TORONTO - American computer maker Dell Technologies' women entrepreneur network summit began here in the Canadian city on Monday with the participation of over 100 global women entrepreneurs, investors and technologists. "The Dell Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) aims to provide women from world over access to capital, funding and mentorship," said the US-based Dell's Chief Customer Officer Karen Quintos at the...
SAN FRANCISCO - Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube has announced it will invest $25 million to fight fake news -- especially for the urgent coverage of breaking news -- on its platform for over 1.8 billion monthly active users. The investment will be part of the Google News Initiative (GNI), first introduced in March by the tech giant, to help the media and to deal with fake news. "We're establishing a working group with news organisations and
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook entered into data-sharing partnership with 52 technology companies, including Chinese companies like Alibaba, Huawei, Lenovo and Oppo, the social networking giant said in its latest response to Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives. In its 747-page response to questions raised by the committee, Facebook said it had already ended partnerships with 38 of them with...
SAN FRANCISCO - Making inroads into the non-profit segment, Facebook has launched a free version of its enterprise communications app 'Workplace' to make working better, smarter and faster for charities and non-governmental organisations. Named "Workplace for Good", the app would donate work-essential mobile, video, communication and collaboration tools free of charge to organisations like World Wildlife Fund,
BEIJING - In an apparent move to rebuild its presence in the country, tech giant Google is set to invest $550 million in cash into Chinese e-commerce player JD.com. "As part of a strategic partnership, Google will put $550 million in cash into JD.com. In return, the tech giant will receive more than 27 million newly issued JD.com Class A ordinary shares at an issue price of $20.29 per share," CNBC reported citing Google as saying on Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft has said it is working on a new Cloud gaming service as it showcased its commitment to invest in gaming and announced studio acquisitions, tons of new games and new Xbox consoles. The announcement was made by Microsoft ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018, the world's leading video game show, that is scheduled to held at the Los Angeles Convention Centre from June 12-14.
SAN FRANCISCO - Aim to give individuals and companies the tools they need to flourish in an increasingly digital economy, Facebook has vowed to train one million people and small business owners across the US by 2020. "Our plan is to work side by side with communities to provide more free in-person training, mentorship and online courses," Amy Brooks, Facebook's Business Education Director, said in a statement on Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO - Former Chief Business Officer at Google, Nikesh Arora has been named the CEO and Chairman of the US-based security firm Palo Alto Networks. After leaving Google in mid-2014, the high-profile executive became president of SoftBank and was heir apparent to its charismatic founder Masayoshi Son. But Arora left two years later amid some controversy, recode.net reported on Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO - Hitting out at Facebook again, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has told the social networking giant to not only copy Snapchat but also its data protection policies. During a ReCode event in California on Tuesday, the Snapchat chief said Facebook has failed to sufficiently overhaul its user privacy protections. "We would really appreciate it if they copied our data protection practices also," Spiegel was quoted as saying.
SAN FRANCISCO - Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might be willing to swap a life in politics to lead the world's largest social-networking company, a media report said. On being asked by Attorney General Maura Healey, a democrat from Massachusetts, which company she would want to be the CEO of, Clinton didn't pause before quickly answering "Facebook", CNET reported on Friday.