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Google cuts size of Android app updates

Thursday, December 8, 2016 | More »

Tech giant Google has reduced the size of its application updates by up to 65% using new software, a move that will save data costs for users. The new file-by-file patching will minimise the amount of data that end users have to download for application installs and updates, Google Play software eng...


YouTube users can now watch more Indian language content

The world’s largest video platform YouTube will provide more content in local Indian languages. Based on users’ history, YouTube will automatically identify the preferred language and suggest more content on the homepage of users, it said in a statement. Starting on Thursday, YouTube will show m...

8 December, 2016 | More »


Uber to buy Geometric Intelligence to strengthen its AI wing

US- based ride-hailing app Uber Inc. on Monday made two significant announcements in its blog. The first was its creation of a new division for artificial intelligence (AI), called AI Labs, to be based in San Francisco. The second announcement was that Uber is acquiring an AI startup Geometric Intel...

6 December, 2016 | More »


Android malware Gooligan breaches over 1 million Google accounts

An Android malware has infected over 1 million Google accounts with the number of affected devices rising to 13,000 a day, says cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Check Point said in a statement it has found traces of the malware Gooligan in dozens of legitimate-looking apps o...

1 December, 2016 | More »


Meet the seven startups selected for Google’s Launchpad Accelerator

Google has selected seven Indian startups to be part of the third edition of its Launchpad Accelerator, a six-month long intensive mentoring programme from Google for mid to late stage startups. These firms will join those from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Philippines, Thailand an...

24 November, 2016 | More »

Ajay Ramasubramaniam, director at Zone Startups

Meet the six ventures that won Zone Startups’ Next Big Ideas contest

Mumbai-based technology startup accelerator Zone Startups India along with the Government of Ontario, Canada and Ryerson University in Toronto have selected six winners of the Next Big Idea contest. The winners will join a two-week incubation programme at the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson Univ...

18 November, 2016 | More »


Google Play Newsstand launched on web; gets complete overhaul on Android and iOS

Technology giant Google Inc. has announced a complete redesign of its news aggregation app Google Play Newsstand on Android and iOS and has also launched a web version of the app. “The complete redesign of Newsstand focuses on three big improvements: personalisation, rich media, and the extension ...

18 November, 2016 | More »


Google’s toilet-finder tool to be piloted in NCR

Not finding a toilet when you need it is a rather common problem in India. Technology giant Google Inc. may soon have an answer for this massive yet understated issue. Google in association with the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) is launching a Google Toilet Locator which will help people find...

17 November, 2016 | More »


Times Internet hires former Twitter exec Rishi Jaitly as CEO of Times Global Partners

Times Internet Ltd, the digital arm of media group Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd (BCCL), said on Wednesday it has appointed former Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly as the chief executive officer of Times Global Partners. The move indicates Times Internet’s intention to scale up its investments and ...

16 November, 2016 | More »


Google launches app to turn old photos into digital images

Tech giant Google has launched a new app to allow users to turn their old printed photos into digital images for free. The PhotoScan app launched by Google Photos will be available for Android and iOS users. It has a simple interface and gets going within a few seconds. The app detects edges, straig...

16 November, 2016 | More »

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