Accenture acquires UK-based automation service provider Genfour

Accenture has acquired UK-based Genfour, a pure play automation service provider with deep domain expertise and industry experience in assessing, implementing and managing automation solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2012, Genfour has been serving clients across multiple

SITA and Airbus unveil new cyber security services for the air transport industry

SITA and Airbus have come together to launch a new Security Operations Center Services which will provide airlines, airports and other air transport industry stakeholders with information about unusual cyber activity that may impact their businesses. This services will help airlines and

4G download speed on Jio was the fastest and almost double of Idea & Airtel in February

The recently published monthly average mobile broadband speed data by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for February shows that the download speed on Jio network was the fastest network during the month. Although Jio’s speed declined marginally to

Facebook, Mozilla, and others launch $14mn fund to support news integrity

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook, Mozilla, and other tech industry leaders, nonprofits, have collaborated to launch a $14 million fund dedicated to advancing news literacy. The nonprofit, called the News Integrity Initiative, will be based at the City University of New York. It will run

YouTube is relying on you to translate the video descriptions

By : CIOL Writers

With more than one billion users around the world, YouTube represents 76 languages on its platform. And as it gets a bit tricky to find content in a particular language, YouTube is asking users to translate the video in their

Apple launches its first App Accelerator in India to foster the developer ecosystem

By : CIOL Writers

Standing true to the promises made by CEO Tim Cook last year, Apple has launched its first App Accelerator in Bangalore. Aimed at supporting engineering talent and accelerate growth in India’s iOS developer community, the accelerator program will provide best

Snapchat rips off Instagram with a perfect April fool’s day prank

By : CIOL Writers

It’s no secret that Instagram Stories, which has been a game changer for the photo-sharing app, was cloned from Snapchat. The Facebook-owned company didn’t even bother to modify the name; it was simply lifted from Snapchat Stories and pasted to Instagram Stories.

Sony Xperia XZs launching in India today

By : CIOL Writers

Sony is all set to launch its latest smartphone Xperia XZs in India today. Notably, the Sony Xperia XZs was initially launched by the Japanese company at MWC 2017 along with Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XA1, and Xperia XA1 Ultra smartphones.

Windows 10 to get mixed reality support next month

By : CIOL Writers

Those of you who have been eagerly awaiting mixed reality technology within the Microsoft ecosystem, the Redmond-based company will begin rolling out the latest iteration of its operating system on April 11, and also it has confirmed that mixed reality (MR) support will be

Microsoft is shutting down CodePlex in favour of GitHub

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft’s more than a decade-old, project-hosting service, CodePlex has now officially lost the match against GitHub, the de facto platform for hosting open source software and projects. In a blog post, Microsoft announced that the company has decided to the pull

Uber’s rival Grab to acquire Indonesian payment startup Kudo

By : CIOL Writers

Uber’s arch rival in Southeast Asia, Grab is acquiring  Indonesian online payment startup, Kudo, to bolster its mobile payments platform. Though neither party has disclosed the value of the deal, Reuters in February reported Grab’s plan to buy Kudo for over

Jhakaas, mobile app to create online presence raises 1cr

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to develop integrated IT solutions and enhance merchant awareness, Jhakaas Technologies, a technology-driven platform that enables local businesses to create online presence, raised a capital of 1 crore in its first quarter of business. The fund raised

Smart India Hackathon kicks off in Coimbatore with 10k developers

By : CIOL Writers

With more than 10,000 developers from various cities of the country, India is hosting the largest hackathon of the world. ‘Smart India Hackathon’, a competition to build an innovative digital business model solving a social problem existing in India, was kicked

Reliance Jio extends Prime membership deadline packed with a new ‘Surprise Summer’ offer

By : CIOL Writers

Mukesh Ambani is nothing less than a magician with a never-ending line of offers and discounts. After announcing extension for its Prime subscription offer,  Reliance Jio launched another bunch of offers, packed with few surprises. Jio has extended the deadline for

Apple hires former YouTube & Spotify exec Shiva Rajaraman

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In a bid to boost its video and music strategy, Apple has hired former YouTube and Spotify executive, Shiva Rajaraman. Citing sources familiar with the matter, The Information reports that Rajaraman will report to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of internet

‘Infinity Offer’: Reliance Jio extends its ‘Summer Surprise Offer’ till winters

By : CIOL Writers

Just when we thought that Mukesh Ambani may have exhausted its kitty of all offers and discounts, Reliance Jio announced a 15-day extension for its Prime subscription plan and a new Summer Surprise offer. But the unexpected and historic Airtel-Idea-Vodafone

Airtel announces merger with Idea-Vodafone to take on Reliance Jio

By : CIOL Writers

This is unprecedented in the history of telecom industry across globe. The former front-runners of Indian telecom sector- Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have announced a merger of their business divisions to take on Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio. In the wake