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Karnataka to chalk new plan for IT, biotech sectors (29 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) The tech-savvy Karnataka government would soon draw a new plan to consolidate the state's leadership in the IT, biotech and science sectors, Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara said on Wednesday.

IIT-Delhi gets Rs 50-cr grant for School of Public Policy (19:44)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi and Tata Trusts signed a pact on Wednesday, under which the trust will give a grant of Rs 50 crore to the institution over a period of five years for the School of Public Policy.

Man's best friend helped early humans in hunting (19:18)IANS Photo Service
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Human beings began living alongside dogs as early as 11,500 years ago and they may also have started getting help in hunting, a study of animal bones from northeast Jordan has showed.

User data now locally hosted in India: Truecaller (19:06)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Aiming to provide secure services to the users, Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Wednesday said all its Indian user data is now hosted in the country.

Microsoft's venture fund to invest in Indian startups (Lead) (18:20)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its corporate venture fund M12 will invest in Indian startups with a funding size of $2 million to $10 million.

75% Kerala school students don't have computer at home: Survey (18:08)
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) A survey conducted among schoolchildren in Kerala revealed that 75 per cent of them do not have a computer at home.

Increase in digitalisation and other SME trends in 2019 (Business Trends) (18:00)
By Sameer Vakil
The year 2019 has started on a positive note for SMEs across India.

India saw world's lax cyber security protocols: WEF report (17:44)
By Vishal GulatiIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Malicious cyber-attacks and lax cyber security protocols again led to massive breaches worldwide of personal information in 2018 and the largest was in India.

OPPO could showcase 10x zoom lens for smartphones in Feb (16:48)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Chinese handset maker OPPO has confirmed that it is working on a 10x zoom lens smartphone camera system with optical image stabilisation, the media reported.

Microsoft's venture fund M12 to invest in Indian startups (16:46)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its corporate venture fund M12 will now invest in Indian startups, helping entrepreneurs innovate and grow.

Man bedridden after selling kidney to buy iPhone, iPad (16:44)
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) A Chinese man who sold his kidney as a teenager to buy the latest Apple iPad and iPhone in 2011 is now bedridden with organ failure, the media reported.

Railways links locomotives via ISRO satellites to automatically feed train status (16:22)
By Anand SinghIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Good news for train passengers: the Indian Railways has linked its locomotives via ISRO satellites, making it easy to track trains and automatically feed the control charts about the trains arrival and departure, officials said.

Bengaluru IT firm Sasken opens centre in US (Lead, correcting intro) (15:20)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Digital transformation provider Sasken Technologies on Wednesday said it has opened a centre for technologies in the automotive field at Detroit in Michigan state of the US.

India should strengthen cyber warfare capabilities: Narayanan (14:56)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Underscoring that India was on the threshold of a digital age, former National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan on Wednesday said the country needed to further strengthen its defensive and offensive capabilities to deal with the new wave of cyber warfare.

Bengaluru IT firm Sasken opens centre in US (14:36)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Digital transformation provider Sasken Technologies said it has opened a centre for technologies in the automotive field at Detroit in Michigan state of the US.

Microsoft to set up 10 AI labs, train 5 lakh youth in India (14:32)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft India on Wednesday announced to set up Artificial Intelligence (AI) labs in 10 universities and train five lakh youth across the country in disrupting technologies.

NASA to use Blockchain technology for air traffic management (14:26)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) US space agency NASA is planning to advance its technology by adding Blockchain to secure air traffic services and support, the media reported.

Ultimate Ears 'BOOM 3' Bluetooth speaker launched for Rs 15,995 (14:22)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Expanding its line-up of portable and waterproof speakers, Switzerland-based Logitech International on Wednesday launched the Ultimate Ears "BOOM 3" Bluetooth speakers in India for Rs 15,995.

YouTube testing new video recommendation format: Report (14:14)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube is testing a new video recommendation format that displays blue bubbles on the screen with relevant keywords and related topic suggestions, facilitating easier browsing, media reported.

YouTube revises guidelines to address dangerous pranks, challenges (Lead) (13:20)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Aiming to let its users know that dangerous viral pranks such as the Bird Box challenge or the Tide Pod stunt have no place on the platform, video-sharing giant YouTube has updated its community guidelines.

India leading digital transformation race: Microsoft's Anant Maheshwari (Lead) (13:06)
By Nishant AroraIANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) In a renewed push for Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge use cases in the country, Microsoft India on Wednesday said there is highest penetration of AI skills among the workforce that will fuel digital transformation in the country sooner than thought.

Newly discovered super-Earth exoplanet may harbour alien life (12:38)
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth -- has the potential to harbour primitive life, says a study.

India set to lead digital transformation race: Microsoft India President (12:20)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) In a renewed push for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its use cases in India, Microsoft India on Wednesday said there is highest penetration of AI skills among the workforce that will fuel digital transformation in the country sooner than thought.

Twitter rolls out reverse-chronological timeline option for Android (12:20)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Micro-blogging platform Twitter has rolled out the reverse-chronological timeline for Android smartphone users that would enable them to switch to the timeline view of their choice.

Snapchat's CFO resigns after 8 months of appointment (12:18)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of photo-messaging app Snapchat, Tim Stone, has called it quits after just eight months of being appointed at the post.

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