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Shanmugh Natarajan is the new MD of Adobe India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Adobe Systems has announced the appointment of Shanmugh Natarajan as Managing Director for Adobe Systems in India. Natarajan was formerly Executive Director, and will continue to lead Adobe operations in India, in addition to his ongoing responsibility as Vice President,

Small businesses in India are embracing digital, but in their own ways

Soma Tah In a world that is going digital fast, small businesses now know that they can’t afford to be oblivious to the shift that is happening around. A recently released report, ‘Digital Desh Drive 3.0’ by local discovery platform, NowFloats

The dark world of Cyber crimes are now ‘popular’ themes for web series

By : CIOL Writers

The real world has been a perennial source of inspiration for TV shows and movies. But, it is about time that the virtual world started inspiring the creative minds behind the lens. There are a lot of crime patrolling shows

More and more tech vendors indulging themselves in ‘AI washing’

BANGALORE, INDIA: Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process. Analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive

‘Data literacy’ can separate signal from noise

By : Riddhi Sharma

An IDC report states that by the year 2020, there will be four times more digital data than all of the grains of sand on earth. While, a McKinsey report states that about 90 percent of the digital data ever

Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ overtakes ‘Gangnam Style’ to become the most viewed YouTube video

By : CIOL Writers

Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ has overtaken K-pop’s viral sensation Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ for the title of YouTube’s most watched video of all time. Gangnam style held the record for the most viewed YouTube video after surpassing Justin Beiber’s “Baby”

UberEMPOWERS: Uber’s initiative to make senior citizens go digital

By : CIOL Writers

DELHI, INDIA: Uber conducted a workshop for senior citizens – UberEMPOWERS, in partnership with ANTS Digital at Gurgaon, Delhi NCR. Through this initiative, Uber aims to digitally equip citizens above the age of 50 and help them feel empowered in their daily

Nikhil Arora joins GoDaddy as VP and MD for India

BANGALORE, INDIA: GoDaddy has appointed Nikhil Arora as Vice President and Managing Director for India. Nikhil will lead corporate strategy, business development and customer experience for GoDaddy in India. India is a key market with one of the world’s largest

The X-Factor: Elon Musk is the proud new owner of X.com

By : CIOL Writers

No, we aren’t talking about the British music reality show The X-Factor here and neither the above-mentioned URL has got any thing to do with it. The news here is that Elon Musk has bought the domain name- X.com but

Will Google’s Digital News Initiative be a threat to journalists?

By : CIOL Writers

Google’s Digital News Initiative (DNI), launched in 2015, is funding a large British news agency- The Press Association (PA) to build a software for automated news writing. The funds, to the tune of $805,000 will help to create ‘Radar’ – Reporters

Is it the final countdown for Jawbone?

By : CIOL Writers

Jawbone, the precursor of the digital fitness movement, has been going through a lot of financial turmoil. Known for its bluetooth trackers, earpieces and wireless speakers Jawbone is said to be undergoing liquidation processes as per reports from The Information

India ranked 25th in the UN Global Cyber Security Index 2017

By : CIOL Writers

In the wake of the recent cyber-attacks that left networks and businesses crippled globally, the case for improved cyber security cannot be over-emphasized. According to a survey by the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU), while wealth breeds cyber-crime, it does not automatically

China’s elevated bus seen straddling over traffic was probably a scam

By : CIOL Writers

Last year, the internet was abuzz with the news of a gigantic, elevated bus in China that glides above the traffic circulating around. The elevated bus running over 300 meters of track along a major roadway was touted to be the

Samsung is working on a Bixby-powered smart speaker- Report

By : CIOL Writers

After Apple, we could soon witness another tech giant joining the smart speaker fray. Reportedly, Samsung is developing its own voice-activated smart speaker powered by Bixby, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The speaker, code-named Vega, has been in the works

Tools enabling flexi-work and collaboration emerge as a top priority for future workspaces

NEW DELHI, INDIA: A large number of the Gen X and Millennial workforce in India are open to digital workspaces, value work-life integration (rather than work-life separation), and are embracing flexi workstyles that enable them to be mobile professionals with

Delhi airport has 4th fastest Wi-Fi speed after Dubai, Seoul, and Tokyo: Ookla

By : CIOL Writers

Ookla has rated Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport as the fourth fastest in terms of Wi-Fi speeds amongst the top ten airports in Asia. Ookla, using speed test data for the period from March-May 2017, analyzed the speeds of

Trump government might delay and kill the startup visa

By : CIOL Writers

We already know about Donald Trump’s aversion to foreign companies and foreign nationals. So, after the fiasco of H-1B visa, the Trump administration is now reportedly planning to delay International Entrepreneur Rule, widely regarded as the US version of a startup visa.

Bitcoins could be legalized in India as early as next month

By : CIOL Writers

Cryptocurrency is making waves in the global currency market. And let us tell you, the craze is very much valid. Last month, Bitcoins made headlines for crossing the value of $2,000 per coin for the first time in history. Well

SAIF Partners looking to raise $350mn for its third India-focused fund

By : CIOL Writers

Venture capital and growth equity investment firm, SAIF Partners is reportedly looking to raise its third India-focused fund of $350 million, and sixth overall, according to a filing made with US market regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission. In 2015, SAIF Partners had closed

35pc users in India sell their mobile phones within one year

BANGALORE, INDIA: On an average, at least one new phone gets launched in India every day. So there is no wonder that mobile phone replacement cycle is also shortening as mobile phone makers continue to woo users with new features, better