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Uber PREMIER service now arrives in Hyderabad, Vizag (16:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Ride-sharing company Uber on Monday announced the launch of its PREMIER service in Hyderabad and Vizag.

'Days of physical banks over, 2020 will be turning point' (16:48)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Monday said the days of physical banks were ending, and that banks unable to make a transition to data analytics and digital banking would die by 2020.

Digitisation has exposed people to cyber threats: Prasad (16:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said though digitisation has brought in exposure to majority of the people but it has also exposed them to cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

Indian working women as ambitious as men: Survey (16:20)
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) A whopping 87 per cent of Indian working women are seeking advancement in their careers, finds a survey challenging the commonly held view that women are not as ambitious as men.

Here's what people want technology to do in 2018 and beyond (16:18)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) If you want a robot to earn an income for you in the future so that you can spend the winters holidaying in sun-soaked beaches and the summers in a cool hill station, you are not alone. Nearly half of the people in the world have similar expectations, according to a new survey.

Tokyo Metro tests app for pregnant women to find seats (16:08)
Tokyo, Dec 11 (IANS) The Tokyo Metro and two Japanese telecom companies on Monday started testing a smartphone app to help pregnant women get seats while using public transport.

IIT-Kharagpur students win first 'Accenture Innovation Challenge' (15:48)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) A sleep assistant that uses a wireless device to remotely monitor sleep patterns won students from IIT-Kharagpur the grand prize at the first "Accenture Innovation Challenge" here on Monday.

Google 'Posts' that brings results from verified users now in India (15:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) In a bid to give users timely updates from verified users such as celebrities and organisations directly from the source, Google on Monday announced the launch of "Posts" feature in India.

Delhi-Kolkata, Delhi-Mumbai rail routes to be fenced for high-speed run (14:54)
By Arun Kumar Das
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian Railways will soon bring for cabinet clearance an ambitious, Rs 18,000 crore ($3 billion) plan that involves fencing off the existing Delhi-Kolkata and Delh-Mumbai routes to speed up train movement in the country's two busiest corridors.

India ranks 109 in mobile internet speed: Ookla (14:26)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India is ranked 109th in the mobile internet speed and 76th for fixed broadband speed globally, which is a 15 per cent increase, according to data from Ooklas November Speedtest Global Index.

'Harman Kardon Allure' speaker in India for Rs 22,490 (13:32)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) HARMAN International on Monday introduced its voice-activated speaker "Harman Kardon Allure" in India for Rs 22,490.

BB Ki Vines, Vidya Vox among top 10 creators of 2017: YouTube (13:10)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) American singer Vidya Iyer (known as Vidya Vox), comedian-singer Bhuvan Bam aka BB Ki Vines and Nisha Madhulika, a vegetarian Indian YouTube chef, were among the top 10 creators of 2017, the Google-owned company revealed on Monday.

Big B's social media family grows to 80 million (Lead, changing headline) (11:54)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has scored 80 million followers collectively on various social media platforms.

Top firms not hiring women as cyber security officers: Report (11:36)
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) When it comes to jobs in the growing cyber security industry, there is a huge gender crisis, with men holding 87 per cent of the chief information security officer (CISO) roles at Fortune 500 companies, a new report revealed on Monday.

'Promoted content can't sell the unsellable on social media' (11:08)
By Saket Suman
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Social media has fast emerged as a market of its own where selling and buying are both easier and more practical. But there has been a slow and steady rise of "promoted content" on such platforms, where one can increase the reach of one's content manifold by simply advertising. In such a scenario, where start-ups run into existing big players with huge resources, has the magic wand of social media lost its purpose?

Google Doodle honours German physicist Max Born (10:54)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Google Doodle on Monday celebrated the 135th birth anniversary of German physicist and mathematician Max Born who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to the field of quantum mechanics.

Tap to unblock, reply privately in groups soon on WhatsApp (10:02)
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) WhatsApp is testing new features for its over one billion users that include tap to unblock and private replies in groups, among others.

Anti-nuclear weapon campaigner ICAN receives 2017 Nobel Peace Prize (00:38)IANS Photo Service
Oslo, Dec 11 (IANS) The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize at an awarding ceremony here on Sunday, for its efforts to give new momentum to the process of abolishing nuclear weapons.

Airtel to connect 2,100 uncovered villages in northeast (16:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Telecom major Airtel on Sunday said it will provide mobile connectivity in 2,100 uncovered villages and national highways in the northeastern states over the coming 18 months.

New codes to make Facebook, Twitter safe for kids in Britain (15:40)
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Britain will set the minimum standards for the content for younger users that social media giants, including Facebook and Twitter have on their platform.

Real-time notifications on Google Maps soon (12:14)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 10 (IANS) Google will soon launch a useful update to Google Maps that will give users live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during their journey.

Facebook testing new 'greetings' features (12:02)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 10 (IANS) Facebook users will soon be able to send a variety of ‘greetings to interact with their friends in a unique way. Apart from 'Poke', now you can send a wink, a high-five, a hug and a wave.

Acer unveils Windows Mixed Reality headset in India (20:16)
Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS) Global PC maker Acer on Saturday launched a Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headset for the first time in India.

New Microsoft US campus to get world-class cricket field (17:20)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco/New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Microsoft's Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella, who learnt leadership values and survival instinct while playing cricket in India, now wants his workforce to replay his past at the company's upcoming revitalised campus.

North Korea-based groups hacking into Bitcoin exchanges: Report (15:58)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) After the cryptocurrency mining market NiceHash revealed this week that hackers wiped out its entire Bitcoin wallet, security researchers now claim North Korea-based advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are increasingly attacking financial institutions and Bitcoin exchanges.

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