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Uber cedes control in Russian market with Yandex tie-up

Uber cedes control in Russian market with Yandex tie-up

Last year, Yandex may have gained the upper hand with plans to install its map and traffic software in some Toyotas and Russian trucks. And the CEO of Yandex , Tigran Khudaverdyan, will be in charge of the combined business. "Not only is this partnership good news for our two companies, it's also great for riders, drivers and cities across the region". In markets where it is still a smaller player, that can prove to be costly.


India now the biggest user of Facebook, overtakes the US

India now the biggest user of Facebook, overtakes the US

Messenger Lite was previously rolled out in countries such as Vietnam, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. While Messenger Lite is said to be a lightweight version of the regular app , it still offers basic features of Messenger, but still functions like a gem on slower connections and low-end Android smartphones.


China's Lenovo outdone by HP in market share in Q2

China's Lenovo outdone by HP in market share in Q2

HP was followed by Lenovo, Dell and Apple in that order. With the increase in market share, Apple now holds the fourth position in the PC market after toppling Asus. That slump hit Asus hardest, seeing a 40.1% dip in its share of the market last quarter, compared with the same period in 2016. Both market trackers ranked HP as the top computer seller, saying its sales have grown despite the shrinking market.


XCOM 2: War of the Chosen New Gameplay Showcases a New Mission

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen New Gameplay Showcases a New Mission

With this release the game will get new factions, hero classes, missions, environments, and more content to enhance the strategy and customization options. War of the Chosen will launch on PS4, Xbox One , and PC on August 31 (no, there is no Switch version of the game yet- it might actually be impossible, given how high end the game is).


Shark attacks kayak in Santa Cruz, leaving boater uninjured

Shark attacks kayak in Santa Cruz, leaving boater uninjured

After using his marine radio to alert harbor patrol of the shark encounter, Lawson was rescued and safely taken to shore. The bottom of the kayak showed shallow cracks and damage from the shark's bite. The city is also ordering that all kayak rental shops and surf schools close until Saturday and that children in the junior lifeguard will be restricted to land-based activities.


Destiny 2 Beta Release Date, Start Time, Download Size, and More

Destiny 2 Beta Release Date, Start Time, Download Size, and More

Superdata, interactive media intelligence company, is predicting a high chance that Destiny 2 will sell around three million with three months of being available on the platform. The non-Glacier White standalone PS4 Pro console now costs $399, with the Destiny 2 Digital Deluxe Edition selling for $99.99. As for the actual size of the game's beta, this remains to be unknown.