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Australian Stock Exchange To Move To Blockchain

Australia's main stock exchange has said it will become the first global market to use the technology behind Bitcoin to clear and settle trades.

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WhatsApp Is Beta-Testing Enhanced Admin Powers For Group Chats

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WhatsApp has been spotted testing new features on its app to give more powers to group admins. The instant messaging app now allows admin to activate a ‘Restricted Groups’ feature, that limits members chats and media sharing.

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Opinion: Apple Airpods Provide A Better Experience Than Pixel Buds, Even On Android

Leading up to Google’s October 4 event, we knew that Google was planning to introduce a pair of wireless earbuds that would compete with the likes of Apple’s AirPods. The key differentiator for Pixel Buds — besides Android optimizations — is the Google Assistant. They seemed more sophisticated and feature packed than the competition even with the wire connecting the buds.

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Ireland Says Yet To Agree Exact Date For Apple To Start Transferring Tax Funds

DUBLIN  - Ireland expects Apple to start paying up to 13 billion euros ($15.36 billion) in back taxes into an escrow account once it is set up at the end of January, but an exact date has yet to be agreed.

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Google Embraces The Notch With iPhone X Gmail Update

First released on November 3rd, the iPhone X forced developers to scramble to adapt apps to that famous notch and the lack of a home button.

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Google Unveils New Android Software In India To Power Cheap Smartphones

Pic: ReutersMUMBAI: Alphabet Inc’s Google launched a stripped-down version of its Android software in India on Tuesday, as it attempts to woo millions of basic phone users in the fast-growing wireless services market.

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Google Pulls YouTube From Amazon Devices, Escalating Spat

Pic: ReutersA rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two Amazon.com Inc devices and criticized the online retailer for not selling Google hardware.

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Apple, Facebook Find Something To Praise China For Amid Internet Clamp

Pic: ReutersWUZHEN, CHINA: Top executives at Apple Inc and Facebook Inc managed to find something to praise Beijing for at an internet conference in China this week, even as its Communist Party rulers ban Western social media and stamp on online dissent.

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South Korea's Pyeongchang Olympics To Showcase Advanced Robots

SEOUL -- South Korea's PyeongChang Winter Games will assign various kinds of robots to stadiums, airports and event venues to assist athletes and showcase the latest technology, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported the commerce ministry as saying on Wednesday.

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Nissan To Trial Robo-Taxis In Japan

Pic: Getty ImagesCarmaker Nissan plans to test self-driving taxis on Japanese roads from March next year.

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