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Tencent scraps investment in media company Chaping after the latter faces criticism for ‘hidden plagiarism’

Tencent Holdings, which owns China’s top social media app WeChat, has scrapped an investment of up to CNY 30 million ($4.7 million) in a content start-up that has been criticised online and by state media for its handling of copyright issues. News of Tencent’s investment in Chaping, a WeChat-based online media company whose name means “bad review”, had spurred questions about Tencent’s commitment to protecting intellectual property that is at the core of its own content business spanning publishing, entertainment and gaming. Representational image. Reuters. “We have reached consensus with the Chaping…

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The benefits of using a reputable Edinburgh taxi company for travel

The Scottish city of Edinburgh is a beautiful one and there are many fantastic sights to see and places to visit. It attracts many visitors each year who enjoy being a tourist in the city, whilst the residents of Edinburgh also enjoy living in Scotland’s capital. The historical and cultural attractions ensure that it is the second most popular tourist destination in all of the UK, with London claiming the top spot. A few notable attractions include Edinburgh Castle, Old Town, New Town and the Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival….

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Facebook CEO Says Group Will Not Become a Media Company

Facebook will not become a media company, its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday, telling students the firm would remain a technology platform. An increasing number of users are turning to social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, to find their news, but Zuckerberg said his firm had no ambitions to become a content provider. “No, we are a tech company, not a media company,” said Zuckerberg, after a young Italian asked him whether Facebook intended to become a news editor. While acknowledging the role Facebook has…

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All-Metal LG G5 Features ‘Primer’ not ‘Plastic’, Claims Company

LG has responded to the allegations that it has stuffed a lot of plastic instead of metal into the LG G5 flagship smartphone. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer says that it’s not plastic but primer it has used in its “all-metal” smartphone. Last week, a gadget reviewer on YouTube claimed that the LG G5, which was launched at Mobile World Congress in February, has a significant amount of plastic on its body. Addressing the growing uproar from the community, LG says that the material it has used in some parts…

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HTC 10’s Speedy, Smooth Performance Touted by Company Ahead of Launch

Ahead of the April 12 launch, HTC has once again teased its upcoming flagship – anticipated to be called the HTC 10 – talking about its performance. In the meanwhile, the handset allegedly now passed the GFXBench benchmark, revealing its specifications. HTC India on Tuesday tweeted a teaser image of the HTC 10 showing the physical home button, and the two capacitive touch buttons at the front below the screen. “Not all phones are created equal. The fastest and smoothest Android. You’ll feel it,” the tweet mentioned. In the meanwhile,…

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iBall Andi 5.5H Weber 4G, Andi 5Q Gold 4G Get Listed on Company Site

iBall appears set to launch two new handsets in India, the Andi 5.5H Weber 4G and the Andi 5Q Gold 4G. Although the smartphones are listed on the company website with images and specifications, their prices have not yet been mentioned. According to the listing, the iBall Andi 5.5H Weber 4G supports dual-SIM dual-4G standby functionality and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. It features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 267ppi. The handset is powered by a 64-bit quad-core processor clocked…

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