October, 2018

  • 10 October

    Instagram Ramps Up Battle Against Bullying

    Instagram on Tuesday added more weapons to battle cyber bullying, using artificial intelligence to scan photos for abusive content at the Facebook-owned service. The move comes after Facebook also increased anti-harassment measures, following a survey which said young victims of online abuse feel social media firms aren’t doing enough to …

  • 10 October

    Google Chromecast Refresh With 15 Percent Faster Performance, Same Price Launched

    Alongside unveiling the new Pixel family that includes the Pixel 3 smartphones and the Pixel Slate tablet, Google has brought the new Chromecast. The latest entrant, which is the third-generation Chromecast in the range that was introduced back in July 2013, is touted to be 15 percent faster than the …

  • 10 October

    New Evidence of Hacked Super Micro Hardware Said to Be Found in US Telecom

    A major US telecommunications company discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer in its network and removed it in August, fresh evidence of tampering in China of critical technology components bound for the US, according to a security expert working for the telecom company. The security expert, Yossi Appleboum, provided documents, analysis …

  • 10 October

    Bank of Baroda partners Truecaller for UPI payments, Technology News, ETtech

    Bank of Baroda (BoB) has tied-up with True Software Scandinavia — the company behind caller-ID app Truecaller — to enable digital payments using BHIM Baroda Pay UPI Service. Truecaller has gone live with its account-to-account payment service, ahead of WhatsApp, as it is fully compliant with the Reserve Bank of …

  • 10 October

    Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Pro 55-Inch, Mi Home Security Camera 360, Mi Luggage to Go on Sale for First Time in India Today

    Xiaomi’s Mi TV 4 Pro 55-inch model, launched in India last month, is set to go on sale for the first time in India today via Flipkart and Mi.com, at 12pm IST. Alongside, the company’s Mi Home Security Camera 360 and Mi Luggage have also go on sale in the …

  • 10 October

    Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale Now Open to All: Best Deals on Mobiles, TVs, Printers, and More

    Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale is now open for everyone, almost 12 hours after starting exclusively for Prime members. The sale includes offers on all major product categories including smartphones, LED TVs, speakers, accessories, appliances, and a lot more. State Bank of India debit card users can get 10 percent …

  • 10 October

    Microsoft Expands Azure Cloud Service in Push for $10 Billion Pentagon Contract

    Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday its expanded Azure cloud service to help government clients save data on their own servers would be available by the end of the first quarter of 2019, as it battles with Amazon.com for a $10 billion (roughly Rs. 74,200 crores) Pentagon contract. The two companies …

  • 10 October

    Premium phones to call the shots this e-commerce sale season, Technology News, ETtech

    Online shoppers are expected to buy more expensive phones, including premium models, during this year’s festive sales on Amazon India and Flipkart, encouraged both by deep discounts and easy payment options offered by the e-commerce platforms, say analysts. “The premium (smartphone) segment is expected to grow more than the overall …

  • 10 October

    Google Appeals Record EUR 4.3 Billion EU Fine Over Android

    Google on Tuesday appealed the biggest ever anti-trust fine by the EU, which imposed an EUR 4.34 billion ($5 billion or roughly Rs. 37,100 crores) penalty on the US tech giant for illegally abusing the dominance of its operating system for mobile devices. In an email to AFP, Google spokesman Al …

  • 10 October

    Companies tightening policy to make workplaces safer, Technology News, ETtech

    As the #MeToo movement gathers force in India, almost a year after it took flight in the US with the Harvey Weinstein expose, companies are struggling to engage with the need to make their workplaces safe by calling out and punishing sexual harassment. At a large beverage maker, an executive …