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Google, Apple face potential breakups as global regulators target tech

Big Tech is facing its biggest challenge in decades as antitrust regulators on both sides of the Atlantic crack down on alleged anti-competitive practices that could result in break-up orders to Apple and Alphabet's Google, a first for the indus…

China launches signal relay satellite for mission to moon's hidden side

China on Wednesday launched a satellite that will act as a communications bridge between ground operations on Earth and an upcoming mission on the far side of the moon, marking a new phase in the country's long-term lunar exploration program. …

US HoR passes bill on TikTok ban

The US House of Representatives (HoR) has passed a bill on Wednesday that could lead to a nationwide ban on TikTok, BBC reported. Lawmakers approved the bill amidst China's warnings that the ban on TikTok would "come back to bite" t…

Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger down globally

Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger have gone down in what appears to be a huge outage at parent company Meta. Facebook users found they had been logged out and were unable to get on, while Instagram refused to work at all. The warnings about bein…

Pay in Nepal with ease; Indian wallets now accepted

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding cross-border payments was signed between the central banks of the two countries, enabling Indian citizens to easily make payments in Nepal using QR scans. With the signing of the MoU on Febr…

Nepalis to get Indian SIM card based on citizenship or voter ID card

The Government of India has made arrangements to provide SIM cards to Nepali and Bhutanese citizens based on their citizenship and voter ID cards. The Department of Telecommunications under the Ministry of Communications of the Governme…

TikTok formally requests govt to remove ban

TikTok, a short video social platform that has been gaining popularity, of late, has requested the Nepal government to formally remove the ban. Sending a letter to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, the representatives of T…

TikTok steps up efforts to remove its ban in Nepal

Social network TikTok, a global short video platform, is constantly stepping up efforts to remove the ban imposed by the Nepal government.   In the last week of January, five member-delegation including one Pakistani returned …

CAN Info-Tech 2024 drawing customers in hordes (with photos)

The CAN Info-Tech 2024 fair is underway at Bhrikuti Mandap in Kathmandu. In the fair that will run for five days, there are 150 stalls showcasing software and hardware products, internationally branded computers, laptops and displays including ma…

Apple's iPhone shipments in China drop 2%

Apple's smartphone shipments in China shrank 2.1% in the final quarter of 2023 from the same year-ago period, news agency Reuters reported on Thursday. The drop underscores the challenges facing the US firm in its third biggest market, as som…