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Intel is close to acquire a Israeli chip for $6Bn

U.S chipmaker Intel is close to buying a well-known Israeli company called Tower Semiconductor Ltd for nearly $6 Bn, according to media reports. This high profile deal could be announced later this week, sources claim. Tower Semiconductor is a Nasdaq listed company that manufactures semiconductors and circuits for cars, consumer products, medical and industrial equipments. The Israeli company has a manufacturing plants in California, Texas and Japan. Intel was recently in news for its ambitious plan to construct world’s largest chip manufacturing plant in the U.S (Read more)


Microsoft is all set to fully reopen its Washington and Bay Area Office

As the fear of Omnicare subsides, Microsoft has become the first big  tech company to take a big stride towards reopening its offices. The software tech giant announced on Monday that it will be fully reopening the Washington and Bay Area Office. Last year in October, Microsoft had earlier postponed its return-to-office plan indefinitely due to fear emerging from Omnicare variant (Read more)


Facebook gets sued for facial recognition practices

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The  beleaguered social media company Meta is facing yet another legal hurdle, after Texas filed a lawsuit against Facebook for inappropriately using the facial recognition technology. Texas has said in its lawsuit that Facebook used facial recognition technology to collect the biometric data of millions of Texas citizens without the official consent of the  Texas government (Read more)


Google Messages is now Samsung’s default messaging app in the U.S.

Google Messages will now come pre-installed on all Samsung Galaxy smartphones in the U.S. The Galaxy S22 series will be the first one to adopt Google Messages as its default messaging app. Samsung previously used its own indigenous ‘Samsung Messages’ for handling SMS, MMS and RCS (Read more)


Instagram Enables ‘Stories Like’

Instagram has now made it much easier for users to like the stories posted by creators. Previously, Instagram users could only send story likes to the creators through private DM messages. But now users can directly like the stories in their feed and creators will be able to view the likes. But these likes won’t be publicly displayed and only creators could view it (Read more)

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