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  • WhatsApp reaches 800 million monthly active users milestone 13 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has reached the 800 million monthly active users mark on Friday, retaining its position of being one of the largest platforms for messaging around the globe. CEO of the Facebook-owned messaging service, Jan Koum took to the social network to announce the news and clarified that active...
  • Apple Pay to debut in Canada this November Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Apple Inc is planning to launch its electronic payments service in Canada in November, the first international expansion of Apple Pay, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The iPhone maker is in talks with Canada's six biggest banks, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank,...
  • TCS accused of South Asian bias in US lawsuit 2 days ago

    New York: Tata Consultancy Services has been sued by a white American information technology worker who accused India's largest software services exporter of overwhelming favouritism toward workers of South Asian descent in the United States. In a complaint filed on Tuesday in San Francisco federal court, Steven Heldt said 95 per...
  • TCS offers record Rs 2,628 crore one-time bonus to employees 2 days ago

    Mumbai: In one of the largest-ever employee bonus payouts in the history of India Inc, software exporter Tata Consultancy Services on Thursday announced a Rs 2,628 crore one-time bonus to staff to mark 10 years of its public listing. The city-headquartered TCS said all employees who have completed at least one...
  • US Secret Service in a tizzy after gyrocopter lands in Capitol lawn 3 days ago

    The small, single-seat aircraft, a gyrocopter, sent US Capitol Police scrambling on Wednesday afternoon when a pilot navigated the restricted airspace surrounding the complex, and landed on the grassy area of the west lawn. The Tampa Bay Times said the pilot, Doug Hughes, a Florida postal worker, told the paper...
  • 'Ok Google' Trusted Voice smart lock feature rolling out to Android Lollipop users 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Google's Trusted Voice smart lock feature that allows users to unlock devices with their voice is being rolled out to Android Lollipop users. While the feature was introduced with Google Play Services 7.0 last month, it wasn't visible in the app settings just yet. However, multiple users of the...
  • Satyam founder Ramalinga Raju challenges fraud case verdict 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: The founder of Satyam Computer Services(SATY.NS), Ramalinga Raju, who was found guilty in an accounting fraud case and sentenced to seven years' imprisonment last week, has filed an appeal to challenge the court's verdict. Uma Maheshwar Rao, a lawyer for Raju, said the appeal was filed in a sessions court...
  • What will change if there is no net neutrality? 6 days ago

    The idea of net neutrality or free and equal Internet to all has garnered wide attention from across the globe. While countries like the US, Chile, Netherlands and Brazil have already adopted Net Neutrality that doesn't allow discrimination of Internet content or charge users differently based on the content, site,...
  • UPSC declares civil services (main) examination results 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The results of civil services (main) examination, 2014 were declared on Sunday night by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The personality test of successful candidates is likely to commence from April 27, the UPSC said. The results have been declared pending the outcome of a review petition...
  • Apple in talks with Taylor Swift, other musicians for exclusive streaming deals: Report April 11, 2015

    Bengaluru: Apple has approached more than a dozen musicians, including British band Florence and the Machine, in an effort to sign exclusive deals for some of their music to be streamed on Beats, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The company is in talks with Florence and the Machine...
  • YouTube to offer viewers ad-free option for monthly fee April 9, 2015

    Los Angeles: YouTube will soon give viewers the option of paying a monthly fee to skip ads. On Wednesday, the online video service sent a letter to its most-popular content creators asking them to sign off on new contract terms to allow for the change. It's not clear when the option will...
  • Moody's Investors Service raises India's credit rating outlook to positive April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: India's credit rating outlook was raised to positive by Moody's Investors Service signaling optimism in the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan to improve the economy. The country's Baa3 rating was affirmed and the outlook was revised to positive. In a statement, the...
  • TRAI recommends 112 as single emergency number for India April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: A single number '112' can be used for all emergency phone calls across the country including for police, fire and ambulance, telecom regulator TRAI proposed on Tuesday. Similar to the '911' all-in-one emergency service in the US, government can integrate all existing emergency numbers such as 100, 101,...
  • Microsoft is getting closer to having its own competitor to Apple Pay April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: After Google Wallet and Apple Pay you will soon have the option of Microsoft Pay. The software giant has received approval for its payments transfer service from one state in the US, a stepping stone to the company's wider ambition of providing the service throughout. Business analyst, Faizal Khan,...
  • Samsung enjoys more customer loyalty than Apple April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: We all love our smartphones and gadgets, but how loyal are we towards the company that has manufactured them? Would we consider buying our next smartphone from the same company or defect to its rival? Customer loyalty goes a long way in defining how a company is being...
  • Crime against women: Telangana mulling setting up fast-track courts April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Telangana Government is "actively considering" setting up fast-track courts to deal with offences against women and children. Delivering his address at the joint conference of Chief Ministers and High Court Chief Justices in New Delhi, Telangana Law Minister Indra Karan Reddy said the state government is actively considering to...
  • Judge rejects Google's request to dismiss privacy lawsuit over Google Wallet April 3, 2015

