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Google kills feature to book Uber rides through Maps

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San Francisco: Google has reportedly killed the ability of direct Uber ride booking from inside Google Maps without giving any reason.The feature allowing users to book Uber rides through Google Maps was added in January last year, with which users could enter a location, identify their route, check Uber prices and request a ride without […]

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Internet now has 333.8 mn domain names

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Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global leader in domain names and Internet security VeriSign on Tuesday announced that the first quarter of 2018 saw approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations, taking their total number to approximately 333.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs). The “.com” and “.net” TLDs had a combined total of approximately 148.3 million domain […]

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Facebook helps couple raise $3.4mn for reuniting immigrant families

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San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) A couple in the US has seen outpouring of support from thousands of people when they set out to raise money on Facebook for reuniting immigrant parents with their children, helping them raise $3.4 million in a matter of three days, the media reported. Charlotte and Dave Willner, set a target […]

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GCX announces India Landing; completion of India data centre

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Mumbai: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), on Tuesday announced new milestones in its ‘Cloud & Fiber’ initiative, with the confirmation of its India Landing and completion of IDC-5, India’s largest data centre, in preparation for the new Eagle Subsea Network, which is on target to land in India in 2020.GCX is a subsidiary of Reliance Communications […]

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National Digital Library launched

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New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Human Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday launched the National Digital Library, a repository of millions of academic texts from around the world which will be open for all to use. The digital library at present hosts 17 million-plus items (books, audiobooks, images, etc) in 200-plus languages from more […]

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Google to train 8000 Indian journalists on fact-checking

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New Delhi: To guard journalists from falling prey to false news stories, Google India on Tuesday said it will provide training to 8,000 journalists in English and six other Indian languages in the next one year.For this, the Google News Initiative India Training Network will select 200 journalists from cities across India who will hone […]

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Sony launches in-car AV receiver in India

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New Delhi (IANS) Sony India on Monday launched its new in-car audio-video (AV) receiver “XAV-AX5000” for Rs 24,990. “‘XAV-AX5000’ would enable smarter navigation, communication and music-play from user’s phone with intelligent voice control, possible through ‘Android Auto’ and ‘Apple CarPlay’,” the company said in a statement. The new system comes with a 17.6 cm bezel-less flush […]

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Motorola gets patent for foldable smartphone: Report

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San Francisco: Chinese smartphone maker Motorola has reportedly been granted a patent in the US to make a flexible, foldable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) smartphone that would flex, both inward and outward.It is designed to have a thermal element in the hinge. “The technology is very clever. There’s a temperature sensor that works even when […]

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Microsoft buys student video discussion platform Flipgrid

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San Francisco: As part of its attempt to win over students and educators, Microsoft has acquired video discussion platform Flipgrid which is used by more than 20 million teachers and students across the world.”Thrilled to welcome @Flipgrid to Microsoft!” Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, tweeted on Monday. “To bring the power of video-based social learning […]

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Dismayed by forcible separation of children from families: Microsoft

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Washington, June 19 (IANS) Facing a flak over its contract with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — the agency that’s behind the forced separation of children from parents at the US-Mexico border — Microsoft said it was not working with the agency on any project. In a blog post in January, Microsoft had described […]

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