October, 2018

  • 16 October

    WhatsApp: WhatsApp ‘not fully’ compliant for payments business in India: Sources, Technology News, ETtech

    WhatsApp’s recent move to store payments data in India might not be enough for it to roll out full-scale operations on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), people aware of the matter in the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) said. According to these officials, WhatsApp is only ‘mirroring’ the payments …

  • 16 October

    Honor 8X to Launch in India Today, Here’s How to Watch Live Stream

    Honor 8X is all set to become the Huawei sub-brand’s latest smartphone in the mid-range segment at a launch event in New Delhi today. With a 6.5-inch panel and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, this handset claims to offers a phablet-like experience in a significantly smaller form factor. The Honor 8X …

  • 16 October

    RBI may not penalise cos for not meeting deadline, for now, Technology News, ETtech

    India’s central bank may not immediately penalise payment companies for not meeting data localisation norms — the deadline for which expired Monday — but they will have to submit a schedule for adhering to them if they haven’t done so already. Most of those operating in the digital payments space …

  • 16 October

    Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance set to get controlling stake in Hathway, DEN, Technology News, ETtech

    Reliance Industries may soon buy controlling stakes in two of India’s largest cable TV and broadband service providers, Hathway Cable & Datacom and DEN Networks, as it seeks to ramp up coverage of its ambitious high-speed broadband network. Key people with direct knowledge of the development said RIL is likely …

  • 16 October

    A survey says nearly 80% women never report harassment, Technology News, ETtech

    After the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment at the workplace buffeted social media in the past weeks, a survey revealed that nearly one in three individuals have either faced it or knows someone in their family who did, and every second victim faced physical advances by the perpetrator. However, nearly …

  • 16 October

    Flipkart, Amazon in close race for festival crown, Technology News, ETtech

    Flipkart maintained its lead over rival Amazon India in the recently-concluded annual flagship sales where both etail rivals nearly doubled their gross merchandise value (GMV) from last year, several industry analysts said. Homegrown player Flipkart clocked $1-1.1 billion in GMV in its five days of Big Billion Days (BBD), compared …

  • 16 October

    Huawei Mate 20 Pro to Launch Today, Here’s How to Watch Live Stream

    Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20X are set to launch in London today. All three new smartphones are expected to have the HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC and come with triple rear camera setup as well as a waterdrop display notch at the front. The Mate 20 and …

  • 16 October

    Trump-Themed Dating App Found Leaking Users’ Private Chats

    According to a French security research, the Donald Daters app launched with a major security flaw; the database that stores all the user information is actually exposed on the open internet. October 15, 2018 8:47PM EST October 15, 2018 A dating app for President Donald Trump supporters is apparently leaking …

  • 16 October

    Meet Kenny Omega, wrestling superstar and gamer

    Wrestling superstar Kenny Omega swung by from Japan as a guest and to compete in Sea Major 2018, a fighting game tournament. Aloysius Low/CNET Kenny Omega is a busy man. He’d just lost a match at the fighting video game tournament Street Fighter V Sea Major 2018, before being whisked …

  • 16 October

    Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies at 65 | News & Opinion

    Allen ‘created magical products, experiences, and institutions, and in doing so, he changed the world,’ Microsoft’s current CEO, Satya Nadella, said in a statement. October 15, 2018 6:54PM EST October 15, 2018 Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at age 65 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Allen passed away Monday afternoon, according …