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Delhi High Court Seeks Centre’s Response on WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing

Delhi High Court Seeks Centre’s Response on WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp updated its privacy policy earlier this month It has, thus, stirred a controversy among the users Delhi HC has asked govt. to submit replies by September 14 WhatsApp’s recent decision to share user data with parent company Facebook has reached the doorstep of the Delhi High Court, which ... Read More »

Instagram Finally Lets You Zoom in on Photos and Videos

Instagram Finally Lets You Zoom in on Photos and Videos HIGHLIGHTS It’s arrived on Instagram’s latest iOS app version Pinch to zoom feature will roll out to Android users in ‘coming weeks’ Zooming on photos or videos will make them look gross There have been a lot of requests to add a much-wanted zoom feature to the Instagram app. The ... Read More »

You Can Now Book Uber Cabs Without Downloading the App

HIGHLIGHTS You can now book Uber cabs by directly heading to website You can log in through your phone number on website Feature available only in select Indian cities as of now Booking a cab through an app can turn out to be a tricky thing if you don’t have the app already in your smartphone. In urgent situations this ... Read More »

Cisco Systems to Reportedly Lay Off About 14,000 Employees

Cisco,Systems,to,Reportedly,Lay,Off,About,14,000,Employees HIGHLIGHTS Cisco to shift focus to become a software-centric organisation The job cuts are beacuse of this action taken by Cisco HP and Microsoft also announced job cuts earlier this year Cisco Systems Inc is laying off about 14,000 employees, representing nearly 20 percent of the network equipment maker’s global workforce, technology news site CRN reported, citing sources close ... Read More »

Software Maverick John McAfee Warns China of Hacking Weakness

China leads the world in connecting everyday devices to the Internet, but is creating huge hacking vulnerabilities for itself and others by doing so, renegade American software pioneer John McAfee warned Tuesday. Hackers had already been able to gain control of devices such as safes and heating controls, and take over the computer systems of automobiles and aeroplanes, he said. ... Read More »

CAIT Alleges Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal Are Violating FDI Norms

Traders body CAIT has filed a complaint with DIPP alleging that major e-tailers Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal are blatantly violating FDI norms. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has filed a complaint with the “DIPP against Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal for blatant violation of FDI Policy in e-commerce of the government”, CAIT said in a statement. When contacted, Snapdeal ... Read More »

Facebook, Unity Partner to Take on Steam and Other PC Gaming Platforms

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is partnering with Unity to distribute PC games Developers can get access to Unity 5.4 to export games to Facebook There is also an app in the works for PCs In its quest to be all things to all people, Facebook announced its intentions to take on the likes of GOG and Steam. Collaborating with Unity – one ... Read More »

HP Enterprise Sees Boost From Hardware Business

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co, which houses former Hewlett-Packard Co’s corporate hardware and services division, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by strength in its hardware business. Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) shares were up 6.4 percent at $14.47 (roughly Rs. 970) in extended trading on Thursday. Revenue in HPE’s enterprise group business, from which it derives more than half of ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: An IoT Hardware Startup, Mobile Tutoring Platform, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles early and late stage investments in India’s startup ecosystem, covering investments in robotics, healthcare, e-commerce, budget hotel accommodations, and is notable for two huge funding events in the EdTech and grocery delivery space. Smartron India IoT startup Smartron India announced Tuesday that it had received an undisclosed sum of funding from cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who ... Read More »

Advanced Enzyme Tech IPO Opens: Here’s What Management Said

Advanced Enzyme Technologies exports to 50 different countries and has 0.9% market shares globally. Advanced Enzyme Technologies, which launched its initial public offer (IPO) to raise around Rs 410 crore today, will utilise part of the proceeds to expand its business going ahead. “We will be expanding geographically…… we are going to expand our research base more and continue to ... Read More »