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  • Facebook faces legal challenge over WhatsApp privacy policy

    A public-interest litigation has been filed in the Delhi high court by two Indian students asking for a rollback of recent policy updates by the Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp. Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi asked the court to order the government to frame guidelines for messaging apps so that user[Read More…]

  • Twitter finally relaxes 140 character limit, but with riders

    Twitter on Monday announced it was easing its 140-character limit on tweets, in the latest effort to broaden the appeal and boost the user base of the social network. The new policy announced in May and now in effect no longer factors in certain add-ons, including pictures, into a message’s[Read More…]

  • Tech giants Google, Yahoo, Microsoft to block info on sex determination

    Search engines Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have enabled a system to block information on sex determination online, the government told the Supreme Court on Monday. A system called auto block will stop any information including ads on sex determination tests. The companies told the court that they have identified 22[Read More…]

  • HP buys Samsung’s printer business for $1.05 bn

    In a bid to ‘disrupt and reinvent’ the copier and printer industry Hewlett-Packard brought Samsung’s printer business for $1.05 billion. The deal will see Samsung’s printer business stepping away from its parent company with HP taking full control of it. Samsung printers has a big Asia presence with a turnover[Read More…]

  • Week after its launch, Jio customers complain of plummeting speeds

    The craze behind Reliance Jio seems to be waning as just a week after its launch customers complain a lack of speed and connectivity. The Preview Offer that began in May, exclusively for Reliance employees and user of specific handsets, offered high speed internet in a very reliable network. Customers[Read More…]

  • Zuckerberg criticised for censorship after FB deletes ‘napalm girl’ photo

    The editor-in-chief of Norway’s biggest newspaper has accused Mark Zuckerberg of abusing his power after Facebook deleted a post containing a historic image from the Vietnam war. Espen Egil Hansen, who is also CEO of Aftenposten, called Zuckerberg the “world’s most powerful editor,” and said the decision to remove the[Read More…]

  • Apple iPhone7 launch: Here’s what the new handset might offer

    Apple will unveil a new iPhone and maybe even a second-generation smartwatch at a special event in San Francisco on Wednesday. The rumour mill has been grinding away with talk of iPhone 7 models that will boast faster chips, more sophisticated cameras, and improved software while doing away with jacks[Read More…]

  • This idea for a national debate by the FBI director is relevant world over

    FBI director James Comey has called for a national debate in the US on encryption of electronic devices vs. National security. He says the agency has been collecting data for the last few months to stir a conversation at a national level on the same. Comey says it’s not an[Read More…]

  • 5 things the Uber-Didi Chuxing deal tells us

    Ride-hailing app Uber has decided to merge its China business with market leader Didi Chuxing. Uber global will receive 5.89 percent in the combined company that would be valued at $35 billion. Chairman of Didi Cheng Wei, will join the board of Uber while Travis Kalanick, Uber Chief Executive, will[Read More…]

  • Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8 billion

    Yahoo has agreed to sell its core website business to Verizon Communications for $ 4.8 billion, according to multiple reports. On February 3, Yahoo had announced that it is open for a bid to explore other strategic alternatives. After months of wait, Verizon bought the staggering company at lowest price[Read More…]

  • Hero MotoCorp launches its first indigenously developed bike – Splendor iSmart 110

    New Delhi: For Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd. it was a proud moment to launch Hero’s first indigenously developed and designed motorcycle – Splendor iSmart 110 on Thursday here. Splendor iSmart 110 will be priced at INR 53,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi). The bike is powered by the new110 cc[Read More…]

  • Pokemon hunters being hunted; lured into armed robberies

    Calling Nitendo’s Pokemon Go a rage would probably be the understatement of the decade. The augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic has helped the Wii U maker’s market value increase by over $7 billion. The app has already clocked more downloads (officially) than the dating app Tinder. While the[Read More…]

  • SC quashes petition seeking ban on WhatsApp

    The Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by Haryana-based activist Sudhir Yadav to ban social messaging application WhatsApp. His reasoning included that it is a threat to national security as it enables terrorists to communicate given its end-to-end encryption. The apex court asked Yadav to approach the Centre or any[Read More…]

  • Flipkart ranked no 1 followed by Amazon in Linkedin India’s most preferred employers

    The Linkedin Professional networking site that recently announced the Top Attractors report across the countries. These companies are the companies who hire the top talent and regards to be the most attractive in the Industry. Several tech companies are listed in the survey which includes apart from India several countries like[Read More…]

  • Instagram plans to add translate button soon

    Instagram on Wednesday announced a new translation button. Rolling out “in the coming month,” the function will appear on image captions, comments and profile bios written in a language different from your own. The photo-sharing network will structure its translations similar to its parent company Facebook. So, now when you come across a[Read More…]

  • TRAI issues consultation paper on VoIP services

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday issued a consultation paper on VoIP services or Internet Telephony. It is a broader and more holistic look at VoIP, and actually intends to hold telecom service providers accountable for quality of service on VoIP calls. It paper seeks opinions on[Read More…]

  • HP has finally launched the world’s thinnest laptop in India, priced at ₹1,19,900

    With a thickness of 10.4mm, it’s thinner than both the 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Air. Actually as thin as an AAA battery. It comes with three USB Type-C ports, and sports a 13.3-inch full-HD WLED-backlit IPS display that’s with a 0.4mm Corning Gorilla Glass 4 layer. Built using carbon[Read More…]

  • Mark Zuckerberg to get more control over Facebook

    Facebook has approved the creation of 5.7 billion new shares of Class C stock that will keep its CEO Mark Zuckerberg in control as long as he is associated with the firm. The decision, taken at its annual shareholders’ meeting on Monday, gives Zuckerberg power to give away his wealth[Read More…]

  • Tim Cook launches updated version of ‘Narendra Modi’

    As the tech world awaits updates from the PM Narendra Modi-Apple CEO Tim Cook meeting at 7 RCR today, we caught a tweet from the PM about Tim Cook launching an updated version of the ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’. Thanking Cook in the tweet, PM Modi informs that the updated[Read More…]

  • No invites needed for OnePlus3 purchase, to launch on 14 June

    Amid all the rumours and hype building around the OnePlus3, the company is all set to launch its fourth smartphone on June 14. As the launch date approaches closer, the company’s co-founder Carl Pei has said that the OnePlus 3 will be sold invite-free, right from the day of launch.[Read More…]

  • World’s most secure smartphone costs more than Rs 9 lakhs

    After months of hype surrounding the cheapest smartphone in the world, an Israeli-based start-up has now launched the most expensive handset in the world. Sirin Labs officially unveiled the £9,500 Android handset (without taxes) on Tuesday, which is also touted to be on of the most security-proof device among all[Read More…]

  • TRAI Launches ‘DND Services’ application to block unwanted calls

    India’s Telecom Industry Authority TRAI has launched a new mobile application to regulate the annoying calls and unwanted calls from the users on June 1st, 2016. According to the Company, the ‘DND Services’ application will help its installers in easier management of unwanted telephonic interventions. Most of the users will[Read More…]