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Amazon Says Over 5 Billion Items Shipped Worldwide in 2017 via Prime

Highlights Amazon also said it added more Prime members than ever before Amazon didn’t give comparable 2016 full-year shipment numbers Amazon said Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot were bestsellers in the US Online retailer said on Tuesday it shipped over 5 billion items worldwide via its subscription-based Prime service in 2017 while adding more new members than ever ... Read More »

Facebook Improves How Visually Challenged Can See Images Using AI

Highlights New AI-based recognition features launched for the sighted The same features can help tag friends for visually impaired Facebook has also automated descriptions of what’s happening in a photo When Matt King first got on Facebook eight years ago, the visually challenged engineer had to weigh whether it was worth spending an entire Saturday morning checking whether a friend ... Read More »

Internet sites to protest Trump Admin’s net neutrality plan

Internet sites to protest Trump Admin’s net neutrality plan A group of sites plan to take action to draw attention to a crucial FCC vote planned for Dec. 14 that could dismantle Obama-era net neutrality rules. A lot of the tech industry is not happy. A group of activists and websites including Imgur, Mozilla, Pinterest, Reddit, GitHub, Etsy, BitTorrent and ... Read More »

Yahoo And Mozilla Sue Each Other Over Partnership Collapse

Yahoo and Mozilla have sued each other over the recent unraveling of what was supposed to be a five-year search partnership. The original deal, which began in November of 2014, called for Yahoo to become the default search engine on the Firefox browser. Yahoo reportedly agreed to pay Mozilla $375 million a year for that status. Last month, Mozilla terminated ... Read More »

Fake Google ad Sends Users to Scam Site

The search engine giant Google has said that the advertisement violated its policies and has been removed. A fake advertisement reportedly led some users searching for “Amazon” on Thanksgiving to a scam website just before the Black Friday shopping frenzy, media reported. “Some Google users searching for “Amazon” on Thanksgiving were shown a phoney ad that redirected to a scam ... Read More »

WhatsApp’s deleted messages can still be read: Here’s the trick for doing this

WhatsApp’s ‘delete for all’ feature was rolled out recently. However, deleted or called messages on WhatsApp can still be read thanks to this one hack. WhatsApp ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature was rolled out a few days back. It lets users delete or recall sent messages within seven minutes of sending them. Now a Spanish Android blog Android Jefe has discovered ... Read More »