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Samsung's first triple camera smartphone in India

NEW DELHI: Samsung India on Tuesday launched Galaxy A7 with triple rear cameras for Rs 23,990 in blue, black and gold colours.

Indian businesses worried over data privacy, cyber security: Dell survey

NEW DELHI: Terming data privacy and cyber security concerns as biggest barriers to digital transformation, almost half of Indian businesses say they will struggle to meet changing customer demands within five years, a survey by Dell Technologies revealed on Tuesday.

Australian bank goes digital with Infosys cloud software

BENGALURU: Software major Infosys said on Tuesday that Australian Military Bank (AMB) in Sydney went live digitally on the Finacle cloud platform of its subsidiary EdgeVerve Systems.

Facebook likely to launch 'Portal' video chat device

SAN FRANCISCO: Taking on Amazon smart home devices, Facebook is reportedly set to announce its own video chat device called Portal next week.

'Z' series full-frame mirrorless cameras to drive 30% sales in India: Nikon

NEW DELHI: For Tokyo-headquartered Nikon, there is immense potential in the full-frame mirrorless camera segment and the newly-launched "Z-series" line-up will be among its key growth drivers in India.

Google asks employees to delete China search engine memo: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: In its bid to suppress a memo revealing information about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, Google has sent an email to employees asking them to delete the sensitive document, The Intercept reported.

Google still allowing third-party apps read your Gmail

WASHINGTON: After facing a backlash over reports in July that third-party app developers can read your Gmail, Google has once again defended its policy to allow third-party apps to access and share data from Gmail accounts.

Samsung launches Galaxy A7 with triple rear camera

NEW DELHI: Samsung Electronics on Thursday joined the smartphone camera war, launching the affordable Galaxy A7 that comes with a powerful rear triple camera system.

Facebook building war room ahead of Brazil, US elections

SAN FRANCISCO: To tackle the spread of misinformation and fake news, Facebook is building a war room at its headquarters in California for both Brazil and the US midterm elections.

New iPhones worth the cost: Tim Cook

SAN FRANCISCO: Defending the high cost consumers would have to pay to own the most expensive iPhone released this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that the device is worth the cost as it replaces many other gadgets one might need, a media report said.

Facebook faces lawsuit for hiding job ads from women

WASHINGTON: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Facebook on behalf of three women job seekers who accused the social media giant of posting ads that are shown only to men.

Facebook expands security tools to protect elections globally

SAN FRANCISCO: In order to further secure candidates and campaign staff vulnerable to hackers and nation-state actors during the elections, Facebook has introduced additional tools to protect political campaigns in the US and around the world.

HP India unveils affordable mini desktop to empower students

NEW DELHI: HP India on Monday introduced an affordable mini desktop to help students learn and collaborate in schools and educational institutions across the country.

Samsung India set to launch 2 'Galaxy J' phones this week

NEW DELHI: In an attempt to take on Chinese smartphone brands in India, Samsung is set to launch two new smartphones -- Galaxy J6+ and Galaxy J4+ -- in India this week.

Mahindra commits to become carbon neutral company by 2040

SAN FRANCISCO: Mahindra & Mahindra, India's leading manufacturer of utility vehicles and part of the $20.

Full-frame mirrorless camera is just the beginning: Canon

TOKYO: Sending a strong message to the existing players in the mirrorless camera segment, Japanese major Canon which just unveiled its first full-frame mirrorless camera EOS R is ready to roll out more enhanced devices in the near future.

Google's mailing app 'Inbox' to discontinue from March 2019

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is set to shut down its alternate mailing app "Inbox" in March 2019, giving users time to shift to the traditional Gmail by then, the company has said in a blog post.

Smartphone generation big growth opportunity for us: Canon

TOKYO: More and more people, especially the millennials, are clicking photos via smartphones and for the Japanese camera giant Canon, this has created a huge market to tap as these people now want to experience something bigger and better which the camera and imaging pioneer can easily provide.

Facebook new AI-tool to identify offensive memes

SAN FRANCISCO: In a bid to curtail offensive memes that promote hate speech, Facebook is building a novel artificial intelligence (AI) system that uses machine learning to identify text in images and videos as well as transcribe it.

Deals in unlisted companies to be in demat form

NEW DELHI: As part of its drive against benami entities, the government on Tuesday said all deals in securities of unlisted public companies will have to be in dematerialised form from October 2.

