'Jumanji' VR experience to work on Facebook soon: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: After adding 360 videos to "News Feeds" in 2016, Facebook has now begun testing virtual reality (VR) experiences in the users' news feeds.

Google Glass returns from the dead as tool to help kids with autism

NEW YORK: Those who declared Google Glass a failure perhaps spoke too soon as it is now resurfacing as a tool to help children with autism improve their social skills.

Google salutes Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram

Mumbai: Google on Saturday celebrated the 116th birth anniversary of renowned Indian filmmaker, actor and writer Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, famed as 'V. Shantaram', alias Annasaeb.

Reliance General Insurance inks bancassurance pact with YES Bank

MUMBAI: Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd on Friday said it has signed a comprehensive Bancassurance agreement with YES Bank to distribute its various products.

Twitter testing 'Tweetstorm' feature for Android, iOS

SAN FRANCISCO:  Twitter is reportedly working on a feature that will allow the Twitterati to easily create chains of individual tweets that exceed Twitter's 280-character limit for messages.

In a first, Ericsson demonstrates 5G technology live in India

NEW DELHI:  Aiming to bring the latest innovations and creating a 5G ecosystem in India, global communications technology leader Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-to-end demonstration in the country.

Facebook launches new tools for video creators

San Francisco: In yet another attempt to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has announced new tools for video creators to join its platform.

Switch from voice to video call on WhatsApp soon as you talk

SAN FRANCISCO:  WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow users to quickly switch from voice to video call while the voice call is in progress.

We'll be back next week on Google Play Store: UCWeb

NEW DELHI:  Dismissing reports that Google removed its app from its Play Store over data security concerns, Alibaba-owned UCWeb said on Thursday a certain setting of the app was not in line with Google's policy and it will be back on Play Store next week.

Indian firms fast embracing Microsoft 365 to build modern workplaces

NEW DELHI:  With the Indian enterprises, along with over 50 million small and medium businesses (SMB), aiming to embrace digital workplaces, the cloud-powered productivity solution Microsoft 365 is fast helping the CIOs and CTOs meet their IT goals in a secure way, a top company executive said here on Thursday.

Uber opens new engineering facility in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD:  The world's leading taxi aggregator Uber has opened a new engineering facility in Hyderabad, its second in India.

HP Inc tops Indian PC market with 31.1% share

NEW DELHI; With the recovery of the Indian PC market, HP Inc maintained its leadership position in the overall traditional PC market with 31.1 per cent share in the third quarter this year, global market research firm IDC said on Thursday.

Samsung elevates key India executives amid robust growth

NEW DELHI;  Bullish on its robust growth in the Indian smartphone market amid big investment plans, Samsung Electronics on Thursday elevated its two key India executives to new leadership roles.

'Russian Twitter accounts meddled in 2016 Brexit vote'

LONDON:  In a startling revelation, a group of data scientists has found 156,252 Russian accounts on Twitter which mentioned #Brexit and posted nearly 45,000 messages related to the EU referendum in the 48 hours around the vote.

Twitter to remove verification badge if users flout rules Patanjali to set up food park in Telangana Microsoft targets 75% cut in carbon emissions by 2030 LinkedIn rolls out 'Career Advice' for 45 mn members in India Google honours India's 1st woman lawyer with doodle Microsoft hired more women post-LinkedIn acquisition Twitter introduces premium APIs for developers Google Pixel 2 XL now available in India Bharti Airtel sells stake in Bharti Infratel for Rs 3,325 crore Facebook to support new political ad rules New Facebook solutions to help businesses grow global WhatsApp may introduce app for iPad users AIR to launch its services on Amazon's Echo Dot RInfra's Q2 consolidated net profit at Rs 544 cr YouTube Kids announces new measures to safeguard children Jio announces triple cashback offer for Jio Prime members Russia's Internet regulator goes after Facebook now Microsoft, KidZania make kids aware about online safety Twitter rolls out 280-character limit to all users Airtel broadband users can now carry forward unused data Ola, Microsoft to build new connected vehicle platform Google Assistant to identify which song is playing near you Office 365, Kaizala app helping Indian firms go digital: Nadella itel Mobile partners with Indus OS Nokia 5 with 3GB RAM in India for Rs 13,499 Russia-funded firms invested heavily in Twitter, Facebook: ICIJ Sharp decline, quick recovery defined Indian smartphone market Twitter censors 'bisexual' hashtag, apologises to users Tesla releases software update to soften acceleration You may soon send cash from Facebook
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