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Why Would A Real Estate Company Want To Buy Harvey Weinstein’s Film Studio?

Tom Barrack There are opportunistic deals. And then there is buying a film studio that bears what is currently one of the most toxic names in the world. Colony NorthStar is undertaking due diligence and will decide in the next fortnight whether to push on with the purchase of Weinstein Co., the film studio formerly run by producer Harvey Weinstein, who ... Read More »

Facebook partners with dealership sites to make car buying easier on Marketplace

Image: Facebook Facebook today announced a series of partnerships with auto dealership listing sites to make it easier to buy and sell vehicles on its Marketplace platform. Since Marketplace’s launch in October 2016, Facebook has seen a huge upswell in car listings, with the platform already featuring a dedicated vehicles category that lets you search by make, year, milage, and price. ... 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 »

Oppo F5 Launch Set for October 26, Tipped to Sport Dual Selfie Cameras

Oppo has teased the upcoming launch of its F5 smartphone. In a post on its Philippines Facebook page, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer clearly mentions that the Oppo F5 will be launched on October 26. It’s not certain whether the Philippines launch will follow a China or global unveiling – for now, this is the only launch date disclosed for the selfie-focused ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Bezel-Less Phone to Launch in India Today: How to Watch Live

Bezel-less smartphones are arguably the biggest trend in the smartphone market right now, and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, the successor to the smartphone that started it all, will launch in India today. The launch event is expected to kick off at 12pm IST, and as always, Gadgets 360 will have live updates from the event, and full details about Mi MIX 2 ... Read More »

Cleaning up Of Legal Profession And Education: Madras HC’s 25 Questions To Bar Council And Others

Justice N Kirubakaran of the Madras High Court made some scathing observations against the unsavoury system in place in India where getting a law degree from “letter pad colleges” is a common practice and asked BCI on what basis it has increased number of law colleges in India which stood at 800 (in 2014) against the needed 175 colleges in ... Read More »

Toyota seeking to halve Japan car models as domestic market shrinks

 Toyota Motor Corp is aiming to halve the number of car models it sells at home by 2025, a person briefed on the matter said – the second time this month that a Japanese automaker has emerged with plans to sharply scale back in a shrinking domestic market. Car sales in Japan have been on a declining trend for more ... Read More »

BSNL Partners Lava, Micromax to Bundle Offers With Low-Cost Handsets

HIGHLIGHTS BSNL has tied up with Micromax and Lava to give bundled offers The offer will be given on Lava & Micromax phones with BSNL SIM cards BSNL’s latest Rs. 429 plan gives voice+1 GB data per day for 90 days Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has tied up with device-makers Lava and Micromax to offer mobile handsets at low cost to its customers with ... Read More »

Facebook Testing ‘Context’ Button in Effort to Curb Fake News

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is testing a new button to let users know in-depth information It will help the social media giant curb fake news much better Facebook has also hired people to thwart deceptive ads on its platform Facebook said Thursday it was testing a new “button” to allow users to get more context about a news source, in the latest move ... Read More »

Germany’s Dialog to buy Silego in Internet-of-Things play

FRANKFURT, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Germany’sDialog Semiconductor said on Thursday it would acquire privately held California-based Silego Technology Inc for up to $306 million, helping to strengthen its position in the market for the so-called Internet of Things. Silego is a leading maker of Configurable Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits, or CMICs, that integrate multiple functions into a single chip that can ... Read More »