Trump ditches Android, may get highly secured iPhone (28 minutes ago)
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) As Donald Trump stepped into a high-security ring after he took the oath to become the 45th US President, one of the things he was forced to do was to ditch his Android smartphone for a "potentially modified iPhone".

Microsoft may cut 700 jobs this month: Report (13:18)
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) As part of its previous announcement regarding offloading 2,850 employees by June 2017, Microsoft may soon cut 700 jobs during its earnings call on January 26, media reports said on Friday.

Researchers ask Guardian to retract WhatsApp 'backdoor' story (13:18)
N0ew York, Jan 21 (IANS) Mounting pressure on the Guardian newspaper, a group of 30 security researchers have co-signed an open letter asking the paper to retract its story that claimed encrypted messages on WhatsApp can be intercepted as the mobile messaging service contained a 'backdoor'.

Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 bn, chip maker hits back (11:54)
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) Days after the US government filed a lawsuit against global chip manufacturer Qualcomm of forcing Apple to use its chips in exchange for lower licensing fees, the Cupertino-based tech giant has sued Qualcomm for nearly $1 billion over royalties.

HP Inc announces moderate price hike across products (11:16)
Noida, Jan 21 (IANS) In a move to adjust to currency movement and commodity prices globally, printing and personal computer major HP Inc. on Friday hiked the list prices of its products by three-five percent across categories in the Indian market.

Twitter's latest feature to identify your BFF (11:12)
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) You will no longer miss the tweets from your best friend as Twitter is testing a new feature that highlights tweets from a select, single person it thinks you should not miss.

Facebook mulling over ways to curb fake news (10:48)
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) To mitigate the impact of fake news and curb its spread, Facebook is considering to notify users if they ended up sharing or reading a fake story.

Trump's new @POTUS account included Obama's 2009 inauguration picture (00:48)
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Twitter's official POTUS and FLOTUS handles on Friday changed their profile images to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. But Trump's @POTUS handle briefly had a banner photo from Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration.

Trump's Twitter handle proclaims him 45th US President (23:48)
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Donald J. Trump's twitter handle @realDonaldTrump proclaimed him as the 45th President of the United States of America, minutes after his inauguration here on Friday.

International authentication conference in Delhi next month (21:32)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Authentication Solutions Providers Association (ASPA) on Friday announced it will host India's first international conference on authentication solutions here on February 8-9.

Common Service Centres will soon offer PAN services (18:50)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Common Service Centres (CSC) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) will soon start offering Permanent Account Number (PAN) Services to citizens across the country, an official statement said here on Friday.

After Facebook, Dataminr lifts ban on RT (Lead) (18:38)
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS) Facebook on Friday lifted its "unexplained" 20-hour ban on Russian television network RT for posting content on its Facebook page, and Dataminr Twitter news-discovery service soon followed to also revoke its ban -- hours before Donald Trump's inauguration as US President.

Canon India sets growth target of Rs 3,500 cr by 2020 (18:36)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Marking its 20th anniversary in the country, Digital imaging company Canon India on Friday announced its "Vision 2020" under which the company has set a growth target of Rs 3,500 crore in the next three years.

S. Korean 'Rasputin' to testify in case against Samsung (18:24)
Seoul, Jan 20 (IANS) Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of the impeached South Korean President, has been summoned to testify on Saturday as a suspect in a bribery case involving tech giant Samsung.

Digital transactions have grown exponentially: Minister (18:02)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The number of digital financial transactions made through Unified Payments Interface and Unstructured Supplementary Service Data mode has grown exponentially by 3,574 per cent and 10,603 per cent, respectively, till January 18, Union Minister P.P. Chaudhary said here on Friday.

NIIT Limited's net drops 56% in Q3 (17:48)
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Skill development company NIIT Limited's consolidated net profit for the third quarter of the current fiscal (2016-17) dropped to Rs 6 crore, a regulatory filing by the company showed here on Friday.

Why our eyes don't blur when we blink (17:44)
Singapore, Jan 20 (IANS) Ever wondered why we are not plunged into intermittent darkness when we blink? Researchers in Singapore may have the answer.

Slow internet connectivity in Bangladesh till January 30 (16:12)
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) Temporary disruption of web services in Bangladesh may continue till January 30 due to the maintenance work of the submarine cable, an official said on Friday.

S. Korean prosecutors consider request to detain Samsung heir (16:10)
Seoul, Jan 20 (IANS) South Korean prosecutors investigating the presidential scandal indicated on Friday the second request to detain the heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's largest family-run conglomerate, after the previous attempt failed.

New AI system can understand, see like humans (16:06)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) A new computational model performs at human levels when subjected to standard intelligence test, making artificial intelligence (AI) system at par with human understanding capabilities.

Twitter aims inclusion at work yet some gaps remain (16:04)
San Francisco, Jan 20 (IANS) As Twitter aims to build a more inclusive workforce in 2017, under-represented minorities and women still continue to lag despite some progress, the micro-blogging website said in its latest diversity report.

Is Wolf 1061c exoplanet next Earth? (15:24)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) In an attempt to search for life outside Earth, an astronomer has studied an exoplanet called Wolf 1061 and found the celestial body could be habitable in the future.

Anonymous browsing habits may reveal who you are (14:02)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) If you think that going incognito online will save you from being seen or noticed, you are wrong. According to researchers including two of Indian-origin, online behaviour can be identified by linking anonymous web browsing histories with your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles.

Connect car platform Ola Play now available to all (13:58)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Cab aggregator Ola on Friday extended Ola Play, its connected car platform for ridesharing, to all of its customers through Prime Play category.

Microsoft launches 'Azure Analysis Services' (13:52)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Microsoft on Friday announced the public preview of 'Azure Analysis Services', a latest addition to company's Cloud platform to simplify data analysis.

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