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Diwali with Mi sale goes live tomorrow: Here’s what you need to know

The recently launched Rosso Red edition of the POCO F1 will be up for grabs during the Diwali with Mi sale at its regular price tag of Rs 20,999 Xiaomi’s “Diwali with Mi” is set to go live between 23 October and 25 October on Mi.com. During the course of the sale, customers would be …

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SportsFlashes launches live radio on Twitter

SportsFlashes, the multi-sports app, has launched first ever sports radio service on micro-blogging social network, Twitter. Sports fans can follow the app’s twitter handle to listen to the live audio commentary of India cricket and English Premier League. SportsFlashes will be offering three separate audio feeds for cricket, football and other sports on its twitter …

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Nasscom partners with Hiroshima for Japan-India IT corridor

NEW DELHI: Nasscom, the IT industry body, has signed a partnership with the government of Hiroshima under which the two sides will co-invest in creating a Japan-India IT Corridor. The idea is to promote business to business cooperation and talent transfer from India to Japan. This project will be formally initiated by early 2019 on …

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OnePlus vs Apple: What’s happening on 29 and 30 October?

Apple’s unveiling of the new iPad Pro and, possibly, the new AirPower charging mat coincided with OnePlus 6T’s launch in New York City on October 30. OnePlus on Friday hit a speed bump in its rather smooth run so far in the smartphone market. The Chinese smartphone maker was set to globally unveil the new …

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OYO launches new segment ‘OYO Living’

Budget hospitality firm OYO on Monday announced its entry into ‘OYO Living’ a long term fully managed housing rentals. Starting with ₹ 7999, per bed, per month, OYO Living will help residents save on brokerage, lock-in periods, and the hassle of searching house helps and support services involved while moving to a new residence. OYO …

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Accenture acquires DAZ Systems to bolster cloud practice

In order to further bolster its capabilities to deliver new value for clients transitioning to the cloud, Accenture has acquired DAZ Systems, Inc., a provider of Oracle ERP Cloud services. Headquartered in El Segundo, California, DAZ was founded in 1995. The company’s more than 300 professionals will join Accenture’s Oracle Business Group. Together, Accenture and …

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Google Pixel 3: Exciting camera, plenty of software tricks

Google’s very own phone, the Pixel, embodies the tech giant’s vision for the future. And Google is so powerfully entrenched in our lives it means is we’re talking about our future. Any wonder then that there should be so much interest in the new Pixel 3 smartphones, again launched in a duo of big and …

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5 month-old Nokia phones receive price cuts

Pictured (L to R): Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 Nokia’s Android smartphone lineup has been growing at a rapid rate recently. We have had several consecutive launches from the Finnish smartphone-maker this year. While the smartphones already had reasonable price tag , some have recently received price cuts. There’s a trend in …

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Schools go hi-tech, use enterprise apps to ensure safety of students

Photo: iStock New Delhi: In September 2017, a seven-year-old student from Ryan International School was murdered, leading to a CBI investigation and sparking a debate about safety in Indian schools. A string of such incidents prompted Aseem Ahuja to explore how technology could make schools safer. Ahuja, who runs IWS Edusolutions Pvt. Ltd, has been …

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Cloud-connected, AI doctors bring help closer to patients

Dinesh Seemakurty (left), CEO, Stasis, and Prasad Kompalli, CEO, mfine. New Delhi: We profile two Bengaluru-based start-ups that are using AI to provide high quality health care by connecting consumers with doctors. Stasis Labs: Remote patient monitoring Stasis Labs was founded by Dinesh Seemakurty and Michael Maylahn in Los Angeles three years ago. The idea …

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Intel’s Core, Core X series promise better gaming, performance

Anand Srivatsa, vice-president of desktop, systems and channel at Intel Corporation, during the keynote presentation at the company’s Fall Desktop Launch in New York. New Delhi: Intel has introduced a new crop of Core and Core X series chipsets, promising improved performance for gamers and professionals. The Core series, targeted at gamers and mainstream users, …

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Can Tim Berners-Lee transform the Web again with ‘Solid’ POD vision?

