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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Facebook Needs Regulation to Win User Trust, Zuckerberg Says

Facebook needs regulation to win user trust, Mark Zuckerberg says

February 18, 2020 4:02:45 pm

Facebook details its push for internet regulation, calling on lawmakers to devise rules around harmful content, a different model for platforms’ legal liability and a “new type of regulator” to oversee enforcement.

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Google ‘Station’ free WiFi at railway stations to shut down: What happens next?

February 18, 2020 2:54:49 pm

Google's 'Station' wifi program, which provides free internet at nearly 400 plus railway stations in India will wind up in 2020. So what happens next, and why was the program shut down, despite being hailed a success?

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Samsung offers phone delivery service for test use to ride out Coronavirus impact

February 18, 2020 10:26:30 am

Analysts say the Coronavirus virus may slash demand for smartphones by half in the first quarter in China, the world's biggest market for the devices.

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If Vodafone Idea disconnects, India picks up the bill

February 18, 2020 9:17:30 am

Vodafone Idea, a joint venture between Britain's Vodafone Group Plc and India's Idea Cellular, is the most vulnerable of the mobile carriers.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to address climate change

February 18, 2020 7:47:33 am

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive and the world’s richest man, said on Monday that he was committing $10 billion to address the climate crisis in a new initiative he called the Bezos Earth Fund.

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Apple warns that Coronavirus will hurt revenue

February 18, 2020 7:57:34 am

Apple also said that demand for its devices in China had been hurt by the outbreak; it closed all 42 of its stores in the country last month and most have yet to reopen.

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Here’s how to run password checkup with Google’s Password Manager

February 17, 2020 6:23:21 pm

Now take care of your passwords with Google's Password checkup tool available in your Google account settings.

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Google to wind down ‘Station’, working with partners to transition existing sites

February 17, 2020 5:27:24 pm

Google said it has decided to wind down its 'Station' programme globally through 2020, including in India, given that going online has become much easier and cheaper over the last five years.

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Airtel increases price of its postpaid add-on connection: Check details

February 18, 2020 8:12:22 am

Airtel currently offers two free family add-ons including a regular and a data add-on, with its Rs 749 monthly postpaid plan.

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Twitter is now back after brief outage in India

February 17, 2020 4:11:20 pm

Twitter appears to be down in India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and more South East Asian countries with users complaining of tweets not loading.

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Twitter says Olympics, IOC accounts hacked

February 17, 2020 12:49:24 pm

Twitter said on Saturday that an official Twitter account of the Olympics and the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) media Twitter account had been hacked and temporarily locked.

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Coronavirus impact: Nintendo is likely to suffer global Switch shortages

February 17, 2020 12:01:40 pm

Nintendo apologized earlier this month when it announced that Switch hardware and accessory shipments to Japan would be constrained by a virus-imposed production shutdown in China.

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GSMA cancels MWC 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak, asks for financial solidarity

February 17, 2020 9:43:01 am

The decision to cancel a show like Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which attracts more than 100,000 participants from all over the world, wasn’t easy.

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Amazon, Flipkart seek rollback of new Indian tax on online sellers

February 16, 2020 5:40:09 pm

The online retail industry is braced for a possible 1 per cent tax on each sale made by sellers on their platforms from April if the proposal is approved by parliament next month.

Apple Accused by Ex-Exec It’s Suing of Poaching His Staff

Apple accused by ex-exec it’s suing of poaching his staff

February 16, 2020 2:19:03 pm

A former Apple Inc chip executive sued for allegedly betraying the iPhone maker by launching a startup and poaching its employees accused the technology giant of doing the same to him.

Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook's Zuckerberg

Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

February 16, 2020 7:54:32 am

Facebook and social media giants including Twitter and Alphabet's Google have come under increasing pressure to better combat governments and political groups using their platforms to spread false and misleading information.

‘India will transform from data poor to data rich in 5 years’

February 16, 2020 1:52:59 am

RailTel chairman Puneet Chawla listed examples such as “video walls, WiFi, CCTVs, e-office and computer based signaling used in railway operations” and said the future of technological engagement with railways could include “IoT platforms, big data and artificial intelligence”.

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Google in talks with publishers to pay for displaying news

February 15, 2020 9:58:28 am

News executives have been calling on Facebook Inc and Google to pay for the rights to host their articles. They argue that their journalism is what’s drawing users to those platforms, while the two tech giants are capturing most of the online ad dollars.

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Missed call? Counting the cost of no-show Mobile World Congress

February 15, 2020 9:42:10 am

For an event meant to showcase the power of telecoms, cancelling this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona without a back-up plan has perplexed many in the trillion-dollar sector.

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Panasonic launches new IoT and AI enabled platform Miraie in India

February 14, 2020 9:08:31 pm

Along with this platform, the company also revealed its first-ever range of connected products, all of which will be made available under Miraie.