more games staying home during the pandemic

    Tokyo: Nintendo Co.'s profit multiplied more than sixfold in April-June as people stuck at home during the pandemic turned to playing video games. The Japanese manufacturer of Pokemon and Super Mario games, as well as the Switch console, reported Thursday a profit of 106.4 billion yen ($1 billion) in the fiscal first quarter, up from 16.6 billion yen last year. ...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    US' TikTok grab could result in data nationalism

    Washington: A tie-up of TikTok with Microsoft could extend American dominance of the online and social media world. But it may have some unintended, negative consequences too for US firms and the open internet. The deal being negotiated with the administration of President Donald Trump would carve out parts of the popular video app for Microsoft, which would gain a foothold in the fast-growing,...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    TikTok: Time running out for inventive ByteDance boss

    Beijing: The Chinese billionaire behind teen phenomenon TikTok is a 37-year-old tech guru whose eye for youth trends has blasted the app to global success—but his inventiveness may not be enough to save the company's lucrative US market. Zhang Yiming finds himself under enormous pressure as he tries to assure the world that TikTok is safe and secure, while also protecting his image at...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Facebook removes Trump's post for the first time, Twitter blocks his campaign account

    San Francisco: Facebook and Twitter took aim at US President Donald Trump and his campaign Wednesday over a video post in which he contended that children are 'almost immune' to the coronavirus, a claim they said amounted to 'misinformation.' In an extraordinary move, Facebook removed the clip from the president's account—the first time it has taken down...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Porn, rap interrupt Twitter hacking suspect's Zoom hearing

    Tampa, Florida: The online bond hearing for a Florida teen accused of hacking prominent Twitter accounts was interrupted Wednesday by rap music and pornographic videos from users who apparently disguised their names. The interruptions—including one by a user who shared a screen and took over the hearing with a porn video—forced Hillsborough County Judge Christopher C Nash to...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    No, Trump can't legally get the US government a cut in TikTok deal

    New York: President Donald Trump's demand that the US government get a cut from a potential Microsoft purchase of TikTok is the latest unprecedented scenario in an unprecedented situation. Microsoft is in talks to buy parts of TikTok, a forced sale after Trump threatened to ban the Chinese-owned video app, which claims 100 million US users and hundreds of millions globally. The...

    • 2 days ago
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    In successful test, SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype flies 45 seconds, lands upright

    Cape Canaveral, Florida: SpaceX launched a prototype of its Mars rocketship hundreds of feet into the air, then landed it upright in a successful test flight. The flight lasted barely 45 seconds and reached just 500 feet (150 meters) Tuesday night at the southeastern tip of Texas near Brownsville, but was an important first for SpaceX's Starship. Some earlier...

    • 2 days ago
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    Won't interfere in government's ban on social media use by soldiers: Delhi High Court

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it would not interfere in the government's decision to bar defence personnel from using social networking websites, including Facebook and Instagram, citing national security concerns. The high court gave the order while dismissing a senior army officer's plea. Lieutenant Colonel P K Choudhary had sought a...

    • 2 days ago
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    Buying TikTok could make Microsoft a hipper, youth-focused company

    Washington: A deal allowing Microsoft to buy social media phenomenon TikTok could be transformative for the US tech giant's efforts to become more consumer-focused—if it can overcome the business and political risks. Microsoft appeared to be in position to acquire the Chinese-owned app which is under national security review, after President Donald Trump said he would...

    • 2 days ago
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    No more H-1B workers in federal contracts, Trump's executive order keeps them out

    Washington: In another huge blow to Indian IT professionals eyeing the US job market, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order asking federal agencies to hire Americans and preventing them from contracting or subcontracting foreign workers, mainly those with H-1B visas. The move came over a month after the Trump administration on June 23 suspended the...

    • 2 days ago

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