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Budget 2017 impact: Twitter records 7.2 lakh tweets between Jan 30-Feb 2 Budget 2017 impact: Twitter records 7.2 lakh tweets between Jan 30-Feb 2

Social media platform Twitter today said it had recorded 7.2 lakh tweets with the hashtag #Budget2017 between January 30 and February 2.

Twitter's harsher anti-troll tools coming within this week Twitter's harsher anti-troll tools coming within this week

Twitter will roll out a new set of tools that will flag down trollers on the micro-blogging site and will have to face enhanced 'mute' and 'block' features. Repeat offenders may even be banned from making a new account.

Digitial economy initiatives, cyber security measures in budget welcomed Digitial economy initiatives, cyber security measures in budget welcomed

Technology based companies have appreciated government's push for digital economy and cyber security measures announced in the Union budget today.

Intex extends e-payment services for Android users Intex extends e-payment services for Android users

Intex Technologies has announced its in-house digital e-payment app has gone live on Google Play Store for all Android users outside Intex as well.

 

Idea Cellular enters digital services Idea Cellular enters digital services

In the latest, Idea Cellular entred in the digital services on Monday. The telecom major launched services with `Digital Idea` and launched three new mobile apps -- Idea Music Lounge, Idea Movie Club and Idea Game Spark.

Govt planning insurance guidelines for electronic wallet transactions Govt planning insurance guidelines for electronic wallet transactions

In order to work out a mechanism to enable an insurance framework for electronic wallet transactions, government has initiated talks with mobile wallet players and insurance companies.

Daily users of reality game ''Pokemon Go'' top 4 million in South Korea Daily users of reality game ''Pokemon Go'' top 4 million in South Korea

Pokemon Go users have surpassed 4.2 million in just three days after its official launch in South Korea, as per a survey.

BSNL's app-based calling service need to stop: Cellular operators to TRAI BSNL's app-based calling service need to stop: Cellular operators to TRAI

The Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) has written to Indian telecom regulator TRAI to seek its intervention to immediately stop state-run BSNL's app-based calling service.

COAI approaches TRAI against BSNL's new limited fixed mobile telephony services

Cellular operators under COAI have approached telecom regulator TRAI against state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL's) new limited fixed mobile telephony services.

Internet users lose USD 476 on average per cyber attack: Study

Internet users lost about USD 476 or Rs 32,400 on an average to cyber attacks, a study by security software firm Kaspersky Lab said on Friday.

HDFC Bank planning to install around 20 humanoids in 2 years at branches HDFC Bank planning to install around 20 humanoids in 2 years at branches

HDFC is planning to install around 20 humanoids at its branches in the coming two years to assist customers.

Social support main motive for Facebook use, Twitter for knowledge Social support main motive for Facebook use, Twitter for knowledge

As per a study conducted which reviewed 10 years of research on social support via social networking sites, Facebook is used with the main motive of social support and Twitter is used to gain new knowledge.

Budget 2017: Govt should announce dedicated spending on ICT to bolster digital ecosystem Budget 2017: Govt should announce dedicated spending on ICT to bolster digital ecosystem

To further bolster the digital eco-system of the country, the government should announce dedicated spending on ICT just like some other sectors like education, health and other infrastructure.

Apple looking to manufacture iPhones in India Apple looking to manufacture iPhones in India

In the latest, Apple executives had a meeting with the Indian government officials on Wednesday so as to discuss a plan to make iPhones in the southern city of Bangalore.

Xiaomi slips over lack of innovation as Oppo, Vivo lead in China Xiaomi slips over lack of innovation as Oppo, Vivo lead in China

Only five brands registered healthy growth during the full year.

BHIM App gets update, includes support for more Indian languages, allows spam reports, better privacy controls BHIM App gets update, includes support for more Indian languages, allows spam reports, better privacy controls

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has updated BHIM app, which is available on Google Play store. Bharat Interface for Money or BHIM app is based on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and was launched by Prime Minister Modi  on December 30.

IndiGo says Twitter account 'compromised', probing matter IndiGo says Twitter account 'compromised', probing matter

In the latest, Indigo, the private carrier on Thursday claimed that its Twitter account was "compromised" and it is investigating the matter.

Datamail launches voice-based social media feature named DataRadio Datamail launches voice-based social media feature named DataRadio

In the latest, Indian email service provider Datamail has launched voice-based social media feature – DataRadio. The latest feature will allow its users to broadcast messages to their followerswithout the fear of being 'trolled', spammed or online abuse.

Microsoft to continue to invest over $1 billion annually on cyber security research and development Microsoft to continue to invest over $1 billion annually on cyber security research and development

So as to continue with investment on cyber security research and development in the coming years, US software firm Microsoft Corp will continue to invest over $1 billion annually, as per a senior executive of the company.

BSNL to unveil 3 new pre-paid plans; STV26 to offer free calls BSNL to unveil 3 new pre-paid plans; STV26 to offer free calls

To match competition from private operators, state-owned BSNL will come up with three new pre-paid offerings on Republic Day, including Rs 26 tariff voucher that allows free local voice calls within its network during 26-hour validity.

Reliance Jio increasing data download limit in Happy New Year Offer? Reliance Jio increasing data download limit in Happy New Year Offer?

A Facebook message is doing rounds which claims to upgrade the daily download limit of one's Reliance Jio data.

Now, BSNL offers 30 minutes of free local, STD voice calls everyday Now, BSNL offers 30 minutes of free local, STD voice calls everyday

As competition hits up among telecom service providers, state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Monday said it was offering 30 minutes of free local and STD calls on a daily basis.

This is how Samsung is making batteries in future smartphones safer to use This is how Samsung is making batteries in future smartphones safer to use

Following the global recall, Samsung disclosed on Sunday, its finding on what lead to battery explosions in Galaxy Note 7.

Amazon India saw significant growth in tier III cities in 3 -day sale Amazon India saw significant growth in tier III cities in 3 -day sale

During its 3-day sale that ended on Sunday, e-commerce major Amazon India saw significant growth in new customer additions in tier III cities like Virudhunagar, Sambalpur and Kolhapur.

Trai likely to recommend Aadhaar eKYC for outstation users buying SIM Trai likely to recommend Aadhaar eKYC for outstation users buying SIM

In the latest, Trai, the telecom regualtor, is most likely o recommend the Department of Telecom that Aadhaar-based eKYC be allowed even for outstation customers who want to get a mobile connection in a particular service area.

Financial emergency response centre for cyber security to be reality soon: Top official Financial emergency response centre for cyber security to be reality soon: Top official

In order to strengthen technology infrastructure, the central government is all likely to set up a separate financial emergency response centre, as per sources.

 LeEco Announces Republic Day Sale on Le2 Superphone LeEco Announces Republic Day Sale on Le2 Superphone

Only on Snapdeal's Republic Day Sale from January 21 - 23 Recognizing the continuing appeal of LeEco's popular Le2, Snapdeal's Republic Day Sale has come up with some hard-to-pass-up offers for aspiring users, applicable from January 21 till January 23.

Connect car platform Ola Play now available to all Connect car platform Ola Play now available to all

Cab aggregator Ola on Friday extended Ola Play, its connected car platform for ridesharing, to all of its customers through Prime Play category.

India has become key target for cybercrime after demonetization: Report India has become key target for cybercrime after demonetization: Report

Post demonetization, India is expected to be a key target for cyber criminals using malware to attack point-of-sales (POS) devices and mobile wallets this year, security software firm F-Secure said today.

Google search can work even without internet connection Google search can work even without internet connection

 Google said that it has added a new feature in the Google app which will allow users to "search" for something even when the smartphone has no iinternet connection.