Posts From CIOL Writers

Google’s AI helps NASA discover two new planets

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NASA has discovered a new exoplanet called Kepler 90i using Google‘s artificial intelligence(AI) tools. The exoplanet is located in the alien solar system now known to contain eight planets all revolving around the same star, Kepler 90. The new exoplanet,

Alphabet X sells wireless internet tech to Andhra Pradesh

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Alphabet X’s research team announced that the Andhra Pradesh state government would buy its fully developed new technology, as reported by Reuters. The Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) technology has potential to provide high-speed wireless internet to the rural areas

IBM signs up JPMorgan Chase, Barclays to collaborate on its quantum computing project

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IBM has signed up a group of big companies including JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Samsung, Daimler, Honda to join IBM’s Q network. The IBM Q network provides online access to IBM’s experimental quantum computing systems. IBM said JPMorgan will be its “premier global

RIP Internet! The FCC decides to repeal Net Neutrality rules in the US

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The concept of the open and free internet is dead- as of now. In a historic judgment, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved to remove the older net neutrality rules that prohibited broadband providers from blocking or throttling websites

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo launch ICOs for funding startups

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International crowdfunding website Indiegogo announced that the company is getting into cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO). You can now invest in the first initial coin offering pre-sale with Indiegogo and MicroVentures. The decision to plunge into the ICO industry is

Squarespace raises $200M in fresh funding; valued at $1.7B

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Squarespace, the website that lets you create and maintain websites, blogs, and online stores is now raising $200 million from General Atlantic, valuing the company at $1.7 billion, according to Bloomberg report. The United States-based company had previously raised $78.5 million

Nokia and IIT-Delhi collaborate to use AI to make networks more efficient and reliable

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The challenges of telecom industry never seem to cease, especially with networks becoming increasingly complex and data use growing exponentially. Hence, the growing need to address challenges related to efficiency and quality of networks pre-emptively to boost network performance and

Amazon starts selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast

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Amazon will soon start selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast on its website, after banning them over two years ago. The news first reported by CNET was also confirmed by a spokesperson. The spokesperson said, “I can confirm that we are

2018: Security concerns loom large on businesses with sophisticated cyber attacks

Sonal Vats 2017 witnessed a spate of cyber-attacks including WannaCry, NotPetya, Equifax breach, Zomato hack, HBO’s infamous GoT data theft and of course the latest Nicehash security breach. Unfortunately, the trend will continue in 2018 also. The increased connectivity and enlarged

Indian startup ‘Teabox’ raises $7M in Series B funding

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Bangalore based Teabox has raised $7 million in Series B funding led by RB investments and participation from existing investors. DBS Bank Ltd will also participate in this round of funding through venture debt. Teabox, founded in 2012, runs an

Accenture Innovation Challenge winners develop tech to address sleep disorders

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Accenture announced the winners of the first edition of Accenture Innovation Challenge. The competition was designed to inspire innovation among college students in India. The winners were chosen from 12 teams selected to participate in the Grand Finale round held

Made-in-India smart devices for golfers by GolfLan

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GolfLan Technology Solutions has introduced two new made in India smart devices, Elite Pro+, and Tee-Walkers for global golfers. Both the devices are state of art devices to navigate the course, enhance their game and their golf course experience. Both

British Council launches free ‘Learn English’ platform on Reliance Jio Chat

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Adding to its array of interesting service, Reliance Jio Chat will now give millions of Indians to get easy access to free English learning content by British Council. British Council has been a pioneer and leader in English language teaching.

Bing launches new AI-powered search features

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Microsoft has announced a host of new intelligent AI-powered search features for Bing. The updates are focused on bringing more conversational, nuanced answers to users in the “cards” UI being used by competitors like Google. New features starting to roll out

Google Assistant is now available on older Android phones and tablets

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Google Assistant, Google’s personal assistant is available on many recent phones and tablets for a while now. However, now Google is making the Google Assistant available on Android mobile phones running on Android Lolipop and tablets running on Android Nougat.

Fossil’s Misfit Vapor with Android Wear 2.0 launched in India at Rs 13,874

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Fossil has launched its first touchscreen smartwatch for the Indian audience. The smartwatch named Misfit Vapor is a premium looking smartwatch priced at Rs 13,874 and is available for pre-order on the Misfit website. The smartwatch will be available in

eBay acquires e-commerce analytics platform Terapeak

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eBay is acquiring Terapeak, a Toronto-based startup that leverages data around supply, demand, and pricing in order to arm merchants with the information to sell their goods. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Founded in 2002, Terapeak’s cloud-based data platform lets sellers track supply, demand

India ranks 109th in mobile internet speed globally

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India ranks 109th in mobile internet speed globally and 76th in fixed broadband speeds, according to Ookla’s November edition of the Speedtest Global Index. Notably, India’s performance was poorer than its neighbors including Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka who registered better speeds than

Instagram now lets you follow hashtags

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Instagram is no longer limited to following people and places; you can now even follow hashtags so you see top posts and Stories about a topic on your home page. Rather than having to dig this content out of search or the

Swiggy acqui-hires 48East to strengthen new supply business

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Food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy has acqui-hired Bangalore-based gourmet Asian food start-up 48East to strengthen its new supply business. Under the deal, 48East founders Joseph Cherian and Nabhojit Ghosh will join Swiggy to build the new supply business with Cherian