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Trade should be propeller of peace: Jack Ma

Hangzhou: Alibaba chairman Jack Ma said efforts should be made to promote the healthy development of China-US trade even though it is hard to fulfill his previous promise of creating 1 million jobs for the United States under current circumstances. In an exclusive interview with Xinhua on Tuesday, Ma said his promise was based on friendly

ITU releases guide for cybersecurity strategy guide

Durban: A national cybersecurity strategy guide was released on Tuesday on the sidelines of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2018 in Durban, South Africa. Released by the ITU, UN, private sector, academia, civil society, the guide is meant to assist countries in the development and implementation of national cybersecurity strategies, including cyber-preparedness and resilience,

Google turns 20, to keep building products for everyone

San Francisco: Google that came into existence 20 years back with its first product Search engine from a garage today has seven products that are used by more than a billion people every month. The exact date of the company’s founding is up for debate — even for those who are in the business of providing

Apple to repair defective iPhone 8 logic boards for free

San Francisco: Apple has launched a free repair programme for iPhone 8 handsets that were sold between September 2017 and March 2018 with a manufacturing defect in the “logic board” which has been causing unexpected restarts, frozen screens and issues with the device turning on. The “logic board” is the main circuit board consisting of the

Australia bans Huawei from selling 5G tech

Beijing: Chinese tech company Huawei said on Thursday that the Australian government has blocked it from providing 5G technology for the country’s wireless networks. Huawei, one of the world’s biggest makers of smartphones and telecommunications equipment, said that the government had informed it of the decision, reports CNN. “This is an extremely disappointing result for consumers.


With record $53.3 bn revenue, Apple eyes $1-trillion mark

San Francisco: Despite slow iPhone sales, Apple is racing ahead to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company as it posted revenue of $53.3 billion in its fiscal third quarter — an increase of 17 per cent from the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 per cent of the quarter’s revenue, the Cupertino-based giant said in


US may soon allow laptops, liquids in carry-on bags

Washington: Passengers might be allowed to keep liquids and laptops in their carry-on bags at airport security checkpoints in the US if screening technology being tested at select airports is widely adopted. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced plans on Monday to test computed tomography (CT) scanners for carry-on bags, with up to 40 units expected

Google unveils first private trans-Atlantic subsea cable project

San Francisco: In line with its global Cloud infrastructure expansion plans, Google has revealed its first private trans-Atlantic subsea cable project designed to bring high-bandwidth, low-latency and highly secure Cloud connections between the US and Europe. Named Dunant, after Henri Dunant, the first Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Red Cross, the cable is

Australian oyster industry under threat

Canberra: A shortage of baby oysters is putting South Australia’s oyster industry worth A$32 million ($23 million) under threat, an official said on Monday. A devastating outbreak of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) in 2016 ended supply from Tasmania to South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, west of Adelaide, reports Xinhua news agency. South Australia Oyster Growers Association

Twitter users who joined before age 13 facing ban: Report

San Francisco: After the European Union’s new data privacy regulations came into effect on May 25, Twitter started suspending users who, it believes, joined the platform before turning 13, the media reported. But the process has become messy as this latest wave of suspension has affected many adults, including journalists, technology website Motherboard reported on Wednesday.