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What happens after March 31 when Jio Prime membership ends?

By : CIOL Writers

Jio Prime, the premium subscription service for Reliance Jio users will be expiring on March 31, 2018. The membership service which was available for Rs 99 provided additional data to users and other freebies such as free SMSes and free access

Apple announces new 9.7-inch iPad for students

By : CIOL Writers

Apple introduced a new iPad for students at its education event in Chicago. The newer iPad sports a 9.7-inch screen with Apple Pencil support. The updated iPad will be available in silver, space grey and a new gold finish. The iPad 2018,

Oracle takes AWS head-on with new autonomous database

USA: Oracle announced a self-managing, self-securing, self-repairing database cloud service, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, at half the cost of Amazon Web Services(AWS). Using machine learning, this delivers all of the analytical capabilities, security features, and high availability of the

Uber won’t re-apply for self-driving car permit in California

By : CIOL Writers

In the wake of Arizona’s fatal crash that killed a pedestrian, Uber has decided against renewing its self-driving car permit in California that expires on March 31. Uber said it withdrew its California application because it wouldn’t have been able to

Google buys GIF platform Tenor

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Google is acquiring the GIF platform Tenor, the company announced today. Tenor will continue to operate as a separate brand within Google which plans to integrate GIFs into Google Images and Gboard, the company’s virtual keyboard. “Most people now use Google Images to find

Fantasy sports: a new craze among Indian gaming geeks

By : CIOL Writers

2 out of 3 (67 percent) online cricket fans in India are aware of fantasy sports gaming, according to IFSG – AC Nielsen report ‘Scoring big with sports gaming’. The report which is India’s first ever report on the phenomenal growth of Fantasy

Facebook denies logging users’ call history without permission

By : CIOL Writers

Looks like Facebook has got itself into a tough spot this time. Last week, a report surfaced which stated that Facebook has been logging users call and text history without their permission. The social media giant, however, has denied all

Google rolls out mobile-first indexing for webpages

By : CIOL Writers

Google has officially announced the rollout of its mobile-first indexing after testing the feature for about one and a half year. The search engine giant in its blog post said, “Mobile-first indexing means Google will use the mobile version of

SAP, NITI Aayog collaborate to set up 100 Atal Tinkering Labs in schools

BANGALORE, INDIA: SAP has signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) with NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) to adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) in 2018 to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education among secondary school children across

Server market in India sees record revenue growth of 92.4pc YoY in Q4’17

As per the latest IDC report, the server market in India witnessed a phenommenal revenue increase of 92.4 percent YoY to reach $371.4 million in Q4 2017 from $193.1 million in Q4 2016. The growth being majorly driven by the

Twitter joins Google and Facebook to ban cryptocurrency ads

By : CIOL Writers

Following in the footsteps of Google and Facebook, micro-blogging site Twitter too has banned cryptocurrency ads from its platform. “We are committed to ensuring the safety of the Twitter community. As such, we have added a new policy for Twitter

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. to sell Lego-like rock bricks

By : CIOL Writers

After successfully launching hats and flamethrowers, Elon Musk’s The Boring Company will now be selling life-sized Lego bricks that you can use to build your own structures. According to Musk’s tweets, the bricks are made of rock extracted during The

Microsoft unveils its innovation hub ‘Garage’ in Hyderabad

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft has officially opened its innovation and incubation hub Microsoft Garage in India. The Garage will be located at the India Development Center(IDC) in Hyderabad and will be the second largest in the world. Microsoft Garage is a platform for

Uber banned from testing self-driving cars in Arizona

By : CIOL Writers

Uber, the world’s largest ride-hailing firm has been barred from testing its self-driving cars in Arizona following the fatal crash that killed a pedestrian while she was crossing the street. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey released a letter sent to Uber

Baidu gets permit to test autonomous cars in Beijing

By : CIOL Writers

Chinese search giant Baidu has received approval to test autonomous cars in Beijing, according to a Reuters report. The approval comes just days after a fatal crash involving an Uber self-driving car in Arizona, which caused many companies to suspend

Nokia 1 with Android Go now available for Rs 5,499

By : CIOL Writers

HMD Global has officially launched its first ever smartphone to run Android Oreo (Go edition) -Nokia 1 in India. The smartphone which was first announced at the Mobile World Congress 2018 held in Barcelona will be available at all leading

Foxconn buys PC peripheral maker Belkin for $866M

By : CIOL Writers

The Taiwanese company best known for manufacturing iPhones, Foxconn is buying Belkin, the PC peripherals company, for $866 million in cash. Based in California, Belkin is known for an array of computer and phone accessories, including wireless chargers, laptop docks, and phone cases.

Oppo F7 with 25MP front camera launched for Rs 21,990

By : CIOL Writers

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo earlier today unveiled its latest smartphone- Oppo F7. The device which also looks similar to the iPhone X has been launched in the country for Rs 21,990. The new smartphone will be going on a flash sale

Aadhaar hit by another data leak, UIDAI refutes

By : CIOL Writers

India’s national identification database Aadhaar has been hit by a data breach if reports from ZDNet are to be believed. The report claims this issue was brought to the notice of the Indian government over a month ago, but no

Digital lending venture success secrets for the new-age CIOs

Maneesh Jhawar Although in its nascent stages, Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, also known as digital lending has been making waves in financial circles. An established industry in other parts of the globe including China and the USA, India opened up to