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#WeeklyRecap: Big Tech trial, CERT-In's warning, NASA's Mars mission, more

02 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Big Tech trial, CERT-In's warning, NASA's Mars mission, more

This week, the biggest story in tech was the congressional trial of the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon over anti-trust issues.

Twitter contractors spied on celebrities like Beyonce

28 Jul 2020

Twitter contractors spied on celebrities like Beyonce

As Twitter continues to draw flak for the recent hack of several high profile accounts through its internal tools, Bloomberg has published a report highlighting another major skeleton in the company's closet.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google extends work from home and more

28 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google extends work from home and more

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

NewsBytes Briefing: Russia accused of testing satellite-destroying technology, and more

24 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Russia accused of testing satellite-destroying technology, and more

In a strange piece of news, Russia has been accused of testing "what would appear to be [an] actual in-orbit anti-satellite weaponry," BBC reported.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube: Here's why

23 Jul 2020

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube: Here's why

Steve Wozniak has filed a lawsuit against Google's YouTube.

Google likely to invest $4 billion in Reliance's Jio Platforms

14 Jul 2020

Google likely to invest $4 billion in Reliance's Jio Platforms

After several major conglomerates and foreign funds, technology giant Google is mulling an investment in Reliance Industries' Jio Platforms.

Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world

14 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world

After a massive fund-raising spree of Jio Platforms, Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani has become the sixth-richest person in the world.

Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram

30 Jun 2020

Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram

Microsoft has suspended all advertising on Facebook and Instagram at least until August.

Coca-Cola to Unilever, these big brands are boycotting Facebook ads

29 Jun 2020

Coca-Cola to Unilever, these big brands are boycotting Facebook ads

Facebook is heavily reliant on a revenue model where it shows personalized ads from brands and generates money from the businesses for providing ad space and the resulting traction.

US President Trump likely to suspend H-1B, other visas

21 Jun 2020

US President Trump likely to suspend H-1B, other visas

United States President Donald Trump will announce new restrictions on employment-based immigration visas in the next two days.

Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection

16 Jun 2020

Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection

The work to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is moving faster than any of us could have imagined.

#HackAlert: Honda hit by cyber attack, global operations disrupted

09 Jun 2020

#HackAlert: Honda hit by cyber attack, global operations disrupted

Japanese auto giant Honda Motor Company has been hit by a major cyber attack.

2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June

29 Apr 2020

2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June

The coronavirus pandemic has presented an additional obstacle for guest workers in the United States.

Coronavirus: Thousands in US file class-action lawsuit against China

20 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Thousands in US file class-action lawsuit against China

Amid a global outcry over China's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, 10,000 Americans have reportedly signed a class-action lawsuit against the country.

Japan is paying manufacturers to move production outside China

09 Apr 2020

Japan is paying manufacturers to move production outside China

As the spread of coronavirus continues to wreck economies, Japan is trying to revive its disrupted manufacturing sector - by encouraging companies to leave China.

Amid coronavirus crisis, this Indian business tycoon is growing richer

08 Apr 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, this Indian business tycoon is growing richer

The outbreak of coronavirus, and the ongoing nation-wide lockdown to prevent it from growing worse, has disrupted businesses so much that their leaders and investors are bleeding money.

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Singapore's richest man has grown richer

06 Apr 2020

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Singapore's richest man has grown richer

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has left economies crumbling.

Zoom sued for covertly sending user data to Facebook

02 Apr 2020

Zoom sued for covertly sending user data to Facebook

Zoom, the video conferencing app that shot to fame after billions were put on lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19, has been sued for sharing user data without permission.

US approves 5-minute 'rapid' test for coronavirus disease

28 Mar 2020

US approves 5-minute 'rapid' test for coronavirus disease

In a major development, a US-based medical device manufacturer has won Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval for a new 'rapid' coronavirus test.

Apple, Samsung suspend India production amid coronavirus lockdown

26 Mar 2020

Apple, Samsung suspend India production amid coronavirus lockdown

In compliance with the 21-day, nation-wide lockdown enforced by the Indian government to combat the spread of coronavirus, leading smartphone manufacturers Samsung and Apple have suspended most of their operations in the country.

Weinstein said Jennifer Aniston 'should be killed', reveal court documents

12 Mar 2020

Weinstein said Jennifer Aniston 'should be killed', reveal court documents

"Jen Aniston should be killed", disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had said in 2017, after a reporter reached out to him for a comment on a story, freshly unsealed court documents have revealed.

Coronavirus outbreak: Apple shuts down stores in Italy indefinitely

12 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Apple shuts down stores in Italy indefinitely

In the wake of skyrocketing deaths due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy, Apple has shuttered all its stores in the country.

