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Telgram rolls out native support for polls in chat

Telgram rolls out native support for polls in chat

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It’s the wind down to Christmas and the New Year, so we don’t expect much but if you love polls then Telegram is rolling out native support for polls in chat. The inclusion of Chats in V5.2 of the app is pretty neat, you can add a poll right from the attachments menu (the paperclip). The polls are able to be forwarded to other chats for greater visibility or pinned to the top of a chat. You won’t know who voted what as the chat results are anonymised. Telegram says that they may look at introducing non-anonymous polls but as they take their commitment to privacy very seriously they’ll be very clearly marked as non-anonymous. Though Telegram has been great about adding Android features, it seems iOS users get a bit of love this time around with image Search making a r
The Week in Tech: Sundar Pichai Has a Chat With Congress

The Week in Tech: Sundar Pichai Has a Chat With Congress

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■ An argument often made against antitrust action is that the technology industry is dynamic, and that today’s dominant predator can become tomorrow’s prey. Nokia once dominated mobile phones but lost its standing to Samsung and Apple in the smartphone era.Similarly, Intel, once so overwhelming a force in the semiconductor industry that it was a frequent target of antitrust cases, is struggling to keep pace with a shifting industry. My colleague Cade Metz explained how Amazon is the latest tech company to start building its own chips, threatening Intel’s grip on the server chip market.■ It’s rare for a bail hearing to make international news, but this was no ordinary arrest.Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the tech behemoth Huawei and a daughter of the company’s fo
In the race to win business chat, there’s a big boy collisi…

In the race to win business chat, there’s a big boy collisi…

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Google will pay Apple $9 billion this year to remain the default search engine in the iPhone’s Safari browser, according to one Goldman Sachs analyst. That’s a hefty expense for Google, but will Apple end up paying the price when it comes to business messaging? According to Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall, Apple charges Google based on the number of searches iPhone users perform using Safari or Siri. If his $9 billion estimate is correct, it means Google is paying Apple roughly $10 a year for every iPhone user, as Cult of Mac reports. Hall predicts that number may climb as high as $12 billion next year, although other analysts have made lower estimates. Whatever the exact price tag, iPhone users acco