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Car Imports From India To UK Jumped By Over 8%

Car imports from India to the UK spiked last year with an 8.3 per cent hike in registration of Indian-built vehicles by buyers in Britain, authorities said today. While imports were strong, exports to India declined, according to the latest UK automotive industry figures released here. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) found that the popularity of Indian-built ... Read More »

Twitter Users Divided Over 280-Character Limit for Tweets: Survey

HIGHLIGHTS Only 38 percent users said they approved of the 280-character limit Thirty-two percent of the users preferred 140-character tweets A month after the change, 5 percent tweets are longer than 140-characters A month after Twitter doubled its 140-character restriction for people to express more in a tweet, users were divided on the new 280-character limit with only 38 percent approving the ... Read More »

Instagram Doubles Monthly Active Advertisers to Over 2 Million

HIGHLIGHTS Time spent watching video on Instagram is up more than 80 percent YoY Number of videos produced per day has increased by 4X from last year Businesses are finding more opportunities to connect with their audiences Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram on Tuesday announced it has doubled its advertiser base in the past six months to reach over two million monthly active ... Read More »

Honda to Roll Out 6 New Cars Over Next 3 Years

Representative Image :Honda Logo. (Photo: Siddharth Safaya/News18.com) Japanese car maker Honda buoyed by strong growth in the domestic market has planned to roll out six new launches over the next three years, a top official said yesterday. During the period April-October 2017, the company witnessed a 17 percent rise in sales as compared to last year. “Honda Cars India Ltd ... Read More »

Android Set to Get ‘DNS over TLS’ Support, Hides Web Browsing History From ISPs

HIGHLIGHTS The addition of “DNS over TLS” support on Android will limit the use case Commits on Android Open Source Project have suggested the new development Android 8.1 could be the first version to get new support Keeping Internet service providers (ISPs) at bay, Google appears to be planning to add “DNS over TLS” support to Android. The new development will encrypt your ... Read More »

Essential, Android Co-Creator’s Startup, Sued Fadell-Backed Keyssa Over Connector Tech

Two of the best-known names in the smartphone hardware business are squaring off in court over new technology that allows phones to connect to devices like cameras without wires or metal connectors. Privately owned Keyssa Inc, backed by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell is suing Essential Products Inc, a smartphone startup founded by Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Android mobile phone operating system, ... Read More »

Market Now: Realty stocks fall; IB Real Estate slips over 2%

Sun Pharma, ITC, Lupin, Axis Bank, TCS and Infosys were the top losers in the Nifty pack. NEW DELHI: Nifty Realty index slipped over 1 per cent in Wednesday’s early trade to hit 283, erasing most of the gains of the previous session. The index was trading 1.10 per cent down at 284 around 10.25 am (IST) with shares of Indiabulls ... Read More »

Commonwealth Bank of Australia sued over money laundering disclosures

Australian litigation financier IMF Bentham Ltd said it would fund an open class-action lawsuit against Commonwealth Bank of Australia in relation to allegations it oversaw thousands of breaches of anti-money laundering rules. IMF said on Tuesday it would bankroll the class action on behalf of all CBA shareholders who bought stock between Aug. 17, 2015 and Aug. 3, 2017, without ... Read More »

Facebook declines Pakistan’s request over mobile phone number link-up

Facebook termed Pakistan’s request to link all accounts to individual phone numbers as “improbable”.(Reuters File Photo) Facebook has declined Pakistan government’s request to link all accounts with the users’ mobile phone numbers, a media report said on Sunday “Pakistan had suggested that Facebook accounts be linked with users; mobile phone numbers. However, the management of Facebook believed it was more ... Read More »

Boy sues over arrest for clown scare comments on social media

CINCINNATI — A lawsuit alleges a 12-year-old suburban Cincinnati boy was improperly arrested at school and prosecuted for social media comments goading purported frightening clowns to visit his area as reports of such encounters swirled around the country last fall. His parents seek unspecified damages in the federal suit against his school district, an officer and prosecutors. They say his ... Read More »