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Google gets louder on voice-activated tech

Beyond delivering search results and the Android mobile operating system, tech giant Google is moving into virtual reality and voice-activation technology – going toe-to-toe with Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon.

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Facebook dads and same-sex couples to benefit from changes to parental leave

Beginning next year, full-time Facebook employees around the globe will be entitled to four months paid parental leaves. The social network currently offers just four weeks leave to employees outside the United States. Facebook’s head of human resources, Lori Matloff Goler, said employees will be allowed to take the paid leave at any point up …

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Apple apologizes over alleged racism

A Facebook video gone viral has left Apple fielding accusations of racism after an Australian employee could be heard asking six black schoolboys to leave a store in Melbourne, citing concerns they would shoplift. The backlash began on Tuesday after one of the teens, Francis Ose, posted footage of the incident on his Facebook account …

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Obama talks climate change in first Facebook post

The US president has joined the world’s largest social media platform with a call to action on climate change. The move follows a UN statement that emissions have hit an 800,000-year high. US President Barack Obama announced Monday his entry to social media platform Facebook with a personal page. “Hello, Facebook! I finally got my …

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Facebook posts hefty profit on increased ad sales

The world’s largest social media network says its net profit in the last quarter jumped 11 percent. A surge in advertising revenue has seen Facebook become the second-largest digital ad platform after Google. Facebook says a spike in mobile users and advertising is behind its strong growth in earnings for the third quarter, with net …

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US and EU scramble for new data-transfer deal

The invalidation of an agreement that allows personal data to flow between Europe and the US has prodded officials to search for a new solution. Facebook and NSA mass surveillance are at the center of the debate. “It has been an earthquake, 7.8 on the Richter scale,” US Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill said of …

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Islamists issue death threat against leading Bangladeshi blogger

Bangladeshi blogger Imran H Sarker says he has received a death threat from the “Islamic State” via Facebook. In an interview with DW, the blogger explained why he is taking the threat seriously. Dhaka-based blogger Imran H Sarker is one of the most widely read and popular bloggers in the country with nearly a million …

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg promises Merkel action on hate speech

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has received assurances from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that the company will combat racist comments on the Internet. They met on the sidelines of a UN development summit. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday promised German Chancellor Angela Merkel that his company would work on measures to combat racist and hateful …

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