Category: Internet

Google Awards Uruguayan Teenager a Bug Bounty of Over $36,000 for Finding Severe Security Flaw

Google has awarded an Uruguayan teenager a “bug bounty” of more than $36,000 (roughly Rs. 24.3 lakhs) for disclosing a severe security flaw. Ezequiel Pereira’s sporadic poking around has finally paid off in a big way: Google just awarded the Uruguayan teenager $36,337 for finding a vulnerability that would have allowed him to make changes to […]

Google to Host First Demo Day for Asian Startups in Shanghai

Google on Monday said it will host its first-ever Demo Day for Asian startups in China’s Shanghai city on September 20. Since 2014, Google for Entrepreneurs has organised Demo Days in the US and Europe for startups to connect with investors and scale globally. “As our CEO Sundar Pichai announced earlier this year, this is the first time we’re doing […]

Google India Unveils ‘Summer With Google’ Educational Campaign for Kids

Google India on Monday announced a fun, yet educational summer campaign that will help children across the country spend more time learning and making new discoveries, as well as teaching them how to become responsible explorers of the Web. As part of the campaign, named #SummerWithGoogle, Google assigned an activity to the kids. They will release […]

Amazon Urged Not to Sell Facial Recognition Tool to Police

Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they’re involved in crimes or not. It’s not clear how many law enforcement agencies have purchased […]

SoftBank Says Selling Its Entire Flipkart Stake to Walmart

SoftBank Group said on Wednesday it is selling its roughly 20 percent stake in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart to Walmart. Walmart said earlier this month it will pay $16 billion (roughly Rs. 1.1 lakh crores) for a roughly 77 percent stake in Flipkart, the US retailer’s largest-ever deal. A SoftBank spokesman declined to give further details. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said earlier […]

Amazon Eyes Latin America Expansion, Opens Argentina Office

Amazon.com aims to expand cloud computing operations in Latin America, a company executive said on Monday, after its Amazon Web Services unit opened an office in Buenos Aires last month. That added to Amazon offices in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, Teresa Carlson, Amazon Web Services vice president, worldwide public sector, said at a conference. “We have to […]

As EU Privacy Law Looms, Debate Swirls on Cyber-Security Impact

Days ahead of the implementation of a sweeping European privacy law, debate is swirling on whether the measure will have negative consequences for cyber-security. The controversy is about the so-called Internet address book or WHOIS directory, which up to now has been a public database identifying the owners of websites and domains. The database will […]

Amazon India Valued at $16 Billion, Has 30 Percent Market Share: Citi Research

While we are yet to see the impact of Walmart on Flipkart, but Citi Research claims its arch rival Amazon India is worth $16 billion (approximately Rs. 1.09 lakh crores). This is the same amount Walmart has agreed to pay to acquire a 77 percent stake in Flipkart. However, Amazon India has 30 percent market share despite the lower estimated valuation, […]

Samsung Summer Fest Starts May 22: Deals on Accessories, Speakers, Smartwatches, and More

Samsung has announced a Summer Fest that the company will be hosting on its own online store from May 22 to May 28. The sale will offer deals on smartphones, smartwatches, accessories, speakers, headphones, and more. Purchases made with Citibank credit and debit cards will give buyers 10 percent additional cashback to all debit and credit […]