Digital

  • Watch: Bitcoin explained in 3 minutes and 23 seconds 19-04-2014 03:24 PM

    This short video looks at Bitcoin, the decentralised digital currency that has been making headlines and attempts to explain what Bitcoins are, how they are created, exchanged and what the future holds for the cryptocurrency.Bitcoin is an online currency that allows people to make one-to-one transactions, buy goods and services...
  • 'Candy Crush' maker King Digital to go public; could be valued as high as $7.6 billion 25-03-2014 10:49 AM

    New York: King Digital, the company behind the wildly mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," is scheduled to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange this week. The company could be valued as high as $7.6 billion if its initial public offering prices at $24 per share, the upper...
  • Indian journalist beats Edward Snowden to win 2014 Google Digital Activism Award 21-03-2014 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: Journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary is the winner of the 2014 Google Digital Activism Award. Choudhary conceptualised CGNet Swara (Voice of Chhattisgarh), a mobile-phone service that allows citizens to post and listen to local reports in their local language using basic mobile phones. Shubhranshu Choudhary is a Knight International Journalism...
  • 'Candy Crush' maker King Digital sees up to $7.6 billion IPO valuation 13-03-2014 07:10 AM

    King Digital Entertainment, maker of hit mobile phone game Candy Crush Saga, expects to be worth up to $7.6 billion when it goes public this month in the United States, amid concerns about its over reliance on the game. King will hope to benefit from its focus on the estimated...
  • Newsweek's credibility, longevity hinges on bitcoin scoop 08-03-2014 01:48 PM

    New York: A mystery man. A splashy reveal. A media frenzy. Newsweek staked its return from the dead on a story it knew would get attention. A cover story claiming it had uncovered "the face behind bitcoin," the world's most popular digital currency. It got plenty of attention, all right....
  • 'Bitcoin founder' Nakamoto leads Los Angeles car chase, reporters in pursuit 07-03-2014 07:17 AM

    Temple City: A Japanese American man thought to be the reclusive multi-millionaire father of Bitcoin emerged from a modest Southern California home and denied involvement with the digital currency before leading reporters on a freeway car chase to the local headquarters of the Associated Press. Satoshi Nakamoto, a name known...
  • Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto denies he's Bitcoin founder 07-03-2014 06:42 AM

    Los Angeles: The man Newsweek claims is the founder of Bitcoin denies he had anything to do with the digital currency. In an exclusive two-hour interview with The Associated Press, Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto, 64, said he had never heard of Bitcoin until his son told him he had been...
  • Bitcoins simplified: Answers to 10 must-ask questions about the online currency 26-02-2014 07:00 AM

    An explanation of what bitcoins are, how exchanges work, and why many people may have lost a lot of money: 1. Why this resurgent interest in bitcoins? Early Tuesday, the world's most established exchange for bitcoin disappeared from the Internet, sending the price of the virtual currency tumbling and prompting...
  • Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox's website goes offline 25-02-2014 01:35 PM

    Tokyo: The website of major Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox is offline amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a new setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency. The URL of the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox was returning a blank page. The disappearance of the site follows the resignation...
  • A threat to print: digital book formats and availability 20-02-2014 09:37 AM

    It is no secret that bookstores have been in dire straits for quite a while now. With digital books available legitimately and otherwise, the print media is facing an increasing threat of extinction. The fear of oblivion might not be as acute in India, but with gadgets facilitating the easy...
  • Candy Crush Saga maker King Digital plans IPO 19-02-2014 11:25 AM

    New York: The company behind "Candy Crush Saga" is going public, hoping the popularity of its addictive online game will translate to sweet returns for itself and its investors. King Digital Entertainment PLC, which also makes lesser-known games such as "Bubble Witch Saga" and "Pet Rescue Saga," did not disclose...
  • Digital Ration Cards to be distributed soon: Minister 30-01-2014 08:33 AM

    The BJP government on Wednesday assured the Rajasthan Assembly that Digital Ration Cards, pending since February 2013, would be distributed to all beneficiaries soon. Replying to a question of BJP MLA Babu Singh on the delay in preparation and distribution of Digital Ration Cards, Minister of State for Food and...
  • New Dish Hopper setup can record 8 shows at once 07-01-2014 01:38 PM

    Las Vegas: Dish Network Corp. has unveiled a new digital recorder system that can record eight TV shows at once. The catch is that four of those shows have to be from the broadcast networks ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. The system involves Dish's Hopper digital video recorder and a...
  • Digital music service Beats Music to be launched in January 05-12-2013 05:55 PM

    Los Angeles: Beats Music, the digital music spinoff from the maker of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, is set to launch in January. The launch date - slightly later than the late 2013 target set earlier - was announced by CEO Ian Rogers in a blog post Wednesday. He acknowledged...
  • Removing DRM increases music sales by 10 per cent 02-12-2013 07:01 AM

