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Apple to come up with a foldable smartphone in 2020

By : CIOL Writers

Apple is working on a foldable iPhone which it plans to launch in 2020, according to a CNBC report.  According to the analysts from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the smartphone maker is working with its Asian partners on a foldable

Facebook facing multiple lawsuits after Cambridge Analytica expose

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook is currently facing four lawsuits from different quarters thanks to the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal, as per SFGate report. The analytics firm is said to have misused the data of over 50 million Facebook users and violated the

iPhone X look-alike Vivo V9 launched for Rs 22,990

By : CIOL Writers

Vivo has launched its newest flagship smartphone in India named Vivo V9. The smartphone’s highlight is its design which matches Apple’s iPhone X. But while the iPhone X costs you a lakh of rupees, the Vivo V9 will be available

Another retreat for Uber as it sells Southeast Asian biz to Grab

By : CIOL Writers

Uber has agreed to sell its Southeast Asia business to Singapore-based regional rival Grab, marking another retreat for the US company from international operations. Under the agreement, Grab will acquire all of Uber’s operations in a region of 620 million people, including food

PhonePe raises funds to take on Google Tez & WhatsApp

By : CIOL Writers

Flipkart’s payments platform, PhonePe has received Rs 518 crore infusion from Singapore-based Flipkart Payments Private Limited, according to a regulatory filing with the Registrar of Companies(RoC). The investment is part of the $500 million commitment Flipkart made to invest in PhonePe last year. In

Ola eyeing Ridlr to improve navigation technology

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to improve its navigation technology and add more services like intracity bus and train bookings on its platform, home-grown cab-aggregator Ola is in talks to acquire transportation app Ridlr, according to a Livemint report. Citing people in the

Elon Musk deletes Tesla & SpaceX Facebook pages; Mozilla follows suit

By : CIOL Writers

Joining the bandwagon for the #DeleteFacebook movement, Elon Musk yesterday deleted the Facebook pages of his companies- Tesla and SpaceX. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX was answering to a flurry of tweets when he responded to WhatsApp

Reliance integrates Saavn and Jio Music to create $1bn entity

By : Riddhi Sharma

Reliance Industries Limited (“RIL”) today announced the integration of Saavn with its digital music service, JioMusic. This combined entity is now valued at over US$1 billion, with JioMusic’s implied valuation at US$ 670 million. “The investment and combination of our

ClearTax, Zebpay partner to help investors deal with cryptocurrency taxation

BANGALORE, INDIA: The rise and fall of Bitcoin have fascinated the investor community. Although virtual currencies were well received by Indians initially, there continues to be confusion around it. Investors are unsure about how to pay tax on their gains

Apps using AI, AR to ease financial services adoption barriers for women

NEW DELHI, INDIA: To overcome the barriers to financial services adoption among women and other low-income populations in India, Accenture and Grameen Foundation India have collaborated to develop two new applications. “Access to financial services gives women greater control over

Ag-tech start-up AgShift raises $2M from Exfinity Ventures

By : CIOL Writers

AgShift, a California-based technology startup, is building the world’s first autonomous food inspection system leveraging Deep Learning and Computer Vision has raised $2 million in seed funding to strengthen product development and expand customer reach. “At AgShift, we are re-imagining

WebNMS, ElMeasure partner for IoT-enabled energy management

By : CIOL Writers

WebNMS, the IoT division of Zoho has partnered ElMeasure to bring IoT-enabled Energy Management Solution in the Industrial IoT space. This collaboration will enable ElMeasure to provide innovative and specialized, Energy Management Solutions for various industry verticals like textile, pharma,

Google Assistant now lets users send and receive money in US

By : CIOL Writers

Google has announced that users in the US would be able to send and receive money from their friends by just giving a voice command that starts with “Hey Google”. To send money, say “Hey Google, send Jane $15 for

Alibaba brings visual-recognition capability to its smart speakers

By : CIOL Writers

Alibaba AI Labs has launched – the updated human – computer interaction system, AliGenie 2.0 that will enable Tmall Genie X1, the Labs’ first smart speaker with visual- recognition capability, to scan and read over 100 sets of children’s books

Snapchat’s new feature lets you track your friend’s location

By : CIOL Writers

Snapchat has launched a new feature named Map Explore that enables users to keep track of events, festivals, news updates with the help of their friends live location. The new feature, first reported by The Verge will be accessible only

Netflix makes its bug bounty program open to all users

By : CIOL Writers

Netflix’s bug bounty program is now available to general public. This means now, everyone can try and find security bugs on the platform and report them in exchange for cash rewards. The bug bounty program was available to select users since September

Zensar Technologies gets insurance capability with Cynosure

By : CIOL Writers

Zensar Technologies announced that it is acquiring US-based IT firm Cynosure that focuses on mid-tier and smaller insurance clients for $33 million. As a part of the agreement, Zensar will acquire 100 percent stake in Cynosure for $31 million, plus pay earnouts over 24

Apple to fix bug that lets Siri read hidden notifications

By : CIOL Writers

Apple has promised to fix the Siri bug which allowed the digital assistant to read aloud hidden lock screen notifications from many apps on iPhones. Acknowledging the issue, Apple in a statement to MacRumors, said, “We are aware of the issue

WhatsApp will soon be available on JioPhone

By : CIOL Writers

Reliance Jio’s 4G VoLTE budget smartphone that was launched in 2017, had some amazing features but the lack of WhatsApp support on the handset was a major concern for most users. However, the social messaging company has reportedly been spotted

A chatbot that knows cricket like the back of his hand

By : CIOL Writers 1

When Dhoni is playing again? How many matches has South Africa won while playing at home? or What’s Rahul Dravid’s batting avarage? Getting precise answers to such complex cricketing queries will no longer be the forte of just commentators and