Google Is Literally Hitting the Road for User Feedback

Google is about to embark on an old-school search, swapping its Internet algorithm for a custom-built van that will cruise across the US to find out how people use its online services and react to new features. The white van emblazoned with Google’s colorful logo and an invitation to “shape the future” of the world’s […]

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Code.org Hacked: Emails and Locations Data of Volunteers Compromised

Code.org suffered a security breach on its website this week, the non-profit has confirmed. A firm based in Singapore managed to access some personal data on Code.org website leveraging a client-side vulnerability. As a result, Code.org says, more than 12,000 volunteer email addresses, and some locations data were compromised. On Saturday, Code.org began to inform […]

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ShopClues set to buy mobile payments start-up Momoe

Radhika Aggarwal and Sanjay Sethi, founders of ShopClues. Photo: Mint Online shopping platform ShopClues.com is in advanced talks to buy mobile payments firm Momoe Technologies, as it looks to add a payment service to its platform, according to three people aware of the discussions. The all-stock deal, likely to be announced in the next 45 […]

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Samsung S7, S7 Edge launch could trigger price war

The fight for dominance in the smartphones market between the two global giants — Samsung and Apple — is not new. In the past two years, the battle has spread to new territories such as India. And, with Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, offered at aggressive prices, Samsung on Tuesday opened another front. According to […]

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Microsoft bets big on huge SMB base in India

Global technology giant Microsoft is betting big on India’s 40 million strong small and medium business (SMB) base for the next level of growth in the country, with its ‘mobile first’ solutions. With the country moving ahead with 3G and 4G technology and most small businesses taking asmartphone first approach, Microsoft believes that it is […]

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Panasonic launches T50 smartphone at Rs 4,990

Panasonic on Thursday, introduced the T50 based on the company’s SAIL interface. It will be available at a price of Rs 4,900 in Midnight Blue, Rose Gold, Champagne Gold colour variants, the company said in a statement. The device features a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution. Under the hood, it houses […]

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Uber turns to Bengaluru’s tech talent to beat Ola

San Francisco-based ride hailing company Uber was forced to develop a mechanism for accepting cash payments from customers in India, given the extremely low penetration of credit cards in the country. Seen as an inconvenience at first, the company has exported the solution to other emerging markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia. To mine the […]

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BSNL, Tata Sky Partner for Video-on-Demand Service

The state-owned telecom operator BSNL Wednesday partnered with DTH major Tata Sky to offer video-on-demand (VoD service to its broadband users. Under the partnership, BSNL will waive off broadband rental for the first month while Tata Sky will offer its VoD service free for the first month to download content worth up to Rs. 500. […]

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