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Amazon Triples Profits on Cloud Services, Video

Online giant Amazon said Thursday its profits more than tripled in the third quarter, but shares fell as the rise was weaker than expected. Amazon extended its string of positive results after years of investments that produced little or no profit, helped by its cloud computing, streaming video and new products and services. Profit surged to $252 million (roughly Rs. ... Read More »

EU Privacy Watchdogs Warn WhatsApp on Privacy Policy, Yahoo on Breach

HIGHLIGHTS EU sent letters to WhatsApp and Yahoo Said they had concerns about WhatsApp’s recent change in privacy policy Asked Yahoo to communicate all aspects of the data breach European privacy watchdogs said on Friday they had sent letters to WhatsApp over its sharing of information with parent company Facebook and Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and its scanning ... Read More »

Amazon Targets Chinese Demand for Overseas Shopping With Prime Launch

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon offer local shoppers a bridge to sellers in overseas markets Amazon has been struggling to gain a serious foothold in China Prime service in China costs CNY 388 for a year-long subscription Amazon.com Inc has launched a tailored version of its Prime service in China to tap consumer demand for overseas goods, putting the US online retail firm ... Read More »

New Smart Gloves to Monitor Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed smart gloves that measure tremors and rigidity in fingers – common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease – allowing doctors to monitor patients using smartphones. The gloves are connected to smartphones, which process the data and deliver it to neurologists in their offices. This way, doctors can manage the treatment plan of the patient ... Read More »

LinkedIn Wants to Help You Look for a Job Behind Your Boss’s Back

LinkedIn has long been a way to promote your resume to other companies or recruiters without hanging out a “for hire” sign that your boss can see. Now it’s launching a way to let recruiters know you’re open to considering other jobs – and do so privately, the company says. On Thursday, the professional social network announced a new feature ... Read More »

Why Facebook Suddenly Blacked Out All Ads in Thailand

Facebook is taking a very unusual step for a company that makes it money off advertisements: It will stop showing ads on its network in the entire country of Thailand in a gesture of respect for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The social network announced the decision on its blog for advertisers, saying that it is removing ads in observance ... Read More »

Bigg Boss Season 10 Gets Its Own Emoji on Twitter

Micro-blogging website Twitter has introduced a special emoji for the tenth season of reality TV show “Bigg Boss”. When people tweet using hashtags like #BiggBoss, #BiggBoss10 and #BB10, the eye symbol of the show will be activated next to the hashtag. The emoji was launched on Sunday. According to a statement issued by the site, conversations around “Bigg Boss 10” ... Read More »

Disney Said to Have Dropped Twitter Pursuit Partly Over Image

HIGHLIGHTS Walt Disney was earlier said to be in the line to bid for Twitter Salesforce and Google earlier backed out from the bidding Twitter is reported to be seeking about $30 billion for its sale Walt Disney Co. decided not to pursue a bid for Twitter Inc. partly out of concern that bullying and other uncivil forms of communication ... Read More »

The Mint Planner, 28 October 2016

Familie Flöz is presenting ‘Hotel Paradiso’. Delhi Around town | Diwali Menu at Royal China Till 30 October The fine-dining Chinese restaurant has added special Diwali desserts to its regular fare. On offer are Honey Noodles with Ice Cream and Kam Gua Lou. 12.30-3.45pm/7.30- 11.45pm. Royal China, Eros Corporate Tower, Nehru Place (49818000). Meal for one, Rs1,200, plus taxes. Art ... Read More »

Paul Beatty wins Man Booker prize for race satire ‘The Sellout’

Paul Beatty, winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize, poses with his novel ‘The Sellout’ at The Guildhall on 25 October 2016 in London. Photo: Reuters London: Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize, for “The Sellout”, a biting satire on race relations in the United States. The narrator ... Read More »