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Tencent to buy video streaming platform Iflix

Tencent has agreed to purchase Malaysian video streaming platform Iflix in a bid to grow its presence in Southeast Asia. The Chinese tech giant said...
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Facebook buys mapping technology company Mapillary

Social media network Facebook has acquired Swedish mapping technology company Mapillary, which collects images from contributors to build immersive and up-to-date maps.Financial details were...
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Thailand okays bill asking foreign digital cos to pay tax

Thailand on Tuesday approved a draft bill requiring foreign digital service providers to pay a value-added tax (VAT), becoming the latest country in Southeast...
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Google faces $5 bn suit for illegally invading privacy

Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users...
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Google to start reopening offices, targets 30% capacity in Sept

Alphabet’s Google said on Tuesday it would reopen buildings in more cities at roughly 10 percent of their capacity beginning July 6 and scale...
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Tencent to invest $70 bn in cloud computing, AI and security

Technology major Tencent Holdings will invest 500 billion yuan or $70 billion over the next five years in technology infrastructure including cloud computing, artificial...

YouTube launches new program targeting TV advertisers

Alphabet’s YouTube on Tuesday launched a new program to help advertisers reach more valuable viewers who watch content on their TV screens. YouTube Select will...
Facebook for SME

Facebook buys Giphy to bolster Instagram business

Facebook has agreed to acquire Giphy, a popular website for making and sharing animated images, or GIFs, and will integrate it with its Instagram...
Google India business

Google asks advertisers to complete verification for buying ads

Alphabet’s Google said on Thursday all advertisers would have to complete a verification process before buying ad space on its platform, starting this summer,...
Google India business

Google waives ad serving fees on online news publishers

Alphabet Inc’s Google has decided to waive ad serving fees for news publishers globally on Ad Manager for five months. News publishers, especially the print...



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