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Stopping Libra will give China an edge: Zuckerberg
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:16 PM IST
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is going to tell the US Congress that restricting its digital currency Libra will give China headway in this space which is already working on such projects. ... read..


Apple premieres 'See', coming to Apple TV+ on Nov 1
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Apple premiered its upcoming futuristic thriller "See" at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, California and from November 1 its first three episodes will be available on Apple TV+. ... read..


Facebook removes more fake Russian, Iranian accounts (Lead)
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Facebook has removed multiple fake accounts that originated in Iran and Russia and targeted the US, North Africa and Latin America before elections. ... read..


Civil rights groups urge Facebook CEO to help prevent harm
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A coalition of more than 45 civil rights groups has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to act against discrimination on the social media platform and make prevention of harm its goal. ... read..


MG Hector receives Apple CarPlay update (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
MG Hector on Tuesday received the first over-the-air (OTA) software update that adds features like Apple CarPlay and enhances the user experience. ... read..


Uber Bus not too far from Delhi roads
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
With Uber bringing public transport feature on its app for Delhi users, the day is not far when proper Uber buses will ply in the national capital, and later in other cities. ... read..


63% businesses concerned about cyber threats
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Sixty-six per cent of business decision makers in India believe lack of security expertise is a challenge for their organisations, while 63 per cent of Indian businesses are concerned about being exposed to cyber threats due to employee errors, according ... read..


IBM unveils z15 with industry-first data privacy capabilities
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
IBM on Tuesday announced z15 -- a new enterprise platform with industry-first data privacy capabilities and has the ability to manage the privacy of customer data across hybrid multicloud environments. ... read..


TECNO's budget phones that make for the best Diwali gifts
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:06 PM IST
Diwali in India is never complete without gifting your loved ones and smartphones are one of the most sought-after Gifts during Diwali and consumers wait for the whole year for this season to purchase their favourite gifts. ... read..


The books top executives are reading in 2019
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:06 PM IST
What keeps the global executives going? It has to be books! And if selected properly, these can inspire and motivate you in the race ahead to drive innovation and make a lasting change. ... read..


Firms using power of data see huge revenue growth: McKinsey
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:06 PM IST
Companies using the power of data and analytics are reaping significant new revenue growth in India in just a few months, according to global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. ... read..


India core to our growth strategy for next 5-10 yrs: Uber CEO
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
India is at the core of Uber's growth strategy for the next five to ten years, the company's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said here on Tuesday. ... read..


Tim Cook named chairman of Chinese business school
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Apple CEO Tim Cook has been appointed chairman of the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. ... read..


Dell Technologies to double down on robust partner ecosystem in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
For Dell Technologies, India holds a major place on its Asia Pacific growth map and the credit for the success goes to strategic alliances and a partner network that is behind the company's overall success in the country, a top company executive has stres ... read..


Delhi Metro partners Uber for last-mile connectivity (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Hiring a cab from a Metro station in Delhi is set to become a lot more easier as ride hailing major Uber on Tuesday announced it has won a competitive bid to expand its operations across 210 Delhi Metro stations. ... read..


Lava launches 'Z41' entry level smartphone at Rs 3,899
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Lava International Limited on Tuesday launched its new entry level smartphone, Lava Z41 for Rs 3,899. ... read..


Trend Micro acquires Australia's Cloud Conformity
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Global Cloud security company Trend Micro Incorporated on Tuesday announced it has acquired Sydney headquartered Cloud Conformity -- a Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) company. ... read..


Zomato eyes 20 crore users in India: Deepinder Goyal
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Zomato Founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal on Tuesday said the online food delivery platform aims to serve 20 crore people in India over the next few years who will order food at least five times a month. ... read..


MG Hector receives Apple Car Play update
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
MG Hector on Tuesday received the first over-the-air (OTA) software update that adds new features such as Apple Car Play and enhances the overall user experience with technological enhancements. ... read..


IBM 'Watson Anywhere' to help Indian firms scale AI on any Cloud
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Tech giant IBM on Tuesday announced new innovations to further advance its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven intelligent cognitive approach "Watson Anywhere" that will help Indian enterprises scale AI across any Cloud and wherever the data resides. ... read..


Indian banking, securities IT spending to grow 9% in 2020
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Spending by the banking and securities sector in India will total $11 billion in 2020, an increase of 9.1 per cent from 2019, as the sectors continue to increase its investments in digital business, said a latest forecast by Gartner Inc. on Tuesday. ... read..