Elon Musk worries SpaceX won't reach Mars before he dies

10 Mar 2020

Elon Musk worries SpaceX won't reach Mars before he dies

After spending nearly two decades building and launching rockets, Elon Musk, the co-founder and CEO of SpaceX, has expressed concerns over his company's speed of progress.

Saudi King's brother, former Crown Prince among royals arrested

09 Mar 2020

Saudi King's brother, former Crown Prince among royals arrested

In what is believed to be the latest crackdown by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), a fourth prince was reportedly arrested on Saturday.

Apple may let you set third-party apps as iOS defaults

22 Feb 2020

Apple may let you set third-party apps as iOS defaults

Apple is considering giving third-party apps more weightage on its devices, allowing users the freedom to choose 'rival' apps and services as default on their iPhone, iPad or even the HomePod, according to Bloomberg.

Before big speeches, Zuckerberg gets his armpits blow-dried: Report

20 Feb 2020

Before big speeches, Zuckerberg gets his armpits blow-dried: Report

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has made a name for himself - for both good and bad reasons.

Soon, government could ask Facebook/Twitter to reveal anyone's identity

13 Feb 2020

Soon, government could ask Facebook/Twitter to reveal anyone's identity

Social media platforms take a lot of pride in the efforts they put to keep the personal information of their users under the wraps.

Boston Dynamics robo-dog bags a real job. What?

12 Feb 2020

Boston Dynamics robo-dog bags a real job. What?

After making waves with some mind-boggling YouTube videos, Spot, the super-cool robo-dog built by Boston Dynamics, is going for a real job.

Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Anil Ambani may lose these assets

12 Feb 2020

Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Anil Ambani may lose these assets

In a bid to recover debt from Indian tycoon owners of bankrupt companies, creditors are now looking at their personal possessions.

Will Apple Watch Series 6 lose its crown?

04 Feb 2020

Will Apple Watch Series 6 lose its crown?

The next-generation Apple wearable, likely to be called Apple Watch Series 6, will come with a new design and support for sleep tracking.

iPhone SE 2 enters production, expected to launch in March

02 Feb 2020

iPhone SE 2 enters production, expected to launch in March

Apple has started the trial production of the iPhone SE 2 (also being referred to as iPhone 9) as it aims to launch the low-cost handset sometime in March.

Coronavirus outbreak: Apple temporarily closes all offices, stores in China

01 Feb 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Apple temporarily closes all offices, stores in China

In a bid to keep its staffers safe from the deadly outbreak of coronavirus, Apple is shutting down its offices in China, temporarily.

10-year-old boy who had coronavirus 'without symptoms' raises fears

30 Jan 2020

10-year-old boy who had coronavirus 'without symptoms' raises fears

Amid a global coronavirus outbreak, the case of a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with the viral infection in China has raised fears about how easily the disease can spread.

iPhone, iPad Pro, headphones: Everything Apple will launch in 6-months

30 Jan 2020

iPhone, iPad Pro, headphones: Everything Apple will launch in 6-months

We know that Apple is working on an affordable iPhone, but according to Ming-Chi Kuo, it's not the only thing the company is eying for the first half of 2020.

Cheapest iPhone till date could be launched in March: Report

22 Jan 2020

Cheapest iPhone till date could be launched in March: Report

Apple's upcoming low-cost iPhone, popularly referred to as iPhone SE 2 on the internet, could be launched sometime in March this year, according to a Bloomberg report.

Here's what you need to know about WEF summit 2020

20 Jan 2020

Here's what you need to know about WEF summit 2020

On Tuesday, the world's top political leaders, academicians, business persons and others, will assemble in Davos, Switzerland for the 50th World Economic Forum.

Vijay Mallya's French-mansion, having 17 bedrooms and helipad, is rotting

17 Jan 2020

Vijay Mallya's French-mansion, having 17 bedrooms and helipad, is rotting

The "King of Good Times", Vijay Mallya, once bought a mansion in France complete with 17 bedrooms, a private helipad, nightclub, and even a theater.

Apple's next iPad Pro likely to have 3D sensing capabilities

12 Nov 2019

Apple's next iPad Pro likely to have 3D sensing capabilities

Apple has been betting big on augmented reality features, with the rumored goal of pairing them with AR devices.

Google created tool to spy on its employees: Report

25 Oct 2019

Google created tool to spy on its employees: Report

Just a couple of days after announcing the quantum supremacy breakthrough, Google is facing flak for creating a tool for spying on its employees.

Global Business Forum: Modi invites businesses to invest in India

25 Sep 2019

Global Business Forum: Modi invites businesses to invest in India

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered keynote address at Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York.