Automation has disrupted hiring at Infosys: Sikka
For the first time in many quarters, global software major Infosys hired less techies and added lesser during the third quarter (October-December) of fiscal 2016-17, thanks to disruptive automation. "Automation has slowed down the number of peopl...

Digital payment providers to fix firewalls as transactions swell
At a time when the cyber vulnerability in the payment gateways of e-wallet companies are becoming visible as they witness a rise in usage and popularity, upgraded security is the only way to safeguard millions of first-time users. In December, th...

MobiKwik offers zero surcharge at petrol pumps, LPG payments
Domestic mobile wallet platform MobiKwik on Tuesday announced zero surcharge on all transactions at petrol pumps and LPG gas payments. "The announcement of zero surcharge on all petrol pumps and LPG transactions will benefit consumers and will mo...

Indian inventors help IBM top 2016 US patent list
Inventors from India contributed a record 658 patents to IBM last year to help the software giant top the list for US patent recipients in 2016. With 8,088 US patents, IBM's 2016 list covers a diverse range of inventions in artificial intelligenc...

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch launched in India at Rs 28,500
Gearing up to strengthen its wearable category in the country, Samsung India on Tuesday unveiled Gear S3 smartwatch which will be available for Rs 28,500. Coming in two designs -- frontier and classic -- Gear S3 will be available at leading Samsu...

Former Volkswagen official arrested in US
A former Volkswagen official in the US has been arrested on fraud charges in the diesel emissions probe, the media reported on Tuesday. Oliver Schmidt, who headed Volkswagen's regulatory compliance office in the US from 2014 to March 2015, appear...

Facebook plans showing ads in middle of videos
Social media giant Facebook is planning to show ads in the middle of videos and share the revenue generated with the publishers -- giving them 55 per cent of the sales -- media reported. "The company is testing a new 'mid-roll' ad format which wi...

Yahoo to be renamed Altaba, CEO to step down
Yahoo, which was acquired by US wireless communications service provider Verizon for a mere $4.8 billion in July last year, will soon be called Altaba, media reported on Tuesday, adding that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will step down from the board of d...

When Indian fans watched NBA game on Facebook Live
In a first, the National Basketball Association (NBA) streamed a regular-season game on Facebook Live for basketball fans in India on Sunday evening. The commercial-free game was streamed as part of the Sacramento Kings' fourth-annual "Bollywood ...

Craig wants to use HIL money to pay university fees
Kalinga Lancers Australian recruit Tom Craig on Monday said he cannot wait to be a part of the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL) from January 21, adding he wanted to utilise the money earned at the HIL auction to pay his university fees. Last mo...


Peeple, an app to rate people, sparks online outrage
Creators of an app that will let people assign ratings to those they know vowed to launch as planned next month despite online outrage at the idea. Peeple has been likened by critics and supporters alike as a Yelp-style review service at which pe...

Facebook clarifies: Changing profile picture does not mean support for
Social networking giant Facebook has defended itself on the '' profile picture imbroglio and said that the issue on the site was a mistake by an engineer which had nothing to do with's publicity plans in the country. "The...

Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar invests in photo app Shoto
Indian-origin entrepreneur Sachin Dev Duggal, based in San Francisco, has launched a new photo sharing app called Shoto. "A trillion pictures were taken on a smartphone in the last one year which goes to show the engagement by users. Users are ...

Lenovo eyes top spot in Indian PC market
laptop, and smartphone manufacturer Lenovo announced the 'Startup with Lenovo' campaign in India. The company targets a 20% increase in market share in India by the end of this fiscal. The 20% market share rise is expected to push the hardware m...

Sony to launch Android-based small screen TVs
Sony India will roll out smaller-screen size televisions that run on Google's Android operating system to lower prices and drive the adoption of smart TVs — a category that's received a lukewarm response in the country. The company is working wi...

New technology may ensure Google Glass doesn't fall
Do you have to constantly keep pushing your glasses up as they slide down your nose every few minutes while running? A new Google technology may help. A new patent awarded to Google outlines a system built into a wearable device like Google Glas...

Windows 10's best feature, Cortana, comes to Android
Microsoft has said its Cortana virtual assistant software was available to users of Android mobile devices. Cortana is Microsoft's answer to Apple's Siri and Google Now, which respond to voice commands on mobile devices. The launch is part of ...

Net neutrality: IAMAI opposes zero-rating plans
Opposing zero-rated plans of any type, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) said such plans will harm online content and also allow telcos to discriminate certain web services over others. In its submissions to a Department of Teleco...

Samsung working on a huge 18.4-inch Android tablet: Report
Big tablets. So hot right now. Much like the 'big smartphone' revolution from 2011, tablets seem to be undergoing something similar. Apple's got its own in the works-which we'll most likely see in a few weeks. But not to be outdone, Samsung's plani...

Google Glass may help patients in remote areas
Google Glass may be used to effectively extend bed-side toxicology consults to distant health care facilities such as community and rural hospitals to diagnose and manage patients, a new study has found. The study by researchers at the Universit...

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Blu-ray (not Blue-ray) also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD), is the name of a new optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of the world's leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab - Sleek, slender and manageable
Sleek, slender, and manageable is encapsulated with the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Tab runs the popular Google Android operating system that has recently taken the mobile world by storm. This software opens up a whole world of popular apps and featu...

5 little-known facts about BlackBerry
Research In Motion's PlayBook tablet computer, on sale in North America, is the Canadian company's biggest foray outside the smartphone business since launching the iconic BlackBerry in 1999. Here are five facts about RIM: * Mike Lazaridis co-...

Apple iPad 2 2010 Rumours Round up
Speculation surrounding the Apple iPad 2 has been rife over the last couple of weeks, Apple has been filing all sorts of patents. First there was the carbon fibre back, then the slide out keyboard, various indicators of dual cameras and a spate of s...

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