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Twitter rolling out updated search tab for iOS users

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San Francisco: Twitter is rolling out an update for iOS users in the US where they can see tweets they care about the most in the search tab via new “sections”. Currently, the Twitter search tab in the iOS app offers a vertically scrolling list of trending topics. The users can now move horizontally to view the top news and ...

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Google Doodle celebrates 44th anniversary of the Arecibo Message

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New Delhi: Google celebrated the 44th anniversary of the Arecibo Message with an interesting Doodle. In 1974, scientists sent mankind’s first, three-minute long interstellar radio message – the Arecibo Message. The message was sent from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. Their three-minute radio message—a series of exactly 1,679 binary digits (a multiple of two prime numbers) which could be ...

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WPI inflation rises to 4-month high of 5.28% in October

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New Delhi: Inflation based on wholesale prices rose to over 4-month high of 5.28 percent in October on rising prices of crude, natural gas, fuel and power although food prices have softened. On the basis of Wholesale Price Index (WPI), inflation was 5.13 percent in September and 3.68 percent in October last year. According to a government data released today, ...

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YouTube Premium service expands to 7 new countries

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San Francisco: YouTube Premium, the paid streaming subscription service and YouTube Music Premium is being rolled out to seven new countries, taking the services to 25 and 21 global markets, respectively. Initially launched in June and formarly known as “YouTube Red”, YouTube Premium gives users access to advertisement-free video streaming. The new countries are Chile, Colombia, Japan, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland ...

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PM Modi to launch APIX, a banking technology for 2 billion people without bank accounts

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Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address some 30,000 people at the world’s largest gathering of financial technology companies in Singapore this week and launch a banking solution for two billion people without bank accounts worldwide. Prime Minister Modi will be in Singapore from November 14 to 15 to attend a series of summits, including the East Asian summit and ...

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Maruti recalls over 800 units of Ciaz for faulty speedometer

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New Delhi: The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has announced that several units of the latest Ciaz diesel will be recalled for faulty speedometers. Maruti said that the Ciaz Diesel’s Zeta and Alpha variants manufactured between August 1, 2018 and September 21, 2018 will be recalled for speedometer check and faulty parts will be replaced free of ...

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Rupee falls below 73 level against US dollar

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New Delhi: The rupee weakened further and dipped by 54 paise to 73.04 against the US dollar Monday, owing to increased demand for the American currency from importers amid increasing global crude oil prices. International benchmark Brent crude was trading higher by 2.04 per cent at USD 71.61 per barrel. Forex traders said besides increased demand for the US currency from ...

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Car sales growth may slip to a four-year low in FY19 on slow demand

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New Delhi: The pace of car sales growth in the world’s fifth biggest market, India, is set to hit a four-year low of below six per cent in financial year 2018-19 as multiple factors continue to slow down demand. Leading industry researchers including IHS and JATO have revised sales forecast for the Indian market after a lacklustre festive season. The industry had ...

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Alibaba nets record $30 billion in Singles’ Day haul, but growth rate plunges

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Shanghai: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd cashed a record 213.5 billion yuan ($30.7 billion) in sales on Sunday during its 24-hour online retail frenzy Singles` Day, but the event`s annual growth dropped to its slowest rate. Shoppers in China and across the world snapped up hot items including iPhones, furniture and milk powder starting pre-dawn, with Alibaba recording ...

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