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Google outage reported by tens of thousands of users

Tens of thousands of users reported being unable to access various Google services on Monday night, according to outage monitor Downdetector. “User reports indicate Google Maps is having problems since 9:36 PM EDT (0136 GMT),” Downdetector tweeted. More than 40,000 users, including in New York City and Denver, Colorado, reported disruptions when trying to use Google’s services, particularly the maps ...

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South Korea’s first lunar orbiter launched by SpaceX

South Korea’s first lunar orbiter successfully launched on a year-long mission to observe the Moon, Seoul said Friday, with the payload including a new disruption-tolerant network for sending data from space. Danuri — a portmanteau of the Korean words for “Moon” and “enjoy” — was on a Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida by Elon Musk’s aerospace ...

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Ensure 4G services first, talk about 5G service later on: PM

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) in a meeting on Tuesday turned down a proposal from Teletalk Bangladesh Limited to introduce a fifth generation or 5G network in the capital. Chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the decision was taken at a virtual meeting to save dollars amid acute shortage of the foreign currency reserves in the ...

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Musk, Twitter get Oct. 17 trial in buyout fight

Twitter’s lawsuit to force Elon Musk to complete his $44 billion buyout bid is set to go to trial on October 17, a US judge has ordered, in a case with major stakes for both sides. The trial is due to open in a court in the eastern state of Delaware and is set to last five days to decide ...

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Google-parent Alphabet’s profit slips as growth slows

Google-parent Alphabet on Tuesday reported its profit in the recently ended quarter slipped to $16 billion as its long sizzling ad revenue growth cooled. Big tech firms are grappling with multiple problems, from inflation to the war in Ukraine, and results for this quarter have not been great so far, reports AFP. Alphabet’s revenue in the period grew 13 percent ...

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Twitter spent $33m in three months on Elon Musk deal

Twitter spent $33m (£27m) on Elon Musk’s proposed deal to buy the firm between April and June 2022. It also said its number of monthly daily users had risen to 237m – but it reported a net loss of $270m, which was worse than expected. Mr Musk has since changed his mind about the purchase, and a court date is ...

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US to resume International Space Station flights with Russia

The United States said Friday it would resume flights to the International Space Station with Russia, despite its attempts to isolate Moscow over the invasion of Ukraine. “To ensure continued safe operations of the International Space Station, protect the lives of astronauts and ensure continuous US presence in space, NASA will resume integrated crews on US crew spacecraft and the ...

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Elon Musk pulls out of $44bn Twitter deal

Elon Musk, the chief executive officer of Tesla and the world’s richest person, said on Friday he was terminating his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter because the social media company had breached multiple provisions of the merger agreement. Twitter’s chairman, Bret Taylor, said on the micro-blogging platform that the board planned to pursue legal action to enforce the merger ...

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BTRC: 5G internet within December

BTRC Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder said 5G internet will be introduced by all mobile operators within December next. He said grassroots people, a technology-based education system, women, physically challenged people, and informal sectors have been prioritized to form Bangladesh Broadband Policy 2022. Shyam Sunder Sikder revealed the information while speaking at a workshop in the capital on Tuesday, reports UNB. ...

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NASA to launch 3 rockets from private Australian space port

NASA will launch a research rocket from remote northern Australia this month in the agency’s first blast off from a commercial space port outside the United States. Three suborbital sounding rockets will be launched from the Arnhem Space Center on Indigenous-owned land near the mining town of Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory on June 26, July 4 and 12, said ...

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