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Google Play Store pulls the plug on ‘Remove China Apps’
Indians can no longer download the ‘Remove China Apps’ from Google Play Store, since it has decided to remove the app. The app, which uninstalls all the Chinese based apps from smartphone, has witnessed huge increase in its download numbers in India over the last few days. Anti-Chinese sentiments runs deep among Indian masses due to political tensions and these sentiments have again come to the fore owing to the ongoing coronavirus crises.
Facebook and PayPal bet on Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm GoJek
Facebook and PayPal have made undisclosed amount of investment in Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Gojek, according to Techcrunch. The funding is a part of the ongoing funding round that has now brought total $3 Bn investment in the Indonesia based company. Facebook and PayPal have now joined Google and Tencent among other high-profile technology behemoths that have invested in Gojek over the years. Facebook’s investment in Gojek comes on the back of its massive investment in Indian telecom company Reliance Jio.
Tesla employee tests positive for Covid-19 after U.S. factory re-opens
A Tesla employee working in company’s solar panel factory in Buffalo (New York) has been tested positive for COVID1-19, according to The Verge. This is the first case of Tesla employee testing for novel coronavirus since the U.S. re-opened its factories last month.
$328.2 Mn…that’s how much Zoom earned in revenue in Q1…Thanks to COVID -19 Pandemic
If there is one company that has benefitted massively from coronavirus pandemic then it is Zoom. Its latest quarterly numbers prove this beyond doubt. The company disclosed on Monday that its revenue stood at $328 Mn for Q1 of the current financial year. This is a 169% jump from the last year. Its other financial metrics looked just as impressive.
BBC releases the beta version its own voice assistant called ‘Beeb’
Last year, BBC announced that it is working on its own voice assistant, which will be much like on the lines of Alexa and Google Home. Now the U.K broadcaster has announced that its voice assistant, Beeb, has entered the beta version. However, the BCC has not given any exact release date of its voice assistant.