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The bold voice of humanism: Abeda Iqbal Azad

  By:Shazia Tasneem She was not a Sorojini, not Emily Dickson. Not even Perween Shakir or Meera Bai but Abeda Iqbal Azad was an activist of her own genre—a reason that has made the society of Urdu literature mourn five years after her death on April 20, 2012. If you haven’t heard that name, or…

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No more ads for YouTube channels under 10,000 views

YouTube has announced that creators from now on will not be able to monetize their content until their channel achieves 10,000 lifetime views. The YouTube Partner Program (YPP) was setup in 2007 allowing content creators to instantly create a channel, upload videos, and immediately start making money. With this business model, You Tube grew into…

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Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software

SAN FRANCISCO: Google’s money-making foundation is strong enough to endure a current boycott by advertisers, but the movement could rattle the practice of software “programmed” ad placement, analysts said on Thursday. The internet giant’s core business of serving up advertising along with online search results appeared to be safe from the boycott, motivated by companies…

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Google apologizes to ad clients for YouTube content fiasco

Google apologized on Monday for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) and HSBC (HSBA.L) pulled advertising for British markets from Google sites.

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Google sorry for adverts alongside extremist content

LONDON: A top Google executive on Monday apologised after UK company and government adverts appeared alongside extremist content on its Internet platforms. The apology from Matt Brittin, president of Google’s Europe, Middle East and Africa division, came after UK banks HSBC and RBS, along with major retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S), decided to suspend their…

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Google to help publishers find malicious comments on articles

BRUSSELS: Alphabet Inc’s Google and subsidiary Jigsaw launched on Thursday a new technology to help news organisations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites. The technology, called Perspective, will review comments and score them based on how similar they are to comments people said  were “toxic” or likely to make them leave a…

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Apple, Google, Facebook join hands against Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON: Nearly 100 companies, including some of high-tech’s biggest names, joined a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban, arguing that it would give companies incentives to move jobs outside the United States. The companies – including Apple, Google and Microsoft – banded together late on Sunday to file a “friend-of-the-court” brief with…

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Facebook, Google join drive against fake news in France

Giant Internet firms Facebook and Google joined forces with news organizations on Monday to launch new fact-checking tools designed to root out “fake news” stories in France ahead of the country’s presidential election.

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Over 1.7 billion ads blocked by Google

Billions of misleading ads and websites have been taken down by Google in 2016, the tech giant said. In the recent blog, Google stats that, “We have a strict set of policies that govern the types of ads we do and don’t allow on Google in order to protect people from misleading, inappropriate, or harmful…

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5 ways to make money online!

Written By: Noman Naushad Lalani As the use of internet is snowballing around the world, “how to earn money online?” has become one of the most frequently asked question. It is really not that challenging, just choose a niche you think you are proficient in, build a strategy and get ready to put in continuous…

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Qandeel Baloch, Momina Mustehsan top Google’s list of most searched persons

Slain Pakistani social media sensation Qandeel Baloch was the most searched person by the Pakistanis, revealed Google on Wednesday in its annual ‘Year in Pakistan Search’ list. The DG Khan-born model was allegedly murdered by her brother in an apparent honour killing in Multan on July 16, 2016, a crime which drew strong condemnations from…

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Caterpillar to Butterfly

By: Zara Maqbool After writing a series of blogs on serious, hopefully thought provoking issues I felt it was time for some much needed comic relief especially in these trying times where Trump becomes the most powerful man in the world in his full blown orange glory and Pak-India tensions continue to brew. My attempt…

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Fallen smartphone brand Nokia challenges Apple, Samsung again

FRANKFURT/HELSINKI: Nokia smartphones are poised for a comeback after former managers at the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn.

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Google may face policy setbacks under Trump

Alphabet Inc’s Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that often favored the internet giant in the company’s battles with telecoms and cable heavyweights, analysts say. Google had close ties with outgoing Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration, and its employees donated much…

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Google, Facebook move to restrict ads on fake news sites

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc on Monday announced measures aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” on the internet by targeting how some purveyors of phony content make money: advertising. Google said it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network,…

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Google, Facebook move to restrict ads on fake news sites

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc on Monday announced measures aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” on the internet by targeting how some purveyors of phony content make money: advertising. Google said it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network,…

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Google formally rejects EU antitrust charges

BRUSSELS: Google (GOOGL.O) on Thursday formally rejected European Union antitrust charges of unfairly promoting its shopping service and blocking rivals in online search advertising, paving the way for EU regulators to rule next year on these issues and potentially impose hefty fines.

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Hackers pounce on Windows crack exposed by Google

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft on Tuesday warned that a Windows vulnerability exposed by rival Google was being exploited by a hacking group suspected of cyber attacks on US political institutions. Hackers that Microsoft researchers call “Strontium” launched a low-volume spear-phishing campaign aimed at a specific set of people, Windows and Devices Group executive vice president Terry…

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Google signs up CBS for Internet TV service: source

Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) unit Google has reached an agreement with CBS Corp (CBS.N) to carry the network on its web TV service, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Google starts big advertising push around new Pixel phone

Google’s new “Pixel” smartphone is off to a fast marketing start with $3.2 million in television ads in two days since it announced the upcoming launch, and ad executives expect Google to spend hundreds of millions more to keep up with rivals Samsung Electronics(005930.KS) and Apple Inc (AAPL.O).

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Twitter drops 9 percent after reports of Google not bidding

NEW YORK: Shares of Twitter slumped 9 percent late on Wednesday after Recode reported that Google, owned by Alphabet, would not move forward with a bid to acquire the social network. Citing sources it did not identify, Recode also said that Apple was unlikely to be one of the possible suitors. Twitter has told potential…

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