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India remains the top destination for tech investors in Southeast Asia

INDIA: Southeast Asia and India continue to capture heightened attention from investors in 2018 looking to capitalize on budding technology (tech) opportunities and emerging market plays outside of China. Independent M&A intelligence service, Kroll estimated 170 tech transactions by private

TCS becomes the first Indian IT co to hit $100bn market cap

BANGALORE, INDIA: The largest Indian IT services company Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) today created history by becoming the first Indian IT company to touch the $100 billion(6,63T approx.) market cap, after the stock hit a new high today in intra-day trade

CIO Klub launches Kolkata and Hyderabad chapters

CIO Klub, the non-profit and largest Association of Chief Information Officers in India launched its Kolktata and Hyderabad chapters this month. With these two chapters, CIO Klub has now gained presence across 8 cities including Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Pune,

Pinaki Kar appointed President-Technology Solutions, Quess Corp

BANGALORE, INDIA: The integrated business services provider, Quess Corp has appointed Pinaki Kar, President- Technology Solutions. As part of the leadership team at Quess Corp, Pinaki will spearhead IT services, IT Staffing business, Customer Life Cycle management and Business Process Management

Facebook to notify users whose data was breached

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has started notifying users that were affected by the Cambridge Analytica expose. About 87 million Facebook users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed message on their news feeds. The social networking giant

HP’s Chromebook x2 is a 12.3-inch detachable tablet for $599

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Following in the footsteps of Acer, HP has unveiled its newest tablet named Chromebook x2 meant for adults. The 12.3-inch detachable tablet running Chrome OS is designed to compete with iPad Pro. While the iPad Pro costs $649, the Chromebook

India consumed 10pc of all global video ads in 2017

PUNE, INDIA: India has become the fourth largest consumer of mobile video ads in 2017, consuming 10% of all global video ads after US (22%), Indonesia (12%), and China (11%), according to a report by InMobi. This despite India accounting for

Uber gets into bike-sharing business with Jump

By : CIOL Writers

Uber is buying New York-based electric-bike startup Jump Bikes that operates in 40 US cities. In a blog post, Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said that the company had reached a deal to acquire Jump adding bike sharing to its transportation options. “We’re committed

Apple to announce red variants of iPhone 8, 8 Plus

By : CIOL Writers

Apple is rumoured to unveil a red colour variant of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus today. The new variants will be part of the company’s partnership with Red, an advocacy group dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa. MacRumors reports that a memo

Snapchat’s chronological Stories feed is back for some users

By : CIOL Writers

Snapchat rolled out a major redesign of its app and faced a lot of backlash after throwing users for a loop with its decision to show Stories in an algorithmically sorted feed, rather than chronological order. The company now is rolling

Facebook suspends Canadian firm AggregateIQ amid data row

By : CIOL Writers

Cambridge Analytica expose has rocked the social networking giant, Facebook to the core. Since then, the Mark Zuckerberg led company has been in a damage control mode bringing in new privacy tools, settings and of course more transparency for its

Walmart still eyeing Flipkart; due diligence reportedly done

By : CIOL Writers

Walmart has once again set its eyes on India’s e-commerce giant, Flipkart and has already completed a thorough due diligence process on e-commerce firm, according to multiple media reports. Citing people in the know of the things, Livemint reported that Walmart

Razer launches its own online gaming store

By : CIOL Writers

Razer, which is known for its gaming laptops and accessories is expanding its ecosystem with the launch of Razer Game Store, an online gaming distribution platform. “As gamers, we know the importance of a good deal and the Razer Game

HP launches convertible ZBook Studio x360 with 4K display

By : CIOL Writers

HP has launched a new convertible laptop named ZBook Studio x360 that can compete with Apple MacBook Pro and Dell XPS 15. The company claims the laptop to be “world’s most powerful convertible laptop for PC” with price starting at

Ola partners Acko to bring in-trip insurance for users

By : CIOL Writers

Cab aggregator Ola has partnered with Acko General Insurance to provide in-trip insurance to its customers in India. The new program will be available in more than 110 cities in India. “Together with Ola, we have created a first of

Over 5 lac Indians potentially affected by Facebook data breach

By : CIOL Writers

Cambridge Analytica expose that had opened a pandora box for social networking giant Facebook refuses to tame down. Now in a new confession of sorts, Facebook has said that the number of users whose information was illegally shared with the

Airtel appoints ex-NASA scientist as chief data scientist

By : CIOL Writers

India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel has appointed ex-NASA scientist Santanu Bhattacharya as the company’s chief data scientist. Bhattacharya will be responsible to accelerate efforts around emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

Nokia 6, 7 Plus, and 8 Sirocco now available in India

By : CIOL Writers

HMD Global, the company behind the resurrection of Nokia mobile phones has launched three new Nokia smartphones in the Indian market- Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6, all of which were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress

Snapchat introduces group video chat on its app

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Snapchat, the hugely popular social networking platform has announced group video chat feature on its app. Snapchat said its new service will allow as many as 16 people to chat via video at one time and 32 people to chat via voice,

35pc of India’s 4G subscribers come from rural areas

By : CIOL Writers

With the advent of Reliance Jio in India, the country has witnessed immense growth in 4G subscribers. As per a survey report from CMR, as of December 2017, around 35 percent or 83 million of India’s 238 million 4G subscribers