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Cisco to Cut 5,500 Jobs in Shift From Switches to Software

HIGHLIGHTS Cisco to cut nearly 7 percent of its workforce Shifts focus from its legacy hardware towards higher-margin software Cisco has made 10 acquisitions since Robbins began as CEO Cisco Systems Inc said it would cut nearly 7 percent of its workforce, posting charges of up to $400 million (roughly Rs. 2,672 crores) in its first quarter, as the world’s ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Pay Mobile Payment Service Unveiled; Mi Washing Machine Launched

HIGHLIGHTS It works just like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay More banks to support Mi Pay next month Xiaomi also launched the Mi Washing Machine Xiaomi has entered into the mobile payment industry by announcing its own NFC-based payments service, Mi Pay. The payment system works similarly to Samsung Pay, Android Pay, and Apple Pay. It uses NFC for wireless ... Read More »

Google Alters Searches to Try to Make It Easier for Americans to Vote

HIGHLIGHTS Google says it will now provide in-depth search result on voting information Google accounts for roughly two-thirds of the US search market, says comScore In-depth results spell things out clearly for people unclear about their situation One of the things that makes Google so powerful is that the sheer amount of data it gathers makes it possible to understand ... Read More »

Google Kills Hangouts On Air, Points Users to YouTube Live

HIGHLIGHTS Google discontinues its Hangouts On Air service Company says Hangouts to focus on enterprise customers Allo and Duo meant to provide basic functionalities of Hangouts It seems as if Google has accepted that it needs to simplify its Hangouts app and make it a dedicated platform focused towards businesses. The search giant has not only decided to discontinue its ... Read More »

Google Building Fuchsia OS for IoT Devices

HIGHLIGHTS Google has released the project details on GitHub The new OS is not based on Linux It is built to favour IoT devices In what can be considered as an interesting new development, Google is building a new operating system. The new OS is called Fuchsia, and is probably the first operating system built by Google that is not ... Read More »

IOC Fights Cyber-Attacks During Rio 2016 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is fending off massive cyber-attacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “Throughout the games, the same in London (in 2012) when you are the center of attention of the world, there are massive attempts everyday all day long to break our security,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams told the Associated Press. “We have it all year round ... Read More »

Why Choose Granite Countertops?

Doesn’t granite top the list for kitchen and bathroom countertops for consumers globally? Granite is a natural stone formed as a result of volcanic activity and years of compression and heat beneath the surface of the earth. The popularity of granite countertops is forever increasing with them being the most popular high-end options available. Alongside its aesthetic value, granite countertops ... Read More »

Microsoft Wants Developers to Report Edge Bugs on Twitter

HIGHLIGHTS Developers can tweet bug reports using #EdgeBug Users will receive a reply from @MSEdgeDev A simpler way for developers to file bug reports Every software application out there isn’t without its own set of bugs and issues. And it is important to report these bugs so that developers can improve their apps. Microsoft understands that there needs to be ... Read More »

Twitter Launches Promoted Stickers for Brands

Micro-blogging website Twitter on Monday launched Promoted #Stickers which allows brands to design four to eight stickers that people can use to adorn their photos. Promoted #Stickers are available globally to select marketers with a managed account, the company wrote in a blog post. Pepsi is the exclusive launch partner of Promoted #Stickers and will share nearly 50 custom stickers ... Read More »

Instagram Stories Gets Slide to Zoom Feature

Share on FacebookTweetShareShareEmailReddit Facebook-owned Instagram has provided the first update to its Stories feature where users can now zoom in while recording videos and have the option to switch between the front- and rear-facing cameras. Instagram recently announced its Stories format that clones Snapchat’s popular feature. In Instagram Stories, a set of moments are created that will appear in a ... Read More »