In the age of Internet and smartphones, discussions upon user data collection and exploitation are taking the forefront. While tech companies are under the scanner for data collection without user permission, new policies are being introduced by them to ensure permission-based data usage by developers, apps, and its own services.
Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday forecast fourth-quarter revenue below estimates as the chipmaker faces dwindling demand from cryptocurrency miners for its high-margin graphic processors and excess inventory, sending its shares down 22 percent. AMD shares, which have more than doubled this year, were trading at $17.84 (roughly Rs.1,300) after the bell.
Israeli computer vision firm EyeSight said on Tuesday it raised $15 million (roughly Rs. 110 crores) in a funding round led by Hong Kong-based Jebsen Capital, Arie Capital and Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank, bringing its total raised to date to $50 million (roughly Rs. 365 crores). EyeSight said its artificial intelligence computer
Verizon Communications on Tuesday beat Wall Street estimates for net new phone subscribers who pay a monthly bill, helped by promotional offers for Apple’snew iPhones. Apple launched the iPhone XS₹ 91,788, XS Max₹ 100,000 and XR in September, triggering heavy promotional activity in the telecoms industry. Under Verizon’s iPhone offer, a user can buy an iPhone and
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is expected to stress the iPhone maker’s commitment to privacy and backing for strong laws on both sides of the Atlantic to protect the use of data, according to remarks prepared for delivery at a Brussels event. Issues over how data is used and how consumers can protect
Facebook on Tuesday announced an overhaul of its Messenger smartphone app in an effort to simplify the service for its 1.3 billion monthly global users. The social network began rolling out a redesigned version featuring three tabs instead of nine, saying it was “going back to its roots” seven years after the standalone
The next Nintendo Direct, the company’s video presentations that talk about upcoming Nintendogames, will take place between November 5 and November 12, according to a new report, with November 8 being the most likely option. It will focus on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which is slated to release December 7. A source
Hundreds of drivers for ride-hailing giant Uber and its local rival Ola went on strike in the two biggest Indian cities, Delhi and Mumbai, on Monday, demanding higher fares to meet rising fuel costs that are eating away at their incomes. Fuel prices in India have risen more than 20 percent since the start
It may sound bizarre but over 50 percent of Americans who have used WhatsApp in the last six months have no idea who owns the popular mobile messaging platform. According to a survey by DuckDuckGo, the US-based privacy-protecting search engine, just over half of US citizens (50.42 percent) do not know WhatsApp is
Mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson said on Thursday that it has dismissed 50 people over a US corruption probe it warned could lead to a financial penalty. The Swedish company has previously said that it initially received questions from US authorities in March 2013 and that it has been cooperating with the US Securities and Exchange