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Indian health-fitness app start-up forays into Malaysia (20:08)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) As part of its overseas geographic expansion into southeast Asia, Indian health and fitness app, HealthifyMe, has forayed into Malaysia to offer its services including diet and fitness plans, said a top official on Friday.

How Twitter contributes to 'social jet lag' (18:12)IANS Photo Service
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) People's social media usage, which largely mirrors daily work schedules and school calendars, is causing a huge amount of "social jet lag" and disrupting their biological clocks, reveals a study that analysed patterns of activity on the social media platform Twitter.

Apple allows third-party app integration to its video editing software (17:32)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Apple has introduced third-party workflow extensions and a host of new features for professional video creators in its update to "Final Cut Pro X" -- its professional video-editing programme.

Steep rise in government data requests from India: Facebook report (Lead) (17:00)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Facebook has recorded 16,580 data requests from the Indian government in the first six months of 2018 -- a steep rise compared to a total of 22,024 requests in the full year of 2017 and 13,613 in 2016.

Steep rise in government data requests from India in 2018 first half: Facebook (16:20)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Facebook has recorded 16,580 data requests from the Indian government in the first six months of 2018 -- a steep rise compared to a total of 22,024 requests in the full year of 2017 and 13,613 in 2016.

Motorola updates its 'One Power' smartphone with Android 9 Pie (16:12)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Lenovo-owned Chinese smartphone company Motorola on Friday announced that it has started rolling out the Android 9 Pie software over-the-air (OTA) update to its "One Power" smartphone, replacing Android Oreo.

Softbank Vision Fund pumps $300 mn in Automation Anywhere (15:04)
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) California-based Enterprise software provider Automation Anywhere on Friday announced that it has raised $300 million from the SoftBank Group's Saudi Arabia-backed Vision Fund.

Tesla acquires trucking firms to deliver Model 3 on time: Musk (14:52)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Tesla has acquired trucking companies to ensure early delivery of Model 3 and help buyers get tax credits by the end of the year, the electric car company's CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet on Friday.

India's GSAT-29 communication satellite pushed higher into orbit (14:42)IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) India's latest communication satellite, GSAT-29, was pushed further upwards towards its intended spot on Friday morning, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

Over 6 mn '8X' smartphones sold globally: Honor (14:38)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei's online focused sub-brand Honor on Friday announced that it sold over 6 million units of the recently launched "Honor 8X" globally, becoming the top "Singles Day" performer in terms of sales volume and revenue under the smartphone category.

Cybersecurity conference to discuss attacks on governments, industries (14:28)
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Speakers at the AVAR 2018 international cyber security conference will discuss advanced persistent targeted attacks on governments and industries to security for smart cars in the Internet of Things (IoT), said a city-based cyber security major.

Xiaomi cuts prices of 5 smartphones in India (14:08)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Friday announced that it was permanently cutting the prices of five of its handsets in India, a day after the International Data Corporation (IDC) declared that the company was the market leader in the third quarter of 2018 in the country.

Large meteorite impact crater found beneath Greenland ice sheet (14:04)
London, Nov 16 (IANS) An international team of researchers has unearthed a large meteorite impact crater under more than a half-mile of ice in northwestern Greenland's Hiawatha Glacier.

Where data sits is irrelevant as its ownership is the key: Jack Dorsey (IANS Interview) (14:04)
By Nishant AroraIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Stressing that data localization is an irrelevant debate in an era of Cloud, the deliberations must be in the direction of how people own and control their data, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said.

'Netflix likely to embrace ads like YouTube soon' (14:00)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) US' leading media streaming service provider Netflix Inc. is likely to embrace advertisements as it aims to compete head-to-head with streaming giant YouTube, an expert said.

19-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant to get high (13:54)
Amsterdam, Nov 16 (IANS) A 19-year-old recovering drug addict died after inhaling deodorant in an attempt to get high, doctors who treated him in the Netherlands have revealed in a case report to highlight the fatal consequences of inhaling chemicals.

Citrix acquires micro app platform Sapho (12:32)
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Desktop virtualisation leader Citrix on Friday announced the acquisition of Sapho, a leading micro app platform, for an undisclosed sum.

Enhancing employability for young Indians: Lessons for policymakers, academics (Comment) (12:04)
By Sanjiv Kataria
Like many proud Indians I get upset when faced with alarming reports that point to the poor employment rate of India's college and university graduates.

Google set to release new system update to 'Wear OS' (11:46)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Google is set to release a new system update called the "H Update" to its "Wear Operating System (OS)" with features like the battery saver, body efficiency and smart app resume.

Invest in Augmented Intelligence for digital transformation: Gartner analyst (10:56)
By Gokul BhagabatiIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Companies should focus on "Augmented Intelligence", digital product management, and in creating a digital twin of an organisation (DTO) for their next level of digital transformation and boost in growth, a top Gartner analyst has said.

Independent body to moderate content at Facebook (10:12)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Facebook will establish an independent body next year to oversee user appeals of content, thereby admitting that it should not take a call on free expression and safety on its own, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.

Microsoft acquires conversational AI and bot development firm (10:02)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Microsoft has announced to acquire a conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) and bot development company XOXCO for an undisclosed sum.

Google Doodle celebrates humanity's first message into space (09:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) In 1974, scientists sent humankind's first, three-minute long interstellar radio message - the Arecibo Message - and 44 years later, Google on Friday celebrated the feat with a Doodle.

Infosys names insider Jayesh Sanghrajka as interim CFO (20:20)
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Thursday appointed its executive Vice-President Jayesh Sanghrajka as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from Saturday in place of outgoing CFO M.D. Ranganath.

Huge amount of water dragged into Earth's interior: Study (19:36)
New York, Nov 15 (IANS) The Earth is dragging about three times more sea water than previously estimated, according to a seismic study, with major implications for the global water cycle.

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