Facebook May Sell And Let Users Watch HBO Through Its Apps

Facebook may be thinking about getting into the pay TV game much like Amazon. A new report suggests that the company will soon be selling HBO subscriptions and will also enable users to watch the cable network through its own apps. It’s said to be in talks with major cable networks for this initiative, including HBO.


Facebook Reportedly Cuts Funding For News Show

Facebook Watch is a dedicated video hub on the social network. The company has been investing considerable capital in creating original content for Watch, including news shows. As Facebook Watch gets expanded to more markets across the globe, the company has reportedly cut funding for news shows on the platform.


Samsung Patches Bug That Allowed Full Take Over Of User Accounts

A security researcher found a bug on Samsung’s website which could have allowed hackers to fully take over a user account just by tricking the user into clicking on a malicious link. The vulnerability was reported to Samsung earlier this month by Ukrainian bug bounty hunter Artem Moskowsky.


Marriott Breach Traced To Hackers In China

Marriott, a global hotel chain, recently confirmed a data breach which resulted in personal information of more than 500 million guests being exposed. An investigation has since been underway and according to a new report, the hackers have been traced back to China. The hack is said to be part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering.


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Google Finally Transfers Duck.com To DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is a search engine focused on privacy that some of you might be familiar with. It has long been hoping to get its hands on the Duck.com domain that was owned by Google. Many people thought that visiting Duck.com would take them to DuckDuckGo but it redirected them to Google’s search engine instead. This was a source of frustration for DuckDuckGo but it would be happy now that Google […]


Walmart Opens Its First Online Store In Japan With Rakuten

Walmart has announced the launch of its first online store in Japan. It has teamed up with local tech giant Rakuten for this purpose. The first e-commerce store titled Walmart Rakuten Ichiba Store has been opened on the Rakuten Ichiba internet shopping mall. The collaboration combines Walmart’s expertise in delivering U.S. branded products and Rakuten’s dominant position in the online market to bring new shopping experiences to customers in Japan.


Second Data Bug Results In Google+ Shutting Down Four Months Early

Google+ was directionless over the past couple of years and it was only a matter of time before the company axed its failed social network. It decided to do so when it found out a major security bug that impacted nearly half a million users. Google said that it would shut down the service in 2019. However, the company has now discovered a new security bug which impacted 52.5 million […]


Google Translate Gets Gender Specific Translations For A Few Languages

Google has been making an effort across all of its services this year to reduce gender bias in machine learning. Its latest move is to address gender bias by providing gender specific translations for some languages on Google Translate, one of the most widely used online services for translation.


Google One Offers $125 Discounts On Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL

The internet search giant announced its Google One paid cloud storage service earlier this year. It meant to separate the free version of Google Drive from this paid offering, which is essentially what Google One is, a paid version of Drive with a few more options. Those who subscribe to the service now stand to save a good chunk of money on the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.


Facebook Expands Stories To Groups

Facebook really seems to have taken a liking to the Stories feature. Why wouldn’t it, the company has seen a great response from users for this feature. It started by copying this feature from Snapchat for Instagram but has since expanded it to many of its properties. You can find it in Messenger and Facebook proper both and now you will find Stories in Facebook Group as well.


eBay Authentication Service Now Covers Luxury Jewelry

eBay Authenticate is a verification program for luxury goods being sold on the platform. It’s an added layer of protection for the buyer. They can then purchase knowing that the product they’re paying a hefty sum for isn’t a knockoff. eBay has announced that it’s now expanding its Authenticate program to luxury jewelry. The announcement comes ahead of the lucrative holiday shopping season.


Facebook Streaming Every Episode Of Firefly, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, And Angel

No need to turn on your TV to get your fix of classic TV shows. Facebook’s on-demand streaming service Facebook Watch is now streaming three classic series. It has teamed up with 20th Century Fox to bring every episode of Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel to its on-demand service.


Google Removes Gender Pronouns From Gmail Smart Compose

The Smart Compose feature in Gmail is very handy. It offers appropriate suggestions as you’re typing the email to help you save time and be more productive. The one thing it will no longer be able to do is to refer to people as “her” or “him.” That’s because Google has decided to remove gender pronouns from Smart Compose in order to reduce bias.


YouTube Video Annotations Will Be Removed On January 15th

The little text boxes that often pop up on top of YouTube videos are called annotations. Google has confirmed that it will be removing all annotations from YouTube videos on January 15th, 2019. This follows the earlier decision to discontinue the annotations editor back in May 2017.