Dump VIP culture, embrace 'EPI', says Modi (Roundup) (14:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Calling for cleansing the Indian psyche of the "deeply entrenched" VIP culture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said 'VIP' must be replaced by 'EPI' -- Every Person is Important.

South Asia satellite a boon for the entire region: Modi (13:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the 'South Asia Satellite' to be launched by India on May 5, will go a long way in addressing the region's economic and developmental priorities.

Innovation aims to make cab rides safer for women (17:10)
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) To make cab rides safer for women, students and faculty of city-based Institute of Engineering and Management have designed a contraption that prevents undesired access to women passengers.

Wikipedia blocked in Turkey (16:08)
Ankara, April 29 (IANS) Turkish authorities on Saturday blocked online free encyclopedia Wikipedia in the country, citing administrative measures.

'Smartphone shipments in India grew 15% in Q1 2017' (13:38)
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Smartphone shipments in India registered a growth of 15 per cent annually in the first quarter of 2017, reaching 29 million units, a report said on Saturday.

Samsung regains top spot in Q1 smartphone market (13:16) IANS Photo Service
Seoul, April 29 (IANS) South Korean giant Samsung Electronics regained the top status in the global smartphone market in the first quarter of the year, even before the release of its flagship Galaxy S8, a report said on Saturday.

Amazon's Alexa can now whisper, bleep (13:10)
New York, April 29 (IANS) In a bid to provide more natural voice experience, Amazon has introduced new "Speech Synthesis Markup Language"(SSML) features to its voice assistant Alexa that allows it to whisper, bleep and even change its pitch.

UP STF busts petrol pump racket, arrests 23 (12:50)
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested 23 persons for using chips in petrol pumps to dupe people buying fuel, an official said on Saturday.

Sisodia denies tweeting against Anna Hazare (12:38) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday denied endorsing tweets which called social activist Anna Hazare a "fraud" and said his twitter account was hacked.

Google CEO Pichai doubles his pay package (11:58) IANS Photo Service
New York, April 29 (IANS) Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai received a stock award of $198.7 million in 2016, almost double his 2015 stock award of $99.8 million, a media report said.

Apple stops paying royalties to Qualcomm (11:44) IANS Photo Service
New York, April 29 (IANS) Apple has stopped paying royalties to contract manufacturers for phone patents owned by Qualcomm over an "unresolved issue" -- a move that will hit the US-chip maker's financial results.

CEO Jack Dorsey buys $9.5 mn in Twitter stock (10:26)
San Francisco, April 29 (IANS) After purchasing seven million dollars worth of Twitter stock in February, CEO Jack Dorsey said he has bought another $9.5 million of the company's stock.

China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020 (19:20)
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China plans to conduct several manned space flights between 2019 and 2022, during which a 60-tonne space station will be assembled and built, an official said on Friday.

Amazon top site in India, will keep investing in tech and infra: Jeff Bezos (19:00)
New Delhi/ Seattle, April 28 (IANS) Banking on the e-commerce proliferation in India, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos assured people that the company will keep investing in technology and infrastructure in the country.

Terrorism, racism most discussed issues on Twitter (18:22)
London, April 28 (IANS) Based on a study of 173 million tweets, terrorism and racism have emerged as the top two global issues discussed on Twitter.

Internet clamp-downs no key to stop criminal activities: IAMAI (18:08)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Objecting to the Jammu and Kashmir government order to clamp down on social media and instant messaging apps, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Friday said internet clamp-down is not the key solution to criminal activities.

India to launch GSAT-9 communication satellite on May 5 (18:02) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) India will launch communication satellite GSAT-9 using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) on May 5, the ISRO said on Friday.

Cloud helps Microsoft log strong Q3 growth (17:50)
New York, April 28 (IANS) Riding on its Cloud services, Microsoft has announced that its commercial Cloud annualised revenue run rate exceeded $15.2 billion in the third quarter of 2017.

Google announces new programme to inspire entrepreneurs, developers (14:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) US tech giant Google on Friday announced a new "Solve for India" initiative that aims to expand and energise the start-up ecosystem in tier 2 cities across the country.

Zen mobile unveils 'Admire Metal' smartphone (13:28)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Expanding its ZENERATION 4G portfolio, domestic smartphone manufacturer Zen Mobile on Friday launched "Admire Metal" at Rs 5,749 that comes with twin WhatsApp feature and supports 22 regional Indian languages.

Facebook launches Messenger Lite in 132 more countries (11:36)
New York, April 28 (IANS) Facebook Messenger Lite, a stand-alone version of Messenger for Android for markets with slower than average internet speeds is now available in over 132 countries including Vietnam, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.

Apple experimenting with wireless charging via Wi-Fi router (11:36) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, April 28 (IANS) US tech giant Apple is experimenting with wireless charging technologies that could see users charge their iPhones with a Wi-Fi router.

Mysterious 'Hajime' malware infecting IoT network globally (18:14)
Moscow, April 27 (IANS) A new mysterious malware that builds a vast peer-to-peer botnet to infect the Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide has been identified with almost 300,000 devices under its control, ready to perform a large-scale DDoS attack.

MuveAcoustics's new over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone in India (17:30)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) MuveAcoustics, a brand by Hong Kong-based consumer electronics company Zeeva, on Thursday launched a new over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone -- Evoke MA-1999FB -- in India.

Huawei, Intel sign MoU to accelerate HPC innovation (16:42)
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Communications technology solutions provider Huawei and Intel on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in high-performance computing (HPC) to provide competitive and innovative HPC products.

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