Inside the high-stakes race to build the world’s first flying taxi
Lilium, which has raised more than $100 million from investors, illustrates the high-wire act of the companies trying to live up to the hype. At least 20 companies are in the market, which Morgan Stanley estimates will top $850 billion by 2040.
Ex-Google chip guru takes novel approach to AI at Groq
Away from the limelight, the three-year-old startup is trying to upend the semiconduct...
Digital tax on MNCs: India seeks changes in OECD math
The government wants a more balanced principle for the taxation based on place of reven...
HCL Tech sets up dedicated unit for Google Cloud, to have 5,000-strong team
This will be the largest dedicated team from an IT services provider for Google Cloud, top execs said. HCL will set up three Google Cloud-specific labs, one each in Dallas, London and Noida. HCL will work on pilots for clients and enable their shift to Google’s cloud platform. Google and HCL Technologies will jointly market the solutions to clients
Apple pledges 2.5 billion dollars to ease California housing crisis
Apple has committed 2.5 billion dollars to ease California's housing crisis. The money eclipsing similar pledges by fellow Silicon Valley gi...
Pegasus may have spread its tentacles into several apps
Cybersecurity firms have in the past found the Pegasus software in both the Apple and Android operating systems. WhatsApp said the number of infected users may go up from the current estimate of 1,400, as more people come forward.
PhonePe FY19 loss surges to Rs 1,905 crore
The company's losses stood at Rs 791.03 crore for the year ended March 2018, as per regulatory documents.
US tech firms get more H-1B visas in FY19
Seven US companies among top 10 recipients; TCS, Cognizant and TechM were others in the list. The top ten companies accounted for 12% of the 88324 H-1B visas issued in fiscal 2019.
Google ups its game, changes search engine to take into account the deeper meanings of words
Google is paying more attention to the small words in your searches.
Google India revenues more than halved to Rs 4,147 crore
Revenue, however, more than halved to Rs 4,147 crore during the fiscal year, from Rs 9,337 crore in the previous year. The local unit of the US search giant said revenue slipped due to the adoption of Ind-AS accounting standards.
TikTok hits 1.5 billion downloads, India tops the chart
TikTok with 614 million downloads currently is the third-most downloaded non-gaming app of the year, behind WhatsApp at the top with 707.4 million installs and Facebook Messenger at second spot with 636.2 million. India has been a fast adoptor in 2019, driving up 277.6 million downloads so far this year, or roughly 45 per cent of all global installs.
Twitter's move to ban political advertising unlikely to impact India: Campaigners, advertisers
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently said the company was banning political advertising as internet political advertising presents new challenges to civic discourse including unchecked misleading information and deep fakes at an increasing velocity and overwhelming scale.
Update your device now: OnePlus set to roll out a 1.8GB Android 10 upgrade on 6 & 6T
The over-the-air will be received by a limited number of users initially.
Absence of Google apps hurting Huawei the most: Report
According to a Financial Times report quoting a senior Huawei executive, the company hasn't been successful in finding replacements for Google apps which are very popular on Android devices across the globe.
Teens love TikTok. Silicon Valley is trying to stage an intervention.
Through knockoffs, potential acquisitions and not-so-subtle references to Chinese censorship, TikTok’s competitors (US internet companies) have been trying to protect their home turf from the service’s advancement. They haven’t had much luck so far.
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