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Tour de France: Deeper race insights on the cards for cycling fans this year with machine learning, analytics

FRANCE: Dimension Data, the official technology partner of the world’s most popular cycling race, Tour de France said that they will be using machine learning technologies at this year’s Tour de France to give cycling fans across the globe an

Bhavin Turakhia’s fintech venture Zeta invests in ZingHR

BANGALORE, INDIA: Bhavin Turakhia-backed digitised employee benefits solutions provider, Zeta has picked up a minority stake in ZingHR, a cloud services provider, for an undisclosed amount. Existing investor Triton also invested. ZingHR is an emerging player in the enterprise cloud

Tools enabling flexi-work and collaboration emerge as a top priority for future workspaces

NEW DELHI, INDIA: A large number of the Gen X and Millennial workforce in India are open to digital workspaces, value work-life integration (rather than work-life separation), and are embracing flexi workstyles that enable them to be mobile professionals with

Genpact aims to drive digital transformation in enterprises with new AI-based platform, ‘Cora’

USA: Genpact unveiled Genpact Cora – an artificial intelligence (AI)-based platform to accelerates digital transformation for enterprises. Genpact Cora is a modular, interconnected mesh of flexible digital technologies that hones in on specific operational business challenges and tackles them from

Ford creates a new Robotics and AI research team

By : CIOL Writers

Ford is creating a new Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Research team that will operate under Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering department aimed at boosting the technology department for the automaker as autonomy and mobility become important parts of the company.

Airbnb could soon start renting mansions and penthouses

By : CIOL Writers

Airbnb is reportedly planning to launch ultra-premium tier codenamed ‘Airbnb Lux’ meant to attract higher-paying travelers. According to a Bloomberg report, Lux will be offering mansions, penthouses, and mega-homes that will of course be inspected to make sure they meet certain criteria. Supposedly, the

Google’s experimental app Triangle helps you preserve mobile data

By : CIOL Writers

If your apps running in the background consume too much data, you will be happy to know that Google has recently begun testing a new app, Triangle to solve this problem. The Triangle app, currently being tested in Phillippines acts as

CA Technologies partners IIIT-Hyderabad to set up co-innovation lab

By : CIOL Writers

IIIT-Hyderabad and CA Technologies have signed a collaboration agreement to set up a co-innovation lab at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad campus. As per the agreement, CA Technologies engineers and IIIT-Hyderabad researchers will collaborate on applied research projects which

Delhi airport has 4th fastest Wi-Fi speed after Dubai, Seoul, and Tokyo: Ookla

By : CIOL Writers

Ookla has rated Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport as the fourth fastest in terms of Wi-Fi speeds amongst the top ten airports in Asia. Ookla, using speed test data for the period from March-May 2017, analyzed the speeds of

Transsion and Spice enter JV to relaunch the ‘Spice’ brand in India

By : CIOL Writers

Transsion Holdings, a global conglomerate with a strong presence through brands like itel and Tecno has announced a joint venture (JV) agreement with Spice Mobility to strengthen its foothold in the world’s fastest growing mobile market. The partnership aims at revitalizing

Tinder starts wooing paid subscribers with new premium features

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Tinder is rolling out a new premium subscription service, Tinder Gold,  that lets users see who all have already swiped right on their profile, through a new feature, “Likes You.” Upon logging in, you’ll have access to the “Like You” grid,

Microsoft is acquiring Israeli cloud startup Cloudyn

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft has confirmed that it is acquiring Israeli cloud monitoring and analytics startup Cloudyn. The deal is thought to be worth between $50 million and $70 million, according to a report back in April from local Israeli business publication, Calcalist. In a company blog

Google Photos rolls out AI-powered suggested sharing and shared libraries

By : CIOL Writers

Following the announcement made at I/O 2017 last month, Google Photos is starting to roll out Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries feature. In a blog post, James Gallagher, Engineering Director, Google Photos wrote, “To help you share and receive more

InFocus plans to invest $10M in India, launches ‘Turbo 5’ smartphone

By : CIOL Writers

InFocus, which has a licensing deal with contract handset maker Foxconn plans to invest $10 million (around Rs 65 crores) to get a foothold in India with a focus on the Rs 10,000 price segment as a part of its

RJio launches GST solution for small retailers

MUMBAI, INDIA: Retailers Association of India(RAI) has tied-up with Reliance Jio-GST for introducing a simple mobile-first tax solution available for Rs 1,999, aimed at helping small retailers across the country to have a smooth transition to the new tax regime.

Ritu Kumar relies on retail analytics for better merchandising decisions

MUMBAI, INDIA: Ritu Kumar, one of the most admired designer-wear brands in India has chosen Manthan’s Retail Analytics solution to power key merchandising decisions. As Ritu Kumar and its sub-brand ‘Label’ cater to an increasingly diverse global consumer base, Ritu

Uber gets embroiled in yet another molestation-related lawsuit

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Things are only getting bleaker for Uber as it gets embroiled in yet another lawsuit. A woman referred to as Jane Doe who says she was raped by an Uber driver is suing the company for allegedly ignoring previous warnings about

Google’s Area 120 gets a dedicated website; unveils Project ‘Advr’ for VR advertising

By : CIOL Writers

Google’s ‘Area 120’ that was launched as a way to retain the entrepreneurial minded talent at the company is finally getting a dedicated website that will allow anyone sign up to its Early Access Program and try out the new products. The

Facebook rolls out ‘Discover’ to quickly find and interact with Messenger bots

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Announced at F8, Facebook is rolling out a new feature, ‘Discover,’ a hub inside Messenger to quickly find new bots to interact with. Available only to the US users, Discover will be social network’s yet another effort at reconciling with chatbots. Posted

Petya ransomware isn’t just about bitcoins; its more likely a wiper

By : CIOL Writers

Petya ransomware that had the world Internet paralyzed once again on Tuesday is starting to look much worse than initially expected. The cyber-attack that has infected enterprise networks across Europe and many parts of Asia, according to security researchers isn’t just