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BSNL working to increase mobile broadband capacity by up to two-fold BSNL working to increase mobile broadband capacity by up to two-fold

 Gearing up to compete with private players, state-owned telecom firm BSNL plans to ramp up its mobile broadband capacity by up to two-fold to 600 terrabyte in a month.

Facebook rolls out standalone app for events Facebook rolls out standalone app for events

Facebook has introduced a standalone app that allows event seekers to keep up with nearby events and finding things to do with their friends.

Reliance Jio offers new iPhone users free voice calls, 20GB data and unlimited SMS for 1 year Reliance Jio offers new iPhone users free voice calls, 20GB data and unlimited SMS for 1 year

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio will offer free voice calls, 20GB data and unlimited SMS for one year, worth Rs 18,000, to all new iPhone users on its network.

Apple wins appeal, $120 million award from Samsung restored Apple wins appeal, $120 million award from Samsung restored

A US appeals court on Friday handed Apple a victory in one of its battles with rival Samsung, reinstating a USD 119.6 million verdict for the iPhone maker for patent infringement.

Intex launches its own e-commerce marketplace Wishnbuy.com Intex launches its own e-commerce marketplace Wishnbuy.com

Intex has also launched a mobile wallet called `MyWallet'.

Samsung acquires AI startup Viv Labs to enhance virtual assistant experience Samsung acquires AI startup Viv Labs to enhance virtual assistant experience

Viv was founded by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham who were part of the original virtual assistant Siri team that Apple bought in 2010.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 'fix-it' update Microsoft releases Windows 10 'fix-it' update

Six days after Microsoft received reports of a cumulative update that failed to install on some computers, the company has now released a "fix-it" tool.

Samsung to work with founders of Siri on artificial intelligence

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. On Thursday announced that it has agreed to acquire Viv Labs Inc., the intelligent interface to everything.Viv has developed a unique, open artificial intelligence (AI) platform that gives third-party developers the power to use and build conversational assistants and integrate a natural language-based interface into renowned applications and services.

Japan's Fujitsu eyeing PC merger with China's Lenovo Japan's Fujitsu eyeing PC merger with China's Lenovo

Shares in Japanese IT giant Fujitsu soared on Thursday on news it is considering merging its struggling personal computer division with China's Lenovo, the world's biggest PC maker.

Twitter to conclude sale deliberations this month: Sources

Twitter Inc has told potential acquirers it is seeking to conclude negotiations about selling itself by the time it reports third-quarter earnings on Oct. 27, according to people familiar with the matter.

Replacement Samsung Note 7 phone emits smoke on US plane: Family Replacement Samsung Note 7 phone emits smoke on US plane: Family

A replacement model of the troubled Samsung Note 7 smartphone began smoking inside a U.S. plane on Wednesday, the family which owned it said, signalling that Samsung`s solution to its recent scandal may not have worked.

Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence: Sources Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence: Sources

Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter.

First lady Michelle Obama to chat via Skype with girls around the globe First lady Michelle Obama to chat via Skype with girls around the globe

Michelle Obama will mark International Day of the Girl on October 11 by Skyping with girls around the world about education challenges in their lives.

Virtual personal assistants may replace apps in future: Gartner Virtual personal assistants may replace apps in future: Gartner

The importance of apps in delivering services will diminish and emergence of virtual personal assistants (VPAs) will replace functions performed by applications, according to Gartner.

Yahoo confirms 500 million accounts stolen; may be biggest data breach ever Yahoo confirms 500 million accounts stolen; may be biggest data breach ever

The internet company said that the information was stolen from the company's network in late 2014.

Yahoo set to confirm massive data breach - Recode Yahoo set to confirm massive data breach - Recode

Yahoo Inc will confirm this week a massive data breach of its service, technology news website Recode reported on Thursday, citing several sources close to the situation.

Twitter rolls out new features for businesses Twitter rolls out new features for businesses

Micro-blogging website Twitter has rolled out a series of new features to help users connect with businesses offering customer support through accounts on this platform.

Apple to unveil Beats products at September 7 event Apple to unveil Beats products at September 7 event

 US tech giant Apple is set to unveil new Beats by Dre products at the company`s much-anticipated iPhone 7 launch event on September 7.

Jio tariff plan just right to capture mass market: Analysts Jio tariff plan just right to capture mass market: Analysts

The eventual tariff for Jio 4G services announced by Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, which has a surprise element of free domestic calls with no roaming charges, is just right to capture a large share of India`s telecom and data market pie, analysts maintain.

Indian telecom carriers face price target cut on Jio threat Indian telecom carriers face price target cut on Jio threat

India`s established telecom players saw their share prices dip further on Friday, after analysts slashed price targets on some of them, and warned that the launch of new rival Reliance Industries` Jio venture is set to be much more disruptive than earlier imagined.

Facebook's mission to spread Internet fails as SpaceX rocket explodes Facebook's mission to spread Internet fails as SpaceX rocket explodes

 Facebook's mission to spread the internet across sub-Saharan Africa received a major setback after the rocket due to launch the communication satellite exploded in routine tests.

Reliance Communications to offer 300 minutes of 4G calling at Rs 1 Reliance Communications to offer 300 minutes of 4G calling at Rs 1

 Ahead of the impending launch of Reliance Jio's 4G services, telecom operator Reliance Communications today announced app-to-app 4G calling at Re 1.

Data of 1.7million may have been compromised after breach on Opera Data of 1.7million may have been compromised after breach on Opera

Opera Software, which offers mobile browser under the same name, has warned that some user data may have been compromised, following a security breach on its 'Sync' service.

Amazon launches dedicated online Telugu book store Amazon launches dedicated online Telugu book store

Ecommerce portal Amazon.In today announced the launch of a dedicated online Telugu book store with a wide?range of over 10,000 Telugu titles.

HP's privacy screen secures notebooks from visual hacking HP's privacy screen secures notebooks from visual hacking

HP Inc. on Monday announced that it has introduced HP Sure View, an integrated HP screen to its notebooks that helps protect against visual hacking with the press of a single button.

Good news! Airtel cuts 4G price by up to 80% to check R Jio effect Good news! Airtel cuts 4G price by up to 80% to check R Jio effect

In a move to counter Reliance Jio, telecom major Bharti Airtel has slashed 4G and 3G mobile internet charges by up to 80 per cent to as low as Rs 51 per gigabyte (GB) under a special scheme.

Microsoft takes stand against hate speech, unveils new tools for its applications Microsoft takes stand against hate speech, unveils new tools for its applications

In an effort to curb hate speech and ensure safe online communities, Microsoft has announced a new dedicated web form for reporting hate speech on its hosted consumer services and a separate online form for petitions to reconsider and reinstate content. 

Indian tablet market grew 14.4% in Q2 2016; Datawind continues domination Indian tablet market grew 14.4% in Q2 2016; Datawind continues domination

Buoyed by purchases in the commercial segment, the Indian tablet market registered a 14.4 percent growth in the second quarter of 2016, recovering somewhat from a sluggish first quarter, a report said on Friday.

Apple devices failing more than Android smartphones: Study Apple devices failing more than Android smartphones: Study

When it comes to reliability and performance, Apple iPhones and iPads are failing more often than Android smartphones, a study has revealed.