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Google Sells Satellite Imaging Business Terra Bella to Planet Labs

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would sell its satellite imaging business, Terra Bella, to Planet Labs, a San Francisco-based private satellite operator founded by former NASA scientists. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Planet Labs will acquire the Terra Bella business including the SkySat constellation of satellites, Alphabet said. “When ... Read More »

No concessions for Apple, but govt to review mobile manufacturing policy to boost the sector

NEW DELHI: The government won’t offer any special concessions to Apple but is reviewing its entire policy on mobile phone manufacturing as part of an effort to promote the ‘Make in India’ initiative, officials said. This could meet some of the demands that Apple has made apart from benefitting other phone makers as well. Apple had sought the concessions to ... Read More »

Apple Accused of Breaking FaceTime to Force Users Into iOS Upgrade

Apple Apple Accused of Breaking FaceTime to Force Users Into iOS Upgrade Don Reisinger Feb 03, 2017 Apple has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit over allegations that it intentionally disabled its FaceTime video conferencing app to get users to update to a new mobile operating system. The lawsuit, which was filed on Thursday with the U.S. District Court in ... Read More »

How to Know When to Choose a Tablet Versus a Laptop

You may have thought about whether you can get by with a tablet instead of a laptop in your business. While in some cases, a tablet may absolutely be the right choice, in other cases, it might not fit the bill. When it comes to deciding between a tablet and laptop for your primary business device, it really depends on ... Read More »

Facebook’s Hiring Process Hinders Push to Diversify Workforce

Facebook has put itself at the forefront of efforts to recruit a more diverse workforce, including a targeted internal recruiting strategy in 2015 designed to bring in female, black and Latino software engineers. Yet within Facebook’s engineering department, the push has been hampered by a multi-layered hiring process that gives a small committee of high-ranking engineers veto power over promising ... Read More »

Facebook News Feed Tweaked to Show More Authentic, Timely Stories

Facebook News Feed Tweaked to Show More Authentic, Timely Stories In a bid to display more relevant stories on its News Feed, Facebook has rolled out fresh changes with new signals to “better identify and rank authentic content”. The changes will also have a new real-time prediction algorithm to spot stories that might be relevant to you faster. According to ... Read More »

Lego Life Is a Social Network for Children to Create, Share, and Discover Lego Builds

Lego Life Is a Social Network for Children to Create, Share, and Discover Lego Builds HIGHLIGHTS Lego Life is available on Android and iOS The app is meant for children aged 13 or below It hasn’t yet released in India Lego, the toy company known for making plastic bricks for children to connect, assemble, and construct all sorts of things, ... Read More »

Twitter Starts Testing View Counts to Surface the Best Videos

Twitter Starts Testing View Counts to Surface the Best Videos HIGHLIGHTS The view count is visible right next to the usual timer on videos View count could possibly be used to rank content going ahead Twitter spokesperson has confirmed that test is being conducted Twitter has reportedly started showing view count on videos for some users as the social network ... Read More »

Oculus Ordered to Pay $500 Million in ZeniMax Copyright Infringement Case

A US jury Wednesday ordered Facebook and creators of its Oculus Rift to pay $500 million (roughly Rs. 3,370 crores) to gaming software firm ZeniMax in a lawsuit that claimed the virtual reality technology was stolen. The Texas jury made the award in a trial in which Oculus was accused of basing its Rift headset on technology stolen from ZeniMax’s ... Read More »

Business Owners Prefer Sick Employees to Computer Problems [Infographic]

[Click for full version] A recent survey has found that most small business owners would rather deal with sick employees calling off on Mondays than a laptop or some other device that’s on the blink. Brother International Corp.  just released the results of its annual Small Business Survey and found that 75 percent of small business owners would rather deal ... Read More »