All set for Mars? Elon Musk shares images of SpaceX Moonbase & the Martian cities

By : CIOL Writers

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared images of his monstrous interplanetary rocket sitting on the moon base. While completely void of specifics, the teaser photos that have been published portray cities on other planets, with SpaceX’s partially downsized Big Falcon Spaceship (BFS)

Facebook teams up with ZipRecruiter to boost job searches on its platform

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Facebook has partnered ZipRecruiter which will enable the online job recruitment company to integrate its job posting on Facebook’s platform. The new partnership will help Facebook keep up the pace with Microsoft’s LinkedIn and Alphabet owned Google. The new integration allows

BlackBerry’s revenue rises as software sales hit record

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There used to be a time when BlackBerry phones were considered the professional phones. But in this touchpad, generation there were not many takers for Blackberry. Now the likes of Samsung and Apple have taken over the market. BlackBerry’s smartphone

How SBI’s Transforming Rural Banking with Digital

By : CIOL Bureau

Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, the Deputy Managing Director & Chief Information Officer, of the country’s largest public sector bank, SBI, has a vision to leverage technologies that enable transformational changes into the traditional banking model and enhance rural banking. In the past,

Google is building a 7-inch smart screen named ‘Manhattan’

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In order to keep up with the growing smart screen market, Google is building a tabletop smart screen named ‘Manhattan’ which would give competition to Amazon’s Echo Show. The device would offer YouTube, Google Assistant, Google Photos and support video

India’s leading tech startups planning to launch a lobby group

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India’s leading tech startups including Flipkart, ride-hailing service Ola, and travel portal MakeMyTrip are joining hands to form an industry body that will represent local ventures and their interests, seeking protection from resourceful global rivals, reports Economic Times. Citing people in the

Asus VivoBook S15 and ZenBook UX430 laptops with bezel-less display launched in India

By : CIOL Writers

Asus has launched two new bezel-less laptops for the Indian customers. The laptops named VivoBook S15 and ZenBook UX430 will be available at Rs 59,990 and Rs 74,990 respectively. The Asus VivoBook S15 comes with 15.6-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) 178-degree wide view

Ford and Lyft team up to deploy self-driving vehicles by 2021

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Ford and Lyft have joined forces to deploy large numbers of self-driving vehicles by 2021, according to a Reuters report. Engineers at Ford and Lyft will be teaming up to design software to allow Ford vehicles to communicate with Lyft’s smartphone

BMW cars will support Alexa voice control starting 2018

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Automobile giant BMW has announced to bring Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in all its cars starting 2018. The two companies revealed that the voice integration will begin in the middle of next year giving users access to Alexa skills and voice-based

Uber is shutting down its car-leasing business

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Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has decided to shut down its car-leasing business after learning that losses were $9,000 per car on average, steeply above the previous estimates of around $500 per car. “We have decided to stop operating Xchange Leasing and move

Google and Snapchat are hosting a geofilter coding contest for teens

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Google’s Made With Code and Snap are collaborating to bring a geofilter coding contest called #MyFutureMe for the teens. The competition will give one lucky teen an opportunity to create an official Snap lens. #MyFutureMe is aimed to show teenagers that

Uber and ex-CEO sued by yet another investor over ‘illicit business tactics’

By : CIOL Writers

While Uber may have finally got a leader in Dara Khosrowshahi, the ride-hailing company is still knee-deep in muddy lawsuits that have got one more addition courtesy a small shareholder- Irving Firemen’s Relief & Retirement, based in Texas, which invested about

Amazon India launches B2B marketplace ‘Amazon Business’

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In a bid to help in the procurement needs of small and medium businesses in the country, Amazon India has launched a new B2B marketplace- Amazon Business. The new marketplace will cater to the requirements of the small and medium

Amazon unveils 6 new gadgets including a $99 Echo smart speaker

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Amazon Echo was the star of the moment when the tech major unveiled half a dozen new devices at Amazon headquarters in Seattle yesterday. From a second-generation $99 Echo and a new Echo Plus for $149 to a $129 Echo Spot,

Zoho unveils enterprise messaging and collaboration tool, Cliq

CHENNAI, INDIA: Zoho today unveiled Cliq, a chat software that blends instant messaging with video, audio, and group conferencing to create a unified communications system for organizations of every size. “More companies around the world are turning to chat for

Intel unveils an AI chip modeled after the human brain

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Intel has announced a neuromorphic artificial intelligence (AI) test chip named ‘Loihi’ that’s modeled after the human brain and can learn from its surroundings or locally from within the machine it is part of. “As part of an effort within Intel Labs,

Amazon adds Alexa voice support to its Music app

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Amazon has finally added Alexa voice support to its Amazon Music app. The updated feature is available so far only in the US, UK, Germany, and Austria.  The new feature allows users to use their voice to change the music and

LinkedIn brings Video and Career Advice pilot to India

BANGALORE, INDIA: After a trial run and the launch of the video feature last month, LinkedIn today introduced the feature for the Indian market. Although video is not a new concept for social networking platforms, LinkedIn’s video push is aimed

Google acquires cloud security firm Bitium

By : CIOL Writers

Google has acquired identity management firm Bitium for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will help Google better manage enterprise cloud customer implementation across an organization, including doing things like setting security levels and access policies for applications working across their

Alibaba paying $807M to increase stake in logistics firm Cainiao

By : CIOL Writers

Chinese e-commerce major Alibaba has agreed to invest RMB 5.3 billion ($807 million) in order to take majority ownership (51 percent) in logistics firm Cainiao. Prior to the investment, Alibaba held 47 percent in Cainiao. The deal gives Alibaba an