The president of a new MIT-backed venture fund explains why it incubates capital- and time-intensive tech and how it picked its first crop of startups.
There’s often a disconnect between the pace at which professional investors want to recoup
Google is launching new features within its free Cloud Natural Languages API that will help newsrooms and other businesses sort information so that it's easier to find later.
Why it matters: Google is seen as a mixed bag for publishers, offering
Google has officially released its mobile payments app for the Indian market Google Tez.
The name of the app, translating to fast, is available on the Play Store as well as the Apple App Store. This is Google's first big foray into mobile
Hackers broke into British company Piriform’s free software for optimizing computer performance last month and installed tools that could have allowed them to take control of tens of millions of devices, the company and independent researchers said
It appears that Google will permanently delete your Android device backups if you don’t back use the device for two months.
Reddit user Tanglebrook reported this as a PSA when he discovered that his device backup, including Wi-Fi passwords,
The Reserve Bank of India today said they are looking at fiat cryptocurrencies but is not comfortable with bitcoins or virtual currency.
Sudarshan Sen, RBI Executive Director, said, "Right now, we have a group of people who are looking at fiat
As part of its latest update, popular messaging platform WhatsApp has rolled out two new features for both Android and iOS users-the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) video calling feature, and the text status update.
Both the features were earlier
Life science companies have always operated in a world of uncertainty.
Challenges around cost and pricing, clinical and operational innovation, customer and consumer engagement, and regulatory compliance issues have existed for decades. In
Google has introduced a new 'Google Play Protect' logo for Android-powered smartphones.
The company announced this new logo in a blog post to help make it easier for users to check that the device they are buying is certified and secure. Google
In what marks a fundamental shift in its approach, French software major Capgemini has said it is looking at its India presence of over 1 lakh employees as a source of innovation, rather than merely as a source of the cheaper workforce.
DigitalOcean, the cloud for developers, on 29 August introduced Block Storage in its India data center that will help developers build and scale larger applications more easily.
Flexible and scalable data storage is becoming a crucial
Alphabet Inc’s Google this week will disclose technical details of its new Titan computer chip, an elaborate security feature for its cloud computing network that the
company hopes will enable it to steal a march on Amazon Inc and Microsoft
Ukrainian cybersecurity firm ISSP said on 22 August that it may have detected a new computer virus distribution campaign after security services said Ukraine could face cyber attacks similar to those which knocked out global systems in June.
Researchers at Google have created an algorithm that can erase watermarks from photos automatically, warning that pictures are vulnerable copyright violations even with superimposed logos used to protect them.
Visible watermarks, the most common
The digital advertising spend in India is expected to continue at a compound annual growth rate of 33 percent to touch Rs 9,700 crore by December 2017, a recent study said here on Monday.
The digital advertising spend was estimated to be around
After plenty of speculation and munching on some sweets, Google itself seems to have confirmed the new name for its next milestone Android software update. And it's called Android Oreo.
According to a post by 9to5Google, Google put out a teaser
In partnership with Google News Lab, ProPublica, a non-profit investigative journalism newsroom, will form a database of media reports about hateful incidents and crimes which would be collected from Google News.
The database will be formed via
Facebook will spend $750 million on a new data centre in central Ohio, the company announced 15 August marking another boost for the state's growing technology sector worlds biggest social media company joined
Republican Gov John Kasich and a
As its rivals get busy in developing self-driving cars, Microsoft is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to empower autonomous gliders that take decisions while they are aloft and has conducted a successful flight test in the US state of Nevada.
The Facebook strategy of copying Snapchat's stories feature on its native app after already introducing it in Instagram and WhatsApp was met with lukewarm reception from users.
However, the company is hell-bent on making upgrades to its Camera
With a rise in the adoption of Blockchain technology, Microsoft on Wednesday announced 'Coco Framework'
, a first-of-its-kind innovation that aims to improve performance, confidentiality, and governance of enterprises. Current blockchain
A Russian hacking group "APT28" is targeting the hospitality sector globally and the Indian hotels and resorts must have strong Wi-Fi security in place to safeguard travelers' data from being stolen, a cybersecurity company said on Friday.
Researchers at a security company, Lookout, have identified a family of malware, referred to as 'SonicSpy' on Google Play Store, that can remotely control infected Android smartphones, the media reported.
The samples of 'SonicSpy' most recently
Conspiracy theorists are claiming that the Earth will be destroyed in a cataclysmic collision with the mysterious planet Nibiru during the August solar eclipse.
The solar eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse seen in North America in
A former British spy chief said on Friday that encryption of online communications was "very positive" for the country's national security interests despite the difficulties that it poses for security services attempting to tackle militants.
