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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s $105B takeover bid

By : CIOL Writers

Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom’s huge $105 billion takeover bid. The reason for the rejection is that Qualcomm’s board believes that the offer significantly undervalues the company. Broadcom’s offer was for $70 a share- valuing Qualcomm just north of $100 billion. “It

iPhone X’s Face ID already under scanner from hackers

By : CIOL Writers

Barely ten days have gone since the launch of Apple‘s iPhone X and a cybersecurity firm claims to have fooled the Face ID technology in the smartphone using a mask. Vietnamese security firm Bkav released a blog post and video showing that they

Devices to drive the majority of overall IT spending in India in 2018

BANGALORE, INDIA: India IT spending is projected to total $87.1 billion in 2018, an increase of 9.2 percent from 2017 estimated spending of $79.7 billion, forecasts Gartner. Enterprise software and IT services continue to exhibit strong growth, with devices segment

Vodafone and Idea to sell their telecom tower business to ATC Telecom

By : CIOL Writers

Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have separately agreed to sell their standalone telecom tower business to ATC Telecom Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd for an aggregate enterprise value of Rs 7,850 crore ($1.2 billion). The sale is likely to be completed in

Lyft to kickstart international expansion with Toronto launch in Dec.

By : CIOL Writers

Uber’s biggest rival Lyft is going to launch its services outside the US for the first time. The company announced that starting December onwards it will begin operations in Toronto. “Toronto is actually a no-brainer for us when we decided

Facebook is bringing “Stories” for groups and events

By : CIOL Writers

Social media giant Facebook is bringing a consolidated Stories feature for those who are a part of “groups” and “events” feature on the platform. The company said that those on various groups and events pages will be able to contribute

Karbonn A40 Indian at Rs 1,399 vs ‘Free’ Reliance Jio 4G mobile phone- Which one would you buy?

By : CIOL Writers

The surprise entry of Reliance Jio in the mobile phone market has caused a lot of buzz among the people resurrecting the feature phones which were dead not long ago. This means a lot of companies are now trying to

Cuemath resorts to gamification to make maths fun for kids

By : CIOL Writers

Cuemath, home-based after-school learning program for maths has launched a ‘Mathematical Universe’ for students across K-8 to engage them better and strengthen their foundation in the subject. Within each of these categories, Cuemath has developed a set of characters who

Govt. launches BharatNet Phase 2 to provide 100pc connectivity by 2020

By : CIOL Writers

Government of India has launched the second phase of BharatNet project on Monday with an outlay of Rs 31,000 crore and a mandate to provide high-speed broadband to all panchayats by March 2019. “Under the project, we will provide 1 gbps

Buy an Oppo smartphone and get up to 100GB free Reliance Jio data

By : CIOL Writers

Oppo has once again partnered with telecom operator Reliance Jio to provide special data benefits to new buyers of its smartphones. Under the partnership, buying an Oppo smartphone will come with additional 4G data from Reliance Jio of up to 100GB on a

Top 5 sports streaming apps for Android & iPhone

By : CIOL Writers

There are people who love cricket. Then there are those who love Football and of course, there’s a separate coterie of Lawn Tennis and NBA fans. And then comes those that love them all. Yes, the sport geeks who swear

iPhone X users reporting green line on their OLED display screens

By : CIOL Writers

Just days after the launch of Apple’s iPhone X, some users are reporting problems with their OLED display screens. The users are complaining about a persistent green line on the edges of the phone screen. The green line does not

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day event rakes in record $25B in sales

By : CIOL Writers

China’s top e-commerce website Alibaba raked in over $25 billion or RMB 168.2 billion in sales on its signature Singles Day. Alibaba’s Singles Day event has single-handedly generated double the sales than those of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the

Twitter increases the length of display name upto 50 characters

By : CIOL Writers

Days after Twitter increased the limit of a tweet, the social media giant has now more than doubled its count for user’s display name length. Earlier the display name was limited to up to 20 characters, but now it has

Facebook relaunches its standalone Events app as ‘Facebook Local’

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook is relaunching its standalone Events app as Facebook Local. Facebook Local combines events and permanent places to a single search engine powered by social network’s 70 million business pages plus reviews and friends’ check-ins. “The new app, helps you easily

All India Radio coming soon to your nearest Amazon Echo

By : CIOL Writers

All India Radio(AIR) is teaming up with Amazon to offer its services on Amazon Echo smart speakers in the next three to six months. AIR Director General Fayyaz Sheheryar announced the strategic partnership on the eve of Public Service Broadcasting

Instagram could soon let you follow hashtags

By : CIOL Writers

Instagram is testing an option that can allow users follow hashtags, not just people. The Next Web reports that the hashtag follow functionality was first spotted by @Social_pip, who shared a screenshot of the discovery.   Ok this is new. What does this do @SimonSocialMM

Grace Hopper conference to hold Career Fair for women aspirants in tech

BANGALORE, INDIA: India, the nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of women in technology said it will be organizing a Career Fair at the Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 17 conference taking place in Bangalore this week(November 16-17). At

Tally Solutions appoints Arvind Kumar as Chief of R&D

BANGALORE, INDIA: Tally Solutions has appointed Arvind Kumar as the chief of R&D (Research and Development) to lead the R&D team of over 150 resources. Arvind brings with him over 20+ years of experience in executing large scale distributed and

Amazon shuts down product discovery platform

By : CIOL Writers

US-based online retail website Amazon has shut down product discovery platform The online product discovery service has now been integrated into Amazon India and will henceforth be a part of Local Finds, a platform launched officially this July for customers to find and sell