Category: tech updates

Facebook Working on Its Own Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly bullish on the cryptocurrency project HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp users will also be able to do cryptocurrency transactions Telegram is also reportedly developing its own cryptocurrency Signal and Line are among others working on similar project More than 50 engineers at Facebook are reportedly busy giving shape to the social media Read More

Google Rejects Australian Regulator’s Call for Scrutiny, Denies Market Power

Alphabet’s Google has rejected calls by Australia’s competition regulator for tougher scrutiny of its operations, denying that it enjoys market power in online searches and advertising, documents published on Monday showed. The global giant was responding to recommendations made late last year by the watchdog, such as increased scrutiny and a new regulatory body to Read More

Reliance Industries to Acquire Grab A Grub, C-Square to Expand E-Commerce, Logistics Services

Reliance Industries has entered into agreements to acquire logistics services platform Grab A Grub in a bid to augment the group’s digital commerce initiatives and strengthen its logistics services. The Mukesh Ambani-owned group said its wholly-owned subsidiary Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd (RIIHL) has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of equity shares Read More

Holdout Jeff Bezos Confronted by Amazon Moms Demanding Day Care

Amazon has long resisted pleas to provide a backup day care benefit for employees, even though other tech companies have offered the perk for years. Now a group comprising hundreds of working moms is waging a campaign to persuade founder and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos that providing help for parents dealing with flu outbreaks, Read More

Microsoft Store’s Promised Larger Revenue Split Comes into Effect, Offers 95 Percent to Developers

Microsoft Store app developers will now get 95 percent of the revenue HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft had announced non-game apps will get 95 percent revenue in 2018 In 2019, the new revenue model has finally come into effect There are few exceptions, where apps will get only 85 percent share Last year at the Build developer conference, Read More

Sony Xperia 1 With 6.5-Inch 21:9 Display Listed by UK Retailer, Alleged Pricing Revealed

Sony Xperia 1 is listed for pre-orders by Clove Technology. HIGHLIGHTS Sony Xperia 1 is listed on a UK site for GBP 849 The listing suggests that shipping will begin May-end Sony Xperia 1 is powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC Sony Xperia 1 was unveiled at MWC 2019 and it comes with an ultra-tall, Read More

Oppo Phone With Snapdragon 855 SoC, Full-HD+ Screen Surfaces on AnTuTu

Oppo’s new phone has surfaced on the AnTuTu website with model number OP46C3 HIGHLIGHTS AnTuTu listing shows the device with 8GB of RAM It also highlights that the phone comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera Oppo Find Z trademark listing was spotted last month A mysterious Oppo phone with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC has surfaced Read More

Tech Tip: Loop YouTube songs or play them when phone screen is off

We all use YouTube to listen to music more than we do it to watch videos. At work especially, one of the best way to keep the din out and focus on the things that matter is by putting on the headphones and open a long music compilation or playlist on YouTube. But YouTube as Read More

WhatsApp on Windows: How to use it

For long a mobile-only app, WhatsApp now offers two ways to users who want to access it on their computers. Earlier, the company had unveiled a web version of the service. On Wednesday, it announcedĀ the native desktop appsĀ for Windows and Mac. So, how do you use WhatsApp on a computer and what all you need. Read More

1 billion Yahoo accounts hacked: Steps you need to take right now

Remember the last time Yahoo goofed up and let hackers breach its servers? If you don’t there is news for you. Or you can call it an update, forget the 500 million accounts compromised in 2014, Yahoo has revealed that over 1 billion user accounts were compromised in 2013 as well. That sure is a Read More

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