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FUJITSU KILLS ITS PHONE BUSINESS: REPORT
Another Japanese firm is quitting the phone business. This time it is Fujitsu, the electronics maker is looking to offload its smartphone business. It is likely that Fujitsu will focus on internet of things and artificial intelligence.
AMAZON LAUNCHES WRITING COURSE FOR STUDENTS
Amazon education tool will help students to become better writers. The educational tool on offer will provide students with applications such as a writing coach on its platform. Its primary focus is to create, a digestible curriculum for both the parents and their child. Schools can avail subscriptions for $4 per child. The course is for students from 4th grade till 6th grade. With a possibility for expansion to higher grades as well.
APPLE 8 ANNOUNCEMENT ON 12th SEPTEMBER
Apple is planning to announce the next iPhone on September 12 this year. In addition to this, Apple will also announce a final version of iOS 11. Apple might also launch its next version of Apple Watch.
ALARMING RATE OF IDENTITY FRAUDS
The rate of identity thefts is on an epidemic level. Hackers and fraudsters are able to secure details of customers from their banks and use them illegally to encash on fraudulent loans and even spend cash directly. Around $16 billion has been wiped off, from victim’s accounts, all over the world by these cyber thieves.
FACEBOOK LAUNCHES 360-DEGREE PHOTO APP
Facebook has launched a new app, which will allow its users to take 360-degree photos. This 360-degree App is launched worldwide. A user can access this app from Facebook News feeds. No third party device is required for using it. Users can also share images online taken from this app.
AFTER FACEBOOK NOW SNAPCHAT TO RUN ORIGINAL CONTENT
Snapchat will run original content on its platform very soon. Though this won’t be its first run with original content, as it had aired literally Can’t Even way back in 2015. Snapchat ended the series as it received horrible reviews. Now, Snapcaht wants to enter the foray of original content, with a fresh new look.
ELON MUSK SHOWS PEOPLE SPACEX’s SPACESUIT
Elon Musk has shared on social media what the first spacesuit of space tourism will look like. The spacesuit is not a mockup. It is going to be the choice of space attire for the lucky travellers.
GOOGLE-WALMART TO FIGHT OFF AMAZON PRIME
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