Google CEO Sundar Pichai Said to Testify to US Congress in December

Trump claimed Google promotes negative stories about his administration HIGHLIGHTS Some Republicans claim that Google is biased against conservatives Trump claimed Google promotes negative stories about his administration Google has denied the accusations Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is set to testify to Congress in December, facing off against lawmakers for the first time at […]

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LinkedIn’s Salary Feature Comes to India, Gives a Breakdown Based on Title, Location

“LinkedIn Salary will help create salary transparency” HIGHLIGHTS It will enable job-seekers to make more informed career choices: LinkedIn “LinkedIn Salary will help create salary transparency” It draws on data from the network’s 53+ million members in India Professional social network site LinkedIn on Thursday launched the ‘LinkedIn Salary’ feature which will provide a detailed […]

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Google rivals claim product search remains unfair

Google is not complying with European demands that it make the search for products fairer, rivals say. Google is not complying with European demands that it make the search for products fairer, rivals say. In an open letter to the EU’s competition commissioner, 14 European shopping comparison services said the measures put in place by […]

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Bitcoin falls below $5,000

The value of Bitcoin has fallen below $5,000 (£3,889) for the first time since October 2017. The fall brought the total value of all Bitcoin in existence to below $87bn. On Thursday, 15 November, Bitcoin Cash – an offshoot of Bitcoin – split into two different crypto-currencies, which are now in competition with each other. […]

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Samsung folding smartphone revealed to developers

Samsung has unveiled a folding handset at an event in San Francisco. It described its Infinity Flex Display as “the foundation of the smartphone of tomorrow” and said it intended to start production within months. When unfolded, the device resembles a 7.3in (18.5cm) tablet. When closed, a separate smaller “cover display” on the handset’s other […]

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‘The real Super Mario’ dies aged 84

Mario Segale, the man after whom video game hero Super Mario was named, has died aged 84. Mr Segale was a successful Italian-American property developer from the US state of Washington. In the 1980s, he leased a warehouse to Nintendo of America who decided to name the star of their new video game after him. […]

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Mobile phone shop staff ‘enabling Sim swap scams’

Staff in mobile phone shops have become key to the execution of “Sim swap” scams, Watchdog Live has discovered. Undercover filming revealed that O2 and Vodafone employees are bypassing basic ID checks and handing over replacement Sim cards to potential criminals. Once fraudsters gain control of a mobile number, they can intercept SMS text messages […]

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