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Google Fiber hits pause button and planning to reduce staff count by 9 percent

Google Fiber hits pause button and planning to reduce staff count by 9 percent

Google Fiber has announced that it won’t expand in other cities for the moment as the company aims to push forward in wireless segment. Alphabet currently operates its fiber internet division under brand name Access. Access CEO Craig Barratt informed that he will be staying only in advisory role and also hinted that the company plans to lay-off some of its employees.

Huawei drops a teaser about upcoming Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro phablets

Huawei drops a teaser about upcoming Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro phablets

With top-notch Chinese smartphone maker Huawei expected to introduce its flagship Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro phablets at a forthcoming November 3 media event, the company has dropped a teaser about the event on its official page on China’s biggest microblogging platform Weibo.

‘Nintendo Switch’ can function as tabletop console and handheld device

‘Nintendo Switch’ can function as tabletop console and handheld device

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo recently released a brief announcement video to mark the unveiling of its much-anticipated new console – the ‘Nintendo Switch’ console – and the device has already being widely raved about by gaming enthusiasts.

The key reason why the popularity of the new Nintendo Switch gaming console – which was codenamed NX – has skyrocketed is that the console boasts the unique capability of functioning as a tabletop console as well as a handheld device.

Kodak launches photography-centric Android handset --- Ektra

Kodak launches photography-centric Android handset --- Ektra

On Thursday, camera manufacturer announced the launch of a new, photography-centric Android-powered smartphone --- the Kodak Ektra.

The Ektra smartphone, chiefly targeted at mobile photography buffs, will become available for purchase in Europe in December 2016, and will be priced at _499/£449. Kodak plans to launch the handset in the US as well -- probably in spring 2017 -- depending on market demand.

Google signs multi-year deal with CBS for its ‘Unplugged’ web TV service

Google signs multi-year deal with CBS for its ‘Unplugged’ web TV service

According to a development first reported by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Google has signed a multi-year deal with CBS Corp. The deal paves the way for Google to carry the broadcast network on the web TV service it plans to launch soon.

Leaked email unfolds list of Hillary Clinton’s potential VPs

Leaked email unfolds list of Hillary Clinton’s potential VPs

WikiLeaks recently published a leaked email supposedly from Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta, revealing that a number of prominent tech leaders were among the several choices listed for Clinton’s vice presidential pick.

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