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Baidu Competitor Says to Focus on AI as It Plans US IPO

China’s second-largest mobile search engine Sogou, controlled by Sohu.com and 45 percent owned by Tencent Holdings, said it will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) as it aims to build a next-generation search engine. Chinese internet and gaming company Sohu on Monday announced the plan to float Sogou in the United States “as early as market conditions permit”, saying the search unit would make ... Read More »

Almost half the world is now on social media, according to new report

There are now over 3 billion (!!!) people logging onto social media accounts around the world, meaning that almost half of the world’s population spends at least part of their day updating their status or story. A new report compiled by Hootsuite and We Are Social and published by The Next Web found that there are 3.028 billion active social media users around the world. That’s ... Read More »

Should elected officials block people on social media?

Rick Calvert wants his congressman’s attention. So the Murrieta resident used Facebook and Twitter to send messages to Murrieta’s congressman, Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona – no relation. A self-described “lifelong liberal,” Rick Calvert also has produced online videos for Indivisible 42, a grassroots group critical of the conservative congressman. One day, Rick Calvert found himself blocked from viewing Ken Calvert’s ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Social Media Message On Braid Cutting Gang

LAKHIMPUR KHIRI, UTTAR PRADESH: A man has been arrested on the charge of spreading a false rumour on social media about braid cutting incidents, police said today. The development comes amid a string of complaints of braid chopping, which has led to panic and fear in some areas of UP and other neighbouring states. The message allegedly sent by a ... Read More »

eBay to Introduce Image Search on Android and iOS This Fall

eBay, the host of a large and varied database of products, is introducing Image Search in its Android and iOS apps. As the name suggests, users will be able to snap photos of products around them, and eBay will find similar looking objects in its large database, and throw up results accordingly. With Image Search, you will be able to ... Read More »

US bans gadgets on flights from 10 nations

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has banned laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronic goods larger than a cell phone in carry-on (cabin) baggage for flights to the US originating from 10 Gulf/West Asia/North Africa airports. The ban is temporary, and all said items can be checked in the baggage that goes into the cargo hold. The ban will not apply to return flights ... Read More »

The perils (and pleasures) of blocking friends and colleagues on social media

Blocking people on social media is a powerful tool, but should people use it? Getting blocked by a celebrity has become both a pseudo status symbol for people looking for a taste of fame, and a powerful tool for activists looking for greater visibility. Meanwhile, others have used the blocking feature as a way to maintain healthier relationships with loved ones off-line. ... Read More »

Being smart on social media with communications expert Reggie Roberts

It’s not just your friends checking your social media accounts.  Did you know that many employers and colleges are now viewing your accounts? Being smart on social media may seem like a no brainer to many, but every now and then we all need a reminder of smart choices when posting, sharing, tweeting and snapping. Good Day Atlanta’s Alyse Eady interviewed Double ... Read More »

Alphabet Sees Boost in Mobile Ads as It Takes Hit From Record EU Fine on Google

Google parent Alphabet on Monday saw shares slide as the market reacted to a massive fine by the European Commission and word that success in mobile, cloud and YouTube is coming with higher costs. Alphabet reported a quarterly profit of $3.5 billion (roughly Rs. 22,532 crores), in a sharp decline from a year ago, with a $2.74 billion antitrust fine in Europe biting into earnings. The technology giant reported ... Read More »

Market for tech systems to fight terror bombs on track to top $2 billion by 2022

Manpreet Romana | AFP | Getty Images A US Marine of 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade runs to safety moments after an IED blast in Garmsir district of Helmand Province in Afghanistan on July 13, 2009. The global war on terror is fueling demand for robotic and other technology that can defeat or detect improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. The counter-IED ... Read More »