Uber launches 'public transport' in Delhi
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
San Francisco-based ride hailing major Uber on Tuesday launched its public transport service in Delhi, the ninth city globally and the first in Asia to have the feature. ... read..


Google, Gmail will now share single profile photo
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Google has started combining G Suite users' Gmail photos with their Google account profile photos. ... read..


Ex-Microsoft Office, Cortana executive to head Google G Suite
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
In its bid to take on Microsoft Office, Google has hired former Microsoft Executive Javier Soltero to run its G Suite business, which includes Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive and more. ... read..


Upcoming Twitter policy to fight deepfake videos
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Twitter is working on a new policy to tackle deepfake videos on its platform that will address the content which could threaten someone's physical safety or lead to offline harm. ... read..


Microsoft acquires Cloud file migration provider Mover
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Microsoft has acquired leading Cloud file migration provider Mover for an undisclosed sum. ... read..


Facebook removes more fake Russian, Iranian accounts
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Facebook has removed multiple fake accounts that originated in Iran and Russia and targeted the US, North Africa and Latin America before elections. ... read..


Urban Ladder co-founder Rajiv Srivatsa steps down
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Bengaluru-based and Ratan Tata-backed home furnishing company Urban Ladder's co-founder Rajiv Srivatsa has announced to step down from his role. ... read..


SAP, Microsoft partner to help customers 'Embrace' Cloud
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 10:50:53 AM IST
Business software firm SAP on Monday announced a partnership with Microsoft to help customers run their business processes on Cloud. ... read..


Facebook rolls out dark mode beta for web interface
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 10:50:53 AM IST
Months after announcing its plans to give a design overhaul at the F8 Conference in May, Facebook has finally begun rolling out the dark mode in beta for its web interface for some users, the media reported. ... read..


Sony launches new premium compact camera in India for Rs 97K
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 10:50:53 AM IST
Sony India on Monday refreshed its premium compact camera -- the RX series with the new RX100 VII in India for Rs 96,990. ... read..


World's biggest face recognition system arrives in India next month
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 10:50:53 AM IST
With the tender submission date to procure the National Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) just 20 days away, India is closer to install worlds largest facial recognition system to track and nab criminals. ... read..


Women safety, air pollution apps win Marconi awards
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2019 10:50:53 AM IST
Two digital applications (apps) developed by Indian under-graduate students for women's safety and to check air pollution in Delhi on smartphones won Marconi Society annual awards for the good of humanity, an official said on Monday. ... read..


Facebook announces new tools to protect 2020 US elections
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Stung by spread of fake news and privacy violations, Facebook on Monday announced several new tools to protect 2020 US elections from being manipulated by nation-state bad actors, and avoid the repeat of 2018 presidential elections hit by Russian interfer ... read..


Women safety, air pollution apps win Marconi awards (Lead)
Bengaluru/New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Two digital applications (apps) developed by Indian under-graduate students for women's safety and to check air pollution in Delhi on smartphones won Marconi Society annual awards for the good of humanity, an official said on Monday. ... read..


84% Instagram users likely to shop from it: Report
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Eighty-four per cent of Instagram users are likely to shop using the photo sharing platform, and Instagrammers spend most of the time on the platform in the evening between 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., a new report said on Monday. ... read..


Jio's new 'all-in-one' plans include free IUC minutes
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Reliance Jio on Monday announced new "all-in-one" plans which are marginally cheaper than its existing prepaid plans and also include Interconnect usage charges for 1,000 minutes of outgoing calls. ... read..


Vodafone Idea partners Red Hat to transform data centres
Bengaluru | Monday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
Open source solutions provider Red Hat on Monday announced a partnership with telecom major Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) to transform its distributed network data centres to open standards, open interfaces based "Universal Cloud". ... read..


Kik Messenger acquired by MediaLab, won't be killed now
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
A month after it was announced that Kik Messenger will be shutting operations, news comes that the platform is now going to live as MediaLab has acquired the popular anonymous chat app and has plans to invest in its future. ... read..


Small-town India helps Snapdeal log 87mn visits in September
Gurugram | Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Snapdeal registered 87 million visits on its platform in the month of September as festive season began, clearly making it the third largest e-commerce player in the country after Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart. ... read..


New 10.2-inch Apple iPad: Bigger, better yet in your budget
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
If you are a student or a creative pro and do not want to spend a moolah on a high-end digital screen to give your ideas new wings, Apple has brought a new seventh-generation iPad with 10.2-inch Retina display, Apple Pencil support, the fast A10 Fusion ch ... read..


