Uber sells Xchange Leasing unit to

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Ride-hailing firm Uber has sold its car-leasing unit Xchange Leasing to digital car marketplace However, the financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Fair has formed a partnership with Uber in which it will be the exclusive long-term vehicle

Red Hat acquires CoreOS for $250M

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Red Hat has announced the acquisition of CoreOS, an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions for a price of $250 million. With this acquisition, Red Hat aims to combine the technologies of both companies to accelerate the adoption and

Snapchat’s Bitmoji Deluxe update brings new hairstyles and skin tones

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Snapchat has introduced a new feature called Bitmoji Deluxe that offers more customization options when it comes to creating your own Bitmoji. You will find additional skin tones, hairstyles, hair colors, facial colors and accessories in the Bitmoji Deluxe. The app, which

Facebook bans cryptocurrency and ICO ads

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Updating its advertising policy, Facebook has announced in a blog post that it now prohibits ads that use “misleading or deceptive promotional practices,” which, according to the social media platform, includes ads of cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum, and initial coin

OnePlus 5T gets beta update with iPhone X like gesture controls

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OnePlus has released Oxygen OS Open Beta 3 for OnePlus 5T users. The latest beta brings some interesting new features such as pick-up gesture switcher which allows users to select whether they want to swipe up or down to receive calls,

Idea announces cashback upto Rs 2K on Karbonn mobile phones

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Idea Cellular has announced cashback offers for its customers on various Karbonn smartphones and feature phones. The cashback ranges from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 depending on the device and will be available from February 1. Under the offer, Idea

Instagram now allows business users to schedule their posts

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Instagram is now allowing business users to schedule their posts. The company announced this feature on its blog. Currently, the feature is applicable to only photos, not videos and it is available only through third-party social management tools. If you want

Pinterest hires Chuck Rosenberg to head its computer vision unit

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Pinterest announced that it is hiring former Google computer vision research head Chuck Rosenberg to be the company’s new head of computer vision department and lead its visual discovery engineering team. Rosenberg, while at Google was responsible for image search and

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire team up for a new healthcare company

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase have announced a partnership to create an independent healthcare company for their employees in the United States. Challenging the deteriorating state of the nation’s health care system, the goal of the new company would solely be

Microsoft releases new Spectre patch to disable Intel’s fix

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Microsoft has released an emergency security update to fix Intel’s buggy patch after the company confirmed that their security patches caused computers to reboot more often than normal. Microsoft said it was rolling an out of band security update that

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is selling a Flamethrower for $500

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After capturing the world’s imagination by launching world-class electric cars and space rockets, Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX is entering a newer market: Flamethrowers. Musk confirmed that the Boring Company is selling a flamethrower for $500. Obviously, a flamethrower

Apple to launch three new iPhone models this year: Report

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Apple is going to launch three new iPhone models with aesthetics similar to the iPhone X, according to a report from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. Kuo predicted that all three versions of the iPhone X (iPhone X, iPhone X Plus,

Zoho expands business apps suite with PageSense, Flow

CHENNAI, INDIA: Zoho today launched a website testing and optimization app, Zoho PageSense and cloud app integration platform, Zoho Flow. Zoho also released a new version of its DIY website builder, Zoho Sites which now has a new, clutter-free interface, and more customization

CureFit raises $10M in debt financing from HDFC and Axis Bank

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Bangalore based health startup CureFit has raised $10 million in debt financing from HDFC Bank and Axis Bank. The startup plans to raise more going forward to fund its capital expenditure (CapEx). Started in 2016 by Myntra co-founder Mukesh Bansal and

OnePlus launches buyback program for OnePlus 5T in India

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OnePlus has introduced buyback program for OnePlus 5T in India where you can exchange your old smartphone to buy the latest OnePlus smartphone at a discounted price. The buyback scheme is provided by Manak Waste Management Pvt Ltd. (Cashify). In order to

Intelligent Operations key for organizations to thrive in the future

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Organizations that leverage Intelligent Operations to make decisions and act in real-time will be best placed to thrive in the future, according to a new report from HfS Research and Accenture. The move to Intelligent Operations is fast becoming a make-or-break

Microsoft Teams’ update brings new app store, commands and more

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Microsoft has announced new updates to its chat and productivity program Teams. Microsoft called the update, which rolls out today, the biggest one since Teams launched last March. With the newer updates, users can leverage apps in various new ways and command

Facebook poaches Google’s AR product director Nikhil Chandhok

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Google’s director of Product for AR, Nikhil Chandhok is joining Facebook to lead product management of the Camera team working on augmented reality. Chandhok worked on Google’s ARCore smartphone augmented reality platform as well as its Daydream VR platform in his

Microsoft acquires gaming tool vendor PlayFab to boost Azure platform

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Microsoft has acquired PlayFab, which helps game developers launch their titles online more quickly with simplified back-end services. PlayFab runs backend services for 1,200 cloud-connected games with more than 700 million players, and now Microsoft will integrate PlayFab’s tools into its

Ola kickstarts international expansion with Australia

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India’s local cab-aggregator, Ola is taking its first step towards international expansion, starting with Australia. Ola, which counts Didi as an investor, announced today that it will soon begin inviting private vehicle owners and driver partners to work with it in the cities of