The Australian parliament on Thursday passed a new law designed to force Alphabet's Google and Facebook to pay media companies for content used on their platforms in reforms that could be replicated in other countries. Libby Hogan reports.
Australia's government announced on Tuesday that Facebook agreed to lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook confirmed that they had reached agreement on amendments to proposed legislation that would make the social network and Google pay for news that they feature.
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Online multiplayer action game 'FAU-G: Fearless and United Guards', which is the Indian alternative for PUB-G, has now released globally after launching in India on January 26, 2021. According to Mashable, the announcement was made by the games developer 'nCore Games' on Twitter where they stated, "FAU-G goes global #1 Free game FAU-G, proudly made in India, is now available worldwide". This means that now people outside of India would also be able to download the app on their Android smartphones. The game hasn't yet released for iOS smartphones and there's currently no information as to when it will be released for iOS users. FAU-G developers had also announced right after the game launch in India that FAU-G has become the top free game on Google Play. In fact, FAU-G reached five million downloads within 24 hours of its launch. As per Mashable, public reaction to the game has been mixed. Many have criticized the game for its basic storyline and features, while there are others who have welcomed the new Indian alternative to the banned PUB-G game in the country. 'FAU-G: Fearless and United Guards' was earlier scheduled to be launched in November 2020, where Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar made the announcement around the final launch date along with a pre-register link and a new trailer for the game.
American multinational technology company Google has now added a new feature on the Google Play app store which will allow the users to know whether an app is trending or not. According to Mashable, the Google app store trends are now being represented by an upward-moving or a downward moving arrow. This arrow looks somewhat similar to the icon denoting the rise or fall of stock prices in markets. The new icons will now appear next to the apps under Google Play Store's top charts list. Although the list is already arranged in descending order, the new icons indicate whether it would stay in the same position for longer or not.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar launched Digital Calendar and Diary App of Government of India. He also unveiled Android and iOS mobile applications of the calendar and diary. The app is available for download on both Google Play store and iOS App Store.
While antibiotics are widely used to treat bacterial infections and other illnesses, a new research suggested that minocycline, an antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties, improved depressive symptoms in patients with low-grade peripheral inflammation. The findings of the study were published in the journal 'Neuropsychopharmacology'. According to the study led by King's College London researchers minocycline helped in improving depressive symptoms in patients with treatment-resistant depression with low-grade peripheral inflammation. In a four-week randomised clinical MINDEP (MINocycline in DEPression) trial, 39 patients with major depressive disorder were recruited from services linked to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and via public advertisement. The trial took place at the NIHR/Wellcome Trust King's Clinical Research Facility at King's College Hospital. The patients, who were taking their routine antidepressant treatment, were split into two groups, one group took daily a placebo (sugar pill) tablet while the other group took daily minocycline alongside their routine treatment for 4 weeks. Both groups showed similar, significant improvement in depressive symptoms as measured by the Hamilton Depression (HAM-D) Rating Scale. However, patients with higher C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, indicating low-grade inflammation, showed greater improvement in their depressive symptoms when taking minocycline.