Amazon's 3rd party sellers shipping expired food: Report
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
In an apparent lapse in product quality checks, third party sellers on Amazon have been selling long expired food including old Hostess brownies and Teavana goods which were discontinued in 2017, the media reported. ... read..


Russian hackers piggybacked on Iranian groups to attack others
London | Monday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
In a bizarre case of cyberattacks, Russian hackers first targeted Iran-based groups and acquired their tools and infrastructure to conduct attacks on dozens of countries, security officials in the UK and US revealed on Monday. ... read..


Instagram test helps you choose people to unfollow
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Aiming to make it easier for users to manage the accounts they follow on Instagram, the photo-sharing platform has started testing a feature to group followers into categories, and help them choose users to unfollow, the media reported. ... read..


Absence of Google apps hurting Huawei the most: Report
Beijing | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has confirmed that the US sanctions were hurting it badly, especially the absence of Google's core Android software, Play Store and popular apps like Search and Maps on its devices. ... read..


Facebook set to launch dedicated news tab
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Calling itself a 'Fifth Estate', Facebook has reportedly entered into deals with prominent media houses to launch a dedicated news tab on its platform. ... read..


6th World Internet Conference opens in China
Wuzhen (China) | Monday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The sixth World Internet Conference opened on Sunday in the river town of Wuzhen in east China's Zhejiang province. ... read..


Satellites to detect stranded whales from space
London | Monday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Analysing satellite images may help scientists detect and count stranded whales from space, new research has found. ... read..


There might be Earth-like planets in the universe
Washington D.C. | October 20, 2019 11:41:34 PM IST
There's no denying the fact that Earth is the only habitable planet and one of its kind, but according to new evidence there may be numerous Earth-like planets in the universe! ... read..


Human-like skin can make phone 'feel' tickling, twisting
London | Sunday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have developed a new interface that allows phones, wearables or computers to "feel" sensations such as tickling, caressing, twisting and even pinching just as the human skin does. ... read..


AI, digital marketing key skills to boost growth
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), digital marketing and design thinking are the top skills that organisations will need to focus on to drive future growth, according to a new study. ... read..


OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition: Perfect substitute for Pixel 4
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has earned a distinct space in India with its 7T series and for those who want to own a super-premium version, the company has 7T Pro McLaren Edition on offer for Rs 58,999 - exactly the same price that will get you a bran ... read..


US criticises Apple, Blizzard for China censorship: Report
San Francisco | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A bipartisan group of US lawmakers have severely criticised Apple and American video game developer and publisher Blizzard over their decisions that have negatively impacted overseas app users and gamers 'at the behest of the Chinese government', the medi ... read..


WhatsApp to bring splash screen, dark mode for iPhone users
San Francisco | Sunday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is testing a new beta update for iOS users which would bring features like hide muted status update, splash screen, and app badge improvements among others, according to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates. ... read..


Users in US can collect food via Uber Eats' Pickup feature
San Francisco | Sunday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Uber Eats has announced that its 'Pickup' feature on the on-demand restaurant food app is now available for users in the US. ... read..


DNA Technology Regulation Bill referred to Parliamentary panel
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The DNA Technology Regulation Bill that provides for establishment of a national DNA data bank and regional DNA data banks and was passed by Lok Sabha in July has been referred to a parliamentary standing committee for examination and come back with a rep ... read..


16-inch MacBook Pro shows up in Apple's Catalina beta
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
New icons hidden in the latest macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta has disclosed a new MacBook Pro, labelled as "MacBookPro 16.1", in works. The icon looks similar to the 15-inch MacBook Pro asset that was included in previous versions of macOS. ... read..


TCL launches 85-inch P8M 4K AI TV for Rs 1,99,990
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Chinese consumer electronics firm TCL Electronics on Saturday launched the 85-inch P8M 4K AI TV exclusively at its brand store here. ... read..


Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd wanted India data centre, it arrived
San Francisco/New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
For late Oracle co-CEO Mark Vincent Hurd, India was always a promising market and he was always committed to expand Oracle's footprint in the burgeoning Cloud and software market in the country. ... read..


Tesla to start building cars in China: Report
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has got an approval to manufacture cars in China and the company is building a $2 billion factory in Shanghai, its first manufacturing unit outside the US, the media has reported. ... read..


Mars once had salt lakes similar to Earth: Study
New York | Saturday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Mars once had salt lakes similar to the ones on Earth and has gone through wet and dry periods, according to a new study. ... read..


Second N-plant at TN's Kudankulam stops operation
Chennai | Saturday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
The second 1,000 MW nuclear power unit at Kudankulam, owned by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) stopped power generation on Saturday, said Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO). ... read..


Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd passes away
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Mark Hurd, who until last month was the co-CEO of software giant Oracle, has passed away, the US media reported. He was 62. ... read..


Facebook no more among top 10 best brands globally
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 6:15:06 PM IST
Hit by privacy scandals and year-round investigations, Facebook has lost its place among the world's 10 most valuable brands in global brand consultancy Interbrand's annual ranking of best top 100 brands. ... read..


Musk regularly destroys his phones for security purposes
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk regularly switches to new smartphones and destroys old ones for security purposes, according to a court document. ... read..


Amazon announces Great Indian Festival - Diwali Special sale
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2019 5:15:06 PM IST
Amazon India on Saturday announced the Great Indian Festival - Diwali Special sale which will bring deals and offers on a wide range of items, including smartphones, laptops, cameras, large appliances, kitchen products and more. ... read..


Facebook faces $35 billion class-action lawsuit
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
A court in the US has denied Facebook's request to quash $35 billion class-action lawsuit against its alleged misuse of facial recognition data in Illinois. ... read..


Google Pixel 4 face unlock works even if your eyes are closed
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 12:50:53 PM IST
Google has recently launched its latest Pixel 4 series smartphones with face unlock for biometric authentication in New York. But this feature comes with a major flaw, as it could unlock the phone even if users were not looking at it. ... read..


Canon uses Noida technical centre for boost services quality (Lead)
Noida | Saturday, 2019 12:50:53 PM IST
Canon India on Friday said that its technical excellence centre in Noida plays a vital role in improving quality of its services across both B2B and B2C businesses. ... read..


1st all-woman spacewalk sparks unprecedented interest: NASA
Washington | Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
Astronauts Jessica Meir and Christa Koch made history with the first all-female spacewalk, an excursion to repair a power unit on the International Space Station. ... read..


Google Stadia Controller will have limited wireless capability
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Google Stadia controller's wireless capability will only work on TV with a Chromecast Ultra but a user at launch will have to plug in a USB-C cable to use it with computers or phones, the tech giant has revealed in a product video. ... read..


Vodafone Germany in pact with EHang for flying car project
Berlin | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Vodafone Germany on Friday announced a deal with Chinese autonomous air taxis company EHang to collaborate on building an urban air mobility (UAM) ecosystem first in Germany and then Europe-wide. ... read..


Smartphone market may return to growth in 2020: Counterpoint
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Launch of 5G devices and services, as well as growing demand in emerging markets like India, Russia, Indonesia, will help the global smartphone market return to growth in 2020, says a new forecast by Counterpoint Research. ... read..


NASA astronauts conduct first all-women space walk
Washington | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir ventured out of the International Space Station on Friday for the first all-women space walk to replace a failed power controller, also known as a battery charge-discharge unit (BCDU). ... read..


TikTok appoints Nikhil Gandhi as India head
Mumbai | Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
TikTok on Friday announced the appointment of former Times Network executive Nikhil Gandhi as its India head to drive the next phase of growth for the Chinese short video-sharing platform in the highly competitive market. ... read..


Asus Rog Phone II: Premium meets power for true gaming
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:15:06 PM IST
Gaming smartphones are fast becoming a hot trend in India as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) like Razer Phone, Xiaomi's sub-brand Black Shark and ZTE's subsidiary Nubia have started taking the segment seriously. ... read..


Truecaller rolls out group chat for Android, iOS
Bengaluru | Friday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Friday launched its group chat feature that is aimed to facilitate efficient communication for its community. ... read..


Canon India opens technical excellence centre in Noida
Noida | Friday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Canon India on Friday announced to open a technical excellence centre in Noida that will not only offer quality services across both B2B and B2C businesses but also serve as the learning and training hub for customer service specialists. ... read..


Answer to renewable energy lies in the art of croissant making
Washington D.C. | October 18, 2019 9:41:32 PM IST
Sustainability is today's demand and there is no doubt in that. In a new study, researchers took inspiration from the art of croissant-making to find a possible solution for the sustainable energy problem. ... read..


TSMC posts strong Q3 profit as device sales pick up: Report
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
In a sign that the global chipset market could be headed towards a recovery, chip supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) has reported a strong third quarter (Q3) performance which is a 13.5 per cent rise in net profit to T$101.07 billion or ... read..


Motorola may launch foldable RAZR phone on November 13
Beijing | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Lenovo-owned Motorola is sending out invitations for a November 13 event in Los Angeles where the company is expected to launch RAZR phone with a vertically folding screen. ... read..


