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    Sprint Is Throttling Microsoft’s Skype Service, Study Finds

    Sprint Corp. has been slowing traffic to Microsoft Corp.’s Internet-based video chat service Skype, according to new findings from an ongoing study by Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts. More than 100,000 consumers have used the researchers’ Wehe smartphone app to test Internet connections. Information from those tests are aggregated and analysed by the researchers […]

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    Web Creator Berners-Lee Launches Contract for Better Internet

    Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has launched a campaign to persuade governments, companies and individuals to sign a “Contract for the Web” set of principles designed to defend a free and open Internet. Berners-Lee, who hatched the Web in 1989, said a sense of optimism about the Internet had been damaged by abuses […]

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    Government Tells WhatsApp It’s Seeking Location and Identity of Those Misusing Platform, Not Decryption

    Continuing with its firm stance on traceability, the government Wednesday stated that it has not sought decryption of WhatsApp messages but instead wants the location and identity of those misusing the platform to spread fake news that provokes violence. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who met WhatsApp Vice President Chris Daniels, also asserted that the “institutional integrity” of […]

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    Amazon Posts Record Profit, but Disappoints on Revenue and Outlook

    Amazon reported another record quarterly profit Thursday, fueled by the growth of online shopping and its cloud-computing service. But its revenue grew less than Wall Street analysts expected, and Amazon’s shares fell after the results were released. The company, based in Seattle, has boosted its profitability as it expanded far beyond online shopping. For years, the […]

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    Israeli Computer Vision Company EyeSight Raises $15 Million

    Israeli computer vision firm EyeSight said on Tuesday it raised $15 million (roughly Rs. 110 crores) in a funding round led by Hong Kong-based Jebsen Capital, Arie Capital and Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank, bringing its total raised to date to $50 million (roughly Rs. 365 crores). EyeSight said its artificial intelligence computer vision system monitors a driver’s […]

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    Amazon Alexa Whisper Mode Begins Rolling Out, Is Disabled by Default

    At its Amazon Alexa event last month, Amazon announced a new feature called whisper mode. The feature essentially enables Alexa to whisper when you whisper to it. It was announced to arrive in a couple of weeks, and now the company has reportedly confirmed that the Whisper Mode is now being rolled out to users in the US. This […]