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Snap lays off around two dozen employees amid slow user growth

By : CIOL Writers

Snap is laying off around 24 employees, according to reports from The Information and Cheddar. The reports stated that most of the layoffs have been from Snap’s team of human editors on its content team, though Cheddar reports some Snap

Dell partners AR headset maker Meta to sell Meta 2 AR development kit

By : CIOL Writers

Dell has announced to sell the Meta 2 Augmented Reality Development Kit. The AR development kit will be available on Dell.com from February 15 for $1,495. Joe Mikhail, Chief Revenue Officer, Meta, said, “We’re very excited for this partnership with Dell.

Apple revamps web interface of App Store with new iOS like design

By : CIOL Writers

Apple has rolled out a major redesign for the web interface of the App Store. The new design takes inspiration from the App Store in iOS 11 which offers larger images, a focus on curation and reviews, and more. On the

Fitbit launches Ionic Smartwatch and Aria 2 smart scales for the Indian market

By : CIOL Writers

Fitbit announced the launch of the latest Ionic Smartwatch, Flyer Bluetooth headphones and Fitbit Aria 2 smart scales in India. Fitbit says the Ionic, Flyer and Aria 2 will be sold across major retailers including Reliance Digital, Croma, Helios and through

WhatsApp finally launches Business app for select markets

By : CIOL Writers

WhatsApp has launched a new service for small businesses called WhatsApp for Business aimed at making it easier for small companies to connect with their customers, and more convenient for the 1.3 billion WhatsApp users to chat with businesses that matter

New Facebook Messenger bug causes iPhone to freeze when typing

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook Messenger users on iOS are experiencing device freeze while typing messages, according to a report from TechCrunch. According to the affected users, Messenger is “totally broken” and freezes after they type a few words in a chat window. Users have tried force closing

Google awards researcher $110K for Pixel exploit

By : CIOL Writers

Google has awarded a total of $112,500 to a security researcher for his discovery of a critical remote exploit chain that affected Google Pixel devices. Chinese security researcher with Qihoo 360 Technology, Guang Gong reported the bugs to Google through its Android Security Rewards programme last August, and

Paytm Cash launched; cashbacks are now non-transferable

By : CIOL Writers

Paytm has launched a new version of Paytm Cashback in the form of Paytm Cash that makes cashbacks on the platform non-transferable. This means that the user will not be able to transfer the amount to other Paytm users or to any

Reliance Jio and global tech leaders come together to push Open Source in India

The India Digital Open Summit which will be held tomorrow at the Reliance Corporate Park campus in Navi Mumbai -is a must-attend event for industry leaders, policymakers, technologists, academia, and developer communities working towards India’s digital leadership through Open Source

Karnataka announces hackathon to explore blockchain adoption for governance

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to explore the adoption of blockchain technology in government services, Karnataka government, is organizing a ‘Blockchain Hackathon for Governance’ between January 19-21 which will look to create demonstrable prototypes of the use of blockchain in government applications. According to a

Google working on a fix for Home-related Wi-Fi issues

By : CIOL Writers

After multiple reports about Home and Chromecast Wi-Fi connectivity having troubles, Google has acknowledged the issue on its support page, noting that “In certain situations, a bug in the Cast software on Android phones may incorrectly send a large amount of network traffic which can

InMobi hires Marc Steifman as the new CFO

By : CIOL Writers

Advertising technology company InMobi has hired Marc Steifman as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Marc has over two decades of experience working in investment banking focused on growth companies. Steifman was previously working as Managing Director and Co-Head of Piper Jaffray’s Technology

BitConnect shuts down amid allegations of being a Ponzi scheme

By : CIOL Writers

Amid allegations of being a Ponzi scheme and having suffered multiple DDoS attacks, lending and exchange platform Bitconnect has announced that it is shutting down. In a release on its website the platform said the shutdown is attributed to “continuous bad press” surrounding the platform,

Google unveils Cloud AutoML to automatically create AI models

By : CIOL Writers

Google, on Wednesday unveiled Cloud AutoML– a tool designed to simplify the process of deploying AI in business applications. The service helps developers — including those with no machine learning (ML) expertise — build custom image recognition models. Cloud AutoML, that’s already being

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 comes to India

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is a versatile laptop, powerful tablet, and portable studio in one. Get more done with four modes of use. Now it is available in new markets around the world, including India. It delivers the processing and

MacOS hit by DNS Hijacker called MaMi

By : CIOL Writers

Way back in 2012, millions of Windows PC were affected by DNSChanger malware and now, in 2018 the same malware has been observed for MacOS. The threat was first discovered by Patrick Wardel and has been named as MaMi. Similar

Global industry leaders are getting together at India Digital Open Summit 2018

Open source is being embraced by leading organizations globally, not only due to its cost advantage but to leverage the development advantages open source communities offer. Reliance Jio is hosting the ‘India Digital Open Summit 2018’ on January 19 at

Grab acquires Bangalore-based payments startup iKaaz

By : CIOL Writers

On-demand transportation and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, Grab has acquired Bangalore-based payments startup iKaaz. iKaaz’ mobile payments platform and its experienced leadership team is expected to accelerate feature development and partner integration of GrabPay, Grab’s payments platform. Launched

Google launches certification program to make IT jobs more accessible

By : CIOL Writers

Google has launched a new online education program aimed at preparing people who have no experience in IT sector. In partnership with Coursera, Google has developed the six-week curriculum called The Google IT Support Professional Certificate to help people get

HTC U11 EYEs with dual selfie camera launched in Taiwan and China

By : CIOL Writers

HTC announced the launch of a new smartphone under its U series called HTC U11 EYEs. The new smartphone is currently available in Taiwan and China at CNY 3,299(Rs 32,664). HTC U11 EYEs sports a 6-inch full HD+ display with Corning’s