TECH

Microsoft CEO Nadella meets Narendra Modi to Kick Start Digital Partnership with India

Global tech giant Microsoft’s Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella has met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, within six months after similar high-profile visit by Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. Nadella is keen to partner with the ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ programmes of the Modi government. “It’s always fantastic for me personally to be in India and the conversation ...

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Sony Hack: Now North Korea Faces Music with Key Websites Down

Access to major North Korean websites remained unstable on Friday for the fourth day following a US hint at cyber retaliation last week and even the home page of the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) was blocked as of now, Yonhap News Agency said. While the KCNA website could be accessed intermittently, access to the home pages of other major ...

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Whatsapp Voice Calling Feature to Unsettle Big Telecom Giants?

Facebook is gearing up to take a shot at its rivals Google and Microsoft’s Skype with its new toy Whatsapp that is roaring to more than 600 million users around the world with 10% of them from India alone. The virtually free social group chat Whatsapp has already caught the attention of millions of teenagers around the world and even ...

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Oldest Facebook fan dies aged 114

Anna Stoehr, one of the oldest living people in the world at age 114 who lied about her age so she could get a Facebook page, has died in Minnesota, US. She lied about her actual age as the earliest birth year listed on Facebook to create a new profile is 1905. Stoehr decided to fudge her age by 15 ...

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Google celebrates season of giving with $15 Million in grants

Google team said it is joining in to help spread the holiday cheer by giving more than $15 million in grants to organizations using technology to address some of the world’s biggest problems. From San Francisco to Western Africa, these organizations are making a direct impact on people around the world, every day. Posted by Jacquelline Fuller, Director, Google.org. Coinciding ...

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2014 Indian IT Sector Highlights

Though the first half of the year was challenging for various reasons beyond the industry’s control, the sentiment turned around and has been upbeat for the past six months, especially in the post-elections phase, with a stable central government in place, stakeholders said. “We have seen enterprises and product firms stabilising, delivering more business value and bringing transformation to their ...

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2014 Indian Tech Review: IT industry Succeeds in innovation with double-digit growth

Indian IT industry has recovered from a slowdown and managed to sustain a double-digit growth in the $120-billion segment that had a remarkable 2014, consolidating operations and using disruptive technologies, which ensures innovation to shed the old and adapt new. Though the first half of the year was challenging for various reasons beyond the industry’s control, the sentiment turned around ...

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ICANN, Global Web Depository, Hacked; Websites’ Data, Passwords, Staff E-mails Compromised; What Next?

ICANN, the global depository of Internet websites or domain names, has admitted that hackers have penetrated its systems using “spear fishing” in November and compromised staff e-mails, besides . However, it has clarified that the staff , whose emails have been hacked, did not have access to central data services and assured to beef up its security systems further. ICANN (Internet ...

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Facebook Introduces ‘Sell Something’ Feature, Will it Affect Flipkart, Amazon Model?

After several trials and failures at selling something on its huge Facebook platform, the social networking website has come up with a unique feature allowing both sellers and buyers interact online bereft of e-commerce giants like Amazon or Flipkart. A report on the Next Web stated that the beta version is visibly noticed by some users as ‘Sell Something’ next ...

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Ford to Recall 20752 EcoSport Vehicles for Fixing Problems

Ford is recalling its Ecosport vehicles in India amid concerns that the fuel and vapour line corrosion has been faulty and noticed in the long-run. About 20,752 EcoSport cars manufactured between January 2013 and Sept. 2014 at its Chennai plant will be recalled for inspection of fuel and vapour line, besides re-orienting wiring to the correct deployment of side airbags, ...

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Xiaomi to Resume Redmi 1S Sales Now, Redmi Note Soon, says Hugo Barra

Following the lifting of partial ban on Xiaomi smartphone sales in India, The Chinese tech giant said it will resume the sale of Redmi 1S smartphones, which means the sale of Redmi Note phablets remain suspended till the patent case with Ericsson is resolved. In a Google+ update, Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra said, “The good news is that Redmi ...

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Xiaomi Profits Soar to $56.7 Million in 4 Years: Filing Report Shows

Chinese firm Xiaomi’s profits soared to 347.5 million yuan ($56.7 million) in net profit last year, according to a regulatory filing, despite the fact the company resorted to very thin margins with its Redmi budget phones. Established just four years ago, Xiaomi grew to become the third biggest smartphone maker after Apple and Samsung in the world. In India, Xiaomi ...

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Delhi HC Allows Xiaomi to Sell Only Redmi 1S on Flipkart Until Jan 8

In a reprieve to the online flash sale saga of Xiaomi on Flipkart every Tuesday, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday allowed the Chinese smartphone maker to import and sell its smartphones that run on Qualcomm chipsets until January 8. Following Ericsson’s patent suit against Xiaomi, the Delhi HC last week ordered Xiaomi and the online e-commerce website Flipkart to ...

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Actor-Singer Ayushmann Launches X5Max Smartpone

Actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana Monday launched the world’s slimmest smartphone X5Max, alongside four other trendy handsets made by global brand manufacturer Vivo. He said the “young brand” goes well with his personality. The brand targets youngsters looking for change in mobile technology. Talking about his association with the brand, the “Vicky Donor” fame actor said: “Being a young brand it goes ...

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New NASA software to enhance flight efficiency

NASA researchers have begun flight tests of a computer software that shows promise in improving flight efficiency and reducing environmental impacts of aircraft, especially on communities around airports. Known as Airborne Spacing for Terminal Arrival Routes (ASTAR), the software is designed to give pilots specific speed information and guidance so that planes can be more precisely spaced, enabling pilots to ...

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India fighting losing battle against spam: says COAI citing Whatsapp

Indian telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasadi has told Rajy Sabha recently that the country has overcome the menace of unsolicited phone calls and texts from telemarketers but they are replaced by web-based ads with automatic and annoying messages. The minister said there is a dramatic decline in the number of complaints lodged by consumers on the Telecom Regulatory Authority of ...

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