October, 2018

  • 13 October

    Apple gets critical iPhone technology in $600M Dialog deal, Technology News, ETtech

    Apple is taking control over the power-management technology at the heart of its iPhones in a $600 million deal with Dialog Semiconductor that also secures the German-listed company’s role as a supplier to the U.S. tech giant. The agreement to license technology and take on people from the Anglo-German chip …

  • 13 October

    Indian tech leaders stress digital detox for their kids, Technology News, ETtech

    India’s tech entrepreneurs who are usually focused on getting people to spend more time and money online have a terse advice for parents handing out digital free passes to their young children: strictly regulate. Snapdeal cofounder Kunal Bahl’s daughter Tameera had got hooked to watching videos on smartphones when he …

  • 13 October

    Xiaomi’s sub-brand Poco forays into offline channel to drive growth during Diwali, Technology News, ETtech

    In a major shift from its online-only strategy, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Poco is foraying into the offline channel, and will start selling its handset through Mi preferred partners and Mi Home stores across the country starting October 13 to drive sales during the Diwali season. The move is aimed at driving …

  • 13 October

    Women executives more confident but cautious, Technology News, ETtech

    As #MeToo forces India Inc to take a more substantive approach to workplace sexual harassment, women in the corporate world feel more empowered but remain cautious at the same time. “Finally”— that’s what many women executives ET spoke with said, referring to companies promising sterner responses to old and new …

  • 13 October

    Ant Financial invests another $210 million in Zomato, Technology News, ETtech

    Alibaba’s payment affiliate Ant Financial has pumped in another $210 million in restaurant discovery and food-delivery platform Zomato, as the company ramps of spending for its market leadership battle against rival Swiggy. Info Edge disclosed in a stock exchange filing on Friday that it’s ownership in Zomato will fall from …

  • 13 October

    Facebook Messenger’s Unsend Feature Leaks

    Facebook may be getting closer to launching an unsend feature for Facebook Messenger. On Friday, the developer Jane Manchun Wong posted screenshots of the “Unsend Message” button, which she spotted running as a test function in the app’s code. The feature appears to be pretty straightforward, but according to Wong, …

  • 13 October

    Brazil Wants Steam to Pull Beat ‘Em Up Game for Promoting Hate

    Valve’s decision to no longer censor games on the Steam store is facing a test Brazil. Local officials are calling on the company to stop selling an indie game that features a right-wing presidential candidate beating up his political opponents, including gays and feminists. The game, Bolsomito 2K18, lets you …

  • 13 October

    Tired of Scrolling? Instagram Might Soon Let You Tap Instead | News & Opinion

    Instagram is testing a new feature that lets you move through posts by simply tapping on the screen, just like you already navigate through Stories. This new feature may be a welcome change for those suffering from thumb fatigue from scrolling and tapping all the time. Feel like you can’t …

  • 13 October

    Buy an Xbox One Bundle, Get a Free Echo Dot | News & Opinion

    That Echo Dot will come in handy, since Microsoft just released a new Xbox Skill for digital helpers Alexa and Cortana. The skill will let you use voice commands to power your console on and off, adjust the volume, launch games and apps, start and stop Mixer broadcasts, and more. …

  • 13 October

    Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) review: Bigger sound and better looks

    Last year, Amazon brought us the Echo Show, an Alexa-enabled smart speaker with a touchscreen display. My colleague Ry Crist wasn’t sure about it. The design was boxy and old-fashioned, and as much as Amazon pushed it as device for making video calls, giving Alexa a touchscreen interface didn’t really …