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Google working to further expand mobile payments, add loyalty programs

Microsoft with Cortana, Amazon with Alexa, Google with Google Now turned Google Assistant , and with the Galaxy S8 comes newcomer Bixby from Samsung . Google's plan to improve the bottom 25 percent of app ratings in the Google Play Store starts with flagging those bad app-les. The new API isn't publicly available yet, but Google is already testing it with a few partners.


Government Sent Apple a Secret National Security Letter Requesting Info on Customer

Government Sent Apple a Secret National Security Letter Requesting Info on Customer

Apple announced Monday evening it received a declassified National Security Letter from the US government, the first such instance of the typically secret demands sent by law enforcement agencies. It also included disclosure of 5,750 to 5,999 classified National Security Letters. But there's reason to think the order isn't quite as unique as it looks, and this kind of abrupt declassification isn't limited to Apple .



Trump Budget Calls For Steep Cuts To Low-Income Support Programs

The budget proposal, which is for the fiscal year 2018, features cuts in nearly all areas except defense, veterans affairs and border security . The just-published budget for next year also slashes money for programs that benefit the poor .


Cong, AAP win bypolls to two municipal wards in Delhi

Cong, AAP win bypolls to two municipal wards in Delhi

The ward falls under Seelampur Assembly segment under northeast Delhi parliamentary seat represented by Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari . Sources in the AAP credited its victory in Maujpur, with a slight margin of around 700 votes, to newly-elected Delhi unit convenor and Babarpur MLA Gopal Rai's decision to organise a hush-hush, unpublicised, late-night public meeting presided over by Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal in the run-up to the by-poll.


Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye on trial for alleged bribery

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye on trial for alleged bribery

Choi is now on trial for bribery and abuse of power, as is Samsung's Lee. A small white badge was pinned to her lapel bearing her prisoner number, 503. She was indicted last month for bribery, abuse of power, coercion and leaks of government secrets in 18 suspected crimes. Media showed roughly 100 supporters demanding her freedom at the entrance of the correctional facility where Park has been held.