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Instagram testing co-watching feature on app
  • Instagram testing co-watching feature on app(12 minutes ago)
    San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is testing a new feature that would let users co-watch on-platform video content with friends, while being able to see their reactions on the video via the phone cameras.
YouTube Music now streaming free on smart speakers
  • Amazon launches ad-supported music streaming service(12:42)
    San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Aiming to take on the likes of Spotify, Amazon has launched its new ad-supported music streaming service in the US which is available for use through the company's lineup of Echo speaker and other Alexa devices.
  • Google employees worried of measles spread in HQ(11:44)
    San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Executives at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters are discussing ways to protect themselves and their families from measles after one of them was found working at the office despite being infected by the highly contagious virus.
Major display-issues bugging Samsung 'Galaxy Fold'
  • Major display-issues bugging Samsung 'Galaxy Fold'(11:28)
    San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Ahead of its public release scheduled for April 26, US-based tech reviewers who were testing the $2,000 worth "Galaxy Fold" encountered and reported major display and screen-related issues within just two days of using the phone.
US regulators mull holding FB CEO accountable: Report
  • Apple paid $6bn to settle Qualcomm dispute: Report(10:16)
    San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Apple may have paid chip-maker Qualcomm somewhere between $5 billion-$6 billion for an agreement to dismiss all ongoing litigations, including with Apple's contract manufacturers, between the two companies worldwide.
Microsoft acquires Express Logic to push IoT dream
  • Microsoft acquires Express Logic to push IoT dream(09:44)
    San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Microsoft has acquired San Diego-based software company Express Logic, that makes software for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, to accelerate IoT development for billions of devices at scale.
Facebook exposed millions of Instagram passwords
  • Facebook exposed millions of Instagram passwords(09:18)
    San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) A day after admitting it "unintentionally" uploaded emails of nearly 1.5 million of new users, Facebook has now revealed that millions of Instagram passwords were stored on its servers in a readable format.
  • Jio, BSNL add subscribers in February, others lose(22:16)
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio and state-run BSNL were the only telecom operators to broaden their subscriber base in February 2019, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday.
No major issues with EVMs in second phase, says EC
  • No major issues with EVMs in second phase, says EC(21:36)
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid complaints of glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in several states, the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday said the overall performance of EVMs was satisfactory with only 0.37 per cent of ballot units being replaced across the 95 constituencies where voting took place during the second phase.
Election Commission launches 'Voter Turnout' app
  • Election Commission launches 'Voter Turnout' app(21:32)
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday launched a new mobile application for near-realtime availability of voter turnout during elections across the country.
Reliance Jio's Q4 net profit up 64.7%
  • Reliance Jio's Q4 net profit up 64.7%(21:28)
    Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio Infocomm, a Reliance Group company, on Thursday reported a 64.7 per cent increase in its standalone net profit for the January-March quarter of the financial year 2018-19, on an year-on-year basis.
Apple robot can disassemble 200 iPhones per hour
  • Apple robot can disassemble 200 iPhones per hour(19:30)
    Cupertino (California), April 18 (IANS) Apple on Thursday announced to expand its global recycling programmes and introduced Daisy, its recycling robot that is capable of disassembling 200 iPhones per hour.
  • MediaTek's 5G chip arriving in India by year-end(18:50)
    By Krishna SinhaChaudhury
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek on Thursday said it is set to introduce a 5G-enabled chipset in India by the end of this year to step up the competition around faster wireless data connections.
  • Panasonic boosts Smart Factory business in India (2nd Lead)(18:26)
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Targeting Rs 1,000 crore in revenue in India from its Smart Factory solutions in the next three years, Japanese electronics major Panasonic has announced it has integrated its welding business and SMT (Surface Mount Technology) equipment business into one Smart Manufacturing Solutions company.
Growing team of moderators to prevent misuse: TikTok
  • Growing team of moderators to prevent misuse: TikTok(18:24)
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The TikTok community is very much active in India despite an "interim" ban and the platform is relying on both technology and a "huge" content moderation team to prevent misuse, a top company executive said on Thursday.
  • OYO launches initiative for asset owners' growth(16:50)
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) OYO Hotels & Homes on Thursday launched the Open Partner Engagement Network (OPEN), an initiative for a year, to help its asset-owner partners in the country in growing their businesses.
Blue Origin, NASA join hands for rocket engine test
  • Blue Origin, NASA join hands for rocket engine test(15:46)
    Washington, April 18 (IANS) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has entered into an agreement with Blue Origin to let the Jeff Bezos-owned private space company use a historic test stand for rocket engine test.
Twitterati hail TikTok ban in India
  • Twitterati hail TikTok ban in India(15:20)
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Twitter was flooded with memes and funny videos after a ban on Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok made it unavailable to download from Google Play Store and Apple's App Store in India.
  • Panasonic aims at Rs 1,000 cr revenue in India (Lead)(15:16)
    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Targeting Rs 1,000 crore in revenue in India from its Smart Factory solutions in the next three years, Japanese electronics major Panasonic has announced it has integrated its welding business and SMT (Surface Mount Technology) equipment business into one Smart Manufacturing Solutions company.
Apple accused of fraud for hiding drop in iPhone sales
  • Apple accused of fraud for hiding drop in iPhone sales(14:36)
    San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) A lawsuit filed in the US has alleged that Apple violated the country's Securities Exchange Act by hiding a slowdown in the demand for iPhones, especially in China, the media reported.