Posts From CIOL Writers

Google hit with $2.7B fine by EU over search engine results

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Google has been slapped with a record-breaking $2.7 billion fine by the European Commission for abusing its dominance of the search engine market in building its online shopping service. The European Commission said that the search engine has 90 days to end

Apple releases first iOS 11 beta to everyone

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If you have been eagerly awaiting iOS 11, well, then here’s your chance to try out the new features of the upcoming OS as Apple has released the first public beta of iOS 11, available to download for everyone. From a revamped Siri

Naspers takes its stake to 16pc with $71mn investment in Flipkart

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India’s e-commerce giant, Flipkart received an additional investment of $71 million from the South African media conglomerate Naspers. With the latest investment, Naspers now holds 16 percent stake in the company. “The group invested US$71m for an additional interest in

Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 specifications leaked

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Google launched its flagship Pixel smartphones last year and received an overwhelming response for its camera, optimized software, and zippy performance. The search engine company is now expected to launch the successors to this smartphone- the Pixel 2 and Pixel

Amazon and Flipkart get breather as govt delays implementation of a key GST provision

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The Indian government has granted the requests of the e-commerce players like Amazon and Flipkart to extend the implementation of the new Goods and Service Tax. In a bid to give e-commerce giants more time to settle their affairs, the

Google finally retires Gchat, replaces it with Hangouts

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Much before Allo, Google Duo, and Hangouts, there was Google Talk also known as Gchat that used to be people’s preferred way of communicating in Gmail. The messaging service has now been officially ended and replaced with Hangouts. Launched in August

Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter join hands to combat terrorism

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Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, and Twitter have joined hands to combat growing terrorism across the globe. The quartet has announced a new partnership aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to terrorists. Called the “Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism,”

Apple acquires eye tracking company SensoMotoric Instruments

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Adding more arsenal to its augmented reality efforts, Apple has acquired SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI), an eye-tracking firm, MacRumors reports. Though the terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, the acquisition clearly hints at where Apple is headed in terms of AR.

Now is the right time to buy Amazon Echo at an all-time low price of $129.99

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After providing a number of exciting deals and offers, now Amazon is offering its popular Echo speaker on sale at an all-time low price. Yes, you read that right! Amazon is giving Alexa-enabled smart speaker for just $129.99 in the

Google is removing personal medical records from search engine results

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Google usually doesn’t remove much of the information from the search results, but earlier this week it began removing private medical records from search results. Google quietly made the change with an update to its Removal Policies by including medical

Spotify is finally coming to the Windows Store

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While Microsoft revealed their newest Surface device on its Microsft EDU event earlier this month, Panos Panay, Microsoft’s Vice President for Surface Computing also revealed Spotify will be coming to Windows Store, demoing it in front of the press with the

Google to stop scanning Gmail accounts for creating personalised ads

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Google would now stop its long-standing practice of scanning the contents of individual Gmail accounts for advertising uses, the company announced in a blog post. The practice allows the company to access the contents of email messages and use them

Facebook in talks with Hollywood for original shows: Report

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Facebook’s fondness with videos is no secret. Now, to up its game, the social media giant is in talks with Hollywood studios for original scripted TV shows, in some cases offering up to $3 million per episode, according to The

Tata acqui-hires GrocerMax to make foray into online grocery business

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Tata Group is all set to make a foray into the online grocery business with the acquisition of the management team and technology infrastructure of Gurgaon-based GrocerMax, according to a report in The Economic Times. The new team aims to take

While the global outage is resolved, Skype remains silent

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If you were one of those Skype users, who were unable to use Skype because of the global outage, sit back, the problem has been resolved. After three days of the blackout, the company announced the problem had been solved,

Google proposes changes in laws for requesting data

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Nowadays, requests for private user data as part of investigations has become a contentious issue with the tech companies and the governments. Normally, when a government or its law enforcement agency wants to seek data held on a server abroad,

Airbnb is testing long-awaited payment splitting feature

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We all probably know the pain of booking a trip online for a group of friends. One person pays for the whole lot and then it is an endless wait to get payments from other parties. Airbnb now wants to fix

Apple rolls out ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature to keep you safe while driving

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Distracted driving has become a national safety crisis because of the rise of smartphones. According to the statistics from US Department of Transportation, 10 percent of fatal crashes, 15 percent of injury crashes and 14 percent of all police-reported motor vehicle

Tesla may soon come up with its own music streaming service

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Tesla, the electric carmaker, is planning to create its own music streaming service, according to a report from Recode. Apparently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in talks with major music labels about creating a streaming service that would come bundled

YouTube launches VR180 video format to boost VR adoption

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Acknowledging that every online user is not equipped enough to watch 360-degree videos, Google-owned YouTube has launched a new format for content creators. Christened VR180, it allows producers to shoot videos that are immersive when viewed in a VR headset