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Noon News: TalkTalk Subscriber Count, New Twitter Features, Huawei Racial Discrimination, Amazon Kindle Fire

TalkTalk is in for a rough ride as the UK based broadband services provider loses 43,000 customers in the second quarter. The company has been losing customers who are fed up with the poor customer service it offers to them.

Twitter introduced some new features that allow users to check who liked their posts and also keep track of the activities of people whom they are following. The new features became available starting in August. On a blog post, the San Francisco based start-up commented, "You can now see when someone favorites (likes) or retweets one of your Tweets."

Scientists have developed a new technology that would boost battery life of gadgets like smartphones by 10 times. Researchers at the Northwestern University in the US have developed a new Lithium Ion battery that is capable of charging faster than existing batteries and has a longer life span.

Telecom equipment maker Huawei has been accused of racial discrimination by a British software engineer who has filed a lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit was filed after the company axed British workers only to replace them with Chinese works.

As expected, the Amazon Kindle Tablet has been cracked opened by teardown specialists, iFixit and unsurprisingly, it does share a lot of features with the RIM Blackberry PlayBook device.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.