State-owned telecom operator BSNL today said it has advised broadband users to change the default system password after a section of its broadband system was hit by a malware attack earlier this week.
The malware attack impacted nearly 2,000
global professional services provider EY on 27 July 2017 announced the launch of first "EY Hackathon" in India focused on "Blockchain" technology.
The initiative, which aims to engage India's growing technology talent and developer community to
Google has removed about 20 Android apps from the Play Store after finding out that they contained a multi-stage spyware product for monitoring and extracting a user's sensitive data like e-mail, text messages, location information, media files etc.
While the buzz around did hint that 'OK Google' was being deprecated from Chrome OS, XDA has now discovered a new commit to the Chromium Gerrit page that hits that it will be added as a feature.
The new commit on the Chromium Gerrit page clearly
Microsoft released a new update called the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16251 to let Android users test a new phone-to-PC linking application.
This will enable users to share a website link directly from their phone to the PC. The company
The Q2 financial reports of 2017 are out, and some of the inner workings of the companies were revealed while the results were presented to investors and analysts.
Alphabet reported a revenue of $26 billion, while Facebook reported a revenue of
In what is likely the most serious data breach of its kind, Sweden’s entire vehicle and license register were uploaded to cloud servers and emailed in plain text to marketers. More horrifying is the fact that register contains information on police
US venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge some of the hottest tech start-ups that sell the coins just don’t need their money.
Only a few years ago, digital
Empowering organizations to move workloads to the Cloud while keeping their data on premises, Oracle on 25 July announced the expansion of its Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications available through Oracle ‘Cloud
South Korea’s Foreign Ministry will soon craft a mid-term plan to beef up cyber security measures, an official said on 23 July 2017. The move comes as government offices and other public agencies in Korea are facing growing cyber threats, Yonhap
A security researcher claims to have spotted a flaw in Facebook’s account recovery feature that can let anyone easily break into your account that too, without you ever noticing, media reported on Friday.
According to a report in The
Moscow and Washington are in talks to create a joint cyber security working group, Russia’s RIA news agency reported on 21 July 2017, citing Andrey Krutskikh, a special presidential envoy on cyber security.
“The talks are underway different
Now that VoIP and video calls are now fully functional on both iOS and Android. The software development team at Facebook-owned WhatsApp has now begun to experiment with video calling by adding a picture-in-picture (PiP) mode for the feature.
Google officially released a new tool named 'Hire' to help small and medium sized businesses recruit talent, on Wednesday.
The service is built on G Suite and will allow employers to track candidates' contact information, resume details and
The year gone by was touted as that of Virtual Reality (VR). In reality, with just $2.7 billion in revenue in 2016, it is yet to take off as consumer VR content still lacks the ability to ensure huge adoption globally, including in India.
IT industry body Nasscom has partnered BlockSmiths and Quatrro to set up a Special Interest Group (SIG) for blockchain technology in Delhi-NCR.
The SIG will educate and inform the public along with working on various Blockchain use cases in both
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) arranged for Qatari government social media and news sites to be hacked, in late May, in order to post fiery but false quotes linked to Qatar’s emir, prompting a diplomatic crisis, the Washington Post reported on
Available only on iOS, for now, Facebook is testing its inbuilt GIF maker through its camera mode.
The feature is available with the tap of a GIF button which appears on the camera screen. The recorded GIF can be posted either as a profile
IBM and Automation Anywhere, on 14 July 2017 collaborated to offer solutions to help industries streamline their data-intensive processes. and Automation Anywhere, a developer of robotic process automation software, on 14 July 2017 collaborated to
Google has launched its new “Backup and Sync from Google” tool which primarily aims to simplify the process of backing up files and photos in the computer.
The utility is meant to replace the existing Google Photos desktop app, as well as the
Intel Corp on 11 July announced a new line of microprocessors for data centres, setting up a battle with Advanced Micro Devices and others for the lucrative business of supplying the chips that power cloud computing.
The new Xeon Scalable
If you happened to search for your favourite torrent website a few hours ago, you may have come across some pretty interesting search results.
First reported by The Verge, Google’s search results had randomly starting listing torrent websites as
To protect online consumers, the government has made it mandatory for e-commerce companies from January 2018 to print not only the MRP on goods but also information like expiry date and customer care details.
An amendment in this regard has been
IT major Dell EMC and enterprise solutions provider SAP on 10 July announced a comprehensive digital Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to get GST ready.
