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Facebook to notify users whose data was breached

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Facebook has started notifying users that were affected by the Cambridge Analytica expose. About 87 million Facebook users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed message on their news feeds. The social networking giant

HP’s Chromebook x2 is a 12.3-inch detachable tablet for $599

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Following in the footsteps of Acer, HP has unveiled its newest tablet named Chromebook x2 meant for adults. The 12.3-inch detachable tablet running Chrome OS is designed to compete with iPad Pro. While the iPad Pro costs $649, the Chromebook

Uber gets into bike-sharing business with Jump

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Uber is buying New York-based electric-bike startup Jump Bikes that operates in 40 US cities. In a blog post, Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said that the company had reached a deal to acquire Jump adding bike sharing to its transportation options. “We’re committed

Apple to announce red variants of iPhone 8, 8 Plus

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Apple is rumoured to unveil a red colour variant of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus today. The new variants will be part of the company’s partnership with Red, an advocacy group dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa. MacRumors reports that a memo

Snapchat’s chronological Stories feed is back for some users

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Snapchat rolled out a major redesign of its app and faced a lot of backlash after throwing users for a loop with its decision to show Stories in an algorithmically sorted feed, rather than chronological order. The company now is rolling

Facebook suspends Canadian firm AggregateIQ amid data row

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Cambridge Analytica expose has rocked the social networking giant, Facebook to the core. Since then, the Mark Zuckerberg led company has been in a damage control mode bringing in new privacy tools, settings and of course more transparency for its

Walmart still eyeing Flipkart; due diligence reportedly done

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Walmart has once again set its eyes on India’s e-commerce giant, Flipkart and has already completed a thorough due diligence process on e-commerce firm, according to multiple media reports. Citing people in the know of the things, Livemint reported that Walmart

Apple to launch its redesigned Mac Pro in 2019

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The highly anticipated Apple Mac Pro won’t be launching this year, the company confirmed this development to TechCrunch. The Cupertino giant is instead planning to release a redesigned version of the computer in 2019. “We want to be transparent and

Razer launches its own online gaming store

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Razer, which is known for its gaming laptops and accessories is expanding its ecosystem with the launch of Razer Game Store, an online gaming distribution platform. “As gamers, we know the importance of a good deal and the Razer Game

HP launches convertible ZBook Studio x360 with 4K display

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HP has launched a new convertible laptop named ZBook Studio x360 that can compete with Apple MacBook Pro and Dell XPS 15. The company claims the laptop to be “world’s most powerful convertible laptop for PC” with price starting at

Ola partners Acko to bring in-trip insurance for users

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Cab aggregator Ola has partnered with Acko General Insurance to provide in-trip insurance to its customers in India. The new program will be available in more than 110 cities in India. “Together with Ola, we have created a first of

Over 5 lac Indians potentially affected by Facebook data breach

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Cambridge Analytica expose that had opened a pandora box for social networking giant Facebook refuses to tame down. Now in a new confession of sorts, Facebook has said that the number of users whose information was illegally shared with the

Airtel appoints ex-NASA scientist as chief data scientist

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India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel has appointed ex-NASA scientist Santanu Bhattacharya as the company’s chief data scientist. Bhattacharya will be responsible to accelerate efforts around emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

Nokia 6, 7 Plus, and 8 Sirocco now available in India

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HMD Global, the company behind the resurrection of Nokia mobile phones has launched three new Nokia smartphones in the Indian market- Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6, all of which were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress

Snapchat introduces group video chat on its app

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Snapchat, the hugely popular social networking platform has announced group video chat feature on its app. Snapchat said its new service will allow as many as 16 people to chat via video at one time and 32 people to chat via voice,

35pc of India’s 4G subscribers come from rural areas

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With the advent of Reliance Jio in India, the country has witnessed immense growth in 4G subscribers. As per a survey report from CMR, as of December 2017, around 35 percent or 83 million of India’s 238 million 4G subscribers

Jio payments bank finally commences operations

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Reliance Jio has finally got the approval of the Reserve Bank of India to commence commercial operations for Jio Payments Bank. RBI said in a notification, ” Jio Payments Bank Limited has commenced operations as a payments bank with effect

Facebook’s new bulk removal option lets users delete third-party apps

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As part of damage control after the Cambridge Analytica expose, Facebook has brought in a new tool that lets users remove third-party apps in bulk to stop sharing information with them. Now, when you go to the apps section of

iRobots vacuum cleaners are Alexa-enabled now

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Puresight Systems, the exclusive distributor of iRobot‘s products in India announced the integration of Amazon Alexa and IFTTT(If This Then That) with iRobot’s Wi-Fi enabled vacuum cleaning devices. The latest skills will be available in iRobot’s products including Roomba 695, Roomba 895,

Ola acquires Ridlr to expand public transport business

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Cab hailing firm Ola has acquired Mumbai-based Ridlr, an end-to-end public transport ticketing, and commuting app as the company seeks to improve its navigation technology and potentially expand the range of its services. Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO of Ola, said, “Public transportation serves millions of