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Google Cloud to help firms adopt digital models: Thomas Kurian
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) As the world faces a period of gradual recovery, Google Cloud sees organisations shifting to digital models to reach out to their customers, deliver products and services and even design and manufacture products, Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
IIT-K develops UV device to disinfect room in 15 mins
Kanpur, July 14 (IANS) At a time when the country is reeling under the shadow of coronavirus infection, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K), has developed an Ultraviolet (UV) sanitising product named 'Shudh' that can disinfect a room in 15 minutes.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Wipro buys Brazilian IT services firm for $22.4 mn (Ld)
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Tuesday said that it is acquiring Brazil-based IT consulting and services firm IVIA Servicos de Informatica Ltda for $22.4 million (Rs 168.9 crore).
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Unacademy leads $5mn investment in learning platform Mastree
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) Bengaluru-based edtech platform Unacademy on Tuesday announced that it has led a strategic investment of $5 million (approximately Rs 37.7 crore) to acquire a majority stake in Mastree, a leading K12 learning platform.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Wipro to acquire Brazil-based IT services provider
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Tuesday said it has signed an agreement to acquire IVIA Servicos de Informatica Ltda, a specialised IT Services provider to financial services, retail and manufacturing sectors in Brazil, for an undisclosed sum.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
UK bans Huawei from future 5G network
London, July 14 (IANS) In a major U-turn, the UK government on Tuesday announced a ban on the purchase of new Huawei kits for 5G from next year and said that the Chinese telecom giant's equipment will be completely removed from 5G networks by the end of 2027.
2020-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Politics,Technology
Google Cloud's Confidential Computing encrypts customer data in-use
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Google Cloud on Tuesday announced breakthrough Confidential Computing that will encrypt consumer data in-use while it is being processed.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Microsoft Outlook for Android gets Bing search shortcut
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Microsoft has secretly updated the Outlook for Android app to add Bing search integration to the long-press menu.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Estonian engineer who helped develop Skype passes away at 48
London, July 14 (IANS) Toivo Annus, one of the founding Estonian IT engineers who helped develop the global communication application Skype has passed away at the age of 48, the media reported.
2020-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
New Oracle Cloud tools to help firms build business continuity
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) To help firms build business resiliency with digital acceleration, Cloud major Oracle on Tuesday announced important updates to Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Supply Chain & Manufacturing (Oracle Cloud SCM).
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Walmart-led investors pump in $1.2 bn in Flipkart Group
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) A Walmart-led investor group on Tuesday pumped in an additional $1.2 billion into the ecommerce platform Flipkart Group to support its marketplace in the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Surface Duo gets delayed, may launch 'sometime this summer'
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Microsoft has reportedly pushed back launch plans of its foldable smartphone Surface Duo to "sometime this summer."
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Wakefit.co aims to hire 200 people, expand home solutions
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) After creating a strong foothold in the online mattress and sleep solutions space, Bengaluru-headquartered Wakefit.co on Tuesday said it aims to hire 200 people in the next couple of months to fuel growth, as it looks to replicate its success in the home solutions space.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Yatra.com partners upGrad to enter edtech sector
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) With the aim of diversifying its portfolio beyond travel, online corporate travel platform Yatra.com on Tuesday said it had forged an alliance with upGrad Enterprise, the business-to-business arm of online higher education company upGrad.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
OnePlus Nord to feature a 105-degree secondary selfie camera
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has confirmed on Instagram that its upcoming smartphone series Nord will have dual selfie cameras, with the second being a 105-degree ultra-wide-angle camera.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Samsung bets big on 6G, expects roll out as early as 2028
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has started working on the sixth next generation cellular technology and it expects completion of the 6G standard and its earliest commercialisation date could be as early as 2028.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Realme launches new budget smartphone for Rs 7,499 in India
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Realme on Tuesday launched its budget phone Realme C11 with 5000mAh battery and MediaTek Helio G35 processor for Rs 7,499 in the Indian market.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Huawei posts 13.1% revenue growth in H1 2020 despite pandemic
Shenzhen (China), July 14 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei posted 13.1 per cent (year-on-year) revenue growth in the first half of 2020 despite increased scrutiny of its equipment in some parts of the world and the impact of the pandemic on smartphone shipments.
2020-07-14
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
Researchers develop tester to check fabric's ability to stay dry
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Sona College of Technology in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday said its researchers have come up with a sweat transfer tester that will allow fabric makers to assess how well the cloth can handle perspiration.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Samsung in talks with LG Display for panel supply: Report
Seoul, July 14 (IANS) Samsung Electronics is in talks with competitor LG Display for the purchase of display panels amid its transition to production of next-generation display.
