Surabhi Agarwal

  • DataCore launches R&D center in India; largest after Florida

    DataCore launches R&D center in India; largest after Florida

    The centre in India will be led by Vani Sharma as Center Head India & Vice President – Products, DataCore. The company plans to hire from educational institutions as well as laterally from the industry for the center.

    IT Act needs rejig to keep up with times: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    IT Act needs rejig to keep up with times: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    An expert committee will be constituted to suggest a new framework, he said, adding that inputs will be sought from the industry and experts. “A thinking is going on in the department to revisit the IT Act, it has been in place for the last 20 years and the IT ecosystem has developed beyond recognition (in that time),” said Prasad.

    Hope country remains a progressive democracy: Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

    Hope country remains a progressive democracy: Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

    Cautioning Indian policymakers on the perils of over-regulation, Nadella said the American company would conform to India’s privacy policy when it is implemented. But “policymakers (should) always think through what it means for citizens — for Indian society — (and) also for Indian entrepreneurs.”

    Google to take India-tested poll model to the US

    Google to take India-tested poll model to the US

    The 2016 US presidential elections and allegations of hacking forced companies to take unprecedented measures to counter misinformation and interference on their platforms.

    Tech bodies to take Data Bill worries to house committee

    Tech bodies to take Data Bill worries to house committee

    Industry bodies that represent companies such as Infosys, TCS, Google, Facebook, Paytm and Amazon among others, want ‘clean’ bill so there is no need for another law when technology changes. The issues pertain to inclusion of non-personal data in the Bill and voluntary verification of users by social media companies, amid others.

    Microsoft opens R&D center in Noida, its third in India

    Microsoft opens R&D center in Noida, its third in India

    The center will be home to Microsoft’s engineering teams across various technology groups, including A) & Research Group, Cloud & Enterprise Group, and Experience & Devices Group, along with Core Services Engineering and Operations. It will also house Mixer, Microsoft’s live streaming gaming platform team, becoming the first center to host the gaming team outside the company headquarters in Redmond.

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