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Target Tests Grocery Delivery Service

Target is testing the online grocery delivery waters. The Minneapolis-based discounter has teamed with Instacart, the online grocery delivery service that started in 2012, to let shoppers in the Minneapolis area order fruits and other perishables, as well as household, pet and baby products, and have them delivered to their homes in as little as an hour. The service starts ... Read More »

US Reportedly Not Planning Cyber-Sanctions Before Xi Visit

The United States does not plan to impose sanctions on Chinese entities for economic cyber-attacks ahead of next week’s US visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, a US official and a person briefed on the White House’s thinking said on Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, suggested the reason was to avoid casting a shadow over Xi’s ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Launches Free Wi-Fi at Select Locations in Mumbai

RIL’s telecom arm Reliance Jio Infocomm on Tuesday announced the launch of unlimited free Wi-Fi service, Jionet, at select pandals during ongoing Ganesh Utsav. Devotees visiting Lalbaug Cha Raja, Andheri Cha Raja, and Sahyadri Cha Raja pandals during 11-day long festival will be able to access high speed Wi-Fi Internet services through their mobile devices, the company said in a ... Read More »

Google Launches Donation-Matching Campaign to Raise Money for Refugees

Google Inc announced a donation-matching campaign that aims to raise $11 million for humanitarian organizations aiding the thousands of refugees that have overwhelmed European nations as they flee war-torn and impoverished countries. Google took an uncharacteristically personal approach in announcing the donation drive on its blog. Rather than having an executive make the announcement, Rita Masoud, a Google employee who ... Read More »

Russian Man Pleads Guilty in US Over Record Cyber-Heist

A Russian man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to involvement in what authorities called the largest computer hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the United States, compromising more than 160 million credit card numbers and causing more than $300 million (roughly Rs. 1,993 crores) of losses. Vladimir Drinkman, 34, admitted to conspiring to illegally access computers and conspiring to commit wire fraud ... Read More »

US Homeland Security Websites Vulnerable to Cyber-Attack, Audit Finds

The US department charged with protecting government computers needs to secure its own information systems better, according to an audit released on Tuesday that showed lapses in internal systems used by the Secret Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Department of Homeland Security also needs to establish a cyber training program for analysts and investigators, the audit said, with ... Read More »

Nixi to Soon Provide .bharat Domain in All Indian Languages

National Internet Exchange of India (Nixi) will soon start providing the “.Bharat” domain in all Indian languages. “We have provided .Bharat domain in languages associated with Devnagiri lipi in Hindi, Bodo, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali and Sindi and also in Bengali, Gujarati, Manipuri, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu,” Nixi CEO Govind told PTI. He added, “In the next few ... Read More »

Zippr, CommonFloor Announce Technology Partnership for Easier Listings

Smart address creating company Zippr on Tuesday said it was tying up with online real estate player CommonFloor to aid quick and seamless listing of properties on CommonFloor’s website. “With this partnership, a user having Zippr code can list a property on CommonFloor via the Zippr app in less than a minute. All that the user has to do is ... Read More »

Eyes on Elephants as Google Cameras Snap Kenya Reserve

For once, Google was unlikely to face privacy complaints as the US Internet giant on Tuesday launched its Street View service in Kenya’s Samburu park, in a move conservationists said could help protect endangered elephants. Special cameras have taken panoramic images of the reserve while driving down dusty tracks and have also been fixed to a backpack to penetrate deep ... Read More »

Researchers Enable Internet Protocol Connectivity for Light Bulb Networks

Disney researchers have created a novel networking technology that makes it possible for LED lights not only to communicate with each other but to do so in a way that is compatible with internet and its technical protocols. Transmitting signals via light is nothing new. Scottish innovator Alexander Graham Bell showed that speech could be conveyed with light in the ... Read More »