Tag Archives: group

WhatsApp ‘Demote as Admin’ Feature Being Tested for Group Chats

HIGHLIGHTS The feature will no longer require removing an admin from the group Instead, the admin can be dismissed and stay a part of the group Feature spotted on both Android and iOS beta version WhatsApp has been spotted testing a new button in group chats that will allow one administrator to “demote” or “dismiss” other administrators, without first deleting them ... Read More »

Treaty 4 group sees hope for better on-reserve education in new agreement with Indigenous Services

Chief Reginald (Reg) Bellerose is the chair of the Treaty 4 Education Alliance. He says the Letter of Understanding he signed earlier this week with the Department of Indigenous Services is a road map to an on-reserve education system based in treaty. (Don Somers/CBC) The chair of the Treaty 4 Education Alliance is encouraged by a letter of understanding (LOU) signed ... Read More »

Tech firm eyes market for large group travel

John Galbraith heads a new online group travel business called Tripsi. The London business aims to help teachers having to plan school trips with large groups of students by acting as a broker sifting through tour operators. (MORRIS LAMONT/THE LONDON FREE PRESS) A London tech company launched this week is tapping into the market for school trips and other group ... Read More »

WhatsApp Group Voice, Video Calls Coming Soon, Suggests iPhone Beta Code: Report

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp has reportedly confirmed group calling feature in its iOS app WhatsApp v2.17.70 beta for iPhone has code references to group calling WhatsApp is also reported to be testing Unsend and Delete for Everyone WhatsApp group calling is on its way, going by the code spotted in the latest beta version for the iPhone app. While group voice calling ... Read More »

Toshiba Signs Deal to Sell Chip Unit to Bain-Led Group for $18 Billion

HIGHLIGHTS Toshiba has signed chip unit deal worth $18 billion with Bain Capital LP It was earlier in talks with Apple that later demanded new terms Bain’s consortium also includes Dell, Seagate Japan’s Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key – albeit not ... Read More »

iPhone Ban: Tech Group Sides With Apple in Qualcomm Dispute

HIGHLIGHTS Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook among those against Qualcomm Qualcomm is seeking a ban on iPhone using chips other than its own Tech giants say that doing so would cause “significant shocks to supply” A group representing major technology companies has aligned itself against Qualcomm in its legal dispute with Apple by calling on regulators to reject Qualcomm’s bid to ban the import of ... Read More »

OctoFrost Group purchases Innotec Systems, strengthening grip on IQF processing tech market

Malmö, Sweden-based OctoFrost Group, a manufacturer of individual quick freezing (IQF) freezer tunnels, has purchased Innotec Systems BV, a maker of customized industrial food processing machinery. The acquisition is intended to make OctoFrost is a key player in supplying complete IQF processing lines, the company in its press release announcing the deal. Terms of the deal were not announced, but ... Read More »

Facebook News Feed Algorithm Update to Curb ‘Tiny Group’ of Spammers

HIGHLIGHTS The move is another step to weed out spam Change would affect only links shared by a tiny group of spammers Facebook frequently tweaks the computer code behind the News Feed Facebook said on Friday it was changing the computer algorithm behind its News Feed to limit the reach of people known to frequently blast out links to clickbait stories, sensationalist ... Read More »

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube Form Global Working Group to Combat Terror Content

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube announced anti-terror partnership It’s called the ‘Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’ All platforms will mutually share each other’s resources to fight terror Social media giants Facebook, Google’s YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms. Responding to ... Read More »

Environmental group takes on Dallas smog with high-tech gadgets

City of Dallas on a non-smoggy night. Photo courtesy of Dallas CVB Dallas environmental group Downwinders at Risk is committed to clean air and is taking matters into its own hands. The group has purchased two ozone monitors, to the tune of nearly $10,000, and will initiate a citizen-based monitoring campaign in Wise County, an area where state officials refuse ... Read More »