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Google X ready to set up Development Centre in Visakhapatnam

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Google X is ready to set up its Development Centre in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, which will be its first development centre outside the United State of America.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Government of Andhra Pradesh and Google X in San Francisco, USA in this regard.The MoU was signed in the presence of […]

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US regulator repeals former President Obama’s ‘net neutrality’ rules

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Washington: The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to roll back “net neutrality” rules adopted in 2015 that required internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally.In the rules adopted in 2015 under then US President Barack Obama, internet service providers were not allowed to block or degrade access to legal content, applications, […]

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Samsung might lose ground in smartphone market in 2018

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Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co is likely to lose ground in the smartphone segment in 2018 due to the rise of Chinese smartphone manufacturers, an industry tracker said on Thursday.Strategy Analytics said the company is expected to post a market share of 19.2 per cent in the global smartphone industry in 2018 by shipping 315 million […]

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France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users

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PARIS: All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday. The requirement is part of a French bill that seeks to adapt data privacy regulations and improve access to the information internet companies […]

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Finisar deal helps Apple block rivals’ path to AR features

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SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc’s $390 million deal with chip supplier Finisar Corp announced on Wednesday helps lock in the supply of a component that Apple believes will play a big role in its future products by bolstering augmented reality features.And because the parts Finisar supplies are new and in extremely limited supply, the deal also […]

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Founder of China’s embattled LeEco placed on debt blacklist

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  Science & Technology  /  Comments Off on Founder of China’s embattled LeEco placed on debt blacklist

SHANGHAI: The high-profile founder of struggling Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco has been placed on an official blacklist of debt defaulters, a further blow to a firm that had spent heavily to compete in areas from smart cars to online entertainment. Jia Yueting had his name and ID number splashed on China’s defaulter website after failing […]

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Flipkart completes buyback of Esops for $ 100 million

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Bengaluru: Leading e-tailer Flipkart on Wednesday said it had completed buyback of Employees stock options (Esops) for $100 million (Rs 650 crore) from its present and former employees.”About 3,000 present and former employees of Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong and PhonePe participated in the fourth Esop buyback programme in 5 years,” said the city-based e-commerce firm in […]

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Apple to invest $ 390 million in chipmaker Finisar

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Apple Inc said on Wednesday it would invest $390 million in Finisar Corp, which it will use to build out a plant in Texas to make chips that power popular iPhone features such as face ID, animojis and portrait-mode selfies. The award will be part of Apple’s $1 billion “Advanced Manufacturing Fund” to foster innovation […]

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Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China

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BEIJING: Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country’s local talent, even as the U.S. search firm’s products remain blocked in the country. Google said in a statement the research center is the first of its kind in Asia and will comprise […]

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89% of auto sales in India digitally influenced: Report

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New Delhi: A total of 89 per cent of Indian car purchases in 2017 were digitally influenced up from 75 per cent in 2016, a new report said on Wednesday.According to the report released by Google India and market research company Kantar TNS, the auto shoppers exhibited three key digital behaviours. Nearly 96 per cent […]

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