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Google abandons plan to build tech city where smart streets would melt snow and sensors manage traffic

Uncertainty in the real estate market of Toronto where it was planned has made the project unviable, Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs said.

08 May 2020 7:12 PM

Zoom will enhance security on free accounts too, firm says in deal reached on New York investigation

The company also agreed to conduct regular risk assessment and software code reviews to detect vulnerabilities.

08 May 2020 4:54 PM

Bride in Bareilly, groom in Mumbai: Bollywood-style big fat Indian wedding now goes online

Eager to go ahead with auspicious dates, couples marry online, complete with cousins dancing in coordination from across various locations

08 May 2020 3:52 PM

Hackers target Unacademy, the learning platform funded by Facebook and Sequoia India, sell user data

A database of 20 million accounts of Unacademy, said to be India’s largest online learning platform, was sold on the dark web for USD 2,000.

07 May 2020 10:33 PM

No crowded shows, Milan Fashion Week will be live on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Weibo

Thousands of Chinese buyers and media are prevented from travelling to the shows, forcing the fashion chamber to offer digital alternatives.

07 May 2020 5:14 PM

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Facebook's ‘Supreme Court’ of Nobel winner, former Guardian editor, former PM, others to rule on content

The oversight board is to make binding decisions on hate speech and misinformation, following free speech norms and preventing censorship.

07 May 2020 4:19 PM

Google ties up with Gates Foundation on digital payments for the unbanked, rivaling Facebook Libra

The open source software, Mojaloop, first established by Gates Foundation in 2017, is being tweaked for use by disadvantaged communities.

07 May 2020 2:03 PM

Trump supporters on Facebook spreading QAnon conspiracy theories kicked off social media platform

QAnon believes Trump is waging a secret campaign against the “deep state” and child sex trafficking run by satanic paedophiles and cannibals

06 May 2020 7:32 PM

Thought H-1B workers had made it? Turns out Google, Microsoft, other tech firms pay them below par

Report says 500,000 migrant workers in firms like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Walmart, Qualcomm and Uber are paid salaries in lowest wage slabs

06 May 2020 3:52 PM

Silver Lake to invest in Reliance Jio

The deal comes days after Facebook (FB.O) said it would spend $5.7 billion to buy a 9.99% stake in Jio Platforms

04 May 2020 9:24 AM

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Tech this week | Jio-Facebook’s e-commerce monopoly is not a foregone conclusion

Amazon has also made a move to get kirana shops on its platform, and in the coming months it's likely that Flipkart and Snapdeal will too.

02 May 2020 11:32 PM

Jeff Bezos may be forced to testify in US House about Amazon's alleged anti-trust practices

US lawmakers on Friday wrote to Bezos saying they would use legal means to force him to appear if he didn’t do so voluntarily

02 May 2020 3:30 PM

Users added aplenty but Google, Facebook, and Twitter lose ad revenues amid covid lockdowns

As travel and shopping shut down, advertising on the three platforms plummeted, but now as lockdown curbs begin to ease, things may look up

01 May 2020 8:01 PM

Big Tech firms try to highlight covid efforts to burnish image as they grow amid the pandemic

Quarterly results looming, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft do not want to be seen as having cashed in on the coronavirus crisis

26 Apr 2020 10:22 PM

AA Edit: Facebook-Jio deal raises net neutrality concerns

Regulators should ensure that firewalls are placed in the deal to provide a level playing field to every technology firm

26 Apr 2020 5:01 AM

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Court approves USD 5 billion fine on Facebook for data privacy violations

Facebook made a deal with US Federal Trade Commission on fine, but privacy activists say it's too little for the Cambridge Analytica scandal

25 Apr 2020 3:23 PM

Facebook introduces Messenger Rooms allowing video calls with 50 friends, in alternative to Zoom

Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can join a Messenger Rooms video chat

25 Apr 2020 12:56 PM

Soon you can tell from Facebook posts if someone is masquerading as an Indian while being in Pakistan

Geographical location of posts will be displayed to curb misinformation spread by dubious groups or individuals pretending to be legitimate

23 Apr 2020 3:47 PM

Facebook takes 5.7 billion dollar stake in Jio digital platforms

The deal is one of the biggest foreign investments made in India and will give the US social media giant a 10-percent stake

22 Apr 2020 11:47 AM

Coronavirus 'heat map' visualises spread of COVID-19 from Facebook, Google user surveys

Carnegie Mellon researchers said they received about one million responses a week from Facebook users, and 600,000 from Google users.

20 Apr 2020 8:55 PM

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