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Facebook hits 2 billion user mark

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said Tuesday it now counts two billion active monthly users, as the social giant’s founder Mark Zuckerberg highlighted his new mission — not just connecting people, but helping them find common ground. “As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!” Zuckerberg wrote in …

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Race to turn flying cars into a reality

LE BOURGET, FRANCE: Aeronautics giants are treating the idea of a flying car with caution, as such a project raises more questions than it answers, experts say — it’s a child’s dream, a millionaire’s toy. But is it really the next big thing in transport? At this year’s Paris Air Show, …

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Vivo to launch X9S and X9S Plus next month

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has started sending out press invites for a launch event that will be held at Bejing on July 6 for its products, Vivo X9S and X9S Plus smartphones, according to Gizbot. On the invite, there is a model with a Vivo phone in her pocket. On closely looking …

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World’s first ATM machine turns to gold on 50th birthday

LONDON: Five decades since it heralded a transformation in the way people obtained and used cash, the world’s first ATM was turned into gold for celebrations of its fiftieth anniversary. The brainchild of Scottish inventor Shepherd-Barron, the first ATM (automated teller machine) was opened on June 27, 1967 at a branch …

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Google set to face record EU antitrust fine: sources

EU antitrust regulators are likely to impose a record fine on Alphabet unit Google over its shopping service as soon as Tuesday, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday, concluding one of three cases against the company. The European Commission’s case was triggered by scores of complaints from …

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