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Economy will improve after a critical mass is vaccinated: Expert

18 May 2021

Economy will improve after a critical mass is vaccinated: Expert

India's economy will do well once vaccination reaches a critical mass as pent-up demand, global recovery and easy financial conditions will boost activities, RBI's Monetary Policy Committee member Ashima Goyal said on Tuesday.

Snap Inc. claims to have achieved carbon neutrality

18 May 2021

Snap Inc. claims to have achieved carbon neutrality

Snap Inc. on Monday announced a strategy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing the environmental impact of its operations and steps it has taken to address them, the company declared that it has become carbon neutral.

Sensex zooms over 600 points in early trade

18 May 2021

Sensex zooms over 600 points in early trade

Equity benchmark Sensex soared over 600 points in early trade on Tuesday, led by gains in index majors HDFC twins and ICICI Bank amid a positive trend in global markets.

Microsoft probed Bill Gates's affair with employee in 2019

18 May 2021

Microsoft probed Bill Gates's affair with employee in 2019

Two weeks after Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda French Gates announced their split, aWall Street Journal report has revealed a 2019 investigation into a female engineer's allegations that her billionaire boss had an affair with her over the years.

Sensex surges over 300 points in early trade

17 May 2021

Sensex surges over 300 points in early trade

Equity benchmark Sensex surged over 300 points in early trade on Monday, tracking gains in index majors HDFC twins, ICICI Bank, and Infosys.

TikTok India CEO Nikhil Gandhi resigns one year after ban

16 May 2021

TikTok India CEO Nikhil Gandhi resigns one year after ban

Video sharing app TikTok's India CEO Nikhil Gandhi has reportedly resigned from his post, almost a year after the app was permanently banned in the country.

#NewsBytes Explainer: The real reasons behind the global chip shortage

15 May 2021

#NewsBytes Explainer: The real reasons behind the global chip shortage

Today, manufacturing industries around the world are braving an acute shortage of chips essential for practically every modern equipment.

Petrol, diesel prices touch record highs after another hike

14 May 2021

Petrol, diesel prices touch record highs after another hike

Petrol and diesel prices on Friday touched record high levels across the country after rates were increased for the fourth time this week.

Joe Biden administration removes Xiaomi from US blacklist

13 May 2021

Joe Biden administration removes Xiaomi from US blacklist

The US Department of Defense has agreed to remove Chinese tech conglomerate Xiaomi from a Donald Trump-issued blacklist that labelled it a "Communist Chinese military company".

German authorities invoke GDPR to halt WhatsApp's privacy policy implementation

13 May 2021

German authorities invoke GDPR to halt WhatsApp's privacy policy implementation

WhatsApp's privacy policy update that's scheduled to come into effect on May 15 has hit a roadblock in Germany. On May 11, the regulators issued an order on Facebook, thereby barring it from accessing personal data belonging to WhatsApp users.

Petrol, diesel prices up by 25 paise per liter each

12 May 2021

Petrol, diesel prices up by 25 paise per liter each

Petrol and diesel prices on Wednesday were hiked by 25 paise per liter each, the third increase this week, propelling petrol price to cross Rs. 100 per liter mark in more cities including Bhopal and Indore.

Now, Google Pay US users can transfer money to India

12 May 2021

Now, Google Pay US users can transfer money to India

The latest feature upgrade to Google Pay has made it attractive for US users who send money abroad. The internet conglomerate's payments app now offers international money transfers.

Sensex tanks over 400 points in early trade

12 May 2021

Sensex tanks over 400 points in early trade

Equity benchmark Sensex tumbled over 400 points in early trade on Wednesday, tracking losses in index majors HDFC twins, Reliance Industries and ICICI Bank amid negative cues from global markets.

WhatsApp issues ultimatum: Accept new policy or lose basic functionality

11 May 2021

WhatsApp issues ultimatum: Accept new policy or lose basic functionality

On May 15, WhatsApp's hotly-debated privacy policy is scheduled to come into force. The company maintains that "No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15 because of this update."

Bill and Melinda Gates's divorce linked to sex-offender Epstein connection?

10 May 2021

Bill and Melinda Gates's divorce linked to sex-offender Epstein connection?

Shortly after Bill and Melinda Gates announced their split on May 3, there are reports that their divorce was in the works since 2019.

Flipkart 'Flagship Fest' sale: Massive discounts on premium smartphones

10 May 2021

Flipkart 'Flagship Fest' sale: Massive discounts on premium smartphones

Flipkart has kicked-off its 'Flagship Fest' sale in India with attractive deals and offers on premium smartphones.

After Rajasthan and MP, petrol crosses Rs. 100-mark in Maharashtra

10 May 2021

After Rajasthan and MP, petrol crosses Rs. 100-mark in Maharashtra

Petrol-diesel prices on Monday hit record highs across the country after rates were increased for the fifth time in a week, following which Maharashtra joined Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in the league of states where petrol rates breached the Rs. 100-a-liter-mark.

Petrol prices raised for fourth straight day

07 May 2021

Petrol prices raised for fourth straight day

Petrol price on Friday scaled to Rs. 102 per liter in some parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh as rates were raised for the fourth straight day after the end of two-week-long hiatus during assembly elections.

Emails reveal Apple's desperation to prevent Netflix ditching in-app purchases

06 May 2021

Emails reveal Apple's desperation to prevent Netflix ditching in-app purchases

It is well known that Apple charges a 30 percent commission on in-app purchases (IAP) per its App Store policy.

Petrol price hiked by 25 paise, diesel by 30 paise

06 May 2021

Petrol price hiked by 25 paise, diesel by 30 paise

Petrol price on Thursday was hiked by 25 paise per liter and diesel by 30 paise as oil companies raised rates for the third straight day to pass on the increase in international oil prices.

