Jio payments bank finally commences operations

By : CIOL Writers

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

Acer launches ultra-thin Aspire S24 desktop for $899

By : CIOL Writers

Acer has launched an ultra-thin all-in-one desktop named Acer Aspire S24.  The company claims the desktop to be the slimmest desktop ever announced by Acer with the side profile of the desktop measuring only 5.97mm. The new desktop comes with minimal

Netmagic, McAfee team up to offer managed security services in India

MUMBAI, INDIA: Netmagic has announced its partnership with McAfee to offer Malware Protection services as part of its Managed Security Services in India. The services will offer next-generation server security to customers via Netmagic’s cloud services on pay-per-use basis. Managed Security

Riverbed co-founder Kennelly retires; Paul Mountford takes charge as CEO

BANGALORE, INDIA: Riverbed Technology has announced the appointment of Paul Mountford to CEO, succeeding Jerry M. Kennelly, who is retiring after serving as CEO since co-founding Riverbed in 2002. Mountford was appointed as Riverbed CEO following an internal and external search

Apple poaches Google’s AI chief John Giannandrea

By : CIOL Writers

John Giannandrea, the former head of Google’s Artificial intelligence department has joined Apple. The hiring was first reported by The New York Times. The Times report said that Giannandrea will be leading Apple’s Machine Learning (ML) and AI strategy. Giannandrea

A10 Networks introduces Secure Web Gateway with SSL Insight

BANGALORE, INDIA: A10 Networks has introduced a Secure Web Gateway featuring the SSL Insight solution, available on the Thunder CFW (Convergent Firewall) platform. The solution empowers enterprise customers with defenses against the modern web threat landscape, as well as providing

Microsoft announces new online courses for developers

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft announced two new courses in its online education program for developers. First will be an AI course for advanced developers who want to expand their knowledge of machine learning and the second one will be an entry-level software development course. The

Google Home will soon make India debut

By : CIOL Writers

Google’s smart speakers including Home and Home Mini are all set to make India debut this month. After weeks of speculation the search engine company itself confirmed about the prospective launch.   Get ready to #MakeGoogleDoIt, at home too. Coming

Apple could soon replace Mac’s Intel chip with its own

By : CIOL Writers

In a not so good news for Intel, a new report from Bloomberg says that Apple has decided to use its own chips in its computers starting as soon as 2020. The changeover is likely to begin with laptops such as the 12-inch MacBook. Intel’s

Google bans cryptomining extensions from Chrome Web Store

By : CIOL Writers

Google is banning all cryptocurrency mining browser extensions from the Chrome Web Store. “Starting today, Chrome Web Store will no longer accept extensions that mine cryptocurrency. Existing extensions that mine cryptocurrency will be delisted from the Chrome Web Store in

Elon Musk takes charge of Tesla’s Model 3 production unit

By : CIOL Writers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken charge of its flagship electric sedan- Model 3’s production unit. The CEO has pushed aside former Apple executive Doug Field, according to a report from The Information. Field, Tesla’s senior vice president of engineering,

Zoho revamps low-code application building platform, Creator

CHENNAI, INDIA: Zoho has updated its low-code application building platform, Zoho Creator to enhance and refine the core functionality of the platform further for simplified implementation. Over the last 12 years, the Zoho Creator platform has enabled citizen developers to design and

Avaya delivers integrated unified communications and team collaboration

USA: To address the growing demand for easy-to-use, integrated, unified communication and team collaboration, Avaya announced the addition of cloud-based team collaboration to the Avaya Equinox Experience, the company’s unified communications and collaboration user interface and cloud service. The Avaya Equinox Experience

BFSI cos embrace AI-powered voicebots for enhanced customer experience

MUMBAI, INDIA: Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched an AI-powered voicebot- ‘Keya’ perhaps the first one in the banking sector. The bilingual voicebot available in English and Hindi, comes integrated with Kotak’s phone-banking helpline and will augment the traditional interactive voice

Apple brings external GPU support for macOS

By : CIOL Writers

Apple has issued a new update for macOS High Sierra that provides support for the external graphics card. The macOS 10.13.4 update gives Mac users with Thunderbolt 3 ports the ability to enhance the graphical performance of their machines by

Google Play rolls out new features for audiobooks

By : CIOL Writers

Google has rolled out new features for audiobooks that was launched earlier this year. The new features allow users to save bookmarks and add books to their daily routine. There are four updated features for listeners. The first is Smart

Adobe, NVIDIA partner to deliver AI services for creativity and digital experiences

USA: At Adobe Summit, Adobe and NVIDIA announced a strategic partnership to rapidly enhance their artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning technologies. The companies will work to optimize the Adobe Sensei AI and machine learning (ML) framework for NVIDIA GPUs

RSA helps CISOs quantify organizations’ financial risk exposure to cyber attacks

MUMBAI, INDIA: RSA has come up with the RSA Archer Cyber Risk Quantification use case that helps business users quantify their organizations’ financial risk exposure to cybersecurity events. The quantification of cyber risk will empower CISOs to better communicate the

Apple announces new 9.7-inch iPad for students

By : CIOL Writers

Apple introduced a new iPad for students at its education event in Chicago. The newer iPad sports a 9.7-inch screen with Apple Pencil support. The updated iPad will be available in silver, space grey and a new gold finish. The iPad 2018,

Oracle takes AWS head-on with new autonomous database

USA: Oracle announced a self-managing, self-securing, self-repairing database cloud service, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, at half the cost of Amazon Web Services(AWS). Using machine learning, this delivers all of the analytical capabilities, security features, and high availability of the