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NewsBytes Briefing: Apple becomes a $2 trillion company, and more

20 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple becomes a $2 trillion company, and more

A lot has happened in the world of technology since last night.

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 6,598 crore from General Atlantic

17 May 2020

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 6,598 crore from General Atlantic

Jio Platforms, the entity holding telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 6,598 crore ($869.8 million) from US-based private equity firm General Atlantic.

Jio Platforms gets Rs. 5,655 crore investment from Silver Lake

04 May 2020

Jio Platforms gets Rs. 5,655 crore investment from Silver Lake

Jio Platforms, the entity housing telecom and digital businesses of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, has picked up Rs. 5,655 crore ($747 million) in investment from US-based private equity firm Silver Lake.

Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease

18 Feb 2020

Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease

Adding to the growing threat of a coronavirus outbreak, a false cure is being circulated on the messaging app WhatsApp.

You can now stay at Barbie's Dreamhouse for Rs. 4,300

25 Oct 2019

You can now stay at Barbie's Dreamhouse for Rs. 4,300

Growing up, Barbie's plastic Dreamhouse was the stuff of envy for many kids, featuring vibrant interiors, exquisite baths, and a sliding staircase, among other things.

Planning your vacation? Try these last-minute tricks to save money

03 Oct 2019

Planning your vacation? Try these last-minute tricks to save money

Although we would never advise you to delay your travel plans until the last minute, sometimes you just can't help it.

New Zealand family discovers camera at Airbnb listing, host removed

08 Apr 2019

New Zealand family discovers camera at Airbnb listing, host removed

In a horrifying incident, a family from New Zealand found a hidden camera at their Airbnb in Ireland.

6 technologies you must know for a job in IT-sector

01 Jun 2018

6 technologies you must know for a job in IT-sector

As a software engineer, if you are beginning your career, or thinking of a change, web technology is the space to be in.

Get Alexa to say whatever you want with Alexa Blueprints

20 Apr 2018

Get Alexa to say whatever you want with Alexa Blueprints

Amazon has launched its Alexa Skills Blueprints program that allows users to create their own customized Alexa commands and responses based on pre-defined templates.

Airbnb to launch new initiatives for future growth

24 Feb 2018

Airbnb to launch new initiatives for future growth

Airbnb, US-based online accommodation platform, has said it is adding four new property types to its existing ones. It also plans to launch new tiers of homes that have been personally verified for quality and comfort.

Google combines Android Pay and Google Wallet, launches Google Pay

21 Feb 2018

Google combines Android Pay and Google Wallet, launches Google Pay

Google has combined all of its different payment services into one unified service called Google Pay.

Google rewards $2.9 million under its Bug Bounty Program

10 Feb 2018

Google rewards $2.9 million under its Bug Bounty Program

Google has announced on its official Security Blog that the company paid out $2.9 million to security researchers in 2017 under its Bug Bounty Program.

Bengaluru among top five cities for B&B accommodations: Airbnb

14 Aug 2017

Bengaluru among top five cities for B&B accommodations: Airbnb

Bengaluru has become one of the biggest markets when it comes to providing bed-and-breakfast accommodation. Bengaluru comes in top five destinations picked by Indians for Airbnb.

Trump's NYC home now on Airbnb for $725 a night!

11 Aug 2017

Trump's NYC home now on Airbnb for $725 a night!

Airbnb has another luxurious listing now: US President Donald Trump's New York City home in Queens, where he spent his childhood.

Racist AirBnB host cancels Asian woman's booking, gets fined

15 Jul 2017

Racist AirBnB host cancels Asian woman's booking, gets fined

Tami Barker, an AirBnB host in California who discriminated against an Asian guest, has received a $5,000 fine and told to attend an Asian-American studies course.

Airbnb can continue operations in Japan adhering to new rules

10 Jun 2017

Airbnb can continue operations in Japan adhering to new rules

The Japanese government has now okayed Airbnb to operate in the country without getting embroiled in regulatory hurdles, it has also set new laws for home sharing.

Airbnb has its own university to meet its tailor-made demands

26 May 2017

Airbnb has its own university to meet its tailor-made demands

Airbnb is now revolutionizing how tech-based companies operate its own self-styled university-style program.

Airbnb settles lawsuit with city of San Francisco

02 May 2017

Airbnb settles lawsuit with city of San Francisco

Airbnb Head of Global Policy Chris Lehane today announced that Airbnb had come to a settlement with the city of San Francisco over a lawsuit which the company had filed in 2016.

Airbnb to work on app security after hijackers burgle homes

14 Apr 2017

Airbnb to work on app security after hijackers burgle homes

Three people were robbed as hijackers hacked into verified accounts and, under false pretence burgled the properties of those people, who had listed it on Airbnb.

7 Indian start-ups showcase their mettle on demo day

28 Mar 2017

7 Indian start-ups showcase their mettle on demo day

One of the most influential accelerators, Y Combinator hosts a demo day twice a year, where its latest batch of funded start-ups showcase themselves in front of Silicon Valley investors, founders and press.

Beyoncé invests in tech start-up in Silicon Valley

30 Sep 2016

Beyoncé invests in tech start-up in Silicon Valley

Beyoncé and the management company that she initiated, known as Parkwood Entertainment, invested into a tech start-up known as Sidestep.

Airbnb goes the extra mile to tamp down on racism

10 Sep 2016

Airbnb goes the extra mile to tamp down on racism

Airbnb recently released a report to demonstrate stringent measures which would be implemented to stamp-out discrimination inflicted on users of the platform.