Can digital payments be 15pc of India’s GDP?

BANGALORE, INDIA: By 2020, the size of digital payments industry in India could be $500 billion;

Being ‘Lean and Mean’ not enough for a ‘Smart’ Grid

Pratima H MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Ah! The fantasy of a grid that is intelligent, intuitive and hates

Hillary 2016 app turns campaigning into a virtual game

By : CIOL Writers

Turns out, Hilary Clinton doesn’t want any bit of social media leverage to miss her campaign. So after, blazing networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook hot with campaign trails, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is launching an app designed to turn an

IRCTC to launch e-wallet soon

By : CIOL Writers

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be soon launching a host of initiatives, including passenger insurance, unreserved ticketing, and an e-wallet in a renewed form to make passengers’ travel experience smooth and hassle proof. “We are going to

DIPP asks IMB to expedite inspections for tax incentives for startups

By : CIOL Writers

Income tax exemption for three years in a block of five years for startups was one of the most lucrative incentives in the Budget package announced earlier this year. However, with long delays in scrutinizing and recommendations, the Inter-Ministerial Board

Jugnoo applies for a patent for offline bookings

By : CIOL Writers

Honestly speaking, I have faced this thing not once but n number of times in my life- wanting to book a cab or an auto but no internet or low connectivity. A welcome change to this is very much in

Eye-tracking technology knows when you’re bored or interested in VR

By : CIOL Writers

Instead of solely witnessing the other person on a screen or a stage, VR (virtual reality) has the potential to bring digital enthusiasts together in any kind of digital encounters, where the users have the freedom to look in any

Facebook, Twitter help bust a suspected Olympic terror plot

By : CIOL Writers

Social media platforms are more often than not always on the wrong side of any legal proceedings these days. So, it was a welcome change when Brazilian Judge Marcos Josegrei da Silva hailed the role played by Facebook and Twitter

“Human on a Chip” program will soon make animal testing redundant

By : CIOL Writers

Animal lovers and right activists have long fought for this and seems like their actions might soon pay off. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California are testing technology that replicates vital human tissues on microchips and could soon make

Smart Parking solutions coming to Mumbai

By : CIOL Writers

Mumbai and traffic/parking woes go hand in hand. I remember driving to the city from Pune on a weekend and half of my time squandered away merely in finding some parking space for my car. Sadly, twice I paid fines

Facebook is the undisputed social media boss in New Zealand

By : CIOL Writers

Even though Pokemon Go is the current buzz, that is raging hot across the world (through official or illegal version); the augmented reality game is still not strong enough to beat the decade-year-old Facebook reign, especially in New Zealand, a

TCS beats Infosys & Cognizant to be the top IT-BPM employer in India

CHENNAI, INDIA: Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) has emerged as the largest IT-BPM employer in India, followed by Infosys and Cognizant Technology Solutions, as per the 2016 rankings of Top 20 IT-BPM employers in India by NASSCOM. TCS beat Infosys and Cognizant

Yahoo to sell core biz to Verizon for $4.8bn

USA: The board of Yahoo has agreed to sell its core assets to Verizon, according to a New York Times report. The official announcement is yet to come. Verizon beat AT&T, PE giant TPG and a consortium led by Quicken

Kerala’s Startup Village named India’s best incubator

By : CIOL Writers

Startup Village, which has supported nearly 590 physical and virtual incubatees in Kochi and 200 in Visakhapatnam, has been named India’s best startup incubator by the Entrepreneur Magazine in their list of 100 best startup incubators in India. “It is a

Vodafone reports 3.4pc drop in Q3 revenue

By : CIOL Writers

Vodafone India has reported a 3.4 percent fall in revenue to 1.57 billion pounds (around Rs 13,900 crore) for the three months to June despite an over 22 percent rise in data income — bogged down by fall in rupee

Technology to make ‘soft’ robots is here

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Researchers at Harvard University have developed a new type of artificial muscle for soft robotics that can support a broad range of motion at relatively low voltage and no rigid components. ”We think this has the potential to be the

UPI to go live on July 31: Pay for everything with your mobile

By : CIOL Writers

It cannot get faster, easier and convenient than this. RBI’s pet project Unified Payment Interface (UPI) will go live on July 31, giving a big boost to the institution’s efforts to make India cash-less economy. With UPI, all that a

Verizon might be the one to buy Yahoo’s core business

By : CIOL Writers

Verizon Communications Inc is the front-runner among the bidders to buy Yahoo Inc.’s core business, reports Reuters. The deal is expected to boost Verizon’s AOL Internet business, by giving it access to Yahoo’s advertising technology tools, as well other assets

Pokémon Go registers highest first week downloads for Apple

By : CIOL Writers

There is no stopping Pokémon Go. Not just the rage is at an all-time high, record books are also busy noting down new numbers every day. On Friday, Apple confirmed that the game has set a new App Store mark

Centre to incentivize startups to develop EVMs

By : CIOL Writers

Giving a boost to its Startup India initiative, the Centre has decided to encourage startups in the area of developing electronic voting machines. In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the government wants to encourage startups to come up with ideas on how