SAP is providing a pre-packaged
US tech giant Oracle on Friday announced the opening of its first 'Digital Hub' in the Asia Pacific region here, aimed at providing small and midsize businesses (SMBs) access to cloud solutions and resources they need to power digital
2017 could well be termed as the year of a bloodbath for IT employees. With major players including Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant taking decisions to sack employees citing reasons such as cost optimisation or non-performance, employees
In a bid to secure the rights of tech companies to speak with freedom about the federal requests they receive for surveillance, a US Judge on Thursday made a ruling which allowed Twitter to continue with a lawsuit against the US government.
In the backdrop of the Indian IT industry continues to deny reports of mass layoffs, an employee of a tech firm has circulated a recording of his sacking, in which he was allegedly told to put in his papers as part of the company's "restructuring
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), part of Wipro Enterprises (P) Ltd and Israel's state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced a strategic alliance for manufacturing composite aerostructure parts and assemblies. The announcement
Microsoft is planning layoffs as it refocuses its sales force on making the software colossus a pivotal part of businesses relying on cloud computing, according to media reports.
While many reports forecast the changes would result in thousands of
The Big Data analytics sector is poised for exponential growth in India, boosting job opportunities in the IT sector. The Big Data analytics sector in India is expected to witness an eight-fold growth by 2025 from the current $2 billion to $16
Hackers can guess a user's passwords by monitoring their thoughts, according to scientists including those of Indian origin who suggest that brainwave-sensing headsets need better security.
Electroencephalograph (EEG) headsets allow users to
The social-networking giant is talking to Hollywood studios and agencies about producing TV-quality shows with an eye toward launching original programming by late summer, people familiar with the matter said.
In meetings with major talent
Tech giant IBM is building a blockchain-based platform for seven big European banks, including HSBC and Deutsche Bank, that is aimed at simplifying trade finance transactions for small- and medium-sized companies.
Trade finance was identified by a
The British Parliament has been hit by a cyber-attack, officials at Westminster said.
The "sustained" hack began on Friday night, prompting officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as a safeguard, BBC reported
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that the State had reached a USD 1 million settlement with Infosys for abusing the United States visa rules.
A statement from the AG's office said that Infosys abused existing visa rules and failed to
Google has announced that it will stop scanning the inboxes of Gmails free users for ad personalization at some point later this year.
Diane Greene, Google's Senior Vice President for Google Cloud, said the company made this decision because it
Facebook Inc is launching a UK programme to train and fund local organisations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.
Facebook, which outlined new
New feature gives users more control over their profile pictures
In a move to ensure the safety of women and identity theft in India, social networking website Facebook has rolled out a new feature which gives users more control over their profile
With its army of salespeople and vast network of outlets, a relatively new smartphone maker has exploded in popularity to overtake global giants Apple and Samsung in China's market - and now it has its eye on the West.
Oppo began life selling DVD
E-commerce giant Amazon has tied up with ClearTax to help sellers on their platform make a seamless transition to the GST regime and help them file their tax returns with ease, the company said in a statement.
ClearTax Biz and Cleartax Biz+, two
Microsoft has decided to expand its support for Linux containers in the next release of Windows Server.
Linux containers and workloads will work natively on Windows Server, said Erin Chapple, general manager for the server operating system, in an
Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups.
The renewed efforts arrive in the wake of violent attacks in the U.S. and
Accenture Plc and Microsoft Corp are teaming up to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents.
Hike Messenger has introduced wallet service through its latest app update. With UPI support enabled in Hike 5.0, users can now do free and instant bank-to-bank transfers with their friends.
The key features of Hike Wallet are:
Alphabet Inc's Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video-sharing platform YouTube, the company said in a blog post on Sunday.
Google said it would take a tougher position on
Amazon's deal to buy Whole Foods Market injects even greater pressure into the food and grocery sectors at a time when e-commerce is already roiling retailers.
The tech giant's $13.7 billion acquisition of the upscale, niche grocery chain was
Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would buy U.S. organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, including debt, marking the internet retailer's largest deal and biggest foray into the brick-and-mortar retail sector.
Accused of manipulating its search engine results to favour its new shopping service, search engine Google may face a record-breaking fine from Brussels of nearly $1.1 billion, media reported. According to a report in the Guardian, EU officials are
India’s third largest IT services firm Wipro today said the new era of interconnected devices is a launch pad for the 'hacking for hire' industry.
The emerging IoT devices come with a low memory and processing footprint and usually accommodate
Researchers at Maluuba, a deep-learning startup recently acquired by Microsoft, have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that became the first player ever to achieve a perfect 999,990 score in Ms Pac-Man an arcade video game.
