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Duo crosses 1 billion mark on Google Play

Monday, 24 December 2018 09:53
Google’s video chat app Duo has now been downloaded more than 1 billion times on Google Play. The company launched Duo in 2016 along with instant messaging app Allo with much fanfare. “Duo hit 500 million downloads just six months…

Samsung to manufacture 7-nm chips for IBM’s CPUs

Sunday, 23 December 2018 09:31
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics has inked a deal to manufacture seven-nanometre (nm) microprocessors for US-based technology company IBM’s central processing units (CPUs). Samsung will manufacture seven-nm microprocessors for IBM Power Systems, IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE high-performance computing…

Google denies it altered YouTube code to slow down Microsoft Edge

Thursday, 20 December 2018 11:47
Google has denied it altered YouTube code to break Microsoft Edge, thus slowing down its performance while users streamed YouTube videos — a claim made by a former Microsoft intern. Microsoft Edge is a graphical web browser included in Windows…

Facebook again defends sharing users’ information with third parties

Thursday, 20 December 2018 11:33
Facebook has once again reiterated that it never allowed its partners to access private messages without a user’s permission. In a new blog post, Facebook Vice President of Product Partnerships Ime Archibong said late on Wednesday that the social networking…

Apple makes software changes to avoid iPhone ban in China

Thursday, 20 December 2018 11:31
Apple has made small changes to its software for iPhones to avoid a ban on their sales in China. A Chinese court had earlier banned the sale and import of most iPhone models after granting Qualcomm an injunction against Apple.…

Garmin unveils rugged GPS-enabled smartwatch in India

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 19:32
Smart wearables maker Garmin India on Wednesday launched a GPS-enabled smartwatch called Instinct for Rs 26,990. Instinct is equipped with inbuilt 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter, multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support — that helps track…

Google adds new features to its app for SMBs

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:28
Google on Wednesday released a revamped version of an app meant to help small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) manage profile on-the-go and boost customer engagement. The “Google My Business” app is a simple and free tool for SMBs to start…

Share music, ask questions live via new Instagram stickers

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:21
Facebook-owned photo sharing platform Instagram has announced countdown sticker and question stickers that can be used in Live videos and to share music recommendations. “You can now use the questions sticker for music recommendations in Stories or to connect in…

Chinese firm bets big on rural India, to launch AC, fridge in 2019

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 15:59
After disrupting India’s mobile phone market with brands such as itel, TECNO and Infinix, Transsion Holdings is all set to launch in 2019 its entire range of consumer durables, including televisions, air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines, under the Syinix…

Top Indian-origin executive to head Workplace by Facebook

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 09:37
Facebook has elevated its senior Indian-origin executive Karandeep Anand to head Workplace, the company’s two-year-old enterprise communication tool. Anand, who was earlier Head of Product for Facebook Marketplace and Payments services, would handle the Workplace product team and report to…