Posts From CIOL Writers

Google opens up Classroom to make teaching easier

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Google is opening up its Classroom educational service to allow anyone create new classes, attend classes, or manage assignments. While earlier, opening new classes required you to have a G Suite for education account, now you only need a personal Google account to

OYO expands international presence to Nepal

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Just after a year of announcing its international foray in Malaysia, online hotel aggregator OYO Rooms has now expanded its presence in Nepal with the launch of its first hotel in Kathmandu. OYO Founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal said, “OYO has been at the

Facebook Messenger Lite app now available in 132 countries

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Though Snapchat‘s user figure might be a fraction of Facebook’s but Mark Zuckerberg never underestimates his rivals. Apparently, Facebook is doing every bit to tap on developing world markets that Snapchat is yet to reach. Hence, Facebook has announced a global expansion

China’s Didi Chuxing to raise up to $6bn at a $50bn valuation

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Chinese ride-hailing giant, Didi Chuxing is raising between $5 and $6 billion in a funding round that would value the company at around $50 billion, according to various reports. The fresh capital infusion is expected to come from investors including SoftBank

Anthony Levandowski quits as Uber’s self-driving unit’s head amid legal battle with Waymo

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Anthony Levandowski, the head of Uber’s self-driving unit- Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) is stepping aside from his role “through the remainder of the Waymo litigation,” according to a letter that he sent to staff. According to a report from Business Insider, Levandowski won’t be working on

Paytm to invest Rs 10,000cr to ramp up its banking, financial services

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Paytm will be investing Rs 10,000 crore over the next three years to ramp up its banking and financial services business. “We will invest at least Rs 10,000 crore in our banking and financial services in the next three years. We

OnePlus 5 rumoured to have dual rear camera setup

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Riding high on the success of OnePlus 3 and 3T, OnePlus is getting ready to launch its next flagship product, i.e., One Plus 5. We already know OnePlus is skipping the number ‘4’ in its series as it is considered

Samsung’s refurbished Galaxy Note 7 reportedly to go on sale by June

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While Samsung is yet to make a statement about the refurbished version of Galaxy Note 7, rumour mills are going swamped with new reports almost every day. The latest report is from Korean publication ETNews, suggesting that refurbished Galaxy Note

Google updates Search tool to take on fake news

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After launching multiple initiatives, Google is now turning to its most powerful weapon to combat fake news- Search, where it receives something around 5.5 billion search queries per day. The Search giant has announced some structural changes to its renowned search engine,

Samsung introduces In-Traffic Reply app to avoid distracted driving

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Though there are many hoardings on the road saying, “Don’t use mobile phones while driving”, only handful of people follow that. Distracted driving is dangerous not only for you but also for others on the road. Realizing the profound issue,

Google’s internal incubator, Area 120 working on a salon booking app- Appointments

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Google’s internal startup incubator, Area 120 is a busy place, testing, developing new things every day. Unveiled last year, the creative organisation has so far created many projects including personal stylist app Tailor, a voice messenger Supersonic, and most recent Uptime

Twitter’s back on growth trajectory; added 9mn users last quarter

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This surely was Twitter’s best quarter in terms of user growth since early 2015. Beating all expectations, the micro-blogging site added nine million new users in first three months of 2017, which brings the company’s total to 328 million. That’s the

Facebook Lite gets reactions; special camera effects for Indian users

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Facebook has added a couple of new features to Facebook Lite, a stripped-down version of its mobile app aimed at markets with slow connectivity. At its “Facebook: A Place to Connect” event organised in New Delhi, the social networking giant announced rolling

J&K govt bans Facebook, WhatsApp and others social media platforms in the valley

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The Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended all social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the wake of widespread students’ unrest in the valley. The government order, released on Wednesday, said that anti-social elements were “misusing” social

Samsung launches Wemogee app to help people with speech disorders

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For many mobile phone users, emoji is a fun trick that gives a yellow ball face to expressions and also saves time consumed in typing. This feature, interestingly, could also unlock a new method of online conversation for people who

Dropbox to pull the shutter down on Hackpad on July 19

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After acquiring document collaboration service Hackpad in 2014, Dropbox is shutting down the platform next month. Cloud file syncing and sharing service Dropbox announced the news in a note to Hackpad users. Igor Kofman, founder of Hackpad wrote, “I’m writing

Samsung’s refurbished Galaxy Note 7 reportedly gets WiFi certification

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Despite the infamous Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and recalls, Samsung is yet to give up on its creation Note 7. Many reports suggest that the South Korean company is planning to sell the refurbished versions of the device. However, Samsung

YouTube Kids now available on smart TVs

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Now parents will have more device options to run YouTube Kids for their children, instead of just a smartphone. YouTube Kids, the children-friendly version of Google’s popular YouTube video app is now expanding to a bunch smart TVs from Samsung, Sony

Google all set to test its self-driving cars with real passengers

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After years of testing with its own engineers and drivers, Google is finally taking its self-driving cars on road for general public in Phoenix, Arizona. Now known as Waymo, the Alphabet Inc. self-driving car unit, announced it’s adding 500 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to

Wikipedia’s owner creates ‘Wikitribune’ to combat fake news

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While tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and Google have all been trying in their own ways to combat fake news, nothing seems to be effective in preventing spread of false and misleading news.  But, that may soon change. To curb the nuisance of fake