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Google’s ‘Chat’ service a precious gift to cybercriminals: Amnesty

By   /  April 21, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

San Francisco, April 21  Google’s decision to launch a new messaging service called “Chat” without end-to-end encryption shows utter contempt for the privacy of Android users and has handed a precious gift to cybercriminals and government spies alike, Amnesty International has said. Communications on the new “Chat” service will not be sent over the Internet […]

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Apple loses $60bn over reports of weak smartphone demand in 2018

By   /  April 21, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

Taipei, April 21  Apple lost over $60 billion in market cap in two days after Taiwan Semiconductor, Apple’s biggest supplier, said in an earnings update that second-quarter revenues would be hit by “weak demand from the mobile sector”. Apple shares fell nearly seven per cent on Thursday and Friday over reports of a sharper slowdown […]

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Twitter suffers another worldwide outage

By   /  April 21, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

San Francisco, April 21  For the second time this week, Twitter users around world faced difficulties in sharing their thoughts on the microblogging platform, the media reported. Twitter confirmed the problem on Friday and said it had resolved the issue. “Earlier today, people were unable to send Tweets for about 30 minutes. We’ve resolved the […]

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Qualcomm to lay off 1,500 employees to cut costs

By   /  April 21, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

Los Angeles, April 21  US Chipmaker Qualcomm started to cut jobs at its facilities in California in order to meet the company’s promise to investors to cut costs by $1 billion. The San Diego-based wireless giant had plan to trim 1,231 jobs in San Diego and 269 at its offices in San Jose and Santa […]

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Twitter bans Russia-based Kaspersky Lab from buying ads

By   /  April 21, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  Comments Off on Twitter bans Russia-based Kaspersky Lab from buying ads

Moscow/New Delhi: Twitter has banned Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its platform, stating that the company “operates using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices. “In an open letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Kaspersky Lab’s Founder Eugene Kaspersky has termed the move as “potential political […]

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Truecaller hits 100mn daily active users globally

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  Comments Off on Truecaller hits 100mn daily active users globally

New Delhi: Popular communication app Truecaller on Thursday announced that in less than a year, the app has leapfrogged from 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) to 100 million daily active users (DAUs) globally. “There are only a handful of mobile-only services that impact as many users each and every day and we are humbled […]

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U.S. ban “unfair,” “unacceptable”: ZTE

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

SHENZHEN, April 20 (Xinhua) — Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp. said in a statement on Friday that it will not accept a ban by the United States on the company, calling the decision “unfair.” “The ban will not only severely impact the survival and development of ZTE, but also cause damage to all partners […]

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Dell brings AMD Ryzen processors to its ‘Inspiron’ series

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) To elevate the entertainment experience for its users, Dell on Friday announced that it is bringing AMD Ryzen processor with “Radeon RX Vega Graphics” to its “Inspiron” portfolio. The “Inspiron 15” (5575) is the latest addition to Dell’s portfolio which is powered by AMD Ryzen to deliver fast responsiveness and reliable […]

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US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

Washington, April 20 (IANS) The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump-nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine to lead the US space agency. The Senate narrowly on Thursday voted 50-49 on partisan lines to confirm Bridenstine to serve as NASA’s 13th administrator. Bridenstine, a pilot in the US Navy Reserve and former executive director of the Tulsa Air […]

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Google to ‘pause investments’ in messaging mobile app Allo: Report

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Google is reportedly “pausing investments” in its “Allo” mobile messaging app that was launched with much fanfare in 2016. the app will continue to function For existing “Allo” users, but according to Anil Sabharwal, the new head of the communications group at Google, the company will move the team over to […]

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