Facebook says it's using artificial intelligence to help it combat terrorists' use of its platform.
The company's announcement comes as it faces growing pressure from government leaders to identify and prevent the spread of content from terrorist
If you use a cloud storage app on your PC, there's a good chance you use it as much for backing up your system as you do for accessing files on different devices. And Google knows it. The internet giant is reinventing its Drive desktop app as Backup
As daunting as securing your Linux system might seem, one thing to remember is that every extra step makes a difference. It's almost always better to make a modest stride than let uncertainty keep you from starting.
Fortunately, there are a few
Keeping up to date with current job demands in the fast-changing IT job market is quite a challenge even for seasoned professionals. For college graduates beginning their career, the task can be nothing less than daunting as the skills required by
The Karnataka government is keen on coming out with a policy addressing various issues in the IT sector including "forced resignation" adopted by the firms, but not before listening to the problems faced by industry leaders and employees, state IT
The past few months have seen some major upheavals in India's $150-billion IT sector, impacting the three million plus tech workers who are part of the industry. Restrictions on H-1B visas by the Trump administration - a mainstay for IT companies to
The first real doomsday scenario of cyber security is here: hacker attacks on nuclear weapons. While rumors of possible cyber attacks have existed for years, a consequence of the IT modernization of many nuclear arsenals is that these threats are
The Supreme Court has upheld a provision in the Income Tax Act making it mandatory for Aadhaar number to be linked with PAN card but only for those who already possess an Aadhaar card. While those who do not have an Aadhaar card yet will face no
Shares in Infosys Ltd fell as much as 3.5 percent to their lowest in over a month on Friday after The Times of India reported the company's founders were planning to sell their stakes, citing people familiar with the development.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s biggest and one of the world’s largest IT companies, has released a software kit that banks can use to quickly build their own mobile apps. The release reflects the larger effort among India’s biggest
GitHub this week released the results of its survey on open source software development, practices and worldwide communities. GitHub partnered with researchers from academic institutions, industry organizations and the open source community to
At its WWDC 2017 keynote on Monday, Apple showed off the fruits of its AI research labors. We saw a Siri assistant that's smart enough to interpret your intentions, an updated Metal 2 graphics suite designed for machine learning and a Photos app
IBM's Watson is celebrated for winning at Jeopardy, cooking exotic meals and collaborating with Grammy-winning producers, but its capacity for doing good may its most important skill. The company's famous AI system is able to create cancer treatment
New voices for Siri and peer-to-peer payments are among the new features in the next version of Apple's mobile device operating system iOS 11, previewed at the company's annual Worldwide Development Conference on Monday.
"With the new operating
Crate.io on Wednesday announced the general availability of the first non-beta release of CrateDB 1.0, an open source SQL database that enables real-time analytics for machine data applications. This release is an upgrade from version 0.57.
In a bid to convert the masses to try cashless payments, the government launched UPI payments in the country last year. The aim was to form a simplified payment system that allows money transfer between any two bank accounts with a phone. Many banks
WhatsApp has updated its iPhone app to help customise your images, help organise photos you send and receive, and improve messaging. WhatsApp v2.17.30 for iPhone introduces photo filters, automatic albums, and a new reply shortcut as well.
Q. What are some of the important technology trends playing out today?Businesses are now centred around data. With the rise of the cloud, every business has access to the same computing power and storage tools. What differentiates them is the way
NEW DELHI: IT services major infosys today said it will hire 20,000 people this year as against only 400 people being asked to leave on performance ground and termed reports of large scale job losses as "overstated".
Infosys COO UB Pravin Rao said
Red Hat on Tuesday announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 beta.
RHEL 7.4 includes new security and compliance features and streamlined automation, along with tools for improved systems administration.
This latest upgrade
Hyper-connectivity has changed the way we communicate, wait, and productively use our time. Even in a world of 5G wireless and “instant” messaging, there are countless moments throughout the day when we’re waiting for messages, texts, and Snapchats
Essential, a company founded by Andy Rubin, the "father of Android," on Tuesday pulled off the wraps on a new high-end smartphone.
The Essential Phone, priced at US$699, includes radios for connecting to all major U.S. carriers.
The unit has an
Google showcased the next phase of its automotive strategy at its I/O conference earlier this week, and announced partnerships with Volvo and Audi, which unveiled concept vehicles running its new automotive operating system.
Embedded Android for
Microsoft executives, led by CEO Satya Nadella, introduced a series of enhancements to the company's critical data and cloud services at the kickoff of its annual Build conference on Wednesday, demonstrating new ways to expand adoption of artificial