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The number of people using Microsoft’s Skype video calling system has surged by 70 percent in a month to 40 million people presently, as more individuals stay home due to the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Monday. Skype-to-Skype calling minutes jumped 220 percent from a month earlier, the company said in a blog post. Microsoft added that
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YouTube had last week reduced its default video quality to standard definition (SD) on mobile networks over growing Internet bandwidth concerns, as the global lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic has restricted everyone indoors. With people at home almost globally, there has been a significant surge in Internet usage, raising concerns about networks slowing down
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Amazon.com on Wednesday said it temporarily would not require sellers in its marketplace to repay loans it had made to them, as merchants confront the prospect of declining sales during the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest online retailer notified sellers that its programme known as Amazon Lending would pause repayments beginning Thursday until April 30.
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Apple has announced a significant security update for the Safari browser’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) system. The new privacy feature from Apple will allow Safari to block all third-party cookies by default and prevent advertisers and websites from following users across the Internet. The new security update on Safari will be rolled out with iOS
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The Gurugram Police has announced that it had allowed the delivery operations of various online services amid the nationwide lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to limit the coronavirus outbreak. The list of services that have been allowed include Amazon, Big Basket, Dunzo, Flipkart, Grofers, Swiggy, and Zomato among others. Similar to the Gurugram
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India’s average mobile download speed remained flat for the first two weeks of March while the fixed-line broadband download speed marginally increased for the same period, a report claims. This data was analysed by Ookla, a global internet speed tracker company, which is currently observing Internet speed-related trends around the globe amid the SARS-CoV-2 (also
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