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Facebook Free Basics Internet Service May Be Launched in the US

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is said to launch a Free Basics like app in the US US version of Free Basics would target low-income and rural Americans Free Basics was banned in India in February this year Facebook has been in talks for months with US government officials and wireless carriers with an eye toward unveiling an American version of an app that ... Read More »

Russian Indicted in US on Charges of Hacking LinkedIn

Russian Indicted in US on Charges of Hacking LinkedIn A federal grand jury in California has indicted a Russian man for hacking computers belonging to LinkedIn Corp , Dropbox and Formspring, the US Justice Department said on Friday. Yevgeniy Nikulin was arrested on October 5 by officials in the Czech Republic and remains in custody in Prague, the Justice Department ... Read More »

Facebook’s Prisma-Like App Converts Live Videos Into Work of Art in Real-Time

Facebook’s Prisma-Like App Converts Live Videos Into Work of Art in Real-Time HIGHLIGHTS Release timeline for the feature not announced Company termed the feature as “style transfer” app App showcased at WSJDLive event It certainly seems like Facebook has become obsessed with its live video feature. The social media networking giant has not only been pushing the feature to all ... Read More »

Internet Plays Key Role in Real Estate Industry

The Internet increasingly plays a key role in the real estate sales industry, and this trend is expected to grow. According to a recent article by real estate professional John Mudd, more and more homebuyers are using the Internet in some portion of their buying process, either to locate property for sale or to educate themselves. By the same token, ... Read More »

BlackBerry in Software Deal With Ford, First With an Automaker

HIGHLIGHTS BlackBerry currently sells its technology to auto industry suppliers Hopes to expand use of BlackBerry’s software in Ford vehicles Ford is ramping up its driverless vehicle efforts BlackBerry Ltd has signed a deal to work directly with Ford Motor Co to expand the carmaker’s use of its QNX secure operating system, the Canadian technology company said on Monday, as ... Read More »

iPhone Sales Booming in India, Reliance Jio Starts Hurting Airtel, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS Apple said that it has posted a 50 percent rise in iPhone sales in India Xiaomi will not launch the new Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX smartphones in India Bharti Airtel admitted that Reliance Jio’s entry affected its Q2 profits Apple announced a 50 percent growth rate in iPhone sales in India, while Xiaomi said its new phablets ... Read More »

ZTE Announces Project CSX Winner Is a Eye-Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone That’s Due in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS The device will have eye-tracking technology The winning entry suggests split-screen technology Entry suggests device will have self-adhesive properties Back in August, ZTE launched Project CSX – its attempt to crowdsource ideas for successful products. The company had asked users to submit their entries and tell the company what devices they want it to build in 2017. In September, ... Read More »

Why Facebook Suddenly Blacked Out All Ads in Thailand

Facebook is taking a very unusual step for a company that makes it money off advertisements: It will stop showing ads on its network in the entire country of Thailand in a gesture of respect for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The social network announced the decision on its blog for advertisers, saying that it is removing ads in observance ... Read More »

No-fail policy puts NDA govt in a bind

The no-fail policy entails that no children in the 6-14 age group can be held back in any class up to Class VIII. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint New Delhi: The Union government is in a fix over whether to go ahead and scrap the no-fail policy in schools after at least six states, most of them ruled by the Bharatiya Janata ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Mi MIX Smartphones Aren’t Coming to India in the Near Future

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi India has confirmed that Mi Note 2, Mi MIX will not come to India This will disappoint buyers looking for a powerful, mid-range phablet The company also did not launch Mi Note, Mi Note Pro and Mi 5s in India Xiaomi has some disappointing news for fans in India looking forward to get their hands on the company’s ... Read More »