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Uber suspends self-driving car tests after Arizona crash

By : CIOL Writers

Self-driving cars, equipped with latest technology may have all the safety gear and features but at the end of the day they have to ply amidst human users and hence the ruckus. The latest high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona involving

Zivame Co-founder Richa Kar resigns as startup reverts to marketplace model

By : CIOL Writers

Following in the footsteps of other Indian startups, Zivame too has been witnessing management reshuffling for quite some time. After relinquishing control of the company’s business operations in January, Richa Kar, founder and chief executive of online lingerie retailer Zivame has now submitted

Its game over for Gtalk

By : CIOL Writers

Google talk, better known as Gtalk or GChat is finally getting replaced with Hangouts, which was first released in 2013 to take its place. Apparently, Google left users an option to stick with the older interface if they wanted to. But,

Aadhaar card verification now mandatory for mobile connections, both old and new

By : CIOL Writers

Walking on the lines of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s statement that Aadhar may become the single identity card in future, the department of telecommunications (DoT) has moved to make Aadhaar-based e-KYC (know your customer) mandatory for mobile phone connections. “All

With YouTube’s push India witnesses massive growth of content creators in 2016

By : CIOL Writers

YouTube has been significantly boosting its effort to make India one of the most active content creator communities in Asia. Last year, the Google-owned company launched several features to lure content creators to make exciting videos and expand their fan

Apple’s latest patent reveals an iPhone-powered MacBook

By : CIOL Writers

Apple is onto something quirky. After creating rage with its iPhones and MacBooks, the Cupertino-giant is now planning to add a touchscreen to your MacBook. By touchscreen, we mean the screen of your iPhone or iPad, which will power your

Flipkart reportedly to acquire eBay India

By : CIOL Writers

India’s startup poster boy Flipkart is planning to acquire eBay India’s operations as part of its latest funding round of $2billion, according to a Factordaily report. Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Flipkart had raised $1 billion and further aimed to

Facebook integrates reactions and @mentions into Messenger

By : CIOL Writers

After launching Messenger Day, the social media giant, Facebook is rolling out Reactions and Mentions for its Messenger platform. In a blog post, Facebook announced that the two new features are aimed to improve group conversations. “Today, we’re introducing two

Bharti Airtel to acquire Tikona Networks’ 4G business

By : CIOL Writers

Indian telecom sector is witnessing yet another consolidation move with Bharti Airtel entering into a definitive agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire Tikona’s 4G Business including the Broadband Wireless Access spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles, the country’s largest

Twitter is testing paid version of the TweetDeck

By : CIOL Writers

Amid struggling ad business, Twitter is looking for ways to make more money. The micro-blogging site is planning to create a paid version of the TweetDeck, a free online tool that helps users to manage multiple accounts. Twitter has reportedly

Gurgaon-based Appworks acquires software development startup BigDrop

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to enhance its capabilities in services, products and digital marketing, IT servicing and consulting company Appworks has acquired BigDrop, a custom software development startup. The financial details of the acquisition are yet to be disclosed. Gurgaon-based BigDrop,

Now book Meru Cabs via Google Maps

By : CIOL Writers

Taxi operator Meru Cabs has announced an integration with Google that will enable commuters to book its cabs via Google Maps. With the latest integration, users now have an option to find a cab from the entire range of Meru’s

Your denims finally get the much needed sixth pocket for smartphones

By : CIOL Writers

Sonal Vats Necessity is the mother of all invention. But sometimes necessity takes time to be realised as one and then worked upon. Scratching your head, Huh! We have been using smartphones for over a decade and if we take

SAP announces startup fund SAP.iO with initial corpus of $35mn

GERMANY: To make early-stage investments in software startups, SAP has announced the SAP.iO Fund, seeded with an initial investment of $35 million. The fund is just one component of the SAP.iO open innovation model, which enables innovators both inside and outside SAP to use the power of SAP data,

App usage growth in India slowed down to 43pc YoY in 2016 against 92pc in 2015

BANGALORE, INDIA: India’s mobile app usage still ascending on the growth curve but not at the rate its was seen in the year prior. The app usage growth slowed down to 43% YoY in 2016 compared to 2015 growth rate of 92%, reveals the findings

Apple is going steady with its AR projects

By : CIOL Writers

Apple rarely speaks about its budding ventures and projects. But the rumours and leaks in the virtual world always keep us abreast with what’s underway at Cupertino. Just like its self-driving cars, Apple has been quite secretive about its augmented reality

Verizon and AT&T next to boycott advertising on Google’s network

By : CIOL Writers

Along with Havas, the world’s sixth-largest advertising and marketing company, AT&T and Verizon have also joined the boycott against Google for displaying their brand’s ads alongside controversial content – videos promoting terrorism or anti-Semitism. AT&T and Verizon are the latest to

Its a ‘No’ from Indian govt for Apple’s ‘Tax Incentive Demands’

By : CIOL Writers

The Indian government has rejected ‘most of the demands’ on tax incentives that Apple had sought for establishing a manufacturing base in the country. According to an ET report, Department of Revenue in Commerce Ministry said ‘no’ to the tax incentives which among

Facebook expands its live streaming abilities to desktop & laptops

By : CIOL Writers

Finally, vloggers can post live video from desktops or laptop as Facebook is opening the gates of Live Video to desktops, PC and laptops, which was previously available exclusively for mobile users. The social media behemoth announced in a blog post

LinkedIn introduces Trending Storylines to keep professionals hooked

By : CIOL Writers

After undergoing a complete makeover to boost user engagement and increase the time spent on the platform, LinkedIn is now launching a new feature dubbed Trending Storylines, a personalised feed of trending news stories and topics relevant to a user’s