Uber planning to buy 2 lakh cabs to cover more ground in India

By : CIOL Writers

The US tech giants are leaving no stones unturned to prove their mettle competing against local players in the country. On the one hand, we have e-commerce sector getting heated up with fierce rivalry between Flipkart and Amazon and on

DGCA lifts ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with ‘green battery icon’

By : CIOL Writers

Finally, some respite for the South Korean giant Samsung. In an official statement, the company has informed that “the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a new advisory to the travelling public and airline companies, lifting the restrictions

Google announces new Cloud Region in Mumbai for Indian customers

MUMBAI, INDIA: Google announced that it will open a new Google Cloud Region in Mumbai. Expected to be live in 2017, the India cloud region is aimed at offering Google Cloud Platform services to Indian developers and enterprise customers. Google

Gender diversity in India stuck at 20pc since 3 years

By : CIOL Writers

Though the government of India is launching many schemes and initiatives to promote employment and entrepreneurship among women, the companies are still finding it difficult to fill the gender gap. Compared to the US, India only has half the women

HCL and IBM enter into strategic partnership for 15 years

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HCL and IBM have announced a long-term strategic partnership of 15 years to build industry-leading automation and DevOps solutions. The companies said in a blog post, “This partnership will enable us to focus our technical teams on native cloud and

Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, Xperia XZ launched in India

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Sony has launched a brand new flagship smartphone in India — Xperia XZ, that was first showcased at IFA 2016. An update to the Xperia X, the new XZ comes at a price of Rs 49,990 and will be available

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

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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

GST: ‘Achhe Din’ for the IT sector and the Economy

By : Pratima Harigunani

Rushabh Shah INDIA: The passing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitution 122nd Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha on 03August 2016 came as a much-awaited game-changer for the indirect tax regime in India. Going forward, the landmark tax

Google Apps for Work rebranded as G suite with more productive apps

By : CIOL Writers

Google has decided to rename its Apps for Work with a sleeker plate – G suite. When you move past the label, there are also a slew of smart updates across the board to make your work simpler and always

Older users more vulnerable to cyber criminals

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Kaspersky recently conducted a study on online behavior of the users above 55 years of age and found some worrying trends. The research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International that questioned 12,546 Internet users across the globe, suggests that the

Gionee introduces S6 Pro for VR lovers

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The smartphone maker, Gionee, is adding to its S-Series portfolio with the launch of the Gionee S6 Pro that comes pre-loaded with Gionee VR app to give next level of VR viewing experience and is backed by 4GB RAM for

Zeta eyes $25mn investment for expansion; adds new tax-saving solutions

By : CIOL Writers

Zeta, a tax optimizing solution co-founded by Bhavin Turakhia, that helps working professionals increase their take-home salaries by utilising tax-compliant benefits, has introduced three new digital solutions as part of it’s the employee tax benefits product portfolio. In addition to

Chinese phone maker, Oppo overtakes Apple in terms of sales value

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When we talk about most popular smartphones in India, the first names that come to mind are usually Samsung, Apple or Micromax, given its affordability. But seems like we have a new entrant to this list now. OPPO Mobiles, for

Ola to use customer data to improve user experience

By : CIOL Writers

After rolling out its latest update for iOS 10 that includes Siri and Apple Maps integration, Ola has unveiled another set of new technology solutions to further improve the user experience. The cab aggregator is using maps, geo-tagging and vast

Pre-orders for Apple iPhone 7 on Flipkart starts tonight

By : CIOL Writers

Last week, Apple struck a deal with e-commerce major Flipkart to sell iPhone 7 models on its platform. “Flipkart will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus… beginning on October 7,” Flipkart said in a statement. Apple enthusiasts can indeed

Spotify may acquire SoundCloud to expand its services

By : CIOL Writers

Spotify is currently the market leader in the music-streaming market with 40 million paying subscribers per week, whereas its arch-rival, Apple’s figure stands at 17 million. And to further strengthen that lead, Spotify is reportedly in talks with SoundCloud for

SAP announces €2 billion investment plan for IoT

By : CIOL Writers

SAP has announced investment plans of €2 billion over the next five years to help businesses and government organizations benefit from the proliferation and adoption of sensors, smart devices and Big Data that are transforming businesses with the Internet of

WhatsApp refuses to comply with Delhi’s High Court order

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Despite receiving an order from Delhi High Court to delete any data collected from users who opted out of the WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, the messaging platform has no plans to comply with the court order. According to Mashable India,

BlackBerry bids goodbye to hardware manufacturing, to focus on software

By : CIOL Writers

It was expected sooner than later. Former smartphone giant BlackBerry has called it quits for hardware designing announcing that it will no longer make the hardware for its own smartphones. Instead, the company now intends to outsource hardware making to

50pc of the world’s airports now list security as top priority for IT investment

By : CIOL Writers

Airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passengers and airport security with 50 percent rating it a high priority, up from 37 percent last year, according to the 2016 Airport IT Trends Survey. For many airports, the