Tech

Facebook to launch transparency tools for electoral ads in India

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 10:50
Advertisers will need to be authorised to purchase political ads and the social networking giant will give people more information about ads related to politics and issues. “We will create a publicly searchable library of these ads for up to…

Apple paid $120 billion to app developers since 2008

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 10:49
According to the Cupertino-based iPhone maker, app developers earned more than a quarter of that money in the past year alone. “The App Store is the new digital main street, and creative developers are tapping into the vast potential of…

GOQii launches GPS enabled smart band in India

Monday, 28 January 2019 15:48
Targeted at the running community that trains for marathons, treks and other running activities, the company has signed up ace runners and doctors who would offer their expertise to the users under a three-month coaching programme. “According to the recent…

WhatsApp rolls out PiP feature on its web version

Monday, 28 January 2019 15:45
The feature comes as part of the 0.3.2041 update along with new improvements and security fixes, WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp, reported on Sunday. In the previous web version, the messaging app released the PiP feature to watch…

Reliance Jio launches JioRail App for JioPhone users

Monday, 28 January 2019 15:41
According to the company, the App will allow customers to book and cancel tickets by using debit cards, credit cards and e-wallets, check PNR status, train information, timings, routes, seat availability and several other services on their JioPhones. “Available on…

Social media propagating negative information on vaccination

Monday, 28 January 2019 10:37
The report, titled “Moving the Needle”, identified two in five (41 per cent) parents, saying they are often or sometimes exposed to negative messages about vaccines on social media. This increased to as many as one in two (50 per…

China launches 5G services in Qinghai-Tibet region

Monday, 28 January 2019 10:32
The government in April 2018 had announced to develop new wireless technologies such as 5G network in the region which lags behind in infrastructure. Currently, part of the city’s downtown area is covered by 5G service, with a peak download…

Facebook denies claims that half of its accounts are fake

Sunday, 27 January 2019 16:34
According to a Daily Mail report, a former classmate of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that the social media giant hosts one billion fake accounts on its platform, or 50 per cent of its total users worldwide. In a 70-page…

Microsoft search engine Bing blocked in China

Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:36
Microsoft announced on Thursday that its search engine, Bing, has been blocked in China, the last major foreign search engine operating in the country. “We’ve confirmed that Bing is currently inaccessible in China and are engaged to determine next steps,”…

Infosys to turn enterprises digital on HPE model

Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:35
Global software major Infosys would speed up digital makeover of enterprises using the HPE’s consumption-based IT model, said the tech behemoth on Wednesday. “The partnership with HPE will help enterprises make smart infrastructure investments, paying for what they consume, while…