    New Delhi: DRM (Digital Rights Management), the controversial technology used to prevent copying and sharing of digital content, has also been criticised for not doing much good for the companies whose bottomlines it was meant to protect. Now a new study further reestablishes the belief. According to a study by...
  • Bitcoin crosses $1,000 for the first time 28-11-2013 02:46 PM

    New York: The price of the digital currency bitcoin soared above $1,000 for the first time on Wednesday, extending a surge this month after a US Senate hearing on virtual currencies. Bitcoin hit a high of $1,044 on Tokyo-based exchange Mt. Gox, the best-known operator of a bitcoin digital marketplace,...
  • Panasonic to launch fewer digital cameras in 2014: Report 21-11-2013 10:01 AM

    Bangalore: Japanese consumer electronics firm Panasonic Corp will launch about five compact digital cameras next year, half of this year's number, as it looks to return the business to profitability by fiscal 2014, the Nikkei reported. Panasonic has been shifting its focus to products for businesses, such as automotive systems...
  • Google defeats authors in long-running Google Books lawsuit 15-11-2013 07:24 AM

    New York: Google on Thursday won dismissal of a long-running lawsuit by authors who accused the Internet search company of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission. US Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan accepted Google's argument that its scanning of more than 20 million books,...
  • Phone-obsessed commuters ignore gun-flaunting man till he kills one 09-10-2013 04:27 PM

    San Francisco: A man flashed a gun several times on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, but passengers were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn't notice until he randomly shot and killed a university student, authorities said. Security video footage showed the gunman pull out the...
  • Digital music service Rdio launches free Internet radio service 03-10-2013 04:17 PM

    San Francisco: Digital music service Rdio is launching its free Internet radio service in the US, Canada and Australia on Thursday. The move capitalises on Rdio's tie-up with traditional radio station owner Cumulus Media and helps it compete with digital rivals Pandora and Spotify. For now, the app that works...
  • Auto-rickshaws in Chennai to get Global Positioning System 26-08-2013 07:11 AM

    Auto-rickshaws in Chennai will be fitted with new meters with global positioning system (GPS) and an electronic digital printer, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said on Sunday. She said in a statement: "For the first time in India, auto-rickshaws plying in Chennai will be fitted with GPS and electronic...
  • Hackers switch to new digital currency after Liberty Reserve 10-08-2013 01:35 PM

    New Delhi: Three months after a team of international law enforcement officials raided the digital currency firm Liberty Reserve, cyber experts say criminals are increasingly turning to another online currency called Perfect Money. Idan Aharoni, the head of cyber intelligence at EMC Corp's RSA security division, said that some online...
  • Google to help Indian SMEs adopt digital ads 21-07-2013 05:19 PM

    Bangalore: Global search engine provider Google will train small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the southern states to grow their business by adopting digital advertising, a senior official said Saturday. "We will train our partners in the southern region to provide expertise in developing and launching digital campaigns for SME...
  • The government spies on your digital life, same story the world over 10-06-2013 06:24 AM

    Caracas: US government snooping does not surprise global Internet users, who say they already have few expectations of online privacy as governments increasingly monitor people's digital lives and Internet companies often acquiesce. Privacy activists concerned over the US National Security Agency's selective monitoring of Internet traffic called on people to...
  • Technology great enabler of tourism businesses: Chandy 08-06-2013 05:09 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Friday the digital technology has opened up vast global markets for start-up businesses in the travel and tourism sector, and that young entrepreneurs need to take advantage of it. "A small home-based business in Kerala can now market itself like big hotel chains...
  • Online demand boosts market for rarest books, says expert 04-06-2013 05:07 PM

    Wales: Prices of the rarest books are rising as the Internet drives the trade off dusty shelves and into the digital age, a leading expert said this weekend. Matthew Haley, head of the books, manuscripts and photographs department at auction house Bonhams in London, said the rise of online catalogues...
  • 'The New Digital Age' is a fascinating read 29-05-2013 12:55 PM

    It's hard not to think about Google when you read 'The New Digital Age'. The cover highlights the association of the authors with the company: Eric Schmidt is its executive chairman and Jared Cohen, the director of its think tank Google Ideas. And, with a subtitle that reads 'Reshaping the...
  • Apple has 'no religious issue' against making apps for Android: CEO 29-05-2013 10:16 AM

    New Delhi: Apple CEO not only hinted at wearable computers, but he also made a surprising statement in regard to Apple's plans to port an app from iOS to Android at D11: All Things Digital conference, an annual gathering of technology and media executives in the California coastal resort town...
  • Smartphones eating away compact digital camera sales: Report 27-05-2013 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: The demand of digital cameras is declining rapidly as popularity of smartphones has soared and trends show that 92 per cent of the customers are now preferring high end mobile phones. "Smartphones are becoming the main camera of choice by a large number of people and increasingly more...
  • Amazon buys Liquavista from Samsung, launches digital currency 14-05-2013 09:37 AM

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc said it had acquired Liquavista NV from Samsung Electronics Co to help the world's largest Internet retailer develop new displays for mobile devices. Amazon also launched its own digital currency, Amazon Coins, on Monday, allowing people to buy apps and games in its app store and...