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Trump's blocking of H-1B visas harming the US, say Facebook, Amazon, Apple

More than 50 tech firms have signed onto a court filing in support of a suit by US Chamber of Commerce against Trump blocking work visas.

11 Aug 2020 9:22 PM

Facebook carves out a unit focused on its financial payments businesses

Facebook Financial will handle management and strategy for all payments and money services across the Silicon Valley company’s platform.

11 Aug 2020 8:36 PM

Google's new feature lets you create virtual visiting cards for people to find you on search

You can highlight your existing website and social profiles and other information on the card, using the feature released first in India.

11 Aug 2020 6:55 PM

Telangana keen to explore blockchain technology's applications in remote voting

Blockchain tech would provide a secure system whereby voters can cast their votes remotely, without the risk of privacy breaches.

11 Aug 2020 4:51 PM

Flipkart launches programme to mentor startups

The accelerator programme will pick startups providing technology and consumer internet solutions particularly suited for Indian consumers.

10 Aug 2020 10:32 PM

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Call to replace Apple Face ID over people removing masks on public transport to unlock phones

iOS 13.5 presents the passcode field after a user swipes the lock screen, instead of Face ID but older iPhones may not have got the update.

10 Aug 2020 9:56 PM

Man saved from suicide in the nick of time after Facebook staffer alerts police

It was a tense three hours for police from Delhi to Mumbai trying to trace a man seen on Facebook videos preparing to die by suicide.

10 Aug 2020 8:22 PM

You can reuse your N95 mask, just sanitise it in your electric rice cooker!

Usually one-time-use items, N95 masks can be reused after 50 minutes of dry heat in an electric rice cooker or instant pot, say researchers.

10 Aug 2020 6:42 PM

Swiggy too wants a piece of the instant grocery delivery business, launches Instamart

Instamart improves Swiggy's already available quick grocery delivery from kirana stores, a service launched to respond to lockdown needs.

10 Aug 2020 4:02 PM

IT support staff beware, hackers could be using your troubleshooting software for attacks

Software employed by IT support staff for everyday tasks were used in 30 per cent of cyber attacks, security solutions firm Kaspersky said.

09 Aug 2020 6:50 PM

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China begins testing robotaxis for hire amid race against US tech dominance

Autonomous hired cars are considered ideal for accumulating driving time and the data cache needed for cars to learn and become safe enough.

09 Aug 2020 4:33 PM

Twitter also in talks to purchase TikTok, says report

Twitter’s bid is a long shot, but it believes it would face less antitrust scrutiny than larger corporations such as Microsoft.

09 Aug 2020 3:51 PM

Isolated by US, Huawei can produce smartphone chips no more

Huawei CEO Yu Chengdong said Friday that production of the company’s high-end Kirin 9000 chipset would stop from September 15.

08 Aug 2020 8:53 PM

Are Trump's moves pushing the US and China into a tech face-off?

China’s restrictions on foreign tech firms helped nurture homegrown tech giants. Now the US is putting its own limits on China.

08 Aug 2020 7:40 PM

Tech This Week | India needs to be more mindful in regulating non-personal data

If non-personal data is made subject to mandatory sharing, data businesses will begin classifying such data as personal.

08 Aug 2020 6:24 PM

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Here’s how Microsoft entered and managed to stay in China

The software giant has kept its business alive in the country by complying with the strict local laws on censorship.

08 Aug 2020 5:04 PM

Facebook, Twitter crack down on Russia, China agents trying to sway US election

State-led influence campaigns were prominent on social media during the 2016 US elections and have been seen around the world.

07 Aug 2020 7:11 PM

Google search result calls Argentine vice-president called 'thief', she sues for defamation

Facing charges in nine cases, Cristina Kirchner was twice ordered into pre-trial detention, but parliamentary immunity spared her jail time.

07 Aug 2020 4:57 PM

Explainer: What does Trump's order mean for TikTok, WeChat in US?

Trump’s order appears to formalise his threat to shut down TikTok unless Microsoft or some other American company buys it by September 15.

07 Aug 2020 1:57 PM

Nintendo achieves profit target as more people take to gaming during lockdown

Sony Corp., which too has a game unit with its PlayStation series, also reported positive results earlier this week.

06 Aug 2020 8:50 PM

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