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Minor Fluctuations Keep Crypto Market Calm, Bitcoin and Ether Register Minimal Losses

Entering into the middle of December’s second week, Bitcoin opened Wednesday with a minor loss of 0.90 percent. The world’s most-valued cryptocurrency is currently trading at $53, 619 (roughly Rs. 40 lakh) as per Indian exchange CoinSwitch Kuber. On international exchanges such as CoinMarketCap and Binance, the world’s oldest cryptocurrency is being traded for around […]

Indian-Origin Doctor Anil Menon Among 10 Astronauts Chosen by NASA for Moon Mission

Indian-origin physician Anil Menon, a lieutenant colonel at the US Air Force, has been selected by NASA along with nine others to be astronauts for future missions, the American space agency has announced. Menon, 45, was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Ukrainian and Indian immigrants.He was SpaceX’s first flight surgeon, helping to launch […]

Apple’s Alleged Restriction on Workers’ Slack Use Sparks Labour Complaint

Apple has restricted employees’ use of workplace messaging app Slack, hampering workers’ ability to engage in protected speech and organising, a former employee alleged in a complaint to a US labour regulator filed on Tuesday. Slack, which allows individuals to create on-the-fly group conversations, was rolled out a few years ago by Apple and has become […]

iPhone 13 Production Fell 20 Percent in September-October Ahead of Holiday Quarter: Report

Production of Apple’s flagship iPhone 13 smartphones fell 20 percent short of previous plans in September and October, Nikkei reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter. The holiday-quarter is one of the busiest for the company as many consumers seek to buy its products as gifts, weeks ahead of Christmas. However, after launching the […]

Microsoft Launches Cybersecurity Skilling Programme in India, to Train Over 1 Lakh Learners by 2022

Microsoft on Tuesday launched a cybersecurity skilling programme that aims to skill over one lakh learners by 2022 as part of efforts to address the skills gap and empower India’s workforce for a career in digital security. The programme is designed to give learners hands-on experience in the fundamentals of security, compliance, and identity, a […]

Amazon Web Services Outage Hits Major Websites, Streaming Apps Including Netflix, Disney+

A major outage disrupted Amazon’s cloud services on Tuesday, temporarily knocking out streaming platforms Netflix and Disney+, Robinhood, a wide range of apps and Amazon’s e-commerce website as consumers shopped ahead of Christmas. “Many services have already recovered, however we are working towards full recovery across services,” Amazon said on its status dashboard. Amazon’s Ring […]

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