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Google Tells US Lawmakers It Is Mulling Options on China Services

Alphabet’s Google unit has told US lawmakers it was considering “a variety of options” to offer additional services in China, but declined to detail plans for addressing Chinese censorship. The company has come under criticism after reports it was considering re-entering China’s search engine market and would comply with its Internet censorship and surveillance policies. In an August […]

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Mumbai Metro, PayPal Partner for Online Recharge Payments

Reliance Infrastructure’s Mumbai Metro One has partnered with global digital payments leader PayPalfor online recharge payments, marking the latter’s foray into mass transit, an official said here on Thursday. With this, Mumbai Metro commuters can recharge their smart cards on the Reliance Mumbai Metro website or app backed by PayPal’s robust risk and security platform. “PayPal’s […]

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Google Rolls Out Granular Controls for Third-Party App Permissions, Limits SMS and Call Data Sharing

The Google+ bug that eventually led to the demise of the service altogether for consumers, has forced the tech giant to take necessary steps to tighten the reins on what data is shared with third-party apps. Google has refined developer program policies to include ceiling limits on which Android apps can access SMS permissions and call logs, […]

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Microsoft, Google, Others Dial Up the Competition to Counter Dominant Amazon

A group of cloud computing companies is taking aim at Amazon.com’s dominant Amazon Web Services by offering free or deeply discounted rates on moving data between their cloud services. The Bandwidth Alliance, as the group calls itself, launched on Wednesday and includes large cloud computing firms such as Microsoft’s Azure and International Business Machines’ IBM Cloud, as well independent firms such as […]

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Alibaba Developing Quantum Chips to Power Diverse Industries

China’s e-tailer giant Alibaba group is developing quantum chips (processors) to power a range of industries, including e-commerce, logistics, finance, materials and pharmaceuticals, a senior official said on Wednesday. “Our DAMO Academy is developing quantum chips to power solutions for a range of industries, including e-commerce, logistics, finance, materials and pharmaceutics,” said Alibaba Chief Technology Officer Jeff […]