Monday, 21 January 2019

Google overhauls Gmail to lure businesses away from Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul two...

ASEAN summit to focus on Myanmar, S.China Sea but little progress expected

Raju Gopalakrishnan and Jack Kim SINGAPORE, April Southeast Asian leaders will focus on trade wars, the crisis in Myanmar and security tensions in the disputed South...

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

Apple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer...

Plastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution 

Scientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution. The...

Indonesia MPs grill Facebook officials on data breaches

Cindy Silviana JAKARTA A Facebook official apologised to Indonesian members of parliament on Tuesday during a five-hour grilling at a public hearing on issues ranging from...

Singapore’s Temasek interested in buying into HNA’s Hong Kong airlines: source

Jamie Freed and Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has expressed interest in buying into Chinese conglomerate HNA's Hong Kong-based carriers, Hong Kong Airlines...

Russia starts blocking Telegram messenger

Maria Kiselyova, Jack Stubbs  MOSCOWRussia’s state telecommunications regulator said on Monday it had begun blocking access to Telegram messenger after the company refused to comply with...

France builds WhatsApp rival due to surveillance risk

Mathieu Rosemain PARIS The French government is building its own encrypted messenger service to ease fears that foreign entities could spy on private conversations between top...

Japan, China agree trade war will harm global economy

TOKYO Japan and China agree that a trade war will have serious consequences for the world economy, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Monday...

Instagram to allow users to download their data

April 11 Facebook Inc's Instagram will soon allow its users to download a copy of all the content they have uploaded on the photo-sharing platform, a spokesman...

Toys ‘R’ Us gets $1 bln bids for 85 pct of Asian business -lawyer

April 11 RETAILER Toys 'R' Us has received multiple bids of more than $1 billion for an 85 percent stake in its Asian business as...

China’s Xi renews pledges to open economy, cut tariffs this year

BOAO/BEIJING, China, April 10 Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Tuesday to open the country's economy further and lower import tariffs on products including cars, in a speech...
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