Tim Berners-Lee, credited with inventing the World Wide Web. Photo: Getty Images Mumbai: The internet, as we know it today, has changed dramatically. It is unlike the free information-sharing playground that its founding fathers had envisioned. For instance, geopolitics played by governments to control the borderless cyberspace, the battle to compromise net neutrality and destroy …

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How to choose between Google One, OneDrive, iCloud

Users can also share their Google One membership with up to 5 additional family members at no extra cost. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: In a bid to enhance its revenue from storage on the cloud in India, Google Inc. has launched a new cloud storage subscription service called Google One. The idea, according to …

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TCS restructures its business units to focus on long-term strategy

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has restructured its industry solutions units (ISUs), giving almost 200 employees control of them and quarterly target goals as it looks to free up senior executives to focus on long-term strategy. TCS first broke up its business into smaller units in 2008, a move that helped power growth, with revenue soaring …

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N Chandrasekaran’s salary almost doubles in leap from TCS to Tata Sons

MUMBAI: Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran’s remuneration nearly doubled in FY17-18 after he joined the holding company of the Tata group from Tata Consultancy Services. In the year to March 2018, the 56-year old Tata group lifer earned Rs 55.11crore as remuneration — about 85% of which was in the form of commission and percentage …

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Why Facebook’s biggest boondoggle is hyping video

by Leonid Bershidsky Facebook has been accused of misleading advertisers about the viewership of its video content. The important question isn’t whether the social-media company didn’t tell advertisers as soon as it knew it had inflated the numbers (it says it did) but whether the video-content boom, which the social network has actively fueled since …

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New smartphone tool can track your alertness at work

The tool could be particularly useful in health care, since medical professionals often work long hours doing intricate and important work. Photo: Bloomberg New York: Scientists have developed a smartphone tool that can track a person’s alertness at work and identify when one is most productive. The tool called AlertnessScanner developed by researchers at Cornell …

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All about India’s data localisation policy

Several laws and regulators are converging on the hotbutton topic of data localisation. The deadline for a Reserve Bank of India mandate for fintech firms to house data only in India lapsed last week. Other norms around holding accounting data dating back to 2014 locally, the draft ecommerce law that requires firms to locally store …

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Smart commuter bags

Tailor-made for urban travellers, Carriall backpacks come in two versions: Vasco and Columbus Urban commuters have endless demands. They want a bag that can stand the rigours of daily travel—the wear and tear, dirt and dust, and rain—simply because some people carry the world in their bags. Even if one loses the bag, there must …

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Montblanc’s Summit 2 amps up the tech, stays luxurious

Updated: Sat, Oct 20 2018. 10 35 AM IST Ayear and a half after launching their first smartwatch, Montblanc announced on 11 October an updated version, dubbed the Summit 2. It features a 42mm case with a 1.2-inch display and is the first luxury smartwatch to include Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset designed specifically …

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Your face value just went up

Photo: Getty Images Thirty thousand: that’s the number of invisible IR or infrared dots the Apple X’s FaceID system projects to create a model of your face that can be used to unlock the iPhone, securely access apps and perform other functions. You simply look at your iPhone. The FaceID system does the rest. It …

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H-1B Visa tweak may hurt IT firms

Bengaluru: The Donald Trump administration has proposed changes to the H-1B registration process, which could lead to more permits being given to those with US master’s degrees, impacting Indian IT firms that rely on the work visa to service clients in that market. The US General Services Administration said in a note that it was …

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With its instant payment solution, Cashfree will tap e-commerce players

Payments start-up Cashfree plans to tap e-commerce players and large enterprises with its payment gateway, payout, auto-collect and marketplace settlement solutions. It is an almost instant market settlement solution, between the seller on an e-commerce platform and the end customer. This will be highlighted as the USP. The Bengaluru-based company has started working with Zomato …

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IBM India’s AI solution finds the best applicant for a job and vice versa

IBM India has devised Watson Candidate Assist (WCA), an AI based solution that addresses challenges faced by HR departments in talent acquisition. After piloting WCA internally in August, the solution went live within the company last month and, beginning early 2019, will be offered to IBM India clients as a part of its Human Capital …

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Online platforms upgrade employee skills in new tech

Online courses are gaining popularity when it comes to reskilling and upskilling employees.Platforms such as Coursera, UpGrad and Udacity are witnessing 30-40 per cent growth in enrolments. According to industry experts, the ever evolving job roles in the light of new age technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, big data and Internet of Things, …

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Pioneer SPH-CI9BT car infotainment unit review: Reducing driver distraction, or is it?

Pioneer has taken the step in the right direction with the device, in which your smartphone is the master. Photo: Pioneer Since we have been conditioned to see things in a certain way, we are left scratching our heads when someone takes a radically different approach to improve a thing that isn’t broke. Take the …

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Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs: Report

Facebook Inc has hired former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, making him the most senior European politician ever in a leadership role in Silicon Valley. The appointment comes at a time when the world’s largest social network is facing criticism from users and lawmakers following scandals …

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Govt to allow in-flight connectivity within Indian boundaries

The telecom department is considering to allow only data services initially in flights and water vessels within Indian territorial boundaries, an official source said. Under the proposed in-flight connectivity guidelines, both voice and data services would be provided to passengers on flights and maritime transport within the national boundaries. “DoT will initially seek application for …

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Jio Experience Centre: A small glimpse of the future Mukesh Ambani is preparing for

