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Indian app to support farmers wins 2020 ‘Call for Code’ challenge

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  India-based agri-tech startup AI Farm has been chosen as the Asia Pacific Regional Winner of Call for Code, a competition asked developers to create...

2 Indian startups selected for Accenture mentorship programme

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India's Fedo and Knight FinTech have been selected for the seventh annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a mentorship programme created by Accenture. They are...

Facebook adds shopping, pricing tiers to WhatsApp Business

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On Thursday, Facebook said it will finally start charging companies using WhatsApp for Business, as it expanded ways for its users to check out...

Tesla working on India entry by January 2021: Musk

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed plans that Tesla cars will begin to be available in India starting January 2021. Earlier this month, while reacting to...

Aeroplane-size asteroid to cross Earth’s orbit today

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An asteroid the size of an aeroplane will be crossing the Earth's orbit today, according to NASA which expects that the space rock will...

Accenture appoints Bhaskar Ghosh as Chief Strategy Officer

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Global professional services company Accenture has announced it has appointed Dr Bhaskar Ghosh as its Chief Strategy Officer. Ghosh succeeds Simon Eaves who has...

Pichai commits $1B to help publishers create quality news

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Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday announced the company's biggest $1 billion investment for the future of news, in partnerships with news...

Indian teens in UAE create app, comic on market trends

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A 17-year-old Indian expat student has teamed up with his younger brother to launch a savings calculator and a comic series based on economic...

Google slams arbitration system in Australia’s new media code

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Google has slammed Australias draft News Media Bargaining Code again, saying that the highly unusual, largely untested, one-sided arbitration system in the proposed law...

Working from home with Google Assistant

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To ensure productivity along with enough self-care in between, Google has introduced a new Workday routine that makes Google Assistant help you stretch, walk...

Google adds COVID layer in Maps for safe travel

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In a bid to help people navigate safely in the pandemic times, Google has added a COVID layer in Maps that will show critical...

Help Alexa learn more Indian languages: Amazon India

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As Alexa in Hindi celebrates its first anniversary in India, the company is hopeful that her knowledge graph will improve and it will talk...

Apple to celebrate Diwali with 1st India online store on Sep 23

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Ending months of speculation, Apple is all set to launch its first exclusive online store in India on September 23 just ahead of the...

Twitter launches ‘search prompt’ on suicide prevention in India

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In a bid to prevent suicide and self-harm during the ongoing pandemic, Twitter has launched a dedicated search prompt to serve information and updates...

IPL 2020 teams get special emojis on Twitter

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Ahead of thelatest edition of the much-awaited Indian Premier League, Twitter has launched nine special team emojis, which can be activated by hashtags in...

Google’s lifetime net carbon footprint now zero: Sundar Pichai

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Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday declared that the company has eliminated its entire carbon legacy -- covering all its operational emissions...

Oracle-TikTok deal confirmed

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Cloud major Oracle on Monday confirmed a deal with ByteDance, the Chinese owner of short video-sharing platform TikTok which has been under pressure to...

Amitabh Bachchan to be new voice of Amazon Alexa in India

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Amazon Alexa has announced a partnership with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to create a unique voice experience for its Indian fans. The Amazon Alexa team...

India joins hypersonic missile club

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India has successfully flight-tested hypersonic technology that will pave the way towards developing hypersonic missiles that will travel at six times the speed of...

Pain-sensing electronic silicone skin paves the way for smart prosthetics and skin grafts

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Skin is our largest organ, made up of complex sensors constantly monitoring for anything that might cause us pain. Our new technology replicates that...

Indian origin scientists develop improved space batteries

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NASA has funded research led by a team of Indian-origin scientists in the US who have developed lighter, faster-charging batteries for use in space....

Google launches Kids Space on select Android tablets

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Google launched a new kids mode on select Android tablets that features apps, books and videos for your children to explore, learn and have...

Indian researchers develop eco-friendly lithium batteries

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Researchers from Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) have created environment-friendly lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries. The research will aid...

Google launches ‘Sounds of India’ app powered by AI

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Google is offering a new AI-powered web app called 'Sounds of India' that will allow users to sing the Indian national anthem, Jana Gana...

Oracle joins the race to acquire TikTok in US, Aus, NZ markets

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Weeks after Microsoft announced a bid to acquire TikTok, cloud major Oracle has entered the race. According to a report in The Financial Times,...

Indian startups recruiting talent from banned Chinese apps

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A number of Indian startups in the field of social media have confirmed that they are attracting talent from banned Chinese competitors amid uncertainty...
Cyberattacks increase by 37 per cent

Bitcoin-crazy Indians falling prey to fake crypto wallets

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Since the Indian Supreme Court struck down the curb on cryptocurrency trade in March this year, there has been a surge in Indians investing...

Netflix launches Hindi-language user interface

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In a new move to allow more Indian users to easily discover, access and enjoy their favourite streaming content in the country, Netflix has...
Microsoft Cloud services witness massive 775% jump

Microsoft to infuse $100 million in Indian app ShareChat

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Alongside the much-discussed talks between Microsoft and TikTok, the American technology enterprise is all set to invest about $100 million in Indian social media...

Microsoft in talks to acquire TikTok in US, Australia, NZ markets

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Microsoft has officially confirmed it is in talks to acquire the operations of video-sharing platform TikTok in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand...

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

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  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

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Guru Nanak Chair set up at Canada’s Concordia University

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To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, the Concordia University in Montreal has set up a...

Cross Your Heart, Take My Name by Novoneel Chakraborty: A review

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  Cross Your Heart, Take My Name is a rare Indian book to explore the psychological impact of social media, especially Instagram. Garv Roy Gill and...
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Indian farmers continue protest for seventh day as diaspora joins in

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  As protests against three controversial agriculture laws gain momentum in India, many questions have been raised about the impact of these reforms. There’s growing...