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Rebooting from a Cyber-Punch: Easy, Messy, Gory?

Pratima H INDIA: Allergies are the most neglected gifts bestowed to humanity. Because people would rather

Dropbox releases Smart Sync for business users; brings Paper out of beta

By : CIOL Writers

Cloud file syncing and sharing software company Dropbox has announced the launch of Smart Sync, its tool that allows users to access files stored online in Dropbox accounts on a desktop without synchronising them. Introduced last year as “Project Infinite,

Tech industry is jointly rallying against Trump’s immigration ban

By : CIOL Writers

The protestors rallying against US President Donald Trump’s Immigration ban outside the airport, roads and borders, holding banners that say, ‘America is made of immigrants’, is getting a strong backing from tech industry. As per a 2011 report from the

MapmyIndia launches a GPS tracker for bikes- ‘Rover Bike’

By : CIOL Writers

MapmyIndia, a New Delhi-based company that provides digital maps, has launched a GPS tracking device dubbed ‘Rover Bike‘ for a connected biking experience. Priced at Rs 3,990, Rover Bike, an IoT device for motorbikes in India offers discreet motorcycle security

IIT Kharagpur & SBI team up to develop customised portal for intellectual property

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to streamline patent applications and make them available for external use through licensing, IIT Kharagpur and State Bank of India (SBI) are collaborating to develop a customised portal for launching ‘Intellectual Property Development as a service’ (IPDaas)

Tech Mahindra Q3 profit rises 14pc to Rs 856cr

MUMBAI, INDIA: Beating analysts’ expectations, Tech Mahindra has reported 14 percent sequential rise in its profit to Rs 856 crore in the quarter ended December 2016. The revenue during the quarter grew by 5.4 percent to  7,558 crore. Geograhy-wise Americas accounted

Razer acquires Nextbit and its Robin ‘cloud phone’

By : CIOL Writers

Looks like, Razer is steadily moving beyond the confines of hardware and software for the gaming community. So, three months after acquiring legendary audio tech company THX, the company is now making a dive in the mobile segment with the

Vodafone confirms merger talks with Idea to take on Airtel and Jio

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After Reliance Jio, Indian telecom industry is in for another major overhaul as Vodafone Group Plc. has confirmed that it is in talks for a merger of its Indian unit with Aditya Birla Group’s Idea Cellular Ltd. The documents filed

LinkedIn’s refugee assistance program to debut in the US this week

By : CIOL Writers

LinkedIn’s Welcome Talent program that aims at connecting refugees to internships in their host country will be debuting in the US this week in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the professional networking platform announced in its official blog

Now Facebook posts decide your entrance to the US

By : CIOL Writers

What will be your reaction if you are detained at an airport or borders and not allowed to come back to your own place/country, where you have been residing for years, just because of one political opinion that you expressed

Airbnb lends help to those strangled on the other side of the US

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In the light of US President’s latest move to ban the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, the Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky launched a web page to help connect those affected by the ban with accommodation. Airbnb

Tokyo Stock Exchange upgrades networks

TOKYO: Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. is going for an extensive upgrade of ‘arrownet v2’, the network platform responsible for its proprietary trading system ‘arrowhead’. It has chosen the Juniper Networks MX480 3D Universal Edge Router for the same. As one of the

Cisco, Bosch, and others to develop blockchain protocol to secure IoT applications

By : CIOL Writers

Though the Internet of Things (IoT) is dramatically transforming everything from homes to factories, by making them smart and more efficient, it also poses several challenges including identifying, connecting, securing, and managing the devices. Hence, Cisco, Bosch, and several other

Hubballi to house India’s biggest startup incubation centre by September’17

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to promote entrepreneurship in India’s tier-II and tier-III cities, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, philanthropist and venture capitalist Gururaj Deshpande is setting up India’s biggest startup incubator in Hubballi, about 400km from Bangalore, an 82,000-sqft facility centre which is

On-demand cleaning service provider MyDidi acquires rival TimeMyTask

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On-demand cleaning services provider MyDidi has announced an acquisition of its rival TimeMyTask in an all-stock deal. TimeMyTask’s entire team will now be joining MyDidi and the Mumbai-based company will also absorb the startup’s technology stack. The terms of the

Paytm is now a case study at Harvard Business School

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Digital wallet platform Paytm has indeed come a long way since its beginnings as a recharge platform to a payments bank. And interestingly, the startup’s journey would now be part of a documented case study at the India Research Center,

Fitbit may lay off up to 10pc of workforce

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Fitbit is set to report its fourth quarter earnings today but apparently, there isn’t much to cheer about the same. The wearable technology startup will not only be disclosing revenue below expectations but could also be laying off up to

AI, Design, Platforms and People: The new status-quo

INDIA: In a latest survey of business and IT executives, 86 per cent said that while individual technologies are rapidly advancing, it is the multiplier effect of these technologies that is creating innovation breakthroughs. Then, Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming of age,

DevOps would be beyond Dev and Ops this year

MUMBAI, INDIA: Rapidly promoting new code into production fuels the need for speed, but this can also be a fast track to digital failure. An accelerated pace of development puts pressure on the testing function, relegating it to a single

Behold, Samsung Galaxy S8 to be launched on March 29

By : CIOL Writers

March 29, 2016, will witness the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8, according to Evan Blass, one of the well-known tipsters and writer for VentureBeat. Samsung has been in news throughout last year. Obviously, Galaxy Note 7 fiasco ate the largest