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Truecaller announces partnership with Google, Airtel and ICICI bank to take on WhatsApp

By : CIOL Writers

Truecaller has announced a slew of partnerships in a bid to compete with WhatsApp in India. Truecaller has partnered with Google Duo, to integrate its’s video calling feature on its platform. The feature will be available in the coming months

Google introduces Gboard, widget and 3D touch for iOS users on its Search app

By : CIOL Writers

Now Apple users can use Gboard, a keyboard for iPhone, without installing the app, because Google has integrated the app into its main iOS Search app. This means iOS users can now search on Google and send information, GIFs, and

Amazon acquires Middle-East e-commerce giant Souq.com

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon has agreed to buy Middle-East’s biggest e-commerce platform, Souq.com. The acquisition had been making a lot of rumours in the past week, but Amazon has now officially confirmed the deal without disclosing its value. SOUQ.com, that is often referred to as the Amazon of

Now Facebook brings ‘Stories’ feature to its main application

By : CIOL Writers

Honestly, it cannot get blatant than this. It looks like there’s no stopping Facebook from its copying spree that has resulted in Snapchat’s ‘Stories’ feature now coming to Facebook’s main application. This means you can now share stories with your

Flipkart’s 10th Anniversary celebrations: More sale events & private label push

By : CIOL Writers

While Flipkart surely has a lot to cheer in the wake of its ongoing funding round, the e-commerce giant is also gearing up for its 10th-anniversary celebrations. The startup is planning some big sale days in the coming months and bigger private

Ola planning to bring electric cabs across major Indian cities in next 3 months

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to further bolster its operations in the country, cab aggregator Ola is planning to introduce fully electric cabs on a pilot basis in major Indian cities. “There is a lot of focus on electric vehicles. We shall be

Reliance Jio could extend Prime subscription deadline by 1 month

By : CIOL Writers

Reliance Jio will not let any deadlines come between its ambitious plan to be the king of Indian telecom industry. After announcing a one month deadline for its Prime subscription membership, the telco is reportedly planning to extend the same by a

Facebook Messenger enables private live location sharing just like Google

By : CIOL Writers

Following in the footsteps of Google Maps, Facebook has updated its Messenger app with a new Live Location feature that lets you share your real-time location on a map for an hour within a private direct or group message thread. The update,

Nokia 150 dual SIM now available in India at Rs 2,059

By : CIOL Writers

HMD Global’s much awaited Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual SIM feature phones are finally available in the country with a starting price of Rs 2,059. Back in December, HMD Global announced its first Nokia-branded feature phones with the release of Nokia 150

Sports engagement platform Rooter raises seed funding from Intex

By : CIOL Writers

Smartphone vendor Intex has launched a Rs 150-200-crore fund to invest in innovative startups with the first being Rooter – the world’s first digital platform that connects, engages and helps sports audiences to interact with each other on a real-time basis

Android creator Andy Rubin teases first look of his new phone

By : CIOL Writers

The excitement around Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s new project- a high-end Android device is refusing to settle down. When Rubin tweeted out a teaser photo of the yet-to-be-named smartphone, tech enthusiasts went in for a frenzy.   I’m really excited about

Samsung to bring back refurbished Galaxy Note 7

By : CIOL Writers

While everyone is gearing up for the launch of Galaxy S8, Samsung has issued a statement regarding its future plans with regard to Note 7. In the light of the protests by Greenpeace demonstrators, the South Korean company has committed to an

Will Nokia pass the litmus test of ‘connecting with the connected’ in India?

Faisal Kawoosa Nokia is making a comeback in Indian smartphone market this year.  This will be emergence of Nokia as a smartphone for the second time, as the first one to account was an ‘affair with Microsoft’ that resulted in

Indian Railways to have an integrated software for faster data collection and analysis

By : CIOL Writers

In a major IT initiative, Indian Railways is planning for an integrated software, a first-of-its-kind for the national carrier, for faster data collection and analysis. Various functions of the railways such as passenger reservation, movement of goods trains and asset management

Awaiting Samsung Galaxy S8: Know what could be in store

By : CIOL Writers

Trying to recover from the nightmare of Galaxy S7 debacle, Samsung is finally ready to reveal the Galaxy S8 next week at the company’s annual Unpacked launch event. Breaking the traditional way of launching the new product at MWC, Samsung will launch

WhatsApp amidst a new encryption debate post London terror attacks

By : CIOL Writers

In the light of the recent London terror attack, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said technology companies must cooperate with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a “secret place for terrorists to communicate” using encrypted messages, reigniting the

Your Data and Cloud: Drawing a Parallel

Prashanth GJ In the recent months, the industry has recognized cloud computing as a cost-effective technique

Snapdeal snaps at fraud, saves Rs 3cr a month

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Snapdeal has been up to a range of initiatives launched at curbing fraudulent

Apple wins iPhone 6 patent case in Beijing

By : CIOL Writers

Turning the tables on a (now) defunct Chinese company, Shenzhen Baili, Apple has won a patent

Shoppers Stop partners ToneTag for sound-based contactless payments

By : CIOL Writers

Following in the footsteps of Digital India mission, leading fashion retailer, Shoppers Stop has partnered ToneTag,