August, 2018

  • 16 August

    Google Parent Alphabet to Invest $375 Million in Health Insurer Oscar

    Alphabet plans to invest $375 million (roughly Rs. 2,600 crores) in Oscar Health, helping it expand to more markets and business segments, including Medicare Advantage in 2020, the health insurance startup said on Tuesday. The investment comes months after Oscar Health raised $165 million (roughly Rs. 1,150 crores) in a funding …

  • 16 August

    Jio Phone YouTube Rollout Goes WhatsApp Way, App to Roll Out to Users in Batches

    The highly-anticipated launch of WhatsApp and YouTube for Jio Phone on August 15 disappointed many a user as the two popular apps remained absent from the platform. With a pretty big user base hungry for WhatsApp and YouTube, two of the most widely used apps in the world, it was …

  • 16 August

    Moto P30 With iPhone X-Like Notch Launched: Price, Specifications; Android Pie Eligible Moto Phones Confirmed

    Following a leak from earlier this week, Lenovo-owned Moto has now made official the latest Moto P30 mid-range smartphone (listed as Motorola P30) in China. Key highlights of this iPhone X-lookalike include an 18.7:9 display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, and a glass back with gradient colour design. Interestingly enough, …

  • 16 August

    2018 iPhone Starting Price May Not Cross $1,000 Barrier, May Come With Apple Pencil Support: TrendForce

    Apple is expected to launch its latest iPhone models in September this year, and leaks and rumours continue to pour in from all corners. There has been a lot of speculations about the price, specifications, features, and design of the 2018 iPhone models. An industry analysis has now predicted the …

  • 16 August

    Apple Said to Be Building Team to Develop Own Health Chips

    Apple is building a team and also working on a dedicated custom health chip that would help it process biometric data from its suite of devices, the company’s recent job listings have revealed. “Apple has a team exploring a custom processor that can make better sense of health information coming …

  • 16 August

    Oyo’s valuation set to cross $4 billion in new round, Technology News, ETtech

    Hotel chain Oyo is in advanced talks to raise up to $1 billion in a deal that could usher the company into India’s crowding Unicorn club with a valuation of over $4 billion, said three people familiar with the development. The Gurgaon-based startup, which has been aggressively expanding in China, …

  • 16 August

    Amazon’s real rival in India isn’t Walmart, Technology News, ETtech

    By Andy Mukherjee Jeff Bezos, meet Mukesh Ambani. It’s time the Amazon boss took notice of his real rival in India, the only billion-strong consumer market open to Western tech firms. While Walmart‘s acquisition this year of Flipkart, a homegrown e-tailer, might have given the impression that the battle for …

  • 16 August

    Jio GigaFiber Registrations Now Open: Here’s How the Jio Broadband Rollout Schedule Works

    Jio GigaFiber registrations are now live, allowing potential users to express their interest in the service. The high-speed Jio GigaFiber broadband service will provide Internet access with speeds up to 1Gbps to both home users and businesses, and users can choose to give their home and office address for the …

  • 16 August

    apple: Apple accused of pressuring game rivals in Japan: Report, Technology News, ETtech

    Japanese regulators are investigating Apple over allegations it unfairly pressured Yahoo Japan to slow the expansion of its online games platform, which competes with Apple’s App Store, Japanese media reported on Thursday. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is looking at whether Apple interfered in Yahoo Japan’s operations by pressuring it …

  • 16 August

    Google Provides Data on US Political Advertising

    Google has added a section to its twice-yearly transparency report to show who buys US election ads on its platform and how much money is spent on political advertising, the search engine giant said on Wednesday. The move follows similar steps from Twitter and Facebook in late June, as social media platforms face …