Technology

Twitter not reliable predictor of election outcomes: study

In politics, it is said that all press is good press. But that does not necessarily apply to tweets, according to a study released this week. In fact, it is difficult to predict the outcome of an election based on the amount of Twitter buzz a candidate gets, according to the study from the Social Science Computer Review. The study, ... Read More »

U.S. planned major cyber attack on Iran if diplomacy failed – NYT

The United States had a plan for an extensive cyber attack on Iran in case diplomatic attempts to curtail its nuclear programme failed, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a forthcoming documentary and military and intelligence officials. Code-named Nitro Zeus, the plan was aimed at crippling Iran’s air defences, communications systems and key parts of its electrical power ... Read More »

U.S. appeals court upholds Apple e-book settlement

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Apple Inc’s $450 million settlement of claims that it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan rejected a challenge by e-books purchaser John Bradley to the fairness, reasonableness and adequacy of Apple’s class-action antitrust settlement with consumers and 33 state ... Read More »

Air by Leaf Technologies – The Future of Home Automation is Already Knocking at Your Doors

Air is a fabulous product that intelligently manages all the electrical appliances in your home. This device carefully understands and learns the patterns of your usage of electrical equipment in your home and manages the same efficiently. Air is gaining immense popularity and the customer base of Leaf Technologies has shot up drastically. Air cleverly reduces your energy consumption, thereby ... Read More »

Quick Guide to Create Professional and Impressive Websites

The creation of attractive and impressive websites has now become very easy and simple task through the presence of several online tools. Now building new website is neither complicated nor confusing as with the help of several online tools, the process has become very simplified. Anyone can who are proficient in computer knowledge can create excellent and attractive websites, which ... Read More »

Alphabet to give first peek at cost of ‘moonshot’ bets

How much is Google-parent Alphabet Inc spending on “moonshots” – self-driving cars, glucose-monitoring contact lenses, Internet balloons and other ambitious projects? Investors will get their long-awaited answer when Alphabet reports fourth-quarter results after markets close on Monday. The report will be the first time Alphabet will break out results for what it calls “Other Bets,” which includes Google Fiber; smart home ... Read More »

White House welcomes Facebook move to block private gun sales

The Obama administration on Monday welcomed Facebook Inc’s move last week to prohibit users from using its services to coordinate person-to-person private sales of firearms. “Obviously, we welcome steps from private entities like Facebook,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a press briefing, following Facebook’s announcement on Friday. Earnest would not comment on whether anyone in the administration ... Read More »

Alphabet options busy as traders hedge ahead of results

Options on Google parent Alphabet Inc were busy on Monday ahead of the search giant’s quarterly results that could help it unseat Apple Inc as the most valuable company in the world. Traders however appeared more inclined to spend money on protective trades than on bets looking to profit from a large move to the upside. About 55,000 contracts were ... Read More »

China to allow banks to directly invest in high-growth tech firms – sources

China is planning a pilot programme to allow selected commercial banks to set up equity investment arms to take direct stakes in technology firms, people familiar with the matter said, a move aimed at giving lenders a chance to buy into a high-growth industry while stoking competition with private equity players. Under China’s commercial banking law, banks are forbidden from ... Read More »

Reliance Communications expects to seal mobile tower deal in 2 weeks

MUMBAI: India’s Reliance Communications expects to reach a deal to sell its mobile phone masts business to a group of companies led by buyout firm TPG Capital Management LP in the next two weeks, its chief executive said on Monday. RCom last month signed a non-binding pact to sell the business to TPG and Tillman Global Holdings LLC, a US ... Read More »