Trump's Facebook ban upheld by Facebook-funded Oversight Board

05 May 2021

Trump's Facebook ban upheld by Facebook-funded Oversight Board

Facebook-funded Oversight Board upheld the social media giant's decision to ban former US President Donald Trump on all its platforms following the January 6 Capitol riots.

Here is what made DogeCoin's price touch 60 cents

05 May 2021

Here is what made DogeCoin's price touch 60 cents

DogeCoin, a penny stock equivalent of the cryptocurrency world, was valued in excess of 60 cents a token briefly on May 4.

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8 Pro available with benefits worth Rs. 9,000

05 May 2021

#DealOfTheDay: OnePlus 8 Pro available with benefits worth Rs. 9,000

Are you planning to buy a premium smartphone? If yes, then this might be a good deal for you. Amazon is offering a Rs. 6,000 discount on OnePlus's last-generation flagship smartphone, the 8 Pro.

Sony announces partnership with Discord; Integration into PlayStation by 2022

05 May 2021

Sony announces partnership with Discord; Integration into PlayStation by 2022

Discord's unofficial acquisition discussions with Microsoft might have fizzled out, but Sony has since struck a deal with the fledgling video game communications entity.

#DealOfTheDay: LG WING is available with Rs. 50,000 off

04 May 2021

#DealOfTheDay: LG WING is available with Rs. 50,000 off

If you are planning to buy a premium and novel smartphone without denting your wallet, then this deal is for you.

Petrol and diesel prices hiked after over two-week hiatus

04 May 2021

Petrol and diesel prices hiked after over two-week hiatus

Petrol price on Tuesday was increased by 15 paise per liter and diesel by 18 paise as state-owned fuel retailers started passing on the increase in international oil prices to consumers after an 18-day hiatus.

Flipkart 'Big Saving Days' sale: Best smartphones under Rs. 25,000

03 May 2021

Flipkart 'Big Saving Days' sale: Best smartphones under Rs. 25,000

Flipkart has kicked-off its 'Big Saving Days' sale in India with attractive deals and offers on best selling smartphones.

Sensex tanks over 600 points in early trade

03 May 2021

Sensex tanks over 600 points in early trade

Market benchmark Sensex plunged over 600 points in early trade on Monday, tracking losses in index-heavyweights Reliance Industries, HDFC twins, and ICICI Bank amid a negative trend in Asian equities.

Invest in Crypto, start with Rs. 100 on CoinSwitch Kuber

02 May 2021

Invest in Crypto, start with Rs. 100 on CoinSwitch Kuber

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have grown massively in value in just an year. Bitcoin, for instance, is currently priced at Rs. 47,00,000.

NASA freezes funding to SpaceX HLS contract after rivals protest

01 May 2021

NASA freezes funding to SpaceX HLS contract after rivals protest

Even as Amazon crushed the workers' protests against inhuman working conditions, the company's CEO Jeff Bezos successfully used the same strategy to compel NASA to suspend SpaceX's funding for the lunar project.

Boeing announces $10 million aid for India's fight against COVID-19

01 May 2021

Boeing announces $10 million aid for India's fight against COVID-19

Multinational aerospace company Boeing on Friday announced a $10 million emergency assistance package to support India's COVID-19 response.

Chip crisis hits automobile industry, leading manufacturers cut production

30 Apr 2021

Chip crisis hits automobile industry, leading manufacturers cut production

A recent development highlights how deeply technology is interwoven into other global industries. Leading carmakers Ford, BMW, and Honda have warned of production curbs due to chip shortages.

Apple's upcoming M1 chip's successor has reportedly entered production

30 Apr 2021

Apple's upcoming M1 chip's successor has reportedly entered production

Apple made headlines when it announced a transition from Intel CPUs to its custom-designed processors in 2020. Since then, the M1 chip has featured in devices including the recently launched iPad Pro, 13-inch MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro.

Here's how Apple is going after Facebook, Google's bottomlines

28 Apr 2021

Here's how Apple is going after Facebook, Google's bottomlines

Apple seems committed to upending Facebook's and Google's ad revenue models. The iPhone maker is thinking several steps ahead and preemptively plugging loopholes that could be exploited by its Big Tech rivals.

Key takeaways from Zomato's Rs. 8,250 crore-worth IPO

28 Apr 2021

Key takeaways from Zomato's Rs. 8,250 crore-worth IPO

Food delivery platform Zomato Ltd filed its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), heralding its Initial Public Offering (IPO) amounting to Rs. 8,250 crore.

Once again, WhatsApp is reminding users about privacy policy deadline

27 Apr 2021

Once again, WhatsApp is reminding users about privacy policy deadline

Despite facing severe global backlash for its unilateral privacy policy change, Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp decided it's a good idea to remind users of the policy change and the fast-approaching implementation deadline.

Sensex rises over 150 points in early trade

27 Apr 2021

Sensex rises over 150 points in early trade

Equity benchmark Sensex advanced over 150 points in early trade on Tuesday, tracking gains in index majors Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank, and TCS despite a negative trend in Asian markets.

Reddit faces class action suit for hosting child pornography

26 Apr 2021

Reddit faces class action suit for hosting child pornography

Reddit is facing an unprecedented lawsuit under the 2018 Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (FOSTA-SESTA) Bills introduced by then US President Donald Trump.

Google, Microsoft pledge support in India's COVID-19 fight

26 Apr 2021

Google, Microsoft pledge support in India's COVID-19 fight

As India records more than three lakh daily COVID-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day, Google and Microsoft bosses have pledged support to help with the pandemic.

Sensex surges over 600 points in early trade

26 Apr 2021

Sensex surges over 600 points in early trade

Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 600 points in early trade on Monday, tracking gains in index majors ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries, and Kotak Bank amid positive trends in global markets.