Apple confirms using Google Cloud to store iCloud data

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Apple has finally acknowledged that it needs Google’s help for data storage for its iCloud services. The company relies on Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Platform’s storage product to store iCloud data. The development was first spotted by CNBC, in the

Razorpay integrates UPI into IRCTC website and app

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Digital payments company Razorpay has partnered with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation(IRCTC) to enable users to book tickets through UPI based service, in addition to the credit/debit cards, wallets, and net banking. The move first reported by Economic Times

Google unveils Scorecard and Calculator to improve page speed on mobiles

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At the MWC 2018 event, Google announced two tools to help improve the page speed for mobiles. The search engine giant unveiled Speed Scorecard, which is a comparison tool and Impact Calculator, which calculates the revenue impact of speed for a

Zoho ups the CRM game, brings the first conversational AI for sales teams and a lot more

Soma Tah Upping its CRM game, Zoho today unveiled Zia Voice, the first conversational AI for sales teams and the hyper-customization platform, Catalyst for its CRM. Although the majority of the Zoho CRM user base still remains in the midmarket segment,

BlackBerry App Store to remove paid apps from April 1

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BlackBerry has announced that it is removing paid apps from BlackBerry World App Store from April 1st, 2018. According to the message, which was recently published publicly, BB10 users won’t be able to purchase anything from BlackBerry World starting on

Nokia and Vodafone team up to provide 4G services on the moon

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Vodafone and Nokia have teamed up to install 4G network on the moon. The network, which would be the first on the moon, is meant to support a mission by Berlin-based company PTScientists in 2019. PTScientists is working with Vodafone

Ola teams up with Indian Railways for last mile connectivity

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Ola has partnered with the Indian Railways to launch dedicated Ola kiosks at five key Delhi railway stations aimed at facilitating last mile connectivity and improve mobility experience of passengers. Under the partnership, passengers at New Delhi, Anand Vihar, Old Delhi, Sarai Rohilla

Pinterest hires former Google exec Francoise Brougher as its first COO

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Image-based searching and sharing website Pinterest has hired Francoise Brougher, a former Google executive as its first chief operating officer. She was most recently business lead at Square and prior to that VP of SMB global sales and operations at Google. Brougher,

Music streaming service Gaana raises $115M led by Tencent

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Music streaming app Gaana is raising $115 million from Chinese Internet investment company Tencent Holdings and Times Internet, the company said in a statement. The funds will be used for strengthening technological capabilities, such as leveraging Artificial intelligence (AI) to provide

Amazon acquires Ring to bolster its security portfolio

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Amazon is buying smart doorbell maker Ring making a deeper push into the home security market. Though the terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, Reuters says that the sale price was more than $1 billion. Ring is best known for a doorbell

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 700 series woos mid-tier smartphone segment with AI

SPAIN: Qualcomm has introduced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series, designed to exceed what is expected from today’s high-tier mobile experiences, with features and performance previously only available in the premium Snapdragon 800 Mobile Platform Series. Advances to

RJio offers instant cashback of Rs 2,200 on Ziox 4G smartphones

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Looks like the Reliance Jio cashback bandwagon is not going to stop anytime soon. After giving cashback of up to Rs 2,000 under the “Jio Football Offer” on select smartphones, the telecom operator has now partnered with Ziox mobiles to offer cashback

Qualcomm willing to consider Broadcom’s takeover bid at $160B: Report

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Qualcomm has said that it is willing to consider Broadcom’s takeover bid if the company raises the bid to $160 billion including $25 billion in unassumed debt, as per Financial Times report. This is the first time that Qualcomm has shown

Technologies that might disrupt IT risk management in a big way in 2018 and beyond

BANGALORE, INDIA: New technologies are enabling us to create smarter homes, smarter cities, smarter machines and devices. However, they come with a host of security and privacy risks that people are only beginning to understand. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies

Know when Nokia’s new smartphones launch in India

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At the MWC’18 event, HMD Global announced not one but five mobile phones powered by Android Oreo. The newly launched smartphones include- Nokia 1, Nokia 6(2018), Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 8110- the 4G feature phone. While

Ezetap launches Aadhaar Pay-enabled POS terminal

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Payment solutions company, Ezetap has launched EzeSmart touted to be India’s first open-platform, GPRS/3G/4G terminal enabled with Aadhaar pay and eKYC, that delivers a superior digital payment experience. Digital transactions have been on the upswing over the last two years

Airtel and Google team up to bring low-cost 4G smartphones

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Telecom operator Bharti Airtel and Google have teamed up to bring low-cost 4G smartphones powered by Android Oreo (Go Edition). As part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ program, the company will ship entry-level 4G smartphones having Android Oreo (Go edition) as standard OS

YouTube Live gets new features including automatic captions

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Youtube has announced a number of exciting updates for its YouTube Live streaming service. The new features are meant for improving the experience of users watching live streams. For live broadcasts in English, YouTube is launching automatic captions, where the

Indonesia-based Go-Jek raises $1.5B in latest funding

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Indonesia-based ride-hailing company Go-Jek has raised $1.5 billion in a funding round from a dozen investors including BlackRock and Google. The development was first reported by Reuters. “Go-Jek is led by a strong Indonesian management team and has a proven track

This Saharanpur girl’s cryptocurrency app is a big hit on iOS

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At a time when teenagers are busy playing video games and wasting their time on the social networking websites, a 16-year-old from Saharanpur named Harshita Arora has developed a paid cryptocurrency app called Crypto Price Tracker that updates users about