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Cosmic mat welcomes aliens

It may look like an ordinary door mat, but its creators insist the conceptual art piece could encourage alien life to visit Earth -- and help create a new kind of space archaeology.


Twitter increase ad transparency to foil politics meddling

Twitter on Tuesday announced steps to make it easier to see who is behind political ads and who they are targeting as social media giants try to thwart skullduggery.


FB beefing up team to thwart election manipulation

Facebook on Monday said it will hire more than 1,000 people to thwart deceptive ads crafted to knock elections off course.


Google, Facebook, Twitter asked to testify in Russia probe

The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked top tech companies Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify about Russian interference in US politics, a Senate aide confirmed Wednesday.


Twitter to boost appeal with 280-character limit

Twitter is testing allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters -- double the existing limit -- in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network.


China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month.


Tech dreams live or die on startup battlefields

Fearing failure but driven by a chance at Silicon Valley stardom, young entrepreneurs pitch their dreams in mere minutes at startup competitions like TechCrunch Disrupt that ended here Wednesday.


The last days of a 'village' in China's Silicon Valley

Surrounded by the sleek hi-tech campuses and luxury condominiums of "Beijing's Silicon Valley", migrants from the countryside recreate village life, cooking in outdoor communal areas, playing cards and showering in the street.


Google likely to buy stake in HTC

Google is set to announce it is buying part of Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.


Sin Chew wins coveted award in WCIT

Sin Chew Media Corporation won ASOCIO's Outstanding User Organization Award at the WCIT congress in Taiwan.


 

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