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Rights groups accuse Facebook of 'racially biased censorships' (9 minutes ago)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Accusing Facebook of racial bias in hate speech censorships, 77 advocacy groups have written a letter to the social media giant asking it to be more transparent about its censorship decisions.

Lifting the veil over BJP's digital army (Book Review) (10:44)
By M.R. Narayan Swamy
Title: I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of BJP's Digital Army; Author: Swati Chaturvedi; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 250

Google acquires Twitter's mobile app developers platform (10:44)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) In a bid to help developers build better apps and grow their business, Google has acquired Twitter's mobile app developer platform Fabric.

Facebook inbox on desktop gets revamped with Messenger (10:34)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Facebook is integrating the Messenger app into its desktop version, giving an all new messaging experience to the desktop users.

Infosys campus in Chandigarh goes cashless (21:22)
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) The Chandigarh campus of software major Infosys has become cashless for all transactions, the company said on Wednesday.

SMEs positive on business outlook, job growth in India: Facebook (19:08)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India maintain a positive outlook on the future in terms of business confidence and employment growth, a Facebook survey revealed on Wednesday.

Over 80% Indian youngsters use smartphone for shopping: Study (18:46)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) More than eight in 10 young adults use their smartphones for shopping, a survey has showed.

Reliance Group, Invest India join hands for IoT contest (18:26)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Invest India, Reliance Groups UNLIMIT, Sardar Patel Institute of Technology and iB-Hubs on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership to organise Internet of Things (IoT) contest in the country, titled ‘INTERTHRONE.

Magic bullets of DNA for low cost breast cancer detection (17:50)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian scientists have designed high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection, which they claim can bring down costs of diagnostics ten-fold.

India to witness boost in video surveillance adaptation rate (17:44)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Owing to increasing demand for high-tech technologies in the video surveillance market, the country will witness a boost in the surveillance adaptation rate in years to come, a report said on Wednesday.

Over Rs 60 cr given away under digital payments promotion schemes (17:38)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday said over Rs 60 crore worth of prize money has been distributed to over four lakh winners of NITI Aayog's "Lucky Draw Schemes" for consumers and merchants to promote digital transactions.

Now purchase mutual funds via FreeCharge (17:34)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Digital payments platform FreeCharge and Reliance Mutual Funds on Wednesday teamed up to offer paperless access to mutual funds with instant redemptions and zero charges.

Cabinet gives nod to electronic manufacturing incentive scheme (17:32)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for amendments in the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to further incentivise investments in electronic sector and moving towards the goal of 'Net Zero Imports' in electronics by 2020.

Micromax launches new 'Vdeo range' smartphones (17:06)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Micromax Informatics on Wednesday extended its "Vdeo range" with the launch of two new smartphones Vdeo 3 and Vdeo 4 at Rs 5,749 and Rs 6,249, respectively.

Mobile screen-recorded short film 'WhatsUpMom' goes viral (17:00)
Kochi, Jan 18 (IANS) A 90-second-long mobile screen-recorded short film 'WhatsUpMom', videographed by Mathukutty Xavier to break away from the monotony of doing a script of debut film, has gone viral and crossed six lakh views and 7,000 shares in 50 hours.

Emojis, emoticons now conveying messages on Facebook (16:26)
London, Jan 18 (IANS) On social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram, emojis and emoticons have replaced non-verbal cues like facial movements, voice pitch and other gestures to clarify a message, a study has found.

Indigenously developed iron-fortified rice premix to address anaemia (16:08)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) An IIT Kharagpur team has developed the technology and machinery for the production of iron-fortified rice premix catering to India's anaemic population.

Cyber security incidents surge in India: Study (16:00)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) There has been a surge in the number of cyber security incidents in the country with 39,730 such incidents till October 2016, a study by an industry chamber said on Wednesday.

Global semiconductor revenue grew 1.5% in 2016: Gartner (15:48)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Worldwide semiconductor revenue stood at $339.7 billion in 2016, a 1.5 per cent increase from the 2015 revenue of $334.8 billion, market research firm Gartner said on Wednesday.

Chinese newspaper makes robot write story (15:42)
Guangzhou, Jan 18 (IANS) With mechanisation slowly edging into almost every field, the scribe, too, is sought to be replaced by a robot -- in a first, a Chinese newspaper on Wednesday published its first story written by a robot.

MIT team in India to study urbanisation (15:14)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) A team of students and faculty from MIT are on a tour in India to critically study urbanisation in the developing world in collaboration with IIT Kharagpur, a statement said on Wednesday.

Himachal's Kangra achieves 100% 'geo tagging' of assets (15:12)
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's largest district Kangra has become the country's first in 'geo tagging' of assets under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Wednesday.

Next from Jio 'digital mission' -- connected car app, JioTV and more (Lead) (15:00)
By Aparajita Gupta
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) In this fast-moving age, how about a car controlled by a mobile app or a TV that can store programmes and movies of the last seven days? All these will soon be possible in India, coming out of Reliance Jio's stable as part of its ‘digital lifestyle' mission.

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E (14:46)
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study.

A third of adults with asthma may not have it (14:30)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.

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