Tag Archives: Claims

$11 million: What Google is paying to settle job seekers’ age-bias claims

Google agreed to pay $11 million to end a lawsuit accusing the internet giant of discriminating against older job applicants, a deal that amounts to an average payout of more than $35,000 for 227 people who joined the class action. The settlement also calls for the Alphabet Inc. unit to train employees and managers about age bias, to create a committee ... Read More »

Actress claims more job offers after ASEAN lane controversy

MANILA, Philippines —  Actress Maria Isabel Lopez could lose her license for using a traffic lane reserved for ASEAN delegates, but she has also gained career opportunities, she said. “Too many offers—TV guestings, new soap, two new movies for 2018, on top of the one I’m producing… plus a new international film to be shot in Japan.. I’m booked guys til ... Read More »

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger May Still Put User Information at Risk, Claims Study

HIGHLIGHTS Apps like Messenger, Whatsapp are leaving themselves exposed to hacking Users are unaware of security options like authentication ceremony Important to identify message recipient before sending out sensitive info Do you know that despite the end-to-end encryption provided by popular messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber, your sensitive information is vulnerable to hacking? A research report has highlighted the importance ... Read More »

How long can you live? New study claims human lifespan can exceed 115 years

Have you ever wondered how long can one live? How old was the oldest man on earth? Is there a limit to which human beings can age? These questions often hover in the mind, don’t they? A recent research paper by a team of American researchers claimed that “maximum longevity has hit a ceiling of 114.9 years”. After it garnered ... Read More »

Xiaomi India Claims Revenue Topped $1 Billion in 2016

Xiaomi, which entered the Indian market less than two years ago, says its revenue in India in 2016 has crossed $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6.800 crores). Based in China, Xiaomi forayed into India with the Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone in July 2014, and has since expanded its portfolio to include speakers, earphones, power banks, air purifiers, fitness bands, VR headsets, ... Read More »

LG V20 Bootloop Issue Caused by Non-Genuine USB Type-C Cables, Company Reportedly Claims

In January this year, LG acknowledged the bootlooping issue on its LG G4 smartphone and the company said that it will repair the affected devices. At the time, the company said there was a hardware fault with the devices that caused the issue. Now, the issue has come back to haunt the company as some reports claimed that the issue ... Read More »

Google Pixel Was More Popular Than iPhone 7 During Black Friday Sales, Claims Analytics Firm

Users made the most of the big discounts during the Black Friday sale last week – which extended over the weekend till Cyber Monday. Deep discounts on tech products saw users lapping up smartphones and tablets in huge numbers, and the newly released iPhone 7 and Google Pixel saw an increase in sale numbers – or specifically, new device activations. ... Read More »

Huawei P9 Worldwide Sales Have Topped 9 Million, Claims Company

  Chinese handset maker Huawei has claimed that it has sold over 9 million Huawei P9 units globally since the smartphone’s launch in April. The company made the announcement at an event on Thursday. Notably, the company back in September had claimed that it sold 6 million P9 smartphones, which means the company has sold an additional 3 million units ... Read More »

Apple Grabs 104 Percent of the Smartphone Industry’s Profits in Q3 2016, Claims Analyst

  Profit estimates are often crucial indicators for any industry as they reveal the direction where the companies are heading. If the latest estimates by analyst Tim Long from BMO Capital Markets, about smartphone industry are anything to go by, Apple seems to be the only shining spot in an otherwise ailing industry. As per the estimates by Long, reported ... Read More »

iPhone SE Will Not Get a New Model in 2017, Claims KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo

  Apple’s iPhone sales have been on a decline this year, and that trend is likely to continue next year as well. If KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is to be believed, then Apple’s sales in the first and second quarter of 2017 will continue to decline, falling short of how it performed in the same quarters in 2016. Kuo ... Read More »