Tech

Cisco acquires photonics leader Luxtera for $660mn

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 09:09
Global networking major Cisco on Tuesday announced the acquisition of California-based semiconductor company Luxtera for $660 million. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of Cisco’s fiscal year 2019, the company said in a statement. Luxtera uses…

France to slap Apple, Google with new digital tax in 2019

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 17:29
With efforts to reform a European Union tax law not bringing the desired results, France is going to introduce from January 1, 2019 a digital tax on technology giants such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon, the media reported. The…

10 Indian media outlets among 87 selected for YouTube funding

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 17:29
Ten media outlets from India have been selected for receiving YouTube innovation funding as part of the Google News Initiative (GNI) to help newsrooms and publishers strengthen their online video capabilities and experiment with new formats for video journalism. These…

Facebook Messenger rolls out Boomerang, Selfie feature

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 17:02
Facebook has rolled out the “Boomerang” and “Selfie” features in its Messenger platform. “Starting today, there are now five modes to Messenger’s camera including everyone’s favourite video-looping effect, Boomerang, to make Messenger posts more interactive and fun,” the company said…

Indian firms scouting for Cloud-like experience on premises: Dell EMC

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 16:25
Cloud adoption is undoubtedly growing very fast in India — but the running costs, coupled with the desire to have data on premises with a Cloud-like feel, is also driving Indian enterprises towards owning a multi-Cloud experience, says Rajesh Janey,…

Over 300 mn mobile phones to be sold in India in 2019: Study

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 16:23
Backed by robust growth in smartphone as well as smart-feature phone categories, an estimated 302 million mobile handsets will be sold in India in 2019, the highest ever in a year, says a report on Tuesday. Xiaomi is expected to…

Coolpad to launch 3 smartphones in India on Thursday

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 16:18
Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Tuesday said that it will launch three “Mega” series smartphones in India on Thursday. “We are pleased to share the news that Coolpad is looking forward to make a strong comeback in the Indian market…

Twitter warns ‘unusual activity’ from hackers in China, Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 16:09
Twitter has warned of “unusual activity” from state-sponsored actors based in China and Saudi Arabia after it found a bug that could have revealed the country code of users’ phone numbers or if their account was locked. The revelation led…

Micromax unveils its first ‘Notch’ series smartphones

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 16:06
Micromax Informatics on Tuesday launched its first Notch series of smartphones, the Infinity N11 and Infinity N12, for Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively. The two new smartphones come with 6.19-inch HD+ screen, 18.9:9 screen ratio, (13MP+5MP) dual rear camera…

Google to pump in $1 billion to build new offices

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 10:24
Google revealed that it would invest USD 1 billion in the construction of new offices in New York, an announcement that comes weeks after both Amazon and Apple made known their individual expansion projects in the Big Apple. In a…