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Global Business Groups Petition China’s Premier on Cyber Rules

In a letter addressed to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, 46 global business groups spanning finance, information technology, insurance and manufacturing urged Beijing to revise its draft cyber rules which they said would hamper trade. The signatories include industry associations from Asia, Australia, the United States, Mexico and Europe, according to a copy of the letter seen by Reuters. Foreign industry ... Read More »

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 Smartphone Expected to Launch on July 27

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 is said to sport dual-rear camera set-up The smartphone is said to sport metal builds Redmi Note 4 is said to features Snapdragon 652 SoC Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has started teasing an upcoming launch event on July 27 where the company is rumoured to launch its next Redmi smartphone. The teaser invite shared on ... Read More »

Amazon India’s International Deals Day: Offers on Pebble Smartwatches, Bose Headphones, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Pebble, Fitbit and Jawbone are some International brands available The International Deals Day is for limited period Some notebooks are also available under the offer Amazon India is holding International Deals Day on Wednesday where consumers can get discounts across various electronic products. Some of international brands available under Amazon’s International Deals Day include Fitbit, Jawbone, Pebble, ION Audio, ... Read More »

Microsoft Wants Developers to Report Edge Bugs on Twitter

HIGHLIGHTS Developers can tweet bug reports using #EdgeBug Users will receive a reply from @MSEdgeDev A simpler way for developers to file bug reports Every software application out there isn’t without its own set of bugs and issues. And it is important to report these bugs so that developers can improve their apps. Microsoft understands that there needs to be ... Read More »

EU Mulls Stricter Controls on WhatsApp, Skype

The European Union will in September propose subjecting internet services like WhatsApp and Skype to similar rules as traditional telecommunications companies, a spokesman said Wednesday. The European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation bloc, is set to recommend tighter privacy and security for services like Facebook-owned message service WhatsApp and Microsoft’s video phone portal Skype. Spokesman Christian Wigand said ... 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 »

Instagram Hits 1 Billion Downloads on Google Play

HIGHLIGHTS Instagram enjoys 500 million monthly users 300 million people use the app everyday It recently introduced ‘Snapchat clone’ Instagram Stories feature Instagram has crossed a new milestone by achieving 1 billion downloads on Google Play. What is more noteworthy is that Instagram is the nineteenth app to do so, joining the scarce billion-downloads club. The social sharing app enjoys ... Read More »

4-Inch iPhone 5se, New iPad Air to Launch on March 15: Report

4-Inch,iPhone,5se,,N Apple is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources. Apple, which will introduce a new 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the “iPhone 5se”, and a new iPad Air at a launch event, is unlikely to take pre-orders for ... Read More »

IIT placement heads meet: Five key things on the agenda

The All IIT Placement Committee is meeting on Friday to have a strategy in place before campuses send invitation to companies for hiring in July. Photo: Mint Mumbai: The placement heads of the 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are meeting on Friday in Mumbai with a single agenda—how to deal with start-ups that are looking to hire talent from ... Read More »

HRD ministry rolls back extra workload on college teachers

Authorities say the HRD ministry has also decided to withdraw the contentious extra six hours of practical work as well. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: The human resources development (HRD) ministry on Wednesday reduced the minimum working hours for university professors, following protests by the teaching community. “The direct teaching workload has been restored to 16, 14, and 14 hours per ... Read More »