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$8B funding in mobile-based start-ups in last 5 years

By : CIOL Writers

India’s startup companies are racing to embrace mobile industry and it is proving to be a game changer for them. According to a report, startups in m-commerce, video streaming, gaming and m-payment segments, which are the major contributors to driving

Microsoft imparted IT skills to over 7lac Indian teachers under Project Shiksha

By : CIOL Writers

Tech major Microsoft has so far equipped more than 7.7 lakh government school teachers with IT skills across 12 states in India under its Project Shiksha programme launched in 2003, the company said. The “Microsoft India Citizenship Report 2015-16” highlights

Microsoft to cut 2,850 additional Jobs

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft is cutting additional 2,850 jobs from its smartphone hardware and global sales divisions, the company said in a regulatory filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. It noted the company had announced in May it was

Profits reign in for third straight quarter for Amazon

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon has come a long way from its ill-reputed tag of being a money-loser and has delivered a stellar performance for the third straight quarter. Amazon reported excellent quarter earnings with $30.4 billion revenues and $1.78 EPS, against analysts’expectations of

Here maps get a redesign and a new name ‘Here WeGo’

By : CIOL Writers

Nokia’s Mapping business, Here which was acquired by a consortium of Geman carmakers last year, has been rebranded as ‘Here WeGo‘. Not only the name but many new features and design tweaks have also been added to the app. HereWeGo

Google powered software to aid UN to tackle climate change

By : CIOL Writers

Open Foris, a set of free and open-source software tools that facilitates flexible and efficient data collection, analysis and reporting, will be helping the world tackle problems related to climate change, deforestation, and food production, powered by Google. This software,

Flipkart laying off 700-1000 underperforming employees

By : CIOL Writers

India’s largest online retailer, Flipkart is planning to layoff about 700-1000 of its employees. The company is offering under-performing employees the option to either resign or take a pink slip with a severance pay, sources aware of the development were

Yahoo gets ready to tackle online hate speech

By : CIOL Writers

People often miss the thin line dividing freedom of expression from “hate speech” as many internet users believe it can boost their social standing since they walk in digital steps – Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. Hence, the research team at

Social media apps ruled the roost in the first half of 2016

By : CIOL Writers

Despite the unprecedented gaming fervor – courtesy Pokémon Go – the social media apps dominated the first half of the year, says a new study. According to a new study from SurveyMonkey Intelligence, only one game i.e Slither.io cracked the

TRAI seeks public opinion on a Telecom Ombudsman

By : CIOL Writers

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought public opinion on setting up of an ombudsman in the telecom sector, for speedy resolution of ever rising user complaints about issues such as wrong billing and poor service quality. Proposing a

Post-Slack Offices: Part 2

Pratima H INDIA: In the first part, we tried to get over the shock of finding

Microsoft to launch two new Windows 10 variants for educational institutions

By : CIOL Writers

With barely four days left for Microsoft’s much awaited anniversary update on 2nd August, the company

Hyperloop and Deutsche Bahn to work on ‘Innovation Train’

By : CIOL Writers

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has announced a collaboration with German rail operator Deutsche Bahn, the largest

Kickstarter has created 8,800 companies & 3lac jobs

By : CIOL Writers

A study by Professor Ethan Mollick from the University of Pennsylvania says that the crowdfunding website,

Alphabet is growing bigger despite piling ‘X’ lab losses

By : CIOL Writers

Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. is growing bigger and it’s still one of the biggest technology

Oracle buying NetSuite for $9.3bn to expand its cloud play

USA: To boost its cloud services, Oracle is buying NetSuite at approximately $9.3 billion- a move

Facebook, Twitter don’t please Americans much now

By : CIOL Writers

While nearly two-thirds of American adults use social media, the ever mushrooming industry falls behind in

Good and not so good news from Twitter’s earnings

By : CIOL Writers

The tech and social networking giants have announced their quarterly earnings. It includes everyone from Facebook

No Pokémon GO effect in Nintendo’s earnings

By : CIOL Writers

Nintendo who was once “the legendary gaming company” – because of its iconic flagship product NES

R&D still a priority at Apple despite revenue dip

By : CIOL Writers

If I ask you, name one thing that Apple stands for, you would probably say iPhone.