Only 17% of banks have deployed digital at scale: Report
Bengaluru | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Digital transformation in the banking industry has a long way to go as a new report has revealed that even today only 17 per cent of banks have succeeded in digitally transforming at scale. ... read..


Maharashtra Cyber Cell ropes in Logically to fight fake news
Mumbai | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Maharashtra Cyber Cell has roped in Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up Logically to fight news ahead of the Assembly elections in the state. ... read..


Samsung to fix bug that can let anybody unlock S10: Report
Seoul | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Samsung has reportedly said it will roll out a security update to fix a major vulnerability that let unregistered fingerprints unlock the firm's flagship Galaxy S10 as claimed by a British user, the media reported. ... read..


Google Books has Material Theme, better search integration
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Google Books has redesigned itself with better Search integration and 'Material theme' as the service turns a year older. ... read..


IFFCO empowering farmers with Oracle chatbot, AI-driven Cloud
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
With over 35,000 cooperative societies under its umbrella, the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO) is generating massive amount of data that needs to be analysed, parsed and used for predictive maintenance at its plants and enhance the produ ... read..


Brands are resilient against 'fake news' on social media
New York | Friday, 2019 6:45:06 PM IST
'Fake news' targeting corporations may not impact consumers' trust on brands, and they are less likely to pose threat to well-established brands, says a study. ... read..


Apple users can report accidents, traffic on Google Maps
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Google is introducing incident report features on iOS mobile platform that will let users report road incidents -- like car accidents, speed traps and obstacles right from devices. ... read..


Protests in Lebanon over tax proposal on free WhatsApp calls
Beirut | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Protests erupted in Lebanon over plans for the introduction of a tax on calls made over the Internet using the WhatsApp messenger and similar apps. ... read..


Microsoft's venture fund to empower women techies with $6mn
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:50:53 AM IST
In a bid to empower women entrepreneurs, Microsofts corporate venture fund M12 on Thursday partnered with Mayfield and Pivotal Ventures to announce $6 million competition for women-led enterprise startups in India, the US, Europe, Canada and Israel. ... read..


Musk aims to add 30,000 more internet satellites in orbit
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 11:50:53 AM IST
Elon Musk's SPACEX reportedly wants to add 30,000 Starlink broadband satellites to the 12,000 it already plans to put into orbit. ... read..


Pixel 2 series smartphones to support Google Stadia
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 11:50:53 AM IST
Google has revealed that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL along with the latest Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones will be supported by Stadia. ... read..


Rs 199 India mobile plan a huge success: Netflix
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:50:53 AM IST
Ecstatic at the success of its Rs 199 mobile-only plan that it launched in India in August, Netflix is going to replicate the plan in other global markets too, the company's Chief Product Officer Gregory K Peters has said. ... read..


Hubble gives astronomers best look at interstellar comet
Washington | Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor -- comet 2I/Borisov -- whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. ... read..


Surveillance cameras to be biggest market for 5G IoT solutions
London | Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Outdoor surveillance cameras will be the largest market for 5G Internet of Things (IoT) solutions globally in the next three years, a new report by Gartner Inc. said on Thursday. ... read..


Samsung to offer innovative services this festive season
Gurugram | Thursday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
With a network of over 3,300 service points including 535 customer service vans, Samsung is aiming to provide premium products' quick installation facility in major cities this festive season. ... read..


Netflix adds more subscribers, braces for higher competition
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Netflix added 6.8 million subscribers in the third quarter of this year internationally, compared to seven million it had forecast, even as the streaming giant braces for stiff competition as Apple and Disney prepare to launch similar services. ... read..


Researchers discover 'stormquakes', earthquake-like seismic activity generated by storms
Washington D.C. | October 17, 2019 9:41:31 PM IST
In a new discovery, researchers have found what they have termed 'stormquakes' described as new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or any other strong storm can produce vibrations in the nearby ocean floor as strong as a magnitude 3.5 earthquake. ... read..


ASUS launches innovative dual screen laptops in India
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Taiwanese electronics major ASUS on Thursday unveiled its dual screen laptop series in India which comprises the Zenbook Pro Duo (UX581) and the Zenbook Duo (UX481) at a starting price Rs 2,09,990 and Rs 89,990, respectively. ... read..


Malware sending 30,000 'sextortion' emails per hour: Report
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
A malware is sending 30,000 sextortion emails per hour after taking over people's inboxes and have, till date, sent 27 million such emails to innocent persons with a threat to expose sexual content captured via their webcams for blackmail payments. ... read..


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