Articles about United States of America

Orkut founder's app Hello, now available for India

19 May 2017

India
Orkut founder's app Hello, now available for India

Hello, a new social media platform launched by Orkut founder Orkut Büyükkökten in August 2016, is now available for use in India. The company said the India app is till under testing.

Facebook beating Snapchat at its own game?

14 Apr 2017

Facebook
Facebook beating Snapchat at its own game?

In eight months, Instagram's new Snapchat-copied feature 'Stories' has attracted 200mn users, compared to the 161mn Snapchat managed to gain in five years.

7 teams for private Indian moon mission, 3 from India

16 Mar 2017

Andhra Pradesh
7 teams for private Indian moon mission, 3 from India

Seven teams, including three from India have qualified for India's private moon mission.

Facebook and Flipkart to work together

13 Mar 2017

India
Facebook and Flipkart to work together

Flipkart and Facebook are teaming up in an effort to improve connectivity for their apps and websites for users on slower networks and older handsets.

Flipkart looking to raise $1.5 billion from Microsoft

22 Feb 2017

India
Flipkart looking to raise $1.5 billion from Microsoft

E-commerce giant Flipkart is amidst talks in order to raise a funding round of up to $1.5 billion from investors including Microsoft, eBay, PayPal Holdings and Tencent Holdings.

Flipkart signs on Microsoft cloud service

20 Feb 2017

India
Flipkart signs on Microsoft cloud service

India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, has signed up to use Microsoft's Azure cloud service platform.

Lupin Pharma eyeing multiple product launch in US

13 Feb 2017

Business
Lupin Pharma eyeing multiple product launch in US

Pharma major Lupin said it was looking to launch over 2 dozen products in the US in the next fiscal. However, the company said other companies would be launching competing products as well, muting revenue growth.

Flipkart's valuation slashed further

26 Jan 2017

India
Flipkart's valuation slashed further

Fidelity investments has slashed the values of Flipkart's shares by 36%, bringing the company's valuation down to $5.58 billion.

341 days to Google Lunar X competition lift-off

26 Jan 2017

Andhra Pradesh
341 days to Google Lunar X competition lift-off

The five teams who will compete for Google's Lunar-X prize for landing on the moon now have just 341 days until the day of the launch.

US sanctions 7 Pak firms

02 Jan 2017

Pakistan News
US sanctions 7 Pak firms

The US has sanctioned 7 Pakistani firms for "acting contrary" to American national security; they include National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), Air Weapons Complex (AWC), Maritime Technology Complex (MTC) and New Auto Engineering (NAE).

Facebook Wi-Fi goes live in india

30 Nov 2016

India
Facebook Wi-Fi goes live in india

In a bid to increase internet access in India, Facebook's Express Wi-Fi service went live.

Flipkart now valued at $6 billion: Morgan Stanley

29 Nov 2016

India
Flipkart now valued at $6 billion: Morgan Stanley

A mutual fund managed by Morgan Stanley has slashed Flipkart's valuation to $6 billion down from its former glory of being a $15 billion company.

Trump takes a dig on women, yet again!

08 Oct 2016

Donald Trump
Trump takes a dig on women, yet again!

Trump's lewd comments about women from 2005 when he appeared on a soap opera came out, causing his campaign embarrassment.

Trump does it again, Former Miss Universe becomes the target

01 Oct 2016

Donald Trump
Trump does it again, Former Miss Universe becomes the target

Donald Trump came under the scanner after he censured former Miss Universe Alicia Machado in a series of tweets including an attack on her that she had starred in a sex tape.

Google rolls out Allo for Android, iOS

21 Sep 2016

iOS
Google rolls out Allo for Android, iOS

Google rolled out is new messaging service Allo for Android and iOS, competing with giants like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Line, iMessage etc.

Trump, President Nieto disagree on border wall discussions

01 Sep 2016

Donald Trump
Trump, President Nieto disagree on border wall discussions

Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump met Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and allegedly held discussions over the controversial border wall idea.

Goldman Sachs' medal tally misses mark

22 Aug 2016

South Korea
Goldman Sachs' medal tally misses mark

Goldman Sachs' medal tallies for the Olympics were off for several countries including India, Britain and Greece.

India to criminalize viewing torrent websites?

22 Aug 2016

Finland
India to criminalize viewing torrent websites?

Reports have suggested that the Indian Government would impose a jail term of 3 years and a fine up to 3,00,000 for viewing torrent websites or downloading content from such websites.

Trump says he is best choice for African-Americans

20 Aug 2016

Donald Trump
Trump says he is best choice for African-Americans

Donald Trump attempted to woo African-American vote banks, calling himself their best option.

NY Times is owned by Mexico: Trump

19 Aug 2016

Donald Trump
NY Times is owned by Mexico: Trump

Donald Trump continued berating the media, taking a dig at the New York Times, saying "I get bad treatment in The New York Times...because it's owned by Mexico."

