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NPCI launches video tutorials to assist BHIM users

By : CIOL Writers

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has come up with video tutorials for customers who download the BHIM application for UPI based transactions. These videos are aimed at helping new users with introductory steps of using the application, such as

LeEco founder Jia Yueting steps down as CEO of Leshi

By : CIOL Writers

LeEco’s founder Jia Yueting has stepped down as chief executive of Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp Beijing at a time when the company is facing cash issues with rapid expansion plans. Jia will, however, retain his position as chairman, with the company’s

Google announces Android Pay expansion to new markets, Assistant based transactions, and new Payments API

By : CIOL Writers

The second day of Google I/O 2017 saw tech giant announcing a slew of new payments features including a new Google API that will enable fast checkouts in apps and online, payments with Google Assistant, Android Pay extension to new markets

UberEATS, Zomato competing to buy delivery startup Runnr

By : CIOL Writers

Food-tech startup Zomato and Uber’s food delivery service, UberEATS are in a race to acquire delivery startup Runnr, reports Economic Times. Citing sources, the report said that both the companies have given a term sheet to Runnr, and the offer from the US-based cab-hailing

TCS opens a research lab for drones in the US

By : CIOL Writers

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) has set up its first research lab for drones in the US at its Seven Hills Park Innovation Centre located in Cincinnati, Ohio, to address the rapidly expanding demand for these unmanned aerial vehicles and business

TRAI to roll out ‘MyCall app’ to rate call quality

By : CIOL Writers

Telecom Regulator TRAI will soon be rolling out a mobile application to measure call quality and improve its ‘do not disturb’ mechanism aimed at deterring pesky calls by telemarketers. The MyCall app will be based upon a crowd sourcing platform and users

BigBasket reportedly in talks with Grofers India for a merger

By : CIOL Writers

Online grocery delivery startup BigBasket and rival Grofers India are reportedly in talks for a merger, reports Livemint, citing sources. According to the people in the know of things, if the deal goes through, SoftBank Group — an existing investor in Grofers,

Google unveils a health-focused smartwatch, Study Watch

By : CIOL Writers

Google has unveiled a smartwatch, which is way different from your ‘average’ smartwatch. Created by Alphabet’s life sciences unit, Verily, the smart wearable christened Study Watch is designed to gather “the scalable collection of rich and complex datasets across clinical and

After US, UK too bans laptops on flights from six Middle East countries

By : CIOL Writers

In the wake of new terrorist threats, Britain has announced a cabin ban on laptops and tablets on inbound flights from six countries, following a similar move by the US on Monday. The ban applies to as many as fourteen

Google launches new Video Intelligence API

By : CIOL Writers

At its Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco, Google announced the launch of a new machine learning API yesterday that can recognize objects in videos and make them searchable. The new Video Intelligence API is meant for developers to build applications that

Flipkart reduces commission charges to boost sales

By : CIOL Writers

Amid its struggle to lead over arch-rival Amazon India, Flipkart has revised policies for merchants who sell on its platform. Starting from March 15, Flipkart will cut commission fees for the 100,000-plus sellers and also other charges affecting the end-users.

Microsoft to end Skype WiFi by March 31 to focus on ‘core’ features

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue its Skype WiFi service as of March 31 to focus on ‘core’ features. Skype’s WiFi service that proved quite popular with travelers looking to minimize data roaming charges lets users buy Wi-Fi access in

Joining Google’s Android Wear 2.0 party, Huawei launches Watch 2 & Watch 2 Classic

By : CIOL Writers

2016 may not have been a great year for the smartwatch segment, but with the arrival of Android Wear 2.0 from Google, other tech companies are joining the party and rolling out their contribution to the market. HTC, who unveiled a smartwatch

Sony launches ‘world’s fastest’ SD card with write speed of up to 299MB/s

By : CIOL Writers

Sony has announced its new SF-G series SD card that will apparently provide world’s fastest read/write speeds. Designed especially for photographers, DSLR camera users and videographers, SF-G series offers to write speeds of up to 299 megabytes per second (MB/s)

Airtel acquires a stake in fintech startup Seynse

By : CIOL Writers

Telecom major Bharti Airtel has acquired a “strategic equity stake” in Fintech startup Seynse Technologies Pvt. Ltd for an undisclosed amount. The deal was facilitated through Airtel’s subsidiary Bharti Airtel Services, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Launched

Will iPhone 8 come with wireless charging tech?

By : Riddhi Sharma

Apple is definitley on an innovation spree, first the missing earphone jack and then the Macbook Pro with wireless charging. The latest news doing the rounds is iPhone 8 with wireless charging capabilities. As per the latest reports from to Nikkei, Apple

Apple’s developer preview offers emojis like Face Palm or Shrug

By : Riddhi Sharma

So, in the latest Apple’s developer preview of iOS 10.2 we have been told that fresh emojis have been added. First look at them would tell you how relatable they are and perhaps way better than the other emojis we

Samsung says ‘No’ to Galaxy Note 7 sales worldwide

By : CIOL Writers

Seems like its end of the road for Note 7. In a bid to do some damage control to its shattering reputation and market image, Samsung is asking its sales partners to stop offering the Galaxy Note 7, following reports

EC partners Facebook to encourage voters to register for upcoming elections

By : CIOL Writers

Indian government and the administration have never been this tech savvy. Making all the right moves to tap the potential of increasing digitization in the country, the Election Commission of India has partnered with Facebook to encourage the youth to

Yahoo breached by cyber-criminals and not ‘state-sponsored actors’

By : CIOL Writers

Yahoo has had its share of criticism for negligence on its part over massive data breach in 2014 that has left over 500 million user accounts vulnerable. But it’s far from over for the turbulent ship. The company is now