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Stan Lee, the Legend Behind Marvel Comics Dies at 95

Stan Lee reading comic book

The chief writer and editor of Marvel comics, Stan Lee has died at 95. Stan Lee is known for his cameo role is several Marvel movies based on his characters. Stan Lee was the main force behind the creation of comic superheroes such as Spiderman, Hulk, Fantastic Four, and Thor. Under him, the comic book industry became hugely popular. Image: @realstanlee



Amazon Fastest to $1 Trillion Revenue

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Amazon has become the fastest firm in the world to reach $1 trillion in revenue. It took Amazon 25 years to reach this milestone. The same took 40 years for companies such as Apple and Microsoft. Analysts are bullish on Amazon despite its low profits. According to them, Amazon’s revenue will only go up. Image: Amazon Facebook



Good News Asia: Netflix Mulling Cheaper Subscription

Netflix show poster of Sacred Games

In its attempts to increase subscribers, Netflix is eyeing a cheaper subscription tier, possibly in Asia. In an interview with Bloomberg, Reed Hastings confirmed the plan to introduce a cheaper version of subscription. Analysts, meanwhile believe that Netflix is poised for increasing the subscription prices elsewhere. However, in Aisa, it might soon introduce a lesser priced tier in its subscription plans. Image: Netflix Facebook



Facebook Bows Down to French Regulators

The sign outside the main entrance to Facebook HQ.

Facebook has agreed to let French regulators investigate its moderation process. From 2019 onwards, the French government is going to investigate, informally, human and algorithm-powered moderation process. This latest development is the outcome of Tech for Good Summit. There is no clarification as to which organisation will lead this investigation. Image: Facebook



Alibaba Makes History, Bags $30 Billion in Singles’ Day Haul

Alibaba Building

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant has created a new history by raking in more than $30.7 billion in revenue on its Singles’ Day event. However, the company has seen a drop in its growth compared to previous years. Popularly known as “Double 11”, this event is considered the world’s biggest online sales event. It’s bigger than the U.S. shopping holidays sales of Cyber Monday and Black Friday combined. Image: Alibaba Facebook



Twitter CEO in India, Meets Opposition Leader Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi and Jack Dorsey

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey is in India to discuss how Twitter is keeping fake news away and is striving to make its platform the ideal place for healthy debate. Jack met the opposition leader in India, Rahul Gandhi to explain how Twitter is working towards a better platform that will ensure its free of any fake news. In one of his interactions, Jack has also pointed towards an ‘edit’ feature that will allow for corrections. However, he cautioned that it must solve a concrete problem, only then can it be useful.  Image: Rahul Gandhi Twitter handle.



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