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The most costly cyber security breaches result from third-party failures

While more companies are investing in cyber security regardless of ROI (63% in 2017 compared to 56% in 2016), a new study from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has found that the average cost of a cyber security incident is

Microsoft and Facebook complete Transatlantic Internet cable ‘Marea’

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Microsoft and Facebook have finished laying the 4,000-mile transatlantic cable, Marea, the companies announced last week. The cable project that began last year connects Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Bilbao, Spain, and is a joint project between Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius, a telecom

Samsung’s Bixby finally comes to India

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Samsung announced that its digital voice assistant, Bixby is now available for customers in India. The feature was first available in South Korea, following which it arrived in the US and is currently supported on Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy

SAP acquires identity management firm Gigya

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German software firm, SAP is acquiring Israeli customer identity software company Gigya to strengthen its position in the booming market for online customer relationship marketing, the company said on Sunday. Though the erms of the deal weren’t disclosed, TechCrunch puts the transaction

Google launches crowdsourced TV show and movie reviews for India

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Google is launching a new feature that lets users contribute to movies and television show reviews within the Google Search itself. The feature, first spotted by Android Police, is available for users only in India on the web, mobile and app

Foodtech startup Deliveroo raises $385M; valuation hits $2B

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Britain’s food delivery company Deliveroo has raised $385 million in a new round of funding at a valuation of over $2 billion. The Series F funding was led by US Fund Managers  T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, AirBnB and Tesla —

Amazon sets eyes on India’s offline retail market with 5pc stake in Shoppers Stop

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Marking its first foray into India’s offline retail space, Amazon’s investment arm has acquired a 5 percent stake in Mumbai-headquartered fashion retailer Shoppers Stop. Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings, a foreign portfolio investor, will subscribe to about 4.4 million shares, equivalent to about

Twitter testing ‘Lite’ Android app in the Philippines

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After reaching a near saturation point in the developed markets of the world, technology companies are now pruning down their mobile apps to adapt to the low connectivity regions where the data is slow or spotty. After Facebook and Google,

Apple and Reliance Jio team up for special offers on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus purchase

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As iPhone 8 and 8 Plus’ pre-bookings begin in India, Apple has teamed up with Reliance Jio and Reliance Digital stores to offer special discounts and deals to lure customers. Those who pre-book the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus between

CCleaner malware had Google, Microsoft and Samsung on radar

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The recent CCleaner malware outbreak where hackers used a popular PC clean-up tool to spread malware was perhaps a more targeted and sophisticated attack than it initially seemed. In an update on its investigation into the malware, Avast noted that the attack was an APT (advanced persistent

Google announces ‘zero-touch’ Android configuration for businesses

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Setting up an Android phone may be a simple task but it does become tedious when a business with hundreds of employees has to configure devices across an entire organization. Now to fix that, Google is launching a new deployment method

Facebook’s AI assistant ‘M’ now helps with GIF recommendations and quick replies

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Facebook Messenger’s AI assistant ‘M’ is getting new capabilities to respond to your messages. The social networking giant announced three new automatic suggestions for M including sharing GIFs, buying movie tickets, and sending quick text responses. The assistant will suggest sharing animated

Baidu announces $1.5B fund for self-driving car startups

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Chinese search engine giant Baidu has announced a $1.5 billion fund, named the Apollo Fund, to back autonomous driving tech startups. The plan is to invest in over 100 projects as Baidu seeks to enhance the self-driving car tech it started working on in

Hyperloop One raises $85M at a $700M valuation

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Hyperloop One has raised an additional $85 million in funding, bringing its total haul to $245 million, which reportedly takes the company’s valuation to more than $700 million. Investors in this round include DP World, Caspian VC Partners, WTI and OurCrowd.com, according to the

Apple’s LTE-enabled Watch 3 has connectivity issues

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Apple unveiled its Apple Watch 3 last week alongside the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with much fanfare. The USP of Apple Watch 3 is that it has a built-in cellular modem that enables users to make a phone

Tesla said to be working on its own AI chip for self-driving cars

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In a bid to reduce its dependence on Nvidia, Tesla is developing its own AI processor to power self-driving cars, reports CNBC. Presently, Nvidia supplies graphic processing units (GPUs) which power Tesla’s Autopilot and future self-driving system. According to the report,

Delphi partners BlackBerry to bolster software and safety of self-driving cars

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Delphi Automotives is partnering BlackBerry to build a system that improves software performance and enhances safety in autonomous cars. BlackBerry will provide the operating system for Delphi‘s autonomous driving system, called the Centralized Sensing Location and Planning and is expected to

Google is buying HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1bn

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In a bid to further boost its hardware business, Google has signed a $1.1 billion deal to acquire a team of HTC employees, many of whom have worked with the company on its Pixel smartphone. As part of the agreement, Google will

Waymo seeks $2.6B from Uber for trade secret theft

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Alphabet-owned Waymo is seeking $2.6 billion from Uber for allegedly stealing a single trade secret from the self-driving car company. Uber’s attorney Bill Carmody revealed the figure in a hearing in federal court in San Francisco, where both companies are discussing

Google Pixel 2 XL images and price leaked ahead of official launch

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Almost two weeks ahead of its big official launch, Google’s Pixel 2 XL images and price are already out, thanks to Droid Life. The leaked images show that the device looks like the original, but with a sleeker rear two-tone