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Chinese search engine Baidu hires Weibo CFO as finance chief amid AI push

Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc said on Monday it had hired the finance chief of Weibo Corp as its chief financial officer, marking a leadership change for the firm as it hones its focus onto artificial intelligence. The appointment of Herman Yu, Weibo’s CFO since 2015, sees Baidu stalwart Jennifer Li step down as CFO after almost a decade in the role to become a senior adviser to Baidu’s top management, the company ... Read More »

As more people pre-order, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus shipping estimates lengthen

Apple kicked off the first wave of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus pre-orders today and the initial stock is already beginning to dwindle. At the beginning of the day buyers from most of the 29 countries that made the first wave of sales were seeing shipping times between 22 and 25 September but now shipping estimates are falling back to between 1 and 2 weeks. It ... Read More »

Western social media firms under fire as Iranians hint at dialogue over censorship

An woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past graffiti of a tree in central Tehran in this file photo from 31 December 2014 Getty Several social media companies in the West have been criticised for a perceived lack of transparency in alleged talks with the Iranian authorities on censoring content to the approval of the country’s strict religious authorities. Instagram, currently ... Read More »

Nervous universities await clearing as student applications fall

The University of Sheffield offers campus tours to late deciders and their families. Photograph: Lee Brown/the Guardian While hundreds of thousands of sixth-formers across Britain anxiously await their A-level results on Thursday, university leaders across the country are waiting just as nervously in what is thought to be the toughest ever student recruitment season. Britain’s 160 higher education institutions have ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5X now comes in 32GB storage option as well

Xiaomi has launched a new, 32GB storage variant for its Mi 5X smartphone. The model is listed on the Chinese Mi online store for CNY 1,299, which currently translates to around $195. The Mi 5X was made official last month with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, and a price tag of CNY 1,499 (around $225). So the new variant is CNY 200 ($30) cheaper. ... Read More »

The internet can’t cope as Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce they are ‘legally separating’

One of Hollywood’s favourite pairs, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, have announced they are “legally separating” after eight-years of marriage. In a joint statement released on their social media accounts the actor couple, who married in 2009, said they have “tried hard for a long time,” before asking for privacy for the sake of their four-year-old son Jack. “Anna and ... Read More »

Samsung Pay Now Supports SBI Debit Cards as Well

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Pay was launched in India in March this year It is now available for SBI debit cards Samsung has announced a Rs. 500 cashback offer as well Samsung and SBI have announced Samsung Pay support for SBI debit cards to expand the benefits of digital payments to more smartphone users in India. Higher variants of SBI debit cards ... Read More »

LG’s new tablet is ”as light as a can of soda”

Seoul: LG Electronics on Monday released a new light tablet PC which supports the long-term evolution (LTE) network connectivity and offers improved portability. The South Korean tech giant said the 290-gram G Pad IV 8.0 FHD LTE can be considered “as light as a can of soda,” making the device especially suitable for women and teenagers, Yonhap news agency reported. ... Read More »

500 Startups Changes Leadership As Sexual Harassment Shakes Silicon Valley

Startup incubator 500 Startups is seeing a change in leadership after inappropriate sexual harassment episodes that led to the ousting of co-founder Dave McClure. Even in this day and age, even in the most evolved of societies, women still have to deal with discrimination, sexual harassment and other such inappropriate behavior every now and then. Sexual harassment issues blew up the technology startup ... Read More »

Instagram Stories Gets Live Video Replay as It Hits 250 Million Daily Active Users

HIGHLIGHTS Instagram introduced an option to share a replay of a user’s Live video The Live video can shared to Instagram Stories for 24 hours Instagram has also added 250 million daily users on Instagram ‘Stories’ Photo-sharing app Instagram has announced it will introduce an option to share a replay of a user’s Live video to ‘Stories’ feature for 24 ... Read More »