HMD Global’s penta camera Nokia 9 PureView is coming to India soon

After its debut, last month during MWC 2019, HMD Global’s penta camera phone – the Nokia 9 PureView is all set for its India launch. The official Facebook page of Nokia Mobile India has posted a video which is essentially a montage of pictures shot on Nokia 9. By the end of the video, the company takes a jab at other smartphone makers who have been using fake camera samples in their promotional content by stating “Shot on Nokia 9 for real”! The video is accompanied by a caption which reads, “Get ready to capture the most breathtaking pictures with the all new Nokia 9. Stay tuned!”. While there is… Read More

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Google will give Android users a choice of browser and search engine in Europe

Google has announced that it will start asking European Android users which browser and search engine they would prefer to use on their devices, following regulatory action against the company for the way it bundles software in its mobile operating system. Last year Google was fined a record $5 billion by EU regulators for violating antitrust laws and was ordered to stop “illegally tying” Chrome and its search app to Android. Google’s initial response was to start charging manufacturers licensing fees for the Play Store and other apps while offering the option to include Chrome and the Google search app in the overall package for free. Now, SVP of global… Read More

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Noch einen Tag vor dem tödlichen Boeing-Crash in Indonesien verhinderte ein Ex-Pilot eine ähnliche Katastrophe

Ein außer Dienst stehender Pilot, der im Cockpit der Boeing 737 Max 8 mitgeflogen ist, hat eine fehlerhafte Funktion an dem Flugzeug noch beim vorletzten Flug behoben, bevor es am nächsten Tag in Indonesien abstürzte, wie es in einem Bloomberg-Bericht vom Dienstag heißt. Dort werden zwei Quellen zitiert, die mit den Untersuchungen in dem Land vertraut sein sollen. Dem Bericht zufolgem kam der Ex-Pilot den Besatzungsmitgliedern der Lion Air zu Hilfe, in dem er einen defekten Sensor reparierte, um ein Blockieren des Flugzeugs zu verhindern. Der Pilot riet der Besatzung, die Energieversorgung eines Motors zu kappen, der dafür sorgt, dass die Nase des Flugzeugs nach unten zeigt, berichtete Bloomberg und… Read More

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Former Oath CEO Tim Armstrong is exiting Verizon with a payout worth more than $60 million

Tim Armstrong will leave Verizon Communications with an awards and benefits package worth more than $60 million. The Wall Street Journal calculated the total amount based on a securities filing from last Monday by combining Armstrong’s compensation in 2018, severance and a special incentive package he was given by Verizon when it acquired AOL in 2015. Armstrong was head of Oath (now called Verizon Media), which took a write down of $4.5 billion last year and laid off seven percent of its workforce as it struggled to compete with other digital media companies. Oath, the company’s digital media unit, was created in 2017 by merging AOL and Yahoo, two companies… Read More

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Doctolib is now a unicorn with new $170 million round

French startup Doctolib has raised a new round of funding of $170 million (€150 million). The round is led by General Atlantic, with existing investors Accel, Eurazeo, Kernel and Bpifrance also participating. Some German healthcare entrepreneurs are also joining the round — the company isn’t detailing the names of those investors. But Doctolib is detailing an important metric — its valuation. Based on this new round, Doctolib now has a post-money valuation of $1.13 billion (€1 billion). There’s a new unicorn in town. Doctolib first started with a scheduling service for health practitioners. For €109 per month ($124), you can replace your calendar with Doctolib and let the startup take… Read More

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