2020-07-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Google, Facebook join lawsuit against student visa restrictions
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech firms have joined the lawsuit filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) last week to block Donald Trump administration's decision to ban foreign students taking only online courses.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Batterygate: Apple to pay $25 each to affected iPhone users
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Apple has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit against 'Batterygate by paying affected US customers $25 each for slowing down their older iPhone models without notice.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
This Facebook robot walks on power lines to install fiber-optic cable
San Francisco, July 14 (IANS) Facebook has developed an aerial fiber deployment solution that uses a robot to safely deploy a specialised fiber-optic cable on medium-voltage (MV) power lines that can dramatically lower the cost of deploying fiber by utilising electrical infrastructure.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Chinese firm's smartwatch tracker for the elderly at hacking risk
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Security researchers have disclosed a set of serious security flaws in a smartwatch tracker by Chinese developer 3G Electronics for the elderly and the vulnerable, especially those with dementia or other cognitive impairments.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
DRDO develops software tool for tracking Covid patients in quarantine
Hyderabad, July 13 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a software tool for enforcement of quarantine, which will be implemented in partnership with the Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA), an industry body of software professionals.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
ISIS-linked accounts on Facebook still evading detection: Report
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Despite Facebook's efforts to make the platform free of terrorist propaganda, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) accounts have found ways to survive on the platform, says a new report from non-profit Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) released on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Google to fund 1 lakh scholarships, launches career certificates
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Google on Monday announced a new Google Career Certificates that will help Americans get qualifications in high-paying high-growth job fields ? no college degree required.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Education
Apple allocates over $400mn of $2.5bn California housing commitment
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Apple on Monday said it will spend more than $400 million toward affordable housing projects and homeowner assistance programmes in California this year, marking a major milestone in the company's multi-year $2.5 billion commitment to combat the housing crisis in the state.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Telangana announces initiative to help 100 startups
Hyderabad, July 13 (IANS) The Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) along with some leading incubators and enablers here have announced a programme to support over 100 startups scale up.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Apple ramping up Q3 MacBook orders by 20%: Report
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to significantly increase its new MacBook Pro orders in late third quarter and will see its overall MacBook shipments rise over 20 per cent sequentially in the third quarter, DigiTimes reported on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UiPath raises Rs 1,692 crore, to expand robotic automation platform
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Robotic Process Automation (RPA) firm UiPath on Monday announced it has raised $225 million (nearly Rs 1,692 crore) in its Series E investment round, at a valuation of $10.2 billion.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Blocked over 1 billion threats targeting Indian consumers: Quick Heal
Pune, July 13 (IANS) IT security company Quick Heal Technologies said it had detected and blocked over one billion known and unknown threats targeting Indian consumers in 2019, accounting to over 2.9 million detections on a daily basis.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may not launch on August 5: Report
Seoul, July 13 (IANS) Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may reportedly not make an appearance at Samsungs 'Galaxy Unpacked' event on August 5.
2020-07-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Modi interacts with Google's Pichai on tech, new work culture
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on a wide range of subjects, especially on leveraging the power of technology to "transform the lives of India's farmers, youngsters and entrepreneurs"
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Google to pump in Rs 75,000cr to help India go digital (Ld)
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday announced a Google for India Digitisation Fund through which the company will invest Rs 75,000 crore, or approximately $10 billion, over the next five to seven years to drive digital transformation in the country.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Covid-hit Indian IT services sector heads for deep downturn: ICRA
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The simultaneous supply and demand shocks owing to the coronavirus pandemic has hit the Indian IT services sector hard which is expected to witness a negative growth up to -3 per cent in the financial year 2021, as compared to an earlier forecast of 6-8 per cent growth, rating agency ICRA said on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
No lay-offs by Wipro amid crorona crisis, no such plan: Chairman
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Global software major Wipro has not laid off any employee during the Covid-19 pandemic nor has any such plan at the moment, a top company official said on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Amazfit Verge Lite with AMOLED screen, GPS relaunched at Rs 4,999
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Wearable brand Huami on Monday relaunched Amazfit Verge Lite smartwatch with AMOLED screen and GPS in India for Rs 4,999.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Fujifilm's launches sleek smartphone printer in India
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Japanese photography and imaging major Fujifilm on Monday launched its latest smartphone printer Instax Mini Link in the Indian market for Rs 9,999.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Google to invest Rs 75,000 crore to boost digitisation in India
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday announced a Google for India digitisation fund through which, the company will invest Rs 75,000 crore or approximately $10 billion over the next five to seven years to help India go digital.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
PM Modi interacts with Sundar Pichai on tech, work culture
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on a wide range of subjects, particularly leveraging the power of technology to transform the lives of India's farmers, youngsters and entrepreneurs. They also spoke on the new work culture emerging during the corona crisis.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
TECNO launches SPARK 5 Pro with dot-in display, five cameras
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand of Transsion Holdings, on Monday launched SPARK 5 Pro smartphone with a 6.6-inch display and a total of five cameras at Rs 10,499.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Lava extends registration date for 'Design in India Contest'
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Indian mobile handset brand Lava on Monday extended the deadline of its 'Design in India' contest till July 18. The decision has been taken owing to a large number of requests from all over the country for the extension of registrations.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Vivo X50 series to launch in India on July 16
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Chinese smartphone brand Vivo has announced that it is going to launch premium flagship smartphone Vivo X50 series in the Indian market on July 16.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
India worst hit by public Cloud security incidents: Survey
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Public Cloud security incidents hit India the hardest in the last year with 93 per cent of the country's organisations experiencing such an issue, said a survey of 26 nations by cybersecurity company Sophos on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology,Defence/Security
Realme X3: Reliable buddy for gamers, camera lovers
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Handset maker Realme that entered India only last year has created a decent space in the Indian smartphone market. Now, the company has launched its 'Make in India' mid-premium 'X3' smartphone which is power-packed with premium features.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
HP set to expand gaming portfolio with 2 affordable laptops in India
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) PC and printer major HP Inc is all set to expand its gaming portfolio in India at a much affordable pricing with the launch of two new laptops in its Omen and Pavilion series next week.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Samsung SpaceMax Family Hub refrigerator in India for Rs 1.97 lakh
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung on Monday expanded its Internet of Things (IoT) product portfolio in the country with the launch of a connected SpaceMax Family Hub refrigerator with a huge capacity of 657 litres.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
How the pandemic has hit Ola, Uber hard in India
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Before the world realised the enormity of Covid-19 repercussions, ride-hailing companies Ola and Uber just appeared set for a long drive of fast-paced growth.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Snapchat rolls out in-app mental health support in India
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat, on Monday announced in-app support to its users in India who may be experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis or those who want to learn more about these issues in order to help friends especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology,Health/Medicine