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Google to Pay $90 Mln to Settle Legal Fight with App Developers

Google to Pay $90 Mln to Settle Legal Fight with App Developers

Alphabet Inc's Google has agreed to pay $90 million to settle a legal fight with app developers over the money they earned creating apps for Android smartphones and for enticing users to make in-app purchases, according to a court filing. The app developers, in a lawsuit filed in federal court in

Apple Hikes Japan Price of iPhone by Nearly a 5th

Apple Hikes Japan Price of iPhone by Nearly a 5th

Apple Inc has hiked by nearly a fifth the cost of its flagship iPhone phone in Japan, which is battling a weakening yen currency and rising inflation. The Cupertino, California-based manufacturer's entry level iPhone 13 now costs 117,800 yen ($870), Apple's website showed, compared to 99,800 yen

Wimbledon Courts Chief Has Global Vision for Tennis on Grass

Wimbledon head of courts Neil Stubley is on a mission to champion grass-court tennis around the world by harnessing modern technology to recreate the unique conditions of the All England Club. Players only get the chance to compete on the surface for a few weeks each year, with clay and hard-cour

World's Largest Bacteria Discovered in Guadeloupe

World's Largest Bacteria Discovered in Guadeloupe

You can see it with the naked eye and pick it up with a pair of tweezers -- not bad for a single bacteria. Scientists say they have discovered the world's largest variety in the mangroves of Guadeloupe -- and it puts its peers to shame, AFP reported. At up to two centimeters (three-quarters of

Instagram Tests Using AI, Other Tools for Age Verification

Instagram Tests Using AI, Other Tools for Age Verification

Instagram is testing new ways to verify the age of people using its service, including a face-scanning artificial intelligence tool, having mutual friends verify their age or uploading an ID. But the tools won't be used, at least not yet, to try to keep children off of the popular photo and video

Google: Apple, Android Phones Hacked by Italian Spyware

Google: Apple, Android Phones Hacked by Italian Spyware

An Italian company's hacking tools were used to spy on Apple Inc and Android smartphones in Italy and Kazakhstan, Alphabet Inc's Google said in a report on Thursday. Milan-based RCS Lab, whose website claims European law enforcement agencies as clients, developed tools to spy on private messages

Microsoft Stops Selling Emotion-Reading Tech, Limits Face Recognition

Microsoft Stops Selling Emotion-Reading Tech, Limits Face Recognition

Microsoft Corp on Tuesday said it would stop selling technology that guesses someone's emotion based on a facial image and would no longer provide unfettered access to facial recognition technology.

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