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'Digital transactions to reach about 1,800 crore in FY18' (18:32)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Emphasising a dramatic increase in digital transactions in the country, Minister of State for Electronics and IT K. J. Alphons on Tuesday said the transactions are expected to touch 1,800 crore in the current fiscal from 1,162 crore transactions recorded between April and November.

UK security agency finds flaw in Microsoft Windows system (17:54)
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) The British National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has discovered a severe flaw that will affect Microsoft's Windows system including the latest Windows 10, according to an online report.

Smartphone sensors to top 10bn unit shipments in 2020 (17:04)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The sensors in smartphones, which provide an array of features and functionalities to improve the overall user experience, are estimated to cross the 10 billion unit shipment mark in 2020, new research said on Thuesday.

This ultrasonic sensor may help amputees play piano, drums (16:40)
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) A bionic hand with prosthetic fingers developed by US researchers has helped Jason Barnes, a musician who lost part of his right arm five years ago, to play the piano and drums with ease.

Twitter may help restore sense of well-being after a bad day (15:54)
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) At times when you feel nervous about calling a friend to talk about a tough day at work, or share a scary medical news, writing a small post on Facebook or Twitter could provide an easy alternative to vent out negative emotions and help restore a sense of well-being, suggests new research.

AppyStore best app for kids on Google Play (15:54)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) AppyStore, a leading subscription-based platform for children's curated content, has won the "Best for Kids App" award in 2017 on Google Play Store in India.

First 6 startups graduate from NetApp Excellerator programme (15:48)
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Data storage and management company NetApp on Tuesday announced the graduation of its first cohort of six start-ups as part of the NetApp Excellerator programme.

Intex 'ELYT e6' now available for Rs 6,999 (15:46)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Expanding its budget series, domestic handset maker Intex on Tuesday introduced 4G VoLTE-enabled "ELYT e6" for Rs 6,999.

'LIKE' awarded best entertainment app on Google Play Store (14:24)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The 'LIKE' app, developed by Singapore-based BIGO Technology Pvt Ltd, has been awarded the best entertainment app, best social app and also featured in the most popular app category on Google Play Store, the company has said.

Delhi rider took 5 trips a day on Uber in 2017 (14:18)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A rider from the Delhi-NCR region took nearly five Uber trips a day, making him the person who took the highest number of Uber rides in the country in 2017.

Gemalto announces single gateway for Visa, Mastercard services (14:18)
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Simplifying the way for financial institutions to launch mobile payment services, global IT security firm Gemalto on Tuesday announced that its Trusted Service Hub (TSH) can now offer a single gateway, thus enabling issuers to connect to Mastercard and Visa tokenisation services.

Indians consuming maximum video content online: Report (13:36)
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) India consumes the most OTT (Over-the-top) videos, followed by Thailand and Philippines in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, content delivery network services provider Akamai Technologies said on Tuesday.

GCX partners with CMC Telecom to boost connectivity in Southeast Asia (13:30)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) and CMC Telecom on Tuesday announced a dual strategic initiative, wherein GCX will offer its IP Transit solutions to CMC Telecom in Hong Kong and Singapore, while CMC Telecom will deploy a Virtual Point of Presence (vPoP) for GCX in Hanoi.

Worldwide server revenue grew 16% in Q3: Gartner (12:42)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Worldwide server revenue increased 16 per cent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2017, with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) leading the market, Gartner said on Tuesday.

Intel launches Pentium Silver, Celeron processors (12:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Global chipmaker Intel on Tuesday launched Pentium Silver and Celeron processors which are based on an architecture codenamed "Gemini Lake" and are engineered for balanced performance and connectivity.

Google introduces 3 new photography apps (12:06)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Google has introduced three photography apps which are part of a new series that it has dubbed as photography "appsperiments".

Park Place first firm to deploy Microsoft's LinkedIn service (12:00)
Redmond, Dec 12 (IANS) Global datacentre maintenance firm Park Place Technologies has become the first company to fully deploy Microsoft enterprise Cloud services, including Dynamics 365 and Office 365, along with LinkedIn Sales Navigator to help enterprises drive digital transformation.

Google, Facebook dominated online ad revenue in Q3 (12:00)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Google and Facebook dominated the online advertising in the third quarter this year as global online advertising revenue growth reached a record 29.6 per cent, market research firm Forrester said on Tuesday.

Google beats Facebook as top referral source for publishers (11:42)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Google has beaten Facebook to become publishers' main source of external page views over the course of 2017, a new data showed.

Microsoft pledges $50 million to broaden AI for Earth programme (11:22)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Announcing its plan to broaden the AI for Earth programme, Microsoft has pledged $50 million over the next five years to put artificial intelligence technology in the hands of those who are working to mitigate climate change.

Apple acquires music recognition app Shazam (11:08)
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) In keeping with its plan to expand the company's music business, Apple confirmed that it is acquiring popular music recognition app Shazam beating Snapchat and Spotify.

Unicef calls for making digital world safer for children (08:02)IANS Photo Service
United Nations, Dec 12 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has said little is done to protect the children from the perils of the digital world and to increase their access to safe online content.

Trump signs directive to send astronauts back to moon (03:28)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has signed his administration's first space policy directive, formally directing the US space agency NASA to send astronauts back to the moon and eventually Mars.

This 'black box' recorder can measure surgeons' proficiency (19:38)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Scientists have developed a novel recorder similar in concept to a flight recorder on an airplane that can be used to objectively measure surgeons' proficiency in robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery.

Uber PREMIER service now arrives in Hyderabad, Vizag (16:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Ride-sharing company Uber on Monday announced the launch of its PREMIER service in Hyderabad and Vizag.

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