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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 comes to India

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is a versatile laptop, powerful tablet, and portable studio in one. Get more done with four modes of use. Now it is available in new markets around the world, including India. It delivers the processing and

MacOS hit by DNS Hijacker called MaMi

By : CIOL Writers

Way back in 2012, millions of Windows PC were affected by DNSChanger malware and now, in 2018 the same malware has been observed for MacOS. The threat was first discovered by Patrick Wardel and has been named as MaMi. Similar

Global industry leaders are getting together at India Digital Open Summit 2018

Open source is being embraced by leading organizations globally, not only due to its cost advantage but to leverage the development advantages open source communities offer. Reliance Jio is hosting the ‘India Digital Open Summit 2018’ on January 19 at

Grab acquires Bangalore-based payments startup iKaaz

By : CIOL Writers

On-demand transportation and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, Grab has acquired Bangalore-based payments startup iKaaz. iKaaz’ mobile payments platform and its experienced leadership team is expected to accelerate feature development and partner integration of GrabPay, Grab’s payments platform. Launched

Google launches certification program to make IT jobs more accessible

By : CIOL Writers

Google has launched a new online education program aimed at preparing people who have no experience in IT sector. In partnership with Coursera, Google has developed the six-week curriculum called The Google IT Support Professional Certificate to help people get

HTC U11 EYEs with dual selfie camera launched in Taiwan and China

By : CIOL Writers

HTC announced the launch of a new smartphone under its U series called HTC U11 EYEs. The new smartphone is currently available in Taiwan and China at CNY 3,299(Rs 32,664). HTC U11 EYEs sports a 6-inch full HD+ display with Corning’s

Paytm Payments Bank appoints Nitin Chauhan as the new CISO

By : CIOL Writers

Paytm Payments Bank announced the appointment of Nitin Chauhan as its new Chief Information Security Officer(CISO). According to the company, Chauhan will be responsible for the company’s information security initiatives, setting up and enhancing the firm’s enterprise security strategies, infrastructure, and

BlackBerry launches Jarvis, a cybersecurity software for self-driving cars

By : CIOL Writers

BlackBerry has launched a cybersecurity software called Jarvis aimed at protecting autonomous cars. Jarvis identifies vulnerabilities in software used in cars. The firm said that Jarvis scans and delivers insights in minutes, a process that would otherwise take a large

Aruna Sundararajan to speak at India Digital Open Summit 2018

Aruna Sundararajan, secretary, Dept of Telecom, and Chairperson, Telecom Commission who recently announced the completion of phase 1 of National Optic Fiber Network, re-christened as BharatNet, will be speaking at India Digital Open Summit 2018. She  also informed that with

Instacart acquires Canada-based Unata

By : CIOL Writers

Instacart has announced the acquisition of Unata, a Toronto-based startup that specializes in making and tracking digital coupons and circulars. The company is also developing a voice-activated tool to allow customers to purchase goods online from midsize retailers using devices

Reliance Jio not preferred operator for number portability

By : CIOL Writers

Reliance Jio may be having over 160 million subscribers thanks to its cheapest 4G data plans, and Rs 0 JioPhone but when it comes to mobile number portability, Mukesh Ambani’s company is not the preferred choice for subscribers. According to a study

UIDAI to use facial recognition for Aadhaar authentication

By : CIOL Writers

The Unique Identification Authority of India has decided to enable face recognition to add another layer of security for inclusive authentication for Aadhaar card holders. In a notification released on Monday, UIDAI said, “At the time of Aadhaar enrolment, the

Softbank invests €460M in car dealer platform Auto1

By : CIOL Writers

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank has agreed to invest €460M ($561 million) in Berlin-based online car dealer Auto1. The investment will be made through Vision Fund, a $93bn technology fund that SoftBank and its founder Masayoshi Son manage. Berlin-based Auto1, founded in 2012, buys

Lego partners China’s Tencent to develop online games

By : CIOL Writers

Danish toymaker Lego is teaming up with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings to develop new video games and potentially a new social network aimed at children, the two companies announced Monday. “What we are looking for now with Tencent is just to

Alibaba-owned enterprise collaboration app DingTalk comes to India

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to tap into the growing enterprise chat and collaboration app market in India, Alibaba-owned platform DingTalk has unveiled an English version of the app that caters to the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The English version of the app, also available

Razorpay raises $20M in Series B led by Tiger Global

By : CIOL Writers

Digital payments startup Razorpay has closed its Series B funding round of $20 million led by existing investors Tiger Global and Y Combinator; the round also saw the participation of Matrix Partners. The company will use the funds for its

Toyota and Lexus vehicles to get Apple’s CarPlay this year

By : CIOL Writers

After avoiding in-car software platforms like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for quite some time, Toyota will finally be offering Apple’s in-dash infotainment system that works with your iPhone in its new 2019 Toyota Avalon. Toyota’s new 2019 Avalon was announced on Monday at the 2018

TAG Heuer brings a smaller, cheaper version of the Connected Module 45

By : CIOL Writers

TAG Heuer has launched an upgraded, smaller version of it’s Connected Modular 45, a customizable wearable that lets users swap the smart module for a traditional, mechanical head. Many people complain about the big diameters of smartwatches and that’s exactly where TAG

Motorola expands Mods portfolio with full QWERTY Keyboard & a health monitor

By : CIOL Writers

Motorola is expanding its Moto Mods portfolio with the addition of two new Mods for the Moto Z lineup- a slider QWERTY keyboard, and a monitor that tracks heart rate, blood pressure, and more. The two new mods are a result

Google removes 60 gaming apps with pop-up porn malware

By : CIOL Writers

Google took down 60 gaming applications after security firm Check Point said it had discovered new malicious software in the apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store. The malicious software displayed pornographic ads and tried to trick users into buying premium services, according to