Twitter expands premium video content in Asia Pacific

NEW DELHI: Expanding its premium video content in Asia Pacific, Twitter on Tuesday unveiled over 50 content collaborations, bringing hundreds of hours of live stream and video highlight programming across sports, entertainment and news to the platform.

Samsung opens world's 'largest' mobile experience centre in Bengaluru

NEW DELHI: Looking to further cement its position in India, South Korean tech major Samsung on Tuesday set up what is arguably the world's largest mobile experience centre in Bengaluru, barely two months after it opened its biggest mobile factory in Noida.

Tech Mahindra, Intel to open 5G Centre of Excellence in India, US

BENGALURU: Software major Tech Mahindra on Tuesday announced to open two 5G Centre of Excellence (CoEs) powered by Intel technology in Redmond, Washington State and Bengaluru.

55 inmates remain at large following Brazilian prison break

BRASILIA: Fifty of the 105 inmates who escaped from a maximum-security prison in Brazil's Paraiba state have been apprehended while the 55 others still remain at large, officials said.

Twitter India partners White Swan Foundation, unveils special emoji

NEW DELHI: In a bid to raise awareness on suicide prevention in India, Twitter India on Monday announced a partnership with non-profit organisation White Swan Foundation in which, the company will provide them with #adsforgood grants to help them reach more people.

Jack Ma's mantra to staff: Balance among system, people, culture

BENGALURU: Chinese e-tailer Alibaba's charismatic Executive Chairman Jack Ma, who steps down in September 2019, has exhorted his 80,000-odd employees to have the right balance among system, people and culture to sustain the company's growth.

Trump again asks Apple to start manufacturing in US
WASHINGTON: After Apple hinted at increasing the price of its products owing to tariffs on China, US President Donald Trump has once again asked the iPhone maker to shift manufacturing from Beijing to Washington.
Twitter now allows live audio-only broadcasts

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter has launched an audio-only broadcasting feature so your followers can hear, but not see you.

Paytm enables Visa credit card payment on its platform

NEW DELHI: Digital payments platform Paytm on Friday said it has tied up with global payment service provider Visa to enable credit card payments through its mobile app.

Infosys forms JV with Temasek in Singapore

BENGALURU: Indian software major Infosys Ltd on Friday said it has formed a joint venture (JV) with global investment firm Temasek in Singapore to service it and its clients in the digital space.

Apple to launch global online portal for law enforcement officers

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has announced to unveil a web portal for processing and tracking requests from law enforcement officers across the globe for users' data.

Facebook, Twitter to face new US probe over censorship concern

SAN FRANCISCO: After Wednesday's congressional hearings, Facebook and Twitter will now face questions from the Justice Department (DOJ) over allegations of political bias, an issue flagged by US President Donald Trump.

Google launches new Search engine for scientific community

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Thursday launched a new search engine for the scientific community that will help them make sense of millions of datasets present online.

Kolkata best city for 4G availability in India: OpenSignal

NEW DELHI: As 4G penetration increases in India, Kolkata has emerged as the top city with a 4G availability score of an impressive over 90 per cent, London-based wireless coverage mapping company OpenSignal said on Thursday.

WhatsApp rolls out second phase of radio ad campaign in India

NEW DELHI: After being pulled up by the government to take concrete steps to stop the spread of misinformation and fake news on its platform, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday said it has launched the second phase of its radio ad campaign in the country to create awareness and empower users.

India one of the fastest growing regions for AR technology: Facebook

BENGALURU: India is one of the fastest growing regions for Augmented Reality (AR) technology and Facebook is providing tools like our AR Studio for developers and creators in the country to help them create unique experiences, a top company executive said here on Tuesday.

Twitter CEO personally taking call on high-profile accounts: Report

WASHINGTON: As Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gets ready to testify before the US Congress on September 5, reports have surfaced that he is personally weighing in on high-profile decisions to ban controversial accounts, frustrating some employees.

Samsung launches new portable SSD in India

NEW DELHI: With an aim to provide portable storage solution to content creators and IT professionals, Samsung on Monday introduced its first non-volatile memory (NVMe)-based solid state drive (SSD) called "X5" in India.

Twitter issues new policy, certification process for ads in US

SAN FRANCISCO: In a bid to tackle political interference on its platform, Twitter has announced a new policy and certification process for issuing advertisements in the US that will come into effect from September 30.

Google Launchpad Accelerator India shortlists 10 startups

NEW DELHI: Google on Friday announced the first batch of 10 short-listed startups who will be part of its "Launchpad Accelerator" mentorship programme in India.

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