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Amitabh Bachchan meets Twitter officials (10 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who threatened to quit Twitter after losing followers earlier this month, met some officials from the micro-blogging site to understand the digital platform.

Indian e-retail sector to grow 250% in next 3 years: Crisil (16 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The electronic retail (e-retail) sector in India is likely to grow 250 per cent in the next three years, a Crisil report said on Monday.

Homegrown-brand Mivi eyes 300% jump in sales in India (22 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) With an aim to see a 300 per cent jump in its sales, homegrown electronics brand Mivi on Monday said it will start manufacturing its products in the country in the next two-four years.

Google Arts and Culture unveils 3D-printed vases (16:04) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Google Arts and Culture on Monday unveiled 10 3D-printed ceramic vases at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) museum here to mark the culmination of its 'Future Relics' project -- the first-ever lab experiment in India.

M-tech launches affordable 4G smartphone (15:48)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Domestic mobile manufacturer M-tech on Monday launched a new 4G VoLTE smartphone "Foto 3" at Rs 4,499.

Airtel, HMD Global offer affordable 4G smartphones (15:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) As part of its "Mera Pehla Smartphone" initiative, Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel and HMD Global on Monday announced a partnership to offer affordable 4G smartphones.

Selling every handset, not dumping units in secret warehouses: Xiaomi India (Lead, correcting name in first para) (15:10)
By Nishant Arora IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics and software company, does not have big, secret warehouses in India where it is dumping unsold inventory and is actually selling smartphones faster than any other brand in the country, Xiaomi India Managing Director and Global Vice President Manu Kumar Jain has emphasised.

Pay utility bills now with Google 'Tez' (15:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Google India on Monday announced that people can now pay water, electricity, DTH and mobile bills with its "Tez" digital payment app without any transaction charges.

Chatbots to handle 25% customer service and support by 2020 (14:22)
Tokyo, Feb 19 (IANS) Twenty-five per cent of customer service and support operations will integrate virtual customer assistant (VCA) or chatbot technology across engagement channels by 2020 -- up from less than two per cent in 2017, Gartner said on Monday.

Microsoft's Bing to gain as Google kills 'view image' button (Lead) (13:44) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Following Google's removal of the "view image" button from its image search results last week, several users will move to other browsers like Microsoft's Bing and Startpage that allow download of high-resolution images with a right click, media reported.

Gionee India extends smartphone offer campaign (13:44) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first hint that the company was not scaling down its operations in the country, Gionee India on Monday announced to extend its "Smile Squad" campaign till February 28 where people can buy its smartphones at attractive discounts.

India best placed to leverage technology: PM (13:00) IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India with one of the most tech-friendly populations, was best placed to leverage power of technology and leapfrog into future.

Samsung remains smartphone market leader at home turf (12:48) IANS Photo Service
Seoul, Feb 19 (IANS) Samsung smartphones maintained their dominant market status late last year as Apple iPhones expanded their presence in South Korea, an industry report said on Monday.

Now track Tesla Roadster in space (12:00) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) An electrical engineer working in the aerospace industry has created a website to track Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Roadster -- the car tied to Falcon Heavy rocket by SpaceX -- which is zooming through space.

Selling every handset, not dumping units in secret warehouses: Xiaomi India (11:34)
By Nishant Arora IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics and software company, does not have big, secret warehouses in India where it is dumping unsold inventory and is actually selling smartphones faster than any other brand in the country, Xiaomi India Managing Director and Global Vice President Manu Kumar Jain has emphasised.

Quoting WhatsApp message renders 'delete' feature ineffective (11:10) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) If someone has quoted your message on WhatsApp before you delete it, you will still be able to see that message -- rendering the 'Delete for Everyone' feature ineffective, a media report said.

Microsoft's Bing to gain as Google kills 'view image' button (10:22) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Following Google's removal of the "view image" button from its image search results last week, several users will move to other browsers like Microsoft's Bing and Startpage that allow download of high-resolution images with a right click, media reported.

I should pay significantly higher taxes: Bill Gates (09:46) IANS Photo Service
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates has said that he should paymore in taxes and that the government should require other super-wealthy people like him to contribute "significantly higher" amounts.

Make 'Artificial Intelligence' work for India: PM (22:18) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that with Artificial Intelligence (AI), bots and robots, productivity will increase, but warned of rising apprehensions of 'human redundancy' as the mind and machines would compete directly.

Reliance to launch 4th Industrial Revolution from Maharashtra: Mukesh Ambani (21:52) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) In a bonanza for Maharashtra, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Sunday announced plans to launch the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' in the state with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore and collaboration of over 20 global conglomerates.

Teenagers use social media posts to appear attractive to friends (17:10) IANS Photo Service
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Teenagers use social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram to appear attractive and popular among friends, and for that they make a careful selection of photos, activities and links that they share, a new study says.

Google's firing of anti-diversity memo author was legal: Labour board (13:52) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Google did not violate labour laws when it fired James Damore, a former employee who was ousted from the company last year for criticising the tech giant for its diversity policy, according to the federal agency that oversees employment practices.

Charging points for e-vehicles at railway stations soon (13:52)
By Arun Kumar Das
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Railways will provide space for electric vehicle charging stations at the parking lots of train stations to promote the use of green energy.

Trump backs Facebook executive's tweet to deny Russian collusion (12:46) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) To dismiss claims of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's campaign, the US President has leaned on a tweet by a top Facebook executive who said the main intent of the alleged Russian meddling was to divide America, not electing Trump.

Struggling LeEco plans smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio: Report (10:40)
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Troubled Chinese company LeEco is reportedly gearing up to launch a smartphone with a 18:9 aspect ratio design.

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