Tech News in brief of 23rd September: News are just after the Table Of Contents.
YouTube CEO Apologised for improving Verification Policy:
YouTube company’s CEO Susan Wojcicki said they YouTube have modified its verification program which results a controversy. And later company’s CEO promised to re-modified its verification program policy.
On Friday, company CEO Wojcicki twitted that YouTube’s creators and users – I’m sorry for the frustration and hurt that we caused with our new approach to verification. While trying to make improvements, we missed the mark. As I write this, we’re working to address your concerns and we’ll have more updates soon.
This modification resulted that it had withdrawn YouTube creators verification badge but after controversy CEO said that the channels which are already verified will keep their verification badge.
Facebook Acquires Chatbot Startup Servicefriend to Integrate Into Calibra:
A report said that Facebook is planning to make financial service called Calibra. This service will allow user to send money to contacts, pay bills, top up their phones, buy things and many more.
Now Facebook planning to make its cryptocurrency Libra customer friendly. And hence Facebook has acquired an AI based startup Servicefriend which will help in building messaging app.
Google Maps Testing Incognito Mode Ahead of Official Launch:
The Google Maps soon going to have an Incognito Mode. This mode is coming for providing better privacy on your location data. This Mode is currently being tested in the Android app.
Report says that the Google Maps 10.26 version also hints at a new ‘Eyes Free’ walking navigation mode. This Eyes Free will decrease the number of times you are looking at the Google map while walking.
SoftBank wants to expel Adam Neumann as WeWork CEO:
Japanese SoftBank Group is planning to expel Adam Neumann as the CEO of WeWork. According to the report of TechCrunch, WeWork directors were planning an immediate board meeting for discussing about the expel of Adam Neumann.
On Sunday, TechCrunch reported that seven members of WeWork’s were planning to expel Neumann from CEO post and instead become WeWork’s non-executive chairman.
Samsung Galaxy A20s Launched:
The South Korean tech giant Samsung has launched its new A series smarphone A20s. This phone is coming triple rear cameras, an octa-core SoC, rear fingerprint sensor, and a 6.5-inch HD+ screen.
Its price has not been revealed yet in india but its price in Malaysia is at RM 699 (roughly around Rs. 12,000). The Galaxy A20s coming in different color options like black, blue, green and red.
Asus ROG Phone 2 Launched in India:
On Monday Asus has launched its gaming smartphone Asus ROG Phone 2 at an event in New Delhi. This phone is coming with the Snapdragon 855+ SoC, up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 512GB of internal storage, in-display fingerprint sensor.
This gaming phone carring a price of Rs. 37,999 for its base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant in India. This phone is coming on sale from 30th of September via Flipkart.
Lenovo K10 Plus Launched in India:
The chinese company Lenovo has launched its new smarphone Lenovo K10 Plus in India. This smartphone coming in 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant only. This phone is having Android Pie, triple rear cameras, a waterdrop-style display notch.
This Lenovo K10 Plus smartphone carrying a price range of Rs. 10,999 for the lone 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant in India. This phone is coming in two color variant like Black and Sprite colour. The smartphone is coming on sale on 30th of September at Flipkart.
Oppo F11 and Oppo F11 Pro Price in India Cut by Up to Rs. 2,000:
The smartphone company Oppo has dropped down its two smartphone prices in India up to Rs. 2,000. These smartphone are Oppo F11 and Oppo F11 Pro, launched in the month of March 2019.
Currently the Oppo F11 is carrying a price of ₹ 14,820 for its 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variants and earlier its price were Rs. 16,990. On the other hand there is no price cut for its 4GB RAM variant of Oppo F11.
Currently the price of Oppo F11 Pro is Rs. 19,990 for its 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. Earlier its price was Rs. 21,990.
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