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Video chat app Houseparty offers $1 million reward over hacking claims

Group video chat app Houseparty offered a reward of $1 million for evidence of what it said was a smear campaign against the company as it fought to quash claims that the app was stealing data from others installed on the same smartphone.


Walt Disney to launch streaming service in India on Friday

Walt Disney Co will launch its Disney+ service in India on April 3, the company said on Tuesday, intensifying rivalry with Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc’s Prime Video in a country where demand for online streaming is surging.


Huawei warns China will strike back against new U.S. restrictions

Huawei warned on Tuesday that 2020 would be its most difficult year yet due to American trade restrictions which dealt a blow to its overseas sales in 2019, and predicted the Chinese government would retaliate against the United States.


Court finds Helsinki less at fault than Siemens in metro dispute

The city of Helsinki had the right to scrap its contract with Siemens over the failed automation of the Finnish capital’s metro, but both sides broke agreements, a Helsinki district court ruled on Tuesday in a long-running legal dispute.


Smartphone maker Xiaomi says China sales already close to full recovery

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp is seeing signs of a sales recovery in China, it said on Tuesday, as the country starts to return to normal following the coronavirus lockdown.


Google Japan defends impartiality of search results amid lockdown rumors

Google on Tuesday defended the impartiality of its search results after users in Japan seeking to corroborate rumors of an imminent state of emergency declaration by the government were met with no results on its website.