YouTube users can now watch more Indian language content

youtube-shah-junaid_feThe world’s largest video platform YouTube will provide more content in local Indian languages. Based on users’ history, YouTube will automatically identify the preferred language and suggest more content on the homepage of users, it said in a statement. Starting on Thursday, YouTube will show more content in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil […]

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Uber to buy Geometric Intelligence to strengthen its AI wing

For-Uber-Story_20161013_AK_Uber-Taxi-Cab-008_AUS- based ride-hailing app Uber Inc. on Monday made two significant announcements in its blog. The first was its creation of a new division for artificial intelligence (AI), called AI Labs, to be based in San Francisco. The second announcement was that Uber is acquiring an AI startup Geometric Intelligence. “Uber is in the business […]

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Android malware Gooligan breaches over 1 million Google accounts

Android_feAn Android malware has infected over 1 million Google accounts with the number of affected devices rising to 13,000 a day, says cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Check Point said in a statement it has found traces of the malware Gooligan in dozens of legitimate-looking apps on third-party Android app stores. These stores […]

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Meet the seven startups selected for Google’s Launchpad Accelerator

startup-funding-(2)Google has selected seven Indian startups to be part of the third edition of its Launchpad Accelerator, a six-month long intensive mentoring programme from Google for mid to late stage startups. These firms will join those from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The two-week all-expenses paid bootcamp begins on 30 January […]

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Meet the six ventures that won Zone Startups’ Next Big Ideas contest

Ajay Ramasubramaniam, director at Zone StartupsMumbai-based technology startup accelerator Zone Startups India along with the Government of Ontario, Canada and Ryerson University in Toronto have selected six winners of the Next Big Idea contest. The winners will join a two-week incubation programme at the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson University, a business incubator in Canada for emerging technology startups. […]

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Google Play Newsstand launched on web; gets complete overhaul on Android and iOS

newsstandTechnology giant Google Inc. has announced a complete redesign of its news aggregation app Google Play Newsstand on Android and iOS and has also launched a web version of the app. “The complete redesign of Newsstand focuses on three big improvements: personalisation, rich media, and the extension of our platform to the web,” Google said […]

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Times Internet hires former Twitter exec Rishi Jaitly as CEO of Times Global Partners

Rishi-Jaitly12Times Internet Ltd, the digital arm of media group Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd (BCCL), said on Wednesday it has appointed former Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly as the chief executive officer of Times Global Partners. The move indicates Times Internet’s intention to scale up its investments and partnerships with global technology and media platforms. […]

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Twitter adds features to curb online abuse

TwitterUS-based micro-blogging site Twitter Inc has added new filtering tools to curb online abuse, hours after the social media network Facebook and technology major Google launched steps to ban fake news from their sites. The US-based social media giants had been under attack by critics alleging that a particular set of opinions posted which echoed […]

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Twitter COO Adam Bain steps down; CFO takes over

Adam-BainThe outflow of highly-placed executives from US-based micro-blogging site Twitter Inc., in the midst of media reports of a possible sell out, continues. The social media company announced on Wednesday that its chief operating officer (COO) Adam Bain is leaving the company. Bain’s post will be taken over by chief financial officer Anthony Noto. Bain […]

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