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Google’s Daunting Challenge With Alphabet Is How to Organise Itself

HIGHLIGHTS Alphabet’s early days have seen more pruning than expansion A series of executives have departed since the reorganisation Creation of the Other Bets has changed what it means to work for Google Google’s self-professed mission is to organise the world’s information. But a company known for engineering excellence is still trying to solve the very human problem of how ... Read More »

Apple, Cisco Push for Cyber-Security Insurance Discounts, Unveil ‘Security Connector’ App

HIGHLIGHTS The two companies are collaborating with insurance industry heavyweights Cisco will create systems that allow for continuous security monitoring Cisco Security Connector app is meant to protect against phishing attacks Apple is working with Cisco Systems to help businesses that primarily use gear from both companies to get a discount on cyber-security insurance premiums, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim ... Read More »

Instagram Stories Gets Live Video Replay as It Hits 250 Million Daily Active Users

HIGHLIGHTS Instagram introduced an option to share a replay of a user’s Live video The Live video can shared to Instagram Stories for 24 hours Instagram has also added 250 million daily users on Instagram ‘Stories’ Photo-sharing app Instagram has announced it will introduce an option to share a replay of a user’s Live video to ‘Stories’ feature for 24 ... Read More »

Facebook Lite for Android Review: Made for India

While phone makers are now launching 4G handsets and companies like Airtel and Reliance working towards bringing the networks in India, you might think that there’s no need for apps that minimise data use. The fact of the matter though is that even in a metro like Delhi, 3G access depends greatly on which part of the city you’re in ... Read More »

Facebook Rolls Out New ‘Order Food’ Feature for Mobile and Web

HIGHLIGHTS The feature is showing up for select people in US It appears on web and the app as well The ‘Order Food’ feature is powered by Delivery.com and Slice Facebook is rolling out a new ordering food feature, in a bid to keep users hooked onto its app, and not stray off to another app for other tasks. The ... Read More »

Microsoft, Experts Push for Global NGO to Expose Hackers

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft and independent experts are pushing for a new global NGO It will be aimed at unmasking the hackers behind several cyber-attacks Microsoft already floated the idea of an anti-hacking NGO in June 2016 As cyber-attacks sow ever greater chaos worldwide, IT titan Microsoft and independent experts are pushing for a new global NGO tasked with the tricky job ... Read More »

Amazon Product Page Error Leads Some Users to Dog Photos

HIGHLIGHTS Many shoppers took to Twitter to report the error message A different image of a dog greeted users each time Glitch was unlikely to affect Amazon’s control over consumers’ wallets Amazon told some shoppers on Wednesday that there was a problem when they were trying to view product listings. “Sorry something went wrong on our end,” Amazon said on ... Read More »

Flipkart Announces Hackathon to Deal With Bengaluru’s Traffic Woes

HIGHLIGHTS Initiative marks the start of the “Month of Innovation” at Flipkart The contest will run from June 7 2017 until June 21 2017 Hackathon aimed to help ease the city’s perennial traffic problem E-commerce major Flipkart on Wednesday announced a hackathon to crowdsource “innovative”, “implementable” solutions from the tech community and concerned citizens, that could help ease the city’s ... Read More »

Amazon Offers Prime Discount for US Customers on Government Aid

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon is offering Prime discount to US govt-aided people Amazon said it would offer the $10.99-per-month for $5.99 per month The online retailer’s move directly challenges Wal-Mart in the US Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it would offer a discount on its popular Prime subscription service for shoppers who receive US government aid, taking aim at a key customer ... Read More »

London attack: Politicians v the internet

The PM says internet giants have provided a “safe space” for extremist ideology Prime Minister Theresa May has said more must be done to tackle terrorism online. In a speech on Sunday, following the terrorist attack in London, she said the internet provided a “safe space” for extremist ideology to breed. But technology companies and cyber-security experts have warned that ... Read More »