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Ncell To Expand Services Targeting Business Houses Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Telecommunication service provider Ncell is introducing new services targeting business enterprises by using its network and infrastructure. Sushil Bista, enterprise head of Ncell, said that Ncell was introducing Ncell Data Centre service, vehicle tracking system and field force..

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Google’s Sundar Pichai named CEO at parent firm Alphabet Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Google chief executive Sundar Pichai will assume the CEO role at parent firm Alphabet in a shakeup at the top of the Silicon Valley titan, the company said Tuesday. Pichai will take over from Larry Page, a co-founder of the internet giant, at the holding firm which includes..

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US threatens 100% tariffs on French goods over digital tax Monday, December 2nd, 2019

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday threatened to impose tariffs of up to 100 percent on $2.4 billion in French goods in retaliation for a digital services tax it says is discriminatory. French sparkling wine, yogurt and Roquefort cheese are on the list of goods that could be targeted as soon..

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Google shifts rules for political ads, pressuring Facebook Thursday, November 21st, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Google's tightening of its political ad policy could help reduce the spread of misinformation on election campaigns, but at a cost for lesser-known candidates. The move by Google placing restrictions on how advertisers can target specific groups of voters also adds to the..

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Amazon appeals $10B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft Thursday, November 14th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP): Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the process. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” project drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business..

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‘Email phishing’ emerging as new form of cybercrime Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Achyut Regmi, KATHMANDU: 'Phishing' has been emerging as a new form of cybercrime with the growing use of social networking sites. The Metropolitan Crime Division said lately it has been receiving 10-15 complaints about 'email phishing' on a daily basis. The Oxford Learner's Dictionary defines the..

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Facebook is deleting the name of the potential whistleblower Friday, November 8th, 2019

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, SAN FRANCISCO, (AP): Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions. The company said Friday that mention of the..

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Facebook ‘news tab’ seeks to reboot its role with media Friday, October 25th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Facebook on Friday began rolling out its dedicated "news tab" with professionally produced content -- the latest move by the social network to promote journalism and shed its reputation as a platform for misinformation. The tab, being tested with some US users, will be..

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International Youth Conference on Science concludes Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Narayan Dhungana, Subhanu Acharya, KATHMANDU: The International Youth Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation has concluded here on Wednesday issuing a 12-point declaration. The three-day conference also pledged to establish a 'Research and Innovation Fund'. The fund will have a..

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Google touts quantum computing milestone

By RACHEL LERMAN and MATT O'BRIEN, SAN FRANCISCO (AP): Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional supercomputer thousands of years. The findings,..

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US makes history with first all-female spacewalk Friday, October 18th, 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, (AFP): US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk Friday, a historic milestone as NASA prepares to send the first woman to the Moon. The mission was originally planned for earlier this year but had to be aborted..

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Facebook chief hosts conservative guests amid bias debate Monday, October 14th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Monday confirmed reports that he had hosted a series of dinners with right-wing figures, as the social media platform stands accused of stifling conservative voices. Zuckerberg held small, off-the-record dinners with journalists,..

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China criticizes Apple for app that tracks Hong Kong police Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

By JOE McDONALD, BEIJING (AP): Apple became the latest company targeted for Chinese pressure over protests in Hong Kong when the ruling Communist Party’s main newspaper criticized the tech giant Wednesday for a smartphone app that allows activists to report police movements. HKmap.live, designed..

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3 win Nobel Prize in Physics for work to understand cosmos Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

By DAVID KEYTON, STOCKHOLM (AP): A Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for exploring the evolution of the universe and discovering a new kind of planet, with implications for that nagging question: Does life exist only on..

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Trio win medicine Nobel for work on how cells adapt to oxygen Monday, October 7th, 2019

STOCKHOLM, (AFP): Three researchers from the US and Britain on Monday shared the Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how human cells sense and adapt to changing oxygen levels, opening up new strategies to fight common diseases such as cancer and anaemia. William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza of the..

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Officials push Facebook for way to peek at encrypted messages Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Officials are calling on Facebook not to use encryption in its messaging services that does not provide authorities a way to see what is being sent. The request was made in a letter signed by US Attorney General William Barr, British home secretary Priti Patel and Australian..

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Nepal Telecom resumes 4G service in more than 50 cities Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal Telecom has launched fourth generation (4G) service in more than 50 places of 32 districts of the country. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli announced the inauguration of 4G service on Wednesday by holding a 'video conference' with chief ministers of all seven states using the 4G..

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