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India daily active user base grew 120% in March on annual basis: Snapchat

Livemint May 24,2020

Snapchat has been expanding its team in India, which is focussing on developing culturally relevant products, community engagement, and partnership, said Snap Inc Managing Director

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Instagram now supports video call with 50 people through Messenger Rooms

Livemint May 23,2020

Instagram announced update on Twitter and has also revealed the way to make group video call.WhatsApp is also testing the new feature in its beta version of the app

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Cyber criminals leak personal data of 2.9 crore Indians on dark web for free

Livemint May 22,2020

The company had recently revealed hacking of Facebook and Sequoia-funded Indian education technology firm Unacademy.The cyber intelligence firm said that the breach includes sensitive information such...

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It is digital play all the way in times of pandemic

Livemint May 22,2020

Businesses are embracing scan and pay technology with add-ons like an option to browse the menu on the mobile browser

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Post covid-19 adoption of AI, IoT, Blockchain expected to accelerate in manufacturing sector

Livemint May 22,2020

The pandemic has also exposed the vulnerabilities in supply chain networks.China already has a lead in terms of spending on AI in manufacturing sector

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Here Tech launches route planning solution in India with free access for SMEs

Livemint May 22,2020

The company has made access to WeGo Deliver free of charge to any small or medium-sized business until 2021

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Supreme Court admits petition to ban video conferencing app Zoom in India

Livemint May 22,2020

The petitioner, Harsh Chugh, a Delhi based tutor has argued that the app should be banned for both official and personal purposes.Following the global lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic, video conf...

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All Zoom users to be forcibly updated to 5.0 version starting 30 May

Livemint May 22,2020

Zoom’s new 5.0 update was released last month for its popular video conferencing platform.The features in the new update include improved AES 256-bit GCM encryption, data routing control, improved h...

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Netflix to start canceling subscriptions of inactive accounts

Livemint May 22,2020

Netflix has taken a brave step to discontinue all the accounts that have been inactive for some time.The inactive accounts make up less than half of 1% of its subscriber base

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Poco M2 Pro details leaked: Launch in India imminent

Livemint May 22,2020

Last month, a Poco smartphone was spotted on Xiaomi's India RF exposure page.Xiaomi’s Poco might be planning to launch Poco M2 Pro in India and it’s not the same as Poco F2 Pro

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IT spending on cloud infrastructure grows amid pandemic

Livemint May 21,2020

Companies in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region are dedicating 'roughly 5%' of their IT budgets to their cloud expenditures, indicates a study by the Boston Consulting Group

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Indian cybersecurity services industry to grow up to $7.6 bn in 2022: Report

Livemint May 21,2020

Cloud, Identity and Access Management, Big Data Analytics and Data Security have been getting most traction so far, the report finds.Over 35% companies are re-skilling half of their security workforce...

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Covid-19: Apple may push September 'iPhone 12' event into October, says report

Livemint May 21,2020

According to Posser, 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models will be available with 128GB or 256GB of storage .Prosser has claimed that the upcoming 5.4-inch iPhone 12 may start from $649 while 6.1-inc...

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Samsung to sell smartphones through Facebook, asks retailers to set up biz page

Livemint May 21,2020

Once the business pages are created on Facebook, retailers can engage with potential consumers to share information such as e-detailers and e-catalogues on available Samsung phones.Buyers can also ord...

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Microsoft is offering a free online certified course on IoT for IT professionals

Livemint May 21,2020

The course will allow developers to work with data engineers, other stakeholders in order to provide business solutions.After completion, the candidate will know how to implement the Azure services th...

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Apple iPhones finally have a solution for FaceID while wearing a mask

Livemint May 21,2020

Apple has created a shortcut on the screen to enter the passcode immediately.Another feature added in the update is the inclusion of Apple and Google's new API for exposure notification

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Motorola launches budget smartphone G8 Power Lite: Price, specs, other details

Livemint May 21,2020

The phone will be sitting in the budget segment and will go against the like of Redmi 8A Dual, Realme 5, Vivo U10.The G8 Power Lite is powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 processor

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Google Photos new feature: Sharing albums much easier now

Livemint May 21,2020

Once the user is in a Google Photos album, the share button will open a new ‘Invite to Album’ carousel.Users will have the authority to remove someone from the album as well

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YouTube's new Bedtime Reminder feature: How it works

Livemint May 21,2020

The company has claimed that this new feature is part of the YouTube wellness and screen time tools.The new YouTube feature will be available on Android and iOS apps

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Apple iPhone 12 will not be bundled with earphone in box: Report

Livemint May 21,2020

The new move is an obvious push for the company’s AirPods line-up.Apple is expected to launch four new iPhone 12 variants this year

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Apple and Google’s contact tracing API is finally live

Livemint May 20,2020

Apple and Google said that 22 countries in five continents have requested and received access to the API so far and more are expected in the coming weeks

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Twitter begins testing feature to let users control who replies to their tweets

Livemint May 20,2020

For now, only a limited group of people globally on Twitter for iOS, Android, and Twitter.com can tweet with these settings, the company said in a blog post.The feature had first been announced at the...

