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Severed cable sends Tonga 'back to beginning of the internet'1/24/2019 3:35:17 AM The South Pacific nation of Tonga has been all but cut off from the internet this week after an undersea cable connecting the archipelago to the wider world was severed twice on Sunday, throwing communications across the tiny and isolated country into chaos.Microsoft says Bing search engine blocked in China1/24/2019 3:07:15 AM Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine has been blocked in China, the company said on Wednesday, making it the latest foreign technology service to be shut down behind the country's Great Firewall.Microsoft says Bing inaccessible in China1/24/2019 3:04:50 AM Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine is currently inaccessible in China and the company is exploring its next steps, a company spokesperson said in a statement.Facebook takes steps to prevent removed pages from duplicating content1/23/2019 8:25:32 PM Facebook Inc will make changes to better prevent users who have had their organization's pages removed for violating its rules from using duplicate pages to continue the same activity, it said on Wednesday.Hulu cuts price of most popular plan by 25 percent1/23/2019 8:11:33 PM Hulu is cutting the price of its most popular monthly plan by $2 to $5.99, making it one of the most affordable video streaming services in the United States as the company locks horns with Netflix and Amazon to lure more subscribers.Amazon spends company record on U.S. lobbying in 2018: filing1/23/2019 8:09:16 PM Amazon.com Inc spent $14.19 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, according to a regulatory filing, beating its year-ago record, as large U.S. technology companies pushed back on issues such as privacy, immigration and new tariffs.Sandberg says Facebook must earn back trust1/23/2019 6:20:52 PM Facebook Inc's operations chief Sheryl Sandberg said on Wednesday that the world's largest social network needed to win back public trust after facing scandals for violating its users' privacy.UK watchdog lays out oversight of cryptocurrencies1/23/2019 4:23:01 PM Britain's markets watchdog set out which aspects of the nascent cryptocurrency industry it regulates on Wednesday, as volatile digital assets come under greater scrutiny.China deletes 7 million pieces of online information, thousands of apps1/23/2019 11:39:04 AM China's cyber watchdog said on Wednesday it had deleted more than 7 million pieces of online information as well as 9,382 mobile apps, and it criticized tech giant Tencent's news app for spreading "vulgar information".From bait to plate: Blockchain platform tracks food's journey1/23/2019 11:29:03 AM With a scan of their smartphones, consumers can now track the journey of their fish meal to ensure it's a legal, ethical and sustainable product.Celebrities to keep social media posts 'clean', UK watchdog says1/23/2019 8:43:32 AM Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and other celebrities have agreed to spell out in social media posts if they are being paid to promote a brand, Britain's Competition and Markets Authority said on Wednesday.Vietnam awards first trial 5G license to Viettel1/23/2019 8:22:39 AM The Vietnamese government has awarded its first trial 5G license to Viettel, the largest telecommunication company in the Southeast Asian nation, the Ministry of Information and Communications said on Wednesday.China's Baidu pledges to improve search service after complaint1/23/2019 8:09:04 AM China's top search engine Baidu Inc said on Wednesday it will improve its media aggregating service after a complaint about the quality of the service and its search results went viral on social media, helping send its shares down sharply.Google, Facebook spend big on U.S. lobbying amid policy battles1/23/2019 3:00:00 AM Alphabet Inc's Google disclosed in a quarterly filing on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine operator fights wide-ranging scrutiny into its practices.Cloud, services fuel IBM's profit beat, robust outlook; shares jump1/23/2019 2:44:09 AM IBM Corp beat Wall Street quarterly earnings estimates and also forecast 2019 profit above expectations on Tuesday, in the latest indication that Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty's efforts to turn around the technology services company were gaining traction.Hedge funds push for overhaul at eBay1/22/2019 8:02:09 PM Hedge funds Elliott Management and Starboard Value have taken stakes in eBay Inc and are pushing for changes including the sale of some of the e-commerce company's businesses.Huawei targets European expansion with mid-priced smartphone1/22/2019 6:39:45 PM Huawei is seeking to strengthen its position in Europe with a smartphone that offers new camera features and a lower price-tag than models from rivals Samsung and Apple.DHL to close Chile e-commerce business by April: newspaper1/22/2019 5:30:52 PM Package delivery company DHL [DHL.UL] will shutter its Chilean e-commerce division in April, plagued by weak results in one of Latin America's most stable and prosperous economies, Chile's Diario Financiero newspaper reported.Amazon.com starts direct sales of merchandise in Brazil after delays1/22/2019 12:34:17 PM Amazon.com Inc is launching its long-awaited in-house fulfillment and delivery network in Brazil after months of delays caused by complicated logistics and a highly complex tax system in the largest Latin American economy.Facebook's WhatsApp limits users to five text forwards to curb rumors1/21/2019 6:58:01 PM Facebook Inc's WhatsApp is limiting worldwide the number of times a user can forward a message to five, starting on Monday, as the popular messaging service looks to fight "misinformation and rumors", company executives said on Monday.