Nokia Promises Software Revolution

Nokia’s acquisition of smaller rival Alcatel-Lucent may avoid the pitfalls that befell earlier telecom network equipment marriages, thanks to a revolution over the past decade in how products are launched and developed. The brains and brawn of telecom networks today lie in software, which is programmable and flexible, and not …

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WhatsApp Voice Calling for iPhone Starts Rolling Out

WhatsApp updated its iOS app on Tuesday adding the much-awaited voice calling feature that was rolled out to all Android users less than a month ago. The WhatsApp iOS app update (version 2.12.1) also brings new features such as sharing extension, quick camera button in chats and other additions apart …

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Facebook gives priority to Friends

Facebook said Tuesday it was re configuring its News Feed, in a move aimed at giving people more information about what is happening to “the friends you care about.” The world’s biggest social network unveiled changes which decrease reliance on “referral” traffic or the sharing of news articles or other …

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Watch: John Oliver Interviews Edward Snowden in Russia on ‘Last Week Tonight’

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver recently traveled to Moscow to interview Edward Snowden, “the most famous hero and/or traitor in recent American history” who leaked classified NSA documents to the press and was subsequently charged with violating the Espionage Act in 2013, prompting him to seek asylum in Russia. …

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Turkey Briefly Blocks YouTube, Twitter Access and Threatens Google Ban

ISTANBUL—A Turkish court temporarily blocked access to Twitter and YouTube—and threatened to ban Google as well—for failing to remove content related to a deadly hostage crisis last week, marking the second time in a year that Turkey has blocked the social-media platforms. The blackout came Monday after an Istanbul court …

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