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WhatsApp does about face, will serve ads in Facebook-owned app
- August 27, 2016

WhatsApp said earlier this year that it was experimenting making businesses pay to reach their customers through the service. WhatsApp, which has more than one billion users, said on Thursday it would start sharing users' phone numbers with Facebook, allowing for more relevant advertisements and friend recommendations on the social media network. (more...)
India talks tough with Pak., says willing to discuss cross-border terror India talks tough with Pak., says willing to discuss cross-border terror
- August 26, 2016

However, India rejected the proposal to hold Foreign Secretary-level talks on Kashmir and insisted that discussions should be held on "aspects related to cross- border terrorism which are central to the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir". (more...)
Rio 2016: Yorkshire's Marcus Ellis misses out on gold medal chance Rio 2016: Yorkshire's Marcus Ellis misses out on gold medal chance
- August 20, 2016

And Langridge knows that a medal match at a Games is the best stage of all to show the United Kingdom what their sport is all about. "We know we are a good partnership and we've showed that throughout this tournament". "But in the next match we have not played that pair before, which is something we have got to be excited about". "We always had belief that we were unsafe and could beat anyone - it was about doing it when it really mattered", said Ellis, who admitted playing 24 tournaments ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy unveils Galaxy Note 7, its next phablet
- August 19, 2016

The company has chose to sublime its numbering scheme for flagship devices. The dual-curved display is a first for the Note line-up. The South Korean firm is betting the new big-screen device - the Galaxy Note 7 - will help sustain its mobile business revival through the second half, though new launches from rivals like Apple Inc will likely steal some of the thunder. (more...)
Facebook is Looking into Launching Own Gaming Platform Facebook is Looking into Launching Own Gaming Platform
- August 19, 2016

Facebook , which attracts millions of casual gamers every month, is planning a new PC gaming platform based on the Unity development engine, the company announced today. Valve also owns and operated the 2nd most popular game in the world, which is Counter Strike Global Offensive (CSGO). Interested developers have until August 31 to sign up, and can fill out an application for the test here. (more...)
Oil prices drop before USA inventory data Oil prices drop before USA inventory data
- August 18, 2016

Crude oil prices fell in early Asia trade Wednesday, as optimism that major producers would agree to a production freeze agreement ebbed after Iran signalled it has little interest in such a deal. "Iran is a risky climate for investment; second, foreign investment in Iranian oil has been a subject of intense political controversy there for more than sixty years". (more...)