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OLX announces ‘Code and the Curious’ hackathon to hire techies

By : CIOL Writers

OLX, India’s largest online classifieds, has kicked off its “Code and the Curious” hackathon to recruit India’s best coding talent, skilled in emerging and disruptive technologies across Machine learning, AI, and Data Science. The hackathon has already received 10,000+ registrations

Adobe accidentally releases its cloud based photo editor, Nimbus

By : CIOL Writers

At the Adobe Max conference last year, the company announced Project Nimbus- a cloud based photo editing service that gives you control over your pictures from any device connected to the Internet. Now it seems that the full release could

It’s Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg with AI in focus

By : CIOL Writers

The Silicon Valley tech leaders usually maintain a decorum and avoid engaging in public debates about controversial topics. But looks like AI might have blown that cover and brought in two chief executives- Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg in the

Google launches Chrome 60 with Touch Bar support for macOS

By : CIOL Writers

Google Chrome has launched a new version of Chrome 60 for Windows, Mac and Linux which will be rolling out in a few weeks. The notable changes in the new version are Touch Bar support, the Paint Timing API, CSS font-display,

LG to invest $7B to boost its OLED production

By : CIOL Writers

LG has announced that it will invest 7.8 trillion won ($7 billion) to increase its OLED production capacity. The South Korean company wants to gain a bigger foothold in the OLED market which is currently dominated by Samsung by far. Apple is

Chinese smartphone brand ‘Comio’ is all set to foray in Indian market

By : CIOL Writers

India is one of the world’s fastest growing smartphone markets in the world. Driven by increasing data consumption and falling data prices, a huge number of feature phone users are also migrating to smartphones and are seeking affordable devices. It

Google testing vacation rental filter in hotel search results

By : CIOL Writers

Google has added a new functionality to its hotel search results that now lets you filter for ‘vacation rentals.’ The new feature shows up under the “Accommodation Type” category alongside other filter options like price, amenities, and rating. According to Skift, that first

Zoho unveils bundled business app suite Zoho One

By : CIOL Writers

Chennai-based Zoho has launched  Zoho One, a new all-in-one business app suite that includes 38 cloud applications and 55 mobile apps, and is priced at $30 per month per employee. For Indian users, it is priced at Rs 1,000 per month for

Is Facebook the next to join smart speaker race?

By : CIOL Writers

Smart speakers are the latest craze in the tech world with every tech major joining the fray to bring its own version of Amazon Echo in the market. So after, Google, Apple and Samsung, social networking giant Facebook too is

Another smartphone explodes, this times its Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

By : CIOL Writers

While Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has barely died down, we have another explosion drama doing the rounds on the Internet. In the last couple of days, a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone was allegedly seen catching fire in a video inside a

Intel brings AI to PCs with $79 Movidius Neural Compute Stick

By : CIOL Writers

Intel has launched the Movidius Neural Compute Stick, a one-of its-kind a tiny fanless USB-based deep learning device that can be used to learn AI programming at the edge. The device, geared for researchers and developers enables rapid prototyping, validation and deployment

Microsoft may invest $50-100 million in Ola’s parent company ANI Technologies

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft is likely to invest $50-100 million (Rs 320-640 crore) in Ola’s parent company ANI Technologies, according to a Livemint report. The deal could see Ola switch to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform instead of Amazon Web Services(AWS). Microsoft’s move comes at a

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is joining Alphabet’s board of directors

By : CIOL Writers

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has joined parent company Alphabet’s board of directors, according to an announcement by Alphabet. Pichai becomes the 13th member of the Alphabet board that includes co-founder Sergey Brin, former CEO Eric Schmidt, Kleiner Perkins’ John Doerr

CCI approves Vodafone-Idea merger

By : CIOL Writers

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the Vodafone and Idea Cellular merger. The two had announced $23 billion deal to create India’s largest entity in the telecom sector. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Co who advised Vodafone India and

Yatra acquires corporate travel service provider Air Travel Bureau

By : CIOL Writers

Gurgaon based online travel agency and search engine, Yatra.com has acquired corporate travel service provider Air Travel Bureau(ATB) for an undisclosed amount. As a part of the deal, Yatra will be taking over all of the ATB’s debts and shares.

Paytm joins hands with lottery firm AGTech Media to set up a gaming company

By : CIOL Writers

Paytm, the Indian electronic payment and e-commerce company run by One97 Communications has entered into a joint venture with Hong Kong-based lottery firm AGTech Media to set up a gaming company in India. AGTech Media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AGTech

EU’s record fine takes a toll on Google’s Q2 earnings

By : CIOL Writers

Google‘s parent company Alphabet has announced the financial results for the second quarter of the year and its clear that the EU’s record fine has taken a toll on company’s earnings that also sent it’s stock down more than 3 percent during

Microsoft Paint is ‘Here To Stay’

By : CIOL Writers

Yes, you read that right. Microsoft isn’t killing what many of us know as our first ‘brush’ with desktops and PCs. While the Internet went into overdrive after seeing Microsoft Paint in the ‘deprecated’ column of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall

India says NO to self-driving cars

By : CIOL Writers

While the tech companies are competing against each other to perfect self-driving technology with trials across the world, looks like one of the world’s fastest growing markets- India isn’t interested in the technology at all. Driverless cars will not be allowed

Google launches Play Protect to keep your devices safe from malicious apps

By : CIOL Writers

At this year’s Google IO Developer conference in May, Google talked about a number of security related tools to make the Android OS safer. Now walking the talk, the search engine company has launched Google Play Protect, a new security