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Realme to launch X3 Superzoom on 26 May: Details here

Livemint May 20,2020

The announcement of the launch event was made by the company’s European social media handle.The event will be conducted online through Realme’s social media channels

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Poco to launch Apple Airpods-like earphones: Details here

Livemint May 20,2020

Poco fans have agreed to name it Poco Pop Buds.Xiaomi recently unveiled an Apple AirPod-like AirDots 2 SE in China

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Apple iPhone SE 2020 to go on sale in India today: Offers and other details

Livemint May 20,2020

HDFC Bank credit or debit card can avail a flat discount of up to ₹3,600.The iPhone SE (2020) features an A13 Bionic chip which is the same that is found on the iPhone 11 Max Pro

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Fewer meetings will help achieve 100% productivity, say developers in survey

Economic Times May 25,2020

Working longer hours wasn't an issue but developers said they wanted fewer meetings as it cuts into productivity. The survey found that 97% of developers who worked over 60 hours reported they were ha...

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Bennett University Webinar on AI Solutions for Covid-19

Economic Times May 24,2020

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Communications and Law and Justice will be the keynote speaker at a webinar hosted by the Bennett University on Monday.

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Instagram eyes TikTok for fresh user acquisition, advertises on rival platform

Economic Times May 24,2020

Experts in digital advertising call it a move to acquire new users to sustain advertiser interest, as Instagram’s user growth shows signs of slowing – at 4.5% in 2020 as opposed to a previous fore...

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HCL, PeopleLink, Zoho among 10 companies in race to develop made-in-India Zoom rival

Economic Times May 24,2020

HCL, Zoho among 10 companies selected for made-in-India video conferencing solution in India.

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Handset retailers’ earnings hit as mobile brands erase sales incentive

Economic Times May 24,2020

While the removal of sales targets would offer some relief to beleaguered retailers who are facing a near washout in sales due to Covid-induced restrictions, this also means the brands have done away ...

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India user base grew 120 pc; focus on developing culturally relevant products: Snapchat

Economic Times May 24,2020

"We have seen significant user growth in India with a 120 per cent increase of our daily active users, comparing March last year to March this year.

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Businesses must focus on security which is intelligent, automated and built into everything: Alok Ohrie, Dell

Economic Times May 24,2020

In a matter of hours millions of employees across India Inc shifted work from offices to homes. So far, this has worked out well with positive outcomes like increased productivity.

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Digital India is a new hope for developing nations: Commonwealth Secretary General

Economic Times May 24,2020

Secretary General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland has called out the government's Digital India project as "a new hope for other developing and aspiring countries of the Commonwealth."

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Hired over 20,000 employees in US in last 5 years: TCS

Economic Times May 24,2020

The Mumbai-based company, in its 2019-20 annual report, said it has accelerated its localisation programmes.

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JioMart website goes live across 200 cities in India

Economic Times May 24,2020

While details of the sellers have not been disclosed on the JioMart website, the company is targeting sales through local kiranas along with servicing orders via its Reliance Fresh and Smart stores, a...

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Wanted: Demand for security professionals is rising to keep the increasing threats at bay

Economic Times May 23,2020

Rakesh Kharwal, managing director, India, Cyberbit, refers to data from sources such as Nasscom, LinkedIn 2020 jobs report and staffing firm Xpheno, all of which point to a demand-supply mismatch amon...

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Researchers record world's fastest internet data speed

Economic Times May 23,2020

The researchers, including Bill Corcoran from Monash University in Australia, recorded a data speed of 44.2 Terabits per second (Tbps) from a single light sourc

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Mukesh Ambani has made over $10 billion in a month under lockdown

Economic Times May 23,2020

Ambani has been selling stakes in Jio to bring net debt of more than $20 billion to zero.

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Cyber criminals leak personal data of 2.9 cr Indians on dark web for free

Economic Times May 22,2020

"29.1 million Indian jobseekers' personal details leaked in deepweb for free. We usually see this sort of leaks all the time, but this time, the message header got our attention as it included a lot o...

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Adani Enterprises forms wholly-owned arm for data centre infra

Economic Times May 22,2020

The subsidiary will also undertake activities associated with land acquisition, land assessment and due diligence, land development, design and engineering, civil and other construction related, mecha...

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SC seeks Centre's reply on plea for ban on Zoom app until appropriate legislation is put in place

Economic Times May 22,2020

The matter came up for hearing through video-conferencing before the bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy, which asked the Centre to file its reply within four weeks on the p...

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Class action lawsuit dismissed against Infosys

Economic Times May 22,2020

The complaint, which was filed in the Eastern District of New York, was brought on behalf of a class consisting of persons or entities who purchased the Company's publicly traded securities between Ju...

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KKR to invest Rs 11,367 crore in Jio Platforms for 2.32% stake

Economic Times May 22,2020

Private equity firm KKR is set to invest the money in Jio Platforms for a 2.32% stake.

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Maya Tata may join Tata Digital

Economic Times May 21,2020

“Maya, being a youngster with considerable interest in new age analytics and technology, has been moved to Tata Digital,” said a person with knowledge of the development. Tata Digital is working o...

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Data protection priorities differ, only 46% of leaders review cybersecurity: Study

Economic Times May 21,2020

The US-based company, as a part of its study interacted with as many as 200 chief executives and chief information security officers across industries such as finance, retail and healthcare, and found...

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