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T-Mobile and Sprint call off merger talks

By : CIOL Writers

T-Mobile and Sprint have officially called off their merger talks after the two were “unable to find mutually agreeable terms,” the companies jointly announced. The two mobile companies have been negotiating for years for a possible merger without success. In its announcement, Sprint’s

Microsoft to end its free upgrade to Windows 10 on December 31

By : CIOL Writers

If you are using Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 and wish for a Windows upgrade then better hurry up because Microsoft is ending its free upgrade to Windows 10 offer on December 31. The company had already stopped free upgrade

Leaks suggest OnePlus 5T to be almost identical to Oppo R11S

By : CIOL Writers

Before the official launch of OnePlus 5’s successor gets underway, there already have been many rumors and images leaks about the upcoming smartphone. The new smartphone christened OnePlus 5T will be almost identical to the Oppo R11S, according to a

Niantic acquires social mechanics startup Evertoon

By : CIOL Writers

Niantic, the company behind the popular mobile game Pokémon Go has acquired a startup called Evertoon, which is exploring ways to add “social mechanics to digital products.” “The Niantic family is growing, and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome a

Flipkart trying its hands at grocery category

By : CIOL Writers

After failing at it the first time, Flipkart is once again looking to foray into the grocery segment. The e-commerce major is testing waters initially in Bangalore by launching the new category as ‘Supermart’, reports Economic Times. The category has

Logitech is bringing a keyboard built for virtual reality

By : CIOL Writers

Logitech, a manufacturer of personal computers and mobile accessories is bringing a keyboard built for virtual reality. Logitech unveiled its BRIDGE SDK that is designed to make it easier for developers to implement keyboard or text inputs into their VR apps.

Synopsys all set to acquire security firm Black Duck Software

By : CIOL Writers

Synopsys, the maker of semiconductor-design software has announced that it is acquiring software security firm Black Duck Software. Synopsys will take on privately held Black Duck Software in a deal worth approximately $565 million or $548 million worth of cash.

Qualcomm accuses Apple of sharing chip code with Intel

By : CIOL Writers

Qualcomm has filed a suit against Apple, accusing the Cupertino giant of sharing chip code with Intel, as reported by Bloomberg. Qualcomm said in a lawsuit filed in California state court in San Diego that Apple used its commercial leverage to

Donald Trump’s Twitter account deactivated by departing employee

By : CIOL Writers

President of the US Donald Trump‘s personal Twitter account(@realDonaldTrump) was deactivated for a period of 11 minutes last night. Trump’s account disappeared at around 7 pm ET Thursday when visitors to the page were met with the message, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” Earlier

Despite digitalization, paper isn’t going out of fashion any time soon

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Despite the wave of digitalization, the importance of paper cannot be ignored or marginalized, said Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science & Technology on the occasion of World Paper Day celebration at Paperex expo in New Delhi.

Female employee hiring grows exponentially across industries in India: Report

By : CIOL Writers

With many organizations vying towards better gender parity, understanding that talent is the only parameter for growth, LinkedIn has collaborated with World Economic Forum (WEF) to make a report which states that the gender gap has widened globally. The Global Gender Gap

Gionee’s global sales director David Chang to spearhead India operations

By : CIOL Writers

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Gionee has announced that its global sales director David Chang will lead India operations for the brand. Gionee has already established its footing in the Indian smartphone market and with Chang’s management skills the company aims to consolidate

Google is shutting down its QPX Express flight search API

By : CIOL Writers

Google has announced that it is shutting down the developer access to a feed that automates data for airfare search engines. This move could severely affect the third party travel sites. The company has posted a notice on its FAQ page for

Indian Government formulates draft guidelines for operating drones

By : CIOL Writers

The Civil Aviation Ministry of India has issued draft norms for operating drones around the civilian areas in the country. According to the draft norms, drones for civilian use will require a unique identification number as well as radio frequency

Razor launches its first Android smartphone for gamers

By : CIOL Writers

Razor, the company is known to design gaming computers will now enter the smartphone market. The new smartphone titled Razor Phone will be the first Android-powered smartphone by the company. Tom Moss, head of Razer’s mobile business, told The Guardian, “We

Tesla posts record quarterly loss with sluggish Model 3 production

By : CIOL Writers

When Tesla reported its third-quarter financial results on Wednesday, it missed earnings forecasts by quite a bit. The company posted wider-than-expected loss at $619 million as it spent heavily to ramp up production of its Model 3, its first mass market electric

Qualcomm beats estimates for Q4 amid legal battle with Apple

By : CIOL Writers

Qualcomm may be facing a string of lawsuits from Apple but that did not seem to have affected Qualcomm’s fourth quarter financial results. While the Wall Street was expecting $5.8 billion and 81 cents per-share, the semiconductor giant reported $5.96 billion in

Meet Shelley, an AI bot that writes terrifying horror stories

By : CIOL Writers

Imagine a world ruled by robots. Weird right? But this thought might just be coming true in the future. The researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) have designed an AI bot that writes scary horror stories that give you a

You may now store your passwords in your shirt using ‘smart’ fabric

By : Riddhi Sharma

Storing passwords and data is always a very cumbersome task. We have come a long way from finger print to face recognitions. How about you having the ease to store your data and passwords in your shirt’s cuff or tie?

MobiKwik brings in experienced executives to strengthen offline expansion

By : CIOL Writers

Digital payments company MobiKwik has hired a string of top-level executives to expand its offline digital business and help strengthen its technology platform to support such payments. The company said it has hired Rahul Lodha, co-founder of home design and