Jio Experience Centre is a high-tech building adjacent to the gigantic Reliance Park in Navi Mumbai. Dotted with low-lying hills, several mini bus stops and buildings of varying heights, Reliance Park seems like an ‘urban village’. Not just a telecom companyMy perception of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd as solely a telecom company was washed away …

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Do you want a smart home? Here’s how you can get one

Building a smart home is becoming more worthwhile as there are more IoT devices available. New Delhi: Until even a couple of years ago, setting up a smart home was limited to a few light bulbs and controlling them with a smartphone. Now, users can regulate the temperature of the AC with voice, get the …

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Instagram features you may have missed

Instagram has added an emoji shortcut bar so users can react quickly to a post instead of browsing through emoji options in the keyboard app. New Delhi: Facebook-owned photo sharing platform Instagram, with more than 1 billion monthly active users as of June 2018 as per Statsita, is one of the most frequently updated social …

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Google Pixel 3 XL: the smartest Android phone you can purchase

On day-to-day usage, the Pixel 3 XL’s battery lasts a full work-day. New Delhi: With the third instalment of the Pixel, Google is enhancing its efforts to build an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered device. Performance: To begin with, Pixel 3 has the hardware to support all AI-enabled activities. Google’s Visual Core processor is enhanced to take …

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Heralding the future of mobile computing as phone makers bet on artificial intelligence

With neural networks on your phone, the device learns from the data you create. New Delhi: Your smartphone will only become smarter with phone makers pumping more artificial intelligence, or AI, into them. While voice assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, Bixby and Amazon’s Alexa have been available on phones for a while, the trend of …

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Huawei draws up 3-year plan to tap India’s phone market

Chinese handset maker Huawei has charted out a new three-year plan to win the Indian market through its dual-brand strategy, backed by investments of over $100 million (around Rs 7,350 crore) starting next calendar year, and expansion of local manufacturing. Under the new strategy, both Honor and Huawei brands will open up the global portfolio …

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Startups start hiring top talent again, but with caution

In 2015, the then rising startups, such as Flipkart, Snapdeal, Zomato and Ola, had all spent big money to hire executives from the Silicon Valley, but they soon left. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint Bengaluru: Indian internet companies have loosened their purse strings to hire senior technology leaders after a gap of almost two years. However, the …

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Icertis doubles down on APAC business driven by India; to scale revenues to 20% in 3-5 years

BELLEVUE: Software firm Icertis which provides enterprise contract management in the cloud to enterprise businesses is doubling down on the Asia Pacific region driven largely by India. The firm which counts IT giants like Infosys, Wipro, Genpact, Cognizant as also Lupin and Mindtree amongst its clients in India is looking to widen its clientele in …

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China to launch 3 artificial moons in space by 2022

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Flipkart captures 51% market share in festive sale, says report

In the recently concluded 5-day festive season sale, Flipkart captured highest market share at 51 per cent, driven by sales in mobiles and fashion categories. Amazon’s market share for the same period stood at 32 per cent, with the rest of the e-commerce industry accounting for 17 per cent, reveals a report from RedSeer Consulting, …

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Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S4 for ₹57,900

According to CyberMedia Research, Samsung had second highest market share at 21% in tablet PC segment after Lenovo which accounted 23% share in first quarter of 2018. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Electronics major Samsung India expects to double its market share in premium tablet PC category in the country by December this year, a senior …

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Ramco Systems bags order from Airbus Helicopters

Cloud software company Ramco Systems has bagged an order from Airbus Helicopters SAS to develop software for fleet maintenance and engineering. City-based Ramco Systems would develop a management information system (MIS) data pack connector that automates management data of the fleet of Airbus, a press statement said here. “We are pleased to work with Airbus …

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Samsung launches flagship Galaxy Tab S4 for Rs 57,900 in India

Samsung on Thursday launched in India its flagship tablet, Galaxy Tab S4, a new two-in-one Android tablet that comes equipped with Samsung Dex and S Pen for Rs 57,900. Galaxy Tab S4 sports narrower bezels to fit a 10.5-inch display with Super AMOLED technology, as well as a 16:10 screen ratio. Powered by a 7,300mAh …

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25%companies still apprehensive about using technology in HR:TimesJobs

Rapid technological advancements in HR are making a wave globally but in India, almost one-fourth HR managers are still uneasy about this change. This and more related facts surfaced from a new survey conducted by TimesJobs. Here are some more findings: • Of the 25% HR managers who claimed that they are uneasy using technology …

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OYO expands international presence; forays into Indonesia

Hospitality firm OYO on Thursday said it has forayed into Indonesia and also confirmed an investment of over $ 100 million in the country as part of its expansion in Southeast Asia. Starting operations with over 30 exclusive hotels and more than 1,000 rooms in three cities – Jakarta, Surabaya and Palembang, the company is …

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