    A US federal judge has rejected Google's request to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the technology company of invading the privacy of users of its Google Wallet electronic payment service by sharing their personal information with outside app developers. In a decision on Wednesday night, US District Judge Beth Labson Freeman in...
  • IBM to invest $3 billion to build 'Internet of Things' division March 31, 2015

    New York: IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses. IBM estimates that 90 per cent of all data generated by...
  • Amazon to launch home services marketplace; will connect customers with electricians, plumbers, painters March 30, 2015

    Chicago: Amazon.com is launching a home services marketplace that will connect customers with electricians, plumbers and painters in a move to have its services tied to every product sold on its website. Amazon Home Services, which will launch on Monday, will allow customers to buy 700 services such as car maintenance,...
  • Sony replaces its own music app on PlayStation with Spotify to expand music service March 30, 2015

    New York: Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games. Spotify hits the PlayStation 3 and 4 on Monday, with a new app adapted for large television screens. Sony says partnering...
  • Coding site GitHub faces denial-of-service cyber attack March 30, 2015

    New York: US coding site GitHub said on Sunday that it was deflecting most of the traffic from a days-long cyber attack that had caused intermittent outages for the social coding site, with the Wall Street Journal citing China as the source of the attack. "Eighty-seven hours in, our mitigation is...
  • Facebook's Messenger app evolving into a multitasking tool that mixes business with more pleasure March 26, 2015

    San Francisco: Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next. In an effort to pull off the transformation, Facebook is opening Messenger so outside programmers can build...
  • Maharashtra: No minister in Fadnavis government has declared assets, reveals RTI March 25, 2015

    Mumbai: None of the Ministers in the new Maharashtra government have given information to the Chief Minister about their assets and liabilities as mandated, according to the state government's response to a RTI query. RTI activist Anil Galgali had sought information about assets and liabilities declared by the Cabinet as well...
  • Idea Cellular launches 3G services in Delhi March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Idea Cellular launched 3G services in Delhi using spectrum that it won as part of the February 2014 auction. "With the 3G launch in Delhi, Idea has not only expanded its 3G footprint to 12 circles across the country, but has also become the only mobile operator...
  • Microsoft expands partnerships with leading device manufacturers to offer services across platforms March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: As part of its cross-device strategy, Microsoft has begun expanding its partnerships with leading device makers in a bid to further its services on more consumer devices. On March 23, Microsoft formally announced that it was expanding its partnership with Samsung and under the refreshed policies, Android smartphones by...
  • Bharti Airtel partners Amazon to offer cloud services in India March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel today announced partnership with Amazon Web Services to offer its cloud computing services to customers in India. "In line with this market adoption, we are excited to strengthen Airtel's cloud services portfolio by adding Amazon Web Services to our growing list of cloud services providers....
  • New age limit for IAS, IPS induction applicable from this year March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The recent two-year increase in the age limit of 54 years for induction into IAS and IPS from state civil services will be applicable from this year onwards, the Centre has said. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had on Tuesday notified new rules raising the age...
  • 1987 Hashimpura massacre case: 16 UP policemen acquitted by Delhi court March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday acquitted 16 Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case. Delivering the judgement, the court said that there was lack of evidence, especially regarding the identity of the accused. It referred the matter to Delhi State Legal Services Authority for...
  • Helicopter bookings for Amarnath Yatra to start from March 20 March 19, 2015

    Jammu: Advance online booking of helicopter tickets for this year's Amarnath Yatra will start from March 20, a senior official of the shrine board said in Jammu on Thursday. "The advance online booking of helicopter tickers for this year's Amarnath Yatra would start from March 20; the Shrine Board has made...
  • German court bans Uber's ridesharing service across the nation March 19, 2015

    Berlin: A German court banned Uber from offering its ridesharing service nationwide on Wednesday, adding to the company's troubles in Europe. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said the ruling banning the UberPop service from offering rides with drivers who don't have taxi permits was issued Wednesday. The ruling can be...