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China, US Can Cooperate on Cyber-Security: Chinese Official

China and the United States can cooperate on cyber-security and could work together with other countries on global cyber-security rules in a spirit of respect, China’s top diplomat was quoted on Friday as saying. The comments from State Councillor Yang Jiechi were published in the English-language China Daily after US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a congressional committee ... Read More »

Rahul Yadav Reportedly Launching a Data Analytics Company

Ex-CEO of Housing.com Rahul Yadav’s new venture has been in the news lately, with three senior staff members from the online property firm reportedly joining his new startup. The latest rumours further substantiate the claim, and add the new startup is reportedly a data analytics and visualisation product that will be used by e-commerce firms. In a news report published ... Read More »

Cloud Storage Company Box Raises Full-Year Forecast for Second Time

Cloud storage provider Box Inc reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly revenue and raised its full-year revenue forecast for the second time as more customers subscribed to its content-sharing platform. Box expects full year revenue of $295 million to $297 million (roughly Rs. 1,960 crores to Rs. 1,973 crores), up from $286 million to $290 million (roughly Rs. 1,900 crores ... Read More »

Digitised Indian Maps to Soon Hit the Web: Natmo

The National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (Natmo) is developing a digital library and within a year people would have access to an e-version of Indian maps, the department of science and technology announced in Kolkata on Thursday. “Natmo is developing a digital library and the proposal is under consideration by the DST. It will be implemented soon,” Ashutosh Sharma, ... Read More »

Mobvista to Invest $100 Million in India by 2018

Mobile advertising platform Mobvista on Wednesday said it will invest USD 100 million (about Rs. 665 crores) over the next three years to expand its India operations. As part of its expansion plans, Mobvista will establish a local India office in the city by the end of this year. The local presence will enable the company to deploy a more ... Read More »

US Justice Department Looks to Sharpen Computer Crime Law

Stung by recent court decisions that have gone against them, Justice Department lawyers are making a fresh push to clarify a computer trespass law that critics malign as overly broad. The 1986 law, known as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, was intended to punish hackers who breach someone else’s computer network and steal information from it. But federal prosecutors ... Read More »

Microsoft Urges US Court to Block Warrant for Emails Held Abroad

Microsoft Corp asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to block the U.S. government from forcing the company to hand over a customer’s emails stored on an Irish server, warning that the precedent would create a “global free-for-all” that eviscerates personal privacy. The case, the first in which a U.S. company has challenged a warrant seeking data held abroad, has ... Read More »

Amazon Opens 7 New Fulfilment Centres in India

To meet the needs of the fast-growing seller base in the country, Amazon.in has invested in seven new fulfilment centres or warehouses, a company statement said on Wednesday. The new centres have been opened in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Nagpur, Gurgaon, Pune, and Mumbai. The company, however, did not divulge the investment figure. With the launch of these new centres, Amazon ... Read More »

US IRS Ruling Raises Uncertainty About Yahoo’s Alibaba Spinoff

A crucial deal for Yahoo has hit a snag after the IRS refused to bless the Internet company’s proposed spinoff of its $23 billion (roughly Rs. 1,52,719 crores) stake in Alibaba Group as a tax-free transaction. Despite the rebuff, Yahoo emphasized Tuesday that the IRS didn’t rule out the possibility that the spinoff could still be completed without triggering taxes ... Read More »

Optic Fibre Laid in 23,604 Gram Panchayats Till July: DoT

The government has laid optic fibre cable (OFC) in 23,604 gram panchayats till July 2015 to provide high speed broadband connectivity under the BharatNet project. The target, though, was to roll out the network across 50,000 village panchayats by March 31, 2015. As part of the project, all the 2.5 lakh panchayats will be connected by the end of 2016. ... Read More »