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Apple removes Telegram from app store

Image copyright Getty Images Telegram’s official app has been removed from Apple’s App Store. It had been removed because it had made “inappropriate content” available to users, founder Pavel Durov said. “Once we have protections in place we expect the apps to be back on the App Store,” he tweeted. The removal came soon after […]

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Atari co-founder denied award over sexist behaviour

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Bushnell had written about several controversial incidents in his autobiography Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has “applauded” a decision that means he will not get an award for pioneering work on video games. Mr Bushnell was due to receive the prestigious Pioneer Award at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) […]

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Delays hit KodakCoin crypto-currency plans

Image caption Kodak also invested in a Bitcoin-mining machine, which it aims to rent to users Eastman Kodak shares have fallen after it emerged the company is delaying the launch of its new crypto-currency. KodakCoin is designed to help photographers register, license and manage their images. The initial coin (ICO) offering was announced at the […]

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Three million homes to get ultrafast broadband by 2020

Image copyright Alamy Openreach, the BT-owned firm that manages the UK’s broadband infrastructure, has vowed to introduce “ultrafast” internet connections to three million premises by 2020. The company said it was accelerating its plan to run fibre connections directly to homes and businesses. It will increase internet speeds from 24 megabits a second under superfast […]

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Facebook users spending less time online

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wants users to interact more Facebook users spent less time on the site even before it announced major changes to its News Feed in January. Measures such as showing fewer viral videos cut time spent on the social network by about 5%, or roughly […]

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Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple first unveiled its HomePod smart speaker in June Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. It said the HomePod would be ready to […]

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Visibility poor

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘There’s no weather station measuring what’s going on’ A shortage of weather data is putting many African countries at an economic disadvantage, experts believe. The BBC’s Click team went to Tanzania to meet some tech start-ups trying to change the outlook. Tanzania is at the centre of […]

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Net filters help avoid dodgy domains

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It can be hard for consumers to work out if sites they are visiting are legitimate A free service that helps stop consumers visiting websites known to be malicious has been set up by IBM and two other industry bodies. The Quad 9 service requires people to change the […]