SAN FRANCISCO - As tech companies reel under mounting pressure to prevent their platforms from data breach and fake news, Twitter's Chief Information Security Officer Michael Coates has decided to quit. In a tweet on Thursday, Coates who joined Twitter in 2015 announced his departure from the micro-blogging website. "Twitter has been an amazing ride, but as I mentioned internally a few weeks back, my time is coming to an end.
SAN FRANCISCO - Making it easier to control large groups on Messenger, Facebook on Wednesday introduced a feature that gives the administrators more powers where they will be able to approve and remove members and promote or demote any other person in the group chat.V"Since 2.5 million new groups were created on Messenger every day last year, we're excited to start rolling out new, widely requested Messenger features that make...
SAN FRANCISCO - As part of its "Grow with Google" project, the technology giant has pledged to help one million Europeans find a job or grow their businesses by 2020, the company said in a blog post. "This commitment goes beyond our previous pledge to help people develop digital skills to ensure that we support trainees as they put those skills to use in building careers and businesses," said Matt Brittin, President (Business and Operations)
SAN FRANCISCO -Tainted Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick has revealed plans to launch a new investment fund that will focus on large-scale job creation in India and China. In a tweet, Kalanick said the fund, called the "10100 Fund", will look into investment areas like real estate, e-commerce and emerging innovations. "The over-arching theme will be about large-scale job creation, with investments in real estate, e-commerce and...
Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal, who sold his company App-Dynamics to Cisco for $3.7 billion last year, says it's time for the Indian IPO market to allow for exits — especially in the business-to-business (B2B) sector — for $100-300 million-valued startups instead of waiting for outsized returns. The IIT-Delhi graduate shares with TOI his views on the domestic startup ecosystem. Excerpts: You spent the last two weeks interacting with...
SAN FRANCISCO - A woman software engineer has sued Google alleging that it has a "bro-culture" that allowed her to be sexually harassed daily while the tech giant did nothing to intervene, media reports said. Loretta Lee, who began working for Google in 2008 and was fired in 2016 for poor performance, filed the suit in February against Google for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination in a California court,
E-commerce major Flipkart has increased its dominance in the competitive online smartphone market over Amazon for 2017, according to the latest report compiled by Counterpoint Research. Flipkart snagged a 51% share of the online smartphone shipments for 2017 while Amazon India cornered a 33% share, the report noted. When compared to 2016, both the e-tailers have registered gains. Flipkart and Amazon India had a 44% and...
SAN FRANCISCO - In a bid to take on Apple Pay, Google has rolled out a new app called "Google Pay" that replaces its two earlier services -- Android Pay and Google Wallet. Just like Android Pay, Google Pay can be used for paying for public transportation in cities like London, Portland and Kiev. "We're currently working on bringing Google Pay to all Google products, so whether you're shopping on Chrome or with your Assistant,
NEW DELHI - The electronic retail (e-retail) sector in India is likely to grow 250 per cent in the next three years, a Crisil report said on Monday. "Over the next three years, e-retail industry is expected to continue its strong run, growing over 2.5 times to Rs 1.8 trillion by fiscal 2020," the global analytics firm said in the report. Crisil expects online grocery segment to lead the growth in the e-retail sector,
SAN FRANCISCO - Online retail giant Amazon has reached a settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over charges of third parties selling illegal pesticides on its website. The EPA said Amazon had committed nearly 4,000 violations of federal pesticide law -- dating back to 2013 -- for selling and distributing imported pesticide products that were not licensed for sale in the US, reports Xinhua news agency.