Tag: Apps

PayPal Buys Payments Startup iZettle for $2.2 Billion

PayPal on Thursday announced a deal to buy Swedish online commerce startup iZettle for $2.2 billion (roughly Rs. 15,000 crores), a deal that came as the young company was poised for a stock market debut. US-based PayPal, a unit of eBay, said that its biggest acquisition to date would strengthen its platform for handling payment transactions at […]

Facebook Data of Over 3 Million Users Said to Have Been Exposed by Personality Quiz App

A data set of over 3 million Facebook users collected via a personality app was available to download freely for anyone for almost four years, New Scientist reported. The data set was collected via the personality quiz app “myPersonality” by academics at the University of Cambridge. “The data was highly sensitive, revealing personal details of […]

Kaspersky to Transfer Infrastructure Out of Russia Into Switzerland

Russian anti-virus software firm Kaspersky Lab, which is suspected by US authorities of helping the Kremlin’s espionage efforts, said Tuesday it was moving its core infrastructure and operations to Switzerland. The transfer “includes customer data storage and processing for most regions, as well as software assembly, including threat detection updates,” said Kaspersky, whose software protects […]

Amazon, Google Lead Global Smart Speaker Market, With Apple at Fourth: Strategy Analytics

Amazon and Google accounted for 70 percent share of the global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of 2018, with Apple selling 600,000 HomePods in the period, a new report said on Friday. According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, global smart speaker shipments reached 9.2 million units in the first quarter. With 43.6 percent market share, Amazon shipped an impressive […]

US FCC Chair Defends Weakening Net Neutrality Despite Senate Vote

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday defended his decision to kill Obama-era net neutrality rules a day after the Senate voted to nullify the rules change. “The best approach is the light-touch approach,” Pai said as he faced criticism from Democratic members of the Senate appropriations committee considering the FCC’s budget. They included Sen. Patrick Leahy, […]

Google Says India Antitrust Ruling Could Cause ‘Irreparable’ Harm

Alphabet’s Google has said an Indian antitrust ruling that found it was guilty of search bias could cause “irreparable” harm and reputational loss to the company, according to a legal document reviewed by Reuters. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) in February fined Google $20 million (roughly Rs. 136 crores) for abusing its position in online web search and also slammed […]

League of Legends, PES Among E-Sports Selected for Asian Games

Two mutliplayer online battle games are among the six selected for the 2018 Asian Games where e-sports will make its debut as an official sport, the Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) announced on Thursday. League of Legends and Arena of Valor, where one team of players battle with another in an online arena, and football-based Pro Evolution Soccer […]

Microsoft Wins Lucrative Cloud Deal With Intelligence Community

Microsoft said it’s secured a lucrative cloud deal with the intelligence community that marks a rapid expansion by the software giant into a market led by Amazon.com. The deal, which the company said Wednesday is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, allows 17 intelligence agencies and offices to use Microsoft’s Azure Government, a cloud service tailored for […]