PV Sindhu shocks World's No 2, enters semi-finals!

17 Aug 2016

India
PV Sindhu shocks World's No 2, enters semi-finals!

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has kept India's hopes of winning a medal alive at the Rio Olympics by storming into the semi-finals of women's singles event.

Google launches its new video calling app 'Duo'

17 Aug 2016

iOS
Google launches its new video calling app 'Duo'

Google has launched a new video-calling app called Duo in order to challenge Skype, Apple's FaceTime and Facebook Messenger's video chat services.

Reliance Industries penalised $250 million

16 Aug 2016

India
Reliance Industries penalised $250 million

India's Reliance Industries faced a penalty of $250 million from the Oil Ministry for failing to scale up the company's productions to meet the production target in the Krishna-Godavari basin.

"I'm running against the crooked media", says Donald Trump

16 Aug 2016

Donald Trump
"I'm running against the crooked media", says Donald Trump

Donald Trump's latest fund-raising letter that was released on 15th August, 2016, said, "We not have TWO opponents", referring to the media along with Hillary Clinton.

PwC sued for $5.5billion for negligence in mortgage fraud case

16 Aug 2016

KPMG
PwC sued for $5.5billion for negligence in mortgage fraud case

The bankruptcy trustee for Taylor, Bean & Whitaker sued PricewaterhouseCooper as the auditor of Colonial Bank, seeking $5.5 billion in damages.

The POTUS Chatbot on Facebook

15 Aug 2016

Facebook
The POTUS Chatbot on Facebook

The page that handles the chatbot for President of the United States, Barack Obama, has created discontent for seeking users' personally identifiable information (name and address).

Lalita Babar in 3000m steeplechase finals

14 Aug 2016

Sania Mirza
Lalita Babar in 3000m steeplechase finals

Lalita Babar became first Indian woman to qualify for the finals of track events after 32 years at Olympics.

Cipla boss calls Subhanu Saxena quits; cites family reasons

14 Aug 2016

India
Cipla boss calls Subhanu Saxena quits; cites family reasons

Cipla chief executive Subhanu Saxena confirmed that he would no longer be serving as the head of the company.

Rural Internet consumers to jump to 350 million by 2020

13 Aug 2016

India
Rural Internet consumers to jump to 350 million by 2020

US-based business and management consultancy Boston Consulting Group surveyed 4,000 rural Indians in 27 villages in 14 states to understand their Internet usage pattern.

SimplyE, an app for borrowing E-books

13 Aug 2016

iOS
SimplyE, an app for borrowing E-books

The New York Public Library launched a mobile app called SimplyE, bringing almost 300,000 books from the library to your smartphone.

Flipkart launches office in Palo Alto

13 Aug 2016

Flipkart
Flipkart launches office in Palo Alto

On 12th August, 2016, Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart established an office in the United States of America.

Shahrukh Khan's run-ins with US immigration

12 Aug 2016

Shah Rukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan's run-ins with US immigration

Shahrukh Khan was detained at the Los Angeles airport by US immigration officials on a trip to the United States on Friday.

Saina, Sindhu win in their opening matches

12 Aug 2016

India
Saina, Sindhu win in their opening matches

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu began their Olympic campaign by winning their singles' opening matches.

People can now send messages to Obama through Facebook chatbot

12 Aug 2016

Facebook
People can now send messages to Obama through Facebook chatbot

White House announced in a blog that citizens would now be able to communicate their messages with the help of a chatbot on Facebook Messenger to President Barack Obama .

Trump labels Obama and Clinton 'Founder' and 'Co-founder' of ISIS

11 Aug 2016

Donald Trump
Trump labels Obama and Clinton 'Founder' and 'Co-founder' of ISIS

In a Republican campaign rally outside Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama of being the patron of the Islamic State terror organization.

Archers shoot their way into pre-quarterfinals

11 Aug 2016

Sania Mirza
Archers shoot their way into pre-quarterfinals

Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari cruised to the pre-quarterfinal round in the womens' individual archery event.

India, US agree on a $30 million Energy-Storage Research Initiative

10 Aug 2016

Energy Department
India, US agree on a $30 million Energy-Storage Research Initiative

India and the US have pushed for a $30 million public-private, 5 year joint research initiative on smart grid and energy storage technology.

Swedish church to drop Bibles in ISIS-controlled areas

10 Aug 2016

ISIS
Swedish church to drop Bibles in ISIS-controlled areas

A church group from Sweden plans to drop mini electronic Bibles in Iraq over ISIS-controlled regions.

Indian hockey team beat Argentina 2-1

10 Aug 2016

South Korea
Indian hockey team beat Argentina 2-1

The Indian men's hockey team beat Argentina 2-1 in their third match at the Rio Olympics.

Facebook tests its express Wi-Fi service

09 Aug 2016

India
Facebook tests its express Wi-Fi service

Facebook is planning to commercially launch its Express Wi-Fi programme aimed at bringing internet connectivity to billions of rural Indians.